Bali Tours : Klungkung
Klungkung as one of bali tours destination. Klungkung has a total area of 315 km2 and is occupied by more than 170.000 inhabitants. Klungkung area is compirised of Nusa Penida lsland, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan. Most of their inhabitants live on furming. ln the past before Mount Agung erupted Klungkung was the main producer of rice in Bali after Tabanan. These days, besides farming, they also produce sculptures of wood and metal. Nusa Penida lsland, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan are the small islands that belong to Klungkung region seperated by Badung Strait.
Bali Tours : Places to stay
Batu Karang Lembongan Resort & Day Spa, Lembongan lsland, Ph: +62.366.24880
Lembongan lsland Beach Villas, Desa Jungut Batu, Lernbongan lsland. Ph: +62.366.24119
Tourism Activity / Place of lnterest
Bali tours : Bakas Village.
Bakas Village, Banjarangkan sub district, Klungkung region, is managed as a tourist village and offers several activities.This village is rich in pristine green scenery such as clean and ciear Melangit River with m;rgnificent rocks and vast paddy fields. Tourist attractions here include:
Bali tours : Bakas FlephantTour
Bakas Elephant Tour is available in Bakas Village, Banjarangkan, Klungkung. This tour which starts near Melangit River is a unique way to enjoy the beauty ofthe scenery on an eiephant back. Tariff t hour elephant ride: USD 105,- for adult and USD BB,- for children ‘
Bali tours : Bakas Levi Rafting
This rafting is conducted along the Melangit River. This river is natural, clean and clear, and unspoiled by any kind of industry. Rafting here is enjoyable and challenging as it offers many obstacles with beautiful scenery and various stones in different size and structure, rapids, green trees, singing birds, and wild monkeys hanging on branches of trees. Water Cascades along the river. The rafting takes about 90 rninutes. Tariff:USD 65 for adult and USD 43.- for children
Bali tours : ATV Ride
Bakas Village also offers an exciting tourism activity called ATV Ride, Riding a four- wheeled motorized vehicle, you can explore a i S-acre piece of land comprised of a cocoa plantation, rice fields and a river. This activity needs courage and you will certainly feel a surge of pure adrenalin. Tarif: USD 68,- single and USD 1 10,- tandem PT. Bakas Aneka Citra Wisata, Ph: +62.361.287256 Nusa Penida, Nusa Ceningan dan Nusa Lembongan.
Nusa Lembongan is an island in Klungkung region with an area of B km2 and is occupied by about 5000 people. :Ihis island is surrounded by corals, charming white sandy beaches and lime stone that will amaze any visiting tourists. lnhabitants of this island live on tourism industry, farming and sea weed farming. Compared to the two other islands (Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida), Nusa Lembongan has an adequate tourist infrastructure.Tourism on this island is centred in two places, namely Mushrooms Bay/ Beach and..Jungut Batu. Cars are rare here as the village regulation limits the number of cars. To bring a car onto the island you have to get a permit from the village chief.
Nusa Ceningan is a small island located between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.To get to Nusa Ceningan you can just walk or ride a bicycle or motorbike across the bridge connecting Nusa Lembongan and the island.
Nusa Penida is the biggest among the three but is not well-equiped with tourism infra- structure. With a total area of 200 km2, Nusa Penida is surrounded by white sandy beach- es and gorgeous natural scenery such as lime stone caves, high coastal cliffs, and offshore pinnacles. Not many people live on this island because of its drinking water scarcity. Drinking water supply for this island is taken from Nusa Lembongan. To get to these islands, you can make the crossing from one ofthese places: Sanur, Benoa Port, Padang Bai, and Kusamba. With regard to security and safety, the last two are not recommended as they use fishermen boats. From Sanur There are several crossing operators there which you can choose based on your budget. Two ofthem are:
Jl. Hangtualr, Sanur Boat From Sanur: 08.00 daily lDR. 60.000,- and 1 0.30 daily lDR. 80.000,-
DepartureTime: From Sanur: 09.00, 1 2.30, 14.00 daily From Lembongan: 08.00,10.30, and 15.00
Daily Tarif: IDR 75.000 lndonesia and lDR. 175.000,- for foreign tourist
Jl. Hangtuah 27,Sanur, Ph: +62.0361 .285522, 282233 From Sanur: 09.30, 1 3.30, and 1 6.00 From Lembongan: 08.30, 1 1.30, and 15.00 Tariff: USD 27 per person, one way, USD 55 round-trip At Benoa Port there are also some crossing operators. Two ofthem are: Blue Water Safaris Pelabuhan Benoa, Bali, Phone: +62.361 .895 1 082, 8784300
Departure time: From Benoa: I 0.00 From Lembongan:15.00 Tariff: IDR 325,000 per person for one way ticket, IDR 550,000 round-trip
Bali Tours : lsland Explorer Cruises
.Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai 622 Suwung, Phone:m +62.361 .728088 From Benoa: 10.30 and i5.30 From Lembongan:9.30 and i 3.30 Tariff: USD 25 per person for one way ticket,USD 45 round-trip All the boat rides take about 30 – 45 minutes , These small islands offer magnificent natural sceneries especially at sunset, To get an unforgettable experience, below are several ac- tivities you can do on these islands: Enjoying the sunset at Jungut Batu, Jungut Batu is one of the most beautiful beaches at Nusa Lembongan and the best place to en.ioy the sunset. An adventure at Suspension Bridge Suspension Bridge is a wooden bridge in Nusa Lembongan connecting it with Nusa Ceningan. When you go across this bridge, it will sway and cause a cheeping or creaking sound which echoes as if you are getting engaged in the making of an lndiana Jones adventure film.
Enioying Sea Waves at Devil’s Tear It is called Devil’s Tear because the high waves hit the corals and cause a booming sound. The corals tear the waves into pieces and splash back into the sea. Enjoy the spectacular panorama, the booming sound of the waves hitting the corals, and their splashestorn and sprayed in different directions.
Bali tours : Surfing
Nusa Lembongan is an ideal place for surfing and a famous surfing spot in the world the reason why it is often used as the world competition venue. There are many surfing sites, one of which is Jungut Batu.
Bali tours : Diving
lf you are a lover of under the sea life, you have to come to Nusa Lembongan.The most exciting and suitable place for diving, however, is Nusa Penida. Nusa Penida is the world diving destination. There are more than 20 diving spots, among others: Manta Point, Toyapakeh, Suana Bay, and Crystal Bay. With crystal clear water, these spots are overwhelmed by hundreds of coral species and exotic fish. To get to the places above you can sirnply walk. Crossing Nusa Lembongan lsland through the short cut only takes about 40 minutes on foot.
Nusa Penida is the largest of 3 islands (the others being Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan). The water here is fairly cold (because of the ocean currents) but often startlingly clear, with gorgeous corals and prolific fish, with some turtle, shark (including grey reefs and silver-tips) and – Aug-Sep – Mola-Mola (the weird and wonderful Sunfish).
Dive Site in Nusa Penida Bali
Bali tours : SD Point
With a strong current flow in the area, generally there are many Anthias around, sometimes big fishes like Giant Trevally, Sharks and if you are lucky, the Sun Fish (the season for sun fish is between July to September). The dive site is stretched over kilometers, along the north coast of Penida Island .
Bali tours : Sampalan Point
The site is located on the north side of Lembongan, the marine life is similar to SD Point with some high lights of underwater structure that is quite different. Some sloping is full of soft coral with reef fish hover to get some nutrient from the rich water.
Bali tours : Blue Corner Point
The site offers a sloping reef with terrace at 20 to 30m. The current here is usually stronger than at other places (it may reach 3 to 4 knots). Consider it as one of the best places to see Sun Fish. The marine life is similar to SD Point but not as rich.
Bali tours : Toyapakeh Point
This is a very nice spot as it is protected from swell and current. Although the current is sometimes strong, usually it is negotiable. Many Blue trigger fishes at some point and near the Pontoon, there are usually many Giant Trevally. The shallow area is excellent for snorkeling. Some encounters with big pelagic is common.
Bali tours : Lembongan Bay point
The site is located in a protected area with water sports and pontoons. The site is shallow, 5 to 10m deep and offers it some varieties of soft and hard corals. The coral is rich and healthy with many varieties of reef fish.
Bali tours : Malibu Point
Malibu Point is considered one of the nicest sites in the island (besides SD and Toyapakeh). It’s slightly wilder than Toyapakeh with great schools of Jacks and Rainbow Runner, and Dog Tooth Tuna. The underwater structure is very interesting.
Bali tours : Gamat Bay Point
The water is always clear, and the reef, a steep, rugged slope leading into the bay. You need your observation skill to see the macro things which lay beneath the surface. It is full of small caves and crevices and number of reef fish and invertebrates here are exceptional.
Bali tours : Crystal Bay Point
The location is situated in a very nice white sandy beach lagoon. The underwater structure is excellent with some variation of coral and alley. When the current is not strong, snorkellers can enjoy the underwater scenery from the bay. Fish life is very rich and occasionally Sun Fish , and Nurse Sharks hide under the corals.
Bali tours : Manta Point
Usually there are 3 to 4 Mantas cruising the site. The profile is slope down to 50m, there are not many corals, just limestone rocks. Other than Manta, there are also Tunas, Mackerels and other pelagic.
Bali tours : Cycling
Cycling is the best way to get around on this island. With only IDR 30,000 rent a day you can ex- plore this island on a bicylcle. Bike rentals can easily be found on the island,
Bali tours : Motorbike
Motorbike is aiso available but due to the size of the island and the pollution it will cause, it is not recommended unless you are really in a hurry and want to get to your destination faster. A motorbike rent costs IDR 75,000 per day. Enjoy Klungkung as your bali tours destination.