Travel Dates: May 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018 Book this vacation by April 30, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 7,270, i.e. USD $ 224 per person off this trip price.
On private tour of Bali and Indonesian islands, discover the lush green landscape and coastal jewels of Bali and the idyllic beaches of Lombok. Explore a vibrant underwater world at the pristine Gili Islands, and meet the fabled komodo dragons while hopping from island to island.
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 and 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.
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.)
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 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 Munduk to Candidasa or vice versa; Duration: 3 hrs; Fitness level: Easy)
Despite being the same size as Bali, Lombok has managed to retain its privacy. If you seek authenticity, then venture to its black and white sandy beaches, lush forests, and fascinating trails through tobacco and paddy fields.
Day Trip to Gili Air and Gili Meno Experience a wonderful day trip out of Lombok to the famous Gili Islands! These three paradise islands are located on the northwest of Indonesia and are ideal if you like diving or snorkeling. The islands are free from motorized vehicles, and the most popular way to get around is by bicycle and the traditional cidomo – a small horse cart. First, head to Gili Trawangan, which is the largest and most popular island, where you can find an uncomplicated, relaxed backpacker atmosphere of beach restaurants. The other islands are more remote and quieter, ideal if you wish to dream away the day. (Full Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1 hr by boat; Duration: 6-8 hrs; Fitness level: Easy; Please note that you will be exploring Gili Meno and Gili Air islands by foot or in a horse-drawn cart, as there are no automobiles on either of these islands.)
Lombok Waterfall Worlds Tour (Half Day) Experience a world of waterfalls! Wander through the village of Gangga, where you will see terraced paddy fields and cacao plantations. Venture onward to reach a set of three waterfalls. It’s a fun adventure wandering along a small track through the rocky formations. You will come to a large cave in which you will find one of the waterfalls hidden behind. Seat yourself on a nearby rock and enjoy the beautiful natural environment before you return. (Half Day; Private activity & transfers; Travel time to activity: 1 hr; Duration: 4 hrs; Fitness level: moderate; 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.)
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.
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.”
Dragon Spotting and Marine Life Snorkelling Take an activity-packed day trip to the islands of Rinca and Kanawa for unique glimpses of the region’s famed wildlife and tropical marine life. Enjoy a morning ride on a traditional wooden boat to Rinca Island, which is part of the UNESCO-recognised Komodo National Park. Spend the morning dragon-spotting, as you explore the island for the world’s largest lizard or the Komodo Dragon. Bordered by tropical mangrove forests, the islands boasts hills and lush parkland as well. Rinca Island is also home to wild deer and buffalo, apart from the local ora or Komodo Dragons. For your next stop on this exhilarating trip, head out to the beautiful Kanawa Island in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of the day snorkelling among some of the world’s most pristine coral. Soak in the lovely coastal seascape, ablaze with colour, tiny fish and marine creatures. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. (Full Day; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy).
As the gateway to the island of Bali, Denpasar is one of the biggest tourist hubs in the island nation of Indonesia.
Price & Inclusions
Option 1 From $ 7,494 /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.
Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 15 nights.
Economy flights for all sectors : Denpasar – Labuan Bajo
All activities as listed :
Bali,Ubud: Highlights of Ubud & Cycle Ride
Ubud: Encounter with a Master Healer
Bali,Pemuteran: Menjangan Island Snorkelling
Bali,Ubud: Tenganan Village, Thirtagangga Water Palace & Besaikh Temple Tour
Lombok: Day Trip to Gili Air & Gili Meno
Lombok: Lombok Waterfall Worlds Tour (Half Day)
Labuan Bajo: Snorkelling and Island Hopping in the Sun
Labuan Bajo: Dragon Spotting and Marine Life Snorkelling
All airport and hotel transfers
A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with a safety-tested chauffeur for all activities specified in the itinerary
All activities specified 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
Fees and taxes
Book this vacation by April 30, 2018 to avail a special price of USD $ 7,270, i.e. USD $ 224 per person off this trip price.