Discover a magical amalgam of culture and landscape on this Indonesia tour – from the impressive temples of Yogyakarta, colonial flair in Malang, to rice terraces and mysticism in Bali and a dreamy beach vacation in the paradise islands of Gili.
Ubud is the cultural heart of Bali. Home to the country’s royal family, the town is rich in art and at the center of Balinese craft and traditional dance.
Highlights Of Ubud & Cycle Ride Explore the vibrant Ubud city! Begin your tour at the Peliatan Palace to see beautiful Balinese architecture and continue onwards to ARMA Museum where several interesting art and cultural artifacts await. Guide your steps towards the Sacred Monkey Forest to meet its mischievous occupants, and then it’s straight to the heart of the city for a walk around the busy streets. At the choc-a-block local market, you’ll find everything from clothing to art and souvenirs. Afterwards, drive towards Jatiluwih Valley, whose rice fields were shaped over 500 years. The region boasts sophisticated dams, canals and aqueducts for efficient irrigation. Cycle downhill past beautiful rice terraces, mountains and valleys, to reach the narrow streets and gravel roads just a few kilometers away. After a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site, embark on a hike through the field towards village of Babahan, where you will take a short break at Pura Besi Kalung. Continue cycling towards the Pinge village where you can break for an authentic Balinese lunch at Rumah Desa (Balinese House). Explore the vegetable garden at the hotel and witness how the food is prepared before you sit down to a hearty meal. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfers; Travel time to activity: 30 mins; Fitness level: Easy; Please bring comfortable shoes, suntan lotion, and your hat. Please note that the cycling activity is planned in the morning from Jan – May, as this season has occasionally afternoon rain.)
Encounter With A Master Healer Learn the art of ‘Pranala’ from a Master! Spend time with a master healer — Tjokorda Gede Rai, who deftly blends the traditional and the modern to offer you a fresh perspective on life. Soak in the wisdom and knowledge offered by the Master as he guides you to lead a harmonious life. Learn special gestures and movements to correct imbalances in your body and mind and heal your soul. This fascinating healing system emphasizes development through the balancing and lively integration of opposites. The transformative encounter is sure to teach you handy techniques that you will carry through your life.
Mt.Batur Sunrise Trek & The Holy Spring Of Tirta Empul Catch the sunrise over Mt Batur with an early morning trek to the peak. You will leave at dawn, along with a light packed breakfast and appropriate gear for the trek. Experience a breath-taking view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the valley below. After your climb down, energise your body and mind with a swim in the hot springs at the foothill. For the rest of the day, bathe in the holy spring water temple at Tampak Siring Village and drop by the Tirta Empul Palace. You could participate in a Hindu ceremony at the adjoining temple with local villagers after the dip in the holy pool. Wrap up your trip with a visit to the historical Tirta Empul Palace nearby. The beautiful palace was the residence of the country’s first president, Tirta Empul, after whom it is named. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate; Please wear warm clothing for the trek at dawn).
Pemuteran in Bali is the ultimate beach oasis! This hidden jewel is located on the northwestern tip of Bali and is only known to visitors who have been vacationing in Indonesia for years and prefer a quieter beach.
Menjangan Island Snorkelling From Pemuteran Bay, take an hour’s boat ride to Menjangan Island, a small, uninhabited sanctuary off the northwest coast of Bali. With its clear waters and calm waves, the island reputedly offers some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the whole of the region. An experienced guide will take you to the most interesting sites in this colorful underwater world. In addition to wonderful coral gardens, reefs and sandbar eels, above water you can witness the mysterious Menjangan Deer (also known as Iceland Deer), which are indigenous to the region and swim once a year through a small canal from Bali to the island. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1.15 hrs; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; You will be accompanied by a diving expert upon arrival. The activity includes the fees for renting equipment. Please carry an additional set of clothes with you.)
Munduk in Bali is undoubtedly one of the most charming mountain villages of Indonesia. With its lush hills that are dotted with jungles, paddy fields, fruit trees and other island plants, it is the ideal location to unwind within the harmony of nature.
Munduk Waterfall Worlds Tour Splash out to experience the island’s most fabulous waterfall during your tour of Munduk village. At an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, it is easily one of the most beautiful sights on the island. Head out on nature walks in the fresh mountain air where you will experience lovely coastal views. En route you can enjoy witnessing the many clove, coffee, avocado, taro, durian and banana plantations that are scattered all over the verdant landscape of North Bali. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.)
Candidasa in Bali is a small coastal region located on the main road to Amlapura. At first glance, you may dismiss this inland as just another town with only a relatively small black sand beach.
Tenganan Village, Thirtagangga Water Palace & Besaikh Temple Tour (En Route To Ubud) Visit Besakih Temple, or the Bali Mother Temple, which has been built on the slopes of the sacred Mount Agung volcano. This is an important temple for the local people and is unique in that it is terraced. Venture onwards to the 700 year old walled Tenganan Village, in which a community of the Bali Aga reside. They are the earliest aboriginal Balinese who first settled on the island. Their customs are sprinkled with a touch of magic, as the women weave a rare double ikat cloth, which is said to contain a special substance which protects the wearer, and plays an important role in cremation ceremonies. The weaving of one cloth can take up to five years. Venture to the Tirta Gangga, or the ‘Water of the Ganges’, where you can amble around a beautiful park with a huge water fountain and a rambling pond. The park was built by a Karangasem King in 1948, and according to local legend, there is a sacred spring within the area which serves as a divine bath for the Gods. (Half Day: Private activity & transfer as it in en route to Candidasa; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
Lubuan Bajo is an intimate fishing town set at the far west of Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Offering easy access to many a natural attraction and various watersports, it’s not wonder that what was once a quaint collection of wooden cottages with thatched roofs, has quickly evolved into a bustling hub of tourism.
Snorkelling And Island Hopping In The Sun Live out your fantasy of a tropical island paradise on this all-day trip to the Komodo and Padar Islands. These islands are part of the Komodo National Park, home to the ‘Komodo Dragon’—the world’s largest lizard. You start off the day with a speed boat ride to the Park Ranger’s residence on Komodo Island. Here you get to watch ‘dragons’ resting in safe surroundings. You could also head out with a local ranger on a little wildlife trek of the island. With luck, you may spot ‘dragons’ in their natural habitat, along with groups of macaque monkeys, wild buffalo, wild boar and exotic, island birds. Cool off with a swim by the Pink Beach—so called because the beautiful ‘pink’ sand here is a combination of white sand and red coral! Sandwiched between the Komodo and Rinca Islands is Padar Island, offering one of the best diving spots in the Indian Ocean. Enjoy snorkelling here amid breath-taking marine life.