This journey around Bali explores land, sky, and sea of the Island of the Gods. You’ll ascend a secret trail to Lempuyang Temple to enjoy stunning panoramas of Mt. Agung and Bali’s east coast through the famous “instagramable” Heaven’s Gate. Soar over Bali in a private helicopter and explore volcano lava by 4×4 Jeep. Get insider’s access to one Indonesia’s greatest adventurers and Balinese Sharman, then wrap the journey up with some rest and relaxation in Seminyak and at Uluwatu Beach.
After arriving into Bali, you’ll spend the first part of your journey in Manggis, a beautiful seaside area in east Bali. You’ll visit Goa Lawah is one of Bali’s most important temples. It features a complex built around a cave opening that is inhabited by hordes of bats, and its name translates to “Bat Cave”. This temple was established in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, one of early priests who laid the foundations of Hinduism on the island.
In the morning you’ll enjoy a snorkeling journey to view the plethora of colorful fish and coral reefs. Later on, you’ll be driven to a beautiful remote spot in the countryside where you’ll enjoy a private satay dinner made by your private chef.
Tirta Gangga also known as “The Water Palace”. Founded in the early twentieth century, it’s filled with decorative ponds, natural bathing pools and lush gardens. You’ll have the opportunity to stroll across the grounds, learn about the palace’s history, and the significance of water in the Hindu religion.
You’ll also do a morning trek to Pura Lempuyang. Pura Lempuyang, literally translated as the “highest lantern”, it’s one of the most important and sacred temples in Bali. From its “instagrammable” entrance resembling a gateway to heaven, panoramic views open up as wide as from the summits of nearby Mount Agung all the way down to the beautiful east coast of Bali.
Next you’ll embark on a 2.5-hour uphill hike on a trail hidden by grasslands and Pandan forests. Be rewarded with breathtaking views while enjoying tea or coffee and Balinese snacks served at 1,058 meters above sea level. Receive a blessing from a Balinese Hindu priest. Enjoy more of the lush surroundings while climbing down the 1,700 steps of the path.
You’ll enjoy the cultural and spiritual center of Bali, comprised of fourteen small villages; the surrounding terraced rice fields and meandering rivers. You’ll visit Saraswati Palace to watch a traditional dance at the beautiful candle-lit lotus pond on a private bale among other cultural activities.
You’ll meet Lawrence Blair, one of the greatest adventurers of modern times who has travelled to the wildest and most remote areas of Indonesia and starred in two documentaries about the islands. Enjoy a dinner together with the Ubud expat personality at one of his favorite fine dining venues and discuss more details about the travels and adventures of Lawrence Blair and the eastern islands of the archipelago.
Seminyak – Uluwatu- Jatiluwih
Next, you’ll wind down your experience with visits to some of the best beaches in Bali. You’ll visit the Royal Temple of Mengwi, which was built in 1634 to serve as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty. Admire this stunning piece of historic architecture, surrounded by a moat with multi–roofed Meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates. Continue driving to Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, a UNESCO-recognized heritage site that’s renowned for its stunning scenery and Subak irrigation system. Explore the terraces on an e-bike to maximize comfort while also being able to experience the best parts of the region.
You’ll have another day of exploration as you head for the sun-kissed Bukit Peninsula, home to the important Uluwatu Temple, a mecca for sun worshippers and surfers. Spend the first half of the day at a cool beach club in a hidden cove, accessible only through electric funicular. After soaking up some sun in this tropical locale, you’ll visit the impressive Uluwatu Temple, majestically perched on the edge of a steep cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean. It is one of the key temples believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars.
You’ll ride across the peninsula to Padang Padang Beach. A sundowner is served at a restaurant venue atop the cliffs. From there, panoramic views open up over the long “Impossible” surf break where it’s possible to observe surfers shredding waves at sunset. Finally, venture to the Jimbaran Hills and be greeted with a cocktail at a beautiful venue atop an old stone quarry. Enjoy an Asian fusion tapas-style dinner while watching airplanes landing and taking off at the horizon.