If you have beach on your mind then look no further – this Indonesia vacation is all about the best beaches in Bali and the Gili Islands. A stay in lush green Ubud brings the perfect balance of culture and culinary experiences to your trip!
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.
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.
Highlights of Ubud & Monkey Forest (Half Day) Hop out into the delights of Ubud with this half day tour. Begin by visiting Bali Palace, the official residence of Bali’s royal family, and a fascinating example of Balinese history and architecture. Head onwards to the ARMA, or Agung Rai Museum of Art, which is dedicated to promoting Indonesian art and culture, including traditional dance forms and musical performances using the bronze percussion instruments of gamelan. The museum is set within beautiful landscaped gardens with zen water features. Head onwards to the sacred Monkey Forest, which conserves rare plants, promotes spiritual well being with its onsite temple, and has plenty of monkeys! Afterwards, stroll the streets of Ubud to enjoy the local wares, including food, clothing, and art.(Half Day; Private activity & transfer; Travel time to activity: 15 mins; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
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 your hotel around 3am and reach the starting point of the trek after a 1 hour drive. The climb up to the peak takes 60-90 minutes and the final stretch is quite steep. Experience a breath-taking view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the valley and Lake Batur below. Coffee or tea as well as a light breakfast can be had at the peak. After your climb down, energize your body and mind with a swim in the hot springs at the shore of Lake Batur before visiting the Tirta Empul Palace, a holy spring water temple at Tampak Siring Village where you can watch Balinese Hindus purifying their souls. (Full Day 3AM till noon, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Moderate-Difficult; Please bring warm clothing for the trek at dawn as well as bathing suits. Torches will be provided).
Rice Field Walk (Half Day) Discover a vibrant artists colony! In the morning, set out to experience the fascinating traditional life of rural Bali. Walk past lush green rice paddies and quaint vistas lined flanked by charming homesteads and large farms. Ubud has been the center of Bali’s art and cultural scene for more than a century! Meet artists and artisans and witness how they use their skills to craft the most exquisite pieces. If you are lucky, you might just be invited home! Discover facets of Hindu culture as you speak to the local people and explore the complex irrigation system of Bali during your tour.(Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Travel time to activity: 30 mins; Duration: 3 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. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, suntan lotion and your hat.)
Gili Trawangan in Lombok region is the largest and most populated of the three established Gili Islands. What makes the island a paradise today is that there are no motorized vehicles, just bicycles and the local cidomo – a small horse cart.
Seminyak is the hedonist hotspot of Bali! Located north of the airport, Seminyak boasts a marvellous beach along a stretch of coastline that has made Bali world-famous.
Uluwatu Temple Sunset Visit with Kecak Dance Performance (Half Day) In the late afternoon, drive to Pura Luhur Uluwatu (or Uluwatu Temple), which is regarded as one of the principles spiritual pillars of Bali. The temple is renowned for its fabulous location – by the sheer drop of a steep cliff, located 70 meters above the sea. This is the ultimate place to witness Bali’s delightful sunsets, especially with the Indian Ocean as your backdrop! If you appreciate ancient culture then you may also enjoy the delicate sculptures and Balinese architecture of the temple. After sunset, you can witness a traditional Kecak dance performance. This unique show is overseen by a male choir who rhythmically intone the syllables ke-cak, while a dance troupe of 50 men dance in circles. This simple performance style is hauntingly profound, not least because it represents stories from the Hindu epic – the Ramayana.(Half Day; Private transfers; Time of the day: Evening; Travel time to activity: 1 hr; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the dance performance is a group activity.)
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.
Accommodation in one double room for 9 days / 8 nights.
Meals as indicated
All activities as listed :
Bali,Ubud: Encounter with a Master Healer
Bali,Ubud: Highlights of Ubud & Monkey Forest (Half Day)
Bali,Ubud: Mt.Batur Sunrise Trek & The Holy Spring of Tirta Empul