Bali will awaken your senses to the wonders of the landscape, the beauty of culture, and the welcoming waters of the Indian Ocean on your 8-day custom Bali vacation. Your journey encompasses the excitement of exploration and the comforts of luxury accommodations. Powdery white sand clings to your skin along the beach while rice paddy fields glow emerald beneath the tropical sun. Intricate stone carvings adorn cave walls and shrines connoting demons and deities. From coral reefs to mountaintop...
Sanur – Embracing the New
Serene waves of indigo and sapphire water lap at the thin strip of white sand beach on the edges of Sanur. Your flight lands at Ngurah Rai International Airport, where your private transfer greets you at baggage claim. Upon your arrival, you notice the lush greenery spreading north of the runways with the shimmering cobalt hues of the Indian Ocean spreading into the horizon to the east and west of the landscape. You make your way east to reach the verdant palms and ferns bordering lavish resorts and opulent sandy beaches. Settle into the luxuries of your hotel, which overlooks more than 650 feet of pristine sand, with traditional Balinese accents accentuating contemporary comforts.
The remainder of the day is at your leisure to explore the calm streets of Sanur or bask in the beauty of a beachside vacation. The tropical sun spreads across the shoreline and bounces off the sand. Cafes and restaurants line the main street, filling the air with the aromas of freshly brewed coffee, baked goods, and coconut. Take a stroll along the two-mile long Beachfront Walk to relish the scented sea breeze. Fishermen drag their wooden boats under the shading trees along the shore to repair the aging vessels. Antique villages overlook the water, and you find the tranquil atmosphere of town inviting.
Gili Meno – Island Serenity
Gili Meno – True Flavors of the Gili Islands
Sanur – Of Cultural Importance
Sanur – Freedom of a Private Tour
Ubud – Truth in the Past and Present
Ubud – In Village Company
Ubud – Open Eyes
- Explore the colorful seafloor and vibrant aquatic life snorkeling or scuba diving along the coral reefs of the Gili Islands
- Embrace the flavors of Bali and Indonesia with a private cooking class introducing you to the staples of local cuisine
- Indulge in the elegant movements of Balinese culture with a dance class offering insight into the island’s connection to its heritage
- Learn the methods of artistic craft with a private jewelry lesson combining beauty, tradition, and culture
- Traverse the trails around Ubud for unparalleled views of the famous rice fields and terraces, along with access to villages near Bali’s cultural capital
- Discover the wonders of impressionist artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpes, who captured the life of Bali in impressionist style
- Witness the powerful yet gorgeous cascade of Gitgit Waterfall
- Visit the breathtaking Goa Gajah to traverse the temple cave systems, home to elaborate stone carvings and dramatic history
Bali is known for its wealth of culture and enchanting landscape. Your 8-day luxury Bali vacation combines the pleasures of the beach with the wonders of heritage, intriguing secluded shores and hidden trails, creating an adventure sure to awaken your senses to the immersive pleasures of the Indonesian island. You arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport near Bali’s southern shores. Your private transfer meets you at baggage claim and escorts you to a luxurious hotel overlooking the waters of Sanur Beach. The remainder of the day is yours to bask in the sunlight and wander along the serene streets of the town. You could also visit the Turtle Tanks located on the Beachfront Walk.
The following day, you venture to the dock at Padang Bai to board the ferry, taking you to the secluded shores of Gili Meno, the smallest of the Gili Islands. The desert-island atmosphere provides a tranquil environment in which you can relax, along with the splendors of a luxurious resort situated near the beach and forest shade. The next day, you step aboard a boat bound for the coral reef along the island’s northern shore. Relish the half-day scuba tour before returning to your hotel for a cooking lesson introducing you to the necessary flavors involved in Balinese cuisine.
Then, you return to Sanur on Bali with an introduction into the impressionist perspective of Belgian artist Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur at the Museum Le Mayeur. Continue your immersion into the arts of the area with a jewelry making class to learn the fine craft of silversmithing. Afterward, your guide meets you at the hotel eager to whisk you away on a private tour to Bali’s northern region. Find panoramas of the rice fields and the shores of Lake Batur. Swim beneath the rushing waters of Gitgit Waterfall and wander along the tranquil walkways of Ulun Danu Bratan before returning to Sanur.
Next, you travel to Ubud, the cultural capital of the island, to discover the charm of the streets and countryside. Enjoy a walking trail through the rice fields and visit the Water Palace before viewing a sensational traditional Balinese dance performance at the Agung Rai Museum of Art. Take the day to trek to the villages surrounding Ubud for a different perspective of life in the area. You also have time to visit the Goa Gajah cave temple systems. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel 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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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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