(Ubud, South Bali)
Your opulent getway begins with a private airport transfer by private vehicle to the Balinese cultural center of Ubud. After settling into your suite at the sumptous Chedi Club Hotel, you will enjoy excursions to immerse you in the artistic and natural sides of Bali. Visit various sights of the island with a private vehicle and guide before heading down to Jimbaran Bay: one of Bali's most beautiful and luxurious beaches. A deluxe pool villa at the spectacular Puri Bali will be your home as you finish your tour soaking up the sun in five star luxury!
The activities in this tour our only our suggestions. Personalize this trip of a lifetime with options such as dophin watching, white water rafting, surfing classes, even a visit to exotic Komodo Island!
Fastrack through immigration/customs and avoid the lines. This package includes pick up before immigration counter by escort, assistance through VOA (Visa on arrival) and immigration, greeted by personal guide and traditional dress girls handing out flower garland to each guest.Upon departure guest will be assisted on check-in, going through immigration and escorted to the lounge.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and English-speaking driver.
Nestled in an exclusive estate surrounded by lush greenery and verdant rice fields, The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah in Ubud, Bali offers one of the finest luxury retreats in the world. Here, traditional Balinese architecture, Hadiprana artifacts and contemporary comforts blend seamlessly amid a rustic backdrop, to offer designer residences that feature glorious bedrooms, semi-outdoor bathrooms, private courtyard entrances and gardens. The Chedi Club charms discerning guests with its exquisite accommodation, signature spa, diverse cuisine, and attentive service, in a setting where serenity is sublime.
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 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.
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 of the park includes a 35 minutes 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. The park also offers Night Safari’s with show, elephant ride and dinner included.
Today's excursion will lead you to the rural heartland of Bali which presents an altered landscape and a different history. Your first stop is Pura Taman Ayun, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century. It has three ascending levels of spacious courtyards containing rows of shrines and pavilions and is surrounded by a wide moat. The next one will be Lake Bratan, where a crater lies serenely in the midst of an elongated valley, formed centuries ago. A small temple called Pura Ulun Danu Bratan to honor Dewi Danau, goddess of the lake, can be seen on the lake promontory. Stroll along Candi Kuning market, where local fruits, vegetable and flowers are sold. After lunch, the trip continues through breathtaking valleys of rice paddies near Jatiluwih to visit Pura Luhur Batukau temple, in dense jungle near the peak of Gunung Batukau, Bali’s second highest mountain. The ancient temple complex has a number of separate sanctuaries joined by damp mountain paths, bubbling springs and a large rectangular lake with a shrine in its midst.
Take an excursion which shows you the must sees of West Bali starting at Pura Taman Ayun, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century. It has three ascending levels of spacious courtyards containing rows of shrines and pavilions and is surrounded by a wide moat. Continue to Alas Kedaton, the holy monkey forest with its tall nutmeg trees. Your last stop will be Tanah Lot temple, one of the holiest temples in Bali which is built atop a huge rock and surrounded by the sea. Enjoy the wonderful sunset where the golden red sky frames the temple roof and the waves crash into the rocks below.
You will be picked up by private vehicle with an English speaking guide from Ubud and transferred to your South Bali hotel.
In the afternoon, enjoy some time on your own to relax.
The Samaya in Seminyak is set right in the heart of a sophisticated residential scene occupying two prime positions - one being a Seminyak beach front location with spectacular, unobstructed ocean views during the day and arguably the finest location in the area to catch the famous Seminyak sunset, whilst the other property The Samaya Royal Courtyard Villas which are just located across the street, 2 minutes apart and a few minutes from the bustling entertainment and shopping district of Legian, 20 minutes from Bali International Ngurah Rai Airport.
Sleep in this morning and relax at your hotel.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Bali’s vibrant culture attracts thousands of visitors each year yet few people have tasted authentic Balinese cuisine. Join a shared Balinese cooking school class and discover the secrets of the Balinese kitchen. You will be picked up from your hotel early in the morning and taken to the cooking school, where you will then go to the local fish and vegetables market to acquire ingredients for today's dish. Breakfast will be served at the school prior to the cooking class, and lunch will be enjoyed once prepared!
VISA/PASSPORTThe Indonesian government requires visitors to have a passport valid for at least six months following the date of arrival. Indonesian authorities regularly deny entry to all foreign nationals who arrive with less than six months’ validity on their passports. American and Canadian citizens are required to have a visa to enter Indonesia. Visa processing generally takes 7 working days for a Tourist Visa along with a visa processing fee of approximately $55. A 30 days visa can also be applied upon arrival at Jakarta International Airport. This visa costs approximately $25. Tourist passport holders may apply for a non-extendable visitor Visa-on-Arrival at airports.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Indonesia for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is required. Medical facilities are not widespread and poor quality. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/indonesia.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Jakarta (Java). Government: Republic. Declared independence from The Netherlands in 1945. Language: Bahasa Indonesia is the official national language. Altogether, there are an estimated 583 languages and dialects spoken in the archipelago. The older generation still speaks Dutch as a second language and English is widely spoken in tourist areas. Religion: There is a Muslim majority of approximately 90%, with Christian, Hindu (mainly in Bali) and Buddhist minorities. Time: GMT + 7 (West) in Sumatra, Java and Western Borneo; GMT + 8 (Central) in Sulawesi, Lesser Sunda Islands, Bali and Eastern Borneo; GMT + 9 (East) in Papua and Maluku. Electricity: 220/250 volts AC, 50Hz but 110 volts is still used in some areas. Plugs used are European-style with two circular metal pins. Telephone: Country code +62 (followed by 22 for Bandung, 361 for Bali, 21 for Jakarta, 61 for Medan and 31 for Surabaya). Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage may be limited to main towns and cities. Internet: There are Internet cafes in all major cities and tourist destinations.
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