BALI ROMANTIC RETREAT
A romantic escape to exotic Bali that tempts your senses with culinary tours, relaxing spa treatments and sun-drenched beaches. For outdoor enthusiasts, you will be rewarded with jaw-dropping landscapes, ancient monuments, mesmerizing tribal music and dances, and even mischievous monkeys; all guaranteed to put you in a tropical state of mind. Immerse yourself in the mystical culture of the island, as genuinely warm Balinese
hospitality makes this the perfect romantic getaway.
Day 1 - Arrival
After clearing customs at Bali Airport, meet your driver for a private transfer to your South Bali hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2 - South Bali
Your morning is free, but save your appetite for the late afternoon Private Bali Foodie Heaven Tour. Join an expert foodie on a culinary journey to experience the aromas and flavors of Bali. You'll meet your specialist guide and drive to a home factory to see how the famous Indonesian cookies, known as Pie Susu, are made. A tasting of these delicious cookies will soon reveal why they are so popular. Next it's time for some liquid refreshment in the form of es teler, a fruit coconut cocktail sweetened with condensed milk.
We'll take a walk around the market in Badung to see the unusual herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits that are on display. Your guide will describe them in detail and explain how they are used in Indonesian cooking. There's even the chance to try some of the fresh fruits and colorful Indonesian cakes. End the evening in an authentic local restaurant to experience a traditional Nasi Campur. Created by the Dutch colonists, this banquet-style meal consists of many rich and exotic Indonesian specialties and is the ideal way to try out the local cuisine.
Day 3 - South Bali
The day is at your leisure, however late in the afternoon you will be taken to the famous cliff-hanging temple at Uluwatu. Perched on the edge of a steep cliff, the temple sits 230 feet above the crashing waves of the Indonesian Ocean. The temple is inhabited by a large number of Macaque monkeys, many of whom can be found roaming the pathways. As the sun sets over the glittering ocean, watch a dramatic Kecak dance or Ramayana Monkey Chant performance at the temple. Wearing traditional checked cloth around their waists, the male dancers chant in unison while depicting a battle from the Ramayana.
After the performance we'll drive to one of the beautiful beaches in Jimbaran for a barbecue seafood dinner in a beach warung, which are small local cafe-type places that serve traditional local food. You'll feast on a succulent seafood platter,including prawns, grilled fish, squid and clams. Another traditional dish to sample is kangkung, also known as Indonesian water spinach, accompanied by sambal, a spicy Indonesian sauce.
Day 4 - South Bali To Ubud
After breakfast. Meet your guide for your private transfer to Ubud. It's situated in the central foothills among rice paddies, mystical temples and boasts an impressive culinary scene. After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for independent sightseeing.
Day 5 - Ubud
After breakfast, a full day of touring starting with a visit to the sacred monkey forest of Ubud. This ecological reserve strives to maintain the viability of the Balinese long-tailed macaque, but it's also a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex. Our next stop will be the Bali Batuan Temple, a local Balinese Hindu temple looked after by the local resident of Batuan countryside. For over a thousand years, Batuan has been a village of artists and craftsmen, old legends and mysterious tales. The temple is beautifully designed with Balinese ornaments and the roof temple building consists of fiber from the chromatic black palm tree. Afterwards, we'll make our way to the stunning coastal Tanah Lot temple, located on a rock island in the sea. Have your camera ready as this is the most famous and photographed place in Bali. This sacred Hindu temple sits majestically on a large offshore rock which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves of the surrounding sea. Returning to your hotel, dinner will be on your own this evening.
Day 6 - Ubud
Indulge yourself for a day with Balinese art, inspiring views and a unique spa experience. Meet your guide and driver in the morning and drive to the Puri Lukisan Museum, the oldest art museum in Bali. Here you can admire an array of paintings and wood carvings from prominent Balinese artists. We'll continue to the stunning area of Kintamani, as a volcano can be the sightseeing highlight on your trip to Bali's highland region. From the rim of the Batur Caldera, take in the spectacular views over the massive crater lake at this still active volcano. After this exhilarating rush, the nearby Bagus Jati Resort is the perfect venue for a healthy lunch made from fresh produce from their own garden. Set among lush tropical forests in the mountains of Ubud, the resort offers relaxed dining amid spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.
After lunch, time to be pampered, as we head to the spa and prepare to unwind with an indulgent two-hour spa treatment. You'll start with a refreshing foot bath followed by a traditional Balinese massage. Then immerse yourself in a Madura Island rock salt bath that warms the body, allowing the pores to open. The spa therapist will then apply a conditioning body mask comprised of ginger, cloves and other spices ground with brown rice, all enclosed with an outer banana leaf body wrap. A soothing head and face massage completes this spa experience. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, you can then relax and enjoy the scenic views on the drive back to your hotel.
Day 7 - Ubud To South Bali
After breakfast, you will have a private transfer to your next South Bali hotel, and the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 8 - South Bali
Later in the morning, a private car will collect you from your hotel to start your romantic tour. The first stop is at a beautiful beach, surrounded by steep limestone cliffs. Walk down to hidden beach and spend some time swimming in the clear water or lying on the soft white sand. You'll also have the use of non-motorized water sport facilities such as kayaks and snorkeling equipment. The sunset here is said to be one of the best on the island, so sit back with a refreshing cocktail and enjoy the views of the setting sun casting a golden glow over the shimmering Indian Ocean.
We'll continue to Nusa Dua for the ultimate romantic dining experience. On a private beach in a candlelit cave, you will find a beautifully decorated table set for two. Listen to the sounds of the waves crashing against the shore as the attentive staff serve up an epicurean dinner. At the end of a perfect evening, your driver will take you back to your hotel.
Day 9 - Departure
After breakfast, meet your driver for a private transfer to the Bali Airport.