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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.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

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

4. 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.

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: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

8. 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.

Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

9. 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.

Hidden Gorgeous Canyoning Adventure

10. 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

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,750 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

Our guide tried 2 different sites to make sure we saw the rays. An incredible experience to see these majestic creatures up close. We stopped at 2 more sites to see the colorful fish and corals. One of the guides takes pictures/videos with his go-pro, so be sure you "pose" :-) The kayak trip in the afternoon was nothing special, and we had too much free time in between.

Very nice experience with Juni (our driver). He is very good at indonesian history, we have learned a lot (many thanks :) ) and for anybody who would like to book this tour, Juni takes the best pictures ! ☺️ ( we are so satisfied and have many memories to keep). Juni, thank you very much for the day we spent together, see you soon !

We had a great time with Nyoman. The snorkeling and canyoning was great. He recommended a very nice restaurant to have lunch. We had a wonderful time. He is friendly and took care of us. Thank you for a great experience!

i had a private tour with karba John and it was an amazing experience. He knows everything about bali and it will help you through this amazing journey