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You’ll feel the heavy presence of ancient spirits inside the 11th century Uluwata temple that sits precariously atop a sheer cliff as the golden sunset illuminates the pounding surf 250 feet below.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Ubud as you meet mountain farmers on a trek through aromatic coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround Munduk village; pause for a photo opportunity in front of the crystalline waters of a remote waterfall; discover the lush terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih; and visit a holy temple on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. Elsewhere in Ubud, view the Klungkung ceiling murals in the 18th century Kerta Gosa; visit Besakih temple on the slopes of Bali’s highest volcano; enjoy your lunch with breathtaking views over Danau Batur caldera lake; and ponder the ancient statues carved into the cliff face at Gunung Kawi temple. In South Bali, witness an incredible sunset from the 11th century Uluwatu temple perched precariously atop sheer coastal cliffs as the waves crash wildly below.
This excellent trip combines the best of Balinese rural culture and ancient spirituality with its natural beauty and the pleasures of premium resort living. From terraced rice paddies and lush jungle, to soaring volcanoes and pristine beaches, your experienced team of local guides and private drivers will reveal the many faces of Bali. You’ll also enjoy a carefully-selected range of luxury spa resorts and private beach hotels where you’ll experience Balinese hospitality at its finest.
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Enjoy a transfer from the airport in South Bali to Ubud with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
The Pita Maha is etched into the hillside that overlooks the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud. The Resort and Spa encompasses 24 villas that are spacious and elegantly designed in an Balinese style to anticipate every conceivable need. Immersed into the hillside overlooking the Tjampuhan valley in Ubud, the 5-star hotel Pita Maha Resort & Spa offers a holiday of wellbeing, leisure activities and Balinese culture on the enchanting Island of the Gods, Bali. Named after the artistic association that nurtured creative talents during the 1930's, Pita Maha means 'great shining' and today this boutique resort is an icon that showcases local artistry and design elements.
Depart in the morning from your hotel and transfer to the Munduk village. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful trekking experience through coffee plants, cloves, cacao and other exotic tropical plantations around the village. Your guide will give you the insight to the mountain farming life and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the lovely waterfall with its refreshing breezes, a sure photo-opportunity. After enjoy a short refreshment then carry on to Jatiluwih, here you will enjoy a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage. After visiting Jatiluwih stop for lunch at a Bali organic farm. Afterwards continue your visit to the holiest temple of Batukaru temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain.
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 a transfer from Ubud to South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
The Sandi Phala is a secret sanctuary on the magical island of Bali. The stunning boutique hotel is set within a shady tropical garden that gently spills on to a secluded private beach of soft white sand. The hotel renders the perfect place for subtle and rejuvenating stay on the island of Bali. It’s known for its enrapturing sunset experience, the hotel boasts 11 lavished suites with three different categories, set in the midst of a beautiful garden and each uniquely designed with a stunning Indonesian style of decor. Sandi Phala also features a fine dining French restaurant and a swimming pool, which is positioned where guests have a scenic view of the ocean.
Today’s tour is a sunset outing to the southwestern tip of Bali for a visit of the Uluwatu Temple, which is perched on top of cliffs that drop straight into the pounding surf, 250 feet above the sea. This is one of the temples in Bali that was built in the 11th century. Watch the spectacular sunset overlooking the Indian Ocean and enjoy the mystic atmosphere. Witnessing the Kecak Dance performance, well-known as a "monkey dance" will light up your night before you are driven to Jimbaran Beach for an extensive BBQ Seafood Dinner on the beach.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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 30, 2013
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August 02, 2013
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July 25, 2013
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August 07, 2013
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June 21, 2013
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July 11, 2013
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