Pack your bags to experience 14 days of island hopping through Indonesia! Discover the rich history, exotic wildlife, traditional culture and thriving nature of the country in an unforgettable exploration. Your custom itinerary will guide you through the islands of Bali, Flores and the famous Komodo Island, for a taste of it all. Venture off the beaten path, to discover a world overlooked by travelers, and explore the most famous highlights. Understand the art and culture of local communities, observe the activity of komodo dragons and relish in heavenly relaxation poolside or on the beach. With such unique opportunities and excursions at your fingertips...adventure awaits!
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 Seminyak, 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.)
In Seminyak, you will find a wide choice of elegant boutiques and glamorous shops. In fact, it is the most cosmopolitan part of Bali. The area is full of chic cocktail bars and gourmet restaurants, that represent the very best of the island’s high-class facilities. Bali is well known for its dinning and party scene and Seminyak is the hub, where you can indulge in the best dining experiences, before hitting the town for fiesta. Whether you are looking for luxurious romance, vibrant nightlife or simple adventure, Seminyak is the place to be!
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
No trip to Bali is complete without a ride on the local waves! Today, we have arranged for a a fun activity out on the water. You will be picked up at your hotel by a local surfing company and driven to the beach to join their "Beach Surfer" program! This course will teach you the key skills quickly and comfortably. During your two hour lesson, you will learn the simple and easy-to-follow steps on how to to master the art of wave riding, paddling and back hand turns. Your class will also cover essential ocean knowledge, surfing secrets and safety instructions. You will be surfing the beach break with ease and confidence in no time...Surfs up! (This service is on a group basis.)
Today you will meet your guide in the morning for your transfer to Ubud with some stops at the interesting places along the way.
You will visit one of Bali's most spectacular sites, Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most photographed temples in the world. It is perched on a barren rock outcrop, and at high tide is completely surrounded by the ocean. The itinerary we choose follows a beautiful road and has stops at many wonderful places including the famous sea temple, Tanah Lot. This is usually visited during sunset but this has become so popular that is best to see it in the morning when is quieter.
Afterwards, you’ll be driven to Tampak Siring to see the holy spring-water temple of Tirta Empul. The natural waters here are believed to contain mystical healing and rejuvenating properties. Continue to Ubud to check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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.
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.)
One of the most remarkable ways of discovering Bali is through the people and the unique art forms the island is known for all over the world. This afternoon around 2:00 PM, you will be met at the hotel by your guide and driver, to experience a day in the life of a Balinese artist. This half day program will reveal the secrets behind Bali's artistic soul. The island has long been a magnet for the arts and Ubud is it's epicenter. The opportunity for you to interact with local artists at their homes and workshops, will open doors to a world that is normally hidden from the sight of travelers. This is an ideal chance to meet and photograph interesting local people in their element.
Your tour will finish with a lovely dinner served by a host family in a Balinese home, before you are transferred back to your hotel. As one of the signature programs in Bali, today will be a great chance for you to see the real Bali first hand, normally never experienced by visitors. Any traveler can buy a piece of art in a showroom, but very few can say they've met the masters themselves! (This service is on a private basis.)
Another adventurous day awaits! Wake up extremely early or perhaps just stay up late, to be ready for your hotel pick up around 2:00 AM, just as the day begins. Your guide will greet you in the lobby for the 1.5 hour drive transfer to Kintamani. At the meeting point on the slope of Mt. Batur, you will embark on your unforgettable sunrise trek (1717 m above sea level). Your experienced guide will escort you during the hike, which should last about 1.5 to 2 hours. Take in the views and embrace the adventure on the climb to the mountain peak. At the summit, you will marvel at the breathtaking view of Batur caldera, the surrounding crater and lake, as the glorious sunrise and stunning morning views start to emerge. You can also enjoy the opportunity to hike on the rim around the caldera.
Breakfast will be prepared by cooking eggs in the hot steam that exudes from the holes in the mountain, with some juice, fruit, bread, jam, tea and coffee. A once in a lifetime experience! The journey down the mountain is equally as challenging, but this time you will get to admire the surrounding panorama on the way. Enjoy some time to relax in the natural hot spring pools, before your journey comes to an end. You will be driven back to your hotel in the early afternoon. (This service is on a group basis.)
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in Ubud, Bali and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to Labuan Bajo-Flores Island. Upon arrival in Labuan Bajo-Flores Island, you will be greeted at the airport by your driver and transferred to your hotel. (This service is on a private basis.)
This slightly rundown harbor town, once known only as a small fishing village, has blossomed into a lively epicenter of tourism. Don't let the small, dusty appearance fool you, the extraordinary marine life, idyllic views and breathtaking sunsets, have quickly caught the attention of travelers in the more recent years. The main street in the town has upgraded with rows of cafes, restaurants, shops and bars. Of course, It is still best recognized as the launching point for the nearby Komodo Island and Rinca Island, home of the Komodo dragons!
Your Komodo adventure begins at the harbor, when you board the Warisan Komodo vessel for an exploration to visit Komodo National Park. Your expedition takes off as you sail the waters, cruising towards Rinca Island and passing several small islands en route. You will have the opportunity to stop at one of the pristine beaches found in this region, idyllic for snorkeling or scuba diving. Some of the beautiful sandy beaches are made of coral remnants of red and white. Upon arrival at Rinca Island, you can explore the rolling, grass-covered hills of this "Serengeti-by-the-sea,". It is likely that you will encounter wild horse, wild buffalo, Timor deer, wild pig and even Komodo dragons. You may also see the rare megapod, a strange bird endemic to only a few of the Indonesian islands, that incubates its eggs in rotting vegetable matter! We know Rinca will be a highlight of your trip, as very few visitors to the National Park ever get this far off the beaten path. Depending on time, you may also be able to visit the village of Rinca. Its inhabitants are mostly under ethnicity. The town, known as sea gypsies, has maintained its tradition of semi-nomadic sea with small boats plying the waters of the Indonesian archipelago.
After an exciting start to your Komodo boat trip, you will settle in on board, just off the island of Kalong, also known as Flying Fox island. Every evening, thousands of fruit bats come to life in the night sky in search of food. If you're lucky, you may catch this magnificent spectacle flying above your head! Enjoy a lovely first evening on board the boat, falling asleep to the rocking water and calls of the wild. (This service is on a group basis.)
Komodo National Park is located in the Lesser Sunda Islands, between the islands of Sumbawa and Flores. In total, it is comprised of the three primary islands, Komodo, Padar and Rinca, alongside over 25 smaller islands. Needless to say, you could spend the rest of your life exploring the wonders of this region! Originally, the National Park was founded in 1980 in order to protect the Komodo Dragon. As well as being home to the largest lizards in the world, this area also provides refuge for countless other species, making it one of the best diving and snorkeling sites you could possibly explore.
After a lovely breakfast on the boat this morning, you will cruise to Komodo to visit the fascinating komodo dragons in their natural environment. Accompanied by guides from the National Park, you will embark on a leisurely walk tocatch your first glimpse of these giant lizards. These impressive creatures grow up to ten feet in length and weigh up to 330 pounds! Following your unforgettable encounter with the dragons, you will continue your exploration of other nearby islands.
One of the most treasured hidden gems in the area is Pink Beach, where particles of red coral wash ashore mixing with the pristine white sand to produce a gorgeous pink hue. Snorkeling can also be practiced here to observe the spectacular underwater coral and abundant marine life. You may also sail to Kanawa Island for the opportunity to relax, take in the rich marine ecosystem and enjoy its pristine beaches and snorkeling or scuba diving adventures. Continue sailing between small and uninhabited islands of paradise, admiring white sand beaches and exploring beneath the turquoise waters.
Sail between small and uninhabited islands paradise. Continue sailing to Bidadari Island. The Bidadadi or Angel Island is located near the city of Labuanbajo. The boat will moor off the island for the night. This small island meets almost all the requirements of the prototype “island paradise” seabed coral, white sand beaches and turquoise waters. From the beach, you only need to swim a few meters with a diving mask to taste a genuine coral garden and enjoy the beauty of the reef. (This service is on a group basis.)
Enjoy breakfast onboard your boat before returning to Lebuan Bajo for your flight back to Bali. On arrival at the Denpasar airport, you will be transferred to your accommodations in Sanur. Check in and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (This service is on a private basis.)
The seaside town of Sanur can be found on the tranquil south eastern end of the island of Bali. If you are seeking a quiet family friendly area that features golden beaches, restaurants, shops and traditional charm..then look no further. The vast stretch of powder sand beach blends into the turquoise shallow waters basking in the warm sunshine. Admire the many traditional jukung fishing boats that rest on the shore and decorate the sand with bright pops of color.
Early this evening, your guide will meet you at the hotel to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Indonesia! Food is just as much a part of the Indonesian culture as temples and traditions, so tonight, you will wake up your senses with a local culinary experience. Your guide will accompany you to the Sindhu Night Market in Sanur, where the freshest ingredients, most popular local food and a variety of dishes await. As you stroll through the various stalls, your guide will teach you about the dishes and help you pick out your favorites. From the ubiquitous satay and the filling bakso soup, to the peanut gado gado and the classic mie goreng, make sure to come hungry! It will be a fascinating feast to remember in a fun and colorful setting. (This service is on a private basis.)
This afternoon, you will be met at your hotel and taken on a guided tour of Uluwatu Temple, one of Bali's most spectacular sites. Perched 70 meters on the tip of a cliff overlooking the bay, the view from above of the rough crashing sea is incredible. At sunset, the colorful coastal backdrop is a view you will never forget. After plenty of time to explore the wonders and admire the sights, you will have the opportunity to watch a remarkable performance of the Kecak Dance. This traditional and unique pre-Hindu dance begins at 6:00 PM, just as the sun goes down.
Following the entertainment, you may be up for one last venture out to the lovely Jimbaran Bay. This is the perfect setting to enjoy a dinner al fresco with your feet in the sand, before the night is over. Should you decide to do this, please note that dinner is not included. (This service is on a private basis.)
Sadly, your journey must come to an end today. However, you will be leaving with unforgettable memories and the experience of a lifetime! After checking out of your hotel in Sanur, you will be met by your driver and transferred to the airport in good time to board your international departure flight home.
We hope you had an incredible trip and we wish you safe and pleasant travels onward! (This service is on a private basis.)
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Proudly Introducing a newest phinisi boat, The Warisan Komodo Phinisi. The boat was built in south sulawesi by one of the highest ranked indonesian phinisi boat makers. The vessel was finished mid-2014 and started cruising in komodo since October 2014. The boat offers two luxurious private cabins equipped with air conditioning and a private hot shower, a design that gives you more intimacy when traveling as a couple. The boat is by private charter only with a maximum of 4 guests per trip. The private charter is an amazing way to experience the komodo national park on your own timeline.
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*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.