UBUD, CANDIDASA, MUNDUK & Tanjung Benoa
Explore breathtaking Bali on this 12-day adventure including airfare. 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 witness the traditional Balinese lifestyle. Before the tour comes to a close, we’ll enjoy incredible natural sights like Munduk Waterfalls and the stunning sunset at Tanah Lot Temple.
Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.
- 2 nights in Ubud
- 2 nights in Candidasa
- 2 nights in Munduk
- 3 nights in Tanjung Benoa
- Tanah Lot Temple at sunset
- Participate in a traditional Balinese purification ceremony in holy spring water
- 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
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX) including 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
What to Expect
Max Group Size: 30 travelers
Activity Level: Recreational
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More
Pacing Level: Balanced
Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More
Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.
Passengers who purchase flights will depart 2 days before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.
For flight details, see Before You Depart.
Day 1: Arrive in Ubud
Welcome to Bali! Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will be met at the airport before transferring to our hotel. This evening, we'll enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.Accommodations: Element by Westin Bali Ubud or similar
Day 2: Ubud
Today we'll discover many diverse angles of Balinese life, from culture to food to agriculture, on this one-of-a-kind trek to Kintamani in the eastern Bali highlands. We'll visit “Elephant Cave,” an ancient sanctuary with creatures carved into the glistening stone, and then the sacred Holy Spring Water of Tirta Empul in Tampak Siring. Here we'll witness a Balinese ritual of body and mind cleansing. We'll have the chance to put on a sarong, dip into the chill water and let holy water run over our heads. We'll sample delicious local coffees and hot drinks, including the world’s most expensive coffee, the famous “Coffee Luwak.” Upon reaching Kintamani, we'll take in the stunning views of mountains, lakes, and rice fields; the best view is only a short hike away, at the serene and less-frequented Tegalalang Rice Terraces.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Ubud – Candidasa
Today we'll enjoy a leisurely morning at our hotel, with a chance to swim by the pool or enjoy other interesting facilities the hotel has. Later, we'll check out and begin our journey to Candidasa. Along the way, we'll visit Kusamba, the traditional sea salt harvesting village; and Goa Lawah, a unique temple home to thousands of bats.Accommodations: Ramayana Candidasa Resort & Spa or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Candidasa
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 closer to the top of the mountain which is believed to be sacred. After we've explored the Mother Temple, we'll return to the hotel with time to rest and relax.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5: Candidasa – Munduk
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.Accommodations: Puri Lumbung Cottages or similar
Day 6: 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. We'll enjoy some free time to take photos and enjoy lunch independently. Next, we'll travel to our most breathtaking waterfall of the day. After a short drive, we'll follow a small downhill trail for about fifteen minutes to picturesque Banyumala Twin Waterfalls. Explore the two parallel falls, divided by rocks, with some time to swim and cool off and relax in the large pool. Afterwards, we'll return to our hotel refreshed and with free time to explore independently.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7: Munduk – Rumah Desa – Tanah Lot – Tanjung Benoa
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 offshore, this temple is a must-see, particularly as we near sunset when the area takes on a surreal feeling. Afterward, we'll continue to our hotel in Sanur.Accommodations: Sadara Boutique Beach Resort or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Tanjung Benoa
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, or a half-day Sanur Offering Making Class!Meals: Breakfast
Day 9: Tanjung Benoa
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, Rama's wife. The dance shows the battle between Rahwana and Hanoman, leader of the apes. Before we return to our hotel, we'll enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Depart Bali
After breakfast this morning, our tour comes to an end as we check out of our hotel. Travelers who purchased the air-inclusive package will transfer to the airport for our flight to Singapore and connecting flight back to the USA. Travelers returning to Los Angeles will arrive this evening.Accommodations: Included Meals
Guided Tour Pricing
Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.
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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.
Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.
- $47 per person
Rise bright and early for a picturesque morning cycling tour around Sanur. We'll cycle to the beach where we'll have a chance to stretch and watch the magnificent sunrise before continuing on to the Sindhu morning market where locals shop the variety of fresh ingredients. Enjoy a taste of a scrumptious chocolate pancake with fried banana or yellow rice before we make our way to Campuhan Windu Segara. There, we'll observe how locals worship and make an offering to the gods. We'll end the cycling tour at a small gazebo by the beach where we can sink our teeth into Nasi Bunkus, a traditional small meal of rice and meet packaged in brown paper.
Please Note: This optional experience cannot be paired with the Nusa Penida Island Tour or the Offer-Making Class as it operates at the same time.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Nusa Penida Island Tour
- $148 per person
Travel by speedboat across azure waters and into paradise with this full-day tour that incorporates history, culture, and stunning vistas. Begin with a visit to Goa Giri Putri, a breathtaking and colossal underground temple that's accessed only through a small crack in the rock face. Next, travel to the sleepy, unspoiled village of Semaya to speak to local seaweed farmers and try out farming on the ocean shore. After a stop at Tanglad Village to meet the island's only male Batik weaver, travel onto the astoundingly beautiful Atuh beach (Note: The hike down the stairs to Atuh Beach is steep. We recommend travelers with knee problems do not take this optional tour). Accessed via a set of stone steps, this secluded bay boasts spotless white sand, crystal clear water and the perfect spot to paddle, snorkel, or simply relax in paradise. Return to Sanur by speedboat just in time to enjoy an evening back on the mainland.
Please Note: This optional experience cannot be paired with the Sunrise Cycle tour or the Offer-Making Class as it operates at the same time.
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- $51 per person
Enjoy a 20-minute bicycle ride through the quiet alleys of Sanur as we make our way to today's workshop. Our workshop leader has dedicated 14 years of her life to the offering making business, and she and her team supply various kinds of offerings for different Hindu festivals. After learning more about her work, we'll enjoy a fun Balinese costume fitting session and dress in colorful traditional Balinese clothing. Once the fitting is done, we'll get settled in the workshop and learn about canang sari, the most common daily offerings made by Hindu Balinese. All materials needed will be provided and by the end of the session, we will have our own canang sari to offer the owner's family temple or to bring home as a memory.
Please Note: This optional experience cannot be paired with the Sunrise Cycle tour or the Nusa Penida Island Tour as it operates at the same time.
AVAILABLE TO PRE-BOOK!
Element by Westin Bali Ubud
Jl. Raya Andong Desa No.88, Petulu, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, 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
Sadara Boutique Beach Resort Bali
Tanjung Benoa, Jl. Pratama, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia