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From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

1. From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

In between Bali and Lombok, 3 idyllic islands can be found: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. These little coral islands have a real laid-back tropical island feel and make perfectly placed hideouts from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. With no traffic and nothing but fresh ocean breeze, this 3-day 2-night tour takes you to see two of these islands for an excursion full of relaxation, and special moments to remember for a lifetime. Your first day starts with a 7:00 AM pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the Patagonia Express, a speedboat that will arrive at Gili Trawangan in just a few hours’ time. On the way, catch breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the deep blue sea. Once on the island, spend the day relaxing at a beautiful tropical island resort – lounge by the pool, dive in the sea or hop on a bicycle to explore the coastline. Don’t miss the sunset at one of the beach clubs – it’s a true spectacle of nature you don’t want to miss out on! Your second day features a private snorkeling tour on Gili Trawangan’s quieter but equally beautiful sister island, Gili Air. The 3-hour snorkeling tour takes you to see several amazing spots, beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. You’ll also get to swim with giant sea turtles, a magical experience! Spend the rest of the day as you like at another tropical resort – sipping cocktails, swimming, sunbathing – before another magnificent island sunset kicks in. If you’re an early bird, start day 3 early to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise of Gili Air. Otherwise, snoozing in bed to the sound of the sea is a lovely way to spend the first hours of your last morning on the Gili Islands. Enjoy one more swim in the turquoise sea, sit down for breakfast and say goodbye to these gorgeous islands. The Patagonia Express boat will bring you back to the mainland of Bali where you will be transported to your hotel by shuttle bus.

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North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

2. North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

Spend a day exploring Lombok's northern part, visiting pristine natural landscapes and learning about the history and culture of the locals. In the morning, first make your way out to Malimbu, a lookout point. From here you can see the nearby Gili Islands and Bali's Mount Agung. Continue to Sendang Gile Waterfall, on the foot and slope of Mount Rinjani. The cool, fresh air and calm hill will provide a comfortable resting point, and you may choose to swim in the inviting waters. Then visit Senaru, a traditional village where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exist. Finally, visit Bayan Old Mosque, one of the inestimable historical Islamic heritage sites in Lombok which is believed to have been built upon the Islamic people's arrival in the 16th century.

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Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile Waterfall Trekking Tour

3. Tiu Kelep and Sendang Gile Waterfall Trekking Tour

Following pick-up, admire the large green mountains, beautiful beaches and coconut trees during your 2.5-hour drive. Drive up through the mountains to begin the hike to the first waterfall. This hike is quite brief and is down a beautiful and easy trail that leads to the Sendang Gile Waterfall. Admire its beauty and take photos to capture your memories. After a short break, venture on to the Tiu Kelep Waterfall. This 45-minute journey involves climbing up a flight of stairs, crossing a bridge and following a dirt path through a lush forest and across running streams. Feel safe as your guide helps you throughout the trek until you reach the beautiful Tiu Kelep Waterfall. Here, take a break and go swimming. Trek back to the starting point to be taken to the Senaru Village, a traditional village where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exist. After spending some time there, head back to your hotel.

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From Lombok: Gili Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

4. From Lombok: Gili Islands Snorkeling Day Trip

Experience all 3 Gili islands on the same day with a snorkeling trip from Lombok. Begin by taking a boat to Gili Trawangan, and enjoy the view of beaches and hills along the way. Upon arriving, spend 3 hours exploring the island on your own, and consider visiting the local mosque or venturing into the tunnels on the island. Next, make your way to Gili Meno to snorkel along the reef, keeping an eye out for colorful fish and even sea turtles. Then continue to Gili Air, where you'll have free time to get lunch. You may also choose to rent a bike or take a ride in a cidomo (a small horse-drawn carriage), before returning to Lombok. Enjoy!

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Gili Nanggu, Sudak & Kedis Islands Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

5. Gili Nanggu, Sudak & Kedis Islands Full-Day Snorkeling Tour

Discover why Gili Nanggu is known as Paradise Island on this private 7-hour tour from Lombok. Hop on board a traditional lebar (motorized outrigger) for the 30-minute cruise. Experience the stunning beaches and crystal clear waters where you can snorkel, dive or simply swim. The beaches are quiet and there are no beach vendors to bother you as this is a private island. Move on to the islands of Gili Sudak and Gili Kedis. As spectacular as Gili Nanggu, both of those islands also boast white sandy beaches and secluded bays. There will be time to swim and snorkel at both islands before the return boat trip to Lombok.

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Lombok Sunset Tour: Temple, Malimbu Hill and Monkey Forest

6. Lombok Sunset Tour: Temple, Malimbu Hill and Monkey Forest

The first stop on this 6-hour tour is Pura Lingsar, the largest and most important temple in Lombok. The Hindu temple features shrines associated with the holy mountains of Gunung Agung on Bali and Gunung Rinjani on Lombok. This holy site embodies both the cultural connection between Bali and Lombok and also the multi-faith nature of Lombok. Next is a visit to the Pusuk Monkey Forest in Rinjani. Feed the wild monkeys living in the Puncak/Daun Pusuk rainforest, situated 900 meters above sea level. At Malimbu Hill enjoy sunset views of the popular Gili Islands. It is also possible to see Mount Agung on Bali.

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Lombok: Benang Kelambu and Benang Stokel Waterfalls Trek

7. Lombok: Benang Kelambu and Benang Stokel Waterfalls Trek

Enjoy the cooler climate of Mount Rinjani National Park in central Lombok on an easy trek to the amazing waterfalls of Benang Stokel and Benang Kelambu, over 500 meters above sea level. Upon arrival at Benang Stokel, get the chance to go for a refreshing swim in the pool at the base of the cascades. Marvel at the lush vegetation of the tropical forest as you continue your hike. Arrive at Benang Kelambu and discover a stream of water that creates a beautiful curtain-like effect as it flows through the cracks of plants that grow at the top of the cliff and falls from a height of about 35 meters. 

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What people are saying about Gili Islands

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 74 reviews

we had a very good day, our guide Uji was super friendly, knew very much about lombok & the culture and was happy to answer all our questions. He also asked if there was anything specific we wanted to see and was happy to customise the tour. Also great music on the drive!

Excellently organized

We enjoyed every bit of the trip especially the small islands and the snorkeling. Thanks to krisna who took all the effort to get it done so efficiently and without any hastle for us. Will surely book it again and recommend others.

This was a nice trip. South Gilis are much nicer comparing to North ones, less crowded. Our guide was competent and with good English. We enjoyed out trip and can recommend it to anyone.

We departed from the Sheraton in Senggigi, the drive was about 2.5hrs. Both waterfalls were beautiful and the walks easy

Beautiful beaches, not to crowded. Delicious lunch. Amazing fish. Just wonderful!