May 17 – 25, 2024
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Bali is a Magical place filled with temples, ocean shorelines, 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, driving through exhilarating treks in the wild. Everywhere you will find intricately carved temples.
Your retreat will offer you Balinese massages, yoga, a Balinese cooking class, trekking through rice fields, viewing the many Waterfalls, Visiting the local monkeys and learing of the native customs. 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: May 17, 2024 – Arrive Bali
Arrival at Bali’s airport in Denpasar (DPS) Please note most flights will depart the US on May 15 or 16. You will be met by your private driver and transferred to your hotel Ubud. Since arrivals vary through the day enjoy time at your leisure to relax this day, you may opt to have your included massage after a long flight. Dinner at your leisure with those arriving through the day. Optional pre night stays are available.
Hotel Adiwana in Ubud for 4 nights.
You may opt to arrive a day or two early to get on schedule and to enjoy the area here or optional tours. These tours are a snorkeling adventure nearby or a full day tour to Nusa Penida island where you spend your day hopping around 4 picturesque beaches and some of the most special spots on the island. Stop first at the top of Kelingking Beach and admire the wonderful view of the white sandy beach. Take a close look at the curving coastline, which many visitors compare to the shape of a T-Rex. Then, move on to Angel’s Billabong.
If you seek an authentic encounter with the real Bali and yearn to sojourn where art lives, search no more. Situated at the southern end of serene Sanur, Bali’s cultured pearl and oft-kept secret, Sudamala Suites and Villas is an oasis for those who crave a refined retreat that melds world-renowned Balinese artistry and craftsmanship with mind-boggling attention to detail and timeless tropical modern luxury. This is the resort re imagined as a living work of art, with contemporary Balinese treasures at every turn and cutting-edge shows at Sudakara Art Space. Prime your palette with pampering in Sudajiva Spa, cultural connections, culinary explorations and journeys down roads less traveled. Or simply indulge in the ancient art of doing nothing, basking by a jewel of a pool beneath an ancient Joglo, cool breezes, cold drinks and warm smiles on tap.
Day 2: May 18 – Ubud tour
Visit Celuk village for silver and gold processing, Pusen Batuan Temple, Sacred Monkey Forest, Mas Carving center, Batik collection for weaving, the waterfall in Tegenungan. Tonight’s welcome dinner is a Fire Dance show and dinner.
Day 3: May 19 – Snorkel trip, Water palace, Besakih and Pengelipuran village
Visit Menjangan Island with Snorkel trip. This island offers some of the best snorkeling around with clear waters and an abundance of sea life and colorful coral reefs. Next we are off to Pengelipuran village – The cleanest village in the world. A visit to the Water Palace. Our last stop is the Besakih Temple. It is the most important, largest and holiest temple of Balinese Hinduism, and one of a series of Balinese temples. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. The temple is built on six levels, terraced up the slope.
Back at the hotel enjoy the evening at your leisure. Onsite dining is available or head to town for dinner. (B, L)
Day 4: May 20 – Touring outside of Ubud
Visit tegalalang rice terraces, Water temple Tampak of Siring. This palace of Tirta Empul is a place for self-cleaning. (Not meaning physically but spiritually) You can get in the water for a spiritual cleansing of the holy water. Next we head to the Coffee plantation where you can tour the making of local coffee and sample this delicious local coffee. No visit to Bali is complete without visiting the famous Bali Swing. Take a scenic swing ride and get your photo everyone wants to have posted of this iconic experience. 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 towards Ubud we stop for a local dinner. (B, D)
Day 5: May 21 – Transfer to Munduk – Monkey Forest – Bedugul Botanical Garden – Tanah Lot Temple.
After breakfast check out of the hotel and make our way to the mountain areas via Belimbing sari village and visit some of the many splendid temples Bali is famous for. We start with the Monkey Forest to visit the many monkeys that reside in Bali at The Kedaton Monkey Forest. Walk through this area which is home to hundreds of monkeys, trees and scenery. Here you may have the opportunity to feed them bananas or peanuts. Next stop “Taman Ayun” at Mengwi. We arrive at our next destination near Munduk located in the highlands about 3,300 feet above sea level, so nighttime temperatures can be cooler. The award winning Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort offers some of the best views on the Island from its luxurious suites and villas spread out over 5 hectares. Outdoor infinity pools and a tropical jacuzzi provide scenic views of the surrounding coffee trees, rice fields and mountains down to the Bali Sea. The resort also boasts its own spa, two restaurants, and a coffee roastery.
Sanak Retreat for 2 nights in either a 1 or 2 bedroom villa. Dinner at your leisure tonight at the hotel. (B, L)
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.
Day 6: May 22 – Cooking class – Offering class – Trekking
Enjoy breakfast at your leisure then head 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. You will also learn the local Balinese dance with a dance class.
Tonight, enjoy a traditional Balinese cooking class using local ingredients and creating your own traditional dish for dinner. (B, D)
Day 7: May 23 – Transfer to Sanur Beach
Depart for Sanur – After breakfast check out from the hotel. Travel across the rice fields and twin lakes for a scenic stop. You will stop 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. Visit Jatiluwih.
Enjoy lunch at a unique rain forest restaurant in route. Arrive at your next hotel late afternoon.
Hotel Tandjung Sari in your own Bungalow for 2 nights (B, L)
Day 8: May 24 – Day at Leisure – Uluwatu Temple
Enjoy the morning and early afternoon at leisure for the beach, pool and spa. This afternoon depart for the Uluwatu temple tour followed by a farewell seafood dinner tonight. (B, D)
Day 9: May 25 – Departure Day
Enjoy the day at leisure before departing home. Please note some flights leave later in the day so you can check out of the hotel and keep your luggage at the hotel while enjoying the spa, pool or a visit to town. (B) Optional Post nights available.
Visitors going to Indonesia require a current passport, valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure from Ecuador.
e – VOA Visa on arrival for many countries including the USA. Click HERE for details to apply online
Citizens of the US, Canada, UK and Australia do not require a visa to enter Bali. Before traveling abroad it’s a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, your driver’s license and your credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and bring one with you.
The time zone in Bali is GMT plus 8 hours. They do not follow daylight savings time.
The average temperature in November is (91°F) high, while the average low is (75°F). Similarly to the consistent year round temperatures in Bali in general. Limited rain at this time of year.
The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The currency rankings show that the most popular Indonesia Rupiah exchange rate is the USD to IDR rate.The best way to get cash in the local currency is from an ATM. Keep in mind that most banks impose a fee every time a card is used at another bank’s ATM, and that fee can be higher for international transactions ($3 – $3) so try and withdraw as few times as possible. Credit cards are accepted by most shops and restaurants however check with your credit card company regarding foreign exchange fees. You will also have a better chance making deals at local shops if paying with cash.
Bali you can expect the 2 pin round socket and plug as used in larger parts of Europe. Voltage: 220 V Frequency: 50 Hz Power sockets: type C / F
Sales tax in restaurants ranges from – 10% – 15% – 21%. Tax is not charged on goods bought in a shop, although with alcohol and cigarettes tax is included in price to be eligible for the VAT refund: Goods must be purchased from shop with “VAT Refund for Tourists” label across Indonesia by showing your passport, and you must have a valid tax invoice (a tax invoice attached with one payment receipt) from the shop. Goods which are excluded are as follows: food, beverage, tobacco products. Minimum VAT payment is Rp500.000 (five hundred thousand rupiah) in one valid tax invoice from one shop with the same purchasing date. goods are purchased within 1 (one) month before departing Indonesia. Goods must be carried out of Indonesia as accompanied baggage within 1 (one) month of the date of purchase.
No vaccinations are officially required of travelers to Bali.
This tour is Average plus for activity. There is walking during the visits to temples and rice fields trekking on somewhat unlevel ground. There is swimming at your leisure if you choose. Hiking to waterfalls on uneven surfaces. At each stop we will be walking a good amount. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk, at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or 4 or so miles on some days. Please note most hotels do not offer elevators. You may need to climb the stairs if a first-floor room is not available. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. You will need be able to keep up with the group without any assistance. At times you will need manage your own luggage. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can’t or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However, it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate.
The following items are suggested to help make your tour run smoothly.
Good walking shoes (tennis shoes), hiking sandals, flip flops. Travel purse with a shoulder strap, refillable Water Bottle, Sports bras, P. J’s, Light weight sweater or jacket for cool evenings.
All toiletries needed to a minimum. Hotels provide hair dryers, soap, shampoo, sometimes conditioner.
Clothing needs to be warm weather clothing. For Day leggings, shorts or skirts, long and short sleeved tops. Bathing suite, cover up, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses. Evening is casual with pants, jeans, dresses, long or short sleeved tops. Dressing in layers is always good.
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Current tour prices are listed on the page corresponding to each tour. Due to currency fluctuations, cost increase and situations out of our control tour prices may change without notice at any time. Tour participants who already registered for a tour will not be affected by any price changes.
Included in the price of the tour:
A full-time tour leader/guide with 6 or more clients and licensed in-country tour guides are used for tours.
Any tours, meals, activities or otherwise stated for each individual tour.
Any tours, meals, activities or otherwise stated for each individual tour.
Tour prices DO NOT INCLUDE: airfare (unless noted) and airport/departure taxes (unless stated as such in the tour), other transportation to the tour location, laundry charges, telephone calls, room service charges, mini-bar charges, all items of personal nature. Travel, accident, baggage, health, or life insurance policies. Gratuities for guides and drivers are not included in the itinerary. Passport and/or visa when applicable. Additional tours or activities not listed in the itinerary.
In the case of computer or human billing error we reserve the right to re-invoice Participants with correct billing.
ADDITIONAL EXPENSES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF DELAY, CHANGE OF SCHEDULES, ILLNESS, WEATHER, STRIKES, HOSTILITIES, QUARANTINE, GOVERNMENT REQUISITION OF HOTEL SPACE, OR ANY OTHER REASONS BEYOND THE CONTROL OF WTTW, SHALL BE BORNE BY THE PARTICIPANT.
Single supplements are available on a limited basis at additional cost. The actual cost of a single supplement for each tour is listed on the Tour Details page for each tour.
Roommates: The Tour Organizers will attempt to match you with a roommate based on age/smoker or not. If the Tour Organizers match the Participant with a roommate whom the Tour Participant deems unsuitable, then the Tour Participant must either change roommates on her own or simply accept the current roommate and make the best of it. There will be no refunds for complaints about roommates, and if any Tour Participant departs the tour because of a roommate, there will be no refund. We try to match you up the best we can but cannot promise a guarantee as to companionship. If WTTW cannot find a roommate due lack of enough participants wanting a roommate then a single supplement will be charged.
Baggage: We recommend that Tour Participants take a carry-on bag as per airlines restrictions and include any needed toiletries, medications a change of clothes or anything else you simply can’t’ live without for 24-48 hrs in case of baggage loss or delay. Baggage is carried at owner’s risk and baggage insurance is strongly recommended. We are not responsible for baggage loss/delay due to airline error.
Health: Woman traveling the World tours includes a lot of walking, stairs, hiking, and standing while sightseeing. All Tour Participants should be prepared to walk at least three miles a day on uneven surfaces, including steps, during days on which excursions are scheduled. If you have any concerns regarding your physical ability to participate in the tour, we strongly recommend that you consult your physician before signing up. Any pre-existing physical, mental, or emotional disability that may require attention or treatment must be reported in writing prior to the beginning of a tour. Tour Participants who require any form of assistance must be accompanied by a helper who is capable of and totally responsible for providing such assistance. The group’s itinerary will not be adjusted for people who are not able to keep up with the rest of the group. All Tour Participants are required to complete and sign a Medical Release and Waiver Agreement. On the day the tour begins, or any day thereafter, if you leave the tour for an, unforeseen medical or family emergency, money will be refunded, “ONLY” if you have purchased “trip insurance” then the terms of that policy will apply and the insurance company would be responsible for any refund as per the policy. Woman Traveling the World is not responsible for any refunds for a trip interruption or delay of your own cause. The minimum age for participants is 18. There is no maximum age, however you must be able to keep up with the pace of the group. Smokers may smoke only outdoors and downwind from the group – never in hotel rooms or during group meals or activities. Smokers will stay in a single room, unless they share a room with another smoker.
Travel Insurance: Not included in the tour price. We highly recommend obtaining individual travel insurance for the duration of the tour (trip cancellation, foreign medical, flight delays and cancellations, medical evacuation). For an overview of available options in travel insurance coverage please contact us. You acknowledge that trip insurance has been presented to you in the Tour Booking form if you decline to purchase trip insurance then you are on your on for any cancellations of your own doing or non covered issues as mentioned herein.
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Tour itineraries are subject to change: Due to unexpected circumstances, we reserve the right to cancel, change or substitute an activity or a service. During local or national holidays abroad, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing tours, and shopping may be limited. Uncompleted portions of the tour itinerary are not cause for refund.
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Unruly guest. We at WTTW ask all our clients to conduct themselves in a mature and courteous manner while on tour. If a client becomes unruly, argumentative or drunk beyond control and interrupts the tour or other clients in any way it is our right to call this person aside and issue a formal warning. If this behavior becomes consistent and creates a problem for other clients WTTW reserves the right to ask the participant to either leave the tour early, get her own room at her own cost if she has a roommate who has been interrupted due this behavior or take any and all necessary action to protect the health, safety and well being of the other travelers. Any such action taken that results in additional cost shall be the sole responsibility of the client who has created the issue. This is to protect all clients and assure them of a comfortable and enjoyable travel experience.
Special Requests: We will advise hotels of any special requests of Tour Participants provided we receive the request at the time of booking. However, we cannot guarantee all requests.
Allergies/Dietary Restrictions: Please answer these questions on the booking form so we can advise the restaurants for the included meals.
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