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Bali Ubud Extension

from $ 599

Travel off the beaten path and discover Balinese culture

Trip Dates

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel off the beaten path and away from Indonesia's crowded beaches to discover an authentic side of Bali
  • Experience traditional Balinese culture and traditions in local villages
  • Cycle through farmland and lush vegetation
  • Embark on short day walks through rice terraces and natural springs
  • Learn techniques for cooking the renowned Balinese cuisine
  • Spend time exploring Ubud, the cultural hub of Bali
  • Combine this extension with our 8 day Mount Rinjani & Gili Islands trip for an epic Indonesian adventure across Bali and Lombok
  • Trip departs daily from 1 May to 31 October

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ubud

Day 2 - Ubud

Day 3 - Guliang

Day 4 - Guliang

Day 5 - Trip ends Ubud

Green Is Good

  • The trip is operated using 'best practice' in terms of sustainable and responsible initiatives
  • Accommodations are selected on the merits of their environmental practices, location and for their charm
  • There is a strong sense of promoting positive cultural interaction and philanthropy
  • Sustainable activities and excursions aim to preserve the environment
  • Support the local economy through visits to villages

The Sweat Level

EASY

Fitness is an important aspect of our trips, and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. This trip has been assigned a Sweat Level of ‘Easy’. Trips with this grading are fairly relaxed and suitable for most fitness levels. In preparation of the trip, we recommend you exercise once or twice a week for two to three months prior to departure.

When To Go

Indonesia’s close proximity to the equator ensures consistently hot and humid weather in all seasons; however, its tropical climate means many areas are prone to periods of heavy rainfall. Most of the rain falls from October to May. The dry season starts in May and ends in October, making these months ideal for travel. Bali tends to receive large crowds during Christmas and school holidays but are significantly less crowded in shoulder seasons.

Trip Inclusions

  • 4 nights hotel on twin share basis
  • 4 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner
  • English speaking guide during tours and transfers
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • Entrance fees and donations throughout

Need help with flights?

For competitive airfares and stopover ideas to Denpasar, contact a Yomads consultant to receive a detailed quote.

Detailed Itinerary

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.

Meals: Nil

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.

Meals: B

Disclaimer

This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control.

The Sweat Level

  • Easy
Easy – these are pretty relaxed and are suitable for most fitness levels. Expect though to push a little outside of your comfort zone with the included activities, but they are not for lengthy durations.

Moderate - these will include cycling, walking, kayaking and other activities which will put a sweat on the brow. You should do some pre trip training like going to the gym, jogging, brisk walking or cycling at least 3 times weekly for months before you go to get your fitness level up.

Hardcore - these will include sustained walking or cycling over multiple days and that means you’ll need to get into a great fitness regime before your trip. The best preparation you can do is day walks or cycle trips one a fortnight that build your endurance fitness coupled with some hour long ‘cardio’ workouts up to 3 times a week, and continue this for 3 months before departure.

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