Day 1: Arrive in Kuta
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted at the airport & driven directly to our modern surf inspired hotel. Meet the rest of your group & your Ultimate Bali guide for a group orientation and for the welcome dinner! After filling our bellies, we’ll explore some of Kuta’s best nightlife spots!
Day 2: Surf & Seminyak
What better way to begin your Ultimate Bali adventure than by checking out the beach in Kuta and learning to surf! We’ll visit one of Bali’s best beginner surf beaches and learn how to ride the waves with the locals. After some free time in the afternoon to explore and shop the busy streets of Kuta, we’ll head to Seminyak for sunset on the beach & another fun night out on the town.
Day 3: Temple Exploring
Escape the busy city and head to the chilled surf town of Canggu. Today we’ll visit Taman Ayun, one of the most beautiful temples on the island. Next, we head to the Tabanan Region to visit Tanah Lot Temple which can be reached by wading across the water at low tide. Relax tonight by the rooftop pool where a Bintang (Bali's famous local beer) will be waiting for you at sunset.
Day 4: Waterfalls & Monkey Forest
Today we will depart for Ubud, the place of “eat, pray, love.” En route, we'll stop off to explore the hidden waterfall of Tegenungan - absolutely stunning! Continuing on we’ll make a short stop to explore the Tegalalang Rice Terraces by foot and lastly meet some of Ubud’s cheeky inhabitants at Monkey Forest.
Day 5: Cooking Class & Coffee Plantation
This morning we’ll head to the local market where we’ll hand-pick fresh ingredients to use during our Balinese cooking class. With the help of our local chef, we’ll cook some delicious traditional Balinese dishes, learning how to create authentic flavours from scratch! Later on, we’ll visit a coffee plantation where you'll be able to taste local coffees & teas and learn the process behind the infamous Kopi Luwak coffee (aka ca-poo-cino!)
Day 6: Mount Batur Sunrise or Yoga
Feeling adventurous or looking for some rest and relaxation instead? Today you have two options. Choose to rise early and trek the active volcano, Mt. Batur. When you reach the summit relax your legs and take in an unforgettable sunrise! Prefer to sleep in? Take part in a mindful yoga class followed by an hour-long Balinese massage. The choice is yours! The afternoon is free to spend as you choose. Zen by the pool, wander around the local markets, try some local delicacies and take in the magical feel of Ubud!
Day 7: Travel to Gili Islands
Following breakfast, we'll head to the harbour and hop on the fast boat to Gili Trawangan, the largest and most popular of the Gili Islands and also every traveller’s favourite spot! Upon arrival, we’ll check-in at Gili T’s newest & most unique hostel and later meet to catch the sunset and drink to our arrival in paradise!
Please note an alternative itinerary runs for August/September departures:
DAY 7 - Travel to Sanur
Following check-out and breakfast, we'll transfer to the beautiful seaside town of Sanur. Upon arrival, we’ll check into our hotel & spa where we spend the next three nights. This afternoon you’ll have some free time to chill by the pool, explore Sanur’s long stretch of beach filled with colourful jukung fishing boats or check out the leafy main street lined with art galleries and restaurants.
Day 8: Cycle Around Gili T
Today we explore the island by bicycle. Enjoy the ride and stop at some of Gili’s most picturesque spots for some great photo ops! Remember, you're on island time so r-e-l-a-x!
Day 9: Island Hopping
You can't visit Gili T without snorkelling so today we're cruising the islands! We'll explore each of the three Gili Islands on our own private pontoon, stopping off along the way to snorkel in crystal clear waters and swim with sea turtles right off the shore. Explore the reef, walk on the white sandy beaches and take in your surroundings - we are in paradise! Tonight is the last night of our tour, so let’s celebrate with a traditional BBQ on the boat for sunset & after our return, we can celebrate all that we've done with a few bevvies!
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10: Farewell
It’s time for us to say our goodbyes. Whether your plan is to return to Kuta, continue your stay in Gili T or join another Ultimate Tour, we’re here to help you in your onward travels!