Lush ricefields, exuberant tropical rainforest, ancient temples with majestic decorations, hospitable population and, last but not least, wonderful beaches with luxury resorts! Bali is indeed a magical island, where nature shows itself at its best. Thanks to our local experts and guides, you will be able to explore this unique corner of the world seeing it with the eyes of its inhabitants, enjoying some trekking among rice terraces and jungles, ecountering wildlife and trying your hand at snorekling in some of the most beautiful sea bottoms in the world.

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Lush ricefields, exuberant tropical rainforest, ancient temples with majestic decorations, hospitable population and, last but not least, wonderful beaches with luxury resorts! Bali is indeed a magical island, where nature shows itself at its best. Thanks to our local experts and guides, you will be able to explore this unique corner of the world seeing it with the eyes of its inhabitants, enjoying some trekking among rice terraces and jungles, ecountering wildlife and trying your hand at snorekling in some of the most beautiful sea bottoms in the world.

Don't miss the chance to reconnect with nature and get to know a place that will remained impressed in your heart and memory forever with this unique Bali tailormade tour!

Bintang
Trip offered by Bintang Travel expert in Indonesia and Bali

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival DPS Airport -Jimbaran
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Arrival DPS Airport -Jimbaran

    Upon arrival at Denpasar airport meet and greeting service by your local guide. A Balinese lady will welcome you, then you will continue with a short transfer to Sanur, check in and free time at leisure. (Resort Classic or Jimbaran Deluxe Room).
     

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    Jimbaran - Jatiluwih (B,L)
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Jimbaran - Jatiluwih (B,L)

    Today you will drive via rural routes to Mengwi and visit Taman Ayun Temple then proceed to one of the seaside temples, Tanah Lot. Afterwards continue driving via mountainous routes to Batukaru and soft trekking through the rice terraces in Jatiluwih before heading to your next accommodation in deluxe tent. Breakfast at the hotel and lunch in a local restaurant.

    • Taman Ayun Temple: Located in Mengwi, the 17th century royal temple sheds a magnificent light on the principles of traditional Balinese temple architecture. Very few other temples were constructed along such `ideal` lines. Three terraces blend harmoniously into one another, each of them representing different worlds, dedicated to the Negative and Positive Forces in the universe and the relationship between both. Candi bentars, the typical Balinese split temple gates, separate them from one another. The complex is surrounded by a beautiful pond, adding to the elegance of the place. The last and highest court, dedicated to the Gods, is only accessible for Hindus, but by walking around, you have an excellent view on the meru`s with their uneven roofs, a quintessential element of Balinese architecture.
    • Tanah Lot Temple: This famous sea-side temple of Tanah Lot has been defying the Indian Ocean for centuries. The landmark temple was built to commemorate the spread of Hinduism from Java to Bali many centuries ago. Sitting on an eroded rocky outcrop between the sea and the beach, it is quite a sight. The temple, consisting of several shrines protected by poisonous black snakes, is fairly modest but as the tide rushes in and the islet becomes completely surrounded by water, the place becomes a mysterious spot.
    • Batukaru Temple: Pura Batukaru is one of the largest and oldest Hindu Temples in Bali. Built against high up against a slope of Mount Batukaru, enshrined by lush tropical rain forest, is dominated by a solemn atmosphere. It is so quiet that you can hear the Gods whisper. Often one can mingle with the Balinese, praying and offering amidst a series of shrines and merus. From a raised platform, a priest quietly looks on.
    • Jatiluwih: A startlingly beautiful area of verdant, terraced rice paddies nestled in the shadow of Mount Batukaru, the second highest peak of Bali and one of the holiest. In 2007 this area was nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site.
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    Jatiluwih - Pemuteran (B,L)
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Jatiluwih - Pemuteran (B,L)

    Depart from hotel and drive along mountainous routes to Munduk and explore the surrounding Tamblingan area by soft trekking through the rain forest ended by crossing the lake on a canoe.
    Lunch will be served in a local restaurant then soft trekking to the waterfall before driving further to your next hotel in Munduk (Monsoon Deluxe Room). Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch in a local restaurant.

    • Lake Tamblingan Trekking: Situated at about 1.200 meters above sea level, with mighty Mount Catur rising from its eastern shore, the climate in Lake Tamblingan is pleasantly cool all year round. Noteworthy is the Pura Ulun Danu, place of worship for the Goddess of the lake as the source of water for Bali. Combining typical Hindu and Buddhist temple architecture, it is one of the most photographed temples of Bali. Moreover, it acquired the status of a kayangan jagat or directional temple, meaning it is revered by all Balinese across the island. Along wide highlands and strawberry farms, the road lead even further up into the mountains. After soaking up the spectacular view of the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, start your trek descending into the rain forest and learn how many of the local tropical plants have a medicinal use. On an open site in the forest the eerie Pura Dalem Tambingan sits, dedicated the deceased ancestors. Continue downwards until you reach Pura Ulun Danu Tamblingan, dedicated to the Goddess of Lake Tamblingan. From this point, the view to the lake with the surrounding lush rain forest is inspiring. A short boat ride on a traditional wooden canoe brings you to the other lake shore. Very few people venture out into this direction. During your trip it is so quiet you can hear the birds singing. Forest slopes seal off this area from the rest of the world. On last leg of the trip, stroll along Pura Gubug, a masterly designed Hindu temple. Merus with an uneven number of pagoda roofs, rise from behind the temple`s twin gate entrance. This is a unique and quite rarely visited holy place!
    • Munduk Village: Not far away from Lovina, sleepy villages nestle high up in the mountain range dividing Bali. Munduk is the perfect spot to make short, pleasant hikes and take in the beauty of North Bali. A stroll past forests, idyllic ricefields and lush waterfalls is quite pleasant at an altitude of some 1.000m. No wonder, the community of Munduk actively supports projects emphasizing environmental preservation. On this track, you will enjoy stunning views.


     

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    Pemuteran - Lovina (B,L)
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Pemuteran - Lovina (B,L)

    This morning enjoy snorkeling to Menjangan Island and then lunch in a local restaurant. Afterwards transfer to Lovina where you'll firstly visit the Buddhist monastery before heading to your next hotel (1BR Beach Suite). Breakfast at the hotel, lunch in a local restaurant.

    • Menjangan Island Snorkeling: In the morning we take time to visit an island with some of the best diving and snorkel opportunities in the whole country. Menjangan Island offers splendid snorkeling for beginners and fascinating dives for the experienced alike. At a small harbor near Pemuteran we will take a boat to the island where you will be equipped with snorkeling mask and fins. When sailing to the shores of North Bali, the background is dominated by the blue hue of Bali's central mountain range. The locals appropriately call it the Blue Mountains.
    • Buddhist Monastery - Banjar: In the 6th century Buddhist monks landed and settled in the North of Bali. In general, the Hindu religion of Bali has a lot of Buddhist influence. The Buddhist monastery of Banjar is one of the more tranquil ones and comes complete with a lotus pool and sculptures. It was hit badly by an earthquake in the seventies but resident monks rebuilt it subsequently. Although visitors are welcome, they are required to to keep noise to a minimum. This place is more then just a tourist attraction as it is still a place of worship. The views on the hills surrounding Lovina are extraordinary. The terraced complex has a few praying rooms with golden Buddha's. On the highest level of the complex you find a stupa, almost like a small version of the Borobudur in Java.


     

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  • 5
    Lovina - Candidasa (B,L)
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Lovina - Candidasa (B,L)

    Early morning enjoy dolphin excursion by a traditional outrigger then get back to the hotel for breakfast.
    Around 09.00 am meet your guide at the lobby then drive further to Kintamani with its magnificent views to Batur Lake and Volcano. Proceed to the Mother Temples, Besakih, then via rural routes passing Sibetan to Karangasem and visit Tirta Gangga. (Superior Room). Breakfast in the hotel and lunch in a local restaurant.

    • Dolphins in Lovina: Lovina has become famous for trips to observe a school of dolphins that tends to hoover just off the coast at dawn. Nobody knows exactly why the dolphins are there but they became one of Lovina's major attractions. Do not forget to bring your camera as you venture out by jukung or traditional outrigger.
    • Penelokan, Kintamani: Penelokan is perched on the edge of the crater of Mt Batur, and its name means `place to look`. You will enjoy breathtaking views over the volcano and the lake of Batur. Mount Batur is actually just a small volcano, but it is set in the heart of a huge crater that is 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. The sheer size of the crater conjures up images of the massive eruption of the original Mount Batur that occurred tens of thousands years ago. The volcano is still active today. Balinese all over the island who still remember the great eruption of 1917 will testify. It claimed thousands of lives and destroyed hundreds of temples. It was "the year when the world shook”.
    • Besakih Temple: The renowned temple of Besakih is built against the southern slope of Gunung Agung, a violent yet sacred mountain for the Balinese. A sprawling complex of shrines, dedicated to an unknown number of gods, constitutes the religious center of Bali. On ominous days, Besakih brims with colorful activity. Row after row, women climb the temple stairs, proudly carrying a heavy load of flower and fruit offerings. They are meant to stabilize the Universe or to finalize a complicated religious ceremony. Besakih and surroundings can easily be described as the holiest place on the island, covering an extended religious patchwork of shrines and temples, dedicated to kings and Gods. At any given time, you`ll walk together with numerous pilgrims as every Balinese is required to pay homage several times throughout the year.
    • Tirta Gangga Water Palace: Located in Ababi village, Abang distric, East Bali, Tirtagangga lies less than 100 km fromthe capital city Denpasar. This water garden was built in 1948 by the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, blending Balinese and Chinese styles. In the late forties of the last century, this was a playful weekend retreat for one of the last raja`s of Bali. There are enough water basins, fountains and bizarre statues to charm you, while the surroundings are pretty and quiet. The water comes from one of the nearby natural springs. The place has always been regarded as holy. Tirta means blessed water, gangga cames from Ganges, the holy river in India. The holy water is required for ceremonies of the temples in the surrounding areas. The springs have a huge output of pure water. The water is first led to a reservoir where it is divided in two parts. One third provides drinking water for the town of Amlapura. The remainder goes into the upper swimming pool through an underground pipe. The overflow of water goes into the lower swimming pool, the other ponds and finally into the rice fields.
       


     

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    Candidasa - Ubud (B,L)
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Candidasa - Ubud (B,L)

    Depart from Candidasa and drive along the Eastern coast to Padang Bai and visit Goa Lawah or the bat cave temple. Proceed to Klungkung and visit Kerthagosa, formerly a justice hall on 18th century. Then drive further to Bangli and visit one of the traditional villages in Penglipuran. Afterwards continue to Ubud and visit the monkey forest before heading to your next hotel. (Deluxe Room). Breakfast at the hotel and lunch in a local restaurant.

    • Goa Lawah Temple: The nickname of this beautiful temple is the Bat Cave Temple. Nobody knows exactly why, but hundreds of bats choose to reside in a cave behind one of the holiest shrines of Bali. According to a local legend, the bats provide food for a giant snake which is said to live in the cave. It is one of the most remarkable temples in Bali, located alongside a busy coastal road, leading from Denpasar all the way to the far eastern region of Bali. Opposite the road lies the fishing village of Kusamba with its dramatic black sand beaches.
    • Kertha Gosa: Just outside the sleepy town of Klungkung, lies the seat of an ancient kingdom. The Kerta Gosa is a beautifully renovated, 17th century hall, once used for the administration of traditional justice. It is a superb example of classical Balinese design. It depicts in a rather graphical way the punishment awaiting evil-doers in hell and the delights reserved for the innocents when entering heaven. Today the basic remains of the palace are the court of justice, the Kertha Gosa Pavilion, and the main gate that bears the date Saka 1622 (AD 1700). Within the old palace compound is also a floating pavilion, Bale Kambang, which was added in the 1940s.
    • Penglipuran: Situated in Bangli regency, Pengelipuran village is well-known for its tidy row of traditional Balinese entrance gates and its unique architectural traditions. The village has also succeeded in preserving its 75 hectare bamboo forest located in the northern part of the village. The Desa Adat, a well-known Balinese village institution, has played a consistent role from generation to generation in the preservation of local Balinese traditions. One of them is a strong commitment to the system of `ayahan desa` - a philosophy committed to respecting the land on which the village stands. The village land may not be transferred to anyone without the knowledge of Penglipuran villagers. The bamboo forest`s future is therefore assured. The community members who are given pieces of bamboo forest ground usually fell bamboo trees once a year by selective cutting, leaving the younger ones intact.
    • Ubud Monkey Forest: Ubud`s best-known tourist attraction is its The Monkey Forest Sanctuary  occupies the land between the southern end of Monkey Forest Road and the northern edge of the wood-carvers` hamlet of Nyuhkuning. It is one of Ubud`s best-known attraction, with a colony of malevolent but photogenic monkeys. The forest itself is traversed by a concrete pathway. The only way to see the Monkey Forest is on foot, but it`s not a strenuous hike. Five minutes into the forest, you`ll come to Pura Dalem Agung Padang Tegal , the temple of the dead for the banjar of Padang Tegal. Pura dalem are traditionally places of extremely strong magical power and the preserve of leyak  or evil spirits. In this temple you`ll find half a dozen stone carved images of the witch-widow Rangda. She guards the main stairway, immediately recognizable by her hideous fanged face, unkempt hair, lolling tongue and pendulous breasts. Two of the Rangda statues are depicted in the process of devouring children  Casual visitors are not allowed to enter the inner sanctuary, but in the outer courtyard you can see the ornate kulkul drum tower, built in red brick and decorated with carvings of Bhoma heads and garuda.
       

     

     

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  • 7
    Ubud (B)
    Day 7
    Ubud (B)

    The whole day is free at leisure. Breakfast at the hotel.
     

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  • 8
    Ubud - DPS Airport - Sumbawa - Amanwana (B)
    Day 8 Transfer by airplane
    Ubud - DPS Airport  - Sumbawa - Amanwana (B)

    Depart to the airport and take flight by seaplane or regular flight which will be arranged by Amanwana and available only 3x a week on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
    The schedule from DPS - SWQ on 10.00 - 11.05am (subject to changes).
    The rest of the afternoon is free at leisure. Breakfast at the hotel. Jungle tent accommodation.


     

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  • 9
    Moyo Island (B)
    Day 9
    Moyo Island (B)

    The whole days are free at leisure. Breakfast at the hotel.

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  • 10
    Moyo Island - DPS Airport - Nusa Dua (B)
    Day 11 Transfer by airplane
    Moyo Island - DPS Airport - Nusa Dua (B)

    Today you will be transferred by seaplane or any available regular flight from Sumbawa (SWQ) to Denpasar, Bali (DPS) and will be arranged by Amanwana and will be available 3x a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday on 11.30 - 13.25 (subject to changes).
    Upon arrival in DPS Airport, meet our guide then you will be transferred to your next hotel in Nusa Dua (St. Regis Suite Hotel accommodation). Breakfast at the hotel.

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    Nusa Dua (B)
    Day 12
    Nusa Dua (B)

    The whole day is free at leisure. Breakfast at the hotel.

     

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    Nusa Dua - DPS Airport (B)
    Day 13 Transfer by car
    Nusa Dua - DPS Airport (B)

    Free at leisure till departure time to the airport. Meet your guide at the lobby and transfer to the airport to catch your International flight. Service ends.

    Check out from the hotel at 12:00, please store your luggage at concierge, you may use the hotel general facilities and departure lounge until pick up time. Breakfast at the hotel.

     

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Porterage at airports.
    • Entrance fees, parking fees and customary donations throughout the course of the program.
    • Services of a licensed, local, English speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers (Services of a licensed, local, Italian/Spanish speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers is subject to availability upon reservation). You will not be accompanied by a guide during flights or train rides.
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during transfers and tours as described in the attached program, unless specified otherwise.
    • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary and based on sharing a double/twin incl. daily breakfast.
    • Meals as mentioned in the program based on food only.
    • VAT.
    Price does not include
    • Not mentioned meals not mentioned in the attached program.
    • Guide/vehicle during days or periods of time marked as ‘(at) leisure/free’ in the attached itinerary.
    • Tips for guide and driver. Tipping in Indonesia is a common way of showing your appreciation and highly recommended.
    • Services not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • International Flight tickets
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • All expenses incurred due to flight delay or cancellation or due to other causes which are beyond our control.
    • Services not mentioned in the attached program.
    • Personal expenses such as for drinks, phone calls, laundry, wellness treatments and any other item not mentioned in the itinerary.