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Experience - Indonesia

Insights into the Sasak culture

Highlights

  • Experience the culture and landscapes in southern Lombok

  • Learn about the craftmanship and traditional production

  • Exchange with the locals

Description

The Sasak culture in southern Lombok defines the entire island’s way of life. Culturally and linguistically, this culture is similar to Balinese but differs in that the Sasak residents integrated themselves as a self-sufficient part of Indonesia with their traditions and handicrafts. During this day tour, get to know the locals and gain insight into their cultural customs.

Destination

Asia

  1. Indonesia
  2. Bali & Lombok

After your transfer picks you up, they will take you to Kuta Beach in southern Lombok. The beach is one of the most popular on the island and magically attracts locals and tourists. Today’s focus is the Sasak culture, beginning with the pottery village of Banyumulek. Even if it doesn’t seem like it initially, this place is Lombok’s center of pottery and other traditional productions.

A bit further south is Sukarare, a village focusing on traditional weaving that maintained the art of weaving for millennia. Today the village is known for its production of colorful songket worn for ceremonies. From generation to generation, the techniques, patterns, and motifs are passed down to represent the most historical crafts.

In the village of Sade, traditional houses made from cow dung and mud will welcome you. Immerse yourself in a bygone era that still thrives today.

After all of the exciting impressions, you’ll drive past the white sandy beaches in the south popular to daring surfers. Enjoy a pleasant lunch in a local restaurant.

After this short break, you’ll end your discovery tour with a visit to the Mayura Water Palace. The palace’s open walls look out toward an artificial lake that’s a pilgrimage site for Hindus in Lombok.

When the tour ends, your transfer will take you back to your hotel.

Duration of the trip: Full day

Date of the trip: Daily, pick-up at 08:30

Including

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Entrance fees

  • Lunch in a local restaurant (excluding drinks)

  • English-speaking guide (German-speaking guide available upon request)

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses and tips

  • Insurance

Notes

  • We recommend this tour for those staying in Senggigi and Mataram.
  • Please note that pick-up surcharges apply to certain hotels (Hotel Oberoi Lombok, Novotel Lombok, Tugu Hotel Lombok).

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