THE BEST OF BALI IN 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS DISCOVERY

(You save a lot because in this tour package of 4 days you will discover the most beautiful tourist attractions and the most interesting activities of 11 tours: Kintamani or The Volcano Tour, Besakih or The Mother Temple Tour, Karangasem or East Bali Tour, Bedugul Tanah Lot Tour, Buleleng or The North Bali Tour, the Morning Dolphins Tour, White Water Rafting, Ubud Tour, Kechak and Fire Dance, the Jatiluwih Rice Paddy Trekking and Traditional Balinese massage.)

Very important note: in order to be able to do well this itinerary, we recommend you to arrive in Bali one day before and to leave Bali one day after we finish the program. Kindly choose a hotel located in the south Bali. For a group of more than 13 people some visits will have to be removed because of the limited time or due to the capacity of the street that does not allow the bus to enter.

Day 1: Tanah Lot, Mengwi, Jatiluwih, Bedugul, Twin Lakes, Banjar Hot Spring, Lovina (breakfast and lunch are included)
We pick you up at 07.00 a.m. in the hotel lobby, then we take you firstly to the marine temple of Tanah Lot, the most famous tourist attraction in Bali, built on a huge rock off-shore which is surrounded by sea water on high tides. Afterwards we proceed to Mengwi to see the royal family temple of Taman Ayun, the second largest temple in Bali with an area of 4 hectares surrounded by an artificial moat. Afterwards we continue our tour to Jatiluwih, a mountain village with magnificent rice field view. We will have the opportunity to observe from closer distance the agricultural life and to enjoy the beauty of the rice fields which belongs to the World Heritage Sites. After having lunch with the awesome view, we will take you to the shore of Lake Beratan, to visit the temple of Ulun Danu Beratan, built for Dewi Danu, the goddess of the waters, surrounded by the lake water, flower gardens and lofty mountains. Afterwards we continue our trip to Munduk with superb view to the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tambelingan; and then to the Munduk waterfall, located in the midst of dense vegetation whose clean and chilly water comes from Lake Tambelingan. Afterwards we continue our trip to the hot springs of Banjar to stretch our muscles in the hot sulfuric water. After the tour we will take you to the Aditya Lovina Beach Resorts or to other similar category hotel in Lovina Beach for overnight.
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Day 2: The Dolphin morning adventure, Singaraja, Beji North Balinese style temple, Kintamani, Art Villages and Kecak & Fire Dance, Ubud (includes breakfast and lunch)
We pick you up at 05.15 in the morning to see the attractions of the friendly dolphins from close by while they are hunting for fishes or squids for their morning meal. Afterwards we return to hotel for shower and breakfast and then we leave for the old port of Singaraja, the capital of Bali during the Dutch and Japanese colonial era (1848 - 1945) and during the first years of independence (1945-1953). Continuing the trip we take you to the Beji Temple in Sangsit, dedicated to Dewi Sri, the goddess of rice that ensures the good crops. The temple is decorated in very typical Baroque north Bali style, richly carved in every available space. Our next destination is Kintamani, a mountain village where we have lunch with breathtaking view to the still active Mount Batur and her crtaer lake. On the way to South Bali, stops will be made at a traditional Balinese house compound owned by a woodcarver family at Kemenuh to learn the curious local architecture and to experience the people daily life, and also to see the master pieces of his art work. To complete our discovery on Balinese culture, we also have the opportunities to see the Balinese craftsmen at work creating excellent art pieces in Balinese traditional paintings in Batuan, gold and silver jewellery in Celuk and Batik and Ikat traditional cloths in Tohpati. Afterwards the Kecak dance, the most unique Balinese dance theater will be performed around burning torch in the nearby stage without any instrumental music, only accompanied by a male chorus of around 70 persons whose clapping hands, shaking of their torso, and their songs form the background for the Ramayana story, a Hindu version of Romeo and Juliet but happy ended. Rahwana, the king of the giants from Sri Lanka kidnapped Princess Sita, the wife of Prince Rama. Finally with the help of the monkey army under Hanoman, the white monkey general and Sugriwa the king of monkeys, Rama defeated Rahwana and Sita was reunited again with her beloved husband. The heavenly nymph dance ensued in which two pre pubescent girls while possessed by the nymph spirits, will dance unison movements with closed eyes, and in the Fire dance we will witness a man riding a wooden horse while in trance will walk on bonfire made by coconut husks without getting hurt. Afterwards we take you to Adi Cottages or to other similar category hotel in Ubud for overnight.

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Day 3: The Eastern Part of Bali (includes breakfast and lunch).
Breakfast at the hotel. We will take you to the eastern part of Bali, a beautiful region with mountain and sea scenery where many old traditions are well preserved. At first we take you to Goa Lawah where undulating bats considered sacred by the Balinese cover every space on the wall of the cave. In the nearby seaside we will see also the traditional technique of extracting salt from seawater still practiced by the local people over centuries. Then we continue our tour to Tenganan, an indigenous Balinese Aga village that preserves the structure of the village and the community system as in the time of their ancestors. Tenganan is the only place in Indonesia where the old double ikat weaving technique to make the famous fabric Gringsing that takes at least three years to complete is done. The Tenganan people believe that they are descendants of Indra, god of thunder, lightning and rain and in order to maintain the purity of their blood, married with outsiders is forbidden. In the middle of the village there are public buildings, rice barns and community halls. Each newly married will be allowed a plot of 234 square meter land to build their house. Although the village let to each family a plot of 3 hectares field that make them as the richest community in Bali, the Tenganan people are also hard workers and we see them frequently making various kinds of handicrafts such as basketry, weaving and writing or painting on Lontar palm leaves found nowhere else in Bali. Afterwards we proceed to Candidasa which is famous for her freshwater lagoon decorated with lotus flowers. Then we continue our trip to the Water Palace of Tirta Gangga whose chilly and crystal clear water are still considered sacred by the Balinese. Lunch will be served here. Our next stop is Puri Agung Karangasem royal palace in Amlapura where the last king of Karangasem used to live until the end of his life. Afterwards we proceed to the Ujung Sukasada Water Palace where honorary guests of the kingdom were entertained in the past time. The legacy of Karangasem kings combines hormoniously Balinese, Chinese and European elements. After the tour, we take you to Rama Shinta Hotel or to other similar category hotel in Candi Dasa beach for overnight.

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Day 4: Goa Gajah, Rafting, and the mother temple of Besakih (breakfast and lunch are inclusive).
After breakfast, we take you to the Rendang village in the mountain, where we provide you with helmet, life jacket and paddle to go rafting in the Telaga Waja river for about 2 hours in which you will enjoy the beauty and the tranquility of the river and its environment and at the same to experience the adventure of conquering over 25 third or fourth class rapids with lots of excitement. The river is home to exotic birds like the Javen kingfishers, beautiful butterflies, and other wildlife. On its banks grow an amazing variety of wild plants, among others are coconut trees, bamboo groves, banana trees, ferns, et cetera. On the way down you will have chances to see glimpses of rural Balinese life. Lunch will be served after the rafting in a place with an impressive view of the river valley. On the way to get there we will stop in Goa Gajah, the elephant cave, the remains of Buddhist Hindu monastery of XI century which was unearthed in 1923 AD. After rafting we continue our trip to Besakih temple built on the southern slope of Mount Agung (3142 m), known as "the mother temple" of Bali, the largest, the holiest and the most important Hindu temple in Bali. In the end of the trip we take you to get a one hour traditional massage to refresh your body and mind. Then we take you the airport or to your hotel (the hotel is not included in the price of this tour package). Note: rafting can be changed with the walks in Campuhan Ridge for around two hours near Ubud Gunung Lebah Temple flanked by East and West Oos River.

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Number of Persons (minimum two participants) 2-3 persons 4-6 persons 7-13 persons 13 persons or more
Price per person in Euros in 2-3 star hotels. 405 ‎€ 365‎€ 325 ‎€ 335 ‎€

Guide service for example trekking guide or rafting guide if necessary), the use of sarong when entering temples, mineral water, half board base meal (Indonesian food breakfast with lunch or dinner) and a standard room (twin sharing) in the mentioned hotels or in other hotels with the similar category.
The supplement for 4 star hotels: The Lovina in Lovina Beach, Rama Candidasa in Candidasa Beach, Ubud Beji Resorts in Ubud (or in other similar hotels): 150 Euros per person.

The high season supplement: July 1 - September 30, Dec. 20 - Jan. 5, three days before to three days after Idulfitri (the end of Ramadan) and one day before to one day after Nyepi Balinese New Year: Euros per person.




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