Essence of Bali
Your holiday package includes:
- 4 nights accommodation in Ubud at Adiwana Dara Ayu in a One Bedroom Pool Villa
- Includes Breakfast daily and Free Wi-Fi
- Full Day Private Driver
- Half Day Fascinating Ubud and Tampak Siring - Private Tour
- 4 nights accommodation in Seminyak at THE HAVEN Bali Seminyak in a One Bedroom Pool Villa
- Includes Breakfast daily and Free Wi-Fi
- Bali Eat Street Local Food Tour
- Jambangan Cooking Class
- Nusa Penida Private Tour with Lunch
***Rate based on twin share for travel 15 to 23 December 2022.***
***Alternative dates available, a surcharge may apply.***
A Full Day Private Driver
Your tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in the morning. Your driver will discuss your itinerary with you to see if you wish to make any changes before you set off for the day. This tour will show you the impressive differences in nature all on this beautiful island, Bali. From the low land and relatively flat rice fields of Tabanan to the mountain region in Bedugul. A visit to the Bali butterfly Park is an opportunity to encounter rare and endemic species of butterflies. The Bali butterfly park in Tabanan is the island’s sole butterfly enclosure. Acres of charming grounds and intricately landscaped gardens make for a lovely home to these beautiful creatures. The vegetation changes as you continue to the alpine countryside. You will make a stop at Pacung, amidst beautiful rice terraces before you visit the colorful local fruit market of Candi Kuning, where you can find a variety of colorful flowers and tropical vegetables. You will see the attractive mountain resort of Bedugul and Lake Beratan where the delightful Ulun Danu Temple is located. The temple is set on a small promontory on the shores of Lake Beratan, home to Danu the Goddess of Water who is believed to control the island's irrigation system. You will continue to drive north along the winding road that will lead you to Gitgit Waterfalls. A short walk through the jungle reveals these beautiful falls. The return journey will take you through the Jatiluwih rice terraces which are on the world heritage list before heading back to your accommodation.
Half Day Fascinating Ubud and Tampak Siring - Private Tour
Some say that the metaphysical lines around the earth cross in two places. One is in the middle of the ocean, the other is in Ubud. That’s why people believe that creativity comes to those who live in Ubud. In Ubud you will visit the galleries of prominent Balinese and foreign artists, who create the most amazing things. There will be ample time to browse around the local art market and shops. From here you will continue along the back roads, passing rice terraces in Tegallalang and finally reach Tampak Siring with its holy spring waters. On the return journey we shall stop at Batuan village to visit one of the traditional houses. A last stop will be made at Tohpati village to see the arts of the hand painted batiks. A half day tour to introduce you to the beautiful and inspiring village Ubud.
Bali Eat Street Local Food Tour
In Bali, the villages all have nightly food markets where locals go when the sun goes down. In Seminyak and beyond, locals head out with their family and friends to local ‘Eat Street,’ and on this Bali food tour, we’re joining them at all their favourite spots! We’ll depart and wind through the back streets of Bali, riding in a fully restored 1980 VW Kombi limo, with music playing and conversation flowing. We’ll visit a food market where your guide will take through the small alley ways highlighting some of the foods you will taste later. Our first stop will be a local roadside warung (café) famous for its babi guling (rotisserie-cooked suckling pig). From there, it’s back into the VW Kombi and we’ll head to the largest local Eat Street in Bali, tucked just behind the major tourist area and easy to get to — but oh-so local! We’ll start at the top of the street, where your expert guide will escort you through the numerous small warungs and stalls, picking out things for us to eat as we go. The street here is jam-packed with motorbikes and cars, and the later it gets, the busier it becomes. Of course, your guide is also an expert on local food, and will explain to you the food and traditions of what is on offer. Unusually for a food tour, we’ll start in the car park! By day this is an assuming place for locals to park their cars but by night, it’s the hippest food spot in town! And it happens to be home to the yummiest soto ayam (chicken noodle soup) in the area. This is one of Indonesia’s most famous national dishes. Walking along the main street, you’ll learn about all the different culinary influences on offer: Javanese, Sumatran, Sulawesi, Japanese and Thai/Indonesian fusion. You’ll learn about traditions like ikan and ayam bakar (barbecued fish and chicken typically enjoyed with beer and a side of music!). If you like spice (or think you do), then we can stop at a small place specialising in Japanese fusion, where there’s a chili challenge that goes up five levels to “inferno” with the world’s hottest chilies! Or, if you need an energy boost, how about an energy-filled dessert, Indonesian-style! You’ll see “Joss Milk” sold all over the country, which is an Indonesian energy powder you mix with milk. Believe it or not, it goes amazingly well with our favourite desert, which we’re going to grab at a small warung. This place is famous for its dessert made from a crumpet-style batter cooked in an earthenware pot over hot coals. Choose from the top 10 list or design your own; our favourite is Toblerone, banana, ice cream and cheese.
Jambangan Cooking Class
Get a well-rounded Balinese food experience with us. From visiting rice farms to learning about how coconut oil is made, you will leave knowing the foundations of our cuisine. You will cook in a traditional Balinese house and enjoy a hands-on cooking class. All classes and cultural explanations are conducted in English by fluent professionals. The class ends with lunch giving you the chance to taste what you cooked.
Nusa Penida Private Tour with Lunch
Calling all tropical sun-loving souls – Nusa Penida awaits! This charming island nestled in the waters between Bali and Lombok has slowly but surely become a favourite with travellers for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastline and relaxed way of life. Kelingking Beach: This craggy headland is known as T-Rex Beach due to its distinctive shape. Whether or not you can see the dinosaur resemblance, you’ll agree this is a truly stunning photo stop. Look out across the sparkling ocean for miles around. Broken Beach: Once an enormous cave, the collapse of this rock formation has turned Broken Beach into a mesmerising swirling whirlpool. Sit back and let the blue and green waves hypnotise you! Angel’s Billabong: Another must-see on Nusa Penida, this natural infinity pool is at the mercy of the changing tide. Sweeping white waves dissolve into gentle foam as visitors gaze in awe. Crystal Bay: Known for its clear waters and colourful sea life, Crystal Bay is a prime spot for snorkelling and diving. Opt to hire a snorkel or simply relax in paradise! Sampalan Beach: We’ll have time for one more dreamy beach before we head back to Bali. Sit back and drink it in!
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 30 May 2022 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Flights are not included. Offers subject to availability. Cancellation fees apply, offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated.