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BALINESE JOURNEY

If you want a perfect escape from everything else, or dream about a postcard holiday, our Balinese journey is your perfect match. We offer you a wide range of activities, from cultural and religious sightseeing, adventurous sports, wellness spa and detox programmes, yoga, aikido and various exciting workshops. They say that Bali is the island of Gods. Our tour will show you – why. We are taking you to one of the most famous temples. One of them is Tirta Empul, a temple known for its sacred spring water. At least once a year, all Balinese take a bath there for a ritual cleaning in the holy water dedicated to Vishnu. We have prepared fantastic sports activities for you. Trekking tour to Mt. Abang and Mt. Agung is once in a life-time opportunity. You’ll witness the stunning sunrise over these fabulous mountains. On clear days it is also possible to see Lombok’s Mt. Rinjani in the distance. You’ll also have a chance to try yourself in many other different sports including rafting, snorkelling, horse riding and surfing.

The special highlight of our Balinese journey are wellness activities. Awakening Inner Power sessions will awaken you to trust, freedom and joy. You’ll also be able to enjoy yoga, aikido and soma practice. Fantastic workshops make this tour different from others. You’ll learn how to make your own beauty products with natural ingredients, an astrologer will tell you more about your destiny, you’ll take part in woodcarving workshop and cooking classes where you’ll prepare Balinese traditional dishes. Don’t dream about your perfect holiday any more, make your dreams come true, and our Spirit Journeys team will show you the way.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact us for a quote including flights
DEPARTURE TIME TBA
INCLUDED11 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned on Twin/Double Sharing as per hotels mentioned. Single rooms available at a supplement.
Meal Plan as stated; [B: Bed & Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner]
English or French speaking local guide in each destination (for other languages supplements apply)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;

Meals other than those specified above
Any insurance and Tips
International air-fare
Visa
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;

Additional information

LocationBali, Indonesia
Single room supplementPlease contact us for a single room price or a solo private tour
ItiineraryAs this is a private tour the itinerary can be amended to suit. Please contact us for a tailor made quote.Tour is based on 2 people travelling. For a group of 4 or more please contact us for quote
Seasonable SupplementsSeasonable supplements apply. Please make sure that you add these on when booking. Otherwise we will automatically add them on for you

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Day 1: Arrival Denpasar – Ubud (-/-/-)

Arrive this afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where your local Spirit Journeys travel guide will  transfer you to the hotel in Ubud. Enjoy 1-hour Balinese massage – the best welcome and introduction to Bali after a long flight. Overnight in Ubud.

Distance and journey time:
Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali – Ubud (40 km): 1 hour 15 minutes

Overnight Fivelements Puri Ahimsa [Riverfront Suite with Breakfast]

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Day 2: Ubud Market – Monkey Forest – ARMA Museum – Botanical Walk – Balinese Dance – Ubud (B/L/D)

After breakfast, stroll around the charming Ubud. Start with a visit to Ubud market, then continue to Monkey Forest to watch its cheeky inhabitants fool around. Enjoy one of the best permanent collections of Balinese and Indonesian paintings & sculptures in ARMA Museum (Agung Rai Museum of Art). This museum provides a great overview of the island’s rich artistic traditions. Lunch is served in Indus Restaurant where you can enjoy a beautiful view over the Tjampuhan Valley.

This afternoon, you will go on a 90-minute walk through the backyard of Ubud and learn from a professional specialist guide everything on identifying the plants and their natural ingredients that will be used for the class afterwards. The class is a hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to create your own beauty products with natural ingredients (natural hair conditioner, body scrub, face mask, skin moisturizer/sun block). Return to your hotel to freshen before witnessing a traditional dance performance.  Afterwards,  enjoy late set menu dinner in one of Ubud’s long established restaurants.

Overnight Fivelements Puri Ahimsa [Riverfront Suite with Breakfast]

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Day 3: Ubud – Mas Village – Ayung River Rafting (B/L/-)

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Today, your Spirit Journeys travel guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel for the short drive to Mas.  Here, you will have a chance to take part in activities that are ‘uniquely Bali’. Prepare to be dazzled! Meet an astrologer and receive a blessing; he’ll tell you more about your destiny by using ancient methods, translated by your local guide. Continue to a workshop where you will work with a local wood-carver to learn the methods of making a handicraft. Not only will you learn new skills but also immerse yourself in the typical life of a Balinese. Lunch will be served in the workshop’s restaurant. In the afternoon, you’ll take part in an exciting white-water rafting adventure.  Return to your hotel after the activity. Overnight at your hotel.

Distance and journey time:
Mambal, Ubud – Mas Village (9 km): 15 minutes
Mas Village – Rafting Start Point (17 km): 30 minutes
Rafting Finish Point – Mambal, Ubud (9 km): 15 minutes

Overnight Fivelements Puri Ahimsa [Riverfront Suite with breakfast]

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Day 4: Ubud – Gunung Kawi – Tirta Empul – Wellness Program – Ubud (B/-/-)

This morning at 09:00, your guide and driver are taking you for a  full day excursion. Your first stop will be at the unique temple of Gunung Kawi. There are numerous stairs leading down to the temple and good walking shoes are recommended. Continue to the nearby village of Tampaksiring Village to explore Tirta Empul, a temple famous for its sacred spring water. All Balinese will bathe there at least once a year for a ritual cleaning in these holy waters dedicated to Vishnu.

After this exciting tour, return to your hotel and enjoy a wellness activity. A 90-minute Awakening Inner Power session will arouse newfound trust, freedom, and joy. You will choose one of private sacred arts including yoga, aikido, and soma; followed by a 3-course gourmet lunch or dinner and a fire ceremony. Overnight at your hotel.

Distance and journey time:
Mambal, Ubud – Gunung Kawi – Tampaksiring and v.v. (20 km): 45 minutes

Overnight Fivelements Puri Ahimsa [Riverfront Suite with breakfast]

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Day 5: Ubud – Mount Batur Sunrise – Pemuteran (B/L/-)

Early in the morning, around 02:30, start your  Mount Batur adventure. Upon arrival, a local guide will give you clear instructions and a complete safety briefing for the track. After approximately two hours of 2 km climbing, you will reach the top of the crater and enjoy the long waited sunrise and beautiful surrounding landscapes. Continue to your hotel in West Bali for check-in and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Pemuteran.

Distance and journey time:
Mambal, Ubud – Kintamani (41 km): 1 hour 30 minutes
Kintamani – Pemuteran (124 km): 4 hours

Overnight The Menjangan [Deluxe room with breakfast]

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Day 6: Snorkelling – Menjangan (B/L/-)

This morning after breakfast, take a local boat drive  to the nearby Menjangan Island for a snorkelling trip. The island boasts probably the best snorkelling and diving spot in Bali. Return to your hotel and remainder of the day is free at leisure. Overnight at your hotel.

Distance and journey time:
Boat ride (4.5 km): 30 minutes

Overnight The Menjangan [Deluxe room with breakfast]

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Day 7: Menjangan – Horse Riding – Kayuputih (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning experience the beauty of West Bali National Park on horseback. Take in the views of the jungle and beach, guided by the resort’s trained staff who will tailor your trek in order to suit your riding ability. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight The Menjangan [Deluxe room with breakfast]

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Day 8: Menjangan – Brahma Vihara Arama (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Midday, check out and depart to West Bali. Drive along the North coast to Banjar where you’ll stop to visit Brahma Vihara Arama, the only Buddhist Monastery in Bali with stunning views over the North coast of Bali, as well as the nearby hold spring with milky hot sulfuric water, which is said to have healing powers. You may try, and enjoy a hot bath in the lush forest.

Note: basic changing facilities available.
Arriving at your resort in Kayuputih Village and after freshen-up this afternoon, you will learn to weave pandanus leaf and make floral temple offering. Overnight in Kayuputih.

Distance and journey time:
Pemuteran – Banjar Hot Spring (55 km): 2 hours
Brahma Vihara Arama – Banjar Hot Spring (3 km): 10 minutes
Banjar Hot Spring – Kayuputih Village (13 km): 30 minutes

Overnight Sanak Retreat [1 Bedroom Bungalow with breakfast]

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Day 9: Kayuputih – Cooking Class – Tanah Lot – Canggu (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel before your morning activity. Go with the hotel’s concierge to nearby local house where you will cook the Balinese dishes. Learn about local produce, the perfect spice for curry, and take home the recipes that have been handed down through the ages. In the afternoon, check out and drive through Bedugul, passing viewpoints overlooking Lake Tamblingan and Buyan and continue to Lake Bratan where you see the very scenic Ulun Danu Temple.Continue driving, passing Bali’s UNESCO listed Jatiluwih, the widest panoramic view of Bali’s iconic rice terraces. Late this afternoon arrive at Tanah Lot, Bali’s most famous temple. From here, around sunset time, continue to Tugu Bali Hotel in Canggu where a Royal Tugudom dinner will be served in the antiques filled halls of the heritage hotel. Following dinner overnight at the Tugu Bali. Overnight in Canggu.

Distance and journey time:
Kayuputih Village – Bedugul (25 km): 1 hour
Bedugul – Jatiluwih – Tanah Lot (65 km): 2 hours
Tanah Lot – Canggu (12 km): 30 minutes

Overnight Tugu Bali Hotel [Dedari or Rejang Suite with breakfast]

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Day 10: Canggu – Surf Lesson – Canggu (B/-/-)

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Today is another adventurous day – prepare for your first surfing lesson! It takes much time and commitment to learn the “walking on water” but with a bit of practice and an experienced instructor you may be able to catch your  wave on the first day. After this adventure, return to your hotel. Lunch and dinner are at leisure.

Overnight Tugu Bali Hotel [Dedari or Rejang Suite with breakfast]

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Day 11: Canggu – Uluwatu – Jimbaran - Canggu (B/-/D)

Breakfast at your hotel and enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon, you will visit one of Bali’s most impressive temples; Uluwatu Temple. Later on, go to Jimbaran for a BBQ seafood dinner under the stars on one of Bali’s more expansive beaches.

Distance and journey time:
Sanur – Uluwatu (32 km): 1 hour
Uluwatu – Jimbaran (15 km): 30 minutes
Jimbaran – Canggu (21 km): 40 minutes

Overnight Tugu Bali Hotel [Dedari or Rejang Suite with breakfast]

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Day 12: Canggu – Departure (B/-/-)

Breakfast is served at the hotel. This morning you are free at leisure until departure to the airport for your flight home.

Distance and journey times:
Canggu – Ngurah Rai International Airport of Bali (20 km): 40 minutes

IMPORTANT IMFORMATION

Travel insurance is compulsory. If you do not take out our insurance we will need to see a copy of your insurance certificate.

Reservations during peak times (Christmas, New Year) may be subject to supplementary charges for gala dinners. These will be notified to you in advance.

During Nyepi Day, an important religious day in Bali, which falls on 28-Mar-17, visitors are not allowed to leave the premises of hotels from 06:00 until 06:00 on the following day (24-hour). The airport will not operate any flights and all public activities will cease but hotels will remain operate with limited staff.

Note that certain experiences, such as blessings by a priest, the visit of an astrologer, etc. are linked with cultural and social obligations on the side of the providers that may change with very short notice, and thus are always subject to change. Cancellations from the supplier-side with short notice have occurred, and in such cases we would always try to re-schedule the activity or experience.

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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.

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