Bali and Komodo Snorkeling Trip

Join This 15 Day, Resort Based Snorkel Safari & Overland Cultural Experience

September 14-28, 2019

We are pleased to announce this exciting trip that combines overland adventures exploring the landscape and culture of Bali with a snorkeling trip to see the underwater sites of both Bali, and the stunning reefs of the Komodo islands.

The Dynasty Menjangan is one of the resorts you will visit on this Bali & Komodo trip.
You will have the chance to see Komodo Dragons in their native habitat on this trip as one of the non-snorkeling activities.

This trip is being run by our new partner and friend Ben and his team. Based in the U.K., they are experts in the Coral Triangle, run amazing excursions, and have a great appreciation for the underwater world.

This small group trip (16 snorkelers + guide) is an exceptional value for a 15 day remote adventure filled with fantastic reefs, rich cultural travel experiences above the water, beautiful landscapes, and Komodo Dragons!

This trip is less snorkeling intensive than some of Ben's offerings, with extra time exploring the rich culture and attractions above the water. If you would prefer a trip that is more snorkeling intensive, see any of Ben's other trips on this page.

What Amazing Places Are You Exploring?

The first eight days are spent exploring the attractions above and below the water on Bali, at two different areas.

Bali and Komodo Snorkeling, Overland & Cultural Trip Map

You will spend the first few days recovering from the travel in a small and exclusive resort in central Bali. This beautiful resort, surrounded by lush green rice paddies, has stunning volcano views and access to local villages and culture.

You will then move to the northwestern coast, where you will enjoy some spectacular snorkeling, and great land based excursions. You will then spend a night in the arts center of the island, Ubud, where you can explore the markets, Monkey Forest, and enjoy local entertainment over dinner.

Snorkel colorful alive reefs like this one on this Bali Komodo Trip.
Numerous Manta Ray cleaning stations throughout the Komodo region virtually guarantee sightings.

Finally the group travels together to Komodo Resort, an extraordinary island resort on the outskirts of Komodo National Park. Your luxurious beachfront bungalows are en-suite and air-conditioned and the sunset beach bar is simply wonderful. The house reef offers beautiful snorkeling opportunities, but the real attraction is the lush and lively reefs within the national park, as well as the chance to snorkel with the huge and majestic manta rays. Land based excursions here include a visit to Rinca Island where you can see the Jurassic looking Komodo Dragons in the wild.

The tour is fully escorted by an experienced member of Ben's team, and no prior snorkeling experience is required.

What Will You Experience in Bali?

Learn about how local Balinese farmers use buffalo to plant and plow their crops.

De Klumpu Bali is a unique resort in the heart of Bali. Surrounded by lush trees and rice fields, with views of Mount Agung, this comfortable resort is built in the traditional Balinese style. The resort offers the perfect combination of Balinese traditional living with luxurious comfort.

The De Klumpu Resort
De Klumpu Accommodation

The restaurant prepares an array of Balinese and international cuisine, using organic ingredients. The resort also features a fabulous spa offering a whole range of wellness treatments in a soothing atmosphere, from hot stones treatments to traditional massages.

De Klumpu Restaurant
You could take a Balinese Cooking Class at De Klumpu Bali.

Only two hours from the airport, this is the perfect place to read a book by the pool and enjoy some of the cultural activities Bali is known for. The resort can arrange traditional dance classes, Balinese cooking classes, yoga lessons, trekking to local waterfalls, a tour of the fields and local villages by bicycle, or time with local farmers learning about the traditional techniques of planting and plowing using buffalo.


Next you will spend four nights at the Menjangan Dynasty Resort which offers the ultimate luxury glamping resort experience in a world class snorkeling location within the beautiful surroundings of northwest Bali. This eco-friendly, tented, boutique retreat caters to outdoor adventure enthusiasts with an appetite for indulgence as well as folks who just want to relax and be pampered. The safari-style permanent tents are luxurious and offer beautiful views. There is a fabulous restaurant on-site offering el fresco dining.

Dynasty Menjangan Bali
Relax by the pool at Dynasty Menjangan Resort.
The interior of your safari style permanent tent accommodation at Dynasty Menjangan.

The first of its kind in Bali, Menjangan Dynasty Resort is designed to blend with the environment and provide you with exciting natural encounters through activities such as snorkeling, trekking, mountain biking, kayaking, bird-watching, and horse-riding or quite simply lounging on the beach.

Snorkel lively reefs in northwest Bali.

You will have three long snorkel sessions by boat where you may see everything from schooling fish, turtles, octopus, nudibranchs and reef sharks, to stunning coral gardens and plunging walls with huge gorgonian fans. You will visit Pulau Menjangan, an island with a fringing reef rich with beautiful corals, teeming with tropical fish life, giant clams and bat fish amongst other marine life.

Alongside the snorkeling there will be plenty of time to relax back at the resort where you can use the pool, visit the turtle hatchery or use one of the complimentary kayaks

A full day land experience is also included to visit north Bali.

You will then spend one night in Ubud, in central Bali, at the Plataran Hotel. The hotel is surrounded by rice paddy fields and you can use the pool or spa. Ubud is a fabulous and lively artsy town and is a delight to walk around, shop, enjoy the bar and music scene.

Next stop, Komodo!

What Is Komodo Like?

Komodo is a national park of 26 islands which lie to the east of Bali. Taking a trip to this remote corner of Asia feels like stepping back in time.

The islands are volcanic in origin with striking rugged hillsides of dry savanna and green thorny vegetation surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches.

Striking scenery in Komodo.
Snorkel shallow healthy reefs like this one in Komodo.

Below the surface you can expect truly world class snorkeling. It is after all the heart of the Coral Triangle. Manta cleaning stations are scattered throughout the park. It isn’t uncommon to have encounters with large numbers of these majestic creatures. Schooling pelagics and reef sharks also make frequent appearances. Below the surface topography ranges from diverse coral gardens to craggy pinnacles and walls. This makes the snorkeling suited to a variety of preferences. Topside, there’s the chance to trek on Rinca Island and see the legendary Komodo Dragons lazing in the warm sunshine.

See coral gardens teeming with fish on this Komodo section of the trip.
Colorful anemones and their resident anemonefish in Komodo.

You will have six nights at Komodo Resort which is set on its own private island in a secluded area of eastern Indonesia. Not only is it within range of some of Komodo's finest snorkeling sites, it has a spectacular and pristine house reef, powder white sand beaches for afternoon relaxation and accommodation finely in tune with its surroundings. The abundance of pristine reefs, islands, islets and sandy bays found within range of Komodo Resort would take a lifetime to explore.

Komodo Resort's private island, with all seafront bungalows, has a wonderful house reef that can be explored anytime free of charge.

The 16 seafront bungalows are made of teak wood, have private bathrooms, and are surrounded by the nature of a desert island.

All the rooms have air conditioning, fans, hot water and 24 hours electric power.

Your bungalow is on the beach, with the house reef just beyond.
Well-appointed bungalows are right on the beach at Komodo Resort.
This open air bamboo restaurant is where you will eat your meals at Komodo Resort.

The open air bamboo restaurant serves international and Italian cuisine with fresh produce and fish straight from the sea. You can enjoy daily homemade bread, pasta at dinner and pastries and cakes at breakfast. They also accommodate dietary restrictions. Feel the breeze and enjoy the view of the ocean sipping a glass of wine.

Enjoy the view and feel the breeze off the beach during meals in the restaurant.
See colorful nudibranchs like this one in Komodo.

The resort also has a small spa offering traditional Javanese massage, relaxation massage, masks and scrubs. There is also a small gym, if you need a workout after all the snorkeling and island hiking.


Trip Details & How to Sign Up

This is a small group trip and we expect it to fill quickly. Your spot is reserved with your deposit. Contact Ben below for deposit instructions.

Trip Dates:
September 14-28, 2019 - One female share space available.

Price:
$4,515 per person (Twin/Double Share)
(Note this includes some, not all board. See notes below. Ben's team can give you an estimate of what additional costs you can expect.)

Single Person Supplement: $665.00 USD

Individual travelers - Ben will happily find someone of the same sex for you to share a room with to avoid the single person supplement. If he cannot find you someone, no single supplement surcharge will apply.

Inclusions:

  • Domestic flights in Economy Class with 66 lbs of luggage allowance
  • Group transfers throughout
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Lunch at De Klumpu Resort
  • Breakfast at Menjangan Dynasty Resort
  • Breakfast at Plataran Hotel, Ubud
  • Full board (all meals) at Komodo Resort
  • Services of snorkel guide throughout
  • Entrance fees & Marine park fees
  • Snorkel boat sessions specified in itinerary
  • Land based tours as specified in itinerary

Exclusions:

  • International flights (booking available on request)
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
  • Some meals (dinner at De Klumpu, lunch and dinner at Menjangan and Plataran)
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, laundry and general sundries
  • Spa services

Trip Organizers
Ben and his U.K. based team are the organizers and leaders of this trip (more about them below). Galen & Nicole from Tropicalsnorkeling.com are promoting this trip, but all signups, trip organization and payments are made to and managed by Ben's team. TropicalSnorkeling.com does receive a referral fee in exchange for promoting the trip, at no extra cost to attendees.

How to Sign Up or Learn More?
Use the contact form below to contact Ben and his team to request more information about them and express your interest in signing up. They will get back to you shortly with full details.

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More About Ben & Our Partnership

Ben contacted us about his upcoming new snorkeling trips, and we were very excited to go on them and share them with you. We have spent a lot of time emailing and video conferencing with Ben (his company is in the U.K.) to work out the details of what is being offered, and to get a good feel for how we get along, which is very well indeed!

Ben is the co-owner and one of the tour guides leading his company's snorkeling trips.

He and his team have around twenty years of experience guiding and diving in Asia and beyond, and eight years running his own business (which gets great reviews). He started offering snorkeling specific trips because he was aware that snorkelers often get the short end of the stick when thrown in with divers. He and his team love the freedom and low stress of snorkeling, and are very aware of the different needs of snorkelers versus divers, in terms of the reef depth, and calm surface conditions needed.

All of his trips are small groups of 12-18 guests, or with a similar ratio of snorkelers to guides. And for where they visit, and how packed they are with experiences, they are very affordable.

His company is licensed and insured. They have never cancelled a trip, and all funds are held in a trust until the trip is completed giving you 100% financial security if they or any of their suppliers go out of business before the trip happens.

Learn More About the Resorts

De Klumpu Bali Resort

TripAdvisor Reviews of De Klumpu Bali Resort

Dynasty Menjangan Resort

TripAdvisor Reviews of Dynasty Menjangan Resort

Komodo Resort

TripAdvisor Reviews of Komodo Resort



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