Arriving at Ngurah Rai International Airport, you will meet our representative who will escort you to your Ubud’s hotel.
Enjoy your first day at leisure exploring this charming cobblestoned town. Navigating through Ubud on your own is relatively easy and is also a fun thing to do with plenty of beautiful artworks and a thriving dining scene.
We will begin the tour by enjoying a morning refreshment at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, one of the most picturesque places in Bali, on a private viewpoint where you can view the rice terraces from across the gorge – away from the crowd. Next, we will visit the ninth century Tirta Empul Water Temple that is dedicated to Vishnu (God of Water) and witness the water purification ritual that takes place in the center of the temple. We will also visit the Gunung Kawi Temple complex, one of Bali’s most unique archaeological sites, comprising a collection of ancient shrine reliefs carved into the face of a rock cliff. Enjoy your lunch in the city center and you are free to explore its charming art market afterward.
In the afternoon, we will make a quick stop at Tukad Cepung Waterfall, perhaps the best virgin waterfall in Bali and end our tour at Penglipuran Village that is best known for its well-preserved culture and village layout. While most of its residents have embraced modernity, its individual compounds are well-kept to look traditional with visitors in mind, with manicured gardens lining its single linear stone-paved street that runs through the center of the village toward the village temple. If there is still time left, you will be taken to Campuhan for a magical sunset walk before going back to your hotel.
Way before dawn (around 3 AM), you will be picked up for a drive to the Kintamani region (1.5 hours), home to the ancient Batur Volcano. At 1717 meters above the sea, Batur volcano can be conquered by physically fit hikers in around 2 hours. The panorama from the top is a spectacular sight to behold – sun bursting onto the horizon and casting its rays over a sea of clouds, the caldera and the majestic lake below. Enjoy a simple breakfast of bread, banana, and volcano-boiled eggs before trekking back down to the base. You will then continue back to the hotel on a private vehicle. Back at the resort, indulge in a well- deserved couple massages to knead away all the strains pains from the previous hike. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure
Besides the beaches, the dazzling sunsets, the glamorous resorts, and jaw-droppingly beautiful landscapes, if there’s one thing we can’t live without in Bali, it is the cuisine. This morning, you will be put on a bike and sent on an adventure through Bali’s most beautiful landscapes – all of that before cooking up a Balinese feast. You will coast through emerald rice paddies, meet smiling villagers and scour the traditional market for farm-fresh produce. Then, the action takes turns into the kitchen where you will get to create some of Bali’s best dishes such as Ayam Betutu, Duck Satay, and Karangasem Prawn Sambal – all under the supervision of a professional chef. Finally, tuck into your scrumptious creations by the pool and enjoy great conversations amongst beautiful natural surrounding.
In the afternoon, we will proceed to the 16th century Tanah Lot Temple that is considered one of a few directional temples designated to protect the island from evil spirits. It is positioned in a dramatic location – atop a rock with giant waves crashing at its base – and a perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Enjoy the day at leisure watching the burning sunsets over Bali Sea, trying a east and west fusion in a prestigious restaurant or simply tuck yourself away in your room and never get out at all.
Spend the morning at leisure
This afternoon, we will explore some of the most iconic sites along the southern coast of Bali. The tour starts with a refreshing stroll Tegal Wangi Beach that is not only known for its powdery golden sand but also a naturally-formed Jacuzzi and hidden caves. After that, we will drive further south to the southernmost point of Bali marked by the beautiful Uluwatu Temple that stands elegantly on the cliff edge, above the waves of the Indian Ocean. Here, we will witness the spectacular Kecak Fire Dance which tells the epic tale of Ramayana through a choir of a hundred men or more sitting in concentric circles, swaying, standing up and lying prone as the story develops. The dance takes place at sunset, which gives a dramatic backdrop to an already-blazing performance. We will end the tour with delightful conversations about the day over a delicious seafood BBQ at the most famous Jimbaran Beach.
Take a 40-minute cruise off to Nusa Penida Island, also known as Bali’s last frontier, and spend your days snorkeling in warm, crystal clear water or walk along endless high coastal cliffs with sceneries that you will never forget. The island is the largest among the 3 Nusa Islands and is widely considered as the most exotic with its unspoiled nature and unique limestone formations. Your private guide will lead you to some of the most magical formations on the island from the infinity pool at Angel’s Billabong to the Broken Beach next door and the picturesque Kelingking Beach. When you are done exploring, feel free to hit the water at Crystal Bay, frequently visited by the mysterious mola – mola and manta rays, or head to Diamond Beach if you wish to have a secluded relaxation. Before sunset, we will take the boat back to the mainland and transfer back to your hotel.
After breakfast, your private chauffeur will take you to the airport for your onward flight to Lombok.
This morning, Travel to South Lombok and visit Ende Village, a warm and friendly village where culture and traditions are still well preserved. On your visit, you will learn how to weave, create bamboo crafts, cook and feast together with the locals. You will also absorb their agricultural knowledge in “Jamu” (Herbal Medicine), where you will explore the local crops and learn to make the traditional herbal medicine. At the end of the tour, not only you will gain new insight but also new friends, and cultural experience of a lifetime.
Then, take your afternoon to southern Lombok, home to the island’s best beaches with long stretch of unspoiled white sand accompanied by coconut trees and lush hills as a fine backdrop. Mawun Beach and Selong Belanak Beach are the two most usual beaches, with easy access and soft wide beach, but If you feel adventurous, head to Nambung Beach that is best known for its water plumes that create an illusion of ‘waterfall’ among the rocks.
Embark on a thrilling sailing experience around Three Gilis with private catamaran (small yacht). You will first see Gili Air and snorkel along the coast, teeming with marine shallow-coral fish. You will then continue to Gili Meno and snorkel with soft-colorful corals. Finally, you will transfer to Gili Trawangan, known for its high chance of snorkeling encounters with hawksbill turtle. Diving and fishing option is also available, and you can stop at any of the islands that you like the most. As we sail back to the mainland, enjoy a refreshment on board while watching the sun dip itself into the horizon. Waiting for you on the land is an unbelievably romantic setting: a private beach with candle-lit table, 3-course dinner, bonfire and a sweet acoustic guitarist who can’t wait to serenade your night. A private transfer will escort you back to the hotel after dinner.
After breakfast, your private driver will whisk you away to your ultimate hideout at a secluded beach along Tanjung Beloam. This is one of the few places on earth where you can truly return to the rhythm of life. There are no crowd, no electricity during the day and no wifi in your room – you will find yourself accompanied only by 250-meter long white sand beach, open views of the Indian Ocean and your partner sitting next to you. Spend your first afternoon at leisure
Today, you may choose to enjoy the solitude at the Beach Camp, take your day to the sea on a kayak, sunbathing in pink-colored beach, exploring nearby hiking trail or pampering in a invigorating Sasak massage.
After your final breakfast, you will be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight. We sincerely hope that the beautiful memory in Indonesia will travel home with you and look forward to another Indonesia with you again!