Day 1: Arrival Denpasar – Umabian (-/-/D)
Arrival in the afternoon at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Meet and greet by our local guide.
Travel up to Umabian a few kilometers north of Tabanan and check in to your beautiful hotel. Designed as a traditional house, the various pavilions and rooms are arranged in the style of a community village. Surrounded by rice fields, the view is spectacular and ideal for relaxing, by the pool or in the garden. Enjoy the tranquility of the places where opt for participation in the activities of the village.
The rest of the day free. Dinner at the hotel.
Overnight in Umabian.
Day 2: Umabian – Taman Ayun – Tanah Lot (B/-/D)
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. Have a relaxing time at the pool, enjoy the tranquility of places or opt for participation in local activities of the village. Lunch at your own cost. This afternoon, take the road to reach Taman Ayun Temple. Built in 1634, it is a truly magnificent piece of historic architecture. It is known for its history tapestry roofs, surrounded by pools of water. Then, departure to Tanah Lot, the most famous temple in Bali and built on a rocky peak at 100 meters from the coast, you will witness the sunset over the temple and the Indian Ocean. Return to your hotel where dinner is served. Overnight in Umabian.
Day 3: Umabian – Jatiluwih – Bedugul – Munduk (B/L/D)
Breakfast and check out. Continue your discovery of Bali with a visit to the rice fields of Jatiluwih Bali classified UNESCO where you can enjoy the magnificent panoramic view. Located on a slope near the holy mountain of Batukaru, this area is known as Bali's rice granary and one of the best examples of subak style rice cultivation in Bali. You will leave for an hour of walk through the rice fields. Then drive to Lake Bratan where you will stop to visit one of the most photogenic temples, Ulun Danu, dedicated to the water goddess. It is located in the middle of the calm waters of the lake on a small piece of land, reflecting and giving the impression that it "floats". Lunch is served at a local restaurant near Bedugul at the Strawberry Hill Hotel. You will then take small roads in the hills to reach an extraordinary point of view on the two lakes: Buyan and Tamblingan. Short photo break before going down to the beautiful region of Munduk in North Bali. Check in Munduk for Check In. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Dinner is served at the hotel. Overnight in Munduk.
Day 4: Munduk – Trekking – Seririt – Banjar – Lovina Beach (B/L/D)
Breakfast. Munduk is the perfect place for outdoor activities. You will have the opportunity this morning to explore this region with a walk. Munduk is surrounded by rainforest with impressive waterfalls and lush vegetation. Thanks to its temperate climate (20-25 C), many fruits, vegetables and spices grow in this region. The hike starts from your hotel and will take you through many plantations such as vanilla plantation, coffee, cloves, avocados, etc. You will see how they are grown and harvested. After having had time to cool off, check out your hotel and continue to the north coast of Bali Lunch at Kali Manik eco Resort located near the beach of Kalisada. In the afternoon, continue along the northern coast of Bali making stops between Seririt and Lovina to explore Bhrama Arama Vihara, the only Buddhist monastery in Bali with breathtaking views of the north coast of Bali. You will also make a stop at Banjar hot springs for a relaxing moment in the hot springs.Check in at the hotel and late afternoon free at leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 5: Lovina – Beji Temple – Mt Batur – Besakih – Sidemen (B/L/-)
Breakfast. Continue your journey along the north coast of Bali through Singaraja, the northern capital of Bali to the small village of Sangsit at the Buleleng Regency to visit the Beji Temple. Pura Beji is a temple of Subak, dedicated to the mind that deals with the fields of irrigation and rice. Built in the 15th century, the temple is famous for its beautiful sculptures and is an excellent example of the colorful architectural style of North Bali. Continue on a remote mountain road, connecting the small coastal village of Kubutambahan on the north coast of Kintamani, a volcanic area where Mt Batur stands with its breathtaking views. Near the volcano is the large Batur Lake crescent-shaped, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. Upon arrival in Kintamani, you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic view. Although Mount Batur (1412m) is not the highest, it is the most active and is surrounded by an impressive crater 13km in diameter. Lunch is served in a local restaurant that offers a magnificent view of Lake Batur. Your day continues to the famous Besakih Temple, called the "Mother Temple of Bali". Located on the slopes of Mount Agung, Bali's highest volcano (2567 m), Besakih is the largest and most important temple on the island. You will then reach the small village of Sidemen. This afternoon, check in at your hotel. Overnight in Sidemen.
Day 6: Sidemen – Bali Countryside – Tirta Gangga – Amed (B/L/-)
Breakfast and check out.
Full day excursion in the heart of a village of Sidemen: Immersion in the local culture. You will first visit traditional weavers in a village in the Sidemen Valley that is famous for this activity and where many houses have a loom! You will then go to the village school. A good way to learn a few words of Balinese! Then exchange the roles and introduce the students to the French language! It is also an opportunity to directly help an establishment that will always appreciate having a little more equipment. Departure for an easy hike of about 1 hour in the heart of the beautiful rice fields of Sidemen. At the beginning of the course, each participant will be loaned a bamboo stick and a conical hat. We take the paths of the peasants to admire the rice fields of the region. Note: provide sun protection and good walking shoes Arrival in the plantations around Bali Countryside and initiation to rice growing. The time to discover-your peasant skills, but above all to make these gestures that you have already seen from afar: transplant the rice, plow the rice paddies with a team pulled by two oxen. At the end of this activity, refresh yourself with a delicious fresh coconut.
Arrival in Bali Countryside: You are welcomed in this large property, where you can take turns, observe, try, enjoy and especially have fun. 3 workshops of typical Balinese activities where you will be proposed. Rotate for about 1 hour on these 3 workshops (20 minutes / workshop)Balinese Cooking Class.Initiation to the making of offerings and decoration in palm leaves.Distillation of Arak and work of the blacksmith.At the end of these workshops, a delicious Balinese cooking lunch will be served under a beautiful traditional pavilion facing a beautiful bucolic landscape of rice fields with in the background on a clear day the imposing silhouette of Mt. Agung the highest volcano in Bali which rises to 2,567m. Continue by visiting Tirta Gangga. Meaning "Water Ganges", this sacred water palace was built in the early 20th century by the last king of Karangasem. It boasts many pools and fountains, lush vegetation and natural pools.Continue to Amed, a small seaside village offering fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving from the black pebble beach. Stop at Salines.Check in at your hotel. Night in Amed.
Day 7: Amed – Snorkeling – Seraya Peninsula – Taman Ujung – Candidasa (B/-/-)
Breakfast. Early this morning, you will sail an hour in a traditional wooden boat called "prahu" and you will enjoy a magnificent view of the coast and its surroundings. Rest of the morning, free at leisure.Then departure via the beautiful road to the coast where you can see magnificent views. It takes about 2 hours to reach Taman Unjung Water Palace which you will visit.Continue to Candidasa. Night at Candidasa
Day 8: Candidasa – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast. Tangagan visit. The village is home to the Aga who are the first inhabitants of Bali, arrived well before the Majapahit dynasty from Java. You can observe the primitive architecture of the village but also their rare weaving of "double Ikat" and woven baskets. Return to your hotel and free at leisure in the morning. Check out and take the road to the south. Make a stop at Goa Lawa, cave of sacred bats. It is said of this cave that it has an underground connection with the temple Besakih.You will then head towards Klungkung for a visit to the former Royal Court and the Palace of Justice called Kerta Gosa. The ceiling of this palace is richly decorated by the "Wayang" painting style representing the fight of good against evil.You will then be driven to the south of Bali for your seaside holiday (optional on request) or your evening flight.