Bali is a Magical place filled with temples, ocean shore lines, waterfalls, lakes, beautiful beaches and friendly people.
Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its natural beauty of volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colorful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, and its luxurious beach resorts. This exotic island has much to offer, from inspirational spirituality to fine dining, diving to exhilarating treks in the wild. And everywhere you will find intricately carved temples. You will have the opportunity to meet with an authentic healer during your stay. Our past travelers have all enjoyed his insight and readings.
For, the Balinese, who embrace the Hindu religion, are devout people where a large part of their lives is dedicated to rites and ceremonies aimed at maintaining harmony in this world. Indeed, this relatively small island holds many surprises.
Day 1: December 26, 2018 – Arrive Bali – Upon arrival at Bali’s airport in Denpasar (DPS), you will be met by your guide and driver for the week and transfer to the hotel about 1 hour away in Padang Bai. Since arrivals vary through the day enjoy time at the beach to relax, snorkel or have a massage after a long flight. Dinner at your leisure or with those arriving earlier tonight at the hotel. Bloo Lagoon Villas for 2 nights. Enjoy a 1 or 2 bedroom villa with Ocean Views.
This area is one of the beaches in Padang Bai with a sandy bottom bay where its reef is filled with soft corals and hydroid bushes and its water is Acropora. On the best day during diving you can even see some fantastic marine life such as sharks, octopus, eels, stonefish, crocodile fish and nudibranch.
Blue lagoon beach is known as the underwater paradise, the water is warm and the marine life is abundant. Near is the famous temple, Pura Silayukti, where the Buddhist sage Mpu Kuturan is said to have lived in the 11th century.
Day 2: December 27, 2018 – Enjoy some time for snorkeling or diving in the morning just in front of the villas. Later your guide will take you to your first Balinese temple “The Pura Besakih Temple.” The biggest and “Mother” of all temples with views down to the ocean and beyond.
Bali’s “mother temple”,Besakih temple, is over 900 metres up the slopes of Gunung Agung. It has been regarded as a holy place since pre-historic times in Bali. The first recorded mention of its existence is from an inscription that dates from 1007 A.D. Since the Gelgel dynasty of the fifteenth century it has been regarded as a central, holy temple for the entire island. All the allegiances of the Balinese people come together at Besakih. Each regency has its own temple within the over-all compound, as do each of the caste groups. There is a total of 18 separate sanctuaries. The three main temples are: Pura Penataran Agung, Dedicated to Sang Hyang Widi Wasa: Pura Kiduling Kreteg, dedicated to Brahma; and Pura Batu Madeg, dedicated to Wisnu.
Next visit the Ujung Water Palace. The Ujung Water Palace is a beautiful park with a big fish pond that surrounds the old Karangasem. The Empire heritage building which was used by the Karangasem’s King for daytime relaxation or a meeting place in their era. Back at the hotel and freshen up for a local Balinese dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 3: December 28, 2018 – Transfer to Munduk via Belimbing visiting the Monkey Forest, Bedugul Botanical Garden, Tanah Lot Temple – After breakfast check out of the hotel and visit some of many splendid temples Bali is famous for.
The function of Taman Ayun Temple is a place to pray the god in their manifestation. It is according to the content of Babad Mengwi and the existence of temple building structure, especially the temple that is located in third area (Jeroan). According to Astadewata, the special God is worshiped in Taman Ayun Temple is the God in manifestation as a Wisnu God which his palace located in top of Mangu mount.
Start with the “The Royal family Temple” Taman Ayun at Mengwi. Next pay a visit to some of the many monkeys that reside in Bali The “Holy Monkey Forest” walk through this home to hundreds of monkeys, trees and scenery. Here you may have the opportunity to feed them bananas or peanuts.
We arrive at our next destination in Munduk located in the highlands about 3,300 feet above sea level, so nighttime temperatures can be cool. The surrounding view from Puri Lumbung is wonderful, with lush clove plantations and Bali’s central mountain range. Enjoy an evening spa treatment and the serene surroundings. Puri Lumbung for 2 nights. Dinner at your leisure tonight at the hotel. (B, L)
Day 4: December 29, 2018 – Cooking class, Offering class, Trekking. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure then head out out for some nature. Start with a trek to the Red Coral Waterfall walking along the riverbank, continue to the Dayang area, home to a breathtaking concentration of terraced paddy fields then on the way you will have the option to visit a Dutch Colonial style house.
This afternoon your guide will take you to the local town to enjoy some leisure time and lunch. Back at the villas you will learn how to make the traditional Balinese offerings you have been seeing around the island. During your FREE time today enjoy the on site spa, yoga, a dance class and the breathtaking area around you. Tonight enjoy a traditional Balinese cooking class using local ingredients and creating your own traditional dish for dinner. (B, D)
Day 5: December 30, 2018 – Depart for Ubud – After breakfast check out from the hotel. Today travel across the rice fields and twin lakes for a scenic stop. You will stop for a visit at the “floating” Ulun Danu Temple on Lake Bratan. You will also stop at a local crafts village to buy some fruits, crafts and see the local craft market. You will pay a visit to see the beautiful botanical gardens and Jatiluwih. Enjoy lunch at a unique rain forest restaurant in route. Next pay a visit to the Taman Ayun Temple and Mengwi village. Arrive at your next hotel late afternoon. Dinner at your leisure tonight in town or at the hotel. Tjampuhan Hotel for 4 nights. (B, L)
Day 6: December 31, 2018 – New Years Eve – After breakfast depart from the hotel for Ubud town. Your guide will take you on a tour of the artist town of Ubud the cultural hub of the island. Famous for it’s wood carvings and crafts this little village is also the site of a few famous movies. “Eat Pray Love” is one of them. Enjoy shopping at the local crafts markets filled with clothes, handbags, jewelry and so much more. Later drive to a surrounding town for some more shopping on a different scale. Time for lunch in town at your leisure. Stop for a visit as the gorgeous water fall in Tegenungan. If time permits we will stop at the Ubud Monkey Forest for one last visit with these wonderful and entertaining animals. Back at the hotel your included massage will be enjoyed. Enjoy a special New Years Eve celebration tonight. (B, D)
Day 7: January 1, 2019 – Touring outside of Ubud – Today we visit the tradition of Bali with one of the best Rice terraces at tegalalang village. Take in the unique scenery of these layered rice fields. We continue on to the Water temple of tampak siring. Tirta Empul is a place for self cleaning. (Not meaning physically but spiritually) You can get in the water for spiritual cleansing of the holy water. Now we are off to the Coffee plantation for a taste of some local Balinese coffee. You can make purchases here as well. Our last stop is Kintamani, this beautiful region in East Bali seems far removed from Kuta’s busy beaches. Mount Batur rises prominently above a vivid landscape of greenery; crystalline Lake Batur rests inside the active caldera. An Interesting village and Bali’s highest temple cling to the rim of the active volcano. Perched above the village of Penulisan is Bali’s highest temple. Pura Puncak Penulisan, rebuilt in 1926 after the volcano claimed the original Hindu temple. The climb of 333 steps provides excellent views of the coast and surrounding landscape. Statues inside the temple date back to before the 11th century. Back to hotel with time to relax. Dinner at your leisure at the hotel or in town. (B, L)
Day 8: January 2, 2019 – Ubud – Uluwatu tour – Your last day in Bali is spent at your leisure for the early part. Enjoy one last Spa treatment, relax at the pool, or enjoy time in the town of Ubud. For those wishing to meet with a local and reputable healer you will set up the appointments with your guide. Then enjoy a visit to the famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, it is an architectural marvel situated on the edge of 300 feet of steep rock facing the ocean. This temple has some of the most exquisite architecture in Bali and was ﬁrst built in the 11th century. Just after sunset experience the Kecak and Fire Dance something not to be missed. Farewell dinner tonight as a group in town with your guide. (B, L, D)
Day 9: January 3, 2019 – Departure Day – Enjoy the day at leisure before departing home. Please note many flights leave later in the day so you can check out and keep your luggage at the hotel while enjoying the spa, pool or a visit to town. (B)
Cost: $1475.00 based on Double Occupancy. (Roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $305.00
SAVE 3% on tour cost if you pay full amount via check or ACH transfer
Booking/final payment deadline is 60 days prior to departure.
8 nights’ hotel with taxes
5 lunches, including 1 Rain forest lunch
Entrance fees to all sites and temples visited as per itinerary
Local Tour Guide and private driver
Private transfers to all included sites and cities visited
R/T airport transfer if traveling on tour dates
Kecak Fire Dance show
Offering making class
New Years Eve Party celebration Bali style
Airfare into (DPS)
Meals not listed in itinerary
Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks with meals
Room charges such as calls, mini bar, laundry, room service
All personal expenses
Gratuities for driver and guide
Optional Pre nights at Bloo Lagoon $103.00 pp double. $147.00 single Per night
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