The Indonesian island of Bali has been enchanting travelers for centuries with its gorgeous coastline, stunning temples and lush mountains, not to mention its warm, friendly inhabitants.
Day 1: Balinese Culture
Scratch the surface of unique Balinese culture while you explore the island’s scenic interior. A journey to Batubulan takes you past Bali’s famous paddy fields; once there, witness the alluring Barong Dance before visiting local artisans and admiring an active volcano. Alternatively, join a select group and go off the beaten track as you tour breathtaking temples, passing terraced fields on the way and ending up at a hot spring. The North Coast, too, has its share of wonders both natural and man-made. See mountain lakes, tropical waterfalls and black-sand beaches, as well as the historic town of Singaraja.
Day 2: Adventure Activities
Get the blood pumping today! Inland or offshore? The inland option will find you using environmentally-friendly (not to mention healthy) pedal power as you explore the mountains (don’t worry, it’s mostly downhill). After your cycle tour there’s a well-deserved buffet lunch. Or head offshore to the protected tropical paradise of Lembongan Island. Take an exhilarating banana boat ride or snorkel the warm waters, go parasailing or try the waterslide. Or, of course, enjoy the beach and do nothing at all. There’s also an option to pimp your trip by adding full-day usage of the exclusive beach club.
Day 3: Balinese Cuisine
Hopefully you’ve developed a taste for Balinese cuisine over the last couple of days. Spend the morning learning how to make mouth-watering local dishes using fresh ingredients in a fun, informative cooking course. In the afternoon, journey through picturesque rice paddies on your way to serene temples and meet the cheeky inhabitants of Monkey Forest. Or spend the afternoon on the beach in preparation for your big night out. That’s when – depending on your preference – you witness the amazing fire-walkers in a Balinese dance spectacular, or experience a beautiful island sunset with traditional entertainment and buffet as you cruise Benoa Harbor.