Bali is on many people’s “bucket list”. But why not take the opportunity to combine Bali with its sister island Lombok. Both equally beautiful but in completely different ways – two experiences with only an hour’s boat ride in between.
In Bali you can look forward to a tailor-made tour with lots of local culture, tropical nature and several lovely beaches within a few kilometers. See ehotelat for discount hotels in Indonesia.
Among other things, you take a boat trip to the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan, walk among beautiful rice terraces, experience the famous Balinese baron dance and enjoy beautiful crafts and good restaurants in the cultural city of Ubud. In between, there is plenty of time to relax and enjoy the beach life.
Lombok has fewer tourists than Bali, and the nature is very varied with both volcanoes, waterfalls and small villages in the countryside. Here awaits, among other things, a visit to “Robinson Crusoe Island” Gili Nanggu with fantastic snorkeling.
Day 1: Departure from Scandinavia
Departure from Scandinavia to Bali, Indonesia.
Day 2: Arrival in Sanur
Arrival in Bali, where you will be picked up and driven to your hotel in Sanur where you will stay for three nights. The hotel is located in the center of Sanur, right on the beach and a 5-minute walk from Jysk Service Center. The hotel is set in a lovely tropical garden where you can relax after the flight.
Day 3: Sanur
After breakfast, a short information meeting is held at Jysk Service Center with Danish Nikolaj, who has lived in Bali for several years and has extensive knowledge of the island. Here you can get information about, among other things, the local culture, sights and shopping opportunities. The rest of the day you can relax on the beach. ( F )
Day 4: Sanur – Boat trip to Nusa Lembongan
South of Bali is the beautiful island of Nusa Lembongan. You go to the island by catamaran, and spend the whole day on this fantastic island. On arrival to the island you have a plethora of options to choose from which are all included in the price. You can, among other things, go on a trip to the countryside, go on a snorkeling safari, kayak or go banana boating. Today’s program also includes a large lunch buffet. You return to Sanur in the evening. ( F , L )
Day 5: Sanur – Motorboat to Lombok – Sengiggi
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and driven to the northern part of Sanur, where you hop on the motorboat to Lombok. After a 2.5-hour boat trip, you will reach the small port village of Telok Kode, where your English-speaking guide will pick you up. You go along the beautiful stretch of coast towards the hotel, which is located on the outskirts of the town of Sengiggi. Once you arrive, you can relax by the pool, take a walk along the beach or perhaps take a trip to Sengiggi to see what the city has to offer. ( F )
Day 6: South Lombok – Visit to a traditional Sasak village
After breakfast, together with an English-speaking guide, you will explore the southern part of the island of Lombok, where the landscape is significantly different from the landscape of Bali. On the way you stop in Banyumulek, where very special ceramic objects are made, and in Sukarara, where hard-working weavers make the famous “ikat”. Before lunch there is the opportunity to enjoy a dip in the sea. On the way back you visit a traditional Sasak village, where you get an insight into how the indigenous people live. ( F )
Day 7: Visit to the local market in Kidiri – Gili Nanggu Island
Today the trip goes together with an English-speaking local guide to the small island of Gili Nanggu, which is located on the southwest side of Lombok. On the way you visit the local market in Kidiri, where you can buy everything between heaven and earth. Arriving at the port, a small boat is waiting to take you to Gili Nanggu. The journey takes about 45 minutes. The island is no bigger than you can walk around it in just over half an hour. Here is a nice beach and a short swim out is a coral reef with a rich marine life. See, among other things, the fun, deformed “bottlefish” that has a huge head and a perforated mouth as well as the round blowfish. In addition, if you are lucky you can also see striped clownfish, print fish, green parrotfish, purple starfish and black sea urchins. Lunch is eaten at Gili Nanggu. Late in the afternoon you travel back to your hotel. (F , L )
Day 8: Hiking trip in northern Lombok
During the last day on Lombok, there will be time to explore the northern part of the island. In clear weather you can enjoy the fantastic views of the beautiful coast, and after a 20 minute hike you will reach one of the spectacular waterfalls found on the island. Along the way you pass several plantations, rice fields and small villages where few tourists find. Lunch is enjoyed at a good local restaurant. Late in the afternoon you will return to your hotel. ( F , L )
Day 9: Sengiggi – Motorboat to Bali – Sanur – Celuk – Ubud
After breakfast, the trip goes back to Telok Kode, where you hop on the motorboat back to Bali. Upon arrival in Sanur, you will be picked up and then the journey continues towards Celuk, where you can see how the beautiful filigree crafts are made at local silver workshops. It is also possible to see how to make beautiful masks in wood. At noon you arrive at the very charming cultural city of Ubud, where you stay in a hotel located on the outskirts of the city. A free shuttle bus to the city center departs several times a day. It takes about 15 minutes to walk from the hotel to the city center. ( F )
Day 10: Activities around Ubud
The day begins with breakfast at the hotel. Today you get the chance to explore Ubud’s great cultural offerings, exciting specialty shops and the beautiful surrounding nature on your own. You can choose to rent a bike and / or, for example, test rafting. Here you can float along the beautiful Ayung River in an inflatable boat and get even closer to nature (two-hour trip). ( F )
Day 11: On your own in Ubud
Today you have time to enjoy Ubud on your own. ( F )
Day 12: Ubud – Visit to the royal tombs in Gunung Kawi – Batur – Lovina volcano
The journey continues towards the elegant and beautiful rice terraces, which are depicted on many postcards. It is also possible to visit the beautiful royal tombs in Gunung Kawi, which are nestled between coconut palms and rice fields. Then continue north to the lookout point where you can see the famous volcano Batur, which is 1,717 meters above sea level. It is also available here for the opportunity to have lunch. Then drive towards the northern coast of Bali and the peaceful coastal resort of Lovina. Here you will stay in a hotel close to the beach and restaurants. ( F )
Day 13: Lovina
You spend the day on your own. You can take a classic massage, hike in the area or go on a snorkelling excursion aboard one of the decorative Balinese wooden boats. You can choose from many activities – but of course you can also choose to just relax on the beach. ( F )
Day 14: Buddhist temples – Munduk waterfall
After breakfast, the north coast awaits. You first go up to the Buddhist temple, which is the only one of its kind in Bali. Many travelers come here to attend yoga classes. Then the journey continues to the beautiful waterfall in Munduk, which you reach after a hike through the tropical forest. Here you have the opportunity to swim (the water cools nicely). Then the tour goes through small villages, and along the way a fantastic view of the “Twin Lakes” awaits. The Temple of the Water Goddess is located on the southern part of Bratansjön. Here you walk through the beautiful temple park, where you may be lucky enough to experience an ongoing ceremony. You will also visit the spice market in Bedugul, where you can also buy fresh fruit and beautiful flowers. Then the journey continues back to Lovina. ( F )
Day 15: Hot Springs in Banjar – Tanah Lot Temple – Legian
After a few relaxing days in the northern part of Bali, the journey goes south again. After breakfast, the hot springs in the town of Banjar await, where you can swim in the warm water. Then the journey continues through small local villages and a beautiful landscape full of rice terraces. Several small photo stops take place along the way and you will also visit the Tanah Lot Temple, which is one of the most photographed temples in Bali. The temple is located on a cliff, and many people come here to experience the sunset, but even the daylight gives a beautiful effect. Afterwards you will return to your hotel in Legian (between Kuta and Seminyak). The hotel is a perfect base for shopping in the area. ( F )
Day 16: Kuta / Legian / Seminyak
The round trip in Bali and Lombok is coming to an end, so this day is suitable for shopping before the trip home. It is also possible to take a half-day course in surfing or a horseback ride on the beach at sunset. ( F )
Day 17: Departure from Bali
Today it is time to say goodbye to the beautiful island of Bali after some fantastic days with cool experiences and many visual impressions. The round trip ends with transport to the airport. ( F )
Day 18: Arrival in Scandinavia
Three nights at hotel in Sanur
Four nights at hotel in Sengiggi, Lombok
Three nights at hotel in Ubud
Three nights at hotel in Lovina
Two nights at hotel in Legian / Seminyak