This Bali vacation is all about the highlights on this island – from the lush green countryside and monkey forests to quaint mountain villages and glorious coastline. Spend your time exploring the unique landscape, experience the local culture and traditions and enjoy downtime by the sparkling ocean – relaxation guaranteed!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 5UbudCultural Heart, Regal Treasures, Artistic Hotspot, Boutique ShoppingThe Ubud Village Hotel, Komaneka at Monkey Forest
5 - 8MundukNatural Beauty, Glittering Waterfalls, Trekking OpportunitiesSanak Retreat, Munduk Moding Plantation
8 - 11UluwatuPura Luhur Uluwatu Temple, Indigenous Art & Culture, Surfing & BeachAnantara Uluwatu Bali Resort, Alila Villas Uluwatu
11DenpasarUrban metropolis, Colonial heritage, Pristine beach

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 5

International Arrival

Transfer from Denpasar Airport to Ubud Hotel (45 kms ,2 hrs)

Ubud

4 Days

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.

Included Activities

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.)

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)

Private Cooking Class with Local Family (Half Day)
Discover the intricacies of Indonesian cuisine. Begin your culinary lesson with a visit to a local home, accompanied by your host Dewa. Located in a small town, the charming house belongs to Dewa and his wife Jero. The house is flanked by an organic garden where Dewa grows all his vegetables, spices and herbs. As Dewa will proudly tell you, his gardening skills are inherited from his grandfather! Assist your host in picking out the ingredients necessary to your meal and join Jero for your cooking class. Learn how the local people prepare a traditional Indonesian meal with fresh natural produce. As you cook and chat with your hosts, gain insights into the local culture and life of Bali, which is intrinsically linked to the food of the region. Once you are down, sample the fruits of your labor with a hearty meal with the family. Afterwards, your host will take you back to your hotel. (Half Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Morning Activity; Duration: 4 hrs; Travel time to activity: 30 mins; 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).

Hotel Options
RoomJunior Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 5 - 8

Drive from Ubud to Munduk Enroute Ulun Danu Temple Trek in Tamblingan Rainforest and Canoeing in Tambligan Lake (80 km, 4 hrs)

Munduk

3 Days

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.

Included Activities

Through temples and volcanoes (en-route Munduk-Ubud)
En route to Ubud, experience the breathtaking scenery of central Bali! Stop at the 17th century Ulun Danu Temple located at the shores of beautiful Bratan lake.The temple is said to be dedicated to the mythical goddess of the lake. Continue towards Ubud and take a short walk through a dense rainforest to nearby Lake Tamblingan. Head to the northern side of the water and climb aboard your canoe. As you are getting rowed along to the western shore you can witness views of two adjacent volcanoes. Further along, you will see a beautiful sacred spring, which is only accessible by water. When you reach the village of Gubug, your car will be waiting for you to continue your journey to Ubud.(Half Day; Private activity & transfer as it is en route to Ubud; Duration: 2 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable shoes.)

Munduk Waterfall Worlds Tour (Half Day)
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.)

Munduk Moding Plantation Activity (Hotel Activity)
While staying at the Munduk Moding Plantation, you can select from a wide range of eclectic activities that are designed to introduce you to North Bali’s hill culture. Indulge in your love for coffee, for instance – learn how the Robusta and Arabica coffee beans are cultivated, harvested, dried, cleaned, and prepared in the traditional Balinese manner. You will also learn about modern day coffee-making processes. Nature lovers can learn to create contemporary and traditional offerings from flowers, plants, and bamboo in local Balinese style. Go kite-making and learn how to fly kites, which is an important sport in the hills of Bali. The Balinese clothing workshop is your chance to learn firsthand about local attires – for men, it’s the sarong, saput and udeng while women prefer the sarong and Balinese wraparound scarves. Discover the history and evolution of traditional garments and learn how to drape them as well!

Hotel Options
Sanak Retreat – Opt 1
RoomOne bedroom Bunglow
MealsBreakfast
StyleFarmhouse / Estancia
RoomVilla
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 8 - 11

Drive from Munduk to Uluwatu (110 kms, 4 hrs)

Uluwatu

3 Days

Uluwatu is an vast limestone peninsula on the southwestern corner of Bali in Indonesia. Renowned for its fantastic surfing conditions which locals believe are a blessing from the Gods, the region attracts many a surfer in search of the perfect wave.

Included Activities

2h – Enroute Tanah Lot Temple Visit
Discover a spectacular Indonesian temple. Enroute to Ubud in the morning, stop by Tanah Lot located on the western coast of Bali. The 15th century temple is perched on a giant rock in the sea, which has been shaped by the tide and the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, over millions of years. The temple itself was built by local fishermen, who received instructions from Nirartha – a Hindu priest from Java arrived in Bali during the time of the Majapahit Empire. Tanah Lot is one of the seven sea temples located on the Balinese coast that were built to protect the island from harm. A fundamental element of Balinese mythology and legend for centuries, the temple is an essential symbol of Balinese religion and cultural heritage. (Half Day; Private activity & transfer as it is en route to Ubud; Duration: 2 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that only Hindus are allowed inside the main temple. Kindly avoid shorts and short skirts and dress appropriately to show your respect for local tradition. Please note that the path to the temple is flanked by souvenir shops which may look touristic.)

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 transfer; Time of Day: Evening; Duration: 2 hrs; Travel time to activity: 1 hr drive; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that the dance performance is a shared activity.)

Hotel Options
RoomOcean View Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
RoomBedroom Pool Villa
MealsBreakfast
StyleBeach Resort
Day 11

Transfer from your hotel to Denpasar airport

Denpasar

-1 Days

As the gateway to the island of Bali, Denpasar is one of the biggest tourist hubs in the island nation of Indonesia.

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,890 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,135 /person

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.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 11 days / 10 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Bali, Ubud: Rice Field Walk (Half Day)
    • Bali, Ubud: Highlights of Ubud & Monkey Forest (Half Day)
    • Bali, Ubud: Private Cooking Class with Local Family (Half Day)
    • Bali, Ubud: Mt.Batur Sunrise Trek & The Holy Spring of Tirta Empul
    • Bali, Munduk: Through temples and volcanoes (en-route Munduk-Ubud)
    • Bali, Munduk: Munduk Waterfall Worlds Tour (Half Day)
    • Bali, Munduk: Munduk Moding Plantation Activity (Hotel Activity)
    • Bali, Uluwatu: 2h – Enroute Tanah Lot Temple Visit
    • Bali, Uluwatu: Uluwatu Temple Sunset Visit with Kecak Dance Performance (Half Day)
  • All hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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