Supporting the Colorful Culture of the Sasak
Khiri Travel Indonesia is always striving to make its journeys as sustainable as possible, not just to keep the areas we visit beautiful and unspoiled, but because it is our belief that the local communities we work with are entitled to a fair share of the profits.
Our local contacts guarantee that clients are welcomed with open arms everywhere, like this fascinating tour in Central Lombok, which has been developed in collaboration with the community of Setanggor to help support this rural village economically.
During this 2.5 hours experience, the Sasak people of Setanggor will give you a tour of their village – a fascinating glimpse into their lives, and a unique opportunity to go off the beaten track and meet these friendly, ethnic people of Lombok. The Sasak are related to the Balinese in language and ancestry, although they are predominantly Muslim while the Balinese are Hindu.
On your visit to their village you will see the colorful Sasak costumes and enjoy a Sasak lunch in the middle of a beautiful rice field, as well as visit the village stables and plantations of cassava or dragon fruit.
You will travel around the area mostly by horse and cart, known locally as a ‘cidomo’, and you might even get the chance to see a ‘gendang beleq’, a band that plays during weddings, or a traditional Sasak dance accompanied by a ‘gamelan’ – an traditional ensemble, made up predominantly of percussive instruments.
If there is still time after the tour of the village, you can visit the pristine beaches along the south coast, like Tanjung A’an, Gerupuk, Seger, or Mawun.
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