Beautiful golden sand beach with colorful flowers in Bali

Best of Bali & Lombok Vacation

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Bali / Indonesia

Places Visited

Sanur Beach, Gili Islands, Senggigi, Kintamani...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

The picturesque dreams of tropical island paradise become a reality during your tailored vacation, which encompasses the best of Bali and Lombok. The air contains hints of coconut and ocean aromas. Lavish orchids grow out of the ponds decorating historic Hindu temples. Sea turtles glide in the indigo waters of the Indian Ocean. Palm trees soar into the sky and shade pristine white sand beaches. From an untouched village at the edge of a volcanic peak to the tranquil charms of a resort situated...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the distinctive and historic Hindu culture of Bali in the cultural capital of Ubud, where you visit the enchanting Taman Saraswati Temple
  • Experience the thrill of visiting the oldest Hindu artifact on Bali, a Sanskrit inscribed pillar located inside a Blanjong temple
  • Dive into the remarkable underwater world of a natural coral reef to explore the remarkable subaquatic life of the Gili Islands
  • Delight in a breathtaking sunrise over the horizon at Lovina while on a boat in search of dolphin pods playing in the open water
  • Visit a charming village preserved in its history on the foothills of a towering mountaintop, at the edge of a crater lake near Kintamani town
  • Enjoy a kayaking excursion around the Gili Islands with a seasoned guide able to point out the passing sea life and island landmarks
  • Witness sea turtle hatchlings at the Turtle Tanks located on the beachfront walk in Sanur
  • Relish the gorgeous landscape on scenic drives around Bali, taking in the textured rice fields and irrigation terraces for picturesque island views 

Detailed Description

The pleasures of powder white sand and emerald rice fields complete the captivating scenery of Bali and Lombok. Relaxed island living meets remarkable mountain villages, embellished with unique cultures celebrated from shore to shore. Your 12-day Indonesia vacation provides insight into the beauty of heritage and the magnificence of a landscape encompassing rolling mountains, dense jungles, and unforgettable coastlines. Your journey begins with your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim and escorts you to a luxurious hotel overlooking the waters of Sanur Beach.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure to wander along the beachfront walkway, linger on the sand, or visit the shops around the main street of town. The following morning, you meet your private transfer after breakfast and begin the journey to Ubud. Shortly outside of Sanur, you visit the Blanjong temple to see the historic Sanskrit pillar. Enjoy the scenic drive marked with rice paddy fields leading to rice paddy terraces before reaching Ubud. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure to delight in the charms of Bali’s cultural capital. Visit the Neka Art Museum or traverse the walkways of the Sacred Monkey Forest.

The next day, you once again have the town at your fingertips, allowing you to traverse the splendor of the Taman Saraswati temple to view the lotus blossoms or see the stunning gates of the Marajam Agung temple, the private temple of the city’s royal family. You then travel to Lovina, stopping to visit Taman Ayun temple and experience the majesty of the Subak irrigation network, a farming system of terraced crops texturing the landscape. Upon reaching Lovina, you can relax in the comforts of your accommodation overlooking the water. The following day, you wake early for a sunrise dolphin cruise, embracing the marvels of the golden sunrise and playful local dolphin pods.

The remainder of the day takes you to either Menjangan Island to snorkel or scuba around the treasured shoreline or into the hills around Lovina to visit the traditional villages. The following day, you have a scenic drive up the slopes of Gunung Batur to reach the town of Kintamani. Explore the volcanic crater rim to see the lake and preserved villages hidden in the forest. You return to Sanur with the remainder of the day yours to relish the splendor of the southern coastline. You could spend time at the Turtle Tanks to see the sea turtle hatchlings before they set out into the water. Afterward, you have a private transfer to the airport for the brief flight to Lombok Island. Your transfer meets you at Mataram Airport upon your arrival and escorts you to the collection of villages making the seaside town of Senggigi.

Relax in the cafes or take the time to rejuvenate your body and mind with a sensational spa treatment. You board a private boat bound for the secluded shores of Gili Air, one of the three Gili Islands located off the Lombok coast. Explore the island on foot or by bike to experience the serene beauty of the isolated tropical paradise. The following day offers you a chance to embrace the underwater world of the tropical coral reefs whether by snorkel or scuba.

You could also venture to the neighboring islands of Gili Meno or the largest island known as Gili T, short for Gili Trawangan. The next day, set out on a kayak excursion with a guide to traverse the waters separating the islands or visit the salt-water lake located on Gili Meno. The days in the tropical paradise are yours to enjoy at your preferred pace, as you desire. On the final day, you have a private transfer to Senggigi where your driver meets you along the shoreline, ready to take you to Lombok International Airport for your flight home.  

Starting Price

$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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