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Bali and Sumba

11 Night Itinerary from  £2,493

Bali and Sumba Tour

Explore the cultural highlights of Bali, from Ubud to Eastern Bali and spend five nights on undiscovered Sumba with authentic villages, ancient customs and stunning remote beaches.

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Spend three nights in Ubud, Bali learning immersing yourself in Balinese culture, cuisine and the environment.
  • Visit a Man village meeting local wood carvers and helping cook a local lunch
  • Visit the stunning Royal Temple of Mengwi and Lake Bratan, one of Bedugul’s three natural lakes.
  • Fly to Sumba and explore villages whose inhabitants have retained a unique way of life.
  • Stay and relax in beautiful beachside hotels in Sumba.
  • Explore the local market at Waikabubak and visit Kodi, a stronghold of Merapu culture.
  • Visit Wainyapu, a village built on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, with thatched roofs made of bamboo.
  • Spend three nights in Candidasa and explore Eastern Bali, including Mt Agung, Bali’s largest volcano.
  • Travel through glorious landscapes of rice fields to the ancient temple at Besakih.

This itinerary can be tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Legong Dancer

Bali - 1 Night

Day 1 - Fly to Bali

Day 2 - Arrive in Bali, transfer to Ubud

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Monday, 06 December 2021

Fly to Bali

Depart in the evening on the overnight flight to Denpasar, via Doha.

 


Tuesday, 07 December 2021

Arrive in Bali, transfer to Ubud 

After arriving early morning, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the deluxe Samsara Hotel, Ubud for a 4 night stay on a bed and breakfast basis with lunch included each day. This is also the opportunity for our guide to provide you with expert local advice, explain your programme and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day is at leisure to relax at your hotel. 

Adiwana Unagi, Ubud

Bali - First Hotel

A chic Indonesian sanctuary in the heart of Ubud. Adiwana Unagi Suites is a quiet haven with spacious suites designed with contemporary Bali in mind. 

The suites either look out to the forest or pool. Each is very spacious, air-conditioned with double or twin beds, free bottled water, semi outdoor bathroom, toiletries, bath, TV, safe and FREE Wi-Fi.

Public facilities include a delightful pool, Ely’s Kitchen Restaurant, Tejas Spa and daily yoga.

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Samsara, Ubud

Bali - Luxury Resort

Samsara Ubud is one of the best tropical sanctuaries in Ubud, with seventeen luxurious private villas. Each villa, starting from 122 square metres, comes with a private heated pool and a spacious outdoor area. Take a dip in the warm pool and relish the beauty of the forest in addition to the soft sounds from a nearby waterfall. Stunning bathrooms feature luxurious Makassar marble, double vanities, deep soaking bathtub and separate indoor & outdoor showers. A mix of contemporary Balinese décor, rich teak furnishings and exotic fabrics create the villas’ statement interior

Public facilities include a private and communal swimming pool, the Kelusa restaurant, gym and the Chakra Spa and treatment rooms.

Activities available include a village walking tour, yoga, a midnight cinema and cycling and sightseeing tours.

 

 

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Temple

Ubud and Around - 2 Nights

Day 3 - Mas Village 

Day 4 - Taman Ayun and Bedugul

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Wednesday, 08 December 2021

Mas Village

Today you will get a true taste of local Balinese culture, traditions and lifestyles. We visit Mas, a small village  known for its wood carving tradition. You will have the chance to try your hand at carving as well as learning how to cook Balinese dishes as they prepare your included lunch.

After lunch, return to Ubud with a visit to ARMA Museum (Agung Rai Museum of Art) and enjoy one of the best permanent collections of Balinese and Indonesian paintings. We also visit the Monkey forest and local market.

Return to your hotel to freshen before witnessing a traditional dance performance and included dinner in one of Ubud’s famous restaurants, The Bridges.


Thursday, 09 December 2021

Taman Ayun and Bedugul

Today we explore Bedugul, an area of the central highlands famous for its stunning beauty and three lakes. Stop at the Royal Temple of Mengwi, built in 1634 to serve as the family temple of the Mengwi dynasty. Continue to the traditional market of Bedugul where a myriad of locally-grown fruits, vegetables and orchids are for sale. Visit Lake Bratan, one of Bedugul’s three natural lakes. Admire the views of the peaceful waters and snap photos of Ulun Danu, a 17th-century temple located on the lake’s edge. 

Enjoy an included lunch on the slopes of Mount Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain. 

Adiwana Unagi, Ubud

Bali - First Hotel

A chic Indonesian sanctuary in the heart of Ubud. Adiwana Unagi Suites is a quiet haven with spacious suites designed with contemporary Bali in mind. 

The suites either look out to the forest or pool. Each is very spacious, air-conditioned with double or twin beds, free bottled water, semi outdoor bathroom, toiletries, bath, TV, safe and FREE Wi-Fi.

Public facilities include a delightful pool, Ely’s Kitchen Restaurant, Tejas Spa and daily yoga.

8 Scaled

Samsara, Ubud

Bali - Luxury Resort

Samsara Ubud is one of the best tropical sanctuaries in Ubud, with seventeen luxurious private villas. Each villa, starting from 122 square metres, comes with a private heated pool and a spacious outdoor area. Take a dip in the warm pool and relish the beauty of the forest in addition to the soft sounds from a nearby waterfall. Stunning bathrooms feature luxurious Makassar marble, double vanities, deep soaking bathtub and separate indoor & outdoor showers. A mix of contemporary Balinese décor, rich teak furnishings and exotic fabrics create the villas’ statement interior

Public facilities include a private and communal swimming pool, the Kelusa restaurant, gym and the Chakra Spa and treatment rooms.

Activities available include a village walking tour, yoga, a midnight cinema and cycling and sightseeing tours.

 

 

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Sumba Traditional Village 730X475

Sumba - 5 Nights

Day 5 - Fly to Sumba

Day 6 - Waikabubak, Anakalang and Lamboya

Day 7 - Kodi to Tambolaka

Day 8 - At leisure

Day 9 - At leisure 

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Friday, 10 December 2021

Fly to Sumba

Transfer to Denpasar Airport and take a domestic flight to Sumba. On arrival, your guide will transfer you to the Sumba Nautil Resort for a 2-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure.


Saturday, 11 December 2021

Waikabubak, Anakalang and Lamboya

After breakfast, we drive to Waikabubak, the small capital of West Sumba where we visit the villages of Tarung and Waitabar with their unique architecture and high thatched roofs.

Enjoy an included lunch at the local restaurant 

Continue to Anakalang, an area known for its unique funeral traditions. According to anthropologists, Sumba culture is the closest approximation of a living culture to the cultures that existed during Neolithic and Bronze Ages. We explore these unique practices with visits to the Royal Tombs in Pasunga & Gogali Villages.

We also visit the remote village of Praiijing, one of the most beautiful villages in the Waikabubak area and onto the Lamboya area in the Southern part of West-Sumba. The drives passes stunning panoramas over valleys and the Indian Ocean.


Sunday, 12 December 2021

Kodi to Tambolaka

Today we visit the local market in Waikabubak and continue to Mandorak Beach, located in the Kodi area in the northwestern end of the island. 

Kodi is a region rich in traditional villages, funeral sites and beautiful pristine beaches - some of them famous for their legendary waves. The narrow road passes through maize and cassava fields as well as cashew nuts and teak plantations. Kodi is also a stronghold of Merapu culture. The region is famous for its Pasolas. A “Pasola” is a unique and impressive ritual joust performed by Western Sumbanese where two groups of men from two clans (usually between 50 to 100 men per group) ride local horses and demonstrate their strength and warrior skills by throwing wooden spears to their opponents. Pasolas are usually held in February or March to celebrate the rice planting season. Unfortunately, exact dates are only released a few days before the event.

Enjoy the picnic lunch at the Mandorak House, a relief project from European travelers to help the Kodi tribe preserve their culture and way of life. The house overlooks a beautiful pristine beach where there is an opportunity to swim and relax. 

Continue to nearby Wainyapu, the most impressive traditional village in the Kodi region: This amazing village, built on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, is notable for the height of its thatched roofs made of bamboo. Ask one of the friendly local’s permission to look inside one of their houses, they will be proud to show their unique and charming homes. 

Afterwards, drive to Tambolaka and check in to your hotel located on Pantai Kita, a 5 kilometer-long idyllic and still very virgin white sandy beach. We stay here for 3-nights on a bed and breakfast basis. 

 

Overnight at the hotel in Pantai Kita near Tambolaka. 


Monday, 13 December 2021

At leisure

Relax at your hotel, on the beach or explore Sumba.


Tuesday, 14 December 2021

At leisure

Enjoy your last day on the island of Sumba.

Sumba Hospitality School

Sumba - Tourist Hotel

Sumba is one of Indonesia’s last remaining unspoilt islands. Think stunning coastlines, amazing waterfalls and lagoons, and breath-taking scenery with gracious wild horses. Sumba combines this endless beauty and adventure with a very rich and hospitable culture, protected by its local tribes. Are you up for a thrilling adventure?

Staying at Maringi allows guests a unique view behind the scenes of Sumba Hospitality Foundation’s campus. During your stay, you can see Sumba’s future at work to make your stay as memorable as possible. The rooms, spa, bar, and restaurant provide a platform for our students to put into practice the theory they learn in the classroom. 

There are nine beautiful, bamboo guest pavilions and pool villas situated on the campus. Each has fan and air-conditioning, private terrace, mosquito net, queen size bed and private bathroom.

Public facilities include a restaurant, bar, farm, spa and wellness centre, yoga pavilion, swimming pool, mountain bikes and FREE Wi-Fi.

Maringi Spa LORES
Sate

Candidasa - 3 Nights

Day 10 - Travel to Candidasa 

Day 11 - Exploring Eastern Bali

Day 12 - At leisure 

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Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Travel to Candidasa

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Bali. We then travel to Candidasa and check into the beachside Alila Manggis Hotel for a 3-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. The rest of the day is at leisure. 


Thursday, 16 December 2021

Exploring Eastern Bali

Set off for a full day exploring eastern Bali’s many wonders. We start with a drive to Karangasem regency to visit Besakih temple. Drive into the hills. Enjoy the breeze and the views while traveling with the top down toward Mt Agung, Bali’s largest volcano. We then stop at the ancient sanctuary of Besakih. 

After taking a break for an included lunch, continue driving through mile after mile of beautiful landscapes to the sacred Tirta Gangga water palace. 

Our final visit is to Tenganan, a charming village of the Bali Aga people. Take a walk around the village to see the traditional ways of life of the people and witness weavers making complicated ikat cloths believed to have magical qualities.


Friday, 17 December 2021

At leisure

Enjoy a day at leisure at your hotel.

Alila Manggis, Candidasa

Bali - First Boutique

One of Bali's best kept secrets, Alila Manggis is a secluded, stylish seaside resort in Manggis, East Bali. Set amidst a coconut grove, the resort nestles between the sea and the majestic Mount Agung, Bali's most sacred mountain.

All 52 air-conditioned rooms and 2 suites face the ocean with clear views across the straits to Nusa Penida.A contemporary interpretation of traditional Balinese architecture is artfully combined with modern amenities to create a relaxed environment in harmony with its natural surroundings. All rooms are designed to maximise the views across the coconut grove, the swimming pool and the sea. In-room amenities include FREE Wi-Fi, Cable TV, In-room safe, IDD telephone and Mini bar.

Public facilites include a stunning pool, Seasalt restaurant, Ocean Bar and Spa and Wellness Centre.

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Fly back to the UK - 0 Nights

Day 13 - Fly back to the UK

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Saturday, 18 December 2021

Departure for return flight

Transfer to Denpasar International airport for your daytime flight back to the UK.

Price Guidelines

Season Low Season
Travel Dates 1 Jan - 30 June, 6 Sept - 17 Dec
Room Arrangement First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,493 £2,974
Single Traveller - Own Room £3,640 £4,283

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.


What's Included

  • 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Domestic flights to Sumba
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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