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Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

1. Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

The first day will begin with the registration and paperwork for the course at the diving center. This will be followed by instructional videos and knowledge reviews through quizzes and exams of the first three modules learned that day. Enjoy lunch and refreshments to strengthen up for the afternoon, which entails swimming pool skills training, the log back of all equipment used at the diving center and the sign-off paperwork. The second day will start with an equipment preparation and loading of vehicles to travel to Padang Bai, joining a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon to experience the first open water dive training. A little break on the boat will offer time to relax on the deck or take a swim in the lagoon. The second open water dive will follow after which a return to Padang Bai will enable you to have lunch at Topi Inn before returning to the diving center. Learn about the theory of the final two modules and review your knowledge with quizzes and a final exam. The third and last day will lead you to Tulamben, where the wreck of the USAT Liberty is located and the third and fourth open water training dives will take place. Between the dives, you will have lunch at Puri Madha. Upon packing up the equipment after the last dive, the certification and sign-off will follow back at the diving center.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

2. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Try out white water rafting in Ayung River with a guide, while soaking up the gorgeous surroundings. Opt for a hotel pickup and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the rafting point. Change into rafting clothes and equipment and set off on your exhilarating adventure. Recharge with a delicious buffet meal. Start at a traditional wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, this lobby is your first stop of the day. Get briefed by your guide to set off on a safe and fun rafting trip. Start your rafting adventure on Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali. Navigate class 2 rapids that sometimes rise to class 4 during the rainy season. Experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali along the way. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ayung Valley.

From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

3. From Bali: Nusa Penida Small Group Tour by Speed Boat

Explore the tropical Nusa Penida Island, nestled in the waters between Bali and Lombok. This tropical island is known for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastline, and relaxed way of life. Discover Klengking Beach, Broken Beach, Angel's Billabong, and Crystal Bay on this speed boat trip from Bali. Depart from Bali and set out to explore the best of Nusa Penida Island. Pass by Klengking Beach, also known as T-Rex Beach due to its distinctive shape. Situated on the western tip of Nusa Penida Island, Broken Beach is unmissable with its distinct massive arch and horseshoe-shaped cove. This beautiful rock formation stretches across a swirling whirlpool of blue and green waters. Next, visit Angel’s Billabong, a natural infinity pool. Make your way to Crystal Bay, known for its clear waters and colorful sea life. Crystal Bay is a prime spot for diving, so take a plunge and get friendly with the fish below.

Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

4. Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Take a private surf lesson or bond with your friends and family as you conquer the waves together. Enjoy the convenience of being transferred via motorbike from your hotel in Canggu to the black sand beach of Batu Bolong. Once on the beach, listen to a brief 20-minute land lesson and safety tutorial. Afterwards, grab your surfboard and catch some waves. Choose between either a beginner or intermediate lesson. If it’s your first time, your teacher will lead you through the basics so you’ll quickly feel confident enough to take on your first wave.  Learn how to keep your surfboard under control, and how to do a pop-up on your surfboard, and how to ride the waves. Get tips for your paddling technique and surf stance. Discover how to time your take off and how to catch your first wave. Be amazed by how easy and enjoyable it is to surf. If you already have some experience, choose the intermediate option and you’ll receive personalized instruction on how to improve your technique. 

North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

5. North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

Immerse yourself in the wilderness of northern Bali as you trek to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls, where you can wade in the rock pools. Take a small group tour for up to 5 people to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls in Bali's northern wilderness. Immerse yourself in the picturesque natural surroundings, then explore the Ulun Danu and Taman Ayun Water Temples with your English-speaking guide. After pickup from your accommodation in Bali, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to begin your trek to Sekumpul Waterfalls, whose name means “grouped together” in Bahasa. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls. Once there, wade in the rock pools and admire the up to 80-meter (262-foot) high cascades nestled in the heart of the lush jungle. Before lunch, stop by the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, which form part of the island’s volcanic landscape. Then, enjoy the cooler weather over buffet lunch at the famous Lake Beratan, 1,231 meters (4,039 feet) above sea level. Once you've replenished your energy, pay a visit to the iconic Ulun Danu Temple that sits on the edge of this mountain scenery. Commonly featured in postcards of Bali, you can't mistake these picturesque shrines by the water. Finally, make your last stop at another famous UNESCO Heritage Site, the Taman Ayun Water Temple. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at our accommodation in Bali.

Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

6. Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

Embark on a guided sunrise trek to the Mount Batur volcano on a full-day trip from Bali. Ascend this famous volcano which stands at 5,633 ft above sea level. Take in the views overlooking the crater lake while you enjoy breakfast at the summit. Get up early to begin their trek in time for the break of dawn. Enjoy a transfer from your hotel in Bali and arrive at the starting point at 3:40 AM for a short briefing and to receive your trekking gear. The trek to the summit of Mount Batur takes 1.5-2 hours, across 3.5 km. The total distance of the trail is approximately 11 km over 4 hours. Begin your hike before light, walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna. Watch out for the tall grass with purple bloom and encounter mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way.

Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

7. 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.

3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

8. 3-Day Excursion to Mount Bromo and Ijen Crater from Bali

Spend 3 days exploring the volcanic landscapes of East Java. Take in a spectacular sunrise and panoramic views from the peak of Mount Bromo. Marvel at the blue flames on a descent into the Ijen crater. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bali–Gilimanuk Harbour–Mt. Bromo From western Bali travel by ferry to the eastern tip of Java. Drive to the Mount Bromo area, with a lunch stop along the way. On arrival, check in at the hotel. Day 2: Mt. Bromo–Banyuwangi (Ijen Crater) Very early in the morning, head to the rim of the Tengger caldera. Marvel at the panoramic views at sunrise with the active Mount Semeru volcano in the background. Continue to Mount Bromo. Take a short walk and climb the 240 stairs to the peak. After breakfast back at the hotel, drive to Banyuwangi, with a lunch break en route. Check in at the hotel. Day 3: Blue Fire Ijen Crater–Bali Just after midnight head out to the Ijen crater. Descend into the crater to see the amazing blue flames and the sulfur miners at work. Stop at the miner’s shack for a short rest and head back to the hotel for breakfast before the return trip to Bali.

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

9. From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat, and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses, and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.

From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

10. From Bali: Gili Islands 2-Day Tour with Beachfront Resort

Discover a tropical paradise of soft white beaches and lush vegetation on a 2-day tour of the Gili Islands from Bali. Escape the crowds and get back to nature with time to swim and snorkel with the exotic marine life. Day 1 Climb aboard a fast boat and cross from Bali to the Gili Islands. Get the chance to stroll along a white sand beach on arrival, soak up the sun and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear sea. Spend the night listening to the gentle sound of the waves and watching the sunset at your beachfront resort. Day 2 Start the day with a private 2.5-hour boat ride around the 3 Gili Islands, and snorkel with marine life, such as butterfly fish, clown fish and different species of turtles. Get the option to extend your stay for more time to swim, snorkel and dive.

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Due to nobody else booking ended up being a private tour. Sarbula was my driver and guide and he explained and allowed questions throughout the day. We visited 3 temple sites, all as beautiful as the previous, and the rice terrace. I choose not to stay until sunset due to poor weather so we left earlier but Sarbula was happy to stay all day, as planned, had I had wanted. He offered to take my photo throughout the day with me being a solo traveller, allowed me free time and ensured I set a time to meet back at a location he made clear enough for me to remember.

We had the most amazing day with Joni! Highly recommend this tour, you get to see and do so much around the island! Joni was such a great guide! He was so lovely, took amazing photos, and told us interesting stories from the places. The lunch was absolutely delicious! Definitely a must do if you’re coming to Bali!

It was a great day. Our guide picked us up on time and made it possible for us to have a brilliant day. He explained many interesting details to us and took many photos of us. He also always drove very anticipatory, so that we always felt safe even in the hectic traffic of Bali. Thank you for this beautiful day.

The whole day was absolutely fantastic. However, it's worth mentioning that it is physically very demanding at the hidden canyon!! Well, it was today after torrential downpours. Not suitable for non-swimmers, or poor swimmers like me! We still had a fabulous day and it has been the highlight of our trip so far.

Kadek is the best guide I have ever had… truly recommend! He’s very helpful and kind. You will not regret! Best regards from Poland ♥️