JOTS Luxury Travel May Newsletter: Bali, a magical journey to inspire!

A personal note from Ales!

Being a travel consultant I get to work on some very inspiring and exciting itineraries every single day. Creating itineraries is one of my passions and for me it is as if I’m going to each destination myself where you, my client will be going to. In my mind I envision the places you’ll be seeing and the experiences you are going to have, especially if your journey takes you to one of the many countries I have been to myself.

Designing itineraries is not about picking a guided tour and sending you on your way. To me it is about being creative, matching your hopes and dreams with places and people at your destination so that your journey becomes a truly life changing and life stirring experience, something you will remember for many years to come.

If you have a destination in mind but don’t quite know how to put it all together, call me up and I’d be more than happy to put everything together, specially designed for you. Remember, this is my passion and it’s always a great pleasure to see all my clients not only come back happy and excited from their travels but to see each and everyone at peace from the moment we start planning, knowing that they are in good hands.

In my feature article below I decided to share one of the itineraries I have created for one of our clients just to give you an idea of how exciting each trip can be.


Feature Article

Southeast Asia is one of my favorite destinations. As you continue reading you will find an itinerary that inspires and allows you to immerse yourself in the rich Balinese culture and history

It’s a trip filled with adventure 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.

About Ales

I’ve been passionate about travel ever since I can remember. Having had the opportunity to travel all around the world for many years it’s my greatest desire to enrich peoples lives in a profound way by creating unforgettable journeys, and give each of my clients the amazing experiences I’ve had throughout my travels.

By allowing me to design your journeys, you can be assured that you will be taken care of from the moment we start planning your vacation until the moment you return. Contact me and let me know where you would like to go or let me help you find the destination that will give you the experience you are looking for.

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


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