Get to know the beautiful island of Bali on this weeklong tour of the island. Starting in Canggu, you'll drive along scenic Pupuan Road, passing terraced rice fields and jungle landscapes on your way to a temple that appears to float in mid-air. Hike to the gorgeous Munduk Waterfalls, then trek to the summit of Mount Batur for spectacular views at sunrise, followed by a soak in hot springs. You'll finish with a day of market browsing and strolling on the beach in Sanur.

Highlights

  • Hike to the famous Munduk Waterfalls
  • Trek to the top of Mount Batur to see an unforgettable sunrise
  • Interact with playful Balinese monkeys
  • Shop for handicrafts in multiple Balinese marketplaces

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bali Canggu, Bali
Day 2 Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple  Munduk, Bali
Day 3 Hike to Munduk Waterfalls & Hot Springs Munduk, Bali
Day 4 Explore the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces Ubud, Bali
Day 5 Go for a Sunrise Trek to Mount Batur Ubud, Bali
Day 6 Browse for Handicrafts & Relax at the Beach  Sanur, Bali
Day 7 Depart Bali - End of Trip  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bali

Sunset over the beach in Canggu, Bali 

Welcome to Indonesia! Your adventure begins when you land on the island of Bali, nicknamed the "Island of Gods" because of its many Hindu temples. Transfer to the coastal town of Canggu, where you'll spend the first night. There aren't any planned activities on the schedule today, so take some time to enjoy the beach or stroll around the village. If you're feeling more energetic, head out to the rice paddies near Canggu. Or side-trip to Tanah Lot, an offshore rock formation — the name means "Land in the Sea." Perched on a rock by the sea, the 16th-century structure is one of seven sea temples found along the Balinese coast. Get some rest at your hotel in the evening.                    

Day 2: Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple 

Rice terraces along Pupuan Road

After breakfast, drive north along the stunning Pupuan Road. Keep your eyes wide open and your camera ready: the road is surrounded by terraced rice fields terraces and lush jungle. You'll stop at a local market, where you can browse through endless varieties of fruits, spices, and local handicrafts. Next, you'll visit the famous Ulun Danu Beratan Temple on the shores of Beratan Lake. The smooth reflective surface of the lake, which surrounds most of the temple’s base, creates the impression that the temple is floating. This water temple is dedicated to Dewi Batari Ulun Danu, goddess of lakes and rivers, and is used for special ceremonies.

Day 3: Hike to Munduk Waterfalls & Hot Springs

Munduk Waterfalls, Bali

This morning, you will hike through the heart of the Balinese jungle on your way to Munduk Waterfalls, passing through lush green landscapes, tea plantations, and rolling hills. Then you'll continue on to nearby hot springs surrounded by nature. Hike to the Twin Lakes Viewpoint to enjoy sweeping views of Buyan and Tambingan Lakes. Finish the day with a traditional Indonesian meal. Dishes to try include bebek goreng (crispy duck) and satays of grilled beef, chicken, or shrimp.

Day 4: Explore the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Sunrise over the rice terraces

You'll leave Munduk this morning and take the road to Ubud, the cultural center of Bali. Stop to visit the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you arrive in Ubud, you have several activity options. Explore the town's boutiques and cafés, take a yoga class, visit Ubud Palace, or learn about Balinese art at the excellent Agung Rai Museum of Art or the Neka Art Museum. Wander through Ubud Monkey Forest to see three historic temples and a native population of Balinese macaques — keep your distance and avoid direct eye contact, as the monkeys can get aggressive! Finish with a trip to the village of Wongaya Gede to visit Batukaru Temple.

Day 5: Go for a Sunrise Trek to Mount Batur

Watch the sun rise from the summit of Mount Batur
A sweeping view of Mount Batur

Early in the morning, you'll begin the journey to Mount Batur. Start the ascent before dawn and climb to the top of the volcano to watch the sunrise. Down below, you'll be able to see the outline of Lake Batur. In the distance, you'll spot the other volcanoes of Bali: Abang, Agung, and Batukaru. After enjoying the sunrise, you'll start the trek down and meet your driver. Then go on to visit Pura Batur and rest in the natural hot springs to regain your strength.

Day 6: Browse for Handicrafts & Relax at the Beach

On the waterfront in Sanur

After breakfast, you'll head to your next destination, Sanur. You'll visit Sukawati Market, a popular Balinese marketplace where you can buy textiles, baskets, artwork, and food in a friendly atmosphere. Then go for a walk on Sanur's sandy beaches and go for a seafood meal, prepared Indonesian-style, on your last night of the trip. 

Day 7: Depart Bali - End of Trip

Looking down at Bali from the plane

The trip comes to an end today. Transfer to the airport to catch a flight out. Safe travels!

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