Embark on an unforgettable 9 day journey through Indonesia! Your custom adventure offers the ideal blend of exploration, culture and relaxation. Explore 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 beach, to lounge on white sandy 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.
Ubud is changing fast, and today you are invited to witness it's natural beauty at the golden hour of dawn. First thing this morning at 5:30 AM, you will be taken to Ubud Market alongside your private guide and driver. This is where you will begin your sunrise walk. Vendors arrive in the wee hours of the morning to sell vegetables, food and beautiful flower offerings, that you will see all over the island. This market transforms into a commercial affair by the mid-morning, so having the opportunity to see it at dawn is a unique and special experience.
You will continue your stroll through Ubud's quaint lanes, towards the verdant dew-covered rice fields north of Ubud. After witnessing the sunrise and herons taking flight, you will stop to enjoy a private picnic breakfast in a farmer's hut, high up in the middle of a rice field. Relax, sip on a cup of coffee or mint tea that was freshly harvested from a nearby garden and soak in the morning ambiance of this once in a lifetime experience. Descending through the rice fields back into Ubud, you will pass by the Monkey Forest. After the walk is time to relax with a unique massage therapy followed by a delightful lunch. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, you will then be transferred back to your hotel, with the rest of the day to spend as you wish. (This service is on a private basis.)
This afternoon, 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 evening, you will sit down to a lovely dinner 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.)
Tonight, get ready for an artistic and colorful dinner in one of the hottest spots in all of Bali! Ubud especially, is becoming a culinary Mecca in Indonesia, and this evening you will enjoy a first hand taste of that. Chefs from all over the world are opening up restaurants that are quickly becoming the talk of Asia. One such venue, Room 4 Dessert, has been created by the genius of Will Goldfarb, a charismatic New York chef that has made Ubud his home and embraced the local lifestyle. He replicated his New York venue here, with raving success. Tonight, experience a unique and delicious tasting menu of his most famous desserts paired with cocktails. It will be a night to remember, make it a special occasion or just a fun dining experience! (This service is on a private basis.)
Embark on an amazing food and cultural journey with Dewa and Jero, who live with their children and extended family in the village of Keliki, an artist village nestled in the terraced foothills just north of Ubud. Dewa works as a tour guide and is passionate about sharing the culture of Bali. He and his wife serve delicious Balinese food that promotes good health and spiritual well-being.
Your experience will start with a walk around Dewa's family compound where Dewa will give you some insight into the Balinese culture and how they live. You will then join his wife and extended family in the kitchen and help them cook a range of Balinese dishes, using local ingredients and spices, over a traditional wood-fired oven. Your cooking class will finish with a delicious meal served at a dining area adjacent to the family temple. However, the family will not share the meal with you, because the Balinese believe you should never eat together as a family. The idea is that when you sit down to eat you are hungry after a long day’s work and consequently have negative energy. However, they will be with you for the dessert portion of the experience. (This service is on a private basis.)
Today, meet your guide in the afternoon for your transfer to Canggu. On the way, you will stop at Tirta Empul a water temple where locals go to take purifying baths on the waters that rush down from the river. The special water or "Tirta" in Balinese is supposed to have healing properties. If you want to partake in the purification ritual bring a bathing suit and a sarong as well. Afterwards, your driver will bring you to your accommodation in Canggu. (This service is on a private basis.)
Canggu offers peace and serenity for those looking to escape Bali's bustling, tourist packed streets. At this coastal retreat, you will find lush rice fields extending all the way down to the beach. This quiet region is home to many of Bali's expat community, which contributes to its laid back vibe. Kick your feet up, grab a cocktail and let your troubles float away in the sea!
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
What better place to learn about surfing than in Bali, a surfer's paradise! You will start by learning how to use the board and paddle, before heading out into the water. Facing waves can be challenging at first, but once you begin to get the hang of it, your confidence will grow. This activity is fun for all ages, and everyone can join in! The exact location of your surfing day will be dependent on weather, tides, and waves on the day. (This service is on a private basis.)
Enjoy this free day however you wish!
Today, you will be met and transferred to the Denpasar airport for your international departing flight. We hope you enjoyed your experience and we wish you a safe and pleasant flight home.
Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa is a discrete, intimate hideaway in the heart of Bali’s mystical Ubud. Nestled amongst groves of cinnamon trees and fragrant blooms, this haven is situated overlooking a tropical forest and the gently flowing Ayung River. The ideal choice for those seeking a personal get-away and complete privacy, Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa has by design 23 themed villas, each an exclusive enclave of serenity and comfort. Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa does not accommodate children below 16 years old.
The Hotel Tugu Bali offers the ultimate experience in Balinese hotel luxury. The property boasts a tropical beach setting, lovely accommodations and the highest standards of customer care. Designed and decorated in classic Balinese style, the antiques, artifacts, and ambiance transport you to a world of history and romance. It's a honeymooner's paradise, with private villas and inspiring sunsets. Feel like lunch in your room, breakfast in an antique pavilion, or dinner under the stars? Consider it done. Don't miss other unique dining experiences, including Indonesian cooking classes and the Tugudom dinner experience with Balinese performers. With dance and yoga classes, the spa, surfing, and award-winning golf nearby, Tugu Bali has something for every guest.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.
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