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Fascinating Bali & Glimpses of Thailand

10 Days

Overview

Bali has emerged as one of the most favorite travel destinations in Asia. This island of Indonesia is known for its awe-inspiring cultural treasures and some of the most celebrated landmarks and landscapes that can leave you wonderstruck. Bali is called the ‘Island of Gods’. From high mountains to stunning coastlines and black sandy beaches to volcanic hills, Bali is gifted with some of the most alluring scenic vistas that you can’t imagine. The natural beauty of Bali compliments its innumerable ancient temples and other historical sites which makes the setting quite ideal for clicking the most scintillating photographs. When you are here, don’t miss the Bali Swing, Sacred Monkey Forest, and the soul-nourishing Bali Spa. Also, visit Thailand, An abode of variety; but the common effect that all its features, from the wondrous Kingdom of Buddhist Thailand temples to its turquoise waters and clear white sands will offer you perfect rejuvenation. Always proven as the perfect destination for all ages and group of travelers, Thailand beaches stand to be some of the most visited beaches in the world.

Highlights

  • The best sunset view of the famed Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Dance Performance at the temple site
  • Cuddling, petting, and playing with the friendliest monkeys across the planet at the Sacred Monkey Forest at Ubud
  • The thrill and ecstasy at the Bali Swing
  • Soul-nourishing and invigorating Bali Spa
  • The astounding active volcano, Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) tour
  • Optional tour to Nusa Penida, that gives you the glimpse of the village life of Bali
  • See Bangkok’s Buddhist temples and the Grand Palace on a half-day tour of the city’s historic highlights
  • Optional full day Ayutthaya ancient Thailand tour

Itinerary

The first day of this refreshing trip starts with your arrival at the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Our representative will be there to receive you heartily and escort you to your hotel in Ubud – in the uplands of Bali. This day is reserved for recovering from jet lag and enjoying the hotel amenities. You may also explore and shop around in the nearby locality. Although it is irresistible to stop yourself from hanging out in the local markets amidst such breathtaking natural beauty and serenity but it is advised to go to bed early and have a sound sleep as the following days will be filled with a lot of thrill and adventure.

We can promise you that the pictures you will click on this day will adorn your albums, wall frames, and social media for ages. The day starts with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel.

Now the thrill begins! You will be taken for definitely the most amazing experience of your life a joyride on the Bali Swing. Let the inner child in you unleash and swing high over the trees, rice fields, river valleys, awesome cliff view, and lush green jungles.

At present, there are 15 such gigantic swings in Bali that vary in shapes and sizes and more of such are being built. The heights vary between 10 meters to 78 meters above the ground, and they all are equipped with state of the art safety gear and braces. The adrenaline rush when you thrust upward in the air is an experience you will retell again and again.

Imagine sitting on these aesthetic swings in the midst of heavenly natural beauty with your loved ones. Isn’t it for moments like these that we take exotic trips?

After this joyride, it is time for some more interaction with nature at the famed Sacred Monkey Forest of Ubud. This unique forest is a nature reserve and a temple complex which is abode to hundreds of long-tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis). Don’t worry! The monkeys you’ll meet there are the friendliest you’ll encounter on this planet. You can actually pet them, feed them, and cuddle them.  Sacred Monkey Forest of Ubud is visited by over 10,000 tourists a month, thus, these monkey are used to human interaction and have even learned to pose for perfect selfies with you. No kidding!

Not only for its cute monkeys but the Sacred Monkey Forest of Ubud is also famous for its ethereal natural beauty and contains at least 115 different species of trees. Apart from the gifts of nature, this forest boasts of the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple, the ’Holy Spring’ bathing temple and another temple used for cremation ceremonies. Each of these places provides ample opportunities for you to take pictures that will make your peers envious for sure.

If you think that you had enough for the day then buckle-up as you will then be driven to the famed Kintamani highland, a village famous for its varied landscapes. The awesome place has a plethora of restaurants and dining options. You can also drink the most expensive coffee in the world – the Luwak coffee here.  Among the many breathtaking views, the view of astounding active volcano, Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is mesmerizing. You might pinch yourself to be sure that you are not in a wonderful dream. Make sure that the batteries of your camera are charged else you’ll not forgive yourself for the blunder.

After this memorable day filled with thrills and amazements of varied flavors, you will be transferred to your hotel for a well deserved sleep.

Breakfast, Lunch

As you had an enjoyable but a little tiring Day 2, this day is reserved for some self-pampering, recuperation, and rejuvenation. After having a lip-smacking breakfast at your hotel in Ubud, you will be checked out and transferred to your hotel in Kuta.

Caress your senses with herbal oils in the golden hands of the masseuses and masseurs while the incense sticks burn in the backdrop and spread refreshing aromas. Absorb yourself in the most reinvigorating and soul-satisfying spa while being submerged in exotic flower petals, natural scents, aesthetic bath-tubs, surreal surroundings, and décor in the most scintillating spa centers of Bali.

The combination of heat, massage, and buoyancy in these tickling spas provides uncountable physical and mental benefits. Take this time to release all the tension in your limbs, head, and gut. Ease the tired muscles and enjoy full-body relaxation. The range of spas includes stone massage, Shirodhara, hot oil massage, herbal massage, flower baths, and much more.

Flower baths contain essential oils and flowers specifically designed to treat different ailments and provide wellness benefits. These types of baths are particularly common in Bali, known as Bali flower baths.

After this day’s extensive self-care therapies, you are sure to have a sweet night’s sleep in your hotel in Kuta.

The day is free on your own or you can take an OPTIONAL tour at an additional cost.

Optional tour: Sunset Uluwatu temple tour with Kecak dance show & dinner at Jimbaran Bay.

You will be picked up for Uluwatu temple tour with an optional Kecak dance show. The Uluwatu temple is an ancient Balinese Hindu sea temple perched at top towering seaside cliffs, situated outside Kuta on Bali’s southwestern tip. The deity of this temple is Ganesha – the Hindu Elephant God. This spot is world famous for its most amazing sunset view.

At evening 6’O clock, if you wisely opt for the Kecak dance show – you will be treated with the famed Balinese dance show depicts scenes from the most popular Hindu epic – Ramayana. The name of the dance form is the Kecak dance. The Kecak dance style is celebrated for its artistic value and incredibly complex hand gestures. The Kecak Fire Dance, also known as the ’Monkey Dance’ is the highlight of this performance. This outing at the Uluwatu temple blesses you with a perfect exhibition of the all-attractive Balinese culture.

After spending a completely satisfying evening at the Uluwatu temple complex, you will now ascend from the cliff and be transferred back to your hotel in Kuta for an overnight stay.

The day is free on your own or you can take an OPTIONAL tour at an additional cost.

Optional tour: Nusa Penida.

If you choose the latter, you will get to explore an untouched island having a traditional village for a full day. This small-group tour of Nusa Penida from Sanur is really worth it as you get to interact and see the lifestyle of the locals in their neighborhoods. As you visit the village by motorbike, you can explore the real Bali without any of its touristy fanfare.

After that, you can soak up the sun on Uwug beach, where a stunning sea cliff arches over clear tropical water. Snorkel, walk and swim along a series of pristine beaches, and enjoy a picnic lunch on the sand. That is not it, as you will get to have a glimpse of local life in Toyapakeh village as well. From there you’ll then climb an intricate staircase into the Dalem Ped temple before returning to Sanur. From Sanur, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Kuta for an overnight stay.

Breakfast
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Wake up and pack your bags carefully to make sure that you do not leave anything behind. Have a completely satisfying breakfast at the hotel and get transferred to the airport to board a flight to Bangkok.

Upon arrival at the Bangkok airport and after the immigration formalities you will be met by our representative. Board a vehicle and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel; you will proceed for a half day Grand Palace and city temple tour. See Bangkok’s Buddhist temples and the Grand Palace on a half-day tour of the city’s historic highlights. Visit the Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha) then explore the grounds that once housed the Royal Siamese court.

Breakfast

The day is free on your own or you can take an OPTIONAL tour at an additional cost.

Optional Tour: Full-day Ayutthaya ancient Thailand tour.

Ayutthaya – The ruined island city-state of Ayutthaya—the once great capital of the Kingdom of Siam toppled by the Burmese in the 18th century is now a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lying at the confluence of three rivers, north of Bangkok, Ayutthaya Historical Park protects magnificent crumbling stone temple spires, sun-worn Buddha statues, and other remnants of the three palaces, 400 temples, houses, and markets that thrived in Ayutthaya’s heyday.

After the sumptuous breakfast, you’re free to explore the city at your own. You can also go for shopping as today is your last day in Bangkok. Bangkok is famous for economic shopping of domestic and international brands.

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel and transfer to the airport to board a flight to home.

Breakfast

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Meet & greet at the Denpasar airport
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Ubud
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Kuta
  • 4 Nights’ accommodation at a hotel in Bangkok
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • 1 lunch during Kintamani sightseeing (local food)
  • Airport to hotel transfers
  • Internal hotel transfers
  • Kintamani tour with sacred monkey forest and swing
  • 2 hours spa treatment and flower bath
  • Grand Palace and city temple tour

The Cost Excludes

  • International / Domestic Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra food and beverages that are not specified in the program
  • Tipping for Guide and Driver
  • Any optional tours
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do U.S. citizens need a visa and a passport to travel? Any other ID or documents needed to travel from the USA besides a passport?

Yes, the passport is always required to travel for US Citizens. Your passport should be valid for 6 months after your departure.

What type of Visa is required to travel?

You require a tourist visa to travel.

Will an Idaru Travel Group Leader accompany this trip?

This is an Independent Tour Group that offers flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and exploring at your own pace. You will interact with a diverse group of travelers and make new connections. Our local destination staff will be there welcome you and handle every detail of your personalized service.

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