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Start and finish in Sanur, and head to Senaru for waterfalls, Senggigi for volcanoes and forests and the Gili Islands for snorkeling in between. Ace.
The red star on Bintang Beer is almost like the logo for Indonesia. If you end the trip without tasting this refreshing drop then you just haven't lived. Just on't buy the one with the blue label, it's non-alcoholic. Or maybe you're into that kind of thing.
Time for shopping, eating and a few Bintangs Arrive in Sanur
Attend a Welcome Meeting at 6pm
Perhaps enjoy some shopping or relaxing if you arrive early
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Fast boat to Lombok, then a short drive to Senaru. There’s a great contrast what we've just seen. The scenery is really different from Bali and the people are predominantly Muslim rather than Hindu.
Meals included: 2 breakfasts
The trek up Mount Rinjani volcano is optional, but you’d be crazy to miss out. You need to be pretty fit, but we’ll take you up to the rim and you can spend the night camping under the stars.
Meals included: 3 breakfasts
As a reward for your big day of trekking we’ll take you cruising around the Gili Islands. Swim, sunbake, walk or partake in some of the world’s best snorkelling and diving.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Zip back to south Bali on a fast boat, rather than the slow ferry. This means more time to do a bit of last minute shopping or eat your body weight in prawns.
Meals included: 1 breakfast
Your trip ends after breakfast
• Gecko’s expert English-speaking local tour guide throughout the tour.
• 3-day beach stay on Gili Islands.
• Free time to explore Senaru, Senggigi and Gli Islands.
• Ferries for round trip to Gili Islands in Lombok; fast boats from Bali to Lombok and Lombok to Bali.
International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, some meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.
In case of emergency or if you need assistance please call our local emergency number on +62 (0) 811 380 3820 (Hotline no: 4 – Edy).
If unsuccessful please try +62 (0) 811 380 3821 (Hotline no: 3) or +62 (0) 813 376 18480 (Hotline no: 5).
There are many cultural differences that you will notice whilst you visit Indonesia. For example:
- Being friendly and polite in Indonesia is considered a very high quality to have. Anger is often considered a weakness. If you find yourself in a situation remember that a smile is often your strongest weapon!
- Try not to criticize someone in front of others. This causes embarrassment, and whilst they will not show it, you will find it hard to get anything done afterwards.
- Indonesians find it difficult to give bad news. So much so that they will often postpone it to the very last minute. They will often deliver it within a beautiful story!
- If you find yourself asking for directions always best to ask a number of times. If a local has no idea what you are asking they will often provide incorrect instructions - this comes hand in hand with not wanting to pass on bad news!
- Whether you are male or female you may find yourself being greeted with "Hello Mister".
- You may find locals asking quite a number of questions, when you meet them they usually want to know where you are going (Mau Kemana), where you are from (Dari mana), whether you are married, how many children you have, how long you are wanting to stay, even how much your salary is etc. If you prefer not to answer any of these questions it's best to make up an answer!
- Indonesians are very religious - to have no religion in Indonesia is considered very strange!
- You may find yourself coming from a culture that is driven by time and money. In Indonesia this is not the case, please remember that you are on holiday and there may be times when things do not go to plan. A popular saying in Indonesia is to be on "rubber time" (Jam Karet).
- Never touch someone's head, or point with your finger (instead use your thumb). If you wish to call out to someone do so with a downward wave. It is also impolite to put your feet on a table or to point the sole of the foot towards other people!
The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!
6 October 2014