BALI EXPLORER
9 Days/8 Nights

Gain fascinating insight into Bali’s distinctive heritage and landscapes as you traverse the island’s culturally rich interior on our Bali Explorer. Trek through lush terraced fields in the central mountains, pay homage to the sacred Besakih Temple, admire the tranquil beauty of the lakeside Ulun Danu Temple and discover the island’s artistic heart in Ubud. If you desire to discover the island beyond its popular beaches, this 9 day Bali tour is a perfect fit.

 
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Day 1:  Denpasar – Kusamba - Candidasa                                                                                  

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Arrive this afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where you will be greeted by your local guide.

A private transfer (approximately 2 hours) takes you to Candidasa in Karangasem, Bali’s eastern province. Stop en route at the coastal fishing village of Kusumba, to observe the colourful fishing boats lined up all along the beach as well as the small salt-making huts.

Check in at your hotel in Candidasa where the remainder of today is at leisure.

Overnight in Candidasa.

Distances and journey time:

Denpasar Airport – Candidasa (67 km): 2 hour 20 min

Day 2: Candidasa – Klungkung – Besakih – Trek – Candidasa                                    

(B/L)

Depart Candidasa for Klungkung to visit the former Royal Courts of Justice known as Kerta Gosa. The highlight here is an elaborately decorated ceiling featuring the “Wayang” style of painting depicting the battle of good versus evil.

On the way to get there will make also make a stop at Goa Lawa, the sacred bat caves which are a temple and which are said to have an underground connection with Besakih temple.

Continue to Besakih, known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali. Located on the western slopes of Mt. Agung, Bali's highest volcano (2 567 m), Besakih is the largest and most important temple on the island.

Stop for lunch at Maha Giri restaurant, where you’ll dine on fresh Balinese cuisine while surrounded by great panoramas over rice field terraces with Mt Agung in the background.

In the afternoon drive along small, scenic roads to Besakih. En route you’ll stop in the village of Sibetan to observe traditional weaving and visit a salak plantation where you can taste Bali’s famed ‘snakeskin’ fruit.

Then, set off on a 2 hour trek through the rice fields down to Tenganan, one of several ancient villages in Bali.

At the end of the trek, you’ll explore Tenganan. The village is home to the Bali Aga people, Bali’s first inhabitants, here before the arrival of the Majapahit dynasty people who came from Java. You’ll see the village’s unique architecture as well as observe the weaving of the ikat pattern and traditional basket weaving.

Return to your hotel in Candidasa where the remainder of today is at leisure.

Overnight in Candidasa.

Distances and journey time:

Candidasa – Klungkung (25 km): 50 min

Klungkung – Besakih Temple (23 km): 50 min

Besakih Temple – Tenganan (36 km): 1 hour 10

Tenganan – Candidasa (6 km): 10 min

Day 3: Candidasa -  Tirta Gangga – Amed – Lovina Beach                                                     

(B/L)

After breakfast, explore the beautiful, less visited province of Karangasem.

Start with a visit of Tirta Gangga. Meaning 'water of the Ganges' this sacred water palace was built in the early twentieth century by the last king of Karangasem. It boasts many decorative ponds and fountains, lush plant life and natural bathing pools.

Continue to Amed, a quiet seaside village that offers fishing, snorkeling and diving on the nearby reef on a black rocky beach. You’ll take a one hour cruise in a traditional wooden Prahu boat for fabulous views of the coastline and the surroundings.  

After a buffet lunch at Amed Café, continue by road along the dry northeastern coast to Lovina for your overnight stay, arriving late afternoon.

Overnight in Lovina.

Distances and journey time:

Candidasa – Tirta Gangga (15 km): 30 min

Tirta Gangga – Amed (37 km): 1 hour 10

Amed – Lovina (85 km): 3 hours

Day 4: Lovina                                                                                                              

(B)

Today is free to enjoy the many resort facilities or laze on the beach.

Overnight in Lovina.

Day 5: Lovina – Lake Bratan – Munduk                                                                     

(B/D)

Morning at leisure on the beach in Lovina to relax.

Lunch at leisure in Lovina.

This afternoon drive to Lake Bratan where you will stop for a visit to the very scenic Ulun Danu Temple. The temple is set in the middle of the lake’s calm waters on a small bit of land giving the impression that it is ‘floating’.  

Continue driving to a small mountain road overlooking two superb lakes: Buyan and Tamblingan. Stop for photos and to enjoy the scenery before descending to the beautiful remote area of Munduk in Northern Bali.

Arrival in Munduk towards the end of today, check in to your hotel and, after freshening up, enjoy dinner.

Overnight in Munduk.

Distances and journey time:

Lovina – Lake Bratan – Ulun Danu Temple (30 km): 1 hour

Ulun Danu Temple – Munduk (15 km): 30 min

Day 6: Munduk – Sanda – Belimbing – Umabian                                                     

(B/L/D)

Munduk is the ideal location for outdoor activities and this morning you’ll have the chance to explore with a light trek. Munduk is surrounded by tropical rainforest with beautiful waterfalls and because of its cool temperature (20-25°C) many fruits, vegetables and spices are grown in the area.

This hour trek begins this morning from your hotel. The trek takes you through many plantations growing coffee, cloves, vanilla, avocado and more- you’ll see how they are grown and harvested.

From Munduk, drive to Sanda village via Pupuan along one of the most scenic roads in Bali. In Sanda (or Belimbing for groups) stop for lunch and then descend to the western coast of Bali passing by the small town of Belimbing. The landscape alternates between jungle-covered mountain vistas and amazing rice terraces.

Continue to Umabian and check in to your beautiful hotel. Designed to resemble a traditional house, the numerous pavilions and guestrooms are laid out in the style of a village compound. Surrounded by rice fields and a swimming pool in the garden, this is an ideal place to unwind. Spend the remainder of today relaxing by the pool, enjoying the peaceful view, or opt to join in the local activities in the village compound.

Dinner at the hotel.

Overnight in Umabian.

Distances and journey time:

Munduk – Umabian (69 km): 2 hours 20

Day 7: Umabian – Taman Sari Buwana – Taman Ayun – Ubud                                 

(B/L/D)

After breakfast, start the day with an amazing sustainable tourism excursion at Taman Sari Buwana farm. During this half-day excursion you will experience local Balinese life while supporting a community-based tourism project in the village of Tunjunk.

Upon reaching Tunjuk village, prepare for farming activities by donning a farmer’s hat, covering up with mosquito repellent and picking up a local mattock (small farm tool) all provided by the farm. We recommend wearing flip-flops or similar as well as bringing sunscreen. 

You’ll then walk with the local farmers to their rice fields, locally referred to as sawah. Alongside the farmers, you will learn how to plant, transplant or harvest rice (depending of the season).

After farming, take a walk around the beautiful rice fields to observe the daily activities of the village. You’ll visit other plantations including a coconut plantation where locals will demonstrate their ability to climb up the trees and gather young coconuts for some refreshment.

Next, return to the home base where you will observe the boiling of cassava in the traditional kitchen before enjoying a delicious lunch at the farm.

This afternoon, transfer to Ubud stopping en route at the serene Taman Ayun temple near Mengwi.

No visit to Bali would be complete without witnessing traditional dance and this evening, in Ubud, you will be treated to a performance in a nearby village. Return to Ubud for dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Ubud.

Distances and journey time:

Umabian – Taman Sari Buwana, Tunjuk Village (3 km): 10 min

Taman Sari Buwana, Tunjuk Village – Taman Ayun (12 km): 30 min

Taman Ayun – Ubud (16 km): 30 min

Day 8: Ubud                                                                                                                         

(B/L)

Spend this morning discovering the many charms of Ubud as you visit museums, palaces and local markets. Start with a visit to ARMA Museum (Agung Rai Museum of Art) and enjoy one of the best permanent collections of Balinese and Indonesian paintings. A visit to ARMA provides a great overview of the island’s rich artistic traditions.

Continue to Ubud’s Royal Palace in the heart of the small town: built in the 16th century the Palace is still home to Ubud’s King and its Royal family.

Finish this morning’s excursion with a walk in Ubud Market where local vendors come to buy and sell food as well as handicrafts and textiles.

Lunch will be served at Indus Restaurant, one of Ubud’s top tables, with breathtaking views over the Tjampuhan river valley.

Relax this afternoon with a one-hour Balinese massage treatment at a local spa.Overnight in Ubud.

Day 9: Ubud – Mt Batur – Penglipuran – Kehen – Beach in South Bali/Departure       

(B/L)

Depart Ubud for an excursion to Mt Batur. You’ll drive along small, scenic roads offering beautiful views of the rice fields, especially near the village of Tegallalang. Along the way, stop in Sebatu village to visit Pura Gunung Kawi- an exotic spring temple.

Upon arrival at Kintamani, stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you will enjoy spectacular views over Lake Batur and its volcano, Mt Batur. Although Mt Batur (1412m) is not the highest volcano in Bali, it is the most active and is surrounded by an impressive caldera.

Your excursion continues to Penglipuran, a traditional countryside village well known for its tidy row of traditional Balinese entrance gates and its unique architectural traditions.

End today with a visit to the sacred Kehen Temple, built majestically on a hill on a series of 8 terraces enclosing a huge banyan tree in its first courtyard. The forest background of this temple offers a unique ambiance and mesmerizing scene.

At the end of the day, transfer to your southern beach hotel or the Airport.

Note: Itinerary this day subject to departure flight time.

Distances and journey time:

Ubud – Pura Gunung Kawi (15 km): 30 min

Pura Gunung Kawi – Kintamani (22 km): 40 min

Kintamani – Penglipuran - Kehen Temple (10 km): 20 min

Kehen Temple – South beach hotels (65 km): 2 hours 10

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RATES & CONDITIONS

DELUXE OPTION

Location

Hotel

Room Category

Candidasa

Alila Manggis

Superior

Lovina

The Lovina

Beach Suite

Munduk

Munduk Moding Plantation

One Bedroom Villa

Umabian

Puri Taman Sari

Rice Terrace Suite

Ubud

Komaneka Bisma

Bisma Suite

 

SUPERIOR  OPTION

Location

Hotel

Room Category

Candidasa

Rama Candidasa

Superior Room

Lovina

The Lovina

Deluxe suite

Munduk

Munduk Sari Garden Villa

Executive

Umabian

Puri Taman Sari

Deluxe

Ubud

Puri Sunia

Deluxe

 

FIRST CLASS OPTION

Location

Hotel

Room Category

Candidasa

D’Tunjung Hotel

Superior

Lovina

Aneka Lovina

Superior building

Munduk

Puri Lumbung

Standard Cottage

Umabian

Villa Taman Blayu

Deluxe Villa

Ubud

Bhuwana

Deluxe

 

PRICING – in US Dollars per person for shared twin/double

 

Hotel Categories

1

2

3-4

5-6

7-10

11-15

Single Supp

DELUXE

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

SUPERIOR

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

FIRST CLASS

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

On Request

 

HOTELS SEASONAL SURCHARGE:

  • To be advised along with booking terms & conditions.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide.
  • All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.
  • 1 hour Balinese Treatment in local Spa in Ubud.
  • Boat trip as mentioned at Amed.

OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Visa arrangements.
  • International flights.
  • International departure tax from Denpasar (Please check at the time of booking).
  • Meals other than mentioned above.
  • Camera/video entrance fees.
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, tips etc).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above.
  • 3.5% Govt. Taxes.

NOTE:

  • All timings indicated are estimated only and can vary in high season and ceremonialdays.
  • All language guides other than English subject to availability during high season Jul-Sep.
  • Compulsory meal rates applicable on X – Mas and New Year eve.

 
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