6D5N BALI LEISURE GETAWAY

Day 01 ARRIVAL UBUD

Arrive Bali, meet and greet service with the tour guide and transfer to your hotel in Ubud. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight in Ubud

Day 02 UBUD – HALFDAY TOUR (B, L)

Morning time, breakfast and at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities. Noon time, enjoy a fun half-day whitewater rafting activity.

Overnight in Ubud

Highlights of today :

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Whitewater Rafting

In the vicinity of Ubud, you have a chance to do an exciting but safe river rafting. During this excursion you will experience Bali from another side, literally. After being introduced to the secrets of river rafting and under the experienced guidance of a Balinese `captain`, you will then float down a river through some of the most spectacular landscapes of the island. Once in a while, you will have a close encounter with a lonely farmer or see how beautiful and meticulously offerings were placed on small shrines, honoring the omnipresent Goddess of the Rice and the Spirits of the Water. The descent on the river is a pleasant and different way to look at typical Balinese landscapes. It is at times exhilarating fun too.

Day 03 UBUD – HALFDAY TOUR – TANJUNG BENOA (B)

Morning at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities

Noon time, check out and leave hotel for an exploration of most attractive sites in central and west Bali part prior transfer to your hotel in south Bali, including the 17th century Royal Temple Taman Ayun, Sangeh Monkey Forest and the famous sea-side temple of Tanah Lot,

Late noon time arrive in Tanjung Benoa and overnight

Highlights of today :

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Pura Taman Ayun

A temple in the village of Mengwi. Dedicated to the ancestors of the Princes who ruled over Mengwi built in 1634, with Chinese architectural inspirations, and underwent a significant restoration project in 1937. Towering tiers from the temple shrines make up most of the profile of Taman Ayun and are a gesture of the people of Mengwi’s reverence to their deified noble ancestors, for the temple complex is considered the ‘mother temple’ of Mengwi. Comprises four different divisions, one ranking higher than the others, the first is referred to as the ‘Jaba’ or outer division, the next court, a small temple compound by the name of Pura Luhuring Purnama can be seen, and the second also third terraces are slightly higher than the first. The fourth and last court is considered the most sacred, thus ranks the highest, it is referred to as the Utama Mandala The temple’s three grounds denote the three cosmological levels known to Balinese Hinduism, namely the world of man, the realm of gods and deities, and the top most divine level. Taman Ayun literally means “beautiful garden”, this temple complex boasts magnificent traditional architectural features throughout its courtyards and enclosures as well as expansive garden landscapes, located in a water garden with a canals covered with lotus flowers on three sides and fish ponds, the temple is generally considered as one of the most attractive temples of Bali.

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Sangeh Monkey Forest

Sangeh Monkey Forest is a sanctuary of grey long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in the village of Sangeh. The renowned 6 hectares of Bali Sangeh Monkey Forest are filled with giant nutmeg trees capable of growing as high as 40m. Besides nutmeg trees (Dipterocarpus trinervis), there is a special specimen which locals usually refer to as Lanang Wadon, or “Male Female” because at the bottom of this tree is a hole with a down-pointing branch – resembling genitals. This interesting tree grows at the forest entrance, and is actually a Milkwood pine (Alstonia Scholaris). In Bali, the Milkwood pine has many special uses such as in sacred mask making. The main attractions here are the hordes of funny yet wise Balinese monkeys inhabiting both the trees and the 17th century Pura Bukit Sari, a temple located deep within the greens.

The monkeys of the forest are believed to be sacred and indeed will approach anyone paying respects at the temple. But visitors should be aware that these monkeys are attracted to shiny objects, so cameras and jeweler should be left behind or kept well hidden under clothes or in a bag when exploring Sangeh Bali.

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Tanah Lot Temple

One of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. Claimed to be the work of the 16th-century Hindu religious figure Dang Hyang Nirartha, during his travels along the south coast, this ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons. Arriving early is the best way to avoid the crowds and visit the temple in a quiet seaside setting. At high tide, waves flood the causeways making it impossible to cross. At low tide, you may cross to view the rock base where the legendary ‘guardian’ sea snakes dwell in crevices around the purification “Tirta Pabersihan” fountain. The temple is one of seven sea temples around the Balinese coast. Each of the sea temples would be in sight distance from each other and should form as a chain along the south west coast. At the foot of the rocky island is believed that there are poisonous sea snakes, to guard the temple from evil spirits and intruders.

Day 04 TANJUNG BENOA (B)

The day is free at leisure of as you please exploring the hotel facilities and surrounding.

Overnight in Tanjung Benoa

Day 05 TANJUNG BENOA- FULLDAY KINTAMANI EXPLORATION (B, L)

A full day tour covering several places of interest as the best introduction of Bali, a combination trip of art, culture and nature in a day.

Arrive back at late noon and overnight in Tanjung Benoa

Highlights of today :

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Barong Dance

In traditional Barong dance performances, portrayed the struggles of the two principle characters, Barong is a mythological animal that represent a good spirit and Rangda is a mythological monster that represent an evil. A great introduction to the world of colourful Balinese Dances and often inspired by religion, the dance is often portrayed with two monkeys and is probably the most well-known dance in Bali. The Barong is a large lion type creature played by two men, Rangda is the epitome of evil with long fingernails and droopy breasts. Ultimately a battle ensues and the Barong’s followers begin attacking Rangda with their Keris (daggers). Rangda, being a witch, is able to use magical powers to turn the daggers against their owners, who fall into a trance and try to stab themselves. In Balinese dance the movement is closely associated with the rhythms produced by the gamelan, a musical ensemble specific to Java and Bali. Multiple levels of articulations in the face, eyes, hands, arms, hips, and feet are coordinated to reflect layers of percussive sounds.

Then to Singapadu, cradle of numerous Balinese artists, to discover Balinese daily life and visit a traditional housing compound with its numerous open pavilions, each with a specific function.

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Goa Gajah

Next we provide you with a glimpse of history by visiting an ancient site, probably takes its name from the nearby Sungai Petanu, which at one time was known as Elephant River, or perhaps because the face over the cave entrance might resemble an elephant. Goa Gajah is an archaeological complex with historical significance, great for a brief stopover on tours to the Ubud region. It was initially built as a site for meditation, dating back to the 11th century. Sites include relic-filled courtyard and view the rock-wall carvings.

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Penelokan, Kintamani

The crater’s edge in Kintamani is to gaze at the volcano with Lake Batur sparkling far below. The village sit on the rim of the huge Batur caldera about 1,500m above sea level, provides spectacular views of this crater-lake and Mount Batur, set in a vast volcanic caldera. Wonderful mountain air and dizzying views in all directions, as well as several important temples, are what makes Kintamani one of the most memorable stops on the Bali tourist itinerary. Mount Batur is actually just a small volcano, but its setting is in the heart of a huge crater 14km in diameter. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. The sheer size of the crater conjures up images of the massive eruption of the original Mount Batur that occurred tens of thousands years ago.

Day 06 DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast & morning at leisure to enjoy resort’s facilities until your pick up time for departure transfer to the airport.

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