With two weeks to spend exploring Bali, you can cater your itinerary to your preferences. Opt for a well-rounded cultural escape to experience the island's lush interior and cultural hotspots, while those with an affinity for the underwater world can hop between Nusa Penida, Tulamben, and West Bali National Park's superb diving sites. Another fantastic option is a nature and culture-focused tour, which showcases the temple-filled destinations of Tanah Lot, Munduk, and Sidemen.

Itinerary #1: Balinese Cultural Escape

Delve into the intricacies of Balinese culture during this two-week highlights trip featuring the island's most iconic sites, from grand temples to bustling markets. While making a loop from Pekutatan up to Pemuteran and south through Ubud to Sidemen, you'll see a bit of everything, making this trip perfect for first-time visitors. Standout experiences include marveling at Tanah Lot, cruising around Menjangan Island, mastering local cuisine in a cooking class, and summiting Mount Batur at sunrise.

Explore Pura Lempuyang Luhur to see the iconic "Gateway to Heaven"
Explore Pura Lempuyang Luhur to see the iconic "Gateway to Heaven"
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali, Transfer to Pekutatan on the West Coast Pekutatan
Day 2 Visit Tanah Lot, Enjoy a Balinese Massage Pekutatan
Day 3 Transfer to Pemuteran with Stops at a Waterfall, Monastery & Temple Pemuteran
Day 4 Boat Cruise to Menjangan Island, Free Time in Pemuteran Pemuteran
Day 5 Transfer to Munduk via the Banjar Hot Springs & Sekumpul Waterfall Munduk
Day 6 Tour Munduk & Tamblingan Lake, Visit the Aling Aling & Gitgit Waterfalls Munduk
Day 7 Transfer to Ubud, Visit the Ulun Danu Bratan Temple & Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Ubud
Day 8 Cooking & Arak-Making Class, Visit Puri Sebatu, Watch a Barong Dance Ubud
Day 9 Sunrise Trek to Mount Batur Summit, Introduction to Balinese Painting Ubud
Day 10 Transfer to Sidemen, Whitewater Rafting on Telaga Waja River Sidemen
Day 11 Visit Tirta Empul, Pura Lempuyang Luhur & Pasir Putih Beach Sidemen
Day 12 Ikat Fabric Demonstration, Visit Besakih Temple Sidemen
Day 13 Transfer to the Quaint Seaside Town of Sanur Sanur
Day 14 Relax on Sanur Beach, Depart  

Welcome to Bali! Begin your adventure in Pekutatan, where you can unwind on black-sand beaches, explore the famous Tanah Lot, and enjoy a traditional massage. Refreshed, you'll transfer to Pemuteran and dedicate a day to snorkeling in Bali Barat National Park. Next, continue to Munduk, stopping along the way for a soak in Banjar Hot Springs and a two-hour trek to Sekumpul Waterfall. Then, upon arrival in Munduk, take advantage of a free evening to meander Pancasari Market before embarking on a full-day tour complete with stops at Tambligan Lake and numerous waterfalls and temples.

The second half of your trip begins with a transfer south to the cultural hotspot of Ubud, and during your three-day stay, you'll experience numerous Balinese traditions. Start with a bike ride around Danu Bratan Temple and a visit to the Sangeh Monkey Forest, then fill the following days with a cooking class, a Barong dance show, and a sunrise trek up Mount Batur. Next, transfer to Sidemen, where you'll raft down the Telaga Waga River and experience spiritual traditions while roaming the temples of Tirta Empul and Besakih. Afterward, round off your adventure with an overnight in the seaside town of SanurLearn more

Itinerary #2: Ultimate Diving Safari in Bali, Nusa Penida & Menjangan

Crafted especially for diving enthusiasts, this underwater adventure features world-class dive sites brimming with tropical fish, colorful coral, and unusual marine life. Throughout, you'll join diving excursions to the USAT Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben, Manta Bay in Nusa Penida, West Bali National Park, and Secret Bay in Gilimanuk. You'll also enjoy a well-rounded introduction to land-based highlights, including Tirta Gangga, Tanah Lot, the Sacred Monkey Forest, and the gorgeous Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

Experience the underwater world of Bali, Indonesia on this two-week tour
Experience the underwater world of Bali, Indonesia on this two-week tour
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali, Transfer to Amed Amed
Day 2 Tour Lempuyang & Tirta Gangga Temples, Balinese Cooking Class Amed
Day 3 Diving Excursion to Tulamben Amed
Day 4 Diving Excursion to Amed Reef, Transfer to Sanur Sanur
Day 5 Transfer to Nusa Penida, Diving Excursion to Manta Bay & SD Point Nusa Penida
Day 6 Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan: Watersports, Seaweed Farming & Devil's Tears Nusa Penida
Day 7 Island Tour of Nusa Penida Nusa Penida
Day 8 Transfer to Ubud, Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Ubud
Day 9 Transfer to Menjangan via Ulun Danu Beratan & Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Menjangan 
Day 10 Diving Excursion at Menjangan Menjangan 
Day 11 Diving Excursion at Gilimanuk Menjangan 
Day 12 Dolphin Tour in Lovina, Free Time in Menjangan Menjangan 
Day 13 Transfer to Seminyak via Tanah Lot Temple, Seminyak Food Tour Seminyak
Day 14 Depart Bali  

Your trip starts in the quaint fishing village of Amed, and after taking a day to shrug off travel fatigue, you'll conquer your first big adventure—a climb up Mount Lempuyang. Then, prep your diving gear, as the following two days are all about the underwater world, with diving excursions in Tulamben Bay and Amed Reef on the agenda. An overnight in Sanur follows, which serves as your base to catch a ferry to Nusa Penida. This small island is famous for its clear water and rugged landscapes, and with three days here, you'll have plenty of time to explore them while diving and beach hopping.

While based on Nusa Penida, you'll also visit a seaweed farm on the nearby island of Nusa Lembongan before returning to the mainland and transferring to Ubud. An overnight in Ubud ensures you have the opportunity to visit Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary; then it's off to the island of Menjangan for a four-night stay. Your time here is all about the water, and you'll discover all sorts of fascinating marine creatures while diving in West Bali National Park and Gilimanuk. Afterward, transfer to Seminyak, where you'll wrap up your adventure with a lazy afternoon on the beach. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Bali Nature & Culture Tour

Perfect for travelers seeking an immersive experience, this alternate highlights itinerary features local-led workshops, numerous temple tours, and a cooking class. You'll also get active as you delve into the island's fascinating natural world through snorkel tours, jungle treks, and a visit to the Bali Turtle Hatchery. In between, leave the driving to experts so you can sit back and enjoy scenic journeys between Tanah Lot, Pemuteran, Munduk, Sidemen, and Sanur.

Start your journey across Bali at the iconic Tanah Lot Temple
Start your journey across Bali at the iconic Tanah Lot Temple
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali, Transfer to the Hindu Sea Temple of Tanah Lot Tanah Lot
Day 2 Visit Taman Ayun Temple, Tirta Taman Mumbul & Tanah Lot  Tanah Lot
Day 3 Transfer to Pemuteran via Brahma Vihara Monastery Pemuteran
Day 4 Snorkel Around Menjangan Island in Bali Barat National Park Pemuteran
Day 5 Trek Through Bali Barat National Park, Visit the Bali Turtle Hatchery Pemuteran
Day 6 Transfer to Munduk via Banjar Hot Springs & Ulun Danu Bratan Temple Munduk
Day 7 Trek to Bali's Tallest Waterfall, Sekumpul Waterfall Munduk
Day 8 Transfer to Sidemen via Jatiluwih Rice Terraces & Batukatu Temple Sidemen
Day 9 Immerse Yourself in Bali's Unique Culture Sidemen
Day 10 Explore the Besakih Temple Complex Sidemen
Day 11 Transfer to the Seaside Town of Sanur via Semarapura & Goa Lawah Sanur
Day 12 Bukit Peninsula Beach-Hopping Tour, Visit Uluwatu Temple Sanur
Day 13 Enjoy a Free Morning, Sunset Cruise from Jimbaran Beach Sanur
Day 14 Free Time, Depart Sanur  

After a leisurely first day based near Tanah Lot, your adventure kicks off with a full-day temple tour featuring Taman Ayun, Tirta Taman Mumbul, and Tanah Lot itself. Settled in, you'll then transfer north to Pemuteran, where an afternoon exploring Pulaki Temple awaits, followed by a boat and snorkeling tour in Bali Barat National Park. While in Pemuteran, you'll also trek through lush rainforests to the summit of Mount Patas and visit Bali Turtle Hatchery. Next, continue north to the serene village of Munduk, which serves as your base to conquer the challenging hike to Sekumpul Waterfall. 

Midway through your adventure, transfer to Sidemen, where you'll dive deeper into the Balinese culture through sarong and lontar manuscript-making workshops and a visit to the sprawling Besakih Great Temple. Then, journey to the coastal town of Sanur, stopping en route to visit the Kertha Gosa Pavilion and the bat-dwelling Goa Lawah Temple. The next morning offers a tranquil beach-hopping excursion, capped off with an enchanting kecak dance performance at Uluwatu Temple. Finally, conclude your trip by indulging in a traditional Balinese massage and enjoying a sunset aboard a dinner cruise. Learn more

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