Terunyan Wall Cemetery
Private Boat 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.
Our boat guide is the best in Kintamani. It's his boat, his equipment and he has lived on the lake his entire life.
Our tour guide has his boat decked out with our safety levels in mind. Everyone has a vest. He'll insist you wear the vest for your own safety and so he doesn't get a fine.
Sustainable Cities & Communities
United Nations Global Goal number 11. We give $15 from every Terunyan Wall Tour to the Terunyan people in the form of a ‘donation’. We also give $5 from every tourist to the Kintamani region. 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 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.
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: 10.30am
Meeting Point: Google Maps: "Pura Hulundanu Batur Songan Temple"
Tour Duration: 1.5 hours
Group Sizes: 1 – 6 People
Bottled volcanic spring water, English speaking guide, public liability & accident insurance, entrance fees into Kintamani, 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
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:
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua - 8.00am - (2.5 hours travel time)
Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu - 8.30am - (2 hours travel time)
Sanur - 9.00am - (1.5 hours travel time)
Ubud - 9.30am - (1 hour travel time)
Tour Starts @ 10:30am - Finishes @ around 12:00pm (plus hot springs if the deluxe option is selected)
Transfer Driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation at 12.00noon
Travel Time Back to Your Accommodation
Depends on where you accommodation is located in Bali.
Jimbaran / Nusa Dua = 2.5 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
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 created a drinking coffee mug memento for you to keep and take with you back to your home country. On one side of the mug it has the Expedition Bali logo, and on the other side it has a dancing skeleton and it says “I’ve seen dead people in Bali” It’s a free gift with every tour. Take this mug to work with you when you get back home. It will be a constant reminder to you of the time you had with us, and, your work colleagues will be intrigued at the dancing skeleton, and ask, “What is that about?” and every time they do, you’ll relive your Bali experience.
2. The other bonuses we do on this tour what no other tour operators does, we take care of the donation required from every tourist to the Terunyan area. Other tour operators don’t tell you about this "Donation" fee until you arrive, (It keeps their initial booking fee down) and then you’re fishing around in your pockets looking for money. Rp25,000 per tourist is about the going rate. Not much, however, when you’re not expecting it and you have a family of six, your wallet is back at the car, it can be awkward. We pay Rp150,000 if there is one or six of you, it doesn't matter to us. What's important is that you don't have to look for extra money, and we are contributing to the Terunyan village. It's the bonus of not having that awkward "Ummm, get me out of here" feeling, your guaranteed to get on other tours.
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Testimonials / References / Endorsements
"For our 2nd day, we arranged to go on the “Terunyan Wall Tour”. I didn’t know what to expect, or what exactly we would see, but it turned out to be very unique, educational, and culturally enlightening! The Terunyan Wall and active cemetery is a very sacred site in the Kintamani region and we feel fortunate to have gotten to see it. After the Terunyan cemetery, we ended the 2nd day by visiting the lava fields and exploring a few lava tubes (caves)! This was unexpected, but our guide was kind enough to extend our tour and let us explore a little longer because of how much we liked seeing the lava fields!" - Colin & Kerry Meyer - USA
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: I can’t swim, is the boat safe?
A: The boat is a traditional boat used on the waters of Mount Batur for more years than anyone can seem to recall. Modified to be tourist boats they all have life jackets as standard. Our boat driver will insist you wear your safety / flotation vest for your safety, so he doesn't get a fine. Our boat driver has lived his entire life on the lake. He is all over this, he loves it.
Q: Do I have to be super fit?
A: No, just a bit of walking around.
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 per transfer vehicle, and we have access to two boats. We can organise an extra transfer vehicle and an extra boat, but that's it. 12 people maximum per tour.
Q: How long has Expedition Bali Tours been around for?
A: We’re the oldest established tour operator in Kintamani. We started in 2012.