ITINERARY BY DAY
Day 1: Arrival in Bali
Meet your driver at the airport and head to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day as you please – relax in your hotel or head out to explore the area.
Day 2: Legian – Bali Safari And Marine Park
This morning, drive along the Eastern coastline of Bali toward the Bali Safari and Marine Park, where a full day of wildlife exploration awaits! Arrive at the park and journey through the area with your guide, learning about the area’s local species and conservations efforts along the way. Get up close and personal with some of the animals that call the park home – plunge into Lake Manyara to meet hippopotamus, meet herds of zebras, try to catch a glimpse of reclusive tigers and even meet a few rare White Rhinoceros. After your day of exploration, head back to you hotel to spend the rest of the day as you please.
Day 3: Legian – Waterbom
Today, don your swimming gear and depart to Waterbom, the biggest water park in Bali that boasts over 3.8 hectares of landscaping and nine exhilarating water rides! Let the kids explore the park’s array of activities, and get a chance to kick back and relax at the swim-up cocktail bar or the spa for a relaxing massage. After plenty of time to enjoy family-friendly adventure in the sun, head back to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Legian
Enjoy today as you please, with a wander along Legian’s sunny beach front or kicking back at your hotel.
Day 5: Legian – Taman Ayun – Rumah Desa Cooking Class – Jatiluwih – Tanah Lot
This morning, depart the sunny coast of Legian and journey inland into the region of Tabanan, one of Bali’s most historic areas. Make your first stop at the Taman Ayun Royal Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Bali built in 1634. Wander through this beautiful structure originally constructed for the Royal Family and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding moat.
Then, continue on my car to Rumah Desa, a traditional Balinese compound that’s the perfect example of traditional Indonesian culture. Start with having your palm read by a local mystic before heading off to try your hand at a local pastime – farming! Hop on board the area’s version of a tractor – a water buffalo – before heading into the kitchen and rolling up your sleeves to prepare lunch. Learn how to whip up some Indonesian classic dishes with your local guide and enjoy your meal family-style. Then, learn how to create your own offering (an important part of Balinese rituals) and bring it along with you as you depart Rumah Desa bound for Tanah Lot Temple.
Arrive at the temple and leave your car behind as you head into Tanah Lot with your guide. Follow their lead as you learn how the Balinese pray and give thanks to Gods, and lay your own handmade offering at the temple. After your spiritual experience, head back to your vehicle and head back to you hotel in town for the night.
Day 6: Legian - Ubud
Enjoy today at your own leisure. Kick back on the Legian beach or wander into town for some souvenir shopping.
Day 7: Legian – White Water Rafting
Start your day with a sweet treat as you head to the village of Carangsari, home of the Bali Elephant Camp and the POD Chocolate Factory! Begin at the factory and follow alongside your guide to learn about the process of creating chocolate here. Try your own “chocolate shot” for a great morning kick start, before learning to make your own chocolate!
Then, get fitted with safety attire and prepare for a heart-racing white water rafting adventure! Suit up and walk down to the river to board your rafts, and head off onto the water for about an hour and a half. Enjoy some of the area’s beautiful riverside scenery along the way, and keep an eye out for the furry, feathery and scaley “locals” that wander along the banks! Once you arrive, disembark and head back to you hotel to catch your breath and relax.
Day 8: Legian – Taman Nusa
Today, head inland from Legian’s sunny beaches toward Taman Nusa, an area of Eastern Bali that houses over 60 traditional houses that date back centuries. Here, wander through the village and get a feel for what modest village life in Indonesia is really like, and get a chance to meet some of the locals from countless ethnic backgrounds. Shop for souvenirs at the area’s many handicraft shops and enjoy plenty of performing arts demonstrations before heading back to your hotel on the coast.