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Bali: Pirate Dinner Cruise

1. 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: Night Street Food Walking Tour

2. 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.

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

3. 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..

Denpasar : Private Transfer to/from Ngurah Rai Intl. Airport

4. Denpasar : Private Transfer to/from Ngurah Rai Intl. Airport

Ensure your trip is hassle-free with a convenient private transfer between Indonesia Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) and your hotel or accommodation in Denpasar city centre. Choose from 2 suitable vehicle options that give you the comfort and space your transfer needs.  For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for groups of up to 7 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 7 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, meet your friendly English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall or get picked up at your accommodation. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

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.

From Bali: West Nusa Penida & Snorkeling Small Group Tour

6. 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!

Denpasar: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

7. Denpasar: Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

Explore the beauty of Denpasar on a self-guided audio tour. Walk at your own pace and admire the stunning architecture of the Royal Palace of Bali, Pasar Burung, and more. Download the MP3 audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area and start your adventure with your audio device as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to fascinating facts and stories about the city. During the tour uncover the history behind the beautiful Maospahit Temple. Be mesmerized by the stunning red-brick architecture of the Hindu temple. Continue to visit the famous the Royal Palace of Bali, the Pasar Burung, and Puri Agung Jro Kut. Take time to lose yourself in the interesting elements of the Bali Museum and Taman Budaya (Bali Cultural Park and Bali Art Centre). Enjoy a hassle-free audio tour to one of the most charming cities of Indonesia.

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

8. 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.

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.

Nusa Penida Bali Full-Day Experienced Dive

10. Nusa Penida Bali Full-Day Experienced Dive

Scuba dive in Nusa Penida off the tropical island of Bali on this 7-hour adventure for certified divers who have already taken a minimum of 15 dives. The program includes lunch, and hotel pick-up and transfers to the dive center. Once you’ve filled out your PADI registration and checked your equipment, you will hop on a speed boat at Sanur’s Semawang Beach. Speed over the Lombok Strait to the tiny island and bird sanctuary of Nusa Penida, and dive in crystal clear waters among stunning coral formations. Look out for manta rays and sunfish in season. Enjoy a second dive in the calm waters of Crystal Bay, home to batfish and bright orange anthiinae. Alternative dive sites, such as Mushroom Bay or Mangrove, may be picked, depending on the current and conditions. Look out for visiting sharks, sea snakes, turtle, and pelagic fish.

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What people are saying about Denpasar

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,088 reviews

We had an absolutely fantastic day with our driver and guide, Jay. He was polite, funny, spoke excellent English and shared so much knowledge about Balinese culture, history and religion. He had wonderful recommendations for the best places to swim and sites to see. He is also a great photographer! Knew all the best photo opps. The car was comfortable, clean and had fantastic air-con. We can't recommend Jay more highly. We will definitely choose him as our guide for our next trip to Bali.

We loved this trip! Such great value for money - everything was taken care of and Topan was the the best guide we could have asked for, he knew all the best spots and showed us so much more than we expected, not to mention he was so friendly. We can't recomend this trip enough.

What a fantastic day!! Thanks to Jay we had a wonderful experience. Great guide and driver. We explored the main sights and he was very flexible in taking us to all the places we wanted. He answered all questions and also introduced us to the Balinese culture. Thank you Jay!

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!

unforgettable experience the snorkeling the guides very friendly