A full day of Balinese culture, memento shopping, coffee tasting, an a tour of the Bamboo forest + our 4x4 Volcano Explorer Tour
THIS TOUR IS ESSENTIALLY FOUR TOURS IN ONE DAY.
THE BEST QUALIFIED GUIDES
Both our guides are local celebrities, everyone knows them because they\’re the best. They\’re qualified, certified, and they\’re English is great.
WHERE EXACTLY DO WE GO ON THIS PARTICULAR TOUR.
You get picked up from your accommodation, and we head for the mountains. Soon the weather becomes cooler, and the coffee plantations start to appear. You’ll stop in a coffee plantation where you’ll get your morning hit of coffee before embarking on your journey to Penglipuran Traditional Village. After looking around here for an hour or so, purchasing tourist trinkets, and sampling local food, we’ll head up to the Bamboo Forest which is walking distance from Penglipuran. You’ll be able to walk a paved walk way where you’ll be able to see the entire forest I around half an hour. When you’re finished here, your air conditioned chariot will take you to the Frozen Lava Volcano Explorer 4×4 tour.
CUSTOM BUILT 4X4
Our vehicle is purpose built for comfort, panoramic views, power, protection from the elements, whilst maintaining maximum fun and enjoyment. No other vehicle in Kintamani is purpose built for tourists.
FROZEN LAVA, A LAVA CAVE, & BATS
Not only will you discover an incredible lava field that can only be described as “lunar”, we’re also the only tour operators that’ll take you to see the Kintamani Bats. Unlike other bats that hide in the darkness, these bats are huddled together in the open on a cliff side and under a ledge which makes for great viewing and educating the kids.
We have it. This will give you peace of mind knowing you’re covered. You’re covered from the time you leave your hotel, until you return. No other tour operator in Kintamani has insurance.
SUSTAINABLE CITIES & COMMUNITIES
United Nations Global Goal number 11. We give $5 from every Volcano Explorer Tour to the Kintamani community. This goes towards local infrastructure including roads, education for farmers on the correct use of the land and more sustainable farming techniques, plus training all the guides in the region, not just our own guides.
If you book the tour for just you, or you have five that are part of your crew, no strangers will be on your tour. We don’t jam others in on the tour to make up the numbers. You’ve booked the tour; the tour is all yours. 1 – 6 people max. We did this to help with Covid. That’s why we have a hand sanitisers dispenser mounted in the back as well. More importantly, you get to experience this tour with just your intimate group. People love this new tour design.
OUR TRANSFER DRIVERS
Our drivers, are great mates, have passable English, and are nice to our guests. Best of all ‘they wait’. They pick you up from your hotel on time, you do your selected tour, and they wait. They don’t sneak off and do other jobs whilst you’re on your tour with your personal belongings in their vehicle. A bad transfer driver will be sneaking off doing other jobs, and your things could go missing. This will ruin your holiday. (Imagine if you lost your passport, your watch) Our drivers are 100% tried and tested trustworthy drivers. We pay our drivers to stay for the entire day, whether your tour is one hour, or 12 hours; they wait.
CHOOSING TOYA DEVASYA HOT SPRINGS
When you book through us to go to Toya Devasya Hot Springs, we only buy platinum level entry. We don’t get you in under gold level and some places are off limits, no. We get you platinum level entry that entitles you to a pre-ordered lunch, and nowhere is off limits to you and your crew. Full adult platinum level entry which means unlimited access is paid for you and your crew regardless of age.
AUSTRALIAN OWNED, LOCAL GUIDES.
Basically, this means. Australian level safety and attention to detail, with local knowledge from our top-level guides. The CEO of Expedition Bali is an X – Safety Manager for a mining company. Small fire extinguishers are inside the seating area, grip tape on the steps, medical kit on board, the vehicle is serviced at half the recommended intervals. The local guides live in the area and have done so their entire lives. They know Kintamani inside out and back to front.
Q: How do we know if your guides are really qualified?
A: All of our volcano tour guides are qualified Mount Batur Trekking Association Guides. We have copies of our guide certifications on record to send anyone at any time.
Q: Can you arrange a pickup from our hotel?
A: Yes. We have bunch of great mates that all belong to one team. Their English is passable, they must all have currently registered vehicles and current drivers licences for our insurance to be effective. We keep copies on record of each driver, with expiry dates notes in our calendar with a 14 day reminder set up on each.
Q: How do I know if I will like the tour?
A: That’s easy, check our Google / Trip Advisor reviews. We also won the Luxury Tour Guide Global Award for service in 2021 / 2022 above every other tour operator in any category in Indonesia.
Q: I don’t know if I should pick the Hot Springs option. Is it really worth it?
A: OMG Yes. Do yourself a huge favour and pick this option after a Sunrise Trekking Tour, a Volcano Explorer Tour, or Terunyan Wall Tour. You can thank us later for telling you to take this option. We’ve had people do our tour, and go to the hot springs, only to stay the night in the area so they can go to the hot springs again for the whole day the next day. You can feel the minerals in the water as you relax away those tired muscles and order yourself a Pina Colada from the bar without getting out of the pool. This place has been described as “Heaven on a stick”- Book this option to make this the best tour you’ve ever been on.
Q: Can I book on this particular date, a bit later?
A: All of Expedition Bali Tours are private tours. We run one tour a day of each tour. Best you pick the date and time you want, and lock that in to avoid disappointment.
Q: Should I wait for better pricing or last-minute deals?
A: We don’t do “last minute deals” and we don’t adjust our pricing for high and low season.
Q: There are 10 of us, can we all go?
A: We take a maximum of six adults
Q: How long has Expedition Bali Tours been around for?
A: We are the oldest established tour operator in Kintamani. We started in 2012.
Travel Time: 1 – 2.5 Hours (contingent on accommodation location in relation to Kintamani)
Departure Times: 7.30 – 9.00am hotel pick up (contingent on accommodation location)
Meeting Point: Toya Devasya Hot Springs (for 4x4 transfer at 12.00noon)
Tour Duration: 5 – 6.5 hours (plus hot springs option)
Group Sizes: 1 – 6
Includes: Bottled volcanic water, first stop is the coffee plantation for a hit of coffee. Second stop Penglipuran Traditional Village, then cross over to the Bamboo Forest, before meeting up with the 4x4 to cross the lava fields of Mount Batur, Kintamani Bats, Lava Cave, Million Dollar Point. English speaking guide, Public liability & accident insurance, Entrance Fees into Kintamani & Mount Batur, Unique gift, pick up and drop off to your accommodation.
What to Bring: Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Good Walking Shoes, Camera, Warm Jacket – Just in case
Hot Springs Option Selected: Change of Clothes, Swimming Gear.
We only have one 4x4, and tours book out up to 20 months in advance by travel agents, and people that know they are coming to Bali next year. Don’t delay, please book the tour if you see an opening.