Highlights of Bali and Nusa Islands

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Daily Departure
  • Beach Escapes

Overview

Day 1 - 2: Bali - Ubud
  • Arrive in Bali. Drive to Ubud.
  • Watch the Barong dance in Batubulan. Visit Lake Batur and Tegalalang rice terraces.
Day 3 - 6: Nusa Islands - Bali - Departure
  • Transfer by boat to Nusa Penida. Sightsee its untouched nature, Goa Giri temple and stunning beaches.
  • Go snorkeling at three different spots near Nusa Penida.
  • Return to Bali and stay in Jimbaran. Spend the day at your leisure.
  • Board the departure flight from Bali’s Denpasar airport.

Customizable itinerary

In 6 days, this tour will guide you to visit the highlights of Bali and Nusa islands. The Nusa islands are the cluster of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan located southeast of Bali. Your trip will start in Ubud – the cultural hub of Bali then travel down south to watch the Barong dance performance and see the famous Tegalalang rice terraces. The next days will be spent to visit the Nusa islands, where you can do snorkeling, scuba diving or surfing and enjoying the pristine landscape. The islands also boast incredibly charming natural sites like Goa Giri temple, Angel Billabong, Crystal Bay and Kelingking beach for you to discover.

A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you at the arrival lounge and take you directly to your hotel. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.

After a short rest, we will drive from the south of Bali to Ubud. The Balinese kings, benevolent to the arts, transformed their court seat into a true global village. Ubud shops, galleries and craft shops blend traditional arts and crafts with modern design. Visiting European artists, attracted by the lure of an untouched tropical paradise, were encouraged to stay. They gave new impetus to the existing local arts while creating some exciting new forms in the process. This atmosphere reverbs to this day. A visit to Ubud means indulging in the local arts, visiting the ancient temples and enjoying the archetypical Balinese surroundings of steep gorges and sculpted rice fields.

Today you will have the best of culture and nature in a day. First, you will attend a playful introduction to the Balinese philosophy. The gracious Barong dance in Batubulan, performed by professional actors and dancers. Proceed to the rightfully famous woodcarving center of Mas. Young artisans with amazing skills emblaze tropical woods with life.

Then we will drive further to the east and enjoy the breathtaking view over the volcano and the Lake Batur, while having lunch in Penelokan, Kintamani. This is the largest lake in Bali and can be found in the smaller, secondary caldera of the Batur volcano, right at the foot of Mount Abang.

We will make the final stop at Tegalalang rice terraces for you to enjoy its stunning view before heading back to your hotel in Ubud.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

After breakfast, we will say goodbye to Ubud and drive down south to catch your speed boat to Nusa Penida.

Atuh beach will be the first place to visit after reaching Nusa Penida. Atuh beach is also called Balinese Raja Ampat, because of the rocky stones lining up in the middle of the beach which makes it looks like the great Raja Ampat.  The next stop will be on the other side of the Atuh area, which will give you an incredible view of the cliff and the huge coral reef amidst the sea.

The last destination will be the fabulous Goa Giri temple, located inside a giant cave. The cave’s entrance is so small that it can only fit one person at a time.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)


Today we will discover three stunning beaches in the south of Nusa Penida. The first visit is to Kelingking beach, a white sandy beach with crystal water has a spectacular view since there are chunks of a cliff that towering in the beach area which forms the whale shape. After exploring Kelingking beach, we will continue to the famous beach Angel Billabong, where you can swim in the natural pool that is surrounded by rocky stones (not recommended to swim if the high tide comes).

The last destination will be Crystal bay beach which provides a gorgeous view surrounded by two headlands and a small hill on the high seas. You can spend time sunbathing, swimming or snorkeling here.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)



On the last day of the tour, the trip will start in the early morning to Crystal Bay. We will explore the exotic coral view and hundreds of fish species. We will visit three separate sites during your day trip to see different environments. Snorkeling will start from the Manta area, Gamat area, and finish at the Crystal Bay wall. Nusa Penida offers truly spectacular sights of the majestic Manta Rays as well as the incredible Oceanic Sunfish or Mola Mola. You will experience a truly amazing and unforgettable snorkel. After all the activities, we will have lunch at the local restaurant and back to the harbor.

Upon arriving back on the mainland, you will be transferred to Jimbaran. This charming fishing village has changed into a pleasant and peaceful little resort in recent years. Here you will also have the chance to enjoy one of the best beaches on the island. And the fresh-fish barbeques served up by the little stalls lining the beach as far as you can see, they are probably the best seafood on the island.

Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)


After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out and your private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)


Useful Information

This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services. Please click on REQUEST A FREE QUOTE (above) and supply the required information, enabling us to send you your personalized quote within 24 hours!

Note: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suit your requirements.

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Shared return speed boat Bali – Nusa Penida
  • Private boat for snorkeling and snorkeling gear
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

What’s Not Included?

  • Your International Flights to and from Bali
  • Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned in the program
                           

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