Relax on one of Bali's finest beaches and watch the sunset on a private boat with champagne and canapés.
Get an authentic insight into Balinese culture away from the tourist areas of Ubud.
Trek to one of the craters on the active Mount Batur volcano.
Experience the scenery around the highlands of Munduk in an off-road buggy tour.
Have a local food guide teach you how to eat like a Balinese local at a small market town night market.
What our specialists say...
This trip is ideal for first-time visitors to Bali, taking in its classic highlights with some special Audley twists. It starts at one of Bali's finest beaches where you will have time to relax after your international flights and watch the sunset on a private boat with champagne and canapés, before continuing up to Bali's spiritual and cultural hub, Ubud. Here you will get an authentic insight into Balinese culture away from the tourist crowds and trek to the crater of an active volcano to enjoy an egg cooked by the volcano. Continue off the beaten path to the peaceful highlands town of Munduk where the adventurous can experience the local scenery via an off-road buggy tour. The trip ends on Bali's eastern coast where you can experience local historic sites in the back of an old VW convertible jeep and cycle through charming small villages past rice fields and plantations.
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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 International outbound flight
International outbound flight
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Denpasar.
Day 2 Jimbaran
Day 3 Jimbaran
Your morning will be at leisure to relax after your international flights. On your doorstep is the 4km sandy beach of Jimbaran, one of Bali's finest beaches. In the afternoon a small boat will be waiting to take you on a private cruise around Bali's coastline. As the sunsets the crew will hand you a glass of champagne and canapés to enjoy the moment and toast the start of your holiday. For dinner you may like to try one of the local seafood restaurants on Jimbaran beach. You can select your fish from that day's catch and then dine on the beach under the stars.
Day 4 Ubud
Today your guide will transfer you to Bali's spiritual and artistic hub, Ubud. In the evening your guide will accompany you to experience a traditional Balinese kecak dance performance. Based on an ancient Hindu story the dance is a spectacle to behold as actors dressed in traditional costumes re-tell the story whilst a chorus of men chant and sway around them.
Day 5 Ubud
Today you will have a guided tour that gives a unique insight into Ubud and the Balinese culture. The tour takes you away from Ubud's tourist areas to give you an authentic insight and experience. During the tour you will have the opportunity to interact with locals who live and work in Ubud.
Day 6 Ubud
Approximately 1 hour from Ubud lies the active volcano of Mount Batur. The volcano has a spectacular setting within a large ancient caldera next to a lake and hot springs. Over time, several craters have formed on the volcano. Today you will trek to one of the lower craters which provides panoramic views of the caldera and at times emits steam and gases from small vents in the crater wall. As the sunsets you will be served eggs that have been cooked in the soil beneath you before heading back to Ubud. For more active clients, we can provide treks to the highest crater on the volcano.
Day 7 Ubud
Day at leisure to enjoy one of the many activities on offer in Ubud. You may like to visit one of the area's many characterful temples, try your hand at one of the local cooking courses, experience the region's white water rafting or enjoy a private yoga class in a peaceful setting overlooking the river.
Day 8 Munduk
Today you will transfer up to the peaceful highlands village of Munduk, an area off the main tourist trail which is renowned for its views, walking trails and waterfalls. On route to Munduk you will stop for a cycle ride through the terraces of rice-fields at Jatiluwih which have been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also visit one of Bali's most iconic temples, Pura Bratan, which once featured on one of the Indonesian Rupiah notes.
Day 9 Munduk
Today adventurous clients can have a unique experience of the surrounding scenery by touring the area in an off-road dirt buggy! The tour includes stops for a paddle in a traditional wooden canoe, a walk through pristine rainforest and an insight into the area's coffee production. Other tours exist for clients who would prefer not to ride in an off-road dirt buggy.
Day 10 Munduk
Day 11 Candidasa
Your guide will collect you today for your transfer down the highlands to the small coastal town of Candidasa, located on Bali's eastern coast. In the evening you will be taken to a small market town where you will have the opportunity to eat like a local at the town's night market under the expert guidance of a local food guide.
Day 12 Candidasa
Today you will have a guided tour of some of the area's cultural & historic sites. As an added twist the tour will take place in an old convertible VW jeep allowing you to enjoy the passing scenery with the wind in your hair! The tour ends with a picnic lunch in the unique setting of a royal water palace.
Day 13 Candidasa
A local guide will transport you up into the hills this morning where bicycles will be waiting to take you on a scenic downhill ride through villages, rice fields and plantations. The ride ends at a local beach where you can swim, relax and have lunch before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.
Day 14 International return flight
Candidasa , Denpasar , International return flight
Your guide will collect for your transfer back to Denpasar Airport in time for your international flights home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.
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