Bali blends a variety of spices and ingredients for a complex and perfectly balanced customized culinary tour. From the chic ambiance of a contemporary seaside restaurant to the bustling atmosphere of a night market filled with locals, follow the trails to delicious cuisine and marvelous culture, breathtaking scenery, and historical temples. Bask in the spiced aroma of anise and linger in the comforting scent of the sea breeze, and then dig your toes into the sand while biting into freshly grilled...
Ubud – Arrive in Bali with a Flavorful Introductory Dinner
Ubud is a city of culture and prestige that embodies the Hindu spirit and traditional lifestyle of the island set amongst the Central Highlands. Contemporary cafes line the central streets with the nearly 30 acres of the Sacred Monkey Forest brushing against the edges of city life. Rice terraces rise along the nearby hills, and rushing waters wind along the floor the fringing ravines. Sculptures depicting Garuda protect old temples and artists that fashion ancient spirits and gods out of wood, stone, or silver. Your flight will land at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar.
Your private transfer will meet you upon your arrival and escort you along a short and scenic drive to Ubud. Hyacinth and frangipanis blossom over sporadic villages as the scent of jasmine blows through the air. The jungle canopy sweeps across the hillsides and opens over the rice fields and terraces on the outskirts of Ubud. Your luxurious hotel overlooks the emerald hues of the countryside while offering easy access to the vibrant culture that emanates from the city center, where the Royal Palace stands. Your first taste of Bali will come in the form of a five-course meal prepared at a local award-winning restaurant.
En route to the restaurant, you will find the fruity aroma of fresh chili blending with the herbaceous scent of anise. The restaurant blends traditional Balinese features with contemporary elegance and luxury. All of the ingredients are sourced from around the island with the theme of blending traditional and modern elements spreading to the cuisine. Your first dish will arrive at your table with wild leaves dressed with peanuts, hibiscus vinegar, and pyramid salt for a light and satisfying first taste of the island.
Ubud – Traverse Cultured Streets, Markets, and Historical Galleries
Ubud – Relish a Half-Day Balinese Cooking Class
Ubud – Visit the Sacred Spring at Tirta Empul and a Coffee Plantation
Ubud – Discover the Charm of Sanur and the Mystique of Uluwatu Temple
Ubud – Delight in Decadent Flavors of a Full Day Food Safari in Seminyak
Ubud – Enjoy Visiting the Various Markets of Ubud
Ubud – Depart for Home
- Indulge in the classic flavors and unique combinations of tastes during a food safari that will take you through a mix of Bali’s celebrated contemporary and traditional restaurants
- Delight in a culinary tour of Balinese cuisine and experience the pleasures of popular dishes at restaurants and markets frequented by locals
- Learn the staple ingredients of Balinese dishes with a private cooking instruction in a village
- Sample the variety of coffees cultivated on a plantation that also produces fields of cocoa, clove, vanilla, and cinnamon
- Revitalize your spirit and body with a cleansing at the sacred spring water of Tirta Empul Temple
- Enjoy a delicious seafood barbecue on the serene shores of Jimbaran Beach with a view of the sunset
- Meet with farmers and stroll along the famous rice paddy terraces and fields that adorn the hills and valleys outside of Ubud
- Visit the bustling market for insight into the most popular ingredients offered daily, along with celebrated food stalls producing meals for passersby
Bali erupts with flavor during your 8-day tour dedicated to uncovering traditional cuisine and contemporary perspectives, natural sweetness, and unforgettable savory ingredients. Your culinary adventure will begin with your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Your private transfer will escort you from the airport to your luxurious resort-style accommodation that overlooks the stunning landscape outside of Ubud. In the evening, venture to a celebrated restaurant to indulge in your first taste of Bali during a five-course meal, a perfect welcome to the island’s culinary scene.
The next day, your guide will escort you through town to visit Ubud’s Royal Palace and the Art Market. Explore Blanco Renaissance Museum and stroll the Tjampuhan Valley to view the rice fields. In the evening, you will partake in a traditional Balinese dance while enjoying a three-course meal. Wake the next morning and venture to a village outside of Ubud to meet your private cooking instructor. Enter a Balinese home to cook as locals do with ingredients formulating the staples of island cuisine. Venture to Jatiluwih to find the iconic rice terraces en route to Taman Ayun Temple in Mengwi, and then stroll along the fishpond to enjoy the marvelous detailed statues before returning to Ubud.
The following day you will make your way to Tampaksiring Village to find Tirta Empul Temple and the sacred spring water. Traverse the lush and fertile hills of a nearby plantation and sample the exceptional coffee produced on the estate. Continue to the village of Kintamani on Mount Batur for a fantastic view of the caldera before enjoying a traditional dinner. The next day will bring you to Sanur Beach to relax on the sandy shores of the island’s southern edges. Discover the charm and awe of Uluwatu and watch an impressive Kecak Fire Dance. Your guide will take you to Jimbaran Beach to enjoy a barbecue seafood dinner as you overlook the scenic shoreline.
Wake the next morning and your guide will meet you at your hotel eager to lead you on a culinary safari across Southern Bali beginning in the village of Seminyak. Traverse the chic restaurants that blend international cuisine with Balinese flavors for a unique perspective on island flavors. The next day you will return to the traditions of the island with a culinary tour of local flavors. Visit a celebrated seafood restaurant at Sanur Beach known for fish and soup, and then discover the vibrant ambiance of a night market where vendors cook cuisine close to the hearts of locals. Traverse the marketplace in search of spices and produce before visiting the popular Art Market in Ubud, and then conclude the next day as your private transfer will meet you at your hotel and escort you to Ngurah Rai Airport for your flight home.
$2,075 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.
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