DAY 01: BALI BEACH
arrival transfer to your chosen beach hotel for two nights of relaxation.
Experience Bali’s serene way of life, from tranquil beaches and indisputable
hospitality through to a rich and ancient culture.
DAY 02: LOVINA
Your experienced guide will collect you this morning to travel from
your hotel through spectacular scenery to the vastly colourful Candikuning
market where you can try a myriad of exotic fruits including the durian,
renowned for its rather distinctive odour. You will visit the expansive and
enchanting botanical gardens, home to around 1,500 species of beautiful plants
with separate zones dedicated to different varieties, including rose, orchid,
cactus and medicinal plants.
The tour then takes you to the Ulun Danu Temple on Lake Bratan. One of the most
photographed temples on the island, and certainly an iconic image of Bali, it
is an exceptional sight that gives the illusion of floating on water. Absorb
the natural beauty of this peaceful area before travelling through countryside,
terraced rice fields and plantations as well as a visit to the Gitgit waterfall
on the way to the northern town of Lovina (approx. 60 miles) for a two ngiht
DAY 03: LOVINA
a day at leisure to explore the surrounding area of Lovina, with its unspoiled
black volcanic beaches and lush green mountains. This traditional fishing
community has a laidback island lifestyle and you can snorkel, dive and soak in
the wonderful hot springs.
DAY 04: UBUD
day of discovery on the captivating island of Bali with the highlight today
being your visit to Kintamani. As you travel in you will see the imposing sight
of the active volcano Mount Batur perched dramatically on top of the crater
rim. From here, witness exhilarating views of the crater, lake and the volcano
peaks. On the way back from the volcano is a visit to the Holy Spring Water
Temple at Sebatu village. Drive on to Ubud, where you will stay for two nights
(approx. 68 miles). Ubud is a creative little town set amid terraced rice
paddies and lush mountains that is regarded as the cultural heart of Bali with
numerous art galleries, museums, cafés and architecture to explore.
DAY 05: UBUD
After breakfast you will travel to see the Balinese artistic
blessing dance known as Barong, performed in the countryside village of Batu
Bulan. After this is a visit to Bali Bird Park in Singapadu, home to the
largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world and you will
have the chance to see exceptional birds of paradise including the world’s
rarest bird, the Bali Starling. From here you will be taken to Celuk Village,
famous for its silver works and then on to Mas Village, which is a woodcarving
centre. Complete an inspiring and colourful tour of Ubud Village and then enjoy
lunch at a local restaurant. The afternoon is spent at leisure, perhaps
shopping or visiting some of the many remarkable temples in the area. Stay
overnight in Ubud.
DAY 06: CANDIDASA
Travel east to the
largest temple in Bali, the Besakih, also known as the ‘Mother Temple’. At over
1,000 years old and located on the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest mountain
on the island, it is a remarkable and beautiful place of worship. On the way to
Besakih you will stop at Goa Gajah, popularly known as the Elephant Cave. This
overwhelmingly peaceful and spiritual place is an ancient heritage site of
Hindu and Buddhist priests dating back to around the 11th Century but only
rediscovered in 1923. After visiting the temple, pass through Salak plantations
and Tenganan, an ancient fortress village in the east of Bali that maintains a
cultural legacy dating back to the Majapahit Empire and where buffalo roam
freely in the lush green surrounds. Stay overnight in the village of Candidasa
(approx. 75 miles).
DAY 07: BALI BEACH
route to your beach hotel you will stop by Kusamba, a black sand village,
famous for salt production. You will also visit the Goa Lawah temple with its
infamous bat cave where thousands of large fruit bats, thought to be the
guardians of the temple, hang from the rocky ceiling. Your last stop on the
tour will be Kertagosa, a former Royal Court of Justice and a unique building
with an elaborately decorated ceiling that depicts both good and evil. Spend
the next four nights in comfort, peace and privacy at your chosen Bali beach
DAY 08: BALI - DEPARTURE
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our local guide only and with the same itinerary departing on the day of
your choice, prices available on request.
• This tour includes considerable travelling overland with full
days, some early starts and incorporating traditional modes of transport.
However, it is hugely rewarding. Light, durable clothing and comfortable
footwear is recommended.