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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 of the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such 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 beach side 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.  

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

2. 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.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

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

Head out to Bali’s east coast for idyllic scenery and gorgeous beaches, with fewer crowds than other parts of the island. 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. The next stop is 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. Finally, you’ll reach the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon. The stone walls here were formed by river erosion over thousands of years, leaving beautiful patterns. Trek along the river before taking the chance to jump into the water. Rest up after your full-day adventure as you’re transported back to your accommodation.

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

4. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Following pick-up 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 necessary equipment, such as masks, fins and a life jacket. 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, parrot fish, 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 sites such as 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. In good weather, you will go to Manta Point and Crystal Bay, while if there's a big swell you will visit Gamat Bay.  In addition, feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective..

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: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

6. 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.

Bali: 2-Day PADI Advanced Open Water Course

7. 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.

Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

8. Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

Experience the magic of Bali with a morning spiritual experience. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from accommodations in Ubud, Kintamani, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Candi Dasa, Kerobokan, or Sanur. Drive to Kintamani near Mount Batur.  The elements of earth, wind, fire, air, and spirit come together in this area, creating an aura of healing. Meet your guide, an experienced Balinese priestess. Take a nourishing walk through the stunning woodlands near Mt. Abang which surround a volcanic crater basin. Reconnect with your inner peace during yoga and meditation. Take a part in an earth ritual in which you will give back to mother nature and create a compassionate relationship with the environment. Afterward, enjoy a healthy breakfast as you take in a gorgeous view of Mount Batur. End your journey with a water cleansing ceremony at one of Tampaksiring’s ancient temples. This cleansing ritual is performed in order to purify your body mind and soul. Connect with your emotions and intuition through the element of water. Gain a deeper understanding of Bali and yourself.

Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall, and Temples Private Day Tour

9. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall, and Temples Private Day Tour

Uncover the story of Balinese history and immerse yourself in local culture on this sight seeing tour in Bali. Swim in a hidden canyon and capture photos of Tegenungan waterfall. Go into the Elephant Cave Temple and try locally-produced coffee at a plantation. Be picked up in the morning from the comfort of your accommodation in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran. Sit back and relax on the drive to Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang. Explore the ravine which has been forged by thousands of years of powerful water produced during the rainy season. Take a refreshing swim in a picturesque natural pool and view stunning natural waterfalls. Next, head to Batuan temple. See its famous Balinese paintings, well-preserved sandstone bas motifs, and traditional Balinese temple architecture. Stop at a local restaurant where you can purchase some authentic Balinese food. Reach Tegenungan waterfall and take a walk along the banks of the Tukad Petanu river. Capture pictures of water plunging down into a deep pool next to a verdant cliff. See the blooming trees by the waterfall. Travel to the Elephant Cave Temple where you can see various structures with Hindu influences that date back to the 10th-century. View some Buddhist elements which date back to the 8th-century. Enter the cave to see 3 stone idols each wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths. Finish your tour with a visit to coffee plantation to learn about coffee production process. Taste some locally-grown coffee before heading back to your accommodation in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran.

From Bali: Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan Island Tour

10. 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.

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4.4 / 5

based on 2,248 reviews

10/10 trip, 10/10 tour guide, Edi. Everyone we worked with was so accommodating and made sure we were enjoying ourselves. At one point, Edi threw in an extra stop on the tour just for an added Balinese experience. His stories and friendliness were unmatched and the tours themselves… stunning. The hidden canyon is one of the best experiences of our lives, although you should be mobile individuals (climbing, swimming, jumping). Highly highly recommend this day tour, can’t say enough.

Amazing day with Edi as a guide! Snorkling was great, we were lucky enough to see a few sea turtles and countless other species. After the waterfall, Edi brought us to an amazing place to have lunch in the middle of the rice fields. Finally, we went to the hidden canyon. Great experience but expect a lot of difficulty for non-sporty people! Amazing as a whole!

I had an amazing day with Edi! He drove me around to the most famous spots on the island. I got to go snorkeling, check out a beautiful waterfall, trekked through canyons and ate lunch in the rice fields! Can’t thank Edi enough for making it such a wonderful experience!

It was a fantastic trip. The guides were super sweet and very professional. Everything was planned to the letter, and everything was in order, which meant that you could enjoy the experiences even more. I would definitely recommend this trip!

We see manta swimming free, the guide friendly and we love the hospitality