(Ubud (Bali), Kuta (Bali))
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. Find yourself amidst a cultural kaleidoscope, exploring the city from the Sultan's Mosque, to Chinatown, and Little India. Venture out to the island resort of Sentosa, and enjoy the company and knowledge of a private local guide. Head southeast for the second half of your trip, as you leave the megacity behind and wind down in the lush jungles and white sand beaches of Bali, where traditional culture and first class luxury combine for a sublimely relaxing experience. Discover magnificent temples, vibrant jungles, and a mix of rugged and serene coastal vistas, before your journey comes to a close.
Meet your English speaking driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle.
Singapore was once part of British Malaysia for many centuries. It was ruled by the Sultanate of Johor before the British came to the island and set up a port and colony in 1819. After World War II, Singapore became an independent nation and republic. Today Singapore has a diverse population of nearly 5 million people or more which is made up of Chinese, Malays, Indians, Caucasians, Eurasians, and Asians of different origins. Experience the various cultures come alive before your very eyes as you explore each ethnic heritage enclave by turns. At Kampong Glam, admire the quiet majesty of the Sultan’s Mosque with its unmistakable golden dome, explore colorful food eateries, and browse through old-fashioned shops selling batiks, carpets, rattan basket-ware, and exotic perfumes. Travel to the heart of Chinatown and experience the old and the new tradition and modernity in the rows of streets, and traditional shop houses lovingly restored into tempting eateries, teahouses and shops selling Oriental arts, crafts, and souvenirs as well as traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. Little India completes the cultural kaleidoscope with its bustling streets showcasing aromatic and exotic spices, colorful flower-garland shops, vegetable vendors, and busy curry houses.
Enjoy a half day at leisure with your very own private driver and guide as you explore the resort island of Sentosa. An optional itinerary of suggestions follows (tickets and admissions are not included) to make your stay in Singapore more memorable. Enjoy a ride on the Singapore cable car which presents a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s city skyline, the harbor, and Sentosa. Step on it at the Sentosa Luge (the first in Southeast Asia) and feel the tropical breeze as you travel down the gravity track on your luge that is part go-kart and part toboggan. Requiring no special skills on the part of the rider, the luge is so easy to enjoy and is safe for all ages. Get in touch with the history and heritage of Singapore at the Images of Singapore Museum. From its origins as a Malay fishing village to its founding in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles, and subsequent development into a modern cosmopolitan city of many races, customs, and festivals, the Singapore Story is told vividly through life-like settings, colorful displays, and costumed mannequins.
As dusk falls over the tropical rainforest, the animals come alive at the world’s first open concept nocturnal zoo. Experience the thrill of exploring the jungle as you get up close with the animals, from fierce predators to timid forest dwellers. Begin your journey with a tram ride from the Himalayas to Africa. The guided tram leads you through 8 geographic regions designed after the habitats of the African savanna, Himalayan foothills, and jungles of Southeast Asia. Be enthralled by the animals from the comfort of the tram or explore the walking trails for closer views of smaller creatures. Your visit to the Night Safari isn't complete without catching the fascinating and entertaining shows featuring a cast of nocturnal animals. Also, don’t miss the chance to pose close-up with a serval, owl or snake at the animal photography sessions.
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.
Fly from Singapore to Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia. Flight time is approximately 2.5 hours.
Transfer from the airport to Ubud with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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 the ceiling murals. Continue through spectacular views of terraced rice fields to Besakih temple, located on the slope of Mount Agung, Bali's highest volcano. It's called Mother Temple of Bali as it houses ancestral shrines for all Hindu Balinese and a complex of nearly 24 temples. The next stop iwill be Kintamani, where you can enjoy your lunch with a breathtaking view over the caldera lake, Danau Batur. Driving down, arrive in the bottom of a lush green valley where the Gunung Kawi temple, Bali's largest ancient monument is located. It consists of 10 rock-cut shrine memorials standing 7 meters high in sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face. End the tour with a stop at Goa Gajah before returning to 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.
Transfer from Ubud to Kuta with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
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.
Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.
Naumi Liora is located along Keong Saik Road, a street rich in history and heritage. Immerse yourself in a warm sanctuary of comfort at Naumi Liora where 79 guest rooms have been uniquely designed to combine contemporary design philosophies with elements of heritage chic. Step foot onto the imported Victorian encaustic floor tiles, set in the five-foot way veranda in front of the hotel’s entrance. Typically used for upmarket residences, the entire street frontage of the hotel was originally paved with these foreign imports. Adorning Naumi Liora are gorgeously detailed and carefully conserved neo-classical wall carvings while the building itself boasts of a traditional Chinese townhouse structure and vestigial Chinese elements that remain. Chinese double-leaf doors and bat reliefs interact with contemporary furnishings and modern amenities that further stylize the hotel stay experience.
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.
Maynard Fossum ,
December 12, 2014
"My trip to China proved to be an outstanding experience. Each location provided excellent learning and entertainment opportunities. The country was very impressive both in its deep history and in the huge modernization that has taken place in recent decades. The tour guides at each location were well informed and able to answer questions while also offering detailed information at all sites. It was a pleasure to be so well taken care of. The guides and drivers were always helpful. The meals on the tour were delicious and varied. I was pleased with the choice of restaurants. The hotels were comfortable and well located. I will recommend Kensington Tours. "
December 12, 2014
"I was a bit nervous about visiting Myanmar. Thanks to the outstanding help and planning via Kensington Tours, everything went off without a hitch!! It was a fantastic experience, that I would recommend to anyone with a spirit of adventure. "
Craig Gelman ,
December 12, 2014
"Fabulous trip. Every aspect from the planning to execution was excellent. "
Ruth Reinhard ,
December 12, 2014
"The trip was fantastic!!!Each guide and driver gave us so much information and were so helpful. They made sure that they took good care of our well being and requests. My husband, who we all call "the reluctant traveler" said, halfway through the trip, where are we going next? He said if he can go with Kensington then he will go anyplace. Thanks for making our trip to China a memorable experience."
SixtoCastenada Jr. ,
December 12, 2014
"100% satisfied! We had a wonderful trip. Our travel adviser, Tony Newman put together a tour that included everywhere we wanted to visit and within our very limited time frame. Conrad, who booked our transportation was very professional. The tour guides, hotel accommodations and transportation arrangements were all excellent. We will be using Kensington Tours again!"
December 12, 2014
"We were so impressed with all aspects of the trip that Kensington arranged for us - even at short notice. The itinerary was perfectly planned, full of extra activities like riding an elephant and a water buffalo cart ride. The guides were wonderful in all the places we went and the travel was easy between locations. Vietnam is a wonderful destination and Angkor Wat is amazing too. We loved the overnight on the boat in Halong Bay and the train ride to Sapa. The day we spent trekking between indigenous villages in the mountains of Sapa was one of the most interesting days of my life! We have travelled a lot and this was one of the best trips we have ever taken."
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."
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