Day 01: Denpasar - Candidasa
Arrive this afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where you will be greeted by your local guide.
A private transfer (approximately 2 hours) takes you to Candidasa in Karangasem, Bali’s eastern province.
Check in at your hotel in Candidasa, remainder of today is at leisure.
Overnight in Candidasa
Day 02: Candidasa
This morning after breakfast your private tour guide and driver pick you up from you hotel in Candidasa for today’s visits in East Bali’s less visited province of Karangasem.
We first make a stop at Taman Ujung water palace. This rarely visited palace is set in a large pond and only accessible by bridge.
From here you drive to Tirta Gangga palace, set in the majestic royal water gardens of Karangasem with many beautiful statues, fountains and ponds filled with giant koi fish.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant (Bali Asli restaurant or similar)
Proceed to Tenganan and stop en route in the village of Sibetan to view traditional weaving and visit a salak plantation where you can taste Bali’s famed ‘snakeskin’ fruit. Then start your 2 hour trek through the rice fields down to Tenganan, one of several ancient villages in Bali. The village of Tenganan is home to the Bali Aga people, Bali’s first inhabitants who lived here before the arrival of the Majapahit dynasty people who came from Java. You’ll see the village’s unique architecture as well as their unique weaving of the ikat pattern and traditional basket weaving.
Return to your hotel in Candidasa.
Overnight in Candidasa
Day 03: Candidasa - Lovina
After breakfast and check out your guide and driver will pick you up for the start of today’s program.
First you go to Besakih, known as the ‘Mother Temple’ of Bali, it is the largest and most important on the island and is located on the western slopes of Mt Agung, Bali highest volcano at 2,567 m.
Continue the drive to Kintamani where you will enjoy spectacular views over Lake Batur and its still active volcano, Mt Batur. Although Mt Batur (1412m) is not the highest volcano in Bali, it is the most active and is surrounded by an impressive caldera.
Lunch is served in a local restaurant (Madu Sari Restaurant or similar)
You continue the drive to Lovina over very scenic roads where you have stunning views over rice terraces and plantations, ideal to make good photo stops.
One more stop at Pura Beji, this 15th century temple with its many intricate ornaments is one of Bali’s oldest temples.
Check in to your hotel in Lovina.
Overnight in Lovina
Day 04: Lovina - Munduk
This morning you have time at leisure and you are picked up by your guide and driver around 13.00 for the drive to Munduk.
Lunch is at leisure.
Munduk is an outstanding location for outdoor activities and is surrounded by tropical rainforest with beautiful waterfalls and because of its cool temperature (20-25°C) many fruits, vegetables and spices are grown in the area.
Upon arrival in your hotel in Munduk you check in and shortly after set of on a trekking through many plantations growing coffee, cloves, vanilla, avocado and more.
Continue to the wonderful two waterfalls called Red Coral waterfalls and Laangan waterfall. You will feel fresh on this area and getting wet to the waterfall.
Overnight in Munduk
Day 05: Munduk – Ubud
This morning after breakfast and check out you drive to the nearby Bedugul.
You pass by viewpoints with magnificent views over Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan before arriving at Ulun Danu temple, built on small islands in Lake Bratan.
Continue driving through the village till you arrive at the famous Candikuning market. Here people from all over Bali come and buy fresh produce grown in these furtile hills. Many tropical fruits, vegetables, plants and spices can be found here.
We drive to Jatiluwih, known for its beautiful, UNESCO listed rice terraces.
You go for a 1 hour walk through the rice fields. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
From here you drive to Royal Taman Ayun temple, set in a beautiful park with trees and ponds, near the village of Mengwi in the south of Bali. You drive from here to Ubud where you check in to your hotel.
Overnight in Ubud
Day 06: Ubud
After breakfast you are picked up by your driver and tour guide for a half day Ubud exploration.
First you visit the Puri Lukisan museum, it is the oldest art museum in Bali with an extensive collection of modern traditional Balinese paintings and wood carvings.
From here you drive to Peliatan Palace with its grand Balinese architectural design, located just 4 kilometers from the heart of Ubud centre. This palace is open to everyone who wants to see the life behind the palace gates and you might very well bump into someone from the royal family.
Continue to Ubud’s famed sacred Monkey Forest where you see its cheeky inhabitants playing around in the trees and their temple. One more stop at Ubud Market where you see local vendors try and sell their fresh produce or handmade souvenirs.
Lunch is served in a local restaurant with stunning views over the Tjampuhan valley.
After lunch return to your hotel.
Afternoon at leisure (no ICS guide)
Overnight in Ubud
Day 07: Ubud - Sanur
Morning at leisure
You are picked up by your guide and driver around 12.00 for the drive to Sanur.
Overnight in Sanur
Day 08: Sanur
You are free at leisure until time for transfer to the airport.
Standard check out time: 12.00
Standard Pick Up Time for International Flight: 3 hours before flight
- English-speaking guide.
- Accommodation in hotels as mentioned above or equivalent.
- Meals according to itinerary / Breakfast box in lieu of ABF when early morning flight
- Ground transportation in private A/C vehicle.
- 1 complimentary bottle of drinking water per person per half day tour/ 2 bottles of water per person per full day tour.
- Sightseeing incl. admission fees according to itinerary.
Accommodation is subject to availability. If the listed properties are fully booked, alternatives will be offered.
- Candidasa : Alila Manggis Bali4* Superior
- Lovina : The Lovina Bali4* Deluxe Studio
- Munduk : Sanak Retreat4* One Bedroom Bungalow
- Ubud : Plataran Ubud Bali Resort & Spa4* Deluxe
- Sanur : The Pavilions4* One Bedroom Garden Villa