Beautiful Bali

From £595 for 9 days
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Trip Overview
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.
Essential Info
Starts: Ubud
Ends: Sanur
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: ITISA
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Indonesia
What's Included

Meals

7 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Private minibus

Accommodation

Guesthouse (2 nts),Hotel (6 nts)

Trip 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
-Your bicycle tour from Taro to Ubud takes you off the beaten track, through hilly back lanes, small villages and rice paddies
-Escape the tourists – and the heat – in Sidemen, a lovely, peaceful village nestled in the hills
Dates & Availability
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14th March 2017
22nd March 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£595pp 
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Good
11th April 2017
19th April 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£615pp 
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Good
29th April 2017
7th May 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£650pp 
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Limited
2nd May 2017
10th May 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£615pp 
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Good
6th May 2017
14th May 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£615pp 
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Good
13th May 2017
21st May 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£665pp 
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Limited
20th May 2017
28th May 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£610pp 
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Limited
23rd May 2017
31st May 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£595pp 
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Good
27th May 2017
4th June 2017
Ubud - Sanur
£610pp 
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Good
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Itinerary & Notes
 
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.
Day 2 - Ubud
Led by your local guide, you will tour Ubud on foot today (approximately 3 hours). Along the way you'll see the goings-on of daily village life, rice fields, an alang alang valley (wild grass that is used for making the roof on traditional buildings), and visit a local painting and handicraft area. The tour ends in central Ubud where you'll have time to explore the many cafes, galleries and shops on your own. Today you'll also visit Bumi Sehat, a local community-based health clinic whose mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality. In the evening you will 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.

Additional Activities

Ubud - Guided walk
Included in Price
Ubud - Kecak dance performance
Included in Price
Ubud - Bumi Sehat Hosted Visit
Included in Price
Ubud - Whitewater rafting
900000 IDR
Day 3 - Sidemen
Set off by bicycle (approximately 3 hours) through backstreets, quaint villages and rice fields – a great way to meet the local people and take in the lovely views. Along the way, you'll make stops for photo opportunities and to rest if you need to. There are plenty of opportunities to visit some of the small and intricately carved temples. Your ride concludes in Ubud. Next, head for the hills and the village of Sidemen, travelling by minivan (approximately 2 hours). Set against a backdrop of Bali's highest peak, Mt Agung, the peaceful and friendly village of Sidemen is proof that Bali has pockets tucked away from the tourism the island is famous for. It's a little cooler up here, thanks to the elevation.

Additional Activities

Ubud - Bike tour: Taro to Ubud
Included in Price
Sidemen - Traditional dance
60000 IDR
Day 4 - Mt Batur
Take a morning walk (approximately 3–4 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. You can also cool off in the river nearby. 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 m) sits inside a stark and spectacular caldera, and 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 at which to start tomorrow's early morning trek without extra travelling time.

Additional Activities

Sideman - Guided walking tour and traditional lunch
Included in Price
Day 5 - Lovina
Get up at 3 am this morning to walk to the summit of Mt Batur (approximately 1.5–2 hours). You'll be glad you made the effort to rise early when you see the gorgeous sunrise over the valleys of Bali. On a clear morning, it's possible to see all the way across the Lombok Strait to the peaks of Lombok's Mt Rinjani. This may well be one of the most memorable parts 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. 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 massage and yoga.

Additional Activities

Mt Batur - Entrance Fee
Included in Price
Mt Batur - Climb with local guide
Included in Price
Mt Batur - Hot springs
150000 IDR
Day 6 - Lovina
Enjoy a day of snorkelling on Menjangan Island reef, a short boat ride from the coast (there will approximately 2 hours of travel in total). This island and its coral reefs are part of the Bali Barat National Park. Enjoy some free time in Lovina this afternoon, exploring the sun-drenched coastline. Just be careful of rubbish in the water if you go swimming, as this can be a problem after bouts of stormy weather in the waters around Menjangan, as in other coastal areas in Bali. Tonight we head to Ibu Wayan's to learn about Balinese cuisine and have a home cooked meal.

Additional Activities

Lovina - Snorkelling Menjangan Island Reef
Included in Price
Lovina - Bali Barat NP Snorkelling
Included in Price
Lovina - Yoga class
120000 IDR
Day 7 - Bedugul
Bring your swimming gear to visit today as our first stop is a visit to the small but more local Banjar Hot Springs. Continue to the tiny hilltop village of Munduk (approximately 1 hour). Walk through clove and coffee plantations to a hidden waterfall. Visit Lake Bratan nearby for delightful views of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple set on a small island in the lake. Continue to Bedugul (approximately 1 hour). This mountain town is nestled in the cool and misty highlands, in a volcanic lake region covered in lush vegetation. Your warm clothes may come in handy for early mornings and evenings here.

Additional Activities

Munduk - Waterfall visit
Included in Price
Bedugul - Lake Bratan Temple
Included in Price
Lovina - Banjar Hot springs entrance
Included in Price
Lovina - Seririt Market visit
Included in Price
Day 8 - Sanur
Visit the Bali Botanical Gardens in Bedugal. Here, over 2,000 species of plants from all over Indonesia are on display in a tranquil highland setting. Continue by minivan to Sanur and enjoy some free time there in the afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, chat with the locals as they too enjoy the sea and sun, 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.

Additional Activities

Bedugal - Bali Botanical Gardens
Included in Price
Sanur - Morning Cycling Tour
270000 IDR
Sanur - Cooking Class
450000 IDR
Sanur - Yoga Lesson
100000 IDR
Sanur - Balinese Massage
90000 IDR
Day 9 - Sanur
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today.
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