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Bali Temples and Kelimutu Lakes

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2866+

Private Tour Highlights

  • View all of Indonesia’s ancient and mysterious temples
  • Visit Pura Kehen – the oldest temple in this trip, built in the 13th century
  • Get a taste of traditional Balinese cuisine in a local home
  • Take in some of Bali’s beautiful beaches
  • Relaxing morning cruise to Lembongan Island on one of Bali's most luxurious catamarans
  • Experience the unparalleled biodiversity of Kelimutu
  • Multiple must sees for history and architecture enthusiasts
  • See Mount Kelimutu’s many crater lakes
  • See how the Portugese discovery of Kelimutu takes us to today
  • Traditional breakfast with Balinese coffee or tea awaits at a Balinese home
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Tour Overview

Explore Bali temples and Kelimutu lakes! The ancient and mystical temples of Indonesia draw visitors and pilgrims from all parts of the world. These magnificent temples are an alluring destination not only for the spiritual traveler, but also for architectural and historical enthusiasts. During your trip you can also chose to visit one of Bali’s sister islands or take a full day tour of Northern Bali.

On the island of Bali, take a short journey to Pura Kehen, a temple constructed in the 13th century. Once you step through the Kori Agung, an ornate gateway, you will notice elephant sculptures, which is intriguing for relics considering elephants are not native to Bali. From here, you will travel to Kintamani to have lunch overlooking the volcanic Mount Batur, and Lake Batur in its crater.

You will get a taste of Balinese cuisine and culture by being served a traditional breakfast at a local home. Continue your tasting of the island with a cooking class and trip to the market, or take a cruise to one of Bali’s sister islands to take in some of Bali’s beautiful beaches, pristine waters, and gorgeous coral reefs.

You will also visit the island of Kelimutu which is so beautiful that when it was discovered by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century, they dubbed it “Flores;” meaning “flower.” Begin your trip surrounded by the unparalleled biodiversity of the coral reef off tranquil Waiara Beach before continuing to the other worldly sparseness on the summit of Mt. Egon. From there, drive to Mount Kelimutu to view the three crater lakes, ‘The Old Man’, ‘The Young Maiden’ and ‘The Enchanted One’. Each lake, though separated only by a crater wall, exhibits not only a different color, but a constantly shifting palette depending on the mineral content of the volcanic gas venting through the water.

Inclusions
Price includes:
Round trip domestic airfare from Denpasar to Maumere, Hotel accommodation including continental or buffet breakfast, private transfers between airports and hotels; with assistance and baggage handling, private guided tours in English including all entrance fees, Meals where specified (food only), local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included in the quote (if airfare has been included in the quote)

Bali Excursions
Bumbu Bali Cooking Class:
Your day starts with an early morning trip to the local market. Here you will procure the delicacies that you will be learning to prepare, and you will get to take part in the bustle that is a daily routine for many of the locals. After the market, take a trip to the beach to visit a local fisherman and collect the freshest fish for your upcoming lesson. You will then return to Bumbu Bali Restaurant and Cooking School for a traditional breakfast and lesson in Balinese cooking. After sampling your lunch, you will have the remainder of your day at leisure.

Northern Bali Tour
Take a morning drive to the northern remote shores of Bali for a picturesque sunrise opportunity. Continue with a trip to Lovina Beach. Relax and have lunch on the black and grey volcanic sands before journeying up the mountain to Ulun Danu Water temple on Lake Bratan in Bedugul. On the way pass Lake Buyan and Tamblignan to view flora that only grows in this region. On the way back to your hotel, stop at a local flower and fruit market to get a taste of the luscious tropical fruits that Bali is known for.

Notes:
* Additional supplements may apply during the weeks immediately preceding and following the Lunar (Chinese) New Year. The dates vary each year, but fall sometime between January 21st and February 20th:
2016 – Monday, February 8th
2017 – Saturday, January 28th
2018 – Friday, February 16th

* In March, Bali celebrates the Hindu New Year, known as Nyepi (silent) Day. There will be no flights arriving or departing, no lights on the street and people are prohibited to go outside their house. Travelers who are staying on the island may participate in activities in their hotel only:
2016 – Wednesday, March 9th
2017 – Tuesday, March 28th
2018 – Saturday, March 17th
Best Time to Travel
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Pricing Details
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Double £$2866 £$3481 £$3891 £$5346
Single £$4130 £$5364 £$6185 £$9096

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

International flight to Denpasar

Overnight international flight to Denpasar.

Overnight international flight to Denpasar.

Day
2

Arrival in Ubud

Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel in the village of Ubud. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel in the village of Ubud. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day
3

Visiting a Balinese home & Pura Kehen

This morning, a warm welcome awaits at a Balinese home, where a traditional breakfast will be served with Balinese coffee or tea. Walk through the local farms to experience the real life of Balinese farmers working in the rice fields. Learn more about the simple and traditional irrigation system called Subak, and the process of rice growing, from planting the seedlings, to harvesting, and even cooking the rice.


The next stop is Pura Kehen, which was constructed in the 13th century. Stepping through the "Kori Agung" (stone capped gateway), there are elephant sculptures, which is unusual for a building of that age, as elephants are not a native species of Bali. Once inside the temple, there is a small compound which is guarded by a mythical "Naga" (dragon) that has a magic stone inside it. Apparently, the stone glowed red hot once the site of the temple had been decided. Following this fascinating local insight, continue to Kintamani where guests can enjoy lunch overlooking Mount Batur, an active volcano, and picturesque Lake Batur. Return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
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Day
4

Ubud – Waiara Beach

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Maumere. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel on Waiara Beach. After check-in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure along the volcanic black sands of Waiara Beach, one of Asia's premier dive destinations.

Transfer to the airport for a flight to Maumere. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel on Waiara Beach. After check-in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure along the volcanic black sands of Waiara Beach, one of Asia's premier dive destinations.

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Day
5

Waiara Beach – Waigate District

Drive to the Waigate District to hike the impressive Mt. Egon. The barren, sparsely vegetated summit region has a 350m (1150 ft) wide and 200m (650 ft) deep crater that might contain a lake, depending on the time of year. After trekking along the summit of Mt. Egon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the nearby town of Moni. Check in at the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.


Note: As a result of conservationist principles, Kelimutu Ecolodge does not offer air conditioning.

Drive to the Waigate District to hike the impressive Mt. Egon. The barren, sparsely vegetated summit region has a 350m (1150 ft) wide and 200m (650 ft) deep crater that might contain a lake, depending on the time of year. After trekking along the summit of Mt. Egon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the nearby town of Moni. Check in at the hotel and enjoy an evening at leisure.


Note: As a result of conservationist principles, Kelimutu Ecolodge does not offer air conditioning.

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Day
6

Tour of the Kelimutu Volcano

Enjoy a tour of Kelimutu Volcano. Upon arrival at the volcano, enjoy a scenic 1.5km (about 1 mile) hike culminating with a mountaintop stairway that brings guests to the perfect spot to view Kelimutu’s green, blue, and black lakes. This afternoon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the hotel in Maumere and eating dinner. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

Enjoy a tour of Kelimutu Volcano. Upon arrival at the volcano, enjoy a scenic 1.5km (about 1 mile) hike culminating with a mountaintop stairway that brings guests to the perfect spot to view Kelimutu’s green, blue, and black lakes. This afternoon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the hotel in Maumere and eating dinner. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

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Day
7

Waigate District – Manumere Airport – Bali

Transfer to Maumere Airport for a flight to Bali. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Seminyak and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Transfer to Maumere Airport for a flight to Bali. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel in Seminyak and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

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Day
8

Cruise to Lembongan Island

Depart in the morning for a relaxing cruise to Lembongan Island on one of Bali's most luxurious catamarans. Cruise to Crystal Bay, a secluded stretch of beach on Lembongan Island that is solely accessible to passengers of the Aristocat. Enjoy the feeling of being washed ashore while guests are surrounded by crystal clear water. The bay is home to some of Indonesia's most pristine coral reef and is teeming with tropical marine life that can be observed while snorkeling. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch on the beach and sail back in the late afternoon, catching a perfect sunset before arriving at Benoa Harbor. Upon arrival, guests will be privately transferred back to their hotel.


Note: If guests would prefer to do the Bumbu Bali Cooking Class or the Northern Bali Tour instead of the Lembongan Island Tour, please contact a travel consultant.
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Day
9

Tour of Tanah Lot

Spend the morning on the beach before an afternoon tour to Tanah Lot. The first stop is Taman Ayun, also known as the Royal Family Temple. The temple dates back to the Mengwi Kingdom in 1634, and is surrounded by a mote, beautiful gardens and a pond. Continue to Alas Kedaton Temple, which is located in the famed "Monkey Forest" of Tabanan. Its towering nutmeg trees are unique to this area and are sacred to the Balinese people. The monkeys here are very tame and may be seen jumping up and down the temple wall, or bathing in the moat.


Continue in the late afternoon to Tanah Lot, Bali's most photographed temple. The temple is perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. At sunset, when the tides are low, guests can walk to visit the temple and watch the sun dip into the ocean. Return to the hotel after sunset.
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Day
10

International flight home

Transfer to the airport for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Transfer to the airport for a flight home or continue with an optional Yampu Tours add-on.

Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Toko Moni, Jalan Tambak Osowilangun, Tambak Oso Wilangon, Surabaya City, East Java, Indonesia

Ubud, East Kuningan, South Jakarta City, Área Metropolitana de Jacarta, Indonesia

Places You'll See

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    Ubud (Bali)

    For an artistic, cultural, and relaxing experience like none other, visit the town of Ubud. Famous for its arts and crafts, the town offers several art courses at places like the Five Art Studio Keliki Ubud. Or cooking classes at Pissari Bali Cafe. Take a bike ride through the bamboo forest, or visit the Pura Gunung Kawi Temple. Or take some time to relax at one of the numerous spas.

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    Moni

    On the island of Flores is the small town of Moni. Close to the Mount Kelimutu volcano, Moni is a unique destination. Visit the volcanic lakes whose colors change throughout the day located at the top of the mountain, before descending back down to see some exquisite waterfalls and natural hot springs. Maybe make a monkey friend along the way.

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    Seminyak (Bali)

    As one of the most beautiful beach towns in Bali, Seminyak has lots to offer. Enjoy the high end spas and boutiques, or catch a stunning sunset on Seminyak Beach. The beaches are also great for snorkeling and horseback riding. For the thrill seekers, go for a nighttime bungee jump.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Bali-Ubud : Arma Hotel

Bali Ubud Area : Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas

Bali Ubud Area : Jungle Retreat by Kupu-Kupu Barong

Bali Seminyak Area : Tony’s Villa

Bali Seminyak Area : Villa Lumbung

4 Star Properties

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka at Rasa Sayang

Bali Ubud Area : Alaya Resort

Bali Ubud Area : Kamandalu Resort & Spa

Bali Ubud Area : Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa

Maumere/Kelimutu : Sea World Club Beach Resort

Moni : Kelimutu Ecolodge

Moni : Bintang Lodge

Moni : Daniel Lodge

Bali Seminyak Area : Bali Niksoma Boutique Beach Resort

Bali Seminyak Area : The Trans Resort Bali

Bali Seminyak Area : The Wolas

5 Star Properties

Bali Ubud Area : Maya Ubud

Bali Ubud Area : Uma Ubud Hotel

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka Bisma

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka Tanggayuda

Bali Seminyak Area : The Kunja Villa

Bali Seminyak Area : The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury Properties

Bali Ubud Area : The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Bali Seminyak Area : Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa

Bali Seminyak Area : The Oberoi Bali Hotel

Testimonials

Client

Traveled July, 2012

loved Indonesia

We had a great time. We loved Indonesia most of all, our tour guide in Bali especially. The hotels were all very nice, and it was very nice to have help all along the way with Yampu. We would have been very lost without it at times I am sure.

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Sergio M, from Canada

Traveled February, 2013

We had a great time.

We had a great time. We enjoyed some very special and memorable experiences in Thailand and Bali was truly magical. I am going to build an album and I will send it to you.

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