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Summary

This one-week itinerary for Lombok, Indonesia, guides travelers through an unforgettable journey from the beachside tranquility of Senggigi to the adventurous trek up Mt. Rinjani, and finally to the surfing waves of Kuta. Along the way, visitors will experience the island's rich culture, breathtaking natural landscapes, and friendly local communities. Lombok offers a blend of relaxation and adventure, making it an ideal destination for those seeking both serenity and excitement.

🌅 Day 1: Arrival in Senggigi

Begin your Lombok adventure by settling in Senggigi, a beachside town known for its spectacular sunsets and a slower pace of life.

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🏡 Terrace Lombok Bungalow

The well-reviewed and tiny Terrace Lombok Bungalow, located just outside of Senggigi town, offers a cozy stay with a charming ambiance that perfectly complements the laid-back atmosphere of Lombok.

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Situated right across the road from the beach, the bungalow provides easy access to Senggigi's beautiful sunsets, allowing you to unwind and immerse yourself in the tranquil coastal surroundings.

Travel Information
📞   Phone: +6281918393495
🌐   Website: http://www.teraslombokbungalow.com/
📍   Address: Teras Lombok Bungalow Jl. Raya Mangsit, Dusun Mangsit RT1, Senggigi, Kec. Batu Layar, Kabupaten Lombok Barat, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83355, Indonesia

🏖️ Senggigi Beach

Famous for its spectacular sunsets, Senggigi Beach is a must-visit for first-time travelers to Lombok. The golden hour at this beach is a mesmerizing experience, offering a perfect backdrop for relaxation and reflection.

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Tips

Contact your hotel in advance to arrange an airport pick-up for a smooth transition to Senggigi, allowing you to start your Lombok journey with ease and comfort.

🌴 Day 2: Exploring Senaru

  • Drive to Senaru to explore traditional markets and the majestic waterfalls at the foot of Mt. Rinjani National Park.

🌾 Traditional Market near Senaru

The traditional market near Senaru offers an authentic glimpse into Lombok's culture, bustling with locals and devoid of tourist crowds. It's a vibrant hub where the essence of local life unfolds through colorful stalls and lively interactions.

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Tips

Remember to seek permission before capturing the market's lively scenes, especially in this conservative culture. Engage with the sellers, and a warm smile will open doors to enriching conversations and cultural exchanges.

💦 Waterfalls at Mt. Rinjani National Park

Nestled at the foot of Mt. Rinjani National Park, the waterfalls are a natural wonder, with one particularly standing out as perhaps the largest witnessed by many. The cascading waters create a mesmerizing spectacle, offering a serene and awe-inspiring experience amidst lush surroundings.

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Tips

Consider hiring a guide to navigate the park and easily locate the second, more impressive waterfall. Their expertise will enhance the exploration, ensuring a seamless and enriching encounter with the breathtaking natural beauty.

Day 3 and 4: Mt. Rinjani Trek

Embark on the challenging yet rewarding two-day trek up Mt. Rinjani, experiencing breathtaking views and making fast friendships.

Mt. Rinjani

A challenging trek that rewards hikers with stunning views from the volcano's summit.

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Tips

Prepare well with proper hiking supplies and do not book a hotel for the night as you'll be camping at the top.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.trekkingrinjani.com/
🕒   Hours: See hours
📍   Address: Jl. Cendrawasih No.8, Cakranegara Bar., Kec. Cakranegara, Kota Mataram, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83239, Indonesia

🌴 Day 5: Relax in Kuta Lombok

Recover from the trek with a leisurely day exploring the beautiful beaches near Kuta Lombok, a town on the island's south shore.

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🏖️ Selong Belanak Beach

Selong Belanak Beach is renowned as one of the best beaches in the area, offering a wide variety of activities, from surfing to beach volleyball, and a delightful selection of beachfront restaurants serving fresh seafood and local delicacies.

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Tips

Rent a scooter or use the Grab app for easy transportation to this beach. The gentle waves and stunning sunset make it a perfect spot for a relaxing day by the sea.

🌅 Tanjung Ann Beach

Tanjung Ann Beach, located about 30 minutes from Kuta, is another top beach choice, known for its pristine white sands, crystal-clear waters, and great people-watching opportunities. The beach is surrounded by picturesque cliffs and lush greenery, creating a serene and idyllic setting for a day of unwinding.

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Tips

Embrace the tranquility of Tanjung Ann Beach by bringing along a picnic and spending the day lounging under the shade of swaying palm trees. Don't forget your camera to capture the breathtaking coastal views and vibrant marine life while snorkeling in the calm waters.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://www.bimamai.com/

🏄 Day 6: Surfing in Kuta Lombok

Take a Surfing Lesson in Kuta, the surfing capital of Lombok, or continue to relax and explore the town's offerings.

🌊 Surfing Lesson in Kuta

Kuta is renowned for its gentle waves and sandy bottom, making it the perfect place for beginners to learn surfing. The numerous surf schools in the area offer expert guidance and equipment, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for novices.

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Most classes include a photography session to capture your surfing moments, providing a lasting memento of your thrilling adventure on the waves. Embrace the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors and immerse yourself in the vibrant surf culture of Kuta.

🌴 Day 7: Departure from Lombok

Conclude your Lombok adventure with a departure from the island, filled with unforgettable memories and experiences.

🛫 Lombok International Airport

Your exit point from Lombok, marking the end of a memorable journey. The airport is a modern facility with convenient amenities, providing a smooth transition from the island paradise to your next destination.

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The airport is only 30 minutes from downtown Kuta, making for an easy departure. Take advantage of the extra vacation hours in the morning by exploring the nearby areas or indulging in a leisurely breakfast before your flight.

Travel Information
🌐   Website: http://lombok-airport.co.id/
📍   Address: Jl. Bypass BIL - Mandalika, Tanak Awu, Kec. Pujut, Kabupaten Lombok Tengah, Nusa Tenggara Bar. 83573, Indonesia