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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 or wait directly at the ferry office (depending on the option selected), 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: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

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

Explore the tropical Nusa Penida Island, nestled in the waters between Bali and Lombok. This tropical island is known for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, and relaxed way of life. Discover Klengking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, and Crystal Bay on this speed boat trip from Bali. Depart from Bali and set out to explore the best of Nusa Penida Island. Pass by Klengking Beach, also known as T-Rex Beach due to its distinctive shape. Situated on the western tip of Nusa Penida Island, Broken Beach is unmissable with its distinct massive arch and horseshoe-shaped cove. This beautiful rock formation stretches across a swirling whirlpool of blue and green waters. Next, visit Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool. Make your way to Crystal Bay, known for its clear waters and colorful sea life. Crystal Bay is a prime spot for diving, so take a plunge and get friendly with the fish below.

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

3. 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.

From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

4. 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.

Amed: Snorkeling Trip to the Japanese Shipwreck

5. Amed: Snorkeling Trip to the Japanese Shipwreck

Get picked up in the morning and travel to Lipah Beach, located on the East coast of Bali. Upon arrival board a traditional boat for a ride across crystal clear waters towards Amed Wreck, one of Bali’s greatest snorkel and dive sites.  See an abundance of colorful marine life including parrotfish, turtles and manta rays. The colorful coral growing across this sunken ship is a must-see opportunity.  Head to another impressive snorkel spot before the day ends and go to Vienna Beach. Marvel at this paradise with white sand and calm waters filled with unique marine life.  You will find a local restaurant where you can buy lunch at your own expense.  Travel back after a day full of snorkeling and fun.

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

6. 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.

East Bali: Snorkeling, Canyoning, and Waterfall Day Trip

7. 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.

Komodo Islands: Private 2-Day Tour with Boat Stay

8. Komodo Islands: Private 2-Day Tour with Boat Stay

Get back to nature and look for wildlife in their natural habitat on a 2-day tour of the Komodo Islands. Day 1  Benefit from pick up at your hotel or Labuan Bajo Airport and drive to the harbor with your English-speaking assistant to board a private boat and sail to the small island of Rinca. Upon arrival, look for Komodo Dragons and other creatures in their natural habitat on a 2-hour jungle trek. Before this trekking, you will also experience an amazing snorkeling in Bidadari island (Angel`s island). The last island to visit on this day is Padar, where you can take more beautiful photos and see a stunning landscape. The staff will serve you a delicious lunch and dinner. Day 2 Interact with Komodo Dragons on the famous Komodo island, and then marvel at the amazing colors of Pink Beach. Rest under the clouds or explore the underwater world and take some memorable photos of the unique sand. Have a delicious lunch. Before returning to Labuan Bajo and get dropped off at the airport or other location of your choice, we will stop at another wonderful island Kanawa, which is perfect for snorkeling. 

Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour

9. Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour

If you haven’t sprawled out beside a white sand beach with a designer cocktail in hand and your toes touching a glittering infinity pool – did you even holiday in Bali? This tour will take you to the most happening and chillaxing beach clubs and bars in Uluwatu. Why not start your day by visiting Sundays Beach Club? Once you take the cliff-side escalator down to this hidden oasis, it’s magical beach hangs ’til the sun goes down, made even more blissful with top-notch drinks and an expert menu from acclaimed Aussie chef James Viles. Graze on scrumptious seaside-inspired bites and lose track of time in between snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. Visit one of the newest additions and the most highly anticipated lifestyle destinations on the island perched atop the stunning limestone cliffs of Uluwatu at Omnia Dayclub. It boasts infinity pools with a swim-up bar, an international DJ line-up for epic poolside beats and VIP cabanas that have their own glittering plunge pools. Make sure to take the most Insta-worthy shots at the iconic and showstopping giant crystal cube that sits on top of the main bar. For the best sunset view, head to Rock Bar, which is widely respected as one of the globe’s most popular sunset bars and consistently listed as one of the world’s best bars. Featuring glamorous cocktails and a seductive after-dark ambience, listen to premier international DJs as they heighten your experience from a custom DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face. After witnessing the sunset view, you will have the option to enjoy a seafood dinner at lively Jimbaran Bay before heading back to your hotel. Customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, a Luwak coffee tasting, a Jimbaran dinner, paragliding, Sea Walker rentals, coffee tasting, traditional massages, and German, Japanese, or Korean-speaking guides (some add-ons are only available for some options).

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

10. From Bali: 2-Day Nusa Penida and 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.  

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Had a great dive trip here. Parented booked easy enough. Paid up in full on arrival. We go lucky and had a private diving trip in the end just us and a dive master. LocTed in the south east of the island. Easy access I’d your local. We had to drive 45-1 hour via moped from Ubud. Then 1 hour they drove us to the Mir north western coast port to start the dive. Headed off in a small boat. Every is set up for us, as it’s how locals earn pocket, so that was very kind. I felt bad for being lazy. Two dives on a gorgeous day. Dive master gave us a quick briefing before each dive. The view was clear and beautiful, for to see some lovely sites. Saw reef sharks which was fun. We both had. A great time and it was well organised by our guide. A spot do lunch at a set restaurant, which had a very limited menu, BUT the food was great so no complaints: cheeky beer before heading back to the dive site. We’ll worth it, and a must do in Bali. For me, the only reason to go to Bali is dive! Do it!

Nyoman picked us up in time and adjusting to our personal requirements. Snorkling experience was amazing. The driver also acted as your guide. He was curtious and knowledgable of the local areas. Due to weather he gave us other options instead of Canyoning. He waited patiently to our schedule. The lunch place at warrung was really good.

We had a great tour from start to finish thanks to our tour guide Donald! Donald was flexible and allowed us to include snorkelling in our tour and brought us around to the most wonderful scenery! Donald was also helpful in organising hotels and dinner when the ferry could not sail due to bad weather! An unforgettable experience!!

Had a wonderful day, the snorkelling was amazing, we saw lots of tropical fish and some stingrays and turtles! We had a great guide, called Tapaz, who was really friendly and welcoming and shared lots of information and recommendations about where else we should go whilst we are in Bali

Good event good crew! They knew lots of good spots