Bali

Bali

Culture, unique arts and ceremonies, gentle friendly people and scenic beauty have maintained Bali as the top tourist destination in Asia for the past 10 years. Located just 8 degrees south of the equator in the heart of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali enjoys a perfect tropical climate.

The island of Bali is a photographic delight with two volcanoes, reaching 3,014 meters high. There are lush tropical forests, pristine crater lakes, fast flowing rivers and deep ravines, terraced rice fields, and fertile fruit and vegetable plantations. The white sand beaches in the South and the black volcanic sand beaches in other parts of the island are enjoyed by visitors and locals alike.

Bali is renowned for its traditions & customs which are influenced by the religion. With a completely different lifestyle from the rest of Indonesia, the Balinese have managed to preserve their culture despite the overwhelming foreign influence brought by the increasing number of tourists. Their artistic abilities are known worldwide and include dance, painting, sculpture, leather, metal working and music. Dancing and music are highly stylized forms of art and the classical dance drama is based on ancient Hindu epics and local folklore.

Balinese and Bahasa Indonesia are the most widely spoken languages in Bali, but because of the international tourism English is also very common.

6 Days / 5 Days – Pure Bali

Day 1 : Arrival – Ubud (D)
Goa GajahTransfer from your hotel or airport to Ubud. A stop will be made at Tegenungan waterfall, a wood carving workshop at Kemenuh, the Petulu relief, and Goa Gajah – elephant cave temple. Overnight at Bagus Jati, Dinner at Hotel.

Day 2 : Batur VW Safari (B, L, D)
Mount BaturAfter breakfast at the hotel, we start our safari drive through Bali back-roads viewing the scenic beauty of Bali’s rice terraces and lush vegetation, drive via Kenderan and Manuaba and up to Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu. Next we drive up to Panelokan to view the spectacular scenery of Mount Batur and it’s calderas, drive down the off road track into the old crater, encountering huge lava flows which have covered most of the vegetation. On the edge of calderas there are many large trees inhabited by groups of Macaque, after and adventure drive around the mountain we will reach Bali’s biggest lake, which fills a third of the crater. We then drive up to Lake View Restaurant where your Indonesian Buffet Lunch will be served. The afternoon drive down to Payangan village includes stopping at Petulu village to see the White Heron sanctuary, and then continue on to your Hotel.

Day 3 : Ubud – Bangli – Manggis (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we depart for Bangli to view the many varieties of bamboo trees at Penglipuran, a village that has been restored by the local government as a “typical” Balinese village. Visit Pura Kehen, the state temple of the kingdom of Bangli dating back to the 9th century. Proceed to Bukit Jambul, where your lunch will be served as you enjoy a wide panoramic view down to the coast. After lunch we drive on to Selat, the centre of Balinese snake-skin “salak” fruit plantations. We complete our journey and check-in at Puri Bagus Manggis, a traditional Balinese style villa of 7 air-conditioned deluxe rooms located right in the centre of Manggis Village.

Day 4 : Exploring Manggis (B, L, D)
After breakfast at the hotel, we will explore the eastern part of the island of Bali. Our first destination is to Candidasa beach for snorkelling in the waters strewn with a variety of coral and tropical fish. After lunch we are off to explore nearby villages such as Selumbung, Ngis and Tenganan village. Tenganan is one of the few Balinese communities which have resisted the Javanization process brought about by the Majapahit invasion of 1343. Back to your villa in Manggis for overnight.

Day 5 : Manggis – Tulamben – Lovina (B, D)
TulambenAfter breakfast at the hotel, we are off to Tirta Gangga, a water palace surrounded by beautiful vistas of paddy fields. Next we travel to Tulamben beach for snorkelling, where close to shore you will find the remnants of a U.S. merchantman sunk during World War II. The wreck is fully overgrown with all kinds of anemone, gorgonian and coral housing plenty of colorful fish. Drive westward, along the north coast to Lovina beach via Singaraja. Check-in at your first class resort Puri Bagus Lovina.

Day 6 : Lovina – Pupuan – Denpasar (B, L)
PupuanAt 6 am, catch a traditional boat at the resort beach for dolphin watching tour. After breakfast, drive westward to Banjar, host to the only Buddhist monastery of the island, built by a Brahmin who converted to Theravada Buddies in the 50s, while retaining his traditional Balinese following. The monastery, a blend of Balinese and mainland Southeast Asian architecture, offers a stunning view to the sea. Continue via Seririt to the south across the beautiful and endless rice terraces at Busung Biu and Pupuan. Your lunch will be served at a charming restaurant right on the hill at Blimbing Sari. Drive via Tabanan to your hotel. End of your tour.

Price on Request

Includes :
Private Tour and transfer with Guide
Transport with Air conditioned.
Special VW Cabriolet Tour to the Batur Volcano
Accommodation as per itinerary include daily Breakfast
Entrance fee and donations
Meals as per itinerary

Excludes :
Any personal expenses
Meals not stated in the itinerary
Airport tax
Tipping or Gratuitie.