Rice terraces and village in the jungle of Bali

A Hands-on Immersive Bali Tour: Private Cooking Class, Coffee Cultivation & More

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Countries Visited

Bali / Indonesia

Places Visited

Gili Islands, Tenganan, Kastala Village, Mount Agung...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Hindu temples hide in the trees and on mountain terraces; orchids and hyacinth adorn village walls as rice paddies rise out of valleys and grace the sloping landscape. Your custom tailored expedition is designed for an adventurous discovery of the “Island of the Gods,” from winding along mountainous roads discovering the glistening shores of a crater lake to capturing traditional flavors in a private cooking class. The sunlight glints off powdery white sands. Bamboo grows wild alongside lush coconuts....

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson in a private kitchen at a local Balinese village
  • Discover the winding cycling trails leading from Tenganan Village to the Besakih temple complex located on the slopes of Mount Agung
  • Trek beneath the jungle canopy to find the enchanting beaded veil of Munduk Waterfall
  • Wander along the iconic rice paddy terraces of the Jatiluwih Valley
  • Learn the art of woodwork during a private lesson with a master carver in the village of Mas
  • Follow the trails circling the shores of Lake Batur inside the incredible Mount Batur caldera
  • Visit a plantation to learn the process of cultivating coffee in the tropical terrain before enjoying a tasting
  • Don a snorkel and fins to traverse a number of coral reefs fringing the shores of Gili Air 

Detailed Description

There is no better way to experience Bali than on this 9-day adventurous excursion encompassing mountain peaks and quiet shorelines, rainforest trails and rice paddy terraces. The spectacular journey begins with your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Your private transfer meets you upon your arrival and escorts you to a gorgeous resort-style accommodation on the shores of Seminyak. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the streets of the seaside town by digging your toes into the soft white sand or visiting the Petitenget Temple complex.

The following day takes you on a scenic drive through the highlands to reach the village of Bedugul, which offers views of the three crater lakes. While descending the hills, you hike into the jungle terrain to find Munduk Waterfall before continuing on to explore the Jatiluwih Valley. Your guide meets you after breakfast and escorts you into the Highlands to view the island’s largest crater lake. Traverse the shores of Lake Batur inside the Mount Batur caldera and enjoy a private tour of a celebrated plantation for an insight into the cultivation and procurement of coffee. Indulge in a tasting of the plantation’s coffee varieties before returning to Seminyak.

Next, venture along the famous rice paddies lining the valleys outside of Ubud. Enjoy a culturally immersive tour with a hands-on woodworking experience in the artisan village of Mas. Once in Ubud, your cultural tour continues beneath the trees of the Sacred Monkey Forest. Then, your guide leads you to the foothills of Bali’s largest mountain, Mount Agung, to cycle along the meandering hills, visit the local villages, and traverse the terraced temples of Besakih. Enjoy the trails connecting Tenganan Village to Kastala Village. Witness the ancient textile work of ikat, a dyeing technique, and enjoy the fresh air sweeping across the rice paddies.

Once in Kastala, you partake in a private cooking lesson to learn the staples of traditional Balinese cuisine. Next, you embark on a ferry to the Gili Islands, settling in a luxurious beachside hotel on the smallest, and most easterly island known as Gili Air. The remainder of the day is yours to bask in the serene shoreline, unpaved trails, and tranquil ambiance; discover the wonders of the Gili Islands at your leisure. Relish a sailing excursion to visit Gili T and Gili Meno, snorkel on the fringing reefs, or kayak in a glass-bottom vessel around the shoreline. Board a high-speed ferry that takes you to the shores of Lombok Island where you continue onward to Lombok International Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,335 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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