West Nusa Tenggara Outdoor activities

Our most recommended West Nusa Tenggara Outdoor activities

Bali to/from Gili Air: Fast Boat with Optional Bali Transfer

1. Bali to/from Gili Air: Fast Boat with Optional Bali Transfer

Benefit from a fast connection between Bali and Gili Air, and travel between the islands on board a boat with generous luggage allowance. Avail of a service with daily departures in the morning so that you can spend more time on the beach and less time traveling. Get a complimentary pick-up at your hotel or villa in selected areas of Bali by air-conditioned vehicle, or make your own way to Serangan Harbour for check-in 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. From the Gili Islands, depart Gili Air at approximately 11:45 AM and get dropped off at your hotel in Bali on arrival around 2.5 hours later.

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.

Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

3. Best of Lombok: Tribe Villages, Traditions & Waterfalls

Immerse yourself in the north of Lombok, home to the Sasak tribe, on a full-day excursion that covers half of Lombok island. You’ll visit north, east, and central Lombok and your guide will include sites of particular interest to you. See traditional Sasak houses, the old mosque, Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, a traditional market, the Summer Palace, and much more. Drive to the Narmada Summer Palace and Royal Garden, built in 1718. Continue the tour to Sembalun Valley, located at the foot of Mt. Rinjani. The valley is the main starting point for treks up to the peak of Mt. Rinjani. When you arrive at one of the area’s strawberry plantations, you’ll have the chance to pick your own strawberries. From here, it’s on to Mt. Rinjani National Park, where you’ll learn about the second-highest peak in Indonesia. After enjoying time in the Sembalun Valley you’ll visit the Bayan old mosque, which was the first mosque in Lombok. Then you’ll have a chance to admire the Sendang Gile and Tiu Kelep waterfalls, located on the north slope of Mt. Rinjani, about 600 meters above sea level. Feel the cold water, and take a shower there. Visit Senaru village, where mountain tribal life and the traditions of past centuries still exist. On the way back to your hotel you’ll make a final stop to see the sunset at Malimbu or Nipah cliff, with Mt. Agung Bali as the idyllic backdrop.

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

4. 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.

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.

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What people are saying about West Nusa Tenggara

Everything was perfectly organized. We were promptly informed about the transfers, the taxi picked us up on time and took us to the speedboat. The check-in and the luggage transport went absolutely smoothly and we had been informed extensively. The boat was tip top so far, we were able to spend the entire crossing outside on deck. There were towels and seat cushions for these areas. It was the same on the way back, you only have to pay a tax of 10,000 IDR per person in Lombok to leave the country. For the crossing I recommend wearing swimming trunks, if the weather or the waves are not suitable you will get really wet (outside on deck)

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!

The tour was great we had enough time to see everything and all questions we had were answered. We had lunch on Gili Trawangan and had some time to explore the island. We even saw turtles there. So were very happy with the tour :)

Fantastic experience with everything running on time and our guide very flexible with allowing us to choose what to spend time on. They even allowed us to reschedule when I was sick at the last moment.

Had a great trip with my mom. Super friendly guides who also went snorkeling. Many fish and turtles seen by them. Would like to experience it again!