Why I love Bali
“In 1993 I visited Bali for the first time. When I went through immigration, the officer glanced at my passport and said in the sweetest voice possible: 'Have a wonderful birthday on Bali.' Who wouldn't fall in love? I spent a lot of that trip slack-jawed with wonderment. I remember dancers and musicians materialising from across the rice fields to perform in Ubud, I remember driving little back roads of east Bali and...” Read More
Top experiences in Bali
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!
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.
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.
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.
Denpasar Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport
Travel from Kuta, Sanur or Nusa Dua, Legian and Seminyak to Denpasar Airport. 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 Airport to Hotel transfer!
Bali Reef Cruise and Lembongan Island Day Trip
After hotel pickup by air-conditioned vehicle, your day on the water begins with a 1-hour catamaran cruise on the Bali Hai II from Bali to Nusa Lembongan (Lembongan Island), a small isle off Bali’s southeastern coast. During the cruise from the Benoa harbor, enjoy coffee, tea and pastries on board and watch a snorkeling demonstration, if you or a family member are a beginner.When you arrive at Lembongan Bay, the catamaran pulls up next to a large, purpose-built reef pontoon, your base for the day. All activities you choose to participate in take place on or depart from this pontoon. Locker use is included for your valuables.Included activities:See the bay’s exotic marine life and colorful coral from the comfort of a semi-submersible coral viewer, or try snorkeling for a closer look. Enjoy unlimited banana boat rides, a 115-foot (35-meter) waterslide and a diving board. Or, just relax in the sun and enjoy the beauty of the bay. If you don’t want to go in the water, you can still see what lies beneath via the pontoon’s underwater viewing chamber.The buffet lunch is open on the air-conditioned deck for about 2.5 hours; when it closes, coffee and tea continue to be available for another hour. Starting just before midday, the first of three 1-hour tours to the island depart from the pontoon — if you’re interested in wandering the narrow, colorful streets of Nusa Lembongan, just hop on the boat and go. Explore on foot, admiring the island’s white-sand beaches, cliffs, Balinese architecture and views of Mt Agung.When your time in the water comes to an end, rinse off if you wish with a fresh-water shower on the pontoon. Then, after a head count to make sure everyone is on board, make your back to Bali on the catamaran, listening to live music during the 1-hour cruise. Your tour ends with drop-off at your Bali hotel.Optional activities at your own expense:Scuba diving, massages, parasailing (single, tandem and trio flying is available) and the Aquanauts submerged marine walk are all available on the pontoon for an additional cost. Towel rental is also available if you don’t have or forget to bring your own. Purchase cocktails and other adult beverages from one of the two fully licensed bars.Sample buffet lunch menu:Pastries and muffinsColeslaw and salads (potato; mixed green; tomato and onion; pasta)Bread rollsFried noodles with vegetablesVegetable spring rollsSteamed riceGrilled meats (prawn satay; chicken legs; beef steak in BBQ sauce)Fish steaksGrilled sweet cornPork satayFresh fruitJajan pasarCheese and crackersShrimp crackers