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Overview

Take the family on an unforgettable Bali adventure. There is something for everyone on this specially designed tour with an array of activities to choose from. Visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Tampaksiring Heritage Village on bicycle and learn about the history of the place through a local expert. Get a hands-on experience of making a typical Balinese ‘offering’ or cook traditional Balinese food. Zipline through rainforests at Bedugul highland, meet and chat with the locals and explore the only national park in Bali and laze on white sand beaches.

Trip Highlights

Bali Family Cultural Adventure

Cycling at Tampaksiring and meet an expert

Explore the historical temples by bikes and meet a Historian and local expert to learn about the site

Fun with the locals

Enjoy a unique trip to remote village in east Bali with a chance to spend the day with a local family and take part in their daily routine. 

Wildlife in West Bali National Park

Choose between a snorkelling or safari tour to explore West Bali National Park home to the indigenous Bali starling birds. 

Itinerary

1

Arrival Bali – Ubud

From Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport – Ubud (45 km): 1 hour 30 minutes

Selamat Datang! Welcome to Bali, the island of mystical Gods!

Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport be greeted by the expedition leader and young explorer guides before transferring to the hotel for check-in.

(Note: Mineral water and cold towels will be provided on board the vehicle throughout the trip.)

Enjoy some free time after checking in.

This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at Indus Restaurant.  Indulge in free flow house wine and local beer for the adults and soft drinks or selected juices for the children.

Overnight at Komaneka Bisma.

2

Tampaksiring and Rice Field Cycling – Meet the historian Mr Enong Ismail

Cycling distance: 25 km Difficulty: easy

Breakfast at hotel

Head out for a beautiful morning ride to explore rice paddies around Ubud. The scenery may look familiar as this was the location in which the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ was shot.

Make a stop to visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Tirta Empul Temple and Mengening Temple, along the Pakerisan River. Historian and local expert Mr. Enong Ismail, will tell you all about the history of Hinduism in Bali. Using the local subak system, this holy spring is also the source of irrigation for all the surrounding villages.

Stop for a local lunch at local restaurant before cycling to central Ubud to visit the Monkey Forest Temple, a lush nature reserve and temple complex on the outskirts of Ubud. The forest is home to more than one hundred species of trees, a number of interesting temples and hundreds of crab-eating macaque monkeys. Spend a while observing their characteristics and mannerisms before heading back to your accommodation.

Note:

- Mr. Enong will not be cycling with the group.

- The macaque monkeys here can be a considerable annoyance. Please heed your guide’s advice on the precautions you should take when visiting temples or forests inhabited by monkeys.

Enjoy the rest of day at leisure or join one of the optional activities.

Optional : Sights of Bali on a Helicopter

As the sunsets, experience a flight over Bali's famous coastline, highlighting the beautiful white sandy beaches.   Wind down your day with panoramic views of Tanah Lot Temple, the famous Kuta Beach, Jimbaran Bay, Dreamland Surf Break, Uluwatu Temple and the spectacular cliffs and seaweed farms of Bali's southern Peninsula.

Lenght of tour: 30 minutes fly by Air Bali Helicopter

Dinner is Balinese cuisine at Cafe Wayan Ubud.

Overnight at Komaneka Bisma

3

Mask Making Lesson at Mas

Transfer Komaneka Bisma – Mas (3 km): 10 minutes / one way

Breakfast at hotel.

Head to the nearby village, Mas, one of the biggest wood carving industry in Bali.

Upon arrival at Ibu Kayun House, partake in a 30-minute carving class. Using wax as a beginner, learn all about the Balinese technique of carving, the local craft and traditions.

Lunch at local restaurant in Mas Village.

Return to the hotel after lunch.

There is an option for some family members to take part in a Traditional Balinese Cooking Class or join a Balinese Offering-Making Lesson. The cooking class will be held at the lunch venue while the offering making lesson is a short transfer from the hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Option 1: Balinese Offering Making Lesson

In the afternoon, take a short transfer to ARMA for  your Balinese Offering Making Lesson. The Balinese Offering called ‘Canang Sari,’ is a part of the daily ritual of Balinese activities particularly carried out by Balinese women. The ornament is made from using young coconut leaf. You will be guided by Balinese girls from cutting the coconut leaf and designing the ornament.

The lesson will be approximately two hours long.

For the family members who opt to do the Balinese Offering Making Lesson, dinner will be served at the hotel around 19:00. 

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Hotel – ARMA (6 km): 20 minutes

Option 2: Traditional Balinese Cooking Class (D)

Meet the local chef for a short briefing on the day’s program. In this traditional Balinese kitchen, get the opportunity to learn about the techniques of Balinese cooking under the guidance of a local Chef. Learn how to prepare Balinese signature dishes, using traditional techniques and familiarise with fresh herbs, spices, and other ingredients that make Balinese food delightfully tasty.

In the evening, enjoy a delicious early dinner from the food made before. 

The class is approximately two hours long.

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Mas – Hotel (10 km): 30 minutes / one way

Return to the hotel. 

Rest early and recharge for an early morning Batur trek.

Overnight at Komaneka Bisma.

4

Afternoon Fun Activity with Local Children

Transfer Hotel – Bangli (15 km): 30 minutes / one way

There is an option to either take part in some adventurous outdoor actvities in the morning, or spent the morning at leisure before the afternoon’s fun activity with the local children.

The options for the morning activities are as follows:

Option 1: Batur Sunrise Trekking (L)

Begin the morning super early, around 03:00 and depart to the starting point at the base of Mount Batur. Known to be the first National Geopark in Indonesia, Mount Batur is the ‘perfect’ volcano for the family to see. The area is rich in plants and wildlife and there are some monkeys living around the crater.

Local guides will be standby for a welcome. After the safety briefings, equipment check and safety measures in place. The first park of the walk is through plenty of volcanic ash, sand and small rocks. The pathway is mostly uphill but there are several opportunities to stop and rest.

After reaching the peak at around 06:00, witness the stunning sunrise over Mount Abang and Mount Agung. On clear days it is even possible to view Lombok’s Mount Rinjani in the distance across the Lombok Strait. A simple breakfast with hot coffee or tea will be served while enjoying the view.

Continue on foot to another rim of the crater before making the descend. Back on ground, meet the driver and transfer to the Lake View restaurant for a buffet lunch. There will be rooms available for a quick shower and change of clothes.

Afterwards, take a short transfer to Subak Guliang for the afternoon activity.

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Hotel – Kintamani (38 km): 1 hour 15 minutes

Transfer Kintamani – Subak Guliang (31 km): 1 hour

Trekking distance: ascent 2 hours; descend 1 ½ hour

Difficulty: easy

Option 2: Ayung White Water Rafting(L)

Be picked up from the hotel to be driven to the river.

The rafting guides will be on standby to greet you and brief you on today’s rafting activity. Safety measures and all equipment will be provided. The guides will then explain and demonstrate paddling techniques. A waterproof bag will be provided to protect your valuables and dry clothes.

Then it’s time to start paddling! Raft for about 1 hour 30 minutes covering a 10-kilometre stretch on the Ayung River. There will be a rest stop at the halfway point. The scenery is truly breathtaking, ranging from gorges and waterfalls to lush farms. Local villagers can also be seen going about their daily life.

Be treated to a buffet Indonesian lunch in a nearby restaurant with stunning views. There are shower and toilet facilities available. Return to the hotel after lunch to regroup for the afternoon activity.

Note: We recommend wearing shorts and swimming gear, hat and sunscreen. Bring a change of clothes for after the rafting. Unless continuing another program after the rafting – it is recommended to leave your valuables in the hotel safe. Showers and changing rooms are available, plastic bag for wet clothes is supplied.

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Hotel – Starting point (13 km): 30 minutes

Walking distance to the river: approximately 15 minutes descend the pathway and some stairs

Rafting duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Rapids classification: class II and III with slow until medium flowing

Difficulty: easy

This afternoon (approximately 14:00) a fun activity will be held in a tranquil area of Bangli village. The local children will join you for an unforgettable activity. Interact with them using basic English. Most of the children at this village join an English lesson every weekend. The teachers are volunteers from some travel agencies or are local experts of the area. It’s a great opportunity to learn Bahasa (Indonesian language). This would be a fun activity for the children who would learn new words with a little laughter along the way. 

Interactive games like ice breakers, a farming activity and traditional games will be played. A traditional snack followed by coffee or tea will be served to complete this fun afternoon.

At around 19:00, dinner will be held at the same place. Enjoy authentic Balinese cuisine with the locals.

There will also be prizes for the winners, announced before dinner.

After dinner, return to the hotel

Overnight at Komaneka Bisma.

5

Ubud – Tree Top Adventure – Pemuteran

Transfer Ubud – Bedugul (43 km): 1 hour 30 minutes Transfer Bedugul – Pemuteran (73 km): 2 hours

Breakfast is taken at the hotel before checking-out.

Drive north to Bedugul, part of the island’s central highlands region renowned for its stunning beauty and three caldera lakes (Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan).

Upon arrival, be greeted by a professional local guide. The guide will run through safety briefings, the tree top adventure circuit and how to use the equipment.  Don on the safety gear and go on any of the circuits for as many times.

It is recommended to start with the lowest category the Green Discovery Circuit, before trying the higher circuits. There are a variety of activities including: swings, rope ladders, breathtaking jumps and a 160-metre long zipline.

Guides will be situated along the circuit ready to assist as and when needed. The platforms are safely constructed using an innovative compression system to protect trees from any damage. Logs are used to prevent cables from cutting into trees and minimize tree trunk degradation.

Note: We recommend casual clothes and sport shoes or trekking sandals (no flipflops), hat and sunscreen. Bring spare clothes (optional). Not recommended for children under 7 yo. Minimum participant’s height (arm raised up) 130cm and 110cm for children, and participant’s weight less than 120kg.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at the park.

Afterwards, continue the tour to Pemuteran, the last stop on this exciting tour. En route you will have a short stop at the iconic Ulun Danu Temple. This important Hindu Shivaite water temple is located on a small land protruding into the calm waters of Lake Beratan. During the raining season, the water level is high and gives an illusion that this 17th century temple is ‘floating’ on the lake.

Arrive at the hotel in Pemuteran and proceed check-in and enjoy the rest of day at leisure.

Dinner is served at the hotel at around 19:00.

Overnight at Naya Gawana Resort.

6

Day at Leisure - Pemuteran

Have breakfast at the hotel before deciding to spend the day at leisure or join in an activity.

There are two options:

Option 1: Menjangan Snorkeling

Put on a lifejacket and take a motorised boat to Menjangan Island. Snorkel and explore the diverse marine life. There are two sites - the first snorkeling stop is at a mangrove point. Admire the beautiful coral reef garden with schools of fishes and other creatures such as electric clams, scorpion fish, starfish, eels and some large reef fishes.

Enjoy some snacks and refreshments at the beach area.

Continue snorkelling for more one hour to get to the sandy slope coral garden. If the weather permits, get to see the beautiful coral garden just beside the Menjangan Temple.

Return to the mainland and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Hotel – Menjangan Jetty (20 km): 25 minutes / one way

Transfer by motorized boat Jetty – Snorkeling point: approximately 45 minutes (depend on weather)

Snorkeling duration: 2 hours

Option 2: Safari Tour at West Bali National Park

This tour discovers the wildlife found in the depth of West Bali National Park.

Situated along the western coast of Prapat Agung, it is home to many varieties of Bali Barat species, making this peninsula the main zone of the wildlife conservation. Keep a lookout for several wildlife species such as the black macaque, macaque monkey, barking deer, wild pig, wild cat, giant lizard, green junglefowl, eagles, owls and many many more.

Then drive to Tegal Bunder to see the Bali Starling Sanctuary.  Locally known as ‘Jalak Bali’, it is one of the endangered birds in Indonesia. An expert of the sanctuary will share on the efforts to save this unique species, native to Bali.

Return to the hotel after this tour.

Transfer Hotel – West Bali National Park (18 km): 25 minutes / one way

Safari duration: 3 hours

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight at Naya Gawana Resort

7

Cycling Pupuan to Belimbing – Transfer to Sanur

Transfer Hotel – Pupuan (75 km): 1 hour 30 minutes Transfer Belimbing – Segara Village (58 km): 2 hours Cycling distance: 25 km Shuttle available anytime with a support private A/C vehicle Difficulty : very easy

Have an early breakfast at hotel, 07:30 before checking out.

Take a relaxing cycle downhill from the Pupuan rice fields to Belimbing and admire the breathtaking view of many rice terraces.

Arrive in Belimbing village and stop by a nearby temple. With some luck, the holly monkey may be spotted coming out of the forest.

Lunch will be provided at Cempaka Belimbing.

Continue by car to the hotel. Upon arrival, proceed the check-in and enjoy the rest of day at leisure.

Tonight, dinner is free and easy.

Overnight at Segara Village

8

Stand Up Paddle - Sanur

Breakfast at hotel

The day will be spent at sea!

Learn how to stand up paddle at Sanur Beach. The instructor will teach you all you need to know on the correct techniques used to paddle on the surface of the water.

Return to the hotel in the afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Dinner tonight is also free and easy.

Overnight in Sanur

9

Day at Leisure – Sanur

Transfer Hotel – Benoa Harbour (6,5 km): 15 minutes Cruise duration from Bali to Nusa Penida: 1 hour 30 minutes / one way

Breakfast at hotel

Enjoy the day at leisure at Sanur Beach or join a cruise to the neighbouring island of Nusa Penida.

Option 1 : Castaway Cruise to Nusa Penida

Cruise from Bali to Nusa Penida on a catamaran and go snorkelling in crystal clear waters. Enjoy a barbecue on a deserted beach. All this and a lot more in to experience life of the islanders in the tropics.

Pick up at 08:00 and be brought to Benoa Harbour from where The Aristocat, a 64ft catamaran departs.

There will be drinks and snacks served during the 1.5-hour cruise. Decide on the activities on offer like kayaking, beach volleyball, snorkelling and a village tour or simply spend the day sunbathing on the yacht.

Note: All water activities in Nusa Penida depends on the weather condition and our guide will advice if water activity is possible according to sea conditions.

After a fun beach day, sail back to the main island and arrive at the hotel around 16.00

All land transfers are by shared coach.

10

Sanur - Departure

Transfer Hotel – Ngurah Rai International Airport (14 km): 25 minutes

Breakfast at hotel

Enjoy the morning as leisure or join the optional morning activity before your departure and onward transfer to the airport.

Recommended flights:

(Not included – Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice):

Cathay Pacific Airlines CX784 from Denpasar to Hongkong departing at 16:00

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Hotel – Ngurah Rai International Airport (14 km): 25 minutes

Option 1: A Morning in Denpasar

At 08:00 be picked up by the guide and driver for today’s visit to Denpasar. Starting with the famous Badung market, find a wide variety of spices and herbs and learn about Indonesian delicacies. Have a taste of some exotic tropical fruits.

Walk a short distance to a typical Chinese coffee shop. Have a freshly brewed coffee on the house or spend some money to try the famous Kopi Luwak.

Visit Museum Bali to see a wide selection of archeological finds such as weapons and sculptures. There is also a variety of paintings and textiles, instruments and theatrical masks at adjacent buildings.

Visit another nearby museum, Bajra Sandi War Museum where there are several exhibits about different wars leading to Indonesia’s independence.

Return to the hotel.

Option 2: Suistanable Fashion Rice Bags Making

Experience a half day tour with the Rivers, Oceans, Landes and exology (ROLE) Foundation. This non-profit humanitarian organisation provides free education, skills training program, and grassroots community assistance to alleviate poverty and ensure environmental sustainability for a happier, healthier and more thriving future for impoverished communities.

Upon arrival, be greeted by the locals under the programme and take a tour of the organic garden. Sit in on a 2-hour class to learn how to transform old rice bags into fancy fashion bags. Get hands-on to make a unique bag to take home.

Distances and journey time:

Transfer Hotel – Nusa Dua (17 km): 30 minutes / one way

Recommended flights:

(Not included – Tariffs and schedule subject to change without prior notice):

Cathay Pacific Airlines CX784 from Denpasar to Hongkong departing at 16:00

Important Information

Our services include:

  • Private air conditioned vehicle during tours and transfers
    •  2 – 10 pax : COMMUTER HI ACE 
    • 11 – 20 pax : Bus 25 seat
    • 21 – 25 pax : Bus 28 seat
  • Mountain Bike during cycling include helmet
  • Flower garland, and Balinese hostess at the airport upon arrival
  • Luggage transfer
  • cold towels during transfer and tours
  • Plenty of water, snacks and local fruit per person per day
  • 1 ExoAdventure Certified, English speaking guide
  • 1 assistant guide for 11-15 pax, 2 assistant guides for 16+ pax
  • Professional biking guide
  • Local guide as pathfinder in Mount Batur (optional)
  • Professional rafting instructor in Ayung River (optional)
  • 1 first aid kit per guide
  • Sightseeing tickets and zone entrance fees where mentioned in the itinerary
  • Trekking permit and conservation fees
  • Snorkeling gears in Menjangan (optional)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)
  • Soft drinks/tea/coffee at all group meals
  • Accommodation as listed above.
  • Flight reconfirmation
  • Interaction with the local children during games and farming activity

    • Visit the NGO and involve the activity
    • Visit Karang Lestari Coral Restoration Project Foundation and have opportunity to sponsoring a baby coral
    •  (optional) : Visit R.O.L.E Foundation and have opportunity to make a suistanable fashion bags and take it home
    • Interactions with local experts
    • Meet the historian Mr Enong Ismail
    • (optional) : meet Ibu Cok the owner of Kayun Restaurant and have cooking lesson with her
    • Note that certain experiences, are linked with cultural and social obligations on the side of the providers that may change with very short notice, and thus are always subject to change. They are not blocked yet and all subject to availability until the writing confirmation from our side, and in case they are not available we would always try to re-schedule the activity or experience.

Our services don’t include:

  • Visa arrangement
  • International and domestic flights.
  • All gratuities
  • Soft drinks, or beverages beyond water during tour 
  • Beverage and alcoholic drinks at mealtimes except mentioned on the itinerary
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Energy drinks or powders, performance bars, or performance gels (Gatorade, Powerbars, Gu, Isostar, etc)
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenditure (laundry, telephone etc.)
  • Credit card/bank transfer fees
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the itinerary and in the inclusive portion

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