Island Hopping Bali & Gili Islands
- Beach Escapes
Day 1 - 2: Bali - Candidasa
- Arrive in Bali. Drive to Candidasa.
- Explore Tirtagangga, the scenic rice fields and the city palace.
Day 3 - 7: Nusa Lembongan/ Nusa Penida - Gili Trawangan - Bali - Departure
- Transfer to Nusa Lembongan/ Nusa Penida to explore stunning landscapes, idyllic beaches and diverse marine life.
- Head to Gili Trawangan. Spend time relaxing on the beach or exploring the nearby small islands.
- Return to Bali for your departure flight.
Spend 7 days to discover a different side of Bali and the Gili islands! In Bali, you will visit some of its best-known temples and Candidasa – a seaside town famous for its incredible marine life and a snorkeling destination. As you travel to Nusa Penida, you can see its famous Kelingking beach and the giant manta rays playing in the turquoise water. On the Gili islands, you will have ample time to enjoy the laidback atmosphere and some of Indonesia’s most pristine beaches and diverse underwater life. Afterward, return to Bali, here you can explore Uluwatu temple and watch as the kecak dance performance takes place at the temple entrance.
A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you in the arrivals lounge and drive 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’ll drive from the south of Bali to Candidasa. Relatively unknown a decade ago, Candidasa is now a popular retreat destination that has managed to retain its village identity. Highlight activities include snorkeling, scuba diving and excursions to the seaward temple of Candidasa. The panorama encompassing islets to the left, Nusa Penida directly ahead and the headland to the right is easy to admire, with most of the hotels and resorts facing directly out to the sea. Staying here means you will lose less time if you venture out to some traditional focal points of East Bali. Then there are some interesting, off-the-beaten-tracks to be followed in this part of the island, through salak plantations and forgotten villages.
We’ll driver further east. Your first stop will be Tirtagangga, surrounded by arguably the most beautiful rice fields of Bali. In the center of Karangasem, you can visit the city palace of the same raja’s. Before returning to your hotel, you will visit a remarkable village.
Snorkeling in Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida to admire colorful coral reefs and fishes. In certain spots on Nusa Penida, manta rays can be seen regularly, all year round. Snorkeling allows you to see a lot of marine life, but with diving, you can discover even more of the underwater world.
Drive a short distance to Padangbai, a mere small cove with a white sandy beach, lined with fishing boats. It used to be the old port to Lombok. A speed boat will take you straight to Trawangan, one of the 3 tiny islands in front of the northwest coast of Lombok. There are no motorcycles or cars on the island. Superb white sandy beaches, clear water, colored fish, beautiful coral reefs add to a great laidback atmosphere of this tiny tropical paradise. The rest of the day you will be free to explore the magnificent surroundings.
You’ll have ample time for beach activities or snorkeling. Get on a glass-bottom boat and travel slowly from one island to the other. You may stop as often as you like to snorkel or swim, perhaps even among large sea turtles.
Today you will travel to the “mainland” of Lombok for your return flight to Bali. Arrive in Bali in the late afternoon and enjoy leisure lunch before heading to Uluwatu.
We’ll drive to one of Bali’s holiest and most important temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, located in a picturesque place on the southwestern coast of the island, on top of a cliff hanging over the ocean. In addition to a marvelous location, in the evenings in front of the entrance to the temple, you can watch the Kecak dance performance.
Free at your leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities or more exploration until departure time, meet your guide at the hotel lobby for your transfer service back to Denpasar airport. End of services.
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- 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)
- 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
Free service. No credit card required
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Vietnam Luxury Vacation Review: Sightseeing, Culture, 12-Day Travel
Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sightseeing, Rice Fields, Boat Rides, 18-Day Trip
We started searching for our tour for Vietnam / Cambodia back in October 2022 to start the tour in the first week of January 2023. We selected this travel agency, and contact name provided to us was Elly. She was extraordinary with her communication with us. Excellent English speaking language capability & excellent in communication on Whats app and email communication. We went back & forth few times to arrange the tour we wanted. She was very accommodating in arranging our schedule. We requested automobile tour for both countries, just for two of us.
We requested SUV FOR OUR COMFORT AND WE GOT IT!
We requested to get the high end hotel in each city and she gave us choices and not only that but send videos of each hotel for each City and then waited for us to decide which hotel we select. All the Hotels turned out to be one of the best we would expect to be. M/s Elly, personally came to visit with us on the evening of our first day tour. Very respectful and asked if she could do anything for us.I had requested before in our communication, if she would arrange for power converter for us, since my camera chargers are all in 110. So brought two power converters for us! Something, not everyone will do this kind of service. So all the kiddos to her!
as to the drivers in each city were very courteous, very professional and very careful in how and where they have to do driving.
our Guides in each city were so friendly, courteous and knowledgeable in where ever we visited. How ever wish two guides in Hue An and Ho Chi Minh City spoke English more clearly.
We only wish we had one extra day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, , however, there is so much to see in the world! Perhaps next time will visit Vietnam.
As to Cambodia, same thing to express about site seeing and our Guide and drivers. Guides and drivers really made our travel thro’ the countries where we do not speak that language, made it so comfortable and enjoyable.
Hi Lam…hope you don’t mind me contacting you directly. My wife Barb & I (Paul) have just arrived home after completing a great tour of Vietnam which was organised through your company Asia Pioneer Travel.
We want to tell you personally how impressed were were with the level of service that we received…it was amazing and the best that we have experienced anywhere. After we made initial contact with you, you handed us over to Chloe to arrange the trip which she did in very quick time and the amount of detail that she went to was fantastic. From the moment that we walked out of Hanoi airport on arrival to see our guide waiting, we knew that we were in for a great trip. The drivers & guides were fantastic and Chloe was in contact by email constantly making sure that everything was going to plan & that we were happy. At one stage we need to vary the itinerary by extending accommodation & changing air tickets and Chloe did that without any fuss or bother.
We also met some wonderful Vietnamese people along the way and Ive got to say that they are our kind of people, very generous & friendly.
Enough of my ramblings, thanks for a great visit to Vietnam, and a special thank you to Chloe for looking after us in such a terrific manner…she is a very special caring lady.
Kind regards & I hope that we have the opportunity to use Asia Pioneer Travel again….Paul & Barb Little from Newcastle Australia
Superbly organised and very flexible
We travelled to Vietnam for two weeks, booking the whole trip through Lizzie at Asia Pioneer, including hotels, excursions, trips, guides and internal flights. Lizzie was so helpful and flexible, accommodating changes to our schedule until the last minute, especially as we missed our connecting flight in Dubai and arrived a day later than planned (our fault). Nothing was too much trouble, including getting my wallet back to me after I left it in the car taking us to the airport.
We started in Hanoi in the North and worked our way south to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), taking in Ha Long with its amazing sea stacks and sleeping on a boat, then to Sa Pa on the overnight sleeper train from Hanoi, with its wonderful countryside and rice terraces. Afterwards, we went to Hoi An for three days of relaxation. Hoi An probably my favourite place and three days are enough to cover it. Then onto Hue, the original capital, my least favourite place and then finally on to HMC, which was a real contrast to the North.
The 3-star hotels that Lizzie picked were very good and comfortable, and the guides were very knowledgeable. I would definitely use Asia Pioneer again for future Asia trips.