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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

1. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali, and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.  

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

2. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, turtles, and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective.

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

3. Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Discover the best of Bali's southern coast on this day tour around the island. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness an optional traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose from lunch, massage, and photography add-ons. Benefit from pickup at your hotel with the private tour or pickup from centrally located meeting points on the group tour, and then head to your first stop, Tanah Lot Temple, which is perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stop for lunch at the renowned restaurant street (own expense) before heading to Suluban Beach at Blue Point. Enjoy a stroll on the beach's white sands and take in the breathtaking stones and caves. Next, if you have selected the Kecak option, head to Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch Bali's famous kecak (an ancient ritual and fire dance) while the sun sets in the background.  Finish the day with a grilled seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay (if add-on selected). For private options, you'll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. With the group option, you can make your own way back to your hotel from Jimbaran.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

4. East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

Enjoy the idyllic landscapes of and gorgeous beaches on this day trip in an airconditioned car. Snorkel through schools of colorful fish in the Blue Lagoon, swim in the crisp water of the Tegenungan Waterfal, and visit the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon.  After pick-up, you’ll continue to Tanjung Jepun and Blue Lagoon for snorkeling sessions with an expert instructor. Glide above the vibrant coral reefs and keep an eye out for reef sharks, sea turtles, lion fish, and squid. Stop at the Tegenungan Waterfall, a short distance from Ubud. Get up close to the waterfall, swim in the water below it, and cool off from the tropical sunshine before continuing on to the hidden canyon in Sukawati. Reach the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon where imposing walls were shaped by the river over thousands of years. Hike along the river before jumping into the water. Rest up after your full-day adventure on the return trip to your accommodation.

Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

5. Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Explore Bali according to your own interests on a full-day customized tour. Rent a driver and new model vehicle (up to 4 passengers) for 10 to 11 hours, and discover Bali's beautiful sites in a day. From the Monkey Forest to beautiful temples, the surf beaches of Kuta and the crafts of Ubud, Bali has it all. An airport pick-up is provided if needed, or you can benefit from pick-up in Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa or Denpasar. The supplier will create a package to save you time and money. Their friendly team will customize your trip and ensure your safety and satisfaction at all times. Make your vacation a memorable one at a reasonable price.

Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

6. Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

Climb aboard a fast boat at Sanur Beach and cross the brilliant blue sea to Toyapakeh on the small island of Nusa Penida. Meet your local host on arrival and begin your day trip by air-conditioned van. See pristine white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lush vegetation along the way. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Experience the peace and quiet of one of the less-visited spots on Nusa Penida before going to the popular beach at Crystal Bay, known for its great diving and snorkeling opportunities. Note, however, that snorkeling and diving are not part of this tour. Upgrade your tour to include drone footage of your experience. Get joined by a professional drone pilot on the day, then receive 3-4 minutes of high-quality and edited footage to your email after the tour. The video will summarize scenic aerial and ground footage of your experience along the tour.

From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

7. From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

The day begins with pickup from your accommodation and transfers to the boat for the 45-minutes journey to Nusa Penida. Arrive at the island and visit the famous Kelingking Beach. Take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island and marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean. Continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Island hop to Nusa Lembongan and travel across the Yellow Bridge. Head towards Dream Beach which boasts a sprawling white sandy shoreline. Visit Devil’s Tear at high tide en enjoy this impressive natural landscape. Then visit Panorama Point overlooking Jungutbatu Village and take in incredible views of Mount Agung. Head back to Bali from Nusa Lembongan with boat transfer 30-minutes and drop-off at your hotel.

Bali: 2-Day PADI Advanced Open Water Course

8. Bali: 2-Day PADI Advanced Open Water Course

On the first day, start the course by filling out the necessary registration forms and paperwork for the course at the diving center. Be sure to bring your PADI Open Water Certification with you to participate in this course. Begin preparing the equipment and loading the vehicles. Then, travel to Padang Bai Blue Lagoon for 3 incredible ocean dives. Follow the instruction of your experienced guide who will help you take your diving skills to the next level. Re-energize yourself with lunch and light refreshments included back at the dive center.  On day two, head out to Tulamben to explore the spectacular shipwreck of the USAT Liberty. Enjoy 2 ocean dives at this site. By the end of the course, you will have completed the following dives for your PADI Certification: Deep Dive (mandatory), Underwater Navigation (mandatory), Boat Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB), Underwater Naturalist, Search & Recovery, and Wreck Diving.

Hidden Gorgeous Canyoning Adventure

9. Hidden Gorgeous Canyoning Adventure

Discover canyoning in Bali, and explore mother nature in an exciting and adventurous way. As you take the plunge into hidden canyons, admire the natural beauty of each place while feeling the thrill of adrenaline. Enjoy pickup at your hotel and after some drive, delight in a morning coffee or tea and a light breakfast at the basecamp, before grabbing your equipment and a quick selfie. After some training and safety tips, you'll be ready to take the plunge. Jump 5 meters into the first canyon and discover the hidden natural gems this place has to offer. Take on new challenges as you climb through. Traverse the spectacular hidden Canyon on this canyoning tour in Bali. The famous “Bat Cave” section, where hundreds of these creatures fly high above your head, is sure to leave you speechless. These Canyon features lots of jumps, wonderful rappels as well as massive natural pools of clean water, all of which are in a wild and unique environment. Hidden Gorges is a sporty descent, a mix between exploration, adventure, and a fun trip. Canyoneers from around the world come to Bali just to experience this place. Escape the crowds and discover one of the most unique places in Bali. Dive into the beauty of this natural wonder with a dramatic 30 meters rappel down at Aling-aling Waterfall. Emerge from the hidden gorge, reminisce about your experience over lunch and drive back to hotel.

Bali: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

10. Bali: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

Join a full-day yoga retreat in the beautiful landscapes northeast of Ubud. Visit a holy water temple and with guidance choose to take part in a traditional cleansing ritual with holy water. Take part in a guided healing yoga and meditation practice at a secluded villa. Enjoy free time at the villa to lounge, relax, and eat lunch. After an early pickup, head to Mengening Holy Water Temple, Pura Mengening, located in the village of Saraseda, Gianyar Regency. The temple is sacred as a place of melukat, a ritual in which locals perform self-cleaning or ablution with holy water. It’s also a site where the Balinese request tirtha – the holy water used for Hindu ceremonies. These springs have been derived from natural sources since the 11th century, and the pools’ bathing waters are cool and clear. Before going in, receive guidance on how to act in the ritual, especially how to present the canang sari flower offering with incense. The bathing rite is said to be both a physically and spiritually rejuvenating yet meditative experience. After, travel to Tepi Sawah Villa. Enjoy your delicious lunch with both vegan and vegetarian options here as well as some free time to lounge, take a swim in the pool, or explore the grounds.  Later, take part in a Bali healing yoga and meditation practice with Jero Priestess Luh Manis, who will guide you through a spiritual experience that reconnects with nature and the universal energy.

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What people are saying about Sanur

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,750 reviews

I went on this tour on my own from Ubud and it was a great experience! Everything was well organized and timed, we did a lot of activities so that the day was full, but absolutely relaxing and exciting at the same time. The guides were always nice, helpful and made sure we knew what to do in the water. We managed to see the mantas although the sea was pretty rough in that spot, and then snorkeled through corals and amazing sea life in other two spots. The guys always called us towards things to see, and took a lot of pics and videos of us which can be purchased at the end. Of course, if you can spend more time on the island it would be better because you could avoid being in a crowd, but otherwise this tour is a great option! Just a small note on that the ferry from/to Bali can be a bit rough, if you usually get sea sick get tablets or sit in the middle :)

We had such an amazing experience with this tour, and the guide/driver Astika was also very friendly and welcoming and helped us throughout the day, with good recommendations and help with our belongings and nearby when we finished. Snorkeling was incredible, the experts really guided us and gave us an unbelievable experience, we also went to a waterfall, coffee plantation with swing, a good halal restaurant recommended by Astika and then Canyoning. We had such a fantastic day. Thanks!

Was picked up from my hotel drove to the amazing snorkeling experience and after headed to the waterfall and canyoning. A day full of experiences and my driver / guide Komang Rapi was there for me all day, explaining me all about Bali culture and making me feeling really comfortable as solo female Traveller

The activity is well planned and the guides are friendly. Activities are also very exciting and fun.

Wonderful day out. The driver Edi made the day go well, he was fun and informative. Would do again.