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Classic Bali and Lombok
Ubud, Munduk, Sanur, Lombok
Best for: Beach, Culture History, Highlights
Discover two of Indonesia’s most celebrated islands on this 10 night itinerary, taking in rainforests and coffee plantations in central Bali and the palm-shaded beaches of its neighbour isle, Lombok.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
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This ten-night itinerary offers a diverse and unhurried introduction to two of Indonesia’s most blissful islands, particularly suitable for first time visitors looking for a combination of culture and beach. The first half of the trip takes you to discover the beauty of central Bali, canoeing across lakes, walking through the highlands, sampling local dishes and soaking up the lively culture of Ubud. The second part of the trip takes you to experience the sun-soaked coastline and sandy beaches that the islands are famed for, visiting a relaxed seaside town on Bali’s southeast coast before heading across the Lombok Strait to unwind on the tropical island of Lombok.
Days 1 - 4 : Ubud, Bali
Stay at Komaneka at Bisma for 3 nights
Upon arrival in Bali’s international airport, you will be collected by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel in Ubud. Discover the culinary delights of the island the following day accompanied by a specialist food guide as you help to prepare and cook a traditional dish and visit a local night market before enjoying an authentic dining experience. The rest of your time in Ubud is at your leisure to spend as you wish. Stroll through the bustling market, browse the upscale boutiques, see the cheeky macaques in Monkey Forest or enjoy a range of activities and excursions into the beautiful Balinese countryside.
Days 4 - 6 : Munduk, Bali
Stay at Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort and Spa for 2 nights
On day four, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to the highlands of Munduk in northern Bali. Far removed from the lively streets of Ubud, Munduk offers the ultimate rural escape with lots of opportunities for hiking or just relaxing and soaking up the mountain scenery. Spend the following day exploring your surroundings, travelling by buggy to the rugged forest area next to Lake Tamblingan, canoeing across the lake and then continuing by buggy through the forest to a coffee plantation.
Days 6 - 8 : Sanur, Bali
Stay at The Pavilions Bali for 2 nights
Leaving the Bali’s lush interior for its sandy shores, you will be collected from your hotel in Munduk and transferred to Sanur, a laid-back town on Bali’s southeast coast. The following two days are at your leisure to relax and enjoy the spoils of your hotel. With calm seas, Sanur is a great spot for swimming, whilst day trips to nearby Nusa Lembongan, Canggu or Uluwatu can easily be arranged if you want to try some watersports, surfing or snorkelling.
Days 8 - 11 : Sire, Lombok
Stay at Tugu Lombok for 3 nights
On the morning of day eight, you will be transferred to Bali’s Serangan harbour to take a two hour speedboat to the tropical island paradise of Lombok. Spend your days as you wish. Head off on day trips to discover the rich marine life of the nearby Gili Islands, visit local villages, trek to waterfalls or simply relax and unwind by the beach. On your final day, you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to Lombok’s international airport in time to catch your onward flight.
When to go
Straddling the equator, the Indonesian Archipelago enjoys a warm tropical climate all year round, with a distinct wet and dry season. The wet season generally runs from October to April and the dry season tends to last from May to September, with days characterised by high temperatures and clear skies. Islands further east, such as Lombok, Flores and Komodo, experience more pronounced seasonal differences, with monsoon rains in the wet season and periods of drought in the dry season. The eastern islands of Java, Sumatra and Bali experience more intermittent rainfall in the wet season, when visitors can benefit from cooler temperatures and reduced crowds.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8916
From $2162 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
All accommodation and breakfasts
Private and shared transfers
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.