a day on Lombok
A short drive to the northern coast of Lombok. No starker contrast between the fertile and green northern side and the dry and barren southern part. Stroll over an amazing local market, with hundreds of merchants scrambling for the attention of the market dwellers, while selling hot chilies, tobacco, fruits, daily households, meat and fish, cut on the spot, cloths... You name it and chances are you will be able to buy it on this traditional pasar. Maybe you stumble on a weird voodoo doctor from as far away as Sumba or Timor, trying to sell magical lotions, a potent love potion or some strange derivate able to cure whatever ailment you might be suffering from! Cross by motorized catamaran a small strait and reach one of the isolated islands just off the northwest coast of Lombok. Ample time for walking, swimming and snorkeling. The reef just outside the coast line contains the most beautiful corals and a wide variety of tropical fish. The best spot to explore the fascinating underwater world of Indonesia. Or get on a glass bottom boat to watch the giant turtles, the newest inhabitants of this marine world. Return to Lombok in the early afternoon, passing by a seaweed farm, yet another lucrative local activity. The stunning views on the Rinjani, the second highest mountain peak of Indonesia, towering almost 3.700 m above sea level, are a bonus! Overnight in Lombok.