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Once around the volcano!  

... the road less travelled!  Right around Mount Rinjani Volcano!

 

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AROUND MOUNT RINJANI VOLCANOE

We have to warn you, this is a long tour.... 11 hours! This tour takes in the entire top of Lombok, following the coast in a clockwise direction, and you really get to see “the road less travelled”.  Very few people visit this part of Lombok due to the time it takes, the narrow and winding road, steep inclines and heavy jungle, but it is one of the most memorable tours you will ever take. The roads are so steep here, we use a 4WD vehicle to undertake it safely, even though the roads are bituminous (asphalt)! Experience the heady views from the northernmost slopes of Mount Rinjani Volcano, which offers stunning views back down the valleys toward the local townships.  Often, this spot is in the clouds! SAMPLE ITINERARY  (Assuming your departure point is in the Senggigi area) Depart your accommodation: 8.30am   Total distance travelled is approximately 250 km) Return to your accommodation:  When we get there! Depart your accommodation early (preferably by about 7.30am as this tour is 11 hours long and covers a lot of ground where the roads are narrow and winding so travelling is slow) Travel north along the coast road, which offers stunning views across the sea from cliff-top vantage points to the distant figure of Mount Agun (volcano) on the island of Bali, and also of the Gili Islands which sit just off the coast of Lombok) Visit a traditional village where the Sasak people live the same way they have since time immemorial Stop at one of the stunning waterfalls which are fed by water cascading down the slopes of Mount Rinjani (Take lunch at a location of your choosing - our guide will offer suggestions of the best places to eat) Follow the winding road up out of the agricultural valley, climbing steeply higher and higher until you reach the pass which leads down into lush rain-forest in the valley below.  This point is marked by a parking bay... perhaps stop for coffee here to admire the views, and feed the local monkeys if they are present.  At this point you are sitting on the northern shoulder of Mount Rinjani volcano.  On clear days the views are just amazing.  Mount Rinjani is so large it creates its own weather patterns, so often at this point the weather is quite cool, and you can be surrounded in cloud!  Surprising for the tropics! Wind down into the lush valley, where rice paddy terraces perch in a precarious manner on the steep hillsides. Travel through local villages, gradually turning west through rich farming areas. Tour includes: All tour costs are included, such as entry fees and gratuities where applicable. English speaking tour guide will accompany your group at all times. All transport costs in a clean modern air-conditioned vehicle Bottled mineral water for each guest. Fresh local fruit as snacks Not included: Drinks other than bottled mineral water provided in-car, lunch.
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Once around the volcano!  

... the road less travelled!  Right around Mount Rinjani

Volcano!

We have to warn you, this is a long tour.... 11 hours! This tour takes in the entire top of Lombok, following the coast in a clockwise direction, and you really get to see “the road less travelled”.  Very few people visit this part of Lombok due to the time it takes, the narrow and winding road, steep inclines and heavy jungle, but it is one of the most memorable tours you will ever take. The roads are so steep here, we use a 4WD vehicle to undertake it safely, even though the roads are bitumised (asphalt)! Experience the heady views from the northernmost slopes of Mount Rinjani Volcano, which offers stunning views back down the valleys toward the local townships.  Often, this spot is in the clouds! SAMPLE ITINERARY  (Assuming your departure point is in the Senggigi area) Depart your accommodation: 8.30am   Total distance travelled is approximately 250 km) Return to your accommodation:  When we get there! Depart your accommodation early (preferably by about 7.30am as this tour is 11 hours long and covers a lot of ground where the roads are narrow and winding so travelling is slow) Travel north along the coast road, which offers stunning views across the sea from cliff-top vantage points to the distant figure of Mount Agun (volcano) on the island of Bali, and also of the Gili Islands which sit just off the coast of Lombok) Visit a traditional village where the Sasak people live the same way they have since time immemorial Stop at one of the stunning waterfalls which are fed by water cascading down the slopes of Mount Rinjani (Take lunch at a location of your choosing - our guide will offer suggestions of the best places to eat) Follow the winding road up out of the agricultural valley, climbing steeply higher and higher until you reach the pass which leads down into lush rain-forest in the valley below.  This point is marked by a parking bay... perhaps stop for coffee here to admire the views, and feed the local monkeys if they are present.  At this point you are sitting on the northern shoulder of Mount Rinjani volcano.  On clear days the views are just amazing.  Mount Rinjani is so large it creates its own weather patterns, so often at this point the weather is quite cool, and you can be surrounded in cloud!  Surprising for the tropics! Wind down into the lush valley, where rice paddy terraces perch in a precarious manner on the steep hillsides. Travel through local villages, gradually turning west through rich farming areas. Tour includes: All tour costs are included, such as entry fees and gratuities where applicable. English speaking tour guide will accompany your group at all times. All transport costs in a clean modern air-conditioned vehicle Bottled mineral water for each guest. Fresh local fruit as snacks Not included: Drinks other than bottled mineral water provided in-car, lunch.
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