TOUR CODE: UMALOM
Trip Type: Independent Journey
This 11-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. By fast boat, we cross the Lombok Strait to Lombok, known for its white sand beaches, coral reefs, and surfing spots. We will snorkel and encounter green sea turtles while exploring the Three Gili Islands. Return to Bali for our last three nights in Seminyak, Bali’s vibrant heart of fashion, nightlife, and restaurant scene. We admire the beautiful sunset at Uluwatu Temple, followed by a seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay.
ARRIVE IN BALI
Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport. After customs and immigration procedures, meet your driver for your private transfer to your resort in Ubud.
Hidden away in Bali’s central foothills, Alila Ubud is a tranquil sanctuary high above the Ayung River in an emerald-green jungle, located just 3.5 miles from the artistic center of Ubud.
ART VILLAGES, MONKEY FOREST & RICE TERRACE (B)
After breakfast, check out your room with the front desk. Learn about Balinese culture, architecture, and traditions on a half-day tour with your guide. 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 gray macaques roam among Hindu temples in the forest. Wander around the market at Ubud, and visit the King’s Palace. We stop at the stunning Tegalalang Rice Terrace, one of Bali’s most picturesque landscapes.
Start the day with morning yoga to balance your body and soul at your resort’s Yoga pavilion while enjoying the cool morning breeze from the tropical jungles. Unwind in your resort’s infinity pool, read books on a daybed while enjoying the serenity and relaxing atmosphere, or go shopping at Ubud Market.
Optional Experience (Minimum of two passengers)
Balinese Shaman Blessings and Tirta Empul +$65 per person
Set out on a short journey to an authentic village to experience everyday life in a traditional Balinese village. During your visit, meet with a shaman or spiritual healer with a long-standing reputation for healing physical and mental illnesses. Experience the ancient practice while reading and perhaps get advice on a general condition or discover something you weren’t even aware of. Leave the Shaman, we drive through the lush countryside, then stop at Penglipuran Village to learn more about Balinese culture and have a chance to chat with the locals. We continue to Tirta Empul, a Hindu Balinese water temple complex devoted to Vishnu, dating back to 926 A.D. After admiring the striking temples, we put on a traditional sarong and sash and head to the Holy Spring to participate in a blessing ceremony. You may join the purifying blessing ceremony by jumping down the pools and following the ritual bathing if you wish. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel around 4:30 pm.
Board a fast boat to Lombok, in the East of Bali, known for its beautiful beaches, jungle terrain, and traditional villages. The journey takes about 2.5 hours.
Upon arrival, meet your driver for your transfer to your resort.
You will stay the next four nights at Hotel Tugu Lombok, located on miles of Sire’s pristine white sand beach.
THREE GILI ISLANDS TOUR (B)
Spend the day exploring three small tropical atolls off the northwest coast of Lombok – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. First, 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. Then, sit back and relax for a 30-minute on a local boat ride to the Gili Islands. During our tour, you will have the opportunity to snorkel, take in underwater statues and colorful reefs, and see the island’s famed sea turtle. Stop 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 island’s interior to see some 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 swimming. The final stop is at Gili Air, where you can spend the afternoon on the beach. Sail back to the harbor and then transfer back to the hotel. *Sea turtle spotting is not guaranteed.
Today is a free day 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.
Spoil yourself today at the hotel’s Qamboja Health Spa with a private luxury spa treatment.
Return to Bali by fast boat. The journey takes about three hours. Upon arrival, your driver will meet you at the port for your transfer to your hotel.
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.
ULUWATU TEMPLE TOUR WITH SEAFOOD DINNER (B/D)
Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese Hindu sea temple built at the edge of a 230-foot-high cliff with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Explore the temple and watch the sunset before experiencing one of Bali’s most famous cultural performances, the Kecak Fire Dance. With a beautiful ocean sunset (weather permitting) as your backdrop, enjoy a Kecak dance with traditional Balinese movements and chants performed in a circle around a blazing torch. Your tour ends with a seafood diner at Jimbaran Bay.
A free day to relax. 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.
BALI DEPARTURE (B)
After breakfast, meet your driver for your transfer to the airport.
Meals: B= Breakfast L=Lunch
Per person, based on double occupancy
|2023||Land Only||Solo Traveler Supplement|
|Jan 06 - Mar 19||$1,799||$1,199|
|Mar 20 - Jun 18||$1,899||$1,499|
|Jun 19 - Sep 15||$2,199||$1,699|
|Sep 16 - Oct 20||$1,899||$1,499|
|Oct 21 - Dec 08||$1,899||$1,499|
|Dec 09 - 31||$2,399||$1,899|
|Jan 06 - Mar 20||$1,899||$1,499|