Located to the east of its illustrious neighbour Bali, Lombok measures 80km across at its widest point and is dominated by the mighty Gunung Rinjani, which, at 3,726 metres, is Indonesia’s second highest volcano. With idyllic beaches ringed by coral reef, lush vegetation and good infrastructure, the island has a majority indigenous population of Sasak Muslims, while there are also numbers of Hindu Balinese as well as Chinese and Sasak Buddhists. As a result, islanders enjoy a lively festival calendar; the largest and most colourful being Bau Nayale (Sea Worm Festival) held every February over four days on Lombok’s Kuta beach. Commemorating a mythical princess, the festival coincides with the spawning of marine worms that are caught and eaten after roasting in a banana leaf
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"My most inspirational moment of my holiday was seeing Petra for the first time and glimpsing the Treasury through the Siq. I had waited a very long time to visit Petra and was not at all disappointed. The sunshine glinting on the sandstone made for a constantly changing view..
Mrs Anne Blaseby"
"Our holiday was all we hoped it would be and more - the standard of hotels and itinerary were superb and a credit to Cox & Kings. Your staff in this country were also most helpful and courteous, so again congratulations.
"There were several 'wow' moments but possibly the most inspirational was the first glimpse of the Treasury in Petra as you come out of the Siq.
Mr Julian Ashby"
"As this was our first tour of this nature, we only had our own expectations and this tour surpassed them all. The tour guide’s knowledge was excellent and helped to add to the enjoyment of our holiday.
Mr Douglas and Barbara"
"Registan Square in Samarkand - The sight was so extraordinarily beautiful it took our breath away, and we all stood silent for several minutes, just taking in the scene. I think this site is one of the wonders of the world.
Dr. Eva Simmons"
"The first sight of the Taj Mahal was a really magical experience.
Mrs Sally-Ann Hart"
"We have just returned from the most amazing trip to Peru. The highlight of the holiday was without doubt walking the Inca trail. What an experience. I wanted to thank you for all your help and advice. The itinerary you prepared for us was perfect.
"The riverboat trips were marvellous, both in Tortuguero and Los Chiles. Huge amount of wildlife and excellent local guides and drivers.
Mr Roger Piggin"
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Ms Irene Gregory"
"Getting really close to the glaciers from the cruise ship was terrific.
Mr Richard Dobson"
"Being on the Lotus Houseboat and the Neelshawr Hermitage after, they are amazing places. Pure luxury, nothing had been overlooked and the place was like being in paradise.
Mr Kenneth Phaure"
"I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our trip to India...You were right in saying that we had a busy itinerary but we really enjoyed the whole experience. We appreciated your efforts in planning our journey and were particularly pleased with the choice of rooms and hotels you had arranged for us to stay in.
"The knowledge of our safari ranger and tracker was amazing. To see the animals at such close range, yet in a natural surrounding was unbelievable. We saw a lioness stalk and kill her prey which was sad yet incredible, after all it is what happens for their survival. The elephant drinking out of our plunge pool outside our lodge was the icing on the cake. The food and menus at the Great Fish River Lodge was excellent. I cannot fault the accommodation, food, or the staff they were fabulous.
Mrs Margaret Lambelle"
"The highlights were seeing the rainforest for the first time, the knowledge of our local guides was also amazing. Costa Rica has been the holiday of a lifetime for me…I cannot fault the service.