If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, you simply must see the province of Bali. This tiny section of Indonesia is often referred to as the “Island of Gods” and the “Island of Peace”. Many people also know Bali as being “The Morning of the World”.…
Top 172 Things to do in Bali, Indonesia
Pack for an overnight stay in the thick of Indonesian backwoods before enjoying convenient pickup from your hotel. Your friendly guide provides all the equipment necessary for this off-the-beaten-track journey that takes you through dense rainforest terrain and down steep cliffsides into a remarkable canyon.
Set out on a trek through the jungle on your way to the canyon, with plenty of vegetation on display throughout your expedition. Once you reach the canyon, listen to a safety briefing before your guide shows you the basics of rappelling. Make your way down the cliffside into the canyon, feeling the rush of a crashing waterfall just a stone's throw away.
After making camp for the night, rise early and enjoy breakfast while reflecting on your day and night spent in the enchanting Indonesian wilderness. Make your way back through the thriving jungle to your starting point, and end your journey with hassle-free transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
Meet up with your private driver directly in front of of your Bali hotel. Grab a comfortable seat as you are whisked away to the Galu Bali Spa in Kuta. When you arrive, chat with staff about the treatments and then head to a tranquil room to being your therapeutic session.
Spend some time soaking your toes in a calming footbath, find comfort in a muscle-melting Balinese massage, treat your skin with a scrub and wash, and enjoy a radiance-inducing tropical fruit body polish. Rested and ready to go, head back outside and hop back in your private transportation, ready to head to the airport and say goodbye to Bali. Read More close
Start your day trip in the morning with a pickup from your hotel and head to Benoa Harbour. From here, the speedboat takes you to the scenic Penida Island, famed for its coastal limestone cliffs. Don't miss the chance to get some pictures of the majestic karsts formed by erosion along the waterfront as you drift near the famed "Hole in the Rock" and Manta Point Gate.
Next, weave through the mangrove forests towards Ceningan Island. As you arrive, be amazed by its crystal-clear waters. Dive in for a swim or go snorkeling to closely observe the variety of sea creatures and coral reefs.
Your last stop is at Bali Hai's private beach club on Lembongan Island. Break for a delicious barbecue lunch and take time to relax on the white sandy beach, snooze in the sun, and observe the stunning scenery. After an action-packed day, a speedboat brings you back to the jetty, where your transfer takes you back to your hotel. Read More close
Start your day with pickup at your hotel and venture to a canyoning spot accessible only a few months each year. At Palm, the fourth section of Aling Gorges, embark on an adventure with lots of swimming opportunities, straight volcanic gorges along the descent, and bats flying between the canyon walls. Feel your heart pound as slide into crystalline water during this awe-inspiring journey.
Accompanied by your ICOpro qualified instructor and an assistant, make your way through plenty of jumps, wonderful rappels—the height of the last one is 131 feet (40 m)—and natural pools in a wild environment. Keep your energy high throughout the day with a snack and hot tea in the canyon as well as a meal in a local restaurant before a convenient ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After a convenient ride out from your hotel, grab a light breakfast at the base camp before you set out to conquer the landscape. The gorges offer a sporty descent, halfway between exploration and adventure, in a canyon with water, lots of swimming, straight volcanic ravines along the descent, and bats awaiting your visit to fly between the gorges.
Navigate your way through lots of jumps and wonderful rappelling with up to 130-foot (40-m) drops, and natural pools of crystal-clear water in a wild and unique environment. Return to your hotel with some photos and incredible memories from your time in the wilderness. Read More close
Anahata Canyon is one of the most demanding canyons in Bali. Journey into the rough back country, descending into a canyon that features many challenging rappelling points. With a variety of exciting jumps and slides, the thrills come and they don't stop coming. Thanks to help from expert guides, you're able to navigate the challenging canyon terrain while still having time to take in the pristine natural scenery. Read More close
Begin your tour with a comfortable ride to Benoa Harbour and meet the friendly staff aboard the Aristocat, the luxury catamaran that will take you on your cruise. Sip on your complimentary drink and marvel at the views of Bali's coastline and beautiful beaches as you ride out to Nusa Lembongan Island.
Upon your arrival at the Hai Tide Beach Resort, dine on a delicious, freshly grilled barbecue lunch the poolside cabana. Afterward, have a day of leisure as you experience the pristine charms of this peaceful tropical island.
If you're feeling adventurous, participate in one of the many activities available, including banana boat rides, pool volleyball, snorkeling, and riding on a semi-submersible for a closer look at the marine life. For an extra charge, you can try a parasailing adventure that will take you high above the water for a bird's-eye view of the island or some scuba diving with a professional dive team. Read More close
Grab your swimsuit and pack some sunscreen before you meet up with your guide and driver outside your hotel. Enjoy the tranquil ride to the beach of Tanjung Benoa where you hop out and dive into your first activity of the day. You might start with high-speed thrills aboard a sea-spraying jet ski, test your balance on a banana boat as you're pulled around swooping turns behind a powerful craft, or rise to new heights with a parasailing flight that offers looks at the surrounding islands.
Back on the ground, take some time to meander along the sandy beach, find a quiet spot to soak up some rays, or do some good old-fashioned swimming before you shake the sand out from between your toes and catch another ride back to your hotel. Read More close
In the morning, hop on board a high-speed catamaran and cruise to the beautiful Lembongan Island and into Mushroom Bay. Arrive at Bali Hai Beach Club, a private club featuring sandy beaches, garden hammocks, and a lagoon pool.
Lounge as long as you like or take advantage of an array of activities—unlimited banana boat rides, kayaking, snorkeling, and for an additional cost, parasailing.
Don't miss out; tour the underwater world on a semi-submersible submarine. Alternatively, go scuba diving (at additional cost) and marvel at the stunning marine life and colorful coral.
After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch of salad and freshly grilled fish and meat at the poolside cabana before heading back to Bali. Read More close
A hotel pickup chauffeurs you to Benoa Harbour, where your catamaran awaits. From there, you're off to remote Nusa Penida, home to some of Bali's best coral reefs.
Upon arrival at stunning Crystal Bay, dive into the exquisite azure water for a snorkeling adventure and wonder at the diverse marine life. Alternatively, you can relax on the hammock and observe the white sandy beach or opt for a revitalizing Balinese massage.
After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch under the shady palms before you visit a native Balinese village. Watch as locals demonstrate the intricate, generations-old art of weaving a sarong by hand and learn about the comprehensive process and attention to detail that goes into traditional woodcarving.
After a day of adventure and discovery, the catamaran brings you back to the harbor for a convenient transfer back to your hotel. Read More close
Be picked up from your hotel and arrive at Benoa Harbor, where your cruise awaits you. Before embarking on the cruise, relish a sampling of fruit juices, pastries, tea, and coffee.
Hop on board a high-speed ocean raft and cruise through Bali's stunning southern coastline. As the sun rises, breathe in the refreshing sea air and marvel at the picturesque ocean view.
As you cruise, see dolphins swim and jump in synchronizing harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter.
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Be picked up in the morning from your hotel and arrive at Benoa Harbor, where your cruise to Lembongan Island awaits you. As you cruise, soak in the refreshing sea air and marvel at the picturesque ocean views.
Upon arrival at Lembongan Island, hop off the pontoon and ride on a semi-submersible submarine to see stunning views of the sea. Dive into the exquisite, azure water for a snorkeling adventure or, to wonder more closely at the diverse marine life and spectacular coral reefs, go scuba diving for an additional fee.
Alternatively, enjoy a host of other activities atop the pontoon—unlimited banana boat rides, an exciting 115-foot (35-m) water slide, or a cultural tour of Lembongan Island.
After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious international buffet lunch served in air-conditioned comfort aboard the cruise before heading back to Bali.
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Be picked up from your hotel and arrive at Benoa Harbor where your cruise awaits you. Receive a welcome cocktail and a flower lei as you are greeted by the friendly crew members. As you sip on your delicious cocktail, breathe in the refreshing sea air and marvel at the picturesque ocean views.
Upon reaching the open sea, watch the colors of the sky change from blue to shades of orange, purple, and red and indulge in a sumptuous international buffet dinner accompanied by live music.
After dinner, watch an entertaining cabaret show, sing along to your favorite tunes during a lively karaoke session, and boogie down at the disco. Alternatively, relax on the spacious open-air upper deck and gaze at the stars before heading back to Bali.
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Start of your day as you make your way to the beach and cool off with a young coconut drink or a refreshing bottle of Bintang beer. Then, meet your guide and start your exciting evening at Beachwalk shopping center where you are introduce to your personal Go-Jek (motorcycle) driver for the day.
Hop on the back of your motorbike and whiz through Kuta to taste 3 contrasting Indonesian dishes. First, sink your teeth into some savory tempe penyet, a crushed fermented soy beans in a Indonesian spiced tomato sauce with an invigorating fresh fruit juice at Juice Corner.
Then, jet to Bemo Corner, a street lined with warungs, traditional local food stalls with an incredible variety of grub. Warungs have become iconic symbols of Bali and are small wooden, bamboo, or thatched material establishments that are used to sell anything from unique items, to groceries, and are also the sites for local restaurants, selling from traditional chicken soup to chicken wrapped in banana leaves.
Listen as your guide explains the crucial role warungs play in the lifestyles of the Balinese and how they became commonplace in tourist terminology. Stop to have a chat with some locals outside one of these humble businesses, learning about the evolution of the warung in contemporary Indonesia.
Afterward, cruise to Patung Kuda next, a famous statue near Bali Airport and a popular local hangout where your last meal awaits. Enjoy a sip of juice made from fresh fruit as you walk toward your final sightseeing stop, the Bali Bombing Memorial. Read More close
Drive to the starting point in a vehicle with full air conditioning. When you get to the starting point, receive a warm welcoming and meet your experienced guide. Get assigned a life jacket, helmet, paddle, and waterproof bag along with a short briefing on how to use them in the raft.
Head down the river in your raft, passing bamboo bridges and waterfalls. With 1 guide for every 4 rafters, you receive plenty of guidance to ensure proper technique and safety. The waters rush around you as Bali's sprawling scenery remains a steady backdrop to the shifting current and the banking river. The final stop is a jump at Bajing dam from a height of 13 feet (4 m).
Enjoy the shower and changing room facilities, and arrive at a riverside restaurant for lunch. Eat a buffet lunch of Indonesian food, check out photos of your rafting adventure, and then return to your hotel. Read More close
The goal of the Bali Zoo is to inspire visitors to get "Zoological" and fully immerse themselves in the eco-friendly habitants that make up the facility. Enjoy opportunities for interaction and connection with animals, which may include feeding and riding elephants, petting deer, and playing with friendly rabbits.
Fun and interactive programs aim to educate and raise awareness of animal welfare, and perfectly complement your encounters with snakes, crocodiles, and large cats. After an afternoon spent wandering the many animal sanctuaries, enjoy the opportunity to cool off at Miniapolis Jungle Waterplay.
Enjoy a meal at WANA Restaurant, Lounge & Bar, which is located right next to a spacious lion habitat, before making a visit to the Bird Aviary. Marvel at many species of exotic and endangered bird species, and end your experience with a sense of wonderment about the magic of the animal kingdom. Read More close
If you’d like, you can choose to visit a fish market first thing in the morning, accompanying your chef and instructor as they shop for produce, fish, meat, herbs, and spices. Pick up the ingredients for your class, or just gather interesting items you’d like to try at home.
When it’s time for the class to begin, meet your instructor and get introduced to the ingredients and kitchen equipment needed for the dishes on the day’s menu. Start prepping and cooking under the guidance of the chef, picking up interesting techniques and stories about Balinese culinary traditions as you work.
Once all of the dishes are prepared, gather around the table in a lush and verdant outdoor dining area to enjoy the meal and continue chatting about the lifestyle and gastronomy of the Balinese.
Your group selects one of the following 3 menus:
Sample menu 1:
Lawar (green bean, coconut, and chicken salad)
Tum ikan (steamed fish in banana leaf)
Dadar gulung (coconut pancake with palm sugar)
Sample menu 2:
Jukut gedang mekuah (young papaya soup with seafood)
Sate lilit ayam (chicken satay on lemongrass stick with steamed rice)
Godoh biu (fried banana)
Vegetarian sample menu 3:
Gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanut dressing)
Pepes tahu (steamed bean curd in banana leaf)
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After you’re picked up from your hotel, ride into central Ubud to meet your chef and guide for the day. Sip on a cup of hot tea or coffee as you hear about the itinerary for the day and the dishes on the menu. From there, venture out into the vibrant buzz of a local market. Hear about the intricacies of regional Balinese cuisine, watch locals peddle, barter, and purchase, and scope out exotic fruits, vegetables, spices, and herbs.
Ride past the rice paddies on your way to the kitchen, where you jump into the preparation of a meal under the guidance of your expert chef. Learn how to use time-honored techniques to prepare signature Balinese dishes, and gain familiarity with ingredients and produce that might be new to you. Your instructor shows you how coconut oil is extracted from the fruit, and leads you in the custom of making a simple offering before you sit down to enjoy your meal. Read More close
After pickup from your hotel, ride in comfort to Benoa Harbor where you are welcomed aboard with floral lei, a welcome drink, and canapé for your cruise on a luxurious catamaran. As you sail, indulge in a delicious buffet-style dinner while you listen to soft sounds of Indian music. Then enjoy the performances of belly dancers as well as a special Bollywood guest entertainer and a magic show.
- Indian Tomato Soup
- Carrot and Moon Daal Salad
- Chapatti Served with Daal
- Bread Pakoras
- Chicken Vindaloo (Non Vegetarian)
- Palak Paneer (Vegetarian)
- Aloo Gobi (Vegetarian)
- Thor Daal with Zucchini
- Lemon Rice
- Side plate of Garlic Nan
- Raita, Mango Chutney, Papadan
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You set out from your hotel in the morning for the drive to Tanjung Benoa Beach Resort near the southern tip of Bali. Start your day of adventure by taking to the water on an inflatable banana boat and get a look at the beautiful scenery of Benoa Bay.
Next, take to the skies in on a parasailing adventure for the adrenaline rush that comes with soaring in the air and a bird's-eye view of the Balinese coast. Before your outing ends, take to a Jet Ski and slice through the waves as an instructor leads you on a tour around the sandy shores. Read More close
Start your day with convenient pickup directly from your Bali hotel. Grab a window seat as you ride into the countryside, bound for some of the island's best artisan communities. Take the morning to admire Batik weaving in Batulban, check out intricate silver jewelry in Celuk, browse the ornate wooden sculptures in Mas, and uncover the meticulous detail in typical paintings from Batuan.
Learn about the island's ties to spirituality at the Batuan Trinity Temple and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, and then grab lunch in Kintamani. While you eat, gaze at views of Mount Batur and its serene lake before you ride to the rows of rice paddies in Tegalalang. Learn about traditional irrigation techniques, discover the unusual processing techniques used to make infamous Luwak coffee, and take a stroll through a forest sanctuary loaded with chattering monkeys to close out your day before you catch a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After getting comfortable with your board and swim fins, and some short theory on water safety, it’s all about practice. Your coach offers tips and teaches you how to catch waves before they break, ride the open face, and change direction on your board. Nestled on the grounds of the InterContinental Bali Resort, the Rip Curl School of Surf Jimbaran club is just meters from the beach.
The sheltered crescent bay of Jimbaran has calmer and quieter waters all year, making it the perfect spot for students trying bodyboarding for the first time and a great option for families with young children wanting to avoid the crowds. In addition to helpful tips and instruction, get time to practice on the waves and enjoy convenient roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel. Read More close
Arrive at the bungee trampoline, and get acquainted with a friendly instructor who briefs you on the safety instructions. With the basic techniques covered, you get fitted into your harness and prepare to get bouncing.
Jump with all your might as momentum propels you higher and higher. Practice front flips and back flips, soaring to over 16 feet (5 m) in the air, with the help of the sturdy yet flexible material of the trampoline. If you're feeling especially brave, try a variety of daring aerial maneuvers that are impossible to pull off without a bungee cord. Read More close
Grab convenient transportation from your hotel and cruise to Carangsari where you can meet up with your guide to get fitted with a helmet and matched up with a comfortable bike. Sip on tea and coffee while you get ready and then get your legs pumping as you set off down winding paths that weave through this historic town.
Check out nearby rice paddies and coast under jungle canopies on your way to a typical Balinese house, where you can head inside to chat with locals about their unique way of life. Continue on to a monument immortalizing the courageous acts of soldier I Gusti Ngurah Rai, and then make your way to a forest full of nutmeg trees to look for friendly monkeys leaping between branches.
Spend some time photographing these active primates before riding to a viewpoint offering sweeping looks at Ubud. Recharge here with a delicious buffet lunch featuring savory Indonesian dishes, and then roll back to your starting point, ready to catch a quick lift back to your hotel. Read More close
Enjoy convenient pickup directly from your South Bali or Ubud hotel and ride to Bali's hinterland, where rolling hills and verdant rice paddies create a vibrant green landscape. Cruise through the Bali Elephant Camp, keeping your eyes peeled for glimpses of a few twisting trunks, and reach a local cacao plantation, where you meet up with a local farmer for a behind-the-scenes tour.
Learn about organic and sustainable farming techniques, find out what it takes to create flavorful cacao, and watch the harvesting process so you can trace your chocolate from bean to bar. At the nearby Pod Chocolate Factory, let artisan chocolatiers teach you how to turn bitter cacao into rich cocoa perfect for creating a wide variety of chocolate-infused goodies.
Grab some lunch, capped off with a few chocolates of course, and then round out your day with a hands-on lesson in chocolate-making. Use molds to create your very own chocolate elephant, and then hop back in comfortable transportation to return to your hotel. Read More close
With a beautiful location at the Bali Dynasty Resort, this workshop teaches you the balance, technique, and skill you need to juggle like a pro. From classic exercises like spinning plates to traditional devices like the double-cup-shaped diabolo and the weighted devil sticks, your friendly instructors walk you through some of the favorite tools and tricks of the trade.
As well as being great fun, the program helps you improve your hand-eye coordination, reflex speed, and sense of rhythm. You can find a great sense of achievement from learning new things and a heightened sense of well-being as the course teaches you to concentrate and break down problems into small chunks. Get as competitive as you want and finish the workshop with a new appreciation for the skills of the circus. Read More close
Upon arrival, get acquainted with your friendly instructor who walks you through some of the favorite tools and tricks of the trade. Learn how to handle diabolos, spinning plates, and devil sticks. Then, improve your balance, technique, and the skills you need to juggle like a pro.
Next, try out the bungee trampoline. Jump with all your might as momentum propels you through the air. Practice front flips and back flips, soaring to over 16 feet (5 m) in the air, with the help of the sturdy, yet flexible material of the trampoline. Try a variety of daring aerial maneuvers that are impossible to pull off without a bungee cord, if you're feeling especially brave. Read More close
1 hour 5 minutes
Greet the morning as you are picked up from your hotel. Start the day with a cup of tea in the cool climate of the Kintamani region in the highlands of Bali, admiring a spectacular view of the Mt. Batur Crater and Mt. Batur Lake. Hop on a sturdy, well-maintained mountain bike and begin an unforgettable journey, navigating little-used roads and tracks in a Bali that exists closer to traditional ways of life.
Cruise down to Ubud through rice fields, plantations, and sleepy villages. See ancient temples and local women in sarongs carrying festive offerings of fruit and flowers to appease the gods. Watch as ducks waddle past in orderly procession, young men cut grass to feed the family cow, and weathered old men gossip at roadside stalls while sipping glasses of aromatic mountain-ground coffee.
An air-conditioned escort vehicle waits on standby for any emergencies, and takes you to a lunch buffet before returning you to your hotel.
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Eat dinner aboard a traditional Indonesian sailing vessel known as a phinisi. The sun sets beautifully over the ocean horizon and you begin to savor the fresh night breeze on the top of the deck.
In the evening, the atmosphere livens up as a traditional live music performance begins. The beats of the drums are punctuated by the daring feats of fire dancers, and enhanced by the sensual, rhythmic movements of exotic belly dancers. After dinner, enjoy playing various games on the deck, with prizes. Truly, this is an evening to remember. Read More close
Begin your excursion with a visit to Pura Desa Brahma temple and then meet with a local shaman, Pak Ketut at the Mas village. Learn to make traditional Balinese offerings, Canang Sari and listen as your guide explains the importance of this act. Once you are done, humbly bring your offering to the family temple and conduct a short prayer.
During a private consultation with the shaman, get valuable advice and insight into techniques associated with spiritual healing—including chakra opening and palm reading. Relax your mind as the shaman performs a purification ritual using coconut water to neutralize the negative aura in your body and balance your energy. After a beverage, stop at a restaurant for a traditional Balinese lunch and organic juice before returning to your hotel.
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After convenient pickup from your hotel and transportation to the hilly Kintamani volcano area, meet your knowledgeable guide, strap on your helmet, and begin pedaling away. Explore parts of Bali rarely seen by tourists, visiting a variety of off-the-beaten-track locations that immerse you in the island's striking beauty. Stop at a rural school and see how local children spend their days—a portion of your tour cost benefits this facility.
Enjoy a light breakfast while admiring magnificent views of Lake Batur, then cycle downhill from Kintamani to Ubud. Experience some of Bali's most pristine and untouched landscapes as your guide explains the culture, traditions, and realities of Balinese life. Visit a local priest compound and interact with the residents, and then enjoy samples of various coffees at a nearby coffee plantation.
As you near the finish point, stop in the village of Laplapan for lunch in an organic restaurant that's surrounded by rice paddies. Learn a little about local rice production and its importance to the local economy before ending your experience with a hassle-free ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Set amid luscious jungles and rice paddies on the banks of the sacred Ayung River, Bali Elephant Camp is situated in the historic village of Carangsari. The elephants, native to Sumatra, were brought to Bali through a government program to establish a protected remote population and educate people on the plight of these beautiful animals.
Upon arrival at Bali Elephant Camp, sip a refreshing welcome drink amid the stunning surroundings at the Trunk 'n' Mahout valley-view café. Enjoy the tranquil environment with spectacular riverside views and watch the elephants enjoy a morning or afternoon bath.
Take a look around the camp and then meet the head mahout to learn about the daily life of a Sumatran elephant before your photo session with the elephants. Get a chance to feed the majestic giants and receive a complimentary printed photo to take home as a souvenir.
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Meet up with your guide just outside your South Bali or Ubud hotel and enjoy a relaxing ride through rice fields and jungle landscapes that blanket the surrounding plains and rolling hills. Reach the Bali Elephant Camp and hop out to join local mahouts, elephant trainers, as they saddle up these gentle giants. Before you take off, learn a bit about elephant ecology and find out how to ride them with a few basic tips from experienced trainers.
Climb up into your seat and set off into the jungle, following your guide as they lead you underneath webs of jungle vines to the sounds of outspoken monkeys and chirping birds. Follow the lazy current of the Ayung River until you reach a wide open pool perfect for a quick elephant bath. Wade into the water, keeping your feet dry, and watch as their dexterous trunks target patches of dried mud. Cleaned up and ready for lunch, head back to your starting point and climb down from your substantial steed.
Consider helping to feed your elephant, and then round out your day at a local restaurant, where you can tuck into typical Balinese dishes while taking in sweeping views of the valley below. With your appetite sated, jump back on a comfortable shuttle and cruise back to your hotel. Read More close
Arrive at the spa treatment center and let an expert take care of everything. Recline on a soft towel as you receive a deluxe shiatsu massage focusing on your feet, applying specific pressure to release tension you didn't even know you were carrying.
The full treatment includes an Indonesian herbal jamu, a refreshing cool towel, a full body scrub with freshly grated coconut and virgin coconut oil, and a warm milk and honey bath (or, alternatively, a flower bath). Finish with a massage focused on mobility, including guided stretching movements using warm virgin coconut oil, as essential oils facilitate aromatherapy to open energy pathways and release blockages. Read More close
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2 hours 45 minutes
Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel and embark on your aquatic adventure. After a briefing, take a 15-minute boat ride to the dive point, climb on the pontoon, and get final instructions from your experienced instructor before you take an unforgettable trip under the surface of the Indian Ocean for 25 fascinating minutes.
If you dreamed of exploring the underwater world, but for some reason could not, this trip for you. You can even keep your glasses on. Oxygen is injected straight into the helmet, allowing you to breathe like on the surface. With room for 2 people, the easy-to-use tandem scooter moves at speeds up to 4. 3 miles per hour (7 km/h) and goes to a depth of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m).
Next, go snorkeling for 30 minutes and watch for coral and colorful fish near the pontoon, a platform with a sunroof cover, seats, toilet, and a comfortable ladder for climbing into the water. Return to the beach and try the fly fish—one of the most unusual water sports in Bali. Don't miss the chance to fly in the sky for 10 exhilarating minutes. With 2 comfortable seats, enjoy the ride with a friend. Read More close
Grab a swimsuit and a towel before you meet up with your driver just outside your hotel for a seaside drive to the sparkling sands of Tanjung Benoa. When you arrive, head to the waterfront and chat with experienced staff as they go over the basic operations of a high-powered Flyboard. With their help, strap your feet into the board, throw on a life jacket, and get in the water while you listen to a few final tips from your guide.
When you're ready, offer a thumb's up and feel the Flyboard come to life beneath your feet, shooting jets of water out to propel you up into the air. Test your balance and practice hovering for a few moments before trying our a few basic tricks like tight turns and shallow dives. Over the course of your ride, gain the confidence to consider more elaborate maneuvers like corkscrews and back flips that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
As your time runs out, make a graceful landing back in the water and get help with your equipment from attentive staff before climbing back on the dock, drying off, and enjoying a convenient return ride to your hotel. Read More close
Meet your professional instructor at the Whacko Beach Club on the north end of scenic Tanjung Benoa. After a brief lesson to learn about the basic controls of your high-flying ride, put on a wetsuit and then strap your feet onto your skateboard-style flyboard—combining the feeling of a jetpack with the power of a jet ski. Leap into the water and feel the power churn underneath your board.
Rise and hover above the water's surface, lifted only by the force of 2 massive jets of water blasting from beneath your feet. Once you master balancing, attempt a few basic maneuvers like corkscrews, dives, or maybe a dizzying flip. As your adventure ends, descend back into the water and make your way to the marina. Before leaving, consider another round or go snorkeling in the crystal-clear water. Read More close
Upon arrival, get acquainted with your friendly instructor who briefs you the safety rules, basic skills, and gets you equipped with the appropriate gear. Climb aboard the tall ladder onto the board and as you muster enough confidence, jump off from the platform with a trapeze and swing into the sky. Hold on to your trapeze and if you're feeling brave, attempt different maneuvers and aerial tricks.
Then, try out the bungee trampoline. Jump with all your might as momentum propels you higher and higher. Practice front flips and back flips, soaring to over 16 feet (5 m) in the air, with the help of the sturdy yet flexible material of the trampoline. If you're feeling especially brave, try a variety of daring aerial maneuvers that are impossible to pull off without a bungee cord. Read More close
1 hour 20 minutes
Upon arrival, get acquainted with your friendly instructor who walks you through some of the favorite tools and tricks of the trade. Learn how to handle diabolos, spinning plates, and devil sticks. Then, work on improving your balance, technique, and the skill you need to juggle like a pro.
Next, get equipped with the appropriate gear for your flying trapeze class. Climb aboard the tall ladder onto the board and as you muster enough confidence, jump off from the platform with a trapeze and swing into the sky. Hold on to your trapeze and if you're feeling brave, try out different maneuvers and aerial tricks. Read More close
2 hours 15 minutes
Get acquainted with your friendly instructor who briefs you the safety instruction, basic skills, and gets you equipped with the appropriate gear. Climb aboard the tall ladder onto the board and as you muster enough confidence, jump off from the platform with a trapeze and swing into the sky.
Hold on to your trapeze and if you're feeling brave, try out different maneuvers and aerial tricks. After an exhilarating lesson with constant assistance from your professional instructor, land back on the platform and bid them farewell, or just a brief ado if you are opting to do a series of 4 lessons. Read More close
1 hour 15 minutes
With a beautiful location at the Bali Dynasty Resort, get acquainted with your friendly instructor who walk you through some of the favorite tools and tricks of the trade. Learn the skills you need to juggle like a pro and how to handle diabolos, spinning plates, and devil sticks. You also work on improving your balance.
Then, get equipped with the appropriate gear for your flying trapeze class. Climb up a tall ladder to the platform above before confideently jumping off, trapeze bar in hand. As you soar through the air, try different maneuvers and aerial tricks.
Later, try out the bungee trampoline. Practice front flips and back flips, soaring to over 16 feet (5 m) in the air, with the help of the sturdy yet flexible material of the trampoline. If you're feeling especially brave, try a variety of daring aerial maneuvers that are impossible to pull off without a bungee cord. Read More close
2 hours 20 minutes
After being picked up and transported to Aroma Spa Retreat, change into a cozy Kimono in preparation for your day of bliss. Start with a deluxe foot ritual using Shiatsu massage and Australian essential oils while enjoying a traditional Indonesian jamu, a type of herbal tea used for medicinal purposes.
Experience a full Ayurvedic body brushing, which encourages toxin elimination and prepares the skin for a natural banana and coconut leaf wrap. This process also includes a green tea and white clay mask, complete with mini-facial to relish while your body mask goes to work.
Have a shower, slip back into your Kimono, and munch on fresh tropical fruits served with blossom honey and yogurt with tea. Next, receive a massage using the Lomi Lomi style, which allows the therapist to offer deep muscle penetration without pain.
Complete your day with a traditional Indonesian hair ritual known as a crème bath, accompanied by a shoulder and arm massage. Finish with a wash and tussle dry to complete what's sure to be a spa experience that goes above and beyond.
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After a pickup from your hotel to begin your excursion, take a bicycle and pedal off along the back roads of Carangsari for a glimpse into the daily life and vibrant culture of Bali. You can visit a local household, see the memorial to Indonesian national hero I Gusti Ngurah Rai, and meet the well-mannered monkeys who inhabit the sacred nutmeg forest at Sangeh.
At Bali Elephant Camp, you can get a refreshing drink as you watch the elephants at rest, a local mahout explaining these majestic animals' daily routines. Once your ride is ready, perch on the elephant's broad back for a journey through the tropical landscape, catching glimpses of chattering monkeys and colorful birds as the trail follows the banks of the Ayung River.
While the elephant cools off in the wading pool after your ride, you can take to the water for a rafting adventure through lush tropical forest on the Ayung River. Navigate through thrilling Class III rapids beneath the jungle canopy, find hidden waterfalls, and enjoy a swim before the experience ends at Karangdalem with a hot shower. Read More close
Get started with a ride from your hotel to Bali Elephant Camp, where you can have a refreshing drink amid stunning surroundings. Watch as the elephants enjoy a bath, or consume amazing amounts of food at mealtime, as your mahout explains these grand creatures' daily routines.
Next, it's time to climb onto the elephant's broad back and set off through the tropical landscape. Keep an eye out for chattering monkeys and colorful birds as you follow the banks of the scenic Ayung River. At the end of the trek, the elephant cools off in a wading pool—while keeping you high and dry—and delivers you to a restaurant for a buffet lunch overlooking the valley.
With a visit to Pod Chocolate Factory, on the grounds of Bali Elephant Camp, you can get a look at how chocolate is made. The tour starts with a welcome drink of a chocolate shot, after which you take a tour through each step of the chocolate-making process from the cocoa tree to raw cacao, fermenting and roasting of the beans, and the final transformation into delicious Pod Chocolate.
Of course, you can do more than just look. Taste raw cacao, cocoa nibs, and handmade Bali chocolate, and make your own chocolate elephants to take home. Read More close
Your day starts with a ride from your hotel to Bali Elephant Camp, where you can get a refreshing drink and watch the elephants bathe as one of the camp's mahouts explains the creatures' daily routines. Once your ride has been saddled up, climb onto the elephant's broad back and let the creature carry you past chattering monkeys and colorful birds along the bank of the Ayung River.
At the end of the trek, the elephant cools itself off in the wading pool—while keeping you high and dry—before delivering you to a restaurant for refreshments and a great view of the valley scenery. Then it's time to strike out again, this time with a horseback ride along the black volcanic sands of Saba Bay, with the stark cliffs of Nusa Penida Island and the great volcano of Mount Agung in the background.
During the ride, you can see the brightly colored jukung boats, outrigger canoes used by village fishermen, and visit the Segara Wilis temple, where offerings are made for protection against the perils of the sea. Leave the beach to explore gardens of banana, pineapple, bamboo, and kunai grass that forms the roof of traditional Balinese dwellings. Read More close
Your journey begins with convenient pickup from your hotel and transportation to the Bali Elephant Camp, where you're welcomed with a refreshing drink amidst stunning surroundings. Spend some time watching majestic elephants eat, bathe, and interact with each other before preparing for your trek.
Perch yourself in a saddle atop one of these gentle creatures and embark on an unforgettable journey. Pass through lush tropical terrain, catching glimpses of chattering monkeys and colorful birds, as your elephant trots along the banks of the scenic Ayung River.
At the end of your walk, let your elephant cool itself off in a wading pool while you remain high and dry on its back. Take a short walk to a restaurant for refreshments and views of stunning valley scenery.
For the second half of your adventure, spend some time cycling into the heart of Bali and enjoy a glimpse at the island's culture and peaceful ambiance. Pedal through the backroads of Carangsari and see what daily life is like for the area's friendly locals.
Your cycle tour includes a visit to a typical Balinese household and a stopover at the memorial of I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a national hero from the Indonesian War of Independence. Finish your tour by interacting with the friendly monkeys that inhabit the sacred nutmeg forest at Sangeh. Lunch is served as you take in panoramic vistas of nearby Ubud before enjoying a hassle-free ride back to your accommodation.
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Get started with a ride from your hotel to Bali Elephant Camp, where you can have a refreshing drink amid stunning surroundings. Watch as the elephants enjoy a bath, or consume amazing amounts of food at mealtime, as your mahout explains these grand creatures' daily routines.
Once your ride is ready, climb up onto the elephant's broad back and set off through the tropical landscape. Keep an eye out for chattering monkeys and colorful birds as you follow the banks of the scenic Ayung River. At the end of the trek, the elephant cools off in a wading pool—carefully keeping you high and dry—before delivering you to a restaurant for refreshments overlooking the stunning valley.
Next, get an intimate glimpse into the real Bali with a trek past the verdant rice paddies and fragrant coffee and cocoa plantations, followed by a walking exploration of Carangsari village. Visit a Balinese household to see the timeless routines of daily life and gain insight into Balinese history with a stop at the monument of I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a national hero from Indonesia's war for independence. Read More close
Your day starts with a ride from your hotel to Bali Elephant Camp, where you can get a refreshing drink and watch the elephants bathe as one of the camp's mahouts explains their daily routines. Once your ride has been saddled up, climb onto the elephant's broad back and let the creature carry you past chattering monkeys and colorful birds as the trail follows the banks of the Ayung River.
At the end of the half-hour trek, the elephant stops to cool off in a wading pool—carefully keeping you high and dry—before delivering you to a restaurant for some refreshments with a view of the spectacular valley scenery. It's then time to descend through the forest back to the Ayung River for the start of your rafting adventure on thrilling Class III rapids.
Throughout the course of your journey through whitewater currents beneath the jungle canopy above, you can find hidden waterfalls, jump in for a swim, and gain insight into river ecology from your expert guides. The adventure ends with a hot shower and delicious buffet lunch at Karangdalem, overlooking an incredible panorama of the valley. Read More close
Leave early in the morning for your expedition to explore the ancient areas of Bali. This tiny village is located between the lake and the outer crater rim of Mount Batur. It is usually called “Desa Bali Aga” as this village is inhabited by descendants of the original Balinese, the people who pre-date the Hindu Majapahit Kingdom in the 16th century.
Afterward, cross to Trunyan Village and travel on foot, visiting the temple and ancient trees of myth. Then journey in a traditional wooden canoe paddled by locals to Trunyan's final sanctuary. Listen to stories of the village's rites of passage as you go, learning that when a villager passes away, the people simply leave the body of the deceased on the ground to decompose naturally. It is said that there is no odor from the dead bodies. The villagers attribute this to the scent of the fragrant menyan tree from which Trunyan takes its name—Taru Menyan.
Next, drive back around the lake to the top of the caldera. Enjoy your lunch with the magnificent view of Mount and Lake Batur. After lunch, you are conveniently returned to your hotel. Read More close
Experience Bali's must-do rafting adventure as you descend through lush tropical forest to the heart of the Ayung River. After a thorough safety briefing, board a raft and embark on a journey that takes you through stunning scenery as you navigate Class III rapids in magnificent natural surroundings.
Discover hidden waterfalls and swim in pristine waters while expert guides share insight into river ecology. Your rafting experience ends at Karangdalem, where you can enjoy a hot shower and delicious buffet lunch while overlooking a stunning valley.
After lunch, discover how chocolate is made at Pod Chocolate Factory, on the grounds of Bali Elephant Camp. Your tour starts with a "chocolate shot" welcome drink to tantalize your taste buds, followed by a step-by-step journey through the chocolate-making process.
Taste raw cacao, cocoa nibs, and a handmade Bali treat before making your own chocolate elephants to take home during a hands-on lesson. It's a true chocolate-lover's heaven you won't want to leave. Read More close
Get started by climbing into an open-topped Volkswagen Safari to begin your excursion through the country roads. The ride takes you past verdant rice paddies to Bali Elephant Camp, where the local mahout guides you on an elephant-borne tour across the lush landscape on the banks of the Ayung River.
The next stage of your adventure takes you along the rapids for some whitewater rafting on the island's longest river. Finish up with a well-deserved lunch overlooking the waters before your day ends with a drive back to your hotel. Read More close
Get started with a ride from your hotel to the Ayung River, where a thorough safety briefing prepares you for the Class III rapids, and the thrilling ride takes you past magnificent surroundings of lush greenery beneath the jungle canopy above. Find hidden waterfalls, swim in pristine waters, and gain insight into the river's ecology from your experienced guides.
For the next leg of your tour, your guides introduce you to the horse that will carry you along the black volcanic sands of Saba Bay. With the stark cliffs of Nusa Penida Island and the great volcano of Mount Agung in the background, you can see brightly colored jukung boats—outrigger canoes used by village fishermen—and visit the Segara Wilis temple, where offerings are made for protection against the perils of the sea.
Leave the beach to explore the gardens of banana, pineapple, bamboo, and the kunai grass that forms the roof of traditional Balinese dwellings before the time comes to head back to your hotel. Read More close
After a ride from your hotel to the Ayung River, get ready to kick off the day by taking to the water. A thorough safety briefing prepares you for the Class III rapids on the island's longest river, and the thrilling ride takes you past magnificent surroundings of lush greenery beneath the jungle canopy above. Find hidden waterfalls, swim in pristine waters, and gain insight into the river's ecology from your experienced guides.
Once you're back on land, get a hot shower at Karangdalem, pick up a bicycle, and head into the heartland of Bali. The ride lets you get a glimpse into the daily life and vibrant culture of Bali, with a visit to a typical Balinese household, a stopover at the memorial to national hero I Gusti Ngurah Rai, and an encounter with the well-mannered monkeys who inhabit the sacred nutmeg forest at Sangeh, before the time comes for the ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After a ride from your hotel to the Ayung River, a thorough safety briefing prepares you to strike out on the Class III rapids of the island's longest river. The thrilling ride takes you past magnificent surroundings of lush greenery beneath the jungle canopy above. Find hidden waterfalls, swim in pristine waters, and gain insight into the river's ecology from your experienced guides.
Next, get an intimate look at the real Bali with a trek past the verdant rice paddies and fragrant coffee and cocoa plantations, followed by a walking exploration of Carangsari village. Visit a Balinese household to see the timeless routines of daily life and gain insight into Balinese history with a stop at the monument of I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a national hero from Indonesia's war for independence. Read More close
Upon arrival in the community of Bayad, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as you meet your guides and hear more about the trek ahead. With the sounds of bubbling streams and crashing waterfalls to serenade you, head through the tropical forest on the 3-mile (5-km) walk. Listen to your guide describe the exotic vegetation and variety of animal life as you ramble along the forested trails.
Along the route, make stops at an aromatic spice center, an equally fragrant herb garden, and to hear the unusual sounds of a Balinese water organ. At Goa Moya there is the chance to explore the mile-long (1. 5-km) labyrinthine cave system, which also houses sacred Hindu statues. In the beautiful environment of the Petanu Valley, rest your legs with a relaxing lunch before your return drive. Read More close
With a passion for perfection, the spa uses organic products whenever possible. After convenient pickup from your hotel, your spa experience begins with a foot bath while you sip a beverage of lime, cucumber, mint, and honey. Then experience a purification ritual with a Tibetan singing bowl to clear away negative vibrations, allowing fresh new chi to enter and open up the chakra.
Each session ends with Tibetan prayer bells to cleanse your mind, giving you a sense of relaxation. Designed using exclusive blends of pure essential oils, this holistic full-body treatment uses a fusion of therapeutic techniques from the East and the West to create the ultimate soothing and pampering experience. Enjoy roundtrip transportation to and from hotels in Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak.
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Meet up with your guide just outside your Ubud or South Bali hotel and take a ride toward the coast of the Gianyar province. Reach beachfront stables housing gentle steeds and pair up with your horse for the day. Spend the beginning of your excursion getting to know your animal companion and learning a few basic techniques from experienced staff, who teach you how to handle these magnificent creatures.
Once you're comfortable in the saddle, head out to the beach, where the black sand created by volcanic eruptions from Mount Agung offers a striking contrast to the foamy white waves washing ashore. As you ride, admire the cliffs of distant Nusa Penida Island and keep your eyes peeled for local anglers in jukung boats.
See the Segara Wilis temple, learn a bit about Indonesian religious beliefs, and then steer the reins toward a fruit-filled grove of banana and pineapple trees, where you can relax and recharge with a refreshing soda before you return to the stables and ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Start your journey with pickup from your hotel and travel to Saba Bay Stables on Bali's southeast coast, near the traditional Sukawati markets. Upon arrival, be greeted by a friendly staff and receive a safety briefing from your professional guide. After the briefing, prepare your equipment, including a riding helmet. Meet your horse for the day and take off on a memorable beach ride.
Gallop over black sands and next to crashing waves. Take in incredible views of the great volcano Mount Agung, as well as Nusa Penida Island, from the coastline. Pass by seaside villages, plantations, and the Pura Segara Wilis temple before making your way back to the stables and returning to your hotel.
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Get an early start with convenient pickup from your hotel and head to the market with your guide to select fresh herbs and spices, crisp vegetables, and choice cuts of meat. Once the shopping is done, get a glimpse of rice farmers doing their daily activities and chat with local farmers.
Upon returning to Kelabang Moding village, see temples, a school, and traditional Balinese life and culture. As you are welcomed into a local home with a beautiful setting, get a personal look at Balinese family life. All classes are conducted in English by local chefs familiar with Balinese cuisine. After making all the recipes, savor the delight you created for lunch as you dine in the garden.
- Sate Empol
- Lawar Bali
- Tempe Manis
- Chicken Curry
- Tum Tuna
- Banana Caramel
- Vegetable Soup
- Banana Curry
- Sate Kebab
- Pepes Tempeh
- Tempeh Manis
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After convenient pickup from your South Bali or Ubud-area hotel, ride toward the island's center to reach the charming village of Jatiluwih. Meet up with your guide and get fitted for a bike and helmet while you listen to intriguing facts about what makes this remarkable corner of Indonesia a UNESCO World Heritage Site. When you're ready to ride, put your feet to the pedals and pump your legs toward impossible green hillsides that have been shaped and carved into stunning terraces filled with the delicate stalks of rice.
Spend the afternoon cruising between farms, stopping to snap photos along the way and chatting with your guide about the work that goes into planting, tending, and harvesting to these thriving crops. All that cycling is sure to make you hungry, so wrap up your day with a tasty lunch featuring the delicate grains of locally grown organic rice, all served near a vantage point that offers even more looks at this picture-perfect environment.
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After your driver meets you at the lobby of your hotel, get an instructional briefing and change clothes before the quick boat trip to the dive point, in the area of a coral reef teeming with fish. On the pontoon, get final instructions from your guide, get lowered into the water, and start your unforgettable excursion under the sea.
Even if you never tried scuba diving, you are able to explore under the sea on an easy-to-use underwater scooter. With oxygen flowing into your helmet, breathe like on the surface without special equipment. Explore the Indian Ocean for a fascinating 25 minutes as you maneuver the scooter with speeds up to 4. 3 miles per hour (7 km/h) at a depth of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m).
With the easy-to-control scooter and the feeling of total comfort under the water, nothing distracts you from getting to know the world of beneath the ocean's surface. Only 2 scooters dive at the same time.
After the underwater excursion, return by boat to the beach and try a 10-minute ride on a ski tube. Hold on tightly as a boat pulls your vessel along the waves. Then zip across the water with 10 exhilarating minutes on a jet ski. During these entertaining and family friendly rides, your experienced instructor is with you. Read More close
Begin your culinary experience with pickup by a private driver and local tour guide. Arrive at the first venue by dusk and sit down for your first tasting of the evening. As your journey continues, make visits to 4 renowned Bali restaurants in Bali and sample some of their finest dishes, finishing your evening with dessert.
Jimbaran, located on the southern peninsula of Bali's west coast, is a quaint, seaside fishing village with a remarkable selection of beach-front eateries. Your experience treats you to incredible sunset scenery and fresh seafood, usually caught daily by local fishermen.
The town's higher ridge, sometimes referred to as the "Beverly Hills of Bali," offers some of the area's most exquisite dining and world-class accommodations. This is the ideal place to discover a treasure trove of the traditional, local fare that you'd expect from a fishing village. Enjoy the opportunity to visit venues that may include Cuca Flavour Restaurant and the breathtaking Karma Kandara, among other lower-key restaurants.
Each tour features hand-selected restaurants designed to make your adventure a divine evening filled with tantalizing textures and flavors. The dining spots remain a mystery until your tour begins, with all the details taken care of. Just sit back and take your taste buds to places they've never been before. Read More close
Get started with a transfer that takes you from your hotel to the town of Ubud. Stop for a look at the John Hardy Ubud Workshop, where you can see how the sustainable luxury brand's unique pieces of handcrafted jewelry are made in an open-air compound that is equal parts studio, workshop, and organic farm.
Next, pay a visit to Ubud Palace, a well-preserved example of ornate Balinese architecture and the historic residence of the Ubud royal family. The palace can also be regarded as the focal landmark of Ubud, and its charming garden settings have made it a favorite among lovers of Balinese arts.
After admiring the palace and its surroundings, another convenient transfer brings you back to your hotel. Read More close
After pickup from your hotel, meet a knowledgeable guide who leads an introduction on the basics of canyoning. Learn about the equipment and essential safety practices before rappelling down a stunning cliff to the glistening rock pools below.
Get comfortable with abseiling and sliding down surfaces, regardless of your level of experience, with your supportive guide nearby offering helpful instruction. Descend cliffs just a few feet away from crashing waterfalls, their cool, invigorating mist spraying you as you make your way down.
One you reach the canyon's bottom, enjoy the opportunity to swim in pools of refreshing water and explore the gorge, where lush vegetation and towering rock formations surround you. Make your way back to the top and have lunch before enjoying hassle-free transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
The excursion begins with a convenient pickup from your hotel and a ride out into the jungle of central Bali. Several jumps and natural water slides are waiting, so rappel and swim through volcanic gorges surrounded by a spectacular environment—a setting to delight fans of sporty and fun discoveries.
With 13 waterfalls ranging in height from 15 to 50 feet (5–15 m) and several slides, this outing combines excitement with beautiful scenery in a wonderful wild. Your guides show you the best routes, and you can try out state-of-the-art equipment to get the most out of your experience before the ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After pickup from your hotel, head to Kalimudah—accessible year-round and boasting jumps up to 26 feet (8 m), natural waterslides, and rappelling routes up to 49 feet (15 m). In a group of 12 people, learn the basics during an ICOpro (International Canyoning Organization for Professionals) training course and get ready to explore under the supervision of your ICOpro-qualified instructor.
Admire stunning sequences of plant-covered volcanic rock and swim in natural warm spring basins. Refuel with lunch at a waterfall and then relax on the ride back to your hotel. If you have never tried canyoneering before, exploring Kalimudah may get you addicted to this exhilarating sport. If you are already experienced, Kalimudah is a good start to enjoy the Balinese canyons. Read More close
With rich colors, caves, slides, and jumps, Kerenkali is a perfect playground for canyoning. Learn the basics during an ICOpro canyoneer training course and embark on your excursion through the canyon. Under the supervision of your trained instructor and an assistant, make your way through a sequence of jumps, slides, and short rappels among volcanic rock gorges, caves, and water basins.
Embrace your inner athlete as you tackle the second part of the journey, featuring enchanting descents along a waterfall—with the highest rappelling route at 85 feet (26 m)—and jumps up to 33 feet (10 m). Along the way, get a chance to swim and then refuel with a Balinese lunch. In the afternoon, board a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle for a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After getting picked up from your South Bali or Ubud hotel, head toward the volcanic slopes of Mount Batur for stunning views of the rim and the navy-blue waters of Lake Batur, resting just beneath the crater's edge. Fuel up with a light breakfast and sip warm mugs of coffee or tea while you get set up with a mountain bike and a snug-fitting helmet. When you're ready to go, pedal off after your guide, following them down winding roads that offer up-close looks at local farms and weave through dense jungles.
Stop off at a nearby coffee and spice plantation for an aromatic excursion and a chance to sample local products. Find out what a traditional Balinese house is like, and then continue your ride toward the charming town of Ubud. Finish up your adventure with a scrumptious lunch at a typical Indonesian restaurant, where you can rest your muscles and chat about your trip with your fellow riders before heading back to your hotel. Read More close
Don’t miss your chance to explore Kirana, ideal for just a few months after the raining season, but not accessible the rest of the year—or for experts only. Bring your thirst for adventure and your endurance. You’ll need both as you test your athletic skills while rappelling along rushing waterfalls in top-notch technical gear, and keep your energy level up with snacks and lunch.
With your by ICOpro qualified instructor and assistant accompanying your group, limited to just 6 people, you’re in experienced hands. Feel your heart pound as you rappel along rushing waterfalls, including a wonderful descent of more than 164 feet (50 m). In this tropical environment, jump into natural pools, swim and float in pure waters, and get a chance to slide over tiered waterfalls. Read More close
The day's first stop is at the royal temple of the Mengwi dynasty, who ruled the island of Bali. Hear from your guide about its continued importance and admire the striking architecture, decorative shrines, and ornately carved gates encircled by the temple's moat.
Higher up in the hills, enter the region of Bedugul, where the local market offers you a look at the diverse selection of produce grown in the countryside that you have just passed through. Marvel at the vibrant colors of fresh fruits and vegetables, smell the aromas of spices and flowers, and browse the shops for some handcrafted souvenirs.
Next, head deep in the mountains to Lake Bratan for a look at the temple complex of Pura Bratan, built out into the tranquil water. The whole idyllic scene offers one of the most picturesque landscapes on the island.
Complete your tour with a nature walk through the rice fields at Jatiluwih, recognized by UNESCO as part of the world's cultural heritage. Here, you can understand more about the local process of rice production, on which the island's economy thrives. Read More close
All treatments begin with a foot bath, glass of juice with lime, cucumber, mint, and honey, and a Tibetan singing bowl ritual. End with Tibetan prayer bells to cleanse your mind before a ride back to your hotel or drop-off at the airport.
Amala Healing Ritual
Melt tension with a holistic massage and warm herbal compress. Remove dead skin with salt, ginger, and cardamom scrub before a bath to restore mineral balance in the blood. Then end with a rich application of lotion.
Balinese Exotic Fruit Ritual
Get a traditional massage and pineapple-coconut scrub to get rid of dead cells and dirt, exfoliate, and moisturize. After an avocado body mask to keep skin smooth and soft, take a dip in a citrus and flower petal bath.
Oriental Deep Relaxing Ritual
Start in the steam room to promote restful sleep before a soothing tuina body massage, and cleanse tired cells with bamboo powder and honey exfoliation cream.
Detox Purification Ritual
Detox in the steam room, recharge your immune system with a lymphatic massage, and reveal new skin with a salt-cacao butter body peel. After a seaweed mask, soak in a bath and finish with body lotion.
Chinese Royal Empress Ritual
Enjoy a jade body massage—an imperial secret for thousands of years—followed by a honey salt scrub and body polish with kaolin clay to purify, soothe, and nourish skin. End with a flower petal bath.
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After a pickup from your hotel, your first stop is a visit to Badung Market. Observe as your experienced guide points out the many different fruits, herbs, spices, and vegetables available and explains how the local residents utilize them in their daily cooking. Taste some freshly brewed coffee at a nearby Chinese coffee shop.
Next, proceed to Bali Museum, located in the heart of the city, to learn about the prehistoric objects found on the island and well-preserved artifacts depicting the culture of its ancient residents. See items such as small clay stupa, bronze statues, kris, and ceremonial religious apparatus.
Conclude your tour with a visit to the war museum at Bajra Sandhi. Discover the history of the Balinese people's struggle against Dutch colonists and see one of the city's most famous monuments, with 17 dioramas commemorating Balinese freedom fighters, before you return to your hotel. Read More close
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The par-72, 210-acre (85-ha) course offers 5 sets of tees with enough variety to ensure a satisfying experience for all skill levels. Perched above a limestone cliff on the southwestern rim of the island's Bukit Peninsula, overlooking the stunning Dreamland and Balangan Beach, your surroundings are carved out of harsh limestone and edged by the blue horizon of the Indian Ocean.
With native trees, a semi-Scottish rough of existing shrubs, long grass, and creepers, the natural desert-like vegetation lets you get to know the flora of Bali as you play through. Experience the scene firsthand to discover much more than just a golf course. Read More close
Get picked up directly outside your Bali hotel and enjoy a comfortable ride to the waterfront, where you can board a sleek powerboat bound for the sun-soaked shores of Trawangan Island. When you arrive, grab your bag and hit the sand, keeping your eyes peeled for an open cidomo, a traditional horse-drawn cart that offers you a quaint ride to your room at the Ombak Sunset hotel.
Check in and drop off your things before donning a swimsuit and heading to the beach. Spend the afternoon soaking up some rays, grabbing a drink or a bite to eat at one of the many beachfront cafes, or seeking out an active excursion like bike riding, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Make sure to make time to relax and watch the sunset and then turn in for the night to the sounds of crashing waves.
Wake up and grab a tasty breakfast at the hotel before spending a few final moments soaking up the tranquil beach atmosphere. When your return boat arrives, hop on and grab a seat on the outside deck to get picture-perfect views of Bali as it comes back into view, ready for you to return and continue exploring on your own. Read More close
After your driver meets you at your hotel, listen to a briefing and take a quick boat ride to a pontoon at the dive point. With special skills required, you are ready to ride the underwater scooter. On the pontoon, near a coral reef and many colorful fish, get instructions from your experienced guide and start your unforgettable journey under the sea.
During a 25-minute ride on the comfortable and easy-to-use scooter, travel to depths of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m) and maneuver your tandem scooter at a speed up to 4. 3 miles per hour (7 km/h). Oxygen is injected straight into your helmet, allowing you to breathe like on the surface without special equipment. For maximum safety, only 2 scooters dive at the same time.
After your underwater ride, head to the beach and try one round of parasailing to fly like a bird and admire an unforgettable view of the island. Spend 15 minutes on a banana boat and zip across the waves during a 10-minute ride on a jet ski. Your experienced instructor is with you during these adventurous activities. After your excursion, relax on a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Make your way to Bali's jungle-infused center in a comfortable coach that picks you up at your South Bali or Ubud hotel. Cruise past the trunks of resident elephants at the Bali Elephant Camp and reach the grounds of Pod Chocolate. Head inside, where a decadent chocolate beverage is offered as the ideal way to start your tour.
On the factory floor, watch skilled staff break down raw cacao into cocoa nibs and get the chance to try each ingredient at various stages in production. Find out how sweet bars of chocolate are poured and uncover other tasty treats infused with chocolate bits and pieces. Along the way, listen as your guide explains the benefits of eating chocolate and learn how Pod uses organic and sustainable practices to keep its products as responsible and delicious as possible.
Wind your day to a close with a hands-on lesson, where you can make your own delectable chocolate elephant, an ideal souvenir for friends and family back home or perhaps an indulgent treat for you as you return to your hotel. Read More close
Arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and meet your guide, who transports you to a luxurious eco lodge high on the eastern slops of Mt. Bakaru, Bali's second highest volcano. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the village, settling in, and finding a place for dinner on your own.
After breakfast, hop on a bike for a leisurely ride through traditional villages, passing plantations and lush valleys. Arrive at the Yeh Panas Hot Springs for a picnic followed by time to soak in the mineral waters. Afterward, a driver takes you to the UNESCO-listed rice terraces of Jatiluwih and the temple of Batukaru.
Spend 3 or 4 hours in the morning hiking in the Batukaru Nature Reserve, absorbing the beauty of a protected mountain rainforest and keeping your eyes peeled for colorful butterflies and monkeys. Have lunch back at the lodge, and then ride toward the black sand beaches of the western coast, arriving in time to catch the sunset.
Leave Pekutatan, stopping at the Rambut Siwi sea temple on your way to the Perancak Estuary. Visit a turtle conservation project, and check out colorful phinisi ships in a nearby port. Have a late lunch at the Menjangan, and then take a 2-hour kayak ride through the mangroves of West Bali National Park.
In the morning, take a boat ride to Menjangan Island to snorkel among colorful corals and vibrant fish and enjoy a picnic lunch on the shore.
Ride along the north coast to Seririt and Banjar, stopping off at the Buddhist monastery of Bhrama Arama Vihara on your way to Munduk for lunch in a local restaurant. From there, continue to various viewpoints overlooking Lake Tamblingan and Buyan and visit the stunning Ulun Danu Temple, which appears to float on the calm waters of Lake Bratan. Scope out fresh produce at the local market before riding to your hotel.
Set out for an unforgettable trek among the Sekumpul waterfalls. Eat fresh coconut, enjoy a picnic lunch, snap photos of the falls, and swim in natural pools.
Ride to the village of Kiadan to visit a coffee plantation set amid high-elevation foliage in the cool mountain climate. Sip organic coffee and learn about the process of making coffee, from bean to cup, with a local farmer. Have lunch in the home of a local family before heading to your next hotel in the Sidemen Valley, stopping along the way to see Mt. Batur and the crescent-shaped Batur Lake.
Learn all about traditional Balinese daily life in Sidemen, walking through the rice fields, joining farmers in their chores, and cooling off with fresh coconut juice. Take a cooking class, learn about palm leaf decoration, see arak being distilled, and watch iron workers. After lunch, ride to Bali's most important temple at Besakih, on the slopes of Mt. Agung.
After breakfast, spend the day at your leisure until it's time to head to the airport or to your South Bali beach resort. Read More close
Your tour begins when you meet your local guide for a private transfer to the town of Ubud in the center of the island. Here, in Bali's artistic and cultural capital, you can check in to your hotel before spending the rest of the day at your leisure.
After breakfast, your guide and driver are waiting to start a day filled with sightseeing. Visit the historic Ubud Palace, get insight into Balinese art and culture at the ARMA Museum, and get to know the wildlife in the Monkey Forest before some free time at the local market.
After lunch, a drive takes you for an hourlong trek along some of the island's beautiful rice terraces as you learn about their unique irrigation system. Stop at Petulu, where thousands of herons gather in the late afternoon, and then witness a traditional dance performance in the evening.
Visit the unique 11th-century temple of Gunung Kawi and the nearby Tirta Empul, famous for its sacred spring water, on your way to the volcanic region of Kintamani. When you arrive, you can admire breathtaking views of the mountain and the crescent-shaped Batur Lake nearby.
In the afternoon, head back towards the area of Bangli, with some stops to visit the countryside village of Penglipuran and at the Kehen temple.
Start with a visit to the royal Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi, and then drive north to see the Ulun Danu Temple, set on several small islands in Lake Bratan. After some time in the local market, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Jatiluwih for a panoramic view of Bali's iconic rice terraces. Watch the sunset at the famous temple of Tanah Lot before you return to Ubud.
Check out from your hotel in the morning and set out on an excursion to eastern Bali. Your first stop is a visit to Kertagosa, an ancient court of justice that retains the most detailed ceiling paintings in Bali. See Besakih, the island's largest temple, on the slopes of Mt. Agung, and have lunch in Mahagiri restaurant overlooking the rice fields before your adventure comes to an end. Read More close
Begin your tour with a pickup from your hotel, meet your experienced tour guide, and make your way to the Ubud Botanic Garden. Here, you can find, feel, and identify a wide range of native plants, all as you gain insight into the traditional and modern techniques of popular Balinese agriculture.
After learning about the various natural ingredients available in the garden, follow your guide for a hands-on workshop where you can make your own natural beauty products, such as hair conditioner, body scrubs, facial masks, and many others.
Once you're satisfied with your end results, conclude your tour with an appetizing lunch at a local restaurant nearby before returning to your hotel. Read More close
After your experienced guide picks you up from your hotel, make your way to a rice field and familiarize yourself with a wide variety of native plants and herbs by feeling, smelling, and tasting them. Gain wonderful insight into the traditional and modern techniques of popular Balinese herbal healing such as methods for diagnosing and identifying plants used for common ailments.
After a healthy lunch at a local restaurant, follow your guide to a home factory and learn about the procedures to make Jamu—an herbal medicine made from select plant parts such as the roots, bark, flowers, seeds, leaves, and fruits. Learn the steps involved from walking in the garden and picking out herbs to grinding and mixing the ingredients before you return to your hotel. Read More close
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Begin with a visit to the village of Mas, known for the elaborate woodcarvings produced by its craftsmen. Take some time to stroll around and admire the hundreds of delightful pieces on display. You can also meet a pedanda, a Hindu high priest and highly respected member of the local community, and ask to have a blessing bestowed upon you.
Afterward, an astrologer uses time-honored methods to interpret your destiny before your tour moves on. In the nearby village of Batuan, visit a striking temple featuring traditional Balinese architecture. Admire the ornate designs and the roof constructed from black palm-tree fiber, a technique used in many Balinese temples.
Before your tour ends, visit the home and studio of a local artist and marvel at an exhibition of their work, which features delicate and complex depictions of both mythical and historically accurate scenes of daily life. Read More close
Start with a visit to Taman Ayun, the Royal Temple of Mengwi. Built in 1634, this is a very impressive temple and considered by many to be Bali’s most sacred. The view of the temple surrounded by a wide moat creates a vision you won't forget.
From there, continue to visit Bedugul, a pleasant mountain village on Lake Bratan. See its lush botanical gardens and fresh market. Due to its higher altitude and cooler weather, Bedugul is Bali’s agricultural center for vegetables.
Afterward, enjoy your set-menu lunch at a lakeside private villa. At the end of your lunch, take a short walk to the shore of the lake, and then board a traditional boat or jukung, for a short paddle to reach the Pura Bratan temple. Discover a different angle of this magnificent water temple as you approach and see the temple standing proudly, embracing the lake as it laps at its foundations.
At the end of the day head to Tanah Lot—Bali’s most photographed temple. The temple is perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. Snap a few priceless photos before you are conveniently returned to your hotel. Read More close
Begin with a drive to Klungkung and the former Royal Court of Justice, known as Kerta Gosa. Here, take a moment to examine the beautifully decorated ceiling painted in a traditional fashion and depicting battle scenes of good defeating evil.
The largest and most important Hindu temple of the island, Besakih, is set in the dramatic location on the slopes of Bali's biggest active volcano, Mount Agung. Stand spellbound by the awe-inspiring sight of the majestic temple complex and the breathtaking mountain scenery before a tasty lunch at a nearby restaurant offering more picturesque views.
Fully fueled after lunch, take a bike ride through fresh rice paddy fields surrounding the village of Sidemen. Then bicycle through fragrant plantations of coffee, cocoa, cloves, and fruit as your adventure through Balinese countryside and insight into traditional life is complete. Read More close
Located just on the outskirts of Ubud, Bongkasa is a small township which boasts colorful traditions, fascinating customs, and gorgeous pastoral landscapes. After a comfortable drive from your hotel, hop aboard your 2-wheeled ride and begin your leisurely 10-mile (17-km) journey.
Cycling on mostly flat or downhill terrain provides a relaxed excursion suitable for all ages. Let your guide lead the way as you roll by verdant fields of rice, stunning temples, and delightful communities. During breaks, snap some photos of the local scenery and chat with nearby residents happy to share their story. Read More close
Drive south onto the Bukit Peninsula to the spectacular south coast. Here, stretches of golden sand form idyllic beaches that are among the best in the region. Some are superb surfing spots, where beachgoers play in giant rollers in the Indian Ocean, and others are hidden in sheltered coves with clear azure waters. Catch an electric funicular down to a private beach for some rest and relaxation, and go for a dip if you’d like before kicking back for lunch on the beach at Karma Kandara Resort.
In the afternoon, pay a visit to one of the islands most famous temples at Uluwatu. Its clifftop location is dramatic in itself, and the orange hues of the setting sun make it truly majestic. Local male performers take center stage for a performance of the traditional kecak dance as chanting and drumbeats add to the ambiance.
On Jimbaran—one of Bali’s spacious beaches—round out your wonderful day with an oceanfront barbecue as you enjoy fresh seafood, traditional dishes, and sambal, a spicy Indonesian chili sauce. Read More close
Begin your cultural journey with a scenic drive, passing by rolling terraces of emerald rice fields and verdant forests, before arriving at Kamasan. The village is renowned for it its arts and crafts. Meet the locals and see them paint on elegant canvases. Gain insight into the importance of this village to Bali's art scene.
Continue to Klungkung, home to Kertha Gosa, the ancient Royal Courts of Justice. Marvel at its grand ceiling adorned with paintings that provide a vision of what Kertha Gosa is, a place where the king meets with his bureau to discuss queries of justice. Visit the main market for a chance to pick up a memorable souvenir.
Next, meet the residents of Tihingan village, who are known for making traditional gamelan instruments. Learn about the process of making Balinese gamelan, including semar pegulingan, puppet gender, kelantangan, and angklung.
At Taman Nusa Park, break for lunch before entering the cultural park. Artificially built, this park offers insight into the different lifestyles in various regions throughout Indonesia. Explore the park to discover the ancient history and diverse culture of the Indonesian archipelago.
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Begin the day with a scenic drive by the rice paddies of Tegalalang on your way to Sebatu, home to a working coffee plantation where you learn how important this crop is to the community as well as how the product range diversified. Smell the sweet and spicy aromas of clove, vanilla, cocoa, and passion fruit.
After seeing the coffee bushes and berries in the fields, head into the processing plant to observe the traditional roasting process—still done with a wok over a smoky fire. Finally taste the delicious finished product; it does not get much fresher. If you're interested, try a cup of well-known Kopi Luawk—its distinguishing feature is using beans processed through the digestive system of the Indonesian civet cat.
Head north to admire spectacular Mount Batur, an active volcano surrounded by a large caldera, before you continue to the rural village of Penglipuran—a charming spot displaying traditional architectural techniques. Your last stop is the sacred Kehen Temple, a remarkable scene with a series of ornate monuments spread over 8 terraces on a hillside. Read More close
Visit the village of Singapadu and discover local artisans who get their inspiration from the area’s beautiful surroundings and tranquil atmosphere and create unique handicrafts varying from wooden masks used in Balinese traditional dances, to gold and silver wares.
Continue to the wood carving village of Mas, work with a local wood-carver to learn the methods of making a handicraft. Not only do you learn new skills but you are also immersed in the typical life of a Balinese. For the beginner, it is recommended to start carving with bath soap, so you draw the pattern on carton paper and begin to carve a turtle. You are equipped with all the carving tools necessary to complete your little piece of handmade art.
Afterward, partake in a hands-on cooking class where you learn to make a local dish. Once your food is smelling ever so tempting, sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor over lunch. Return to your hotel in the afternoon feeling accomplished and immerse in local culture. Read More close
You begin in the village of Tunjuk, meeting local people and learning how to weave palm fronds into traditional temple offerings. Take a guided stroll through the community to observe how the settlement is designed and see the local animals, as well as the fruits and herbs that are grown in small gardens.
With a mattock in hand, head out into the rice paddies to help cultivate the crucial crop. Depending on the season, you could plant, transplant, or harvest the rice, and watch the skillful laborers scale the coconut palms before you give it a try yourself.
Following a delicious lunch with native fare and ingredients such as cassava and fresh coconut, all wrapped in a banana leaf, leave the community-based project and head for the 17th-century Taman Ayun Temple. Admire the temple's design, with more than 50 structures and a moat to give the impression that the complex is floating. Read More close
Skip breakfast at your hotel and save room for the array of delicious food you eat on this tour that begins with pickup from your hotel. Head to Pantai Segara Sanur, where Warung Men Weti is already crowded with locals and tourists. As you explore, sample dishes such as betutu, deep-fried crispy chicken skin, half egg topped with hot tomato sambal, blanched cassava leaves, and fried peanuts.
Afterward, transfer Batubulan village to witness probably the most well-known dance in Bali, Barong. It is a storytelling dance that narrates the fight between good and evil. All the performers wear unique and colorful masks making for a bright and fun performance.
Then drive onward to Ubud, pay a short visit to the monkey forest—home to a healthy population of long-tailed macaques. Continue to the heart of Ubud where you have your lunch at the most popular warung on the entire island of Bali, Warung Babi Guling Bu Oka. They serve the most-famed Balinese dishes including babi guling, a Balinese-style, whole-roasted and stuffed suckling pig.
Next, visit the local market and Ubud Palace. The royal family still lives in the palace, and at night, the garden is used for staging some of Bali’s most important dances, such as the Legong Dance, Barong Dance, and Ramayana and Mahabharata ballets.
Continue to the Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah. The cave was built in the 9th century and the addition of the bathing place dates back to the 1950’s. At the end of the afternoon, you are conveniently transferred back to your hotel. Read More close
After convenient hotel pickup, take to the roads that lead to the island's capital city to discover a Balinese cultural hub. Your first stop is at the famous Badung Market—the largest bazaar in Bali—which sells many goods, from fresh fruit and vegetables to traditional crafts and textiles. Follow your guide through the multi-story complex to see the trading life of locals and discover stalls selling some of the most aromatic spices and freshest fruit around. Learn which spices are used in traditional Indonesian cuisine and have the chance to taste the island's exotic fruit.
A short walk away is a characteristic Chinese coffee shop. See a wide range of coffees here and enjoy the opportunity to sample a fresh brew before heading to the Bali Museum. Here, you can gain an insight into the island's art and history. See a collection of ancient weapons and wood sculptures, as well as traditional paintings and elegant handmade textiles.
Your next and final stop is at the Bajra Sandhi Monument—an iconic landmark and museum that commemorates Indonesia's struggle for independence. Take a moment to admire the grand architecture before exploring the complex and its various exhibitions.
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Start your afternoon tour with a pickup from your hotel. After you make your way to Denpasar, visit a home factory to see the intricate process of making Indonesia's famous Pie Susu cookies and get a chance to taste them fresh. Next, stop for a drink of es teller a popular local fruit cocktail prepared from a mixture of avocado, coconut meat, and other fruits with sweetened condensed milk and sugar.
Your tour's next stop is at Badung Market, where your guide points out the many different fruits, herbs, spices, and vegetables available and describes how the locals utilize them in their daily cooking. Taste unfamiliar fruits and Indonesian cakes for a satisfying experience.
In the evening, proceed to your final stop at a famous night market for some appetizing street food. Take time to pick out any snacks or dishes from the stalls and fill your stomach from the abundant choices available. Make sure you've enjoyed everything the market has to offer before your guide takes you back to your hotel. Read More close
Begin the day with insight into how agritourism boosts local economies at Alam Giri Plantation. Here, admire the wide variety of exotic fruits and spices produced and savor the different fragrances hanging in the air. See well-known crops such as lemongrass and coffee as well as some you may not have come across before, such as the popular local fruit salak.
In a dramatic location on the slopes of an active volcano, Mount Agung, sits the one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Bali—Mother Temple of Besakih. Listen as your guide offers an account of its long history and admire the impressive temple complex set on a terraced slope with many striking monuments as well as eye-catching architecture.
After lunch head to the village of Tenganan, an area rich in island heritage and known as the home of the first inhabitants of Bali. Observe the traditional weaving of baskets before heading to the countryside on a nature trail and walk at a relaxed pace to appreciate the diversity of flora and fauna that blossoms in the region. Read More close
After hotel pickup, begin your day with a visit to Kusamba fisherman village, the center of traditional salt farming in Bali. Learn the whole process of salt making while admiring the colorful boats lined up on the shoreline
Continue to the east near Padang Bai Harbor, escaping from the hustle of paradise island to Bias Tugel beach. You have to walk through a fairly steep and rocky path but are rewarded with a beautiful, hidden beach once you reach the bottom. A stretch of white sandy beaches welcomes you, and the crystal clear blue sea water beckons for you to swim. A high cliff on the right and left of the beach makes this place wonderfully isolated from the outside world.
Next, go to Candidasa. Here, you are served a tasty lunch of local cuisine as you sit and look out over a central city landmark, a lotus fond of the sea.
Afterward, continue a bit further to the east, journeying down roughly paved roads that lead you to a pristine 1,312-feet (400-m) wide, white sandy beach. This beach is often referred to by various nicknames such as Pasir Putih, White Sand Beach, or Virgin Beach. Indulge in ultimate relaxation as you sit on a cushioned daybed under a colorful parasol. Or, hop in the water and spend the afternoon snorkeling around in search of seashells and coral reef. Then, sit back as you are conveniently returned to your hotel. Read More close
Your day begins with the 'Pray' aspect of the story; meet a local priest, known as a pedanda, who offers you a blessing and then a local astrologer uses age-old techniques to tell your fortune. Next it is time to 'Eat' with the rare opportunity of an invitation into someone’s home in the village. Watch as they prepare the fresh ingredients with blends of herbs and spices to create mouthwatering delicacies.
With the honor of a blessing and a full stomach, it is time for 'Love'. A local masseur is ready to ease the stresses of daily life from your muscles with a traditional Balinese massage. Lie back and let the masseuse's soothing hands work the knots from your limbs and begin to understand how enjoyable it would be to adopt the rural way of life on the island. Read More close
Your guide picks you up from your hotel and heads north of Ubud to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, verdant steppes of rice paddies dotted with feathery palm trees, to enjoy the scenery in the morning, before the crowds arrive. Then make your way back to Ubud to see the 16th-century Royal Palace, passing through the village of Petulu—famous for the thousands of white herons that flock here each evening—on the way.
Stretch your legs with a stroll through the colorful Ubud Market, bargaining for locally crafted wares and Balinese souvenirs as you walk toward the Cafe Wayan, where you can snag a seat at the table where Julia Roberts dined. Enjoy a delicious lunch in this breezy outdoor eatery, sampling Balinese specialties before making your way south to meet Ketut Liyer, the medicine man who appeared in the movie. You can opt to have him read your future if you'd like, or just learn about traditional Balinese medicine and admire his artwork.
Your final stop is at the golden sands of Padang Padang Beach near the clifftop Uluwatu Temple, where 2 scenes from the movie were filmed. Take in the scenery and watch surfers tackling the breaks offshore, lingering for the sunset before the drive back to your hotel. Read More close
Begin by heading to the quiet village of Sidemen, well-known for its network of rice paddy fields very important to the local economy. Here, explore the pastoral landscape on a trek to discover how the land is farmed; the path's length and exertion is really up to you. Meet workers in the fields and perhaps try your hand at a task as you get insight into how tough it is to work in the rice pastures.
Back in the village try other aspects of daily life. A cooking class offers the chance to learn about the balance the aromatic spices of Indonesian dishes such as sambal, satay lilit, and laklak. Make crafts to offer at temples, brew arak (local rice wine), observe a blacksmith, and see how to harvest coconuts.
Continue to Besakih Temple, the island’s largest and holiest Hindu place of worship. Located on the slopes of the active volcano of Gunung Agung, this dramatic spot is befitting of such a striking monument. Read More close
Option 1: West Bali
From your hotel, travel to one of the island's most beautiful temples, Taman Ayun, with multi-tiered roofs, gardens, and fish ponds. Pass by quaint countryside and small villages along the way to Bratan Lake and the charming temple of Ulun Danu, dedicated to the goddess of water. Stop for lunch in Munduk, a peaceful mountain village, before a coffee break at a plantation in Belimbing.
Option 2: Central Bali
Visit the stone relief of Yeh Pulu to admire the artistic carvings and head to Gunung Kawi, an 11th-century temple complex. Here, descend the stairs among terraced rice fields to see the resting place of Anak Wungsu and his wives. Then continue to the 5,633-foot (1,171-m) Mount Batur, an active volcano, for impressive and far-reaching views before a stop at the Holy Springs of Sebatu and a break for refreshments.
Option 3: East Bali
At Kerta Gosa admire the stunning artwork of the Balinese house structure and proceed to the Besakih Temple at the foot of Mount Agung—Bali's highest peak. Take a stroll at the water palace of Tirta Gangga and make your way to the ancient village of Tenganan to observe traditional gamelan music and ritual dances. Read More close
Meet up with your private driver in front of your hotel at a pre-arranged time chosen to fit your schedule. Your first stop is at Tanah Lot, a rock formation off the coast of Bali that serves as the home of a Balinese pilgrimage temple, Pura Tanah Lot. Have time to explore this religious site and enjoy the panorama of ocean views.
Next, travel to Pura Taman Ayun, a royal temple built to honor past ancestors and deities. Marvel at the intricate traditional architecture, complete with complicated designs and surrounded by carefully landscaped greenery.
On the return journey, make a stop at the duty free shop in the famous T Galleria Bali. Take advantage of the duty free deals, even getting the chance to buy some interesting souvenirs to take home to friends and family. When you're ready to head back to your hotel, simply call your driver. Read More close
Ubud is Bali's cultural heart. Scores of artisans and artists make and sell their wares for all to see. On this private tour, get a more intimate look at some of the important work they support in the community. At the Threads of Life Gallery, join a textiles class as you're introduced to the traditional method of using natural dyes to color fabrics.
During an informative class, learn how the Threads of Life Gallery sponsors local weavers across 11 Indonesian islands, assisting them with sustainability efforts and product marketing. Visit a local jeweler and learn how the proceeds from sales of the gold- and silver-plated jewelry provides aid to vital community resources such as clinics, scholarships, and even prisoner rehabilitation.
Finally, hear about the invaluable work performed by the Kupu-Kupu Foundation, an organization that helps people with disabilities make and sell handicrafts, with all the money circulating back into the civic arena. Read More close
After pick up at your hotel, make your way to a rice field with your knowledgeable local guide. As you wander through the area, learn about the many different herbs and variety of other plants that grow along the edges of the sawah and provide food and medicine to local residents.
As you get a closer look and feel, smell, and taste the herbs, gain wonderful insight into the traditional and modern techniques of popular Balinese herbal healing including methods for diagnosing and identifying plants used for common ailments. Later, indulge in a healthy lunch at a local organic restaurant before a comfortable shuttle ride to your hotel. Read More close
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Get pick up from your hotel and drive north from Ubud. Make your first stop at Ceking to view a small but amazing collection of rice terraces, a perfect photo opportunity. These terraces were formed within the natural lay of the land, facilitating a pleasant breeze to compliment the experience.
Continue to a simple and beautiful setting for a beginning horseback ride. Start from a traditional Balinese house and continue to Tegalalang Village, passing bamboo forest, refreshing rivers, and verdant rice fields. Take a short break in the middle of the field near one of the village's temples, Pura Dalem, while tasting a fresh young coconut. Spend some time discovering the center of Ubud before returning to your hotel.
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The day begins at Tirta Empul—a sacred temple of huge importance to the island's Hindu population—where people bathe in the waters during a purification ritual. As you head north to Kintamani, pass through plantations that provide so much for the local economy and smell the fragrances of coffee as well as spices such as vanilla and clove.
Gaze out an admire the awe-inspiring views at Lake Batur, formed in the caldera of the once mighty volcano and now flanked by a smaller, yet still active cone. Then refuel with a tasty lunch in a nearby restaurant before the afternoon's nature trek.
Near Ubud start at the striking Gunung Kawi temple, spreading over several rice terraces and crowned with towering shrines carved from the rock. Then descend the steps, head into the pastoral landscape of Tegalalang, and pass through villages where communities of workers farm the land to harvest rice and other exportable crops.
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After hotel pickup, you journey to the workshop where you meet your instructor for the day. Hear a bit about the history of making herbs and spices before beginning to make your first herbal medicine, jamu. This drink is said to have a cleansing and slimming effect on the body, leaving you feeling noticeably lighter. Stir up the recipe and give your concoction a try.
Next, you make boreh, a scrub that can be used to stimulate your nervous system or to help you peel off dead skin for a rejuvenated and glowing complexion. Leave the workshop feeling accomplished and with a new appreciation for home remedies. Read More close
Your first stop is at charming Penglipuran—an authentic village of the east. Head along the main street, with its neat row of typical Balinese entry gates, and see how the uniform houses are oriented toward Mount Agung and Bali’s Mother Temple of Besakih.
Enjoy a scenic drive in the direction of the temple itself—Bali’s largest Hindu sanctuary. The majestic complex of Pura Besakih is located on the slopes of Bali’s highest peak, and its grand architecture rises up 6 terraced levels against the backdrop of Mount Agung.
After lunch at a local restaurant, continue on to the intensely spiritual village of Sidemen. Take a serene walk through the rural landscapes, rice paddies, and salak (snake fruit) plantations, and learn about the ancient art of weaving that is still alive and well here.
Your final stop is at Klungkung, where you visit a local market and the Kertha Gosa Pavilion—the ancient Royal Courts of Justice. Marvel at the grand ceiling, with its ornate and elaborate wayang (shadow figure) paintings depicting the ultimate battle of good against evil. Read More close
Away from the main roads of the south coast, the smaller scenic roads into Bali’s interior lead you through beautiful rural landscapes of farming communities and rice fields. Your first stop is at one the island’s most ancient temples, Gunung Kawi. The 270-step climb offers superb panoramas and the reward is the magnificent sight of the 23-foot (7-m) shrines carved into the rock.
Over a buffet lunch in Kintamani sit back and admire the far-reaching views of Mount Batur and crescent-shaped Lake Batur flanked by volcanic peaks with slopes shrouded in verdant forest. Gather insight into a traditional way of life at Penglipuran, a village that displays authentic architectural practices.
Your day is crowned with a visit to Kehen Temple, a complex spread over 8 terraces in a dramatic position on the southern slope of a hill. Hear about its significance and connections with Brahman, the God of Fire, as your tour of Bali's history and heritage is concluded. Read More close
In the morning you're picked up at your hotel in Ubud in a Land Rover Defender. Your Land Rover heads toward the center of the island, leaving the paved highways and turning onto country roads and rugged tracks. As your driver negotiates the paths, you're treated to the passing scenery of Balinese villages and rice paddies.
The jeep also takes you along the surrounding fields of Mount Batukaru, an unspoiled land which is often very muddy, adding an exhilarating stretch of driving to your adventure. Throughout your day trip, there are stops in areas such as a traditional farmhouse, mineral hot spring, tropical gardens, and an ancient quarry where stones are still cut by traditional methods to build shrines and temples.
At midday a stop is made at a bamboo restaurant. Located in the middle of a tranquil rainforest, this is a relaxing setting for a traditional Balinese lunch. Cap off your meal with locally grown mountain coffee and cognac before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.
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In the afternoon, you are driven from your hotel to visit a royal family temple known as Taman Ayun, located in Mengwi. The temple was built in 1634, by a king of Mengwi dynasty. This impressive complex stands on a small island that is surrounded by a man-made lake.
Continue to Alas Kedaton, a megalithic sacred temple in a forest inhabited by thousands of monkeys and hundreds of giant bats.
Next, you journey to Bali's most photographed temple, Tanah Lot, perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. Snap a few iconic photos of the sight to cherish as memories for years to come.
Return to the Seminyak area, or, more specifically, Canggu Beach. Enter the seaside Hotel Tugu Bali and take a peek at the wide collection of priceless antiques and rare artifacts. Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the hotel while having a cocktail and canapes. Then, with a drink in your hand, you watch the sun dip below the horizon, leaving the sky flecked with stars as it departs. Feeling the tranquility of the day wash over you, return to your hotel for the night. Read More close
Arrive at the home of Putu Witsen, a member of the young Balinese generation working to preserve the tradition and practice of Mepantigan for the future and the world. Putu and his family serve you a welcome drink made from starch rice water. Change into Tridatu or Poleng sarongs. Tridatu feature red, white, and black colors while Poleng are black and white. These colors represent Tri Murti, the god trinity concept that serves as one of the basic beliefs of Hinduism in Bali. Red represents Brahma, the creator, black is for Wisnu, the preserver, and white represents Ciwa, the destroyer.
Head to the middle of a rice field along the riverside accompanied by the referee, and begin to learn the basic technique of Mepantigan before jumping into the muddy field. Mepantigan serves to foster physical fitness in addition to stress reduction, and also teaches lessons about friendship and sportsmanship. Putu believes that an emphasis on emotional and spiritual intelligence can develop good character while teaching to avoid violence and grow compassion. Play a game in 2 rounds, where punching, biting, kicking, and hitting is forbidden.
At the end of the game, take a dip in the river to clean off the mud and then enjoy a shower under bamboo. Enjoy a simple, organic lunch served with banana leaves and cups made from bamboo. Listen to traditional Balinese music playing in the background. After lunch, get transported back to your hotel. Read More close
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6 hours 30 minutes
Make your way to the Amala and meet your instructor, getting situated in the lovely wellness studio and chatting about your yoga experience. The teacher tailors the class to you and your partner's experience and fitness level, correcting postures to make sure you're supporting one another correctly and building strength and flexibility at the same time. This fun and interactive class is a great way to take your yoga practice to the next level and involve your partner in what can often be a solitary form of exercise.
After you've moved through your asanas (poses), the teacher guides you through a series of Thai massage techniques that combine deep assisted stretching with acupressure. Practice with your partner, opening up your body's internal meridians, balancing your chi (energy), and learning feel-good and therapeutic stretches that you can help each other with back home. After the class, you can feel free to linger by the quiet pool in the Amala's zen garden for as long as you'd like. Read More close
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1 hour 30 minutes
Meet your teacher and discuss your fitness goals so your class can be tailored to suit your needs. Work through a variety of core-strengthening, muscle-strengthening, and flexibility-enhancing exercises, listening as your instructor guides you through each movement and corrects your form for maximum impact.
Hone your balance, use your core muscles, and enhance your awareness of your body, wrapping up your class pleasantly tired and rejuvenated. Afterward, you can feel free to grab your swimsuit and spend some time relaxing poolside in the Amala's peaceful bamboo zen garden. Read More close
Make your way to the Amala and meet your pilates instructor. Pilates, a form of exercise designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance, combines a series of movements that focus on core stability and body awareness. Chat about your fitness level and goals, and then get started on your workout, picking up pointers on proper form as your instructor tailors the class to your needs.
After the workout, treat your muscles to a relaxing and therapeutic full-body massage. Breathe in the soothing fragrance of aromatherapy oils as your therapist works to relieve pressure, alleviate muscle pain, and improve circulation.
After your treatment, you can linger by the pool in the bamboo zen garden. If you'd like, you can also add on a healthy meal in the open-air dining room, which specializes in vegetarian, raw, and seasonal cuisine with plenty of more indulgent options, as well. Read More close
Arrive at the photography studio--a beautiful zen bamboo garden. Choose to capture photos here, or set out for the beach for a more romantic setting.
This package is perfect any special celebration, including a honeymoon, bachelor or bachelorette party, family reunion, or simply an exotic getaway. The professional photographer uses an unobtrusive documentary style to capture natural moments of special occasions. At the end of the session, receive stunning, full high resolution images to share and print.
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Arrive at a beautiful photography studio, located in a lush zen bamboo garden. If you choose, you can even move the studio out onto the beach for ocean snapshots. This is the perfect package for a honeymoon, bachelor or bachelorette party, family reunion, or simply to remember your travels.
The photographer uses an unobtrusive documentary style, perfect for capturing natural portraits and emotions. At the end of the session, you receive full high-resolution images to share and print.
Afterward, enjoy a 1-hour jade massage. Combining the healing powers of jade stone and herbal moxa, this treatment uses a series of traditional Chinese medicinal techniques to stimulate circulation and release toxins from your body's deep tissue.
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Get picked up from your hotel and taken to Seminyak, where you visit an internationally acclaimed shoemaker, Ni Luh Djelantik. American actresses like Uma Thurman and supermodel, Gisele Bundchen are often seen wearing high heels designed by Djelantik.
Look closely her collections, and, if she's around, you may even meet the shoemaker herself. If so, enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while having a casual conversation with this passionate designer.
Afterward, continue to the Jimbaran area where you mount a Harley Davidson behind a driver and speed off toward the Uluwatu Temple. The scenic road goes by Labuan Sait where along the shoreline you can see the surfers catching waves.
Arriving at Uluwatu Temple, you are astounded by how it is majestically perched on the edge of a steep cliff that towers above the legendary surf breaks of the South Island. At sunset, watch a dramatic kecak performance at the temple. Then, relax as you are comfortably transported back to your hotel. Read More close
After convenient pickup from your hotel, take a short trip to meet the artist who is your hands-on guide for the day. A brief orientation and demonstration gets you acquainted with the tools you are using to create your masterpiece.
Decide what you'd like to make, and then begin molding the silver into your desired shape. Listen to the advice of your helpful guide to achieve the best results possible. After your task is completed, sit down for a cup of tea or coffee with a tasty Balinese cake. Bid farewell to your guide and head back to your hotel with your silver jewelry in hand as the perfect souvenir of your trip. Read More close
Begin by a meeting with local Shaman, Pak Made Sumatra. During a private consultation with the healer, receive valuable advice and insight into different techniques associated with spiritual healing. Continue to the rural village of Tampak Siring and the sacred temple of Tirta Empul. Your guide explains the important of the Hindu temple before you share in the experiences of the Balinese people by bathing in the holy waters for purification.
Relaxed and rejuvenated, enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful natural scenery of rice pastures and lush jungle vegetation. One of Bali’s most popular sights is the temple of Gunung Kawi. Admire the ancient temple spread over terraced paddy fields, and then climb the many steps to the grand shrines carved into niches in the rock face. Showcasing both Hindu and Buddhist details, this temple offers a valuable insight into Bali’s spiritual nature and completes your exploration of the island’s religious culture. Read More close
Meet your yoga instructor at the beach and listen to the basic paddleboard tips before paddling out into the water. Then, get information on breathing techniques and basic yoga awareness. Practice getting up on your board, balancing, and gracefully performing your yoga techniques. With a variety of instruction levels, your yoga lesson is tailored to provide the knowledge you need.
Paddle back to shore feeling the satisfying sensation of a challenging workout.
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Begin your private instruction after a comfortable ride from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. When you arrive at one of the most popular surfing areas in the region, join your group for a brief orientation and information on basic surf awareness.
Collect your gear and follow your expert guide through a simple warmup. Get the fundamentals during a controlled session on the sand before putting your theoretical knowledge to the test. Control the board with your paddle and learn essential maneuvering, such as forehand and backhand turns.
Next, it's time to enter the water and let your instructor help you ride your first waves. Over the course of the day, practice getting up on your board, balancing, and gracefully riding toward shore, until you're confident to go out and conquer the radical waves all on your own.
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After pickup at your hotel early in the morning, take a 90-minute drive to the base of Mount Batur. Here, local guides welcome you and provide a complete safety briefing and a flashlight. The first section of your hike is through plenty of volcanic ash, sand, and small rocks. The path is mostly uphill but you have several chances to stop and rest.
After 2 hours and 1. 2 miles (2 km) of climbing, approach the top of the crater, a wind-swept area with very few rocks and vegetation. At the top—5,633 feet (1,717 m)—watch the long-awaited sunrise over Mount Abang and Mount Agung. On clear days, you may see Lombok's Mount Rinjani in the distance. As you admire the stunning view, enjoy a simple breakfast with hot coffee or tea.
Continue on foot to another crater rim and descend along the same path you climbed in the dark. Admire spectacular views of the surrounding landscape like lava flows from recent eruptions and their path of destruction as well as Lake Batur in the distance. Upon reaching the mountain's base, enjoy time to bathe in hot springs and have lunch before your ride back to your hotel. Read More close
After a convenient hotel pickup head to the Tabanan region, home to the Tanah Lot Temple, and arrive just in time for a spectacular view of the warm colors of the setting sun. Perched on an offshore rock formation carved by the ocean waves, Tanah Lot is one of 7 sea temples along Bali's coast. Depending on the tide, walk to the base of the temple for a closer look at the architectural wonder.
Next stroll across Caggu Beach over to Hotel Tugu Bali for a fine traditional Tugudom dinner. Decorated in lavish design with exquisite furnishings, luscious leaves, and frangipanis flowers, the restaurant provides an idyllic setting which also reflects Indonesian art, history, and culture.
Take a seat and dinner is served. Indulge in typical dishes renowned in the coastal and rural areas of the island and savor delicacies inspired by the Majapahit Empire times. Taste what royalty would have dined on back in the 1500s as you enjoy an authentic Indonesian dining experience. Read More close
Embark in comfortable transportation to the stunning resort town of Jimbaran—once a small fishing village. In the early evening light, arrive at Uluwatu Temple—an 11th-century Balinese directional temple—and admire the padmasana shrines. Perched on a cliff, 229 feet (70m) above the crashing Indian Ocean, the distinctive structure provides a postcard-perfect backdrop for memorable photos.
As dusk settles in, hues of red, yellow, and blue swirl together in the sky, signaling that it’s time for dinner. Head for a local restaurant on the bay and indulge in a delectable selection of fresh seafood—including prawns, clams, and grilled fish and squid—along with vegetable soup, rice, and sambal, an Indonesian chili sauce.
After your meal, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the soft sands of the Jimbaran beach, before returning to your hotel.
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- Prawns, clams, and shellfish
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After convenient pickup from your hotel, drive north to the Tegalalang region—home to Bali's famous rice fields—to meet your local guide and visit quintessential villages to gain insight into agriculture life. Meet local farmers planting and harvesting and then learn about subak—a traditional and ecologically sustainable irrigation system that combines the realms of spirits, humans, and nature.
Let your guide lead the way as you hike along fertile terraces and pass some of the most stunning scenery in the country. Along the way, take in the tranquility and serenity of your surroundings and stop to capture photos of picture-perfect vistas. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delectable lunch and chat about the day's adventure before returning to your hotel. Read More close
Grab a comfortable seat when your guide picks you up from your hotel and enjoy the views of pastoral landscapes as you cruise to Pura Taman Ayun. Chat with your guide about this stunning Balinese temple when you arrive and spend some time wandering between its thatched roof pagodas, which protect meticulously carved walls and intriguing shrines.
On your way to the next site, recharge with lunch at a delightful restaurant and stop off at a local coffee plantation to visit with farmers, get a behind-the-scenes look at the roasting process, and savor the chance to taste dark cups of coffee made from freshly ground beans.
Caffeinated and ready to go, head to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a water temple set on the tranquil shores of Lake Bratan. Find out what river goddess this 17th-century temple serves while you stroll around its garden-lined base, snap a few photos, and then wrap up your excursion at Tanah Lot, where a temple battles crashing waves from its oceanfront perch. Learn about the importance of sea temples and their relationship to Balinese mythology, asking your guide any questions you have before you enjoy a scenic ride back to your hotel. Read More close
In the morning meet with a Balinese shaman, who opens your spiritual chakra (energy points along the central meridian of the body). In total, there are 7 chakra points, although some systems include 1 or 2 extra.
Afterward, join a blessing and purification ceremony at Dalem Pingit Temple, a small Balinese temple near the river at Sebatu village. Walk down the steps toward the river to find the temple located near a bathhouse with a waterfall. According to the story, the waterfall has been there forever and is believed to cure various diseases (both of medical illness or diseases due to magic). The guardian of the temple accompanies you to present an offering at the main temple.
Next, visit Gunung Kawi Temple located at Tampak Siring village situated on the Pakerisan River, an archeological complex carved out of the living rock and dating back to the 11th century. Walk down over 300 steps to reach the temple, passing lush jungle and rice terraces along the way. Here, with the permission of the temple guardian, you relax and enjoy a meditation in one of the caves.
A traditional lunch is served at a local restaurant in Ubud. Then you visit an ashram near Ubud, set in a beautiful garden with ponds and trees overlooking the rice field. You may have the opportunity to do a yoga session here or join chanting with others for meditation. With a renewed spirit, return to your Bali hotel. Read More close
After you’re picked up from your hotel, ride to the Hotel Tugu Bali and meet your guide for the day, an elderly Indonesian chef who has spent a lifetime honing her cooking skills and knowledge since the age of 4, when she first learned to cook alongside her grandmother. Review the menu options for the day and make choices as to which dishes you’d like to prepare.
Equipped with your grocery list, head to the nearby market, where you can soak up the energy of Balinese daily life. Shop for colorful produce, fragrant herbs, and flavorful spices—all key components of the cuisine in this archipelago once known as the Spice Islands.
From there, make your way into the kitchen at Waroeng Djawa, a street-side eatery that’s emblematic of the way the Javanese and Balinese have eaten since the 16th century. Learn about dining customs from the time of the Majapahit Kingdom and see how food has traditionally been prepared with wood-fired steamers, terracotta stoves, oil lamps, and stone grinders. Then, roll up your sleeves as you chop and cook alongside your teacher. After the class, gather around the table on antique wooden benches to feast on the fruits of your labor local-style, with your hands. Read More close
Just 10–15 minutes outside of Ubud is the village of Mas—a charming township renowned for its woodcarvings and traditional customs. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the village priest who blesses you and welcomes you to his parish. Next you have a chance to meet a local astrologer to gain an insight into your destiny—the ancient Balinese way—and see what your future holds.
Venture farther into the town and meet a woodcarver, learn about the techniques to create intricate handicrafts, and then try carving something a bit simpler: bath soap. Delve deeper into Balinese culture by helping prepare lunch. Watch and learn how chefs prepare spices and traditional herbs to create a fusion of savory dishes before enjoying your tasty meal and chatting with locals. Read More close
Start your tour with a scenic drive as you head eastward on small winding roads. Your first stop is at the serene village of Sidemen—renowned for its spiritual aura. Absorb the tranquil atmosphere, pass by rice paddies and salak (snake fruit) plantations, and watch locals practicing Balinese weaving.
Continue to Kastala, where your trekking adventure begins. Enjoy 2 hours of hiking by emerald rice paddies, coursing streams, and lush forest to the village of Tenganan. Known for preserving Bali’s ancestral culture and traditions, this is the perfect place to admire typical village architecture and learn about the ancient art of weaving ikat—one Bali’s rarest textiles.
After lunch at a local restaurant in seaside Candidasa, drive along the coastline to the small fishing community of Kusamba. Gaze out at the abundance of colorful fishing boats that line the beachfront and notice how many of the boats have painted-on “eyes” to help navigate safely when at sea. The village is also known for salt panning. Meet a local salt farmer and learn how salt is harvested naturally from sea water before you return to your hotel.
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After a private vehicle picks you up at your hotel, tour the traditional Ubud Market, full of fresh produce from all over the island. Mingle with locals as they buy fruit, vegetables, spices, and sweets and admire the colorful flowers the Balinese use daily as offerings at temples.
Next, learn the art of making Balinese offerings, or canang sari. Generally made 3 times a day to give gratitude to the gods, offerings are an integral part of the culture. Head to Pura Dalem Agung at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and learn the spiritual significance the Hindu temple.
Purchase a traditional sarong, the fabric wrap worn by men and women, and after listening to your guide's advice about the ceremonial steps involved, present your offering. Your guide also explains the architectural details of the holy bathing temple and the cremation temple.
After lunch at a restaurant in a village among terraced rice fields, take an easy 1-hour hike through rice fields and learn about the subak systems of irrigation, common in Bali . Then bathe in a pool of holy water at Pura Tirta Empul, a popular temple dedicated to Vishnu, and listen as your guide explains the importance of the water and cleansing ceremonies in Hindu culture. Read More close
Enjoy pickup from your hotel and head to a private Elephant Safari Park Heliport at Taro on the inner side of Ubud. Climb aboard a high-end helicopter featuring air conditioning, a comfortable leather interior, a state-of-the-art internal and external camera system, as well as modern TV screens and a sound system.
Led by a knowledgeable pilot, head northeast over Taro, deep river valleys, and picturesque rice fields. Watch the rim of the Batur caldera looming ahead and fly over the top to view the breathtaking caldera lake—the largest on the island. Marvel at Mount Batur, an active stratovolcano that erupted 26 times from 1804 to 2005 including a massive eruption August 2–September 21, 1926.
The eruption caused the relocation of Batur village and the Ulun Danu Temple to the higher ground.
During the helicopter ride, you circle Mount Batur's smaller young active crater situated within—one of the volcano's 3 craters. After plenty of photo opportunities, fly south to the Elephant Safari Park at Taro where the attentive ground crew welcomes you before you ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Make your way to the Amala and slip into the pool as you chat with your instructor about your fitness level and goals. A pool is the perfect place to practice pilates, offering gentle resistance for strength-building plus supportive buoyancy for those suffering from back or joint pain or for pregnant women.
Let your instructor guide you through a full-body, core-stabilizing workout in the water, working each muscle group in turn and feeling yourself grow more limber and aware of your body as the hour goes by. After your class, you can continue to lounge by the pool, continuing to practice some of your newly learned exercises or just soaking up the peace and quiet of the garden. Read More close
Make your way to the Amala and slip into the pool in the resort's peaceful private garden. An instructor guides you through a water pilates workout that's tailored to your needs, taking the core-stabilizing and strengthening workouts of traditional pilates and moving them into the water for a more supportive, low-impact environment. Particularly great for those with back problems, weak joints, and arthritis or women who are pregnant, the gentle exercises work your entire body to build strength and flexibility at the same time.
Once your class is over, get out of the pool and head to the spa, where a professional therapist works to alleviate stress, get rid of built-up pressure, and improve circulation during a full-body massage. Breathe in the fragrance of Balinese aromatherapy oils as you relax and absorb the benefits of your treatment. Afterward, you can choose to linger by the pool in the bamboo zen garden, or add on a healthy and nutritious meal at the Amala's restaurant, which serves up delicious raw and vegetarian specialties as well as more indulgent dishes. Read More close
Make your way to the Amala and get acquainted with your instructor, a knowledgeable yogi who can customize the class to meet your needs and interests. Center and find balance during a private session, combining elements of hatha and vinyasa yoga with steady, pranayama breathing to bring vitality to tired muscles.
Let go of stresses as you move step-by-step through the series of postures, and wrap up your session feeling rejuvenated and limber. Afterward, let the relaxing mood continue as you lounge poolside in a bamboo-framed zen garden. Read More close
Make your way to the Amala, an oasis of serenity, and meet your yoga instructor. Chat about what you'd like to work on, whether you want to focus on quiet meditation, soothing sore muscles, or building strength in more challenging postures. With a private instructor, your class is tailored just for you, and can be customized for yogis of any skill level.
After your yoga session, head to the spa for a full-body massage using custom-blended Balinese aromatherapy oils. Relax and enjoy as your therapist works to relieve pressure, alleviate muscle pain, and improve blood circulation. Once your treatment is over, you can choose to linger, lounging by the pool in the bamboo zen garden. If you'd like, you can also add on a healthy meal in the open-air dining room, which specializes in vegetarian, raw, and seasonal cuisine with plenty of more indulgent options, as well. Read More close
Catch a lift from your Bali hotel and enjoy the scenic ride to the village of Putung, where you can fill your camera with sweeping shots of the Indian Ocean and get fitted for a comfortable cruiser bike. When you're ready to head out, don a helmet and follow your guide down dusty roads lined with water-filled rice paddies. Check out a daily market where locals barter for goods and see how cows are bought and sold between neighbors.
Stop off to chat with area farmers, learn about the island's subak style of irrigation, and visit a nearby temple to start a conversation about the importance of spirituality and how it's linked to the layout and architecture of each village.
Wind your day to a close as you point your handlebars toward Virgin Beach's wave-washed shores. When you arrive, take a refreshing dip, do some snorkeling, and then relax on the beach with a tasty barbecue lunch before grabbing a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Start your day with convenient pickup from your South Bali or Ubud hotel and enjoy the scenic ride north, passing through pastoral landscapes ridged with vibrant green rice paddies. Arrive in Bedugul's charming lakeside village, lace up your hiking boots, and head to the trailhead to begin your on-foot exploration. Meander past vine-laced trees, look for monkeys in the branches above, and snap photos of the dappled forest floor as sunlight trickles through the canopy above.
Pop out into open space as you hit the shores of Lake Bratan, where you hop into a dugout wooden canoe for a quick paddle to a nearby restaurant. End your day here, sampling typical Indonesian fare from the buffet, sipping a cool beverage, and chatting with your guide about the local way of life before you hop back in comfortable transportation and return to your hotel. Read More close
After a pickup from your hotel, ride in comfort to Benoa Harbor, where you are served a welcome drink and canapé before boarding the luxurious catamaran Aristocat for a cruise toward Nusa Dua.
With a maximum of 8 couples onboard, relax in the intimate ambience as you dine on a selection of bread, chilled gazpacho, and main courses such as herb-crusted tuna, wasabi poached chicken breast, and roasted beef tenderloin. Treat your sweet tooth to a tiramisu cake, chocolate almond dacquoise, or strawberry coulis.
While you dine under the twinkling stars, be serenaded by a 3-man acoustic band with favorites that range from classic songs to recent hits. Don't miss the opportunity to request your own song. From the scrumptious fresh food to the sounds of the sea, this cruise promises a truly memorable evening.
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An early start means you can see the city at its morning best, before the daily rush. After meeting your guide for the day, set off and cycle toward the beach. Hop off your bike and marvel at the magnificent sunrise, making sure to snap some photos to re-live your experience later.
The route then takes you to the Sindhu morning markets, known as Sanur's best location for fresh fruit, vegetables, and spices. Snack on a tasty chocolate pancake garnished with fried banana as you guide picks up some offerings to use at your next destination, Mertasari Temple. Here, give the offering to the gods as you watch locals complete their daily prayers.
Travel back to the beach, perching on a waterside gazebo as you munch on a small rice and meat meal, a great way to complete your tour. Read More close
Your adventure doesn't require any special skills or previous experience and allows you to keep your glasses on while you admire marine life. Even if you have never tried snorkeling, explore the tropical waters with the Seawalker activity, the simplest way to study the world beneath the surface of the ocean. Don your helmet for a 20-minute excursion and get up-close views of colorful fish.
Next, ride a tandem scooter under the water—a truly unique experience. On the easy-to-operate scooter, explore to a depth of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m) and move at up to 4. 3 miles per hour (7 km/h). With no special skills or equipment needed to control the scooter, after a short briefing you are ready to admire beautiful underwater views. For safety, only 2 bikes are in the water at the same time.
Then return by boat to the beach and enjoy 10 minutes of the fly fish activity, one of the most unusual water adventures in Bali. Don't pass up this opportunity to try flying in the sky. With 2 comfortable places, soar through the air with a friend while enjoying peace of mind as experienced instructors follow you in the water. Read More close
Begin your culinary adventure with pickup from your hotel by your private driver and local tour guide, arriving at the first amazing venue in time to view dusk set in and enjoy the first dishes of the evening. As your progressive culinary journey continues, you taste your way through 4 renowned and remarkable restaurants in Bali. At each location you try their most popular dishes, making for a delicious evening.
Perfectly situated on the West Coast of Indonesia, this area has become synonymous with luxury and taste. You have the pleasure of sampling from restaurants such as the unique La Finca, to fine dining of The Parlour—a surprise each time. Top off the night's delightful cuisine with indulgent deserts and a ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Hit the road in style in a retro-cool VW Bus, pulling up to the beach club at the surfer's paradise of Batu Belig. Pick a refreshing cocktail from the bar's French-Balinese fusion menu—think vodka, strawberries, and ginger sorbet—then get back on the road to cruise through nearby beach villages.
Stop to visit Pura Batu Ngaus—this 17th-century temple is a fertility temple, and locals seeking blessings leave offerings in a rocky blowhole near an underwater cave. Listen to the cultural importance of the site, and once you're thirsty again, continue on to your next stop: a bar set on a massive, sprawling lawn overlooking the ocean.
Nibble on tapas and sip on sangria as you take in the view, then head to a favorite local beach club at Jimbaran Bay. As the sun sets, enjoy inventive libations like vanilla margaritas, frozen apple martinis, or whatever else suits your fancy from the extensive menu. Your tour ends at the famed Ku De Ta bar at Seminyak Beach, the perfect hot spot for bringing your day to a close or kicking off an evening spent exploring Bali's balmy, tropical nightlife scene. Read More close
In a group of 12, head southeast from Ku De Ta Seminyak to Legian and arrive at one of the island's best spas. Here, buy a treatment like a Shiwa Balinese massage or Balinese Boreh body mask and enjoy 60–90 minutes of relaxation. With your body and mind mellow, stop at the spa café for a 3-course lunch and dine on delicious dishes like Sumatran-style beef or snapper cooked in white wine.
Visit the home of Ibu Mangku, a Hindu priest or mangku, for a private ceremony of spiritual healing and meditation to unlock your unconscious. Since female priests are quite rare in Bali, a meeting with her is a special event. The experience can be quite emotional—it’s not uncommon to cry—but the mangku cares for all participants and explains how to continue healing after the ceremony.
Then return to Seminyak for stops at 2 spas—a popular women's spot for hair treatments and mani-pedis, and a men's barber for close shaves, hair treatments, and athletic massages. Purchase a treatment of your choice and indulge. With everyone pampered, blessed, and relaxed, head to one of the best beach bars in Southeast Asia for a sunset cocktail. Read More close
Before your facial, start with a foot bath, glass of juice, and a Tibetan singing bowl purification ritual. Each session ends with Tibetan prayer bells to cleanse your mind and help you relax.
Custom recipes use fresh organic ingredients to cleanse, restore, and hydrate your skin.
Normal to Oily Skin
A scrub with Balinese coffee, full of antioxidants, unclogs pores and revitalizes skin while a gentle mask of strawberries, green tea, honey, and yogurt helps remove toxins.
Normal to Dry Skin
A cocoa powder scrub fights free radicals, exfoliates, and invigorates your skin. A milk and frangipani mask leaves your face silky smooth and improves elasticity.
A scrub with honey and aloe vera and a mask of cucumber, aloe vera, and spinach soothes sensitive skin, resulting in stronger tissue and healthier skin.
Golden Spoon Facial
Golden spoon therapy and a bio-light ultrasonic induction method help reduce fine lines, lighten dark circles. A serum mask and golden spoon massage help improve circulation and regenerate radiant skin.
Cooling Jade Facial
This opulent anti-aging treatment uses pure Pearl Extract to improve elasticity and increase oxygenation. Enjoy a Pearl Extract mask and Jade roller massage. Read More close
Meet your teacher at Hotel Sanur Beach Bali and walk down to the beach together. With the help of your fitness guru, pick out a paddleboard and swim out into shallow waters to begin your lesson. Listen as you hear tips that assist you in mastering your balance on the board. Once you feel comfortable that you can stand on the wavering surface, you instructor begins introducing you to the yoga poses.
Relax as you move through the range of poses that stretch your muscles and try your stability. Breathe deeply and reach deep for a meditative state of mind that leaves your thoughts at peace as you swim back into shore at the lesson's end.
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Arriving at the massage parlor after your convenient hotel pickup, prepare yourself for the ultimate spa day. Your expert masseuse begins with a Shiatsu massage on your feet and lower legs. The sensation of the knots and soreness in your extremities being gently rubbed away makes you feel like you are reversing days' worth of walking.
Next, soak in a warm black tea bath which draws out the burn while beginning the healing process. A banana wrap re-hydrating and repairing treatment helps to seal moisture into your skin, which assists in keeping your skin from getting flaky or peeling. End your perfect, peaceful day with a 1. 5-hour gentle massage using soothing cucumber and virgin coconut oil. Read More close
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Get an early start as you meet up with your guide hours before the sun begins to peek over the horizon. Look for twinkling stars as you ride toward the base of Mount Agung and listen as your guide shares stories about the mountain's spiritual significance. Reach the the entrance of Pura Pasar Agung temple, hop out, and lace up your hiking boots to stroll past this centuries-old place of worship and into the forest beyond.
Start beneath the tree canopy, following your guide along darkened trails that eventually open up onto open rock fields. Learn about the 1963 eruption that shook the island as you hike and keep your eyes peeled for lava fields that lead you to your final destination.
Just below the summit, reach a comfortable viewing point and grab a seat to rest your legs. With your camera in hand, watch the first golden rays of sunlight creep over the horizon and illuminate the forests below. Snap a few memorable photos, check out the views of distant Mount Rinjani, and enjoy a tasty breakfast served picnic style. When you're ready to leave, head back down for an afternoon ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Meet up with your guide outside your Bali hotel and hop in comfortable transportation for the starlit ride to your trek's starting point. When you arrive, grab a flashlight and lace up your hiking shoes before heading down dark trails under the dense tree canopy.
Climb up the rugged slopes of Mount Batur, listening to stories about this active volcano's prior eruptions, and discussing how those geologic forces have shaped the surrounding landscapes. Reach your finish point just as the sun begins to creep over the horizon. Grab a seat to enjoy the show while your guide rustles up a hearty breakfast, cooked with the help of volcanic steam.
After you eat, pack up and head back down to grab a ride to a nearby coffee plantation, where you can chat with farmers, learn about the harvesting and roasting processes, and taste the finished product before returning to your hotel. Read More close
Lace up your hiking boots long before morning and meet up with your guide outside your hotel. Ride in the dark through rolling hills until you arrive at the base of Mount Batur. Grab a flashlight to help you navigate the quiet trail and munch on tasty snacks to help fuel your active climb to the top.
Pick your way through salak forests and dense jungles until you reach the rim of this 5,663-foot (1,717-m) volcano. Find a comfortable place to sit down, rest your legs, and let your attentive guide prepare a delicious breakfast while you wait for the sky to brighten in the early morning light.
Watch as the sun slowly creeps over the horizon, illuminating verdant valleys flecked with dark blue lakes that spread out below your feet. Snap photos in between bites of your filling breakfast and then enjoy the hike back down, seeing the forest in natural light for the first time.
At the bottom, consider soaking your feet in the soothing waters of a nearby hot spring and grab a delicious lunch before you ride back to your hotel through tranquil and pastoral landscapes. Read More close
Discover a wild an exceptional place where simplicity equals beauty. Get on a motorbike and travel to Tamata Canyon, located near beautiful Kintamani. Once at the canyon, begin the mainly vertical descent, consisting of several rappels along waterfalls, the longest being 75 feet (23 m). One takes you to Tamata gorge, a tough climb covered in moss. After a local lunch, take an optional jump at the mid point of the canyon.
After the climb, return aboard a motorbike, admiring sprawling fields of rice paddies. On the way back, learn about Bali's non-commercial coffee production, some of the rarest and most expensive in the world. Read More close
Get picked up from your Bali hotel and ride in air-conditioned comfort to the banks of the Telaga Waja River. When you arrive, don a life jacket and grab a paddle while you listen to your rafting guide go over a basic safety guidelines and paddling techniques. Strap on a helmet, help ferry gear down to the river, and hop in your boat to push off from the bank and drift into the powerful current.
Spend the afternoon passing by bamboo bridges, tackling Class III and Class IV rapids, shooting over waterfalls, and spinning through lazy sections of calmer water. At the end of your trip, paddle to shore and grab a quick shower while your guide helps put the finishing touches on a savory buffet lunch of Indonesian specialties. After you clean up and dry off, tuck into this tasty spread and relax by the water before you catch a lift back to your hotel. Read More close
Begin with a drive to the inland village of Tampaksiring and see the temple of Gunung Kawi, one of the island's oldest monuments and a fascinating showcase of Bali's spiritual history. Climb the carved stone stairway for an up-close look at the 11th-century shrines, up to 23 feet (7 m) tall, cut out of the rocky cliff face.
Continue to another rural village, Tegalalang, and set out on a trek through the terraced rice fields that serve a vital role in the island's economy. Meet local people while they work and gain valuable insight into the culture of rural Bali.
Take some time to rest with a refreshing lunch, enjoy fabulous views over the agricultural landscape, and wash the meal down with fresh coconut water harvested from the nearby groves. Read More close
Catch a lift directly from your Bali hotel and ride to Kastala, where you can meet up with your guide and get a few tips on proper etiquette for visiting the secluded village of Tenganan Pegringsingan. Begin your trek as you cross over a river on a bamboo bridge and wind past rice paddies brimming with water. Learn about the Bali Subak system of irrigation as you walk, and then reach the entrance of Tenganan Pegringsingan.
Head inside this frozen-in-time community to chat with residents about their way of life, try a few strong sips of homemade palm wine, and scope out quaint homes made of bamboo and other natural materials. After your visit, head back down the trail and hop in a comfortable shuttle to ride toward Virgin Beach. Take the rest of the afternoon to swim or simply relax on this unspoiled strip of sand before heading back to your Bali hotel. Read More close
Start your culinary adventure with a convenient pickup from your hotel by your private driver and tour guide. Make your way to the first restaurant—a secret until you get in the car—and here, witness the spectacular sunset as you dig into your first round of samples.
Throughout your carefully planned evening, your guide takes you to top venues as well as hidden-gem restaurants. The fare you sample can include anything from succulent pork ribs, salmon sashimi, and Spanish-style tapas, to the immensely flavorful gado-gado, a famous Bali dish.
Bali is one of the most vibrant dining destinations where you can get not just good Indonesian food, but also fine dining restaurants that are of international standards. Prepare to be impressed by the array of tasty morsels you get to try along the way, culminating with decadent desserts. Read More close
Your first stop is at the Rudana Musuem, where you can explore Bali’s ancient philosophies and learn how art influences the public’s well-being. Hear about the symbolism embedded in the teachings of Tri Hita Karana, view fine art, and investigate fascinating exhibits.
Continue to the Blanco Renaissance Museum. This former home Antonio Blanco—a renowned Balinese illustrator—now houses a remarkable display of his elaborate and erotic work, showcased in the studio which has remained untouched since his death. Lunch is at a local restaurant perched just above the Sungai Cerik valley. Enjoy your meal as you take in views overlooking verdant rice paddies and flowing waterways.
At ARMA Museum—a center for traditional Indonesian culture, uncover local customs. Gaze at graceful sculptures, famous paintings, and dance workshops, before heading to Njana Tilem Gallery, one of the best wood carving galleries on the island. Admire the intricate figures created by the Ida Bagus Njana family and learn about their significance to the area’s craftwork.
Your tour is complete with a visit to Ubud Market. Browse through stalls selling a range of handicrafts, carvings, and textiles, all of which make for ideal souvenirs. Read More close
After you’re picked up from your hotel, make your way to the heliport. Grab a seat in a helicopter and watch the ground drop away as the blades whir to life and you take off over the jungle. Listen as your pilot describes the area’s fascinating features as you hover over the active volcano of Mount Batur and the crater lake of Danau Batur, Bali’s largest.
Touch back down and move straight on to your next activity, getting situated on a bike for your 15-mile (24-km) ride through the countryside and jungle terrain. Pass by ancient Hindu villages, greenery-shrouded templed, neat rice fields, and exotic secret gardens, pedaling through the bamboo forest of Taro to the Elephant Safari Park.
Refuel with a hearty buffet lunch, and then take an unforgettable ride on a majestic and gentle Sumatran elephant, learning all about these fascinating creatures as they lumber through the trees. Finally, ride to the put-in point for your whitewater rafting experience. Pick up tips on paddling from your guide, and launch into a 6-mile (9. 6-km) stretch of the river, tackling Class II and III rapids against a backdrop of unspoiled rainforest scenery and rice paddy terraces. Take in views of wild river runs and spectacular waterfalls before your ride concludes and you step onto dry land, shower and change, and head back to your hotel.
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After you are escorted from your Bali hotel to the Tanjung Benoa Beach Resort in the Nusa Dua area, soak in the sun on the relaxing sand and choose what you want to do next. You might get your game face on with some jet skiing, cruise through the water on an inflatable banana boat, or take to the skies in on a parasailing adventure. With a qualified instructor on hand to help you through the activity, you're sure to feel safe and comfortable floating high above stunning stretches of sand and the sparkling ocean.
If you're interested in a more relaxing option, consider fly fishing—all equipment included—or perhaps head underwater for an incredible Ocean Walker experience that lets you explore the ocean floor! No matter what activity you choose, you can explore the best Bali's beaches have to offer with this fun-filled excursion. Read More close
Experience a rejuvenating facial massage, incorporating a comprehensive treatment to cleanse and exfoliate your skin. With an advanced technique combining traditional remedies with modern technology, this facial promotes extracellular matrix construction, stimulates cell renewal, reduces wrinkle depth, and even hydrates mature skin.
At the end of your session, enjoy a soothing Indonesian herbal jamu drink. Relax as your transfer returns you to your Bali hotel. Read More close
Categories: Spas & Beauty
1 hour 30 minutes
Explore the ocean at up to 4. 3 miles per hour (7 km/h) and reach a depth of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m). After a short briefing from your experienced instructor and a 15-minute boat ride, you are ready to take a dip. Oxygen flows into the helmet, allowing you to breathe just like on the surface, and you can keep your glasses and makeup on because the water level doesn't go above your shoulders.
With no experience required, this activity offers a unique view of the ocean without snorkeling or scuba diving. Enter the water via a ladder at the back of the boat and once you take a seat on the scooter, your instructor lets the air out from the ballast chamber. After your signal, your instructor slowly lowers you into the water to a depth of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m).
Then your adventure really begins as you descend near a coral reef where you can see many fish and rare marine life through the viewing window. Navigate with the scooter's 2 engines—one to go forward and the other for upward movement. After your ride, your instructor helps lift the scooter to the surface to complete a memorable vacation experience for you and your family. Read More close
Grandparents, children, and adults who have never tried scuba diving are able to see the underwater world and ride the waves of the Indian Ocean. After pickup from your hotel, get instructions, change clothes, and take a 15-minute boat ride to the dive point. With no prior experience needed, leave the pontoon platform and explore a coral reef teeming with fish.
On the pontoon get final instructions from your guide and embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Indian Ocean for 25 fascinating minutes. This is an exclusive water excursion in Bali and all of Indonesia. If you dreamed of scuba diving, now you have the chance to dive under the water while keeping your glasses and your makeup on.
As you navigate the easy-to-use and comfortable tandem scooter, explore the world under the sea as you move at speeds of up to 4 miles per hour (7 km/h) at a depth of 6. 5–13 feet (2–4 m). Oxygen flows straight into your helmet, allowing you to breathe like on the surface. After the scooter ride, return to the beach to enjoy 15 minutes on a banana boat and a 10-minute ride on a jet ski. Read More close
Pick up your bike in the delightful village of Carangsari, and familiarize yourself with this peaceful area before setting out onto pastoral lanes and trails. Ride through the idyllic landscape of terraced paddy fields, farming villages, and even temples nestling in the hillsides.
With a relaxed and easygoing pace there are plenty of spots to stop where you can chat with locals, snap pictures of the breathtaking views, or simply pause to rest. At one point, spend some time in the Sangeh monkey forest where you can hear the chirping primates swinging through the trees. Wait for them to approach before having the chance to feed them.
You cover the 10 miles (17 km) with surprising ease and are soon at the finish point where you enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before boarding a vehicle for the return. Read More close
After your guide picks you up at your Bali central hotel visit the verdant environment surrounding the Sigaran village. Leave your troubles behind and unwind in a peaceful sanctuary of rice paddy fields, vegetable farms, and expansive open land. Learn about the produce grown in the region including the variety of plants and herbs right in front of your eyes.
Hop back in your couch and drive through overgrown forest land to another Balinese village. Here, begin to understand the unique skills it takes to create traditional Indonesian medicine. Touch and feel the organic ingredients, crushing and mixing them to make your own Jamu, body scrub, mask, and oil. Lunch is served at the popular D’star Restaurant to round out your tour. Read More close
Ride from your hotel in South Bali or Ubud toward the foothills of Bali's hinterland, gazing out the window as you roll past pastoral landscapes flecked with swaying palm trees. Reach Carangsari and hop out, lacing up your hiking boots before you follow your guide through the village and down meandering trails that offer up-close looks at tropical jungles. Look for monkeys as you walk and listen as your guide explains a bit about the area's ecology before you wrap back around to Caragsari's center.
Stop off at a local's house to find out more about their culture and day-to-day lives, and then continue to to a monument dedicated to I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian soldier who died during the Indonesian War of Independence. Learn about his legacy as you head to a local restaurant for a tasty lunch of traditional dishes, and then jump back in your comfortable coach for the return to your hotel. Read More close
Grab your swimsuit and sunglasses before you meet up with your guide just outside your South Bali or Ubud hotel, preparing for a day of non-stop thrills among emerald green farmlands and dramatic coastlines. Start with a scenic drive through the island's jungle-infused center, snapping photos of quaint farms and terraced rice fields while taking advantage of unencumbered views from your convertible VW.
Reach the coast of Saba Bay and hop out to to get in the saddle of an easy-to-ride horse. Take the reins and steer your steed toward nearby black sand beaches for stunning looks out at the ocean. Canter back to the stables and part ways with your new friend before hopping back in the VW Safari. Head to the tumbling rapids of the Ayung River to don a life jacket and grab a paddle, ready to tame whitewater cascades with the help of an expert river guide.
Spend the afternoon crashing through the water as you cruise down the river, capping off your wet and wild journey with a delicious buffet-style lunch. Before you head back to your hotel, take advantage of a final photo stop in the hills above Ubud, where breathtaking vantage points offer postcard-perfect angles of the valley below. Read More close
Once you set out from your hotel in the morning, pay a visit to an ancient sandstone quarry and get a look at a traditional Balinese farmhouse. Here, you have a chance to take a trek through the rice fields and learn to make canang sari, a daily offering left at Bali's Hindu temples.
Next, ride into the mountains through the UNESCO-recognized rice terraces of Jatiluwih and visit the 11th-century temple of Pura Luhur Batukaru, built on the slopes of Bali's second-highest volcano. Have lunch with Balinese specialties and complimentary soft drinks, wines, beer, tea, or coffee at Bamboo Forest Restaurant before you head down the slopes of mount Batukaru for the return trip to your hotel. Read More close
The ride from your hotel brings you to a 54-foot (16. 6-m) fiberglass catamaran, WakaSailing, which carries you out from Benoa Harbour in the morning to begin your spectacular outing. Sip on a welcome drink as you watch the coast of Bali slide by.
When you arrive at Nusa Lembongan, step ashore for some free time on the beach, go snorkeling in the waters offshore, or tour the local village and its famous underground house. Grab a buffet lunch at the beach club ahead of more free time in the afternoon, and then the day ends with an evening cruise back to Benoa Harbour. Read More close
Drive to the rafting starting point in a vehicle with full air conditioning. Receive a warm welcoming and meet your experienced rafting guide. Get a life jacket, helmet, paddle, and waterproof bag along with a short briefing on how to use them.
Fly down to the river starting point on an exciting zip line, a brief prelude to the exciting rafting adventure ahead. Surge down the river with your paddle, crashing through a breathtaking waterfall to discover unparalleled views of the countryside. Admire fields of rice paddies, and the luscious garden overhang of the expansive jungle. Eat a delicious lunch before returning to your hotel. Read More close
Carve through some of Bali's most appealing landscapes, letting the Ayung River guide your thrills from the moment you push off from the riverbanks. Switch between Class II and III rapids, winding through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering, prehistoric cliff sides. When the river relaxes to a more leisurely pace through tropical forests, admire Hindu shrines, brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer.
The trained guides and welcoming operational staff make your trip as memorable and enjoyable as possible. After your adventure, lunch is served from an Indonesian buffet that includes mineral water, dessert, and tea or coffee in an ecofriendly restaurant constructed from bamboo.
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Prepare to challenge yourself on a thrilling adventure down Telaga Waja. Begin in the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung, and receive an in-depth safety and equipment briefing from experienced white-water guides. From the moment you drop into the first set of rapids, your heart and adrenaline pump for dear life.
A never-ending spray of white water blasts your face as you fly past steep banks and ancient trees clinging to the cliff side. Your rafting guides instruct and work with you to navigate through torrents, twists, tight turns, and inclined rapids. Overhead obstacles, narrow gorges, and breathtaking views of terraced rice plains set the stage for eventual panic. Up ahead—the water dam! Hold on, take a deep breath, and down you go.
This is a fantastic rafting experience from start to finish. From the moment you settle in to your life jacket and helmet, to the first time you grip the paddle, to the satisfying taste of the mouth-watering Indonesian buffet—including mineral water, dessert, and tea or coffee—prepare for thrills all the way.
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After convenient pickup from your hotel, make your way to the banks of the beautiful Ayung River and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea while getting familiar with your equipment. Set out onto the river for a whitewater rafting excursion you won't soon forget. Dip your paddle into the glistening water and let the rapids take you along riverbanks dotted with thick jungle vegetation.
After spending the morning navigating rushing rapids, enjoy a shower in comfortable facilities, followed by a delicious buffet-style lunch on the riverbank. Indulging in the tantalizing flavors of Indonesia is the perfect way to end such a thrilling and visually spectacular experience. Complete your adventure with hassle-free transportation back to your hotel. Read More close
Get picked up from your hotel in the morning and cruise to your starting point, just steps away from the banks of the Ayung River. Spend some time going over basic paddling techniques and safety precautions with your rafting guide, and find a life jacket that fits well before grabbing your paddle and heading toward the water.
Push off from the shore and start your river adventure, navigating white water bends and rocky obstacles with minute-by-minute instructions from your trip leader. Along the way, stop off at a tranquil pool surrounded by thick jungle and take a few minutes to go for a refreshing swim. Snap some photos of vine-covered cliffs and thick tree canopies and then hop back in your boat to finish your ride.
At the end, help pull your boat onto shore, grab a shower if you'd like, and follow the smells of a delicious buffet lunch featuring Indonesian specialties to a viewpoint with breathtaking vistas of rolling hills. Relax here for the remainder of the afternoon and then catch a convenient ride back to your hotel. Read More close
Begin your tour with pickup from your Bali hotel and travel through the lively city streets to the remote rivers of Mount Agung. Get ready for an adventure as you meet your instructor and hop into a purpose-built raft. Float down the clear waters, followed by an exhilarating adrenaline rush served up by a more turbulent rapids section.
After your 2-hour thrill ride, it's time for something a little more relaxing. Travel to a Balinese spa, where you are treated to a traditional treatment including a foot massage, body massage, body scrub, and a facial mask. While you get pampered, enjoy a hot cup of ginger tea to complete the experience.
Continue to an oceanfront restaurant where a fresh seafood dinner is served. Dine on sumptuous fish, delicate prawn, and tasty mussels before your transfer takes you back to your hotel to complete your day.
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The excursion includes a rejuvenating yoga session, a Traditional Chinese Medicine jade massage with professional and attentive therapists, and a 2-course vegetarian meal.
1-Hour Yoga Session
Practice yoga to help gain inner peace and physical balance by combining hatha and vinayasa yoga, pranayama, and meditation. The yoga program is designed for all skill levels to enhance your vitality and rejuvenation.
1-Hour Jade Massage
Combining the healing powers of jade stone and herbal moxa, this treatment uses a series of traditional Chinese medicine techniques to stimulate circulation and helps release toxins from your body’s deep tissue.
2-Course Vegetarian Meal
- Vychissoise - chilled potato and leek soup
- Golden Gazpacho - sweet tomato and cucumber soup with mango
- Organic Quinoa Salad - nashi pear, papaya relish, toasted almonds, and curry vinaigrette
- Eggplant Rolls Romesco - tofu-basil ricotta, roast capsicum, white cabbage, and romesco sauce
- Coconut Pad Thai - young coconut noodles, cabbage, mung bean sprouts, and spicy almond sauce
- The Bamboo Tofu Burger - spicy flavored tofu, coriander bun, orange and curry mayonnaise, and acar Read More close