Top 12 Adventures
Discover Bali Indonesia
Jl. Batuyang Kangin 3X
Bali (including Nusa Lembongan Island) + Gilis + Lombok (focused on the sea)
In the morning, you’ll be picked up by your Discover Bali Indonesia English speaking guide from the location you’ve chosen. You’ll head directly to Sanur where you’ll board a speed boat to Nusa Lembongan. After a forty minute trip, you’ll alight at the beach village of Jungutbatu. A hotel employee will greet you and take you to the most beautiful cove of the island. Your small accommodation overlooks a beautiful bay (ref: CM-14) and consists of several bungalows which are arranged around two infinity pools. Inside the bungalows, the rooms are light, airy and comfortable and are equipped with air conditioning. The rest of your day is free (CM-14 Hotel, Nusa Lembongan).
This is a free day without a guide or a car. Relax and enjoy the beach or rent a motorbike or bicycle to travel around this small island and visit a mystical Balinese cave. You may even wish to go to the mangrove forest or the small neighboring island of Nusa Ceningan which is connected by a very scenic bridge. Guests can also go out to sea to the best diving spots in the region (allow € 60 per person for two dives) where you may be lucky enough to observe manta rays, one of the wonders of the undersea world. This island is also famous for surfing, and has spots for all levels from "beginner" to "advanced" (CM-14 Hotel, Nusa Lembongan).
Your guide will pick you up in the morning at your hotel to go to sea in an outrigger canoe. You will first stop off at the nearby island of Nusa Penida and go close to the coral reefs harbour where you can snorkel and explore the rich marine life; you’ll notice that the cliffs and arid climate differ significantly from Bali. You’ll then unwind and replenish at a beachside eatery after which you’ll be led by motorcycle taxi or public minibus to a highly revered Hindu temple. This temple is unlike any other, explore its magic and sneak through an opening in the rock, we won’t say anymore about what you’ll find there. You may then like to walk to the village to mingle with people who rarely see foreigners venturing this far. Next you’ll embark on a canoe to get to Bali; during this trip, you’ll have the opportunity to try the traditional techniques of trolling fishing. Back on dry land you will enjoy your catch on the grill. By early evening you’ll gaze upon the mountainous hinterland and reach an area where people live as they did in the past, following the ceremonies and celebrations of the traditional Balinese calendar. On this plateau of rice fields and hills, a sacred river flows with transparent waters and is a natural Jacuzzi. We have selected a fantastic place for you to stay here at the south of the Agung volcano (ref: CM-06). The six rooms in this accommodation are grand and luxurious by their size and tasteful furnishings. They are light and airy with great views of the volcano. The menu of the restaurant is extensive and the quality of service is exceptional in this very remote and hidden area. When you arrive you’ll have the opportunity to take a leisurely walk through the rice fields and swim in the river. The rest of your evening is free to relax (CM-06 hotel, mountains of central-east).You will be provided with two traditional boats, the first for you and the second for your luggage.
The town of Klungkung will be first on the itinerary where you’ll visit the Palace and the old Court of Justice, which has a fantastic painted ceiling depicting scenes from Balinese mythology. You will also get to explore an interesting museum devoted to daily life and Balinese traditions. Then you will move onto the market town, where the displays of flowers and gift shops mix with weavers and tailors. There’ll be lunch at Padang Bay, with the opportunity to make it to a small white sand beach which is accessible only by foot. If the tide permits, you’ll have the chance to snorkel. You’ll then have the opportunity to venture on a one-three hour hike (depending on your desired degree) in the deep countryside, crossing traditional villages that are tucked right in the midst of rice paddies. This will walk you down the mountain and into the plain, exploring both beautiful rural landscapes and the daily lives of these quiet villages; these trails are completely removed from the touristic paths. By late afternoon, you’ll come to your next accommodation which is wonderfully secluded in a cove in the far east of Bali (reference CL-07). You’ll feel like you’re in a Conrad novel in this fantastically refined site, the view from the outstretched wooden decking is just breathtaking. Sample some Balinese specialties at the family style restaurant and indulge in a traditional massage (if you enjoyed your complimentary one so much) which is available to order here at this little ocean side gem (Hotel CL-07, deep in the far east of Bali).
First thing on the agenda for this day is entrance into the Amlapura Royal Palace, which is still inhabited by a few aristocratic descendants; soak up the history that hangs in the atmosphere here. Afterwards, you’ll then be taken to a traditional market where you’ll have the chance to sample some local specialties. In the afternoon, you’ll be able to bathe in the private, fresh water baths of the ancient king of Karangasem (who had extremely expensive taste!). Once you’re nice and royally refreshed, you’ll be able to take a short hike in the beautiful rice fields in the region of Tirtagangga. In the afternoon you’ll head north to Tulamben for a dive to see a World War II shipwreck and the aquatic life that has made this their choice of habitat (€ 60 for two dives). You will stop in Amed, home to fishing villages and colourful boats to observe the prehistoric techniques of salt making after which you’ll go along one of the most scenic roads on the island, skirting around the east and Mount Seraya; you’ll see very remote villages with volcanic stone houses on the way back to your accommodation for a free evening (hotel CL-07, deep in the far east of Bali).
Early in the morning you’ll embark on a fast boat to Gili, which is a journey of about 2 hours. On Gili Air, we have selected a small and very pretty accommodation for your stay (ref: RC-9). This site is nestled in tropical gardens where hibiscus, jasmine, bougainvillea and frangipani grow. The bungalows are of traditional architecture and are equipped with hot water and partially open bathrooms. The restaurant is rather attractive with its small gazebo where one can eat quite privately and comfortably, the cuisine itself is varied. One of the best features of this place is that it is just a two minute walk to the beach and ten minutes away from the best snorkelling spots on the Gilis (CB-12 Hotel, Gilis).
A free day to enjoy this paradise, without a guide or a car. Relaxation, massage, snorkelling or diving or a fishing trip in a small boat is available to you on this day (hotel CB-12, Gilis).
In the afternoon you’ll take a boat chartered by your hotel to the Bangsai harbor in Lombok, the crossing time is about 30 minutes. There you’ll be taken directly to the Senggigi area where we have selected a small and intimate lodging by the sea (Reference CM-09). The large garden that extends to the beach is a rather attractive feature and the small bar/restaurant serves great cuisine. There are only six rooms, all of which are comfortable, smart and clean. The onsite swimming pool is brand new for you to enjoy, unless you prefer to swim in the natural calm waters of the sea. The rest of this evening is free (CM-09 Hotel, Senggigi area).
In the morning, you’ll follow the northwest coast with its endless deserted white sand beaches where you can stop before visiting a traditional village which is far from any of the tourist routes. You will be invited to enter the authentic Sasak homes; the Sasak people are the ethnic majority of the island. Early in the afternoon, you’ll reach the foothills of the north of the island at volcano Rinjani, which dominates over 3000 metres of Lombok. This is where the Wektu Telu religion is still very much in existence; it is a mixture of Islam, Hinduism and animism. Having had time to visit the oldest mosque of the island we suggest you take a path through the nature reserve to the magnificent waterfalls (the walk is about an hour and a half). You may also decide to undertake a longer walk to the falls farther out which requires the necessity of a local guide (5 euro per person). In the late afternoon you’ll journey down a road that takes you through the mountains and tropical forests where the monkeys are still the masters of the place. You’ll then return to your hotel for a free evening. (CM-09 Hotel, Senggigi area).
In the morning you’ll be taken to your choice of location in Lombok to end your stay with Discover Bali Indonesia (hotel, airport etc…).
Your English speaking guide will be happy to advise you, but will also adapt to any time you wish. You have the ability to change your choice of activities. He may stop at any time and change course. Of course he will continuously strive to use the roads that give you a much more intimate connection with true Bali. If you come across a religious ceremony, you may well decide to get your vehicle to participate in the procession for a while; you are in charge.
The program of your stay is flexible; it will not hinder your freedom. You can change it on the spot even after acceptance of this estimate (excluding night stays).
We greet you at the airport, and we will be present on the island for the duration of your trip so you can intervene if necessary. We will answer your questions and also look forward to meeting you in the middle of your tour (if you let us of course!).
Everything is done for you to be immersed in the authenticity of Indonesia; it’s up to you to make the most of all it can bring, in respect of the inhabitants, and in relation to your specific needs.
Upon your request we can take you to a school and / or clinic campaign (the ability to distribute school supplies and medication). For ethical reasons we must know that these institutions are always different so as not to corrupt the spontaneous exchanges. On this subject know that Bali is forbidden to mix authentic 'charities' and marketing, and will always be discreet about its own actions in this area.
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