Bali echoes with the sounds of thunderous waterfalls and cresting waves as well as active monkeys and vibrant birdlife. Hidden jungle trails will lead you to emerald rice terraces and secluded temples. Your tailored tour will offer an exploration of Bali’s harmonious panoramas, creating a vacation filled with pristine beaches and lush highlands where the aroma of fresh coconut fills the air. On this island oasis, plantations grow cinnamon and coffee while fishing boats glide across gentle waters....
Nusa Dua – Arrive in Bali and Transfer to Your Resort Hotel
Bali emanates an essence of culture and fun, which is embodied in the temples, artwork, beaches, and restaurants. Diverse flowers decorate villages and rice terraces texture emerald slopes. Long-tailed macaques run through historical temple complexes, and farmers cultivate seaweed along the shores. From the jungle-clad mountains to the white-sand coastline, the island offers insight into a fascinating past and an exciting present as your flight lands at Ngurah Rai International Airport. Your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and escorts you south to the shores of Nusa Dua.
The town overlooks the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean as framed by palm fronds and lush ferns. Your resort-style hotel will offer pristine views of the sea that laps at the sand. Surfers set out to catch the waves, which crest beyond the reef. The scent of roasted coffee drifts out of cafes that happily use coffee beans grown on the island. In the evening, you will venture to the Devdan Show for your introduction to Balinese culture.
The theatrical performance follows a storyline that crosses the Indonesian Archipelago with a focus on tales from Balinese, Sumatran, Borneo, and Javanese legend. The stage fills with exotic light that highlights the movement of the dancers. Each dancer uses their hips and hand motions to detail the meaning of the tales. Acrobats flip across stage beneath neon colored trees and small temple replicas. The performers are hypnotic in their movement and the choreography will immerse you in the Tangkep, soul, of the dance.
Nusa Dua – Enjoy a Full Day Trek along the Foothills of Mount Batukaru
Candidasa – Visit Kastala Village and Hike across Fertile Land to Tenganan
Ubud – Explore Balinese Traditions and Cross Ancient Temples and Caves
Ubud – Revel in a Half-Day River Rafting Excursion on the Ayung River
Ubud – Hike along Shores of Lake Tamblingan and Ride a Dugout Canoe
Nusa Dua – Relish a Sunrise Tour at Mount Batur and Relaxing Hot Springs
Nusa Dua – Delight in a Morning Surf Lesson and Remaining Day at Leisure
Nusa Dua – Depart for Home
- Trek along the edges of the famous rice terraces of Bali for an up-close and personal experience with the landscape and local lifestyles
- Relish in an early morning hike along the trails that lead to the Mount Batur Caldera to watch the sunrise above the crater lake
- Witness the remarkable ancient dyeing technique used to create ikat textiles in the village of Tenganan
- Traverse the countryside in search of the Bat Cave Temple to visit the ancient temple complex where thousands of bats perch in the vast cavern
- Take to the shores of Tamblingan Lake to ride a traditional dugout canoe across the waters for a tour of the surrounding 15 temples
- Traverse the waters of the Ayung River during a rapids excursion, combining the stunning natural landscape and the thrill of whitewater rafting
- Learn the art of surfing during a private lesson amongst gentle waves, offering a chance to perfect your technique and traverse the ocean crests
- Linger in the relaxing naturally heated waters of a luxury hot spring overlooking the picturesque shores of Lake Batur
Experience Bali’s enchanting scenery on a getaway that combines thrilling exploration with luxurious resort-style accommodations that will help inspire your spirit and rejuvenate your senses. Your 9-day Bali tour will take you into the highlands and along the beaches for an immersive understanding of the differences in cultures that span the island. Indulge in panoramic views and unique excursions that will offer insight into ancient legends and captivating panoramas. You will begin with your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where your private transfer will meet you upon your arrival and escort you to a luxurious hotel on the sands of Nusa Dua Beach.
In the evening, you will have an introduction to Indonesian and Balinese culture with a Devdan Show. This performance utilizes traditional dances and modern acrobatics to tell the tale of myths that span the various islands. The setting duplicates the island’s textured countryside and villages. The following morning, you will venture to the foothills of Mount Batukaru for your first venture into the countryside. Follow the trails across the fertile landscape to reach the rice terraces and visit local farmers to enjoy the unique emerald hues of the surrounding scenery. Next, you will transfer from Nusa Dua to Candidasa in the east. En route, you trek the landscape between Kastala Village and Tenganan and visit locals to learn how farmers till the land. Along the way, find orchids and hyacinth growing amongst the trees. Upon your arrival in Tenganan, you will meet artisans who craft textiles in the celebrated ikat style, a dyeing technique, inspired by the colors of the island, before you arrive in Candidasa.
You will set out to explore the Goa Lawah Temple, also known as the Bat Cave, before you explore the artwork and historical architecture of Kerta Gosa, the Floating Hall. Enjoy the historical and detailed embellishments in the Elephant Cave en route to your lavish hotel in Ubud. In the morning, venture out onto the banks of the Ayung River for a half-day whitewater rafting excursion where you will relish the thrill of coursing over the rapids and between sporadic limestone cliffs. In the afternoon, you return to Ubud where the remainder of the day will be at leisure. The next day, you will revisit the jungle terrain during a hike to Lake Tamblingan. Ride a traditional dugout canoe across the cool mountain waters to discover a selection of the historic 15 temples located around the lakeshore.
The next morning, you will wake early to begin your ascent of Mount Batur. When you reach the summit at sunrise, you will have an unparalleled view of the colors as they wash across the sky. Indulge in a relaxing hot spring located at the edge of Lake Batur before you return to Nusa Dua for the remainder of the day. Then, you will partake in a private surf lesson to learn the proper technique of catching a wave, along with taking in the view of the shoreline from the water. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to visit the temples of Tanah Lot and Uluwatu or bask in the sunlight on the white sand beaches around Nusa Dua. Your private transfer will meet you in the hotel lobby after breakfast on the final day before escorting you to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight home.
$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.
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