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Bali and Komodo Island Escape: Beaches, Culture and Dragons

Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,749

FIRST-CLASS | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Experience the cultural vibrancy of Bali's temples, lush landscapes, and awe-inspiring prehistoric Komodo dragons during this 10-day Indonesian vacation. Make your way from Bali's cultural capital, Ubud, to the Sacred Monkey Forest, Tanah Lot Temple, Mount Batur, Pura Kehen Temple, Besakih Temple, Bali Aga, Komodo Island, Pink Beach, Jimbaran Beach, Sanur Beach, and more.


Begin your 10-day Indonesia vacation in Ubud. Immerse yourself in Bali’s cultural capital, embarking on a discovery of the 17th-century Pura Taman Ayun Temple, renowned for its stunning traditional Balinese architecture, pristine gardens, and serene lotus ponds. Discover over 1,260 long-tailed macaques and enchanting temple complexes within the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Head to the Tanah Lot temple off Bali’s southwest coast and marvel at the ionic sacred Hindu temple perched on a large, rocky island shaped by years of crashing waves from the sea.

Ascend through volcanic ash and the cool, early-morning air to the peak of Mount Batur, where you'll feel the windswept terrain change beneath your feet. Enjoy breakfast at the peak, overlooking Mount Abang and Mount Agung. Marvel at the incredible views of the shimmering teal water of Lake Batur as you descend into relaxing natural hot springs.

Explore the ancient history along Bali’s eastern coast. Climb the steps of the Pura Kehen Temple to the massive sacred banyan tree dedicated to the worship of Shiva and a stone-carved lotus throne dedicated to the Hindu Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Visit the Tenganan Village, an original Balinese village inhabited by the Bali Aga, Bali’s indigenous people, and the only village weaving the beautiful Geringsing cloths today.

Explore the unique limestone Batu Cremin Cave in Labuan Bajo before departing on your speedboat trip across the tropical blue Flores Sea en route to the mystical Komodo Island. Search for the awe-inspiring Komodo dragons, wild buffalo, deer, pigs, cockatoos, and more before arriving at the remarkable Pink Beach, where you’ll walk from the vibrant pink sand into the warm azure blue sea. Return to Bali for a pleasant drive through the hills of Bali’s southern peninsula, visiting the cliffside Uluwatu Temple and indulging in fresh seafood at Jimbaran and Sanur Beach.


 

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Duration
10 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,749

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Day 1

Arrive Denpasar and transfer to Ubud

On arrival at Denpasar International Airport, meet your driver and transfer to Ubud.

The balance of the day is at leisure to relax at the resort or begin exploring Ubud at your own pace.

Accommodation: Adiwana Unagi Suites

Duration4 Nights
Day 2

Half Day Royal Temple, Monkey Forest and Floating Temple Tour

Start the afternoon with a visit to Pura Taman Ayun, a 17th century temple renowned for its stunning traditional Balinese architecture, manicured gardens, and serene lotus ponds. Continue to visit a Monkey Forest where monkeys roam freely in their own sacred forest. Next drive to the stunning coastal Tanah Lot temple located on a rock island in the sea. Without a doubt the most famous and photographed place in Bali, this sacred Hindu temple sits majestically on a large offshore rock which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves of the surrounding sea.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Sunrise Trekking on Batur Volcano

Trek up the highest peak of Bali s sacred mountain and witness a glorious sunrise over a volcanic crater.

Rise early and depart from your hotel to reach the base of Mount Batur. Your guide will welcome you and provide necessary equipment, followed by a thorough safety briefing. With flashlights in hand, make your way through the cool, dark morning, ascending uphill through volcanic ash, sand, and small rocks. As you continue to climb, the terrain becomes windswept with fewer rocks and vegetation. Reach the top of the crater and relax with a simple breakfast, taking in the stunning morning views of Mount Abang and Mount Agung. On clear days, you may even catch a glimpse of Lombok's Mount Rinjani in the distance across the Lombok Strait. After witnessing the sunrise, walk to another crater rim before descending along the same path you climbed, this time being able to appreciate the spectacular views of the surrounding landscape and Lake Batur. You may even see some of the lava flows and the destruction they left behind from the most recent eruption. At the bottom, take a well-deserved dip in a hot spring before returning to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4

Full Day Eastern Coast Bali Discovery

This full-day tour focuses on the history of Bali, which is deeply rooted in the ancient Javanese Hindu Kingdom. Start with a visit to Kehen Temple, featuring a massive Banyan tree and dedicated to the worship of Shiva. The inner sanctuary houses a triple throne shrine of the Hindu trinity: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Continue on to the Mother Temple, Besakih Temple, the most significant place of worship in Bali and the largest temple on the island. Proceed downhill through the villages of Selat and Sidemen. Stop on route to see hand weaving home industry before visit to Bali Aga, an original Balinese village believed to have existed long before the waves of Hindu-Javanese migration. Bali Aga is the only village where traditional "Geringsing" cloths are still woven today. On your return journey, stop at the shore to witness the traditional salt processing methods (weather permitting).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Ubud to Komodo Island

Following breakfast, transfer to the Denpasar Airport for your flight to Labuan Bajo. (Flight not included in price).

Upon arrival at Komodo Airport Labuan Bajo on the island of Flores you will be welcomed by our local representative and transferred to Batu Cermin Cave. The unique limestone cave is known for its mirror-like stone walls that reflect sunlight, creating dazzling displays of natural light and intricate mineral formations. After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: The Jayakarta Suites Komodo

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 6

Rinca Islands and Pink Beach

After early morning pick up, transfer to Harbor of Labuan Bajo. At 07.00 am depart for Komodo island. This trip over the blue tropical waters and past hundreds of small island will take approximately 4 hours by speedboat. Upon arrival at Komodo Island, embark on a 1.5-hour guided trek with a local ranger to search for the awe-inspiring Komodo dragons. Komodo Island boasts a diverse array of wildlife, including wild buffalo, deer, pigs, and a myriad of tropical bird species, including the captivating Cockatoo. Proceed to Pink Beach, where you'll have the chance to snorkel and explore the magnificent underwater world. Next, journey to Rinca Island with lunch served on board, followed by a guided hour-long trek led by a local ranger to observe Komodo Dragons in their natural habitat. The return voyage to Labuan Bajo is estimated to take approximately 1.5 hours. Dinner served at local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Labuan Bajo to Bali

Breakfast at hotel. At Leisure until transfer you to the airport for your flight to Bali. (Flight not included in price).

On arrival you will be transfered to the reort with the balance of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Puri Santrian

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Day 8

Half Day Cliff Temple, Fire Dance and Beach Dinner

Enjoy a pleasant ride along the hills of Bali's southern peninsula. This area, known as Bukit, offers a landscape of rugged limestone cliffs and world-renowned surf breaks that is unlike any other on the island. At the southwestern tip of the peninsula, perched on a cliff 70 meters above the Indian Ocean and offering stunning views,  is the incredible Uluwatu Temple. The Kecak Dance performance at Uluwatu Temple is a traditional Balinese dance that involves a group of men chanting "cak" in a rhythmic and hypnotic way, while dancers in elaborate costumes tell the story of the Ramayana, creating a captivating and unforgettable experience against the backdrop of the temple and the sunset. The tour ends up at Jimbaran Beach to enjoy an incredible Seafood dinner, served on the beach before returning to your hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 9

Sanur Beach at Leisure

Enjoy a full day exploring or enjoying the resort's facilities.

Sanur, the oldest developed beach area in Bali, is family-friendly and situated on the calm leeward side of the island. It offers a 5-kilometre/3-mile walkway along the beachfront. In character, it is quiet and relaxing. There are breakwaters which protect the beach from erosion plus there are coral reefs just offshore for divers and snorkelers to view the underwater life. 

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 10

Depart Bali

Following breakfast you will be transfered to the airport in time for your onward flight.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Denpasar and Labuan Bajo
  • 4 nights in first-class accommodations in Ubud
  • 2 nights in first-class accommodations in Labuan Bajo
  • 3 nights in first-class accommodations in Sanur
  • Private-guided Half Day Royal Temple, Monkey Forest and Floating Temple Tour in Ubud
  • Private-guided Sunrise Trekking on Batur Volcano in Ubud
  • Private-guided Full Day Eastern Coast Bali Discovery in Ubud
  • Private-guided Morning Batu Cermin Cave Tour in Labuan Bajo
  • Private-guided Full Day Komodo Island and Rinca Island Tour
  • Private-guided Half Day Cliff Temple, Fire Dance and Beach Dinner in Sanur
  • Daily breakfast (excluding day 1), 3 lunches, 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International, domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees, if applicable

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.


4 Nov 2024
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