Passing through local villages, rice fields and breathtaking scenery, you will make your way to Sade, Central Lombok, en route your first stop will be in Banyu Mulek, famous for handmade potteries. Tour the local village on a ‘Cidomo’, which is a traditional horse cart that the locals still use as transport, and witness the skilled villagers process clay into beautiful export quality pottery. A visit to a large pottery gallery is included, where guests can purchase finished products.
From here you'll make your way to Sukarara, a village known for its stunning Ikat and hand woven fabrics, before visiting Sade a traditional Sasak village on the south of Lombok. You will have the opportunity to visit traditional Sasak houses, and also see the Lumbungs - traditional bonnet-shaped rice barns.
Departing Sade you will head for Kuta Beach, which probably offers the best seascape in all of Lombok. An Indonesian Buffet lunch will be served at the Novotel hotel. After lunch, enjoy free time at the resort relaxing by the pool or swim in the Crystal blue water at the beach, before returning back to ship.
Don’t forget your camera, there will be a number of photo opportunities on this tour.
Enjoy a buffet lunch featuring Indonesian dishes, water or soda water included during meal at the Novotel hotel, Kuta. Also enjoy traditional rice cakes and seasonal fruits with coffee or Tea.
To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled walking shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and bring along some SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water.
To respect the local beliefs and traditions you will need to ensure that long pants or skirts are worn when entering the temple and that your shoulders are covered.
Don't forget local currency for additional purchases.