UBUD, CANDIDASA, MUNDUK & SANUR
Explore breathtaking Bali on this 12-day adventure including airfare (13-day adventure due to flight schedule for travelers departing from New York-JFK). Throughout our stay, we’ll explore some of the island’s most spectacular temples from the Mother Temple, the largest and holiest Hindu Temple, to the famous “Goddess of the Lake” Water Temple. We’ll immerse ourselves in the culture with a traditional Balinese purification ceremony and a cooking class where our chef will guide us in picking fresh ingredients, teach us about traditional Balinese cooking methods, and help us craft some authentic local flavors from scratch. Before the tour comes to a close, we’ll enjoy incredible natural sights like Munduk Waterfalls and the stunning sunset at Tanah Lot Temple.
- 2 nights in Ubud
- 2 nights in Candidasa
- 2 nights in Munduk
- 3 nights in Sanur
- Tanah Lot Temple at sunset
- Participate in a traditional Balinese purification ceremony in holy spring water (Sebatu Village)
- Traditional Balinese cooking class with a professional chef
- Visit to Bali Aga, home of Bali’s original inhabitants
- Besakih Temple (the Mother Temple)
- Goddess of the Lake Temple (Ulun Danu)
- Waterfalls at Munduk
- Round-trip international airfare from Los Angeles (New York-JFK available at additional cost; note the tour is 13 days for travelers departing from New York-JFK due to the flight schedule)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Ground transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach
- Accommodations at first-class hotels and beach resort
- 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 2 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Professional, English-speaking Tour Director throughout
- Refillable water bottle provided at the start of the tour
USA to Bali
Your unforgettable adventure to Bali begins this evening as you check-in for your Cathay Pacific Airways flight bound for Hong Kong. Enjoy Cathay Pacific Airways award-winning service as you cross the international date line and jump forward one day en route.
Arrive in Ubud
This morning, wake up in Hong Kong and board your onward flight to Bali. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel | Plataran Ubud Hotel or similar
Included Meals | Dinner
Welcome to Bali, the Island of the Gods. After breakfast, we’ll travel to the village of Sebatu, home to a stunning collection of temples. The Balinese locals are a deeply spiritual people and here we’ll have the opportunity to explore these structures and learn how they continue to play an important role in the lives of the pious locals. After an illuminating guided tour, we’ll travel uphill and deeper into the village to visit the site of the area’s holy water. Here, our guide will help us put on a traditional Balinese sarong and lead us in how to pray to the…
After breakfast, we’ll check out of our Ubud hotel and head to a traditional Balinese kitchen for an exciting cooking class at Kayun Restaurant. Our lesson begins with a visit to the local market where we’ll handpick fresh ingredients with the guidance of our professional chef. Back in the kitchen, we’ll learn traditional Balinese cooking methods before crafting authentic local flavors from scratch. We’ll feast on the dishes we’ve created before continuing today’s journey to Candidasa. Along the way we’ll visit Kusamba, the traditional sea salt…
After breakfast, we’ll begin our exploration of East Bali. Our first visit will be to Tenganan Village, more commonly known as Bali Aga, the home of the original inhabitants of Bali. Continue to Tirta Gangga Water Palace where we’ll enjoy lunch at Tirta Ayu Restaurant, overlooking the many pools and gardens. This afternoon we’ll visit Besakih Temple, also known as the Mother Temple, the largest and holiest Hindu Temple in Bali. Comprised of 23 separate temples and perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Mount Agung, the temple was designed to lead people upwards and…
After a morning at leisure, we’ll check out of our hotel and travel to Munduk by car. We’ll enjoy a scenic drive before making a stop at Ulun Danu Temple, the “Goddess of the Lake” Water Temple, where we’ll enjoy the beautiful setting and soak in the crisp northern air. We’ll continue to Candi Kuning, Bali’s traditional fruit and flower market atop a picturesque hill. Here we have free time to shop for produce, just take in the local market’s sights and smells or grab a quick bite to eat before we continue onward to Munduk.
After breakfast we’ll take a short walk into the jungle where we’ll be greeted by the rushing sounds and spectacular sight of Munduk Waterfall. Despite being one of Bali’s most popular waterfalls, our morning visit is a great way to experience the beautiful cascade without the crowds. We’ll continue to one of the island’s best-kept secrets, Bhuana Sari Waterfall. Nestled in the tropical rainforest, this unique fall is reached by a 20-minute walk and is comprised of many smaller cascades that burst over a series of cliffs and resulting in a truly magical sight….
Munduk/Rumah Desa/Tanah Lot/Sanur
After breakfast, we’ll check out of our hotel and journey to Rumah Desa where the discovery continues with palm readings and a hike through the rolling countryside. We’ll spend some time in the heart of a Balinese rice field, farming the crop alongside the farmers and water buffalo. After a hot and delicious lunch, we’ll bid farewell to the friendly locals at Rumah Desa and continue to Tanah Lot, one of the most photographed temples in Bali. Perched precariously on a rock just off shore, this temple is a must-see, particularly as we near sunset when the area takes on a…
Enjoy a free day to explore Bali independently or relax and enjoy the amenities of your resort. Consider one of our optional tours including a Sunrise Cycling tour of Sanur, a full-day tour of Nusa Penida Island, a morning yoga class, and a half-day Sanur Offering Making Class!
Included Meals | Breakfast
This morning is free to explore independently. This afternoon, we’ll visit Pura Luhur, undoubtedly one of the region’s most celebrated temples. Perched 250 feet above the water, we’ll have the perfect vantage points to view the beach below and see the huge waves rolling in from the Indian Ocean and crashing against the cliffs. During our visit we’ll see a Kecak dance, or Monkey dance, which features as many as 100 men swaying and chanting to the hypnotic music. This famous Balinese dance depicts an ancient story from the Ramayana when King Rahwana captured Sita,…
After breakfast this morning, we’ll check out of our hotel and transfer to the airport for our flight to Hong Kong and connecting flight back to the USA. Travelers returning to Los Angeles will arrive this evening. Travelers returning to New York will arrive early tomorrow morning (Day 13).
Included Meals | Breakfast
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Rates are based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $499.
NEW YORK DEPARTURES: Available through September 2020. Add $100 from New York-JFK.
Note: The return flight to New York will land back in New York one day after the return date listed in the table above (return date in the table above is based on Los Angeles flights). Please arrange any connecting flights to/from New York appropriately.
October 2020 onward, flights from NY not available.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00-9:00 EST and Sat-Sun, 10:00-6:30 EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of $300 per person non-refundable, non-transferable deposit which must be received at the time of reservation*. A second non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $300 is due 60 days after the date of your reservation. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. *If the reservation date is within 70 days of the final payment due date, both first and second deposits are due at the time of reservation. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. For complete booking information and terms & conditions click here.
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Jl. Hanoman Pengosekan, Ubud,
Bali 80571, Indonesia
Ramayana Candidasa Resort & Spa
Jl. Raya Sengkidu, Sengkidu, Kec. Manggis,
Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80801, Indonesia
Puri Lumbung Cottages
Munduk Village 81152 North – Bali
Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
Kawasan Pariwisata Nusa Dua Lot. North 4, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Your flights from the USA to Indonesia and back are on Cathay Pacific with the corresponding schedules. We recommend that you check-in 3 ½ hours before departure. Please note that the return dates on this page are based on the Los Angeles flights (12-day tour). If you are traveling from New York-JFK, please note that this will be a 13-day tour due to the flight schedule, and you will return one day later than the return date listed on this page.
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|2020: Jun. 21||11:55PM||10:45PM|
|2020: Sep. 6||11:55PM||10:15PM|
|2020: Oct. 18||11:55PM||10:00PM||N/A||N/A|
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2021: Feb. 7
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|2021: Mar. 14, Apr. 11||TBA||TBA||N/A||N/A|
Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Please note that flight schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
Cathay Pacific does not assign seats in advance. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline! Seat assignment can only be arranged upon check-in at the airport.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check-in at the Ubud hotel on Day 3 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land-only services end after breakfast at the Sanur hotel on Day 12 of the itinerary on the tour page.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
Travel to Indonesia requires a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. A visa is not required for American passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instructions and some additional travel tips will be sent to you by email 7 – 10 days before the scheduled departure of your tour.
Bali’s tropical climate has two distinct seasons: dry season which lasts from May through September, and wet season which lasts from October through April. Even during wet season, this tropical paradise is likely to be sunny for the large part of the day. Enjoy warm temperatures year-round with average highs in the 80’s and nighttime lows in the 70’s!
NON-INCLUDED MEALS AND SIGHTSEEING
The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shops to specialty restaurants. The average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) is $15 – $20 per meal per person. Optional sightseeing tours and evening activities will be offered. Your hotel will accept credit cards for your non-included meals.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and many stores accept major credit cards (with a 3% surcharge). However, for “street shopping” you will need local currency. Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece not to exceed 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.