Explore an ocean paradise on this nine-day Bali trip

Bali and paradise are synonymous with each other. Everyone who visits always has a reason to come back, be it to explore the rich history, stunning beaches or the flourishing landscapes they might have missed the first time around. This adventure takes you to the lesser-visited east coast of Bali, allowing you to experience it all at in the one go. Get your cultural fix at the temple of Gunung Kawi or the stunning water palace of Tirta Gangga, dive into the ruins of the USS Liberty off the coast of Tulamban or simply kick back in style at the resort like beaches of Seminyak – enjoying comfortable accommodation and plenty of exploration time along the way.


Start
Seminyak, Indonesia
Finish
Seminyak, Indonesia
Country
Indonesia
Style
Comfort
Code
TIKI
Physical rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12

Why we love this trip

  • Immerse yourself in the Balinese lifestyle – eat a local lunch, visit local temples and get under the skin of local culture

  • Discover Ubud, and take in the scenery and surrounding rice terraces, as well as the amazing food.

  • Explore some of Bali's famous world class beaches, then spend some time off the beaten track to find the lesser known spots that the locals keep guarded

  • Discover the wreckage of the USS Liberty on a snorkelling trip at Tulamben, witnessing how nature has curiously fused with this man-made construct

  • Enjoy comfortable accommodation and free time to allow you to relax and unwind or make the most of life by the pool

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip does include a couple of day walks. These are in the capabilities of most travellers.

  • There is an included snorkelling trip off the coast of Tulamben. You will need to be able to swim to participate.

  • Bali is blessed with a consistent climate for most of the year. However, the rainy season (usually October–March) brings frequent downpours. The good news is that these rainy bursts don't last long, and it is usually still warm.

Itinerary

Welcome to Bali! Your first destination is Seminyak, an upmarket, laid back beach town with open beaches, curious buildings, and more spas, massages and treatments than you can poke a stick at. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time for the welcome meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. If you arrive early, perhaps embark on a horse riding expedition across the beaches or go for a dip in the beautiful beaches – the waves at Seminyak beach are renowned by surfers, so maybe hire a board and see why.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Optional Activities
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Cocktail Safari - IDR900000
  • Kerobokan - Trekking the hidden Rice-fields of Kerobokan - IDR500000
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Leave Seminyak and transfer to Ubud. Along the way, visit the Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its holy spring water where Balinese Hindus go for ritual purification. Take a second stop at the Temple of Gunung Kawi, an 11th-century temple and funerary complex with Rice fields sit like a red (or green) carpet to the entrance. Upon arrival at Ubud, perhaps marvel at the halls of the Ubud palace before enjoying the rest of the day at your own pace.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ubud - Pura Tirta Empul Temple
  • Ubud - Gunung Kawi Temple
  • Ubud - Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Ubud is Bali's main arts and cultural centre, recently made famous by the Hollywood movie 'Eat Pray Love'. It's a wonderful place to experience the magic that has made Bali such a popular travel destination.
Today take a leisurely walk along Campuhuan Ridge to fully appreciate the lush green surrounds of Ubud. Also visit the Intrepid Foundation Project, Bumi Sehat, a local community-based health clinic whose mission is to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality. Enjoy some free time this afternoon, perhaps explore the Blanco Renaissance Museum, the Puri Lukisan Museum, the numerous Hindu temples or the Puri Saren Agung in depth.
Tonight learn about the traditional art of Kecak dancing, a fascinating dance and theatrical performance in conjunction with human chanting.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance
  • Ubud - Guided walk
  • Ubud - Bumi Sehat Hosted Visit
Optional Activities
  • Ubud - Yoga lesson - IDR100000
  • Ubud - Cooking class - IDR350000
  • Ubud - Blanco Museum - IDR80000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Depart from Ubud in the morning and travel onwards Tengangan for a short trip. On arrival to Tengangan, take a walk around this historic town. According to legend, the people of Tengangan were selected by the god Indra as the caretakers of the land, ordered to use every means to keep the area pure and clean in both the spiritual and physical senses. Afterwards, return to Candidasa to enjoy a walk around the town. Perhaps spend some time relaxing around the town’s attractive lagoon, take a swim in the inviting waters, or take advantage of the excellent snorkelling conditions.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Candidasa - Tenganan Village
Optional Activities
  • Candidasa - Cooking class - IDR515000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Travel out of Candidasa and head to the Ujung Water Palace via Minivan (1 hour). The Ujung Water Palace once served as a home for royalty, but is simply known as a park to locals. Sitting in the middle of three large pools, the main building, known as Gili Bale, sits in tranquillity next to beautiful stone arches and well maintained gardens. Later in the day, arrive at Candidasa where you'll spend the evening.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Candidasa - Puri Agung Karangasem Palace
  • Candidasa - Ujung Water Palace
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Today’s journey takes you to Amlapura Palace, an exceptional structure that employs a unique mix of Chinese and European influences. The Palace’s buildings are reserved for ceremonies and visits by the occasional tourist – however the last king loved designing water gardens and the nearby Tirta Gangga Water Palace stands as a testament to his skills. After exploring both of these Palaces, drive onwards to our lunch at a local village which is less developed than other parts of Bali. Enjoy a traditional local lunch while supporting the village though this community based project, which is also helping local fishermen to understand more sustainable fishing practices.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Amed - Tirta Gangga Walk & Palace Tour
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Arrive at Tulamben, a small fishing village made famous due to the nearby shipwreck of the US cargo ship Liberty. This old boat, sunk by a Japanese submarine in 1942, lies just off shore and has since turned the location into one of Bali’s most popular diving sites with up to 100 divers descending to the wreck each day. Take the opportunity to snorkel around this wreck and witness the coral and sea life that now calls the wreckage home.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Included Activities
  • Tulamben - Snorkelling USS Liberty Wreck
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
In the morning, jump back into your private minivan and head back to Seminyak. The rest of the day is yours to spend as you please, perhaps explore the resort like restaurants and clubs at your own place, hunt down some of the designer shops and galleries, or even just mellow out on the beach before your trip comes to an end tomorrow.
Accommodation
  • Hotel (1 night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today.
Optional Activities
  • Seminyak - Urban Adventure Bali VW Spa Safari - IDR900000
Meals Included
  • Breakfast

Meals

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Private vehicle, Van

Accommodation

Hotel (8 nights)

Included activities

  • Ubud - Pura Tirta Empul Temple
  • Ubud - Gunung Kawi Temple
  • Ubud - Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance
  • Ubud - Guided walk
  • Ubud - Bumi Sehat Hosted Visit
  • Candidasa - Tenganan Village
  • Candidasa - Puri Agung Karangasem Palace
  • Candidasa - Ujung Water Palace
  • Amed - Tirta Gangga Walk & Palace Tour
  • Tulamben - Snorkelling USS Liberty Wreck

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip

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