Or you would prefer to go with your own group of friends or with your preferred travel date? You can always request for a private tour.
Belitung is blessed with some of the best beaches of the country. The sand is soft and as white as palm sugar, and some even argue that the sand here is even whiter than that in Bali. Belitung is also surrounded by more than 100 small islands. Almost all of them are decorated with white sand and granite rocks, and only a few are inhabited. One island in particular, the Lengkuas Island is the site of a 19th-century antique lighthouse. The Light House was built in Dutch colonial times and offers a beautiful overview of the area.
The most interesting about the Belitung beaches are the fascinating granite rock formations that spread through its shallow shores. Ranging from several cubic meters, these giant granite rocks can measure up to the size of a typical house. And one of the most iconic granite rock beach sceneries is found at the Tanjung Tinggi Beach, which was featured in the Laskar Pelangi movie.
The Rainbow Troops
A NOVEL BY ANDREA HIRATA
In September 2005, a native Belitung writer, Andrea Hirata, published a novel entitled “Laskar Pelangi” (translate: The Rainbow Troops). Set in the enchanting Belitung Island, the novel was widely known and it has been translated into English, Malay, Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean. Later, in 2008, the novel was made into a movie, and the enchanting sceneries of Belitung Island were introduced to the rest of the world. The name ”Laskar Pelangi” even became the name of the island’s seaport following the movie’s fantastic success.
Leebong Island is located in the southwest of the island of Belitung. Leebong is 37 hectares island, located 3 kilometers from the mainland of Belitung island. The island is surrounded by a vast expanse of white sand bank. The unique natural tropical forest richness with unique simpor leaves, combined with mangrove make this island so wonderful.
Andrea Hirata’s Museum of Words
The Museum is the first and only Museum of Literature in Indonesia. Initiated and established by Andrea Hirata the author of the Rainbow Troop. The Museum was first built in 2010 and was officially opened to the public in 2012.
This lake that has clean white color land and light blue water, is not derived from the crater like Kawah Putih (Lake Crater White) Ciwidey, but it was formed from the former site of the abandoned mining Kaolin which fortunately enhances the natural beauty.
Lengkuas Island is blessed with a pristine beach, turquoise blue waters and distinct huge granite boulders, the icon of Belitung beaches, located north of Tanjung Binga Village in Belitung.
The pride of Lengkuas Island, however, is the iconic old lighthouse. Built by the Dutch in 1882, it still maintains its main function today in guiding ships sailing through and out of the island of Belitung. Approximately 50 meters in height, it is as tall as a 12-storey building.
Arrive at Tanjung Pandan airport before 8 am. From there, we will go for our breakfast at the local style of noodle, Mie Belitung. After breakfast, we will be visiting one of the movie setting scenes of the Rainbow Troop move, Muhammadyah School, at Gantong.
From Gantong, we will go to the literacy museum of Andrea Hirata, the author of Rainbow Troop novel. Then we will go to Rumah Keong Rotan and also Batik House of Ahok.
We will have our lunch along the way, then next will be going Kwan Im Temple and lastly, before checking into hotel, we will visit Burung Mandi Beach.
Dinner will be served at the local restaurant at Tanjung Pandan.
DAY 2: Leebong Island (B, L, D)
After breakfast, get ready to check out as we will be going to Leebong Island by boat. Spend one night on the island, swimming, canoeing, or just relaxing at the beach.
DAY 3: Island Hopping (B, L, D)
After breakfast, get ready to check out as we will be going back to the main island and go for island hopping, exploring cave and snorkeling until late afternoon. Sand Island, Batu Belayar Island, Kepayang Island, and Lengkuas Island are the islands that we will go.
Back to the main island, we will stop by at Kelayang Beach before heading to our hotel. Dinner will be served at the local restaurant. Free time afterward.
DAY 4: Belitung City (B, L)
Morning call for sunrise at Lake Kaolin. Go back to the hotel for breakfast and get ready to check out. We will visit a traditional house of Belitung and spend times at Tanjung Pendam Beach.
Lunch will be served at the local restaurant. After lunch, then go to the airport.
• Transportation • 3 Nights accommodation – 1 night on Leebong Island – 2 nights on Belitung Island • Meals as stated on the itinerary • Necessary permits and administrative requirements • Mineral Water for entire trip • Guide and/or Tour Leader
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