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From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

1. 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.

From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

2. 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.  

From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

3. From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

Discover a tropical paradise of soft white beaches and lush vegetation on a 2-day tour of the Gili Islands from Bali. Escape the crowds and get back to nature with time to swim and snorkel with the exotic marine life. Day 1 Climb aboard a fast boat and cross from Bali to the Gili Islands. Get the chance to stroll along a white sand beach on arrival, soak up the sun and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear sea. Spend the night listening to the gentle sound of the waves and watching the sunset at your beachfront resort. Day 2 Start the day with a private 2.5-hour boat ride around the 3 Gili Islands, and snorkel with marine life, such as butterfly fish, clown fish and different species of turtles. Get the option to extend your stay for more time to swim, snorkel and dive.

Komodo Island: Private 3-Day Tour with Boat & Hotel Stay

4. Komodo Island: Private 3-Day Tour with Boat & Hotel Stay

Explore Komodo National Park on a 3-day tour. Sail to stunning Rinca Island and come face-to-face with the world-famous Komodo dragon. Snorkel around Bidadari and Kanawa Islands and visit the intriguing Mirror Cave. Day 1 Begin the day with an amazing snorkeling experience on Bidadari island and then sail to Rinca Island, inhabited with the famous Komodo Dragons. A local ranger will lead a tour, highlighting the wild nature of the island and the wild dragons. At the end of the day, head to Padar island and have a delicious dinner before spending the night on the boat. Day 2 Today you will have another trekking tour to see the dragons, this time - on Komodo island itself. Take in the beauty of unique Pink Beach, where the sands have a shimmering light pink hue. Snorkel around the vibrant coral gardens of Kanawa island. After lunch, head back to the hotel in Labuan Bajo for dinner and overnight stay, but before that, you will make one more stop to see the flying bats at Kalong island. Day 3 After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Mirror Cave and experience the phenomenon of the light leaking through the walls of the cave. Afterward, head back to Labuan Bajo Airport to fly to your next destination (back to Bali). Or you can extend your stay at Labuan Bajo. If you have an evening flight, we can add one more place to visit - Rangko Cave. Please inform us if you would like this add-on tour on Day 3..

From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida & Lembongan Complete Tour

5. From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida & Lembongan Complete Tour

Begin your adventure with a fast boat transfer to Nusa Lembongan, approximately 40 minutes by boat ride. Start your first day by snorkeling in 3 different spots in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. After the inclusive lunch, enjoy the mangrove tour followed by the island tour. Visit the iconic Panorama Point, Devil's Tear and Dream beach. Check-in at a beach front accommodation where you can relax on white sand beach with its crystal water right in front of the resort. You will also be provided with scooter to go around the island at your own pace in your free time in the evening. On the second day, have breakfast at the hotel and be picked up at 8:30 AM to embark an inter-island transfer to Nusa Penida. 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. Explore these beautiful spots and enjoy the lunch box provided for you. After your island tour in Nusa Penida, hop in a fast boat at 5:00 PM heading back to Bali. Your driver will be waiting for you at the harbour and transfer you back to your hotel in Bali.  

From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

6. From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

In between Bali and Lombok, 3 idyllic islands can be found: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. These little coral islands have a real laid-back tropical island feel and make perfectly placed hideouts from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. With no traffic and nothing but fresh ocean breeze, this 3-day 2-night tour takes you to see two of these islands for an excursion full of relaxation, and special moments to remember for a lifetime. Your first day starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the harbor to a speedboat that will arrive at Gili Trawangan in just a few hours’ time. On the way, catch breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the deep blue sea. Once on the island, spend the day relaxing at a beautiful tropical island resort – lounge by the pool, dive in the sea or hop on a bicycle to explore the coastline. Don’t miss the sunset at one of the beach clubs – it’s a true spectacle of nature you don’t want to miss out on! Your second day features a private snorkeling tour on Gili Trawangan’s quieter but equally beautiful sister island, Gili Air. The 3-hour snorkeling tour takes you to see several amazing spots, beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. You’ll also get to swim with giant sea turtles, a magical experience! Spend the rest of the day as you like at another tropical resort – sipping cocktails, swimming, sunbathing – before another magnificent island sunset kicks in. If you’re an early bird, start day 3 early to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise of Gili Air. Otherwise, snoozing in bed to the sound of the sea is a lovely way to spend the first hours of your last morning on the Gili Islands. Enjoy one more swim in the turquoise sea, sit down for breakfast and say goodbye to these gorgeous islands. The speedboat will bring you back to the mainland of Bali where you will be transported to your hotel by shuttle bus.

Nusa Dua: Underwater Sea Walking Experience

7. Nusa Dua: Underwater Sea Walking Experience

Walk at the bottom of the sea without getting your hair wet. Sea walker is a soft dive system that is designed specifically for those who are not confident swimmers or do not wish to dive. All you will need to do is put on a helmet with a transparent visor and head on down to explore Bali’s stunning underwater life with a professional guide. After changing into your swimsuit, you will be taken to the pontoon which takes only 3 minutes from the beach. You go down the stairs to the bottom of the sea while seeing the wild fish surrounding you- just walk straight in. The instructors will always accompany you during the activity. Just relax and feel your closeness to nature. With a unique helmet design, you can get face-to-face with the sea life and be able to breathe the same as you do on the surface and also you can still wear your glasses or contact lenses. You will able to walk around for 15 minutes in the ocean and play with some fish in their habitat. When the activity is finished, you will be able to freshen up and take a shower at the shower facilities, change your wet clothes, and get ready to go home.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

8. 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

9. 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 White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour

10. Bali: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour

Grab your swimming costume and hop aboard a private vehicle to discover the most beautiful beaches of Bali. Go to Nusa Dua to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Visit nearby Tanjung Benoa Beach, where you can dive, jet ski, fly-board or rent a banana boat at your own expense. Then, make you way to Uluwatu Temple to watch the sunset at the end of the day. Stop at Padang Padang Beach, famous from the blockbuster movie, "Eat, Pray, Love." Get magnificent views of Uluwatu perched high on the cliffs as the sun sets over the coast. Watch a traditional Balinese dance show in front of the temple. End with a delicious seafood barbecue at a romantic restaurant in Jimbaran Bay.  

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,320 reviews

I was alone, but I was able to feel free to participate. Participants are three people, a family with parents and children, and myself. Traveling to Penida Island is dangerous because bike rental is narrow, so if you are new to Penida Island, we recommend that you take a tour. You can efficiently go around View Point, which is suitable for posting on beautiful Instagram. The organizer, Topan, was very kind to the guide and I was saved. There are many diving points on Penida Island, so I would like to go there again.

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!