- Live on a fruit plantation farmland
- Live in a village on the beautiful island of Lombok
- Help in the day-to-day activities on the farm
- Learn about different stages in cultivation & harvesting of fruits
- Immerse yourself in the raw beauty of nature
- Live with a local village family
- Learn how to make palm sugar
- You may choose to stay for longer than the suggested 4 days
Lombok Island is located between the islands of Bali and Sumbawa. Our village, located in Western Lombok has 1743 households. Livelihood of about 1400 households is derived through fruit farming. The fruits include durian, rambutan, mangosteen, mangoes and other crops like chocolate, bananas, papaya, taro, yam and cassava. The bordering forest has more than 40 water resources which makes cultivation of fruits convenient. In this village we offer travelers the unique opportunity to live on a fruit farm and learn the various techniques used here. Also, participating in our everyday activities gives a real insight into our lives.
Depending on the time of the year you plan to visit us, we will involve you in the farm activities according to the life cycle of the fruits. From January-March, it is harvesting season, so you will be included in similar activities. It will be exciting as you will get to stay on the farm overnight to harvest durian early morning. On the other hand, April-December is mainly planting season with some fruit harvesting. This will give you an opportunity to learn more tricks used on the farm for planting and protecting the trees.
Working on a farm is fun but it also needs dedication and skill. We will share our knowledge with you and help you enjoy your stay. During your stay you will also learn how to make palm sugar from sweet wine and various processed foods like banana chips, sweet potato and taro chips etc.
On the final evening we will organize a farewell party for you. It is a good way to conclude your stay and share your experiences. Last day morning you will leave back for the airport with hopefully some great memories.
The accommodation you will stay is basic with a squad toilet.
- Pickup from and drop to airport
- Accommodation in communities house
- All meals
- Snacks and drink
- Local guide
- Farm activities