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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Great Journeys: Indonesia: Nusa Tenggara

The islands of Nusa Tenggara are easy to explore and are home to some of the most amazing sights in the world.

Map of Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

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Journey Summary

We start our journey in the tourist island of Bali, where we relax on Kuta's beaches and explore the cultural centre of Ubud. Heading east to the neighbouring island of Lombok we head to the northern village of Senaru at the base of the volcano Gunung Rinjani, where a breathtaking four-day trek takes us to the top of the world. After a well-earned day of rest we strike east through the less interesting island of Sumbawa and into the beautiful island of Flores, which is home to the relaxed beach village of Labuanbajo, the friendly town of Bajawa, and the stunning multi-coloured volcano lakes of Keli Mutu near Moni. Finally we hop on the bus for the last time to reach Maumere, from where it's a short flight back to Bali.

Suggested Itinerary

The following is only a suggested itinerary.

Day Suggested Itinerary
1 Fly to Kuta
2-3 Two days in Kuta
4 Kuta to Ubud
5-8 Four days in Ubud
9 Ubud to Ampenan
10 Ampenan to Senaru
11 Four days trekking up Gunung Rinjani
15 One day in Senaru
16 Senaru to Bima
17 Bima to Labuanbajo
18-19 Two days in Labuanbajo
20 Labuanbajo to Bajawa
21-22 Two days in Bajawa
23 Bajawa to Moni
24-25 Two days in Moni
26 Moni to Maumere
27 One day in Maumere
28 Fly from Maumere