During the tours you will get to know and observe the culture, nature and the beauty of underwater in Kondo Island in East Lombok. You will meet the indigenous people of Sasak and experience of Sasak food prepared by local family. You will walk through beautiful landscape the old valley of Sembalun Village.
Day 1 Airport/Senggigi/Jetty - Sembalun Village
You will be picked up by guide and transfer you to Sembalun for about two and half hour drive. Sembalun is set in an ancient and fertile caldera to the east of Mt. Rinjani, the prefer access route for summiteers. The rich soil produces high quality market garden crops, including the famous garlic and red rice, staple of local farmers. The beautiful valley of Sembalun is also known for its hill walks. Before reaching Sembalun village we will make stop on the top of the hill for picture taken. Check in the accommodation and free program.
Accommodation: Lembah Rinjani
Day 2 Sembalun Village - Labupandan
After having breakfast you will have village walk guided by local guide and walk through the rice field. You can see and observe the communities’ farming you can chat to them if you wish.
Sembalun is set in an ancient and fertile caldera to the east of Mt. Rinjani, the preferred access route for summiteers for those who want to trek to Mt. Rinjani. The rich soil produces high quality market garden crops, including the famous garlic and red rice, staple of local farmers.
You will also visit traditional village called “DesaBeleq” was home to seven families which was the indigenous communities of Sembalun. Then hike little bit about 100m to top of the hill to see the views of Sembalun area, continue the walk to see the community’s bamboo garden, your guide will explain many uses of bamboo as materials to build houses and even young bamboo can be made as vegetable. Local family will provide local dishes for your lunch in Sajang village.
After having lunch proceed the trip to Labu Pandan which it takes one and half hour drive and check in at Siola Hotel and free program during the night.
Meals: Lunch with Sasak Food in Sajang Village
Accommodation: Siola Hotel includes breakfast
Day 3 Gili Kondo
After breakfast, be ready to go to Kondo Island by boat, it takes about twenty minutes. You can do many things in Gili Kondo, not just swimmingand sunbathing, seeing local fishermen catching fish and snorkeling to see various colors of fish and coral that are still preserved. Then you can visit Gili Pasir (Sand Island) which locates in the middle of the ocean when the sea water recedes, it will appear a mound of white sand resembling a small boat.
In the afternoon when the sea water begins to tide, slowly it sweeps over this small island or gili is gone. Enjoy your time during your stay in gili. Return to the mainland at 15.00 pm to get your transport to continue the trip to Senaru, on the way we make stop to visit Bayan Old Mosque. Check in at Pondok Senaru Cottage and free program.
Meal: breakfast and lunch
Accommodation: Pondok Senaru Cottage
Day 4 Senaru Village - Transfer Out
Surrounding of Senaru area are fertile, green and lush. At 08.00 am you will have Panorama Walk guided by woman guide, this easy half-day walk explores the foothills of spectacular Rinjani volcano in Lombok’s northern district of Bayan.
Starting near the border of GunungRinjani National Park, your route follows old pathways amongst shady bamboo groves and village gardens before entering a wide, open landscape of rice terraces and palms.
Following a winding irrigation channel you reach the lush rainforest of the famous Sindang Gila Waterfall and Tiu Kelep Waterfall Reserve. The local people believe that a refreshing bath behind these thundering falls can cure any disease.
Along the way, discover tropical plants as your guide explains how the local people make practical use of them. You come across the cheeky long tailed monkeys and, with a bit of luck, may even spot the rare ebony leaf monkey. Passing small hamlets where age-old traditions are practiced, you will gain insight into the colourful village life of the Sasak. There is always something interesting happening here as you meet local people and admire traditional houses along the way. After lunch we will transfer you to your next destination.
Meal: breakfast and lunch at local restaurant
- Lembah Rinjani
- Siola Cottage
- Pondok Senaru
Room Type: Superior