8 nights accommodation:
- Guesthouse (1 night)
- Hotel (7 nights)
- 8 breakfasts
- 1 lunch
- 1 dinner
- Local van
- Private vehicle
- Boat Hiking
- Cycling Helmet
8 nights accommodation:
Immerse yourself in the culture of Bali. Meet songket weavers and try street food. A traditional Kecak dance performance will be performed. Visit a Hindu-Buddhist temple on an island. Hiking, cycling, and snorkeling are all popular activities. Bathe in natural hot springs. Relax on the beach or take a walk around the botanical gardens. Mt. Batur's summit is a thrilling adventure. Take a trip through the village to Campuhan Ridge. See a performance of Kecak dance. From Bayung Gede village to Tampak Siring, do a bike journey. Take a sidemen village tour and have a traditional meal. You can climb Mt. Batur. Snorkeling on Menjangan Island is a unique experience. Lovina Tour is a tour of Lovina. In Lovina, go to the Banjar Hot Springs. Munduk, go for a walk. The Bali Botanical Gardens and Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple are a must-see.
Travel to Bali and discover Indonesia's beautiful island escape. Dotted with small, character-filled villages, smoldering volcanoes rising out of lush rich fields, idyllic beaches, and colourful reefs, Bali is the perfect island getaway. Conquer the slopes of simmering Mt Batur, explore an underwater world in Bali Barat National Park, feast on delicious Balinese cuisine, and enjoy moments of absolute peace in Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist lake temple dedicated to the goddess of the waters. Fall in love with the warmth of the people, the ornate customs, and the welcoming culture that is synonymous with beautiful Bali.
Day 1: Ubud
Om Swastiastu, welcome to Ubud, Bali's largest Hindu town, and artistic and cultural heart. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 18:00. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Afterward, perhaps head out for a group meal at one of the delicious local restaurants.
Day 2: Ubud
Start the day with a guided walking tour (about 2.5 hours). Gain an insight into daily village life as you pass lush rice fields, an alang valley (a type of wild grass used to make the roof of traditional buildings), and stop by a Balinese home for coffee. The tour ends in central Ubud, where you'll have time to explore the many cafes, galleries, and shops on your own. In the evening sit down to a Kecak dance performance. Driven not by musical instruments, but by human chanting, this fascinating theatrical performance is considered a highlight by many travellers.
Day 3: Ubud to Sidemen
Today you’ll explore the area from a different angle from the saddle of a bike. Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour through backstreets, villages, and rice fields. It’s a relatively easy ride much of the route is downhill and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or a brief rest. You’ll also stop to check out some small, intricately carved temples, before concluding your bike tour back in Ubud. After refuelling at lunch, head for the hills to the village of Sidemen, travelling by private minivan (about 2 hours). Set against a backdrop of Bali's highest peak, Mt Agung, the peaceful village of Sidemen is proof that Bali still has some pockets that are untouched by tourism.
Day 4: Sidemen to Mt Batur
Take a morning walk (approximately 2.5 hours) around Sidemen, visiting the craftspeople of the local songket weaving industry. A traditional bungkus lunch is included. The walk is a great chance to take in the beautiful scenery. Continuing your journey higher into the mountains, drive along the crater rim road to a fishing village on the edge of Lake Batur (approximately 2 hours). Volcanic Mt Batur (1,717 metres or 5,633 feet) sits inside a stark and spectacular caldera with Lake Batur below, it's a stunning sight. The lake supports the local fishing industry, while many of the villagers work as guides for the volcano climb. Your accommodation at the base of Mt Batur is a basic hotel with a restaurant. This is a great location to start tomorrow's early morning trek without extra travelling time.
Day 5: Mt Batur to Lovina
It’s a very early start today you'll have to wake at 3 am to begin the 1.5 to 2-hour walk to the summit of Mt Batur in order to reach it before sunrise. Trust us, it's worth the effort. On a clear morning, it's possible to see all the way across the Lombok Strait to the peaks of Lombok's Mt Rinjani. The view of the gorgeous sunrise over the valleys of Bali may well be the most memorable part of your trip. Do keep in mind, however, that the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes the view is obscured by clouds. After descending the volcano, there's an option to soak in hot springs with fantastic views over the lake and caldera. Then make the journey from the mountains to the small coastal town of Lovina (approximately 3 hours). Lovina is famous for the dolphins that patrol its coast. It's also a great spot for fine food, traditional massages, and yoga.
Day 6: Lovina
Enjoy a day of snorkelling amongst Menjangan Island's coral reef, part of the Bali Barat National Park. We will drive approximately 1.5 - 2 hours (each way) and then take a boat ride of around 20 mins into the National Park at Menjangan. On the way back, you’ll stop for a soak at Banjar Hot Springs, a small spring popular with locals. Tonight, head to Ibu Wayan's to learn about Balinese cuisine before sitting down to a home-cooked meal.
Day 7: Munduk to Bedugul
After breakfast, head to the tiny hilltop village of Munduk (approximately 1 hour) where you'll walk through aromatic clove and coffee plantations to a spectacular hidden waterfall. Continue inland to the picturesque mountain town of Bedugul (approximately 1 hour). It's a good idea to pack warm clothing as the early mornings and evenings can be quite cool. Spend the afternoon strolling among more than 2000 species of plants indigenous to Indonesia at the Bali Botanical Gardens.
Day 8: Bedugul to Sanur
Start the day with a visit to Lake Bratan for a delightful view of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple set on a small island in the lake. Continue by minivan to Sanur and enjoy some free time there in the afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Get a feel for the traditions and local customs which are well maintained here. Ancient temples are also easily accessible just a short distance away from the beach.
Day 9: Sanur
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today.
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