- Snorkel with tropical fish off the coast of Nusa Lembongan Island
- Go soaring through the jungle on swings and ziplines at Bali Swing
- Learn about Balinese art in Ubud's museums
- Relax on the beach and enjoy the nightlife in Seminyak
- Sample crispy duck and other traditional Indonesian dishes
|Day 1||Arrive in Ubud & Explore local culture||Ubud|
|Day 2||Day trip to Bali Swing||Ubud|
|Day 3||Snorkel Around Nusa Lembongan Island||Seminyak|
|Day 4||Enjoy a Free Day in Seminyak||Seminyak|
|Day 5||Depart Indonesia, End of Trip|
Day 1: Arrive in Ubud & Explore Local Culture
Welcome to Bali! You'll arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport. A driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Ubud. During the drive, you'll enjoy views of the island's twisting roads, quaint villages, and terraced rice fields. Once you arrive in Ubud and check in at your hotel, you'll have the rest of the day and evening free to relax. 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 the day with a traditional Indonesian meal. Dishes to try, include bebek goreng (crispy duck) and satays of grilled beef, chicken, or shrimp.
Day 2: Day trip to Bali Swing
Today you'll visit an ecotourism hot spot known as Bali Swing, an outdoor theme park filled with ziplines and rope swings. You'll be surrounded by lush jungle and steep cliffs, so get ready to embrace your sense of adventure. The park also features waterfalls, a swimming pool, and incredible views of the surrounding rainforest. Dine in a traditional Balinese restaurant for lunch, then continue to explore the area, visiting a local market before you return to your hotel for a relaxing evening.
Day 3: Snorkel Around Nusa Lembongan Island
Rise early today for a snorkeling adventure in paradise! First thing in the morning, you'll sail off to Nusa Lembongan Island, a half-hour boat ride from Sanur Harbor. You'll quickly discover Nusa Lembongan's charms, from its white-sand beaches to crashing waves perfect for surfing. The region is rich in marine life, too — during your snorkeling trip, you'll spot colorful fish and swim past majestic coral. Take some time to relax on the beach in the afternoon before transferring to your hotel in Seminyak. This evening is a great opportunity to try some freshly caught seafood prepared according to traditional Balinese methods.
Day 4: Enjoy a Free Day in Seminyak
On the last day of the trip, you'll be free to sightsee, explore, or relax. If you're interested in cultural history, take a quick cab ride to the centuries-old Pura Petitenget, a temple that was built to ward off evil spirits. If you'd prefer to enjoy the beach, take advantage of numerous beach clubs, many of which are outfitted with oversized bean bags and colorful umbrellas where you can order a tropical drink and relax with a book. Up for an adventure? Go on a scuba diving expedition, try horseback riding on the shore, or take a surfing lesson.
Seminyak comes alive at night, as the town has an abundance of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. The nearby town of Kuta offers more of the same.
Day 5: Depart Indonesia, End of Trip
It's time to say goodbye to Indonesia. After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you back to the airport in Ubud. Safe travels!
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