Bali Uplands & Beaches

  • 10 Days 8 Nights
  • TOUR CODE: ABU
  • FROM: $1399
Semi Independent
Moderate

From emerald rice paddies to silky white sands, Bali is every inch the tropical paradise. On this 8-night tour, experience the best of this Indonesian island—enjoying its luxuriant uplands before relaxing on its tropical beaches. Start with four nights in Ubud to discover its crafts markets, frangipani-scented temples, and surrounding bright green rice terraces. Then, travel to Kuta for days of lounging on palm-fringed sands and turquoise seas.  Enjoy a choice of optional tours to experience an iconic sea temple, an island paradise, and a sunset dinner cruise. 

 

  • Denpasar
  • Ubud (4 nights)
  • Kuta (4 nights)
  • Denpasar

TRIP TIMELINE

DAYS 1 & 2

USA - Bali

Depart the US on your international flight to Denpasar, the capital of Bali, in the enchanting Indonesian archipelago.
 

On arrival at Denpasar airport, meet your guide and enjoy your first glimpses of Bali on a comfortable transfer to your hotel in Ubud. Nestled in the highlands around an hour from Denpasar, this charming town is Bali’s cultural and artistic heart, and alive with markets, temples, bazaars, bars, and shops. 

Once in Ubud, check in at your hotel for two nights, and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  Perhaps take your comfort to the next level and upgrade to the luxurious Desa Visesa Resort and relax by the large pool, wander the lush gardens, or lap up the hotel's other luxurious facilities. 

Included: Dinner

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Sthala Ubud Bali, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel or Similar

Upgrades available:

Desa Visesa Ubud or similar (Premier Suite) 4 nights

DAY 3

Ubud

Set off on a half-day tour of Ubud and its surrounding countryside this morning. Visit the Saraswati Temple, an ornate Hindu shrine on a lotus-coated lake, and explore the Sacred Monkey Forest, home to several Hindu shrines and groups of grey, long-tailed macaque monkeys. Trace the walkways to see the temples and monkeys before visiting nearby Puri Saren, a 19th-century royal palace consisting of carved pavilions and flower-perfumed courtyards. Take a guided walk to uncover the palace’s history before heading to one of Ubud’s traditional markets. Browse for handicrafts and souvenirs and enjoy the rest of the afternoon to relax or explore as you please.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Sthala Ubud Bali, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel or Similar

DAY 4

Ubud

Enjoy today free at leisure. Perhaps recharge at the hotel’s pool or gym, or head into Ubud to experience its bazaars, shrines, and restaurants independently. Alternatively, join our optional “Landmarks of Ubud” tour to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces and Ulun Danu Temple. After winding through rustic farming communities and emerald fields, stop to admire Jatiluwih’s 600 hectares of green rice fields, which are tiered into the Batukara mountains. Take photos and after soaking in the paradise-like scenery, continue to Bedugul’s Ulun Danu Temple—a lake temple framed by misty mountains. Stroll around the complex and marvel at the setting before having lunch at a local restaurant and returning to Ubud.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Sthala Ubud Bali, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 5

Ubud

Another day to yourself dawns today, with the opportunity to enjoy the facilities at your hotel or discover more of Ubud in your own way. Maybe explore Ubud’s art museum before delving into its ancient temples or buying some of its acclaimed artisan crafts at its shops and markets.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★★ Sthala Ubud Bali, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel or Similar

DAY 6

Ubud-Kuta

Check out of your Ubud hotel after breakfast and journey south to Kuta, Bali’s foremost beach resort for a 4-night stay. Alternatively, make the most of your time in Bali’s interior by choosing our optional "Tegallalang Rice Terraces and Luwak Coffee" tour, which takes you north of Ubud to the Tegallalang rice fields, one of the island’s beauty spots. On arrival, admire the steeped rice fields and learn about the innovative but ancient irrigation system behind them. Then, visit a coffee plantation to learn about “Kopi Luwak” or “Civet Coffee”: a much-lauded variety of the beverage made coffee cherries digested by the Asian palm civet cat. Next, continue to Kuta and check-in to the hotel. 

Enjoy the height of luxury during your 4-night beach stay by upgrading to a guestroom at the 5-star Grand Hyatt in nearby Nusa Dua.  This deluxe resort is a jewel of the Nusa Dua area and offers a selection of five pools - set in beachfront gardens, alongside eight restaurants, a world-class spa, fitness center, tennis courts and watersports. 
 
Tonight, join us at an optional seafood beach dinner at the nearby fishing town of Jimabaran—feasting on fresh seafood and lobster to the sound of the waves.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton Kuta or Similar

Upgrades available:

Grand Hyatt Nusa Dua or similar (Standard guestroom or similar) 4 nights

Optional Tours:

DAY 7

Kuta

Slow the pace again with another day free to enjoy your hotel and the area’s attractions. Perhaps lounge by the pool or hit Kuta’s or Nusa Dua’s beaches, which are studded with watersports rentals. When you fancy a change of scenery, head into town to explore the buzzing malls and markets, dine at the many restaurants, and sample the exotic street foods.
 
Later this afternoon, don’t miss our optional tour from Kuta to visit the picture-perfect Hindu complex of Tanah Lot, whose main temple crowns a rock washed by waves.  Wander around its steps and shrines in the late afternoon/early evening – when the temple is at its most enchanting – snap Instagram-worthy photos and look for the mythical snakes said to guard it before returning to the hotel.
 

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton Kuta or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 8

Kuta

Another day of leisure awaits, with the freedom to while away the hours as you please. For a fabulous day on a beach, join our optional day trip to a beach club on the nearby island of Lembongan. Ride a catamaran to this tropical gem and enjoy several hours at its well-equipped beach club—an exciting center for watersports-loving families, couples, and friends. Go snorkeling, view marine life from a semi-submersible craft, ride kayaks and banana boats, play volleyball, snooze by the pool, or let the kids loose on the children’s activities. After a barbecue lunch, laze away the rest of the afternoon before returning to the mainland and your hotel.
 

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton Kuta or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 9

Kuta

Enjoy more well-deserved R&R today: unwinding at the hotel pool and beach or heading out to purchase last-minute souvenirs. This evening perhaps end your vacation by joining us on an optional sunset dinner cruise. Settle on a comfortable catamaran and sip a welcome cocktail as you sail around Benoa harbor at dusk. Absorb the sunset and sea breezes on deck as you graze on canapes before enjoying a buffet dinner, live cabaret and mellow DJ tunes. Arrive back at your hotel in time for a good night’s rest tonight before tomorrow’s journey.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation:

★★★★ Four Points by Sheraton Kuta or Similar

Optional Tours:

DAY 10

Bali-USA

Check out of your hotel following breakfast and transfer to Densapar airport for your homeward flight to the US.

Included: Breakfast at hotel

Your tour includes

  • Round trip international flights (land and air package only) 
  • Fuel surcharges on airline tickets
  • Round trip airport transfers from Denpasar to Ubud and Kuta to Denpasar (land & air packages only)
  • Air-conditioned shared coach transfer from Ubud to Kuta
  • 1/2 day sightseeing tour in Ubud with English-speaking guide
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodations
  • 8 buffet breakfasts at hotels

EVA Air:

    • LAX, SEA
    • SFO
    FROM $0 -$50 PP

Cathay Pacific Airways:

    • JFK, LAX
    • SFO
    FROM $0 -$250 PP

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