LOMBOK ISLAND INDONESIA.
Lombok (1990 pop. 2,403,025) is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia. It is part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Bali to the west and the Alas Strait between it and Sumbawa to the east. It is roughly circular, with a “tail” to the southwest, about 70 km across and a total area of about 4,725 km² (1,825 sq mi). The administrative capital and largest city on the island is Mataram.
The Dutch first visited Lombok in 1674 and settled the eastern part of the island, leaving the western half to be ruled by a Hindu dynasty from Bali. The Sasaks chafed under Balinese rule, and a revolt in 1891 ended in 1894 with the annexation of the entire island to the Netherlands East Indies.
Geography and demographics
The Lombok Strait marks the passage of the biogeographical division between the fauna of the Indomalayan ecozone and the distinctly different fauna of Australasia that is known as the Wallace Line, for Alfred Russel Wallace, who first remarked upon the distinction between these two major biomes.
The island’s topography is dominated by the centrally-located stratovolcano Mount Rinjani, which rises to 3,726 m (12,224 ft), making it the third-highest in Indonesia. The most recent eruption of Rinjani was in June-July, 1994. The volcano, and its sacred crater lake, Lake Segara Anak, are protected by a National Park established in 1997. The southern part of the island is a fertile plain where corn, rice, coffee, tobacco, and cotton are grown.
The island’s inhabitants are 85% Sasak (a people, closely related to the Balinese, but mostly practising Islam), 10-15% Balinese, with the small remainder being Chinese, Arab, Javanese, and Sumbawanese.
Economy and politics
Lombok has much in common with nearby Bali, but less well-known and less-visited by foreigners. It has been working to increase its visibility to tourists in recent years, promoting itself as an “unspoiled Bali”. The most-developed center of tourism is Senggigi, spread in a 10-kilometer strip along the coastal road north of Mataram, while backpackers congregate in the Gili Islands off the west coast. Other popular tourist destinations include Kuta (distinctly different from Kuta, Bali) where surfing is considered some of the best in the world by leading surfing magazines. The Kuta area is also famous for its beautiful, untouched beaches.
While the area may be considered economically depressed by First World standards, the island is fertile, has sufficient rainfall in most areas for agriculture, and possesses a variety of climate zones. Consequently, food in abundant quantity and variety is available inexpensively at local farmer’s markets. A family of 4 can eat rice, vegetables, and fruit for as little as US$0.50. Even though a family income may be as small as US$1.00 per day from fishing or farming, many families are able to live a happy and productive live on astonishingly small incomes.
In early 2000 thousands fled from religious and ethnic violence that swept over the island, and tensions remain. Some travel websites warn that tourists sometimes provoke anger in this economically depressed region. This warning lacks credibility, since all of Lombok has had a long history of welcoming visitors to the island. Both the government and many of the residents recognize that tourism and the services required by tourists is Lombok’s highest source of income. Further proof of the island’s hospitality is show by the fact that tourists are virtually never seriously injured by any interaction with the local population. There is also a refugee camp on the island, costs paid for by Australia, which holds mostly Hazara Afghans who have tried to enter Australia by boat.
* Bangsal – little harbor servicing the Gili Islands
* Kuta – a surfing mecca like its Bali namesake, but that’s where the similarities end
* Lembar – for boats to Bali
* Mataram – the largest city by far
* Senggigi – the main tourist strip, including the neighboring beach of Mangsit
Located just east of Bali, Lombok has been promoted as “an unspoiled Bali” for quite some time, with beautiful beaches and the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani.
The more Islamic culture in Lombok compared than Bali may explain the reason why Lombok is quieter than Bali in terms of parties and nightlife, which can be either a positive or a negative depending on your point of view. Lombok is also becoming increasingly popular for honeymooners.
Lombok’s people are 85% Sasak, culturally and linguistically closely related to the Balinese, but unlike Bali’s Hindu they are Muslims. A notable non-orthodox Islamic group found only on Lombok are the Wektu Telu (“Three Prayers”), who as the name suggests pray only three times daily, instead of the five times required in the Quran.
While tropical, hot and humid, Lombok is drier than neighboring Bali, which makes it a particularly attractive option during the October-December rainy season (it rains on Lombok too, but rarely for more than an hour). The peak of the tourist season, though, is May through August.
Lombok’s only airport is Mataram’s Selaparang Airport (AMI), which occasionally also shows up in flight schedules as “Ampenan” (hence the seemingly odd airport code). There are frequent connections to Denpasar on Bali (30 min) and Surabaya (1 hour) on Garuda, Merpati and Germania Trisakti (“GT Air”), but only a single flight per day to Jakarta (on Garuda). A flight offered from and to Yogyakarta (on Garuda) is currently not being scheduled anymore. International flights are limited to Kuala Lumpur daily on Merpati and Singapore thrice weekly on Silk Air, with visas available on arrival. Lombok Network maintains a useful, mostly-updated flight schedule listing all flights to the island.
Slow boats from Padang Bai on Bali leave about every hour for the four- to five-hour trip to Lembar (Rp 35,000). The slow ferries are a bit rusty and dusty, with minimal restroom facilities, and are used mostly by locals, with few tourists on board. Access to the passenger deck is usually from the vehicle deck via steep and narrow stairs, so maneuvering heavy luggage is a challenge. Would-be porters wait by the docks, and will happily carry your stuff for Rp 10,000 per item. Sometimes they insist on doing so even when you don’t ask. They can be a bit intimidating, and sometimes try
Adventures Trips from Labuan bajo to Kanawa Island, Rinca Island Komodo Dragon Trekking, Sabolon Island, Takabonerate Atoll, Selayar and Ending in Bira Beach of South Sulawesi Indonesia.
This trip only available from Oct to November and 03 times a month and total of 06 cruises, We are the only company that serve on this area and we will take you the the third biggest atoll in the World and explore the beauty underwater of Takabonerate Atoll and Selayar Island in South Sulawesi in 05 Days 04 Nights One Way Trip.
The Itinerary : 05 DAYS 04 NIGHTS SAILING ADVENTURES
Day 01: Labuan Bajo-Kanawa Island-Rinca Island-Kalong Island
Pick you up at the airport or your hotel in Labuan Bajo, sail to Kanawa island before lunch and snorkeling or just beach combing in Kanawa Island, afternoon sail to Rinca Island and trek to search for Komodo Dragons and other wildlife.
Return to your boat and sail to Kalong island to see thousands of Fruit Bats on Mangrove island. overnight. ( Lunch and Dinner )
Day 02: KALONG ISLAND-SEBAYUR ISLAND-SABOLON ISLAND-JAMPEA ISLAND
Wake up by the sunrise, after breakfast, leave Kalong island and sail to Sebayur island for snorkeling, we spend until lunch time and sail to Sabolon island. before sunset, we will have long night sail to Jampea Island. Overnight ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Day 03: JAMPEA ISLAND-LATINGIANG TAKABONERATE ATOLL
Arrive in Jampean before lunch time, visit the fishing village of Jampea, This ub=nique village located inside the logoon. After lunch sail to Latingiang Island, one of the island in Takabonerate Atoll. Overnight. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Day 04: JAMPEA ISLAND-LATINGIANG TAKABONERATE ATOLL-LIUKANG ISLAND
Arrive in Jampean before lunch time, visit the fishing village of Jampea, This unique village located inside the logoon. After lunch sail to Latingiang Island, one of the island in Takabonerate Atoll. Overnight. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
Day 05: LIUKANG ISLAND-BIRA BEACH SOUTH SULAWESI
Spend the whole day in the Liukang Island, snorkeling on one of the lonely island and explore the reefs. Afternoon sail to Bira beach of South Sulawesi and transfer to your hotel. ( Breakfast and Lunch )
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Price / Rate ( Direct Booking Only ): USD 800/person/twin share
Single Supplement : USD 350 ( don’t want to share bed )
Minimum 04 person for guarantee departure and max 12 person onboard
All meals, Soda ( Sprite and Fanta ) snorkeling gear, all land tours and trekking, mineral drinking water, entrance fees, guide fees on the island, ranger fees, pick up and transfer in Lombok and Labuan Bajo, English speaking guide, conservation fees in Gili Island, Satonda Island and Komodo National Park in total is : USD 75/person ( included )
Alcoholic drinks, return air tickets, Crew Tipping, Camera taxes, gratuities for crews, accommodation on land.
The trip return to Lombok from Labuan Bajo is the same places to visit during this sailing adventures trip, below is the itineraries:
Itinerary : 05 DAYS 04 NIGHTS SAILING ADVENTURES
Day 01: LABUAN BAJO-KELOR ISLAND-RINCA ISLAND-KOMODO ISLAND
Leave from Labuan Bajo around 10.00 Am, we take you on sailing to Kelor island for great snorkeling or just beach combing, by lunch time we take you to Rinca Island for hiking to search for Komodo Dragons and also other wildlife.
After trekking, return to your boat and sail to Kalong island to see Fruit Bats, after sunset sail to Komodo Island and overnight onboard. ( Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 02: KOMODO ISLAND-RED BEACH-GILI LAWA
After breakfast, leave your boat and trek in Banu Nggulung to search for Komodo Dragon and its wildlife, after trek return to your boat and sail to Red Beach ( Pantai Merah ) for spectacular snorkeling experience, after lunch sail to Gili Lawa Darat for another great snorkeling or climb up the hill for beautiful panorama of Komodo National Park. overnight. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 03: WERA BEACH AND VILLAGE-SATONDA ISLAND
Leave Gili Lawa Island in the morning, Morning cruise and Arrive in Wera beach in at noon, visit the village and see traditional hand woven and also boats building yard. Return to your boat and sail to Satonda island. Overnight. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner onboard ).
Day 04. SATONDA ISLAND-MOYO ISLAND-GILI KONDO
Arrive in Satonda island in early morning, visit the Saltwater lake and snorkeling at east beach for best snorkeling on the area. before lunch sail to Moyo Island and park in Labuan Haji and visit Mata Tujuh waterfall, After visiting the village and waterfall, sail to Taka Labuan Bajo for snorkeling and in late afternoon sail to Gili Kondo ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 05. GILI KONDO ISLAND-LABUAN LOMBOK-SENGGIGI
Arrive in Gili Kondo in the morning, snorkeling or just walk around the island, Snorkeling at Sand island next to Gili Kondo, lunch time sail to Labuan Lombok and Transfer to your hotel around Senggigi. ( Breakfast and Lunch onboard )
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Price / Rate ( Direct Booking Only ):
USD 800/person/twin share for Smy. Tropic Princess
All meals, snorkeling gear, all land tours and trekking, mineral drinking water, entrance fees, guide fees on the island, ranger fees, pick up and transfer in Lombok and Labuan Bajo, English speaking guide, conservation fees in Gili Island, Satonda Island and Komodo National Park in total is : USD 75/person ( included )
Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, return air tickets, Soda ( Sprite and Fanta ) , Crew Tipping, Camera taxes, accommodation on land and any personal expenses
From our home port of Senggigi Beach of West Lombok and Teluk Kode North of Lombok Smy. Tropic Princess Phinisi traditional Schooner Sailing Boat. The vessel has been extensively customised and refitted to suit long range live aboard sailing expeditions.
Smy.Tropic Princess is our proud and comfortable vessel with a length of 20 meters, Height of 1.75 meters, width 5 meters, rig 1,75 meters and 4 double bed bunks with sharing with private bathroom and AC and all for maximum 08 persons offers total comfort . Completed by 1 sharing bathroom for bunk class, dining room, freezer – refrigerator, wooden covered sun deck, tender life raft, kitchen mini bar and lazy chairs.
She will be doing all cruises to explore the Last Komodo Dragon around the National Park of Komodo to see Komodo activities in Rinca and Komodo island, Sumbawa Island, Satonda and Moyo and Lombok and Gili Islands. Also suitable for private charter with your group or family.
Constructed with quality and strong waterproof iron wood, teak and some local wood, 3 masteds junk regged schoneer and main engine Mitsubishi D14 6 Cylinder of 190 Hp, Smy. Tropic Princess gives you plenty of space to lose oneself; whether it is in the air-conditioned comfort of the large saloon or on the decks under the shade of one of the ship’s huge sails.The the bunks and master cabins are cleaned once a day with a very high staff to guest ratio on board service is excellent.
Itinerary : 05 DAYS 04 NIGHTS SAILING ADVENTURES
BELOW ITINERARY VALID STARTING FOR MID AUGUST 2014 SCHEDULE
Day 01, SENGGIGI-EAST LOMBOK- GILI KONDOS AND REEFS-MOYO ISLAND
Pick up and transfer services to Labuan Lombok harbor east of Lombok in 2 hours drive, Aboard on MS. Iris Princes and short tours onboard.
Sail to Gili Kondo, snorkeling or beach combing, spend your time on beautiful island of Kondo and enjoy the reefs, afternoon sail to Moyo island and park. ( Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 02: MOYO ISLAND-SATONDA ISLAND
Arrive in Moyo island in the morning at Labuan Haji harbor, Soft trekking to Moyo Aik Manis waterfalls and enjoy the nature and rainforest of Moyo island, return to your boat and sail to Satonda Island and overnight night. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 03.SATONDA ISLAND-GILI LAWA ISLAND
Walk up by the sunrise, swimming or snorkeling in Satonda Sunken Island, enjoy the white beaches of Satonda, Visit the Saltwater lake of Satonda, by Lunch time sail to Gili Lawa, this will be long sailing as you will arrive at Gili Lawa or Manta Point in the morning, Overnight during sailing.
( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 04. GILI LAWA-RED BEACH-KOMODO ISLAND-RINCA ISLAND
Arrive in Gili Lawa in the morning, enjoy your swimming or snorkeling of Komodo island reefs, You can also hike to the island top hill to sea the spectacular view of Komodo National Park Marine,
Lunch on the way to Red Beach for another spectacular coral reefs and fishes. After lunch sail to Komodo Island and trek to see Komodo Dragons and it’s wildlife. late afternoon sail to Rinca island and overnight at Loh Buaya or Kalong island.
( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner onboard )
Day 05, RINCA ISLAND-KELOR ISLAND-LABUAN BAJO
Early morning Sailing to Rinca Island., Walk to Rinca Island park for trekking, search for Komodo dragons, wild horses, wild water buffaloes, wild boars, Deer, crab eating macaques and birds. Return to your boat and sail to Kelor island for your last spectacular snorkeling before heading to Labuan Bajo. ( Breakfast and Lunch )
Upon arrive in Labuan bajo in the afternoon, we will transfer you to your hotel.
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USD 800/person/twin share for Smy. Tropic Princess
All meals, snorkeling gear, all land tours and trekking, mineral drinking water, entrance fees, guide fees on the island, ranger fees, pick up and transfer in Lombok and Labuan Bajo, English speaking guide, conservation fees in Gili Island, Satonda Island and Komodo National Park in total is : USD 75/person ( included ), Tanks, Weights and Compressor.
Diving, Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, Soda ( Sprite and Fanta ) , return air tickets, Camera taxes,accommodation on land and personal expenses. Dive equipments ( bring your own )
Msy. Tropic Princess is Brand New Phinisi Boat that bring the new spirit in the islands and provide all conveniences sailing adventures and provide all comfortable facilities onboard.
We can take only 12 passengers, 08 bunk bed cabins and 01 master cabins for 04 people or one family.
RESERVATION AND CONTACT:
PT. INDONESIA TROPIC HOLIDAYS AND CRUISES
Jl. Raya Pantai Senggigi
Senggigi Plaza Block A3 No 06
Senggigi – Batu Layar 83355
Phone & Fax : +62 (0)370 692 179 / 693 949
Cell : +62 (0)813 4080 9079
Email : email@example.comWebsite Network:
Phinisi Lambo is a traditional Indonesian Lambo combine with Phinisi Rig (one mast, main sail, and Genovese jib). It was built in 2012 in Tana Beru of Bulukumba in South Sulawesi. This spacious 19-meter vessel is well equipped for Snorkeling and is ideal for a group of 6 people. A great 3 experience crews and on board to guide you safely in amazing underwater sites of Eastern islands of Indonesia.
Tropic princess 02 specializes in Sailing charters and join departure but has already carried out other types of charters – Snorkeling amongst others- in various locations such as Lombok, Moyo, Sumbawa, Satonda, Komodo NationalPark, Sulawesi and possibilities of Raja Ampat Islands.
She can host up to 6 guests in 2 double bunk cabins and 2 single bed passengers. There is an outdoor large dining area and 8 sheltered mattresses at the back. There is a wide front deck and there are three accesses to the boat (one on each side + one at the back), which are designed conveniently for snorkeler. There is also a detached galley, two showers and 2 comfort share bathrooms or WC’s.
Private charters 3 to 10 days, maximum 8 passengers Euro 900/day/max 08 passenger and min 03 days using not including relocation fees.
– Voltage: 220v 1000 w
– Overall length: 19 m
– Boom: 5 m
– Draught: 1,75 m
– Tonnage: 25 t
– Sails: 290 m2
– Engine: Mitsubishi 6 cylinders 190hp
– Facilities: snorkel gears and sound system
– Safety equipment: Osecurity plan, life jackets, survival kit, GPS and Depth Sounder
– Snorkeling equipment: Complete 15 full set
– Fuel capacity: 800 litre
– Top speed: 10 knots
– Top sailing speed: 8 knots
– Fresh water capacity: 1000 litre
– Safety: Life raft, life jackets
– Communication: Icom VHF
– Tenders: Dinghy 3m. with Yamaha 15HP
Facilities on board:
– Flat screen DVD
– Bose Music sound system (bring your iPod!)
– Beach towels
– Inside lounges, with sofas-beds
– Children’s games as well as chessboard, playing cards, books etc
– Fishing gear
– Snorkeling Equipment for adults and children