Balinese women in traditional costume during arts and culture festival in Bali

Exploring Unique Cultural Experiences Vacation Tour of Bali

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Bali / Indonesia

Places Visited

Ubud, Nusa Dua, Lovina, Uluwatu...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Balinese spirit emanates from temples overlooking seaside cliffs and fills the night sky with music during expressive dances, telling of legends and religious history. The scent of hyacinth overtakes the aroma of the ocean. Surfers glide across the water in front of silhouetted fishing boats. Farmers harvest rice across the hillside terraces and dolphins leap from the ocean along the northern shores. Your customizable tour takes you to villages and waterfalls, spiritual leaders and holy temples...

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Trip Highlights

  • Explore the spiritual side of Bali, visiting healers and spiritual leaders who continue to practice Balinese cultural traditions
  • Enjoy the unique movement of the Kecak dance during a sunset visit to Uluwatu Temple, a cliff-side temple by the sea
  • Witness dolphin pods playing along Bali’s northern shores on a cruise offering unparalleled views of an island sunrise
  • Discover the stunning architecture and preserved culture at the Holy Water Temple of Tirta Empul, where antique faucets continue to fill cleansing pools
  • Witness nature’s remarkable power at the Water Blow, where the ocean erupts from the rugged coastline like a geyser
  • Traverse jungle trails near the black sand beaches of the northern shores to find breathtaking waterfalls hidden in the jungle terrain
  • Stroll along the unique conical-roof homes and bamboo forests of Penglipuran Village
  • Relish the emerald and jade colors of the captivating rice paddy terraces decorating the landscape outside of Ubud 

Detailed Description

Bali has a captivating spirit drifting across the mountains and beaches. The central highlands shimmer with emerald rainforests and the shorelines glisten with white-sand beaches. Your 8-day tour immerses you in the pleasures of the landscape while uncovering the unique qualities of Balinese culture as inspired by its location. Your flight lands at Ngurah Rai International Airport to begin your cultural exploration of island life. Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to a luxurious resort overlooking the beaches of Nusa Dua. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy the lifestyle of the distinctive district along the southern peninsula. Bask on Geger Beach or visit the stunning Water Blow.

The following morning, your guide meets you at the hotel and escorts you to the sands surrounding Tanah Lot temple, which is situated on a large boulder offshore. Explore the sands around the rock at low tide before venturing to the cliff top temple at Uluwatu. As the sun sets, you watch a traditional dance take place along the edges of the cliff. Next, you begin a magnificent full day tour around the central highlands. Visit the art market at Ubud and the artisan villages specializing in silversmithing and woodcarving. Discover the holy pools at Tirta Empul temple and delight in the shores of Batur Lake, located inside the caldera. In the evening, you return to Ubud and settle into a luxurious hotel in view of the breathtaking countryside filled with rice fields and terraces.

Next, your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you on a full day tour of the villages outside of Ubud. Wander along the artisan streets of Kenenuh and stroll through the distinctive lanes of Penglipuran near the bamboo forest. Visit the mother temple of Besakih and enjoy a panoramic view of Batur Lake from the edges of the caldera. Afterward, you have a unique cultural tour of Bali focused on island spirituality and healing. Skilled healers help relieve hidden stress, and a spiritual cleansing ceremony allows you to revel in a meaningful day accentuated by the surrounding landscape.

Then, you travel north to Lovina Beach. En route to the black sands of the north shore, you stop at a series of trails to discover the waterfalls hidden in the jungle terrain, including the stunning Sambangan Waterfall. You wake up early for a sunrise cruise off Lovina Beach and find dolphin pods lingering in the water. Venture to Menjangan Island five miles off the coast to lounge on powder-soft sand and snorkel over the reef system before returning to Nusa Dua for the evening. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Ngurah Rai International Airport when you are ready, with plenty of time to check into your flight home.  

Starting Price

$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.

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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