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Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

1. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots.  All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram.  You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens.  Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip.  After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings.   The best thing about this day trip is that you choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup and drone footage, to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers.

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From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

2. 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.  

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Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

3. Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

Take part in a combination program of spiritual healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul temple. This 8-hour spiritual journey begins at your hotel at 08:00, where you will be picked up and transferred to the temple to meet healer Cokorada Rai from Puri Negari. Healing by Cokorda Rai combines Yagna, Yatra and Mantra healing practices. Yagna healing is performed to remove negative factors in your life, and to help you find peace and happiness. Mantra healing, performed by reciting mantras, clears lower vibrations from your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds that forms a nucleus of spiritual energy attracting high spiritual vibrations, leading to spiritual awakening, empowerment and assistance. Yatra healing is designed to remove afflictions that might be preventing you from obtaining a particular result. This can involve removing blockages in your career and bad intentions of your enemies, protecting you from negative forces, and aura healing and chakra balancing. This overall process is known as melukat by the locals and is carried out to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be done at any place considered holy by the Balinese, although the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing.

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Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting with Lunch

4. Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting with Lunch

Experience the future of white water rafting on a revolutionary new river rafting experience in Bali. Following pick-up from your hotel, head to the newly built facility, ingeniously designed with a futuristic reception center and state-of-the-art equipment outfitting gallery. Get an exclusive opportunity to experience rafting on the previously untouched waters of the Ayung River, starting from a point further north than other tours access. Choose from 2 daily rafting sessions over 33 rapids, and travel through the natural splendor of previously unseen river landscapes on the first section of your adventure. Rise to the challenge of the new rapids that add to the thrill of Bali’s longest white water rafting trip. Encounter vortexes of swirling and funneled waters, along with natural ramps and sudden drops in elevation on the class II and III rapids. Feel your heart race and your adrenaline pump on an activity that can be safely experienced by anyone from 5 to 65 years of age!

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Komodo Island: Private 3-Day Tour with Boat & Hotel Stay

5. Komodo Island: Private 3-Day Tour with Boat & Hotel Stay

Explore Komodo National Park on a 3-day tour. Sail to stunning Rinca Island and come face-to-face with the world-famous Komodo dragon. Snorkel around Bidadari and Kanawa Islands and visit the intriguing Mirror Cave. Day 1 Begin the day with an amazing snorkeling experience on Bidadari island and then sail to Rinca Island, inhabited with the famous Komodo Dragons. A local ranger will lead a tour, highlighting the wild nature of the island and the wild dragons. At the end of the day, head to Padar island and have a delicious dinner before spending the night on the boat. Day 2 Today you will have another trekking tour to see the dragons, this time - on Komodo island itself. Take in the beauty of unique Pink Beach, where the sands have a shimmering light pink hue. Snorkel around the vibrant coral gardens of Kanawa island. After lunch, head back to the hotel in Labuan Bajo for dinner and overnight stay, but before that, you will make one more stop to see the flying bats at Kalong island. Day 3 After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Mirror Cave and experience the phenomenon of the light leaking through the walls of the cave. Afterward, head back to Labuan Bajo Airport to fly to your next destination (back to Bali). Or you can extend your stay at Labuan Bajo. If you have an evening flight, we can add one more place to visit - Rangko Cave. Please inform us if you would like this add-on tour on Day 3..

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Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

6. Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

The evening begins with pickup from your accommodation in Ubud and heads to a luxurious 5-star resort where your romantic adventure awaits. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the venue to your private tree deck for the evening. Feel immersed in the beauty of the Balinese wilderness as you marvel at the luscious trees that surround you, and listen to the delightful sound of birdsong. As the evening draws in upon the jungle, take a seat at the table on your private deck, and begin your six course meal. Seymour the rich flavors of your meal, with a variety of menu selections including beef, seafood, halal and vegetarians. Dine on delicious pan seared duck breast, Tasmanian salmon, crispy tempura mussels, and sticky rice noodles, then for dessert, crepes and tiramisu ice cream.  While you eat, admire the breathtaking tropical forest that envelops you and marvel at the twinkling stars that light up the night sky. This is a truly unforgettable night of romance, that will give you memories to cherish forever.

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Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

7. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel at 8:30 AM, and then head to your first stop at a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located 15 kilometers from Denpasar, in the Gianyar regency. You will visit one of the houses where the local people live in and spend their daily life every day. The form of this compound is typical of Balinese architecture — it comprises of several buildings, with the east building being used to make offerings, and the south building used as a kitchen. The west building is commonly used for the parent’s room, and the north building is the children rooms, or used as the place of the offerings. However, Hindu people in Bali build their family temple in the northeast area of the house, and they make offerings there everyday. You then journey to the rice fields of Ubud. Located at Tegallalang, the area is famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. At approximately 11:30 AM, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee, made from the beans of coffee berries part digested by Asian palm and other civets. Learn how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast and grind them just like other coffees. Investigate the full process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea and cocoa drinks. Purchase some of the unique luwak coffee to try at your leisure. Next, journey to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and gaze in wonder at one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in a traditional Balinese style, the palace was built during the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823) and has been well preserved by his heirs. Marvel at the beautiful gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Continue to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in the forest of Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  Complete your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and as a place to see the sunset at the end of the day. Look in wonder at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel you back to your hotel or accommodation.

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Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

8. Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

Raft the unspoiled Ayung River and ride the ATV through rice fields, bamboo forest, and lush tropical landscapes of Bali. Begin with pickup from your Bali hotel and transfer to the departure point by air-conditioned car. On arrival in Singakerta Village in Ubud, have some time to practice driving your ATV before starting. Discover jungle trails, rural villages, and plantations of Bali, following your guide off-road through the rain forest and rice paddies. After working up an appetite, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the Ayung River for the second activity of the day. Cruise along the thrilling rapids and see the waterfalls and scenic gorges of the Ayung River on a white water rafting excursion. End with a return transfer to your hotel.

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Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

9. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

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Denpasar: Night Street Food Walking Tour

10. 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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The tour was well managed. Pak Putu, our driver and our guide also was a helpful person. He knows a lot about Bali and could answer our questions well. We did enjoy our trip so much. One of our memorable trip. The caldera is really amazing,, and nice hot spring pool, the food was good and the restaurant also has great view. We are amazed by the car. Everything is so smooth. Love it..

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 :)

Our driver was awesome! Super great and fantastic and showed us and took us to exactly where we needed.

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

All the team pak Patra, Putu etc amazing and v helpful !