Bali and Nusa Penida : ricefields, volcanoes and manta rays!

This program is originally conceived for active families who would like to add a little bit more of fun to their holidays, with activities such as Mountain Biking, Rafting, Snorkelling and of course Trekking. It's also a good compromise because it will allow the traveller to see the essential of Bali points of interest, and in the mean time introduce you to the island of Nusa Penida, still not too crowded but with  lot of treasures to offer. You also have to love getting wet as there are many snorkelling sessions during the itinerary!!!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Bali airport - Ubud

    Bali airport - Ubud Transfer from airport to your hotel in Ubud.

  • Day 2 Ubud – Ricefields trekking - Gunung Kawi - Ubud

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Price

Price from 895 euros/person (min 2 people)

The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.

Notes

Price includes :


- English speaking guide from day 1 to day 10
- Private transportation from day 1 to day 10
- 9 nights accomodation on B&B basis + in 3 stars hotel (except in AMed and Batur, 2 stars hotels)
- Meals from lunch on day 2 to lunch on day 9
- Local guide for Batur climbing + other local guides if needed
- Boat crossings between Bali and Nusa Penida
- Rafting and cycling activities
- Snorkelling gear
- Local boat for Manta Point
- Entrance fees
- Mineral water

Price doesn't include :


- Meals on day 1 and 10 and dinner on day 9
- Drinks
- Tips
- Flights

Surcharge high season (july/august and from 20/12 to 5/01) : 30 euros per person
Surcharge single room low season : 200 euros
Surcharge single room high season : 230 euros

Terms and conditions

Booking conditions

Booking a trip with Altaï Indonesia implies acceptance of the terms and conditions of sale. Each customer is required to complete a registration form and, subject to availability at the time of registration, travellers are expected to pay a deposit of 30% of the total price to complete their booking. Payments can be made online or by bank transfer. You will receive an e-mail with your booking confirmation.

Invoice procedure

Once your booking is confirmed you will receive an invoice by e-mail. The full balance of the trip must be received at least 30 days before your departure date. Altaï Indonesia reserve the right to cancel your booking, free of charge, if this deadline is not respected.

Cancellation policy

If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, Altaï Indonesia require written confirmation of your decision. The money you have paid will then be refunded according to the following deductions:

  • Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: a sum of €50 per person will be retained
  • Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: your deposit, 30% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 20 to 14 days before the departure date: 50% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 13 to 7 days before the departure date: 75% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days before the departure date: 100% of the total trip price will be retained

Special cases:
Please note that, regardless of the date of cancellation or modification if you have agreed to pay for services such as hotel reservations, flights or additional activities, these services are usually non-refundable so additional fees may apply.
  • Fixed airfares: if your airline ticket was issued in advance, often done to avoid significant surcharges, you will be charged 100% of any non-refundable fees if you wish to change or cancel your flight plan.
  • Fixed in-country costs: early charges for firm bookings will be charged if you cancel or modify your trip.
  • Insurance costs: if you have taken out comprehensive or cancellation insurance, the cost of insurance is due and cannot be refunded.

Please note that fees apply according to the date Altaï Indonesia receive your cancellation or modification request in writing.

If we have to cancel a departure due to an insufficient number of participants, you will be informed no later than 21 days before departure and a full refund will be issued, you will not be entitled to further compensation. We reserve the rights to cancel departures due to exceptional circumstances which may impact the safety of participants. Such circumstances include those amounting to 'force majeure' in which case participants will receive a full refund but they will not be entitled to any compensation.

Changes to travel contract

If you wish to make a change to your booking please contact Altaï Indonesia in writing; you will be expected to pay any fee which might arise from this change. In the event of unforeseen external events, Altaï Indonesia may change some aspects of the travel contract. If any changes are necessary you will be informed as quickly as possible.

Pricing

The prices on our website are updated regularly and all of the prices we advertise are accurate when published. We reserve the rights to make changes to any of these prices. Before you make a booking we will give you the up-to-date price of your chosen holiday including any supplements, upgrades or additional activities you may have requested. If the number of travellers is fewer than the indicated number of participants on the website, a small group surcharge may be applied. For all of our trips we include details of services, prices and what is/is not included but please be aware that changes to the prices may be necessary in accordance with exchange rates or price changes of various components of the journey.

Contract transfer

If you are unable to travel for any reason, you can transfer your booking to another person in which case our modification conditions apply. Both the transferor and transferee will be jointly and severally liable for payment of the total holiday price and other associated expenses. Some airline carriers treat name changes as cancellations and you may be required to pay for the cost of a new ticket.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance for your trip with Altaï Indonesia as soon as your booking is confirmed. We advice you to purchase a travel insurance policy which covers flight cancellations, luggage loss and emergency health care. Please look carefully at which activities are covered by your insurer and do not forget to bring all necessary documents and information with you (name of the company, name of the contract, insurance policy number, telephone number...)

Practical info

Food

Please be aware that the tap water in Indonesia is not drinkable. Please let us know about any dietary requirements when you book the trip and we will work with you to cater for your needs.

Budget & exchange

The currency in Indonesia is the Indonisian Rupiah, Rp (IDR)
Visit http://www.xe.com for the latest currency converter and exchange rates. You can withdraw Indonesian Rupiahs from in-country ATMs or exchange money at the airport/local currency exchange offices. ATMs and exchange desks are only found on bigger islands like Bali (Denpasar, Ubud, Sanur). The cost of an average meal in Java is around 3€ to 8€; in Bali it is 4€ to 11€.

When purchasing souvenirs, we ask that our travellers resist the tempatation to buy traditional items which are part of local families/the countries heritage. We also ask our travellers to respect the Species Protection Agreements (CITES) which aims to protect more than 2,500 species of animals and 30,000 species of threatened plants by prohibiting the trade of hides, ivory, scales, corals, shells, and the import of live exotic animals.

Tips

Tips are always appreciated - we recommend a budget of 3€ to 4€ per person per day for tips.

Vital equipment

We recommend packing:
For your head:
  • A cap or sunhat
  • A good pair of sunglasses (level 3 or 4, glacier)
For your core:
  • 1 or 2 sets of thermals: long-sleeved thermal tops and full-length long johns
  • Long sleeved and short sleeved t-shirts, appropriate for hiking in
  • 1 fleece or equivalent
  • A breathable wind proof, waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex...)
  • A rain cape or protective waterproof bag for your daybag
For your legs:
  • 1 or 2 pairs of long shorts
  • 1 pair of walking trousers
For your feet and hands:
  • Your hiking boots (high-cut, thick soles...)
  • A pair of trainers
  • A pair of sandals for wearing in the sea
  • Thick walking socks
To keep you hydrated:
  • A good water bottle (min. 1.5 l)
For snorkeling:
  • A swimsuit
  • A long-sleeved rash vest to protect you
And do not forget:
  • A good sun-cream (SPF 50+, water resistant, biodegradable...)
  • Insect repellent
  • Towel(s)
  • A wash bag - your personal toiletries

Helpful equipment

You may also want to bring:
  • A camera and spare batteries/portable charger
  • A power plug travel adapter
  • A head torch and spare batteries
  • A pocket knife
  • A fast drying micro-fibre beach towel
  • A bath towel
  • Blister plasters
  • A small personal first aid kit
  • Zip lock bags to protect your important documents and electronics
  • A laundry bag/bin bag for your dirty clothes
  • Tissues
  • Earplugs

Luggage

Please bring a small rucksack to use as a day bag. You can bring this as hand luggage on the airplane. You will carry your lunch, water, spare layers and any personal medication with you each day in this bag. You will also need a larger bag to store your other clothes and belongings in, please ensure that this is a soft bag like a rucksack or holdall rather than a hard cased suitcase because it is more practical. We recommend packing all of your clothes in plastic bags so that they stay dry in the event of wet weather.

Medicine

Your guide is a trained first-aider and will carry a full first aid kit at all times during the trip. We recommend that you bring a small personal first aid kit containing any medication you may need such as inhalers, plasters, antiseptic and painkillers.

Passport

To go to Indonesia travellers need a passport which is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific passport requirements and proof of onwards travel is required.

Visa

Travelers staying in Indonesia for less than 30 days do not need to obtain a visa. It is your responsibility to confirm your specific visa requirements.

Health information & recommendations

It is your responsibility to check that your personal insurance covers everything in this trip. A consultation with your doctor is a prerequisite for any trip. Malaria prophylaxis is advised if your trip goes to Flores, Komodo, Sumatra, Sulawesi, the Sundra Islands or Kalimatan. Anti-malaria treatments are not necessary in Bali, Java or Lombok. Avoid contact with mosquitoes as much as possible: apply repellents, wear long trousers/sleeves and sleep with a mosquito net. The World Health Organisation can provide further details of the latest health news and medical advice.

Weather

Indonesia is positioned on both sides of the equator making it subject to a similar climate year round. As a rule the South is generally drier and less hot. The average temperature ranges between 24°C and 35°C (75°F and 95°F). We cannot guarantee no rain but we can suggest that the best season to visit Indonesia is the dry season, from mid-April to October/November.

Electricity

Indonesia uses European-style plugs with two round pins. Voltage is normally 220 V 50 Hz except in a few places where it is 110 V.

Local time

Indonesia is spread across three time zones. The Lesser Sunda Islands use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)/ Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) +8.  Indonesia does not use Daylight Saving Time (DST).

Sustainable tourism

As adventure and wilderness travel experts who run trips to some of the most remote parts of the world, we take responsible tourism very seriously.

We respect the ‘Leave No Trace’ outdoor ethical code and try to explore this beautiful location whilst causing minimal environmental damage.

The Leave No Trace policy can be summarized in 7 simple steps which we hope you will follow during our trip...

  1. Be prepared
  2. Stick to trails and camp overnight right
  3. Stash your trash and pick up waste
  4. Leave it as you find it
  5. Be careful with fire
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Over the years we have built up good relations with our local suppliers and we are keen to support local businesses as much as possible. We are a small company and we pay our local partners and suppliers directly insuring fair rates.

Our small group sizes not only provide a more intimate adventure but also cause less impact on the environment and local communities.

We expect all who travel with us to support and uphold our Sustainable Tourism philosophies.
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Region
Bali
Activity
Family trips Sport / Mixed activities
Duration
10 days
Code
ALINBAPE
Price
From €845
Level
2/5
Comfort
2/5
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