(Ubud (Bali), Seminyak (Bali))
As you watch the sunlight dance across the lush terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih hand-in-hand with your beloved, the rhythmic pulse of Bali will gently seduce your senses.
Adjust to the serene pace of rural Balinese life in the lush valleys of Ubud, and trek through the 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, toast your union at up-scale restaurants and enjoy a host of luxury resort amenities.
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 to bond over, including lunch at a Balinese organic farm and a back-to-basics cooking experience in a charming village in the foothills of Mount Agung.
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Transfer from the airport to Ubud 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 Seminyak with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Enjoy a wonderful evening with Kecak and Fire Dance performance at the open stage of The Chedi Club Hotel. The Kecak dance involves a chorus of at least 50 men. They sit on concentric circles around an oil lamp and begin to chant. But the sound they make is just “cak-cak-cak”. Up to seven different rhythmical combinations of the chant are interwoven, creating a tapestry of vocal sounds as musical accompaniment to the dance. Afterwards, a 3-course Balinese Menu will be served at the hotel’s pavilion open-air restaurant overlooking lush rice paddies.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Fastrack through immigration/customs and avoid the lines. This package includes pick up before the immigration counter by escort, assistance through VOA (Visa on arrival) and immigration, greeted by a personal guide, and traditional dress girls handing out flower garlands to each guest. Upon departure guests will be assisted on check-in, going through immigration, and escorted to the lounge.
Discover Bali’s cultural heart in the island’s central highlands, minutes from the artistic capital of Ubud. Hidden in a lush paradise beside the Ayung River, Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan has been recognized as one of the world’s best resorts on the Conde Nast Traveler, Gold List 2014 and Conde Nast Traveler, Platinum Circle 2014. Arriving at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan is a breathtaking, unique-in-the-world experience. Relax in ultra-private accommodations – with just 60 suites and villas. Dine on authentic local cuisine. Pamper yourself with Balinese Ayurveda-inspired spa treatments. And discover the exciting range of culture- and nature-oriented activities destined to thrill both couples and families.
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.
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December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014
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April 21, 2014
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