LOMBOK, SUMBAWA and KOMODO - Adventure Package (9D 8N)

Komodo National Park is located in the center of the Indonesian archipelago, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. Established in 1980, the main purpose of the Park was to conserve the unique Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) and its habitat. Called “ora” by the local people, Komodo is actually a giant monitor lizard. Growing up to 3 to 4 meters in length, its ancestors roamed the earth up to about half a million years ago.

This is full adventure program. Designed for visitor who interested in explore the jungle and the ocean. Combinaton of culture and adventure make this program is highly recommended for adventurer.
 
Day 01. Arrival MATARAM Airport / Harbor – Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival at Mataram - Lombok Airport / Harbor you will be welcomed by our Tour Guide, and transferred to your hotel accommodation. The rest of the day is free / leisure program.

Day 02. SASAK & SOUTHERN BEACHES TOUR ( B, L )
After breakfast at hotel, you will join Sasak & Southern Beaches Tour. A comprehensive tour beginning with a visit to the village of Banyumulek, where they make pottery for daily use – simple in design and primitive in style. Next, you will visit Sukarara, a traditional weaving village where the cloth is made for their daily sarongs. Then, you will go to the South to the traditional villages of Sengkol and Rambitan where you can see how the locals live in hyperbolic shaped, thatched huts, before proceeding to the coast and to Kuta Beach. Here, you can enjoy the beach while having lunch at a local restaurant (lunch included). For the energetic, climb the promontory for the spectacular views over bays and beaches. We return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Day 03. GILI AIR TOUR ( B, L )
After breakfast at hotel, you will join our Gili Air Tour. Here is your chance to see some of the natural beauty of Lombok. We begin traveling to the north following the inland road through the hills and the Pusuk Forest to see monkeys, which line the roadsides (take some fruits or nuts to feed them). Afetrwards, down to the coast and go to the village of Pemenang where you board the outrigger for the 20-minute crossing to Gili Air. This island is renowned for its superb snorkeling, as crystal clear waters, a reef of tropical corals, and millions of multicolored fish surround it. You can hire snorkeling and diving equipments on this island. It is also worth to hire a horse-cart and wander the surrounding island in approximately one hour. Lunch in picnic box will be provided. Return by outrigger to the mainland in the afternoon and then follow the coastal road South to Senggigi area. Travel up and over headlands and down through numerous bays; the scenery is stunning.

Day 04. LOMBOK – SUMBAWA BESAR REGION ( B, L )
After breakfast at hotel, you will check out from the hotel and begin your inter-island overland to the region of Sumbawa Besar. We will have some en route visits along the journey. Our first stop is at Lingsar Temple, the unique temple that belongs to Hindus and Moslems (a version of Moslem that includes the visit to sacred places in their rituals). Next is Narmada (the name was derived from a holy river in India). A summer palace for the Hindu Lords was built in 1727 here. The place resembles to Rinjani Volcano including artificial lake for offering purposes. There is spring water in the middle of the complex and renowned as the water of eternity. Then, we will proceed to Labuhan Lombok Harbor, where we will aboard the ferry for approximately one and a half hour across the Alas Strait to Tano Harbor at the western tip of Sumbawa Island. We continue the drive from Tano Harbor to the old Alas Harbor, where we will commence an approximately twenty minutes boat ride to the densest populated island in the world, Bungin Island. Then, we will drive along the coastal road passing through villages up to the hotel in Sumbawa Besar. Lunch in picnic box will be served en route.

Day 05. SUMBAWA BESAR  – Free Program ( B )
Breakfast will be served at hotel. You will have full day free and leisure at hotel today.
We advise you to take optional boat trip to MOYO ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. This island is renowned for its wild life, bird treasury, and marine beauty with multicolored fish and variety of corals. It is worth to wander inland, where you will have the opportunity to observe wild deer, boar, and cows. The enthusiasts may go further into a cave that provides the shade for bats and snakes. You can swim, snorkel (you may rent snorkel equipment from the hotel), and relax on the island white sandy beach after walking. There is an exclusive area on this island, where a resort named Aman Wana is built (the princess Lady Diana had spent several nights in this resort few years before she passed away). Picnic lunch package will be included in this trip. Then, you will return to the hotel by boat in the afternoon.

Day 06. SUMBAWA BESAR – BIMA ( B, L )  
After breakfast at hotel, we will take sightseeing in the vicinity town of Sumbawa Besar. This trip will include the visit to ‘Dalam Loka’ - the old house of teak woods that was used as the palace of former Sultan of Sumbawa Besar. We continue to ‘Bale Kuning’, where we can observe the remained treasuries of the Sultan. Next is Sumbawa Besar local market, where we can see the people sell and buy daily needs. We proceed to Pamulung Village, where we can observe traditional houses of Samawan people (the native people of Sumbawa Besar). Afterwards, we will return to the hotel for a short rest and lunch. After check out from the hotel, we will continue our overland drive to Bima, the easternmost region of Sumbawa Island. The journey will pass by many villages, coastal roads, valleys and headlands. We will be pleased to offer photo stops at any places for taking pictures. We will arrive in Bima late in the afternoon, and directly check in to the hotel for rest and overnight.

Day 07. BIMA – KOMODO ISLAND ( B, L, D )
After breakfast at hotel, we will aboard the coach and continue the drive to Sape Harbor which is located on the eastern tip of Sumbawa Island. Some en route photo stops can be made at Maria Village, where we can see an old and almost abandoned rice barns complex. Next is Sape Village, where we can see the local fishermen’s complex, and sometimes we can see them working to build the new boats for locally usages. Then, we will across Sape Strait on board of the local boat to Komodo Island. Please note that our boat is specially designed for touring the islands, and yet facilitated with passenger cabins, toilets (sharing), spacious deck, powerful engine, security radio communication, lifeboat, and jackets. Our boat cabins can accommodate the maximum passengers of 18 persons (on single and double configurations). Additional passengers shall accept beddings on mattress rolled on the sheltered boat deck. We will approach Komodo Island in the afternoon. We can stop at the pink beach for those who want to swim and snorkel if the weather and the sea conditions are save. After that, we will proceed to Loho Liang Bay (near The Komodo National Park Post Station) for anchor and rest. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

Day 08. KOMODO EXPLORATION – Return to BIMA ( B, L, D )
After breakfast on boat, we will proceed to the post station for visitor registrations and meet the local ranger to escort. Our boat may not accessible to forward on to the pier. On this circumstance, we will use the lifeboat to transfer vice versa. After the registrations, we will begin to explore Komodo Island on foot up to Banunggulung Watching Ground. This is the best vantage point to observe the ancient reptile known as varanus komodoenses. The exploration trip shall be escorted with the local ranger. Then the walk will pass through some paths, woods, and bush. We highly recommend you to put on appropriate shoes, long pants, and t-shirt. Please avoid wearing on red color, and the ladies on the periods shall keep the distance to the reptiles. Do not belief if they were looked so tame; they are still the wild creatures.
After the attractions, we will return to the post station for a short rest then aboard the boat for the return journey to Sape Harbor. We will be picked up and transferred to Bima. Lunch will be served on boat, dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 09. BIMA CITY TOUR – Transfer to Bima Airport for departure ( B )
After breakfast at hotel, we will have a short sightseeing to visit the Sultanate Palace, local market, and Bima harbor. Then, we will proceed to Bima Airport to catch the flight to your next destination.
The programs end.

Tour Package Inclusions:
  • 3 Nights accommodation in standard hotel in Lombok (AC room), and / or for those joining from day 4 (four) 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Sumbawa Besar (AC room), 2 nights accommodation in standard hotel in Bima (AC room), 1 night accommodation in PPA Guest House or boat cabin in Komodo Island (non AC room / cabin), daily breakfast.
  • Tourist AC bus in all transfers and tours (Seat In Coach)
  • Ferry ticket economy class from Lombok Harbor to Sumbawa Harbor 
  • Tours and transfers program as stated in above itinerary
  •  Return boat transfer on Gili Air Tour and Komodo Island Tour
  •  All entrance fees at visited tour objects
  •  Meals of lunch and dinner only if stated in above itinerary
  •  English speaking tour guide
Tour Package Exclusions:
  •  Any extra meals, beverages, laundry, phone bill, tips, personal donations at tour object
  •  Camera fees, and ranger fee in Komodo National Park of US$15.00 / pax
  •  All Air Tickets and Airport taxes
Booking Conditions:
  • Minimum Booking of 2 persons per arrival
  • Free Nationality or country of origin
  • Maximum 2 CHD per two adult companion
  • No refund for unused services.
Regular Departure Date:
All the year except during Chinese New Year or in any force major events.

Boat Configurations:
1. Gili Air Tour: Regular Outrigger Boat with outboard motor (approximately 20 minutes one way)
2. Moyo Island Tour (optional) : The hotels’s boat with build-in engine (approx. 1,5 hour one way)
3. Boat on Komodo Island Tour: 
    a. L.O.H: 27 meters 
    b. Width: 6,5 meters 
    c. Tonage Capacity: 75 tons 
    d. Engine: 300 Pk. Regular Cruising Hours: 5 hours (Sape Harbor – Komodo Island One Way) 
    e. Cabins: 6 Double + 6 Single. Maximum Passengers: 30 persons 
    f. Additional Mattress: Sufficient 
    g. Toilets: 2 units (sharing) 
    h. Navigations: Traditional + Compass & nautical radar 
    i. Security Facilities: Radio Communication, lifeboat & jackets.

 


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