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Tetebatu Monkey Forest
Vacation Travel Guide

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Travel through thick tropical forests, feed families of monkeys and enjoy stunning views over the North Lombok Sea to the Gili Islands and beyond.

Pusuk Pass lies on the western edge of Lombok’s Gunung Rinjani National Park, about a 30-minute drive from Mataram, the capital. An alternative inland route to Tanjung and the Gili Islands, the winding road through Pusuk Pass traverses dense forests and offers fabulous views across the North Lombok Sea. Don’t forget to pack some bananas! The mountain roadside teems with monkeys who come down from the forest to accept fruit and nuts from passing motorists.

Head north from Mataram to the furniture-making village of Gunung Sari. Browse stalls selling bamboo furniture and crafts and visit Gunung Agung Temple, with three distinctive spires looking a bit like pine trees. From here the road climbs to the hill-tribe village of Sidemen where you can see local residents processing palm sugar. As you approach Pusuk Pass, 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) above sea level, you’ll see monkeys in the vines and trees by the roadside. Groups of monkeys often gather on the road itself, so slow down and drive carefully.

Pull over at the rest stops or by the roadside warungs to feed the monkeys who are quite comfortable around humans. However adorable and friendly these monkeys appear, they are still wild animals so you should never try to pet or hold them. Don’t tease them by offering and then withdrawing food, as they can occasionally become aggressive if provoked. Monkeys have also been known to steal loose items like sunglasses and car keys, so keep your valuables secure!

After enjoying the monkeys and views of Pusuk Pass, continue down the road as it drops to the coast. Head north to the Gili Islands or on to Tanjung, or take the scenic coast road south back to Mataram, stopping to explore the fabulous beaches and resorts at the town of Senggigi.

Pusuk Pass is an easy daytrip from Mataram, Senggigi or Tanjung and can be included in a multi-day adventure. Hire a car or motorbike or arrange a van with a driver. There are also numerous tour operators who include a visit to the monkey forest as part of their sightseeing itineraries.

Top Hotels Close to Tetebatu Monkey Forest

Cahaya Tetebatu Inn
Cahaya Tetebatu Inn
3 out of 5
Jalan Air, Terjun Jerukmanis, Kecamatan Pringgasela, Lombok
The price is $20 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated in the mountains, this bed & breakfast is 13.9 mi (22.3 km) from Taman Kota Selong and within 32 mi (52 km) of Mount Rinjani and Al-Mujahidin Selong ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Nice stay

"The inn is located around wonderful rice fields and with views to mount Rinjani. The rooms are basic, and the owner and stuff gives you a friendly service with tips around the area and offering a wide range of plates at the restaurant, which is located over their fish ponds."…"

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018

Cahaya Tetebatu Inn
Tetebatu Indah Homestay
Tetebatu Indah Homestay
2.5 out of 5
Monkey Forest Street, km 49, Tetebatu, Nusa Tenggara Barat
The price is $10 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated in Tetebatu, this bed & breakfast is 13.9 mi (22.4 km) from Taman Kota Selong and within 25 mi (40 km) of Al-Mujahidin Selong Mosque and Mayura Park. ...

Tetebatu Indah Homestay
Aryasuta Bungalow
Aryasuta Bungalow
2.5 out of 5
Jln.Pariwisata, Tetebatu, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is $28 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16

Situated in Tetebatu, this guesthouse is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from Taman Kota Selong and within 25 mi (40 km) of Al-Mujahidin Selong Mosque and Plas Waterfall. ...

Aryasuta Bungalow
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Tetebatu Monkey Forest

Cahaya Tetebatu Inn
Cahaya Tetebatu Inn
3 out of 5
Jalan Air, Terjun Jerukmanis, Kecamatan Pringgasela, Lombok
The price is $20 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
Cahaya Tetebatu Inn
Tetebatu Indah Homestay
Tetebatu Indah Homestay
2.5 out of 5
Monkey Forest Street, km 49, Tetebatu, Nusa Tenggara Barat
The price is $10 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
Tetebatu Indah Homestay
Aryasuta Bungalow
Aryasuta Bungalow
2.5 out of 5
Jln.Pariwisata, Tetebatu, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is $28 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
Aryasuta Bungalow
OYO 1835 Surya Mandalika Hotel
OYO 1835 Surya Mandalika Hotel
2 out of 5
Jalan Pariwisata Tetebatu, Kota Raja, Tetebatu, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is $9 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
OYO 1835 Surya Mandalika Hotel
OYO 2196 Edriyan Bungalow
OYO 2196 Edriyan Bungalow
2.5 out of 5
Jl. Pariwisata, Tetebatu, Sikur, Tetebatu, Lombok
The price is $8 per night from Apr 15 to Apr 16
OYO 2196 Edriyan Bungalow
Farmstay Lunggu Hijau
Farmstay Lunggu Hijau
Tetebatu, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is $35 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Farmstay Lunggu Hijau
Les Rizieres Lombok
Les Rizieres Lombok
3 out of 5
Jalan Raya Tetebatu - Jeruk Manis, Benteng Daye - Kembang Kuning, Tetebatu, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is $17 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17
Les Rizieres Lombok
Cendrawasih Bungalows
Cendrawasih Bungalows
3 out of 5
Lendang Nangka Utara, Tetebatu, West Nusa Tenggara
The price is $25 per night from Apr 20 to Apr 21
Cendrawasih Bungalows
OYO 1321 Mountain Resort
OYO 1321 Mountain Resort
2 out of 5
Tetebatu, Sikur., Kabupaten Lombok Timur, Tetebatu, NTB
OYO 1321 Mountain Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.