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Exotic Bali & Lombok

(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)

Ubud (Bali), Sanur (Bali), Lombok

 

Let the rhythmic pace of life in the land of lush jungles, pristine beaches, golden temples and abundant wildlife seduce your senses as you fall into the gentle embrace of Bali and its island utopia of Lombok.

 

Witness rural farming life as you trek through aromatic coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround mountainous Munduk village; refresh your senses at a remote jungle waterfall; pause for a photo in front of the lush terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih; and pay your respects at a holy temple on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. You’ll also visit Gelumpang village in the foothills of Mount Agung where you’ll learn how to cook traditional Balinese dishes on wood-fired mud brick stoves; cruise turquoise waters to the deserted island of Gili Nanggu where beautiful beaches and relaxed village life await; meet the hundreds of holy monkeys that reside at the Hindu temple on sacred Mt. Pengson; and trek through the forests of Lombok where wild black monkeys, soaring mahogany trees, aromatic clove plantations and village temples capture your attention.

 

The stresses of modern life will disappear in the wake of your speedboat as you enter an exotic paradise of remote islands, pristine beaches, tropical jungles, serene villages, and enchanting temples on this remarkable trip. Your experienced team of local guides and private drivers ensure a seamless experience, and you’ll enjoy a carefully-selected range of luxury accommodation that spans elegant spa resorts and beach-side boutique hotels.

 

** 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 3 nights at the Pita Maha Resort & Spa, Uma 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

 

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 4: Ubud to Sanur

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Road journey from Ubud to Sanur: 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. Sanur is one of the main beach resort areas on the south coast of Bali. Sanur’s history extends back to some of the oldest recorded writing on the island still preserved at the small temple at Prasasti Blanjong. The ancient text, dating back to the 10th Century, has inscriptions detailing the arrival of a Javanese king in Bali of the Mahayana Buddhist kingdom. Settle in and enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure.

 

Accommodation: Stay 2 nights at the Pavilion Villas, Gangsa Private Villas

 

Day 5: Sanur

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 6: Sanur (Bali) to Lombok

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Road journey from Sanur to Padang Bay: After breakfast this morning your guide and driver will meet you for the drive to the boat terminal at Padang Bay Harbor.

 

Gilicat journey from Bali to Lombok: Join the Gilicat speedboat for the 90 minute journey to north Lombok.

 

Private transfer to Senggigi: Upon arrival on Lombok you will be met by your guide and driver and transferred to your hotel in Senggigi, a journey of around 45 minutes.

 

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

 

Accommodation: Stay 3 nights at the Qunci Villas, Oberoi Lombok

 

Day 7:  Lombok

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

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

 

Day 8:  Lombok

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

The highlight of this tour is the deserted island of Gili Nanggu, with its beautiful beaches and clear turquoise water. On the way you will have the opportunity to view the daily life of the local Sasak people. Visit the morning market at Kediri and stop at the village of Banyumulek to see the Sasak women producing earthenware pottery, as they have done for generations. Continue on to sacred Mt. Pengsong and the Hindu temple, which is inhabited by hundreds of holy monkeys. Sail from Lembar by a traditional motorized outrigger for the 30 minute trip to Gili Nanggu. When you arrive there will be time to relax and swim on this pristine island. Lunch will be provided.

 

Day 9: Lombok to Denpasar (BALI)

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Today enjoy time at leisure until you are transferred to the Lombok airport for short flight to Denpasar airport and connecting onward 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