Day 1: Arrive Ubud
Welcome to Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali! The afternoon is free for you to explore the many shops, bars and restaurants the unique town has to offer.
Day 2: Ubud
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel for a day of exploring Ubud and its surrounding area. Start by visiting the ancient temple Luhur Batukaru, situated on the slopes of Mt Batukaru. From here, begin cycling through farmland where you'll see how local plants including vanilla, cacao, and coffee are planted. It's then on to the mountain village of Jatiluwih where you can explore Bali's rice terraces, part of a UNESCO listed heritage site. Later, travel to the Angseri natural hot springs via the backroads, passing small villages and lush vegetation on the way. On arrival at the bamboo forest, embark on a short hike to the amazing natural hot spring where you'll feel refreshed after a dip in the waterfall. Continue cycling to a traditional Balinese village where you'll have the opportunity to experience the daily activities and brush up on your Balinese architecture. In the afternoon, return to Ubud where the rest of the day is spent leisure.
Meals: B, L
Day 3: Ubud to Guliang
Today is reserved for diving deeper into Bali's authentic side. In the morning, begin walking from Bangun Lemah village to learn more about the plants grown here including cassava and pineapple. Pass through a village temple, school and lush green rice paddies as you get a closer look at the culture and lifestyle of rural Bali. Later, arrive at a Balinese home for traditional coffee and cakes. Here, we change into a traditional Balinese sarong to visit a local healer, known as a Balian, where you'll learn about the healing of mystical illnesses and purification, as well as experiencing the art of having your health and fortune read. After dinner at a local guest house the remainder of the day is free for you to explore.
Meals: B, D
Day 4: Guliang
In the morning, discover the unique and exotic flavours of Balinese cuisine. After visiting a local market we will travel to a village for a cooking lesson to learn the techniques used on a daily basis throughout the country. Later, witness the traditional Balinese craftsmanship including basket weaving, metal works and coconut picking, and observe how the Balinese create their beautiful daily offerings using natural materials.
Meals: B, L, D
Day 5: Trip ends Ubud
The trip ends after breakfast. For those that are flying today, you will be transferred to Denpasar's airport.