- Beach Escapes
This tour is built to let you experience the best of Bali and Lombok island. Ubud – the cultural centre of Bali is where your journey will begin. You will explore Bali’s local villages and its wonderful nature – the iconic rice terraces, Lake Batur, Mount Abang. From Ubud, travel to Gili Trawagan – a little tropical paradise with striking white sandy beaches. You will spend time relaxing on Gili Trawagan, en route taking boat trips to discover the nearby islands. As you snorkel in the crystal clear water, you may even make friends with the gentle giant manta rays. After Gili Trawagan, you will stay a few more days at Senggigi beach, a lesser-known destination which offers spectacular beaches.
- Day 1: ARRIVE IN BALI - UBUD
- DAY 2: UBUD
- Day 3: UBUD
- Day 4: UBUD - GILI TRAWAGAN
- Day 5: GILI TRAWAGAN - ISLAND HOPPING
- Day 6: GILI TRAWAGAN - SENGGIGI
- Day 7: SENGGIGI
- Day 8: SENGGIGI
- Day 9: LOMBOK - BALI
- Day 10: BALI - DEPARTURE
- This itinerary is a privately guided tour, designed just to show you what is possible.
- We can tailor this trip, it's inclusions and the accommodations, to meet your requirements, budget, and interests.
ARRIVE IN BALI - UBUDDay 1
A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you at the arrival lounge and take you directly to your hotel. Your knowledgeable guide will be happy to answer any questions along the way and will assist you with check-in and registration at the hotel.
After a short rest, we will drive from the south of Bali to Ubud. The Balinese kings, benevolent to the arts, transformed their court seat into a true global village. Ubud shops, galleries and craft shops blend traditional arts and crafts with modern design. Visiting European artists, attracted by the lure of an untouched tropical paradise, were encouraged to stay. They gave new impetus to the existing local arts while creating some exciting new forms in the process. This atmosphere reverbs to this day. A visit to Ubud means indulging in the local arts, visiting the ancient temples and enjoying the archetypical Balinese surroundings of steep gorges and sculpted rice fields.
Cycling is the best way to see the famous Ubud rice fields and village life. Your trip will start from Baung Village and lead all the way to Nyuh Kuning Village. It’s a very safe ride with little traffic on the road, perfect with those without any cycling experience, it is recommended as an addition to an afternoon tour. All guides are locals who come from the surrounding regions and are trained to share their broad knowledge of Balinese culture and lifestyle with travelers.
If you only have time to do one tour whilst staying in Bali, this is the one! It will be a day packed with interest, education and fun!
UBUD - BEST OF CULTURE AND NATUREDay 3
Today you will have the best of culture and nature in a day. First, you will attend a playful introduction to the Balinese philosophy. The gracious Barong dance in Batubulan, performed by professional actors and dancers. Proceed to the rightfully famous woodcarving center of Mas. Young artisans with amazing skills emblaze tropical woods with life.
Then we will drive further to the east and enjoy the breathtaking view over the volcano and the Lake Batur, while having lunch in Penelokan, Kintamani. This is the largest lake in Bali and can be found in the smaller, secondary caldera of the Batur volcano, right at the foot of Mount Abang.
We will make the final stop at Tegalalang rice terraces for you to enjoy its stunning view before heading back to your hotel in Ubud.
UBUD - GILI TRAWAGANDay 4
After breakfast, we will drive to the harbor of Serangan for check-in on a high-speed boat to nearby Lombok. During the first part of the trip, don’t miss out on the stunning sight of Gunung Agung.
You will soon arrive on Gili Trawangan, a little tropical paradise with superb white sandy beaches, turquoise water, colourful fish and beautiful coral reefs. For the rest of the day you will be free to explore these magnificent surroundings.
* No motorized vehicles on the island, you can hire a cidomo (horse cart) if you wish to explore the island
* Speedboat transfer is not suitable for pregnant women, people with heart or back problems or other physical impediments and children under 5 years old.
GILI TRAWAGAN - ISLAND HOPPINGDay 5
We will start the day with a snorkeling excursion. After fitting on a snorkeling mask and flippers, you will depart by boat for a discovery trip to the rich underwater world around the Gili islands. The boat will stop at the best snorkeling locations. This is the best way to marvel at the impressive variety of fish and the beautiful coral reefs surrounding the small islands off the northwest coast of Lombok. Depending on the season, you might even spot sea turtles. Later you will return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
GILI TRAWAGAN - SENGGIGIDay 6
We will leave Gili Trawagan in the morning and transfer on a traditional boat to the mainland and then depart to the northern part of Lombok. Today you will explore the traditional Sasak dwellings and drive up to Senaru village to enjoy the fascinating panorama of the majestic Rinjani volcano.
After lunch, we will depart to the central west coast following a scenic route through a mountain pass and a rainforest. You can also catch the sight of the local people producing sugar from the sugar palm tree.
Spend the day at your leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities or doing some self-exploration of the beautiful surrounding.
Today will also be another free day so you can enjoy the resort’s facilities and the beautiful natural surroundings.
LOMBOK - BALIDay 9
Spend the morning at your leisure and later your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby and transfer you to Lombok airport for your flight back to Bali.
Upon arrival in Bali, you will stay at a hotel in Jimbaran before leaving Bali the next day. Jimbaran has changed from a charming fishing village into a pleasant and peaceful little resort. It is also where you can find one of the best beaches on the island. And the fresh-fish barbeques served up by the little stalls lining the beach as far as you can see are the very best seafood on the island.
BALI - DEPARTUREDay 10
After breakfast and a leisurely morning on your own, you will check out and your private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your departure flight.
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- Domestic flight Lombok LOP to DPS Bali on economy class by Garuda Indonesia
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
- Private Vehicles and Drivers
- Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Speedboat from Bali to Gili
- Snorkeling during island hopping trip on the traditional glass-bottom boat
- Cycling Trip
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
What’s Not Included?
- Your International Flights to and from Bali
- Indonesia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
- Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Any bank fees or charges at your end
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal Travel Insurance
- Tips for guides and drivers
- Other services not mentioned in the program
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