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Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

1. Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the north of Lombok, home to the Sasak tribe, on a full-day excursion that covers half of Lombok island. You’ll visit north, east, and central Lombok and your guide will include sites of particular interest to you. See traditional Sasak houses, the old mosque, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, a traditional market, the Summer Palace, and much more. Drive to the Narmada Summer Palace and Royal Garden, built in 1718. Continue the tour to Sembalun Valley, located at the foot of Mt. Rinjani. The valley is the main starting point for treks up to the peak of Mt. Rinjani. When you arrive at one of the area’s strawberry plantations, you’ll have the chance to pick your own strawberries. From here, it’s on to Mt. Rinjani National Park, where you’ll learn about the second-highest peak in Indonesia. After enjoying time in the Sembalun Valley you’ll visit the Bayan old mosque, which was the first mosque in Lombok. Then you’ll have a chance to admire the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, located on the north slope of Mt. Rinjani, about 600 meters above sea level. Feel the cold water, and take a shower there. Visit Senaru village, where mountain tribal life and the traditions of past centuries still exist. On the way back to your hotel you’ll make a final stop to see the sunset at Malimbu or Nipah cliff, with Mt. Agung Bali as the idyllic backdrop.

The Sasak Trail of Lombok: Full-Day Tour

2. The Sasak Trail of Lombok: Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up, travel to the southern part of the island. After about 1.5 hours by car, reach your first stop at Kuta Beach. Admire its white sands and healthy reefs. Relax and grab some lunch before heading to the Sade Sasak village. This village was built in the traditional style of the indigenous Sasak people of Lombok. Learn how to weave as you interact with the locals. Next, visit the pottery village of Banyumulek. This village is one of the main pottery centers of Lombok, specializing in decorated pots and pots with fiber covering as well as urns and flasks. Here, if time permits, enjoy a short ride in the traditional horse and cart. End the day with a visit to Pura Batu Bolong, the oceanside temple known for its rocky surroundings, numerous pagodas, statues and sunset views, before returning to your hotel.

Lombok: 6-Hour City and Pengsong Countryside Biking Tour

3. Lombok: 6-Hour City and Pengsong Countryside Biking Tour

This tour starts with pick-up at your hotel lobby around 7:30 AM, then escorting you to the starting point at City Garden Penas then slowly start paddling to Tempos agricultural Village. Bike along the peaceful terraced rice paddies with chilly atmosphere and rural view, the route is much like valley as it is surrounded by small hill with rustic countryside landscape. Stop by at traditional honey production house operated by local or else you may also visit traditional morning local market. Out from Tempos then goes to Kebon Ayu village passing through a "Jembatan Gantung" means a drawbridge where the bridge was built in Dutch colonial era in Indonesia and still being one of main bridge for local activity. Arrive at Kebon Ayu then take a break at Kebon Ayu Agro-Tourism spot where melon is their main product, you may test it by directly picking up melon from the tree, taste raw of traditional foods provided by the local people serve on traditional way, most of the food are traditional natural dietary such as Lupis, Serabi, Banget, etc. Enjoy occasional local performance traditional music "kedodak" or traditional stick fighting "Presean" at every weekend. From Kebon Ayu then stop by at the hand weaving village of Penarukan to look at closely how the local people make Saroong. Our last destination is Mount Pengsong to see one of the oldest Hindu's temple in Lombok at the top of the mount. Meet with your driver, ready for you to drive you back to your hotel at the end of the trip.

Lombok Rice Field Walking Tour

4. Lombok Rice Field Walking Tour

Hotel Lobby Pick up at 7.30 am then drive you to the starting point. Experience the Endut traditional Morning Market where you can taste fresh fruits and local products, then visit deeper side of village to see villagers making baskets and other housewares from rattan and trees with a traditional technique. The rice field walk starts from here, when walking with us get the real scoop directly from best local tour guide who passionately share the village culture and nature, the way Lombok irrigation, local plants, Sasak rustic house design and historical temples. The guide will lead you through the terraced rice paddies, discover the rich-green-lush countryside, get interact with the real Sasak people who work in fields, try out the way they harvest or plant the rice seed (occasionally). After having rice field walking then goes to "Pura Lingsar" the oldest temple in Lombok as the last destination, was built by the Balinese Prince Anak Agung in 1491, as harmonic symbol for two tribes with different religion (Moslem & Hindu) performing their religious ceremony where the temple acted as holy site for both side. After enjoying the Lingsar temple we will drive you back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about West Nusa Tenggara

Great discoveries!

We had a great day thanks to our guide Edy who was just great. Edy communicated his love for Lombok to us and made us discover Indonesian life and culture without forgetting the magnificent landscapes that illuminated our excursion. Thank you very much Edy for this unforgettable day.

Incredible Day!

This tour is simply fantastic! Our tour guide Rul had so much knowledge on the areas we visited & was able to answer all our questions. The places we visited were both fascinating & breath taking. Highly recommend this tour.

The guide was very attentive and pointed out curiosities of Lombok. The visits were interesting and the visit to the waterfall highly recommended! Tip: wear suitable footwear to walk through the river and wet stones

Excellent tour, really good guide and driver who have been able to explain the traditions of Lombok. Fantastic landscapes.

We loved this trip, the waterfalls were beautiful and our tour guide gave so much information it was very educational!