Classic Bali Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Bali – Ubud
Today you will arrive into the Denpasar Airport, where you will be met and transferred to Ubud. You will be checked into your accommodation. The rest of the day is free to relax on your own.
Day 2: Ubud (B,L)
Today we will take you to the Monkey Forest where you can explore the temple & the shopping road where there are some delightful shops, restaurants and coffee shops to visit. We will take you to a Masks, Antiques and Puppets shop which has many incredible collections. After lunch you will visit the Seniwati which is a gallery specializing in Women’s Art. If you want you can spend the rest of the day walking along some of the cultural streets, which is full of interesting shops and restaurants. The rest of the evening is free
Evening Option: Attend one of the local cultural dance shows with the authentic gamelan bands and witness the traditional Hindu stories with their colorful costumes.
*PLEASE NOTE: With the local vendors and even some of the local shops you CAN and SHOULD bargain. Depending on what the items are you should come in about 1/2-1/5 of what their original asking price is.
Day 3: Ubud - Downhill Bike Ride (B.L)
This morning we’re off on our mountain bikes through the heartland of Bali, travelling downhill on non tourist, secret back roads and minor village roads (with little traffic), experiencing typical Balinese daily life and enjoying the beautiful Balinese countryside to Ubud. We ride through lush forested areas, plantations full of Balinese staples and cash crops (cloves, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, tapioca, taro, local vegetables and exotic tropical fruits), through timeless small villages and lush rice paddy panoramas. And throngs of adorable Balinese children will be there calling out ‘hellos’ and wanting ‘high fives’ on the way down. If we chance upon a ceremony (and we often do) you will be invited to witness the events and our guides will offer explanations.
We show you a Bali other visitors never see and our experienced guides explain this amazing culture and the relationship the Balinese have with their beautiful island.
The rest of the day is free to relax.
Optional: Meet with a medicine man/shaman, take a yoga class, or get spa treatments.
Day 4: Ubud – White Water Rafting (B)
This morning you will go White Water Rafting. Enjoy the best of Bali with a whitewater rafting adventure on the spectacular Ayung River - an unforgettable journey through lush jungle scenery and deep river gorges led by Indonesia’s top rafting professionals.
Our journey takes you through tropical rain forest, breathtaking waterfalls and wild countryside on this exciting adventure.
The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy on your own.
Day 5: Ubud – Elephant Safari Camp (B)
Morning option: This morning you will have a cooking class. First you will start at a market where you will learn more about the spices and local ingredients. Then you will go to your class where you will get instructions and then try your own hand at making delicious Indonesian/Balinese cuisine. Then the best part comes when you get to eat your amazing creation!
This afternoon you will be taken to the, “World's Best Elephant Park”, facilities include a full Reception and Information Centre, a comprehensive Museum, with a large collection of elephant memorabilia and the only Mammoth Skeleton in South East Asia. A visit to the Elephant Safari Park is a must for any visitor to Bali. Get up close and personal with these incredible animals in a beautiful tropical park setting. Elephants can be seen immersing themselves in the park lake, in between riding, painting or other activities. Hand feed them, touch them, take photos with them, then learn more about the elephants ancestry and diversity at the Park's historical and graphic displays.
Day 6: Ubud – Batur (B)
At 2.30 a.m, Drive to Kintamani for trekking to the top of Mt. Batur with local guide. All participants will get one flash light each. Reach the top at around 5.30 a.m. Enjoy your snack (bread, bananas, aqua,hot tea and egg) while waiting for the sunrise. After enjoying the sunrise, get back to the hotel in Ubud. 2.00PM
NOTE: Day hikes are also available.
Day 7: Ubud – Seminyak, Nusa Dua or Jimbaran
This morning you will have some time in the morning to enjoy the local area. Then you will be met in the afternoon and you will travel to the coast. On your journey you will travel a little further north on the coast where you will visit Tanah Lot Temple. You can view this beautiful seaside temple from the ground (depending on the tide), as well as from a local lookout point. Then you will check into your hotel where you will have some free time to relax on your own.
Day 8: Beach (B)
Today you will have some time relax at the beach.
Optional: Take a surfing lesson!
NOTE: Bali is famous for their massages and spa treatments. Any day or night you have the option of utilizing these services. The hotel services are typically more expensive than the independent businesses. If you want to add a specific time for you to receive a massage outside of the hotel, we can arrange this.
Day 9: Beach - Half Day Garuda Wisnu Kencana & Uluwatu Temple (B, L)
This morning you will have some free time to enjoy the local beaches, visit the local shops or even just hang around your hotel.
This afternoon you will visit the Garuda Wisnu Kencana and the cultural park. Then we will take you to the Uluwatu Temple, which is anarchitectural marvel situated on the edge of a steep 300 foot rock facing the ocean. This temple has some of the most exquisite architecture in Bali and was first built in the eleventh century. There are numerous monkeys on the walkway to the temple, who are delighted to receive food from you. You shouldn’t have anything loose on your clothing or body, such as earrings, pens and glass-cases and you should hold your camera bags tightly. These mischievous monkeys will quickly snatch them and will only give them back for a ransom (typically peanuts and bananas). Then you will proceed to the temple. This is a small and simple temple, but it is a good introduction to the style and function of the Hindu temples on Bali. Afterwards you can enjoy the sunset while watching the performance of Kechak Dance, which presents the Mahayana story with actors-dancers, beautiful costumes and accompanied totally by the Kechak dancers-singers (no gamelan orchestra).
OPTION: (D) Afterwards we will take you to dinner at a seafood restaurant with tables on the beach. Though not fancy, the food and ambience are delightful.
Day 10: Beach (B)
Free time on your own.
Optional: Take a boat trip! There are many options everything from boats to go snorkeling by Nusa Penida, to fishing boats, or evening sunset cruises.
Day 11: Beach – Home (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home with a lifetime full of wonderful memories.
NOTE: If you prefer to move around a bit more you can explore different parts of the island, such as Menjangan in the north where there is good snorkeling, or the East Coast where there is good diving, or more of the interior. You can also add on some of the other islands such as the wildlife in Borneo or Komodo Island, or perhaps seeing the archeological ruins in Jogyakarta area. There are so many options in Indonesia!
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Meals Provided: B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
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