Immerse yourself in the amazing scenery, rich culture and incredible diversity of tropical Lombok island. Get off the beaten track as you spend time in rural villages, take a variety of transportation, meet lots of locals and discover the fascinating Sasak culture. From chilling-out in the tranquil hill retreat of Tetebatu, to savouring views of the highly revered Mt Rinjani, to relaxing in the magical Gili Islands - this is truly an adventure to remember.
Day 1 Ubud
Bali's artistic centre overflows with artisans selling handicrafts, wood carvings and metalwork. Arrive early to browse their wares, explore nearby villages or see the surrounding countryside by bicycle. Perhaps visit the eccentric Blanco Renaissance Museum or investigate the lively Ubud restaurant scene.
Days 2-3 Tetebatu
Stock up on snacks from food hawkers on the ferry ride to Lombok. Catch a bemo (minibus) to the peaceful hill retreat of Tetebatu, famed for its great views of the magnificent Mt Rinjani. Visit the local village of Pringgasela, learn about traditional weaving and enjoy a delicious Sasak feast.
Day 4 Mt Rinjani/Senaru
Wake before dawn for great views of sunrise over Mt Rinjani. After a short ride in cidomos (horse-drawn carts) and a spot of shopping at the market, head to the village of Limbungan. Here, gain culinary bragging rights and sample fried grasshopper. Spend the night in Senaru, nestled between Mt Rinjani and the jungle.
Days 5-6 Gili Islands
Stretch those legs on a walk to the Sindang Gila waterfall, before taking a boat to the laid-back island of Gili Air. Laze on the isolated shores, learn to scuba dive or spot turtles and reef sharks while snorkelling.
Days 7-8 Senggigi
Enjoy a final day on the pristine Gili beaches before heading back to the mainland for a farewell dinner.