8 days
Duration
Available as a private tour all year round, Small group departure also available please contact us for details
Dates
Bali
Destination

Bali is an Indonesian island, well known in the entire world for its natural beauties. Our Bali explorer tour discovers its unique culture, beautiful panorama, rice paddies, jungles, long sandy beaches, warm water and friendly people. But, Bali is much more than just the island of popular beaches. We know how to scratch beneath the surface, explore the amazing Bali with Spirit Journeys.

One of the best ways to explore landscapes, everyday life and people is – trekking. We have prepared several trek tours in order to meet the essence of Bali. You’ll have the pleasure to trek through the rice fields, plantations growing coffee, vanilla, avocado and see how they are grown and harvested. You’ll taste Balinese food, the famous ‘snakeskin’, observe and participate in everyday village activities, meet Balinese people and gain a first hand experience of their culture. This tour will take you to some of the most important religious monuments, such as, Besakih – known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali, Vihara Dharma Giri – a rare Buddhist temple, Tanah Lot temple, Ulun Danu temple, Tirta Empul and its sacred water spring and the fascinating Gunung Kawi temple.You’ll also have the chance to enjoy the picturesque Balinese landscapes. You’ll enjoy spectacular views over Lake Batur and its volcano, Mt. Batur, visit the lakes – Buyan, Tamblingan, Bratan. Finally, you’ll discover the charms of fabulous Ubud as you visit museums, palaces, local markets and enjoy a Balinese massage treatment at a local spa.

They say that Bali is the island of Gods. Our tour will show you – why.

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Highlights: 

  • Explore province of Karangasem,
  • Take a bath in hot spring
  • Trek some of the most beautiful places in Bali
  • Explore the rural life of Balinese people
  • Take amazing suitable tourism excursion of Taman Sari Buwana Farm

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DURATION8 days
AVAILABLEPrivate tours all year round
SUMMARY8 day tour of Bali.  Visit temples, admire the beautiful countryside and discover the island’s artistic heart
INCLUDEDHotel accommodation in half-twin/double room with daily breakfast.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles with cold water and towel provided.
Service of English speaking local guide.
All entrance fees and tours as indicated in itinerary.
NOT INCLUDEDAccommodation in South Bali Beach.
Visa arrangements.
International and domestic flights.
International and domestic departure tax from Denpasar.
Meals other than mentioned above

Additional information

LocationBali, Indonesia
Group Departure datesSmall group departure dates are available. Please contact for details
Deluxe HotelsDeluxeHotels Price £1799
Superior HotelsSuperior Hotels Price: £1499
1

Day 1: Arrive Denpasar - Candidasa (-)

Arrive this afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where a local travel guide will greet you. Take a private transfer to Candidasa in Karangasem, Bali’s eastern province. Check in at your hotel in Candidasa where the remainder of today is at leisure. Overnight in Candidasa.

Distance and journey time:
Denpasar Airport – Candidasa (67 km): 2 hours 20 minutes

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Day 2: Candidasa - Tirta Gangga - Village Trekking - Candidasa (B/L/-)

After breakfast, explore the less visited province of Karangasem. Start with a visit to Tirta Gangga, a sacred water palace. Stop for lunch at the famed Bali Asli restaurant for authentic Balinese food. Proceed to Tenganan. En route, visit the village of Sibetan to observe traditional weaving and visit a salak plantation where you can taste Bali’s famed ‘snakeskin’ fruit. Then, set off on a 2 hour trek through the rice fields down to Tenganan, one of several ancient villages in Bali. At the end of the trek, explore Tenganan and admire its unique architecture. Return to your hotel in Candidasa where the remainder of today is at leisure. Overnight in Candidasa.

Distance and journey time:
Candidasa – Tirta Gangga (15 km): 45 min
Tirta Gangga – Tenganan (10 km): 30 min
Tenganan – Candidasa (6 km): 10 min

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Day 3: Candidasa - Besakih - Kintamani - Beji Temple - Lovina Beach (B/L/-)

Breakfast is served in the hotel and after check out the driver and tour guide will be waiting for you. First, go to Besakih, known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali – the largest and most important temple on the island. We continue the drive inland and upon arrival at Kintamani, stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you will enjoy spectacular views over Lake Batur and its volcano, Mt Batur.  After lunch, drive over the mountains and make a stop at the Beji temple. Next, continue to Lovina and check in to your next hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight in Lovina.

Distance and journey time:
Candidasa – Besakih Temple (32 km): 1h10 min
Besakih – Kintamani (22 km): 50 min
Kintamani – Lovina (58 km): 2 hours

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Day 4: Lovina - Seririt - Munduk (B/-/D)

Spend morning at leisure on the beach in Lovina. This afternoon, drive to Vihara Dharma Giri, a rare Buddhist temple in Bali. Afterwards, go to the hot springs where you can take a bath in these sacred waters (changing facilities are basic). Arrive in Munduk towards the end of today, check in to your hotel and after freshening up, enjoy dinner at hotel. Overnight in Munduk.

Distance and journey time:
Lovina – Vihara Darma Giri (13 km): 35 min
Vihara Darma Giri – Munduk (10 km): 25 minutes

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Day 5: Munduk - Beugul - Belimbing - Umabian (B/L/D)

Munduk is the ideal location for outdoor activities and this morning you’ll have the chance to explore with a light trek. This 2-hour trek begins this morning from your hotel. The trek takes you through many plantations growing coffee, cloves, vanilla, avocado and more- you’ll see how they are grown and harvested. Return to the hotel in order to refresh. Next, drive to a nearby local restaurant for lunch. This afternoon, drive over a small mountain road overlooking two superb lakes: Buyan and Tamblingan. Continue to Lake Bratan and stop for a visit to the very scenic Ulun Danu Temple. The temple is set in the middle of the lake’s calm waters on a small bit of land giving the impression that it is ‘floating’. From here, go to the nearby traditional local market of Bedugul.  Next, return to the south in order to visit the UNESCO heritage listed rice fields of Jatiluwih. Take a 1-hour walk through the terracing rice fields learning about the subak style of rice production in Bali. Continue to Umabian and check in to your hotel.  Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Umabian.

Distance and journey time:
Munduk – Umabian (69 km): 2 hours 20 minutes

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Day 6: Umabian - Taman Sari Buwana - Taman Ayun - Tanah Lot - Ubud (B/L/D)

After breakfast, start the day with an amazing sustainable tourism excursion at Taman Sari Buwana farm. During this half-day excursion you will experience local Balinese life while supporting a community-based tourism project in the village of Tunjuk. You’ll then walk with the local farmers to their rice fields, locally referred to as sawah. Learn how to plant, transplant or harvest rice (depending of the season). After farming, visit coconut plantations.  Next, return to the home base where you will observe the boiling of cassava in the traditional kitchen before enjoying a delicious lunch at the farm. This afternoon, transfer to Ubud stopping en route at the serene Taman Ayun temple near Mengwi. We also make a stop at the famous Tanah Lot temple. Continue to Ubud and check in to your hotel and have time for refreshing. No visit to Bali would be complete without witnessing traditional dance and this evening, in Ubud, you will be treated to a performance in a nearby village. Return to Ubud for dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Ubud.

Distance and journey time:
Umabian – Taman Sari Buwana, Tunjuk Village (3 km): 10 minutes
Taman Sari Buwana, Tunjuk Village – Taman Ayun (12 km): 30 minutes
Taman Ayun – Ubud (16 km): 30 minutes

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Day 7: Ubud - Gunung Kawi - Tirta Empul - Tegalalang - Spa - Ubud (B/L/-)

This morning after breakfast, your driver and tour guide will take you to new exciting adventures. First, visit Tampaksiring village and explore Tirta Empul, a temple famous for its sacred spring water. Continue to the nearby village and admire the unique temple of Gunung Kawi. Later, drive a bit further south towards Ubud and have lunch overlooking the beautiful rice terraces of Tegalalang. From here, drive to Ubud centre and enjoy a one-hour Balinese massage treatment at a local spa. Return to your hotel and remainder of the day is free at leisure. Overnight in Ubud.

Distance and journey time:
Ubud – Tirta Empul – Pura Gunung Kawi (15 km): 30 minutes
Pura Gunung Kawi – Tegalalang (8 km): 15 minutes

8

Day 8: Ubud - Ubud Centre - Beach in South Bali/Departure (B/L/-)

This morning, discover the charms of Ubud. Visit museums, palaces and local markets. Lunch will be served at Indus Restaurant, one of Ubud’s top tables, with breathtaking views over the Tjampuhan river valley. At the end of the day, transfer to your South Bali beach hotel (not included) or to the airport in Denpasar for your onward flight.

Note: Itinerary depends on the departure flight time.

Distance and journey time:
Ubud – Denpasar Ngurah Rai international Airport (38 km): 1 hour 20 minutes

Our tour is based on first class hotels, But if you desire you can Upgrade it to Superior Hotels:
Upgrade to Superior Hotels  £1499 pp
Upgrade to Deluxe Hotels    £1799 pp
To upgrade hotels please contact us for a full quote including upgrade

FIRST CLASS OPTION HOTELS
• Candidasa – Rama Shinta Hotel
• Lovina – Puri Saron Baruna Beach
• Munduk – Munduk Sari Garden Villa
• Umabian – Puri Taman Sari
• Ubud – Bhuwana

SUPERIOR CLASS HOTELS

• Candidasa – The Nirwana Resort and Spa
• Lovina – The Lovina
• Munduk – Sanak Retreat
• Umabian – Puri Taman Sari
• Ubud – Puri Sunia

DELUXE CLASS HOTELS

• Candidasa – Alila Manggis
• Lovina – The Lovina
• Munduk – Sanak Retreat
• Umabian – Puri Taman Sari
• Ubud – The Kayon Resort

BEACH EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE
Please contact us if you require a beach extension and we will give you a quote including beach extension

Additional Information:

  • Your must have adequate travel insurance to cover the duration of your visit.
  • A valid passport with 6 months validity is required for all UK citizens.
  • UK passport holders require a visa to visit Bali if staying more than 30 days.
  • Please visit your doctor for the latest update on vaccinations required for Bali
  • Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year, National Holidays) may be subject to supplementary charges.
  • Rooms at hotels are available only from 1400 on arrival day till 1200 on departure date. A supplement will be added if early check-in or late check-out is desired.

If one or some proposed service(s) is (are) not available at the moment of booking, we will try to find other possibilities/options or other similar service(s) in order to avoid changes to the program.

Single Supplement £599 – To book a single room please contact us to check availability first

Our promise to the environment:

We are environmentally conscious and aware of our footprint on the planet.

We put effort into educating our travellers to be aware of their impact on the ecosystems and to act responsibly.  Before travelling to Bali, we give our customers a short briefing about the importance of being responsible.
Our Bali Explorer tour is directly connected with sensitive ecosystems so we advise all our travellers to respect the country and its locals, take care of nature, and pick up all the litter that they see on their routes. All hotels on the Bali Explorer tour have an environmental responsibility program in place and employ local people.
Excursions and attractions in which captive wildlife is held are not offered, except for properly regulated activities in compliance with the local, national and international law. Any disturbance of natural ecosystem is minimised.
All our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the Internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper we use.

Our promise to the community:

Our tours are designed to show and preserve local culture and traditions. During our Bali tour, we include minimum one day visit to local village, farm or cultural heritage and to give donations or buy products from locals. In order to support a  local community-based tourism project in village Tunjuk, we have organized an excursion to Taman Sari Buwana farm where tourists can experience traditional Balinese farming. We also encourage passengers to assist in the preservation of regional traditions such as the Genyek dance, Megi Bung feasting, and socket weaving.

Our support of the local culture and people of Bali spreads it wings over many spectacular destinations. We choose local guides to help them develop their guiding and English skills, to watch their confidence grow as they mature their talents is truly rewarding. All of our drivers and staff are local people. We also use local transport wherever possible, from trains to taxis, cycle rickshaws to the local metro. Most of our meals in Bali are prepared by locals chefs. using locally grown food, In the aim to support the local economy we only eat in local restaurants and buy in local markets.

Our goal is not only to help the local community but also to educate our customers to act in a socially responsible way. We will attempt to give an insight and understanding of the host culture and community to our clients so that they can gain more from their visit. All our travellers who book through our company receive information on Bali prior to their trip, to understand and respect the culture and environment of the host destination.

Sustainable development, protection and conservation are responsible goals of our company. We are doing our best to transfer our knowledge to others so we could together act responsibly in preserving the planet.

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