Lombok Island still has virgin spots, idyllic coastlineS and authentic traditional communities that always make visitors want to return. Tourists who crave tranquil, intimate moments, may want to consider Lombok over other busy and popular destinations in Indonesia. Lombok is favored by those who would like an intimate, laidback holiday which enable tourists to enjoy their own company. Gili Nanggu with its amazing white sandy beach is one of the island’s hidden gems.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN LOMBOK (L)
Upon arrival at airport in Lombok, you will be welcomed by our tour guide and go directly on tour to visit Sukarara Village. The village is famous for its woven songket and batik cloth typical of Lombok. After that you visit Sade Rambitan village to see the Sasak tribe traditional house that has very distinctive form. It has palm fiber with bamboo as the wall and roof buffer. Its floor is made of hardened soil. The Sasak tribe’s most unique tradition in Sade Rambitan village is that they always mop the floor with buffalo dung. This tradition according to local belief is to keep the floor warm and damp, remove dust, and keep hardening the soil to be like cement as well as to keep the house free from evil spirits.
After that you will visit Kuta Beach and Tanjung Aan which is famous for its white sand. Then visit Banyumulek village, where you can see the process of making pottery such as the production process of clay mixed with water, making dough, printing according to the desired shape and the burning to harden it. In the afternoon, visit a shop that has typical Lombok souvenirs such as saltwater and freshwater pearls, Lombok shirts, Lombok specialties, etc.
Check-in at hotel. Overnight stay in Lombok.
DAY 2: GILI NANGGU (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to the port which takes about 1 hour drive. On arrival at the port, take a 40 minute crossing using the outrigger boat to Gili Nanggu. Then proceed to Gili Sudak and have lunch. Next visit is to Gili Kedis to enjoy the beauty of its white sandy beach. The last visit is to Sesela art market to see wood carving, rattan crafts and ketak weaving.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
Return to hotel and then free program at your own leasure.
DAY 3: DEPARTURES FROM LOMBOK (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free program until the time for transfer to the airport for the return flight to the next destination.
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Places of interest to visit :
Sukarara Village ‣ Most houses in Sukarara Village are still relatively traditional, its construction uses natural materials such as the walls made of woven bamboo, the roof made of dry grass, and the pole made of wood. To keep tradition and preserving skills of weaving, most women here are proficient in weaving. They learn how to weave since childhood. Different from other weaving in Lombok, in Sukarara Village they use gold thread in their motifs.
Sade Rambitan Village ‣ Sade is one of the hamlet in the village of Rembitan, Pujut, central Lombok. People of Sade in Rembitan still adhere to maintaining the authenticity of their village. villagers here have a special habit to mop their floor using buffalo excrement, and in the old age when there was no cement, the Sasak Sade people apply buffalo excrement on the house floor, that way the home floor is believed to be warmer and the house is free from mosquitoes.
Kuta Beach ‣ Kuta beach is usually identical to the most famous beach on the island of Bali. If you think that Kuta beach Bali is a very beautiful beach, then you will be amazed when you visit Kuta Beach Lombok. Located in the southern region of Lombok Island, this beautiful beach has a cleaner and whiter sand. As well as a more wavy coastline with a healthy coral reefs. The beach has a coastline of 7.2 kilometers long. To the west of the beach is a hill called Mandalika Hill.
Tanjung Aan ‣ Unlike other beaches in Lombok, the sand of Tanjung Aan Beach is round shaped like pepper. This beach is perfect for those who love to swim or snorkel because it has relatively shallow depth and the waves are calmer. Tanjung Aan Beach is surrounded by several hills. Visitors can easily reach the hill, if they want to see the beautiful view of Aan Beach from higher place.
Banyumulek Village ‣ Banyumulek Village is one of the earthenware centers in Lombok Island. When you visit the village, you will enter a green gate with a sign that reads “Center of pottery crafts Banyumulek”, in the village you will find schools and government offices decorated with large earthenware on its fences. The pottery making skill at this village is an ability that is passed down from generation to generation.
Gili Nanggu ‣ Gili Nanggu is one of the secret islands in West Lombok that has fewer visitors than its sister islands in North Lombok. This island is one island in small white sand island clusters that are inhabited by thousands of species of fish, coral reefs and also the uninhabitable of 11 other small islands in Sekotong, West Lombok. This place is more private because there are only 1 inn so you will feel a private life of a small island.
Gili Sudak ‣ Gili Sudak is located in the north in the small white sand island clusters. Usually the island is visited after tourists are satisfied snorkelling in Gili Nanggu. On this island there is 1 restaurant and also lodging and several small stalls, to find a place for lunch on this island. Here visitors can enjoy their meal on the beach side with calm waves while enjoying the view of the green hills.
Gili Kedis ‣ Gili Kedis is usually visited on the way home after visiting Gili Nanggu and Gili Sudak. This small island is unique in terms of a shape similar to the heart sign of love. It is just a stretch of sand with several trees on it. But it is a fun place for photos for social media such as instagram.
Sesela Art Market ‣ Located in Sesela village, Gunung Sari, West Lombok, Sesela Art market was built by the government as the center of carving and fine art in Lombok. The main objective was to enrich the population af Sesela Village as well as to be a place for tourists to find typical Lombok handicrafts. Some of the products sold in this market include hand-made decorations, tables, chairs, cupboards, ashtrays, masks, etc.