Bali Luxury Tour
- 5 Days
Upon arrival in Denpasar, you will be met by a staff member of the Four Reasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, who will assist with your visa-on-arrival and immigration formalities and help you gather your bags, before showing you to your private vehicle for the approximately 30-minute drive to your resort.
Check in to the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. Please note that you are entitled to the following amenities during your stay:
- Daily full American breakfast for three through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets).
- A spa credit of $100 (USD) once during your stay (not applicable to products).
- A room upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites and villas)
- Afternoon tea for three at PJ’s restaurant.
Have dinner at your resort tonight. Restaurants include: PJ’s, which specializes in seafood; Taman Wantilan serves Indonesian specialties in open air pavilions overlooking the bay to Bali’s volcanoes; Warung Mie has Asian noodle dishes and exotic drinks; and the Pool Terrace Café has a light menu of salads and sandwiches.
There are also restaurants on the beach on Jimbaran Bay if you would like to go exploring.
Hotel: Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay, Ocean View One Bedroom Villa
We have not scheduled any activities for you today, though we are of course available 24/7 should you need any assistance.
You might choose to avail yourself of some of the activities such as :biking, Resort temple tours, Balinese dance lessons, and fitness classes including circuit training, abdominal workouts, stretch classes and water Pilates.
Have breakfast at your hotel this morning. You will be met by your guide at 08:30 for the day’s activities.
- Drive approximately 60 to 90 minutes to visit Saba Bay Stables, one of Bali’s few stables. Here, you may go for a gentle horseback ride along the black volcanic sands and the crashing waves of Saba Beach, with views of Nusa Penida Island and, on a clear day, the silhouette of the great volcano Gunung Agung.
- Cross the southern part of Bali to its west coast to visit Pura Tanah Lot.
- Have lunch at a casual Balinese restaurant today.
- Discover Seminyak, one of Bali’s most stylish villages and home to the island’s sophisticated expat community. Pause to refuel at a café on Legian Street, where many of the shops carry local designer clothes, antiques, furniture, handicrafts, and lifestyle goods.
- Return to your hotel in the early evening.
- Have dinner at your hotel tonight.
Have breakfast at your hotel before checking out.You will be met by your guide at 09:00 for the day’s transfer and activities.
- Drive from Jimbaran Bay to Ubud (approximately 60 minutes).
- Arrive at an elephant camp in Ubud and go on an elephant trek though the jungle.
- After your elephant trek, don protective helmets and life preservers and go white-water rafting on the Ayung River.
- Have lunch at a casual Ubud restaurant today.
- After lunch, explore the Bali Bird Park.
- Go on a late-afternoon hike with your guide through the gorgeous rice terraces outside Ubud, where you will pass local farmers in their fields. Bali is at once a tiny island and yet deceptively large, and there are many amazing hidden temples in remote villages that outsiders know nothing about, which you may encounter on your hike today. Check in to Uma Ubud, a COMO Shambhala Retreat.
- Have dinner at your hotel at Kemiri, an open-air restaurant next to a pond and waterfall, which is helmed by an Australian chef and serves traditional Balinese cuisine (such as banana-wrapped steamed snapper with coconut sambal) as well as dishes from Southeast Asia.
- Check in at your luxury hotel in Ubud
- Have breakfast at your hotel before checking out
- You will be met by your guide for your transfer to Denpasar airport.
Pura Tanah Lot, a Hindu temple dating to the 16th century, built on a rock formation just off the coast of Bali. Chances are good you may be familiar with the temple already, since it has become one of the iconic images of the island and is one of Bali’s foremost pilgrimage sites for Hindus and tourists alike. Like many other of the world’s famous monuments, the experience has been somewhat commercialized (there are souvenir shops lining the path down to the shore), but it is still a worth- while visit because of its importance to Bali’s religious history. The temple is said to been founded by the itinerant Hindu priest Nirartha in the 16th century; in the 1980s, the Japanese helped prop it up – literally – by loaning the Indonesian govern- ment money to add artificial rocks to support Tanah Lot’s crumbling foundation.
Explore the Bali Bird Park, home to the world’s greatest assemblage of Indonesian tropical birds, as well as species from Africa and South America. Meet a member of the park’s conservation team if available. You will learn more about the 250 types of bird that live here, as well as the unique flora and fauna that you will encounter in the walk-through aviaries.
Ayung River, which flows through central Bali. Spend about two hours running the rapids and cruising on bucolic stretches of the river that wend past towering cliffs, hidden waterfalls and clear pools where you can jump off your raft to swim in. Take the opportunity to observe Hindu shrines and rock carvings built on sheer rock faces beside the river. The rafting is not overly challenging, but very scenic and enjoyable.
Your peaceful ride atop your pachyderm will take you through rice terraces and small villages, affording you an ideal perch with which to observe local Bali life. The elephants you will be riding are actually not endemic to Bali; they are originally from Sumatra, and the elephant camp helps to rehabilitate and train them. All the proceeds of the camp go to helping the survival of this endangered species.
- Tailor Made Program
- Flexible Departure Date
- Private Trip