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The lush green rice terraces of Ubud are already waiting for you.
Relax on the beach after your arrival.
Your first stops will be the water temples of Taman Ujung....
...and Tirta Gangga, the "Water of the Ganges".
From the Besakih Temple you will have a clear view of Mount Agung.
Beware of the curious monkeys in Monkey Forest!
Idyllic rice terraces in Ubud
The Alan Danu Temple in Lake Bratan seems to float....
Make a photo stop at Lake Buyan.
Tanah Lot - Bali's most famous temple is located in the middle of the sea.
After your tour, relax on the beach of Nusa Dua.
Private guided tour of Bali followed by beach extension
Visiting the water temples Taman Ujung, Tirta Gangga and Tanah Lot
Immerse yourself in the daily life of the locals
Marvel at monkeys up close at Monkey Forest
Alternative PREMIUM option
On our PREMIUM tours, you will stay in selected upscale accommodations. For an offer, please specify this option in your request under your travel wishes. Price for this 13-day round trip incl. beach extension, meals & tours: from EUR 2,368 per person (flights not included).
Tropical sandy beaches, evergreen rice terraces and ancient water temples. Come with us on this round trip that will introduce you to the many facets of Indonesia's most famous island. Immerse yourself in everyday Balinese life, unwind with a massage and visit the cultural center of Ubud.
In the warmer months, from May to August, Bali is at its best. During the rainy season (from November to March), short and heavy showers occur more often, mainly in the afternoon. The sea water offers consistently pleasant temperatures all year round.
Upon arrival in Denpasar, you will meet with your local guide and be transferred to Candidasa, two hours away, in Karangasem, Bali's eastern province.
After check-in, spend the rest of the day as you wish. Your vacation has begun! Unpack your swimwear and enjoy the gentle breeze on the beach.
Denpasar Airport - Candidasa trip duration: 67 km / approx. 2.5 hours
2-night stay at Puri Bagus Candidasa**** with breakfast in a Deluxe Sea View Room, Candidasa, Bali
PREMIUM option: 2 nights at Alila Manggis***** with breakfast in a Deluxe Room, Candidasa, Bali
After a relaxing first night in Bali, you will explore the equally unknown but just as beautiful province of Karangasem.
First on the program is Taman Ujung. The elaborately restored water palace is surrounded by a pond and can only be reached via a bridge. Tirta Gangga, the "Water of the Ganges", is only a short drive away. The sacred water palace presents itself to you with numerous decorative ponds and fountains, lush green plants and natural pools.
A delicious Balinese lunch awaits you afterwards at Bali Asli.
In the afternoon, you have the choice (optional): An easy hike through the evergreen rice fields? Or would you prefer a swim under the sun?
If you choose the more active option, your guide will take you on an easy two-hour hike through the rice fields to Tenganan. This village is one of the oldest in Bali and is inhabited by Bali's indigenous people, the Bali Aga.
Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the tropical beach of Pasir Putih. Make yourself comfortable on a sun lounger and sample fresh coconut water while listening to the gentle ocean waves. Afterwards, you will return to your hotel in Candidasa.
Candidasa - Taman Ujung, Karangasem trip duration: 9 km / approx. 20 minutes
Taman Ujung, Karangasem - Tenganan trip duration: 12 km / approx. 25 minutes
Another day awaits you! After check-out today, you will devote yourself to exploring everyday life in Bali. Equipped with a cone hat and a bamboo stick, you will go on a one-hour hike through the rice fields. Afterwards, you will prove your skills as a Balinese farmer. Grow rice and steer the cows with their plow through the fields. After helping out, you will be served a fresh coconut with coconut water.
During three short workshops (20 minutes each), you can dive deeper into the life of the Balinese. You will learn how to decorate palm leaves for offerings, how to make arak (a clear, unsweetened anise liquor) and of course, how to cook the Balinese way.
After a Balinese lunch in the village, you will visit the famous Besakih Temple, known as the "Mother Temple" of Bali. It is located on the western slopes of Mount Agung, Bali's highest volcano (2,567 m).
After an eventful day, you will drive to Ubud, where you will spend the next two nights, in the evening.
Candidasa - Sidemen trip duration: 42 km / approx. 1.5 hours
Sidemen - Besakih trip duration: 22 km / approx. 45 minutes
2 nights at the Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas and Spa**** with breakfast included in a Batuan Villa, Ubud, Bali
PREMIUM travel option: 2 nights at Maya Ubud***** with breakfast in a Superior Room, Ubud, Bali
Today is dedicated to the artistic and cultural center of Bali - Ubud! Discover the countless treats the city has to offer: Prestigious museums, historic palaces, markets with exotic goods as well as galleries, studios and handicraft workshops reveal themselves to you in this little slice of paradise nestled in the midst of lush green rice terraces.
Start with a visit to the ARMA Museum and marvel at one of the best collections of Balinese and Indonesian paintings. At Monkey Forest, hold on tight to your camera and sunglasses. The cheeky, mischievous macaques are at least as interested in you as you are in them! Built in the 16th century, the Royal Palace is in the heart of the city and still serves as the official residence of Ubud's royal family.
Your morning excursion is rounded off with a walk through the Ubud Market, one of the most beautiful of its kind in Bali. Ubud Market is a living example of the idea that "there is nothing that does not exist": Here, you will find everything from fruits and vegetables, fish and meat to clothing, handicrafts, wood carvings and jewelry - everything your heart desires, and probably more.
Lunch will be served at Indus Restaurant, one of the city's best, with breathtaking views over the Tjampuhan River Valley.
In the afternoon, put your feet up and keep your eyes closed! Take a break from your activities and enjoy a one-hour Balinese massage.
Time to open those eyes again! Relax and enjoy the evening with a dance performance in a nearby village. After all, no trip to Bali is complete without seeing one of its most important traditions.
Last but not least, your taste buds should not be neglected today: The Bridges, a gourmet restaurant that will pamper your palate with exquisite specialties, wraps up this eventful day.
Today you will leave Ubud. After check-out, your guide will take you to the royal Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi. Take a look at the fancy, multi-story roof structures. But be careful not to fall into the huge fish pond while marveling!
Continue on to the "Rice Grain Chamber." Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rice terraces of Jatiluwih will captivate you with panoramic views of iconic beauty. Enjoy the unique scenery while walking through the rice fields. A delicious lunch will be served to you at a local restaurant.
Next, today’s journey will take you north to Lake Bratan. Situated amidst the calm waters, you might think that the Ulun Danu Temple located there is floating in the air. But don't worry, even though we are testing your senses on this trip, this is just a magical illusion.
Your journey continues to Lovina. On the way there, you will pass two stunning crater lakes: Tamblingan and Buyan. Your driver will stop in between so you can capture the unique scenery before arriving in Lovina in the early evening.
Ubud - Mengwi trip duration: 17 km / approx. 40 minutes
Mengwi - Jatiluwih trip duration: 32 km / approx. 1 hour
Jatiluwih - Lake Bratan - Ulun Danu trip duration: 24 km / approx. 50 minutes
Lake Bratan - Lake Buyan - Lake Tamblingan trip duration : 12 km / approx. 25 minutes
Lake Buyan & Tamblingan trip duration - Lovina: 16 km / approx. 30 minutes
1 night stay at THE LOVINA Bali**** with breakfast included in a Deluxe Studio, Lovina, Bali
PREMIUM travel option: 1 night at THE LOVINA Bali**** with breakfast included in a Beach Suite, Lovina, Bali
For the late risers among you, today you get to sleep in if you want. Spend the morning as you wish. The black sand of Lovina beach is a few steps and waits for you. With a bit of luck, you will get to watch dolphins, which cavort around here from time to time.
Around noon, your driver will pick you up and take you to the south of the island. Along a panoramic road you will drive past several small villages, as the landscape shifts between dense jungle, imposing mountain scenery and lush green rice terraces.
In the late afternoon, you will reach Tanah Lot. Bali's most famous temple was built on a small island in the sea, about 100 meters off the coast. Watch as the sun slowly disappears into the sea, tinging the spectacular scenery in various shades of red.
After sunset, today’s itinerary is over.
Lovina - Belimbing trip duration: 78 km / approx. 3 hours
Belimbing - Tanah Lot Temple trip duration: 40 km / approx. 1.5 hours
Tanah Lot Temple - Ngurah Rai Airport trip duration: 28 km / approx. 1 hour
You will spend the following week in your beach hotel, where you can reflect on your experiences of the last days and regenerate before going back home. Relax with a cool drink by the water, take in your surroundings and recharge.
7 nights at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa ***** with breakfast in a Deluxe Suite, Nusa Dua, Bali
PREMIUM travel option: 7 nights at Samabe Bali Suites & Villas***** with breakfast in an Ocean Front Suite, Nusa Dua, Bali
Time to say goodbye. Depending on your time of departure, your driver will take you to Denpasar airport for your journey home.
See you soon, Bali!
Puri Bagus Candidasa****, Candidasa, Bali (2 nights)
This Balinese-style accommodation is located on a quiet stretch of beach in Candidasa Bay. The 50 bungalows are spacious and have been lovingly integrated into the tropical garden landscape. Amenities include a private bathroom, minibar, air conditioning, seating, and coffee and tea facilities. Relax by the outdoor pool and visit the hotel's other facilities, including the mini-market, spa, and several stores. The Gringsing Restaurant & Bar offers local and international delicacies while enjoying magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. Two yoga areas are available for your use.
Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas and Spa ****, Ubud, Bali (2 nights)
About two kilometers from Ubud's center, this property welcomes you with 25 Balinese-style rooms. Offering excellent views of the surrounding rice fields, the rooms house artwork and artifacts from local artists. You'll also find a minibar, a TV, a safe, and coffee and tea facilities. The in-house restaurant serves Indonesian delicacies, afternoon tea and cocktails.
THE LOVINA Bali ****, Lovina, Bali (1 night)
This boutique hotel awaits you in the heart of the small town of Lovina with direct access to the beach. The 66 suites and villas feature modern furnishings - some even have kitchenettes. Relax by one of the two outdoor pools, while your children are cared for at the Dolphin Kids Club. You can also rent a bike or canoe here, or take part in various excursions in the surrounding area. The Heliconia restaurant tempts you with international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy oven-fresh pizzas in the pizzeria and take in the magnificent sunset with a cocktail in the beach bar. The accommodating staff will be happy to organize a romantic dinner on the beach for you (extra charge).
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa*****, Nusa Dua, Bali (7 nights)
Designed in the style of a Balinese palace, this luxury hotel offers 3 outdoor pools and a private beach area. Various daily activities are offered, such as aqua aerobics and Balinese dance classes.
Rooms all have balconies or terraces with views of the beach or tropical gardens. The Bali Collection shopping center is just 800 yards away.
Alila Manggis*****, Candidasa, Bali (2 nights)
On the tranquil and pristine east coast of Bali lies one of the best-kept secrets of this enchanting island - the Alila Manggis. Surrounded by coconut trees, this beautiful luxury resort awaits you. A great mix of modern and typical Balinese design, close to nature and harmoniously integrated with the surroundings, will enchant you. The Alila Manggis is located directly on the sea, about 5 km from Candi Dasa in front of the majestic Mount Agung, Bali's sacred mountain.
Maya Ubud *****, Ubud, Bali (2 nights)
This accommodation offers magnificent views of the Petanu River Valley or the rice terraces of Peliatan. Rooms feature Balinese design and include a safe, minibar, satellite TV, hairdryer, Wi-Fi, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Two restaurants tempt guests with international and local dishes. Order refreshing drinks at Bar Bedulu and fortify yourself with light snacks at River Café. Relax in the on-site spa area with soothing treatments. You can also stay fit during your stay at the gym.
THE LOVINA Bali ****, Lovina, Bali (1 night)
Instead of staying in a deluxe studio, the premium version offers you a comfortable beach suite.
Samabe Bali Suites & Villas*****, Nusa Dua, Bali (7 nights)
With the best views over the Indian Ocean, the multi-award winning Samabe Bali Suites & Villas is situated on picturesque cliffs in the southern part of Nusa Dua. Spread over eight hectares of land, you will find plenty of peace and relaxation. You will experience a retreat in a class of its own - surrounded by snow-white dream beaches and exotic rainforest, relaxing moments await you at the 5-star luxury resort. Look forward to a 24-hour butler service that takes care of your daily needs as well as freshly prepared delicacies in two restaurants and bars.
Duration of the trip: 13 days / 12 nights
2 nights at Puri Bagus Candidasa**** with breakfast in a Deluxe Sea View Room, Candidasa, Bali
2 nights at Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas & Spa**** with breakfast in a Batuan Villa, Ubud, Bali
1 night at THE LOVINA Bali**** with breakfast in a Deluxe Studio, Lovina, Bali
7 nights at Nusa Dua Beach Hotel***** with breakfast in a Deluxe Room, Nusa Dua, Bali