Step into the wilds of Bali's history on an incredible 5-day adventure that shows you some of the island's best secrets. From historic temples and villages to lush rice fields and mountain scenery, this tour takes you to sights that have captured the imagination of visitors for centuries.
Your tour begins when you meet your local guide for a private transfer to the town of Ubud in the center of the island. Here, in Bali's artistic and cultural capital, you can check in to your hotel before spending the rest of the day at your leisure.
After breakfast, your guide and driver are waiting to start a day filled with sightseeing. Visit the historic Ubud Palace, get insight into Balinese art and culture at the ARMA Museum, and get to know the wildlife in the Monkey Forest before some free time at the local market.
After lunch, a drive takes you for an hourlong trek along some of the island's beautiful rice terraces as you learn about their unique irrigation system. Stop at Petulu, where thousands of herons gather in the late afternoon, and then witness a traditional dance performance in the evening.
Visit the unique 11th-century temple of Gunung Kawi and the nearby Tirta Empul, famous for its sacred spring water, on your way to the volcanic region of Kintamani. When you arrive, you can admire breathtaking views of the mountain and the crescent-shaped Batur Lake nearby.
In the afternoon, head back towards the area of Bangli, with some stops to visit the countryside village of Penglipuran and at the Kehen temple.
Start with a visit to the royal Taman Ayun temple in Mengwi, and then drive north to see the Ulun Danu Temple, set on several small islands in Lake Bratan. After some time in the local market, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Jatiluwih for a panoramic view of Bali's iconic rice terraces. Watch the sunset at the famous temple of Tanah Lot before you return to Ubud.
Check out from your hotel in the morning and set out on an excursion to eastern Bali. Your first stop is a visit to Kertagosa, an ancient court of justice that retains the most detailed ceiling paintings in Bali. See Besakih, the island's largest temple, on the slopes of Mt. Agung, and have lunch in Mahagiri restaurant overlooking the rice fields before your adventure comes to an end.