The waterfalls around Mount Rinjani are undoubtedly some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Indonesia – and are a perfect day trip from Gili T!
After getting the boat from Gili over to Lombok, a car was waiting for us to take us to the waterfalls. The car journey takes around 90 minutes and is beautiful in itself. The windy road takes you through lush rice fields and on a good day you can see a stunning view of Mount Rinjani.
We arrived at Rinjanini National Park and then hiked through the rainforest for 15 minutes until we could hear the roaring sounds of the splashing water. And there it was – the Air Terjung Sendang Gila. It was the perfect shower to cool us down. The sun was shining for us so we even had our very own rainbow to jump through.
Then the adventure continued… Another 20 minutes through the rainforest, jumping over rocks, spotting some cheeky monkeys (watch out! They bite!) and traversing streams and then you see why it’s worth it……the second set of waterfalls are BREATHTAKING!
The plunging pool brought out the kids in us! We swam, dove and enjoyed the refreshing splash after our humid rainforest adventure.
It is definitely worth the trip!