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Traditional Village, Bamboo Forest & 4x4 Volcano Explorer Private Tour

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Overview:

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.

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 the traditional village. You’ll be able to walk a paved walk way where you’ll be able to see the entire forest in around half an hour. When you’re finished here, your air conditioned chariot will take you to the frozen black lava Volcano Explorer 4x4 tour. 

Insurance

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 $15 per guest from every Traditional Village, Bamboo Forest and 4x4 Volcano Explorer Tour to the Kintamani community and $2.00 from every ticket sold goes to the Penglipuran Tradition Village. 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.

Private Tours  

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.  

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Travel Time: 1 – 2.5 Hours (contingent on accommodation in relation to the coffee plantation)  

Balinese Coffe Plantation: 9.30am

Traditional Village Tour:  approximately 10.45am

Bamboo Forest Tour: approximately 12.00noon

4x4 Volcano Explorer Departure Time: 1.00pm 

Meeting Point: Google / Apple Maps "Expedition Bali Tours"

Availability: Daily

Tour Duration: – 11 hours

Group Sizes: 1 – 6 People

Includes:

Bottled volcanic spring 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

DELUXE Option Selected: Change of Clothes, Swimming Gear.


ACT NOW

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 - 7.30am - (2 hours travel time)

Kuta / Legian / Seminyak / Canggu - 8.00am - (1.5 hours travel time)

Sanur - 8.30am - (1 hours travel time)

Ubud - 9.00am - (30 minutes travel time)

Tour Starts @ 9:30am - Finishes @ around 4:00pm (plus hot springs if the deluxe option is selected)

STANDARD TOUR

Transfer Driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation at 4.00pm 

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. most people stay a couple hours, some stay later. At 6.00pm they start draining the hot springs. Best leave before then. Remember your driver is still waiting out the front.

 

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

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • 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

Bonus Reasons

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 gift set of Bamboo Straws. You know why? We do this more for practical and educational reasons. Plastic is a mammoth problem here in Bali, with plastic straws playing a huge part in this problem. We created a memento you can keep and take with you back to your home country. This ideal gift set comes with a box, a draw string bag, three laser engraved with the Expedition Bali logo bamboo straws, and a straw cleaner. Light weight, easy to travel with, and you’ll be able to educate your friends when you get back home.

2. The other bonuses we do on this tour that not many other tour operators do, 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 one else does, this bonus is something awesome, we know that no one else is doing. We take you to a vantage point we only just discovered weeks before the pandemic came to Bali in early 2020. From this vantage point we 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

Must do while in Bali >>>

“This is one of the activities that should be a must on your list if you're visiting Bali. The company offers a few different trips, you can always find something that fits you. In general, the staff is super nice and helpful, as well as knowledgeable on the area. The off-road truck is really fun, the views are spectacular, what a great time!! I recommend!” – solution95 – New York City, New York

10/10 recommend!

“… One of the best tours that we went on when we were in Bali. All the staff were so lovely and friendly. From our pickup from the hotel … we enjoyed every minute. The guides were informative and positive and with stories to tell about the volcano and the surrounding villages. There was never a dull moment! We will definitely be back to do the morning tour.” – Sophia T

 

Cancellation Policy

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.

COVID-19 Exemption:

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".

FAQ's

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: 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 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.

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