Bali Highlights Tour
Travel to Bali and experience a beautiful island escape dotted with lush rice fields, idyllic beaches and smouldering volcanoes. This trip is a great fun for the whole family.
Visit the islands lush interior region and tour the town of Ubud. Here you will visit Elephant Cave, the Royal Palace and the town market. This region also offers a wide range of activities you can do, such a white water rafting, village tours or a relaxing cycling ride through he country side.
Upon arrival at Bali airport (alternatively pickup at your hotel in South Bali) you will be transferred to Ubud. The rest of day is free at your disposal. Overnight in Ubud.
Your guide will pick you up early in the morning and you start your trip driving through the beautiful landscape of centre Bali to Tampaksiring where you visit the temple Pura Tirta Empul. This is one of the temples which have pools of very clean spring water. People from all over Bali come here to take a bath in this holy water (Panjoran). Visit the Elephant Cave Goa Gajah that includes a temple which was used a long time ago by Brahman priests for meditation. Upon return to Ubud visit Ubud Royal Palace with its well-preserved Balinese architecture and its charming gardens. Your tour ends with a visit of a traditional market, where your guide will show you exotic spices, fruits and much more. Return to hotel and overnight in Ubud
After breakfast enjoy the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel or choose from a wide range of optional tours. Central East-Bali is close by, and is a treasure trove of historic sites and natural wonders. Even closer to Ubud are options such as APV-rides, guided bicycle tours or famous Taro Elephant Safari Park. Overnight in Ubud.
After two full sightseeing days, we suggest you to keep the morning free for short term flexible decisions, such as a shopping spree for artwork at the many artisan shops and galleries dotted all over Ubud, or maybe an optional mountain bike tour (guided or unguided). Just 15 minutes outside the city centre, Ubud shows its well-preserved rural charm. After checkout we take you to nearby Sudi Dance School, where you can watch the delightful scene of groups of young girls from the age of 5 and up learning and practicing classical Balinese dances; this offers particularly nice photo opportunities. You will continue towards the East Coast of Bali, with a stop on the way at Tihingan village, where you can see the production of gongs and gamelan instruments. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel and overnight in Candidasa.
Approximate distance: 42 km/ 26 mi. Estimated journey time: 1hr.
Your hotel is the perfect tranquil spot for a beach- and relaxation day, before the next sightseeing days. It offers the only white sandy bathing beach all along the coastline, no strong currents and even a small house reef for good snorkelling. Just bask in the sun and listen to the sound of the waves. Overnight in Candidasa
After breakfast continue along the east coast until you reach the village of Selat, and marvel over the unbelievable beauty of its paddy fields. Visit Bali’s biggest temple, Besakih that has 40 turrets and a beautiful view of the impressive Gunung Agung volcano. Continue to the highland town of Kintamani, which borders the Penulisan Volcano and enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the crater and of the Mt. Batur volcano which is still active and has a nickname, called Gunung Lebah (mountain in the deep). Before continuing on to Lovina on the North coast, you will visit the mythic temple Pura Beji. Arrival and overnight in Lovina.
Approximate distance: 112 km/ 70 mi. Estimated journey time: 2hrs 19mins.
Drive to Sambangan village, in the idyllic rolling hills which form Lovina’s hinterland to begin today’s 4 hour guided hike. We start from Cengana Bridge and walk along terraced rice fields, while observing the farmers at work, passing magnificent waterfalls and crossing a bamboo bridge. The light trek continues alongside many plantations, where the villagers grow jackfruit, mangosteens, pineapple, rambutan, clove, coffee, cocoa and spices. At the first stop at Bantenan village, enjoy panoramic views over Singaraja, visit a local farmer’s house and sample some fruit with a cup of home-grown coffee with the villagers over some chit chat about their work, daily life and family routines. Then hike downhill through rugged, wild terrain and dense tropical vegetation to the Secret Garden on the river banks, and relax with a refreshing swim under its roaring 20m high waterfall, before a short hike to Shanti Natural hotel, for lunch and breath taking valley views of the waterfalls and deep ravines. Transfer back to your hotel in Lovina and enjoy the rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in Lovina.
In the morning check-out from your hotel in Lovina and drive to the mountain area of Bedugul at the Bratan Lake, which is actually a crater filled by freshwater. There you will visit the temple Pura Ulun Danu on the shore of the lake. Visit the state temple of the Gelgel Dynasty, Pura Taman Ayun, in the idyllic village of Mengwi. The highlight of the day and conclusion of todays’ program is the sea temple Tanah Lot, which is placed on a rock, 200 m from the seashore. At sunset you will experience a truly wonderful moment with a great view of the temple. After this, you will be transferred to your beach hotel in South BaIi or straight to the airport for your flight back home.
Approximate distance: 44 km/ 27 mi. Estimated journey time: 1hr 08mins.
Package Rates on request
- 3 Nights Ubud at 4 star Wapa di Ume Resort
- 2 Nights Candidasa at 4 star Candi Beach Resort & Spa
- 2 Nights Lovina at 4 star The Lovina
- Breakfast Daily
- Lunch on day 7
- Tours and excursions as per itinerary
- Entrance fees to attractions included in itinerary
- Flights from South Africa (can be added on request)
- Travel Insurance
- Visas (required for South Afircan Passport holders on arrival)
- Meals not specified
- Optional excursions not specified
- Items of personal nature