Bali and Lombok Delight Package
- Indonesia and Bali
Get ready for a getaway on the picturesque Islands of Indonesia! Travel through Bali and Lombok blending gorgeous beaches, great food and rich cultures with Indonesia’s warm weather and sapphire seas. This trip is guaranteed to leave you enthralled as you walk, cycle, snorkel, hike and swim through pristine environs and discover the allure of these two unique islands. Both Bali and Lombok are famous for their beauty and welcoming spirit, which you will experience at every turn of this trip.
The best way to see some of the famous Ubud rice field and village life is travelling from Baung Village all the way to Nyuh Kuning Village. All of Sobek’s guides come from the surrounding regions and are trained to entertain and educate by sharing a broad depth of knowledge in Balinese culture and lifestyle. If you only do one tour whilst staying in Bali, this is the one! A day packed with interest, education and fun!
Accommodation at ALAYA Ubud Resort.
Depart to the north coast of Bali. First we will stop in Sangeh Monkey Forest, set within six hectares of forestland with giant nutmeg trees. The main attractions here are the hordes of funny yet wise Balinese monkeys inhabiting both the trees and the temple, Pura Bukit Sari, found in the heart of the forest.
Then to Ulun Danu Temple, on the shores of Lake Bratan, the source of water for a large part of the island. It effortlessly combines Hindu and Buddhist elements into a unique sample of Balinese temple architecture The location on the shore of the giant lake effectively filling a crater formed thousands of years ago by a seismic blast of an extinct volcano, is significant. A pleasant short trek to Munduk Waterfall will be done to take you into the beauty of North Bali. A stroll past forests, idyllic ricefields, lush waterfall and blooming is quite pleasant at an altitude of some 1.000m.
Late noon time, after enjoy a delicious lunch continue the trip directly to Lovina.
Accommodation at The Lovina.
Depart to East Bali. First pay a visit to Pura Beji, one of the most important subak temples of North Bali. Drive small mountainous roads to Penelokan. Enjoy the marvelous vistas over Lake Batur, Gunung Agung, and Mount Batur, a smoldering volcanic cone right in the middle of a large caldera. Continue to Pura Besakih, aptly named the Mother Temple, a sprawling complex of numerous shrines and temples. Some of the bigger ones are obviously dedicated to the Hindu trinity Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, while the smaller ones seem to relate to various castes or even the different regions of Bali. Ceremonies held here are feasts for the eyes and attended by thousands of people. The temple is built against the slope of Mount Agung. The last leg of your trip of today, leads past beautiful rice terraces, all the way down to Candidasa.
Overnight at Rama Candidasa Hotel in Candidasa.
First impression of East Bali. Morning visit to the village of Tenganan, home of the original Balinese and one of the few places, where cloth is still woven by the double ikat method. Textiles produced in this manner, are expensive and believed to protect their owners from disease. Next we drive past beautiful rice terraces and take a dip at the spring fed pools of Tirtagangga, a veritable water playground designed by 6 princes in the Royal Family of Karangasem as a resting place. The exotic pools and water fountains sustained some damage during the eruptions of Mt. Agung, but the water gardens remain as serene, and tempting as ever, to the weary traveler.
Next stop at Amlapura, home to a fascinating palace, built in the 19th century and once the home of the raja`s of East Bali. It is well restored and has numerous references to a time and age when God-Kings ruled much of Bali. Some of them even conquered parts of Lombok. A unique architecture combines Balinese, Chinese and European elements. Return to hotel in the afternoon.
Overnight at Rama Candidasa hotel in Candidasa.
After breakfast, it will be a short drive to the harbor of Padang Bai for check-in on a high speed boat. It will take you in just over two hours to nearby Lombok. During the first part of the trip, it is but impossible to miss out the mighty image of mount Gunung Agung for even a few moments. You will be dropped directly on Gili Trawangan, a little tropical paradise, with superb white sandy beaches, clear water, colored fish and beautiful coral reefs. Rest of the day you are free to explore these magnificent surroundings.
Note: no motorized vehicles on the island, you can hire a cidomo (horse cart) if you like to explore the island.
Accommodation: Hotel Vila Ombak.
Morning snorkeling excursion, after fitting a mask, snorkel and flippers you will depart by boat for a discovery trip to the rich underwater world around the Gili islands. The boat will stop at the best snorkeling locations. A great way to have a look at the great variety of fish and the beautiful coral reefs, surrounding those small islands off the northwest coast of Lombok. Depending on the season you might even spot sea turtles. Return to the hotel and at leisure. Today you only have to swim, snorkel, sun bath and relax, all in an amazing tropical environment.
Accommodation: Hotel Vila Ombak.
Leave the island and transfer on the traditional boat to the mainland and depart to the northern part of Lombok. Today you will explore some traditional Sasak dwellings and drive up to Senaru village to enjoy a nice panorama on a waterfall and the base of Rinjani volcano. After lunch, we depart to the central west coast via a scenic route through a mountain pass and a rainforest. You may witness how the local people produce sugar from the sugar palm tree.
Accommodation: Qunci Villas.
Free time at the resort.
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