Itinerary Highlights
    • Find a sense of self in Ubud, Bali’s spiritual capital. Visit temples, meet Hindu priests and perfect your savasana at a yoga class
    • Stay in eco-lodges in the middle of rice paddies and discover off-the-beaten-track villages and coastal towns like Jimbaran
    • Meet locals and understand more about the Balinese way of life

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Head, heart first, into Bali’s core. Sidestep the tourist towns of Seminyak and Canggu for the otherworldly province of Bangli. Marvel at Mount Agung, which keeps watch over the landlocked kabupaten (regency) and pay visits to intricately designed holy water temples in Ubud. In Munduk it’s all about outdoor appreciation. Swap your sandals for walking boots as you head through dense jungle, weave down waterlogged rice fields and sail across Lake Tamblingan in dugout canoes. On this fourteen-day itinerary you’ll flit between remote eco-lodges and upscale retreats, understand the joy of jamu (a sort of salubrious smoothie) and have a go at riding waves along Jimbaran’s Legian Beach. What’s not to fall in love with?.


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Today you will set off from the UK on your indirect flight to Bali, which will take you via either Southeast Asia or the Middle East and will land the following day.



Welcome to Bali! After you’ve collected your bags (and yourselves), you’ll be transferred inland to Bangli for a three-night stay in an eco-lodge. Nestled in rice fields, against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Agung, Bali's sacred active volcano, it embraces tranquillity, tradition and natural resources. Spend the day acquainting yourself with your new time zone beside the pool or in a flower bath surrounded by rose petals and essential oils. If you’ve got restless legs from the flight, no fear. There are plenty of hiking paths, bike trails and picturesque waterfalls to keep you busy.



After a restful night’s sleep, you’ll be ready to spend the morning learning about traditional Indonesian herbal remedies. With the help of a local English-speaking guide, you’ll get a crash course in all things botanical. From frangipani bark, which is known to relieve back pain, to garlic cloves and ginger that simultaneously fight colds and raise low blood pressure, you’ll have the opportunity to pick some for yourself and make your very own jamu. Known to reduce inflammation, prevent infectious diseases and strengthen the immune system, jamu is a one-stop salubrious shot that’ll leave you feeling more than invigorated for an afternoon of temple hopping.



Start the day with a coffee and fresh fruits before winding your way to the nearby village of Undisan. Get a taste of traditional Balinese life as you meet locals, spend time in their homes and pay a visit to their rice fields. It’s no secret that Bali has a long history with rice. In fact, its cultivation (or subak) practices are some of the oldest in the world, so what better place to learn about it. Help prepare daily offerings and listen to gong music performed by a group of traditional percussion musicians. Walk through nearby fields to the area’s main temples, with stops on the way to meet local craftspeople (silversmiths and tailors) – the perfect way to round off this introduction to the Balinese way of life.



Today you will travel an hour east to Ubud. A place where tradition and trend exist in perfect harmony, Ubud offers everything from markets and monkey forests to secluded spas and yoga retreats. After dropping your bags off at your new home for the next three nights, you’ll have the rest of the day to get acquainted with the hedonistic town. Browse stalls, stop for açaí bowls and wind down with sundowners at your hotel’s bar.



Bali is more than just a fun-in-the-sun destination, which is why, on your sixth day, you’ll see it in all its glory through the eyes of local. Far from the tourist traps and backpacker hotspots, you’ll be whisked away via private vehicle to off-the-beaten-track restaurants, waterfalls and viewpoints. Stop by villages, where you’ll be immersed into gamelan song, arts and crafts and dance, and spend time admiring the intricate architecture of some of the region’s most beautiful temples.

This is also your day to do as you please. Put together a wish list before you start and let your guide do the rest. Whether it be surfing on secluded shores, kite flying on cliffs or getting the lowdown on haggling at local markets, you’ll feel like a local in no time.



Your third day in Ubud is reserved for nature. Swap your flipflops for trainers and head out on a guided walking tour through villages, rice paddies and deep into the verdant rainforest. It’s in the village of Sebatu that you’ll be in for a real spiritual treat. One of the only holy spring water temples in Bali, it pays homage to Vishnu (god of preservation) using the natural slope of the land. Take a seat and listen to the sound of gushing water and marvel at the intricate detail of each statue and water pump. The ornate and colourful tedung umbrellas indicate the temple's protective properties.



End your time in Ubud on a high with a trip to see a Hindu pujari/pandit (priest). Go light on breakfast, as come lunchtime you’ll be dining in the home of the local priest. Share beliefs and listen to readings from the sacred texts, Vedas and Upanishads, which are the bases of Indian and Balinese Hinduism. After you’ve eaten, you will be led to the Banjar hot springs. Join locals for a soak in the 38°C water and dunk your head under the dragon's mouth spout. Finish the trip with a visit to the island’s Buddhist monastery, Brahmavihara Arama, which supports Bali’s tiny Buddhist community – less than one percent of the population.

From Banjar, you’ll be driven southeast to the quiet and mountainous region of Munduk. Staying in beautifully curated bungalows surrounded by dense jungle, rich fields and clove fields, you’ll soon feel at home on private terraces or down at the hotel’s spa, where the Balinese massages are too good to resist.



Tucked away in Northern Bali’s highlands, 2,300ft above sea level, Munduk is a breath of fresh air away from the bustling streets of Seminyak of Canggu. Its Dutch colonial architecture stands testament to the area’s history. But the real star is its natural beauty, which you’ll have chance to get up close and personal with on a hiking and canoeing adventure. Spend a couple of hours walking under rainforest canopies of fig trees, palm trees, pandanus, orchids and ferns, through clove and coffee plantations and on to a crater lake at the foot of Mount Lesung. Once there, sail over the sparkling green waters of Lake Tamblingan in a dugout canoe. Spend the evening exploring the local area or at your hotel, tucking into a bowl of nasi goreng (Indonesian stir fry).

DAY 10


After two nights in Munduk, you will transfer to the quaint fishing village of Jimbaran. With three-nights to play with, your beach-front hotel will more than meet any relaxation demands. Use the day to take up residence on a sun lounger, amble down narrow streets in search of fresh seafood (which you’ll easily find) and cool off with a refreshing dip in its inviting coastal waters.

DAYS 11 & 12


Bali is one of the world’s best places for surfing, so a lesson is an absolute must. Allow time for breakfast to go down before heading to Legian Beach. With its steady waves and sweeping sand, it is the ideal beach to catch your first wave on. An English-speaking instructor will be on hand to show you the basics, but we’re sure you’ll have it down in no time. After working up a storm, you’ll be practically salivating as you head out on a street food tour in the evening. Try not to lose your foodie expert guide as you weave through the labyrinth of bustling stalls and tempting sights. Jimbaran’s market is as authentic as it gets, so get ready to tuck into plates of sate lilit (meat or fish skewers with coconut), bakso (meatball and noodle broth) and nasi jinggo (banana leaf rice). We’re hungry just thinking about it.

DAYS 13 & 14


Bid farewell to Bali as you head back to Denpasar airport for your return flights to London, once again flying either a Southeast Asian or Middle Eastern hub city and landing home the next day.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £3,430 to £5,480 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £4,385 per person.
  • Return flight to Denpasar, via Bangkok, by a scheduled airline

  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge

  • Welcome and assistance with immigration and customs at Denpasar airport

  • Private transfers

  • Three-night stay in Bangli in a double room with breakfast

  • Learn about 'jamu': Indonesian traditional herbal medicines and enjoy an introduction to a local herbalist with an private guide; Visit the village of Undisan with an expert guide

  • Three-night stay in Ubud in a double bungalow with breakfast

  • Rice fields and Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple, with an expert private guide; 'Bali like a friend' tour, with an expert private guide; Meet a Hindu priest, with an expert private guide

  • Two-night stay in Munduk in a double bungalow with breakfast

  • Hiking in the forest and canoeing on Lake Tamblingan, with a private guide

  • Three-night stay in Jimbaran in a double room with breakfast

  • Beginners surfing, with a private guide; Street food at night, with an expert private guide

  • Our local Concierge service

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