BALI

12 DAYS 11 NIGHTS BALI – GILI MENO ROUNDTRIP

January 01, 2020

Day 01 IN – UBUD                                                                                             

Upon your evening arrival in Denpasar airport, fast track VIP arrival service. You are greeted by our airport representative upon exiting your airplane, at the arrival hall before the immigration counter. He will assist you with passport clearance without having to queue up. After assisting you with your luggage retrieval and custom clearance, he will escort you to the pickup zone, where our English speaking guide and driver will take over and guide you to your car and driver for your transfer to Ubud for overnight.

Overnight at The Purist in a Garden Suite

  

Day 02 UBUD (B,D)    Departure from hotel at 15.30h

Your first morning is at leisure to enjoy the comforts of your resort and slow down to the local tempo doeloe. Ubud is the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali, renowned for the regenerative effect it has on the health of its visitors. The town has a broad range of spa treatments and massages on offer, and in the afternoon, we bring you to the towns most natural spa. Tjampuhan Spa, located in a valley just below the former house of famous artist Walter Spies, is composed of several semi-open river edge treatment pavilions inside a sunken carved stone grotto. This natural setting provides a unique location for massage, sauna, steam room & jacuzzi facilities, opening onto two views of the sacred Oos and Tjampuhan Rivers. Here experienced Ubud therapists will give you a reinvigorating 60 minute traditional Balinese massage. After relaxing and enjoying the facilities at the Spa, we take you on a rice field walk through Ubuds gorgeous padis, where you will enjoy dinner at an organic restaurant surrounded by palm trees and rice fields with the most spectacular sunset rice field views. Afterwards, we bring you back to your hotel for overnight.

Overnight at The Purist in a Garden Suite

 

Day 03 UBUD (B)    Departure from hotel at 14.00h

This afternoon we show you the cultural and culinary highlights of the ancient east of the island. Our first stop will be the seldom visited holy springs of Pura Tirta Sudamala. We then bring you to the regency of Klungkung. Here you visit Kertagosa, the 17th century Court of Justice, and afterwards, you are invited for coffee and conversation in the house of the royal family as guests of the king. Afterwards, we bring you back to your resort, and along the way, we’ll make a final stop at the famous night market of Gianyar, a fantastic place to experience how the Balinese socialize and sample some local delicacies.

Overnight at The Purist in a Garden Suite

 

Day 04 UBUD – LOVINA (B,L)    Departure from hotel at 07.00h

Today our guide and driver will bring you to the mountain slopes of Jatiluwih through the most beautiful rural scenery of Tabanan regency, known as the green lung of Bali. In the early morning you visit Bali’s most picturesque sea temple Tanah Lot, when the temple site exudes a mystical calm and you are alone with the hindu devotees. Afterwards, we bring you to the ancient gate of Sangeh, which is guarded by holy monkeys. After you enjoy a simple lunch in the house of a local family in the nearby Wanyugede village, Mr. Anom, the father of the family, will accompany you to Pura Luhur Batukaru, At this hidden jungle temple, you can see how hindu worshippers place offerings before you get on your bikes for a private afternoon cycling tour through the dense jungle and along untouched villages, all the way to the UNESCO Heritage terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih. Afterwards, we head up to your next hotel on Bali’s rugged northern coast.

Overnight at Puri Bagus Lovina in a Deluxe Ocean View Room

 

Day 05 LOVINA (B,L)    Departure from hotel at 06.00h

Today, after an early rise, we bring you to the beach before sunrise, where you will board a fisherman’s boat to watch the dolphins head out to open sea. After your return to land for breakfast, our guide and driver pick you up in the morning for a visit to the famous beach resort of Lovina and the ancient Balinese capital of Singaraja. After driving through the remains of the ancient Dutch colonial quarter, we bring you to the old harbour, where you will enjoy a simple lunch on the water overlooking the Bali Sea. Afterwards, we leave the city and head into the mountains, to Bebetin, a small village from where you’ll make a 2-hour trekking to the seven spectacular waterfalls of Sekumpul in the company of trekking guide Gede Suci, the young and enthusiastic head of Sekumpul’s guiding association Please make sure to wear a T-shirt and shorts or a wetsuit if you want to bathe in the falls, and closed sandals or good walking shoes with uneven soles for the hike – it’s quite a challenge. Along the way, Gede will explain to you how he manages to keep this unspoilt piece of natural beauty clean and green for his fellow villagers and for visitors. Afterwards, we bring you back to your resort for relaxing. We’ve reserved you a table at Le Jaenzan, the best restaurant in North Bali, for tonight.

Overnight at Puri Bagus Lovina in a Deluxe Ocean View Room

 

Day 06 LOVINA – SERAYA (B,L)    Departure from hotel at 02.30h

For today we have asked the hotel to prepare you a breakfast box. We pick you up in the early morning for a check-out at 02.30am followed by a drive up to the foot of the Batur volcano.[i] Here you will make the ascent to the summit, 1,717 meters above sea level, in the company of a professional English speaking guide from the State Association of Trekking Guides (HPPGB). After a two-hour hike you will witness one of the most beautiful and unique sunrises in Bali, enjoying breakfast with a breathtaking view of almost the entire island, surrounded by the Bali Sea and the Indian Ocean. You’ll see Lake Batur, the entire area around the lake, the caldera of an ancient volcano, and in the distance, Mount Abang and Mount Agung arranged one behind the other, and on a cloudless morning even the Rinjani volcano on Lombok island will come into view. After your descent back to the crater lake, we bring you to the volcanic hot springs where you can revitalize and relax your muscles. Afterwards, you climb on board a boat that will bring you across the lake to the fascinating cemetery of Trunyan, an isolated village of Bali Aga people who still adhere to pre-hindu customs and mores, and practice a unique mixture of animism and forefather worship. Upon your return, you’ll enjoy lunch on the crater lake at a nearby restaurant, which serves its food on the water, before we bring you to your next destination.

Overnight at Villa Flow in a Room with a View

 

Day 07 SERAYA (B,L,D)     Departure from hotel at 11.00h

Today you will explore the cultural highlights of East Bali in a classic VW 181 convertible with an English speaking guide-driver by your side. We drive on small village roads, stop at local markets, but also show you Bali’s major sites. The first major stop of the day will be the floating palace of Ujung. Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a delicious megibung lunch, typical of East Bali, at the hidden jewel of a restaurant Bali Asli, before we show you the royal bathing pools of Tirtagangga. And in the afternoon, we’ll visit the most holy place on Bali: the Besakih mother temple on the slopes of the Gunung Agung volcano. Afterwards, we bring the verdant green hills of Selat, where you will enjoy an afternoon walk through the rice fields, before arriving at a traditional balé in the middle of rice fields, decked with torches and candle lights. Here you will enjoy a candle light dinner, and release a paper lantern into the night sky before returning to your resort.

Overnight at Villa Flow in a Room with a View

 

Day 08 SERAYA – GILI MENO (B)    Departure from hotel at 08.00h

Today after breakfast and check-out, you will be brought to the nearby Padangbai harbor for your fast boat transfer to the Gili islands off the western coast of Lombok. Upon arrival at the public jetty of the idyllic Gili Trawangan, you are awaited by our private speedboat, who will drop you off directly on the beach in front of your next resort. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at Mahamaya Resort in a Beach Front Villa

 

Day 09 GILI MENO (B) 

The coming days are at leisure to experience the true Robinson Crusoe feeling: beautiful pearly white beaches, crystal clear blue sea and colourful coral reefs that grow right off the beach. Everything conspires to give the islands an exceptional laid-back atmosphere. Here you can snorkel or dive with giant hawksbill turtles or just lazy the day away in the shadow of the palm trees.

Overnight at Mahamaya Resort in a Beach Front Villa

 

Tip: The excellent dive shop Divine Divers is only a 3-minute walk north from your resort. If you like, we can prebook a 3 day PADI Open Water dive course at Divine Divers, which will start today.

Day 10 GILI MENO (B) 

A day at leisure.

Overnight at Mahamaya Resort in a Beach Front Villa

Day 11 GILI MENO (B) 

Another day at leisure.

Overnight at Mahamaya Resort in a Beach Front Villa

Day 12 GILI MENO – OUT (B)    Departure from hotel at 12.30h

At leisure until check-out, when the time has come for your transfer by speedboat and fast boat back to Bali. Upon your arrival at Bali International Airport, our representative will meet you at the entrance of the international terminal, to take over from our guide and whisk you through customs and bring you to the VIP Departure Lounge, where you await the onward flight to your next destination.

We wish you a treasure trove full of beautiful memories, and a safe journey home.

Thank you for holidaying with us.

Terima kasih dan selamat jalan!

 

End of programme

 

[i]          

We will bring 1 flashlight, 1 walking stick, 1 warm blankets and 1 fresh pillow per person, so you can

rest in the car on the way up.

Please bring a good camera, hiking shoes with uneven soles, warm clothes that are easily removed

once the sun starts heating up, and swimwear for the hot springs.

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