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Classic Bali & Lombok

Although these two wondrous islands are just across the sea from each other, they remain worlds apart in contrasting cultures, though both are undeniably beautiful in their own unique ways. On this epic adventure, you’ll explore active volcanoes, hike through stepped rice paddies, discover beautiful Hindu temples, snorkel and sunbathe to your heart’s content and peruse local markets as you travel the length and breadth of this tropical paradise. You’ll experience traditional Sasak village culture before hitting the idyllic Gili Islands to relax. Classic Bali and Lombok is a two-week adventure, with a perfect mix of guided excursions and free time to explore these fascinating islands at your own pace.


Duration: 14 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 127039
Starts: Denpasar, Indonesia Finishes: Denpasar, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Sanur

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Sanur

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Sanur/Munduk (1B, 1D)

Visit the Lake Danu Bratan Temple and take a walk through the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces before arriving at the guesthouse in Munduk. Enjoy some delicious Balinese cuisine.

Included Activities:
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Visit
Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 30km)
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours, 35km)
Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s), 15km)

03

Day 3: Munduk/Kintamani (1B)

Arrive in Kintamani with its breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater. Take a wander through town and mix with the locals, visit the market, and marvel at the variety of local produce for sale. Stop for lunch at a black sand beach.

Included Activities:
Local Hot Springs Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 70km)

04

Day 4: Kintamani/Ubud (1B, 1L)

Opt for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before travelling to the cultural heart of Bali, stopping for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Arrive in Ubud in the late afternoon for an orientation walk and some free time.

Included Activities:
Bali Community Training Lunch Program
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-2.00 hours, 35km)

05

Day 5: Ubud (1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore exactly what interests you in Ubud. Opt to visit the Monkey Forest, numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

06

Day 6: Ubud/Candidasa (1B)

Visit Besakih Temple, the largest Hindu temple in Bali, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.

Included Activities:
Besakih Temple Complex

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours, 43km)

07

Day 7: Candidasa (1B)

New travellers may join today for the Lombok portion of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Included Activities:
Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

08

Day 8: Candidasa/Kuta (1B)

Arrive at the shores of Lombok and head to a traditional Sasak village. Meet the locals and learn more about their unique culture and way of life. Continue on to Kuta for the night.

Included Activities:
Sasak Village Visit

Transport:
Ferry (6.00 hour(s))
Stop to visit a Sasak village on the way.
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 50km)

09

Day 9: Kuta (1B)

Enjoy a full day exploring the area around Kuta. Opt for a surf lesson or visit one of the beautiful beaches nearby.

10

Day 10: Kuta/Senggigi (1B)

Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. Stop at the Tetebatu community and enjoy an easy trek through the surrounding rice fields led by a local guide. Continue on to Senggigi for the night.

Included Activities:
Easy Trekking

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 60km)
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 60km)

11

Day 11: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan (1B)

Drive to Senaru. Later, make your way to a secluded waterfall with time for a quick swim.

Drive to the coast and hop a ferry to Gili and settle in for a few days on the islands. The Gilis are paradise incarnate with a tiny population, no cars, and gorgeous white-sand beaches.

Additional Notes:
Please note there is limited fresh water available on the Gilis and electricity is supplied by generators. Showers use salt water and rooms are typically fan-cooled (no air conditioning).

Included Activities:
Sendang Gila Waterfall Swim

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Private Vehicle (2.50 hour(s), 90km)
Ferry (0.50 hour(s))

12

Day 12: Gili Trawangan (1B)

Enjoy a half-day snorkelling trip and check out what's living under the sea. The rest of the day is free for exploring. Opt to rent a bike and cycle around the island, visit the shopping area, or try some yoga.

Included Activities:
Snorkelling Excursion

13

Day 13: Gili Trawangan/Sanur (1B)

Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

Transport:
Ferry (1.50-2.00 hours, 65km)
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 40km)

14

Day 14: Sanur (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Beach time in Candidasa
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program
    • Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
    • Hot springs and Lake Bratan temple visit
    • Highlands of Kintamani visit
    • Mt Batur view
    • Local Indonesian meal experience
    • Besakih Temple visit
    • Ubud orientation walk
    • Sasak village visit
    • Snorkelling trip
    • Easy trekking in Tetebatu
    • Sendang Gila Waterfall swim
    • Free time on the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/simple guesthouses (13 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Minibus, local bus, ferry, private boat, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the tobacco plantations of Tetebatu
  • Savour Balinese cuisine
  • Snorkel vibrant reefs and dig your feet into white sand
  • Explore Hindu temples
  • Lay eyes on active volcanoes