Beachside bliss, delicious food and temples galore await you on this 1 week Bali itinerary, with optional experiences to tailor your trip your way. Take a yoga class in Ubud, cruise the capital city in a vintage VW Kombi, tuck into seafood on beautiful Jimbaran beach, and let the peace and tranquility of Bali work its magic on your mind and soul.
Visit a woodcarving workshop and watch the skilled craftsmen at work
View the stunning emerald green rice terraces and visit a coffee plantation
Visit Puri Saren Agung, a former royal palace and Ubud market
Visit the Ulun Danu temple on the shores of the lake
Visit Taman Ayun and Bali's most photographed temple, Tanah Lot
View Pura Uluwatu Temple perched high above the sea and watch an epic Kecak dance performance
Day 1 - Arrive Bali - Ubud
Om suastiastu’ and welcome to beautiful Bali. A place that evokes an image of paradise in name alone, Bali is every beach loving, culture seeking traveller’s idea of perfection. Touching down today, you’ll transfer to your hotel in the cultural hub of Ubud. Surrounded by lush green rice paddies and a haven for yoga enthusiasts, artists and foodies alike, Ubud is something special. Settle into your hotel this afternoon, then meet up with your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening to get a glimpse of what's to come, before getting to know each other a little better over dinner.
Included Meals - Dinner
Day 2 - Bali Sightseeing
Today will be packed with adventure, so be sure to fuel up at breakfast. We’ll kick things off with a visit to Mas Village and a traditional wood carving workshop, before continuing on to explore the lush green terraces of Tegallalang, one of the most defining views of Bali. Up next, a visit to a coffee plantation to learn how our favourite morning beverage is made (with samples, of course), before we move on for a lunch with a difference. What’s the difference? Well, when was the last time you tucked into a traditional Balinese meal with a view of a sacred volcano mountain in the background? Still not done with the day, we’ll make our way back to Ubud for a visit to ‘Puri Saren Agung’, or Ubud Palace, the former official residence of the royal family of Ubud. Finally, we’ll finish the epic first day of your Bali value tour with a trip to Ubud Market, where there’s time to shop for locally made art and handicrafts.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 - Ubud Free Day
Yesterday was a busy one, so today you have the chance to slow down and explore Ubud your way today. With your free time you could choose to visit the famous monkey forest, where over 700 long-tailed grey macaques roam free amongst the temple ruins. Alternatively, you could take part in one of our optional experiences to embrace the true spirit of Ubud. In the morning, perhaps join our cooking class to learn the secrets of traditional Balinese food, or in the afternoon get to know your inner yogi with a spiritual yoga experience, where all levels are welcome.
Included Meals - Breakfast
Authentic Balinese Cooking Class - $55.00 USD
Venture out on a culinary adventure to unlock the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking. You’ll gather your fresh ingredients in Ubud market where you can pick out fresh herbs and spices, crispy vegetables and choice cuts of meat with the help of your guide. With all your ingredients ready, you’ll arrive at Laplapan village where you’ll be warmly welcomed by your host, who will show you how to create your very own delicious authentic Balinese dishes, using traditional cooking methods. And the best part? You’ll get to enjoy your very own creations for lunch! The price shown is in US dollars.
Ubud Yoga Experience - $38.00 USD
No trip to Bali is complete without yoga! This half-day experience is tailored for both yoga lovers and those who are new to the practice and would like to learn where to start. Held at the Yoga Barn in the heart of Ubud, come and stretch out with friendly teachers. Wherever you are in your yoga journey, this session is sure to provide the perfect way to relax. The price shown is in US dollars.
Day 4 - Ubud - Sanur
Beach bliss awaits us in Sanur later today, but not before an action-packed day of sightseeing. The serene 17th century Ulun Danu temple will be our first stop, where a temple dedicated to the Goddess of the Waters is built on the small islands of Lake Bratan. From here we’ll continue on to Mengwi and the temple of Taman Ayun. Built in 1634, the temple is surrounded by a wide moat and has a series of courtyards which feature a number of Meru (multi-tiered shrines). Still not templed out, our final visit of the day will be to Bali’s most photographed temple, Tanah Lot. Perched precariously on a wave whipped rock, this 16th century icon is still a major crowd pleaser. Feeling culturally satisfied, we’ll then end the day to the gentle sound of the waves, in laidback Sanur.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 - Sanur
Is there any better feeling than waking up knowing that the ocean is just a stone’s throw away? And even better – this morning is entirely free for you to do as much, or as little, as you like. Take a dip in the sea, top up your tan, or maybe choose to join our optional tour of Bali’s capital city, Denpasar, travelling in style in a vintage VW Kombi. This afternoon we’ll be heading to Uluwatu, a gorgeous stretch of headland that’s also home to the Pura Uluwatu temple, perched high above the sea. This evening, we’ll be treated to a traditional Balinese Kecak dance performance, before a dinner of fresh seafood is served right on Jimbaran beach. Perfection.
Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
Denpasar City Tour by Vintage VW Open Rooftop - $55.00 USD
All aboard your vintage VW Open Rooftop vehicle - you’re off on an adventure to Denpasar, Bali’s capital city, and you’re travelling in style! This is the perfect day out for culture lovers. First stop will be the Kumbasari Traditional Market where you can check out the amazing range of fresh produce, incense, clothing, trinkets and much, much more. The Museum of Bali is up next, housing impressive collections ranging from archaeological remains to ritual objects, paintings to textiles. Your cultural journey continues to the Puputan Monument and Jagatnatha temple, the Werdhi Budaya (Art Centre) and winds down at the famous symbol of Balinese liberation, Niti Mandala Monument. The price shown is in US dollars.
Day 6 - Sanur Free Day
Another incredible day in Sanur stretches before you this morning, with plenty of optional experiences to tailor it your way. Sea lovers won't be able to resist our optional full day catamaran and snorkelling cruise to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan, while those who want to learn more about local life could choose to join our Balinese Daily Life experience. A market visit, a trek through the lush rice fields and a visit to an ancient fertility temple are all on the agenda here, offering a unique glimpse into Bali’s beautiful culture. This afternoon, take advantage of Sanur’s gorgeous seaside location and relax on the beach, then this evening why not see out your Bali tour package in style with a final optional dinner at the ageless and elegant Tandjung Sari Hotel.
Included Meals - Breakfast
Balinese Daily Life - $36.00 USD
Your tour gives you a wonderful insight into local life in Bali, with the first stop at a bustling market to see first-hand how the local people barter and trade their wares. Next, you’ll visit a local Subak cultivation system and go trekking through lush green rice fields with five small rivers winding through them. After your trek, take a well deserved break at a cafe and relax with a local ‘Bali Coffee’ while taking in the peaceful scenery. Feeling refreshed, you’ll then head to one of Bali’s hidden gems, Pura Batu Ngaus, an ancient fertility temple that stands on a remote rock in the ocean. The price shown is in US dollars.
Catamaran Cruise and BBQ Lunch - $146.00 USD
Spend a day on the high seas travelling from Bali to the neighbouring island of Nusa Lembongan, on the WakaSailing Catamaran boat. Paradise awaits, where you can snorkel your way through the stunning underwater world of coral reefs and technicolour fish, then kick back at the Waka Beach Club with a delicious BBQ lunch. After lunch, you’ll take a tour around a local village before making the journey back to your hotel. The price shown is in US dollars.
Dinner at the Tandjung Sari - $59.00 USD
The Tandjung Sari is a beautiful beachfront retreat and an ageless beauty and you’ll get to soak it all up with a relaxing dining experience. Tandjung Sari was once the private home of its founder, the Dutch-Indonesian artist-entrepreneur Wija Wawo-Runtu, and is now a boutique resort with a seaside restaurant in the heart of Sanur Beach. You’ll love dining, accompanied by the ocean breeze and glorious Balinese sunset.
Day 7 - Depart Bali
And just like that, your magical week in Bali has come to an end. You’ve explored stunning temples, devoured Nasi Goreng, been the recipient of a thousand warm smiles and made wonderful new friends, and you’ll be leaving today feeling satisfied and nostalgic. Transferring to the airport for your onward flight, we’ll look forward to seeing you again someday soon.
Included Meals - Breakfast