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Bali: Uluwatu Kecak and Fire Dance Show Entry Ticket

Bali: Uluwatu Kecak and Fire Dance Show Entry Ticket

Witness a unique cultural experience with a Kecak fire and dance performance on the grounds of Uluwatu Temple. Watch native Balinese dancers perform a breathtaking show of traditional Hindu dance whilst the sun sets in the background. Kecak is a Balinese dance and rhythmic chant depicting the battle from the Hindu epic Ramayana in which Rama fights the demonic King Ravana with the help of the monkey god Hanuman. Let yourself be hypnotized by the swirling flames combined with vibrant traditional attire as the performers take you on a journey through Balinese Hinduism. The show is timed to coincide with the sunset, so you can be sure of good views during your time in Uluwatu.

Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Embark on a guided hike up Mount Batur on a day trip from Bali. Watch the sunrise from the top, tuck into a delicious breakfast, and take a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards. Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an optional early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down, you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation or meeting point. Before and after your hike, enjoy the exclusive use of Mt. Batur Lounge, the only villa-style lounge around with clean, modern toilets and a comfortable shower facility. After refreshing yourself in the showers, enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in the lounge.

Ubud: ATV Quad Biking Adventure Guided Tour

Ubud: ATV Quad Biking Adventure Guided Tour

Explore this tropical paradise as you discover its varied landscapes, lush rice paddies, overgrown jungles, and rushing rivers on an ATV Quad bike adventure. Experience a convenient pickup at your accommodation by your English-speaking guide and head to the starting point in Ubud. You will be given a thorough safety briefing and all the equipment needed for a safe journey. Choose to either ride in tandem with a companion or drive your own ATV. Be treated to the spectacular sight of Bali's natural beauty as you move through and around the extensive track.  If you're up for a bit more thrill, just let your guide know, and they'll take you to a more technical terrain where you can make your way up steep hills at full speed or slide down slopes as you please. After an exciting ride, freshen up with a relaxing shower before feasting on a buffet meal of scrumptious food. Be dropped off safely back at your hotel to enjoy the rest of your day. Or simply go and leave by your own means.

Bali: Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show Ticket

Bali: Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show Ticket

Witness one of Bali's most revered classical dances in a unique setting, at the iconic Ubud Palace. Book your tickets o this traditional show and experience a visually alluring royal court performance, known for its physically demanding postures and fast-paced movements. Arrive at the imposing Ubud Palace and experience what locals call the Legong Dance, which loosely translates to 'the dance of the royal palace’. Discover the energetic dance that was once performed only in front of the royal family, and take in the imposing Puri Saren Royal Palace. Watch highly-skilled performers in colorful costumes, including a golden floral headdress of considerable size and weight, along with complete regalia from shoulders to feet. See the professional dancers carry out movements effortlessly, despite the bulk of their outfits. Take part in an enthralling story, performed by three dancers: a female attendant of the court and two identically dressed 'legongs' who adopt the roles of royal people. Immerse yourself in the history of East Jave during the 12th and 13th centuries with this engaging show.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

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. Before and after your hike, relax in the Mt. Batur Lounge, the only villa-style lounge around with clean, modern toilets and a comfortable shower facility. Meet directly at the location or get an early morning pickup from your hotel in Bali (depending on the option selected), in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart at the time you selected (also 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 guide. All the guides are locals with experience 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 during the break of the 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. If you choose to meet at Mt Batur Lounge, you'll get dropped off at the Mt Batur Lounge. If you selected the option with transfers, continue to visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation before ending your morning.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

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.   Choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers. Pick the lunch add-on for a delicious buffet lunch, or take home ten polaroids to remember your trip. Select the premium or private options for additional add-ons. Enrich your Instagram with photos taken and edited by a photographer, watch yourself from above with 3-4 minutes of drone footage sent to you 24 hours after your tour, simply unwind with a relaxing massage or alternatively book also our North Bali: Full-Day Instagram Tour to enhance you Instagram experience by capturing the top things to do of north of Bali.

Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

Explore the top attractions of Ubud on this tour with hotel transfers from selected locations in Bali. Visit sights like the Tegenungan waterfall, Mas Village, and the King's Palace. Pick from a basic tour, a tour that includes lunch, and a tour with lunch and a Jungle Swing experience. After a pick-up from your hotel, this is your itinerary: Tegenungan Waterfall This area is on the south side of Ubud and a really nice place to enjoy your cup of tea and see the wonderful waterfall. You can get close to it and feel the fresh spray of the natural water. Mas Village  This is a village specializing in woodcarvings. Most of the prominent woodcarvers of Bali live in Mas village, producing elaborate and fine wood carvings and teaching the young generation to carve. Ubud Monkey Forest The home of more than 600 long-tailed macaques, Ubud Monkey Forest is a tropical green forest close to the center of Ubud. Inside the forest, you can see a sacred temple sanctuary guarded by the monkeys. Ubud Traditional Market Here is where you can find an Ubud community gathering in the market to sell all of the produce from around the area: cheap souvenirs, handicrafts, fruit, and much more. Ubud King Palace In the center of Ubud, you will see the palace from the road. Entering the area you can walk around to take pictures of the traditional Balinese architecture complex and see daily traditional Balinese dance. Tegalalang Rice Terrace Here you can see a typical scene in Bali: a rice terrace positioned in a beautiful rice field with green coconut plants. This makes it the best sight of the Balinese countryside.  Coffee Plantation Visit the coffee plantation where you'll see, among other things, the most expensive coffee in the world, called Luwak Coffee. This is a coffee made by an animal that eats the bean and digests it in its stomach.  In the morning, the coffee will still be intact in the animal's feces and collected to be processed to make the coffee. Enjoying this coffee in front of the Rice Terrace view will be an unforgettable experience. 

Bali/Nusa Penida: East & West Highlights Full-Day Tour

Bali/Nusa Penida: East & West Highlights Full-Day Tour

Start the tour with pickup direct from your accommodation either in Nusa Penida at between 08:00 to 09:30 or in Bali at between 06:00 to 06:30 by one of our English-speaking driver or guide who will take you to explore the highlight East and West of Nusa Penida island with its breathtaking views. First part of the trip, head to Kelingking Beach  which is an iconic view of a limestone rock formation which looks like the head of a T-rex dinosaur. In addition to this curiously shaped island, you will also get a birds eye view of a beautiful strip of beach being washed by gorgeous blue green water. Up next is Angel Bilabong and Broken Beach. While visiting Broken Beach, don’t miss strolling around the bay and taking numerous photographs for your social media feeds. Stop at local restaurant enjoy a local lunch at your own expense before making your way to Dimond and Atuh Beaches for the second part of the trip. Enjoy some of the epic views that Nusa Penida and indeed its dramatic green-topped rock formations, glistening beautiful white beach, limestones, crystal clear blue water, and of course, its Instagram photos spot. If you have the time, you can climb the many stairs all the way down to the beach to enjoy the water up close to simply enjoy the beach or trying a trilling ocean swing with views. Completed the tour with a visit to the famous tree house with an epic coastal view also known as Molateng Tree House, another famous instagram spot not miss in Nusa Penida Customize your experience to include add-ons for a variety of activities, including a coffee tasting, a traditional massage, a photographer to accompany your tour, 10 Polaroid camera photos, or 3-4 minutes of high-quality drone footage of your tour. Enjoy a join-in or private tour.

Bali Sanur: One-Way Express Ferry to/from Nusa Penida

Bali Sanur: One-Way Express Ferry to/from Nusa Penida

Travel along the fastest route between Bali's Sanur Beach and Nusa Penida on a spacious ferry ride. Make the most of your holiday time by booking your transfer in advance and arriving quickly at your chosen destination. Sit back and admire panoramic views of the area as you ride. Board the boat at Sanur Beach or Nusa Penida and begin your journey to the opposite location. Enjoy plush seating and plenty of room for your luggage. Travel at a top speed of 30 to 35 knots, reaching your destination in only 30 minutes. Join your captain on a smooth and safe trip, and relax while you snap amazing photos of the coastline and ocean.

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

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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Our guide Komang and the rest of the team were amazing! So welcoming, so helpful and made the day so much fun! We did the quad biking to the waterfalls which was such a great treck and experience. We felt safe the whole time and the waterfall at the end was so beautiful definitely remember your swim wear! We then did the cooking class which was so interesting and of course so yummy. Overall I would 100% recommended, such an amazing experience and lovely team :))

Ayung was a fantastic guide, made our experience very fun and enjoyable. We had the best time with him during rafting. Highly reccomend. The team is professional, helpful and very experienced in safety measures. One of our friends lost a Birkenstock in the river and he managed to swim out and get it against the tide! We had beers together and got lots of pictures. 100% best experience. Thank you. From Katy, Callum, Julia, sharona and Jay 😄

We had an amazing day in Ubud thanks to our guide Derawa. He was extremely knowledgeable, told us a lot of information about Balinese culture and much more about places we’ve been visiting. On the top of that, he took the best photos we’ve had so far (like ever), finding the best spots. Without him this trip wouldn’t be the same! Our favourite part was coffee plantation with the breathtaking views.

Wonderful experience! Our driver and guide Darma was excellent. He was prompt and very kind. He shared lots of interesting information and we went to a lot of beautiful places. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone in the area!

Was very fun and enjoyable. We seen dolphins and went snorkelling in really clear waters. Thank you to Fendy and the team 😊