Embark on an unforgettable 15 day journey through Indonesia! Your custom adventure offers the ideal blend of exploration, culture and relaxation. Begin on the beautiful island of Bali, wandering through luscious rice terraces, playing with mischievous monkeys and meeting local artists. Immerse yourself in the culture, as you visit small village communities and discover a world usually hidden from travelers. Continue on to the tropical paradise of Lombok, to lounge on the beaches with turquoise clear waters. So, pack your bags and let the memories begin!
Welcome to Indonesia's picture perfect island of Bali! Upon arrival at the Denpasar Airport, you will be greeted in the arrivals area by your private driver, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. They will assist you in the transfer directly to your hotel in Ubud, for a smooth and comfortable start to your adventure! Check into your room and enjoy the rest of today free at your leisure to get settled and relax. (This service is on a private basis.)
Ubud is considered the cultural heartland of Bali, famous for its iconic rice terraces and countless Hindu temples, where painters, mask makers, sculptors, stone and wood carvers, dancers and musicians thrive. Ubud also offers visitors the opportunity to explore Bali's natural beauty serving as a base camp for adventure activities including volcano trekking, river rafting, cycling and canyoneering.
This morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken on a truly exclusive experience. This unique tour has been specially designed to reveal a behind the scenes look into the life of a Balinese artist. Today, you are given the chance to uncover the secrets of Bali's artistic soul. Although there are many attractions that make this island so enticing, Bali's soul and character is ultimately defined by its people. This destination has long been a magnet for the arts and Ubud is its epicenter.
The best way to discover Bali is through its people and their unique art forms. Today, your guide will introduce you to a variety of local artists within their personal homes and workshops. You are welcomed into a world that is normally hidden from the sight of travelers. It really is a dream to meet and photograph the fascinating local people in their most authentic element. Later this afternoon, you will sit down to a lovely lunch with a host family in their home. Following this memorable meal, you will say goodbye to your new friends and head back to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
Ubud is changing fast and this morning, you will have the opportunity to witness its golden hour of dawn. Beginning from your hotel at 5:30 AM, you will be led on a leisurely stroll through the colorful Ubud market, quiet village lanes, lush fields and green forest. Stop to admire the sky as the morning sun rises and a new beautiful day in Bali begins. Keep your eyes out for the herons taking flight for a truly elegant sight. As the warmth of the sun starts to rise, you will enjoy a small picnic in a local farmer's hut, nestled high up in the rice fields. This is the perfect spot from where to sit and soak in the morning ambiance of Bali. The peace, the quite and the unspoiled beauty. Descending through the rice fields, on your way back into the growing "town" of Ubud, your tour will pass by the Monkey Forest. Observe the action of these new furry friends, before your walk finishes with a delightful morning coffee and a relaxing spa treat.
Please keep in mind that although many of the sights you will explore on this walk are stunning and exemplify the beauty of Ubud, this tour will also incorporate the city's rampant development, which can be quite the eye opening experience. We invite you to share ideas and discuss how to keep Ubud's tourism sustainable, proceeding your first hand cultural interaction. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today, you will be picked-up from your hotel and transferred directly to a restaurant in Kintamani where your light breakfast will be served. While you enjoy your breakfast, you can take in the magnificent view of the biggest and most active volcano in Bali, Mt. Batur, and its amazing Lake Batur.
After a short safety briefing, start your 27 km downhill cycling tour through rural back roads and small villages. In one of village, you have an opportunity to visit their local temple Village. At Apuan Village we will show you the ‘Dry Rice’ called Gaga rice which can only grow in the highlands during rainy-seasons. Your cycling tour will finish at Tampak Siring, which is located opposite spectacular rice terraces. Your delicious lunch will be serve at a local restaurant. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Munduk. On the way stop at Bedugul located on the shore of Lake Beratan, where you can enjoy the cool mountain breeze and view the Ulun Danu Temple. There are a number of other points of interest along the way. (This service is on a private basis.)
Munduk is a typical Balinese village, famous for its beautiful scenery and variety of nature trails. Located in the untouched mountain highlands of Northern Bali, Munduk is surrounded by tropical rainforest and farms that produce traditional commodities. The villagers make their living growing cloves and rice, as seen by the clove plantations and rice terraces that stretch as far as the eye can see. Between the lush forest greenery and the cascading waterfalls, to the charming village temple and bustling morning market, there is plenty to admire.
Get ready for another exciting day! Today, you will join the Canyoning at Kerenkali, for a full day tour of outdoor adventures and extreme sports. You will be able to learn and utilize a variety of techniques. Have fun participating in some thrilling activities such as caving, walking, wading, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling, sliding down natural slopes, and/or swimming in the refreshing white waters. Please remember that the day's activities are weather dependent that are determined by the wide range of gorges, ravines and waterfall landscapes. When there is no water, you can descend a dry canyon, though!
First up, enjoy a sequence of jumps, water slides, short rappels with gorges made of volcanic rock, caves and a sulphurate water basin, coming out from the underground. The next part of your adventure will be a little more extreme, with the exciting rappel descents along rushing waterfalls. You will jump from as high as 10m, into the cold waters below... if you dare! Enjoy a leisurely swim, before a tasty Balinese lunch is served.
After plenty of fun and memories you will always remember, you will be transferred back to your hotel in the afternoon. (This service is on a group basis.)
Meet your guide this morning at 9.00am. Walk through rainforest and across plantations, and descend on the historical hill-station of Munduk which you will see lying below you as you walk alongside ancient irrigation canals. Beautiful views of rice fields and rainforest characterize this walk which ends at Pura Subak Abian (a farmer temple) in Munduk. You will have a lovely hike from the mountain retreat to nearby Tanah Barak, or Red Coral Waterfall. It's about 30 to 40 minutes one way through coffee, clove, vanilla, avocado and other plantation gardens. Relax and take in the peaceful surroundings.
Following your walk, you'll be transferred to Lake Tamblingan, at the foot of Mount Lesung, for some canoeing fun! Afterward, enjoy a picnic lunch and refreshments before heading back to the Plantation for an evening at your leisure. (This service is on a private basis.)
This morning, after breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel at 9:00 AM for transfer to your property in a long coastal strip of fishing villages in East Bali, Amed.
Enroute to Amed, you will drive up to Kintamani, a cooler small town on the edge of the caldera of Gunung Batur, where you can get some great vistas of the area. There is also a temple and a local market here. Continue on to your hotel to check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Amed is the diving jewel of Eastern Bali. The coast here is often called simply Amed, but the name actually refers to the first of a series of small seaside villages that run southeast down the coast. As the road meanders alongside the coastal line, it passes beautiful black sand beaches, small boutique hotels and a number of beach side restaurants, many of them specializing in fresh fish.
Today you’ll have the snorkeling activity in Amed. The snorkeling around Amed is amazing and probably the most popular activity on the island. With its crystal clear water, and healthy corral it’s an absolutely stunning display of life under water. (This service is on a group basis.)
Meet your private guide and driver early in the morning for this spectacular trek up into the hills of northern Bali that combines people and culture with the beautiful outdoors. High up in the mountain villages of Muntigunung, the people are much poorer than most Balinese, and this trek helps to support them. You begin the three-hour hike from the lakeside village of Songan. Enjoy taking in the views and scenes of village life along the way and seeing some remote parts of the island most visitors don’t get to see. Learn about the daily lives of locals and the challenges they face. You will enjoy the tranquility of this remote area and the stunning panorama of Lake Batur and the Indian Ocean.
Then enjoy a delicious lunch (pay on day) and some downtime at a small resort on the beach, before heading back to your hotel in the late afternoon. Make sure you take a change of clothes and swimwear. This experience is suitable for those in good physical shape. You will also need the following: hiking shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, comfortable clothing, and a light raincoat. (This service is on a private basis.)
Following breakfast, you’ll be met and transfer to Amed harbor at 9.00 AM to board the fast boat to Bangsal Harbor, Lombok. After disembarking in Lombok, you will be transferred to your hotel in Tanjung. Check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Located 22 miles east of Bali, lies the island of Lombok. Lombok is inevitably compared to its better-known western neighbor, although it differs considerably in many respects: physically, culturally, linguistically and historically. Lombok's charm and romance truly lies in its century-old, tranquil coastal areas with virgin white beaches and green mountains.
Today, you will travel to the south of Lombok, where you will board a boat to take you to Gili Sudak, Gili Gede, Gili Ringgit and Gili Layar – a series of secret and stunningly beautiful Gilis. Enjoy snorkeling and marveling at the amazingly abundant marine life in these pristine, crystal- clear waters, and then enjoy a barbeque lunch that will be prepared on the beach. (This service is on a group basis.)
After breakfast this morning, meet your guide at the hotel to head out on a special tour.
Today, you will enjoy an easy and informative walk, led by a local woman. Along the way, you will admire some incredible views, while walking along local trails. Your journey will take you through bamboo forests, towards an open landscape of luscious rice terraces. You will make a stop to visit traditional villages throughout the tour, where you will learn more about the colorful life of the Sasak people. Don't forget your camera today, as there will be endless beautiful photo opportunities.
After the hike, you will be transferred back to your hotel, with the rest of the day at your leisure. (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
Today, you will be met and transferred to the Lombok airport for your flight to Denpasar. On arrival, check into your international departing flight. We hope you enjoyed your experience and we wish you a safe and pleasant flight home.
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