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 and finish at the Arma Center. Here, you will be rewarded with a delicious Thai lunch and luxurious massage treatment. The Arma Center is both a secluded resort, and also displays a unique collection of Balinese art. Profits from the resort go towards supporting the foundation and museum of local culture. 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.)
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.)
This morning, you will be met at your hotel by a representative of the Paon Bali Cooking School for a tasty tour ahead. Your day starts early at the Ubud markets, where you can pick from fresh herbs and spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat. Stop at an Ubud rice field along the way, before heading off on a guided "padi" expedition.
Your cooking class takes place in a Laplapan village, where you will be warmly welcomed and expertly guided by your host, Puspa. Puspa will help you to discover the tricks and learn to create your very own delicious and authentic Balinese dishes. Enjoy a delicious lunch of your own creation at Paon.
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 for a getaway from the bustling, tourist packed streets. Here, 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 easy, laid back vibe. Kick your feet up, grab a drink and truly relax!
Enjoy this free time at your leisure.
Today, you will be taken for some fun out on the water, as you join a stand up paddle boarding class in Jimbaran. On land, you will first learn about the best paddling techniques and how to stand properly on the board. Next, you will take your training out onto the field, testing your skills in the water! You will start off on the flat and calm sea, where you will practice paddling and how to turn the board. Of course, your coach will also teach you a few useful tips on how to stop from falling off the board. Once you feel like you've got the hang of it, you can enjoy your free time floating along the glassy waters at your leisure. Please note that no previous experience is required for this class and the activity is based on the current weather conditions. (This service is on a group basis.)
Today you will visit the famous Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most photographed temples in the world. It is perched on a barren rock outcrop, and at high tide, it is completely surrounded by the ocean.
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.
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Hotel Tugu Bali offers guests the ultimate in Bali hotel luxury, with a tropical beach setting, museum-quality deluxe accommodations, and the highest standards of customer care. Designed and decorated in classic Balinese style, the antiques, artifacts, and ambience transport you to a world of history and romance. It's a honeymooner's paradise, with private villas, inspiring sunsets, and unstructured mealtimes. 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, featuring costumed attendants and Balinese dancers. With dance and yoga classes, the spa, surfing, and award-winning golf nearby, Tugu Bali has something for every guest. But don't be surprised if doing nothing is your favorite activity of all.
*Pricing is based on two persons traveling together, based on availability, subject to change.