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Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
Map of Bali Honeymoon - 8 Days
Bali Honeymoon - 8 Days

Spend eight days in two of Bali's most popular spots with this itinerary. You'll start off in Seminyak, visiting surfing beaches and watching the sun set. Then head to Ubud to take in the temples and wildlife and learn to cook in the Balinese style before you depart.

Terraced rice fields
Map of Highlights of Bali - 8 Days
Highlights of Bali - 8 Days

Explore the culture, countryside, and coastline of the "Island of the Gods" with this eight-day itinerary. Drive around the southeastern corner of the island through rice fields, temples, villages, the Monkey Forest, a volcanic caldera, and more before ending your trip on the beach.

Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days
Map of Active Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days
Active Honeymoon in Bali - 14 Days

Tied the knot and want a customized trip to celebrate your love? Try honeymooning in Bali. This tour combines culture, relaxation, beautiful landscapes, snorkeling, and a touch of adventure: the perfect combination for an unforgettable honeymoon.

The beautiful rice terraces in Ubud
Map of Best of Bali: Ubud, Seminyak, & Nusa Lembongan - 10 Days
Best of Bali: Ubud, Seminyak, & Nusa Lembongan - 10 Days

Over 10 days, you'll discover the highlights of Balinese nature, culture, and beaches. The trip will start with five nights in Ubud where you'll visit rice terraces, cycle through villages, go hiking, and visit the most famous temples in the town before traveling to Seminyak. On your way to Seminyak, you'll visit Tanah Lot Temple and Uluwatu Temple, and on your second day in Seminyak, you'll go on a boat cruise to the idyllic island, Nusa Lembongan.

Rice terraces in Bali
Map of Bali Adventure: Ubud, Nusa Lembongan, & Seminyak - 5 Days
Bali Adventure: Ubud, Nusa Lembongan, & Seminyak - 5 Days

This short itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for a thrilling getaway to this lush tropical region. You'll start your trip in the artistic and cultural center of Ubud, then have a chance for the thrill of a lifetime swinging through the jungle high in the treetops. Round out your experience with snorkeling off the coast of Nusa Lembongan Island and clubbing in the resort town of Seminyak. 

A sunrise at Sanur
Map of Bali Adventure: Ubud, Amed, & Sanur - 10 Days
Bali Adventure: Ubud, Amed, & Sanur - 10 Days

Over 10 days, you will exercise your leg muscles as you hike to the top of Mount Batur at sunrise and get your adrenaline kicking as you go water rafting along Ayung River. This adventurous itinerary, which includes Bali's top destinations, will start with three days in Ubud where you'll learn about Bali's history as well as have time to explore this scenic and cultural city independently. In Amed, a small fishing village, you'll discover the vibrant tropical colors of Indonesian fish while snorkeling before visiting Lempuyang Temple and then heading to Sanur with a stopover at White Sand Beach.

Ubud Dancer
Map of Family Trip to Bali: Ubud, Amed, Kuta & More - 13 Days
Family Trip to Bali: Ubud, Amed, Kuta & More - 13 Days

Both parents and kids will find plenty to satisfy them on this family-friendly tour of Bali. The itinerary is full of educational activities so kids learn while they're having fun. Enjoy a combination of natural beauty and wildlife parks, and cultural attractions like dance performances and temple visits.

Tjampuhan Hill in Ubud
Map of Magical Indonesia: Ubud, Sidemen, Gili Air, & Jimbaran  - 14 Days
Magical Indonesia: Ubud, Sidemen, Gili Air, & Jimbaran - 14 Days

Independent travelers will love this 10-day adventure that will take you through two of Indonesia's most beautiful islands while allowing for plenty of free days. You'll start in Ubud, where you will tour ancient temples, take a Balinese cooking class, climb a volcano, and learn about this island's unique culture. Next, you will enjoy the peace of Sidemen's verdant rural communities before wrapping up your adventure on the island paradise of Gili Air and the beaches of Jimbaran.

Lombok
Map of Family Trip to Indonesia: Bali, Gili Air & Lombok - 21 Days
Family Trip to Indonesia: Bali, Gili Air & Lombok - 21 Days

On this three-week tour, enjoy waterfalls and hot springs, take bicycle tours, climb a mountain, go snorkeling, and spend plenty of time relaxing on gorgeous beaches on Bali, Lombok, and tiny Gili Air. There will be plenty of sights and activities included every day, but also enough downtime to relax around hotel pools and spend quality family time together.

The sea temple of Tanah Lot
Map of Scenic Bali: Tanah Lot, Ubud, Sideman - 5 Days
Scenic Bali: Tanah Lot, Ubud, Sideman - 5 Days

This itinerary includes visiting some of Bali's most picturesque temples, the huge Sekumpul Waterfall, and the cultural hub of Ubud. After arriving, your driver will take you to Tanah Lot for one night and then to Ubud for the next two nights, where you can visit the nearby rice terraces, the bustling market, and much more. You'll then travel north—and visit the famous temple Pura Lempuyang and the royal bathing complex Tirta Gangga along the way—before spending your final night in Sideman.

Sunset over the Island of the Gods
Map of Discover Bali: Ubud, Seminyak, Gili Air, & More - 9 Days
Discover Bali: Ubud, Seminyak, Gili Air, & More - 9 Days

Uncover the secrets of Bali on this trip around the Island of the Gods. Visit temples that were built over a thousand years ago, wander through lush green rice terraces around Ubud, drive through lava fields in a vintage Volkswagon convertible, and bask in the turquoise waters of the Gili Islands. End with the trendy beaches and bars of Seminyak, all with plenty of time to relax and learn about the Balinese culture.

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple, Bali
Map of Indonesian Temples & Culture: Yogyakarta, Turi, Ubud & Karangasem - 11 Days
Indonesian Temples & Culture: Yogyakarta, Turi, Ubud & Karangasem - 11 Days

Travel through the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali on this thrilling 11-day journey. You'll start by exploring the magnificent temples of Yogyakarta and hiking up sacred Mount Merapi in Turi. Then, you'll fly over to Bali, where you'll explore beautiful Ubud and its surroundings, including its rice terraces and Monkey Forest. Finally, you'll head east to Karangasem regency for more breathtaking temple complexes and palaces, as well as some well-earned beach days.

Explore the wild beaches of the Bukit Peninsula in southern Bali
Map of Discover Bali: Temples, Trekking, Volcanoes & Gili Islands - 12 Days
Discover Bali: Temples, Trekking, Volcanoes & Gili Islands - 12 Days

Jump right in and discover the beauty of Bali and the Gili Islands on this 12-day adventure through the Island of the Gods. Start your adventure in  Ubud with a vintage VW safari through the rice paddies and a sunrise trek up to Mount Batur before visiting some of the island's holiest and most beautiful temples. Then, head to Sidemen for a taste of traditional Balinese culture in the countryside, and spend a few days relaxing in tropical island paradise on Gili Meno before winding up in Uluwatu, where your trip ends with a mesmerizing Kecak dance performance as the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.

Nusa Penida
Map of Outdoor Adventures in Bali and Nusa Penida - 10 Days
Outdoor Adventures in Bali and Nusa Penida - 10 Days

Add some activity to your holiday with this itinerary through the islands of Bali and Nusa Penida. You'll start on Bali with walks through rice paddies and temples, a cycling tour, hikes down into a volcanic caldera and up to a mountaintop, whitewater rafting, and more. The catch a boat out to Nusa Penida for three days of island exploring and snorkeling before you return to Bali to depart.

Uluwatu Temple
Map of Indonesian Escape: Borneo, Maratua, & Bali - 12 Days
Indonesian Escape: Borneo, Maratua, & Bali - 12 Days

For travelers who want to focus on natural beauty and wildlife, this 12-day itinerary will show you the best features of three of Indonesia's islands. Start with a stay in a wildlife sanctuary in Borneo before taking a boat to Maratua Island, where you will swim at some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Then, head to Bali to explore rock-cut temples guarded by monkeys, verdant terraced rice fields, and colorful art markets.

Sunrise at Borobudur Temple
Map of Adventure and Wonder in Indonesia: Yogyakarta, Ubud, Munduk, Gili Air, & Jimbaran - 11 Days
Adventure and Wonder in Indonesia: Yogyakarta, Ubud, Munduk, Gili Air, & Jimbaran - 11 Days

This dynamic 11-day itinerary is perfect for travelers looking for a balance of culture and adventure in Indonesia. Start your tour in Java's capital of Yogyakarta and see palaces and ancient temples before hopping over to Bali to explore Ubud's markets, hidden waterfalls, and rice paddies. Then, you'll top it all off with a snorkeling adventure on Gili Air Island and beach relaxation in Jimbaran.

Temples and Trekking from East Java to Bali - 14 Days
Map of Temples and Trekking from East Java to Bali - 14 Days
Temples and Trekking from East Java to Bali - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary will take you from East Java to Bali with stops at sites both famous and less-frequented. Tour multiple Javanese temples, including Borobodur and Prambanan; trek up to the tops of Bromo, Kawah Ijen, and Batur volcanos; and stroll through terraced rice fields and coffee plantations as you explore these two lush islands.

Komodo Dragon
Map of Indonesia: Java, West Bali, & Komodo - 17 Days
Indonesia: Java, West Bali, & Komodo - 17 Days

This 17-day, multi-island itinerary will allow you to discover some of the highlights of Indonesia. The tour launches with visiting the temples and active volcanoes in Java, before the discovery of Balinese culture and nature. The trip ends with an encounter alongside the famous Komodo dragons and heads back to Bali for some relaxation by the beach of Seminyak.

Your vessel awaits
Map of Hike & Cruise Indonesia: Lombok, Komodo, and Flores - 14 Days
Hike & Cruise Indonesia: Lombok, Komodo, and Flores - 14 Days

Step out of modern life and onto a cruise around the Lesser Sunda Islands. You'll spend two weeks lounging on deserted beaches, visiting wooden stilt-house villages, hiking volcanoes, and more. The best part? You'll be traveling from Lombok to Flores via Sumbawa and the Komodo Archipelago in style, aboard a traditional Indonesian boat.

Cool off under waterfalls in the jungle around Tetebatu
Map of Off-The-Beaten-Path Lombok & Secret Gili Islands - 8 Days
Off-The-Beaten-Path Lombok & Secret Gili Islands - 8 Days

This 8-day discovery tour of Lombok and the Secret Gili Islands is perfect for adventure-seekers who are short on time. Immerse yourself in the Sasak culture and local wisdom with visits to local villages, before exploring the untouched beauty of Bali's lesser-visited neighbor, with trips to secluded waterfalls in the jungle, remote beaches, and quiet, untouristed islands.