A Majestic View of Lombok’s Senaru

A Majestic View of
Lombok’s Senaru

Senaru’ s popularity as the starting point for walks and hikes around Mount Rinjani remain still
rather unknown. An abundance of pristine green landscape keeps visitors in awe, where
local villages and tribes still cling to ancient traditions and customs.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Without any doubt, the craters of Lombok’s Mount Rinjani work like a magnet for customers seeking an adventurous fill-in of their excursion needs on this tropical island. The immense crater, with its lake, can often be seen from various spots on Lombok.

At the base and partially constructed on the slopes of this volcano lies the town of Senaru–the perfect starting point to get acquainted with the fertile surroundings and the folk tales and stories of mystery by the local people.

TRAIL ITINERARY

A Majestic View of Lombok’s Senaru

07:00 - 16:00

We leave early in the morning in the direction of Senaru but not without a stop in between. First, the Baun Pusuk is home to hundreds of monkeys eagerly waiting for your arrival and who are happy to trade you for some quality pictures in return for peanuts or bananas. Although harmful and quite the playing type, we advise caution as these animals are prone to take anything dangling (glasses, purses, shawls and even earrings) for their own possession. We continue and follow the northern coastline to Wihara, a Buddhist monastery at a predominately Muslim enclave.

If open, one can visit the Buddhist school next to the temple. The children here receive basic knowledge about the teachings of the Lord Buddha and English. Gifts such as pens, pencils and notebooks are very welcome; the school depends totally on donations, and in return, you may walk out knowing some Indonesian words!

We finally make it to Senaru village, and we are immediately heading for a walk in the Rinjani National Park. Our guide for the afternoon is a local villager who eagerly wants to show you the holistic means of walking through the bamboo groves, various irrigation systems and plantations. The view will be of indescribable beauty, so keep your camera close and snap away. This leisurely trek moves deeper into the rainforest and will end at the famous local waterfalls of Sendang Gile and Tui Kelep. Matching perfectly with the surroundings, a locally prepared Senaru lunch is served at a local restaurant before we start with the last part of this wonderful day.

We continue to follow the base of Mount Rinjani and nearby the local settlement of Sembalun Lawang and Bumbung lies the tranquil Sembalun Valley, connected to the eastern slopes of the volcano. Authentic Sasak tribes still call this home and have continued to honour the traditions of their ancestors up until today.

Filled with impressions and new experiences, we head back for our long drive back to your hotel, where we should arrive at around 6 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying inside the Senggigi & Mataram region. Transfers outside these areas, including the surrounding islands, and the island’s main harbour and International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Part of this excursion includes walking over unpaved roads and paths. This may not suit guests with walking issues. Bear in mind that such paths may turn slippery / muddy after a rain shower.
  • We suggest wearing good walking shoes, preferred closed shoes. As we enter a religious site, please follow the guide’s instructions by only going inside clearly-marked areas. These are set up for visitors and not to disturb locals when praying.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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