Adjust to the serene pace of rural Balinese life in the lush valleys of Ubud, and along the tropical Southern coast. Stay in luxurious 5* accommodation throughout, relaxing in your private pool, enjoying spa treatments, and learning the art of Indonesian cooking. Book before December 1st 2014 for travel before October 31st 2015 and save $1000 per couple!
*Please note that if traveling over Dec 25 or Dec 31, a compulsory dinner surcharge will apply (TBC). No hotel check-outs on Dec 31.
Trek through rich coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround Munduk village where you’ll get an authentic taste of mountain farming life. Refresh your senses beneath the crystalline waters of a remote waterfall, discover the beautiful terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih, and visit a holy temple on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain. In the enchanting South Balinese village of Seminyak, you’ll have ample time to enjoy pristine beaches, browse designer boutiques, savor up-scale restaurants and enjoy a host of luxury resort amenities including a seductive chocolate almond spa treatment.
There’s a calming, rhythmic pace to life in rural Bali, and this laid-back trip offers you plenty of time to stop to smell the tropical flowers while staying in some of the country’s finest resorts. Your team of experienced local guides and private drivers will also reveal a range of cultural activities, including lunch at a Balinese organic farm and a back-to-basics cooking experience in a charming village in the foothills of Mount Agung.
Enjoy this Kensington favourite, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
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 mountain farming life and the importance of the plantations that once attracted the arrival of Europeans to the archipelago. Visit the waterfall with its refreshing breezes - a great photo opportunity. After, enjoy a short refreshment, carry on to Jatiluwih where you can enjoy a pleasant walk to discover the beautiful terrace rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After visiting Jatiluwih, stop for lunch at the G Terrace Restaurant while enjoying the lovely views over the paddy (beverages are not included). Afterwards, continue your visit to the holy site of Batukaru Temple, located on the southern slope of Batukaru Mountain.
At this cooking school, enjoy unique classes including an adventure off the beaten track. Students always leave with fond memories and new skills to experiment with when they get home. Bali Asli is located in the Gelumpang village, nestled in the foot hills of Mount Agung, Bali’s most sacred mountain, surrounded by rice fields. Students get the opportunity to cook authentic Balinese food using a traditional Balinese styled kitchen. In the kitchen, enjoy cooking on wood-fired mud brick stoves, which allow the real flavors of Bali to shine. Most of the ingredients are either grown in the garden, in the neighbors garden or purchased from the local market.
Transfer from Ubud to South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Theta Spa is well known for its variety and high quality of spa treatments. Bali is the perfect paradise to relax and treat yourself to a holiday experience you deserve. Chocolate has been used as a potent natural aphrodisiac since ancient Aztec time. Now, it's also known for being a delectable skin-softener, as well as being rich in antioxidants, excellent for nourishing and making your skin appear more youthful. Enjoy the “chocolicious” almond scrub while the chocolate smooth’s the skin. Next is the nutrient rich almond buff, great for treating sensitive skin. A chocolate blend with rich honey seals the goodness in before the ultimate cream bath infusion to free the soul and soften the mind.
Immerse yourself in the culture of Bali, one of Conde Nast’s Top Islands, at the Uma by COMO, Ubud, while also being provided with luxury amenities among the paddy fields and hills of this lush Indonesian island. All rooms and suites at this luxury Bali hotel exude the charm of a traditional Indonesian village, yet with a quiet contemporary feel, from bedrooms to landscaped courtyards to infinity-edged plunge pools. Among Ubud boutique hotels, Uma by COMO showcases a sophisticated, locally-sourced cuisine influenced not just by Indonesia, but wider Asian traditions. In recognition of Bali’s powerful spirituality, the Ubud spa, known as COMO Shambhala Retreat, offers holistic Asian-inspired treatments, reflexology, yoga, and meditation.
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.
Olive Ramchand ,
June 03, 2014
"I have to admit, this was the BEST vacation I ever had. The tour was nothing less than Fantastic! The hotels were great, the guides were great, the transportation was great, the places were great, the people were great, the food was great and last but not least China, itself was out of this world. I'm so glad I booked this tour and would recommend this to anyone. Thanks so much for all your help, your interest and your recommendations. Steve in China was so attentive, he called constantly to make sure everything was fine. We really had a fabulous time and even my jaded husband who normally only seems to care about where the nearest golf course is, was impressed and had a wonderful time.
Thanks again, and unto the next vacation (although I don't know how we would top this one!!)
Jeanne Tarvin ,
April 21, 2014
"The tour was absolutely fabulous. It all started with the planning. Kathryn graciously accommodated our tight schedule and multiple needs, including a mid-trip change in plans. The tour guides and drivers were all great and extremely knowledgeable. The accommodations and meals were fantastic. I was apprehensive about going to China not knowing the language but it worked out great!"
January 15, 2014
"We just returned on Monday from our wonderful trip to South Korea, Bangkok and Phuket. I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work in planning our tours and adventures. Everything was spot on, from our arrivals at the airports, to the guides and the tours. I would not hesitate to recommend you and your company. It was truly a wonderful vacation. Thank you again.
Bob Feldman ,
November 19, 2013
"I wanted to let you know that our trip to China was great! Everybody enjoyed themselves. When planning a trip I am always concerned about the itinerary, the vehicles and the guides. All 3 of these were great. The guides were particularly good and in this case really made the trip a pleasure. Overall a great trip. Thanks for all you did."
Gloria DeWeese ,
October 10, 2013
"A wonderful trip and everything went like clockwork. Thank you so very much for all your assistance. I hope I will have a chance to work with you again."
Wayne Gavioli ,
September 04, 2013
"We just returned from our thailand/cambodia trip. It was fantastic. You did a great job. The guides were excellent as was the drivers. We loved the Victoria Hotel you selected in Siem. Wish we had more time. Thailand met our expectations but our expectations for Cambodia were low and they exceeded them. Loved the places selected for the included lunches. Certainly would use Kensington again"
Santo Filice ,
August 30, 2013
"Thank you for arranging our guided trip to Thailand - Vietnam. It was a memorable, and pleasant trip - a 1st for us with Kensington tours and a most enjoyable one. We found that we were able to maximize our visit of the the area without the concern of booking hotels, airline, finding parking and understanding the local language. "
Tim Mesarch ,
August 02, 2013
"Alexis helped us fit in all of the sites we wanted to see on our trip to Thailand and Cambodia, and suggested some more. It was valuable talking with someone who had been there and done that. The planning went pretty smoothly, and so did the trip. The local guides were all top-notch! "
July 25, 2013
"I highly recommend Kesington Tours. The planning of our trip to Cambodia was outstanding. Our advisor Alexis Mayer was unbelievably patient, knowledgeable and responsive. We planned the trip in every possible detail and Alexis was extraordinary during the whole process. Once we were in Cambodia, we had a tiny issue with the car. I was able to get in contact with Alexis right away and the problem was instantly solved. The trip itself was fantastic. Everything was very well planned and perfectly organized. The local guides and drivers were great. The hotels were very well chosen.
Great trip. I would definitely travel again with Kensington Tours."
Pennie Quintana ,
August 07, 2013
"Thank you so much for the amazing trip we enjoyed!! All our guides were fantasy. Joseph in Jakarta, July in Jojakarta and Deon in Borneo!! Wow!! Bless you for all your attention to detail and the outstanding communication to all my questions. You made me feel so taken care of and tended too!! "
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