Overnight Camping Adventure on the Secret Gili Islands!
Hop on board and get ready to explore Lombok’s best hidden-gems: the secret Gilis Islands! This group tour will take you via private boat to the following three islands: Gili Nanggu, Gili Sudak and Gili Kedis. You will be able to snorkel in crystal clear waters surrounded by nature, feast on a seafood BBQ lunch and snap that iconic beach sunset photo that is just perfect for the ‘gram. Take in the beauty of your surroundings and set up camp overnight in this little piece of paradise. There will be guitars, singing, drinks and all-round merrymaking, promising travel memories that you will cherish for a lifetime!
‘Secret’ Gilis Islands 2 days/1 night itinerary
Pick-up: From your accommodation in either Sengiggi or Mataram.
Batu Bolong Temple/ Banyumulek Pottery Village
If you are picked up in Sengiggi, you will visit the picturesque Batu Bolong Temple. Travellers being picked up in Mataram will head to the Banyumulek Pottery Village to learn about the craft of Sasak pottery making. From here, you will drive to Sekotong to board the boat that will be your transport for the trip.
The first island you will visit is the stunning Gili Nanggu. This is the largest of the three islands and also, the best for snorkelling. Prepare to see hundreds of brightly coloured schools of fish! There will be loads of time to relax on Gili Nanguu as well so you have plenty of time to take it all in!
Gili Kedis will be the next island you visit and it will be here where you can get lunch (not included). There are many food options available including a traditional Indonesian seafood lunch, fried noodles with vegetables and chicken fried rice. After you have got your fill, the boat will take you over to the final island.
Upon reaching Gili Sudak, the guides will prepare the camp, complete with a campfire. There is no obligation to help with this, although help is always appreciated! All wood for fires is sourced responsibly, something Feel Lombok is very passionate about. Definitely make sure you catch the sunset as it promises to be a beautiful scene. After camp has been set up, dinner will get well underway. Some of this will have been prepared in advance and the rest will be cooked from fresh.
Dinner will be taken care of by your guides which leaves you plenty of time to relax, swim, use the swings or just take in the sunset. There is also the option to try out fishing using the traditional techniques favoured by many locals. Gili Sudak offers a truly authentic Lombok experience, there is no tourist infrastructure or resorts here!
After your dinner, there is time to relax around the campfire with snacks (if you still have room)! The guides pride themselves on their musical abilities so you are sure to have good evening entertainment. Of course, there will also be the opportunity to have a few drinks as well! As the night draws in, you will head to your tents for an unforgettable night spent on this incredible island, under thousands of stars.
Sunrise at Gili Sudak and return to Lombok
The morning will see you awake for sunrise. You will be able to truly enjoy the moment with no stress as the guides prepare hot drinks and breakfast for you. Feel free to snap photos of the sunrise or take a dip in the ocean whilst they prepare everything. Before leaving the island, everyone will collect up their rubbish to dispose of back in Lombok. All backpackers know how important it is to travel responsibly so this final part of the trip is very important!