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From Bali: West Nusa Penida & Snorkeling Small Group Tour

1. 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!

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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.

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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..

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Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

4. 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.

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Bali: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - Ubud Transfer

5. Bali: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) - Ubud Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Airport. Relax knowing that you will be dropped off anywhere between Ubud and DPS Airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Be greeted by your driver who will be holding a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Feel secure knowing that the customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Bali during your transfer.

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Denpasar: Museum, Traditional Market and Food Tasting Tour

6. 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.

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Bali: Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) - Jimbaran Private Transfer

7. Bali: Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) - Jimbaran Private Transfer

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from DPS Airport. Relax knowing that you will be dropped off anywhere between Bali - Jimbaran and DPS Airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, a customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Be greeted by your driver who will be holding a sign displaying your name. Your driver will track your flight so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Feel secure knowing that the customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views of Bali during your transfer.

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Ubud: Private Sightseeing Transfer to Locations Across Bali

8. Ubud: Private Sightseeing Transfer to Locations Across Bali

Choose from 5 different transfer options and see Ubud and its surrounding areas at your own pace. With this private transfer, you can select your destination from 5 locations and enjoy a tailor-made half-day tour of Bali’s top tourist destinations. Depending on your group size, you will travel in a 5 or 12 seater air-conditioned van. The itinerary can be adjusted based on what you want to see and where you want to visit. Destination Available: 1. Transfer Between Ubud and South Bali. This is the best option to explore top things to do in Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and Dreamland Beach. 2. Transfer Between Ubud and North of Bali. This is the best option to explore Tirta Empul, Tegalalang Scenic Rice Terrace, Bali Coffee Tasting, Bali Jungle Swing, Mt. Batur, Ubud Monkey Forest, Kehen Temple. 3. Transfer between Ubud and East Bali. This is the best option to explore Besakih Temple/Mother Temple of Bali, Cepung Waterfall, Taman Ujung, Candidasa, Sidemen and Goa Lawah. 4. Transfer between Ubud and West Bali. This is the best option to explore the Jatiluwih UNESCO site, Taman Ayun, Handara Gate, Wanagiri Twin Hill, Banyumala Waterfall and Munduk Waterfall. 5. Transfer Between Ubud and Ngurah Rai International Airport. This is the best option to explore Goa Gajah Temple, Tegenungan Waterfall, Celuk Silver Smith, and Denpasar, Sanur.

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Bali: Canyoning Adventure at Sambangan Canyon

9. Bali: Canyoning Adventure at Sambangan Canyon

Your experience starts as you are collected from your Bali or Denpasar accommodation. From there, travel 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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Bali 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course with Lunch

10. Bali 3-Day PADI Open Water Diver Course with Lunch

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. While in Bali, you can also become certified with a 3-day course that includes instruction, dives, and more. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 After morning pick-ups between 07:00 and 07:30, enjoy knowledge review in the classroom and a pool session in afternoon. During your training, you will be provided with water, tea, coffee, and lunch. After the pool session, return to your hotel around 17:00 or 18:00. Day 2 After a morning pick-up, go diving in Padang Bay with a fishing boat where we will go for 2 dives. The site is for all levels and you can view a lot of reef fish around you, as well as see many colorful and beautiful coral. You will practice exercises in the ocean and have real dives. Lunch at the restaurant is included and you'll be returned to your hotel between 15:30 to 16:30. Day 3 In the morning, go to Tulamben for 2 other dives with awesome sea life and a shipwreck. Lunch at the restaurant is included. At the end of this session, you will get your certification and can dive wherever you want. You will be returned to your hotel at 17:00 or 18:00.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,086 reviews

Overall it was a wonderful trip, Dewa was a wonderful caring guide. Communication with the company was not easy for some reason, but it all worked out. So if you are control freak like me: the ferry is a regular ferry, not a tourist ferry. You are taken to the restaurant/ diving center for morning juice and than headed to the boat from the dock to the first dive stop. Yes, it does get choppy at open water. Manta Rays like choppy water. The second dive was Nusa Dua and the third was Cenningan Island. The lunch was great, the dive center is beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was the crowded ferry, otherwise I highly recommend this tour.

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.

The waters were absolutely beautiful. Swimming with the mana ray was a great experience. I forgot my underwater camera so I was very disappointed that I did not get any shots of the beautiful coral reefs.

Wonderful experience. I didn’t realize that lunch and kayaking was included, so that was a pleasant surprise. We saw lots of fish, coral and manta ray! Great guides too.

unforgettable experience the snorkeling the guides very friendly