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From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

1. 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 Full-Day Private Customized Tour

2. 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 ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour

3. Bali ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour

In Bali, the villages all have nightly food markets where locals go when the sun goes down. In Seminyak and beyond, locals head out with their family and friends to local ‘Eat Street,’ and on this Bali food tour, we’re joining them at all their favorite spots! Your food journey starts at a local food market, where where your guide will take you in and out of the small alleyways highlighting some of the foods you will taste later on Eat Street. Then will visit a warung (café) famous for its babi guling (rotisserie-cooked suckling pig). Your guide will order for you a shared dish for two people and explain all that appears on the plate before you — which will have maybe five or six different elements. Don’t forget to buy some pork crackling! From there, we drive to a local Eat Street in Bali, tucked just behind the major tourist area and easy to get to — but oh-so local! We’ll start at the top of the street, where your expert guide will escort you through the numerous small warungs and stalls, picking out things for us to eat as we go. The street here is jam-packed with motorbikes and cars, and the later it gets, the busier it becomes; we go a little early to make sure we can get into the places we want. Of course, your guide is also an expert on local food, and will explain to you the food and traditions of what is on offer. On arrival, your guide will explain all the places that are available for eating here — far too many for one afternoon! The good news, though, is we always share dishes, so you’ll have lots of room to try it all. One must-try is the very yummy soto ayam (chicken noodle soup). This is one of Indonesia’s most famous national dishes. Walking along the main street, you’ll learn about all the different culinary influences on offer: Javanese, Sumatran, Sulawesi, Japanese and Thai/Indonesian fusion. Or, if you need an energy boost, how about an energy-filled dessert, Indonesian-style! You’ll see “Joss Milk” sold all over the country, which is an Indonesian energy powder you mix with milk. Believe it or not, it goes amazingly well with our favourite dessert, which we’re going to grab at a small warung. This dessert is made from a crumpet-style batter cooked in an earthenware pot over hot coals. Choose from the top 10 list or design your own; our favourite is Toblerone, banana, ice cream and cheese. The prices are cheap all long Eat Street, so if you decide you want to buy some more treats, you can pick up some extras for about USD$1-2. (How much can you try in one day?!) Your guide (now your best foodie friend on Bali) will assist you with finding a taxi for your trip back to your hotel (or to the next stop for your day out). And now that you have the keys to Bali’s local Eat Street, you can come back on your own to try even more local dishes.

From Bali: West Nusa Penida & Snorkeling Small Group Tour

4. From Bali: West Nusa Penida & Snorkeling Small Group Tour

Nusa Penida is a charming island off the east coast of Bali known for its picturesque beaches and excellent snorkelling opportunities. Measuring over 200km in size, it’s a large island that’s impossible to see during just one day. For that reason, you'll be taken on an adventure around the west part of the island! Whether you're in it for the amazing marine life, the gorgeous scenery, or the relaxing swim, we will have an amazing time time exploring the crystal-clear waters around Nusa Penida. And the best part? You don't have to be an experienced diver or swimmer to have some fun and look at the abundance of colourful sea life around the area. You don't even have to worry about snorkeling gear or entrance fees either – it's all taken care of by your trusty guide. You will have the chance to snorkel at some of the popular watering holes such as Manta Point Nusa Penida, Wall Point Nusa Penida, and Mangrove Point Nusa Penida. (If you want to see graceful manta rays out and about, pick Manta Point!) There's a 85% chance of seeing manta rays and you will definitely enjoy this tour. You'll also get to cover three beaches: Kelingking Beach – where you can spot more manta rays and turtles riding the waves below, Angel's Billabong – a natural blue and green infinity pool, and Broken Beach – an enormous swirling pool that is definitely one for the Nusa Penida bucket list!

Bali: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - Ubud Transfer

5. Bali: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - Ubud Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Airport. Relax knowing that you will be dropped off anywhere between Ubud and DPS Airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Be greeted by your driver who will be holding a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Feel secure knowing that the customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Bali during your transfer.

Denpasar: Night Street Food Walking Tour

6. Denpasar: Night Street Food Walking Tour

Lots of travelers leave Bali without getting the opportunity to try authentic Indonesian food, nor the exciting chance to visit the bustling city of Denpasar. Escape the tourist trail for the island’s bustling capital on this tour and receive the best way to get a true local experience of Denpasar at night. Visit Denpasar, Bali's capital and biggest city whilst you learn about its culture - make sure you bring your appetite for this one! Upon pick-up from your hotel, your experienced foodie guide will take you to Kreneng, a hot spot known for its night market where all the locals go for the best authentic food in town. You will make stops at five different spots that allow you to taste some of the island’s best flavors from Babi Guling (suckling pig), soto ayam, satay, rice cake as well as local desserts and snacks such as Martabak, Jaja Bali and some tropical fruits.

Nusa Dua: 2-Hour Luxury Warm Stone Massage Spa Treatment

7. Nusa Dua: 2-Hour Luxury Warm Stone Massage Spa Treatment

Treat yourself to a spa day at the luxury Nusa Dua Spa. Embark on a 2-hour spa experience that includes a healthy welcome drink, foot wash, Bali massage, and warm stone massage using the best stones. End your visit feeling revitalized and refreshed. Start your day with a complimentary hotel pickup in Nusa Dua. Upon arrival at the spa lobby, be greeted with a welcome drink and hear from staff about the treatment before starting. Get led to your room to begin your spa ritual. Start with foot washing followed by a Bali massage for 1 hour and a massage using selected warm stones. After all treatments are done, you are welcome to take a shower. Head back to the lobby to relax and enjoy fresh juice before getting driven back to your hotel.

Bali: Pirate Dinner Cruise

8. Bali: Pirate Dinner Cruise

Enjoy a delicious international buffet dinner while taking in the sunset with this pirate-themed dinner aboard a traditional Indonesian Phinisi ship. Join the fun with your pirate crew, play games, and even put on a pirate costume. Savor the crisp breeze on the top deck under the stars while enjoying entertainment with live music, games with prizes, traditional Balinese dancing, belly dancing, and a breathtaking fire dance.

Denpasar: Museum, Traditional Market and Food Tasting Tour

9. Denpasar: Museum, Traditional Market and Food Tasting Tour

Begin your private half-day sightseeing tour at Puputan Square in the city center. This classic urban park draws many locals and is a great place to learn about Bali’s colonial history. Next, head to the Pura Jagatnatha and Bali Museum, located near the former royal palace of Denpasar. Spend 30-40 minutes exploring its collection and the four main buildings inside the museum that showcase Indonesia’s rich history and cultural heritage. Next, visit the colorful pasar (Indonesian for ‘market’), where locals sell their products and haggle over prices. Pasar Badung is Bali’s largest food market and features fruits, spices and other edible goods sourced from the entire island. Sample different kinds of local food and exotic fruits that you have never seen or eaten before. Your last stop is the Bajra Sandhi Monument, a famous monument and museum, which is located in the capital of Bali, Denpasar. This monument of the Balinese struggle against the Dutch colonists is located in Jalan Raya Puputan Niti Mandala, in front of Denpasar Governor’s office.

Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

10. Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

Go deeper into your yoga and meditation practice with the guidance of a Balinese shaman in this workshop. Discover indigenous rituals for aura cleansing through yoga, meditation, and spiritual cleansing. Enjoy pickup from Jimbaran, Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta Selatan, Kuta, Kintamani, or Denpasar. After getting picked up from your hotel with either a private or shared transfer, start the day with a morning yoga practice including pranayama, classical Hatha yoga asanas, sun salutations, and other dynamic movements with synchronized breathing and deep relaxation exercises.  Next, release any stress or tension that might have built up in your system with a guided meditation in the sacred Penulisan Temple. Continue to Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu Holy Spring Temple for a Melukat (traditional Balinese aura cleansing) ceremony to wash away any bad karma.  You may choose to upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest, where you can get up close and personal with the Balinese long-tailed macaque. Alternatively, you can choose to soar on the Bali jungle swing.  Other upgrades available at check-out include an Ayurvedic spa visit, a 1-hour massage, and a professional photographer to accompany you throughout the day. Alternatively, you can purchase 10 Polaroid photos to immortalize your day of healing. Finish the workshop with drop-off back at your hotel. 

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,235 reviews

Picked up from hotel as scheduled. Arrived in good time for the boat trip to the island. Very comfortable crossing. Picked up and transferred to Lembongan water sports who organised us into our groups very efficiently. There were about 20 in our bleat which was fine. Visited 3 snorkelling sites. No mantas at the first but then amazing corals and fish at the other 2. Best snorkelling I’ve ever done. Then back for a nice lunch before kayaking through the mangroves before the trip back to Bali. Excellent day out

Great tour! We enjoyed getting away from the tourist spots and having an authentic Balinese dining experience. Thirta was a great guide and introduced us to some good eats. I left my phone in his car (even after his reminder to make sure we didn’t leave anything behind) and he brought it back to the hotel the same night, despite having to be up early the next morning. Thanks again for that!!

Had a small group of 3, Wira was amazing! It was great to try some foods I ordinarily wouldn’t have been brave enough to order. Wira was kind and answered all the questions we had about Bali food and life. I was travelling solo in Bali and wanted an activity to fill the evening. If you are trying to decide if this tour is for you I would say go for it, great value.

Kadek did a great job getting us to our hotel safely. He was kind and friendly. Our flight was delayed and the immigration line was so long. He waited for us patiently. Thank you Kadek for waiting for us and getting us to the hotel late at night.

Awesome day out on the water, the only thing I would change is to have more time at each spot.