Description of Luxury Guided Tour - Bali…Party of Two ULIO01
- A private breakfast created just for the two of you among the rice fields in Ubud
- Your own private villa at a spa where you can experience your choice of spa amenities for the two of you
- A blessing from a priest, a reading from an astrologer and a hands-on Balinese cooking class in a quaint rural village
- Exploring West Bali in a VW convertible and enjoying lunch among the rice terraces of Jatiluwih
- The chance for a private swim at the hidden beach at Pasir Putih, setting for the Julia Roberts film “Eat, Pray, Love”
- A romantic candlelit dinner on the beach at Jimbaran
- A farewell barbecue just for the two of you cooked and served by the side of your private pool at your villa in Nusa Dua
You board your aircraft for the flight to Bali one of the enchanted islands of Indonesia and perhaps the most romantic.
Day 2 En Route
You cross the International Date Line "losing" a day which you will regain on your return trip.
Day 3 Welcome to Bali
You arrive in the afternoon in Denpasar and are met by your Ultitude guide and taken to your waiting car for the trip to Ubud. Located in the island's center, Ubud is the island's artistic and cultural capital. After checking into your hotel you have the chance to relax and perhaps take a swim. This evening we welcome you to Bali with a private dinner at Lamak Restaurant, where you will dine on fine contemporary cuisine in a unique artistic environment.
Day 4 An Early Treat, a Private Spa Experience and Traditional Dance
Start your first full day in Bali with an early morning walk through the nearby rice fields. The terraced fields and tranquil surroundings create a serene atmosphere typical of central Bali. As our welcome, a specially prepared breakfast will be served amid the rice fields. After your private breakfast you return to the hotel to relax or to explore the town on your own. Early this afternoon you are driven to Kirana Spa where a private villa has been reserved. In the villa you can select from a variety of treatments for both of you and enjoy the pools, hot and cold Jacuzzis and mist sauna. After your spa experience, no trip to Bali would be complete without witnessing traditional dance and this evening you will be treated to a performance in a nearby village. After the performance you head to Tropical Bale which provides a romantic setting for fusion dining.
Day 5 A Taste of Bali
Today you will get a true taste of the local culture, traditions and lifestyles as you travel to the small village of Mas located about eight miles from Ubud. Upon arriving in Mas you will receive a blessing by a priest and then meet with an astrologer who will tell you about your destiny using ancient methods. Then it's time to work with a local wood-carver to learn the methods of this ancient handicraft and for which the town in known. A hands-on cooking class teaches you more about the cuisine and the local ingredients. As the final touches are being put on the dishes, have a walk around the village before returning to the house to dine on your tasty creations. After lunch, you bid farewell to your village hosts and return to Ubud where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 6 Touring West Bali with the Top Down
Early this morning you will be picked up by your guide in a VW convertible and head to west Bali where we have designed the route to explore the island's flora and fauna and meet the local people at markets and traditional village compounds. Your first stop is Taman Ayun, one of the island's most beautiful temples. You then continue through the countryside past little villages as you ascend to Beratan Lake located 3,600 feet above sea level. This volcanic lake is surrounded by spectacular scenery and you will take a local row boat across the lake to visit the famous Ulun Danu temple situated on a small island in the lake. Afterwards you drive through some of the most beautiful rice terraces on the island in the area called Jatiluwih stopping for lunch at a quant restaurant offering fabulous views. After lunch your guide will explain the terrace irrigation system which allows the locals to harvest rice up to four times a year. Finally you will visit Bali's most famous sight, the sea temple of Tanah Lot. Located on a barren volcanic rock in the ocean, the temple is sometimes pounded by huge waves which create a magical setting as the sun begins its descent. You return to Ubud where you have many dining options to choose from.
Day 7 The Mother Temple and Being Julia Roberts
Today, after breakfast you will depart Ubud for the southern beaches making several stops along the way. First you'll visit Panglipuran, a traditional countryside village well known for its tidy row of traditional Balinese entrance gates and its unique architectural traditions. Continue to Besakih the largest and most important temple on the island. Besakih, referred to as the "mother temple" , sits on the western slopes of Mt. Agung which, at 7,700 feet, is the island's highest volcano. You'll stop for lunch at Maha Giri where you'll dine on fresh Balinese cuisine while surrounded by rice field terraces and Mt. Agung in the background. In the afternoon you follow small scenic roods through peaceful rural areas full of rice paddy terraces and plantations growing coffee, cloves and cacao. As the afternoon comes to a close you arrive at Pasir Putih one of Bali's most beautiful and most hidden beaches and recently used as the setting for "Eat, Pray, Love" starring Julia Roberts. You have a chance to relax on the white sands and swim in the crystal clear water before heading to your final destination, Nusa Dua. Upon arrival you check into your private pavilion replete with a private pool where the evening is at leisure.
Day 8 A Day of Leisure in Nusa Dua
We have left this day open for you to enjoy the beach or your own private pool.
Day 9 Bukit and Uluwatu
This morning you meet your guide and your driver to explore some other beach areas and sights of interest. You will first travel to the Bukit Peninsula with dramatic cliffs, winding shoreline and hidden coves. You'll stop at the exclusive Karma Kandara resort where you enjoy the spectacular views from the cliff top. You then take the hotel's electric funicular down to their private beach where you have a chance to swim and relax on the beach. Lunch is served at the Nammos Beach Club on the beach and part of the hotel. After lunch you meet up with your guide and head to one of Bali's most impressive temples. Uluwatu Temple is majestically perched on the edge of a steep cliff that towers above the legendary surf breaks of the south island. At sunset you'll witness a dramatic kecak performance at the temple. This evening enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach.
Day 10 Shopping in Seminyak
This morning it's time for some retail therapy in Seminyak a charming and quite chic area. With your guide and driver at your disposal, you can explore the island's best boutiques offering a diverse range of products ranging from artifacts to clothing to gourmet foods. Stop for lunch at Métis a blending of French and Mediterranean cuisine and considered one of the most sophisticated tables in Bali. After a leisurely lunch your guide and your driver are available for you to continue shopping or exploring before return to the hotel where your evening is open.
Day 11 Beach Time and Barbecue
This is your last day on Bali so make the most of the sand, the surf and the scenery. This evening cap off your magical visit with a private barbecue in the privacy of your own villa cooked to order and served with a smile.
Day 12 : A Day of Departure
This morning you have a chance for one last swim before being transferred to Denpasar airport for your return flight to the USA "finding" the day you lost.
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