|Bali Village Ecotourism Network : Ceningan Island Overnight Trips ( minimum for 02 person )
While there might not be a great number of octopi under the sea around Ceningan Island, there is an awful lot of garden. Or more specifically, seaweed farms. Seaweed is the mainstay of the population of Ceningan and it can be seen everywhere, spread colorfully on tarpaulins, drying in the sun.
Ceningan is tucked behind the bigger, touristy island of Lembongan on Bali’s east coast. Life here is hot and relaxed. The seaweed farmers get up early to go out to sea, and rest in the heat of the early afternoon. Later, as the day cools, they go out again, and their boats can be seen crowding around their plantations, like a floating marketplace.
Go out with a farmer to see the seaweed plantations by foot or canoe. Learn how the seaweed is tied to frames to grow, and how it is harvested. If you’re game, have a go of carrying a basket of seaweed on your head, local style.
You can swim, snorkel and surf to your heart’s content. See a stunning array of fish and coral in the clear waters on the eastern tip of the island, or look for waves on the pounding southwestern coasts. Snorkeling gear is available, but bring your own surfboard.
Learn how to make some seaweed delicacies such as cakes and candies – much tastier than you’d expect!
Dray land cultivation
Depart from hotel
Arrive at Sanur, catch traditional boat to cross strait to Lembongan island.
Arrive at Lembongan.
Transfer to Ceningan by 'Harley Davidson'
Greeting and welcome drink.
Visiting sea weed cultivation and canoeing to the sea weed farm.
Snorkeling to Toya Pakeh snorkeling site.
Riding 'Harley Davidson' to go around Ceningan, stop at Batu Melawang to see swallow cave and waiting for beautiful sunset.
06.00 am following day
Light breakfast, transfer to Lembongan.
Depart from Lembongan to Sanur.
Price includes (valid til 31 March 2012):
Pick-up from hotel if required, transport to and from the village, breakfast, lunch, dinner , snack in the village, 2 guides (staff and local guide), contribution to nature conservation, accommodation in the village, snorkel gear.