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Ultimate Bali Explorer : May 6th to 14th' 2023


Travel to Bali and Lombok and discover Indonesia’s beautiful island escape. Dotted with small, character-filled villages, smoldering volcanoes rising out of lush rice fields, idyllic beaches, and colorful reefs, Bali is the perfect island getaway. Experience Balinese life in its quaint villages, explore an underwater world at Amed and Gili, discover waterfalls and lakes in the central highlands, feast on delicious Balinese cuisine, go dolphin spotting at Lovina, enjoy moments of absolute peace at Balinese temples, swim in the waters of turquoise bays, laze on white sand beaches and fall in love with the warmth of the people, the ornate customs and welcoming culture that is synonymous with beautiful Bali. Also, explore the beautiful Gili Islands on the neighboring island of Lombok.
This well-packed adventure offers up the perfect blend of the island’s highlights as well as the opportunity to get off the beaten path to experience Bali in its real essence, away from the touristy crowds. With its excellent food, artists, customs, natural beauty and an island steeped in culture, Bali is truly an unforgettable experience.

Essential Info

Cost: Rs 47500/- per person
Country: 
Indonesia

Start: Denpasar, Bali
End: Denpasar, Bali
Start Date: May 6th’ 2023
End Date: May 14th’ 2023
Duration:  9 Days
Group Size :  Min 5 / Max 10
Theme: Culture, Adventure

Highlights

– Explore the temples and cultural sights of Bali 
– Visit the waterfalls of the Central Highlands
– Take in the beauty of the Balinese villages and rice terraces
– Go snorkeling and experience the underwater world at Amed and Nusa Penida
– Watch dolphins up close at Lovina
– Be amazed at the many white-sand beaches and turquoise blue bays
– Experience the nightlife at Kuta and Seminyak

ITINERARY

Day 1: May 6th : Ubud
Arrive in Bali and transfer to Ubud. Ubud is Bali’s cultural hub, a seductive town set amid terraced rice paddies and known for its talented classical dancers and musicians, and for its prolific painters and craftspeople. Tradition is particularly important here and temple festivals happen almost daily. It’s also home to good restaurants, cafes, and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region’s artisans. In the evening explore the market at Ubud. Overnight at Ubud.

Day 2: May 7th: Ubud – Tanah Lot – Uluwatu – Jimbaran – Ubud
After breakfast, we visit Monkey forest and Saraswati Temple. After lunch, we leave for a half day tour visiting two beautiful temples, Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple. Tanah Lot temple is built on a huge rock about three acres in size and 20 meters into the sea and Uluwatu Temple sits on a 70-meter-high cliff protruding above the sea. Both are very impressive Balinese temples at beautiful locations. Later around sunset, we have a beautiful Balinese cultural experience witnessing the Kecak Dance Performance. Kecak is a traditional Balinese dance drama performance depicting a battle of the Ramayana and is primarily performed by men. Afterward, we head to Jimbaran for dinner where the beach literally turns into an open-air restaurant by evening. Later drive back to Ubud and overnight at Ubud. Later drive back to Ubud and overnight at Ubud.

Day 3: May 8th: Ubud – Tagalalang – Kintamani – Ulun Danu Beratan – Munduk – Lovina
After breakfast head out to the highlands of central Bali. Our first stop on the way Tagalalang rice terraces that have been built into the sides of the mountains and follow the natural contours of the hills. Next, we visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, on the way passing through Kintamani and Mount Batur. Not only is the temple in itself beautiful but its located in the most spectacular settings on the banks of Lake Beratan. The location of the temple at a lake surrounded by misty mountains makes it a serene and peaceful place to visit. After . On the way, there are a few Bali swings for the quintessential Bali photo. Later we visit the hot spring at Banjar before heading to Lovina. Overnight at Lovina. 

Day 4: May 9th: Lovina – Amed 
Today is a day with the sea and dolphins. Rise early in the morning for a Dolphin watching tour off the coast of Lovina. Take a boat ride into the sea and watch schools of dolphins swimming around. As soon as the sun starts to rise, and the orange color of the sky reflects on the sea, the dolphins appear. If you are lucky, they will sometimes swim, jump and play just next to your boat. Later after breakfast, we drive along the beautiful coastal road to Amed. On the way stop at the beautiful Git Git waterfalls. See the black sand and the white sand beaches of Amed and take in the beautiful sunset from Jemuluk bay. Optionally one can go snorkeling at Jemuluk bay. Overnight at Amed.

Day 5: May 10th: Amed to Gili Air 
After breakfast, we head Pura Agung Lempuyang for some beautiful photos with the majestic Mount Batur in the background and the quintessential Gates of Heaven Instagram photo. Later visit Tirtha Ganga and later stop at the little-known but beautiful virgin white sand beach at Karangasem. Later we head to Padang Bai to catch the fast ferry to Gili Air. Experience the 1.5 hours of exhilarating fast boat journey in the open seas. Overnight at Gili Air. 

Day 6: May 11th: Gili Air & Trawangan 
After breakfast, we visit the islands of Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno and explore the white sand beaches of these beautiful islands. One can optionally also go for a snorkeling trip as the waters around the islands have lots of marine life and good visibility. Evening we walk around the idyllic island and watch the sunset. Overnight at Gili Air.

Day 7: May 12th: Gili Air – Kuta
After breakfast we transfer back to Bali via fast boat and head to Kuta. Evening explore the beaches and nightlife in Kuta. Overnight at Kuta. 

Day 8: May 13th: Kuta – Seminyak ( Free day )
Today is a free day to explore and enjoy some of the many activities available in South Bali. Kuta is the hub of tourism in Bali with all the requisite shopping streets, malls, restaurants, cafes, massage parlors, and discos. Today is a free day to explore Kuta and Kuta beach. Kuta beach, a beautiful long stretch of wide sandy beach, is the place that put Bali on the map, and a must-visit during your stay in the area. Here, tourists and locals alike come together to surf and take evening strolls, making for a perpetually relaxed and fun-loving atmosphere. If it’s retail therapy, massage, culinary experiences or partying you’re looking for, it’s all there within walking distance. Overnight at Kuta.

Day 9 : May 14th: Departure
After breakfast tranfer to airport. End of trip.

Trip Info

Kuta
Seminyak
Ubud
Munduk
Lovina
Kintamani
Amed
Gili Islands

Day 1 : May 6th : Ubud
Hotel : Tirta Arum / The Kalangan or similar
Included Activities : Bali market and village walk  
Included Transport : Airport pickup
Meal : None

Day 2 : May 7th : Ubud – Tanah Lot – Uluwatu – Jimbaran – Ubud
Hotel :
Tirta Arum / The Kalangan or similar
Included Activities :
Ubud Monkey forest, Tanah Lot temple, Uluwatu temple, Jimbaran beach
Included Transport :
Full day tour
Included Entry tickets : None
Meal : 
Breakfast
Distance : 
150 kms | Full day | By car or van

Day 3 :May 8th : Ubud – Tagalalang – Kintamani – Ulun Danu Beratan – Banyumala Falls –  Munduk – Lovina 
Hotel :
Starlight Hotel / Hotel Shri Ganesh or similar
Included Activities :
Visit to Tagalalang Rice fields, Kintamani & Mount Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan ( lake temple ), Banjar Hot Spring, Lovina Beach
Included Transport : 
Full day tour 
Included Entry tickets : 
None 
Meal : 
Breakfast
Distance : 160 kms | Full day | By car or van

Day 4 : May 9th : Lovina – Gitgit – Amed 
Hotel : Balanku Homestay / Rival Village or Similar
Included Activities: Dolphin watching tour, Gitgit Waterfalls, Amed beach, Jemeluk Beach and Bay
Optional (non-inclusive) Activities: Snorkeling in Amed
Included Transport : Full day tour
Included Entry tickets : Dolphin watching tour 
Meal : Breakfast

Day 5 : May 10th:  Amed – Gili Air
Hotel : Kaluku Gili / Matahari Cottage or Similar
Included Activities: Pura Lumpuyang, Tirtha Ganga, Virgin Beach
Included Transport : Padang bai to Gili Ferry
Included Entry tickets : 
None
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 6 : May 11th: Gili Air 
Hotel : Kaluku Gili / Matahari Cottage or Similar
Included Activities: Visit to Gili Air, Meno and Trawangan
Optional Activities ( not included ) : Snorkelling
Included Transport: 
Full day tour 
Included Entry tickets: 
None
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 7 : May 12th: Gili Air – Kuta
Hotel : The Pavilion Hotel / Berry Glee Hotel
Included Activities: 
None
Included Transport: 
Gili Air to Padang Bai ( Speed Boat ), Padang Bai to Kuta ( car / van )
Included Entry tickets:
none
Meal : 
Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: May 13th : Kuta – Legian – Seminyak ( Free Day )
Hotel : The Pavilion Hotel / Berry Glee Hotel or Similar 
Included Activities : None 
Included Transport : 
None
Included Entry tickets : 
None
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 9 : May 14th : Kuta – Departure
Included Transport : Drop to airport
Meal : 
Breakfast

  • Indonesian visa is available on entry at the airport ( Provided you have the visa permit and your passport should be 6 months valid from the date of entering Indonesia ). Cost of the visa is IDR 500000 ( OR 30 USD )
  • Stay will be in Standard category hotels and Bed n Breakfast places with good reviews on double/twin sharing basis.
  • Asian, Western, Indian and Balinese food is available at all places. 
  • Breakfast ( Included ) will be mostly western and Indonesian breakfast at most places
  • Private car/van  for Airport and boat transfers
  • Private car/ van  for Bali tours 
  • Rs 2500/- Discount ( For our regular guests ) 
  • Rs 2000/- Discount ( For 2 to 3 person booking together )
  • Rs 3500/- Discount ( For 4 or more people booking together )

For this trip
An enjoyable trip where we explore the whole of Bali beyond the tourist circuit of south Bali and also includes Nusa Penida island. 

For all our trips
Our small group tours also allow enough time for yourself  ( mostly in the evenings ) and the group leaders will assist you too if you need to do your own thing.
Stay and food is a big part of the travel and we make sure you are made comfortable and therefore we choose some of the best-reviewed places to stay and eat. 
We try to incorporate more local experiences on our tours with the help of our experienced tour leader and local guides to make your experience even more memorable.
Our tours are not standard sightseeing package tours, it’s more experience-oriented so as to give a real travel value to the guests. 

Who are we?
Exotic Expeditions is an experiential based travel company founded in 2010. We are based out of Bangalore and Mumbai and we create uniquely designed tours that have high travel value. We include activities, local interactions, and offbeat destinations so that the guests go back with experiences to remember for a long time.

What are all included in our tours?
A comprehensive list of inclusions and exclusions is mentioned on the respective trip page, but across all our trips, we have these in common: exclusive private transfers, breakfast on most days, good accommodation, unique experiences,
expert guides and an experienced trip leader who’s there to assist you around the clock.

Are flights & visas included in your costs?
No.We don’t include flights and visa costs in our prices unless specified. We, however, will help you with booking flights and getting the visa done.

What is the typical group size?
We believe that a small group is can enjoy the journey better and have closer interactions with the group members, therefore, we restrict our group size to a maximum of 15. Group size typically between 5 and 15. Our travelers are
friendly, open-minded, well traveled and we have a good gender mix on our tours.

Who can join this trip?
Anyone above 18 years of age can join our trips. Participants below the age of 18 must be accompanied by an elder.

Which cities do travelers come from?
Our travelers come from all over India. Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad and Calcutta are represented the most.

What are the payment options?
You can make payments through credit and debit cards, net-banking, cash or cheque. Installment options are also available.

Can solo travelers join one of the tours?
Yes. On most of our tours, we have a high turnout of solo travelers seeking a different travel experience. Many of them even end up becoming friends after the tour.

How safe is it to travel with you?
Your safety is our number one priority and we design our travel journeys keeping this in mind.

  • You can contact us at contact@exoticexpeditions.org / exoticexpeditions@gmail.com 
  • Call / whatsapp us at 9986450370 
  • Bookings can be done by online bank transfer / cash/ cheque or credit / debit card
  • Installment options are also available 

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