March 23, 2009
The Indonesian Island of Lombok: Culture, Beauty, Luxury
Lombok has been one of our favorite cultural travel destinations for quite some time. Easily accessed by hydrofoil or plane from the neighboring island of Bali, Lombok offers deeply traditional culture and pristine beauty: a volcano, beautiful beaches, excellent diving and snorkeling, waterfalls, and lush terraced rice fields.
Our private tours of Lombok include a balance of outdoors activities (land and water), 4WD tours of the island’s scenic interior, and cultural touring of traditional villages specializing in local island crafts, including pottery, weavings and basketry.
Lombok has several luxury resort options, most notably the exquisite Oberoi Lombok.
Lombok is highly recommended for travelers seeking romance, a rich cultural travel destination, and a luxury resort that offers a beautiful beach and convenient access to great snorkeling and diving. The best way to complement Lombok touring is to combine it with a more extensive private tour of Bali and Yogyakarta.