(8 hours) The Sasak people are the native inhabitants of Lombok and this tour highlights the best of Sasak culture in Lombok.
Drive south to the village of Banyumulek to see traditional pottery being made by artisans who have been creating Lombok pottery for generations. Lombok pottery is famous for its distinctive handmade style and is exported throughout the world. Watch the potters at work and pick up a bargain!
From Banyumulek we travel to the traditional weaving village at Sukarare, to see villagers in traditional dress creating another popular Lombok art from Ikat, or woven fabric, is produced on old “back-strap” looms, with generations of weavers painstakingly creating wonderful designs into woven blankets and fabrics, sought by collectors throughout the world. Driving further south, we visit the Sasak at Sade to see traditional architecture with old-style housing compounds and Sasak houses with buffalo dung floors. After meeting the local people, we continue to the stunning south coast resort of Kuta Beach, famous for its white sand beaches and world class surfing. Enjoy a refreshing swim at either beautiful Tanjung A’an,Mawun Beach or Selong Belanak. We can have lunch at Laut Biru at Selong Belanak or the Astari Restaurant in Kuta.