Perfect for families, this two-week Indonesian itinerary blends adventurous excursions with plenty of free time to spend at the beach. Visit temples, hike to waterfalls, and discover the monkey forest in Bali, then hop on a speedboat to reach the neighboring island of Gili Air. Here the whole family can enjoy an island paradise— exploring white sand beaches, swimming in turquoise seas, and snorkeling with sea turtles.

Highlights

  • Canoe to the famous temple of Ulun Danu Beratan 
  • Hike to waterfalls & hot springs
  • Go on a whitewater rafting adventure down the Ayung River
  • Meet the local fauna at the Monkey Forest & Bali Bird/Reptile Park
  • Snorkel with sea turtles & tropical fish
  • Relax on the white sand beaches of Gili Air

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive at Denpasar Airport, Transfer to Tanah Lot Tanah Lot
Day 2 Free Day in Tanah Lot  Tanah Lot
Day 3 Transfer Tanah Lot to Munduk Munduk, Bali
Day 4 Canoe Lake Beratan Munduk, Bali
Day 5 Waterfall Trek & Hot Springs Munduk, Bali
Day 6 Transfer Munduk to Ubud Ubud, Bali
Day 7 White Water Rafting Adventure, Visit Bali Bird & Reptile Park Ubud, Bali
Day 8 Free Day in Ubud Ubud, Bali
Day 9 Transfer Ubud to Gili Air  Gili Air
Day 10 Gili Archipelago Boat & Snorkeling Trip Gili Air
Day 11 Free Day on Gili Air  Gili Air
Day 12 Transfer Gili Air to Sanur Sanur, Bali
Day 13 Free Day in Sanur Sanur, Bali
Day 14 Transfer to Denpasar Airport & Depart Denpasar

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Denpasar Airport, Transfer to Tanah Lot

A scenic drive welcomes you to Tanah Lot

Welcome to Bali! Upon arrival at the airport in Denpasar, you will be met by your private driver who will take you to your hotel in Tanah Lot. The drive from the airport out to the island can take a couple of hours, depending on traffic, but it's a beautiful one, passing through small villages and past endless green rice paddies and lush forests.

Once you arrive in Tanah Lot, you're free to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the legendary Balinese hospitality, enjoy a massage or a cocktail, or go for a wander around the neighborhood and head out for some food in the charming center of the old town, which has plenty of shops, cafes, local warungs, and fine dining options to suit everyone.

Day 2: Free Day in Tanah Lot  

The sea temple of Tanah Lot

Today is free to get settled in and explore at your leisure. Visit the beautiful Tanah Lot temple, walk along the local rice fields, enjoy a bike ride, or laze around by the pool—the choice is yours! If you're feeling adventurous, there's plenty of other activities available to book, like surf lessons, kite surfing, windsurfing, standup paddleboarding, and horse riding.

Day 3: Transfer Tanah Lot to Munduk

Drive through lush ricefield terraces to Munduk

After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive you north along the stunning Pupuan Road to your next destination: Munduk. Keep your eyes wide open and your camera ready on this scenic drive through ricefield terraces and lush jungle areas. 

Day 4: Canoe Lake Beratan

Canoe to the serene Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
Canoe to the serene Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Set off early this morning for a canoe trip along the glistening Lake Beratan, where you can paddle among the peace and serenity of the surrounding scenery. At the shore, you'll discover the famous Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region provides a scenic backdrop. This water temple is dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers, and is used for offering ceremonies. “Ulun Danu” literally translates as “head of the lake”.

Day 5: Waterfall Trek & Hot Springs

Trek through the Balinese countryside to hidden waterfalls
Trek through the Balinese countryside to hidden waterfalls 

Embark on a waterfall trek in the heart of the lush Balinese vegetation today. Cross rice fields and pass bright green landscapes as you experience a tableau of the island's traditional rural life. Your destination is a series of crystal clear lagoons and hidden waterfalls, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim. Afterward, your driver will transfer you to the local Bajar Hot Springs, where you can soothe tired muscles after your trek. 

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Day 6: Transfer Munduk to Ubud, Visit Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest

Sangeh Monkey Forest is a favorite with families
Sangeh Monkey Forest is a favorite with families

Today you'll leave Munduk and make your way to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali. Along the way, visit the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These famous rice fields form a natural amphitheater, giving a beautiful overview of the Balinese subak irrigation system.

Next, stop to say hello to the cheeky monkeys at Sangeh Monkey Forest. Spread over 15 acres of forestland with giant nutmeg trees and some ancient ruins, the main attraction here are the hordes of funny yet wise Balinese monkeys.

Day 7: White Water Rafting Adventure, Visit Bali Bird & Reptile Park

Take a rafting trip down the Ayung River today
Take a rafting trip down the Ayung River today

Today you'll experience the island from a different perspective, as you raft down the Ayung River. Equip yourself, board the raft, and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes as you flow down the river towards an awaiting buffet lunch.

In the afternoon you'll visit the Bali Bird and Reptile Park, a unique and educational attraction for the whole family. Two acres of beautiful tropical gardens offer an interesting walk amidst the rich compilation of nearly a thousand exotic birds from the Indonesian archipelago and around the world. Hundreds of bird species can be found in the beautiful aviaries and individual enclosures, and several bird species live and roam freely in the open spaces and in the nested ponds of the park. The reptile park offers a vast assortment of reptile and amphibian species among horticultural gardens. Here you can see the giant Komodo dragon as well as pythons, lizards, geckos, toads, frogs, turtles, turtles, and crocodiles.

Day 8: Free Day in Ubud

Browse local handicrafts at the market in Ubud
Browse local handicrafts at the market in Ubud

Today you have a free day without a driver. Spend the day at your leisure, relaxing by the pool of your accommodation or in one of Ubud's famous spas. Another option is to take this opportunity to stroll through the streets of Ubud at your own pace, visiting art galleries and museums as well as going shopping for some local handicrafts.

Day 9: Transfer Ubud to Gili Air 

Gili air
Transfer to the paradise of Gili Air

This morning your driver picks you up from your hotel in Ubud and drives you to Padangbai. From there you hop on a fast boat to reach the small and beautiful island of Gili Air.

On arrival, no motorized vehicles are allowed within the island, ensuring total relaxation. Enjoy a cocktail at one of the beach bars and catch the sunset with your toes in the sand.

Day 10: Gili Archipelago Boat & Snorkeling Trip

Snorkel in the calm, clear waters of Gili Air
Snorkel in the calm, clear waters of Gili Air

This morning, make your way to the port to board a traditional wooden boat for a trip around the Gili Islands. Your captain will stop off at the best snorkeling spots around the islands so you can admire the beauty of the underwater world and the coral reefs and tropical fish that call this archipelago home. 

Day 11: Free Day on Gili Air

Spend a day at the beach in Gili Air
Spend a day at the beach in Gili Air

Today is free to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this little paradise. Spend a day at the beach, building sandcastles and swimming in the turquoise ocean. Those looking for a little more adventure can scuba dive, snorkel, fish, or bike around the island at their leisure.

Day 12: Transfer Gili Air to Sanur

Enjoy a brilliant sunset over Sanur Beach
Enjoy a brilliant sunset over Sanur Beach

Enjoy a free morning in Gili Air. After one last dip in the sea, it's time to catch a fast boat back to Bali. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your accommodation in Sanur. Take a moment to get settled before heading out to tour Sanur's animated streets where hundreds of restaurants and colorful shops are waiting to be discovered. Be sure to catch the sunset from the comfort of a bean bag chair on the beach. 

Day 13: Free Day in Sanur

airport
Stop for an ice cream at the beach in Sanur

Savor your last day in Bali at your own pace. Spend a day at the beach, take a bicycle ride around the coast, relax by the pool, try one of the many recommended restaurants, and don't forget to try some of the local gelato!

Day 14: Transfer to Denpasar Airport & Depart

A traditional Balinese offering
A traditional Balinese offering

After breakfast and depending on your flight schedule, your private driver will take you to Denpasar Airport today to catch your departing flight. Safe travels!

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