Bali is a tropical escape for the entire family with Ubud acting as the cultural heart of the island on the Indonesian archipelago. Your flight lands at Ngurah Rai International Airport where your private transfer greets the family on arrival. The evocatively lush scenery welcomes you accentuated by the aroma blossoming frangipani growing alongside the villages and colorful offerings strewn over busy sidewalks brimming with delicate petals. You reach your luxury hotel located near the center of Ubud, a city known for its craftspeople, prolific dancers, and classical painters preserving the cultural heritage of the island.
The serene ambiance of the city filters into the comforts of our hotel allowing the family to settle in with ease. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the relaxing charms of your gorgeous hotel or venture into the quiet streets of Ubud for an introduction to Bali within its spiritual epicenter. The nearby village of Petulu is known for the riotous sounds of squabbling herons making their way into the trees.
The children marvel at the striped Java species, who have been visiting the canopy near Petulu since 1965 eventually drawing visitors eager to witness the daily spectacle when the sedge of up to 20,000 herons return to the trees bordering the wide paddy fields for the evening. The loud and impressive moment occurs in the evening each day resulting in a large swarm of herons. You can walk through the forest on the guided pathways but locals eagerly inform you to walk quickly from underneath the trees if the birds are already roosting.