Aik Berik village, located in central Lombok and on the northern foothills of Mount Rinjani is nestled among nature with about 2,330 households. Livelihood here is derived entirely through farming. This includes rice cultivation, as well as gardens with fruits such as durian, avocado and banana. Water to the rice terraces is available in abundance due to its ideal location in the foothills of Mount Rinjani, a vast catchment area. All farmers plant rice throughout the year. In this village we offer travelers the unique opportunity to experience the live of farmer, see the best of Lombok and learn the old tradition of rice cultivation.
During three days you will get a good experience with local rice farm. After picking you up at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by one of our local families that will host you. They will provide you a short introduction about themselves and what you can expect in the next few days.
You will join the family to work in rice paddy field, may be preparing the land for rice cultivation or prepare the seedbed for the rice seedlings or relocating the seedlings, learn about land and water sanitation and how to protect the rice against animals. In the evenings you can even help them in preparing delicious Indonesian food.
During free hours at night, you may volunteering to teach English to the young villagers. It will help them to find work employment for the future. Many of these youngsters work as tour guides and can take you around to the nearby attractions. The village and around is filled with scenic beauty, waterfalls, diverse flora & fauna and a National Park that contains incredible biodiversity. There are many trekking opportunities for the adventure seekers. It will be an inspiring and personal experience you will never forget.
The accommodation you will stay is basic with a squad toilet.
WHAT THE RATE INCLUDES
- Pickup from and drop to airport
- Accommodation in communities house
- All meals
- Snacks and drink
- Local guide
- Farming activities