Chanting of Paradise, Private Tour
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This memorable journey takes you to discover the beauty of the two most precious pearls of the equator, Bali and Lombok. Bali is always enticing for culture lovers, while Lombok shines as bright as Bali with its impressive beaches and nature beauty. Walk along with local farmers toward rice fields and see the cultivation process up to the planting process in a rural Balinese village. Unwind on a spectacular beaches straight out of a fairy tale for a complete trip full of culture, romance and relaxation.
Ubud: Known as the arts and crafts centre of the island, tradition is particularly important here and temple festivals happen almost daily
Kintamani: An area with exotic charm, home to Mount and Lake Batur
Alas Kedaton: This small forest is located in the middle of the rice fields in south-central Bali. The temple is home to a troop of tame monkeys, who gallivant around the temple yard
Pengelipuran: The traditional countryside owns unique characteristic life, ways of socialising, as well as culture
Gili Trawangan: The largest and most visited of the three Gili Islands is a paradisiacal island getaway known as the party island
Seminyak: Located at the southern tip of Bali, the area offers many luxury hotels, villas and spas, as well as high-end shopping and restaurants
- Operated with English-speaking guides
- 11 nights at your selected hotel category
- 11 breakfasts; 4 lunches
- Air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour
- Speed boat: Bali – Lombok – Gili Trawangan – Bali
- 4×4 Jeep ride on Lava Tour
ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
- All entrance fee and activities indicated in the itinerary: Gunung Kawi temple, Tirta Empul Temple, Kintamani, Lava tour, Jatiluwih, Candikuning, Ulun Danu temple, traditional boat, Tanah Lot, Uluwatu, Kintamani, Alas Kedaton, Pengelipuran and Gili Trawangan
- Meet & greet at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar
- Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals if not stated explicitly in the programme
- International and domestic flight tickets or Indonesia visa fees (if any)
- Airport taxes for domestic and international flights (if any)
- Gratuities for driver and guide
- Optional tours
- Any type of personal or travel insurance
- Local conditions prevalent at the time of travel may result in modifications to the tour contents without prior notice
What do I need to bring?
Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Indonesia. Visitors should not wear sleeveless shirts, shorts, short skirts or skimpy clothing when visiting temples, religious or official buildings. Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.
Day 1-3 Ubud:
- Standard Hotel Category = Tetirah Ubud or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Radha Phala or similar 4*
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Alaya Ubud or similar 5*
Day 4-6,11 Seminyak:
- Standard Hotel Category = Swissbel Petitenget or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = IZE or similar 4*
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Royal Beach Seminyak or similar 5*
Day 7-8 Senggigi:
- Standard Hotel Category = Holiday Resort Senggigi or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Qunci Villas or similar 4*
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Katamaran Resort or similar 5*
Day 9-10 Gili Trawangan:
- Standard Hotel Category = Aston Sunset Gili Trawangan or similar 3*
- Superior Hotel Category = Pandawa Beach Resort or similar 4*
- Deluxe Hotel Category = Ombak Sunset or similar 5*
- Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
Day 1 : ARRIVAL DENPASAR – UBUD (50km – 2 hrs)
Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, the ‘Island of 1,000 temples’. Meet with your guide to transfer to your hotel in the Ubud area and check in. Ubud is well-known as the art centre of Bali, geographically located in the heart of the island, and home of many famous artists, both native and foreign. Spreading its charm through art, especially paintings, a laid-back atmosphere can be found in every corner of this beautiful village.
Towards the end of the afternoon, visit Petulu, a nearby village famed for being the home to white herons that nest along the road throughout the village. At the end of the day, the hordes of herons return back to their nests – watch these beautiful birds land in Petulu to the backdrop of sunset, creating an enticing afternoon atmosphere in the heart of Ubud.
Overnight in Ubud.
Day 2 : UBUD – GUNUNG KAWI – TIRTA EMPUL – KINTAMANI – LAVA TOUR – UBUD (75km – 3 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, depart from your hotel to visit Gunung Kawi temple, located at Tampak Siring village, an archaeological complex carved out of living rock, dating back to the 11th century. The temple offers a beautiful view of lush green forests. You will find a footpath down (approx 315 stone steps) to reach the temple passing crossing through spectacular rice terraces. After, continue to Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its holy water where Balinese worshippers have been drawn to for more than 1,000 years. You will find a bathing pool of natural spring water with old Balinese designs.
Next, ascend to Kintamani to get some spectacular views over Lake Batur and its volcano, Mount Batur. Although Mount Batur (1,412m) is not the highest volcano in Bali, it is the most active and is surrounded by an impressive caldera. Lunch is served as you enjoy this beautiful panorama. After, unlike other visitors, we descend to the black lava at the slope of the active volcano. On board a classic 4×4 Land Cruiser, begin the afternoon’s adventure. A unique trail takes you across the lava eruptions from 1834 and 1964 with an amazing countryside view of the Batur caldera. Before heading back to your vehicle, visit a cave inside a lava flow. Return to your hotel in Ubud.
Overnight in Ubud. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 3 : UBUD – JATILUWIH – BEDUGUL – ALAS KEDATON – TANAH LOT – UBUD (150km – 6 hrs)
Begin the day with breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, drive to the west of Bali, exploring the Tabanan regency, known for its natural beauty. Before the crowds appear, arrive at Jatiluwih, a picturesque rice terrace. Due to the subak irrigation system, UNESCO has appointed this site as a World Heritage Site since 2012. After, head to Bedugul. Prior to arrival, make a stop at Candikuning, a colourful local market that offers fresh fruits and vegetables, spices and exotic flowers.
Afterwards, enjoy a set menu lunch at a local private retreat villa which it is now open for public by the lake. At the end of your lunch, take a stroll along the lake shore and then board a traditional boat known as a jukung, for a short paddle to reach the Ulun Danu temple. Discover a different angle of this magnificent water temple from a distance as you see the temple standing proudly embracing the lake and its gentle surrounds.
Next, return to yourvehicle for a visit to Alas Kedaton, a small forest inhabited by hundreds of monkeys. Locals believe that these monkeys are the guardian of the well-preserved small temple inside the forest. Continue with a visit the most famous sight of Bali – the sea temple of Tanah Lot, located on a barren volcanic rock in the ocean. The temple is sometimes pounded by huge waves creating a magical setting. At the end of the day, transfer back to your hotel in Ubud.
Overnight in Ubud. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 4 : UBUD – GULIANG – PENGLIPURAN – SEMINYAK (75km – 3 hrs)
In the morning, meet with your professional local guide, who transfers you to Guliang Kawan Village located in the central part of Bali. A warm welcome from the villagers awaits you. Try a simple Balinese breakfast at a local house served with coffee or tea. Next, enjoy a rural activity that allows you to stroll through the village streets to discover the daily Balinese life, see how they dedicate themselves to God. Learn the art of making the beautiful Balinese Canang Sari, the daily Balinese Hindu offering, a symbol of thankfulness to God and then continue to see how the elderly Balinese make the palm wine, locally known as tuak. Have the chance to taste this common alcoholic drink (included).
Continue to the blacksmith’s house and observe how they produce traditional Balinese tools. Then go to the next house where you will see a Balinese man making the traditional hat that is commonly used by the farmers. After, experience how the farmers work in the rice fields! You will learn how to plant, transplant or harvest rice (depending on the season) and in the same time you will have the opportunity to learn more about Subak, the Balinese traditional irrigation system that is a UNESCO acknowledged way of sustainable farming. A delicious lunch is served on a hut facing the rice field. After visit Penglipuran, a traditional village that preserves its traditional Balinese house architecture to this day. This same form of typical Balinese entrance stands in a row on the left and right side of the village. Afterwards, transfer to your next hotel in Seminyak. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Seminyak . Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5 : SEMINYAK: LEISURE DAY
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you are free at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, relax by the pool reading a great book or just listening to your favourite music.
Overnight in Seminyak .
Day 6 : SEMINYAK – ULUWATU – KECAK DANCE – SEMINYAK (45km – 2 hrs)
In the morning, have breakfast at the hotel followed by a morning at leisure. In the afternoon, drive to Uluwatu, a beautiful holy temple at the southern tip of Bali, an exquisite monument perched above the sea. The temple and surrounding area is the home of hundreds monkeys who are considered as the temple guardians to the locals.
Then enjoy Bali’s best sunset experience, Kecak, the island’s most popular dance performance. With the golden sunset as a backdrop, the chanting of the Balinese performers fills the air, creating a magical ambience. The performance tells the story of an eternal love story between Rama and Shinta. After the performance, transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Seminyak .
Day 7 : SEMINYAK – SERANGAN – SENGGIGI [LOMBOK ISLAND] (140km – 2.5 hrs)
Have an early breakfast at the hotel and in the morning, transfer to Serangan harbour for your two-hour transfer to Bangsal, Lombok, by speedboat. Upon arrival in Lombok, meet with our local representative for your transfer to Senggigi. Check in at your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Senggigi.
Day 8 : SENGGIGI – SELONG BELANAK – SENGGIGI (130km – 4 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. Observe the most stunning seascape in Lombok, unspoiled surroundings with pristine white-sand beaches, turquoise blue sea and the green hills in the distance. Transfer to the idyllic Selong Belanak beach, located in the south of Lombok, less than a two-hour drive from Senggigi. Passing through beautiful twisty roads with many green tobacco farms and dry hills. Unwind on a glittering, soft white-sand beach with hills on each side that faces the Indian Ocean with perfectly clear sea water. Relax while sunbathing or if you are interested in surfing, this beautiful beach also a popular spot to practice the sport.
A set menu lunch will be served at a local restaurant. If you stay until the afternoon, you will be treated with the magnificent sight of the buffaloes being herded along the beach, certainly a photographic moment. Transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Senggigi. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9 : SENGGIGI – GILI TRAWANGAN (30km – 1.25 hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer from Lombok to the main island of Gili Trawangan by traditional boat, one of the most developed of islands of Gili. This island still the best place for snorkelling with clear water and a colourful coral reef home to hundreds of varieties of tropical fish in their natural habitat. Continue to Gili Meno with its delicate coral – here you might like to just lay on the beach to enjoy the beautiful surrounds. The last visit before heading back to the Lombok’s main island is Gili Air. Another paradise for snorkellers. Transfer back to Gili Trawangan to your accommodation.
Overnight in Gili Trawangan.
Day 10 : GILI TRAWANGAN: LEISURE DAY
After breakfast at the hotel you are free at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities, lie by the pool, read a book or simply just relax.
Overnight in Gili Trawangan .
Day 11 : GILI TRAWANGAN – SERANGAN – SEMINYAK (140km – 2.5 hrs)
In the morning after an early breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Gili Trawangan pier by a cidomo, a local horse-drawn cart for your speed boat to Serangan, Bali. Upon arrival, meet with your guide and then transfer to your hotel. Check in with the remainder of the day free at leisure.
Overnight in Seminyak .
Day 12 : SEMINYAK – DEPARTURE DENPASAR (14km – 30 min)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your guide and then transfer to Denpasar airport for your flight back home.