It is surrounded by a number of smaller islands locally called Gili. The island was home to some 3.17 million Indonesians as recorded in the decennial 2010 census; the latest estimate (for January 2014) gives the population as 3,311,044.
Tourism is an important source of income on Lombok. The most developed tourism area of the island is on the west coast of the island and is centered about the township of Senggigi. The immediate surrounds of the township contain the most developed tourism facilities. The west coast coastal tourism strip is spread along a 30 km strip following the coastal road north from Mataram and the old airport at Ampenan.
The principal tourism area extends to Tanjung in the northwest at the foot of Mount Rinjani and includes the Sire and Medana Peninsulas and the highly popular Gili Islands lying immediately offshore. These three small islands are most commonly accessed by boat from Bangsal near Pemenang, Teluk Nare a little to the south, or from further south at Senggigi and Mangsit beach. Many hotels and resorts offer accommodations ranging from budget to luxurious.
Recently direct fast boat services have been running from Bali making a direct connection to the Gili islands. Although rapidly changing in character, the Gili islands still provide both a lay-back backpacker's retreat and a high class resort destination. Other tourist destinations include Mount Rinjani, Gili Bidara, Gili Lawang, Narmada Park and Mayura Park and Kuta (distinctly different from Kuta, Bali). Sekotong, in southwest Lombok, is popular for its numerous and diverse scuba diving locations.
The Kuta area is also famous for its beautiful, largely deserted, white sand beaches. The Small town is rapidly developing since the opening of the International airport in Praya. Increasing amounts of surfers from around the globe come here seeking out perfect surf and the slow and rustic feel Lombok. South Lombok surfing is considered some of the best in the world. Large polar lows push up through the Indian Ocean directing long range, high period swell from as far south as Heard Island from late March through to September or later. This conicides with the dry season and South-East trade winds that blow like clock work. Lombok is famous for its diversity of breaks, which includes world-renowned Desert Point at Banko Banko in the southwest of the island. The northern west coast near Tanjung has many new upmarket hotel and villa developments centreed about the Sire and Medana peninsular nearby to the Gili islands and a new boating marina at Medana bay. These new developments complement the already existing 5 star resorts and a large golf course already established there.
All our holiday packages itinerary are customization, means that you can modify day by day trip to suit your wish and want. Feel free to contact us if you have your own wish and want we will be happy to accommodate your own arrangement.
Day 1: Arrival Lombok Airport - Hotel - Free at your own Leisure time
Pick up service by our guide upon arrival at Lombok airport, great and meeting service then escorting you to Hotel, check in and free at your own leisure time.
Day 2: Half Day Cycling
We will pick you up after breakfast about 7.30 am at your hotel lobby then drive you to cyling starting point of Ampenan. Cycling through back road route onto rice paddies to witnesses local processing their field then visiting hand weaving villages and have chance to socialize with locals along the route. your fun cycling end up at mount Pengsong temple.
Day 3: Full Day Northern Lombok Excursion
This tour covers northern Lombok. You will experience the beautiful nature, culture and see how the people have lived in this region for centuries. Start your tour by going along the coastline to visit Malimbu look out and continue onto Tanjung traditional market, a colorful local market with locals fruits and food. Our next stop will be Sendang Gile waterfall, 600 meters above sea level, on the foot of Rinjani Mountain.
The cool and quite hill will provide a comfortable resting point. The biggest waterfall in Lombok lies 300 meters below. The waterfall irrigates the land with it's clear water coming from nature. Visit Senaru Traditional Village, where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exists as a part of the nature. Finally, visit Bayan Old Mosque, one of the inestimable historical Islamic heritage sites in Lombok which is believed to have been built upon the Islamic people's arrival in the 16 century.
Day 4: Full day Gili island Snorkelling Tour
We will take you to the islands via our own Sampan or traditional fishing boat which provides the added safety of accompanying you while you are snorkelling. Experience tropical waters teeming with fish, lap up the sunshine on a white sand beach and explore the Gilis with Adventure Lombok. Take the 40 minute trip by sampan , a traditional fishing boat, from Senggigi Beach to Gili Trawangan. This part of the coast is worth the trip in itself as you pass bay after bay of beautiful beaches before heading west to the Gilis. After exploring the teeming waters of “Gili T” enjoy lunch at one of the great restaurants. Spend the afternoon on the fringing coral of Gili Air or Gili Meno . There is plenty of time to do a little sight seeing on the islands or to take a break in the bars and restaurants. Return to Senggigi Beach in the late afternoon.
Day 5: Departure - Cultural Sightseeing - Lombok International Airport
Your guide will pick you up after breakfast then will escorting you to cultural sightseeing visiting, Banyumulek the pottery village, Sukarara the Hand weaving village, and Sade the Sasak houses before heading up to Lombok international airport.
- 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners
- expert bilingual guide
- comfortable hotels on twin share basis
- private transportation
- private wooden boat to Gili islands
- medical kit
- Snorkelling gears
- sightseeing and entry fees as listed in the itinerary.
Duration: 5 days Grade:
Introductory to Moderate level
Activities: Hiking, Cycling, Cruising
Accommodation: 4 nights stay at Kila Senggigi Beach Hotel or similar
Rate : USD 389/person/twin share
Your Trip Highlights
- Gili Islands
- Cycling Through Villages and Rice paddies Field
- Lombok Waterfall
- Lombok Traditional Village
- Narmada the Water Castle
What To Carry During The Trip
Most travellers will carry a small pack or day pack with personal items such as clothes, toiletries and photography gear.
- Day pack
- Torch or Flashlight (preferably a head torch)
- Sun block/lotion, hat/cap, sun glasses
- Water bottle
- Personal prescription medications
- Insect repellent
- Water proof jacket