TOUR CODE: UMALOM
Trip Type: Independent Journey
This 12-day journey is a perfect tropical getaway to three of Indonesia’s popular destinations. We start from Ubud in the uplands of Bali, known as a center for traditional arts and crafts, and the rainforest and terraced rice paddies are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. From Ubud, we head to Seminyak, Bali’s vibrant heart of fashion, nightlife, and restaurant scene. Located on the east of Bali, Lombok is an Indonesian island famed for beaches, coral reefs, and surfing spots. Lombok’s charm truly lies in its century-old, tranquil coastal areas with virgin white beaches, green mountains, and the Three Gili Islands is a true snorkeling paradise and some of the best places in the world to swim with green sea turtles and hawksbill sea turtles.
Arrive at Ngurah Rai International airport. After customs and immigration procedures, meet your driver for your private transfer to your hotel in Ubud.
Located in the traditional village of Silungan, The Alena Resort Ubud sits in a tropical jungle and ricefields, about a 10-minute drive from Ubud town center.
FREE DAY IN UBUD (B)
Start the day with morning yoga to balance body and soul at your resort’s Yoga pavilion while enjoying the cool morning breeze from the tropical jungles. Unwind yourself in your resort’s outdoor swimming pool, reading books on a daybed while enjoying the serenity and relaxing atmosphere, or go shopping at Ubud Market.
FREE DAY IN UBUD (B)
A free day to relax or participate in one of the hotel’s complimentary activities.
ART VILLAGES, MONKEY FOREST & RICE TERRACE/SEMINYAK (B)
After breakfast, check out your room with the front desk. We learn about Balinese culture, architecture, and traditions on a half-day tour with your guide. We drive to Batubulan village to see the center of handmade Batik weaving. Visit the town of Celuk to see gold and silversmiths at work and admire Bali’s wood carving crafts at Mas. Continue to the Sacred Monkey Forest, where you will see gray macaques roam among Hindu temples in the forest. Wander around the market at Ubud, and visit the King’s Palace. Our final stop is the stunning Tegalalang Rice Terrace, one of Bali’s most picturesque landscapes. Get back in the car and head to Seminyak, where we will stay for the next four nights.
Situated in the middle of the lively and stylish area of Seminyak, The luxury Trans Resort is within easy reach from Seminyak eat street and the fashionable streets of Seminyak, where you can indulge in the upmarket attractions that have made Seminyak one of the hottest destinations on the island.
A free day to relax. Savor an included lunch at the resort’s restaurant. Use your free time to explore the unique 15th-century Pura Petitenget Temple in Seminyak. This temple is still an active place of worship for the locals.
Make today a lazy day, relax by the pool, sip cocktails, enjoy some poolside cuisines or go shopping in Jalan Laksmana. Enjoy an included afternoon tea and a 60-minute massage at your resort.
Optional Experience (Minimum of two participants)
Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance Performance and seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay: +$79 per person
Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple built to protect the island from evil spirits at the edge of a 230-foot-high cliff with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. After exploring the temple and watching the sunset, experience one of Bali’s most famous cultural performances, the Kecak Fire Dance. With a beautiful ocean sunset as your backdrop, enjoy a Kecak dance with traditional Balinese movements and chants performed in a circle around a blazing torch. After the tour, savor a barbecue seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay.
You are free to relax today. Take in the sunset and music at the renowned Ku-De-Ta or Potato Head Club, or check out the Single Fin Bar in Uluwatu for fun events during Wednesdays and Sundays.
Seminyak is the place to be in Bali for food lovers, offering everything from upscale fine dining to local warung eateries. This neighborhood has something for everyone.
After breakfast, fly to Lombok, located in the East of Bali, known for its beautiful beaches, jungle terrain, and traditional villages. The underwater life of Lombok is impressive. Surfers also come to Lombok, especially South Lombok, to find a challenge through the waves, and South Lombok is considered one of the world’s best places to surf. Upon arrival at the airport, meet your driver for your transfer to your resort.
You will stay the next four nights at the Qunci Villas, located in a peaceful and tranquil location on Mangsit Beach on Lombok Island, a 5-minute drive from Senggigi Beach. The hotel features a full-service spa and three outdoor pools.
THE THREE GILI ISLANDS TOUR (B)
Before cruising to the Gili Islands, we visit Pusuk Temple in Lombok, renowned for its monkey population. Seeing these primates in the temple compound is a spectacle in its own right. Characterized by sandy beaches fringed with palm trees, the three Gili Islands are known for their serenity due to the absence of any motorized transport. Sit back and relax for a 30-minute cruise on a local boat over to the Gili Islands. During our tour, you will have the opportunity to snorkel, take in underwater statues, colorful reefs, and see the island’s famed sea turtle. Stop first at Gili Trawangan, the largest and the most popular of the three islands. The island is known for its breathtaking beaches and snorkeling sites. Spend some time on the beach, relaxing, swimming, and snorkeling. Venture into the interior of the island to see some of the villages and fishing communities. From Gili Trawangan, sail to Gili Meno, the smallest and the quietest of the three Gilis. Home to crystal clear water full of coral and colorful fish is ideal for snorkel and swim. The final stop is at Gili Air, where you can spend the remainder of the afternoon on the beach. Sail back to the harbor and then transfer back to the hotel.
*Sea turtle spotting is not guaranteed.
Free days at leisure. Relax at one of the resort’s three infinity pools directly on the beachfront in front of the Lombok Sea with neighboring Bali’s Mt. Gunung Agung as the idyllic backdrop.
LOMBOK DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, meet your driver for your transfer to the airport.
Meals: B= Breakfast L=Lunch
Per person, based on double occupancy
|Departure Dates||Land Only||Solo Traveler Supplement|
|Mar 01 - 28||$1,299||$999|
|Mar 29 - Jun 28||$1,399||$1,099|
|Jun 29 - Aug 31||$1,499||$1,099|
|Sep 01 - Oct 24||$1,299||$1,099|
|Oct 25 - Dec 09||$1,399||$1,099|
|Dec 10 - 19||$1,499||$1,099|
|Dec 20 - 31||$1,799||$1,399|
|Jan 07 - Mar 19||$1,399||$1,099|