Traditional Village, Bamboo Forest & 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.
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.
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 and $6.00 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.
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 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"
Tour Duration: 7 – 11 hours
Group Sizes: 1 – 6 People
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
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)
Transfer Driver will be waiting to take you back to your accommodation at 4.00pm
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
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 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. 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.
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
“… 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
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: 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. If you really want to take more people than six, get in touch and we'll have a chat about whats 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.