Best Of Bali and Lombok Island
- Beach Escapes
Day 1: ARRIVE IN BALI - UBUD
DAY 2: UBUD
Day 3: UBUD
Day 4: UBUD - GILI TRAWAGAN
Day 5: GILI TRAWAGAN - ISLAND HOPPING
Day 6: GILI TRAWAGAN - SENGGIGI
Day 7: SENGGIGI
Day 8: SENGGIGI
Day 9: LOMBOK - BALI
Day 10: BALI - DEPARTURE
This tour is built to let you experience the best of Bali and Lombok island. Ubud – the cultural centre of Bali is where your journey will begin. You will explore Bali’s local villages and its wonderful nature – the iconic rice terraces, Lake Batur, Mount Abang. From Ubud, travel to Gili Trawagan – a little tropical paradise with striking white sandy beaches. You will spend time relaxing on Gili Trawagan, en route taking boat trips to discover the nearby islands. As you snorkel in the crystal clear water, you may even make friends with the gentle giant manta rays. After Gili Trawagan, you will stay a few more days at Senggigi beach, a lesser-known destination which offers spectacular beaches.
A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you at the arrival lounge and take you directly to your hotel. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.
After a short rest, we will drive from the south of Bali to Ubud. The Balinese kings, benevolent to the arts, transformed their court seat into a true global village. Ubud shops, galleries and craft shops blend traditional arts and crafts with modern design. Visiting European artists, attracted by the lure of an untouched tropical paradise, were encouraged to stay. They gave new impetus to the existing local arts while creating some exciting new forms in the process. This atmosphere reverbs to this day. A visit to Ubud means indulging in the local arts, visiting the ancient temples and enjoying the archetypical Balinese surroundings of steep gorges and sculpted rice fields.
Cycling is the best way to see the famous Ubud rice fields and village life. Your trip will start from Baung Village and lead all the way to Nyuh Kuning Village. It’s a very safe ride with little traffic on the road, perfect with those without any cycling experience, it is recommended as an addition to an afternoon tour. All guides are locals who come from the surrounding regions and are trained to share their broad knowledge of Balinese culture and lifestyle with travelers.
If you only have time to do one tour whilst staying in Bali, this is the one! It will be a day packed with interest, education and fun!
Today you will have the best of culture and nature in a day. First, you will attend a playful introduction to the Balinese philosophy. The gracious Barong dance in Batubulan, performed by professional actors and dancers. Proceed to the rightfully famous woodcarving center of Mas. Young artisans with amazing skills emblaze tropical woods with life.
Then we will drive further to the east and enjoy the breathtaking view over the volcano and the Lake Batur, while having lunch in Penelokan, Kintamani. This is the largest lake in Bali and can be found in the smaller, secondary caldera of the Batur volcano, right at the foot of Mount Abang.
We will make the final stop at Tegalalang rice terraces for you to enjoy its stunning view before heading back to your hotel in Ubud.
After breakfast, we will drive to the harbor of Serangan for check-in on a high-speed boat to nearby Lombok. During the first part of the trip, don’t miss out on the stunning sight of Gunung Agung.
You will soon arrive on Gili Trawangan, a little tropical paradise with superb white sandy beaches, turquoise water, colourful fish and beautiful coral reefs. For the rest of the day you will be free to explore these magnificent surroundings.
* No motorized vehicles on the island, you can hire a cidomo (horse cart) if you wish to explore the island
* Speedboat transfer is not suitable for pregnant women, people with heart or back problems or other physical impediments and children under 5 years old.
We will start the day with a snorkeling excursion. After fitting on a snorkeling mask and flippers, you will depart by boat for a discovery trip to the rich underwater world around the Gili islands. The boat will stop at the best snorkeling locations. This is the best way to marvel at the impressive variety of fish and the beautiful coral reefs surrounding the small islands off the northwest coast of Lombok. Depending on the season, you might even spot sea turtles. Later you will return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
We will leave Gili Trawagan in the morning and transfer on a traditional boat to the mainland and then depart to the northern part of Lombok. Today you will explore the traditional Sasak dwellings and drive up to Senaru village to enjoy the fascinating panorama of the majestic Rinjani volcano.
After lunch, we will depart to the central west coast following a scenic route through a mountain pass and a rainforest. You can also catch the sight of the local people producing sugar from the sugar palm tree.
Spend the day at your leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities or doing some self-exploration of the beautiful surrounding.
Today will also be another free day so you can enjoy the resort’s facilities and the beautiful natural surroundings.
Spend the morning at your leisure and later your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby and transfer you to Lombok airport for your flight back to Bali.
Upon arrival in Bali, you will stay at a hotel in Jimbaran before leaving Bali the next day. Jimbaran has changed from a charming fishing village into a pleasant and peaceful little resort. It is also where you can find one of the best beaches on the island. And the fresh-fish barbeques served up by the little stalls lining the beach as far as you can see are the very best seafood on the island.
After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out and your private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your departure flight.
This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!
Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements.
- Domestic flight Lombok LOP to DPS Bali on economy class by Garuda Indonesia
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Speedboat from Bali to Gili
- Snorkeling during island hopping trip on the traditional glass-bottom boat
- Cycling Trip
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Bali
- Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Other services not mentioned in the program
Free service. No credit card required
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Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip
We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.
We requested SUV FOR OUR COMFORT AND WE GOT IT!
We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!
as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.
our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.
We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.
As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.
Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.
We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.
We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.
Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.
Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia
Superbly organised and very flexible
We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.
We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.
The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.