Discover the Emerald of the Equator, Indonesia’s Bali
Adventure awaits in Indonesia’s island province, Bali. Explore rice paddies, volcanic mountains, beaches and Hindu temples in 9 nights. See the best of Bali with ample free time, guided day tours, and even a dinner and traditional Balinese dance.
- Round-trip economy class air to Denpasar International Airport (DPS)
- All airport and inter-city transfers
- 3 nights in Legian at the All Seasons Legian Bali Hotel, or similar
- Full-day Bali Midlands Tour with lunch
- 3 nights in Ubud at the SenS Hotel & Spa Conference Hotel, or similar
- Full-day Volcano, Temple & Terrace Tour with lunch
- 3 nights in Sanur at the Swiss Belresort Watu Jimbar, or similar
- Uluwatu, Kecak Dance & Seafood Dinner on the Beach Tour
- Breakfast daily
Great Ways to Explore
- See the breadth of Bali in three distinct cities and towns: Legian, Ubud, and Sanur.
- Enjoy the laidback seaside town of Sanur and spend an afternoon relaxing on the beach.
- Visit Ubud’s famous Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary for the macaque monkeys who call it home.
- Get immersed in Bali on two full-day tours taking you to Bali’s midlands and Mount Batur, an active volcano.
- See the incredible Uluwatu Temple perched on a cliff, then enjoy traditional Balinese dance and food.
Marvel in the beauty that is Bali, Indonesia’s island province. From Hindu temples draped in green moss to rocky coastline, see the best of this fascinating country in 9 nights. Have the freedom to explore on your own plus two guided tours to Bali’s midlands and Mount Batur.
Your journey starts in Legian on the west coast of Bali. Enjoy a full-day tour to the Balinese midlands, where you’ll discover natural beauty and ancient relics in the region. Then make your way to Ubud, continuing to explore the breathtaking landscape and culturally-rich sites. Enjoy another full-day tour, this time taking you to see Mount Batur, an active volcano.
From Ubud, end your vacation in Sanur, a laidback seaside town in southeast Bali. Lounge on Sanur’s long stretch of beaches, stroll the colorful main street, and take a dive to see the incredible coral reefs. See the Uluwatu temple perched on a seaside cliff and enjoy a Balinese dinner and dance on the beach.
Day 1. Welcome to Bali!
Greetings from Bali, Indonesia! Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you’ll be met by an ICS Travel guide, carrying a sign with your name.
You’ll receive a welcome packet including all necessary documentation and vouchers, and all contact information for your guides and local offices. Your guide will then accompany you to your hotel.
Transfer to Legian hotel
Day 2. Legian
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour to the Balinese midlands, where you’ll see ancient temples, colorful markets, rice terraces, and a UNESCO-certified irrigation system.
Bali Midlands Tour with lunch (full-day)
Discover the natural beauty and ancient relics of the Balinese midlands! Meet your guide and start the day with a visit to Pura Taman Ayun, the 17th-century temple of Mengwi set amidst ponds full of lotus blossoms. The large temples and multi-tiered shrines are surrounded by a wide, elegant moat. Continue to Bedugul, a village in the central highlands famous for its stunning beauty and three lakes.
Stroll through a traditional market with a myriad of fruits, vegetables, orchids, exotic spices and souvenirs. At the nearby Lake Bratan, take a photo of the Ulun Danu temple, built on small islands in a serene lake. After lunch in a local restaurant, drive south to the famous UNESCO-listed rice terraces of Jatiluwih. Trek through the green-stepped rice fields and learn about the Subak irrigation system preserved by Balinese farmers for centuries.
Day 3. Legian
Today is yours to enjoy in Legian or the nearby town of Kuta. Spend the day lounging on popular Kuta Beach or the less crowded Legian Beach.
Day 4. Legian – Ubud
After a morning at leisure, you will be escorted to your next hotel in Ubud, known as the heart of Bali. Upon arrival, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy a true taste of Balinese culture. Take a stroll through the grounds at Ubud Palace, where the local royal family lives. On many nights you can watch a dance performance here.
Transfer to Ubud
Day 5. Ubud
Embark on a full-day tour of east and west Bali where you’ll discover the culture, countryside and stunning scenery of these regions. You’ll begin the day with a dance performance, followed by Gunung Kawi temple, Mount Batur, and the famous rice terraces.
Volcano, Temple & Terrace Tour with lunch (full-day)
Explore the culture, countryside and stunning scenery of Bali, beginning with a performance of the famous Barong and Keris Dance. This traditional Balinese dance narrates the fight between good and evil and is a classic example of the Balinese way of blending myth and history into one reality.
Drive to Tampak Siring where you’ll visit the temple of Gunung Kawi. Set at the bottom of a lush green river valley, these 11th century temples feature 10 rock-cut shrines, called candi, carved into the cliff face. Walk down the temple stairs and take in the views of the terraced rice fields along the way.
Continue to Kintamani, set around the rim of the Gunung Batur crater. Look out over Bali’s active volcano, Mount Batur, which soars over 5,000 ft into the sky. In the center is a beautiful turquoise green lake, the largest lake in Bali. After a late lunch in a local restaurant, drive back to Ubud with a stop in Tegalalang to see Bali’s iconic rice terraces and enjoy a coffee break.
Day 6. Ubud
Today, head to one of Ubud’s best-known attractions: Sacred Monkey Forest. At the end of Monkey Forest Road you will find a lush jungle sanctuary home to a colony of cheeky little macaque monkeys. Enjoy the surroundings, but watch out for your belongings!
If a monkey sanctuary isn’t your cup of tea, visit one of Ubud’s many spas to unwind a la “Eat, Pray, Love.”
Day 7. Ubud – Sanur
Spend the morning in Ubud then transfer to Sanur, your last stop in Bali on the east side of the island. Take a walk on the beachfront and enjoy views of resorts, beachfront cafes, wooden fishing boats and quite a few elegant old villas.
Transfer to Sanur
Day 8. Sanur
Spend the morning in Sanur at Bali Orchid Garden, where orchids thrive in the warm weather and rich volcanic soil. The garden is home to thousands of orchid varieties!
In the late afternoon, embark on your final guided tour taking you to Uluwatu Temple. Watch a dazzling Balinese dance on the temple grounds then enjoy a seafood feast in a beachfront restaurant.
Uluwatu, Kecak Dance & Seafood Dinner on the Beach Tour
Enjoy a visit to Uluwatu Temple, an evening of Kecak dancing, and a barbeque seafood dinner under the stars. In the late afternoon, visit the famous Uluwatu Temple perched on the edge of a steep cliff above the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. The temple is inhabited by a large number of monkeys, many of whom can be found roaming the pathways. Keep your belongings close as these monkeys are very curious!
As the sun sets over the glittering ocean, watch a dramatic Kecak Dance or Ramayana Monkey Chant performance at the temple. Wearing traditional checked cloth around their waists, the male dancers chant in unison while depicting a battle from the Ramayana.
After the dance, drive to a scenic beach in Jimbaran for a barbeque seafood dinner. Feast on a succulent seafood like shrimp, grilled fish, squid and clams. Try some kangkung, also known as Indonesian water spinach, and add some heat in the form of sambal, a spicy Indonesian sauce.
Day 9. Sanur
On your last full day in Bali, visit the Museum Le Mayer, where Belgian painter Adrien-Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres lived and worked. Admire the impressionist paintings from his travels around the world and depictions of Sanur back when it was a small fishing village.
End your Balinese journey by strolling on the beach in Sanur and watching the legendary Bali sunsets.
Day 10. Depart Indonesia
Say goodbye to Bali as you transfer to Denpasar airport for your flight back home. Grab a few last-minute souvenirs before you board the plane.