Bali and Nusa Penida : ricefields, volcanoes and manta rays!
Day 1 Bali airport - Ubud
Transfer from airport to your hotel in Ubud.
Day 2 Ubud – Ricefields trekking - Gunung Kawi - Ubud
In the morning, you will walk for around 2.5 hours in the surrounding rice paddies of Ubud, and along the path you can see some workshops of local craftsmen. After this small trek, you will have lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards, take the 300 steps of Gunung Kawi Mausoleum, an ancient tomb of the last king of Udayana dynasty. You will then visit this charming town with your guide: its Royal Palace and its central market. In late afternoon, you will have some free time to wander around the small streets of the town centre. Dinner with your guide, and possibility to attend a dance show (optional)
Day 3 Ubud – Cycling – Batur area
In the morning, you will leave with your vehicle and go to the starting point of the cycling tour. It will last for around 2 hours, on a flat ground with some downhills from ricefields to villages. Then after lunch, you will head to the north to Batur area. Once you get to Kintamani, a small town with a fantastic view to the volcano, you will start a downhill trekking in the caldeira and reach the bottom at the ancient black lava fields. You will have dinner and sleep in a small guest house close to the lake.
Day 4 Batur climbing – Rafting - Amed
Early in the morning you will climb to the top of Mount Batur (from 3:30am to 9am), with a local guide. You will reach the top after a 2 hour hike and enjoy the amazing scenery around you when the sun rises. You will then go down and see the newly formed craters on your way back to your guest house. After a few hours of some rest and a good shower, you will check out and head to the south to Telaga Waja river, famous for its white water rafting. You will make a 2 hours downstream in the rainforest with a few stops close to some waterfalls. In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Amed, a small fishermen village where you will stay in the hotel for two nights.
Day 5 Amed – Tulamben - Snorkelling
This day is excusively dedicated to snorkelling activity. Depending on the sea conditions, your guide will bring you to Tulamben to the USS Liberty wreck from WWII, the Japanese submarine wreck, or other spots such as Jemeluk bay. Optional intro to scuba diving, around 60 euros.
Day 6 Amed – White Sand Beach - Candidasa
You will leave Amed after a last snorkelling session and head to the south. You will stop on the way at White Sand Beach, one of the few in Bali where most of the beaches are black sand ones. A lot of local people like to come on this beach and relax. After this, you will arrive in Candidasa. Free time to enjoy some rest or the swimming pool of the hotel. Your guide will propose you optional snorkelling activities if the sea conditions are good enough.
Day 7 Candidasa – Padangbai – Nusa Penida
Short transfer with your minibus to Padangbai where you will hop on a boat to Nusa Penida Island. Once you are on the island, you will take a local bus, called bemo and start your exploration of Nusa Penida. First visit at Kelingking Beach, a limestone rock with a whale-shaped form. You will have your picnic and enjoy your lunch with a panoramic view. After this, you will go to Crystal Bay for a great snorkelling session from the beach. Finally you will head to your hotel in Nusa Penida. DInner and night in hotel.
Day 8 Nusa Penida - Manta Point – Atu Beach
In the morning you will get on a local boat to Manta Point, where you can swim with manta rays if you are lucky, you will also snorkel in Gamat Bay in an amazing coral garden. Once you are back on land, you will take your bemo to the other side of the island where you can go trekking down to the secluded Atu Beach, and also see the amazing cliffs facing the Indian Ocean. You will drive back at your hotel in the afternoon to take some rest and have free time.
Day 9 Nusa Penida - Sanur
Last snorkelling session on the northern reefs of the island. You will then take a boat back to Bali Island and Sanur. Transfer to your hotel and free time.
Day 10 Sanur - Airport
Free time and transfer to the airport according to your flight time
Period & budget
When to travel?
The best period for travelling is during the following months: