Bali, the “Island of the Gods”, is so much more than its beaches and waves. It has a rich and unique culture, dense rainforests and a multitude of impressive temples. You will start with a few relaxing days on the coast of Bali with the option of visiting some of Bali’s most famous temples and getting to know the local life. Next you fly to Yogyakarta to explore the city and the famous Borobudur temple. Finally back to Bali for the last few nights among the beautiful ricefields in the rural part of Ubud. You will discover this picturesque area in convertible VW for some extra fun.
Day 1 - Arrival
Upon arrival into the airport, you will be transferred to your accommodation located in the Tabanan area, WakaGangga
The rest of the day is at leisure.Accommodation
Day 3 - Bali Ordinary Life
Today you will visit a local elementary school and experience the daily activities in the local house. This is followed by a walk to Bali’s famed rice fields, guided by the farmers. Return to your hotel after lunch, with a final stop at the Taman Ayun Royal Temple in Mengwi.
Day 5 - Borobudur Sunrise
Early morning wake up and drive directly to Borobudur Monument to experience a delightful Sunrise at Borobudur . We will then head back to the hotel for breakfast, after which you will explore Candirejo Village, a traditional Javanese village. In the afternoon proceed to Kaliadem, a strategic spot to view the famous Merapi Volcano from a close distance. Late afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Day 6 - Yogyakarta City Tour & Prambanan
After breakfast explore Jogyakarta on your own. Begin the tour by visiting interesting places steeped in culture and history such as the Sultans Palace or Water Castle.
In the afternoon you will visit Java’s most interesting historical Hindu shrine Prambanan Temple.
Day 8 & 9 - Ubud at slow pace
The next two days will be at leisure. Make the most of your free time to discover the charming town of Ubud and Monkey Forest. Wapa di Ume is a perfect place for relaxation, you can pay a visit to a spa or learn Balinese cooking.Accommodation
Day 10 - Central Bali by VW
Today you will drive with this unique vehicle toward the north to arrive at Gunung Kawi temple. You will then continue to go downhill to get closer to the vast crater lake while passing the areas covered with lava flows. Drive back up and enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, the journey back will take you through a different road reaching Petulu, home to the white herons.
Transfer back to your hotel with options to stop at Ubud market.
This itinerary costs from £1270 per person including accommodation on B&B basis, all private transfers, two trips on Bali (Ordinary Life and VW driver) domestic return flights from Denpasar to Yogyakarta. During your Borobudur Sunrise Trip :(Breakfast at the hotel & 2 x lunch at local restaurant) English speaking guide Borobudur at sunrise Jeep to Merapi lava tour Entrance/admission fee at places of visits Parking fee Mineral water during tour
All prices correct at the time of writing. Give us a call or send an email to discuss your requirements and get a confirmed price. Please remember this is a sample itinerary and we are happy to modify it to suit your plans. We can add or remove days and look at different places to stay.