HEART OF THE BALINESE TOUR (8 HOURS) This is a special tour to a traditional Balinese Village, shows the activities of daily life in Bali. It features a visit to Batuan Village with its traditional Balinese house compound after which we move onto Bukit Jati Hill to enjoy the view of the rice terraces. A visit to Panglipuran follows where you will notice that the entrance gate, its style, conditions and layout is nearly always the same. Next, we will visit the Kehen Temple which was built in the 13th century. Lunch will be taken at Bukit Jambul overlooking the Indian Ocean. Before returning to your hotel, we visit the Old Court and Justice of Kertagosa at Klungkung Village.
BALI LANDSCAPE TOUR (8 HOURS) A full day exploring a number of the most beautiful landscape of Bali Island. We start by visiting Subak (traditional irrigation system) Museum and then proceed to the hot spring on the banks of the river that originates near the volcano. We will see some of Bali’s most stunning scenery with spectacular terraced rice fileds at Jatiwulih. Lunch is taken at a restaurant nearby overlooking the undulating rice fields. Our last stop will be at Baha Village where we see a typical angkul-angkul entrance to a house compound made of mud.
VOLCANO & ART VILLAGE TOUR (8 HOURS) A FULL DAY TOUR TO Mt. Batur, well known for its magnificent views. Proceed by seeing a Barong Dance which is followed by a visit to Celuk to observe the gold and silver works, Mas Village to see the traditional local wooden carver, Ubud village the home of Balinese painters, Bedulu with its rock carving at Elephant Cave. Lunch at Penelokan where you can enjoy the marvelous of the still active Mt. Batur and the beautiful blue Lake Batur. On the way back stop at Gunung Kawi Temple at Sebatu with its impressive holy springs. The last stop is to observe the traditional clothing batik and weaving processes. Through the whole tripbirdwacthing or birding is possible.
BESAKIH TEMPLE TOURS (8 HOURS) Full day excursion featuring a visit to the greatest temple of Bali. Firstly we will visit the waterfall at Kemenuh Village and observing the traditional technique of tie and dye weaving in Gianyar. Next we visit Klungkung to see the Old Court and Justice of Kertagosa at Klungkung Village. Lunch will be at a restaurant in Bukit Jambul overlooking Indian Ocean. We finally drive up to Balinese biggest and holiest temple at Besakih, majestically situated on the slope of Mt. Agung.
KINTAMANI & BESAKIH TOUR (8 HOURS) The excursion combines a visit to Bali’s volcanic areas, Kintamani and Besakih. We start the tour by seeing a Barong Dance which is followed by a visit to Celuk to observe the gold and silver works, Mas Village to see the traditional local wooden carver, Ubud village the home of Balinese painters, Bedulu with its rock carving at Elephant Cave. Lunch at a local restaurant in Kintamani where you can enjoy the marvelous of the still active Mt. Batur and the beautiful blue Lake Batur. We continue drive up to Balinese biggest and holiest temple at Besakih, majestically situated on the slope of Mt. Agung. Through the whole tripbirdwacthing or birding is possible.
MOUNTAIN LAKE RESORT TOUR (8 HOURS) A sightseeing tour to visit Tanah Lot temple placed on a huge rock surrounded by the sea and ideal beach to relax. We continue on to Alas Kedaton (monkey forest) where you will be welcomed by tame and friendly monkeys. Upon arrival at Bedugul located on the shore of Lake Beratan, you can enjoy the cool mountain breeze and view the Ulun Danu Temple. After lunch, we continue visit a beautiful Taman Ayun Temple which is dated back from the Royal Mengwi Dynasty.
The Half Day Adventure
TANAH LOT SUNSET TOUR (5 HOURS) This tour feautures a visit to one of the Bali’s most beautiful temples called Taman Ayun which remains from the Royal Mengwi Dynasty. En route we visit Alas Kedaton (monkey forest) where you will be welcomed by tame and friendly monkeys. Our last stop is Tanah Lot temple placed on a huge rock surrounded by the sea at a high tide where you can enjoy a beutiful silhouette at sunset.
UBUD ART VILLAGE & MONKEY FOREST TOUR (5 HOURS) This tour will bring you to Ubud, a painters community village. Firstly we visit observe the traditional clothing batik and weaving processes. And then proceed to Celuk for its gold and silverworks, Batuan to visit the traditional Balinese house compound before proceed to Mas, a village famous for its woodcarving and then to the monkey forest where you will be welcomed by tame and friendly monkeys. After lunch at a local restaurant we will see the some traditional Balinese painting.
ULUWATU TEMPLE & KECAK DANCE TOUR In the afternoon around 15.00 you will be picked up and drive to Uluwatu Temple situated about 70m on the cliff overlooking the bay. From there watch the rough seas of the Indian ocean rush forward, hitting the rocks beneath the cliff, and in the background. Through the whole tripbirdwacthing or birding is possible.We will proceed to enjoy the Traditional Kecak Dance, a dramatic performance lasting about 45 minutes, where 25-50 dancers chant “cak” and throw up their arms, depicting a battle from the Ramayana where monkeys help Prince Rama fight the evil King Ravana. The dance will be performed on an open stage on a cliff in Uluwatu Temple complex, and in the background, a beautiful sunset colors the sky orange as it slowly disappears away, replaced by the moon at night. Proceed to the famous Jimbaran Beach for having romantic dinner (on personal expenses) right on the beach sand of Jimbaran Beach. Taste the grilled fish on the sand of a open-air beachfront café and enrich your dining experience with one not usuallyavailable at 5 star hotels (dinner on personal expenses). Feel the atmosphere!
Other Alternative Adventure/Activities in Bali
TELAGA WAJA RAFTING The walk down from the starting point to the river where the rafts are waiting takes around 5 minutes. After everyone assembles at the river/raft location, the professional rafting guide/s, well versed in the Telaga Waja river condition will brief you on the river condition, safety measures and the correct and safe way to raft down the river. As well you are given paddling practice. Around 10.30 am the adventure starts. For approximately 2 hours you shoot down an exhilarating 14 kilometers of fast-moving water and continuous rapids, twisting and turning as it rushes through narrow gorges and steep canyon to terraced plains where you may encounter children playing in shallow waters near the riverbanks. You encounter a nice mixture of wild country and fantastic jungle of unspeakable natural beauty. Expert river guides and modern safety equipment ensures that the day is fun and safe for all the family. Throughout the trip the guides not only skillfully maneuver the rafts, but also take time to pass on their knowledge on local Balinese lifestyle and the local flora and fauna of the Telaga Waja River valley. Photographers follow the adventure, documenting the event as you go along. At the departure point the photos are on display to view and purchase if you desire. After the exhilarating experience you can shower and freshen up in the amenities area and change into dry clothes before moving onto the Balinese Bamboo Restaurant to feast on mouthwatering local delicacies while enjoying the surrounding panoramic views. At around 1.30 pm. lunch is over and it’s time to return to your hotel or villa. Through the whole tripbirdwacthing or birding is possible.
ELEPHANT SAFARI RIDE TOUR A visit to the Elephant Safari Park is a must for any visitor to Bali. Get up close and personal with these incredible animals in a beautiful tropical park setting. Elephants can be seen immersing themselves in the park lake, in between riding, painting or other activities. Hand feed them, touch them, take photos with them, then learn more about the Elephants ancestry and diversity at the park’s historical and graphic displays. The Park’s exclusive museum contains the only full size mammoth skeleton replica in the Southern Hemisphere. A large gift shop has a massive selection of everything you can imagine regarding elephants and a 200 seat restaurant overlooking the lake serves a la carte or buffet meals and has a full bar service The experience of sitting high top an elephant in a teak wood chair, through the cool jungle of Taro, is an experience you will never forget.
BALI BUGGY Discover an unspoiled part of Bali in a very adventurous and unique way! We bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. You will drive your self with a specially designed off road vehicle that copes with all kinds of terrain, through an authentic part of Bali, passing the rice fields, crossing jungle and driving through a Balinese kampung. The views during this tour are sometimes beyond description and the fact that you do this tour with only a few other participants makes the tour more exclusive. The ride starts from Payangan area, which is between 1 hour and 1 hour fifteen minutes driving from the popular tourist destinations of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur. After driving some test tracks on our practice spot, you will be able to operate the Buggy yourself and start for some 2 hours of an adventurous sightseeing tour. After an approximately 40 minutes of driving, you can enjoy real Balinese coffee at a traditional house and have a quick rest. From there we continue the tour through some different landscapes, until we reach the ending point, where you can enjoy an extended lunch buffet (included).
BATUR VOLCANO SUNRISE/NIGHT TREKKING You will be picked up at around 01.00AM and drive for about 1.5 hours to Kintamani. Start the night trekking at 03.30AM up to Mt. Batur at 1,717 meter above sea level. On the way hiking up the mountain, you will be provided with flash light and escorted by experiences guide in the night hiking. You will step up the stairway that were naturally made of cold lava after the explosion. This journey to reach top of volcano takes about 1,5 – 2 hours. From there you can enjoy an excellent view of the sacred mount Agung which is – 3,142 meters above sea level and from the distance you can also enjoy the view of Rinjani mountain which is the highest mountain in Lombok Island. Sandwiches and hot coffee/tea will be served while admiring the sunrise view. After going down the mountain, cold drink and fresh tropical fruit will be served as complimentary at the vehicle, which awaits you. We will drive you return to the hotel before lunch time. Through the whole trip birdwacthing or birding is possible.
SEA WALKER Have you ever wondered what walking at the bottom of the ocean feels like? Now, for the first time in Bali you can do it. You can walk right through bottom of ocean and witness the sea life in person! Our unique diving system. Early Morning will take you down under the sea. A safe and exciting underwater adventure, Sea walker’s unique diving system. Early Morning provides an opportunity to observe underwater world to a depth of 15 feet without problem. Early Mornings, and without getting their hair wet. You will actually walk on bottom, rather than swim, while numerous exotic fish and sea life go about their rituals. You will have 25 minutes of actual underwater walk time to a maximum depth of 15 feet. A large, full-faced window Sea walker helmet offers a close up view of the amazing creatures right in front of your eyes. Those with heart or lung problem. Early Mornings, on medication, pregnant, asthma or other respiratory ailments, etc are not allowed to dive. A Sea walker safety lesson before dive covering hand signals, Early Morning emergency procedures, clearing ears, and so on is included. Tour time: Approximately 3 to 4 hours from pick up to drop off. If you have your own underwater camera, camera should be good for depth up to 8 meters. Quick snap marine camera is available to rent.
TULAMBEN DAILY DIVE Tulamben has become Bali’s most famous diving area and therefore where you are most likely to meet internationally recognized underwater photographers and writers. Tulamben Bay, like the rest of Bali, is situated in the richest marine bio-geographic zone in the world. Being on the north-east coast, the bay receives very plankton-rich waters from the major ocean current that moves from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean. This, coupled with the fact that the three main dive sites provide totally different physical environments, mean that Tulamben contains a stunningly diverse underwater ecosystem. The beach is fist-sized black volcanic rocks that become sand in the shallows. This black sand does not provide the reflective properties of white limestone sand and, combined with the amount of plankton in the water, accounts for the relatively low visibility (12-25M). It does however provide a dramatic contrast, which brings out the colors of the corals, gorgonians, fish and other marine life. The hundreds of macro-species that live here both blend and contrast beautifully with the sand. Tulamben is a wonderful place to learn to dive and to learn about underwater life. There are occasional sightings of Mola-Mola (Sunfish), Manta Rays, Whale Shark, tuna and other pelagics but it is the permanent population of Tulamben that brings people here for the 1st and 100th time. there is also the wreck of the US liberty ship from the 2nd world war.
JEEP SAFARI TOUR Travel in an original VW 181 Safari Jeep to the remote and mysterious areas of Bali, with the expertise of a professional tour guide by your side to visit the following place:
– Tanah Lot (a temple famous for its location on a barren rock jutting into the sea. We visit it in the mist of the morning, when there are no crowds. Tanah Lot was founded more than 500 years ago and dedicated to the god Shiva and the holy snake Basukian).
- Pura Luhur (you stop at the islands most mystical and sacred temple, an old site of ancestor worshipping. A little walk takes you through tropical rainforest down to a sparkling clear river. You will see teak and giant mahogany trees, orchids, ferns and colorful butterflies)
- Bedugul (the safari jeep climbs up to 1200 m to reach the mountain lakes of west Bali)
- Fruit and Spice Market (Discover Bali’s most interesting market, offering a variety of Indonesian spices. Taste tropical fruits and admire the orchid gardens)
- Jatiluwih (Bali’s most beautiful rice terraces, with a view of all of south Bali. You witness planting and harvesting of rice in a way it was done for thousands of years. Ask your guide to explain the worlds most astonishing and biggest irrigation system. You will stop at coffee plantations, take photos of cacao and clove trees, and vanilla farms. Afterwards you will be taken higher up into the mountains)
- Traditional Balinese Village (Impressions of Balinese life. We visit a farmer’s family compound where we are introduced to Hindu beliefs, the meaning of house shrines, rites of passage and everyday Balinese life. We also learn how the famous fighting cocks are trained)
- Beratan Lake (Around noon you will continue your journey to famous lake Beratan, situated 4000 ft above see level)
Cruises in Bali
Lembongan Island Reef Cruise Our Island Reef Cruise offers a full day’s activities – above and below the water. The luxury Bali Hai II catamaran moors alongside our purpose-built pontoon in peaceful Lembongan Bay. See the island’s exotic marine life and colourful corals from the comfort of our semi-submersible coral viewer. Try snorkeling for a closer look or enjoy a host of other activities – like unlimited banana boat rides, a cultural tour of the island or our exciting 35 metre waterslide. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on a delicious buffet served in air-conditioned comfort. Departs at 9.15am – Returns at 4:15pm
Aristocat – The Luxury Sailing Catamaran Cruise Sail away into paradise aboard Aristocat – The Luxury Sailing Catamaran. This stunning 64ft vessel is equipped to the highest standards and departs daily from Benoa Harbour to the idyllic isle of Lembongan, off the south-east coast of Bali, where you can experience the unspoilt charms of a peaceful tropical island. Enjoy a day in the pristine bay at Bali Hai Cruises’ private Beach Club, where you can relax on golden sand, lie back in the shade of tranquil gardens or cool off in a lagoon pool. Complimentary soft drinks and refreshments are available on board Aristocat. At the Beach Club enjoy an appetizing BBQ lunch grilled at our poolside cabana, which includes salads, sausages, and fresh fish. After lunch, join a guided village tour of this small unspoiled island, home to seaweed farmers and a number of historical attractions. The Aristocat offers an array of water sports activities, including banana boat rides, pool volleyball, snorkeling, semi submersible coral viewer and glass bottomed boat tours to view the carefully preserved and maintained coral reef of Lembongan Bay. Other water sports options include a parasailing adventure which will take you high above the water for a birds’ eye view of the island and scuba diving. Certified divers may travel further a field in our custom-built aluminium dive boat to experience life beneath the waves in this vibrant ocean channel. And when the day is done, Aristocat makes a leisurely cruise back to Benoa Harbour, arriving as the sun sets on another glorious day in paradise. Departs at 9.00am – Returns sunset (approx. 6pm)
Lembongan Island Beach Club Cruise Experience the unspoilt charms of a peaceful tropical island with our Beach Club Cruise. After cruising in comfort to Lembongan Island aboard our luxury catamaran Bali Hai II, you are transferred to our private Beach Club. Here you can relax on golden sands, lie back in the shade of the tranquil gardens, or cool off in our lagoon pool. If the mood takes you, an array of activities include pool volleyball, banana boat rides, snorkeling and island excursions. And to add to the tropical atmosphere there’s an appetizing BBQ lunch, which includes salads, sausages and fresh fish grilled at our pool-side cabana. Departs at 9.15am – Returns at 4.15pm
Sunset Dinner Cruise There’s no better way to spend a balmy tropical evening than on Bali Hai’s evening Dinner Cruise. As the sun goes down we set off on a relaxing cruise around the harbour. Take in the cool night air on the topdeck, be entertained by our famous strolling Batakos Singers, savour a delicious international buffet dinner, then dance the night away at our disco or enjoy our live cabaret show. Departs at 5.45pm – Returns at 8.45pm