General

Tailor made for You? Discover, nature, beaches, volcanos, Bali, Lombok, Gili, trekking, scuba diving, surfing, volunteering, yoga and meditation. We thought about what you wanted and we designed a trip that includes all of the things that interest you.
We kept it relaxed and genuine, and avoided the tourist traps. We chose budget but lovely accommodation. We designed you a mixture of relaxing days and adventure days. You will surf and dive the best spots. You have enough time to take in some culture along the way….
You also have free time to add more adventures as you go such as yoga workshops, motorbiking day trips, day hikes, snorkel tours, temple tours, shopping days, beach and cocktail days, party night and long lie ins….

GiliTA TRAVEL PROPOSITION – Ask Julie

Bali – Gili Air – Lombok – Bali
(2 person – double occupancy)
Duration: 35 days / 34 nights (low season)

Destinations :

Ubud (Bali) – Munduk (Bali) – Pemuteran (Bali) – Tulamben (Bali) – Gili Air (Lombok) – Kuta & South (Lombok) – Rinjani volcano (Lombok) – Uluwatu (Bali)

Price: € 1231 per person (double occupancy)*
*Included: Travel Design, travel consultancy, lodging and transfers with private driver/ guide

*Not Included are optional extras such as: shark conservation dive, reef restoration scuba diving, US Liberty Wreck Diving, motorbike hire and yoga classes.

The mission of Julie’s company is “Let’s Feel Free”. Activities are free to be booked by the guests on location. We believe during a trip you have to keep a certain form of freedom. Which means, you don’t have to climb a volcano summit if its pouring rain, but you can decide to have a spa wellness or shopping day instead. The GiliTA team will remain available to book tours on location, or by WhatsApp for advice and ideas. We can also book them in advance on special request. _________________________________________________________

ITINERARY

TRAVEL SUMMARY

DAY 1-6: UBUD (BALI) (5 nights)
Ubud is a cultural, artistic, and charming small town. Ubud means medicine in Indonesian. It has become Bali’s center to practice yoga, eat healthy food, recharge and rejuvenate amid Ubud’s rice paddies.

  • Yoga & Meditation – deepen your practice
  • Volunteer Work – Spend the day with eco- warriors

DAY 6-9: MUNDUK (BALI) (3 nights)
Munduk is located in Singaraja, my favourite part of Bali. On top of the lakes, amongst hidden waterfalls and the local villagers climb up in the trees, cultivating cloves. Land of the fresh strawberries and mind-blowing views of the valley below.

  • Hiking: do some local walks to enjoy the fabulous views
  • Meditation: find a quiet spot to meditate and relax into the trip

DAY 9– 12: PEMUTERAN (BALI) (3 nights)
Pemuteran is a popular and tranquil oasis in the northwest corner of Bali where the gleaming black sand invites you to relax and enjoy the sunset while the cool waters trickle your feet. This place offers you incredible water to snorkel and dive, and an authentic local life.

  • Scuba Diving – Explore the best of Bali’s reefs

DAY 12 – 15 TULAMBEN (BALI) (3 night)
Near Amed, Tulamben is a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Bali. It is among the most popular dive sites on Bali since the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed just off the shore. There is also some great muck diving where you can find unusual marine species.

  • Scuba Diving – Explore the Liberty Wreck and do some muck diving
  • Snorkelling – Enjoy the reefs for free just by walking off the beach

Day 15 – 22: GILI AIR (LOMBOK) ( 7 nights)
The Gili islands have something to make every traveler happy. After travelling the world for 6 years, I’ve decided to call this island home. The island is most famous because it’s crawling with marine life. Gili Air is ideal for relaxing, snorkeling, scuba diving and beach parties.

  • Underwater beach cleanup – have some fun volunteering
  • Shark conservation dive – take a dive course with Shark warriors
  • Reef survey workshop – We will take you on a reef surveying dive

DAY 22 – 27: KUTA (LOMBOK) (4 nights)
South Lombok has views to inspire artists and photographers with the sublime panoramic beauty that unfolds beach after beach, bay after bay, all around the coast.

  • Yoga: Practice Yoga
  • Surfing: Surf the breaks along Kuta beach, Lombok’s premier surf spot

DAY 27 – 31: VOLCANO RINJANI TREK (LOMBOK) (4 nights)
Trek on the second highest volcano in Indonesia, the Rinjani, and discover amazing landscapes. The first night of the trek is in a homestay before the departure and you will camp on the mountain for the 3 other nights.

  • Hiking: Discover the incredible Rinjani Volcano and watch the sunrise from the summit

DAY 31 – 34: ULUWATU (BALI) (3 nights)
Back to Bali to relax and recover from the hike! Uluwatu is a place on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali. It is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple and is the number four surf destination in the world for surfers of all abilities. There are panoramic cliff-top and sunset views.

  • Surfing: Uluwatu has year round breaks for surfers of all abilities Culture: See the beautiful temple and enjoy the views

DAY 1 – 6 UBUD

YOGA – MEDITATION – SHOPPING – VOLUNTEER – CULTURE

Ubud is a cultural, artistic, and charming small town. Ubud means medicine in Indonesian. It has become Bali’s center to practice yoga, eat healthy food, recharge and rejuvenate amid Ubud’s rice paddies.

TRANSPORT: Our Balinese guide/driver will wait you at Bali airport and will drop you to Ubud by private car.

LODGING: The guesthouse is located in Penestanan, a village of artisans, where the zen lifestyle and fair trade are prevalent.

ROOM TYPE: 1 Standard double room

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: You can visit Ubud city: the Ubud Palace, the monkey’s forest, the traditional market, enjoy a yoga class, a massage or a Balinese dancing show, visit the artisans, make your own batik, silver ring, be creative 🙂 …

YOGA: There are several beautiful studios in Ubud with many classes per day.

VOLUNTEER: You can spend some time with the eco warriors in Ubud and learn about their mission to educate the next generation in a different way. Ubud is all about community, there are many opportunities to get involved, just look at the notice boards at any of the coffee shops!

There are many things to see outside of the city like Tegalalang rice fields terraces, Tampat Siring temple or all the handcraft villages around Ubud. Call one of our guides, you’ll have their number in the road book to book all activities yourself on location, book at your hotel, or ask locals.

DAY 6 – 9: MUNDUK

HIKING – VIEWS – SUNSETS – CULTURE

Munduk is located in Singaraja, my favourite part of Bali. On top of the lakes, amongst hidden waterfalls and the local villagers climb up in the trees, cultivating cloves. Land of the fresh strawberries and mind-blowing views of the valley below.

TRANSPORT: Our driver/guide in Bali will transfer you from Ubud to Munduk. LODGING: Homestay

ROOM TYPE: Standard room

This Homestay is one of my favourite places in Bali. It’s a lovely local family guesthouse, on the top of a valley. The breakfast is exquisite, served with fresh orange – strawberry juice and stunning views of the valley below.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Call one of our guides, you’ll have their number in the road book to book all activities yourself on location, you can also ask the locals, they know their area the best and they’ll love to share the beauty of their country with you. Travel free! All our favourite activities and addresses in and around Munduk you will receive in your roadbook: hiking with a local guide to balinese waterfalls or in the rice fields, discover the temples and the traditional villages, or book a biking tour to discover Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

DAY 9 – 12: PEMUTERAN

DIVING – SNORKELLING – BEACH – TEMPLES – DOLPHINS

Pemuteran is a popular and tranquil oasis in the northwest corner of Bali where the gleaming black sand invites you to relax and enjoy the sunset while the cool waters trickle your feet. This place offers you incredible water to snorkel and dive, and an authentic local life.

TRANSPORT: Our private driver Wayan will drive you from Munduk to Pemuteran.

LODGING: Homestay

ROOM TYPE: Standard room

The dive shop in Pemuteran is located at a Homestay. It is an ideal base camp for visiting the Marine park of Menjangan along with the macro dive sites in the region, Secret bay or even Puri Jati.
The dive center is only 5 minutes from the beach of Pemuteran bay, perfect to go and admire the sunset!

DIVING IN PEMUTERAN:

The ideal place for Macro Lovers. No matter which macro critter you’ve always wanted to see, ask your dive guide and I’m sure he’ll find it for you! Menjangan’s Marine Park, north- west of Bali, has impressive drop offs and coral gardens in perfect conditions, with sea fans exceeding 2 meters. Schools of fish, turtles, black and white tips, frog fish, mandarin fish, octopus,… Secret Bay, Puri Jati and The Pier are my favorite dive spots.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA:
Diving and snorkelling are really famous in Pemuteran, especially at Menjangan Island.
Pemuteran and Lovina are the best areas in Bali to do an early boat trip to watch the dolphins during sunrise. Trek in West Bali National Park and visit Pura Pulaki, Pura Pabean and Pura Melanting, local temples.

Day 12 – 15: Tulamben

DIVING – WRECK DIVING – MUCK DIVING – SNORKELLING – BEACH

Near Amed, Tulamben is a small fishing village on the north-east coast of Bali. It is among the most popular dive sites on Bali since the wreck of the Liberty, a US Army Transport ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942 lies just off shore.

TRANSPORT: Private driver from Pemuteran to Tulamben
LODGING: Villa & Homestay

ROOM TYPE: Standard Room

Villa & Homestay in Tulamben is the home of Tom & Komang. It has an outdoor pool, a barbecue and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. All rooms come with a flat- screen TV. Certain rooms have views of the sea or garden.

DIVING IN TULAMBEN: Let the black sand of this volcanic island show you the colors you have never seen before. The dive site Coral Garden has like resident a scorpion fish yellow and pink. The Tulamben drop off goes up to 70 meters. The wreck Liberty is superb in night-time dive, benches of humped parrot fishes. Don’t forget to check out the ghost pipefish, on the deeper end of the wreck’s slope. Also peek into the blue for black and white tips passing through. The Seraya site is perfect for photographers, with an incredible macro fauna.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Enjoy the really good snorkeling around Tulamben and Amed. You can also book a tour to discover the nice temples around: Taman Tirta Gangga, Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang, Pura Lempuyang Luhur…or choose to hike the Agung mountain at sunrise time.

LIBERTY WRECK: The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous site in Bali. The liberty ship was hit by a Japanese torpedo then was beached near Tulamben. In 1963, the eruption of Mount Agung caused the vessel to slip off the beach, and it now lies on a sandy slope in 9 to 30 m of water. The wreck is about 130 m long with the shallowest part at about 5 m deep and the deepest on the other side of the wreck at about 30 m deep.

MUCK DIVING: Tulamben and Amed are known for having some great muck diving sites. You can find frogfish, seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish and if you are lucky maybe a mimic octopus!

DAY 15 – 21 GILI AIR

YOGA – DIVING – MEDITATION – DANCING – SUNSETS – ACTIVITIES

Gili Air is the closest Gili to Lombok. As soon as you set foot on Gili Air, you’ll feel your body and soul fill up with an extreme sensation of relaxation, you’ll naturally slow down… it’s the magic of Gili Air.

On this eco- island, no motorized vehicles are allowed. The island is travelable by foot in around one hour and a half, but you can choose to use a bicycle or a cidemo (local horse cart). Enjoy the peace and quiet of an island that is free of traffic. Allow yourself to have your spirit lifted and your body and soul nourished.

TRANSPORT: Transfer from Amed to Gili Air by Fastboat

LODGING: Julie’s House!

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: The island has plenty of things to do. It’s surrounded by white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue water and pristine coral reefs. Gili Air is the ideal place for a private snorkelling trip amongst Gili Air’s turtles, scuba diving amid Gili’s currents, surf Bonkas reef near the harbour, horse riding, wake boarding, fishing, spear fishing, Indonesian cooking classes, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), SUP Yoga, several types of yoga, acro yoga, yin yoga, hatha yoga, fly high yoga, meditation, cycling, island hopping and magical sunsets.

VOLUNTEERING AND CONSERVATION: Take part in an underwater or beach cleanup by volunteering with Oceans5 or Gili Island Divers or the Shark Warriors in their weekly community activities. You could do the one day Shark conservation course, which includes a dive, with the Gili Shark Conservation and learn about the threats to this misunderstood species. Or you might want to do a Reef survey workshop with the Gili Eco Trust.

Our team of Gili Travel Agency will help you to book any activities around the Gili’s on location. or in advance of your trip.

Read more on Gili Air activities in our brochures: – Gili Air Activities: Click Here

– Day trips to Lombok: Click Here

– Gili Air Wellness: Click Here

DAY 22 – 26: KUTA & SOUTH LOMBOK

SURFING – YOGA – DIVING – WHITE BEACHES – ACTIVITIES

South Lombok has views to inspire artists and photographers with the sublime panoramic beauty that unfolds beach after beach, bay after bay, all around the coast.

TRANSPORT: Public fast boat to Lombok and private driver transfer from Bangsal to Kuta.

LODGING: Yoga Resort and Spa

Located in a tropical garden, this charming accommodation is our favorite in Kuta. It offers a pool, a Spa, a yoga center, a cinema, and a restaurant.

ROOM TYPE: Luxury Dormitory

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Rent a motorbike and discover the Lombok southern unspoiled beaches: Kuta beach, Tanjung Ahn, Mawun and Selong Belanak. Have a surf lesson with locals on the beach. Book a tour with Wayan (contact in the road book) and visit the villages where local people make pottery, basket weaving from grass, bamboo and rattan accessories.

SURFING: There are surf breaks for all abilities in Kuta beach. If you are an advanced surfer the locals will point you towards the challenging spots! Kuta beach is really near Kuta town which has plenty of good cafes and bars to unwind in after a hard day on the water. You can take a scooter and head over to Selong Blanak which is an idillic long, white sandy beach with no coral, clear waters and a year long beginner break. If you want a challenge you can head to Gerupuk where the more experienced surfers will be hanging out.

DAY 27 – 30: RINJANI VOLCANO TREK

Here is an opportunity to do something you will never forget: trekking the second highest volcano in Indonesia, the Rinjani, and discover amazing landscapes.

TRANSPORT: The Green Rinjani team (trek organizer) will pick up you in Kuta and drop you to Senaru where you will spend the night before the trek.

TREK RINJANI: At 3,726 meters, it dominates the landscape of the relatively small island of Lombok. Within its huge 50 km2 caldera sits the crater lake Segara Anak (Child of the Sea). Eruptions within the caldera have formed a new small cone called appropriately enough, Gunung Baru (New Mountain). Segara Anak has a natural hot spring.

The mountain and its satellites form the Mount Rinjani National Park (Taman Nasional Gunung Rinjani) – officially 41,000 hectares within the park boundaries and a further 66,000 hectares of protected forest outside.

In 2008, the Indonesian government proposed to UNESCO that Mount Rinjani be one of the world’s official geoparks. If this was approved by UNESCO, Mount Rinjani would become the first such geological park in Indonesia.

Green Rinjani Lombok, our trekking company partner, is an eco-friendly company and try to find solutions for tomorrow’s environment. Every trekker plants a small tree on the Rinjani during the trek. The trek is a 4 days/3 nights trek, that means you will camp in the mountain during 3 nights, and join the summit on the last morning for sunrise.

DAY 31 – 34: ULUWATU

SURFING – SUNSETS – TEMPLES – CULTURE

Uluwatu is a place on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula of Bali. It is home to the Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple and is the number four surf destination in the world for surfers of all abilities. There are also many places with panoramic cliff-top and sunset views, suitable for those who want to enjoy stunning views.

TRANSPORT: Private driver from Kuta to Bangsal then fastboat to Padangbai in Bali. From Padangbai, private driver to Tetebatu.

LODGING: Bobby’s Place

Bobby’s Place Hotel Uluwatu offers simple but lovely accommodation in Uluwatu set within landscaped gardens. All 3 rooms have climate control, a private terrace, a wardrobe, a seating area and a sofa.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA: Explore the good white sand beaches on the Bukit Peninsula which many consider the best in Bali (Green Bowl Beach, Balangan Beach, Dreamland, Padang- Padang…), visit Uluwatu temple, try to surf or play golf at New Kuta Golf Course. Famous for surfing Ultra- consistent “Ulu’s” is the focal point of Balinese surfing thanks to it’s ability to handle any size swell from small to large and spread the biggest of crowds across a wide reef.

DAY 35: BACK HOME

TRANSPORT: Transfer from Uluwatu to Bali airport by private car.

Contact me by Skype (Juthonnard1) or WhatsApp (+6281999601058) to discuss eventual changes.
I hope you like it! =)

Julie Thonnard – co-founder at Gili Travel Agency

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AskJulie@GiliTA.com or by phone téléphone +62 (0) 819 996 01 058 (WhatsApp) and skype (juthonnard1)

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