Spellbinding and exotic scarcely scratch the surface when it comes to describing this wanderlust worthy tour through the essence of Bali. Meander through idyllic rice terraces, delve into the rich culture of the Muntigunung mountain villages and behold spiritual temples in Ubud. Indulge in an Island Recovery at Theta Spa & ward off evil with a Kecak dance in South Bali. A divine cultural odyssey, enjoy chanting monks, cascading waterfalls, delectable feasts, UNESCO sites, golden beaches, private drivers, and more. Save over $1000 by staying 4 nights at each Four Seasons property!
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.
Explore a nearly untouched part of the island of the Gods, enjoy breathtaking views and learn about the sustainable development of rural, poor villages in northern Bali. High up in the mountain villages of Muntigunung on the slopes of holy Gunung Agung, touched by people that live less privileged life than in one of the most remote and poor areas of Bali. With a minimum rain fall, the people of Muntigunung live from day to day, but with the project of Yayasan Masa Depan Untuk Anak-Anak (Foundation for children future), a watering project being supported by Swiss-Indonesia non-profit organization that will help the local people in this Muntigunung village to improve their living conditions. Women are trying to generate income by making baskets and handicrafts which they sell to visitors. This is a great way to support poor local families and help them to generate a income by taking visitors on this beautiful trek. You will be able to join the villages, explore the locals lifestyles and help them to improve their everyday life.
Transfer from Ubud to South Bali with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Witness this theatrical experience. The "Cak" or "Kecak" dance is the well-known “monkey dance” which is originally derived from a sacred sanghyang dance, it has subsequently been added to and adapted, incorporating scenes from the story of the Ramayana. The Kecak dance is an amazing cacophony of interlocking sounds – 100 men, representing the Ramayana’s monkey army sit in concentric circles and chant. Their arms are thrown up to the skies, fingers outstretched, but the sounds and gestures have no meaning other than to drive out evil.
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.
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. The Island Recovery is an inspired massage that entails soothing and comforting massage strokes that are based on centuries-old Indonesian “pijat”. Long strokes ease tension and stress away to impact a feeling of total utter relaxation.
The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan in Bali enjoys a strategic location with easy access to the art galleries and major tourist attraction in the city. Beneath a lotus pool floating above treetops and Bali's sacred Ayung River, discover a few dozen enormous suites and private villas nestled in the jungle. Spa magic with the secrets of the East. The Four Seasons offers eclectic dining at its in-house Ayung Terrace with breathtaking views at the valley's edge and a variety of mouth watering dishes. "Conde Nast Traveler" has rated the Four Seasons Sayan Bali as the #1 resort in Asia, and "Time" magazine also rated the Lulur spa treatment as the best in 2004.
At Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay, experience an authentically Balinese luxury resort nestled right on the oceanfront. Traditional, timeless, and totally romantic, this legendary hideaway was listed among Travel + Leisure's 500 Best Hotels in the World 2014 and Conde Nast Traveler, Readers Choice Awards 2013. Designed as a traditional Balinese village, this luxurious all-villa enclave spreads across 35 acres of oceanfront giving guests direct access to the beach. Luxury villas – each with a private plunge pool – terrace down a hillside woven with brilliant flowers and Balinese temples. Steep yourself in local island culture, unwind with holistic spa treatments, and enjoy a wide range of dining options, including the new beachfront Sundara restaurant.
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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