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....
Nusa Dua – Arrive in Bali with an Introductory Tour around Nusa Dua
Long stretches of white sand border the town of Nusa Dua and separate the quiet streets and indigo waters. Soaring coconut palms shade the coastline amongst the hidden cafes that fill the air with the seductive aroma of freshly brewed coffee. The aromas of nutmeg and clove emanate from the market before fading beneath the scent of wild hibiscus growing around the outskirts of town. Your flight will land at Ngurah Rai International Airport where your private transfer will meet you upon arrival. You will pass the gates that lead into Nusa Dua to find a hotel that blends contemporary luxury with architecture inspired by the Balinese tradition. Two islands to the east resemble mounds rising out of the Indian Ocean as the sand glints against the lapping water as surfers take to the waves breaking past the reef.
After settling into the comforts of your resort-style accommodation, you will make your way to Pandawa Beach for an introduction to the captivating mixture of land and sea. Towering limestone cliffs hide the long beach, and the cliffs contain human-made arches inside which stand statues that depicting heroes from the epic of Mahabharata. Colorful waistcloths decorate the white stone statues that elegantly bring together the splendor of Bali’s nature with the community’s deep connection to heritage.
Nusa Dua – Visit Local Villages and Historical Temples en route to Candidasa
Lovina – Discover Rice Terraces and Kintamani Volcano en route to Lovina
Lovina – Enjoy a Sunrise Dolphin Cruise and Visit to Buddha Temple
Lovina – Relish the Beauty of the Beaches and Local Culture at Leisure
Ubud – Explore Gitgit Waterfall, Rice Terraces, Temples, and a Fruit Market
Nusa Dua – Traverse Monkey Forest, the Art Market, and Bali Museum
Nusa Dua – Tour Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park and Uluwatu Temple
Nusa Dua – Delight in your Final Day in Bali at your Leisure
Nusa Dua – Depart for Home
- 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
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.
$2,595 per person (excluding international flights)
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