Explore Lombok – Mount Tambora – Komodo 9D/8N
Lombok – Mount Tambora – Komodo Exploration outline
This tour is recommended for travelers having much time and really want to discover the natural and cultural diversity of Lombok, Sumbawa, and Komodo islands. You will enjoy your vacation in Lombok and western part of Sumbawa island by visiting some cultural tourist objects. Along the way to Pancasila village of Dompu Regency you will see a wonderful view of savanna, mountainous resort, and corn farmland. You will experience the most wonderful time after reaching the crater of Mount Tambora. The last but not the least, the travelers should not miss out an adventurous exploration at Komodo and Rinca Islands to discover the eighth world wonder of Komodo dragon lizards which is known as Varanus Komodoensis. Pink beach of Labuhan bajo is also a a breathtaking beach beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Lombok – Mount Tambora – Komodo exploration itinerary :
Day 1. Arrival (D)
Meeting service at Lombok International airport then drive down to Sukarara weaving village to see Sasak ladies weave Lombok traditional SARONG which is called SONGKET using a very simple hand loom. Afterwards we continue driving to Banyumulek pottery village. In this village the visitors get a chance to practice making Lombok pottery. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. After having lunch we go to Senggigi for hotel accommodation. You may enjoy your leisure time at Senggigi Beach.
Day 2. Senggigi – Sumbawa Besar (B,L,D)
Breakfast is served at hotel, then enjoy an amazing Lombok – Sumbawa – Komodo overland tour. On Lombok island we will visit Lingsar unique temple where Moslem Wetu Telu, Hindu, and Buddhist worship together and Narmada Summer Palace which is known as a replica form of Rinjani volcano. Then proceed the trip to central Lombok to explore the wonder of Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu waterfall. Afterwards, drive down to Kayangan harbor to cross Alas strait with public ferry to Poto Tano harbor of Sumbawa Island. Lunch will be served en route. As soon we reach the harbor we continue driving to Sumbawa Besar town for accommodation. Enjoy your dinner and wonderful night at hotel.
Day 3. Sumbawa Besar – Pancasila village (B,L,D)
After having breakfast at hotel we visit DALAM LOKA, the palace built in 1835 by Sultan Kaharuddin I who ruled the Sultanate of Sumbawa. Afterwards we set out on a spectacular trip to Pancasila village, a small village located under the foothill of mount Tambora. Along the way you will see the mountainous scenery which dominates the surface the land. Lunch is served en route. We will stay overnight at a home stay belongs to the villager. During the day time you have a chance to mingle with the villagers. After having dinner you are suggested to sleep earlier in order to prepare tomorrows Mount Tambora trekking adventure program.
Day 4. Mount Tambora trekking (B,L,D)
After having an early breakfast we prepare the backpack and other trekking equipment then go down to Mount Tambora National Park for registration. We begin Mount Tambora trekking by riding a motor taxi so called OJEK from the village to the Forest Gate which takes about 30 minutes. Then set out on a spectacular 40 minutes trek to Post I. After taking a rest we continue walking up to Post II which takes approximately 2 hours. Lunch, coffee, and tea break will be provided at Post II. After watching a wonderful view we proceed with 2,5 hours trek to Post III where our cook provide with you a tasteful dinner. Furthermore, we enjoy an amazing 2 hours night trek to post V where our team prepare you tent to stay overnight.
D5. Mount Tambora – Pancasila Village (B,L,D)
Early breakfast will be served at 03 : 00. At 03 : 30 we start climbing up the crater which now becomes the summit of the mountain after a very tremendous eruption in 1815. It takes about 3 hours. We will reach the summit before sunrise. After enjoying Sunrise we walk Down to Post V for lunch. After having lunch we Leave Post V down to Post III for coffee and tea break. Furthermore, we continue an other 2,5 hours walking down to Post II. After taking a few minutes rest in we proceed the trek down to Post I. From Post I we need to walk down around 30 minutes to enjoy an amazing natural scenery before reaching the Forest Gate where the motor taxi pick and ride us back to Pancasila village. Dinner and stay overnight at the village.
Day 6. Pancasila Village – Sape harbor – Komodo (B,L,D)
Enjoy your breakfast at home stay. Afterwards, we continue our spectacular Lombok, Mount Tambora trekking, and Komodo dragon exploration to Sape harbor from where we start an adventure boat sailing to Komodo Island. Lunch will be provided en route. Enjoy an amazing night and dinner on board.
Day 7. Komodo – Rinca (B,L,D)
After having breakfast, we start trekking on the island to explore Komodo dragon lizards living on their habitat. Afterwards, we return to the pier to go on sailing to Pink beach where we can swim or snorkel. Our chef cook prepare your lunch on board. We anchor the boat at the pier. You will have dinner and stay overnight on board.
D8. Rinca – Labuhan Bajo
Breakfast is served on board. Set out on exploring the island for approximately two hours to watch Komodo dragon lizard and the other wild animals i.e. deer, water buffalo, horses, monkeys, wild bears, birds, etc. Afterwards we take a walk back to the boat to proceed the adventurous sailing to Labuhan Bajo. Lunch will be provided on board. Dinner and stay overnight at hotel choice in Labuhan Bajo.
Day 9. Half day excursion Labuhan Bajo – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel. then set out on a short excursion visiting Batu Cermin – the cave with stalactite and stalagmites. Afterwards drive down to the airport to onward the trip to next destination.