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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
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: AESS/127039
  • Starts: Sanur, Indonesia
  • Finishes: Sanur, Indonesia
You will Visit
  • Sanur

Itinerary

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Day 1: Sanur

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: Sanur/Munduk

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.

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Day 3: Munduk/Kintamani

Drive through lush rice fields and winding mountain roads to Kintamani, then take a dip in the local hot springs.
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.

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Day 4: Kintamani/Ubud

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.

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Day 5: Ubud

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.

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Day 6: Ubud/Candidasa

Visit Kerta Gosa, the historic court of justice, before the journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.

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Day 7: Candidasa

With more free time here, opt to visit the Tirta Gangga temple or the traditional village of Tenganan, go snorkelling, or relax on one of the secluded beaches along the coast.
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.

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Day 8: Candidasa/Kuta

Take a local ferry to Lombok and visit a Sasak traditional village en route to Kuta.
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.

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Day 9: Kuta

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

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Day 10: Kuta/Senggigi

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.

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Day 11: Senggigi/Gili Trawangan

Before heading to the stunning Gili Islands, visit the slopes of the Rinjani Volcano and hike to a waterfall and take a dip in the fresh water. Once at the islands, opt to swim, snorkel, or kick back and relax.
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.

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Day 12: Gili Trawangan

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.

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Day 13: Gili Trawangan/Sanur

Travel back to Bali by boat for a final dinner and farewells.
Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on the adventure under a beautiful Balinese sunset.

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Day 14: Sanur

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
    • Kerta Gosa 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 in the waters off of bohemian Gili Trawangan
  • Explore Hindu temples
  • Lay eyes on active volcanoes