This tropical paradise has varied landscape with sandy beaches and rugged coastline, lush rice terraces, volcanic peaks and mountains, that all provide a picturesque backdrop to a deeply spiritual and unique culture. Enduring traditions and age-old customs come alive in fascinating temple ceremonies, impressive cultural performances, exquisite flower-petal offerings and processions of joyfully garbed locals celebrating. While Bali no doubt has all the natural beauty to make for a perfect tropical holiday, it is the smiling inhabitants of this small island that make you feel genuinely welcome.
Our explorations on the island will showcase the country’s wondrous landscape, fascinating village temples and artisan towns specializing in silver jewelry, traditional ceramics and tile making. Sightseeing will include the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary that reflects Bali’s tireless conservation efforts, a visit to the Holy Spring at the Gunung Kawi temple in Sebatu and the most sacred temple Batukaru with its tiered roofs and fragrant gardens. We will visit the teeming fruit and flower markets in Bedugal, take a magical walk through vast rice fields and attend a vibrant dance performance. We also visit the largest and most important temple Besakih (Mother Temple) and the original Balinese village of Bali Aga where they still practice traditional weaving. During your leisure time you can enjoy a massage on the beach, take a refreshing swim, indulge in the fresh local cuisine and explore the open air markets and browse for world renowned handicrafts.
Our hotel is the deluxe Nusa Dua Beach Hotel and Spa with the elegance of a Balinese palace nestled in expansive tropical gardens on the beautiful white sands of the Nusa Dua peninsula. Guest rooms are traditionally furnished in Balinese style with a balcony or terrace, air conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box and complimentary WiFi. There are four restaurants offering local and international cuisine, a lobby and pool bar, full-service spa and fitness centre, hair and beauty salon, shopping arcade, large main pool and smaller lagoon pool. The resort offers a myriad of activities including fruit carving, Balinese dancing, coconut leaf weaving, beauty treatments using local herbs and golf available nearby.
*** Those joining any of our tours to Asia must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.