Catatan Perjalanan Bali – Lombok

Mestinya judul di atas “Catatan Perjalanan Bali – Lombok – Sumbawa – Komodo – Flores – Lembata – Alor – Timor (Kupang dan Dili) – Sumba” untuk menggenapkan cita-cita menyusur kepulauan Sunda Kecil.
Itinerary sudah dibuat, jadwal sudah diatur, yang berkepentingan sudah dikontak. Tapi apa daya, kecelakaan di Lombok yang sebenarnya nggak terlalu parah membuyarkan rencana. Peringatan dokter di Mataram agar luka bakar di kaki tidak terkena air sampai kering, makin bikin lemes.

“Kenapa gak dilanjutin aja dengan tur di darat”, seorang teman bertanya. Wah, ke Komodo, Flores, Lembata, Alor dan Timor dan Sumba gak “main” air? Malah bikin sakit hati dong…

Bali, 16 – 20 Agustus 2008: Dive Trip

Senangnya bisa main air. In fact, kegiatannya gak jauh dari air. Diving bareng Ria, Teguh dan Handy dipandu sama Bli Widana dari Widana Diving Services di sekitar Padang Bai, Puri Jati, Seraya dan Tulamben. Banyak pengalaman baru di dive trip kali ini terutama karena pake alat baru (yippee…), pake kamera (agak) baru dan shore entry yang rada nyusahin! Total sebelas dive: Padang Bai, Purijati, Tulamben (Drop Off dan Liberty Wreck) dan Seraya.

Lombok, 21 – 30 Agustus 2008: Diving, Snorkeling, Beaching dan Exploring Trip

Rencananya, tiga hari pertama mau dive trip di sekitar Sekotong dan Teluk Blongas. Malang nggak bisa ditolak, baru hari kedua udah dapet kecelakaan. Jadinya cuma sempat diving dua kali, explore tujuh gili dan liat sunset di Bangko-Bangko. Alhasil, mimpi ketemu hammerhead di Teluk Blongas mesti disimpan dulu.

Ketemu Riri dan Terryna dan the show must go on, minus the water ya. Bersama kedua cewek perkasa ini, saya mengeksplor ujung timur Lombok, dua Gili (Trawangan dan Air), Lombok Tengah (desa tradisional Sade) dan Lombok Selatan (Kute dan Tanjung A’an) dengan betis kanan terbalut perban. Karena gak tahan godaan BC dan regulator baru, nekat juga nyemplung di Trawangan dan Meno. Mmm, bener ya dokter, kena air laut sakitnya bukan kepalang. Hiks…

Cerita lengkap di Lombok nyusul ya…

31 Agustus – 2 September: Exploring the Culture

Rencananya pengen langsung pulang ke Jakarta sebab mood liburan udah agak2 hilang tiap kali ngelihat perban. High season, reschedule Air Asia paling murah baru tanggal 2 September. Lagian, teringat janji, kalo udah selesai trip ini, mau leyeh2 di Ubud, jadi turis beneran. Yah, minimal bagian yang ini terlaksana. Jadilah explore desa-desa tradisional Ubud sebagai penutup jalan-jalan semi-sukses ini. Ssst, sempet juga nonton pertunjukan Legong di Ubud – jadi satu-satunya turis Indonesia. Yang lain kecapean belanja mungkin???

Kalo ada umur (dan duit), janji deh bakal bayar sisa trip yang belum terbalas. Doain aja ya…

Itinerary (gak terlalu) lengkap

15 August 2008
19:50 – 21:30 : Jakarta – Denpasar by Air Asia (444K)
21:30 – 22:30 : Dinner
22:30 – 00:00 : Denpasar – Padang Bai
Stay at Puri Rai (www.puriraibali.com)
16 August 2008
09:30 – 10:00 : Padang Bai – Jepun
10:11 – 10:47 : Dive 1 at Jepun
10:47 – 12:05 : Surface Interval
12:05 – 13:05 : Dive 2 at Drop Off
13:05 – 14:35 : Lunch at Puri Rai
14:35 – 15:00 : Padang Bai – Jepun
15:15 – 16:19 : Dive 3 at Jepun
17:00 – 18:00 : Padang Bai – Tulamben
19:00 – 21:00 : Dinner at Matahari Resort café
Stay at Tulamben Paradise Resort

17 August 2008
09:00 – 10:30 : Tulamben – Puri Jati
10:45 – 12:00 : Dive 1 at Puri Jati
12:00 – 13:30 : Surface Interval
13:39 – 15:13 : Dive 2 at Puri Jati
15:30 – 17:00 : Prui Jati – Tulamben
17:00 – 19:00 : Late nap
20:08 – 21:06 : Night dive at Liberty Wreck, Tulamben
Stay at Tulamben Paradise Resort

18 August 2008
07:30 – 08:30 : Padang Bai – Seraya
09:01 – 10:08 : Dive 1 at Seraya
10:08 – 11:30 : Surface Interval
11:33 – 12:53 : Dive 2 at Seraya
13:00 – 16:00 : Lunch and head to Tulamben
16:18 – 17:18 : Dive 3 at Liberty Wreck, Tulamben
19:00 – 21:00 : Dinner at Matahari Resort café
Stay at Tulamben Paradise Resort

19 August 2008
08:00 – 08:15 : Tulamben – Tai Sapi
08:23 – 09:13 : Dive 1 at Tai Sapi
09:30 – 09:45 : Tai Sapi – Tulamben
10:17 – 11:20 : Dive 2 at Paradise House Reef, Tulamben
13:00 – 18:00 : To Sanur and Kuta
19:00 – 21:00 : Dinner at Café Teba, Jimbaran
Stay at Puri Rai, Padang Bai

20 August 2008
14:00 – 16:00 : Late lunch
16:00 – 17:00 : Sunset at Kuta
18:00 – 20:00 : Dinner at Ikan Bakar Cianjur, Renon
20:00 – 21:30 : Renon – Padang Bai
Stay at Puri Rai, Padang Bai

21 August 2008
09:00 – 14:00 : Ferry Padang Bai – Lembar (32K)
14:00 – 15:00 : Shuttle to DiveZone (0K, included in dive package)
15:00 – 18:00 : Sunset at Pandanan
Stay at Tawun (50K)

22 August 2008
08:30 – 08:45 : Tawun – Pandanan by bemo (1.5K)
09:00 – 09:45 : Pandanan – Sunken Island
09:57 – 11:08 : Dive 1 at Sunken Island (2-dive package USD65) by Dive Zone www.divezone-lombok.com)
11:15 – 12:00 : Lunch at Gili Rengit
12:35 – 13:41 : Dive 2 at west Gili Rengit
13:45 – 16:30 : Explore Gili Asahan, Gili Gede, Gili Layar
17:00 – 17:30 : To Pandanan by bemo (1.5K)
18:00 – 18:30 : Sunset at Tawun
Stay at Tawun (50K)

23 August 2008
08:00 – 08:30 : Tawun – Gili Nanggu by ketinting (150K)
08:30 – 11:00 : Snorkeling at Gili Nanggu (ticket 15K, snorkeling gear rental 15K)
11-00 – 11:15 : Gili Nanggu – Gili Tangkong
11:15 – 11:45 : Snorkeling at east Gili Tangkong
11:45 – 12:00 : Gili Tangkong – Gili Sudak
12:00 – 13:00 : Exploring and snorkeling at Gili Sudak
13:00 – 13:15 : Gili Sudak – Gili Kedis
13:15 – 14:00 : Beaching and lunch at Gili Kedis
14:00 – 14:45 : Gili Kedis – Tawun
15:00 – 17:30 : Tawun – Desert Point (Bangko2) by motorcycle (rent: 30K, fuel: 21K)
17:30 – 18:30 : Sunset at Desert Point
18:30 – 21:00 : Desert Point – Tawun
Stay at Tawun (50K)

24 August 2008
09:00 – 12:00 : Explore beaches at Tawun
14:00 – 15:00 : Tawun – Mataram by Lombok Taxi (125K)
17:00 – 18:00 : Early dinner at Dua-Em (67K for 2)
19:00 – 21:00 : Explore Mataram by rental car (250K)
21:30 – 23:00 : Selaparang Airport – Labuhan Pandan
Stay at Pondok Gili Lampu (100K)

25 August 2008
09:00 – 10:00 : Pondok Gili Lampu – Gili Bidare by boat (250K)
10:00 – 12:00 : Explore Gili Bidare
12:00 – 12:30 : Gili Bidare – Gili Kondo (Perama Resort)
12:30 – 14:30 : Explore and snorkeling at Gili Kondo
14:30 – 14:45 : Gili Kondo – Gili Lampu
14:45 – 15:30 : Snorkeling at Gili Lampu
15:30 – 16:00 : Gili Lampu – Pondok Gili Lampu
19:00 – 21:00 : Dinner at Pondok Gili Sulat: grilled GT, flounder and prawn
Stay at Pondok Gili Lampu (100K)

26 August 2008
08:00 – 09:00 : Pondok Gili Lampu – Gili Sulat by boat (250K)
09:00 – 09:30 : Walk through mangrove forest
09:30 – 10:00 : Late breakfast
10:00 – 11:30 : Canoeing (rental 25K each)
12:00 – 12:30 : To east Gili Sulat
12:30 – 13:30 : Snorkeling at east Gili Sulat
13:30 – 14:00 : Gili Sulat – Dadap, Sambelia
14:00 – 14:30 : Dadap – Pondok Gili Lampu
14:30 – 16:00 : Late lunch
17:00 – 19:00 : Labuhan Pandan – Mataram by rental car (250K)
19:00 – 20:00 : Dinner at Restoran Ayam Taliwang, Jl. Xxx
20:00 – 20:30 : Mataram – Senggigi
20:30 – 21:30 : Exploring Sengigi
Stay at Sonya Homestay (70K)

27 August 2008
08:30 – 09:00 : Sonya – Perama Office by taxi (10K)
09:00 – 10:30 : Sengigi – Gili Trawangan by Perama shuttle boat (100K, 10% discount)
11:00 – 14:00 : Lunch at Rudy’s
16:00 – 19:00 : Beaching and cycling around Trawangan (half day bicycle rental 25K)
20:00 – 22:00 : Dinner at Blue Marlin (198K): barracuda, calamari, salad, beer
Stay at Unique Inn (170K incl. extra bed)

28 August 2008
09:30 – 10:00 : Boat to Manta Point (included in dive package)
10:16 – 11:16 : Dive 1 at Manta Point (2-dive day package at Dream Divers USD 75,
discount 25% for locals and bringing own gear)
11:30 – 13:00 : Surface Interval, lunch at Green café (16K)
13:15 – 13:30 : Trawangan – Bounty Point (south Gili Meno)
13:46 – 14:55 : Dive 2 at Bounty Point
14:55 – 15:15 : Bounty Point – Trawangan
17:00 – 18:30 : Beaching at northeast Trawangan
19:30 – 22:00 : Dinner at Rudy’s
Stay at Unique Inn (170K incl. extra bed)

29 August 2008
09:00 – 09:45 : Gili Trawangan – Gili Air by shuttle (30K)
10:00 – 14:30 : Beaching and lunch at Gili Air
15:00 – 16:30 : Gili Air – Tanjung Kode by Dream Divers shuttle boat (50K)
16:30 – 17:30 : Tanjung Kode – Sengigi by Dream Divers shuttle bus (incl. above)
18:00 – 18:45 : Sengigi – Mataram by Lombok Taxi (60K)
19:00 – 21:00 : Dinner at Udayana
Stay at Mataram Hotel (187K incl,. extra bed)

30 August 2008
10:00 – 10:15 : Mataram – Pasar Kediri by rental tour car (whole day package 400K incl. fuel and river)
10:15 – 10:30 : Buying local cigar (10K/roll) and coffee (30K/kg)
10:30 – 11:30 : Pasar Kediri – Sade through Penujak and Rembitan
11:30 – 12:00 : Exploring Sade (guide tips 20K)
12:00 – 12:30 : Sade – Kute
12:30 – 13:30 : Lunch at Resto Anda
13:30 – 15:00 : Beaching at Kute
15:00 – 15:30 : Kute – Tanjung A’an
15:30 – 18:00 : Exploring and sunset at Tanjung A’an
18:30 – 20:30 : Tanjung A’an – Mataram
21:00 – 22:00 : Dinner at 99 Seafood
Stay at Astiti 2 Hotel (65K)

31 August 2008
05:00 – 05:45 : Mataram – Lembar by Lombok Taxi (60K)
06:30 – 10:30 : Lembar – Padang Bai by ferry (32K)
11:00 – 13:00 : Exploring and lunch at Padang Bai (16K)
13:30 – 15:00 : Padang Bai – Kuta by Perama shuttle (60K)
17:30 – 18:30 : Sunset at Kuta
19:00 – 21:00 : Dinner at NasiPanas, Kuta (10K)
Stay at Bali Manik, Poppies II (60K)

1 September 2008
09:00 – 10:30 : Kuta – Ubud by Perama shuttle (50K, 10% discount)
10:30 – 16:00 : Exploring Ubud villages incl. Monkey Forest (15K ticket)
16:30 – 17:30 : Exploring Ubud market incl late lunch (10K)
18:00 – 19:00 : Massage at Tjampuhan Spa (350K, disc. 15%)
19:30 – 20:30 : Legong Dance performance at Ubud Palace (80K ticket)
21:00 – 22:00 : Dinner at Bumbu Bali (58K)
Stay at Ala’s Bungalow (180K)

2 September 2008
09:00 – 13:00 : Exploring Ubud villages (contd.)
13:30 – 14:30 : Lunch at Kafe Batan Waru (99K)
15:00 – 16:30 : Ubud – Kuta Perama shuttle (50K, 10% discount)
17:00 – 18:30 : Sunset at Kuta
18:30 – 19:30 : Dinner at 96, Poppies II (85K for 3)
19:30 – 20:00 : Kuta – Airport by Lombok Taxi (25K)
21:50 – 22:40 : Denpasar – Cengkareng (679K rescheduling fee)

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