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Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

1. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children. Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

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Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

2. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

Embrace the opportunity to don your swimwear, go barefoot, jump, trek and swim deep into the heart of a hidden Balinese canyon. Travel by air-conditioned minibus to Tegenungan Waterfall, just a stone’s throw from popular Ubud. It will take you over 100 steps to get up close and personal to the waterfalls. Spend a busy afternoon exploring some of Bali’s best-loved temples. Start off at Goa Gajah, otherwise known as the Elephant Temple. In true Hindi style, this temple is elaborately decorated with otherworldly carvings and taken over by sprawling tree roots akin to Angkor Wat. Next, visit one of the few places in Bali that can compete at the Gunung Kawi Temple. Learn about how it's one of the island’s oldest monuments, a must to experience the history and culture of Indonesia. To get there, pass through the beautiful terraced rice fields that Bali is so famous for. Return to your accommodation with an all-around feel for the island’s nature, cuisine, and architecture.

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Komodo Island: Private 4–Day Trip with Phinisi Boat & Hotel

3. Komodo Island: Private 4–Day Trip with Phinisi Boat & Hotel

Your 4–day tour starts at the Labuan Bajo Airport where your guide will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel. After check–in and lunch, your guide will bring you directly to the pier, where the private boat will be waiting for you. Head to Bidadari island, where you can relax or explore Bidadari's surrounding waters. Sail back to your hotel in the late afternoon and have an early night's sleep in preparation for the next day's adventure. On day 2, after breakfast in the hotel and a short trip to the pier of Labuan Bajo, your Komodo adventure will begin. Sail through the waters to Rinca Island and trek through the dry forest, where the Komodo dragons live. See other wild and unique animals like deer, wild buffalo, macaque, wild pigs and a wide variety of birds. Move on to Kalong Island to have lunch, try snorkeling, and see the flying foxes set out from the mangrove forest in the evenings. Have your dinner and a night's rest onboard. On day 3, wake up early in the morning and start with a trek through the dry forest, see plenty of giant lizards and other wild animals and birds, such as the lesser sulfur-crested cockatoo, collared kingfisher, and more. A local professional ranger will lead you into the Komodo National Park. Return to the boat and head to the unique Pink Beach to swim, snorkel, or explore. After having lunch on board, sail toward Manta Point to see the huge mantas. Head back to Labuan Bajo, check-in to your hotel, and have a nice dinner. On the final day, after breakfast in the hotel, visit the Batu Cermin Cave full of fascinating stalactites and stalagmites, and see rays of light leak through the cave walls. After the cave, visit a local market to see different wares on display. Pick up souvenirs from the market before going back to the airport or any other place in Labuan Bajo you'd like to visit.

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Komodo Islands: Private 2-Day Tour with Phinisi Boat Stay

4. Komodo Islands: Private 2-Day Tour with Phinisi 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 guide 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. 

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Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

5. Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

Get a better understanding and feeling for scuba diving on a beginner's dive experience on the east coast of Bali. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to Padangbai, and then climb aboard a traditional jukung (Balinese boat) and sail for 15 minutes to the Blue Lagoon. Marvel at the mix of white sand, beautiful beaches, clear blue water and the sight of Padangbai as you set sail. Learn the basics of diving, including how to relax and reassure yourself during a dive. If you decide you want to go further, the day can count as a credit towards completing your PADI Open Water Diver course. Expect to see many blue-spotted stingrays, along with octopus, scorpion fish, sweet lips, trigger fish, moray eel and more. You might even encounter a submarine! Take 2 dives, and enjoy some time to swim and relax. A delicious lunch at the end of your second dive is included.

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Mount Batur: Private Sunrise Jeep Tour & Natural Hot Spring

6. Mount Batur: Private Sunrise Jeep Tour & Natural Hot Spring

Meet your own private tour guide, a trained 4WD specialist, and climb aboard a custom-built, four-wheel drive vehicle. Your private guide is also a certified member of the Mount Batur Guide Association, so expect great stories about the history of the region, interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. You are in safe hands on this off-road adventure. You will first visit Perapen Temple located south of Mount Batur then continue to explore Lava Ball Point. Hop out of the vehicle and feel the incredible Kintamani landscape surround you. You will find a large cave formed from a lava flow and you will wonder if you are on a different planet. Ask your guide why it is called a holy cave? The second stop is the volcanic lava flow of 1964. How did it happen? Your tour guide has the answer. As the guide navigates the four-wheel drive vehicle through the lava fields to get there, you will witness the local farmers working in their small fields and vegetable gardens. Be surrounded by world famous black Lava formations and witness the extraordinary view of an active volcano in the distance. Incredible photo opportunities await. To complete your day, enjoy a long soak in the healing waters of Batur Natural Hot Spring. Enjoy the photographic panorama of beautiful Lake Batur from a completely different angle.

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Banyumala Waterfall Trek, Bedugul and Lake Beratan Tour

7. Banyumala Waterfall Trek, Bedugul and Lake Beratan Tour

Explore rural Bali on a journey across the island, and travel through the central mountains to the Banyumala Waterfall and enjoy the convenience of a private guide and car. Marvel as the landscape chanes from the vegetable farms of the low lands to the Alpine mosses and creepers at higher altitudes. Continue to the twin lake view from want giri before heading to Bali Handara Gate.  Stop at the fruit and flower market at Candi Kuning before making your way to Banyumala Waterfall to take a walk though the tropical rainforest. Get breathtaking views of the falling waters and cooling pools. Visit the attractive mountain resort of Bedugul, 850 meters above sea level. Experience the serene atmosphere of Lake Beratan before going to the rice terraces of Jatiluwih

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Ubud: Forest Spa Treatment with Forest Swing

8. Ubud: Forest Spa Treatment with Forest Swing

Complete your trip to Bali and treat yourself to a luxurious spa day at Forest Spa. The wellness center is the in-house spa of one of the premier hotels in Bali. Enjoy high-quality facilities that will allow you to enjoy your treatment in an open-air setting. Choose any of the three well-designed offerings of Forest Spa that will pamper you from head to toe. If you prefer a classic treat, take a 1 hour-long Balinese Massage. Itching for a good scrub? Book the Serene Escape which comes with a full-body Balainese Massage and Javanese lulur body scrub. For the finest treatment, give your body the ultimate reward and enjoy the Heavenly Touch package. Start with an aromatherapy foot bath, followed by a 60-minute Balinese massage using sunrise body oil, finishing with 30 minutes foot reflexology. End the journey with a Javanese lulur body scrub and yoghurt rub for soft and glowing skin. Once you’re done, enjoy Forest Spa’s amenities. Head to Awana Lounge and claim your free juice or smoothie, depending on the option selected. Hop on the jungle swing and take as many photos as you want or alternatively you can also take a dip in the infinity pool.

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Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

9. Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

Discover some of the best of Bali including beautiful beaches and age-old temples. With a visit to a cultural park and a vibrant dance show thrown in for good measure, see the "real Bali" as you travel with an experienced local guide. Make your way to Tanjung Benoa Beach nestled in the southeast of Bali. This strip of seaside resorts features a reef-protected beach with gentle waves, perfect for watersports like parasailing or wakeboarding. Next, travel to Nusa Dua, home to one of the island’s best resorts. While here, see a rare, natural phenomenon known as the "Water Blow". Watch as white-tipped waves crash against limestone cliffs, creating spectacular sprays that drench those who stand too close. Explore the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, where you learn more about Balinese culture and religion. Flanked by a giant statue of the Hindu god, Vishnu, this is the ideal place to see some local dance and music, with various fun activities available.  Relax on Padang Padang Surf Beach, with its white sand, clear blue sky and great surf all year round. Finish the day with a visit to Uluwatu Temple. Watch the sun set on the horizon from an 11th-century rock temple. Learn about the myths and legends of this mystical place from your guide. Then, enjoy a vibrant celebration of local culture with a Kecak Balinese traditional dance. Talented performers will tell myths of Bali through song and dance as you end the day.

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From Bali: Menjangan Island Private 3-Day Tour

10. From Bali: Menjangan Island Private 3-Day Tour

Menjangan Island is a small uninhabited island, part of the national park and it is famous for its amazing underwater world. It is a great place for snorkeling and deep-sea diving. During the trip, stay at the 4-star resort in the middle of West Bali National Park which is a unique nature reserve of great, unspoiled natural beauty. The park is home to more than 160 species of wild birds, including the famous Balinese Starling - a bird endemic to Bali Island, on the verge of extinction. The park is also home to monkeys, flying foxes, banteng, wild boars, sea turtles, and many more animals. On day 1 visit Jatiluwih rice terraces, a fruit market, Ulun Danu temple, Beratan Lake, Candi Handara Heaven Gates and NusaBay Menjangan Resort. You will be picked up from your hotel or villa in Bali at 08:00 AM by a professional guide. Explore the North part of Bali island and visit some most beautiful and remarkable sites, such as UNESCO-recognized rice terraces Jatiluwih and a major Shaivite water temple – Ulun Danu, built on Beratan lake, about 1200 meters above sea level. Also, make a stop at the local fruit market where you can buy some delicious exotic tropical fruits. The last place to visit is Heaven's Gate, one of the most beautiful photo locations in Bali. Next, proceed to the harbor from where the speedboat will deliver you to your hotel – NusaBay Menjangan Resort, the only hotel located in the West Bali National Park. On day 1, experience a private snorkeling/diving boat trip to Menjangan island or enjoy a free day in West Bali National Park. Wake up from a sound of singing birds, surrounded with the forest and wild deer around your bungalow. Enjoy your breakfast and prepare for a private snorkeling boat trip to Menjangan island, where you will explore the amazing and diverse marine life at one of the best snorkeling and diving spots on Bali island. Beneath the surface of the sea, there are 100 species of corals, inhabited by a variety of colorful, exotic fish. If you're lucky, you can see the Mandarin fish, reef sharks, fish surgeon, angelfish, and many other sea creatures. Then, enjoy a short trekking tour to Menjangan island and meet the wild deer. In the afternoon, head back to the hotel. There are no more activities planned for today, so you can just relax and enjoy the silence of nature or have the option to add-on a guided tour of the park. On day 3, visit Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist Monastery and Munduk waterfall. Have a delicious breakfast and check-out from the hotel before your driver transfers you back to your hotel in South Bali. During this private transfer, visit 2 more wonderful places – the biggest Buddhist temple in Bali, Brahmavihara-Arama and in the gorgeous Munduk waterfall.

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 66 reviews

I had a wonderful time on my tour to Uluwatu. I really enjoyed the beaches we visited and the wonderful nature alongside the shore of Uluwatu and Nusa Dua. Because of the virus, I was the only person on the trip, but my guide Yogi was wonderful, so I had a great last day in Bali. He explained a lot about the culture and religion of Bali, he was very professional and always gave me as much time as I needed on my own to explore the sights and beaches, so I had a relaxing, yet educational day. I can highly recommend this tour anyone enjoying a mixture of cultural sights, nature and beaches.

Our guide and driver Gede Raka arrived on time to pick up us, he was very helpful, and knowledgeable. Both guides were creative and patient taking our pictures! My children and I loved the trip, it’s a great alternative to see the sunrise at Mt Batur without having to hike which can be tiresome for children. And with the Jeep you can visit places otherwise inaccesible like the black lava field (it’s like another planet!).

We had a great Trip with the Team. Putu, Patra and Koma were so kind and professional drivers/guides. Patra took us up Mt Batur, and he was always making sure we were doing well, he knows the area perfectly and was able to give us a lot of information. He definitely made our sunrise hike a success :)

Quite challenging but rewarding. I was lucky enough to have nice weather, but in 15 after sunrise everything was covered in clouds. Monkey stole my breakfast chocolate. Guide and driver were very helpful and knowledgeable. Make sure you take spare set of clothes apart from jacket.

Great experience, they are also offering certificates