Update June 2018: Please note that this information might be out of date as we haven’t had time to check and rewrite it. To get the latest and best tourism information, please consider staying at Sari Inn where our manager Hamy would be happy to take care of you. Hamy worked for the Lombok Tourism commission for twenty years and drove for the former presidential family. He speaks good English and remains one of the top experts on the area.
One of the most popular agricultural tours in Lombok is not out in the fields. The harvesting of pearls is a top commodity in this area. From grains of sand to beautiful round pearls fit for a queen, guests on Lombok can see the entire process.
The Autore Pearl Farm Tour takes you through the largest pearl farm and cultivation center for stunning South Sea pearls. This experience is a mix of beauty and biology. Good for kids of all ages, visitors will see everything from the care of the oysters to the formation of the jewelry.
Other top markets for agriculture on Lombok include the rice paddies, coffee plantations, coconut trees, cinnamon fields, vanilla fields, garlic fields and tobacco farms. Guests to Lombok can book tours which will take them through the different varieties of rice fields as well as to the base of Mount Rinjani where there are large coffee and tobacco farms.
For those of us who are looking to lead a greener existence a tour of the smaller farms and community gardens can be eye opening. Take the time to see how much sustainability happens here, and you may cultivate practices which can be brought back home.
Popular Farm and Agriculture Tours Include: