Bali and Gili Island Discovery

This journey is the ultimate in relaxation and island delights. 

Sanur Beach, Bali’s earliest beach resort, features a relaxed coastal ambiance. Located on the eastern side of the island’s isthmus, it is the opposite of Kuta, both in characteristics and nuance. Known for its laidback atmosphere, Sanur Beach maintains its wealth in arts and culture, making it an ideal destination to enjoy the best of both eras, classic and contemporary.
 
Ubud is in many ways Bali’s cultural heart. It’s in the cool mountains, just an hour’s drive north of the airport. Ubud is also well known as a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud, there are the surrounding villages of Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan. These communities specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery in Ubud. You’ll also find some of the best art museums in the country here. Along Ubud’s main street are dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries.

The Gili Islands are a group of three small islands located off the north-western shore of Bali’s neighbour, Lombok. Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air, and the waters around them, boast rich tropical marine biodiversity and offer good visibility all year round. Collectively referred to as the ‘Gilis’, they are technically part of Lombok, but have become a much-loved optional itinerary for visitors to Bali, with easy and regular transfer services available. Gili Trawangan has a good mix with quiet and serene beaches on the northern and western sides, and a multitude of dining and partying hotspots at restaurants and lively bars on the south. Gili Meno serves as an ultimate choice for an escape; overall discreet with beautifully barren beaches and a local village ban on late partying in place. Gili Air is easily Trawangan’s miniscule version, and usually completes one’s Gili island hopping experience.

Price breakdown 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY:

Day One: WELCOME TO BALI

Arrival at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in “The Island of Gods”with your preferred international flight, you will be met by our guide, he will be welcoming you to Bali and lead you to the car. The transfer to Sanur will take approximately 30 minutes (depending on the traffic). You will be taking the new toll way road from the airport in order to save time.
 
Upon arrival at your hotel, continue with the normal check-in procedures. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
 
Overnight at Artotel Sanur.

Day Two: SANUR 

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant. Rest of the day is free at leisure; you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel or walking around of the hotel to enjoy the Sanur atmosphere.
 
Overnight at Artotel Sanur.

Day Three: DRAMATIC KECAK ULUWATU

Morning is at your leisure. 
 
As the sun is about to set, Uluwatu temple is one of the best places to be. With its dramatic views over the shimmering Indian Ocean, end your day with the chanting of Kecak dancers.
 
Our guide will pick you up at 15.00hrs at your hotel in Sanur and drive towards Uluwatu Temple, which is one of Bali’s nine key directional temples. Admire the beauty and the dramatic view from this temple perched approximately 100 meters above the sea level overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean. The temple is surrounded by a small forest of Alas Kekeran, inhabited by hundreds of monkeys, who are believed to guard the temple from bad influences.
 
Around 18.00hrs, it is time to sit at the nearby stage while the sun is setting in the background, to enjoy the Kecak Dance performance. Accompanied by the chanting of around 50 male dancers, this popular Balinese dance tells the mythical love story of Rama and Shinta, though elaborate costumes, hypnotic chants and a fiery finale. Transfer back to your hotel after the performance.
 
Overnight at Artotel Sanur.

Day Four and Five: SANUR 

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant. Rest of the day is free at leisure; you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel or walking around of the hotel to enjoy the Sanur atmosphere.
 
Overnight at Artotel Sanur.

Day Six: DEPART SANUR FOR THE GILI’S 

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel’s restaurant until at appropriate time to check-out from your hotel and transfer to Serangan harbor to catch your fast boat to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air Islands. The transfer will takes approx. 2.5 – 3 hours depend on waves and weather conditions.
 
Note: Transfer from Gili Trawangan/Gili Air port to hotel in Gili Trawangan/Gili Air area by cidomo (local horse carriage) will cost at approx. IDR 100,000 – IDR 200,000 per cidomo (maximum 2 persons per cidomo), and it should be paid directly by yourself on the spot.
 
Overnight at Aston Sunset Beach Resort, Gili Trawangan Island or Villa Karang Hotel, Gili Air Island.
 

Day Seven to Ten: THE GILI’S 

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant. Rest of the day is free at leisure; you can enjoy the facilities of the hotel or rent a bicycle or walking around the island to enjoy the Gili Trawangan or Gili Air atmosphere.
 
Overnight at Aston Sunset Beach Resort, Gili Trawangan Island or Villa Karang Hotel, Gili Air Island.
 

Day Eleven: DEPART GILI’S TO UBUD

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel’s restaurant until at appropriate time to check-out from your hotel and transfer to the port to catch your fast boat back to Serangan Harbor, Bali.
 
Upon arrival at Serangan Harbor, Bali, you will be met and greeted by our guide, he will be welcoming you to Bali and lead you to the car for transfer to your next resort in Ubud. The transfer to Ubud will take approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (depending on the traffic).
 
Upon arrival at your resort, continue with the normal check-in procedures. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Note: Transfer from hotel in Gili Trawangan/Gili Air area to Gili Trawangan/Gili Air Port by cidomo (local horse carriage) will cost at approx. IDR 100,000 – IDR 200,000 per cidomo (maximum 2 persons per cidomo), and it should be paid directly by yourself on the spot.
 
Overnight at Pondok Sebatu Villas.

Day Twelve: PURE UBUD

This excursion is put together to present one of the many ways to experience Ubud, the art capital of Bali. The half day excursion includes some of the iconic attractions which shape the incomparable charm of the city.
 
Start the experience with pick up from your resort by our guide at approx. 8.30am and drive towards the Sacred Monkey Forest as home of long-tailed Macaques, which contains the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple as well as a “Holy Spring” bathing temple and another temple used for cremation ceremonies.
 
Next, visit Puri Saren Ubud, one of the most prominent places in Ubud, as it is smack-dab on the main Jalan Raya Ubud road and intersection. The palace can also be regarded as the focal landmark of Ubud. Continue to walk around the Ubud Market, where you can shop for art products at competitive prices; don’t forget to bargain!
 
Overnight at Pondok Sebatu Villas.

Day Thirteen and Fourteen: UBUD

Enjoy your breakfast at the resort’s restaurant. Rest of the day is free at leisure; you can enjoy the facilities of the resort or hit the streets of Ubud to enjoy everything Ubud has to offer.
 
Overnight at Pondok Sebatu Villas.

Day Fifteen: HOMEWARD BOUND 

Morning is free at leisure until you will be picked up from the resort at the appropriate time for your departure transfer to airport and catch your international flight for back home.


Price and Package Inclusions

OPTION 1 (Bali and Gili Trawangan)
from R19'701 pps
Return flights, economy class, on Singapore Airlines
5 nights stay at Artotel Sanur in Studio 30 Room
5 nights stay at Aston Sunset Beach Resort, Gili Trawangan Island in Superior Room
4 nights stay at Pondok Sebatu Villas in Suite Room
Hotel accommodation as mentioned above including breakfast
All transfers and tours with private air-conditioned standard vehicle (Suzuki APV/Toyota Avanza)
Qualified English speaking guide assistance
Tour programs, activities and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All applicable entrance fees, donations, parking and toll fees
Return transfer from Serangan Harbor, Bali to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air Islands by fast boat
21% government tax and service charge
OPTION 2 (Bali and Gili Air)
from R18'995 pps
Return flights, economy class, on Singapore Airlines
5 nights stay at Artotel Sanur in Studio 30 Room
5 nights stay at Villa Karang Hotel, Gili Air Island in Superior Room
4 nights stay at Pondok Sebatu Villas in Suite Room
Hotel accommodation as mentioned above including breakfast
All transfers and tours with private air-conditioned standard vehicle (Suzuki APV/Toyota Avanza)
Qualified English speaking guide assistance
Tour programs, activities and meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All applicable entrance fees, donations, parking and toll fees
Return transfer from Serangan Harbor, Bali to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air Islands by fast boat
21% government tax and service charge

Package does not include

  • Optional tours not specified above
  • Cidomo transfer at Gili Trawangan or Gili Air Islands
  • Visa on arrival at USD 35.00 net/person if required
  • Extra meals or drinks
  • Other personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, mini bar, room service
  • Tip/porter
  • Personal travel insurance

 

  • All itineraries can be tailored to suit your individual needs and budgets.
  • Terms and conditions apply, subject to availability