Top attractions in West Nusa Tenggara
Our most recommended things to do in West Nusa Tenggara
1. From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling
In between Bali and Lombok, 3 idyllic islands can be found: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. These little coral islands have a real laid-back tropical island feel and make perfectly placed hideouts from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. With no traffic and nothing but fresh ocean breeze, this 3-day 2-night tour takes you to see two of these islands for an excursion full of relaxation, and special moments to remember for a lifetime. Your first day starts with a 7:00 AM pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the Patagonia Express, a speedboat that will arrive at Gili Trawangan in just a few hours’ time. On the way, catch breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the deep blue sea. Once on the island, spend the day relaxing at a beautiful tropical island resort – lounge by the pool, dive in the sea or hop on a bicycle to explore the coastline. Don’t miss the sunset...
Make sure you have the get your guide app and stay in contact with the tour guides. I feel like they all knew what. Was happening but I didn’t...a “sit back and enjoy the ride” experience! All in all though, absolutely amazing trip, personalized, and relaxing!
2. The Sasak Trail of Lombok: Full-Day Tour
Following pick-up, travel to the southern part of the island. After about 1.5 hours by car, reach your first stop at Kuta Beach. Admire its white sands and healthy reefs. Relax and grab some lunch before heading to the Sade Sasak village. This village was built in the traditional style of the indigenous Sasak people of Lombok. Learn how to weave as you interact with the locals. Next, visit the pottery village of Banyumulek. This village is one of the main pottery centers of Lombok, specializing in decorated pots and pots with fiber covering as well as urns and flasks. Here, if time permits, enjoy a short ride in the traditional horse and cart. End the day with a visit to Pura Batu Bolong, the oceanside temple known for its rocky surroundings, numerous pagodas, statues and sunset views, before returning to your hotel.
3. From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort
Discover a tropical paradise of soft white beaches and lush vegetation on a 2-day tour of the Gili Islands from Bali. Escape the crowds and get back to nature with time to swim and snorkel with the exotic marine life. Day 1 Climb aboard a fast boat and cross from Bali to the Gili Islands. Get the chance to stroll along a white sand beach on arrival, soak up the sun and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear sea. Spend the night listening to the gentle sound of the waves and watching the sunset at your beachfront resort. Day 2 Start the day with a private 2.5-hour boat ride around the 3 Gili Islands, and snorkel with marine life, such as butterfly fish, clown fish and different species of turtles. Get the option to extend your stay for more time to swim, snorkel and dive.
Great tour, everything was well organized and on time. They picked us up from our hotel and took to the port. Boat ride was very calm, but I assume this depends on weather conditions. Hotel in Gili Air was very nice, and we really enjoyed snorkling tour, so much wild life to see there.
4. From Mataram: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour
Discover Lombok’s best kept secret, the majestic Sendang Gile Waterfall. Start the day by traveling along the coast of Malimbu, from where you can see the Gili Islands and Bali's Mount Agung. Stroll past spectacular rice terraces and forests, and ascend 600 meters above sea level to arrive at the foot of Mount Rinjani. The walk will be rewarded with cool fresh air and the clear falling water of the Sendang Gile. After a swim in the falls and a break for lunch, visit Senaru Village, and see how their tribal mountain life has been intertwined with Islamic influences. You'll also visit the Bayan Old Mosque, a Muslim heritage site that dates back to the 16th century.
5. Countryside Bike Ride to Golong Village and Lingsar Temple
Be picked up at 7.30 AM from your hotel in the Mataram or Senggigi area and depart for the starting point around a 1-hour drive away, where you will begin biking. Make a stop at a local villager, making unique traditional food from jackfruit and other local delicacies. Proceed to a handicraft village, to see how local people craft huge cow bells for racing through a traditional practice. Admire the rural landscape of rice fields and mountain areas and pass two different tribes, living together harmoniously in one village with the religious symbols of Hindu Temple and Mosque located in the same area. Continue exploring the area and arrive in a Hindu village, passing more rice fields on the way. At the next resting point, taste some local food and cool off at the Ranget Natural Spring to restore your energy for the coming stage. Bike along the river and rice fields and brace yourself for...
6. Lombok Airport Private Transfer by Car
Experience a relaxing start to your Lombok visit with this private airport transfer service. Your personal driver will pick you up at Lombok Praya Airport and drive you directly to your hotel on the island. This service, priced for up to 4 passengers, saves you the hassle of negotiating for a taxi at the airport. The driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals area, holding a card with your name on it. You’ll be assisted with your luggage, escorted to your vehicle and helped with currency exchange if necessary. Departure transfers, from your accommodation to the airport, are also available.
We had great communication with this company nearly the whole time. We hired an airport pickup, however; when we missed our flight and emailed them to tell them we would be a few hours late we did not hear back. Our next flight was delayed by an hour, and we hadn't heard back from our driver, so we were sure we would need to hire a new driver, but once we landed there he was! Very pleased that even though plans had changed, we were still picked up
7. Mataram: 2-Day Mount Rinjani Private Trekking Tour
Summit an active volcano at sunrise on this once-in-a-lifetime trekking tour of Mount Rinjani National Park. During the first day of the tour, get immersed in the natural beauty of Lombok. Admire the dense grasslands, lush forest, rugged terrain and jutting peaks. For a total bucket list experience, camp near the rim of Rinjani, an experience made comfortable and enjoyable by the tents and portable toilet block being set up by the porters. After a tasty dinner, set the alarm for an early morning wake-up and trek to Rinjani's crater rim for sunrise. Look down into the lake in the crater, bubbling with thermal waters. It’s truly one of the hidden gems of South-East Asia, visited by just a handful of travellers each day. Once memories have been made and caught on camera, begin the descent and head back to the starting point.
8. Lombok Wildlife Park: Admission Ticket
The island of Lombok is best known for its beaches, reefs, and rich marine ecosystem, but the island has much more to offer. Catch a glimpse of its local exotic animals at Lombok Wildlife Park. Housing over 195 animals across 50 species, Lombok Wildlife Park lets visitors interact with each and every animal through a bevy of experiences and attractions designed to get you closer to nature. Bring the whole family for a meet and greet with the animals in the zoo and get your photos taken with parrots, elephants, reptiles, and more. With professionally trained staff always nearby, you'll never have to worry about the safety of anyone in your group as you connect with the park’s animals. Feed the technicolor birds, walk with an orangutan, all the while learning in-depth information about the animals’ behavior and natural habitats.
Beautiful place just feel sorry for the dragon and turtles being caged in small enclosure
9. Lombok: 3-Course Lunch at Rainforest Wildlife Park
You will be greeted at the gate of Lombok Wildlife Park where a team member will explain the details of the park. You have the chance to purchase a fruit basket at the front gate that you can use to interact with the animals and feed them their favorite meal of the day. Once you enter the park, you will be greeted by the lovely birds and will have an opportunity to hold and take a picture together. It is then your choice if you wish to explore the rest of the park or stop for a while to enjoy your time and relax at the restaurant. At the restaurant, the staff will prepare your 3-course lunch from the excellent international menu. Take in the incredible rain forest surroundings and take pictures with some of the exotic and charismatic birds, Bagong, Yacob, and Lauren.
Such a cute place. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. The animals were well cared for and looked healthy too.
10. Transfer Between Senggigi and Teluk Nara and Bangsal Harbor
Experience a relaxing start to your Lombok visit with this private transfer service. Your personal driver will pick you up at either Teluk Nara or Bangsal Harbor and drive you directly to your hotel in Senggigi or vice versa. This service that’s priced for up to 4 passengers saves you the hassle of searching and negotiating for a taxi at the harbor. The driver will be waiting for you and holding a sign with your name on it. You’ll be assisted with your luggage, escorted to your vehicle. The service operates on a 24-hour schedule so that you can travel safely to your destination at any time of day or night either from/to the harbor.
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What people are saying about West Nusa Tenggara
The booking was very easy, Krisna who organizes my tour was very helpful. I booked it only one day in advance, but The Seven Holiday made it possible for me to go the next day. The tour itself was great, the Gilis are a must see if you are nearby. No traffic (only bicycles and horses), clear water, silence beaches and a fun nightlife (many opportunities to meet new people). My pick up in the morning was on time at my hotel, the speed boat was exiting. The snorkeling tour was amazing, there are a lot of different fish, beautiful coral riffs and I even saw two turtles. The whole time I could reach Krisna from The Seven Holiday by WhatsApp, what I appreciated a lot. I would highly recommend the tour and The Seven Holiday and would definitely book with them again. Thank you very much!
This was a nice trip. South Gilis are much nicer comparing to North ones, less crowded. Our guide was competent and with good English. We enjoyed out trip and can recommend it to anyone.
Such a cute place. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. The animals were well cared for and looked healthy too.
Anton our guide was fabulous, very helpful and knowledgeable. Brilliant day
Really well organised trip with great support would recommend