Discover Bali & Komodo

Discover Bali and Komodo Island in style. With its varied landscape of sandy beaches, hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and cliffs, gorgeous waterfalls, as well as lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides, it’s no surprise that Bali is called the island of the Gods. Your journey starts in Ubud, the artistic and cultural heart of Bali. Ubud reflects Indonesia‘s rich culture & island beauty. An idyllic haven for rejuvenation, exploration, and retreats. From Ubud, you make your way to Flores to board your own private traditional Indonesian Phinisi sailing vessel, Alexa, to explore Komodo Island in the height of luxury.

Day 1: Arrival in Bali - Ubud 

Upon arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali, you will be met and greeted by your English-speaking butler guide and a private chauffeur, who will escort you directly to your hotel in Ubud using an air-conditioned vehicle. Ubud is located 35 km northeast of Bali’s International Airport. Arrive in Ubud and check in at Mandapa Ubud, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve offering luxury pool villas, unique wellness and dining experiences, and breathtaking architecture. A secluded paradise where lush, rolling hills, the Ayung river, and verdant rice paddies create a unique sense of place.
The evening is at leisure and overnight at hotel.
Accmmodation at Mandapa Ubud, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Day 2: Ubud - Day Free at Leisure

Enjoy scrumptious breakfast at Sawah Terrace Restaurant facing the beautiful rice paddies and tropical forest. This restaurant features a menu that highlights Balinese cuisine alongside other Asian and healthy delicacies. Located at the heart of the Reserve, it boasts covered and outdoor seating and an open kitchen. Today is yours. Relax at the hotel and enjoy its facilities or go out exploring the hotel surroundings. To ensure that every need is met and that all guests‘ unexpressed wishes are fulfilled beyond expectations, Mandapa Ubud provides guests with a dedicated butler 24 hours a day in each pool villa and suite. Away from daily distractions, you will find joy in even the simplest activities, whether practicing yoga in the peaceful pavilion, enjoying a good book and health-conscious fresh menus in the food and beverage outlets or swimming in the pool with the majestic view of rice field.
Accommodation at Mandapa Ubud, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Day 3-5: Ubud - Day Free at Leisure or Ubud Village Exploration

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day or, if you are interested, you will be picked up from the hotel to embark on a Ubud Village exploration. First, we will drive towards Goa Gajah or also known as the Elephant Cave which is a significant Hindu archaeological site with close proximity to the Elephant River.

On the way to Ubud, we will stop at Monkey Forest Sanctuary, a nature reserve temple complex and a small rain forest dwelt by some group of long-tailed Macaques/monkeys and other tropical animals. It contains the Pura Dalem Agung Padang Tegal temple as well as a “Holy Spring” bathing temple. Proceed to Pura Saraswati Temple and water garden, which was built at the end of the 19th century and named after the Hindu goddess of art and learning ―Dewi Saraswati.

Afterward, drive to Semana Village, where the luxurious tent for the picnic is set up in a secluded spot surrounded by tropical palm trees and lush greenery. The Experience also includes a short scenic trek to the picnic spot. Savour in the beauty and tranquility while enjoying your high tea with a lavish menu comprising gourmet canapés, freshly squeezed fruit juices, premium quality tea, and mineral water. Our butler is on hand to cater to your every need.

Should you wish to ease your tired feet a therapist is on hand to massage them with a soothing footbath of natural essence that includes lime, sea salt, and flower petals. Soak in the sunshine while enjoying the foot massage along the Ayung River. There are other activities to liven up the afternoon – a 30-minute yoga session facing the sun conducted by an experienced teacher, and an invigorating body massage in the open so you can enjoy the fresh air while relaxing under the soothing hands of the masseur.

Picnic ends around early evening when the sun is setting, when you are then transported back to your hotel.
Accommodation at Mandapa Ubud, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Day 5: Ubud - Airport - Labuhan Bajo - Cruise to Sebayor Island

After breakfast at your Resort, you will be transferred to the Ngurah Rai International airport to catch your flight to Labuan Bajo. Labuan Bajo is a charming little fishing village clinging to the Western tip of Flores. It is also the best jumping-off point for Komodo and Rinca. The harbor is littered with out-rigger fishing boats and is sheltered by the islands, giving the impression that you‘re standing on the shores of a vast lake.

Upon arrival at Labuan Bajo airport, an Alexa Private Cruise representative will greet you on arrival at the airport, assist you with luggage and escort you to the Alexa Vessel at Labuan Bajo harbor which is a 5 minute drive from the airport. While your luggage is transferred aboard Alexa, enjoy a refreshing welcome drink and a tour of the facilities aboard. You will also meet the crew and receive a safety briefing for your stay with us.

Once you are settled, the Alexa will depart the harbour for a 2-hour crossing to Sebayor Island. Snacks and drinks are available during the crossing and lunch will be served once you arrive. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy a snorkel or an introductory dive within the area in the beautiful waters off the island. Sebayor Kecil is perfect for a check dive, where you have the opportunity to dive with black-tip reef sharks, groups of tuna, and green turtles diving from the surface.
Alexa will then depart to Pink Beach, around 2 hours, and during this time you may wish to enjoy spa treatment from our Talika Spa therapist. A perfect way to round off your first day. As the day ends with a stunning sunset over the Komodo Island hills, the evening rounds out with a superb gourmet meal and Alexa will moor overnight in a beautiful secluded cove.
Overnight, Lunch and Dinner on board the Alexa private Cruise

Day 6: Pink Beach - Komodo National Park - Padar Island

After a superb breakfast, head ashore to the most beautiful Pink Beach which gets its name and colour from crushed red coral blended with sugar- soft white sand. This pristine beach is perfect for a dive or snorkel in the many shades of turquoise waters, with underwater scenery as beautiful and full of life as the one above it.
Here you have the opportunity to go trekking in search of the legendary Komodo Dragon. Guided by Park Rangers, the walk will take you along promising paths where the native wildlife is in abundance. On the lookout for exotic birdlife and flying lizards in their natural habitat, this trek usually takes about 2 hours or until the famous and fascinating dragon is located.
Back onboard Alexa for a well-deserved lunch, you then set sail to Padar Island where you anchor in a bay surrounded by stunning beaches. Padar Island is the third largest island in the Komodo National Park. It is famous for its long stretches of deserted white beaches. The bays are also perfect for wake-boarding as the waters are flat and calm and the scenery is just spectacular.
Alexa will spend the night on anchor in a secluded cove, and it is here you set up our beach barbeque on a soft white sandy beach. Star-gaze, relax on plush white cushions and indulge in the freshest grilled seafood on offer, caught during the days sail and prepared especially for you by our Chef.
Overnight, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on board the Alexa private Cruise

Day 7: Cruise to Rinca Island - Siaba Island

After a full gourmet breakfast, Alexa will start to navigate back through the bays and coves towards Rinca Island, also home to the Komodo Dragon, this dry and rugged island is well-known for its diverse wildlife. Apart from dragons, you may spot monkeys, wild buffaloes, and deer. From the top of the hills, the scenery is spectacular.
Then you will set sail to Pengah Island which is a wonderful spot for diving and snorkelling. This is a cruising time of around 4hrs.
Whether you are ashore exploring, swimming in the warm tropical waters off a deserted sand cay, or relaxing aboard with a Spa treatment, this day of your journey will be one never to be forgotten. The afternoon cruise takes us to Siaba Island, which is surrounded by secluded bays and private beaches. The underwater coral gardens here are spectacular. As evening approaches, Siaba is the perfect viewpoint for a final sunset over the Komodo Islands.
Overnight, Lunch and Dinner on board the Alexa private Cruise

Day 8: Labuan Bajo - Denpasar - Seminyak

Alexa departs early in the morning to set sail to Labuan Bajo, Flores. Breakfast is served and then it‘s time to prepare for disembarkation. Your luggage will be transferred to the airport and depending on the time of your flight, there may be time for one last interesting tour through the local markets and visit the Batu Cermin Cave. Your transfer to the airport will be arranged from this point and the Alexa representative will assist until you are ready to board your flight to Denpasar, Bali. Upon arrival at Denpasar airport, you will be met, and then transfered to your hotel in Seminyak. Fabulous Seminyak is the centre of life for hordes of the island's expats, many of whom own boutiques, design clothes, surf, or do seemingly nothing at all. It may be immediately north of Kuta and Legian, but in many respects, not the least of which is its intangible sense of style, Seminyak feels almost like it's on another island.
Rest of day is free at your leisure.
Accommodation at The Legian Bali or similar category

Day 9-12: Seminyak - Day Free at Leisure or explore Inspired Central Bali

Enjoy a bountiful breakfast at The Restaurant featuring French toast and homemade Bircher muesli, exotic local fruits and Indonesian fried rice.
Today is yours to relax, or explore Inspiring Central Bali. Another experience available only to our guests. The journey includes lunch amidst the rice terrace of Jatiluwih and a sunset cocktail overlooking the shimmering Indian ocean.

With your private guide and chauffeur, grasp a unique vantage viewpoint of Bali‘s nature and culture, a truly leisurely breezy day in paradise. Drive towards Tabanan regency, to visit an important temple dating back to 11th century, Pura Luhur Batukaru. It‘s considered as one of the six directional temples on Bali that are believed to protect the island and its people from evil spirits.

We will then visit Jatiluwih, famed for the stunning terraces of rice paddies nestled in the shadow of Mount Batukaru. Having adopted a traditional ―Subak‖ irrigation system, a method that has been preserved for centuries and passed down from generation to generation since the 9th century; the Jatiluwih rice fields have been named a UNESCO Cultural Landscape. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant while enjoying the beauty of the Jatiluwih rice terraces.

Stops will be made to visit Taman Ayun Temple, Which is the mother temple of Mengwi Kingdom. “Taman” means Garden, and “Ayun or Ayu” means beautiful. So Taman Ayun means a holy place that is surrounded by the beautiful water garden.

Then enjoy a sunset cocktail overlooking the Tanah Lot temple and the Indian Ocean. Tanah Lot stands for earth (Tanah) and sea (Lot), due to its spectacular setting on top of an impressive rock overlooking the Indian Ocean. The temple was built in the 15th Century and dedicated to the god of the sea and is one of the most important temples in Bali.

Accommodation at The Legian Bali or similar category.

Day 12: Seminyak - Transfer to the Airport

Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
You still have time to relax until the departure time.
At the appropriate time, your guide will pick you up and escort you to the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

As every holiday, itinerary and journey we craft is unique to you, prices vary. To request a quotation or for more information, pop us an email using the form below.

Bali & Komodo Product Code: AWIBK010

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