Bali, Rinjani Climb & Gili Islands

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Enjoy spectacular trekking, take in the cultural highlights of Bali and relax on the tropical beaches of the picture perfect Gili Islands


Duration: 11 Days
Starts in: Indonesia
Group Size: 2-12

Operated by:

World Expeditions

World Expeditions is an adventure travel and ecotourism company that offers guided small group trekking and adventure holidays.


Join Bali, transfer to Ubud

Upon arrival in Bali, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ubud. Ubud is Bali’s artistic heart and the center of cultural events. Surrounded by a beautiful landscape it is easy to see where the artists find inspiration. This is a great place for buying special mementos in many small shops and galleries. For those wishing to know more about Balinese art a visit to one of the local museums will be of great benefit. Cultural events such as ceremonies, dances and temple festivals occur frequently and you are always very welcome to observe. Ubud has many good restaurants where you can savor a range from simple Balinese food to sophisticated European dishes. Driving duration to Ubud: ~2 hours (~40km) Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar

Morning cycle around Ubud (~2hrs)

You will have a bike trip around Ubud today, following small secondary roads downhill. A guide explains about local plants and the way of life during regular stops. Close to Ubud you can choose to continue on your bike, for another hour through beautiful scenery, or drive in the car to the lunch spot. A delicious Balinese lunch in a small restaurant among the rice-fields is included. After lunch you will return to your hotel. And enjoy the evening at your leisure. You will then be driven back to your hotel in Ubud in the late afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time: 07.45 – 08.00 To Kintamani for breakfast: 09.00 To Coffee Plantation: 10.00 Start cycling: 11.00am Cycling duration: ~2 – 3 hrs (22km) Lunch time: 14.00 Return to hotel: 15.00

Hike to Subak Sok Wayah (~5hrs)

This morning you will meet your guide from the Widya Guna Foundation around 08.30 at the lobby. Your program today is exploring beyond Ubud center. The trekking will start from Campuhan Bridge near the famous Caphun ridge walk, and then continue to Subak Sok wayah. Here you will see the life activities behind Ubud cities and the changing life of Ubud communities, meet the farmers, see the their activities at Sari Organic garden. You will have a tea/coffee break at the Sari Organic Garden before continuing on. Then the walk will continue to Subak Juwuk Manis to see other farmer group activities, local village life as well as ancient Hindu temples. We’ll have short breaks along the way to enjoy a young fresh coconut. We will drive for lunch to a Balinese family compound, which is also a place for Yayasan Widya Guna foundation. Widya Guna is a place for Balinese children from various unfortunate situations, which supports the children in receiving their education when they cannot afford to pay the school costs. Yayasan provides them with food and shelter when they don’t have a family or a home; it assists underprivileged children that need support, such as children with physical and/or mental disabilities and street children - as all children deserve a good education. Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar Please note the following times are approximate: Meet the guide and start trekking from hotel: 08.30 Lunch time: Depend on the program (around 14:00) Drop off hotel: 15:00 Trekking duration: ~5 hours

Trekking Mount Batur (~6hrs)

Today you will be picked up in the morning around 06.00am. Your driver will take you to an amazing lookout point so you can witness one of the most beautiful views of Batur while enjoying breakfast. Once we have finished breakfast around 8am we begin our trek of Mt Batur. The walk starts of quite flat, walking through plantations such as tomato and onion. Next we start our ascent to the Point through volcanic sand and rock. Once we reach the point you can sit back and relax with a well-earned coffee break with a view of the Batur Lake, the enormous crater and weather depending a view of Lombok in the distance. At your own leisure its time to explore the fumaroles and caves and keep an eye out for the local Monkeys that live inside the largest crater, or if you want you can make it all the way to the summit which will take another 40 minutes uphill through volcanic sand. Our descent can take a bit longer as it is downhill and a little tricky in some places. We will arrive back at the lookout point at around midday where you can enjoy a delicious lunch before returning to your hotel. Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time hotel: 06.00am Breakfast time: 07.00 – 08.00 Start trekking: 08.15 Trekking duration: ~6 hours Lunch time: 15:00 Drop off hotel: 16:00

Boat to Lombok, transfer to Sembalun

Today you will be transferred to Padang Bai and take the fast boat to Lombok. Upon arrival in Lombok, you will be transferred to Sembalun. Here you stay in a nice simple hotel. Overnight: Nusantara Hotel or similar Please note the following times are approximate: Pick up time hotel: 07.00 – 07.30 Departure time boat: 09.30 Estimation arrival time: 11.00 – 11.30 Driving duration to Sembalun: ~3 hours

Trek the Wild Flower Walk

This remarkable trekking leads us through grassland and tropical forest, which surrounds the Sembalun crater. We camp in a hidden valley, on the sides of the Rinjani volcano. (Please note that this is not trekking to the Rinjani crater rim itself.) The trek begins in Sembalun Lawang (1200 m). Climb to the undulating caldera rim from where there are sweeping views of Sembalun Lawang and Sembalun Bumbung villages. Don’t be surprised to see wild pigs along the way! The area also boasts wild flora, orchids, and other tropical flowers grow alongside the paths. We camp at an altitude of 1600m above sea-level, in a beautiful valley, offering great views of the tropical forest. Overnight: Tented camp

To Sembalun, transfer to Pringgasela, visit Masbagik and Loyok

Today we walk back using the different route and we arrive back in Sembalun. Here a private car will be waiting for us to drive us to Pringgasela, a small village with ancient weaving traditions. During a walk through the village, you will see how they weave the songkets by hand. A delicious traditional Sasak meal will be prepared for you. After lunch, you will visit Masbagik where they still make pottery in a traditional way and Loyok, the bamboo village. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel in Tetebatu. Overnight at Green Orry Hotel, or similar

Trek Tetebatu to Aik Berik

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to the starting point of trekking Rinjani via Aik Berik. While enjoying a morning coffee/tea, your trekking guide will brief you on todays track and the safety procedures. Then off you go to Mount Rinjani National Park for a short soft trek from Aim Berik to Benang Setokel waterfall. From here a 1.5 hours climb starts towards Basecamp One (800m). A short break here to prepare for the next trek to Basecamp Two (1.400m). Here a lunch break will be held and after lunch continue to Basecamp Three (1.850m). Until Basecamp Three, the track will lead you through forested landscape with trees and shadow. After Basecamp Three, the landscape will slowly change into savanna and volcanic rocks. The final two hours of trekking will end at Pelawanh Batu Belah, the crater rim with amazing views over Segara Anak, the crater lake. This is where you will stay overnight and where your tent will be set up. The cook will prepare a well deserved diner. Overnight: Tent

Descend to Senaru, boat to Gili Air (~8hrs)

Today beings with an early morning wake up, for a breathtaking sunrise with the lake and summit like a drawing on the background. Start your hike down to the same Basecamps and after approximately 8 hours, we head to the hotel for a long awaited refreshment and some comfort! This concludes our trekking and we will have a transfer to Teluk Kodek harbor, where you will board by local boat to Gili Air. Overnight: Villa Karang Hotel, or similar Trekking duration: ~8 hours Lunch time: 12.00 on the way down Drive to Teluk Kodek: ~2 hours (87km) Boat ride: 30 – 45 minutes

At leisure on Gili Islands

You have a day of free time at your leisure. Enjoy the peaceful beaches of this tropical paradise and the refreshing swimming pool of the hotel. Overnight: Villa Karang Hotel and Spa, or similar

In Lombok, trip concludes

Following breakfast this morning, the trip concludes. Transfers to the airport will be arranged for your outbound flights. You will be transferred to Teluk Kodek and continue to Lombok International Airport to catch your flight back home. Selamat Jalan and have save flight home!

Additional Information

The small island of Lombok is dominated by the spectacular Mount Rinjani (3726m), Indonesia's second highest volcano, semi active and held in awe by the islanders. Trekking through tropical forest and scenic valleys we appreciate the incredible views. This tour includes time to cycle around Ubud and a scenic trek of Mt Batur. We then travel by boat to the tranquil Gili Islands where we can indulge in some snorkelling or just relax on its beautiful beaches. We complete this exciting journey on Lombok.


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