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Selamat datang, welcome to the Island of LOMBOK, INDONESIA! On Day 1, you and your fellow travellers will arrive at the Lombok airport at various times throughout the day. Regardless of your arrival time, we will have an IndoExcursions driver greet you at the airport and deliver you to our luxurious resort on MANGSIT BEACH on the west coast of Lombok.
At 4:30pm, we'll convene for an Orientation in the resort's beachfront restaurant, where you'll meet your Escort/Tour Leader and travel companions for the first time. Over dinner, the Tour Leader will give each traveller a detailed Trip Itinerary and a Mobile Telephone (so we can stay in touch throughout our journey).
Following the Orientation, we'll head to a world-renown Mangsit spa (named by Conde Nast Johansen as 1 of the 10 best in the world) for a sumptuous 'rijsttafel dinner' - an honourary Indonesian meal consisting of many courses and served on very special occasions.
After dinner, we'll return to our hotel for a good night's rest before setting off on our journey in the morning.
IMPORTANT NOTES :
Each month, IndoExcursions conducts at 27-DAY JOURNEY ACROSS INDONESIA which includes the islands of Java, Sulawesi, Bali, Lombok and Flores. You'll be joining midway through the tour, so many of your travel companions will have already been travelling together prior to you meeting up with them in Lombok.
At no time will the total number of travellers ever exceed 8 persons.
The first day in Lombok will be entirely yours; a "Free Day." From sun up until 6pm, you'll be on your own. If you'd like, you can return to the spa for a ritual treatment lasting anywhere from 1 hour to 1 day; or you can head to SENGGIGI (the main town on Lombok's west coast) to shop for antiques and local handicrafts; or you can stroll the endless west coast beaches in search of beach bars and cafes; or you can just relax poolside and do nothing at all. The choice is, ultimately, yours.
We'll keep 1 tour guide on call for the day, in the event that you or any of your fellow-travellers require assistance with transport to your desired locations.
At 6pm, all travellers will meet back at our beach resort, and we'll have a special evening planned, complete with dinner, music and dance.
Days 3, 4, 5
We have 3 full days devoted to an exploration of Lombok.
Lombok is Bali's neighbour to the east, but, unlike it's superstar neighbour, Lombok is the island-of-choice for those seeking 'relaxation and serenity.' It's more than a place; it's a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind - a place to slow down, unwind, "chill out."
When IndoExcursions Travellers arrive in Lombok after visiting Bali, we tell them, "Exhale and stretch out a little. You're in Lombok now." (For all its charms, Bali has an 'intensity' that simply doesn't exist on Lombok.)
Over 3 days, our native Lombok tour guides will introduce you to an island which is blessed with white sandy beaches, spectacular tropical reefs, exquisite marine life, vivid sunsets, wonderful beach resorts . . . everything you dreamed of when you planned your tropical holiday! Our guides will also take you to the GILI ISLANDS (3 tiny islands off the Lombok coast) with the whitest sand imaginable and some of the best snorkeling in the world.
In addition to its beach-fringed coast, Lombok's lush forested interior is home to Indonesia's second-highest volcano, Mount Rinjani, and, at the foothills of Rinjani are some of the most serene waterfalls in the archipelago. It's our habit to encourage IndoExcursions travellers to take a (moderate) hike to the base of Rinjani to catch a glimpse of at least one of these exquisite waterfalls . . . but, if you decide to stay behind and chill out at the beach, we'll understand. After all, you're in Lombok.
At the end of each day, we'll withdraw to the Mangsit-Senggigi area, where we'll spend relaxing evenings dining at marvelous restaurants and, on some nights, taking in a performance.
Our favourite restaurants include a restaurant on the beach, where we can enjoy barbequed fish on the sand as the sun sets over the water; a restaurant high on a cliff, with food and a view to die for; and a seaside restaurant in the heart of Senggigi which is popular with locals and visitors in the evening. On at least 2 evenings, our dinners will include music and traditional dance performances.
Having spent 5 sun-filled days traversing Lombok and the Gili Islands, you should have restored balance to your mind, body and spirit. We expect you'll be well-tanned, have heaps of photos, and lots of stories to tell when you get back home. But, more importantly, we hope you'll have many fond memories of experiences shared with new friends.
On Day 6, we'll say our goodbyes over breakfast at the hotel, then go our separate ways.
Some travellers will depart immediately after breakfast, whilst others may stay until check-out (or even extend their stays a day or 2). Regardless of when you depart the resort, an IndoExcursions driver will be available to deliver you to the airport at no charge (assuming you're leaving the island following the tour).
WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR 6 DAYS OF FRIENDSHIP AND CONVERSATION . . .
AND THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO TRAVELLING WITH YOU IN THE WEEKS OR MONTHS AHEAD.
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