Embrace the tales of ancient mythology and the captivating adventures beckoning from the forest canopies during your family-friendly vacation in Bali. Discover the iridescent subaquatic world of secluded coral reefs, and learn the value of traditional farming techniques, as taught to you by local villagers. Witness turtles hatching from their eggs in a safe environment along the beach and enjoy an unforgettable moment with your children watching the sunrise above the mountaintops. Each day offers...
Ubud – Familial Immersion
As the plane descends into Ngurah Rai International Airport, you look out the window to see an endless sea of greenery sweeping over the undulating landscape to the north and reaching the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean to the southwest. Your vacation in Bali begins as your flight lands, and your private transfer greets you at baggage claim, ready to lead the family to enchanting Ubud. The city is considered the cultural capital of Bali, famous for traditional dance performances, Hindu-Balinese ceremonies, and a deep connection to artistic heritage.
The scenic drive takes you through the lush landscape speckled with white and pink flowers growing along the bordering frangipani trees. Shops, cafes, and restaurants line the main streets of the city between interspersed temples. Your private transfer brings the family to a majestic luxury hotel overlooking the rice fields outside the city. The hotel rises out of a centrally located rice paddy, combining rural comforts with urban luxury and plenty of space for the family to enjoy.
For a splendid introduction to the unique charms of the city, you make your way to Petulu in the evening to view the white herons return to the village just a mile north of Ubud’s center. The trees around the open plain rustle. You can hear the birds chirp and squawk as they settle into the trees. The striped Java pond herons perch and nest in the canopy. Their white and brown plumage stands out from the jade leaves dangling from the branches. The graceful image and captivating scenery provide the perfect welcome for the family.
Ubud – A Picture of Local Life
Ubud – Rolling Down the River
Mount Batur – Into the Hills and Mountains
Mount Batur – Morning on the Mountain
Sanur – On Sanur Shores
Sanur – Family Island Living
Sanur – A Lasting Family View
- Experience the grandeur of a family sunrise over the ridged crater and verdant slopes of Mount Batur
- Enjoy the stunning colors and magnificent subaquatic world of the natural coral reef while snorkeling off the coast of Nusa Lembongan island Delight in a thrilling family-friendly whitewater rafting excursion along the Ayung River
- Spend time with turtle hatchlings on the beachfront of Sanur Beach
- Learn the traditional farming techniques of a Balinese village under the guidance of local farmers
- View herons returning to the canopy to perch in the trees alongside an open rice field
- Explore a volcanic rock surrounded by the sea atop which stands the remarkable temple of Tanah Lot
The best adventures are experienced with others, and your 8-day custom Bali vacation lets you relish your escapades by sharing in each moment with your family. The thrills begin with the family’s arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim and escorts the family to Ubud, the cultural center of the island. Enjoy the splendid colors of the countryside and the spacious luxuries of your accommodation with the remainder of the day at the family’s leisure. The next morning, your guide leads you to the village of Tunjuk to learn about life in the rural community, from schooling to farming.
Before returning to Ubud, you stop at Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples to explore the remarkable grounds, tropical gardens, and unique volcanic rock formations. Then, the family sets out on an exhilarating whitewater rafting excursion, beginning on the banks of the Ayung River. In the evening, you bask in the grandeur and tradition of Balinese dancing, enjoying the legends as told through movement. The following day, the family boards a four-wheel-drive vehicle to traverse the winding lanes of the hillsides, visiting villages en route to Bratan Lake. Enjoy an obstacle course in the adventure park, taking you through the trees on an exciting combination of ziplines and rope ladders before visiting Ulun Danu Temple.
The family rises early the next morning to experience the sunrise over Mount Batur, providing the remainder of the day at your leisure to enjoy the temples, villages, hot springs, and caves of the Kintamani region. Then, your private transfer escorts the family to Sanur beach. After the scenic drive, you can luxuriate on the sand or stroll along the beachfront walk to visit the Turtle Tanks, where volunteers and conservationists watch over hatchlings. Afterward, you take a family cruise to the island of Nusa Lembongan. Take a surf lesson or delight in the colorful coral during a snorkel excursion. Your private transfer collects the family at the hotel on the final day and escorts you to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight home.
$1,595 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.
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