Bali & Lombok Adventure
Get ready for a magical getaway on the picturesque Islands of Indonesia on this tropical adventure. Travel through Bali and Lombok blending gorgeous beaches, great food and rich cultures with Indonesiaâs 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.
- Adventure to the summit of Mt Batur, where, on a clear morning, dazzling sunrise vistas stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani
- Snorkelling the crystal waters around Menjangan Island reef and also the Gili Islands. Hopefully spot some tropical fish and sea turtles.
- Get an insight into the real Indonesia, with cultural activities and visiting local villages.
- See the contrasts in religion and culture between Bali and Lombok.
- Snorkel over the reef at Menjangan Island
- Relax on the stunning beaches of the Gili Islands
- Enjoy seafood smorgasboard on the Gili Islands
- Enjoy a seafood smorgasbord on the Gili Islands
|Physical||Cultural||Max Group Size||12||Duration||15 days|
|Themes||Explorer, Explorer, The Great Outdoors|
|Category||Silver||The classic small group tour, with some included activities and staying at reasonably priced accommodation.|
Day 1 - Ubud
Notes: Your room in Ubud is not air-conditioned but has a ceiling fan. Air conditioning is available for an additional cost â just ask the hotel reception.
Day 2 - Ubud
Day 3 - Sidemen
Notes: Bicycle helmets are included on your ride, and there is a support vehicle if the going gets too tough.
Day 4 - Mt Batur
Notes: There are often mosquitos and bugs around Lake Batur, so be sure to pack your insect repellent.
Day 5 - Lovina
Notes: The summit trail follows switchbacks over volcanic rocks and gravel, and in places the trail can be quite steep. A good level of fitness is required. You will also need appropriate walking shoes, a head torch, a waterproof jacket and sufficiently warm clothing for Mt Batur and Bedugul. These items are available for purchase in Bali, but you may prefer to bring them from home to ensure correct fit and quality.
Day 6 - Lovina
Notes: Intrepid no longer supports dolphin-watching trips as an optional activity, as there is little regulation of them, and many previous travellers have raised concerns over sightings of motorised boats pursuing dolphins.
Day 7 - Bedugul
Visit Lake Bratan nearby for delightful views of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple set on a small island in the lake.
Continue to Bedugul (approximately 1 hour). This mountain town is nestled in the cool and misty highlands, in a volcanic lake region covered in lush vegetation. Your warm clothes may come in handy for early mornings and evenings here.
Notes: Our accommodation here has no air conditioning, as it is not generally required in the cooler climate of Bedugul.
Day 8 - Sanur
Continue by minivan to Sanur (approx. 2 hours), and enjoy some free time this afternoon.
Sanur's white sand beach stretches along the coast for five kilometres, sheltered along its length by reef making it safe for swimming. You can enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, chat with the locals as they too enjoy the sea and sun, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Sanur maintains its traditions and local customs and ancient temples are only a hop, skip and a jump from the beach.
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group may change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and you're welcome to attend, as this is a great chance to meet your new fellow travellers
Day 9 - Tetebatu
Day 10 - Tetebatu
Day 11 - Senaru
Notes: We do not include a Mt Rinjani trek on this itinerary, but we do stay in the vicinity with great views of the mountain.
Day 12 - Gili Islands
Notes: Our accommodation on the island has private outdoor bathrooms, with a lockable external doors.
Day 13 - Gili Islands
Notes: This activity is subject to local weather conditions and may be cancelled due to rough seas.