Welcome to Bali

Island of the Gods

The rich and diverse culture of Bali plays out at all levels of life, from the exquisite flower-petal offerings placed everywhere, to the processions of joyfully garbed locals, shutting down major roads as they march to one of the myriad temple ceremonies, to the otherworldly traditional music and dance performed island-wide. Almost everything has spiritual meaning. The middle of Bali is dominated by the dramatic volcanoes of the central mountains and hillside temples such as Pura Luhur Batukau (one of the island's estimated 10,000 temples), while the tallest peak, Gunung Agung, is the island's spiritual centre.

One Island, Many Destinations

On Bali you can lose yourself in the chaos of Kuta or the sybaritic pleasures of Seminyak and Kerobokan, surf wild beaches in the south or just hang out on Nusa Lembongan. You can go family-friendly in Sanur or savour a lavish getaway on the Bukit Peninsula. Ubud is the heart of Bali, a place where the culture of the island is most accessible, and it shares the island's most beautiful rice fields and ancient monuments with east and west Bali. North and west Bali are thinly populated but have the kind of diving and surfing that make any journey worthwhile.

Bali's Essence

Yes, Bali has beaches, surfing, diving, and resorts great and small, but it's the essence of Bali – and the Balinese – that makes it so much more than just a fun-in-the-sun retreat. It is possible to take the cliché of the smiling Balinese too far, but in reality, the inhabitants of this small island are indeed a generous, genuinely warm people. There's also a fun, sly sense of humour. Upon seeing a bald tourist, many locals exclaim 'bung ujan', which means today's rain is cancelled – it's their way of saying that the hairless head is like a clear sky.

Bali's Fun

At the end of the day (which is the start of the day for some visitors), Bali's rich culture, many amazing sights and truly lovely people are what takes Bali's sheer delight to another level. Because Bali is fun, no matter what you want or who you are. Seminyak has shops and designers, Kerobokan has luxe beachside resorts and superb eating, Kuta and Legian have the nightlife, and Canggu wraps it all into one irresistible package. Plunge deep into Bali's spirit while renewing your own in Ubud or catching the perfect wave in Bingin. You name it, it's here.

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$40 Day Trips & Excursions

Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch

After pickup from your hotel, begin with a visit to a Batubulan village to see the center of handmade batik weaving. Afterward, head to Celuk Village to see the gold and silver smith, and to Mas, to learn about wood sculpture.Continue to Batuan Ubud, a village known for its artwork and distinct painting style that originated in the 1930s. Then travel to the Batuan Trinity Temple to see its intricate carvings and architecture up close. From there, make your way to Gunung Kawi Temple Sebatu, home to a holy water fount and large koi pond.Break for lunch at Kintamani, with views of Mt. Batur and its caldera lake. After lunch, head to the village of Tegalalang to taste Bali Luwak coffee and ginger tea, and see the spice garden and rice terrace. After some afternoon tea, visit the Ubud Village, a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex, as well as the Ubud Market and Ubud Palace then ending the trip by visiting Tegunungan Waterfall. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to your hotel.

$18 Transfers & Ground Transport

Denpasar Arrival Transfer: Airport to Hotel

Travel from Denpasar Airport to Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Legian and Seminyak. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a shared vehicle transfer. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Don't forget to book your Hotel to Airport transfer!

$58 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

On this tour you will take journey into the countryside by coach and make a stop to take a short walk (approx. 300 meters) through Scenic Terraced Rice Paddies. Cultivated in unique Balinese style, surrounded by coconut trees and tropical horticultural plants including sweet potatoes and tapioca. At the end of your stroll, relax in a Balinese pavilion and sample traditional Indonesian fried tapioca and sweet potato together with mineral water, tea or coffee. After leaving the village of Gulingan, you will drive along to the Royal Temple of Mengwi - Pura Taman Ayun. Dating from 1634, this picturesque complex surrounded by a moat with multi-roofed meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates. You will then proceed to the sacred Monkey Forest, a cluster of towering trees which is home to hundreds of monkeys. Last stop is Tanah Lot, famous in Bali as the Sunset Temple. Experience the sunset beyond the black lava towers of the sacred 16th century temple, built on a lava rock 200 meters off shore.

$88 Day Trips & Excursions

Bali Tour: Mt Batur, Sacred Monkey Forest, Spa Treatment

Volcano: Enjoy the fresh weather and beautiful landscape. Mt. Batur status is still active,the first documented eruption in 1804 and the last eruption with huge lava in 1974. Ubud City: This place is so famous and popular for tourist, this district has an open view of the rice terrace, forest, paintings, sculptures, wood carvings, silver smith and culture Monkey Forest: This area is a monkey habitat and protected by local government. The sacred monkey forest is not only for tourist attraction but good for economic life of local people and for research conservation programs. The visitor can enjoy and take pictures with monkeys and the surrounding atmosphere. Rice Terrace Field: Subak is an irrigation system for water management which was developed around 9th century. Subak system works without a machine pump. The water is taken from the above mountain and flows downward to irrigate rice fields and also used for construction. Temple: This public temple one of the places for praying for Hinduism.Majority religion citizen live in Bali is Hindu (Tirta Empul Temple) Luwak Animal: Luwak animal is a famous animal and contribute significantly to the production to coffee. Spa & Treatment: After finished Tour relax with Spa Treatment for 2 hours. You can enjoy type of massage like Traditional Balinese massage and Javanese body scrub.

$58 Day Trips & Excursions

Bali Kintamani Volcano, Ubud and Barong Dance Full-Day Tour

Continue on through the woodcarving village of Mas. Watch artisans chipping intricate designs from wood blocks. Then visit the fantastic 11th century Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) before moving into the cool mountains of Kintamani. View Mount Batur an active volcano with its ribbons of black lava running down its peak to the valley below. Beside lies the shimmering lake of Batur. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant providing wonderful views (lunch is at own expense). On the return back you will stop at the Holy springs which are believed to have magic curative powers. Visit Ubud the artistic heart of Bali and Celuk the gold and silver making center on route.

$42 Walking & Biking Tours

Half-Day Electric Bike Tour of Ubud

Get ready for an awesome time!  Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Ubud and be at the starting point in 15 minutes.  That's right, our bikes are electric so no long, crowded van ride up the mountain just to roll down.Our spectacular tour goes from Ubud up to the famously stunning Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Tegalalang is a UNESCO world heritage site and once you arrive you will see why. Stop to take in the view. Allow the peaceful atmosphere to wash away your worries.  After this, you’ll travel back to Ubud, riding through villages along the gorgeous back roads.  Our guides are from Ubud and know all about the area.  They will take you to beautiful temples and share their knowledge and experience with you.After returning to the starting point you will enjoy a delicious Balinese lunch.  What a day!