4x4 Sunrise Vantage Point
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This tour was specifically set up for people that:
a: Don't like trekking
b: Want to see as much as possible in as little time as possible whilst here in Bali.
We hear ya!
With this tour we hit the track at 4.30am in our purpose built Isuzu D-Max and head for an area we call Million Dollar point because of the million dollar views.
You'll get out, and walk for about 10 minutes. to get to 'the' spot. The sun will rise and it will light up the Mount Batur caldera. From the very spot you witness the sun light up Mount Batur, Mount Agung, Mount Abang, Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island, Lake Batur, the Indian Ocean, and the entire Mount Batur caldera area. One location, with so much to offer.
After a bit of a wander around we'll drive back the same way we came, only you'll be able to see where you're going now it's daylight. We'll drop in on the Kintamani Bats and say hello before heading back to the pick up point at around 7.00am.
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.
This tour has a short 10 minute walk. You walk up a hill towards the vantage point that gives you a great viewing platform. Unlike hiking up Mount Batur where you'll see the caldera, Mount Agung, Mount Abang, and Lake Batur, this vantage point has all that, plus the Indian Ocean, Mount Rinjani, and Lombok Island in the distance.
Sustainable Cities & Communities
United Nations Global Goal number 11. We give $15 from every 4x4 Sunrise Vantage Point Private Tour guest (every guest) goes to the community. This goes towards local infrastructure including roads, education for farmers on the correct use of the land and more sustainable farming techniques.
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 can't 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.
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 Time: 4.30am
Meeting Point: Google / Apple Maps "Expedition Bali Tours"
Tour Duration: 4.5 – 7.5 hours
Group Sizes: 1 – 6 People
Bottled volcanic spring water, 4x4 to the Sunrise Vantage Point, English speaking guide, entrance fees into Kintamani & Mount Batur, unique gift, pick up and drop off to your accommodation.
What to Bring:
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Good Walking Shoes, Camera, Warm Jacket – Just in case
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.
I need to know every single detail
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:
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua - 2.00am - (2.5 hours travel time)
Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu - 2.30am - (2 hours travel time)
Sanur - 3.00am - (1.5 hours travel time)
Ubud - 3.30am - (1 hour travel time)
Tour Starts @ 4:30am - Finishes @ around 7:00am
The Transfer Driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation at 7.00am
Travel Time Back to Your Accommodation
Depends on where you accommodation is located in Bali.
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua - 9.30am (2.5 hours travel time)
Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu - 9.00am (2 hours travel time)
Sanur - 8.30am (1.5 hours travel time)
Ubud - 8.00am (1 hour travel time)
What to bring with you.
Hat - If you forget, we've got you covered.
Good walking shoes
Warm jacket (just in case)
Camera / Phone with back up batteries
2 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 hat with LED’s to light your way. You know why? We do this more for practical reasons. It’s dark when you first set off, (remember you're going to see a sun 'rise', sun's not up yet). So we created a memento you can keep and take with you back to your home country. The hats aren’t cheap, and we've put our logo on the hat to remind you of where you first used the hats. They're yours to keep, and their USB rechargeable.
2. We take you to a bat area. Not another "bat cave" These bats are outside hanging on a cliff face. Amazing to see close up, and in the day light. Literally 10's of thousands of them.
How do I know for sure?
Testimonials / References / Endorsements
"My husband and I just came back from our very 1st trip to Bali, and we’re very glad we chose to go with Expedition Bali’s tours and services! Because of them, our 4 day vacation turned out to be smooth, fun, and exciting from start to finish. On their website, you’ll see that they offer numerous tour packages, and they were excellent at coordinating everything, as well as fitting our tour nicely into the rest of our Bali vacation, including pickup/drop-offs from our hotel in Kintamani. I highly recommend reaching out to the company’s director to discuss specific interests you might have or ask them any questions so that they can tailor your tour to fit your exact needs. The team is very approachable and extremely customer centric. It’s clear that they aim to please!
For our 1st day, we decided to do the Sunrise Trekking Tour to the top of Mt. Batur. In addition to being a wonderful hike to the top of the volcano, we experienced one of the prettiest sunrises I’ve ever seen. After a nice morning of hiking around the volcano, they arranged for me and my husband to relax at one of the local hot spring resorts. It was a great way to end the day, winding down at the lake side in the mineral pools with good food and drinks." - Kerry Meyer - US citizen living and working in Singapore.
"Thank you Expedition Bali Tours for this amazing experience! Highly recommended tour with the best vehicle in this area. We felt safe at all times and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Many thanks to Russ and his team for taking care of us!" - Bobby Rheinhart - Indonesian - Makassar
“One of the best Bali mountain & lava Jeep tours, Bali sunrise tour with hot spring water ~ trip advisor recommended, you should try it once in a lifetime” – Wira N. Utama - Indonesian
“The trip was amazing. Team of expedition Bali excellent. The guide was fun and support us all the way. Pictures of the top very beautiful. I like this adventure very much” - Russian Guest
Have just come back from completing this tour in Bali, i did the Sunrise Volcano 4WD Tour and it was absolutely amazing and worth the early wake up. Would highly recommend this tour if your headed to Bali, … – Taryn L
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: 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: Does Expedition Bali Tours have insurance?
A: Great question. We used to have accident insurance for our guests, however we've found Indonesian accident insurance to be less than adequate. Please ensure you have your own travel insurance before booking our tours.
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: Seriously, getting up at some ungodly hour of the morning to be at your meeting point in Kintamani near the volcano for 4.30am; is it really worth it, be honest?
A: Yes, it’s really is worth it. Check out the testimonials.
Q: Do I have to be super fit?
A: No, far from it. Just a ten minute walk. Granted some is up hill, however, if you can walk for 10 minutes straight you'll be right.
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. If you really want to take more people than six, get in touch and we'll have a chat about what's possible. We've done it many times before.
Q: How long has Expedition Bali Tours been around for?
A: We’re the oldest established tour operator in Kintamani. We started in 2012.