Tiu Kelep waterfall, Lombok
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Standing at 3,726 metres, Mount Rinjani is the second highest volcano in Indonesia and offers incredible views for those feeling energetic enough for the climb.
An option for those who do not have the energy or time to climb Mount Rinjani is Bukit Pergasingan standing at around 1,700 metre.
The lookout point in Simbalun Village is a perfect spot to admire the incredible scenery. The climb can be done in just a few hours making it a great one day option although if you head up in the afternoon and camp overnight you will be rewarded with an incredible sunrise the next day.
Visit a Pearl Farm
Lombok is famous for its pearl farms producing some of the best pearls in the region.
There are a number of pearl farms that you can visit on the island together with showrooms to admire and buy the pearls.
Tiu Kelep Waterfall
Located in the north of Lombok among wonderful jungle, it is well worth the 45 minute walk from Senaru Village.
There is a wonderful pool for swimming at the base of the 50 metre falls.
There is also another waterfall nearby, Sindang Gila, which can easily be visited on the same day.
Narmada Water Palace
Built in 1727 the Narmada Water Palace is an important Hindu religious and spiritual retreat.
The grounds include some wonderful gardens as well as the spring, which is said to bless anyone who swims in it. Please remember this is a religious site when visiting.
There are a number of small islands around the Lombok coastline many of which offer stunning white sand beach and scenery that most postcard photographers would be envious of.
Many also have excellent coral reef that are perfect for snorkelling.
Benang Kelambu Waterfall
At more than 20 metres high, Benang Kelambu Waterfall is another stunning waterfall close to Mataram.
The area is set within wonderful jungle and has a great pool for swimming and cooling off.
Set among the rice paddies, Tetebatu Village offers an escape from beach life and an opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of Lombok.
The area is also a good starting point to hire a local guide and trek in the local hills which are home to beautiful waterfalls and swimming pools.
Home to the local textile industry and here you can watch the beautiful cloth, often inlaid with silver or gold, being woven. You can even take part in a workshop and learn the basics of the craft.
Mangku Sakti Waterfall
Mangku Sakti Waterfall lies at the end of a fun and energetic hike through incredible scenery.
The falls are wonderful but you need to be careful if swimming as the water can be fast moving, even at the base of the falls.
Bukit Selong Rice Field Viewpoint
The Bukit Selong Rice Field Viewpoint is probably not worth the trip by itself but is well worth a detour if you are heading through the area to see the incredible patterned rice fields below.
Pusuk Pass Monkey Forest
Another place that is worth adding to a trip is the Pusuk Pass Monkey Forest. As you drive through the dense jungle you will start to see more and more monkeys at the side of the road. They tend to gather as they are well used to tourists feeding them. If you do intend to feed them take care as they are wild animals.
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