Welcome to Mataram

There aren't many tourist attractions, yet Mataram's broad tree-lined avenues buzz with traffic, thrum with motorbikes and teem with classic markets and malls. If you're hungry for a blast of Indo realism, you'll find it here.

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$62.50 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Airport Transfer - Lombok International Airport to Hotel

Skip the stress of navigating through a busy airport and enjoy a private arrival transfer. After landing at Lombok International Airport (LOP) and clearing customs, you will collect your luggage before being greeted by your courteous driver who will be holding a sign board with your name on it in the arrivals area. Your driver will direct you to your comfortable and climate-controlled private vehicle before taking you directly to your accommodation or destination in one of the following areas: Kuta Lombok, Mataram, Cakranegara, Sweta, Ampenan, Senggigi, Bangsal, Nipah, Teluk Nare, Bayan, Senaru, and Sembalun.Vehicles can accommodate up to 6 people.

$67 Walking & Biking Tours

Half Day Lombok Bike Tour - Pengsong Temple Route

This tour puts you in close touch with peaceful and simple life of farmers in an amazing place hardly visited by tourists. Your cycling tour starts from Mapak Village on quiet village backroads of paved and unpaved roads at about 17 kilometers from Senggigi to south of Ampenan. The tour then takes you to the agricultural areas of the West Lombok district. This area is recognized as the "green area.". Along the route you will get warm greeting from kids and villagers as you cycle you will find and see the local daily activities such working in rice field, brick maker, bamboos weaving, visiting the traditional hand weaving and crossing the river by traditional wooden Gondola through Mount Pengsong temple of your highlight trip. Park your bike and climb the steps to visit the temple and observe the spectacular views of Lombok straits, includes the Ampenan and Mataram city view.Tour ItineraryWe will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 8 am, (Senggigi and Mataram area hotels only, other areas will incur surcharge), then drive you to Mapak village. After getting fitted, we slowly ride and move through Padang Reak village through the huge rice paddy fields on the route. From there we then move onto Jeranjang Village, you will have a chance to try local cakes (if the traditional warung are open), then pass by the steam electricity generator. Head to Kebon Ayu Village to see how the locals make brick from clay in the traditional way, then ride to the weaving village of Ketejer to see the locals making Sarung. Our last stop will be riding to the Ketejer river and crossing the river by traditional wooden gondola through Mount Pengsong Temple. Our driver will be waiting there for you and drive you back to your hotel.

$626 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Day Komodo Dragon Expedition

Day 1: Kuta - Padang Bai - SenggigiYou will be picked up from your accommodation in Kuta around 07:00 and driven 2.5 hours, in a shared transfer, to Padang Bai harbor. From here you’ll take a two hour fast boat to Senggigi, Lombok Island. Once you arrive in Senggigi, you will walk to your accommodation to check in.Day 2: Senggigi - Labuhan Lombok - Suranadi Nature Reserve - Lendang Nangka (L/D)Pick up from your hotel is at approximately 9:00 and you’ll be driven by bus to Labuhan Lombok.  En-route you will make stops at traditional villages to experience the daily lives of the locals, as well as enjoying some traditional markets. You will see the Suranadi Nature Reserve, a protected forest spanning 52 hectares. Here you’ll get afternoon tea/coffee whilst enjoying Mt. Rinjani at sunset. In the evening the crew will make a campfire and commence a sing along before dinner and then at 21:00 the boat leaves for Satonda Island.Day 3: Satonda - Donggo or Kilo (B/L/D)The boat will arrive at Satonda Island at approximately 07:00. After breakfast you will go ashore to see the island and to swim in the lake. Following this, the boat will set sail to Donggo Beach or Kilo. You'll arrive at either Donggo or Kilo at around 16:30 to enjoy the sunset, before eating dinner on-board and a night-sail to Komodo Island at 21:00.Day 4: Komodo Island – Red Beach – Labuan Bajo (B/L/D)  Arrive at Komodo Island for 08:00 and after some breakfast head ashore in search of some Komodo Dragon sightings. At 11.30 am, the boat will set sail for Red Beach. You will then have lunch on-board before leaving for Labuan Bajo. Enjoy the town before an on-board dinner party at 19:00.Day 5: Labuan Bajo – Rinca Island – Gili Laba  (B/L/D)  Your boat will leave Labuan Bajo for Rinca Island at about 05:00. From Rinca Island the trip continues to Gili Laba to enjoy some more swimming and snorkelling and you'll then sail west to the nature reserve, Moyo Island, with an on-board dinner stop at Wera along the way.Day 6: Moyo Island – Labuhan Haji Village – Keramat Island – Senggigi  (B/L/D)You will arrive at about 8:00 am in Moyo and after breakfast you’ll go ashore and walk through Labuhan Haji Village. At noon you will from Moyo to Keramat Island. Your boat will then sail back to Labuan Lombok for an on-board dinner in the harbor and you will then disembark  to take a bus transfer to Mataram or Senggigi, before being driven back to your hotel.Day 7: Transfer from Senggigi to Kuta (B)After breakfast, check out of your hotel at 10:30 and walk to Senggigi harbor. A fast boat leaves here at 11:30 and arrives in Padang Bai at about 13:00. A shared transfer will be arranged to drive you back to Kuta, where you'll be dropped off at our local partner's office.

$75 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Full-Day Lombok Island Hopping Tour

Drive south from your Hotel in Senggigi, along the coastline passing through the villages of Ampenan, Mataram, Cakranegara and Lembar Bay to Tawan Beach where a small local boat will be waiting for you. Spend the day exploring the beautiful South West islands of Lombok, the new untouched Gili Islands. Start the adventure by crossing the crystal clear blue ocean to Gili Kedis, this small island is perfect for snorkeling, home to an array of colorful fish and coral.Continue to Gili Sudak where you will be served a tasty BBQ seafood lunch on the beach. The final island you will visit is Gili Nanggu another perfect snorkeling location.

$298.58 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mount Rinjani Summit 3D2N

Day 1: Lombok Airport – Senaru VillagePick-up at Lombok international Airport and transfer to Sembalun, a 2-3 hours drive.Travel through Mataram City and drive past Senggigi Beach.Check in at one of the pre-booked accommodations; meet your guide and porters; get briefed about the mountain trek including do’s and dont’s.Relax with free-and-easy time in Sembalun.Rest well and prepare for the hike up to Rinjani.DAY 2 : Sembalun – Crater Camp SiteEarly rise and shine in hotel and start the trip at 6-7am.Register at the Rinjani Information Centre (RIC) in Sembalun Lawang. Start the trek with gentle ascent walking through open grassland to Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300m). Rest and enjoy the summit views of Mt. Rinjani from here. The journey takes about 2-3 hours of hiking.After rest, proceed onto Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) which is about 1 hour walk up from Pos 1 Pemantauan. Move onto Pos 3 Padabalong (1,800 m) which takes around 1.5 hours. You will reach this point around 1 pm. Rest and Lunch.After lunch, continue the trek up to Sembalun Crater Rim (2,639m); this is a 3.5-hour climb amidst the pine-like Casuarinas species locally known as Cemara, perhaps catching a glimpse of wild pigs and the long-tailed grey macaque monkeys along the trek to the camp site at Plawangan Sembalun (Sembalun crater rim 2,639 m).Reach the camp site around 5pm, pitch your tent and enjoy the views of the crater rim. Dinner is served at the camp site. Rest and prepare yourself to wake up early for the trek to the Summit on the following day.DAY 3 : Crater Camp Site – Rinjani Summit – Sembalun – End of TourWake up early and start the trek at 03:00 AM to the summit (3,726 m), a moderately difficult trek trail on volcanic screens, some parts are steep and with loose sand. It takes around 3 hours to reach the summit.Once there, revel in satisfaction and be awed by the amazing sunrise views across the Wallace Line to Bali, Mt. Agung and Sumbawa.Stay at the summit for 30 minutes to 1 hour to enjoy the views around and then descend to the campsite Sembalun crater rim via same route.Rest and have breakfast at the campsite. After a well-prepared breakfast, descend with gentle walk to Sembalun Village passing Pos 3 Padabalong (1,800 m), Pos 2 Tengengean (1,500 m) and Pos 1 Pemantauan (1,300). Lunch served en route.After about 6 – 7 hours trek down from Sembalun Crater rim, the trek ends at Rinjani Information Center at the road head in Sembalun Lawang, where the car is waiting to transfer you to the airport, Senggigi, Bangsal or Mataram. It will be around 6-7pm in the evening at this point.* We would recommend a night stay in a nice hotel in Mataram as a form of relaxation after a long hike.Our tour ends here.

$297.50 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 4-Day Classic Yogyakarta Experience

Day 1 Yogyakarta – Prambanan Temple (40 kilometers) (-/-/-)Arrival at Yogyakarta International Airport and head straight to the first sight around Yogyakarta; the Prambanan Temple. The temple of the “slender virgin” is also known as a complex of Lorojongrang. This immense complex consists of 3 major temples/shrines in the main area dedicated to respected Hindu’s God Tri Murti Trinity. After this cultural exploration,  continue to your overnight address in Yogyakarta for check-in. Day 2 Borobudur – Candirejo (120 kilometers) (B/-/-)A wake-up call at 4am is required for a natural phenomenon at the Borobudur that has been highlighted as one of the top attractions – sunrise over this UNESCO World Heritage site. You will start from Manohara Hotel Borobudur Archeological Park, for a morning of pure silence and exhilaration when arriving at the Borobudur; the biggest Buddhist temple in the world as you witness the sunrise over Mount Merapi (weather permitting). Afterward, you head out to nearby temples such as the Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple. Candirejo Village, located about 2 km from Borobudur Temple, is a Javanese village that has been an example of community-based tourism. Go along for a 1,5-hour village tour by “Andong” (horse-drawn carriage) and gain insight and knowledge of local customs and traditions. Return back to your hotel where the rest of the afternoon is at leisure.Day 3 Yogyakarta City Tour (B/-/-)Today you will be taken to the Sultan Palace or ‘Keraton’, built in the grand and elegant Javanese architectural style of which this country is well-known for. The palace is located in the center of the municipality and has been one of the projects of a former sultan. As you walk from sight to sight, you will visit one of the most intriguing parts on the tour of the Kerato - the Tamansari. Over 25,000 people live within this compound with its own market, handicraft industries, schools, and mosques. In the afternoon, explore Kotagede by ‘Becak’ or by bicycle. The tour will pass a Bumen Village and a Kembang Waru bread production before you reach the traditional market Pasar Gede. Along the way, you also visit one of the oldest mosques in Kota Gede and the Royal Cemetery where the first king of Mataram and his family lay to rest. You then continue to Joglo, an example of blending Javanese and colonial architecture on one building. Day 4 Yogyakarta – departure transfer to Yogyakarta Airport (15 kilometers) (B/-/-)Transfer from your hotel to the airport.