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Exploring Bali

The essence of authentic Bali where culture and traditions are the focus of your day. Discover the island of Gods, history, customs, ancestral practices, and age-old traditions that are the foundation of the Balinese people. A journey of exploration that is full of surprises; and the encounter with other cultures and values will become a genuine immersive experience.

Proposed services

  • Private Trip
  • Local guide
  • Direct Rates
  • Culture
  • Relax

The route day by day

1

Arrival in Bali

Arrival in Bali Airport, Denpasar. Collect you luggage and pass through customs where a member of our team will be waiting for you holding a nameboard with your name on. Head for Sanur.

Sanur is one of the first seaside resorts in Bali, situated on the southeast coast, quite far from Kuta and its crowded beaches. Sanur provides a quiet family atmosphere. Here you can enjoy the sandy beaches, swimming in the sea and long walks along the seashore all year long.

Night in Sanur at the Parigata Resort.


Détail du jour

Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Parigata Resort

Located among the shops and restaurants of Sanur, this fine resort is a 2-minute walk from the beach, 10 km from the Bali Museum and 14 km from the vibrant nightlife of Jalan Legian.

Superior (x 1)

The rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with all the necessary amenities. The private veranda offers you a view of the swimming pool, the waterfall and the beautiful hotel gardens.

2

Your first day

Bali, Sanur

After a long journey, what could be nicer than starting your day in peaceful Sanur. There is something for everyone here. You can start with a traditional Balinese massage, enjoy the seaside and discover the Tokos (Balinese boutiques), or you can treat yourself in a warung (an Indonesian restaurant).

Sanur, being the oldest bathing resort in Bali, has been able to keep its Balinese authenticity. During your first walks, you will soon meet some of the charming local people, always interested in having a chat with you. Let yourself be transported by the Balinese orchestras, the 'gamelans', while they rehearse for a concert.

In the evening, time to taste some of the local specialities such as nasi goreng, satés, gado-gado, and lots more! You could try out a few words of Indonesian, a few simple words will be enough to make people smile.

Night in Sanur at the Parigata Resort.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast

Parigata Resort

Located among the shops and restaurants of Sanur, this fine resort is a 2-minute walk from the beach, 10 km from the Bali Museum and 14 km from the vibrant nightlife of Jalan Legian.

Superior (x 1)

The rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with all the necessary amenities. The private veranda offers you a view of the swimming pool, the waterfall and the beautiful hotel gardens.

3

Walking from Belimbing to Jatiluwih, Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Bali, Sanur, Munduk

In the morning, set off on a 2 km walk in the nature between the villages of Belimbing and Jatiluwih. You will see some magnificent rice fields, which are classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During this walk, your guide will tell you about the secrets of rice, its significance in Balinese culture, as well as its consumption and its economical importance.

The day continues with a visi to the temple that is dedicated to the goddess of the lake and the sovereign of the waters of Bali. The Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is locateed on the banks of Lake Bratan in the Bedugul mountains.

Then we will go to Munduk, the name of which literally means 'between the plain and the mountain'. ». Munduk is a peaceful authentic village situated high up and is accessed via small winding roads. Lost in the mountain, Munduk has some extraordinary views of the nature and sunsets that will leave you speechless.

Night in Munduk at the Munduk Sari Garden.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Munduk Sari Garden

Munduk Sari Garden Villa awaits you for a relaxing retreat in the mountains. The hotel has a restaurant with stunning views.

Superior (x 1)

The Superior room with a "King size" bed. This beautiful and spacious room is located in the hotel garden. Well-polished wooden furniture adds elegance to each villa and large windows give spectacular views of the surrounding greenery.

4

Walking inTamblingan Jungle, in the afternoon 2 options to choose from

Bali, Munduk

After a hearty breakfast, head off in the morning for a walk in the forest by the edge of Lake Tamblingan. This site is protected by the Indonesian governement, but it is also a sacred place. Locals believe that spirits live in the lake. On the walk, you will see all kinds of flora and fauna before getting into a traditional canoe for your lake adventure. An authentic experience !

Next, it is time to have lunch in a traditional warung before returning to your hotel. In the afternoon, you can choose between the following activities:

-A traditional cookery class. The chef will guide you while you prepare some of the best Indonesian dishes. A real immersion into the culture while you discover some culinary secrets ! All the ingredients used are locally produced.
-A Balinese massage which is unique to the Munduk region

Night in Munduk at the Munduk Sari Garden.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Munduk Sari Garden

Munduk Sari Garden Villa awaits you for a relaxing retreat in the mountains. The hotel has a restaurant with stunning views.

Superior (x 1)

The Superior room with a "King size" bed. This beautiful and spacious room is located in the hotel garden. Well-polished wooden furniture adds elegance to each villa and large windows give spectacular views of the surrounding greenery.

5

Discovering the Banyumala Waterfall, head to Ubud

Bali, Ubud, Munduk

This morning you will head off to see the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. The Banyumala Twin Wateralls are impressively high and are set right in the green jungle vegetation. They are accessible via a small path so you will need your walking shoes ! You can admire the view or get a bit closer to the falls and take a dip in their natural pond. A morning of relaxation in this exceptional setting.

Next, head to Ubud where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Nigh in Ubud at the Sri Ratih Cottage.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Sri Ratih Cottage

Located on the outskirts of Ubud and 5 km from its Monkey Forest, this elegant boutique hotel is also 8 km from the Goa Gajah Stone Sculptures.

Superior (x 1)

The upper room has charming Balinese-style furniture and a view of the lush tropical garden. The room has a terrace.

6

A traditional Balinese morning and a visit to the Tirta Empul Temple

Bali, Ubud

Head off to discover the region of Ubud and to witness life in a Balinese home. You will meet various families for whom it is normal to live all together in one place. You can learn how to make a 'canang sari', the name for the daily offerings made as part of the Hindu ceremonies. This experience will enable you to understand the daily lives of these people a little better.

You will continue your day together with the family to learn about their farming rituals. In the rice fields you can learn about the different stages of rice cultivation, the staple food of the Balinese diet. You will then be able to take part in a ceremonial blessing carried out by a local Hindu priest. An opportunity to unwind, recite some mantras, and to give and receive the water that has been blessed by the priest.  Then it will be time to share a traditional meal with the family.

Then, it is time to head to the famous Tirta Empul Temple, dedicated to the Gods Shiva,Vishnu, Brahma anf Indra. This is a top priority for Balinese Hindu pilgrims, the natural water source here is known to have magical benefits. Your guide will surely tell you all about the legend of Mayadanawa and the God Indra.

Night in Ubud at the Sri Ratih Cottage.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
  • déjeuner
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Sri Ratih Cottage

Located on the outskirts of Ubud and 5 km from its Monkey Forest, this elegant boutique hotel is also 8 km from the Goa Gajah Stone Sculptures.

Superior (x 1)

The upper room has charming Balinese-style furniture and a view of the lush tropical garden. The room has a terrace.

7

Mount Batur, hot springs and discovering the village of Penglipuran

Bali, Ubud

Leave early in the morning to conquer Mount Batur, the second highest active volcano in Bali. This mountain is the revered by the Balinese. After a 2.5 hour walk, you will arrive at the summit where you will be able to witness a breathtaking sunrise. Little by little, as it starts to get lighter, you will be able to pick out the western part of Bali right up to the Bukit peninsula, and you can even see the island of Nusa Penida on a clear day !

On the way back, croos over a field of lava which dates back to the 1917 eruption.

Then, enjoy a moment of relaxation in the lake's natural hot springs. There are many pools of between 30 and 40 degrees available as well as some swimming pools with views of the lake.

End the day with a visit to the village of Penglipuran, an authentic Balineses Banjar which has kept its ancestral culture and traditions.

Night in Ubud at the Sri Ratih Cottage.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Sri Ratih Cottage

Located on the outskirts of Ubud and 5 km from its Monkey Forest, this elegant boutique hotel is also 8 km from the Goa Gajah Stone Sculptures.

Superior (x 1)

The upper room has charming Balinese-style furniture and a view of the lush tropical garden. The room has a terrace.

8

Tegal Lalang rice fields, Goa Gajah Temple and craftsmen's workshops

Bali, Ubud

Today you will discover the Tegal Lalang rice fields.
Perched 600 metres above sea level, these rice fields are in terraces dug into the sides of the valley. Take a walk to look at the ingenious irrigation system and enjoy the panoramic views !

Not far from the rice fields is one of the most sacred sites in Bali, classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The origine of Goa Gajah, or the Elephant Cave, remains a mystery today, even though it seems to date back to the 11th century.

In the early afternoon, you will be able to visit one of the oldest wooden sculpture galleries in Ubud. Some of the works you will see here have taken years to complete. These pieces really showcase the talent of these local craftsmen. It is a skill that has been passed down the generations.

Night in Ubud at the Sri Ratih Cottage.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

Sri Ratih Cottage

Located on the outskirts of Ubud and 5 km from its Monkey Forest, this elegant boutique hotel is also 8 km from the Goa Gajah Stone Sculptures.

Superior (x 1)

The upper room has charming Balinese-style furniture and a view of the lush tropical garden. The room has a terrace.

9

A day to relax in Ubud, activities optional

Bali, Ubud

This day is for you to do as you please, be it cultural, sportive or just relaxing. There are plenty of activities here in Ubud that we can propose as an option (minimum 2 people) :

Mountain biking : discover Bali and the Kintamani region, also riding around the villages of Ubud region.

Taman Nusa : located near Ubud, this 15 hectare cultural park binds Indonesian culture and tradition. For example you can see the typical styles of homes from each island such as Sumba or Sulawesi.

Batik Workshop : here, in an idyllic setting surrounded by rice fields, you can learn about the natural technique of Batik dying, which has been passed down the generations.

Introduction to Balinese painting workshop : you can learn the techniques of Balinese painting in a specialised workshop where some of Bali's most famous painters have left some of their works.

Night in Ubud at the Sri Ratih Cottage.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast

Sri Ratih Cottage

Located on the outskirts of Ubud and 5 km from its Monkey Forest, this elegant boutique hotel is also 8 km from the Goa Gajah Stone Sculptures.

Superior (x 1)

The upper room has charming Balinese-style furniture and a view of the lush tropical garden. The room has a terrace.

10

Visit to Tenganan village, Goa Lawah Temple

Bali, Ubud, Jimbaran

Late morning, head off to one of the oldest villages on the island, situated in Tenganan. Here you will experience local daily life, how the village is organised and how the Spirits are at the heart of the community. The Bali Aga have not changed their way of life for centuries, still living self-sufficiently.

Next you will head to Goa Lawah cave, whose temple is one of the sites that protects Bali from evil forces. Inside you will see thousands of bats, also the stuff of legends.

On the beach opposite the temple, salt is harvested with the sand and then redistributed over the thatched roofs of the local homes.

Next, head to Jimbaran, arriving early evening.

Night in Jimbaran at the La Joya Biu Biu.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver / Private French Guide

La Joya Biu Biu

Located just ten minutes walk from La Joya and Balangan beach. Enjoy 180 degree ocean views, relax in the pool, dine in the thatched-roof restaurant and discover the secret beach ...

Superior (x 1)

The Superior Lodge has a spacious interior with glass panels and wood framing mounted on the front circumference of the room. Enjoy the beautiful view or step outside and go out on the terrace overlooking the garden. The garden area is perfect for couples who wish to practice yoga at sunrise or meditate in an intimate environment.

11

Free day to relax in Jimbaran

Bali, Jimbaran

We propose to end your stay relaxing on the beaches in the Southeast.

You can have a driver to take you to the best surfing beaches on Bali : Padang-Padang and Uluwatuwhere you can watch the surfers taming the powerful Balinese waves.

If you like, as an option, your driver can also take you to the vibrant resort of Seminyak, Bali's answer to St. Tropez, full of restaurants and boutiques.

Or you can simply relax by the pool or treat yourself to a Balinese massage.

The choice is yours!

Night in Jimbaran at the La Joya Biu Biu.


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast

La Joya Biu Biu

Located just ten minutes walk from La Joya and Balangan beach. Enjoy 180 degree ocean views, relax in the pool, dine in the thatched-roof restaurant and discover the secret beach ...

Superior (x 1)

The Superior Lodge has a spacious interior with glass panels and wood framing mounted on the front circumference of the room. Enjoy the beautiful view or step outside and go out on the terrace overlooking the garden. The garden area is perfect for couples who wish to practice yoga at sunrise or meditate in an intimate environment.

12

Departure from Bali

Bali, Jimbaran
 
Your driver will take you to Bali International Airport in line with the timing of your flight.
 
Then, take your return flight home, filled with wonderful memories !


Détail du jour

Repas :
  • breakfast
Daily services : Private Driver

Dates and prices

Period Price per adult
January to September
1487 EUR * Choose

*Excluding international flights, price per adult, subject to variations depending on the options desired, the availability of our partners and the exchange rate.

This price includes
  • 24/7 OnSite Support in English
  • Daily meals indicated
  • All activities described except options
  • All transfers, unless otherwise stated
  • Complete travel roadmap
  • Accommodation
This price does not include
  • International flights

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • The insurance

NB: The hotels proposed are our selection for this tour, they will be subject to change to hotels of a similar category depending on their availability.

Proposed accommodation

Parigata Resort Sanur

Located among the shops and restaurants of Sanur, this fine resort is a 2-minute walk from the beach, 10 km from the Bali Museum and 14 km from the vibrant nightlife of Jalan Legian.

Superior (x 1)

The rooms are spacious and comfortably furnished with all the necessary amenities. The private veranda offers you a view of the swimming pool, the waterfall and the beautiful hotel gardens.

Munduk Sari Garden Munduk

Munduk Sari Garden Villa awaits you for a relaxing retreat in the mountains. The hotel has a restaurant with stunning views.

Superior (x 1)

The Superior room with a "King size" bed. This beautiful and spacious room is located in the hotel garden. Well-polished wooden furniture adds elegance to each villa and large windows give spectacular views of the surrounding greenery.

Sri Ratih Cottage Ubud

Located on the outskirts of Ubud and 5 km from its Monkey Forest, this elegant boutique hotel is also 8 km from the Goa Gajah Stone Sculptures.

Superior (x 1)

The upper room has charming Balinese-style furniture and a view of the lush tropical garden. The room has a terrace.

La Joya Biu Biu Jimbaran

Located just ten minutes walk from La Joya and Balangan beach. Enjoy 180 degree ocean views, relax in the pool, dine in the thatched-roof restaurant and discover the secret beach ...

Superior (x 1)

The Superior Lodge has a spacious interior with glass panels and wood framing mounted on the front circumference of the room. Enjoy the beautiful view or step outside and go out on the terrace overlooking the garden. The garden area is perfect for couples who wish to practice yoga at sunrise or meditate in an intimate environment.

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Our travelers' opinions

Annabelle
Indonésie
Exploring Bali

An excellent trip to Bali ! O'D'Asie put together a tailor-made trip based on my requirements : culture, diving and hiking ! The diving centres chosen were very professional, an ... Lire la suite

Dominique et Cathy
Indonésie
Exploring Bali

We were a group of 6. A trip where we requested to combine diving, walks and rest. And we were not disappointed throughout the whole trip. The hotels were of the standard we wis ... Lire la suite

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Nicolas
  • 12 day(s)
  • Custom made
    • Sanur
    • Rizières
    • Cascades de Bayumala
    • Ubud
    • Mont Batur

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