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12-Day Premium Bali Island-Paradise Tour

12-Day Premium Bali Island-Paradise Tour

By Updated Jan. 19, 2024
A Collection of Exotic Allure and Spiritual Experiences

Bali's unique culture, beautiful landscape, and diverse attractions make it a favorite destination for a bucket-list trip to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary. This 12-day sample itinerary offers you a chance to admire the natural beauty of mountains and lakes, learn the philosophy of local farming, immerse yourself in 11th-century artistry, and be blessed with local rituals.

With our expertise, we can tailor-make your ideal Bali tour incorporating its cultural tapestry and stunning landscapes. No matter whether you want to shorten or extend the number of travel days or build in a different set of attractions, just contact our 1-to-1 travel adviser to customize your vacation.

  • Days:12±
  • Best for: First timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price: from US$3,899 each (2 per room)*

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$350/person/day

Tour Highlights

Witness the wood caving process that reflects the overall allure of Ubud.

Bali stone-caving

Experience an authentic Balinese ritual - bathing in holy water.

Balinese ritual of dipping into holy water

Look out on Mount Batur and mountain lakes for a mix of awe and contentment.

Mount Batur and Lakes

Cool off in the crystal-clear waterfalls while enjoying breathtaking scenery.

Bali waterfalls

Escape from bustling city life to an organic farm to harvest fresh vegetables for lunch.

Balinese farm

Be inspired by the Angel's Billabong - a lagoon framed by jagged volcanic rocks in Nusa Penida.

Angel's Billabong

Savor a Royal Rijsttafel dinner following a Kecak dance amidst a lush landscape.

Bali romantic dinner

Create a romantic moment as the Jimbaran Bay sky becomes a canvas of vibrant hues.

Sunset at the Uluwatu

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

Day 1
Landing Bali

Receive the warmest Bali welcome from your private tour guide and driver! Your vacation with your beloved will benefit from their expertise from the start, ensuring your trip is worry-free and wonder-full.

Day 2
Ubud Art Museum and Local Market
  • Expose yourselves to Balinese artistry that has ushered in a renaissance, blending traditional Balinese approaches with European techniques.
  • Stops at the Batubulan (meaning stone moon), Celuk, and Mas village, where wood carvings come to life.
  • Don't miss the famous Ubud Market, selling batik fabrics, unique knick-knacks, arts and crafts, as well as spices and fruits.
The cute monkeys in Monkey Forest
The cute monkeys in Monkey Forest
Day 3
Kintamani Highlands and Barong Dance
  • Explore the myriad facets of Balinese life, culture, and agriculture on the journey through the Kintamani highlands.
  • Appreciate a classic Barong Dance performance that reveals Bali's mythological history.
  • Indulge in breathtaking vistas of Mount Batur, lakes, and rice terraces.
Bali Barong dance
Appreciate a traditional Barong Dance performance
Day 4
Balinese Religions and Spiritual Culture
  • Submerge yourself in an authentic encounter with Balinese spirituality in the village of Sebatu.
  • Gain insights from your tour guide at a captivating array of active temples.
  • Don a traditional Balinese sarong and learn about Balinese prayers to the gods.
  • Partake in the purifying ritual of ceremonial washing in holy water.
Bali religious
Don a traditional Balinese sarong and partake in local ritual
Day 5
Free day in Ubud

Ubud offers a perfect blend of nature, art, and culture — making a free day effortlessly fruitful and fulfilling. The serene surroundings and Balinese culture create a unique atmosphere to be indulged in. You will have plenty of time to explore at your pace.

Day 6
Light Hiking to Chase Waterfall
  • Explore the pristine Tukad Cepung falls nestled in Bangli, which is hidden by protective cliffs. Descending a few hundred stairs is a rewarding effort, as the circular cliffs create a cave-like ambiance.
  • Continue your journey to Tibumana Waterfall, a well-kept secret of the island. The easy walk leads to a beautiful swimming spot, providing a tranquil retreat.
  • Conclude your waterfall adventure at Kanto Lampo Waterfall, a scenic marvel with water gracefully descending a stepped rock formation.
Bali waterfall
Hike to the hidden gem of waterfall to explore Bali's natural beauty
Day 7
A Cooking Class in Manggis and a Fine Dinner
  • Reach Manggis to visit a women's farmer group and their lush organic garden.
  • Guided by a proficient female chef, immerse yourself in the culinary process using traditional tools.
  • Enjoy a 30-minute Balinese Kecak dance in a resort before proceeding to a fine restaurant for a Royal Rijsttafel dinner.
Bali cooking class
Cook Indonesian food with the help from a female chef
Day 8
Head to Nusa Dua and See a Devdan Evening Show
  • A fantastic cultural performance in Nusa Dua Theatre that showcases the diverse traditional dances and cultures of Indonesia.
  • The show combines traditional and contemporary dance, music, and acrobatics, offering a unique and immersive cultural experience.
  • VIP seats are provided to give you the best view.
Bali Devdan Show
Enjoy the traditional cultural performance - Devdan Show
Day 9
Sail to Nusa Penida and Hike to Kelingking Beach
  • Sail to Nusa Penida, a gem of an island with stunning landscapes, with an exhilarating 45-minute speedboat ride.
  • Stand atop the cliffs beside Kelingking Beach to soak in the beauty of white sand beach cradled by jutting rocks.
  • Descend from towering heights to Angle's Billabong, a natural "infinity pool" framed by jagged volcanic rocks.
Panoramic view of Kelingking Beach
The panoramic view from the Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida
Take a Romantic Sunset Cruise to Uluwatu
  • Set sail on the serene waters bordering Jimbaran Bay for a two-hour private cruise.
  • Relax and absorb breathtaking views of Uluwatu's cliffs. Wait until the sun sets from the skyline.
  • Participate in a traditional Balinese blessing ceremony with the captain, placing a floating Canang Sari (a coconut-leaf food offering) into the ocean.
Sunset at Uluwatu
The beautiful sunset at Uluwatu create a romantic atmosphere
Free Day in Nusa Dua
  • Nusa Dua is a paradise offering high-end accommodations, spa retreats, golf courses, water sports, and exquisite dining experiences.
  • The upscale atmosphere will further enhance your Bali tour experiences, allowing you to end on the perfect high.
Bali spa
Enjoy a spa to fully relax on the last day of your trip
Depart from Bali

Time to say goodbye to Bali! Your tour guide and driver will take care of the last leg of the journey, escorting you to the airport in care-free comfort.

We hope you enjoyed a Bali journey filled with incredible moments and unforgettable memories. And we invite you to have many more wonderful adventures with Asia Highlights.

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Tour Price:

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US$3,899 p/p(with 5-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

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