June 21 – Arrive to Denpasar International Airport in Bali. Private transfer to hotel on the South West coast of the island. Check into hotel and relax after the flight.
June 22 – Free day to relax and enjoy the beach or explore the area while you get used to the new time zone. (B)
June 23 – Morning visit to the iconic sea temple of Tanah Lot. This ancient Hindu Shrine is perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves. Our guide will walk us through the history of this religious sight and give us time to take in the beauty of our surroundings. We will continue driving North through the stunning rice terraces of the island and stop for lunch and photo opportunities in the UNESCO World Heritage area of Jatiluwih. After lunch, we complete the journey by arriving in the quaint village of Kalisada to check into our beachfront villas. Welcome dinner in the evening. (B,D)
June 24 – This morning we will join the cooks of our two villas and head to the market to pick up fresh ingredients for our lunch. We will then return to the villa and learn how to make traditional Indonesian food such as Nasi Goreng. After we enjoy our lunch, the afternoon is free to enjoy the pool, walk along the beach, or explore the village. (B,L,D)
June 25 – Today is an open day for optional tours. We suggest booking a snorkeling or diving trip to Manjangan Island for some of the most colorful and lively coral reefs in the country. You can also book the villa car and set out to explore the surrounding temples and learn more about the culture of Bali. You might also opt to relax poolside, read a good book, and enjoy a massage. (B,L,D)
June 26 –Sunrise tour to go in search of dolphins using traditional boats. Lucky us, the dolphins like to reside near the villas, so we don’t have to go far! After breakfast, we will then join our local guide and embark on a walking tour of Kalisada. We’ll meet local families, try traditional foods, watch the rice production process, and learn about temple ceremonies. Return to villa to soak in one last day of this amazing view! (B,L,D)
June 27 – Check out of villa in the morning and proceed to central Bali. Enjoy a guided walk of the rainforest and rural villages…so lush and green you will feel like you are in a fairy tale. Your walk will take you to gorgeous Lake Tamblingan where you will board canoes to explore the area and visit local “floating” temples. Continue on to the mountains of Munduk and check into jungle hotel for the evening. (B)
June 28 – This morning, we will drive to the famous rice terraces of Tegallalaggang for free time to explore, take amazing photos, and enjoy some coffee or tea. We will then make stops at several local artisan workshops to learn about traditional handicraft and shop to our hearts content. In the afternoon, we will visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary before checking into our hotel in Ubud. Free evening to explore the MANY restaurant and shopping options in the area.
June 29 – Free day to enjoy Ubud. Check out local coffee roasters, stop for Gelato, immerse into the bustling market, shop the many boutiques, enjoy a foot massage, and people watch from a street side café. Farewell Dinner in the evening. (B,D)
June 30 – Official end of the trip. Airport transfers provided throughout the day. We suggest staying on in the area to explore more of Bali or the surrounding islands. We can help plan any extension trip you have in mind. (B)