INDONESIA

BALI EXPERIENCE - APRIL/2020

Welcome to paradise.  Two idyllic islands in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali and Lombok. Although they sit side-by-side, they are very different in culture and experience. Bali is the well-known big brother, with a busy tourism network and popular destinations.  Lombok is it’s laid back, relatively unknown neighbour who is ripe for off-the-beaten-path experiences.

They both offer amazing diverse experiences packed into the relatively small islands.  Towering volcanoes, lush forests and jungle, spectacular rice terraces, and stunning beaches complete with some otherworldly underwater activities.  The small size of both islands allows us to venture into all areas on this tour.  Temples and mosques adorn both islands and the different cultures on each island are very evident in their day-to-day life.  Soak up all the local traditions and interact with the Balinese and Sasak people.  You’ll be glad you did, as those experiences will enrich your journey!

$2450 CAD or $1950 USD plus applicable taxes

Based on double occupancy.   Single supplement also available for additional cost.

Maximum group size 16.

15 DAY ITINERARY:

Day 1 – ULUWATU - If you arrive early, make your way to the Uluwatu area. Find yourself one of the many beautiful beaches and soak up some Balinese rays prior to the start of the trip. Our first planned activity will be a welcome meeting to discuss the details of the trip and for you to meet your fellow travellers. An optional dinner will be planned after the meeting. Accommodation Bukal Sari Villas or similar

Day 2 - ULUWATU - Our first full day involves some time at the beach. Enjoy some sunshine on Melasti beach, surf at Suluban beach, or take a walk on Padang Padang beach. Have lunch at a cafe with amazing views above the beaches and wave breaks. An cultural afternoon visit to the picturesque Uluwatu Temple and then relax with sunset drinks at the famous Rock Bar. A full day of sun and sand. Accommodation Bukal Sari Villas or similar

Day 3 - UBUD – Today we leave Uluwatu and drive to the wellness centre of Bali - Ubud. Ever seen ‘Eat, Pray, Love’? Well, the Bali portion was based on Ubud, and this town doesn’t disappoint. Visit the local market, tour the Ubud palace, peruse art galleries and shops, and have some fun with the primates at the Monkey Forest. Plenty of dinner options and how about an evening massage or spa treatment? Accommodation Tegal Sari or similar

Day 4 – UBUD – You can choose to visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces in the morning, followed by an up close and personal interactive visit with the elephants at the Mason Elephant Park. Attend a cultural kecak fire dance in the evening before a night cap in one of the many bars in town. Accommodation Tegal Sari or similar

Day 5 – UBUD - Learn to cook Balinese style at an interactive local cooking class. Or visit Mt Batur volcano and hop on a mountain bike, pedalling your way back down the slopes towards Ubud - a wonderful way to see the countryside, villages and rice terraces. Have dinner amongst the rice paddies. Accommodation Tegal Sari or similar

Day 6 - MUNDUK – On our journey to Munduk we stop for a walk through the Unesco World Heritage Site - Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. A picturesque and colourful hike through Bali’s very impressive terraced rice paddies. Have lunch in a volcano and tour the iconic Lake Danu Bratan Temple -Bali’s iconic picture postcard view. Continue on the calderra and drive down the Northern slopes to Munduk, with views out to the ocean. Accommodation Yoga Homestay or similar

Day 7 - MUNDUK - Wake up in the beautiful hillside scenery of Munduk. Trek through the terraced fields and visit a waterfall, taste some coffee at one of Munduk’s plantations, or visit the local clove farms. Take a drive down the hills to the Northern coast at Lovina. Most of all, enjoy the amazing scenery that Munduk has to offer. Accommodation Yoga Homestay or similar

Day 8 – SIDEMAN – Journey back past Tamblingan Lake and take a trek to, and a swim under Banyumala Twin Falls. Have lunch in the Crater of Mt Batur. Tour Bali’s largest, holiest and most important temple on the slopes of Mount Agung - Besakih Temple. Spend the evening in the sleepy little village of Sideman. Accommodation Sawah Indah Villa or similar

Day 9 – SIDEMAN - Visit the local Pelangi Traditional Weaving factory and the Sadus Tile Factory. We’ll take a drive down to the Blue Lagoon at Padang Bai and visit the old law courts of Kertha Gosa in Semarapura. Watch the sun setting upon the slopes of Mt Agung. Accommodation Sawah Indah Villa or similar

Day 10 – NUSA PENIDA - Travel by fast boat to the beautiful island of Nusa Penida. We’ll take a trip to the stunning Kelingking beach (nicknamed T-Rex) for cliff-top views. Explore the Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong. Accommodation La Roja Budget or similar

Day 11 – NUSA PENIDA – A journey Southwards along the East coast of this idyllic island brings us to Diamond Beach, Atuh Beach, and the Molengteng Tree Houses located with the Thousand Island View. On our way back, enter the Goa Giri Putra Cave Temple for an spiritual experience deep inside a cave. Accommodation La Roja Budget or similar

Day 12 – NUSA LEMBONGAN – travel by vehicle to Toya Pacek harbour where we take a local boat on a short trip to Nusa Lembongan. When on Lembongan, we can explore the seaweed harvesting and have a seafood dinner on the beach. Enjoy sunset by the Devil’s Tears. Accommodation Cubang Huts or similar

Day 13 – NUSA LEMBONGAN – Free day to enjoy an optional snorkelling trip around Nusa Lembongan and search for Manta Rays off Nusa Penida. With your free time, you can relax and enjoy the serenity of the island paradise or take a trip over the yellow bridge to the Blue Lagoon on Nusa Ceningan. As always, a beautiful sunset will await. Accommodation Cubang Huts or similar

Day 14 – SANUR – After spenDing your final day enjoying island life, we take a fast boat trip in the afternoon back to Bali mainland for a final nights dinner and celebration in Sanur. Accommodation Puri Kesari Guest House or similar

Day 15 – SANUR – finish the trip at a group breakfast in Sanur and make your way to the airport for your flight home.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • TOUR THE STUNNING COASTLINE OF NUSA PENIDA

  • ELEPHANTS, MONKEYS, TURTLES, MANTA RAYS AND MORE WILDLIFE

  • EXPLORE THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LISTED JATILUWAH RICE TERRACES

  • DISCOVER BALI'S WELLNESS CENTRE IN UBUD AND TREAT YOURSELF TO A MASSAGE

  • SNORKELLING AROUND NUSA LEMBONGAN AND NUSA PENIDA

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • 14 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION AT HOTELS/GUESTHOUSES (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)

  • SOME MEALS ARE INCLUDED BUT GENERALLY MEAL CHOICES AND LOCATIONS ARE OPTIONAL. THIS ALLOWS YOU THE GREATEST FLEXIBILITY FOR PREFERENCE AND BUDGET

  • TRANSPORTATION BETWEEN DESTINATIONS ON TRIP AND TO/FROM INCLUDED ACTIVITIES BY:

    • PRIVATE VEHICLE WITH DRIVER

    • PUBLIC BUS

    • LOCAL TAXI

    • FERRY BOAT

  • WESTERN GUIDE FOR DURATION OF THE TRIP

  • PARK FEES AND LOCAL GUIDES

  • ACTIVITIES

    • UBUD CITY TOUR AND MONKEY FOREST

    • GUIDED WALK THROUGH THE JATILUWAH RICE TERRACES

    • KECAK DANCE PERFORMANCE

    • MUNDUK TWIN WATERFALL VISIT

    • TOUR TO KELINGKING BEACH, ANGEL’S BILLABONG AND BROKEN BEACH

    • SIDEMAN GUIDED TOUR

    • VISIT TO ATUH BEACH, DIAMOND BEACH AND MOLENGTENG TREE HOUSES

    • NUSA LEMBONGAN/NUSA CENINGAN TOUR

NOT INCLUDED:

  • FLIGHTS TO/FROM BALI FROM YOUR LOCATION

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE(REQUIRED)

  • ENTRY VISA (IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE IF YOU NEED A VISA AND WHAT TYPE YOU REQUIRE TO ENTER THE COUNTRY)

  • ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

  • MOST LUNCHES AND DINNERS

  • TIPS FOR GUIDES

ITINERARY DISCLAIMER:

  • WHILE IT IS NOT OUR INTENTION TO MODIFY THE ITINERARY, THERE ARE MANY FACTORS INVOLVED BEYOND OUR CONTROL.  SINCE OUR TRIP WILL BE VISITING AN AREA WHERE THERE IS UNPREDICTABILITY, WE REQUIRE THE TRIP TO BE A LITTLE FLEXIBLE TO CATER TO NECESSARY OR DESIRABLE CHANGES.  ALSO, WE MAY DISCOVER NEW ADVENTURES OR EXPERIENCES THAT WE FEEL ARE BETTER THAN ORIGINALLY PLANNED, SO WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE ADDITIONS.  THE ITINERARY IS KEPT BRIEF TO ALLOW SOME FLEXIBILITY IN OUR TRIP.  WE FEEL THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL AND A GREAT WAY TO SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH OUR CLIENTS

VACCINATIONS:

  • IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL TRAVEL MEDICAL CLINIC OR LOCAL HEALTH EXPERT PRIOR TO THE TRIP TO DISCUSS WHICH VACCINATIONS YOU NEED FOR YOUR ADVENTURE IN INDONESIA

Photo by Martin Callum

Photo by Martin Callum