Life of a Local on Nusa Penida Island

1 Day

  Nusa Penida

1 Day

Life of a Local on Nusa Penida Island

  Nusa Penida

Travel by speedboat across azure waters and into paradise with this full-day tour that incorporates history, culture and stunning vistas. Begin with a visit to Goa Giri Putri, a breath-taking, colossal underground temple that’s accessed only through a small crack in the rock face. Next travel to the sleepy, unspoilt village of Semaya to speak to local seaweed farmers and try out farming on the ocean shore. After a stop at Tanglad Village to meet the island’s only male Batik weaver, travel onto the astoundingly beautiful Atuh beach. Accessed via a set of stone steps, this secluded bay boasts spotless white sand, crystal clear water and the perfect spot to paddle, snorkel or simply relax in paradise.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delve into the culture and daily life of the idyllic Nusa Penida

  • Stop by and assist a local seaweed farmer as they fight to bring back the historic art form of seaweed farming

  • Slip through a crack in the rock face and visit the huge underground temple, Goa Giti Puri

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • English speaking guide
  • All transfer as per program
  • Lunch as mentioned in the program.
  • Round trip speed boat Sanur – Nusa Penida – Sanur
  • All entrance fees.
  • All activities as mentioned in the program
  • Water & tissue
  • Service charge and current government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Life of a Local on Nusa Penida Island

DAY 1 - Life of a Local on Nusa Penida Island

Ancient underground temples, breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and idyllic stretches of sandy beach await with this full-day tour. Begin the day with an exhilarating speed boat ride across cerulean seas and into the paradise that is the island of Nusa Penida. Head to Goa Giri Putri – an ancient holy temple located inside an underground cavern. The uniquely narrow crevice nestled in the rock face is just big enough to allow one person at a time but prepare for jaws to drop as through the stony entrance is an awe-inspiring underground grotto big enough to fit around 5,000 people. Learn about the Hindu religion as a knowledgeable local tour guide walks through shrines, temples and prayer spots where the pilgrims come to worship deities such as Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Continue on to Semaya Village, a charming community where seaweed farming still makes up a large portion of local life. Hear from friendly, local seaweed farmers before trying out this rewarding and simplistic art form. Cut and dry the seaweed and tie under the guidance of an experienced farmer. Depending on the tide, try your hand at replanting and cultivating seaweed on the seaside.

Next, make the stunning journey to the sleepy island village of Tangland to meet a male batik weaver. Traditionally, the process of batik weaving is carried out by females but hear from a man who has carried on the age-old tradition of his ancestors. Enjoy a local snack and drink as you listen to his fascinating story and learn the process for weaving and dying batik to achieve the beautiful end results.

After a morning of exploration, wind down the day with a visit to the breathtakingly beautiful Atuh beach. Surrounded on all sides by soaring, foliage-topped cliffs, the secluded Atuh beach is a sight to behold. With flawless white sand and clear turquoise water, this little bay is accessed by a dizzying descent down a set of steep, stone steps. Upon arrival at the sandy shores gaze out at the huge cliffs and amphitheatre-like seclusion. Enjoy a simple lunch in one of the local restaurants before swimming, sunbathing or taking photos to wow the people back home.

Head back to real life via speedboat, just in time to enjoy an evening back on the mainland

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