Beautiful Bali - For Solo Travellers

Beautiful Bali - For Solo Travellers
Beautiful Bali - For Solo Travellers
Beautiful Bali - For Solo Travellers
Beautiful Bali - For Solo Travellers
Beautiful Bali - For Solo Travellers
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  • What's Included
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Travel to Bali and discover Indonesia's beautiful island escape on an adventure specifically designed for the solo traveller

Travel to Bali and discover Indonesia's beautiful island escape on an adventure specifically designed for the solo traveller. Dotted with small, character-filled villages, smouldering volcanoes rising out of lush rich fields, idyllic beaches and colourful reefs, Bali is the perfect island getaway. Conquer the slopes of simmering Mt Batur, explore an underwater world in Bali Barat National Park, feast on delicious Balinese cuisine and enjoy moments of absolute peace in Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu–Buddhist lake temple dedicated to the goddess of the waters. Share your experiences with like-minded solo adventurers as you fall in love with the warmth of the Balinese people, their ornate customs and welcoming culture that are synonymous with this beautiful destination.

Highlights
  • Make new friends and lifelong memories as you explore Bali with other solo travellers who share your passion for adventure.
  • A guided hike to the summit of Mt Batur will provide you with dazzling sunrise vistas that stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani.
  • The lovely, peaceful village of Sidemen is nestled in the lush Balinese hills. This is the perfect place to escape the tourists, and the heat!
  • Ubud is the artistic and cultural heart of Bali, enjoy a guided walk through the lush green surrounds and gain an insight into daily village life.
  • With hiking, cycling and snorkelling, this trip is steeped in outdoor activities. But there's also plenty of time to relax – bathe in hot springs, laze on the beach or stroll around botanical gardens.
Accommodation
  • Resort (2 nights) Hotel (6 nights)
Included Activities
  • Ubud - Campuhan Ridge & Village walk
  • Ubud - Kecak dance performance
  • Ubud - Bayung Gede (Kahyangan) Village to Tampak Siring cycling tour
  • Sidemen - Village tour
  • Mt Batur - Sunrise volcano climb
  • Lovina - Menjangan Island Reef snorkeling tour
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot Springs
  • Munduk - Waterfall walk
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Bedugul - Balinese offering in local home
  • Bedugul - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
Transport
  • Private minibus
Destinations
  • Ubud
  • Asia
  • Indonesia
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Singles
  • Cultural
  • Adventure
  • Explorer
  • Small Group
Day 1: Ubud

Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Ubud, Bali's largest Hindu town, and artistic and cultural heart. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Afterwards, perhaps head out to for a group meal at one of the delicious local restaurants.

Location: Ubud

Accommodation: Resort

Day 2: Ubud

Start the day with a guided walking tour (about 2.5 hours). Gain an insight into daily village life as you pass lush rice fields, an alang alang valley (type of wild grass used to make the roof of traditional buildings) and stop by a traditional Balinese home for coffee. The tour ends in central Ubud, where you'll have time to explore the many cafes, galleries and shops on your own. In the evening sit down to a traditional Kecak dance performance. Driven not by musical instruments, but by human chanting, this fascinating theatrical performance is considered a highlight by many travellers.

Location: Ubud

Accommodation: Resort

Meals: breaksfast,

Day 3: Sidemen

Today you’ll explore the area from a different angle – from the saddle of a bike. Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour through backstreets, quaint villages and rice fields, waving to the locals as you go. It’s a relatively easy ride – much of the route is downhill – and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or a brief rest. You’ll also stop to check out some small, intricately carved temples, before concluding your bike tour back in Ubud. After refuelling at lunch, head for the hills to the village of Sideman, travelling by private minivan (about 2 hours). Set against a backdrop of Bali's highest peak, Mt Agung, the peaceful village of Sidemen is proof that Bali still has some pockets that are untouched by tourism. Keep in mind, it's a little cooler up here, thanks to the elevation. You may want to pack a sweater.

Location: Sidemen

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Day 4: Mt Batur

Take a morning walk (approximately 2 hours) around Sidemen, visiting the craftspeople of the local songket weaving industry. A traditional 'bungkus' lunch is included. The walk is a great chance to take in the beautiful scenery. Continuing your journey higher into the mountains, drive along the crater rim road to a fishing village on the edge of Lake Batur (approximately 2 hours). Volcanic Mt Batur (1,717 m) sits inside a stark and spectacular caldera, and with Lake Batur below it's a stunning sight. The lake supports the local fishing industry, while many of the villagers work as guides for the volcano climb. Your accommodation at the base of Mt Batur is a hotel with a restaurant. This is a great location at which to start tomorrow's early morning trek without extra travelling time.

Location: Mt Batur

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,

Day 5: Lovina

It’s a very early start today – you’ll have to wake at 3 am to begin the 1.5 to 2-hour walk to the summit of Mt Batur in order to reach it before sunrise. Trust us, it’s worth the effort. On a clear morning, it's possible to see all the way across the Lombok Strait to the peaks of Lombok's Mt Rinjani. The view of the gorgeous sunrise over the valleys of Bali may well be the most memorable part of your trip. Do keep in mind, however, that the weather can be unpredictable and sometimes the view is obscured by clouds. After descending the volcano, there's an option to soak in hot springs with fantastic views over the lake and caldera. Then make the journey from the mountains to the small coastal town of Lovina (approximately 3 hours). Lovina is famous for the dolphins that patrol its coast. It's also a great spot for fine food, traditional massages and yoga.

Location: Lovina

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Day 6: Lovina

Enjoy a day of snorkelling amongst Menjangan Island’s coral reef, part of the Bali Barat National Park. We will drive approx. 1.5 – 2 hours (each way) and then take a boat ride of around 20 mins into the National Park at Menjangan. On the way back, you’ll stop for a soak at Banjar Hot Spring, a small spring popular with the locals. Tonight, head to Ibu Wayan's to learn about Balinese cuisine before sitting down to a home-cooked meal.

Location: Lovina

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,lunch,dinner,

Day 7: Bedugul

After breakfast, visit the local market then head to the tiny hilltop village of Munduk (approximately 1 hour) where you’ll walk through aromatic clove and coffee plantations to a spectacular hidden waterfall, (it’s a good idea to pack warm clothing as the early mornings and evenings can be quite cool). Continue inland to the picturesque mountain town of Bedugul and on to a village called Angserim (approximately 1.5 hours), where you’ll join a local family in making a traditional Balinese blessing. Be welcomed into their home with a refreshing drink and delicious cake, before learning how to make an offering (canang) and gain a better understanding of this daily ritual that you will see all over Bali. Afterwards, visit their small herb garden and enjoy the surrounding views overlooking Batukaru mountain.

Location: Bedugul

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Day 8: Sanur

Start the day with a visit to Lake Bratan for a delightful view of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple set on a small island in the lake. Continue by minivan to Sanur and enjoy some free time there in the afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Get a feel for the traditions and local customs which are well maintained here. Ancient temples are easily accessible – just a short distance away from the beach.

Location: Sanur

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: breaksfast,

Day 9: Sanur

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast today. If you are staying longer in Sanur you may want to consider some of these optional activities.

Location: Sanur

Meals: breaksfast,

Included

Bedugul - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

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