Exotic Expeditions
Ultimate Bali Explorer : December 26th' 2018 to Jan 2nd'2019

Travel to Bali and 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, 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.
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 39500/- per person
Country: 
Indonesia

Start: Denpasar, Bali
End: Denpasar, Bali
Start Date: 26th Dec’ 2018
End Date: 2nd Jan’ 2019
Duration:  8 Days
Group Size :  Min 5 / Max 10
Theme: Culture, Leisure, Adventure

Highlights

– Explore the temples and cultural sights of Bali 
– Visit Munduk & Gitgit waterfalls in the Central Highlands
– Take in the beauty of the Balinese villages and rice terraces
– Go snorkeling and experience the underwater world at Amed 
– 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
– Stay at beautiful locations in Ubud, Kuta, Amed and Lovina

ITINERARY

Day 1: Dec 26th: 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: Dec 27th: 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. Later, 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. 

Day 3: Dec 28th: Ubud – Tagalalang – Kintamani – Ulun Danu Beratan – Munduk
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. Later we pass the banks of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan to reach Munduk village in the central highlands. Overnight at Munduk. 

 Day 4: Dec 29th: Munduk – Banjar Hot Spring – Lovina  
After breakfast, we head out to visit Munduk waterfalls. 20 minutes walk through the forest takes you to this beautiful waterfalls. The walk itself is beautiful through village paths and jungle trails. Later we visit Air Panas Banjar ( Banjar hot spring ) and swim in the hot water pool.  By afternoon we reach Lovina and after lunch relax. In the evening we go to Lovina beach to see the sunset. Overnight in Lovina. 

Day 5: Dec 30th: Lovina – Gitgit Waterfalls – 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. After breakfast, we leave for Gitgit waterfalls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. Later we leave and reach the black sand beaches of Amed.  Explore the beaches and take in the beautiful sunset from Jemuluk bay. You have options to hire snorkel gear and go snorkeling as the corals are very close to the beach and corals and fish sightings are good. Overnight at Amed. 

Day 6: Dec 31st: Amed – Tirta Ganga – Virgin Beach – Kuta
After breakfast, we visit Agung Lumpuyang temple – a beautiful temple on top of a hill with stunning views of Mount Agung. Later we visit Tirta Ganga ( Water Palace ) and Virgin Beach. Virgin beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bali with white sands and turquoise blue waters and located in a small cove. Later we visit Sanur beach and indulge in some shopping before reaching Kuta. Overnight in Kuta.

Day 7: Jan 1st: 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 and indulge in other optional activities like watersports, Bali Safari Park, Whitewater rafting etc. on your own. You could choose to just relax and 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, or culinary experiences you’re looking for, it’s all there within walking distance. Kuta / Seminyak is also a good place to party as it many good clubs and pubs. Overnight at Kuta.

Day 8: Jan 2nd: Kuta – Departure
After breakfast transfer to airport.

Trip Info

Ubud
Amed
Lovina 
Kuta
Seminyak
Uluwatu Temple
Jimbaran Beach
Munduk 
Ulan Dhanu Bratan ( Lake Temple )
Gitgit Waterfalls
Thana Lot
Air Panas Banjar
Pura Agung Lumpuyang
Tirta Ganga ( Water Palace )
Tagalalang Rice Terrace

INCLUSIONS
-2 Night stay in Ubud, 1 Night stay in Munduk, 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 
– 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 1 : Dec 26th: Ubud
Hotel : Pondok Dewa Villa / Bulan Bali or similar
Included Activities/Places : Bali market and village walk  
Included Transport : Airport pickup
Meal : None

Day 2: Dec 27th: Ubud – Tanah Lot – Uluwatu – Jimbaran – Ubud
Hotel :
Pondok Dewa Villa / Bulan Bali or similar
Included Activities/Places:
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: Dec 28th: Ubud – Tagalalang – Kintamani – Ulun Danu Beratan – Munduk 
Hotel:
Aditya Homestay / Karang Sari Guesthouse
Included Activities/Places: 
Tagalalang Rice fields, Kintamani & Mount Batur, Pura Ulun Danu Bratan ( lake temple )
Included Transport : 
Full day tour 
Included Entry tickets : 
None 
Meal : 
Breakfast
Distance : 150 kms | Full day | By car or van

Day 4: Dec 29th: Munduk – Lovina
Hotel :Puri Bali / Hotel Sri Ganesh or similar
Included Activities/Places: 
Munduk Waterfalls, Air Panas Banjar ( Hot Spring )
Included Transport :
Full day tour 
Included Entry tickets : 
Dolphin spotting tour 
Meal : 
Breakfast
Distance: 30 kms | Half Day | By car or van

Day 5: Dec 30th: Lovina – Amed
Hotel: Amed Harmony Bungalow / Di Abian Resort or similar
Included Activities/Places: Gitgit Waterfalls, Jamuluk beach and bay. 
Optional Activities: Snorkeling
Distance: 80 kms | By car or van
Included Entry tickets: None
Included Transport: 
Full day tour
Meal: 
Breakfast

Day 6: Dec 31st: Amed – Kuta
Hotel: The Pavilion Hotel / Hotel Alron
Included Activities/ Places: Agung Lumpuyang Temple, Tirta Ganga, Virgin Beach, Sanur Beach
Included Transport:
Full day tour
Included Entry tickets: 
None
Meal: 
Breakfast

Day 7: Jan 1st: Kuta – Legian – Seminyak
Hotel: The Pavilion Hotel / Berry Glee Hotel
Included Activities/Places: None 
Included Transport: 
None
Included Entry tickets: 
None
Meal: 
Breakfast

Day 8: Jan 2nd: Kuta – Departure
Included Transport: Drop to airport
Meal: 
Breakfast

  • Indonesian visa is available on entry at the airport ( Your passport should be 6 months valid from the date of entering Indonesia )
  • 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
  • Private car/ van  for Bali tours
  • Rs 1500/- Discount ( For our regular guests ) 
  • Rs 1000/- Discount ( For 3 or more people booking together )

For this trip
An enjoyable trip where we explore Bali in depth including some beautiful offbeat places and the popular destinations. We explore Bali beyond the tourist circuit of south Bali for a much better and rewarding experience.

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. 

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.

  • 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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