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Bali in Depth, with Lombok & Yogyakarta

In addition to stays in several areas of Bali, this tour includes visits to the island of Lombok and Yogyakarta in Central Java. You'll visit the most important cultural sites and other attractions on all three islands.


Day 1 Arrival transfer from the airport to your hotel in Ubud. Five nights accommodations.

Day 2 Today's full day excursion includes a performance of the Barong & Kris dance and visits to Kintamani, Tampaksiring holy spring temple and the temples of Bangli.

Day 3 Today's full day excursion takes you to eastern Bali. You'll visit Karangasem Palace, the fishing village of Kusamba, Bat Cave temple, Tenganan traditional village, Tirta Gangga water garden and an ikat (traditional weaving) factory in Sidemen village. This evening attend a performance of the primitive Kecak dance.

Day 4 This morning you'll visit several fine arts galleries and ARMA museum. Continue to Puri Naga, a private home that's also an art studio. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Ubud on your own.

Day 5 Morning visit to the Bird Park and Reptile Park. In the afternoon you'll visit a dukun (Balinese healer), where you'll learn about healing with traditional methods. In the late afternoon visit Petulu to see the white herons return to roost. In the evening attend a performance of the Legong dance.

Day 6 Transfer to the north of Bali. Along the way you'll visit a remote mountain village to experience rural life. Stop an a village elementary school (subject to school being in session) before visiting a farmer in the fields, where you can observe or participate in traditional farming. Continue to the village compound for a lesson in how to make a temple offering and a woven coconut leaf hat. You'll then see a demonstration, have a short lesson, and participate in playing the instruments of the village gamelan orchestra. Lunch is included in the village compound. Before arriving at your hotel, a stop will be made at Pulaki monkey temple. Two nights accommodations in Pemuteran.

Day 7 Morning snorkel excursion to Menjangan Island including equipment, private boat and lunch. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 8 Transfer to your beach resort following a visit the Munduk countryside, an area with spectacular terraced rice fields. You'll visit the spice, fruit and flower market at Candi Kuning, Lake Beratan with Ulun Danu Temple and Munduk Waterfall where you'll take a short hike to reach the falls. In Munduk village you'll have a cooking lesson at Puri Lumbung, a small hotel that overlooks the terraced rice fields. Four nights accommodations at Canggu Beach, Seminyak Beach or Sanur Beach.

Day 9 Day at leisure to enjoy the beach.

Day 10 This morning you'll visit the Kumbasari & Kreneng traditional markets in Denpasar. This is where the locals shop. There are flowers, spices, vegetables, homewares, clothing, fabrics for sale. You'll also visit the gold shops and fabric shops. In addition you'll visit the Bali Art Center and/or Bali Museum. This afternoon visit Royal Temple Taman Ayun, Alas Kedaton holy monkey forest and Tanah Lot sea temple where you'll stay until sunset.

Day 11 Day at leisure to enjoy the beach.

Day 12 Transfer to the Bali airport. Upon arrival in Yogyakarta you'll be met and taken on a city tour that includes the Sultan's Palace, Water Castle, and silver and batik home industries. Two nights accommodation in Yogyakarta.

Day 13 Very early this morning you'll depart your hotel for Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple complex. Arrive in time to see the sunrise. Continue to Mendut and Pawon temples. This afternoon's Grand Prambanan tour includes Sambisari, Kalasan, Sari, Plaosan and Banyunibo temples, and the ruined palace of Ratu Boko.

Day 14 Morning transfer to the Yogyakarta airport. Upon arrival in Bali you'll be met and taken on a tour to Uluwatu temple, at the southern trip of the island. Return to the airport in mid-afternoon. Upon arrival in Lombok you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Four nights accommodations in Lombok.

Day 15 Today's full day excrusion takes you to Banyumulek pottery village; Sukarara village, where traditional songkat cloth is hand woven with gold and silver thread; Rambitan, a typical Sasak village where the houses and rice-storage buildings are still constructed with wood, bamboo and thatching; and Kuta beach and Tanjung Ann, which are known for turquoise seas and activities such as wind-surfing, surfing and swimming.

Day 16 Day at leisure to enjoy the beach.

Day 17 Today's full day Gili Islands tour starts with a boat ride to Gili Trawangan, best known for its excellent shallow water reef snorkeling. Continue to the blue coral island of Gili Meno. The last stop is Gili Air, which also has excellent snorkeling, as well as an interesting fishing settlement. You'll travel via private speedboat. Lunch is included.

Day 18 Transfer to airport following a tour of Mayura, the royal floating palace of the former kingdom; Pura Meru temple; Bertais market (the largest in Lombok); Narmada, the summer palace of the former King Anak Agung Gede Ngurah; and Lingsar temple (the oldest temple in Lombok) which is used as a place of worship by both Hindus and Moslems.


Per person prices through March, 2018 include: accommodations, hotel tax and service, daily American breakfast, lunches per itinerary, private boat and snorkel equipment for Menjangan Island excursion, private boat and snorkel equipment for Gili Islands excursion, private transfers and sightseeing per itinerary:
  • From $2,370 Moderate accommodations
  • From $2,775 Superior accommodations
  • From $4,225 Deluxe I accommodations
  • From $4,995 Deluxe II accommodations
  • From $6,395 Luxury I accommodations
  • From $8,365 Luxury II accommodations

Moderate = garden room at Beji Ubud Resosrt + standard room at Tamansari Cottages in Pemuteran + standard room at Puri Kelapa in Sanur + standard room at Novotel in Yogyakarta + deluxe room at Puri Saron in Lombok

Superior = deluxe room at Ubud Village Hotel + deluxe bungalow at Tamansari Cottages in Pemuteran + deluxe room at Segara Village Resort Sanur + superior legacy room at The Phoenix in Yogyakarta + "quirky garden" room at Puri Mas Boutique in Lombok

Deluxe I = Suite room at Komaneka Resort Monkey Forest Road Ubud + garden view room at Matahari Beach Resort in Pemuteran + one-bedroom pool villa at The Elysian in Seminyak + deluxe legacy room at The Phoenix Hotel in Yogyakarta + Kampong Lombok bungalow at Tugu Lombok.

Deluxe II = Pool suite at Uma by Como Ubud + premium garden view room at Matahari Beach Resort in Pemuteran + Walter Spies suite at Tugu Bali in Canggu + Phoenix executive room at The Phoenix Hotel in Yogyakarta + Aloon-aloon or Svarga villa at Tugu Lombok

Luxury I = One-bedroom pool villa at Komaneka at Bisma in Ubud + deluxe room at Matahari Beach Resort at Pemuteran + one-bedroom pool villa at Fairmont Hotel in Sanur + legendary suite room at The Phoenix Hotel in Yogyakarta + Bhagawat Gita suite at Tugu Lombok

Luxury II = Terrace suite at Como Shambhala Estate + super deluxe room at Matahari Beach Resort + luxury garden pool villa at The Oberoi in Seminyak + legendary suite room at The Phoenix Hotel in Yogyakarta + luxury ocean view pool villa at The Oberoi Lombok


Other hotels and/or room categories are also available. Categories can be mixed and matched. Accommodations in other areas of Bali and Lombok may be substituted. Accommodations at Borobudur may be substituted for accommodations in Yogyakarta. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.

Prices are per person, based on two people traveling together on a double occupancy basis. Reduced rates are available for groups of five or more people. Prices are based upon a cash discount. Prices are subject to change until arrangements have been confirmed. Prices are quoted and payable in U.S. dollars. Seasonal surcharges apply during high season and surcharges appy in Yogyakarta during Ramadan.

Inter-island airfare is additional.


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