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Surrounded by salty sea breezes, swaying palms, and the echo of the ocean, get lost in the complete serenity of Bali and Lombok from the luxury of your secluded 5* Oberoi villas.
Set in Bali’s tropical gardens and Lombok’s lush rainforests, each day brings new tropical adventures as you choose between a kaleidoscope of optional activities. Head out on an early morning bike ride, following the sun as it rises over stretching rice paddies and hillside temples. Take your body on a journey of complete transformation as you enjoy the healing hands of well-trained therapists in the outdoor spa pavilions, or rejuvenate with early morning yoga sessions in the gardens. Discover colorful reefs as you snorkel with turtles, horseback ride through remote villages, trek to breathtaking tiered waterfalls, learn to make woven trays from coconut leaves, and more – all from the comfort of your resort. Depending on the time of year, participate in the hotel’s turtle release program.
Guided tours take you to the Kerta Gosa full of exquisite ceiling murals, Bali’s largest ancient monument the Gunung Kawi temple, incredible beaches with clear turquoise waters, the bustling market of Kediri, villages full of Sasak women creating traditional earthenware pottery, a Hindu temple inhabited by hundreds of holy monkeys & countless more. Featuring private guides, drivers, and luxurious 5* Oberoi hotels.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
The Oberoi is a a wonderfully secluded cluster of luxury villas and lanai set in 15 acres of tropical gardens on Seminyak Beach. Built in traditional Balinese style, relax in truly fabulous settings that celebrate your privacy with charming thatched roof villas, private pools, unique garden bathrooms and exquisite interiors featuring Balinese art. Relax in the comfort of your fully air-conditioned room, complete with teak and Balinese artefacts, looking out onto private courtyard gardens. Dine at one of the hotel's restaurants, offering the very best in fine ingredients and wonderful settings in which to enjoy them.
Start the day with a visit to Kerta Gosa, or Hall of Justice, built in 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Continue through spectacular views of terraced rice fields to Besakih temple, located on the slope of Mount Agung, Bali highest volcano. It is called Mother Temple of Bali as it houses ancestral shrines for all Hindu Balinese and a complex of nearly 24 temples. Our next stop is Kintamani where you can enjoy your lunch with a breathtaking view over the caldera lake, Danau Batur. Driving down, we arrive in the bottom of a lush green valley, where the Gunung Kawi temple, Bali largest ancient monument is located. It consists of 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) – memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues and stand in 7m-high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. Our last stop will be Goa Gajah.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy a transfer from your hotel in Bali to Padang Bai Harbour with a private vehicle and driver. From there you will take a Gili Cat to Gili and Lombok.
A hideaway with acres of tropical gardens, shimmering ocean and golden sands along a private beach. Lush rainforests, sparkling blue ocean views and beautiful beaches accompany you as you arrive at this idyllic garden resort. The Oberoi, Lombok, has an intimate ambience, with thatched-roof villas and terraced pavilions dotting 24 acres of tropical gardens. The villas and pavilions have expansive, shaded terraces to relax in, while you look out at beautiful gardens or beaches. All the villas and terrace pavilions offer spacious bedrooms and feature local colours, textures and artifacts.
The highlight of this full day tour is the deserted island of Gili Nanggu, with its beautiful beaches and clear turquoise water. On the way you will have the opportunity to sample the daily life of the local Sasak people. Visit the morning market at Kediri and stop off at the village of Banyumulek to see the Sasak women producing earthenware pottery, as they have done for generations. Continue on to sacred Mt. Pengsong, and the Hindu temple, which is inhabited by hundreds of holy monkeys. Sail from Lembar, by traditional motorized outriggers, for the 30 minutes trip to Gili Nanggu, where there will be time to relax and swim on this pristine island. Lunch will be provided midday.
Visit the village of Tetebatu and Loyok, popularly known as a peaceful and tranquil village. You will do some soft trekking to the local forest inhabited by the wild black monkeys (pitu), mahogony trees and clove plantations & enjoy the simple and natural way of life of the locals. You will also visit Lingsar temple, which symbolizes the harmony of Muslim and Hindu, Taman Narmada, a kingly garden which is also the replica of Lake Segara Anak in Mount Rinjani. Lunch will be provided along the way.
Fly from Lombok to Bali.
Depart from Denpasar international airport - end of itinerary.
January 15, 2014
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November 19, 2013
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October 10, 2013
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September 04, 2013
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August 02, 2013
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