Trip offered by Bintang Travel expert in Indonesia and Bali

Trip summary

  • Departure Denpasar
  • End Denpasar
  • Countries
    • Indonesia and Bali
    • Indonesia
  • City
    • Kuta
    • Tanah Lot
    • Pemuteran
    • Candidasa
    • Ubud
    • Denpasar
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Arrival - South soul of Bali
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    A short drive from the airport brings you to hotel in Tuban (about 10 minutes’ drive) for stop-over stay. Enjoy the day for relax before begin explore the Bali roundtrip.                                                                                                                                                

    Accommodation: Risata Bali Resort Tuban 


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  • 2
    Trip to Central Bali (B)
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    First thing in the morning, you will visit Tanah Lot temple, a remarkable landmark for the Balinese people. This is where the first Hindu priest from Java set foot on their island. Just North of Tabanan you'll take a hike in the heartland of Bali's Rice Bowl. Walking from village to village, strolling past beautiful rice terraces, all set in a picture-perfect environmen, observe households during their daily activities.

    Visit village community halls and temples. See how rice is sown, transferred from one to another field or harvested, depending on the season or level of rainfall. Miniature shrines randomly dot the fields, honoring Dewi Sri, the powerful Goddess of Rice and Fertility. Get deep knowledge of the ways of life in the Balinese country side. Your day will end in Blimbing, a fairytale like village, surrounded by rice fields that seem to stretch out forever.

    Accommodation: Cempaka Belimbing Villas


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  • 3
    Continue to West Bali National Park
    Day 3 Transfer by car

    Take a short or long hike out in the Shangri-like surroundings of Blimbing, past isolated villages. The panoramic views are simply breathtaking. Once in a while you'll see a farmer plowing his field or a group of children on their way to school. Continue along a lonely road towards the north. You'll cross the central highlands, dividing the island into two distinct halves.

    The hills descending to the northern coast are covered by the most beautiful rice fields in Bali. Clove and coffee gardens are patched together, coconut palm trees line rice fields. Cool waterfalls and peaceful villages make out for pleasant stops on your trip. Pemuteran is a tiny beach resort on the coastal road connecting Gilimanuk with Singaraja, the former provincial capital of Bali province. Spend a few days here and enjoy at the black sandy beach.

    Accommodation: Adi Assri Cottage Pemuteran.

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  • 4
    Heading to East Bali (B, L)
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Today you'll drive on a scenic road to East Bali, leading past the most beautiful landscapes of Bali. Just outside Singaraja, a subak temple offers a humorous perspective on colonial times. In Penelokan, you'll have a spectacular view on the lake and a smoldering volcanic cone. Next stop is Besakih, a sprawling complex of shrines and temples, dedicated to the thousands of Hindu deities. On auspicious dates, this massive temple draws tens of thousands of pilgrims. Your journey will end in Candi Dasa, the perfect spot to explore the eastern hinterland of Bali. 

    Accommodation: Nirwana Cottage Candidasa           

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  • 5
    East Bali Explore (B)
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Candi Dasa is an excellent base to explore East Bali. Drive to Amlapura and drop by in the royal palace. Anak Agung Gede Jelantik, the first king of Karangasem Kingdom. He built the Puri Agung Karangasem or Karangasem Palace in the 19th Century. It is located in the center of Amlapura, a friendly midsized provincial town and a lot less hectic than Denpasar. Recently renovated, it reveals a unique architecture.

    A charming combination of Balinese, Chinese and European styles, make it a pleasant and interesting place to visit. Through an impressive three-tiered entry gate carrying beautifully sculpted panels, you'll reach an entry courtyard which leads to the Bale London. The main building is known as the Maskerdam, after Amsterdam in the Netherlands. On the other side, the Bali Kambang or floating pavilion bears witness to typical architectural elements of the old-style East Balinese palaces.

    The ornately decorated Bale Pemandesan, once was used for royal tooth-filing ceremonies. Then it is off to another palace, yet from an entirely different style and misdemeanor. Tirtagangga is a royal water garden, composed mainly by water, plants and sculptures. It is situated in the middle of rice fields around the natural springs of Rejasa.

    The water from one of the natural springs of Tirtagangga 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 as far as Tirtagangga. 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 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.

    Accommodation: Nirwana Cottage Candidasa

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  • 6
    Ubud (B)
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    First it is off for a visit to Tenganan, a fascinating place. It is thought to be the home of the original Balinese, the Bali-Aga, who adhere to a secluded life style, different from the other Balinese. Village life plays out in a walled community, separated from the rest of Bali. Up to this day, they are masters of double ikat, an extremely difficult method of weaving, but producing magnificent results. Grinsing, their sacred cloth, is supposed to magically protect the owners form disease.

    The Kerta Gosa in Klungkung is a beautifully renovated 17th century hall for the administration of traditional justice by the royal court. The ceiling has some striking examples of classical Balinese paintings, in true wayang style. Make a detour into Bangli and visit the renowned Pura Kehen temple, a great example of classical Balinese temple architecture. End the day in Ubud, Bali's cultural heart. Balinese kings, benevolent to the arts, transformed their former court seat of into a true global village.

    Ubud's galleries and art shops blend traditional crafts with modern design. Visiting European artists, attracted by the lure of an untouched tropical paradise, were encouraged to stay. They gave new impetus to existing, local arts, while creating some exciting new forms in the process. This atmosphere reverbs to this day. A visit to Ubud means indulging in local arts, visiting temples and enjoying the archetypical Balinese surroundings of steep gorges and sculpted rice fields.

    Accommodation: SRI RATIH Cottage Ubud

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  • 7
    Ubud G (B, L)
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Today you'll spend ample time on the arts and crafts of Ubud. There are numerous villages around Ubud, each one specialized in a typical handicraft. There are wood and stone carvers, silver smiths and painters. On some off-the-beaten track location people pursue the little-known craft of egg painting! Visit one of the famous museums of Ubud. They have a great sample of paintings of artists that called Ubud their home, on display. Finally, stroll over the local market and shop for some locally produced handicrafts. Observe Balinese women graciously balancing their merchandise on their heads or watch traders make an offering at the market temple for yet another auspicious day. Main Street is lined with antique and curio shops, selling every conceivable item, even from the far-flung corners of the Indonesian archipelago.

    Accommodation: SRI RATIH Cottage Ubud

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  • 8
    Realx and rewind (B)
    Day 9

    Today is free at leisure. Time to pamper yourself by the pool or walking around numerous shops around Ubud.

    Accommodation: SRI RATIH Cottage Ubud

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  • 9
    Departure (B)
    Day 10 Transfer by car

    Relaxed breakfast and free time at leisure until transfer to the airport or extension stay in the south Bali.

    End of services.

    Note: This itinerary is subject to change in accordance with any change in government and community regulations and circumstances beyond our control such as natural calamities (floods, etc.); flight/train/boat delays, rescheduling or cancellations; traffic jams; vehicle breakdown; accidents; medical evacuations; riots; strikes; etc.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Private transfers and tours with air conditioned car or minivan                                 
    • Services of an English speaking guide during tours and transfers                              
    • Meals as specified (B=breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner)                     
    • Entrance fees, parking fees, donations throughout the course of the program            
    • Accommodation at mentioned hotels based on sharing in double / twin including daily breakfast  
    • Taxes and services                           
    Price does not include
    • Not mentioned meals                             
    • Drinks, personal expenses                            
    • Tips for guide and driver - tipping is a common way of showing your appreciation and highly recommended; guidelines for tipping will be inserted in the documentation your client(s) will receive when arriving in Indonesia                                   
    • Insurance