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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, 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.  

Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

2. Bali: Best of Nusa Penida Full-Day Tour by Fast Boat

Climb aboard a fast boat at Sanur Beach and cross the brilliant blue sea to Toyapakeh on the small island of Nusa Penida. Meet your local host on arrival and begin your day trip by air-conditioned van. See pristine white sand beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lush vegetation along the way. 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. Experience the peace and quiet of one of the less-visited spots on Nusa Penida before going to the popular beach at Crystal Bay, known for its great diving and snorkeling opportunities. Note, however, that snorkeling and diving are not part of this tour. Upgrade your tour to include drone footage of your experience. Get joined by a professional drone pilot on the day, then receive 3-4 minutes of high-quality and edited footage to your email after the tour. The video will summarize scenic aerial and ground footage of your experience along the tour.

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..

Bali: Full-Day Snorkeling Trip to Nusa Penida & Manta Point

4. Bali: Full-Day Snorkeling Trip to Nusa Penida & Manta Point

Nusa Penida is a perfect spot for snorkeling and exploring marine life as you’ll see on this trip. Spot the ocean sunfish, or mola mola, and the great manta rays on some of the most amazing drift dives in Indonesia. Board the boat at Sanur Beach for the ride to Nusa Penida and your first snorkeling session of the day at Manta Point. Marvel at the majestic manta rays, which grow up to 6 meters in length. Take some time to enjoy a swim or to relax on the boat, before your second snorkeling session. Afterwards, savor a delicious lunch on the boat. Return to Nusa Penida Island after your day of exploring the colorful underwater world.

Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall, and Temples Private Day Tour

5. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall, and Temples Private Day Tour

Uncover the story of Balinese history and immerse yourself in local culture on this sight seeing tour in Bali. Swim in a hidden canyon and capture photos of Tegenungan waterfall. Go into the Elephant Cave Temple and try locally-produced coffee at a plantation. Be picked up in the morning from the comfort of your accommodation in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran. Sit back and relax on the drive to Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang. Explore the ravine which has been forged by thousands of years of powerful water produced during the rainy season. Take a refreshing swim in a picturesque natural pool and view stunning natural waterfalls. Next, head to Batuan temple. See its famous Balinese paintings, well-preserved sandstone bas motifs, and traditional Balinese temple architecture. Stop at a local restaurant where you can purchase some authentic Balinese food. Reach Tegenungan waterfall and take a walk along the banks of the Tukad Petanu river. Capture pictures of water plunging down into a deep pool next to a verdant cliff. See the blooming trees by the waterfall. Travel to the Elephant Cave Temple where you can see various structures with Hindu influences that date back to the 10th-century. View some Buddhist elements which date back to the 8th-century. Enter the cave to see 3 stone idols each wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths. Finish your tour with a visit to coffee plantation to learn about coffee production process. Taste some locally-grown coffee before heading back to your accommodation in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran.

Sanur: Half-Day Beach Sunrise Bike Tour

6. Sanur: Half-Day Beach Sunrise Bike Tour

Start the tour with a 5 AM pick up and climb into an air-conditioned minivan. Head towards Monument Bajra Sandi and marvel at this impressive work of architecture and the start point of the cycle tour. Follow the local guide, journey towards the coast, arriving at Sanur Sunrise Point by 6 AM. Sit back on the sand and watch the sky change colour as the sun rises over sleepy Sanur Beach Bali. Next, continue the cycle ride to Mertasari Beach, a dreamy expanse of sand, less visited by tourists. Enjoy 3 hours to relax on the beach, take a dip in the cooling waters, and generally relax after your active morning. Finally, savor a tasty Balinese breakfast with spectacular surroundings and views of Dream Island Mertasari.

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What people are saying about Sanur Beach

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,856 reviews

AMAZING!!! Team did a tremendous job- I had so many laughs, everything gone smoothly, I didn’t have to think of everything-hosted perfectly! Not to mention that I was so lucky to see 3 mantas!!! And Team also did beautiful photos with gopro underwater and tried their best to make sure you like them :) sites were majestic, views- breathtaking, I highly recommend this tour!

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!

Dharma is the best tour guide,he organize our trip verywell,we get all clear information.he also good photografer,,,we really enjoy our day,!!!

We see manta swimming free, the guide friendly and we love the hospitality

unforgettable experience the snorkeling the guides very friendly