West Bali Hiking and Snorkelling Combination Tour at Menjangan Island
This journey will start in the early morning at 5 am from your Hotel, if you stay in south or east of Bali such as Ubud, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian, and Canggu. And we will drive for about 4 hours to west Bali- and after we arrive at harbour we will meet with our local guide then crossing to Menjangan Island.
West Bali National Park is conservation area. A forested region which makes up most of central – western Bali. It’s features unique ecosystem which area are also the original of the rare Bali starling , this parks is boundary includes open savannahs, dense rain forest, mangrove swamps, and include a small island reserve off the north coast of Bali, Menjangan Island, which also well known as “Deer Island”. The parks is home to over 300 different species of animals and birds, most particularly the endangered starling, attracts visitor the world over due to it’s excellent for diving and snorkeling.
HIGHLIGHTS of West Bali Jungle Trek and Snorkeling Combination Tour
– Soak up the atmosphere on the walking tour to the Bali conservation area
– Enjoy a day from hustle and bustle of the city
05:00AM –The driver/ guide come to pick you up at your Hotel.
08:30AM – Arrival at the location then continue to take fast boat across to Savannah, accompanied by an experience local guide who will take you to walks through the Savannah to explore and learn about the living creatures such as Deer’s, Monkey’s, Endangered Bali starlings. Afterward you will taken to snorkelling spots to enjoy the colourful of coral reefs and fishes. Then you will be served lunch in a local restaurant.
05.00 PM: Tour Finish , back to your hotel.
Price : USD$139/Person ( Minimum 2 persons ), included : Driver/Guide – Local guide – Transport by Private air conditioner car – Snorkeling equipment – Fast boat -Lunch box– Bottled of Mineral water – Hotel pick up and drop off –Entrance fee – Fuel surcharge
A small island well-known for its fascinating diving sites and marine life.
Menjangan Island is a small island, located 5 miles to the north-western part of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer“. The name was given by the local people that observe wild deer flocks swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of about 1.2 miles.
The island is a significant part of West Bali National Park. The closest big towns are Singaraja, located in the northern part of Bali and Banyuwangi, located on the eastern coastal area of Java. The closest settlement is Sumberkima village. The closest airport is Letkol Wisnu (about 8 miles from the island).
The island is approximately 15 sq miles in size. The surface of the island is basically sandy and dry peat mossy. Not many people live in this island except some Hindu monks not more than 20. There are 3 fascinating Hindu temples and a mooring harbor in the island. The fauna that can be found here are wild deer, wild rabbits, iguanas, and wild chickens.
The island is considered to be a significant part of the local tourism industry, because its marine fauna includes one of the best-preserved coral reefs in the area. All scuba-diving shops arrange daily trips to the island. Menjangan island is also well-known for wall diving. As part of West Bali National Park, it was the first internationally-known diving location in Bali. Well-known for wall-diving with easy conditions, Menjangan Island is 30 minutes by local boat from mainland of Bali and offers warm waters with fascinating visibility that can reach 50m+. The white sandy beaches of the island provide good, and well-protected snorkeling opportunities. The dive sites in Menjangan island are Anker Wreck and Garden Eel Point.
Diving in Menjangan Island can be done all year round and provides. Visibility here is very good that it can often reach over 50m, and sea temperatures are quite warm at approximately 28-31°C. Wall diving is very well-known here and with some of the walls plunging to depths of 60+m, there is always a lot to see. Because of the lack of currents, the walls are covered in gorgonian fans which attract high numbers of small fish. Further along the walls are tempting little crevices, cracks and hiding places providing constant discoveries, activity and marine life.
The best diving time in Menjangan Island is considered to be from April to November (during the south east windy season), the island can be dived year round as it offers some of the most protected diving sites in Bali. The clear visibility of the water can at times be amazing, July to September often yields the best visibility and a current of more than 1 knot is unusual. However, as Menjangan is protected from the cold currents coming in from the open sea, there are only rare sightings of larger fishes.
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