Upon your arrival in Bali, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and transferred to the hotel in Ubud (around a 40-min drive into the island’s mainland).
Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, relaxing or exploring Bali’s most beautiful town at your own pace, before meeting with the rest of the group for a delicious welcome dinner.
The town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice paddies, and dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance. Make sure you visit its boutique shops or rest in its picturesque cafes where you can taste healthy juices and local delicacies made with yummy, fresh ingredients.
After an early breakfast, you will head to the village of Carangsari to cycle into the heartland and the back roads of the countryside, getting a glimpse of the daily life and vibrant culture of the island. The tour (suitable for guests of all ages and physical conditions) includes a visit to a typical Balinese household; entrance to an elephant camp; a quick stop at a chocolate factory; a stopover at the memorial of I Gusti Ngurah Rai (a national hero and namesake of Bali’s airport, born in Carangsari); and a close encounter with the surprisingly well-mannered monkeys inhabiting the sacred nutmeg forest at Sangeh. Lunch is served overlooking panoramic vistas of the nearby Ubud.
You will leave the hotel very early in the morning (at 2.30 am) to drive to the starting point of the hike to the top of Mt. Batur (a 30-min. driving distance). From there, it is a 1.5-2-hour trek to the summit (at 1,717 m. altitude), where you are expected to arrive just in time to enjoy the sunrise with its spectacular red hues bathing the mountain and the plain below. This is a still-active volcano, and you will have the chance to walk around the rim of its cone to see the crater of the last eruption and the black lava that from the first and second eruption.
After a well-deserved breakfast on the top of the volcano, you will head back to the town. The hike down the mountain is as challenging as the ascent, but this time you will enjoy the panoramic views, plus you will stop at Toya Devasyafor, the natural hot-spring pools, where you will rest, relaxing your muscles.
Although you started the day quite early in the morning, your exploration is not over yet. After a buffet lunch with views of Mt. Batur, you will stop at the magnificent rice terrace of Tegalalang, the historical building complex of the Ubud Palace, and the sacred Monkey Forest (the sanctuary and natural habitat of the Balinese long-tailed Monkey), before arriving at the hotel late in the afternoon.
After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and head to Ayung River where your next adventure awaits. Ayung River offers a 2-hour white-water rafting thrill with easy Class I-II rapids, surrounded by landscapes of exotic beauty.
Lunch will be served at the end of the activity.
In the afternoon, you will drive to Kutaand, en route, you will stop at an orphanage house to get an idea of the challenges faced by the local community and the efforts taking place to handle them.
The vibrant city of Kuta is best known for its party atmosphere, while the long, consistent waves of the Indian Ocean turn its beach into a popular surf spot, particularly for beginners, with plenty of outfitters offering board rentals and surf lessons.
Enjoy the day at leisure, relaxing, shopping, bathing, or engaging in one of the available optional activities (extra cost applies).
No trip to Bali is complete without a tour around its most famous temples. So, after breakfast, you will head to the Tana Lot Temple – Bali’s most iconic sanctuary built in the 16th century to honor sea deities. Then, you will head towards the beautiful Taman Ayun Temple, dating to the Royal Mengwi Dynasty. From Taman Ayun, you will drive further to the north to visit the Ulun Danu Temple which sits on the shore of Lake Beratan and was built to honor the lake and river goddess.
You will end the day at the Candi Kuning Fruits and Flowers Market, before driving back to Kutafor a farewell dinner at sunset.
After breakfast, and depending on your departure details, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.