Day 1 Candidasa
Arrive in Candidasa at any time. it's about 3 hours from the Denpensar airport. Check with the reception staff for a message from your Chief Experience Officer (CEO). Please be around for your important welcome meeting at 6pm where you will meet your CEO and fellow travellers. Candidasa is a lovely beach town. To fully experience the area, we recommend booking pre-night accommodation.
Day 2 Lombok /Tetebatu (B)
Take the ferry to Lombok- the time here can vary depending on which boat turns up for the journey. (Fingers crossed for the express boat!) Once you arrive to Lombok, drive to the village of Tetebatu (about 2.5 hrs) on the slope of the Rinjani Volcano. In the afternoon, explore the area– the ricefields, tobacco fields and the small village.
Day 3 Senaru (B)
Enjoy a spectacular drive through the middle of Lombok. You will travel through parts of the forest on the slopes of the Rinjani Mountains and continue through the dry, eastern part of the island. Once on the north side, you will drive up the slope of the Rinjani Volcano once more in order to arrive in Senaru for the night. Approximate travel time: Tetebatu - Senaru: 3 hours
Days 4-6 Gili Islands (3B)
In the morning, hike through the valley situated at the base of Mt Rinjani. During the hike, visit local villages along the way where the people are happy to greet you with warm hospitality and welcome you to their homes. End the hike at a secluded waterfall for a refreshing swim. After, drive about four hours to the harbour. Take a small outrigger boat to the Gili islands (30 minutes). We usually stay on Gili Air Island but will sometimes stay on Gili Meno Island depending on seasonality. The Gili Islands are the ideal location to relax, enjoy the sun, sand and sea and let go of all your cares and worries. With a tiny population, no cars, an industry consisting of tourism, coconut plantations and fishing plus hte added bonus of beautiful white sand beaches, pristine waters and coral reefs, there's nothing to do here but enjoy. If you feel particularly energetic your CEO can organise an optional snorkeling trip or yoga classes. Please note there is limited fresh water available on the Gilis and electricity is supplied by generators. Showers use salt water and rooms are typically fan-cooled (no air-con). Approximate travel time: Senaru - Gilli Island: 2 hours drive followed by a 30 minute ferry
Day 7 Sanur (B)
Return by boat to Bali today and transfer to Sanur. Spend the final evening with an optional dinner together, reflecting on our adventure under a Balinese sunset. Approximate travel time: Gilli Island to Padangbai: 2 hr ferry and 2 hr drive to Sanur
Day 8 Sanur (B)
Depart at any time.