Bali, Indonesia: An itinerary to inspire and lift your spirits

I get to work on some amazing itineraries for our clients every day. It is something I love doing and is a passion of mine. Every time I design a customized journey to the far corners of the world I feel like I am going there myself.

Often these itineraries are just seen by the clients going on that particular journey but from now on I’ll share some of these trips we are creating and hope that reading it will transport you into another world and maybe inspire you to visit one or the other place you’ll read about.

Here is one to one of my favorite destinations: Bali, Indonesia

It’s a trip filled with adventure, cultural experiences and some well deserved relaxation time just for you.

Day 1 Upon arrival in Bali you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel in Ubud. Seven nights accommodations in a one-bedroom villa with private pool at Kayumanis Ubud.

Day 2 Morning at leisure. This afternoon you’ll visit the temples at Bangli and Tampaksiring holy spring temple. Continue to the village of Petulu to see the white herons return to roost. This evening attend a performance of the primitive kecak dance.

Day 3 Today, have get your adrenalin going and go river rafting on the grade three Ayung River. You’ll also take a one-hour elephant ride in the jungle. Chances are good that you’ll see wild monkeys during your ride. Lunch is included.

Day 4 At leisure to explore Ubud on your own.

Day 5 Early this morning (about 2:30am) we have arranged a transfer to the foot of Mt. Batur for your guided volcano climb. Reach the summit in time to experience an amazing sunrise. Return to your hotel in the late morning. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6 Today’s excursion takes you to eastern Bali. You’ll visit Karangasem Palace, Kusamba fishing village, Tirta Gangga water garden, Tenganan traditional village, the Bat Cave temple and, time permitting, the ikat (traditional weaving) factory at Sidemen village.

Day 7 Day at leisure.

Day 8 Travel to a small mountain village. This is an area that’s completely off the beaten track and is rarely seen by visitors to Bali. On the way to the village, you’ll visit an elementary school where a visit a classroom is planned and where you have the opportunity to deliver a gift of school supplies (subject to classes being in session).

On arrival at the village, spend time with a farmer in the fields. You’ll have an opportunity to participate in preparing farm implements, and planting or cultivating rice using traditional methods. Or, feel free to just observe and take pictures. Continue to the village compound where you’ll see a demonstration, have a short lesson, and participate in playing the instruments of the village gamelan orchestra. In addition, you’ll have a lesson in how to make a temple offering and a woven coconut leaf hat.

Time permitting, you’ll also take a leisurely ricefield walk. Lunch is included in the village compound. This is a very unique and authentic Balinese experience. Following your visit to the village you’ll transfer to Pemuteran in the north of Bali, following a stop at Pulaki monkey temple. Two nights accommodations in a garden view room at the Matahari Beach Resort.

Day 9 For this morning we are planning an exciting dive or snorkel excursion to Menjangan Island for you. Lunch is included. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 10 Transfer to your hotel at Seminyak Beach, via the Munduk countryside. This is an area of spectacular terraced rice fields. Upon arrival in Munduk you’ll begin your two hour trek through local farmlands and gardens. During your trek, experience farms growing coffee, cloves, cacao, avocados, etc. You’ll also see two different natural waterfalls. Continue to Seminyak with stops at Lake Beratan, with Ulun Danu Temple, and the spice, fruit and flower market at Candi Kuning. Four nights accommodations at The Elysian in a one-bedroom villa with private pool located across the street from the beach at Seminyak OR in a luxury lanai garden room at The Oberoi.

Day 11 –Day 13 Create each day to your own liking.

Day 14 Transfer to the airport and check-in for your flight home, taking with you experiences to last for a life time.

Since all of our itineraries are completely customized we can make any changes to the activities or hotels. Your stay can be as long or as short as you would like it to be.

The cost of this particular journey starts at $ 3,970.00 per person.

Land price includes: private transfers and sightseeing per itinerary with driver and guide / entrance fees and donations during included sightseeing / accommodations per itinerary / hotel tax and service / daily breakfast at hotels / lunches during village visit, dive or snorkel excursion and rafting excursion.

Land price does not include: tips to drivers and guides / items of a personal nature / departure taxes / visa fees / airfare / meals other than as listed above.

If you feel inspired and would like for me to create your dream vacation, please contact me today – I’d be so excited.

May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.


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