Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow
Today you will board an overnight flight to Indonesia. Overnight is in the plane.
Day 02 : Arrival Denpasar – Ubud
Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, the ‘Island of 1,000 temples’. Meet with your guide to transfer to your hotel in the Ubud area and check-in. Ubud is well-known as the art center of Bali, geographically located in the heart of the island, and home of many famous artists, both native and foreign. Spreading its charm through art, especially paintings, a laid-back atmosphere can be found in every corner of this beautiful village.
Towards the end of the afternoon, visit Petulu, a nearby village famed for being the home to white herons that nest along the road throughout the village. At the end of the day, the hordes of herons return back to their nests – watch these beautiful birds land in Petulu to the backdrop of the sunset, creating an enticing afternoon atmosphere in the heart of Ubud.
Overnight in Ubud.
Day 03 : Ubud – Gunung Kawi – Tirta Empul – Kintamani – Lava Tour – Ubud
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, depart from your hotel to visit Gunung Kawi temple, located at Tampak Siring village, an archaeological complex carved out of living rock, dating back to the 11th century. The temple offers a beautiful view of lush green forests. You will find a footpath down (approx 315 stone steps) to reach the temple passing crossing through spectacular rice terraces. After, continue to Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its holy water where Balinese worshippers have been drawn to for more than 1,000 years. You will find a bathing pool of natural spring water with old Balinese designs.
Next, ascend to Kintamani to get some spectacular views over Lake Batur and its volcano, Mount Batur. Although Mount Batur (1,412m) is not the highest volcano in Bali, it is the most active and is surrounded by an impressive caldera. Lunch is served as you enjoy this beautiful panorama. After, unlike other visitors, we descend to the black lava at the slope of the active volcano. Onboard a classic 4×4 Land Cruiser, begin the afternoon’s adventure. A unique trail takes you across the lava eruptions from 1834 and 1964 with an amazing countryside view of the Batur caldera. Before heading back to your vehicle, visit a cave inside a lava flow. Return to your hotel in Ubud.
Overnight in Ubud. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 04 : Ubud – Jatiluwih – Bedugul – Alas Kedaton – Tanah Lot – Ubud
Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, drive to the west of Bali, exploring the Tabanan regency, known for its natural beauty. Before the crowds appear, arrive at Jatiluwih, a picturesque rice terrace. Due to the subak irrigation system, UNESCO has appointed this site as a World Heritage Site since 2012. After, head to Bedugul. Prior to arrival, make a stop at Candikuning, a colorful local market that offers fresh fruits and vegetables, spices, and exotic flowers.
Afterward, enjoy a set menu lunch at a local private retreat villa which is now open for the public by the lake. At the end of your lunch, take a stroll along the lakeshore and then board a traditional boat known as a jukung, for a short paddle to reach the Ulun Danu temple. Discover a different angle of this magnificent water temple from a distance as you see the temple standing proudly embracing the lake and its gentle surroundings.
Next, return to your vehicle for a visit to Alas Kedaton, a small forest inhabited by hundreds of monkeys. Locals believe that these monkeys are the guardian of the well-preserved small temple inside the forest. Continue with a visit to the most famous sight of Bali – the sea temple of Tanah Lot, located on a barren volcanic rock in the ocean. The temple is sometimes pounded by huge waves creating a magical setting. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel in Ubud.
Overnight in Ubud. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 05 : Ubud – Guliang – Penglipuran – Seminyak
In the morning, meet with your professional local guide, who transfers you to Guoliang Kawan Village located in the central part of Bali. A warm welcome from the villagers awaits you. Try a simple Balinese breakfast at a local house served with coffee or tea. Next, enjoy a rural activity that allows you to stroll through the village streets to discover the daily Balinese life, see how they dedicate themselves to God. Learn the art of making the beautiful Balinese Canang Sari, the daily Balinese Hindu offering, a symbol of thankfulness to God, and then continue to see how the elderly Balinese make the palm wine, locally known as tuak. Have the chance to taste this common alcoholic drink (included).
Continue to the blacksmith’s house and observe how they produce traditional Balinese tools. Then go to the next house where you will see a Balinese man making the traditional hat that is commonly used by the farmers. After, experience how the farmers work in the rice fields! You will learn how to plant, transplant, or harvest rice (depending on the season), and at the same time you will have the opportunity to learn more about Subak, the Balinese traditional irrigation system that is a UNESCO acknowledged way of sustainable farming. A delicious lunch is served on a hut facing the rice field. After visit Penglipuran, a traditional village that preserves its traditional Balinese house architecture to this day. This same form of typical Balinese entrance stands in a row on the left and right side of the village. Afterward, transfer to your next hotel in Seminyak. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Seminyak. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 06 : Seminyak
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you are free at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, relax by the pool reading a great book or just listening to your favourite music.
Overnight in Seminyak .
Day 07 : Seminyak – Uluwatu – Kecak Dance – Seminyak
In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel followed by a morning at leisure. In the afternoon, drive to Uluwatu, a beautiful holy temple at the southern tip of Bali, an exquisite monument perched above the sea. The temple and surrounding area is the home of hundreds of monkeys who are considered as the temple guardians to the locals.
Then enjoy Bali’s best sunset experience, Kecak, the island’s most popular dance performance. With the golden sunset as a backdrop, the chanting of the Balinese performers fills the air, creating a magical ambiance. The performance tells the story of an eternal love story between Rama and Shinta. After the performance, transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Seminyak.
Day 08 : Seminyak – Serangan – Senggigi (Lombok Island)
Have an early breakfast at the hotel and in the morning, transfer to Serangan harbor for your two-hour transfer to Bangsal, Lombok, by speedboat. Upon arrival in Lombok, meet with our local representative for your transfer to Senggigi. Check-in at your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Senggigi.
Day 09 : Senggigi – Selong Belanak – Senggigi
Breakfast at the hotel. Observe the most stunning seascape in Lombok, unspoiled surroundings with pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise blue sea, and the green hills in the distance. Transfer to the idyllic Selong Belanak beach, located in the south of Lombok, less than a two-hour drive from Senggigi. Passing through beautiful twisty roads with many green tobacco farms and dry hills. Unwind on a glittering, soft white-sand beach with hills on each side that faces the Indian Ocean with perfectly clear seawater. Relax while sunbathing or if you are interested in surfing, this beautiful beach also a popular spot to practice the sport.
A set menu lunch will be served at a local restaurant. If you stay until the afternoon, you will be treated with the magnificent sight of the buffaloes being herded along the beach, certainly a photographic moment. Transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Senggigi. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 10 : Senggigi – Gili Trawangan
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer from Lombok to the main island of Gili Trawangan by a traditional boat, one of the most developed islands of Gili. This island still the best place for snorkeling with clear water and a colorful coral reef home to hundreds of varieties of tropical fish in their natural habitat. Continue to Gili Meno with its delicate coral – here you might like to just lay on the beach to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The last visit before heading back to the Lombok’s main island is Gili Air. Another paradise for snorkellers. Transfer back to Gili Trawangan to your accommodation.
Overnight in Gili Trawangan.
Day 11 : Gili Trawangan
After breakfast at the hotel you are free at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, lie by the pool, read a book or simply just relax.
Overnight in Gili Trawangan .
Day 12 : Gili Trawangan – Serangan – Seminyak
In the morning after an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Gili Trawangan pier by a cidomo, a local horse-drawn cart for your speed boat to Serangan, Bali. Upon arrival, meet with your guide and then transfer to your hotel. Check-in with the remainder of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Seminyak.
Day 13 : Final Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your guide and then transfer to Denpasar airport for your flight back home.