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Monday
16 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
17 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
18 September
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
19 September
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Friday
20 September
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Saturday
21 September
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Sunday
22 September
10:00am - 4:00pm
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Beyond stunning beaches and magical temples, Bali has virtually every kind of natural beauty. Glorious mountainous areas with lush greenery, scenic lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, iconic rice fields, flower gardens, gushing sacred rivers and secret canyons all make up the island's landscape. This magical island is packed with timeless temples, friendly people and beautiful beaches. Join us on our discovery tour from Ubud to Sanur and explore this truly amazing gem of Indonesia!

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Why go?

  • Spend Easter differently this year!
  • Visit Ubud - the cultural, artistic, and holistic heart of Bali
  • Admire magnificent views over rice terraces
  • Visit Bali’s mystical temples
  • Enjoy a traditional Balinese massage
  • Consume your vitamin D at the beach in Sanur

Itinerary

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  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included

Following our late arrival, we transfer to the hotel in Ubud. Overnight Ubud.

  • Accommodation 3 * Anumana Ubud Hotel
  • MEALS No meals included

Today we will explore the surrounding area of Tampak Siring. Our first stop is Tegalalang rice terraces where we can admire magnificent views before visiting Kintamani with its view to Batur Lake and Volcano.  We then continue to Tampak Siring area to visit Gunung Kawi Temple. The only way to the temple is walk down 300 steps on the stone steps. There are lots of shops and beautiful scenery we can enjoy before reach the bottom. It is worth the walk as the rock carvings are mesmerizing, with lots of beautiful photos opportunity as well. Later we will drive back to Ubud.

The afternoon is free for us to spend however we wish. Ubud Monkey Forest is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel (entrance fee applies).

Ubud, once a mostly serene “hippie” destination for travellers interested in yoga, healthy food, and fresh air, has grown into one of the busiest and most popular destinations in Bali. Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love — and the 2010 film of the same name — permanently pushed Ubud to the forefront of the tourist radar. In Ubud we can enjoy vegetarian eateries and hipster cafes serving excellent coffee abound as well as boutique shops showcasing Bali’s famous craftsmanship and work from local artists.

In the evening we will meet for a welcome drink and dinner.

Overnight Ubud.

  • Accommodation 3 * Anumana Ubud Hotel
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast, we will start our tour of Ubud and its surroundings. Our first stop is Batubulan, where we will enjoy a Barong dance performance. Watching a Barong dance is a great introduction to the world of Balinese dance which is often inspired by religion. The story is loosely derived from the Mahabharat and Ramayana, Indian stories with a huge influence on art, society and culture all over Asia. A Barong dance explains how the Balinese deal with Good and Evil, both universal powers which have to be continuously and carefully balanced. Batubulan is also famous for its stone carvers who sell their goods along roadside shops.

Our next stop is an important temple site on the north part of Ubud in Tampak Siring, called Tirta Empul and located close to the President's Palace. All Balinese will make regular pilgrimages to Tirta Empul. They come seeking to cleanse themselves spiritually and to cure their physical ailments by bathing in the holy springs, which have been considered the most sacred in Bali ever since the 10th century, if not longer. The shallow red-brick bathing pools are sunk into the ground of the outer courtyard of a temple, fed by water from the springs in the inner sanctuary. Men, women and priests each have their own segregated sections in which to immerse themselves, though most modern devotees just splash their faces and smile for the camera.

Afternoon is free for us to spend however we wish. Overnight Ubud.

  • Accommodation 3 * Anumana Ubud Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we will depart to Bali's West Coast for a visit to Tanah Lot - the famous sea-side temple which has been defying the Indian Ocean for centuries. The landmark temple was built to commemorate the spread of Hinduism from Java to Bali many centuries ago. Sitting on an eroded rocky outcrop between the sea and the beach, it is quite a sight.

Later we will get into vintage cabrio VW cars and travel along forgotten villages, fairy-like temples and lush green rice fields to Jatiluwih - a beautiful area of verdant, terraced rice paddies nestled in the shadow of Mount Batukaru, the second highest peak of Bali. We will be driven by our own driver at a slow pace, while enjoying the enchanting Balinese scenery.

In Jatiluwih we will go for an easy walk through the rice terraces and see how the villagers cultivate their fields following the system of ‘subak’, a water management (irrigation) system for paddy fields which was developed in the 9th century. For the Balinese, irrigation is not simply providing water for the plant's roots, but water is used to construct a complex, pulsed artificial ecosystem.

At the end of our tour we will visit Sangeh Monkey Forest. The monkeys of the forest are believed to be sacred and indeed will approach anyone paying respects at the temple.

In the late afternoon we will return to Ubud. Overnight Ubud.

  • Accommodation 3 * Anumana Ubud Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

We will start off the day with a visit to the market of Gianyar, a city just 10 kilometers northeast of the glitz of Ubud, but decades away in time. It’s a flight of imagination back into the mystery and magic of the East. A stroll through the local market is one of the most enjoyable ways to connect with the foundations of a culture that goes back several thousands of years. Here we will see how the villagers sell many kinds of foods, fresh vegetables, fruits and meat, clothes, ceremonial equipment, flowers offering and all kinds of daily needs. After simple local lunch, we will walk through the village and learn more about traditional house architecture. The most important part is the house temple, inevitably pointing towards the mountains. It is amazing how Balinese keep their buildings consistently in line with religious principles.

Our next stop is Tibumana Waterfall (possible to swim) located at Bangunlemah Bangli. The pathway to the waterfall is refreshingly beautiful with lush green vegetation typically in the tropic. The entire place is enclosed green ferns, mosses, vines, which makes you in hidden nature of Bali. Lots of flowers, bamboo trees, and the calming sound of the river along the trail make the experience really enjoyable! The waterfall area is very peaceful with good energy. This place is a great photo opportunity!

Afterwards we will transfer to our hotel in Candidasa. Overnight Candidasa.

  • Accommodation 4 * Rama Candidasa Dive & Spa Resort
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we will explore the eastern part of Bali and visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace. This water garden was built in 1948, blending Balinese and Chinese styles. The water comes from one of the nearby natural springs. The place has always been regarded as holy. Tirta means blessed water, gangga cames from Ganges, the holy river in India.

We will continue our tour by driving through mountainous routes to the Besakih Temple which is built against the southern slope of Gunung Agung, a sacred mountain for the Balinese. A sprawling complex of shrines, dedicated to an unknown number of gods, constitutes the religious center of Bali. Besakih and surroundings can easily be described as the holiest place on the island, covering an extended religious patchwork of shrines and temples, dedicated to kings and Gods. At any given time, we`ll walk together with numerous pilgrims as every Balinese is required to pay homage several times throughout the year.

Our next stop is Kertha Gosa - a beautifully renovated, 17th century hall, once used for the administration of traditional justice. It is a superb example of classical Balinese design. In the late afternoon we will transfer to our hotel in Sanur for a well-deserved beach stay.

  • Accommodation 4 * Puri Santrian
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today is free for you to spend how you wish.

Sanur Beach is a former fishing village that still has a relaxed coastal ambience. It has managed to cling on to its charm and a wealth of arts and culture. The waters of Sanur are protected by a long string of offshore reefs, creating large, warm shallow, safe lagoons that are perfectly clear and excellent for swimming, snorkeling and a whole array of water sports. Sanur is also a great place to walk. Distances are not far, the streets are relatively quiet, and there is a splendid, paved beachfront path which runs the whole length of the district.

Overnight Sanur.

  • Accommodation 4 * Puri Santrian
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today is free for you to spend how you wish. In the evening we will gather together for a farewell dinner.

Overnight Sanur.

  • Accommodation 4 * Puri Santrian
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast we will have some free time before afternoon transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

Please note that the check-out time is 12:00noon. You can store your luggage at concierge, you may use the hotel general facilities until pick up time.

  • Accommodation 4 * Puri Santrian
  • MEALS Breakfast included
  • Accommodation
  • MEALS No meals included
TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum: 

Ubud: 29°C April

Sanur: 31°C April

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

London to Hong Kong  12 hours 

Hong Kong to Denpasar 5 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT +7 hours

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What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights London/Denpasar (via Hong Kong) & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches & 2 dinners
  • English speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transport during transfers and tours
  • Transfer to Jatiluwih Rrice terraces in Vintage VW cars (3 persons in one car + driver)
  • Entrance fees & donations throughout the course of the programme
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see here
  • Tips
  • Any other personal expenses

Useful Information

Visas

If you’re travelling on a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Indonesia for visits of up to 30 days, calculated to include your date of arrival and date of departure. More info.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of your departure from Indonesia.

Indonesian law doesn’t allow dual nationality for adults over 18 years of age. If you’re a British national who has retained Indonesian nationality, you may experience immigration difficulties in Indonesia.

Transfer Time

The transfer from Denpasar Airport to the hotel in Ubud is approximately 1 hour depending on traffic and local conditions.

Included Programme

A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

Gratuities

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of £50.00. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.

Currency

Indonesian Rupiah

You can take Euros, US dollars and Pound Sterling as there are a lot of exchange places in Ubud and Sanur.

Dress Code

Casual daytime medium-weight “layers” are recommended. Comfortable shoes are a “must” for sightseeing.

We recommend to dress as modestly as possible, especially when visiting temples. When paying a visit to a Balinese temple, both men and women are expected to wear shirts that cover shoulders and part of the upper arms.

The following leg coverings are mandatory for both men and women preparing to enter a Balinese temple:

  • Sarong (also known locally as kain kamben) around your legs
  • Temple scarf (known as a selendang) around your waist

These items are usually rented out at most temple entrances, but you’re absolutely free to bring your own.

Smart, casual wear for the evenings would be acceptable.

Please note

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, sometimes with early starts. We would not recommend this holiday for those with walking difficulties.
  • Certain parts of this trip will involve climbing steps to historical landmarks, therefore reasonable level of fitness is required
  • The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
04 Apr 2020 14 Apr 2020 10 All Ages £ 2445 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights London/Denpasar (via Hong Kong) & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches & 2 dinners
  • English speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers
  • Private air-conditioned transport during transfers and tours
  • Transfer to Jatiluwih Rrice terraces in Vintage VW cars (3 persons in one car + driver)
  • Entrance fees & donations throughout the course of the programme
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

What’s extra:

  • Insurance, see here
  • Tips
  • Any other personal expenses

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