Lombok, the neighboring island of Bali, offers a serene escape from the bustling crowds. It is deemed to be almost equivalent to Bali in terms of scenery but is way less frequented. One of the most famous destinations in Lombok is the Gili Islands, a trio of idyllic islands known for their white sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters. For nature enthusiasts, a visit to Mount Rinjani is a must. This is an active volcano, but the active component (Mt. Barujari) lies in the lake, away from the trail. The journey to the summit rewards hikers with panoramic vistas of lush forests, crater lakes, and even hot springs. Lombok is also home to some stunning waterfalls. Tiu Kelep, located in the north of the island, is a majestic waterfall surrounded by lush greenery, perfect for taking look-like-they-are-photoshopped pictures.