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  • Catch sunrise overlooking Mount Batur, then set off for a biking adventure through the Baliense countryside.
  • Visit Bali's most iconic temples including the Royal Temple of Mengwi and picturesque Pura Ulun Danu.
  • Step inside Goa Gajah, also known as the Elephant Cave, an ornate temple set against rice paddies and centuries-old bathing pools.
  • Embark on a day of snorkeling and sailing in and around idyllic Nusa Lembongan.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
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Spectacular resorts, sun-drenched beaches and Bali's glorious climate barely scratch the surface when considering all there is to experience on the island. On this curated adventure, you're invited to discover the best of Indonesia's most iconic idyll.

Pairing the famed upland terraces of Ubud with ocean-side Jimbaran, the adventure begins with VIP airport assistance and - after a quick night of rest - an early rise to catch sunrise breaking over Mount Batur. After an afternoon spent recovering from the affects of jet lag, the adventure begins in earnest as you're introduced to some of the islands most revered temples. You'll visit Taman Ayun, also known as the Royal Temple of Mengwi, the indescribably beautiful Pura Ulun Danu and Pura Luhur Batukaru with it's iconic entrance.

After some time at leisure to enjoy Ubud at your own pace, the scene shifts to the shores of Jimbaran, but not before a stop at Goa Gajah, the Elephant Cave, an ancient center for meditation, that was first constructed in the 9th century. From Jimbaran, you'll set off on a shared exploration of Nusa Lembongan, an idyllic island that affords excellent snorkeling and sailing opportunities.

Sun, sand, history and culture, this curated adventure has it all; it's the perfect introduction to the wonders of blissful Bali.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Denpasar (Bali) to Ubud (Bali)
    Denpasar (Bali) to Ubud (Bali)
    • Airport Meet & Greet
    • Activity - VIP Airport Assistance - Arrival-Airport Assistance
    • Private Transfer - Denpasar (Bali) - Ubud (Bali) [Airport with Meet & Greet - 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Ubud (Bali)
    Ubud (Bali)
    • Private Tour - Bali Sunrise Cycling Tour (with Breakfast & Lunch, 6.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Activity - Ubud at Leisure
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Ubud (Bali)
    Ubud (Bali)
    • Private Tour - The Temples of Mount Batukaru & Lake Bratan and the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Ubud (Bali)
    Ubud (Bali)
    • Activity - Day at Leisure in Ubud
    • Private Tour - A Royal Dinner at Ubud Palace (with Dinner, 3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Ubud (Bali) to Jimbaran (Bali)
    Ubud (Bali) to Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Private Transfer - Ubud (Bali) - Jimbaran (Bali) [via the Elephant Cave and Kertagosa Palace (7 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 6 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Shared Tour - Nusa Lembongan Catamaran Sail (with Lunch, 8 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
  • Day 7 Jimbaran (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali)
    • Activity - Belmond Jimbaran Puri at Leisure
  • Day 8 Jimbaran (Bali) to Denpasar (Bali)
    Jimbaran (Bali) to Denpasar (Bali)
    • Private Transfer - Jimbaran (Bali) - Denpasar (Bali) [30 mins] - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Fast-Track Departure Service and Airport Lounge Access - Departure-Airport Assistance and Lounge
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Day 1: Denpasar (Bali) - Ubud (Bali)

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Touching down in Bali, avoid arrival queues with fast-track service through Immigration and Customs. You’ll be greeted by an airport representative after exiting your plane, escorted through the Visa on Arrival process, baggage claim and then ushered to your awaiting private guide.

After meeting your guide and round of introductions, settle into your private vehicle and relax as you are transferred to your accommodations. Upon arrival, your guide will assist with check-in and along the way, answer any questions you may have.

Accommodation: Kamandalu Ubud

It is the warm hospitality that has earned Kamandalu Ubud its remarkable reputation. Here at this luxurious home away from home, new guests become friends and repeaters are treated as part of the family. Everyone is welcome to come and discover the Kamandalu experience. The name kamandalu is adopted from the sacred Sanskrit language and it refers to a vessel that holds holy water. The appearance of the Kamandalu is simple, but it bears great significance since it holds the holy water, considered to be the essence of life itself. Kamandalu Ubud brings the same significant vision as its namesake to create a meaningful place where guests can break away from the frantic pace of daily life and experience true inner peace. All facilities and villa interiors feature all the amenities expected of modern travellers to provide an enriching experience.

Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Ubud
Ubud

Day 2: Ubud (Bali)

After being picked up at your hotel, your driver and guide will lead the way to Penelokan where you’ll have breakfast overlooking the active volcano Mt. Batur and its crater lake, enjoying one of the most impressive views in Bali. After breakfast and a short drive, you’ll exit the vehicle and be paired with a mountain bike, then set off through the heartland of Bali, traveling downhill on quiet paths and village roads, experiencing typical Balinese daily life and taking in the beautiful Balinese countryside. You’ll ride through lush forested areas, plantations full of Balinese staples and cash crops, through timeless small villages and lush rice paddy panoramas. Numerous stops are made on the way, including a visit to a Balinese home where you’ll see firsthand how the Balinese live outside the tourist areas, a Balinese plantation where you learn of the medicinal and culturally important uses of local plants, as well as the process of making coffee. You’ll also sample a range of exotic tropical fruits, local herbal teas and coffees, including Coffee Luwak, the unusually-produced and most-expensive coffee in the world. You’ll also stop at a village temple, an enormous Banyan tree and stunning rice paddy panoramas. On a short walk in the rice paddies, you’ll see villagers planting and harvesting rice (and are invited to join in), and see traditional craftsmen hard at work. Lunch, served in a local restaurant – set in the serene surrounds of rice paddies – is a delectable Balinese feast featuring smoked duck or chicken, though a range of dietary restrictions and preferences can be accommodated. After a morning and afternoon of adventure, you’ll be returned to your hotel.

Arriving into Bali from distant lands, guests often find it takes a while to adjust to the new time-zone and to overcome jet-lag. Following an overnight flight, guests are typically spry and active in the early hours of the day, but then – most commonly – are ready for bed in the afternoon. Today, set yourself up for the days to come with an afternoon at leisure. As soon as you’re able to, you’re encouraged to rest for the evening so as to prepare for the days to come, and should you find yourself with energy to spare, perhaps a few laps in the resorts on-site pool are in order.   

Accommodation: Kamandalu Ubud
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bicycling at Sunrise
Bicycling at Sunrise
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  At Leisure in Ubud
At Leisure in Ubud

Day 3: Ubud (Bali)

Leaving Ubud, take in the views while chatting with your guide on the way to Taman Ayun Temple, also known as the Royal Temple of Mengwi. Built in 1634 to serve as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty, this arresting sanctuary is surrounded by a moat and features multi–roofed Meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates. After exploring the complex, set off to nearby Lake Bratan, an ancient crater lake found in a large, serene valley. Though small, here you’ll visit one of the most picturesque temples around; Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. Honoring Dewi Danau, goddess of the lake, the temple is hard to miss, found on the lake promontory. Stroll through the Candi Kuning Market, where local fruits, vegetables, and flowers are sold and break for a lunch. After filling up, your sightseeing journey continues towards Mount Batukaru and into the UNESCO-listed rice fields of Jatiluwih. Take in the seemingly endless views while learning about the techniques used by Balinese farmers and afterwards visit Pura Luhur Batukaru, located on the slopes of Mount Batukaru. Pura Luhur Batukaru is one of the nine main temples on Bali and is surrounded by lush forest, some 4,250 feet above sea level. Believed to have been built in the 11th century, it has been – and is – used as a place of worship and meditation. After a day of discovery, you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Kamandalu Ubud
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pura Ulun Danu Bratan
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan

Day 4: Ubud (Bali)

Widely considered to be the go-to destination for arts, crafts and lively performances on the island of Bali, Ubud is an excellent place to enjoy some time at leisure. Strolling down the streets of this upland village, you’re sure to feel the draw of this charming town which has for decades lured many guests to stay far beyond their intended departure date. With inviting cafes, welcoming spas, a captivating art scene and a spoil of excellent restaurants, it’s easy to whittle away the hours, and this is all without mentioning the more common tourist attractions that you may want to visit, including the Ubud Monkey Forest and the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Should you choose to embark on the ridge walk, consider setting out in the late afternoon so as to catch the sun as it sets from atop the hill.

This evening, join your guide and make your way to the Peliatan Royal Palace, one of the oldest in Ubud. An elaborately designed building, it was constructed in 1769. Adopting the traditional Balinese architectural concepts based on deep philosophical and spatial division, the palace is divided into a Tri Mandala — three spatial functions. Upon arrival you will be greeted a steward of the estate who will a tour you around the palace and detail stories of the Balinese king and the kingdom of Ubud, Balinese philosophy, local traditions and the religion of Bali. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to meet and chat with one of the princes in the palace, and then settle in for a Balinese royal dinner. As freshly prepared dishes are served, feel free to ask questions about Balinese kingdoms, past & present, and Balinese culture in general. The event ends with a spectacular performance featuring Balinese dances set to gamelan music. After an unforgettable evening, you will be returned to your hotel.

Accommodation: Kamandalu Ubud
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sunset Performance in Ubud
Sunset Performance in Ubud
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Balinese Dancers at the Peliatan Royal Palace
Balinese Dancers at the Peliatan Royal Palace

Day 5: Ubud (Bali) - Jimbaran (Bali)

After breakfast you will be picked up at your hotel in Ubud and begin your transfer to Jimbaran, diverting course to visit a few key sites of interest in eastern Bali. Your first stop is Goa Gajah – the Elephant Cave – found nearby the Elephant River. Inside this mysterious cave with its ornate, stone-carved façade, you’ll find relics and offerings, while outside, ancient bathing pools are set against green rice paddies and a garden. It is believed to have been built in the 9th century and has been used as a meditation center since the 11th Century. Carrying onward, you’ll visit Kertagosa Palace, a Balinese heritage site that was formerly used as a court building during the Klungkung Kingdom period. From here, track southward toward Jimbaran. Once considered the backwater of south Bali, nothing more than a tiny fishing village with a daily market – it has taken on a much different spirit since the late 20th century. Now host to an array of world-class five-star beach resorts, the pleasant white sand beaches are calm and safe for swimming while the clusters of seafood restaurants on the beach are a major draw in the evenings; the food pairing perfectly with the unforgettable sunsets.

Accommodation: Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Jimbaran Bay is one Bali’s top destinations, renowned for its pristine sands and calm, inviting waters. Belmond Jimbaran Puri sits at the heart of this wide bay, with spectacular sunset views. Located on the quiet southern tip of the island, Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a convenient 10 minutes' drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. As the sky turns crimson, birds sing overhead, relax and let the island's spirit come to you. Enjoy a massage by the sea, and then let the calm, azure waters tempt you in. Stretch out in your garden and inhale the heady aroma of frangipani flowers. Be enchanted by this green oasis, where the sandy shore meets the shimmering ocean.

Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Entrance to the Elephant Cave
Entrance to the Elephant Cave
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Jimbaran
Jimbaran

Day 6: Jimbaran (Bali)

Join fellow travelers an 85-foot-long catamaran and cross the Badung strait to reach Nusa Lembongan. On the course of your day-long cruise, participate in a snorkeling excursion, banana boat adventure, village tour, and an island-based buffet lunch with drinks included. Enjoy fantastic snorkeling opportunities and glass-bottom boat rides and visit Bali Hai Beach Club where you can swim in the fresh-water lagoon pool or in the crystal-clear waters of Mushroom Bay.

Accommodation: Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Shoreline at Nusa Lembongan
Shoreline at Nusa Lembongan

Day 7: Jimbaran (Bali)

The pristine white sand beaches and calm, gently cresting waves found on the shoreline of the Belmond Jimbaran Puri are the stuff of dreams and postcards. Today, spend some time to unwind in this special paradise, and when the time for a shift in scenery arrives, consider heading to the beach spa for a replenishing treatment. With two outstanding restaurants on-site, taking the time for a delicious meal is also highly recommended. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to enjoy your down time at Belmond Jimbaran Puri.

Accommodation: Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Beach at Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Beach at Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Day 8: Jimbaran (Bali) - Denpasar (Bali)

You will be privately transferred from Jimbaran to Denpasar Airport by a professional driver and an English-speaking guide. Approximate travel duration is 30 minutes.

Upon arrival to Denpasar Airport, your guide will lead you to the Fast-Track service area, where an airport representative will assist you through Immigration and Customs. After clearing, head to the Airport Lounge to enjoy snacks and light refreshments ahead of your outbound flight as well as newspapers and magazines, among other amenities.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Kamandalu Ubud: Ubud (Bali)

It is the warm hospitality that has earned Kamandalu Ubud its remarkable reputation. Here at this luxurious home away from home, new guests become friends and repeaters are treated as part of the family. Everyone is welcome to come and discover the Kamandalu experience. The name kamandalu is adopted from the sacred Sanskrit language and it refers to a vessel that holds holy water. The appearance of the Kamandalu is simple, but it bears great significance since it holds the holy water, considered to be the essence of life itself. Kamandalu Ubud brings the same significant vision as its namesake to create a meaningful place where guests can break away from the frantic pace of daily life and experience true inner peace. All facilities and villa interiors feature all the amenities expected of modern travellers to provide an enriching experience.

Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kamandalu Ubud
Kamandalu Ubud
Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kamandalu Ubud
Kamandalu Ubud

Belmond Jimbaran Puri : Jimbaran (Bali)

Jimbaran Bay is one Bali’s top destinations, renowned for its pristine sands and calm, inviting waters. Belmond Jimbaran Puri sits at the heart of this wide bay, with spectacular sunset views. Located on the quiet southern tip of the island, Belmond Jimbaran Puri is a convenient 10 minutes' drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport. As the sky turns crimson, birds sing overhead, relax and let the island's spirit come to you. Enjoy a massage by the sea, and then let the calm, azure waters tempt you in. Stretch out in your garden and inhale the heady aroma of frangipani flowers. Be enchanted by this green oasis, where the sandy shore meets the shimmering ocean.

Blissful Bali  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Belmond Jimbaran Puri
Belmond Jimbaran Puri

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Tin T — June 22, 2019 — Asia

    The trip was fantastic, well planned, great tour guys. That was a trip of a lifetime and Kensington Tours had done an exceptional well in organizing from the fly to Japan, Hong Kong, Bali & Singapore to the hotels, daily tours with the level of details and places we wouldn't have known where to go. Can't wait for Kensington Tours to organize our 3rd trip in the near future!

  • Ann M — June 20, 2019 — Asia

    Asia Expert Yuki Ng did an amazing job of setting up our trip. She totally understood what we wanted to see and do. My husband, 17-year-old grandson and I spent a week in Seoul in June of 2019. Miriam, also known as CJ, our local guide in Seoul, was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We totally enjoyed our time with her. We learned so much about the history and culture of Korea and with her expert guidance, we were introduced to many different and delicious Korean foods. Our lunches with her were memorable not only for the variety of restaurants and dishes that we sampled but also for the stimulating and pleasant conversations we shared while eating. She also made several suggestions for things to do in the evening that added to our enjoyment of the city. We were truly fortunate to have Miriam as our guide. Our driver Mr. Jo was also great. He calmly and expertly navigated the congested streets of Seoul and always greeted us with a smile and a pleasant ‘good morning.’ We had not been to Seoul before this trip. We found it to be vibrant, beautiful, and very clean. The people were friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were beyond what we expected. We had a wonderful time in Seoul. We could not have been more pleased.

  • Anne H — May 28, 2019 — Asia

    My trip was a dream come true! From the time I landed in Beijing to the time I landed back to the US, everything was perfect. I traveled alone, but felt very safe and very well taken care of by the guides and drivers I had in the different cities and countries I visited. I learned so much about the culture and heritage of the Chinese, Tibetan and the Nepalese people. It was worth every penny I spend and much more!

  • Jackie M — March 30, 2019 — Asia

    I loved it all. Thanks especially to our guide Abit, in Kathmandu, Norenda, in Pokhara, and Min, in the Annapurna region, for being fabulous people. Thanks again for also referring us to Bahari Lodge in Chitwan National park. By far, that was the best place I've ever stayed in all of my international travels: they always had a surprise in store for us, that was awesome. They let us spend as much time as we wanted with the elephants, no rush, and sent elephants to come and play with us when we merely mentioned that we loved them. A great thank you to our naturalis Krishna at Bahari Lodge in Chitwan. All fantastic people who were great with tourists like us. We also enjoyed Temple Tree Resort very much.

  • Reginald B — April 14, 2019 — Asia

    This was a GREAT tour to Thailand! It exceeded my expectations in many ways (ie. itinerary, flexibility, and customer service). I would recommend this tour and Kensington Tours to family and friends. I will definitely use Kensington Tours for my future travel plans. My destination expert was Ms. Forkan. She expertly tailored my experience to my needs and wants. She filled in all the "unknowns" and ensured a safe, smooth trip/tour. Her professionalism and support was a 10/10. Thank you Ms. Forkan for designing this trip of a lifetime!

  • Ann L — June 05, 2019 — Asia

    Our guides made our whole trip - we will remember them as much as China itself. Jerry immediately put us at ease and made us feel like his best friends - he was sincere and authentic and open. Katy (in Chengdu) had great energy and showed us how people really live. Even though she must see the pandas every other day of her life, she still seemed to genuinely LOVE seeing them. (And, later, when we discovered we'd left valuables in the safe at our hotel, she went WAY above and beyond to take care of things - even after we were already in Shanghai!). Nancy (in Shanghai) was amazing - we truly enjoyed our time with her and she took us to markets and encouraged us to take our time at the places that interested us most. When we'd seen enough temples, our guides communicated with each other to rearrange our tours in coming destinations. We felt like we were on the food tour of China - the meals were wonderful, and it was - really - TOO MUCH FOOD! No part of our day was wasted, but if we wanted to start later or call it a night sooner, plans were easily rearranged. We would absolutely go with Kensington again!

  • Sandra S — February 09, 2019 — Asia

    We had a really interesting trip and your team made it all so easy. Our guides were not only informative, but they took very good care of us. They kept us on schedule with all the city transfers, made the Visa process so quick and introduced us to some of the things they loved about their cities as well as the scheduled sites. There were so many highlights on this trip, but I was especially wowed by the cruise on Ha Long Bay. Our guide in Hanoi went above and beyond on my birthday and arrived to pick us up with some beautiful orchids and a lovely gift. We were very happy with all our accommodations as well.

  • Daryl H. — January 26, 2019 — Asia

    I was pleasantly surprised and pleased with the superb attention to detail in fulfilling my requests and my dreams

  • Laura E. — January 08, 2019 — Asia

    One of the benefits was that the guides were very flexible and suggested and accommodated changes to plans based on the weather and other circumstances. They all said they could do this when working with Kensington because Kensington supported it and empowered them with this flexibility. A big advantage in making the trip perfect!

  • Ajitkumar P. — January 04, 2019 — Asia

    The whole trip was well organized and we have recommended using Kensington to our friends.

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