- Beach Escapes
- Day 1: BALI - ARRIVAL
- Day 2: CANDIDASA
- Day 3: NUSA LEMBONGAN/NUSA PENIDA
- Day 4: GILI ISLANDS
- Day 5: GILI TRAWANGAN - ISLAND HOPING
- Day 6: BALI
- Day 7: BALI - DEPARTURE
Spend 7 days to discover a different side of Bali and the Gili islands! In Bali, you will visit some of its best-known temples and Candidasa – a seaside town famous for its incredible marine life and a snorkeling destination. As you travel to Nusa Penida, you can see its famous Kelingking beach and the giant manta rays playing in the turquoise water. On the Gili islands, you will have ample time to enjoy the laidback atmosphere and some of Indonesia’s most pristine beaches and diverse underwater life. Afterward, return to Bali, here you can explore Uluwatu temple and watch as the kecak dance performance takes place at the temple entrance.
BALI - ARRIVALDay 1
A warm greeting awaits at Bali International Airport; your private guide and driver will meet you in the arrivals lounge and drive 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’ll drive from the south of Bali to Candidasa. Relatively unknown a decade ago, Candidasa is now a popular retreat destination that has managed to retain its village identity. Highlight activities include snorkeling, scuba diving and excursions to the seaward temple of Candidasa. The panorama encompassing islets to the left, Nusa Penida directly ahead and the headland to the right is easy to admire, with most of the hotels and resorts facing directly out to the sea. Staying here means you will lose less time if you venture out to some traditional focal points of East Bali. Then there are some interesting, off-the-beaten-tracks to be followed in this part of the island, through salak plantations and forgotten villages.
CANDIDASA - EXPLORE THE FAR EAST OF BALIDay 2
We’ll driver further east. Your first stop will be Tirtagangga, surrounded by arguably the most beautiful rice fields of Bali. In the center of Karangasem, you can visit the city palace of the same raja’s. Before returning to your hotel, you will visit a remarkable village.
NUSA LEMBONGAN/NUSA PENIDADay 3
Snorkeling in Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida to admire colorful coral reefs and fishes. In certain spots on Nusa Penida, manta rays can be seen regularly, all year round. Snorkeling allows you to see a lot of marine life, but with diving, you can discover even more of the underwater world.
GILI ISLANDSDay 4
Drive a short distance to Padangbai, a mere small cove with a white sandy beach, lined with fishing boats. It used to be the old port to Lombok. A speed boat will take you straight to Trawangan, one of the 3 tiny islands in front of the northwest coast of Lombok. There are no motorcycles or cars on the island. Superb white sandy beaches, clear water, colored fish, beautiful coral reefs add to a great laidback atmosphere of this tiny tropical paradise. The rest of the day you will be free to explore the magnificent surroundings.
GILI TRAWANGAN - ISLAND HOPINGDay 5
You’ll have ample time for beach activities or snorkeling. Get on a glass-bottom boat and travel slowly from one island to the other. You may stop as often as you like to snorkel or swim, perhaps even among large sea turtles.
Today you will travel to the “mainland” of Lombok for your return flight to Bali. Arrive in Bali in the late afternoon and enjoy leisure lunch before heading to Uluwatu.
We’ll drive to one of Bali’s holiest and most important temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, located in a picturesque place on the southwestern coast of the island, on top of a cliff hanging over the ocean. In addition to a marvelous location, in the evenings in front of the entrance to the temple, you can watch the Kecak dance performance.
BALI - DEPARTUREDay 7
Free at your leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities or more exploration until departure time, meet your guide at the hotel lobby for your transfer service back to Denpasar airport. End of services.
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- 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)
- 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
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