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Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards.  With all entry tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views.  Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

2. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots.  All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram.  You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens.  Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip.  After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings.   The best thing about this day trip is that you choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup and drone footage, to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

3. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children. Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Hidden Waterfall

4. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Hidden Waterfall

Embark on a day of adventure in Bali with this guided hike to Mount Batur. Start with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Bali, arriving in time to watch the sunrise from the summit. Enjoy breakfast and end the day with a dip under Tibumana Waterfall. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel). Then, journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival, receive a short introduction and safety briefing from your guide. As you embark on a 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali, benefit from your guide's extensive knowledge and passion for the region. When you reach the summit, marvel at the shifting colors and mists before the sun rises over the landscape. Then, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area as the day breaks. After sunrise, walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Finally, trek back down the mountain and stop at the hidden Tibumana Waterfall for a refreshing swim while admiring nature. End the tour with a convenient hotel drop-off.

From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

5. 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.  

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Jeep Adventure with Jungle Swing

6. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Jeep Adventure with Jungle Swing

Enjoy a unique off-road volcano Batur Sunrise tour in a 4WD drive jeep. Choose this option if you do not wish to hike the volcano, but still wish to enjoy one of Bali's most spectacular sunrises. After getting picked up from your hotel, hop in the jeep and head to the best location to watch the sunrise from Mount Batur, which is inaccessible by standard vehicles.  Marvel at the breathtaking sunrise as you enjoy your light breakfast. Afterward, cruise along the famous lava flow known locally as Batur Black Lava on the west side of the volcano. On your way back to the hotel, pass by Prapen Temple, a favorite religious site of the Pande Family, and stop to take some photos. Complete the trip with the famous trilling adventure with an exiting swinging experience in the lush jungle of Ubud. Enjoy the stunning views of the Ubud rice terraces and its verdant tropical forest.

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

7. From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.

Bali: Tirta Empul and Besakih Temple Tour

8. Bali: Tirta Empul and Besakih Temple Tour

Visit Tirta Empul Temple to learn the history of the temple's formation and take a bath with holy water that comes directly from the ground, to cleanse your mind and invisible impurities so that you become more relaxed and ready to face your tough day. Followed by learning how to make Balinese-style coffee directly from the coffee garden and being able to taste warm coffee or tea which will be very suitable after a cold soak. Swinging high in the middle of the forest with views of the river and hills before we continue our journey. The last place is the largest temple in Bali and the center of Balinese history is Pura Besakih, accompanied by a local guide who will explain every detail of the history of Besakih Temple in detail.

From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

9. From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

Explore Nusa Penida, a charming island nestled in the waters between Bali and Lombok, on a full-day guided tour. Admire the island's beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, and relaxed way of life, and discover why Nusa Penida has become a firm traveler favorite. Head out from the Sanur Ferry Terminal toward Nusa Penida. Sit back and relax, and spend your day hopping around 4 picturesque beaches and some of the most special spots on the island. Stop first at the top of Kelingking Beach and admire the wonderful view of the white sandy beach. Take a close look at the curving coastline, which many visitors compare to the shape of a T-Rex. Then, move on to Angel's Billabong. Take a dip in a natural infinity pool created by a small gap in the cliff face, without the 5-star price tag. Next, marvel at Broken Beach's natural pools and cliff arches before making your way to Crystal Bay. Enjoy time to swim and snorkel in waters as clear as their namesake.

Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

10. Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

The first day will begin with the registration and paperwork for the course at the diving center. This will be followed by instructional videos and knowledge reviews through quizzes and exams of the first three modules learned that day. Enjoy lunch and refreshments to strengthen up for the afternoon, which entails swimming pool skills training, the log back of all equipment used at the diving center and the sign-off paperwork. The second day will start with an equipment preparation and loading of vehicles to travel to Padang Bai, joining a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon to experience the first open water dive training. A little break on the boat will offer time to relax on the deck or take a swim in the lagoon. The second open water dive will follow after which a return to Padang Bai will enable you to have lunch at Topi Inn before returning to the diving center. Learn about the theory of the final two modules and review your knowledge with quizzes and a final exam. The third and last day will lead you to Tulamben, where the wreck of the USAT Liberty is located and the third and fourth open water training dives will take place. Between the dives, you will have lunch at Puri Madha. Upon packing up the equipment after the last dive, the certification and sign-off will follow back at the diving center.

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An unforgettable experience. I was a little anxious about this as I am not a strong swimmer however the team provided life vests for anyone who is a little unsure. We were lucky enough to see a good few mantas as well. This would have been an amazing trip even if we didn’t get to see the mantas however seeing them up so close was just amazing. The guides were fabulous too.

Dewa was awesome, one of the kindest people I've met, he will do anything for you and accommodates whatever you ask. Very knowledgeable on the temples we saw. Would definitely book him again. All round great bloke.

It was a really good trip with our guide Pakis, he was very kind and helpful, we could adjust our trip depending on our interests. He brought us to the nicest place, we fully recommend this trip !

Great trip to explore Bali's top attractions! Our tour guide was friendly and shared many aspects about Balinese culture. Definitely recommend it!

Great opportunity to experience Balinese spirituality and have some time for introspection!