Lombok is an Indonesian island east of Bali in West Nusa Tenggara, with spectacular marine life and attractions both in and out of the water. The Islamic Lombok Island (80km by 70km) is populated by Sasak people and differs considerably from its Hindu neighbour, with lots of wide-open spaces and unspoilt beaches.
Lombok Island’s northern area is dominated by the awesome Mt Gunung Rinjani, famous amongst trekkers and the reason many tourists come to Lombok. It’s also known for beaches. The trio of Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno), off the northwest coast, attracts increasing numbers of visitors. The resort of Senggigi on the west coast and south-coast Kuta, is a popular surfing centre, and offers reefs for diving and snorkelling, and a sea turtle hatchery.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY UBUD & LAMBOK TOUR…
And, explore artisan towns, hike through lush forest & white-sand beaches.
Begin in Bali, also known as the 'Island of the Gods' and the most famous island in Indonesia. Stay for three nights at an exclusive resort perched on a cliff high above the ocean near Candidasa.
Enjoy free time to relax on the soft sand beaches, go surfing or take a colourful ‘jukung’ fishing boat, it is a perfect place to holiday. During flexible private touring, visit revered temples, royal palaces, and Balinese villages known for their high-quality weavings, silk and traditional architecture. This is also an excellent place for diving, sailing, and romantic sunset yacht rides—all of which we are happy to arrange, upon request.
Next, travel to the island of Lombok with lush forested mountains and an imposing volcano. With a private guide and driver, venture deep into the interior of this fascinating island. Visit deeply traditional rural villages known for their crafts (including pottery, weavings and basketry), see lush terraced rice paddies, a volcano, and beautiful waterfalls.
Alternatively, enjoy free time at the seaside resort or spend a day cruising and snorkelling the coral reefs around the Gili islands of Trawangan, Meno and Air off Lombok's west coast.
Transfer to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, where the spirit and culture of the island are most accessible. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. Once a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians; Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs.
Request for flexible touring of lush rice terraces, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples and palaces or try one of the many spas, yoga and meditation centres that are big news here, particularly after the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love.
Bali Ubud & Lambok Tour
Mountains, artisan towns, hiking through lush forest, white-sand beaches and epic surf.
(10 Days – Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Candidasa, Lombok, Ubud, Bali
Day 1 – Arrive Bali
Candidasa Arrival private transfer to resort for 3 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Candidasa Morning private touring of local temples and villages.
Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3 – Explore
Candidasa Full-day private tour of villages and volcano.
Day 4 – Transfer
Lombok Private transfer and flight to Lombok.
Arrival private transfer to resort for 3 nights.
Day 5 – Tour
Lombok Full-day private tour of island's interior and local villages.
Day 6 – Rest
Lombok At leisure at resort.
Day 7 – Fly to Bali
Ubud Private transfer and flight to Bali.
Arrival private transfer to Ubud for 3 nights, with touring en route.
Day 8 – Tour
Ubud Full-day private tour of Ubud and surrounding villages and temples.
Evening Balinese dance performance.
Day 9 – Rest
Ubud At leisure.
Day 10 – Depart
Bali Private airport transfer.
Make this your holiday
Getting There There are a number of International airlines that offer direct flights to Bali. From Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia and Sempati Air have around a dozen departure times to Bali. Internationally, Garuda also has direct flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, and a number of Australian cities; as well as flights from Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and other European cities.
From Asia, direct flights from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong are readily available from Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines. Airasia has made a big impact on how people travel through this region. Flights are cheap and overall service is simple, straightforward and efficient.
When to go In general, Bali and Lombok have similar weather, though Lombok is dried and receives less rain than Bali. The hot and sticky rainy season lasts October to March with the worst falling between December and February. From June to August, the temperature drops slightly and there is usually a refreshing cool breeze in the air. The best time to travel is the dry season, from April to September. It is also when humidity is at its lowest. Be warned that prices will rise between July and September.
Visa You don’t need a visa to enter Indonesia for visits of up to 30 days. Visa-free visits can’t be extended or transferred to another type of visa. If you’re travelling to Indonesia for more than 30 days, you should apply for a visa before you travel, or get a visa on arrival at a cost of US$35, or the equivalent in Indonesian rupiah. This type of visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by applying to an immigration office within Indonesia.
Source: Foreign travel advice: www.gov.uk