Essential Bali and Lombok
Bespoke Holiday Itinerary / Experience Tour

Info : Essential Bali and Lombok

This classic itinerary offers first time visitors the chance to experience the culture and warmth of Bali before relaxing on the idyllic white-sand beaches of Lombok. 

Highlights include:

  • Stay amongst the trendy restaurants and bars in the beach resort of Seminyak.
  • Cooking class in the famous Bambu Bali Restaurant
  • Experience the markets, temples and scenery of Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali
  • Take a speedboat across the Lombok Strait, with the backdrop of dramatic volcanoes
  • Relax on the idyllic Mangsit Beach on the remote North West coast of Lombok

Pricing & Inclusions

From £2,237 per person including flights from the UK (based on two adults sharing).

This price is based on a tour price of £1,537 and international flights from the UK from £700pp.

Note that the price of flights in particular, can be higher during peak travel periods. 

  • International Flights with Singapore Airlines (often lower priced options but they do not fly into Lombok)
  • superior level accommodation
  • Fully privately guided
  • All tours, meals and transfers as mentioned above.

Day-to-Day Itinerary : Essential Bali and Lombok

Day 1 – Depart the UK

Depart the UK.

Day 2 – Seminyak

You will be met by your guide when you arrive at the airport, where they will assist you with immigration and your visa procedures. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Seminyak where you can spend the rest of the day relaxing at leisure.

Day 3 – Seminyak

Visit the famous rock formation that sits off the Bali coast and is home to a 15th century pilgrimage temple. After a tour of the temple you will be taken to the an incredible outdoor theatre where you will watch the fascinating Kecak dance which is native to Indonesia and tells the eternal love story of Rama and Shinta, with sun setting in the background.

Day 4 – Seminyak

Take an early morning visit to a local market to look for and purchase the produce for the day, this course gives you a thorough introduction into the techniques and methods used in traditional Balinese cuisine. The restaurant is run by the famous chef Heinz von Holzen who has been in Bali for 20 years and is a pioneer of Balinese cooking courses.After the market visit and breakfast, you will spend the morning cooking and building up your appetite and then lunch will be had testing your creations.

Day 5 – Ubud

This morning you will transfer to Ubud, the cultural capital of Bali. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 6 - Ubud

Take a private walking tour through the beautiful countryside surrounding Ubud. You will be guided through local villages and paddy fields by a local Balinese Priest who will offer a great insight into Balinese nature, religion and culture. After the walk you will finish up at the Priests house, where you will receive a traditional Balinese lunch, followed by a Balinese blessing.

Day 7 – Ubud

Enjoy a guided tour of Ubud town, the cultural centre of Bali. Visit the ARMA Museum's excellent art gallery and Batuan Village to meet Dewa Nyoman Batuan, a master of Balinese painting and its culture. You will then have a chance to visit Ubud's famous Monkey Forest, which as its name suggests is a forest that is home to hundreds of monkeys - grey macaques in this case. End the day with a stroll through Ubud's Market and/or Palace.

Day 8 – Sideman

Transfer by road for roughly 2.5 hours to the stunning rural town of Sideman. Checkin to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure in this stunning natural setting.

Day 9 - Sideman

From the hotel you will set out on a trek to Pura Bukit, guided by one of the hotels local guides. Once there you will have the chance to witness the traditional process of Ikat Weaving.                                                                                             

Day 10 – Lombok

Take a speedboat to the neighbouring island of Lombok (if preferred, you can fly). The ride will last about 90 minutes. Upon arrival, transfer to your beach-front hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

Day 11, 12, 13 & 14 – Lombok

Spend 4 full days at leisure to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Lombok.

Day 15 – Fly home

Transfer to Lombok airport for your flight home. 

Customer Feedback
Six great and amazingly different hotels - we would happily recommend any of them. We had three excellent guides as well. And we lost track of the number of "Wow" moments. In addition to the obvious, including Paramban, Borobodur and Bromo, we would add our tour of the markets + rickshaw ride in Malang, and having coffee with Mr Rai at the Agung Rai Gallery in Bali. Our guide in Bali, Otok (?) was excellent at explaining local culture, and we left an offering at his family shrine.

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