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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: 2-Day PADI Advanced Open Water Course

5. 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.

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

6. 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

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.

Hidden Gorgeous Canyoning Adventure

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Sanur

May I start with the fact it was amazing, we saw a turtle and coffee plantation was wonderful, and so was our guide. But honestly I’m worried about what effect we have over the ocean there, me and my boyfriend gathered a bag of trash during our snorkle. And there is a lot more to go. I hope more people will do that, as it doesn’t cost much and it does a great deal for the fish who were trying to eat it, thinking it’s food. Why not admire the nature instead of destroying it? After all, we all live in it too.

Such a great day! All 3 stops were beautiful and well organised! My driver Gede was incredible! He spent the whole day explaining all about the culture and sights of Bali and was so caring and accomodating to make sure I had an excellent day! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting an action packed adventure in Bali!

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!

Our driver Putu Dibya was great! He was very friendly and looked after us the whole day! He took us to some lovely places for food and he is an awesome driver! Thank you!

I've never swallowed skates like this before. It was wonderful!