9 Day Bali Signature: Culture, Natural beauty, Beach and more
This signature Bali private tour covers the island's highlights: Amazing temples of Uluwatu, Besakih, Ulun Danu and Tanah Lot; magical beach and romantic coast line of Jimbaran, Uluwatu and Nusa Dua; culture center in Ubud; Tegalalang rice terrace, elephant rides in lush jungle, and more!
Flexible and customizable for private departures
Ubud, South Bali (Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Jimbaran), North Bali (Menjangan islands, Pemuteran, Lovina), East Bali
Pricing for land only starts from $5,000 for two, The price will vary depending on hotels, travel dates and other preferences. Please inquire for a custom quote,
Welcome to the Island of Gods!
Our staff will greet you at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport and the driver/guide will transfer you to the hotel in Nusa Dua resort area. Just 10 kilometers from Bali’s international airport and 25 minutes from the chic and vivacious Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak districts, Nusa Dua is a stretch of white sandy beach located in the southernmost tip of Bali.
Besakih temple and East Bali (B/L)
Today you will start your cultural exploration with the famous Barong and Keris Dance show. The dance show describes the eternal struggle between good (Barong) and evil (Rangda).
You will continue the journey to the eastern Bali, where you'll see a rich volcanic landscape and thriving communities around the majestic Mount Agung and nearby sea. A journey along the Ida Bagus Matra bypass will allow you to make stops at Rendang village to visit Besakih, the ‘mother temple’. Besakih began as an ancient terraced sanctuary for worshiping the god of the volcano, Gunung Agung. Over the years, the complex was enlarged to about 30 temples and hundreds of shrines. Last stop is Tirta Ganga, a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. Strictly, the name refers to the water palace built here in 1946 by the Raja of Karangasem.
Kintamani, a large volcanic crater of Mount Batur (B/L)
Kintamani, a place where you can enjoy your lunch with a breathtaking view over the caldera lake of Danau Batur. Going down the hill, you will stop at Coffee Plantation before visiting Batuan temple and Tirta Empul, holy spring bathing pools which are believed to have strong curative powers. Your day will end at the most beautiful rice field Tegalalang to have tea and enjoy the view.
Bedugul and Ulun Danu (B)
Today you will continue your journey North to Bedugul mountain area. You will pass Jati Luwih to see rice field on the hillside of Bedugul. We recommend that you have lunch at Pacung restaurant (not included) while enjoying the beautiful mountain view.
Afterwards, you will visit the most photographed temple in Bali, Pura Ulun Danu (“Pura” means temple). Sit by the Beratan Lake, this famous Hindu temple is a major water temple in Bali. From here, you will continue to the west side of Bali to seaside eco resort.
West Bali National Park and Menjangan Island (B,L)
Several hours journey from the north to this region provides an insight into the quiet and stunningly beautiful collection of timeless villages that appear to have given scant thought to tourism. Other than West Bali National Park, famous for its Menjangan island, the west Bali offers quiet beaches with calm seas, excellent for diving and snorkeling on the north side and wilder seas, renowned surfing spots on the south side.
Menjangan Island is located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali. "Menjangan" in Indonesian means "Deer". The name was given by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of approx 1.2 miles. As a part of Bali Barat National Park, Menjangan Island is well known for its magnificent underwater world. With deep coral reef walls, and a wreck known as ‘Anker’, it is the one of Bali’s best diving and snorkeling sites. With good water conditions and excellent visibility, Menjangan Island and nearby Labuan Lalang are excellent for snorkeling. Fishing around the island is another worthwhile activity.
Ubud and elephant safari (B)
Ubud is the center of art and culture of Bali. This is the best place to shop for wood carving (or Balinese painting). Visit Sukawati market early in the morning.
Goa Gajah temple (Elephant cave) will be your next destination. This cave is a relief of various menacing creatures and demons carved right into the rock at the cave entrance. The primary figure was once thought to be an elephant, hence the nickname Elephant Cave.
The driver will then take you to visit Ubud monkey forest where you will walk amongst 340 free roaming Balinese long-tailed macaque troops. You will finish the day by visiting Ubud's elephant safari park where you will experience the elephant ride under the stars followed by a wonderful dinner.
Nusa Dua, Uluwatu, Kecak dance and Dinner on the beach (B, D)
Free time and relax (we offer two water activities for free - jetski, banana boat, or fly fish) in the morning and early afternoon,
Continue your journey to Uluwatu. Uluwatu temple is one of the Sad Kyhayangan (six most important temples in Bali). It is dedicated to Rudra, the God of the storm, the wind, and the hunt. Built by a priest from Java in A.D. 1546, the temple is considered one of most sacred sites on the island.You will arrive just before the sunset to walk around and soak in the view. Here you will also meet the free roaming monkeys. Perched right on the edge of the cliff was the magical Temple. At 6pm, just before the sun went down, the Kecak fire Dance is performed. More than 20 men entered the stage and started chanting in harmony; Cak..Cak..Cakcakcak! As the sun started to reach the horizon, Hanuman (the hero) was captured and tied by Rahwana’s army and put in the middle of the circle of fire. This is a marvelous performance that excited your mind, body and soul. Enjoy BBQ Balinese dinner at Jimbaran beach.
Seminyak and Tanoh Lot (B)
In the morning, before you leave Bali, you will visit Seminyak to shop, or enjoy spa and beaches. Seminyak is a boutique shopping capital of Bali. It is more upmarket with mostly luxury accommodation, fashionable high-end restaurants/bars and spas. The atmosphere is much more sophisticated and laid-back than Kuta, and the beach in particular is quieter during the day.
Your last stop will be Tanah Lot which has been a part of Balinese mythology for centuries. The temple sits on a large offshore rock which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. At the base of the rocky island, poisonous sea snakes are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. Across the temple, to your left is the magnificent ocean front property, Nirvana golf resort designed by Greg Norman. At this beautiful golf resort, you will enjoy lighting candle ceremony during sunset and stay for the night.
Free time to enjoy the seaside resort in the morning. Our staff will then transfer you to the airport for your departing flight,