4x4 Volcano Explorer Private Tour
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The Best Qualified Guides
Our guides are local celebrities, everyone knows them because they're the best. They're qualified, certified, and they're English is great.
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 $10 from every person doing a Volcano Explorer Tour for conservation, $4 to Lava management every time our car goes on the lava, and $5 for every person that does a tour goes 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. You may pay a little extra with us, however, you'll be rich in the knowledge that your little extra helps a lot of people.
If you book the tour for just you, or you have five more people 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 have a hand sanitisers dispenser mounted in the back as well. More importantly, you get to experience this tour with just your intimate group.
If booking through an Online Tour Company such as Trip Advisor, AirBnB or Klook, we cant guarantee your tour will be a private tour. These companies are classed as "One Group" Book directly with us if your tour must be a private tour.
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, your anything) 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 10 hours; they wait.
Choosing the DELUXE Option
We take you to Toya Devasya Hot Springs, and we buy you a platinum pass which means nothing in the entire water playground if off limits to you and you get a light lunch. This is a sensational and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED option especially if you have kids. The only thing you'll pay for here is your drinks. Everything else is on us. The platinum level hot springs access, towel, locker, lunch, you will absolutely love this place.
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 in Australia. 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. Our local guides are also the only guides in Kintamani with a First Aid certification.
Just give me the high
Travel Time: 1 – 2.5 Hours (contingent on accommodation location in relation to Kintamani)
Departure Times: 10.00am & 1.00pm
Meeting Point: Google / Apple Maps "Expedition Bali Tours"
Availability: Twice Daily
Tour Duration: 2 – 3 hours
Group Sizes: 1 – 6 People
Bottled volcanic water, 4x4 across lava fields, English speaking guide, lava cave, 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, Good Walking Shoes, Camera, Warm Jacket – Just in case
DELUXE 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.
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No Risk Policy
We’re the oldest running tour company in Kintamani, Bali. We’ve been running since 2012.
2021/2022 Winner of the Luxury Tour Guide Awards for Service across the entire Indonesian country. #1 in Indonesia
Book a time to chat with our CEO about any of the tours you like. Seriously, he’s up for it. Here’s the link: https://calendly.com/expeditionbali/tours
Send an English text to WhatsApp Number +62 812 3787 0220 for a reply within 24 hours.
Pick Up Times: Morning Tour.
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua - 7.30am - (2.5 hours travel time)
Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu - 8.00am - (2 hours travel time)
Sanur - 8.30am - (1.5 hours travel time)
Ubud - 9.00am - (1 hour travel time)
Tour Starts @ 10:00am - Finishes @ around 1:00pm
Pick Up Times: Afternoon Tour.
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua - 10.00am - (3 hours travel time)
Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu - 10.30am - (2.5 hours travel time)
Sanur - 11.30am - (1.5 hours travel time)
Ubud - 12.00am - (1 hour travel time)
Tour Starts @ 1.00pm - Finishes @ around 4.00pm
*NB: If selecting the deluxe option on the afternoon tour you may wish to leave at the morning times to enhance your time at the hot springs before the tour. Please let the booking agent know you want to spend time "before" the tour at the hot springs.
Transfer Driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation at 1.00pm for the morning tour or 4.00pm for the afternoon tour.
DELUXE Option - Choosing this option is highly recommended. We take you to a 5 Star Purple Wonderland of a Waterpark in Kintamani called Toya Devasya. We organise you a platinum pass which means nothing in the park is off limits to you and your crew.
Morning Tour: you'll go to Toya Devasya after the tour at 1.00pm
Afternoon Tour: you can go before your tour (around 10.00am until your tour at 1.00pm) or after your tour at 4.00pm and stay until 6.00pm
Travel Time Back to Your Accommodation
Depends on where you accommodation is located in Bali.
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua = 3 hours travel time
Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu = 2.5 hours travel time
Sanur = 1.5 hours travel time
Ubud = 1 hour travel time
What to bring with you
Sunglasses - If you forget, we've got you covered.
Good walking shoes
Warm jacket (just in case)
Change of clothes (For DELUXE option)
Swimming gear (For DELUXE option)
Camera / Phone with back up batteries
4 x Bonus Reasons to book with Expedition Bali Tours
SPOILER ALERT - Once you know everything.......
1. All of our tours have a small unique gift. For example, on this tour we give you a pair of EBT Designer Sunglasses. You know why? We do this more for practical reasons. Many of our guests leave their accommodation and set off on the adventure of a lifetime only to forget their sunnies. It can get bright out here on the lava fields so we created a memento you can keep and take with you back to your home country.
2. The other bonuses we do on this tour that not many others do is we take you to the Lava Cave. (If safe to do so)
3. We also take you to the KIntamani Bats that live out in the open on a cliff face and under a ledge. No other tour company does this.
4. Speaking of what no other tour company does, this bonus is something awesome, we know that no one else is doing. We take you to a vantage point we only discovered weeks before the pandemic came to Bali in early 2020. From this vantage point you can see Mount Batur, Mount Abang, Mount Agung, Lake Batur, the Indian ocean, and across to Mount Rinjani on neighbouring Lombok Island.
How do I know for sure?
Testimonials / References / Endorsements
"The best part of Expedition Bali is that they have some of the best, if not the best, local guides on their team. It’s clear that they’ve all been doing tours for many years and know their stuff! They take pride in showing tourists around Mt. Batur. I also can’t believe the amount of value we got for booking with Expedition Bali. There were no hidden fees, and everything we signed up for, we were able to pay for upfront. We look forward to coming back and booking other tours with Expedition Bali next chance we get!" - Colin and Kerry Meyer - USA
“A very rich program, a nice team, great places, a cool 4x4 drive, a cool sunset on the top of a volcano… great guys! I recommend it! You won’t regret it!" - Russian Guest
Adventure, and be ready for off road trip
“The activity was really different with other activity in Kintamani. Using 4WD car, Expedition Bali delivering great experience. They took me and my friends to caldera of Batur Mountain for 2 hours. We were visited lava Cave also which i never heard about that before…. After that, Toya Devasya is the next destination to spend your day by having lunch with local food and relaxing your body and mind by soaking in 7 water hot spring pool. … Bravo Expedition Bali” – Joe M – Seminyak Indonesia
“…We learned so much from our guide he was wonderful and not only answered all our questions but was so great with telling us the history and explaining the different types of lava. After that had come to an end we were taken to the natural hot springs which was stunning and had a delicious lunch before being driven back to our hotel. If you are thinking about booking a tour I highly recommend Expedition Bali …” – Jill L – Perth Western Australia
My family had a great time checking out the amazing views and awesome sites of the local volcano.
“My family of five had a great time on the Volcano Explorer tour. We did the 4x4 ride through the site of the most recent eruption, rode to a great overlook, took a stop and checked out a lava tube (and went down into the dark), and got to play in the local hot springs for awhile before heading back to town. Our guide for the day, Ngurah Wesa was excellent. He was very personable and easy to get along with (and he speaks great English). Thank you Expedition Bali for giving our kids a great day to remember. It was the highlight of our trip to Bali.” – Drew M – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Amazing Landscapes of Bali
“… People who are working in this company were so kind and so helpful, everything looked professional!!! A lot of awesome places, unbelievable views!!! …” – Max K
We know that plans change. If you cancel with more than 24 hours notice, we'll issue a full 100% refund. That's it, nothing fancy.
If your booking is cancelled due to Covid-19 announced by the Indonesian government, we'll refund 100% of your money, as we have for literally hundreds of pre-booked tours in February 2020. We'll put this under "Force Majeure" which is a fancy way of saying "unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract".
Frequently Asked Questions:
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: Why does the website say ages between 4 and 70?
A: All children three and under ride for free. It's considered the parents could use a break in paying for things for their young family, and the kids at that age don't take up much space so they can sit on the lap of the parent. At the other end of the scale, 70 is the maximum our insurance will cover. You can go on any tour you like over the age of 70, however, to be extremely clear, we don't have insurance to cover you if you're over 70 years of age, you'll have to have your own travel insurance.
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 noted 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 every category in Indonesia.
Q: What is the difference between the "Standard" & "Deluxe" Tours
A: Great question. A standard tour is everything listed above. EVERYTHING. The deluxe tour is where we simply add on the 5 Star Hot Spring Experience.
Q: I don’t know if I should pick the DELUXE option. Is it really worth it?
A: OMG Yes. Do yourself a huge favour and pick this option after a 4x4 Sunrise Sensation Private Tour, a 4x4 Volcano Explorer Private Tour, or Terunyan Wall Private Boat Tour. You can thank us later for telling you to take this option. We’ve had people do our DELUXE 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 or Bintang 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. The only thing you'll be paying for here is your drinks.
Q: Do I have to be super fit?
A: On our 4x4 Volcano Explorer Private Tour, you’ll only get out of our 4WD to take photos and stretch your legs, so, no.
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 now, and lock that in to avoid disappointment. It's easy to see if the dates are already booked, if you see a yellow dot on or close to your date, the tour is booked. Sorry.
Q: There are 10 of us, can we all go?
A: We take a maximum of six adults on this tour. We can organise an extra car, however it wont be our car. Some may be disappointed they are not in our car, so we don't often do this.
Q: How long has Expedition Bali Tours been around for?
A: We’re the oldest established tour operator in Kintamani. We started in 2012.