The Best of Bali

10 Days / 9 Nights

  Candi Dasa - Ubud - Lovina

10 Days / 9 Nights

The Best of Bali

  Candi Dasa - Ubud - Lovina

Treat yourself to some of the best that Bali has to offer on this comprehensive 10-day tour. Trek through rural villages in central Bali, snorkel exquisite coral reefs in Candi Dasa and watch local artisans at work in Ubud. Later, enjoy an exhilarating climb up Mount Batur and watch dolphins at sunrise in Lovina before escaping to idyllic Menjangan Island.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visiting Kusamba Village and the"Bat Cave", then hiking to the home of Bali's original inhabitants in Bali Aga
  • Lounging on "Virgin Beach" and experiencing the incredible "Water Palace" in Tirta Gangga
  • Experiencing the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud, and its traditional, artistic and picturesque atmosphere
  • Climbing to the top of Mount Batur Volcano for breath-taking sunrise vistas and relaxing in natural hot springs
  • Visiting both Bali's highest and its oldest temples en route to Lovina from Kintamani
  • Having an unforgettable experience watching sunrise on a traditional boat surrounded by wild dolphins
  • Snorkeling in one of Bali's most renowned underwater paradises at Menjangan Island
  • Feeling the mist of Git Git Waterfall and visiting the famous "Goddess of the Lake Temple"

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
  • Other meals listed in the itinerary
  • Expert English-speaking local guide
  • Tours as mentioned and air-conditioned transfers
  • Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
  • Boat cruises and rides while on tour
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

ITINERARY

DAY 1

South Bali

DAY 1 - South Bali

Arrive at Bali International Airport and meet with our airport welcome driver before making your way to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day unwinding at your hotel or explore the surrounding streets.

DAY 2

DAY 2 - South Bali

Make an early morning start travelling the eastern coastline of Bali before making your first stop at Kusamba Village, renowned for its traditional sea salt harvesting methods. Continue on to Goa Lawah Temple – otherwise known as the “Bat Cave” – and see more than 10,000 bats hanging overhead.

In the afternoon, enjoy a short two-hour guided trek around the village of Kastala, through surrounding rice paddies and plantations, and finishing at Tenganan ‘Bali Aga’ - the home of Bali’s original in-habitants.

Finish the day in Candi Dasa, where you will spend the night.

DAY 3

DAY 3 - Candi Dasa

After breakfast, travel north- east to Pasir Putih, also known as “Virgin Beach”, or translated means ‘white sand’. Here, relax and unwind on the beach, take dips in the gentle surf, or simply listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the sand. Hire snorkelling equipment or explore the coral reefs or if the mood strikes, rent a day bed for an afternoon siesta in the sun.

Afterwards, head east through Amlapura to the Tirta Gangga, or “Water Palace”. Here, settle down for a delicious lunch provided at a local restaurant with a view that stretches from the palace’s expan-sive grounds, across the ocean to Lombok.

DAY 4

DAY 4 - Ubud

After breakfast, make your way to the beating cultural heart of Bali known as Ubud. On the way, make pit stops at the villages of Mas, Celuk and Batu Bulan where you will have the chance to watch Indonesia’s best craftsmen at work. Watch as silversmiths craft intricate jewellery by hand before picking up some souvenirs in the gift shop. Then, make your way up the hill and over to , stopping to enjoy amazing vistas of Mount Batur a still active volcano.

Afterwards, head down to your hotel to spend the night.

DAY 5

DAY 5 - Kintamani

Make an early morning start as you begin your climb up Mount Batur volcano. At the top, enjoy stunning views of the sunset as the sun bathes the surrounding valleys in a warm glow. Enjoy a light breakfast at the summit before head back down to your hotel.

Afterwards, recover from your early morning climb with a relaxing dip in the Toya Bunka Hot Springs.

DAY 6

DAY 6 - Kintamani - Lovina

After breakfast, traveling from Kintamani to Lovina with a stop at Pura Puncak Penulisan, Bali’s highest temple located on the summit of Penulisan Mountain (1745m). Climb the 336 steps to the temple before learning about its fascinating history.

Then, make your way to Pura Beji “Beji Temple”. Built in the 15th century, it is thought to be one of the oldest temples in Bali.

DAY 7

DAY 7 - Lovina

In the morning, rise early before venturing out on the ocean before sunrise. Here, watch the sun slowly emerge from the horizon as wild dolphins launch themselves into the air and back in the water. With your guide, look out for Lovina’s five native species of dolphins that congregate along its shores.

Afterwards, head back to shore and enjoy a hearty breakfast, before spending the rest of the day at your leisure.

DAY 8

DAY 8 - Menjangan Island

In the morning, travel approximately 1.5 hours by car along Bali’s northern coastline to Mimpi Banjar. Here, collect your snorkelling equipment before heading to Menjangan Island, renowned for its turquoise waters and brightly coloured reefs. Explore these underground habitats with tips from your local guide before heading back to the mainland.

In the afternoon, travel along the coast of Seririt to Banjar Hot Springs. Here, take a rejuvenating dip in the warm water and soak in the natural nutrients and minerals in the water.

Head back to your accommodation in Lovina to spend the night.

DAY 9

DAY 9 - Bedugul - South Bali

After breakfast, set off towards South Bali via Git Git Waterfall, located a short hike from the car park. Enjoy a relaxing dip at this secluded plunge pool before continuing on to Ulun Danu, otherwise known as “Goddess of the Lake” temple. Located right at the water’s edge, it is one of the most photo-graphed temples in Bali.

In the afternoon, head to a local restaurant for a scenic lunch overlooking the mountains and lakes Bedugul. Next, make a quick stop at Candi Kuning, a traditional fruit and vegetable market, for some fresh fruit, before heading to your hotel in South Bali.

DAY 10

DAY 10 - South Bali

Spend the day at your leisure before transferring to the airport for your flight. 

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