(Ubud, South Bali)
Journey to one South East Asia's most spectacular cities and some of its most beautiful beaches. This tour is five star all the way, with exclusive hotels and private tours and transfers. Your itinerary starts in Singapore: an island city-state that rides the cutting edge of the world economy and provides visitors with world-class shopping and entertainment. Finish your trip in the lush jungles and white sand beaches of Bali, where traditional culture and first class luxury combine for a sublimely relaxing experience.
A private vehicle with driver will pick you up and provide a transfer between the pier and the Airport, for 6 people with 2 pieces of luggage each.
Transformed into a 400-room luxury hotel, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (5*) is a masterpiece of understated elegance and comfort. Successfully blending rich heritage with contemporary style, this award-winning Singapore five-star hotel provides an exceptional setting for business and leisure travelers. Travel the city with the unique Rolls Royce limousine service. Delight in the state-of-the-art fitness center – open 24-hours for your convenience. Lounge by the chic outdoor infinite-edge pool. Enjoy the close proximity to the city’s main shopping belt. Take pleasure in the exclusive amenities and features of this captivating Singapore luxury hotel – embodying a strategic location in the heart of the financial and arts districts.
Your tour will begin with a leisurely bumboat ride along the Singapore River. The Singapore River is a small river with great historical importance. It is the place where Raffles was made as the 1st trading port in Singapore. The ride will end at Merlion Park at Esplanade Bridge. At the Merlion Park, come face to face with Singapore’s very own tourism mascot, the Merlion, standing in the foreground, whilst the the structural masterpiece of visionary architect Moshe Safdie, the Marina Bay Sands. The tour continues with a drive around the Civic District past the Padang, Cricket Club, Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall. Next stop will be one of the oldest and most important Hokkien temple in Singapore, Thian Hock Keng Temple. The temple was built in traditional southern Chinese architectural masterpiece of stone, tiles and dragons and phoenixes, amazing cravings, intricate sculptures and imposing columns. Next and final stop is the National Orchid Garden, within the Singapore Botanic Gardens, which boasts a colorful display of 60,000 orchid plants, with 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids represented.
You will be picked up from your Singapore hotel by private car and english speaking driver for a visit to a Malay Ethnic Area that showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Malays. Let your guide recount stories of collective spirit that rose through the darkest times of World War II as you continue your journey to visit the Changi Chapel & Museum. Drive through the rustic and laid-back Changi Village giving you a chance to see the relaxing side of Singapore and provides a contrast to your final stop at Tampines New Town, a typical heartland township of present day Singapore. Rates include admissions as per itinerary.
Fly one way from Singapore to Bali, Indonesia.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and English-speaking driver.
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.
Ubud Hanging Gardens Hotel & Resort, Bali, Indonesia is a haven of peace and tranquillity set in the heart of the tropical paradise of Bali. The resort has 38 luxury private pool villas, each with a heated private infinity plunge pool set high in the rice terraces, overlooking the Ayung river. Revitalize your mind and body with a yoga class and after a busy day of swimming, walking and lazy sun-bathing on the beach, visit the Beduur Restaurant terrace nestled on a hillside with outstanding panoramic views of the valley and the scenic backdrop of the temple, where you can try the delights of both Asian and French cuisine in the serene setting of pure tranquility.
Start the day with a visit to Kerta Gosa, or Hall of Justice, built in 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Continue through spectacular views of terraced rice fields to Besakih temple, located on the slope of Mount Agung, Bali highest volcano. It is called Mother Temple of Bali as it houses ancestral shrines for all Hindu Balinese and a complex of nearly 24 temples. Our next stop is Kintamani where you can enjoy your lunch with a breathtaking view over the caldera lake, Danau Batur. Driving down, we arrive in the bottom of a lush green valley, where the Gunung Kawi temple, Bali largest ancient monument is located. It consists of 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) – memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues and stand in 7m-high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. Our last stop will be Goa Gajah.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
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.
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.
VISA/PASSPORTA valid passport is required. U.S. and Canadian citizens do not need a visa if their visit is for business or social purposes, and their stay is for 90 days or less. Travelers to the region should note that Singapore and some neighboring countries do not allow U.S. or Canadian citizens to enter with fewer than six months of validity remaining on their passport.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore for the most up to date visa information.
HEALTHHealth insurance is recommended. Medical facilities are good quality but expensive. 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/singapore.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Singapore City State. Government: Republic. Gained full independence in 1965. Language: Mandarin Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. Most Singaporeans are bilingual and speak English, which is used as the main language of communication. Religion: Taoist, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim. Time: GMT + 8. Electricity: 220/240 volts AC, 50Hz. Plug fittings of the three-pin square type are in use. Many hotels have 110-volt outlets. Telephone: Country code +65. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with international mobile phone companies. Coverage is good. Internet: Internet cafes throughout Singapore provide public access to Internet and e-mail services.
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