Bali with a Difference
This imaginative and beautiful tour to Bali is designed to show you the “real” Bali. Bypass the glitzy hotels and noisy clubs and head for lush landscapes and chilled out resorts. If anywhere embodies my notion of a tropical paradise, it is surely Bali: a gorgeous island, welcoming people, interesting culture, beaches washed by the Indian Ocean, endless sunshine.
BALI WITH A DIFFERENCE
10 MARCH - 18 MARCH 2016
10 MARCH PALU - DENPASAR (B)
11 MARCH Tour Ubud (B)
12 MARCH EAST BAL (B)
13 MARCH DAY OF LEISURE (B)
14 MARCH TRAVEL NORTH (B)
15 MARCH DOLPHIN WATCHING (B)
16 MARCH DAY OF LEISURE (B)
17 MARCH DAY OF LEISURE (B)
18 MARCH HOMEWARD BOUND (B)
Meals stated in itinerary (B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner), Domestic flights, English speaking guides, Airport Transfers stated in itinerary, Park Entrance fees,
International Flights.Travel insurance, visas and items of a personal nature. Alcoholic drinks with provided meals. Extra activities not described.
10 March: Palu to Denpasar
Depart Palu for Denpasar by air and upon arrival, you will be met and driven to Ubud. Known as an artists colony,
Ubud is the centre for fine arts, dance and music. Our hotel here is the beautiful Lokha Ubud hotel located in the traditional Balinese village of Keliki on the outskirts of cultural Ubud, where the tropical landscape descends down to the banks of the Wos River and overlooks the scenic ridge known as Bukit Cinta. Accommodation at Lokha Ubud on a bed and breakfast basis.
11 March: Touring in Ubud
After an early breakfast, we take a drive that will include a visit to the holy spring at Tampaksiring water temple. This is a birth place of many legends and ancient miracles. We then head onto Kintamani, where we can see the active volcano of Batur and Batur Lake before returning to the local markets at Ubud. Retail therapy at its best!
12 March: Travelling to East Bali
After an early start, we drive to visit Kerta Gosha the old court for the Balinese. Kerta Gosha is the ancient house of justice located in the centre of Klungkung city which is also known as the floating pavilion. We will visit the Mother Temple Besakih, located on the western slopes of Mount Agung, and referred to as the most important of Hindu Bali, Pura Besakih. We continue to Candidasa arriving in the evening at the Candi Beach Cottage where you can embrace the serenity of peaceful East Bali, with a coconut grove garden that gently rolls on to a beautiful private white sand beach. Accommodation for 2 nights at the Candi Beach Cottage on a bed and breakfast basis.
13 March: Day at leisure at Candi Beach Cottages
This charming resort is set within a coconut grove garden that gently rolls on to a beautiful private white sand beach The traditional architecture utilizes local materials from Bali and neighboring Indonesian islands, while the turquoise waters of the dreamy, palm fringed swimming pool appear to overflow into the azure sea.
14 March: Off to the North
Today, we drive to the northern part of Bali, Lovina stopping en route at the village of Sangit to view the amazing Beiji Temple before arriving at our hotel - the Puri Bagus Lovina. Enjoy the infinity pool, dine in the open-air restaurant with spectacular views of the sea and the tropical gardens.
15 March: Dolphin watching boat trip / Beratan lake and Ulun Danu
Early wake up, to take a boat trip in search of the dolphins along Lovina beach. We head on to Bedugul, stopping en route at Lake Beretan and visiting beautiful Ulun Danu also known as the temple in the lake. Late afternoon, we arrive in the south - at the Nusa Dua Beach and Spa, where we stay for three nights to relax, reflect and enjoy.
16 - 17 March: Nusa Dua at leisure
Today is a free day to enjoy the tranquility of this stunning resort that spreads over 23 acres with an oasis of tropical gardens and sun-drenched shores of beautiful Nusa Dua peninsula. Enjoy the beach or if you would like to try your hand at Balinese cooking, try a course available to exclusively introduce the traditional Balinese cuisine, the course covers hands on cooking, recipe folder, certificate and lunch.
Later, relax at the Spa which features plunge pools, aromatic saunas, cool dips, steam rooms, whirlpool, 25-meter lap pool for wellness, and individual massage rooms, a spa villa and private spa pavilions. Accommodation at Nusa Dua Beach hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
18 March: Homeward bound
Enjoy your last breakfast in the open air and a last swim in clear ocean before your transfer back to Denpasar airport for your onward flight.
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