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Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands

14 days from £2795 per person

The perfect holiday destination for all ages, Bali is not only a tropical paradise but also an island that has a rich past and heritage. Lombok is noticeably different to its close neighbour and, due to the fact that it has remained relatively undiscovered, has wonderful charm. There are also numerous other islands off Bali including the beautiful Gili Islands. Whether Lombok or Bali, this tour explores the main highlights of both islands, traversing mountainous scenery and pristine coastal roads and allowing ample time to experience their inspiring beauty and diversity. At the end of the holiday there is an opportunity to combine Bali and Gili Islands with their turquoise seas, pristine coral reefs and unrivalled snorkelling and diving.

Route: Ubud – Candidasa – Gili Trawangan – Senggigi

Itinerary Highlights

A highlight of any visit to Bali is understanding and experiencing the island’s unique cultural heritage. Visit the handicraft villages around Ubud and the temples close to Candidasa.

The Gili Islands are an archipelago of islands off the northwest coast of Lombok. Cars are banned from these remote islands and the waters offer abundant marine life and coral.

Lombok is less developed than Bali and attracts people who come to enjoy its relaxed pace and the opportunity to explore the island's unspoiled, spectacular natural beauty.

Itinerary: Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands

Depart the UK on the Singapore Airlines flight non-stop to Singapore. (N)
Arrive into Singapore and connect onto the Singapore Airlines flight to Denpasar in Bali. On arrival proceed by car to Ubud where Bali’s most noted painters, carvers, weavers, dancers and musicians live. (N)

Accommodation in Ubud: The Samaya
Alternative option: Komaneka Rasa Sayang 

Today explore Ubud and the handicraft villages of Celuk, Bataan and Mas which are noted for their carvers, gold and silversmiths, hand weavers and painters. A visit will also be made to the Goa Gajah or ‘Elephant Cave’, a Hindu meditation centre dating back to the 11th century, and the Tampak Siring temple dating from 984 AD where the holy springs are thought to have mystical powers. End your day with panoramic views of the still active Mt Batur volcano and Lake Batur and the surrounding rice terraces. (B)

Accommodation in Ubud: The Samaya
Alternative option: Komaneka Rasa Sayang 

This morning visit Royal Taman Ayun, a beautiful Hindu temple with distinctive Balinese architecture. Continue to the UNESCO protected Jatiluwih rice terraces and take an easy walk through the fields whilst learning about the subak irrigation system which is unique to the island. After lunch visit a local market and buy tropical fruit and spices before ending the day at Lake Bratan to view the beautiful Ulun Danu Temple. (B/L)

Accommodation in Ubud: The Samaya
Alternative option: Komaneka Rasa Sayang 

Depart for Candidasa on the east coast of Bali. Drive to Penglipuran to see a genuine example of a Balinese village before continuing onto the beautiful Besakih temple – the holiest site on Bali. Besakih is not one temple but a complex of twenty-two temples that lie scattered over the southern slopes of Mount Agung. The most important temple of all is the Pura Penataran Agung, the Mother Temple of Bali. Continue on to Candidasa stopping at Kerta Gosa to see the Hall of Justice dating from the 18th century it noted to be a fine example of Balinese architecture. The ceilings of two pavilions are richly decorated with traditional-style paintings made by artists from nearby villages. Stay for two nights at the Alila Manggis Hotel. (B)

Accommodation in Candidasa: Alila Manggis Hotel (or similar)

At leisure with your driver and guide at your disposal. (B)

Accommodation in Candidasa: Alila Manggis Hotel (or similar)

This morning you will be taken to Padang Bai to take the one-hour speedboat service to Gili Trawangan. On arrival you will be met and taken by horse-drawn cart – cars are banned on the islands – to your accommodation. The largest of the three Gili islands, Gili Trawangan is located off the north-west coast of Lombok. With its lack of motorised traffic, white-sand beaches and clear blue seas, the Gili Islands are the ultimate tropical retreat. (B)

Accommodation in Gili Trawangan: Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (or similar)

Over the next two days you are at leisure to relax and enjoy your hotel and Gili Trawangan. The Gili Islands offer some of the finest snorkelling in the world with exceptional coral reefs, pristine seas and whole range of tropical fish. Although a highlight of a stay here is the underwater marine life, there is also a turtle sanctuary on Gili Trawangan where baby green and loggerhead turtles are raised before being released back into the world. (B)

Accommodation in Gili Trawangan: Desa Dunia Beda Beach Resort (or similar)

This morning leave Gili Trawangan and travel by boat to nearby Bangsal on Lombok. Here you will be met and driven to the southern part of the island to visit the traditional Sasak tribe village of Karang Bayan and Suranadi where you will take a short trek in the forest in search of wild monkey. In the afternoon visit the rice terraces at Sedau and the waterfalls of Benang Kelambu and Benang Setokel. Later drive to Senggigi. (B/L)

Accommodation in Senggigi: Qunci Villas (or similar)

Over the next two days you are at leisure to relax and enjoy your hotel. Senggigi is located alongside one of Lombok’s finest beaches and surrounded by jungle-clad mountains and swaying palms. (B)

Accommodation in Senggigi: Qunci Villas (or similar)

Today leave Senggigi and transfer to Lombok’s airport for the flight to Singapore. On arrival depart on the Singapore Airlines flight to the UK. (B)
Arrive back into the UK in the morning. (N)
**KEY: N = No meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

What To Do Next?

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What's included

  • International flights from the UK
  • Private car and driver
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation and taxes

What's not included

  • Cost of visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Expenses of a personal nature

Guide to Price

The above price is based on two people travelling together and sharing accommodation in low season. The price is only a guide and can vary according to selected airlines, hotels and date of travel. If you wish to travel with your family, friends or on your own we will be very happy to assist you with your arrangements.

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