This tour is meant for the adventurous, not because it is strenuous, but because you need to have a keen sense wander to explore this side of Lombok. And here is just why;
Your tour starts at 8am as your guide picks you up from the hotel. You're headed to Sembalun, a 1.5 hour drive away, where you shall reach a Secret Garden to enjoy the wildlife safari. From there you will soft trek for an hour, which reveals the vast beauty of nature in the form of rice fields as you enter the garden. The garden is also the place where you can marvel at the Black Ebony (Black Monkey) and spring water.
Continue on to the Sembalun village, but keep your eyes peeled for the journey here is completed with lush greenery and the Rinjani valley. Here's a little fact snip for you: The name Sembalun is derived from "Sembah" and "Wulun" which translates to "worship the King." You shall be staying overnight at this place at a Hotel, where dinner shall be served. (Note: Upon request, you may ask to sleep in a tent, that's propped just above the Landrover, in a secret location.)
Get an early night's rest, for you shall be headed out at 6.30am the next day. So rise and shine for a scrumptious breakfast as you watch the sunrise right in front of your eyes. Take your time to soak-in the glory of the crack of dawn, as the next part of your tour leads you to a trek to Mt Rinjani. Get your farmer's-cap on, for here you shall be picking strawberries on the way.
Next up, is Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfall at Senaru village. Stop for a local lunch with the waterfall just in front of you, before you make your way back to your hotel. Don't worry that this amazing Lombok tour is coming to end, because even your journey back to the hotel will be marvellous, as you drive along the seaside and get to watch the setting sun at the Malimbu beach.
*Tour Includes :
- Hotel in Sembalun Village.
- 2 lunches and a dinner at a local restaurant.
- Mineral water, snack, coffee break and soft drinks.
- Driver 4×4 WD and guide.
- Fee entrance and donation.
*Extra charge of IDR 150,000 for those departing from Kuta, at 7.30am.
* Departure at 8am from Senggigi.