HIGHLIGHT OF BALI

Route: BALI
Tour code: INDO002
Duration: 5 days 4 nights

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DAY 1 – ARRIVAL DENPASAR – UBUD

Arrive this afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where you will be greeted by your local guide.
A private transfer takes you to the town of Ubud. Located in the island’s centre, Ubud is the island’s artistic and cultural capital.
Check in to your hotel. Remainder of the day and dinner are at leisure.
Overnight in Ubud.

DAY 2 – UBUD – CITY TOUR – PERKEDUI – PETULU – UBUD (B,L,D)

This morning after breakfast your tour guide and driver will be waiting for you to start a day filled with interesting sightseeing.
We commence the city tour of Ubud with a visit to the Peliatan Palace with very traditional Balinese architecture.
Next is a stop at the ARMA Museum which will give you a good insight in Balinese art and culture.
Next is a visit to Ubud’s cheeky inhabitants in the sacred Monkey Forest and afterwards you’ll enjoy some free time at  Ubud market where you can watch how the local vendors sell everything from food to clothes, souvenirs to art.
Lunch is served in Indus Restaurant where you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Tjampuhan Valley.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Ubud by a different road towards the area of Perkedui near Tegalalang for some of the most beautiful rice terraces landscapes in Bali
Enjoy a 1-hour soft trekking from Café Dewi, a panoramic café located in Perkedui.  Walking down the amazing rice terraces with your guide and learn about the unique subak irrigation system that is common to Bali. Rice fields are a signature of Bali and these quiet verdant paths lined by palm trees provide great photographic opportunities
Return to Café Dewi for enjoying a coffee break at this beautiful location away from the crowds.
Last stop on the way back to Ubud in Petulu, famous for being the resting place of thousands of Heron birds. Every late afternoon they all gather here where they stay for the night.
Return to your hotel in Ubud for refreshing.
No visit to Bali would be complete without witnessing traditional dance and this evening you will be treated to a performance followed by dinner in a local restaurant.
Overnight in Ubud.

DAY 3 – UBUD – GUNUNG KAWI – LAKE BATUR – PENGLIPURAN – KEHEN TEMPLE (B,L)

After breakfast, depart Ubud for an excursion to Mt Batur. You’ll drive along small, scenic roads offering beautiful views of the rice fields and the daily life of the Balinese farmers.
We first stop to visit the unique temple of Gunung Kawi. Set amidst lush rice terraces, these 11th century temples feature 10 rock-cut Candi (shrines) carved into the cliff face. They stand at 7-metre-high and combine ancient Hindu and Buddhist temple attributes. There are numerous stairs leading down to the temple and good walking shoes are recommended.
Continue to the nearby village of Tampaksiring Village to explore Tirta Empul, a temple famous for its sacred spring water. All Balinese will bathe there at least once a year for a ritual cleaning in these holy waters dedicated to Vishnu.
We drive on further to the North until we reach Kintamani, a volcanic region where Mt Batur is standing with its breathtaking views. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim.
Stop for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant with all-encompassing views over Lake Batur.
In the afternoon, we drive back to Ubud by a different road towards the area of Bangli with some stops for visiting Penglipuran, a traditional countryside village for its unique building style and architecture.
On the way back to Ubud we make a last stop at the Kehen temple, often called the miniature version of Besakih.
Dinner at leisure.
Overnight in Ubud.

 

DAY 4 – UBUD – TAMAN AYUN – BEDUGUL – JATILUWIH – TANAH LOT (B,L)

Today after breakfast you will start with a visit to the royal Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi, surrounded by a fish pond and particular because of the multi-roofed structures.
Next we drive north to Lake Bratan where you will see the very scenic Ulun Danu Temple. The temple is set in the lake’s calm waters on several small islands giving the impression that it is ‘floating’. We also have a look at the local market which is famous for its extensive collection of tropical fruits, vegetables and species.
Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
Continue with a visit to Bali’s UNESCO listed Jatiluwih where you reach the widest panoramic view of Bali’s iconic rice terraces. Located on a slope near the holy mountain of Batukaru, this area is known as the rice granary of Bali and one of the best examples of subak style rice farming in Bali. Here we go for an hour leisurely walk through the rice fields.
Late this afternoon arrive at Tanah Lot, Bali’s most famous temple. Set dramatically on a small island right in front of the coast, you’ll watch the sunset at this spectacular place.
Return to Ubud and dinner at leisure
Overnight in Ubud.

 

DAY 5 – UBUD – KLUNGKUNG – BESAKIH – DENPASAR AIRPORT OR BEACH IN SOUTH BALI (B,L)
After breakfast and check out this morning for an excursion to the Eastern part of Bali.
First stop in Klungkung to visit Kertagosa. This ancient justice court retains the most detailed ceiling paintings in Bali depicting punishments that were given to criminals in the old days.
Continue with a visit to Besakih, known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali.  Located on the western slopes of Mt Agung, Bali highest volcano (2,567 m), Besakih is the largest and most important temple on the island.
Lunch is served in Mahagiri restaurant overlooking rice fields as far the eye can see.
At the end of this afternoon, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in South Bali beach (not included) or at the airport for your return evening flight.
 
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