As it was our first international trip, we searched a lot, checked a few websites, blogger's post and created our own itinerary. So far we have visited so many places in India and we have never booked it through any travel agency, we always prefer to manage everything on our own.
Bali international airport is in Despensar, therefore it is the main hub of Bali. There are many ports in Bali to catch a ferry to various islands, but we took the ferry from Sanur port as it was nearest to the Airport.
This route connects Bali with Nusa Penida Island and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies with a sailing duration of around 45 minutes. We booked through Giliislandfastboat website. We had a very comfortable ride with Idola Express and its unique boat design was attracting many voyagers.