SHORTLIST

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 Indonesia’s 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.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights of Day 9 &12 where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for more details.
2. FINISH POINT: This trip concludes on Gili Air. The closest departure flights operate from Bali (Ngurah Rai) Airport or Lombok International Airport. You can travel by fast boat back to Bali or Lombok. Please allow sufficient time for daily boat transfers and travelling time to meet your onward arrangements. We recommend onward flights that depart after 7pm from Bali or after 1pm from Lombok.


Tour details
Tour Provider Intrepid Travel
Price From
$2,985
Number of Days
15
Start Location
Ubud, Indonesia
End Location
Gili Islands, Indonesia
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 12
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Adventure
Physical Rating
Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1: Ubud
Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Ubud, Bali's largest Hindu town, and artistic and cultural heart. Your adventure officially kicks off with a welcome meeting at 6 pm where you’ll meet your group leader and travel companions. If you arrive early, you might like to wander the traditional market stalls near the centre of town, pop into a local café or stretch out your muscles after your flight with a spot of yoga at one of the zen studios in town. After your Welcome Meeting this evening, perhaps head out to for a group meal at one of the delicious local restaurants.
Day 2: Ubud
Start the day with a guided walking tour around Ubud with your local leader (about 2.5 hours). Gain an insight into daily village life as you pass lush rice fields, an alang alang valley (type of wild grass used to make the roof of traditional buildings) and stop by a Balinese home for coffee and experience the traditional Balinese offering. The tour ends in central Ubud, where you'll have time to explore the many cafes, galleries and shops on your own. In the evening, sit down and enjoy a traditional Kecak dance performance. Driven not by musical instruments, but by human chanting, this fascinating theatrical performance is considered a highlight by many of our travellers.
Day 3: Ubud - Undisan
Today you’ll explore the area from a different angle – from the saddle of a bike. Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour through backstreets, villages and rice fields. It’s a relatively easy ride – much of the route is downhill – and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or a brief rest. You’ll also stop to check out some small, intricately carved temples, before concluding your bike tour back in Ubud. After refuelling with lunch, head for the hills to the village of Undisan, via private minivan. Set against a backdrop of Bali's highest peak, Mt Agung, the peaceful village of Sidemen is proof that Bali still has some pockets that are untouched by tourism.
Day 4: Undisan – Sibetan Village
Take a morning walk (approximately 2 hours) around Undisan's rice terrraces, visiting the craftspeople of the traditional trade, village temples and enjoy a traditional 'bungkus' lunch with refreshing coconut. The walk is a great chance to take in the beautiful scenery before we bid a farewell to Undisan and make tracks to Sibetan Village . You’ll be given a special welcome by the chief of the village, then check into your homestay accommodation before enjoying some free time in the afternoon. You might like to explore the traditional village a little or simply just relax and take in the atmosphere here. Alternatively, you could take on an optional cooking class and learn the secret ingredients and spices of the traditional cuisine here. This evening, you’ll enjoy some time spent with the locals and be treated to a typical dinner of salak (snake fruit), prepared for you by the villagers.
Day 5: Sibetan Village – Mt Batur
This morning, you’ll enjoy a guided walk through an ancient Salak Plantation with the opportunity to interact with the local community. Here, you’ll see cultural heritage plants – the remains of a white mango tree which was first planted in Sibetan in the 16th century as well as a Jaka Moding Plant (a type of palm tree) which is a relic plant. You’ll tuck into Tipat Blayag (Rhombus) for lunch; rice wrapped in young coconut leaves, combined with side dishes of chicken and vegetables. After some time exploring the village and surrounds on foot, you’ll take to four wheels for a journey higher into the mountains, driving along the crater rim road to a fishing village on the edge of Lake Batur. Volcanic Mt Batur (1717 metres/5633 feet) sits inside a stark and spectacular caldera and with Lake Batur below, it's a stunning sight. The lake supports the local fishing industry, while many of the villagers work as guides for the volcano climb. Your accommodation for the evening is in a great location to start tomorrow's early morning trek without extra travelling time.
Day 6: Mt Batur - Lovina
It’s a very early start today – you’ll wake bright and early at around 3 am to begin the 1.5 to 2-hour walk to the summit of Mt Batur in order to reach the top before sunrise. Trust us, it’s worth the effort. On a clear morning, it's possible to see all the way across the Lombok Strait to the peaks of Lombok's Mt Rinjani. The view of the gorgeous sunrise over the valleys of Bali may well be the most memorable part of your trip. Do keep in mind, however, that the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes the view is obscured by clouds. After descending the volcano, there's an option to soak in hot springs with fantastic views over the lake and caldera. Then make the journey from the mountains to the small coastal town of Lovina, made famous by its dolphins that patrol the coast. It's also a great spot for fine food, traditional massages and yoga – just what the doctor ordered after today’s epic mountain climb.
Day 7: Lovina
Explore a traditional market in the morning first and then enjoy a day of snorkelling amongst Menjangan Island’s coral reef, part of the Bali Barat National Park. On the way back from your undersea adventures, you’ll stop for a soak at Banjar Hot Springs, a small spring popular with locals. In the afternoon, stop in to enjoy a tasty cup of coffee with a difference at Global Kafe, a diner whose profits support the Global Village Foundation, providing wheelchairs and mobility aids for people with disabilities and assisting those with illnesses with their medical costs. Tonight, head to Ibu Wayan's to learn about Balinese cuisine before sitting down to a home-cooked meal.
Day 8: Lovina – Sanur
This morning we’ll wave goodbye to Lovina and make our way to Sanur. Along the way, we’ll visit Gitgit waterfall and Lake Bratan before continuing to Sanur to enjoy some free time in the afternoon. Perhaps, enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Get a feel for the traditions and local customs which are well maintained here. Ancient temples are also easily accessible – just a short distance away from the beach.
Day 9: Sanur - Tetebatu
Travel by minivan from Sanur to the port of Padang Bai (approximately 1.5 hours). Then you'll take a fast boat that takes you from Bali to Lombok (approximately 1.5-2 hours). Stop for lunch in a basic warung – a traditional Indonesian-style cafe, before taking a minibus to Tetebatu (approximately 2 hours). On the way, stop at Masbagik Village which is well known for its pottery products and where you will get to see it being made on a short walk around the village. The hill retreat of Tetebatu is situated in the centre of Lombok, at the southern base of Mt Rinjani, and boasts spectacular views. Tonight, you will enjoy an included dinner at a family-run restaurant that provides traditional Lombok-style cuisine.
Day 10: Labuhan Pandan
Enjoy a guided walk through lush rice fields and see how the region's farmers have tended the land for centuries, still using traditional water buffalo ploughs. Climb a little higher and pass through clove and coffee plantations and stop at a local warung to try some local coffee (approximately 2.5 hours total). Visit the local village of Pringgasela to learn traditional weaving and enjoy a delicious Sasak feast. In the afternoon, return to the hotel then travel to Labuhan Pandan on the east coast of Lombok. This remote beachside location is lesser visited by tourists but is a beautiful stretch of coastline. Tonight you’ll stay in bungalow accommodation amid the peace and quiet of the secluded east coast.
Day 11: Labuhan Pandan
Take a trip out to the nearby coral reef and enjoy some fantastic snorkelling off the boat. Stop in at a secluded island for lunch with Mt Rinjani towering over Lombok. Tonight, eat a fresh seafood barbecue on the beach. This is island living and relaxation at its best, so soak it all up!
Day 12: Senaru
Travel by minibus around the spiritual centre and sleeping giant of the island – Mt Rinjani (approximately 2 hours). Arrive around midday (12 pm) at Senaru – a small, rustic village nestled between the base of Mt Rinjani and the edge of the jungle. Take a guided tour of the local Sasak village to learn about the history and culture of these people who have long lived on the slopes of the mountain. Here, your local guide is part of a female guiding association that trains and develops women in tourism. You will also take a walk to the spectacular Sendang Gile waterfall, and perhaps take a refreshing shower underneath it!
Day 13: Gili Air
Continue to the west coast today by minibus (approximately 2.5 hours). The Gili Islands (Tiga Gili) are a cluster of three small islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. Transfer by small boat to Gili Air (approximately 30 minutes), where you can take in the breezy atmosphere and stroll down stunning white beaches that rival those of the neighbouring islands. Your hotel is about a 15-minute walk from the port. Your bags can be transported by cidemo (horse cart) from the port to the hotel.
Day 14: Gili Air
The island is your oyster, so today you are completely free to relax or explore. Perhaps take in another snorkelling trip or catch a ferry across to the other islands of Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno and work out for yourself which one has the better beaches. This evening, enjoy an optional group dinner on the beachfront as you reminisce on memories of your Lombok adventure.
Day 15: Gili Air
With no activities planned for today, you are free to leave at any time, provided you comply with the hotel’s internal check-out times, usually at 11.30 am. This dsn’t mean your adventure has to come to an end! If you would like to extend your stay on the blissful Gili Air, we’ll be able to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).
Inclusions
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Transport: Boat, Bicycle, Private Van.
  • Accommodation: Beach cabin (2 nights), Guesthouse (2 nights), Hotel (10 nights).
  • Ubud - Campuhan Ridge & Village walk.
  • Bali - Kecak Fire Dance.
  • Ubud - Home visit, local coffee & Balinese offering.
  • Ubud - Bayung Gede (Kahyangan) Village to Tampak Siring cycling tour.
  • Undisan - Village tour.
  • Undisan - Traditional Village Lunch.
  • Local community Salak plantation walk.
  • Mt Batur - Sunrise volcano climb.
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot Springs.
  • Lovina - Global Kafe Visit.
  • Lovina - Menjangan Island Reef snorkeling tour.
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit.
  • Bedugul - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple.
  • Gitgit - Waterfall walk.
  • Pringasella - Village walk.
  • Labuhan Pandan - Snorkeling.
  • Labuan Pandan - BBQ dinner.
  • Labuhan Pandan - Island Picnic Lunch.
  • Senaru - Waterfall walk.
  • Senaru - Sasak village walking tour.
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
20 Apr 2024 04 May 2024 1 $3,220
25 May 2024 08 Jun 2024 2 $3,385
01 Jun 2024 15 Jun 2024 1 $3,385
08 Jun 2024 22 Jun 2024 1 $3,230
15 Jun 2024 29 Jun 2024 7 $3,135
19 Jun 2024 03 Jul 2024 7 $3,135
22 Jun 2024 06 Jul 2024 8 $3,105
03 Jul 2024 17 Jul 2024 2 $3,540
06 Jul 2024 20 Jul 2024 9 $3,220
13 Jul 2024 27 Jul 2024 8 $3,220
20 Jul 2024 03 Aug 2024 8 $3,220
27 Jul 2024 10 Aug 2024 12 $3,220
31 Jul 2024 14 Aug 2024 8 $3,220
03 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024 6 $3,255
07 Aug 2024 21 Aug 2024 3 $3,315
10 Aug 2024 24 Aug 2024 2 $3,380
14 Aug 2024 28 Aug 2024 7 $3,255
24 Aug 2024 07 Sep 2024 8 $3,220
31 Aug 2024 14 Sep 2024 5 $3,285
07 Sep 2024 21 Sep 2024 7 $3,255
21 Sep 2024 05 Oct 2024 7 $3,255
28 Sep 2024 12 Oct 2024 11 $3,105
05 Oct 2024 19 Oct 2024 10 $3,105
12 Oct 2024 26 Oct 2024 8 $3,105
19 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 11 $3,105
26 Oct 2024 09 Nov 2024 8 $2,985
09 Nov 2024 23 Nov 2024 6 $3,015
13 Nov 2024 27 Nov 2024 8 $2,985
30 Nov 2024 14 Dec 2024 12 $2,985
07 Dec 2024 21 Dec 2024 12 $3,105
11 Dec 2024 25 Dec 2024 12 $3,105
14 Dec 2024 28 Dec 2024 12 $3,105
21 Dec 2024 04 Jan 2025 7 $3,105
04 Jan 2025 18 Jan 2025 12 $3,135
18 Jan 2025 01 Feb 2025 9 $3,135
08 Feb 2025 22 Feb 2025 12 $3,135
22 Feb 2025 08 Mar 2025 12 $3,135
08 Mar 2025 22 Mar 2025 12 $3,135
05 Apr 2025 19 Apr 2025 12 $3,135
12 Apr 2025 26 Apr 2025 12 $3,135
19 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 12 $3,135
26 Apr 2025 10 May 2025 12 $3,135
03 May 2025 17 May 2025 12 $3,260
10 May 2025 24 May 2025 12 $3,260
17 May 2025 31 May 2025 12 $3,260
24 May 2025 07 Jun 2025 12 $3,260
28 May 2025 11 Jun 2025 12 $3,260
31 May 2025 14 Jun 2025 12 $3,260
07 Jun 2025 21 Jun 2025 12 $3,260
11 Jun 2025 25 Jun 2025 12 $3,260
14 Jun 2025 28 Jun 2025 12 $3,260
21 Jun 2025 05 Jul 2025 12 $3,260
28 Jun 2025 12 Jul 2025 12 $3,380
02 Jul 2025 16 Jul 2025 12 $3,380
05 Jul 2025 19 Jul 2025 12 $3,380
12 Jul 2025 26 Jul 2025 12 $3,380
16 Jul 2025 30 Jul 2025 12 $3,380
19 Jul 2025 02 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
23 Jul 2025 06 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
26 Jul 2025 09 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
30 Jul 2025 13 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
02 Aug 2025 16 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
09 Aug 2025 23 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
13 Aug 2025 27 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
16 Aug 2025 30 Aug 2025 12 $3,380
23 Aug 2025 06 Sep 2025 12 $3,380
30 Aug 2025 13 Sep 2025 12 $3,380
03 Sep 2025 17 Sep 2025 12 $3,380
06 Sep 2025 20 Sep 2025 12 $3,380
13 Sep 2025 27 Sep 2025 12 $3,260
17 Sep 2025 01 Oct 2025 12 $3,260
20 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 12 $3,260
27 Sep 2025 11 Oct 2025 12 $3,260
04 Oct 2025 18 Oct 2025 12 $3,260
11 Oct 2025 25 Oct 2025 12 $3,260
18 Oct 2025 01 Nov 2025 12 $3,135
25 Oct 2025 08 Nov 2025 12 $3,135
01 Nov 2025 15 Nov 2025 12 $3,135
08 Nov 2025 22 Nov 2025 12 $3,135
15 Nov 2025 29 Nov 2025 12 $3,135
22 Nov 2025 06 Dec 2025 12 $3,135
29 Nov 2025 13 Dec 2025 12 $3,135
06 Dec 2025 20 Dec 2025 12 $3,135
13 Dec 2025 27 Dec 2025 12 $3,135
20 Dec 2025 03 Jan 2026 12 $3,260
24 Dec 2025 07 Jan 2026 12 $3,260