Staying in five star hotels in the town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, and the seaside town of Candidasa this 11 day tour includes temple visits, scenic countryside, terraced hillside rice paddies, beautiful lakes, a magnificent garden and a culinary cooking class.
Including international return flights with Qatar Airways via Doha, private transfers, the services of English–speaking representatives and guides, and all accommodation on bed and breakfast basis.
Watching the Agung volcano scenery through the imposing, split, Gate of Heaven at the Pura Penataran Agung temple. Learning to create traditional dishes with a professional chef at the Bali Asli cooking school.
Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Denpasar .
Arrive early morning. Be met by our English-speaking representative at Denpasar airport and transferred to your hotel in Ubud. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at The Samaya Ubud Resort for 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
Bali is world famous for its hillside rice terraces. Visit them on a leisurely trek crossing five small rivers along the route. Start the day at the local market before moving on to Kerobokan, an expansive area of rice fields hidden just behind the main tourist area of Ubud. The rest of the day at leisure and in the evening there is an option* of romantic dining for two, either at Samaya Ubud with a four course tasting menu or dining in the lovely setting of a candlelit cave.
Morning departure for a visit to the fruit and flower market before continuing on to the Ulun Danu Temple, one of Bali’s major landmarks set on the northwest edge of Lake Bratan, also known as Holy Mountain Lake due to its lofty setting at 1,200m. Stop at a flower farm and for views of the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan before arriving at the View Restaurant for a delicious lunch of Indonesian and Balinese dishes and magnificent panoramic views (lunch payable locally).
A free day to explore independently, or if preferred, a choice of two optional trips*; a relaxing afternoon trip with a massage in a floating tent on the Ayung River followed by a sumptuous high tea and temple visit, or a more urban adventure, a full day, Cocktail Safari in a retro VW.
Depart for the two hour drive to the seaside town of Candidasa, settle in to your hotel and the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at Alila Manggis, Candidasa for 6 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
A free day to relax and explore independently, or choose an optional tour* for a fascinating insight into the fair trade industry and learn how it uses culture and conservation to alleviate poverty in rural Indonesia.
A hands-on cooking experience with a famous chef for the day at Bali Asli Restaurant & Cookery School. Before starting your cooking class, you can choose to experience daily village life and watch Balinese palm wine being made, or learn to make traditional skin and beauty products from natural ingredients, or visit the market to gather the produce for the day’s menu.
Morning departure for the drive to Bali’s most important Hindu temple, Besakih, perched at almost 1,000m on the Gunung Agung mountainside. This extensive complex comprises 23 separate temples with the largest and most important being that of Pura Penataran Agung with its imposing, split gateway affording stunning views. Continue on to Tirta Gangga (Water of the Ganges), a garden of flowing spring water with ornamental ponds filled with Koi and lotus blossoms, where magnificent rice-terraces line the surrounding hills. Enjoy lunch with views over the majestic Mount Agung before heading to the secluded village of Tenganan; here beautiful textiles are produced.
A day for independent exploration or an optional* snorkelling experience on the east coast followed by lunch at Bali Asli Restaurant and a visit to Tirta Gangga where you can cool off in the spring fed pool.
The last day of the trip will be free to spend at your leisure.
Transfer to Denpasar airport for your return flight to the UK.
Day 2 – Ubud
Day 6 – Candidasa
Day 9 – Candidasa
Add a beach stay to your tour and make the most of Bali’s legendary, white sandy beaches.