Bali & Lombok Explorer : May 12th to 20th’ 2018

Bali & Lombok Explorer : May 12th to 20th' 2018

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 36000 to Rs 39500
Country: 
Indonesia

Start: Denpasar, Bali
End: Denpasar, Bali
Start Date: 12th May’ 2018
End Date: 20th May’ 2018
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 or Gili 
– 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
– Experience the beauty of the Gili islands

ITINERARY

Day 1 : May 12th : Ubud
Arrive in Bali. 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 13th : 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. Afterwards, 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 14th : 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 lunch head out to Munduk waterfalls passing the banks of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan.We walk through the forest for about 15 minutes to reach Munduk waterfalls. Then we head to Banjar hot springs to bathe and swim in the hot spring water. Off to our final destination, Lovina. Overnight in Lovina.

Day 4 : May 15th : 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. See the black sand and the white sand beaches of Amed and take in the beautiful sunset from Jemuluk bay. Overnight at Amed. 

Day 5 : May 16th : Amed to Lombok ( Gili Air )
After breakfast we head to Padang Bai harbor stopping by at the little known and beautiful virgin beach at Karangasem. We catch the fast boat to the Gili Islands which takes about 1.5 hours to reach Gili Air. The Gili Islands (Tiga Gili) are an archipelago of three small islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air. where you can take in the breezy atmosphere and stroll down stunning white beaches that rival those of the neighboring islands. Relax and explore Gili Air. Overnight in Gili Air.

Day 6 : May 17th : Gili Islands
Today you are free to realx in Gili air, go for a snorkelling trip, or catch a ferry across to the other islands of Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno and see who has the better beaches. Overnight at Gili Air.

Day 7 : May 18th : Lombok ( Gili Air ) to Bali
After breakfast we head to the harbor to catch the ferry back to Bali. Arrive at Padang Bai and transfer to Kuta. Evening explore the some of the many pubs and restaurents in Kuta and Seminyak. Overnight in Kuta.

Day 8 : May 19th : Kuta – Legian – Seminyak
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, its all there within walking distance. Overnight at Kuta.

Day 9 : May 20th : Kuta – Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport.

 

Trip Info

DESTINATIONS

Ubud
Amed
Lovina
Gili Islands

Kuta
Seminyak
Uluwatu
Munduk
Ulan Dhanu Bratan

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS

INCLUSIONS
-2 Night stay in Ubud, 2 Nights stay in Gili Air, 2 Nights stay in Kuta, 1 Night stay in Amed, 1 Night stay in Lovina
– Breakfast on all days
– Airport and boat transfers by van/car
– Private vehicle for tours in Bali 
– Gili islands tour
– Bali sightseeing as mentioned
– Dolphin watching tour in Lovina

– Service charges
– Taxes

EXCLUSIONS
– India to Denpasar and back  flights ( we can advise you which flights to book ) 
– Any extra excursions and tours other than mentioned
– Entry tickets and camera charges at sightseeing points ( wherever applicable )
– Snorkelling

– Dinner & Lunch 

DAY WISE STAY AND INCLUSION DETAILS

Day 1 : May 12th : Ubud
Hotel : Pondok Dewa Villa / Bulan Bali or similar
Included Activities : Bali market and village walk  
Included Transport : Airport pickup
Meal : None

Day 2 : May 13th : Ubud – Tanah Lot – Uluwatu – Jimbaran – Ubud
Hotel :
Pondok Dewa Villa / Bulan Bali 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 14th : Ubud – Tagalalang – Kintamani – Ulun Danu Beratan – Munduk – Lovina
Hotel :
Puri Bali / Hotel Sri Ganesh or similar
Included Activities : 
Tagalalang Rice fields, Kintamani & Mount Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan ( lake temple ), Munduk waterfalls, Air panas ( hot springs )
Included Transport : 
Full day tour 
Included Entry tickets : 
None 
Meal : 
Breakfast
Distance : 150 kms | Full day | By car or van

Day 4 : May 15th : Lovina – Amed
Hotel : Amed Harmony Bungalow / Di Abian Resort or similar
Included Activities :
Dolphin spotting tour, Jemeluk Beach and Bay
Included Transport :
Full day tour 
Included Entry tickets : 
Dolphin spotting tour 
Meal : 
Breakfast
Distance : 90 kms | 3 hours | By car or van

Day 5 : May 16th : Amed to Lombok ( Gili Air )
Hotel : Balengku Homestay / Rival Village or similar
Included Activities : Virgin beach visit, Ferry Ride to Lombok
Included Transport : 
Amed to Padang Bai ( car of van ), Bali to Gili Air ( Ferry )
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 6 : May 17th : Gili Islands
Hotel : Balengku Homestay / Rival Village or similar
Included Activities : Gili Trawangan & Gili Meno visit 
Optional Activities : Snorkeling
Included Transport :
None
Included Entry tickets : 
None
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 7 : May 18th : Lombok ( Gili Air ) to Bali 
Hotel : The Pavilion Hotel / Berry Glee Hotel
Included Activities : Ferry ride ( Lombok to Bali ) 
Included Transport : 
Gili to Bali ( Ferry ), Padang Bai to Kuta ( Van or Car )
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 8 : May 19th : Kuta – Legian – Seminyak
Hotel : The Pavilion Hotel / Berry Glee Hotel
Included Activities : None 
Included Transport : 
None
Included Entry tickets : 
None
Meal : 
Breakfast

Day 9 : May 20th : Kuta – Departure
Included Transport : Drop to airport
Meal : 
Breakfast

VISA

  • 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 )

STAY, FOOD & TRANSPORT

  • 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
  • Ferry ticket ( Bali to Gili and back )
  • Private car/ van  for Bali tours

OFFERS & DISCOUNTS

  • Rs 3000/- Discount ( For our regular guests ) 
  • Rs 2500/- Discount ( For 2 to 4 person booking together )
  • Rs 4000/- Discount ( For 5 or more people booking together )

TRIP STYLE AND THEME

For this trip
An enjoyable trip where we explore the whole of Bali beyond the tourist circuit of south Bali and also includes Gili Islands in neighboring Lombok 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. 

FAQ'S

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.

BOOKING

  • 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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