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11 Days$1790USD

Activities
  • 5 day trek
  • ½ day cycle
Accommodation
  • 8 nights hotel/guesthouse
  • 2 nights camping
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 6 Lunches
  • 10 Breakfasts
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Introductory to Moderate
 
 

Trip highlights


  • Trek to the summit of Mt Batur and enjoy the views
  • Swim, snorkel and relax after your trek on beautiful Gili Island
  • Hike to a spectacular viewpoint over Segara Anak, the crater lake
  • Climb to the undulating caldera rim of the Wild Flower Walk
  • Discover the culture of Lombok
  • Experience a bike trip around Ubud
  • Watch the ever changing scenery as you trek through tropical forests

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.

Trip Code: RCC

Upon arrival today you will be met at the airport with a transfer to your hotel. Your guide will provide a trip briefing and answer any questions you may have. 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. For those wishing to know more about Balinese art, a visit to one of the local museums would be a great way to spend the remainder of the day. 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 visitors can savour a wide range from simple Balinese food to sophisticated European dishes. Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar

Meals:  Nil

This morning after breakfast we'll venture on bikes to explore the area surrounding Ubud. Following small rural roads, bicycles are the perfect way to experience this area. There will be many opportunities to stop along the way to learn about the local customs and lifestyles, your guide will be happy to explain their culture. After a couple of hours riding, you will have the option to ride on for another hour or jump in the vehicle and drive to the lunch spot. A delicious traditional Balinese lunch will be served in a small local restaurant set among the rice-fields. After enjoying lunch and a rest, you will then be driven back to your hotel in Ubud in the late afternoon to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Cycling: 2–3hrs (15km) Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar

Meals:  B,L

At 8:00am meet your guide from the Widya Guna Foundation in the hotel lobby to begin your half-day adventure. We start with a trek to Campuan Bridge, tucked behind a local Hindu temple. Continue your walk through the culturally rich areas to Ubud Palace, pausing at the iconic Saraswati Temple and Museum Puri Lukisan. Venture to the hidden gems of Ubud as you explore its lesser-known side. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the picturesque rice fields known as Subak Juwuk Manis. Pause at the charming Sweet Orange café for a refreshing juice or coconut water. During this leg of the journey, your guide will provide insights into the transformation of Ubud, from a traditional farming village to the vibrant tourism destination it is today. Immerse yourself in the heart of Balinese culture by visiting a Balinese house compound, located on Jalan Kajeng, which has evolved into the modern-day Ubud market. Your guide will provide a detailed explanation of the unique features of a Balinese house compound. Satisfy your appetite with a delightful lunch at the Savannah Moon Restaurant, offering a taste of local cuisine. You'll be back at your hotel by early afternoon, free to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Trekking: 3-4hrs Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar

Meals:  B,L

Today you will be picked up in the morning around 6:00am. 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 8:00am 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. Trekking: 6-7hrs Overnight: Nick’s Pension or similar

Meals:  B,L

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. Sembalun is one of the two key gateway villages to Mount Rinjani. However, there is a lot more to this area as it boasts an abundance of natural beauty, towering mountains rising either side of patchwork rice paddy valleys. Overnight: Nusantara or similar

Meals:  B

In the early morning you’ll have to register yourself at the Rinjani Information Centre (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang (1,156m). Here you will visit the Volcanology Center to check the seismograph, learn about the volcano, how the caldera and lake Segara Anak were formed and its patterns of eruption. Afterwards the RIC will prepare a briefing for you, describing the route details, safety procedures, rubbish management, the local traditions and the things you might see along the way. The trek starts with a gently ascending walk through open grassland used by cattle to graze. After about 3 hours we reach Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500m) from where you can enjoy magnificent views upon Rinjani’s summit. We start a steep 3.5 hour climb towards the campsite on the crater rim. Along the way you will see pine-like Casuarina’s, wild pigs and maybe even macaque monkeys. Trekking: 8-9hrs / approx 10.5kms Overnight: Tented camp

Meals:  B,L,D

An early morning start is necessary for the exhausting three hour climb to the summit (3,726m). Once there, you will hopefully see an amazing sunrise. Around 6.30am we return to the crater rim for a well deserved breakfast. After a rest we will begin our descent to the crater lake, where the rest of the day is spent relaxing and swimming. There is plenty of time to explore the hot springs, which are said to have healing powers. Tonight you camp by the lakeside. Trekking: 11-12hrs Overnight: Tented camp

Meals:  B,L,D

After breakfast, we start a three-hour steep climb to Plawangan 1 Senaru crater rim (2,461m). You will find edelweiss along the path and enjoy the view of the lake from the other side. From the crater rim you will have amazing views over Bali and over the Segara Anak. We start the descent to Senaru village through grassland and tropical rainforest. The trek concludes at the Rinjani Trekking Centre in Senaru, approximately seven hours from the rim. Upon arrival in Senaru the driver is waiting for you and will drop you to the harbour (approx 2hrs/87km drive) where you will board the local boat to Gili Air (30-45mins). Trekking duration: 5-6hrs / approx 9kms Overnight: Royal Regantris Villa Karang or similar

Meals:  B,L

You have a full day to yourself to unwind and relax. Take in the peaceful, sun-drenched beaches of this tropical paradise, or cool off in the refreshing swimming pool at the hotel. Overnight: Royal Regantris Villa Karang or similar

Meals:  B

Today is another day for you to enjoy at your leisure. Whether you prefer to relax on the peaceful beaches of this tropical paradise or take a refreshing dip in the hotel's swimming pool. Overnight: Royal Regantris Villa Karang or similar

Meals:  B

Following breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Teluk Kodek and continue to Lombok International Airport where the trip concludes.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Airport transfers (day 1 and 11 only)
  • Comfortable accommodation on a twin share basis
  • Fully supported camping while trekking - tents, sleeping mats, sleeping bags and cooking equipment
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as listed in itinerary
  • Expert local bilingual driver
  • Medical kit
  • Boat transfers where required
  • Local guide throughout for groups of 8 and above

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, postage, alcoholic beverages
  • International flights
  • Additional transport required due to any emergency situation
  • Sightseeing and entry fees not listed in the itinerary or listed as optional
  • Visa fees
  • Departure taxes
  • Tips and gratitudes

Departure dates

Departs daily from April to January

Notes

H
High Season
NB:
Trekking during Idul Fitri 20 & 21 April requires a supplement, ask us for details.
Note:
Mount Rinjani is closed from January to March for maintenance and due to poor mountain conditions in the rainy season.
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$1790USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Bali, Rinjani Climb & Gili Islands Single SupplementUSD$320
  • Bali, Rinjani Climb & Gili Islands Single TravellerUSD$880
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

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