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Balinese Honeymoon

(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)

Ubud (Bali) & Seminyak (Bali)

 

As you watch the sunlight dance across the lush terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih hand-in-hand with your beloved, the rhythmic pulse of Bali will gently seduce your senses.

 

Adjust to the serene pace of rural Balinese life in the lush valleys of Ubud, and trek through the rich coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround Munduk village where you’ll get an authentic taste of mountain farming life. Refresh your senses beneath the crystalline waters of a remote waterfall, discover the beautiful terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih, and visit a holy temple on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. In the enchanting South Balinese village of Seminyak, you’ll have ample time to enjoy pristine beaches, browse designer boutiques, toast your union at up-scale restaurants and enjoy a host of luxury resort amenities.

 

There’s a calming, rhythmic pace to life in rural Bali, and this laid-back trip offers you plenty of time to stop to smell the tropical flowers while staying in some of the country’s finest resorts. Your team of experienced local guides and private drivers will also reveal a range of cultural activities to bond over, including lunch at a Balinese organic farm and a back-to-basics cooking experience in a charming village in the foothills of Mount Agung.

 

** All our tours are Exclusive Private Tours, so you will not be put together with other guests **

 

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Day 1: Welcome to Denpasar (Bali) – Ubud (Bali)

Fly to Denpasar (Bali), INDONESIA

 

Welcome to Bali. Upon arrival in Denpasar Airport, obtain your Indonesia visa (please refer to your Special Program Note), and then clear Immigration and Customs.  After collecting your baggage, exit the airport to meet outside a local Guide of Global Travel & Tours. He/she will be holding a sign with your names on it. Please note that local guides are not allowed inside the airport.

 

From the airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely boutique hotel. Settled in the foothills of the volcanic mountains of northern Bali, Ubud provides a wonderful contrast to the lively and modern south coast of Bali. Surrounded by paddy fields and dramatic valleys, the old town is often considered to be the ‘cultural hub’ of the island. Particularly famous for its markets, temples, great selection of restaurants and its traditional Balinese architecture, Ubud town is a great place for private exploration. Particularly good for families and young couples wanting to be in the heart of the action.

 

Settle in and enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

 

Accommodation: Stay 4 nights at the Pita Maha Resort & Spa, The Samaya Villas Ubud

 

Day 2: Ubud (Bali)

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Full day private guide tour: Today, meet your personal guide and driver, and drive to Munduk village. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful trekking through coffee, cloves, cacao and other exotic tropical plantations around the village. Your guide will give you the insight to the mountain farming live and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the lovely waterfall with its refreshing breezes. After short refreshment, it’s the time to leave Munduk village and drive to Jatiluwih. We are joining a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage site. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant nearby. Afterward continue visit the UNESCO Heritage listed, Taman Ayun temple, built in 1634 to serve as the Royal family temple of the Mengwi dynasty. The temple is a truly stunning piece of historic architecture, surrounded by a moat with multi–roofed meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates. Finally, you will visit holiest temple of Batukaru temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. Amidst the pure mountain air and the scent of the wet soil, one could feel the energy of this special place.

 

Day 3: Ubud (Bali)

Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

 

Half Day Cooking Class at Bali Asli: This cooking school runs unique classes including an adventure off the beaten track. The students always leave with fond memories & new skills to experiment with when they get home. BALI ASLI is located in Gelumpang village, nestled in the foot hills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain and surrounded by rice fields. Students are offered cooking of authentic Balinese food using a traditional Balinese style kitchen. Cooking on wood-fired, mud brick stoves to allow the real flavours of Bali to shine. Most of the ingredients are either grown in the garden, in the neighbour’s garden or purchased from the local market.

 

Balinese Cuisine is one of the most complex and delicious cuisines in the world, an experience you will learn all about today. This unique cuisine-type features an incredible array of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat and fish.  Balinese cuisine synergizes the indigenous traditions and influences from Indonesian regional cuisine, as well as Chinese and Indian methods and flavours. As the island's inhabitants are predominantly Hindu, the culinary traditions are somewhat distinct with the rest of Indonesia, where many of the festivals and religious celebrations including many speciality foods item and offerings for the local deities. Rice is consumed as a staple in Balinese cuisine and is elegant intertwined with gently cooked vegetables, meat and seafood.

 

Popular Balinese dishes include Lawar; a meal including chopped coconut, garlic, chilli, pork or chicken, Bebek-betutu; duck stuffed with various local spices, wrapped in banana leaves and coconut husks cooked in a pit of embers, and Babi-guling also known as Celeng-guling; a spit-roasted pig stuffed with chilli, turmeric, garlic, and ginger.  Many of these popular dishes are mixed with rice called Nasi Campur Bali or simply Nasi Bali. The Balinese Nasi Campur version of mixed rice may feature chucks of grilled tuna, fried tofu, cucumber, spinach, cubed beef, vegetable curry, and corn. Your experienced instructor will determine the dishes to be created today.  Enjoy this delicious cultural experience.

 

Day 4: Ubud (Bali)

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Full day private guide tour: Start the day with a visit to Kerta Gosa, or Hall of Justice, built in 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in the ceiling murals. Continue through spectacular views of terraced rice fields to Besakih temple, located on the slope of Mount Agung, Bali's highest volcano. It's called Mother Temple of Bali as it houses ancestral shrines for all Hindu Balinese and a complex of nearly 24 temples. The next stop it will be Kintamani, where you can enjoy your lunch with a breathtaking view over the caldera lake, Danau Batur. After lunch, you’ll visit the famous Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple located in Tampaksiring. At this temple you can observe the Balinese bathing in series of holy water fountains. Driving down, arrive in the bottom of a lush green valley where the Gunung Kawi temple, Bali's largest ancient monument is located. It consists of 10 rock-cut shrine memorials standing 7 meters high in sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. End the tour with a stop at Goa Gajah before returning to your hotel.

 

Day 5: Ubud to Seminyak

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Road journey from Ubud to Seminyak: Today, you’ll be driven through small villages and incredible landscapes, stopping for pictures and with your guide who will explain the islands’ culture, flora and fauna. You’ll arrive at Beratan Lake, a volcanic lake that is surrounded by spectacular views. You can visit the famous Ulun Danu Temple which sits on a small island on the far shores of the lake. Next you’ll explore the colorful market of Candikuning before enjoying lunch at Bamboo Forest Restaurant, a fabulous restaurant located the middle of a tranquil rainforest on the slopes of Batukaru Mountain.

 

After lunch, you’ll visit Bali’s most famous sight, the sea temple of Tanah Lot. Located on a barren volcanic rock in the ocean, the temple is sometimes pounded by huge waves: a magical setting. Then transfer to your luxury resort. Seminyak is quiet and pleasant, attracting return visitors seeking more peace and seclusion second time around. Many expats with businesses in Bali choose to live here, so the shops and restaurants tend to cater for these more discerning tastes. A combination of beautiful beaches, sunsets and rice fields make Seminyak area a perfect place for relaxation. Settle in and enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

 

Accommodation: Stay 3 nights at the Samaya Bali Seminyak, Alila Villas Soori

 

Day 6: Seminyak

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

 

Enjoy a sunset outing to the southwestern tip of Bali for a visit of the Uluwatu Temple, which is perched precipitous on top sheer cliffs that drop straight into the pounding surf, 250 feet above the sea. This is one of the temples in Bali built in the 11th century. Watch the spectacular sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean and enjoy the mystic atmosphere. Your evening will be lighted up with a dinner under the stars at one of Jimbaran Beach Restaurant.

 

Day 7: Seminyak

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

 

Day 8: Seminyak (BALI) to Denpasar (BALI)

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Today enjoy time at leisure until you are transferred to the Denpasar airport in time for your flight to your next destination. We wish you a safe and pleasant journey.

 

 

Price guideline:

 

The above tour costs from $985*per person, based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room.

 

*Please note this price is subject to change at the time of booking, and depends on the date of travel and the availability of accommodation.

 

Our price includes (Private tour): 

• Accommodation base in a shared double or twin room throughout

Daily buffet breakfast at hotel and all hotels taxes and service charges.

Pick-ups and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as specified in the itinerary.

Travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle with an experienced, safe driver.

Private sightseeing with local, English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.

Meals included as indicated as in program: B: breakfast, L: lunch & D: dinner.

Boat cruise as specified in the programmed.

Entrance fees according the above program.

Local bottled water while sightseeing and transfers.

VAT and all taxes and service charge.

 

The price does not include

International flight tickets and Visas

Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry and telephone calls

Personal, travel and health insurance

Early check in and late check out

Drinks during meals

Meals that are not specified

Gratuities/tipping to tour guide, driver and hotel staff and restaurant’s staff

 

 

All of our itineraries can customized as you wish, add extra days, change a hotel, and see different sights. For information on this or our other tours please email us at: info@globaltravel-asia.com