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 5 star resorts, chic cocktail bars and gourmet restaurants, that represent the very best of the island’s high-class facilities. Whether you are looking for luxurious beachfront romance, vibrant nightlife or simple adventure, Seminyak is the place to be!
Seminyak is the spa and boutique shopping center of Bali. It is hard to imagine that only ten years ago, this was a distinctly separate village and something of a backwater.
In the afternoon, your tour guide picks you up at your resort for an orientation walk of Seminyak. Pass by hip and inventive fashion boutiques, designer stores, and art studios such as the renowned John Hardy Gallery well-known for its hand-crafted jewelry. Observe Petitenget Temple, the central cultural landmark in Petitenget. Known as Pura Petitenget in the local tongue, the centuries-old temple is a must-see. Local villagers pray here for protection against famine and disease. Finish at the beach just a few steps away from the temple. Here you can enjoy the sunset while sipping a young, refreshing coconut. (This service is on a private basis)
Enjoy this free day soaking in the calm and beauty of Seminyak at your leisure.
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. (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.
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 enjoy 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. 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.
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. After this unique encounter you head to the home of a local Balinese family for a traditional home-cooked lunch. 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.)
Another adventurous day awaits! Experience a different side of Mount Batur through cycling and kayaking. First drive up through the lingering mists of Kintamani to the rim of the ancient Batur caldera. We descend into the caldera to mount our bikes for a 9 kilometres ride on a sealed road among the undulating plains of historic lava flows. Visit waterfalls, springs, caverns, lava formations, and ash cones while your guide explains how the various eruptions have formed the present landscape.
After enjoying the cycling we will visit some local temples and learn of their past and present significance, before crossing the lake by kayak. We paddle from the pagoda of Pura Patirtan (Holy water temple), part of the Pura Jati complex at the ancient site of Batur village, across to Dalem Pingit pagoda on the shores of Kedisan village. A floating restaurant is our final oasis. Here, time stands still while you are treated to tea and local delicacies. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel in 4:00PM and transferred to the airport in good time to board your domestic flight to 4:00PM. Upon arrival in 4:00PM, 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!
After a lovely breakfast on the boat this morning, you will cruise to Rinca to visit the fascinating komodo dragons in their natural environment. Accompanied by guides from the National Park, you will embark on a leisurely walk to catch your first glimpse of these giant lizards. These impressive creatures grow up to ten feet in length and weigh up to 330 pounds! You may also see the rare megapode, 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.
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. In Makassa Point (or Manta Point) we will have the chance to swim with these majestic mantas. (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.
We will visit some of the villages located on the islands next to the Komodo National Marine Park. Its inhabitants are mostly of the low ethnic group. This town known as the gypsies of the sea has maintained its traditions of nomadic sailors furrowing the waters of the Indonesian archipelago with their small boats. We will sail between small uninhabited islands to one of these paradisiacal islands with white sand beaches where we will have the opportunity to relax and contemplate its rich marine ecosystem. In the afternoon we will continue our navigation to the port of Lubuan Bajo stopping before, if the weather and sea conditions allow it, on the island of Sabolo. (This service is on a group basis.)
Enjoy breakfast onboard 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 edge of a cliff overlooking the bay, the view from above the fierce sea is incredible. At sunset, the colorful coastal backdrop offers a memory you will never forget. After exploring this enchanting attraction, 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.)
Katamama is a boutique hotel made by artisans. Every detail has been handmade or handpicked, using Indonesia's centuries-old traditions interpreted in a modern and timeless context. All private suites is an expression of understated luxury. This attention to detail and craftsmanship accompanies our five star service delivered in a personalized and warm style by a family of individuals passionate about their craft.
The majestic Kayon Resort is perched on a hillside in Ubud, surrounded by the holy Petanu River and lush tropical rainforest. "Kayon" means "tree of life creations" and "secret that grows from earth towards heaven". Located in Kepitu Village, only a ten minute drive from the center of Ubud, this enchanting five star boutique resort is designed in complete harmony with nature. The guest rooms have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. The property also features a tropical outdoor pool, hot tub, spa and garden. Superb facilities, a romantic ambiance and ideal location, make the Kayon Resort the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Bali.
The Warisan Komodo is a 23-meter traditional-style wooden boat built in South Sulawesi by one of the highest ranked Indonesian phinisi boat makers. The vessel was built in 2014 and started cruising in the Komodo region in October 2014. The Warisan features 2 private cabins with air conditioning, double beds and an additional convertible single bed. Each cabin is equipped with a private shower and toilet. Perfect set-up for a honeymoon couple or a small family with kids. Mosquito nets ensure comfort during nights close to shore. Towels, shower gel and shampoo are also provided for your convenience. The boat is by private charter only which is an amazing way to experience Komodo National Park and the surrounding islands on your own timeline. Four crew members ensure your comfort and safety.
The Tandjung Sari is an ageless beauty. At more than fifty years old, this beach side boutique hotel in Sanur beach, remains discreet and elegantly modest. The property was initially built back in 1962 and was intended only as a as a place for its owner and his wife to spend the night, when they visited Bali on shopping trips for their antiques business in Jakarta. In time, additional bungalows were built to accommodate their friends, and before long, the property had transitioned into a hotel, almost without anyone even noticing it. Today, travelers come from all over the world to experience this quiet slice of paradise.
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