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Gili Trawangan: Our most recommended tours and activities

Gili Islands: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour with Pickup

1. Gili Islands: Half-Day Snorkeling Tour with Pickup

Having flexibility or a shared or private tour, you will be checking in at the location selected and starting the tour. Life jacket is provided, so it's also available for non-swimmers. Your professional 1 boatman and guide will take you to explore the beauty of the underwater world in Lombok and the Gili Islands, exploring Turtle Point for sea turtles, unique scene of colourful tropical fishes swimming around sunken statues or vivid coral forests near Virgin Coral Garden. All under crystal clear water. We will also go near the Bongkas Reef which is the surfer's paradise. Before the trip end, our crew Will stop in Meno island for a while, where you can take some rest or eat some food at your own expense. Mineral water, snorkeling equipment, life jacket, glass bottom boat.

From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

2. 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 an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the harbor to 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 at one of the beach clubs – it’s a true spectacle of nature you don’t want to miss out on! Your second day features a private snorkeling tour on Gili Trawangan’s quieter but equally beautiful sister island, Gili Air. The 3-hour snorkeling tour takes you to see several amazing spots, beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. You’ll also get to swim with giant sea turtles, a magical experience! Spend the rest of the day as you like at another tropical resort – sipping cocktails, swimming, sunbathing – before another magnificent island sunset kicks in. If you’re an early bird, start day 3 early to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise of Gili Air. Otherwise, snoozing in bed to the sound of the sea is a lovely way to spend the first hours of your last morning on the Gili Islands. Enjoy one more swim in the turquoise sea, sit down for breakfast and say goodbye to these gorgeous islands. The speedboat will bring you back to the mainland of Bali where you will be transported to your hotel by shuttle bus.

From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

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.

Bali and Trawangan: Fastboat with Optional Bali Transfer

4. Bali and Trawangan: Fastboat with Optional Bali Transfer

Benefit from a swift connection from Bali to Gili Trawangan, or vice versa, and travel between the islands on board a fast boat with generous luggage allowance. Spend less time traveling and more time on the beach! For journeys from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the boat departs daily from Serangan Harbor, just 30 minutes from Kuta. Get a complimentary pick-up at your hotel or villa by air-conditioned vehicle, available from Kerobokan, Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Tuban, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Sanur, the airport and parts of Canggu (as far as Canggu Club). Pick-up from other locations is provided for an additional fee. Alternatively, you can make your way to the harbor for check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled departure. Depart in the morning to enjoy Gili Trawangan to its fullest. Boats back to Bali are at around 14:30 and hotel drop off is provided on arrival. Relax on board the 2.5-hour journey each way, and take in the stunning views.

From Lombok: Private Gili Islands Trip w. Glass-Bottom Boat

5. From Lombok: Private Gili Islands Trip w. Glass-Bottom Boat

Spend the day exploring the Gili Islands' breathtaking beauty, snorkeling in the clear waters, chilling at the beach, and watching marine life swim by through a glass-bottomed boat on this fun-filled full-day tour from Lombok. Discover what makes Gili Air, Meno, and Trawangan each unique. Get picked up from your accommodation early in the morning and travel to the Teluk Kodek Harbor, where you board a glass-bottom boat so that you can see the fish as they swim about in the waters below. The first stop is Gili Air. Don snorkeling equipment and dive into the clear waters of the island. If lucky, you might spot colorful fish, coral, maybe even a lurking turtle. Head to Gili Meno next and visit a turtle sanctuary before diving underwater to see the famous underwater statues called “The Nest”. Make sure to bring a waterproof phone case or waterproof camera to capture some photos of the unique art installation by sculptor Jason DeCaires Taylor. Have lunch at Gili Trawangan, and spend a few hours chilling by the shores or diving back in for some more Gili snorkeling and other water activities. Then head back to the harbor and return to Lombok to make your last stop of the tour. One of the best photo-op spots in the area, Malimbu Hill is a viewpoint that boasts scenic views of the sea and the shoreline. Snap a few photos to remember the trip by before returning to your accommodation.

From Lombok: Gili Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

6. From Lombok: Gili Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Experience all 3 Gili islands on the same day with a snorkeling trip from Lombok. Begin by taking a boat to Gili Trawangan, and enjoy the view of beaches and hills along the way. Upon arriving, spend 3 hours exploring the island on your own, and consider visiting the local mosque or venturing into the tunnels on the island. Next, make your way to Gili Meno to snorkel along the reef, keeping an eye out for colorful fish and even sea turtles. Then continue to Gili Air, where you'll have free time to get lunch. You may also choose to rent a bike or take a ride in a cidomo (a small horse-drawn carriage), before returning to Lombok. Enjoy!

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What people are saying about Gili Trawangan

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 257 reviews

Very good experience, the person from the agency was always aware of me and willing to answer all my questions, the good hotels and the great snorkeling trip! The only bad thing I would have to say is that the last ride from the hotel to the pier on Gili Air is not included and it is not very clear in the description as they say all transportation is included. Leaving that detail aside, everything is perfect!

Great experience: quick boarding, no hassle. The boat was comfortable and not overcrowded. Really comfortable seats on the top of the boat. We were offered sunscreen and towels (in case we get splashed). Therefore I recommend it for a hassle-free experience.

I went along with my sister and we had the whole boat to ourselves. Our guide didn’t speak much English but we didn’t mind as he still pointed out the things we needed to see including turtles which was phenomenal. Would recommend!

Very well organized and very easy. From the pick up by the driver to the final destination. Absolutely recommend this trip if you want to get to one of Lombok islands.

Fantastic day trip with great snorkelling and transportation! Very helpful guide as well! Thank you!