This tour brings you to some of Bali’s best-known hotspots, whilst also taking you off the beaten track to connect with the soul of the island. During this trip you will see traditional dance performances that have played out on the island for centuries; get a glimpse of Bali’s world-famous arts and crafts and journey into some of the most spectacular and storied landscapes on earth. From crashing waves at rocky coastal outcrops, to soaring volcano peaks and sacred lakes inland, this tour will carry you around the island and into the heart of what makes Bali such a captivating destination.
- Enjoy a performance of the Balinese traditional Barong & Keris Dance
- Visit the ancient villages and temples of Bali
- See local arts and crafts being made
- Visit Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ at the foot of a volcano
- See the waterfalls, rivers, and lakes that are revered as holy in Balinese culture
- Witness sunset at Tanah Lot
Day 1: South Bali - Candidasa
Meet at the Panorama Office at 8:00 AM, then depart to the village of Batubulan, where you will enjoy a performance of the famous Balinese traditional Barong & Keris Dance, which represents the island’s everlasting fight between good and evil. Next, take a trip to some local artist villages and a local Batik factory. Here you can also see some excellent examples of local wood carvings being made. After lunch, proceed to visit Kerta Gosa; a relic of the 18th-century Klungkung kingdom, featuring fascinating classical wayang paintings on the ceiling. Next up, you’ll visit Tenganan. Often called “Bali Aga”, Tenganan is one of several ancient and interesting villages to be found in Bali.
Overnight at Rama Candidasa
Day 2: Candidasa – Ubud
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, and then depart in the early morning to visit Tirta Gangga, a royal water garden and a favorite retreat in the regency of Karangasem, east Bali. It was built in 1946 during the reign of the late raja of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem. Tirta Gangga saw a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the 1963 Mount Agung eruption. Next visit to Taman Ujung. From there, you will head to the Mother temple in Bali, located at the foot of Mount Agung. After lunch continue driving to your hotel.
Overnight at Ubud Village Hotel
Day 3: Ubud –Lovina
Following breakfast at your hotel, visit Penglipuran traditional Balinese Village, where you can see quintessentially Balinese daily life in action. Thereafter, travel to Kintamani, where you’ll be met by a stunning and magnificent view of Batur volcano and the crater Lake. After lunch in Kintamani, continue driving on to Lovina, located near middle of Bali’s northern shore, Lovina is about as far as you can get from Kuta- both geographically and culturally. Lovina is laid back, quiet and unassuming, a haven in the seldom-visited corner of Bali that retains its sedate and secluded mystique. Lovina is actually the collective name for string of sleepy villages, from Kaliasem in the west to Tukad Mungga in the east. The coastline meanders through Anturan and Kalibukbuk, along with the town of Lovina itself, stitching together many relaxing spots along a thread of black volcanic sandy beaches.
Overnight at Lovina Bali Resort
Day 4: Lovina – South Bali
Eat breakfast at your hotel, and then in the morning visit Gitgit waterfall. Afterwards, travel to Bedugul to see Lake Bratan with its floating temple called Ulun Danu. This holy place is dedicated to the goddess of water, who is said to dwell in the surrounding area. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue driving to Tanah Lot Temple, built on the top of a rock in The Indian Ocean just a few hundred meters offshore. Proceed back to Panorama office.