Welcome to North Bali

The big draw here is the incredible diving and snorkelling at nearby Pulau Menjangan. Arcing around a nearby bay, booming Pemuteran may be Bali's best beach escape. To the east is Lovina, a sleepy beach strip with cheap hotels and even cheaper sunset beer specials. All along the north coast are interesting little boutique hotels, while inland you'll find quiet treks to waterfalls.

Getting to north Bali for once lives up to the cliché: it's half the fun. Routes follow the thinly populated coastlines east and west, or you can go up and over the mountains by any number of routes, marvelling at crater lakes and maybe stopping for a misty trek on the way.

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Sambangan Waterfall Tour with Dolphin Watching and Snorkeling in Northern Bali

Your tour will start at 2am in the morning when your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the dolphin watching spot in Lovina, on the Northern side of the island of Bali. The drive will take around 3-hours. Upon arrival at 5am, you will be guided to catch the traditional outrigger boat to see the dolphins. They use traditional outrigger boats (fisherman boats) to go to the sea at Lovina Beach. Wait inside the boat until the dolphins’ surface and then you can take as many pictures as you like. After watching the dolphins in their natural habitat with the sunrise, at 7am-7:30am you will be able to go snorkeling on the way back to shore. Enjoy your time discovering the sea of North Bali. At 9am have a light breakfast by the shore before you go to Sambangan Waterfall. The trip to Sambangan Waterfall will be conducted around 10am when you are driven about 20-minutes to get to the starting point of the trek from Sambangan Village. It will take around 1.5 hours to reach the waterfall by walking. Along the trip you will find the beautiful rice fields and you can see many kinds of plantations such as coffee, cacao, skin snake fruit, palm sugar trees, jack fruit, bananas and more. You can then enjoy a rest in Tibuan Puncak Sari Secret Natural Swimming Pool. Use your time to go swimming and take pictures of the waterfall and surroundings. In this journey you will find Aling-Aling Waterfall which is about a 1-hour walk, you will also find Kroya Kembar Waterfall (12 meters) and Pucuk Waterfall (16 meters). Sambangan is well-known for its very beautiful and natural landscape and great for those who love outdoor adventures. This village has several waterfalls that are still well-preserved, unspoiled and very beautiful. Enjoy lunch around 1:30pm  Then  Visit Ulundanu Temple with Lake Bratan View on the way back to your hotel.

$215 Day Trips & Excursions

Ijen Blue Fire and Banyuwangi City Tour from Bali

At approximately 8 pm, you will be picked up from your hotel in North Bali area and we will transfer you directly to Java island.  After 40 minutes ferry crossing and about 100 minutes car drive, you will reach Paltuding base camp where we will leave the car and get prepared for the 2 hour-hike. Once reaching the top of Ijen volcano, reward yourself with the dazzling, electric-blue fire that can be seen streaming down the crater at night. This blue glow is not lava but rivers of light from the combustion of sulfuric gases. You might encounter traditional miners who work at night under the eerie blue light to escape the heat of the sun. They can carry loads of 80 to 100 kilos once or twice a day. After the sun rises we walk our way down and enjoy light breakfast with warm coffee/tea at the car park. Next, heading to Banyuwangi city, in the south-east tip of Java island and explore:  the traditional wet market where fresh product is sold ; oldest Chinese temple in the city, built in 1784, with its beautiful carving ; Blambangan Museum with its exhibits of batik, traditional costumes, ceramics and curios. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Return to Bali with a stop at Hatten Wines vineyard in north Bali (closed on Sundays and public holidays). The evergreen 45 hectares of vineyard offers a year-round experience of growing grapes in Bali where you can also do wine tasting.

$1279.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Indonesia on a Shoestring – Java to Kuta

Home to 136 million people, the Indonesian island of Java is the most densely populated region on Earth. But while the teeming rivers of humanity that flow through Jakarta’s streets at rush hour can feel overpowering, there’s still a surprising amount of room to stretch out and explore. Travelling with other young travellers eager to experience this unique place, you’ll make your way from Java's big cities to the scenic beaches of Bali, soaking up culture and excitement along the way. And as your expert CEOs will be only too happy to show you, there’s plenty more to taste here than just stellar coffee.

$2599.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Bangkok to Kuta on a Shoestring

Slurp down rice noodles under the streetlights of Bangkok and wander the paddies and temples of Java – this epic adventure covers the best of Southeast Asia. Party in chaotic Bangkok, bliss out on stunning beaches, and gaze out across the "sea of sand" to Mt Bromo’s summit at sunrise. While this tour includes a knowledgeable CEO, accommodation, and a variety of local transport, it also leaves plenty of free time for you to do what you want.

$4036.65 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Epic Bangkok to Kuta

Get off the beaten path and head right into the wonders of Southeast Asia. On this best-of collection of Bangkok, Bali, Sumatra, and more, you'll see some of the most famous tourist areas as well as little-known marvels. With days spent on boat trips and sunny beaches, and evenings full of bonding with new friends as you enjoy the city nightlife, your schedule will be so full that the 40 days will fly by.

$2679.20 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Indonesia on a Shoestring – Sumatra & Java to Kuta

Get ready to hit the ground running in this 27-day whirlwind tour of Indonesia’s top sights. We mean that literally, too – you’ll stay active as you hike and explore Berastagi, Tangkahan, Bukit Lawang and more. Get to know the locals with a G Adventures-supported community homestay, trek to might Mount Bromo, and make waves with a surf lesson on Java. Beyond that, doing it all with a group of like-minded travellers is the best way to get the most out of this outstanding and special place.