Day 1 - 2: Bali - Ubud
- Arrive in Bali. Drive to Ubud.
- Visit Gunung Kawi, Tirta Empul. Enjoy the spectacular views of green rice terraces and the Pakrisan river.
Day 3 - 5: Batubulan - Batur - Sanur - Departure
- Learn about the Balinese philosophy through Barong dance in Batubulan.
- Enjoy the view of Batur volcano and Lake Batur.
- Drive to Sanur and relax on the idyllic beach.
- Board the departure from Bali’s Denpasar airport.
This ‘Bali Essence’ tour is designed to give you the most authentic experiences in Bali. Explore Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali. Learn about the Balinese culture by visiting the sacred temples Tirta Empul and Gunung Kawi and through the traditional Barong dance, which tells the story of the fight between the goods and the evil spirits. Enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Batur before stopping at Tegalalang rice terraces, one of the most photogenic landmarks on the island. No trip to Bali is complete without a breath of the ocean, so the beautiful seaside town Sanur with its idyllic beach will be the perfect closing for your trip.
A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you at the arrival lounge and take you directly to your hotel. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.
After a short rest, we will drive from the south of Bali to Ubud. The Balinese kings, benevolent to the arts, transformed their court seat into a true global village. Ubud shops, galleries and craft shops blend traditional arts and crafts with modern design. Visiting European artists, attracted by the lure of an untouched tropical paradise, were encouraged to stay. They gave new impetus to the existing local arts while creating some exciting new forms in the process. This atmosphere reverbs to this day. A visit to Ubud means indulging in the local arts, visiting the ancient temples and enjoying the archetypical Balinese surroundings of steep gorges and sculpted rice fields.
Ubud is the ideal basis to explore some interesting landmarks and sights of Bali’s hinterland and enjoy the enthralling Balinese landscapes. Famed for its painters and sculptors, the township and nearby villages exude an atmosphere of grace and serenity that has attracted art celebrities from all over the world. The Balinese culture is alive and well with some of the finest workings in wood, stone and silver on display.
Venture north up to Gunung Kawi. Gunung Kawi is only to be reached via a flight of stairs. You will, however, be rewarded with magnificent views over rice terraces and the Pakrisan river. Then we will move onwards to Tirta Empul, a major temple complex and holy mountain spring in the village of Manukaya.
Today you will have the best of culture and nature in a day. First, you will attend a playful introduction to the Balinese philosophy. The gracious Barong dance in Batubulan, performed by professional actors and dancers. Proceed to the rightfully famous woodcarving center of Mas. Young artisans with amazing skills emblaze tropical woods with life.
Then we will drive further to the east and enjoy the breathtaking view over the volcano and the Lake Batur, while having lunch in Penelokan, Kintamani. This is the largest lake in Bali and can be found in the smaller, secondary caldera of the Batur volcano, right at the foot of Mount Abang. The final stop will be the photogenic Tegalalang Rice Terraces before you arrive in Sanur.
Enjoy morning breakfast and day at your leisure to enjoy at the resort or self-explore the beautiful surrounding.
Free at your leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities until departure time, meet your guide at the hotel lobby for your transfer service back to Denpasar airport. End of services.
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- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Bali
- Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
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