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Excursion 'THE BEST OF MATARAM'

Description

An excellent opportunity to get to know the city of Mataram and its surroundings, which boast temples, museums and all sorts of interesting places. We will also do some shopping for souvenirs and arts and crafts.



What we will see
  • Pura Lingsar temple complex
  • Sayang
  • Centre of Mataram
  • Nusa Tenggara Barat museum


What we will do
  • Our tour will begin with a visit to the large Pura Lingsar temple complex, just a short distance from Mataram. Built in 1714, it is still used by Hindus and the local Sasak people that practise Islam Wetu Telu there, a form of divine worship.
  • Inside, we will find a pool containing sacred eels, which are hard to spot but can be lured out of their hiding places by throwing boiled egg shells into the water. Once we have seen an eel, we can make a wish and tradition says that it will come true.
  • From Lingsar, we will travel to Sayang with its typical market selling fine porcelain hand made by local artisans and typical baskets woven from Indian shot, banana leaves or other plant fibres.
  • Then we will travel to the centre of Mataram to wander around the local shops looking for incredible gems from the Lombok region, which we can find at very affordable prices.
  • Our last destination is the Nusa Tenggara Barat museum, which focuses on the history and culture of Lombok. We can admire a collection of hand-made clothes, the intricate detail on the kris daggers, a small Dongson drum and other carefully displayed objects.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 49.00
Child (3-13 old) € 34.30
Length 5 hours approximately
Level Moderate Moderate
Type Sightseeing Sightseeing
Eco Natural Trail Eco Natural Trail
Recommended for families Recommended for families
Tasting Tasting
 
What you need to know
  • There is limited availability of Italian speaking guides; if none are available, the excursion will be conducted in English.
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • Do not forget to bring a hat and sun cream.
  • To enter the temples, gentlemen must wear long trousers and short sleeves and ladies should avoid mini skirts and excessively low necklines.
  • The itinerary may be subject to change.