12 day sample itinerary

Bali, Lombok and Gili Multi Centre

Indonesian Island Hopping

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Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands go hand in hand to make a perfect island hopping experience. Begin your stay on the popular holiday island of Bali where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and exotic sunsets before taking a short flight or speedboat to Lombok. After a few days soaking up the tranquility of this sleepy island take the short speedboat ride to the Gili Islands to explore the vibrant marine life and relax on the coral beaches. Each location offers something different and with such easy access between them there's no reason not to explore as much as you can, we guarantee you won't regret it!

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Beaches, temples and rice terraces in Bali
  • Boutique hotels and unspoilt ways of life in Lombok
  • Rustic island charm in the Gili's
  • Amazing sunsets, snorkelling and diving

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
12 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Self-Guided
  • Bali

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Indonesia's most popular island
    • Beaches, temples and rice terraces
    • Variety of resorts to suit all tastes
    • Jungle scenery in Ubud
    • Beautiful beaches in the south
  • Lombok

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Traditional Sasak Villages
    • Waterfalls and volcanoes
    • Peaceful beaches
    • Small boutique hotels
    • Relaxed way of life
  • Gili Islands

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Beautiful white coral beaches
    • Crystal clear waters
    • Excellent diving and snorkelling
    • Casual beach bars and cafes
    • Rustic vehicle-free islands
Bali

The beautiful island of Bali offers blissful beaches, stunning rice terraces, jungles, markets, temples and so much more. We recommend spending a minimum of four days here to allow enough time to relax on the beaches, explore inland around the cultural town of Ubud and tick off some of the islands key temples such as Tanah Lot and Pura Ulun Danu Beratan.

Lombok

From Bali you can reach Lombok either by short flight (around 30 minutes) or by fast boat which takes around two hours. Lombok is Bali's much quieter neighbour and the contrast between the two islands makes them well worth combining together. Again we suggest spending around four days here to truly relax and unwind as you make the most of the sleepy island life. You might like to visit a traditional Sasak village where the locals live in simple houses made from mud and clay and sell their homemade crafts to earn a living. If you're feeling active you could also arrange to hike to the summit of Mount Rinjani or for something a little less strenuous there are some beautfiul waterfalls on the island that you can explore.

Highlights

  • Sendang Gile Waterfall
  • Sasak Villages
  • Mount Rinjani Climb
Gili Islands

After spending some time in Lombok we suggest taking the 15 minute speedboat journey to the Gili Islands. These three tiny islands have a rustic and quirky vibe, coral beaches and excellent diving and snorkelling. There are no motorised vehicles so the only methods of transport are cidomo (a traditional horse and cart), bicycle or on foot. Days in the Gili Islands are all about relaxing on the beach or enjoying the colourful marine life while evenings centre around fresh seafood BBQ dinners and drinks. Gili Trawangan has quite lively nightlife whereas Gili Meno is more sedate perfect for a quiet holiday or honeymoon. We recommend four days in the Gili Islands as it will be hard to tear yourself away from the crystal clear waters and white coral beaches.

Highlights

  • Snorkelling and diving