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A taste of Bali Tour
from £1,499 per person

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Our tours are fully flexible and can be tailor-made to your requirements

Private tours

All our private tours are fully flexible and can be tailor-made to your requirements. Other trips or extensions to your stay are available to many destinations in Bali.

The tours featured below are privately-guided with an English-speaking driver/guide. Prices include taxes, transfers, entrance fees and hotels with meal plans and flights as specified in the tour details.

Bali Discovered Tour
Bali

Showcasing Bali’s key natural sights and beautiful temples, this full tour offers you the opportunity to experience traditional Balinese markets and monasteries and to enjoy its beautiful coast, caldera lakes, volcanoes and waterfalls. With activities selected to suit your requirements, you explore the area around Ubud, before venturing north to visit Bali’s classic lakes. You explore the West Bali National Park and the pristine waters of Menjangan Island and your tour ends with visits to Bali’s best-known temples.

A Taste of Bali: Hills to the Sea
Bali

This 2-centre tour starts inland at the beautiful town of Ubud from where you visit local villages as well as travel to the key sights in the area, such as the stunning Besakih Temple and the Klungklung Palace. Moving south to the coast, your journey continues with time at the Uluwati Temple and Jimbaran beach before staying at Nusa Dua. A boat trip to the beautiful island of Lembongan rounds off the tour.

flights - white Flights from the UK

transfers - grey Transfers and Tour included

nights-white  10 days / 9 nights

from £1,859 per person

flights - white Flights from the UK

transfers - grey Transfers Included

nights-white  7 days / 6 nights

from £1,499 per person

Traditional Bali: lakes and temples
Bali

Offering a busy itinerary with opportunities for lots of activities and cultural experiences, this tour gives a true flavour of Balinese tradition and its stunning landscape. It combines trekking in the rainforest, dolphin watching and climbing Mount Batur for sunrise with time in the hot springs at Banjar, a cookery class and overnight in a traditional Balinese house, whilst visiting too some of Bali’s best known sights and temples.

Bali Adventure: North-west and interior
Bali

Journey off the beaten track to discover some of Bali’s less-travelled areas, including the beautiful scenery of the West Bali National Park and Menjangan coral reef.  The trip starts with the caldera lakes at Bedugul and Munduk before heading to the north west mangrove swamps and the beautiful Menjangan Island. Stopping at Pulaki Temple, your tour ends with an off-road trip to Mount Batukaru and the UNESCO-listed Jatiluwih rice fields.

flights - white Flights from the UK

transfers - grey Transfers Included

nights-white  8 days / 7 nights

from £1,672 per person

flights - white Flights from the UK

transfers - grey Transfers and Tour included

nights-white  8 days / 7 nights

from £1,879 per person

Overnight Excursions

Ubud: Scenery & Culture

Located in the foothills of Gianyar Regency (district) and surrounded by ravines, dense forest and picturesque rice paddy fields, Ubud is one of the most attractive towns in Bali and a ‘must-see’ for anyone visiting the island. This trip includes 2 nights in the Ubud hotel of your choice and a full day private tour of the Ubud area.

flights - white N/A

transfers - grey Tour and Transfers included

nights-white  3 days / 2 nights

from £299 per person
(Based on 2 travelling)

Half Day Excursions

Prices based on 2 people; discounts often available for 3+ passengers

ANCIENT UBUD & RICE FIELD TOUR

“Explore temples, caves and markets near Ubud, Bali’s cultural heartland”

£35 per person

Depart: 08.30 / 09.00 am

This interesting excursion begins with a visit to Goa Gajah in Bedulu near Ubud. Often referred to as the Elephant Cave, it was established in the 9th century as a sanctuary for Buddhist monks. The facade of the cave is noted for its interesting carvings and ornate relief. Continue to Pejeng, a small settlement that is located in the Petauan River valley and famous for housing the Moon of Pejeng, the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world. There will be time to see the drum, which is kept inside the Pura Penataran Asih Temple, and visit the interesting Purbakala Archaeological Museum. Also take in some smaller temples close to Pejeng including Pura Arjuna Metapa, which is scenically located in the middle of a rice paddy field. See the amazing rice terrace near the village of Tegalalang en route to central Ubud, where it is possible to have lunch (not included) and visit the town’s art market. Known locally as Pasar Seni, this colourful marketplace has a wide range of items on display including clothing, textiles, leather goods and locally designed jewellery. Have fun wandering around and making the odd purchase but keep in mind prices are negotiable so remember to bargain for a fair one. Afternoon departure for your hotel or resort.This interesting excursion begins with a visit to Goa Gajah in Bedulu near Ubud. Often referred to as the Elephant Cave, it was established in the 9th century as a sanctuary for Buddhist monks. The facade of the cave is noted for its interesting carvings and ornate relief. Continue to Pejeng, a small settlement that is located in the Petauan River valley and famous for housing the Moon of Pejeng, the largest single-cast bronze kettle drum in the world. There will be time to see the drum, which is kept inside the Pura Penataran Asih Temple, and visit the interesting Purbakala Archaeological Museum. Also take in some smaller temples close to Pejeng including Pura Arjuna Metapa, which is scenically located in the middle of a rice paddy field. See the amazing rice terrace near the village of Tegalalang en route to central Ubud, where it is possible to have lunch (not included) and visit the town’s art market. Known locally as Pasar Seni, this colourful marketplace has a wide range of items on display including clothing, textiles, leather goods and locally designed jewellery. Have fun wandering around and making the odd purchase but keep in mind prices are negotiable so remember to bargain for a fair one. Afternoon departure for your hotel or resort.

UBUD ART & CULTURE

“Discover Ubud, the island’s cultural heartland”

£38 per person

Depart: 08.30 / 09.00 am

Located in the foothills of Gianyar Regency (district) and surrounded by ravines, dense forest and picturesque rice paddy fields, Ubud is one of the most attractive towns in Bali and a ‘must-see’ for anyone visiting the island. Your tour of the cultural heartland of Bali starts with a visit to Neka Art Museum, where the collection of art on display is inspired by the natural beauty, life, and culture of Bali. You can also see the museum’s wonderful collection of keris, the often beautifully crafted dagger that is strongly associated with the culture of Indonesia and recognised by UNESCO for its cultural importance. Continue your tour with a stroll through central Ubud. Pass through the local market, which is always bustling with activity, and enter Ubud Palace.  The local royal family still reside in the palace but you are free to wander around the majority of the compound, discovering the ornate architecture and learning about the Asta Kosala Kosali tradition of house building, a method not dissimilar to the ancient art of Feng Shui. This will be followed by free time to explore the numerous shops and boutiques that are plentiful in the centre of town.

TURTLE RELEASE TOUR

“Enjoy the unique experience of releasing a newly hatched turtle into the ocean”

£102 per person

Depart: 13.30 / 14.00 pm

This afternoon’s excursion begins with a drive into Central Bali to the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest. This small forest is populated with giant nutmeg trees and home to hundreds of macaque monkeys (*). Spend a while observing their characteristics and mannerisms before heading south to the Pan Pacific Resort near the temple complex at Tanah Lot. The resort has initiated a turtle release program that is endorsed by the Turtle Conservation and Education Centre (TCEC) on Serangan Island and you will have the wonderful opportunity to adopt and name a baby turtle and then assist in its release into the Indian Ocean.  Finish the day with high tea and superb sunset views of Tanah Lot from the resort’s spacious outdoor patio.

(*) The macaque monkeys here can be a considerable annoyance. Please heed the advice from your guide on the precautions you should take when visiting temples or forests inhabited by monkeys.

UBUD’S RIDGES, VILLAGES & VALLEYS

“Trek through wonderful countryside and traditional villages near Ubud”

£61 per person

Depart: 09.00 / 09.30 am

Today your walk passes through the river valley of Tukad Wos, offering fine views of the stratovolcanic mountain Gunung Agung and glimpses of small village communities and rice fields along the way. Prior to commencing the trek, you will receive a brief orientation of the very beautiful Gunung Lebah (small hill) Temple. The temple, a subak temple (dedicated to the regulation of the water used in the rice paddies) was constructed in the 8th century and started the development of the settlement later to become Ubud. From the temple you’ll follow the path north, walking up onto the ridge between the two rivers, the Cerik and the Wos.  Continue north along the Campuhan ridge, arguably one of the best trekking routes around Ubud. This area has been considered a holy place for centuries. Enjoy the peaceful scenery while you walk between the tall green grasses. It’s truly a majestic walk. The trek also visits one of the Balinese compounds situated in the area, where you can learn about traditional house building and interact freely with the inhabitants. Step once more outside the village to enjoy the rice paddy views and farming activities of the villagers until you arrive at a local resort situated on the edge of the Wos River and the end point for today’s trek. Here you will enjoy a sumptuous set menu lunch on the resort’s open-air terrace, overlooking riverside greenery that remains untouched by the hands of time.

MONKEY FOREST TANAH LOT TOUR

“Mischievous monkeys and magical Tanah Lot”

£38 per person

Depart: 14:00 – 14:30

Your excursion begins with a drive into Central Bali and the small town of Mengwi.  Long associated with the Balinese Royal family, Mengwi is home to the superb temple complex at Taman Ayun. Translating as ‘beautiful garden’ Taman Ayun is considered by many to be one of island’s most attractive temples and is still used today by people from all over Bali for special ceremonies and events.

Next you head to Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest. This small forest is populated with giant nutmeg trees and home to hundreds of macaque monkeys (*). Spend a while observing their characteristics and mannerisms before heading south to the island’s most famous temple complex at Tanah Lot.

With its spectacular location, Tanah Lot is an integral part of Balinese mythology and one of seven sea temples that are said to form a ‘chain’ around the island. The temple is only accessible at low tide but despite its off-shore location in the Indian Ocean, it features a fresh water spring at its base which is said to contain holy water. As a result the temple is extremely sacred and Balinese visit from all over the island to drink the water and splash it over their bodies in order to cleanse themselves of any bad spirits. The temple’s inner sanctum is located on top of the rocky outcrop and only accessible to Balinese Hindus. You will arrive in time for sunset when photographic opportunities abound.

(*) The macaque monkeys here can be a considerable annoyance. Please heed the advice from your guide on the precautions you should take when visiting temples or forests inhabited by monkeys.

AYUNG WHITE WATER RAFTING

“Raft through whitewater rapids on Bali’s longest river”

£67 per person

Depart: 08.00 am (re-confirmation is necessary one day prior to the activity)

Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Ayung River. The approximately two-hour long water adventure begins with a transfer to the start point followed by a safety and equipment briefing given by your expert instructor. It’s then headlong into the first set of thirty-three Class II & III rapids as you rush past untamed rainforest, towering gorges and magnificent rice paddy terraces. All the while your professionally trained and experienced guide will call out instructions and safely navigate you and the Avon-branded raft through torrents, tight turns and inclined rapids. Enjoy the picturesque scenery along the way and end the action-packed morning with a hot shower followed by a delicious buffet lunch overlooking majestic mountains and rice paddy fields.

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