crossing the Wallace Line
Transfer to the airport of Bali, followed by a 20 minute flight to Lombok, crossing the Lombok Strait and the Wallace line. This scientist found out in the 19th century that fauna and flora differ greatly between West and East Indonesia. The imaginary line separating the two is called the Wallace line. It runs through the Lombok Strait, encompassing some of the deepest oceans in the region. Before going to the hotel, start exploring Lombok. Several handicraft villages surround Mataram, the sleepy provincial capital.