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“Epic experience… again and again and again!”

Authentic Lombok Tours
Ranked #1 of 58 Tours in Senggigi
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: My name is John, I am a tour and travel agent in the island of Lombok in Indonesia. I have been living on this beautiful and stunning island for 2 years. My intention with the travel agency is to show my customers the real and authentic Lombok. On the tours I offer you – we will not only discover the beauty of Lombok, but also inside information about the people and their culture.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is our third time hiring Chris and touring with Authentic Lombok Tours since 2014. Honestly, we end up coming back every 2 years because of the amazing, personable experience with Chris. Chris and his team will treat you like family at the same time extremely quality conscious. Each year, the tours they provide are consistently high and never disappoint. Chris displays high integrity and truly loves what he does. The will take you to places away from the other tourists to soak in this amazing island! You will be completely immersed and wouldn’t want to leave! I could go on and on at how awesome this company is…. But here’s the gist:

Communication: Excellent! We communicated mostly thru emails and ‘WhatsApp” as soon as we arrived Bali.
Location: We hiked to the waterfalls, snorkeled to secluded islands and learned how to cook!
Service: Think of Chris as your favorite uncle that you look forward to hanging out with all day!

Thank you Chris…again! Looking forward to coming back soon!!!

Thank jskarlet
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Yesterday we took a tour of Lombok with Authentic Lombok Tour. Halim is an excellent guide who was extremely engaging and thoughtful.
He's knowledge of the island was excellent. He is a gentleman who took the time and effort to ensure that all those in the tour were comfortable. I would recommend the tour based on our shared experience with Halim.

1  Thank mario l
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

We got really lucky here. Our touring decisions were left a bit late. To stumble across one of the best companies in Asia was a godsend.

We were hosted by Adi. He is very knowledgeable and extremely amenable to suggestions. He was extremely prompt and a very safe driver.

We did the snorkelling tour first. 100% recommend this. We snorkelled five locations, all down south. There were lots of fish and some decent coral. Highlights included two types of turtles, sea horses, ribbon fish, clownfish, trigger fish and lion fish. They were drift dives which are epic. You cover a lot of ground with minimal effort.

The second day was the waterfall tour. This took us north instead of south so we explored a new part of Lombok. The hike in was beautiful. The falls and swimming holes were fantastic. We captured some amazingly good photos. We came back through the old canal system and saw bats. It was very interesting. I strongly suggest having lunch at Rinjani Lodge. The views are insane.

On both tours we looked for street food. We had mentioned our love of food to Adi so we stopped at quite a few vendors. Incredible satay, pastries, grilled corn, sweet potato etc. He knows the spots. He also found me a tailor - $3 to alter two pairs of pants. Happy days!!

Bottom line is Monica and Adi run a super sweet business. You need a driver to really experience Lombok. It’s pretty rustic. Look no further. Lombok Escapade is the bomb.

Tourist hint: Adi can be bribed with pizza.

Thank MHBJ
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

What an epic day with our friends. We didn’t start our multi-family snorkeling day trip with really high expectations because we’ve done so many of these types of snorkeling excursions throughout SE Asia only to find murky water, dead coral and less than “authentic” experiences. However, Chris gave us a day to remember for a lifetime and one, I hope others for years to come will also be able to enjoy—a much more authentic and laid back way to explore less touristy areas of the Gili islands. We will never forget this snorkeling trip. We saw so many beautiful species of coral, fish, star fish, and a sea horse—and the highlight: 2 hawksbill sea turtles. Chris and our snorkeling guide, Nazir, took us to so many spots to see such great coral beds. When the current was too strong in one area, Chris would have the boat driver take us to another area for calmer water for our younger kids. Everything we needed was included: snorkeling gear, water, soda, and he bought us some tasty local bakery sweets on the way. Lunch was a delicious local rice dish wrapped in banana leaf. If you want beer, be sure to bring that yourself, but Chris can stop anywhere you need to pick up provisions. He even brought fresh aloe plant for our sunburned crew and it did an amazing job healing and soothing sunburned faces so that they could wear the face mask without any pain. Chris took so many family photos for us too. He also gave us so many tips for the rest of our time in Lombok (restaurants, day spa—every recommendation was spot on for what we wanted. Take his advice!) as for the snorkeling trip itself, we were impressed with his determination for our families (especially the kids) to see a sea turtle. And he delivered on this. Incredible!!! As a marine conservationist I really appreciated that he made sure the boat driver never dropped anchor on the coral. This really impressed me. While we did see thriving coral, we also saw so much dead coral due to a number of all the tragic reasons the coral is dying in Indonesia. Its heartbreaking to know we were in remote areas of these Gili islands where so few tourists go, but they are widening roads, building a port and preparing to open this whole area up to a large volume of tourists that this area doesn’t see. In another 5 years, I doubt this will look the same. These coral beds will most likely fall to the same fate as many of the more accessible beaches and islands in this region. We will cherish our memories of this day and pray for better protection of these coral beds, and protection of the coastal areas. Chris is a good guy and will give you the inside scoop on a lot going on in Lombok and works hard to keep his customers happy. Thank you for all your extra effort and all the great tips! And thank you Nazir for looking after all 4 of our children’s safety!

1  Thank whereismare
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Chris and his team probably is the most professional, well knowledge, fun and polite guy.

The tour start of with swimming in the south west Gili islands, we did many dives, and manage to see tons of fishes, turtle, and many others flora and fauna.

You will never regret booking with Chris..even though price is on the high side. But he contributed back to the society, and to each of his employees.

Many thanks for sharing your life experiences and knowledge.

Last note: do not book with Lombok Escapades even if the price is cheaper. But you will get the same experience as with Chris.

1  Thank clainyip
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