2 Days Balinese Camping at Menjangan
2 Days Balinese Camping
An responsible encounter of the wildlife side at a nature reserve in North Bali
WHY THIS TOUR?
Take a walk on the wild side and sleep under the stars on this two-day camping adventure on Menjangan Island. Forming part of the West Bali National Park, the secluded, 38 sq-km, tropical island sits off the coast of North Bali and is home to a wealth of wildlife, including savannahs that house the rare Javanese rusa deer. The coastline also boasts some incredible diving spots, with calm waters and coral gardens teeming with colourful life.
During this two-day adventure, we drive from our hotel in South Bali to the North, where we take a 45-minute cruise to Menjangan Island. Here, we explore temples and shrines, and kick back on the soft sand before enjoying a beach barbecue. The next day is spent diving into the underwater world at top diving spots, Mangrove Point and POS 2, before we return to North Bali for a feast of Indonesian food.
Departure South Bali – Menjangan [L,D]
You are warmly welcomed by your guide and driver for this sustainable encounter in a far corner of tropical Bali. After check-out, the transfer from your resort along Bali’s tropical southern shores towards North Bali, a long yet rewarding trip when seeing something of how local life still thrives.
Before we go wild as we head to the lesser-explored side of Bali on an overnight camping adventure, we head to the jetty and board a boat for a 45-minute cruise to the secluded tropical paradise that is Menjangan Island. Officially known as Pulau Menjangan, this tropical dot in an ocean of azure-blue boasts some of the best snorkelling and diving on Bali due to its healthy coral reefs. This island, also known as Deer Island, forms part of Barat National Park and is located 8 km northwest of Bali. This uninhabited island is also home to ancient temples such as Kencana and Taman Pingit Klenting Sari that feature carved tigers.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
After jumping ashore, we take a gentle trek to explore some temples before relaxing on the powder white shores and enjoying some refreshments. In the evening, we have some fun with a barbecue on the beach under the stars before retiring for the night in our tents. The barbecue dinner includes three small bottles of beer alongside local favourite dishes.
Overnight in Menjangan National Park
Menjangan – North Bali departure [B,L]
Rise to the call of nature with a day of adventure ahead. After breakfast, we dive into the vibrant underwater world with a snorkelling session at Mangrove Point and POS 2. Here, we can discover the fascinating array of tropical marine life as our snorkelling guide leads us to beautiful coral reef gardens that house schools of colourful fishes, electric clams, scorpion fish, starfish and eels. Visitors can discover the vivid underwater world where they can dive and see the Anchor Wreck, a wooden ship that sunk during the colonial era that lies on the sea floor on the western tip of Menjangan (when time permits).
Afterwards, we board a boat for a 45-minute cruise to Banyuwedang Beach in North Bali. Upon arrival at the jetty, we can freshen up with a shower before enjoying a well-earned lunch/
Lunch is an Indonesian set menu and includes a bottle of mineral water per person.
We then drive to our hotel in North Bali, bringing to an end our overnight adventure.