As you watch your kids race their bicycles down the slopes of a Balinese volcano, pause to enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Batur far below and take a moment to allow the rare beauty of this country enter your soul.
Discover the natural majesty of Ubud as you stroll between running streams and lush rice terraces in the Monkey Forest while the curious wild residents come out to play. Get an authentic taste of life for the region’s mountain farmers as you trek through rich coffee, clove and cacao plantations that surround Munduk village; 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. You’ll also take a family-friendly elephant ride through stunning botanical gardens; ride a bicycle down the slopes of a volcano as spectacular views of Lake Batur are laid out before you; enjoy a barbeque on the beach at sunset; and marvel at Tanah Lot temple which is built atop a cliff on a rocky island as the wild surf crashes below.
This family-friendly trip expertly combines active adventures and wildlife encounters that will keep your kids wide-eyed, with plenty of cultural experiences and scenic stops to please the adults in your family. Your experienced team of English-speaking guides and private drivers will keep the trip progressing without a second to cause you stress, and the collection of luxury accommodation has been carefully selected to suit the needs of a family on the go while delivering plenty of high-end comfort.
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Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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.
You will be picked up from your hotel by your English speaking guide with a private vehicle and taken on an Elephant Safari Ride. The Elephant Safari Park in Taro is set in the middle of the island on more than 2 hectares of exotic landscaped botanical gardens, surrounded by national forest. The visit to the park includes a 35 minute journey on the back of an elephant, a buffet lunch, and a live shows performed by the elephants. All elephants are originally from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
You will be picked up from the hotel and driven through small villages to Kintamani. After some morning tea, you’ll be taken to Padpadan village, the starting point of the cycling tour. A safety briefing is given prior to your cycling trip. Afterwards start cycling and experience riding downhill on modern mountain bikes through picturesque villages, rice fields, and temples. The first stop will be at Bamboo forest at Penempahan Village, then continue to Manukaya Village with its traditional Hindu temple Pura Jaga Sari. Before your transfer back to the hotel you will be taken for lunch in the Ubud area in a local restaurant. Please wear comfortable clothing, sport shoes, hat/cap, and sunscreen
Transfer from Ubud to South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy this 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 drive to Jimbaran Beach for dinner.
Start this afternoon’s tour with a visit to one of the most beautiful temples in South Bali, the Pura Taman Ayun. The temple was built in the 17th century by Prince I Gusti Anom. Translated it means “floating flower garden”, because the temple is situated in the middle of an artificial lake. Take a short walk through the complex and admire the impressive surrounding. Your last stop and highlight of this tour is at the coast. The famous Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important temples in Bali. Built on a small island in the sea, it's the perfect place to enjoy an amazing sunset in a breathtaking environment.
Located in the center of Ubud, the Komaneka at Monkey Forest is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and an abundance of exotic plants, a veritable oasis in the midst of Ubud's bustling activities and picturesque Monkey Forest Road, with its many wonderful shops, excellent restaurants and easy access to temples, cultural performances, museums and galleries. Komaneka Resorts in Ubud Bali is carefully created to fulfill upscale travelers expectations for a comfortable stay in a spacious luxurious room, surrounded by natural Ubud's beauty. The staff accommodate the guest’s needs and provide guests with excellent Balinese hospitality. Nestled between running streams and rice terraces, Komaneka at Monkey Forest was built for an experience of living with arts and being part of hundreds of years old culture and traditions that flourished in this island. The hotel features many facilities to accommodate guests need such as the pool bar, fine art gallery and gift shop, swimming pool, free Wi-Fi, welcome drinks, afternoon tea and Balinese Western Cakes, special dinners, trekking and other various activities.
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.
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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