Authentic Bali

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • Runs: Daily
  • From: €1,765

Discover the true heart of Bali with this ten-day tour. From the stunning rice paddies of Tabanan, guests will be able to explore the island’s famed water temples, volcanic mountains and crater lakes. Opportunities for soft adventure, including trekking and canoeing, await, along with visits to waterfalls and coffee plantations, before guests arrive at the beautiful black sands of Lovina Beach. A trip to Bali’s highest and most active volcanoes, Mounts Agung and Batur, give guests the chance to experience this island’s dramatic landscape, while cooking workshops and traditional arts classes allow visitors to get a true taste of Balinese life.

Day 1

 Denpasar – Umabian (D)

Arrival in Bali airport and drive to Umabian. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Umabian.

Day 2

Umabian – Taman Ayun – Tanah Lot (B,D)

Tanah Lot BALI

Morning at leisure. That afternoon your guide will pick you up and visit the royal Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi known for its unique multi-roofed structures.  Later that afternoon drive to the  famous Hindu temple ‘Tanah Lot’ and admire its famous sunset.  Overnight in Umabian.

Day 3

Umabian – Jatiluwih – Bedugul – Munduk (B,L,D)

After breakfast check out of your hotel and drive up the slopes of a volcano where you visit Bali’s UNESCO listed Jatiluwih, here you have the widest panoramic view of Bali’s iconic rice terraces. Take a 1 hour walking tour in the rice fields.

Later, visit  Bedugul’s market where you will find many tropical fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers. Afterwards you will go by canoe to cross the lake to visit the Ulun Danu temple, probably one of the most photographed places in Bali. Have lunch at Strawberry Hill hotel, then drive to Munduk which offers some of the most amazing views over two old crater lakes: Tamblingan and Buyan.

Overnight in Munduk.

Day 4

Munduk – Trekking – Seririt – Banjar – Lovina Beach (B,L,D)

Lovina BALIMunduk is the ideal location for outdoor activities and this morning you’ll have the chance to explore with a light trek. Explore waterfalls and plantations (including coffee, cloves and local spices). On the way back stop in the village to taste the local coffee. Later, proceed to the northern part of Bali towards the coastal town of Seririt. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Kali Manik Eco Resort, then drive along the northern coast to the nearby Lovina Beach. Enjoy the rest of your day by the black sandy beach.

Overnight in Lovina.

Day 5

Lovina – Beji Temple – Mt Batur – Besakih – Sidemen (B,L)

Drive along the Northern coast of Bali on the way to Sangsit  for a visit to the Hindu Beji temple, dedicated to the spirit that looks after the irrigation and the rice fields. Continue on a remote mountain road to a volcanic region where active volcano Mt Batur is standing with its breathtaking views.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and continue driving until you reach the famous Pura Besakih, largest and most important temple on the island. Continue the drive over scenic roads to reach the small countryside village of Sidemen. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Sidemen.

Day 6

Sidemen – Bali Countryside – Tirta Gangga – Amed (B,L)

Tirtagangga Water Palace BALIToday after a leisurely breakfast you will discover some bits of the “Balinese daily life”. Start in a small local village where you will be given a conical hat and a bamboo stick. This comes in handy as you have a walking  tour through Balinese rice fields. Next it is time to test your skills as a Balinese farmer, try plowing with cows and planting rice…..after this you treated to a fresh coconut with its juice!
Following this activity, you will take part in some short Balinese workshops: Cooking lesson, offering and palm-leaf decoration, arak distillation and iron working. Then, enjoy a true Balinese lunch in the village.

In the afternoon, visit  the sacred water palace ‘Tirta Gangga’ and continue to the quiet seaside village Amed where you can fish, snorkel or dive in the nearby reef. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Amed.

Day 7

Amed – Snorkeling – Seraya Peninsula – Taman Ujung – Candidasa (B)

This morning after breakfast embark a traditional Prahu motorized boat for a snorkeling trip off the coast of Amed.
Depart in the afternoon for a unforgettable drive along the most spectacular roads of Bali. Explore the very remote Seraya Peninsula, admire the majestic shape of Mt Seraya volcano and follow the coast with its impressive cliffs overlooking the clear blue sea.

Visit the Taman Ujung Water Palace and continue for a short drive to the coastal town of Candidasa. Evening at leisure.

Overnight in Candidasa.

Day 8

Candidasa – Departure (B)

Besaki Temple BALIExplore Tengagan in the morning. This village is home to the Bali Aga people, Bali’s first inhabitants before the arrival of the Majapahit dynasty people who came from Java. You’ll see the village’s unique architecture as well as the weaving of the ikat pattern and traditional basket weaving.

Leave Candidasa in the afternoon and depart along the South Eastern coast to Klungkung. Make a stop on the way at Goa Lawa to visit the sacred bat caves.

Upon Arrival in Klungkung visit the former Royal Courts of Justice known as Kertagosa. Afterwards transfer to your selected southern beach hotel in Bali or to Denpasar Airport for your evening return flight.

Day 9

Tanjung Benoa (B)

Free at leisure.

Day 10

Departure (B)

Free at leisure until transfer to Denpasar airport for your return flight home.

Accommodation in this tour:

 

 Umabian Accommodation

 

 

Munduk Accommodation

 

 

Lovina Accommodation

 

 

Sidemen Accommodation

 

 

Amed Accommodation

 

 

Candidasa Accommodation

 

 

Tanjung Benoa Accommodation

 

 

 

Alternative hotel options also available. Please ask one of our experts today.

 

What is included in this tour:

  • Return flights from Dublin.
  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trip as mentioned in Amed.

 

What is not included in this tour:

  • Visa for Indonesia.
  • International departure tax from Denpasar (USD18/person)
  • Other meals then mentioned in the program.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Travel insurance can be priced separately.
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.

 

Please note:

  • Price stated is subject to availability & based on two people sharing.
  • Small deviations in the tour are sometimes necessary depending on road conditions and availability of rooms.
  • 31st March is the Day of Silence in Bali – airport is closed and clients are advised to stay in their hotels.

 

Country Information

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Vaccinations: No compulsory. Please check with your GP.

Visa: Irish Citizens are able to apply for a Visa on arrival (VOA) valid for 30 days upon arrival by air in Bali, Jakarta and a few other international airports. A 30-day visa currently costs US$25. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months as from the date of entry into Indonesia. Onward or return tickets are compulsory.

Best time to Travel:  Indonesia has only two seasons– wet and dry –  and the tropical climate is quite similar all year long.  In most parts of the country, the wet season falls between October and April (low season), and the dry season between May and September (high season).

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