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From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

1. From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

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 or meet at the ferry office (depending on option selected), 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, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal 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. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

Bali: ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour

2. Bali: ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour

Discover the nightly food markets where locals go when the sun goes down on a guided tour. Join a local guide as you explore the culinary the culture and atmosphere of Bali, with several tastings of local dishes included. Start your foodie adventure at a local food market, 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, 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. From there, drive to "Eat Street", popular with locals in Bali and tucked just behind the major tourist area. 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 you to eat as you go. Your guide will explain to you the food and traditions of what is on offer. 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, learn about all the different culinary influences on offer: Javanese, Sumatran, Sulawesi, Japanese, and Thai/Indonesian fusion. If you need an energy boost, try 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. Then, enjoy a dessert made from a crumpet-style batter cooked in an earthenware pot over hot coals. Choose from the top 10 list or design your own design. The prices are cheap all along Eat Street, so if you decide you want to buy some more treats, you can pick up some extras for about USD$1-2. Your guide will assist you with finding a taxi for your trip back to your hotel (or to the next stop for your day out).

Bali Benoa: Pirate Dinner Cruise with Shows, Games and Music

3. Bali Benoa: Pirate Dinner Cruise with Shows, Games and Music

Spend your evening on the sea marveling the beautiful sunset while savoring the international buffet dinner sailing aboard with pirate-themed atmosphere. Set sail with the unique Phinisi vessel and pirate costumed crews on a relaxing evening as the sun goes down. Enjoy the fresh air on the top deck while getting entertained with Live music, contemporary Balinese Dance, Exotic Belly Dance, Fiery Fire Dance and play a variety of games with prizes. With all the excitement involved, you will also enjoy a delicious dinner with free flow tea, coffee and ice water. Have some soft drinks and alcohol beverages with additional charge.

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 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.

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. Customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, a Kecak dance show, coffee tastings, and traditional massages. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Natural Rock Canyoning Adventure

7. Natural Rock Canyoning Adventure

Discover the natural beauty of Indonesia in this exciting canyoning trip in Alam Canyon. Meet your driver at your accommodation and enjoy a scenic ride to Alam Canyon. Develop good teamwork to meet the challenges of the descent. Enjoy a light breakfast and lunch at the basecamp. Learn more about the invigorating sport of canyoning. Rappel from up to 35 meters high. Explore a narrow and deep gorge, with jumps, and technical rappels. Swim in the cool clear water.

Bali: Canyon Tubing Adventure

8. Bali: Canyon Tubing Adventure

Start your tubing adventure with transport to an exclusive hidden canyon in the tropical rainforest of Bali, with two experienced guides. Begin by exploring the rich nature while floating down a little stream in your own inflatable tube, discovering all kinds of plants and animals. You might spot some monkeys playing by the river bed, if you are lucky! Some 500 meters north, the stream origins from a spring with crystal clear mountain water. Before the start of the main tubing activity you can choose to zip down a 100 meter long Flying fox line which enables you to fly through the canyon. Foot paths are created for those who don't wish to engage in this bonus activity. Participants don't need to have any swimming experience as the shallow water stream allows you to get out of the tube at most places during the trip. Suspension bridges and wooden foot paths are built at some places around water falls and rocks where the guides can carry the tubes beyond the obstacles. At the end of the tubing activity you will be picked up by a special off road car directly at the ending point.

Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

9. 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 request a female guide, 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. 

Secret Canyoning Adventure

10. Secret Canyoning Adventure

Your experience starts as you are collected from your accommodation. From there, drive for 2.5 hours to North Bali. Once having arrived, receive a welcome coffee or tea accompanied by Balinese cookies at the local partner's base camp. You then drive up the mountain whilst enjoying views over the rice terrace and Northern Singaraja to reach your activity starting point. Once parked, trek for about 20 minutes to warm up for your activity. From there you receive 30 minutes of basic training, which allows you to become more independent in canyoning. Your canyoning experience then begins with a 21-meter rappel, which consists of 6 jumps, 2 slides, and 12 rappels downwards. Challenge yourself as you rappel down waterfalls whilst exploring and feeling free. Slide and jump between volcanic rock formations, and swim in natural clear water. At the conclusion of your day out in nature, travel for 10 minutes back to the car before proceeding back to base camp for lunch. From there, begin your 2.5 hour trip back to South Bali where your experience concludes.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,318 reviews

The tour was excellent!!! I didn’t look what to expect on it, so everything I saw was an awesome amazing surprise!! Places we visited are magnificent!! Exceeded my expectations!! But all thanks to Dwipa!! Really great guide , very interesting, knowledgeable, he was telling me about different things about the culture, temples! He was also taking great photos and videos of me!! How great! Very nice guy plus excellent English and he also knows all best tours and places to visit in Bali! When I’m next time I’m 100% booking tours with him!!!

We did this tour on the 2nd of Jan 23 and our guide was Wirra. The guide communicated via what's app on the day of the tour and took photos as we went and posted them to us on what's app. A great experience was had and I am sure we would never have eaten from some of the food vendors on our own. We enjoyed the tour and the food was great and yes we did not get an upset tummy. 100% recommend this tour and if you can ask for our guide Wirra as he was just so considerate for a couple in their late 60's. Thank you.

My girlfriend and I loved this experience! It was a great way to start our vacation in Bali, with our host explaining many things that are good to know about the culture and local religion. And of course all the food was fantastic :)

I really enjoyed our tour with Tirta. Tirta went out of his way to make sure I received the best street food experience.

Good event good crew! They knew lots of good spots