Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands Adventure

Spend 16 days exploring Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands on this Indonesian adventure.

Being your trip relaxing on the beaches of Nusa Dua before a thrilling day of water rappelling. Go dolphin spotting, trek to the summit of Mount Batur in time for the sunrise and watch a traditional Balinese dance performance. You’ll have the chance to visit a cocoa farm, villages and live the high life on a luxury catamaran cruise. Spend a few days on the Gili Islands before ending your holiday in the island of Lombok.

Tour highlights

    • Water rappelling 
    • Dolphin watching 
    • Mount Batur trekking 
    • Cocoa farm visit 
    • River rafting experience 
    • Snorkelling excursion at Gili Meno 
    • Lombok village and countryside tours

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Bali

Upon arrival into Bali, you will be met at the airport by a representative and transferred to your hotel in Nusa Dua. Check into the St Regis Bali, settling into your suite complete with private balcony, the latest in modern technology including Bose® Sound System and the signature St Regis Butler Service.

Accommodation: St Regis Bali

Day 2

Bali – Day at Leisure

Take the day to make use of the excellent facilities available at the St Regis Bali. Lie back on loungers as you relax in the sun on the resort’s private beach with waiter service or sit poolside, dipping into the expansive saltwater lagoon or swimming pool. The active among you can try your hand at kayaking or windsurfing. End the day dining at the beachfront Kayuputi or eating traditional Indonesian cuisine at Dulang.

Accommodation: St Regis Bali

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 3

Kerenkali Canyon

Wake early and drive to the Seririt region of northern Bali, known for its beautiful scenery and stunning waterfalls. Under the guidance of a trained water rappelling instructor you’ll learn how to perform slides, jumps and rappels. Have lunch at a local warung (restaurant) before continuing your journey north to the coastal town of Lovina for an overnight stay.

Accommodation: The Lovina

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Dolphin Spotting and Farming Activities

Begin your day before dawn, taking to the waters in search of pods of dolphins. These wonderful marine mammals are most active in the early morning and can be seen leaping out of the water and hunting for tuna.

You’ll have time to freshen up and eat breakfast back at the hotel before traveling to Subak Guliang, a traditional farming village. Explore the local area touring farmlands and learning about the complexities of rice growing and irrigation systems.

Accommodation: Alila Manggis

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Mount Batur Trekking

Another pre-dawn start sees you trekking to the summit of Mount Batur. Begin your ascent at 1200 metre above sea level, waking for two hours to the peak in time for stunning views of the crater and surrounding countryside as the sun rises. Sit down for a simple breakfast before descending the mountain, passing younger craters and (possibly) recent lava flows.

The next stop on the day’s itinerary is Toya Bungkah Hot Springs where you can take a rejuvenating dip in the heated mineral waters. Return to your hotel in Manggis, an ideal base to explore the seaside town of Candidasa and the terraced hills of Sidemen.

Accommodation: Alila Manggis

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 6

River Rafting and Dance Performance

Experience the thrill of white water rafting on the Telaga Waja River. Over two hours you’ll navigate torrents, tight turns and inclined rapids and drop down a four metre waterfall. Sit down to lunch at a local restaurant before heading to Bali’s cultural and spiritual heart, Ubud. Check in and relax at your hotel before taking in a dance and musical performance at Agung Rai Museum of Art.

Accommodation: Bisma Eight

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Chocolate Farm and Elephant Ride

Travel through Bali’s lush countryside to the unique Pod Chocolate Factory and Café. Visit a local farm to learn about the growing, cultivation, harvesting and drying processes. Following lunch you’ll have the chance to create your own chocolate masterpiece – tasting mandatory! After lunch, ride atop a Sumatran elephant through the jungle, with the chance to observe these magnificent animals in the lake or help to feed them.

Accommodation: Segara Village Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Island Beach Cruise

Spend the day on a luxury catamaran cruise to the laidback tropical island of Nusa Lembongan, perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Drop anchor at Mushroom Bay’s exclusive Beach Club; active types can snorkel, kayak or take a village tour before a sumptuous beach BBQ. Re-embark the catamaran heading for Jimbaran Bay – if you wish, have dinner at one of the excellent seafood restaurants before transferring to Nusa Dua.

Accommodation: Segara Village Hotel

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Arrive at Gili Meno

Check out of your Nusa Dua hotel and transfer to either the airport or harbour to reach your next destination: the traffic-free Gili Meno. Check into the luxury Karma Reef resort, settling into your One Bedroom Sea Tent; sleep under a canvas complete with boutique kitchenette, air conditioning and direct ocean views.

Accommodation: Karma Reef

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Snorkelling Activity

Explore the clear waters surrounding the Gili Islands, teeming with brightly coloured tropical fish, on a snorkelling excursion. The Gili Islands are known as one of Lombok’s best snorkelling spots thanks to its shallow waters and coral reef.

Accommodation: Karam Reef

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Gili Meno – Day at Leisure

Today is yours to spend exactly as you wish. Book yourself a treatment at one of the spa tents where botanic ingredients are sustainably and ethically sourced. Reserve a spot on the private beach with a personal sun bed and umbrella or take to the waters once more with water-based activities for sea kayaking to diving. Drink cocktails with the sounds of a DJ in the background at the Beach Bar and eat wood fire pizzas and freshly caught lobster at the restaurant.

Accommodation: Karma Reef

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 12

Tetebatu Village and Waterfall Visit

Visit Tetebatu Village nestled between rice paddies and tobacco farms. Trek through rice terraces and vegetable plantations to the 30-metre high Jeruk Manis Waterfall. Enjoy the scenery, take a dip in the cool waters or lounge on the large stones before walking back to the village. End the day by transferring to your hotel in Lombok.

Accommodation: Tugu Lombok

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 13

Lombok – Day at Leisure

You’ll have another full day to spend at your leisure, enjoying the facilities at the Tugu Lombok. This tropical retreat is set on the sands of Sire beach overlooking Mount Rinjani. Relax on the private beach or sit poolside, indulge in spa treatments at the open-air Hening Swarga or play a round of golf at the nearby golf course.

Accommodation: Tugu Lombok

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 14

Lombok Countryside Tour

Take a tour around Lombok for a fascinating insight into the island’s culture and way of life. Visit the traditional Sasak village of Karang Bayan known for its rattan and palm baskets and home to the oldest mosque on Lombok. Continue to the village of Nyuir Baya to pick up local handicrafts and stop at the 16th century Suranadi temple.

Accommodation: Tugu Lombok

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 15

Lombok – Day at Leisure

On your last full day in Lombok choose from one of the resort’s dining experiences – a sunrise picnic for two or romantic dining under the stars on the beach. Take part in a cooking or herbal drinks class, find your ‘zen’ with yoga and meditation or speak to the concierge about arranging an excursion including a half day city tour or waterfall trekking.

Accommodation: Tugu Lombok

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 16

Departure

Be collected from the hotel and transferred to the airport in time for your return flight back to the United Kingdom.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Pricing

Travel in 2017 18th January 2017 - 31st March 2018

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