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Beautiful Bali
Ubud to Sanur
Duration: 9 days
Tour code: TISA

Highlights

  • With hiking, cycling and snorkelling, this trip is steeped in outdoor activities. But there's also plenty of time to relax – bathe in hot springs, laze on the beach or stroll around botanical gardens
  • Immerse yourself in Balinese culture – you'll eat street food with locals, meet songket weavers, witness a traditional Kecak dance performance and visit a Hindu-Buddhist island temple
  • Adventure to the summit of Mt Batur, where, on a clear morning, dazzling sunrise vistas stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani
  • Escape the tourists – and the heat – in Sidemen, a lovely, peaceful village nestled in the hills

Travel to Bali and discover Indonesia's beautiful island escape. Dotted with small, character-filled villages, smouldering volcanoes rising out of lush rich fields, idyllic beaches and colourful reefs, Bali is the perfect island getaway. Conquer the slopes of simmering Mt Batur, explore an underwater world in Bali Barat National Park, feast on delicious Balinese cuisine and enjoy moments of absolute peace in Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist lake temple dedicated to the goddess of the waters. Fall in love with the warmth of the people, the ornate customs and welcoming culture that is synonymous with beautiful Bali.

What's included?

Meals

8 breakfasts, lunch, dinner

Transport

Local van , Private vehicle , Boat

Accommodation

Guesthouse (1 night), Hotel (7 nights)

Included activities

  • Ubud - Guided walk
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance
  • Ubud - Bike tour from Bayung Gede (Kahyangan) Village to Ubud
  • Ubud - Bumi Sehat visit
  • Sidemen - Guided walking tour & traditional lunch
  • Mt Batur - Volcano climb
  • Lovina - Menjangan Island Reef snorkeling tour
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot Springs
  • Munduk - Waterfall
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Bedugul - Bali Botanical Gardens
  • Bedugul - Lake Bratan Temple

Itinerary

Day 1
Ubud
Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Ubud, the arts and cultural centre of Bali. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm on Day 1. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Afterwards, perhaps head out to for a group meal at one of the delicious local restaurants.

Optional activities: Ubud - Cooking class ($350000)

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Day 2
Ubud
Start the day with a guided walking tour (about 2.5 hours). Gain an insight into daily village life as you pass lush rice fields, an alang alang valley (type of wild grass used to make the roof of traditional buildings) and stop by an artisan village where vendors sell handmade paintings, handicrafts and artisan goods. The tour ends in central Ubud, where you'll have time to explore the many cafes, galleries and shops on your own. In the evening sit down to a traditional Kecak dance performance. Driven not by musical instruments, but by human chanting, this fascinating theatrical performance is considered a highlight by many travellers.

Included activities:

  • Ubud - Guided walk
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance

Optional activities:

  • Ubud - Saraswati Temple Lotus Garden - Free
  • Ubud - Whitewater rafting ($740000)

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Ubud - Sidemen
Today you’ll explore the area from a different angle – from the saddle of a bike. Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour through backstreets, quaint villages and rice fields, waving to the locals as you go. It’s a relatively easy ride – much of the route is downhill – and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or a brief rest. You’ll also stop to check out some small, intricately carved temples, before concluding your bike tour back in Ubud. After refuelling at lunch, head for the hills to the village of Sideman, travelling by private minivan (about 2 hours). Set against a backdrop of Bali's highest peak, Mt Agung, the peaceful village of Sidemen is proof that Bali still has some pockets that are untouched by tourism. Keep in mind, it's a little cooler up here, thanks to the elevation. You may want to pack a sweater.

Included activities:

  • Ubud - Bike tour from Bayung Gede (Kahyangan) Village to Ubud
  • Ubud - Bumi Sehat visit

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Sidemen - Mt Batur
Take a morning walk (approximately 2.5 hours) around Sidemen, visiting the craftspeople of the local songket weaving industry. A traditional 'bungkus' lunch is included. The walk is a great chance to take in the beautiful scenery. Continuing your journey higher into the mountains, drive along the crater rim road to a fishing village on the edge of Lake Batur (approximately 2 hours). Volcanic Mt Batur (1,717 metres/5,633 feet) sits inside a stark and spectacular caldera; with Lake Batur below, it's a stunning sight. The lake supports the local fishing industry, while many of the villagers work as guides for the volcano climb. Your accommodation at the base of Mt Batur is a basic hotel with a restaurant. This is a great location to start tomorrow's early morning trek without extra travelling time.

Included activities: Sidemen - Guided walking tour & traditional lunch

Stay: Guesthouse (1 night)

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 5
Mt Batur - Lovina
It’s a very early start today – you’ll have to wake at 3 am to begin the 1.5 to 2-hour walk to the summit of Mt Batur in order to reach it before sunrise. Trust us, it’s worth the effort. On a clear morning, it's possible to see all the way across the Lombok Strait to the peaks of Lombok's Mt Rinjani. The view of the gorgeous sunrise over the valleys of Bali may well be the most memorable part of your trip. Do keep in mind, however, that the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes the view is obscured by clouds. After descending the volcano, there's an option to soak in hot springs with fantastic views over the lake and caldera. Then make the journey from the mountains to the small coastal town of Lovina (approximately 3 hours). Lovina is famous for the dolphins that patrol its coast. It's also a great spot for fine food, traditional massages and yoga.

Included activities: Mt Batur - Volcano climb

Optional activities: Mt Batur - Hot springs ($200000)

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Lovina
Enjoy a day of snorkelling amongst Menjangan Island’s coral reef, part of the Bali Barat National Park. This site is just a short boat ride from the coast (about 1 hour each way). On the way back, you’ll stop for a soak at Banjar Hot Spring, a small spring popular with the locals. Tonight, head to Ibu Wayan's to learn about Balinese cuisine before sitting down to a home-cooked meal.

Included activities:

  • Lovina - Menjangan Island Reef snorkeling tour
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot Springs

Optional activities: Lovina - Yoga class ($120000)

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 7
Lovina - Bedugul
After breakfast, head to the tiny hilltop village of Munduk (approximately 1 hour) where you’ll walk through aromatic clove and coffee plantations to a spectacular hidden waterfall. Continue inland to the picturesque mountain town of Bedugul (approximately 1 hour). It’s a good idea to pack warm clothing as the early mornings and evenings can be quite cool. Spend the afternoon strolling amongst more than 2000 species of plants indigenous to Indonesia at the Bali Botanical Gardens.

Included activities:

  • Munduk - Waterfall
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Bedugul - Bali Botanical Gardens

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Bedugul - Sanur
Start the day with a visit to Lake Bratan for a delightful view of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple set on a small island in the lake. Continue by minivan to Sanur and enjoy some free time there in the afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Get a feel for the traditions and local customs which are well maintained here. Ancient temples are easily accessible – just a short distance away from the beach.

Included activities: Bedugul - Lake Bratan Temple

Optional activities: Seminyak - Hidden Rice Fields Trek Urban Adventure ($500000)

Stay: Hotel (1 night)

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Sanur
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today.

Optional activities:

  • Seminyak - Bali VW Spa Safari Urban Adventure ($1150000)
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Total Bali Food Tour ($600000)
  • Seminyak - Bali VW Cocktail Safari Urban Adventure ($800000)
  • Sanur - Morning Cycling Tour ($330000)
  • Balinese Massage ($90000)
  • Sanur - Yoga Lesson ($120000)
  • Sanur - Cooking Class ($700000)

Meals: breakfast

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