• 13 days/12 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From From $3,398 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Discover Bali on this Indonesia adventure!

Unearth the enchanting treasures of Bali on this action-packed, small group adventure in Indonesia. Our expert guides invite you to experience this exotic South Pacific island, both above and below the sea on our all-inclusive, custom vacation package. From the sacred mountain and seaside temples in Tabanan to the sprawling rice terraces and clove plantations in Munduk, spend these thrilling days exploring the rich biodiversity, scintillating culture, and many flavors of Indonesia’s gem of a paradise. Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding on a pristine lake in Bedugul, hike to a backdrop of jaw-dropping, forest-clad peaks, bike quiet backcountry roads in Ubud, and fall in love with the underwater world of colorful reefs and playful dolphin pods. All the while, enjoy the best in regional lodging and cuisine as Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service invites you to get swept away by the mystique, majesty and many marvels of Balinese wilderness and tradition.

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Biking
  • Cultural
  • Hiking
  • Safari / Wildlife
  • Wine / Gourmet

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

Lose yourself in the allure of Bali, Indonesia's exotic oasis of sacred temples, breathtaking mountains, vivid scenery, and boundless opportunities for outdoor adventure and exploration. Warm, welcoming locals and fresh, innovative fare complement this custom, 13-day itinerary perfectly, ensuring you'll fall in love with this charming jewel of the South Pacific. Come discover why this mystical landscape has seduced artists and adventurers for centuries.

Visit a string of sacred mountain and seaside temples in Tabanan
Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding on the pristine lake in Bedugul
Hike to a backdrop of sprawling rice terraces and clove plantations in Munduk
Chase a pod of dolphins off of the nose of your outrigger in Lovina
Explore the crystal-clear waters and colorful reef life of Menjangan Island by mask and snorkel
Take in jaw-dropping views of Mount Batur at Kintamani
Bike quiet backcountry roads and get to know the locals in Ubud, a hotbed of Balinese culture and tradition

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

13 days/12 nights

Denpasar, Bali (DPS)

Day 1: Arrive in Bali
Arrive in Bali
Overnight: Segara Village

Meet your driver at Denpasar airport and transfer to Sanur. This seaside beach town is the first one to be established on the island. The beach is quiet and good for walks; on the distance you can see the Lembongan Island and on a clear morning if you look do north you might spot the mighty Agung Volcano. It's the perfect location to start you trip and recharge batteries.

The accommodation tonight will be at the Segara one of the original resorts in Bali, great infinity pool, large gardens and even a small temple on the grounds.

About Segara Village
Segara Village Hotel in Sanur is a sanctuary of tropical charm that recreates the ambience of a traditional Balinese community. Encompassed within a garden of native greenery, this beachfront retreat celebrates the island's unique culture and rich artistic heritage. Guest accommodations include 120 rooms in different categories to ensure that personal comfort is taken into careful consideration. Each category has its own unique character and appeal. However, a similar design concept is featured throughout the property to blend modern conveniences with elements of Balinese artistry.

Day 2: Royal Family Temple & Tabanan
Royal Family Temple & Tabanan
Meals Included:  B
Overnight: Waka Gangga

Meet your guide in the morning for your transfer from Sanur to Tabanan with interesting and scenic stops along the way. First stop will be in Mengwi for a visit to the Royal Family Temple of Taman Ayun, one of the most beautiful temples on the island. Afterwards you will visit one of Bali's most spectacular sites, Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most photographed temples in the world. It is perched on a barren rock outcrop and at high tide is completely surrounded by the ocean. This is usually visited during sunset but these days has become so popular that it is best to visit in the morning when it's quieter. Arrive at the hotel in Tabanan in the late afternoon, settle and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and enjoy the wonderful beachfront accommodation. It also has a range of spa services that you can schedule directly with the hotel staff onsite. Located in a secluded location Waka Gangga is the ideal spot to embark on the exploration of West Bali.

About Waka Gangga
Architecturally stunning villas with terraces open to the views of the sea or the mountains allows the lifestyle of the Balinese to continue within the confines of the resort. The villas feature garden terraces or private pools. Decorated in classic Waka style, a blend of traditional and rustic elements combine seamlessly with modern comfort. Stunning views of the emerald green paddy fields stretch endlessly towards majestic volcanic mountains.

Day 3: Waka Land Cruise & Rice Terraces
Waka Land Cruise & Rice Terraces
Meals Included:  B,L
Overnight: Waka Gangga

Be prepared for today's land cruising adventure with Waka Land Cruise in 4WD! First stop is a natural stone quarry where villagers have cut the stone out of a dry riverbed for generations. The trip continues to an agricultural village where you will discover the fragrance of Balinese coffee being roasted and where traditional Balinese snacks are freshly prepared for you. Learn to make "canang", the most important element of Balinese temple offerings and take an optional 30 minute leisurely trek through the rice fields.

Next stop is a trip high into the mountains in the UNESCO-recognized rice terraces of Jatiluwih, followed by a sumptuous Balinese lunch, served in a rainforest restaurant surrounded by giant bamboo. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer, tea or Balinese coffee in the glorious open-air canopy. You can try to play one of Balinese traditional musical instrument "rindik" or just leave it to the expert and simply enjoy the music. After lunch, you will visit Batukaru temple, a unique sacred mountain sanctuary and royal temple of the Tabanan dynasty. It was founded in 11th century by Empu Kuturan, a great Hindu Sage who established six main temples on the island of Bali. Back to the hotel by late afternoon.

Day 4: Stand Up Paddle Boarding & North Bali Waterfalls
Stand Up Paddle Boarding & North Bali Waterfalls
Meals Included:  B,L
Overnight: Waka Gangga

Today's unique experience will be a stand up paddle board activity in the highlands of Bedugul. On a SUP day trip your day starts early in the morning! Our SUP Master will pick you up at the resort around 7.30am with a car packed with boards and paddles. From the hotel you will travel about one and half hours up to the northern portion of the island, toward the beautiful area of Bedugul. Located here are the pristine Buyan, Beratan and Tamblingan lakes. Before you jump into the water, Rita Pires, a former European champion of surfing, will give an explanation about the STAND UP PADDLE experience, teaching the SUP basic techniques, the safety procedures and how to use the equipment. In that explanation you will find out that the SUP boards used on the tours are custom designs by Rita (an athlete with vast experience in the field), with special characteristics that make them unique.

After the SUP experience on the Lake, our host will take you to the beautiful waterfalls of GitGit. A fresh and pure water channel that comes from the mountains toward the North Coast of Bali. Around the GitGit waterfall you will visit a local village and enjoy a Balinese traditional meal cooked by native people with fresh and local ingredients.

Day 5: Explore Temples and a Coffee Plantation
Explore Temples and a Coffee Plantation
Meals Included:  B

Enjoy your leisurely breakfast on the last day at this resort. Meet your guide around 10.30am to drive to your next destination in Munduk. You'll make a stop at the shores of Lake Bratan to see one of Bali's most picturesque temples, Pura Ulun Danau. Check in at your charming villa style resort tucked away in the lush vegetation among a working coffee plantation. Designed by award winning Bali architect, Popo Danes, the property expertly marries key features of Balinese architecture with a modernist tradition, adapted to the environment of this beautiful location.

Munduk is a typical Balinese village, with its village-temple, busy morning-market and of course its barking dogs late into the night. The villagers make their living growing cloves and rice so there are rice-terraces and clove-plantations as far as the eye can see. This area is ideally suited for long and short hikes.

About Munduk Moding Plantation Resort
Munduk Moding Coffee Plantation Nature Resort and Spa is a luxury nature resort, spa and boutique hotel in North Bali on a working coffee plantation located close by Bali's central lakes and Munduk hill station. All the private villas and public spaces are hidden away between the lush vegetation. A visitor's first impression of the resort will be that of arriving in a coffee plantation. Designed by award-winning Balinese architect, Popo Danes, the villas and suites at Munduk Moding Plantation marry key features of Balinese architecture with a modernist tradition, adapted to the environment.

Day 6: Experiece a Nature Walk and Traditional Activities
Experiece a Nature Walk and Traditional Activities
Meals Included:  B

Spend today relaxing and enjoying the resort or partaking in the many physical and cultural activities on offer for guests, known as the "MMP Experience." Each morning guided nature walks are offered around the grounds amongst organic gardens and to hidden waterfalls and temples. Balinese kite making and flying classes are offered as are Gamelan making classes. There are also workshops explaining traditional Balinese attire, floral offerings and arrangements. Coffee making and harvesting demonstrations are regular as are more extensive guided treks by foot or Balinese ponies. The choices are endless at this hidden jewel bound to be a highlight of your trip and time in Bali.

Day 7: Hot Springs, Monestaries, and the North Coast
Hot Springs, Monestaries, and the North Coast
Meals Included:  B

In the early morning you are brought to the resort-town of Lovina. At sunrise you board a small outrigger that takes you searching for dolphins that can often be seen off the coast. Around 8:00 a.m. you will have breakfast in a seaside hotel. On the way a colorful Buddhist monastery can be visited and you can bathe in the hot springs of Banjar. After, the scenic road along the north-coast brings you to Pemutaran, a small fishing village with a number of hotels on the beach. The vineyards of Hatten, Bali's biggest wine-producer are situated here. Just off coast lies the island of Menjangan which offers excellent snorkeling, with clear waters and few currents. The island and surrounding coral gardens are part of Bali's only national park: Bali Barat. Here the endangered Bali Sparrow lives. In certain places captured birds are released back into the park.

About Matahari Beach Resort
Nestled away between the Bali Barat National Park and the Java Sea, the secluded Matahari Beach Resort & Spa is a perfect destination for connoisseurs of luxury and relaxation. Each of the 32 rooms in 16 traditional Balinese bungalows is handmade by local artisans and features hand-carved wooden folding doors that open on to a luxurious room, dominated by a traditional four-poster bed, combining style with local natural resources. The exotic design reflects the stunning tropical grounds, bursting with hibiscus, frangipani and fragrant jasmine and is decorated in warm colors with richly ornamented wooden furniture.

Day 8: Cruise & Snorkeling
Cruise & Snorkeling
Meals Included:  B,L

Transfer in the morning to the harbor where the wooden boats are docked for the crossing to Menjangan island. Today you will enjoy magnificent snorkeling from the white beach and from the boat. A splendid picnic lunch will be had in a tranquil location.

Day 9: Explore Temples and Markets
Explore Temples and Markets
Meals Included:  B
Overnight: Kayon Resort

Today you drive through Singaraja where you can visit a colorful market. You stop at the rice-temple of Pura Beji, the monumental Meduwe Karang temple and Pura Ponjok Batu. A secondary road leads through spectacular scenery. The highest point, Kintamani, offers a stunning view of Mount Batur and its lake. You can have a look at the Pura Batur temple, which is very important for the Balinese. This temple has beautiful meru towers.

For lunch we will stop at Lake View a spectacular place to enjoy great food while watching the great Batur volcano and lake in the distance. After Kintamani, the road descends and you continue to Ubud. Pass the holy springs at Tirtha Empul and the ancient monuments of Gunung Kawi which are hidden in a lush green river valley.

In the 1930s Ubud become the island's center for the arts where the likes of Waltes Spies and Miguel Covarruvias set up base to be inspired by its unique environment and people. Since then Ubud is synonym with culture and tradition. It's the vibrant center for Balinese arts. There are also great restaurants and shops making it the ideal location to experience great food and small shops.

You'll then be taken to check in at your stunning hotel, a small property located on a secluded green area with views of the Petanu River. Close to Ubud yet in a tranquil and inviting setting. Yoga classes and Balinese activities such as walks in the surrounding area are offered complimentary for guests.

About Kayon Resort
The Kayon resort is perched on a hillside, surrounded by the holy Petanu River and lush tropical rainforest. Kayon means tree of life creations and secret that grows from earth towards heaven. Located only ten minutes from Ubud center, this enchanting five-star boutique resort is designed in complete harmony with nature. The resort features 6 valley deluxe rooms with jungle views, 12 river suites, and 5 river edge private pool villas with thatched roofs, each enhanced by its infinity pool overlooking the river below.

Day 10: Eco-Cycling & Traditional Village Experience
Meals Included:  B,L
Overnight: Kayon Resort

Today you be taking part in adventurous Bali eco cycling. Privately guided through the heartland of Bali, traveling downhill along non-tourist sites, secret back roads and minor village roads (with little traffic). Experience typical Balinese daily life and immerse yourself in the beautiful Balinese countryside.

There are numerous stops on the way, including a visit to a traditional Balinese home/compound. Here you get to see first hand how the Balinese live outside the tourist areas, a Balinese plantation where you learn of the medicinal and culturally important uses of local plants, the process of making coffee and see many of the spices you have eaten throughout your trip. After you finish cycling this afternoon, you will be transferred back to your resort.

Day 11: Dinner with a host family
Meals Included:  B,D
Overnight: Kayon Resort

The morning is free to enjoy breakfast at leisure in your suite. Maybe partake in some of the complimentary activities of the resort such as yoga or a morning walk. Later in the early afternoon we invite you to join us in a memorable trip to the soul of the island. Meeting local artists at their homes and workshops we open the door to a world that is normally hidden form the sight of travelers. You can buy an art piece in a showroom but how about meeting the masters themselves.

We always dream about a chance to meet interesting local people, we will give you the opportunity of meeting some local maestros and then having dinner with a host family in a real Balinese home.

Day 12: Resort Day
Meals Included:  B
Overnight: Kayon Resort

Enjoy a leisurely day at the natural atmosphere of the resort.

Day 13: Depart for Airport
Meals Included:  B

Following breakfast, meet your private guide and transfer to Denpasar International Airport.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 13 days/12 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From From $3,398 / person
  • (Varying single supplement)

Recommended Travel Months

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Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • An Austin Adventures representative will meet you upon arrival at the Denpasar International Airport. Upon clearing customs, transportation to the Segara Village in the seaside town of Sanur will be provided. On Day 13 you will be transferred from Ubud to the Denpasar International Airport according to your morning or afternoon flight schedule.
Activities
  • Hiking  Easy to moderately strenuous hikes.
  • Biking  Equipment provided, prior bike experience necessary.
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy, air-conditioned suite with panoramic windows and private bath.
  • All meals while on board the Aqua Mekong.
  • Fully trained, bilingual, professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Any necessary equipment -“ all safe and well maintained.
  • All excursions.
  • Transfer to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights.
  • Beverages (non-alcoholic).
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt and luggage tags.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Guide & crew gratuities.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Boutique purchases and personal expenses.
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A FEW MORE REASONS WHY YOU'VE GOTTA GO...
  • 1. The arts: From traditional and modern dance to sculpture, metalworking, painting, music, and even film, this Indonesian island is a haven for colorful culture and tradition.
  • 2. Balinese cuisine: One of the highlights of your trip will most certainly be mealtime. Sample unique dishes, such as bebek betutu, nasi kuning, and lawar.
  • 3. The temples: Bali is known as an island rich with spirituality. There are over 6,000 temples dotted throughout!
  • 4. Perfect balance of luxury and adventure: With accommodations like the Kayon Resort, explore the wonders of Indonesia by day and enjoy ultimate relaxation at night.
  • 5. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
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