Upon arrival at Bali Denpasar International Airport and after you have collected your luggage, you will be met in the Arrivals Hall by your guide and driver for your private transfer to your hotel in Ubud.
Escape to central Bali where dramatic volcanoes loom over lush fields, stunning crater lakes and mystical temples.
Early morning you will set off from the hotel in your convertible Volkswagen and drive to Yeh Pulu to see a 80 foot-long series of fourteenth century rock-cut carvings. Located at the bottom of a lush green valley can be found the 11th century temple and funeral complex of Gunung Kawi, one of Bali's oldest monuments. Walk down the stairs to see the 10 rock-cut shrines carved out of the surrounding rocks.
Your next stop is at Tirta Empul with its holy spring waters where every Balinese Hindu will bathe at least once a year for purification. Continue to Kintamani set around the rim of the Gunung Batur crater. Look out over Bali's most active volcano, Mount Batur, which soars over 5,900 feet into the sky. In the center is a beautiful turquoise-green lake, the largest lake of the island.
After lunch in a local restaurant you'll drive down the scenic road to the bottom of the crater and take a walk through the lava fields as your guide tells you about the volcanoes and tectonic activity on Bali. On the way back south stop in Tegalalang to enjoy a coffee with unparalleled views over the famous emerald-green rice terraces.
Free Day at Leisure or take one of our optional tours:
Private Bali Foodie Heaven Tour
Join an expert foodie on a culinary journey to experience the aromas and flavors of Bali. In the late afternoon meet your specialist guide and drive to a home factory to see how the famous Indonesian cookies, known as Pie Susu, are made. A tasting of these delicious cookies will soon reveal why they are so popular. Next, it's time for some liquid refreshment in the form of es teler, a fruit coconut cocktail sweetened with condensed milk.
Take a walk around the market in Badung to see the unusual herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits that are on display. Your guide will tell you the names and explain how they are used in Indonesian cooking. There is even the chance to try some of the fresh fruits and colorful Indonesian cakes. End the evening in a good and authentic local restaurant to experience a traditional Nasi Campur. Created by the Dutch colonists, this banquet-style meal consists of many rich and exotic Indonesian specialties and is the ideal way to try out the local cuisine.
Private Ubud Traditional Indonesian Cooking Class
Experience a hands-on cooking class and whip up some delicious traditional Balinese dishes. In the morning drive to the location of the cooking school to meet the host and the other guests joining the class. Together you will all go to visit the bustling local market to browse the stalls piled high with colorful vegetables, tropical fruits, exotic spices and fragrant herbs. The host will explain the different produce on offer, how it is used in Indonesian cuisine, and will offer tips on selecting the best ingredients. Back at the cooking class, you will learn how to recreate age - old traditional dishes using the freshest seasonal vegetables. You will learn how to blend the different spices and how to use the various utensils. The class ends with a delicious lunch where you get to enjoy your own lavish homemade Balinese feast.
Your private driver and guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to your South Bali Hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day on own.
Indulge yourself for a day with Balinese art, inspiring views and a unique spa experience.
Meet your guide and driver in the morning and drive to the Puri Lukisan Museum, the oldest art museum in Bali. Here you can admire an array of paintings and wood carvings from prominent Balinese artists.
Continue to the stunning highland area of Kintamani. From the rim of the Batur Caldera take in the spectacular views over the massive crater lake and the still active volcano. The nearby Bagus Jati Resort is your venue for a healthy lunch made from fresh produce from the resort's own garden. Set amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud the resort offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
After lunch head to the spa and prepare to unwind with an indulgent two-hour spa treatment. Start with a refreshing foot bath followed by a traditional Balinese massage. Then immerse yourself in a Madura island rock salt bath that warms the body allowing the pores to open. The spa therapist will then apply a conditioning body mask comprised of ginger, cloves and other spices ground with brown rice, all enclosed with an outer banana leaf body wrap. A soothing head and face massage completes this spa experience. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated you can then relax and enjoy the views on the drive back to your hotel.
After breakfast, your private driver and guide will pick you up and transfer you to the Bali Denpasar International Airport to continue to your next Avanti destination or to return home after an amazing adventure!