Tanah Lot Temple on Bali island, Indonesia

Tropical Excursion: History, Culture & Beauty of Bali Vacation

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Countries Visited

Bali / Indonesia

Places Visited

Ubud, Nusa Dua, Candidasa, Lovina

Suggested Duration

10 Days

Temples rise out of sacred waters and adorn precipitous cliffs; dolphins leap from the ocean at sunrise and dancers hum to keep rhythm as their motions tell of ancient legend. Your time in Bali will lead you into a paradise for a combination of culture and adventure, luxury and natural splendor. The beaches glimmer with white sand as coral reefs shimmer with rainbow hues and captivating marine life. Antique statues frame historical hot springs and elegant spires soar above graceful royal palaces....

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy an immersive cultural experience through the stories of Balinese tradition of the Barong and Kris Dance, along with the Kecak and Fire Dance
  • Relax in the marvelous sunsets over the cultural heritage sites of Uluwatu and Tanah Lot temples
  • Witness dolphins playing in the waters off northern Bali during a sunrise cruise
  • Bask in the warmth and comfort of a contemporary hot spring with ancient foundations at Banjar Hot Springs
  • Follow a forest path leading to a marvelous freshwater pool and the beautiful waters of Gitgit Falls
  • Traverse the walkways of the Sacred Monkey Forest, inhabited by more than 400 long-tailed macaques and antique temples that celebrate Balinese heritage
  • Discover the splendors of art and tradition at Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park, home to a gigantic statue of Lord Vishnu
  • Find traditional Javanese style paintings on the ceilings and walls of Kertha Gosa, which is connected to a historic royal palace
  • Relish the panoramic view of the jungle canopy and crater lake at a lookout on Kintamani Volcano
  • Revel in the tropical flavors of the fresh fruit highlighted in the markets and cuisine across Bali 

Detailed Description

Bali is an island of incredible beauty and rich history, elegant architecture and an adventurous spirit. Your 10-day tour will encompass the island’s ultimate wonders, bringing experiences with lifestyle and landscape, sea life and artistry. Your vacation will begin with your landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, and your private transfer will greet you upon your arrival and escort you to the community of Nusa Dua to relax at your resort-style accommodation that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the shores and the charming atmosphere around Nusa Dua for the remainder of the day, and visit the secluded cliff-framed beach of Pandawa.

Wake the next morning and your guide will meet you at your hotel and lead you away from the shores of Nusa Dua. Your full day tour will take you to Batubulan Village to enjoy a performance of the Barong and Kris Dance. In Celuk Village, you will meet with local artisans known for silversmithing. Wander along Kertha Goasa to view the historical art and stroll through the unique temple of Goa Lawah before learning about the local culture at Tenganan Traditional Village. The next day, your guide will take you on another full day excursion through the countryside, leading you to Bukit Jambul Rice Terrace. Explore Besakih Temple and enjoy a panorama of Kintamani Volcano. In the afternoon, you will traverse the walkways of Beji Temple before settling into seaside Lovina.

You will wake before dawn the following day for a sunrise cruise in search of dolphins before paying a visit to Buddha Temple. The remainder of the day and the next is at your leisure to discover Lovina Beach and its surroundings. Take a snorkeling trip to Menjangan Island or indulge in the rejuvenating waters of the Banjar Hot Springs. Move on as you venture south to Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital.

En route to Ubud, you will follow the jungle paths to view Gitgit Waterfall and the serene lakeside setting of Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. Stop at Candikuning Fruit Market for insight into the natural produce easily cultivated on the island before watching the sunset at Tanah Lot Temple. Your guide will lead you into the Sacred Monkey Forest the next morning to experience the wildlife and hidden temples in the canopy. Traverse Ubud’s rich history, from the palace to the art market. Visit the Bajra Sandhi Monument and Jagatnatha Temple before wandering the galleries of the Bali Museum. Transfer to Nusa Dua for the evening to relax on the tranquil shores.

The next morning will be at your leisure before you set off to discover the charm of Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park. Walk along the pearly white sand at Dreamland Beach and watch the sunset over Uluwatu Temple, accompanied by the captivating Kecak and Fire Dance. Relax with some free time the next day, perhaps visiting the seaweed farmers on Geger Beach or traveling to the sacred waters of Elephant Cave, or possibly enjoy a visit to an elephant safari park. Conclude as your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to the airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,595 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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