Welcome to the Island of GODs! You will be greeted by DOYANTravel representative at the airport and transfer to your sanctuary in Ubud. (D)
Experience DOYANTravel signature walking tour through countryside, animal farms, plantation, community center, local temple, houses and ends on the other side of the hill with magnificent view of Jatiluwih rice terrace. Discover ancient Hindu practice of Agni Hotra fire healing ceremony and receive the blessing of health and abundance. Purify your body with vegan organic living foods cuisine for lunch and finish with 60 minute Balinese spiritual healing and spa massage. (B,L)
Start your day with the journey to the largest lake in Bali, Lake Batur. Surrounded by the captivating nature and with Mt. Batur as the backdrop, Lake Batur is famous for its panoramic view. Relax and enjoy your lunch at the high point of Kintamani. From here, continue to Bali ‘mother temple, Pura Besakih. Nestled at the foot of neighbouring Mt Agung, the temple is surrounded by valley of green rice fields. Besakih temple is considered the most important temple in Bali. The top part of the temple, Penataran Agung, is the most sacred part of the temple and can be entered only by worshipers. With the guidance of our professional tour guide, you will have privilage access and immerse on their spiritual Hindu culture and mythology. (B,L)
Take a fun and an unforgettable downhill bike tour in the morning. Journey through 26km of lush green rice field valleys and small villages. Pass century-old temples and meet local children who happily greet you with American ‘high five’. Learn the history of the land, culture and its people. Stop to sample a variety of exotic fruits and spices then continue through the towering bamboo forest of Taro before ending with lunch at the park.
Ubud is the art and culture center of Bali. Embark on a Balinese Art Tour. Find the finest wood carving with unique Balinese motive, Balinese painting, handmade Batik fabric or gold and silversmith carving. Explore monkey forest and walk amongst 340 free roaming Balinese long-tailed macaque troops. Complete your day with a romantic dinner in Ubud. (B,L,D)
Transfer to Bali airport to catch a morning flight to Java. Meet and greet DOYANTravel driver and guide at Yogyakarta Adi Sucipto International Airport. Continue check in to your hotel before taking an ‘Andong’ traditional horse carriage village tour late afternoon. Enjoy the fresh mountain air of Mt. Merapi and the friendliness of Javanese people. (B,D)
Rise early morning and start once in a lifetime experience to see sunrise at Borobudur. Witness the magical sunrise and experience the silent and lonely dawn of the temple before it opens to the public. Tennis star Maria Sharapova describes the sunrise at Borobudur as the best view she has ever seen. Take pictures and explore the temple at your leisure pace before returning to the hotel for morning tea and breakfast. Relax in the afternoon and wind down with the popular Javanese massage that originated as an ancient system of healing with a history of over 300 years. (B,L,D)
Visit Sultan (King) Palace and take a glimpse of 'abdi dalem', the guards and people who voluntarily subjugate their service to the Sultan (King). Enjoy Javanese gamelan music and dance at the palace. Visit palace surrounding including abdi dalem’s art workshop such as batik, leather puppet making and traditional Javanese painting. Taste classic Javanese dishes prepared over a charcoal fire and served on banana leaves. Continue your journey to Prambanan temple, one of the grandest Hindu temples in Southeast Asia. Climb Ratuboko temple for magical sunset and watch Ramayana ballet in the evening. (B,L,D)
Take an early flight back to Bali and transfer by car to West Bali National Park. The journey will provide an insight into the quiet and stunningly beautiful collection of timeless villages that appear to have given scant thought to tourism. Surrounded by the wonderful sea with black sandy beaches and the beautiful mountain scenery, the villages are great example of Balinese concept of “Nyegara Gunung”, the energy of connection between mountain and sea. (B,D)
Take private Balinese cooking lesson with executive Chef. Receive fascinating insight into Balinese life, culture and tradition through learning about its food, cooking and culinary myths. Start the class with an interesting visit to the local market to obtain all necessary ingredients. Prepare your meal in the open-air show kitchen on the beach under professional guidance of the chef himself. Snorkel or dive at the magnificent underwater considered as one of the best dive spot in the world around Menjangan island. End your day with a romantic dinner by the beach. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a tranquil morning at the beach, grab a canoe and ride the wave or bike around the resort vicinity. Check out and continue the journey to North Bali. Discover the most photographed temple in Bali, Pura Ulun Danu, sitting by the Beratan Lake. Stop by local fruit market and taste the delicious tropical fruits such as Mangosteen. Continue to the popular South Bali, the heart and entry point of Bali where many beautiful beaches and resorts reside. (B,L).
After a long and busy day, start late in the afternoon with a visit to Jimbaran cliff. Enjoy superb view and have lunch at an impressive cliff side resort restaurant. Take a cable car down the cliff to private white sandy beach, sip your favourite drink and relax. Continue your journey to visit Uluwatu temple perched on the cliff before sunset and soak in the view. Watch sunset Kecak fire Dance, a marvellous performance that excites your mind, body and soul. Have traditional BBQ seafood dinner on the sandy beach of Jimbaran bay and end the night at a unique design open-top bar located on natural rocks, 14 meters above the Indian Ocean. (B,L,D)
Explore downtown Seminyak, the boutique shopping capital of Bali. Seminyak is an upmarket town with many luxury accommodation, fashionable high end restaurants/Bars and SPA. Visit unique Tanah Lot temple for sunset view. Located on a large offshore rock, Tanah Lot is known for its beautiful view as well as legend story of poisonous sea snakes that are believed to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders. Dine under the stars in a private area of cliff lawn for an intimate meal in a bale overlooking the sea. Create an unforgettable farewell with the ultimate epicurean delight in a private setting. (B,D)
Enjoy your ocean side resort one last time before your departure. (B)
Selamat jalan dan sampai jumpa lagi.. (so long until we meet again)!
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Greetings From Bali