With its friendly people, pleasant climate and wealth of cultural and adventurous activities, the Indonesian island of Bali is an ideal place for a family holiday. Begin in the busy tourist hub of Nusa Dua, with its fine beaches and tourist facilities, then venture into the Balinese highlands for memorable stays at the Elephant Safari Park Lodge and the Sang Giri Mountain Luxury Camp. A stay in Ubud is also included, a mountain town with a fascinating cultural and historical heritage.
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Fly from London (regional connections available) to Denpasar-Bali via Singapore with Singapore Airlines. (N)
Arrive into Denpasar-Bali and transfer to Nusa Dua on the eastern side of the Bukit peninsula, at the southern tip of Bali. Stay at the Meliá Bali Villas and Spa Resort (Duplex Family Room) for 3 nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (N)
Today is at leisure to relax on the beach, or make a day trip to the nearby Waterbom Bali water park. Optional evening excursion to the clifftop Uluwatu temple followed by a Kecak fire dance show, where 70 performers use chanting, dancing and fire to re-enact scenes from the Indian epic poem the Ramayana. (B)
This morning surfing lessons have been arranged for you off the beach at Nusa Dua. Classes are led by qualified instructors and suitable for beginners. The remainder of the day is at leisure to experience Bali beach life. (B)
Drive (2 hours) to the Elephant Safari Park Lodge (two interconnected Paddy-View Rooms) in the village of Taro, central Bali, and stay for 2 nights. The lodge is set in a well-preserved tropical forest ecosystem and is the only place in Bali where visitors can observe, hand-bathe, feed and personally interact with Sumatran elephants. During your stay here a range of other activities are bookable locally including river rafting (Class II rapids), mountain biking and jungle trekking. (B, L, D)
Drive for 1 hour to Ubud, with an optional stop en route at the village of Carang Sai for the Pod Origin chocolate tour, where you will learn all about the chocolate-making process from raw cacao beans, with an opportunity to taste the final product. Stay at the Komaneka at Monkey Forest hotel (two separate Monkey Forest Suites) for 3 nights, right in the heart of Ubud next to many cafes, restaurants, shops and galleries. (B)
These two days are at leisure to explore Ubud and the surrounding hills and rice terraces. Optional tours available include a hands-on lesson at a batik-making workshop or a highlands tour by jeep. (B)
Drive for 2 hours into the Jatiluwih highlands and stay 2 nights at Sang Giri Mountain Glamping Luxury Camp (two separate Mountain Tents). Activities bookable locally include mountain biking, nature walks, sunset temple visits and classes in Balinese cooking. (B)
Drive back to the airport in Denpasar-Bali, then fly back to London via Singapore. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
Where indicated, the tour accommodation is in two-bedroom, shared accommodation for four people. Where two-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate one-bedroom accommodation is also available.
Nyepi, or Balinese Silence Day, is a celebration for Balinese New Year (Saka New Year) and will take place on Tuesday 28th March 2017. During this time there will be no lights, no travelling and no activities allowed in the whole island of Bali. Guests must remain within the hotel area throughout this event.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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BFA2018: 10 Nights