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Blissful Bali with Gili Islands

16 February - 23 February, 2020 | INR 28500 per person 

Trip Details

Overview

Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of lush green rice terraces, intricately carved temples, challenging surf, idyllic deserted beaches, mesmerizing traditional art performances, excellent dining and nightlife, alluring shopping experiences, the enchanting beauty of Bali & Gili Islands will simply leave you hungry for more. 


You’ll love the days spent in the islands of Gili. And with no cars, no motorbikes and no distractions other than beautiful tropical island scenery, the Gili islands are truly an ideal destination for a tropical getaway.


Witness postcard-pretty vistas… White sandy beaches… Tropical coral reefs… Warm inviting waters… All this awaits you on this trip to Bali. What more do you expect!!!

Itinerary

Day 01 | Arrive in Bali (-/-/-)


Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Paradise! On arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, we’ll be received at 10:00 AM by our driver and transferred to Ubud, the artistic and cultural heart of Bali. The charming Julia Roberts starrer “EAT PRAY LOVE” popular Ubud, is surrounded by lush rice paddies and steep ravines setting the stage for breathtaking scenery. 


Famous for its historical temples, yoga retreats and cultural classes, art galleries, day trips and more, Ubud, is the right-choice to begin our 8-day sojourn in Bali. 


Much of the charm of Ubud lies in the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the unspoiled local villages which are well worth exploring on foot. We visit the Peliatan Palace & Saraswati temple for a look at its traditional Balinese architecture. Get up close with the long tailed macaques’ monkeys at the monkey forest. Hike through the green rice fields, visit the magnificent temples & museums around the town and watch a traditional Balinese dance show by the palace (at cost).


If you’re a foodie, try the smoothies, vegan or simply try some street food. Known as one of the top places in Bali to experience and appreciate Balinese culture, Ubud has a more traditional, vibrant and laid-back nightlife than the fancier and more hard-partying places in the south. 


When it comes to deciding what to do at night in Ubud, you will be selecting from a number of friendly bars and pubs where you can experience excellent live music. If these fail to interest you, get a spa done. Spend you evenings as you feel like! 


Day 02 | Ubud & Around (B/-/-)


Go all out on today’s full day experience. Today, we visit two spectacular waterfalls that are sure to take your breath away!  - unique for its lush green surroundings and heavy water flow, perfect for swimming and enjoying the fresh water. We then spend our time wandering around the famous rice terraces of Ubud, the area’s most well known and frequently photographed. Also, take the famous swing, which is sure to give you an adrenaline rush!


We also visit a temple famous for its natural spring water which is frequented by the locals for a cleansing ritual bathing. 


Have you ever heard of Luwak coffee, Indonesia’s world famous coffee? Learn about the unusual method of producing the coffee at a local coffee plantation, which involves the coffee berries being eaten and defecated by Asian palm civets, then collecting the part-digested beans from the forest floor. After sampling the other coffees and teas made at the plantation, perhaps opt to taste a Luwak coffee too.

 

Day 03 | North Bali (B/-/-)


Another full day of exciting experiences awaits us. Today, we drive to the slopes of Mt. Batukaru, Bali’s second highest mountain where we visit a temple surrounded by verdant jungle and often shrouded in mist, the grounds house a series of tiered shrines, the most important of which is the 7-tiered structure dedicated to the God Mahadeva. We then head to Lake Beratan, one of Bedugul’s three natural lakes. Admire the views of the peaceful waters and snap photos of the 17th-century temple of Beratan located on a small island on the lake. 


There are a few picture perfect waterfalls around this place that are sure to take your breath away! We drive to each one of them and yes, they require a half hour hike but it’s worth the effort. We spend time absorbing in their beauty. Forget not to carry your swimwear as the blue waters are so inviting to swim and cool down. 


We end the day with a visit to the infamous sea-side Tanah Lot, a pilgrimage site and temple set dramatically on a rock in the sea before we return to Ubud for overnight stay. 


Day 04 | Gili Island (B/-/-)


After early breakfast, we head to Padangbai Harbor to catch the ferry to Gili Trawangan commonly referred as Gili T. This laid back island is a Diver’s Paradise. If scuba diving is your interest, this is a great place to do your scuba dive under the supervision of experts. Gili consists of three mini islands that features above all pristine beaches decorated with a lively ecosystem. 


There are no motorized vehicles that run in the island. To get to where we want to, we have got a choice between Cidomo (horse carriage), bicycles, and our own feet. Enjoy Gili T at your own pace for the rest of the day. We make our way to the beach to get the famous sunset swing. Gili T nightlife ramps up once the sun goes down. 

 

Day 05 | Gili Island (B/-/-)


It’s a free day to do as you please! Spend time exploring the beautiful beaches, take a bicycle ride or walk to explore the island, relax by the beachside or just do nothing! For those who love marine life, the Gili Trawangan offer fantastic snorkeling opportunities. Take a glass bottom boat ride to the snorkel point where we can see blue corals and a host of colorful marine life. 


You have the option to take a boat ride to the smaller islands of Gili Meno & Gili Air (own cost). Stroll around and appreciate the local life. Take the boat ride back to Gili Trawangan. 


In the evening, there are several restaurants where people come together to watch movies on the big screen while enjoying food and drinks. Enjoy the nightlife of the island!


Day 06 | Gili Island – Seminyak (B/-/-)


Take an early morning stroll in the beach. Take the speed-boat back to Padangbai and then to Seminyak. Rest of the day is free. You can laze on the beach, dine in one of the fabulous restaurants, do some souvenir shopping and make it to one of Seminyak's famed beach bars in time for sunset. 

 

Day 07 | Beach Hopping (B/-/-)

  

It’s beach time! The lengthy coastline, breezy beaches and bright skies are inviting enough to try the water sport of your choice. Post lunch, we drive to the illustrious temple perched on the edge of a rocky cliff. Built in the 11th century, the temple provides a glimpse into the ancient life in this enchanting seaside setting. 


Enjoy a stunning view of the Indian Ocean from 70 meters above sea level and spend time exploring the scenery and befriending the monkeys that inhabit the temple. Enjoy a mesmerizing Kecak Fire Dance* performance at Uluwatu Temple during sunset. 


We hit the best night-club in town tonight and rock! It’s our last night together, so let’s make the most of the time before we bid goodbye tomorrow.


*subject to availability of tickets

  

Day 08 | Bid Adieu!!! (B/-/-)


The morning is free at leisure until transfer to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar for the departure flight. We bid good bye to each other and head home with sweet memories.


If you have a day or two extra, you can stay back and explore the southern beaches or take a boat cruise to Penida or Lembongan Island or simply relax a day before heading back home!


  

The itinerary is loosely drafted, and allows you to do as little or as much as you like.


This itinerary is just to give you an idea on the tour structure but in no means final and is subject to change.  

Trip Dates

Start Date: February 16, 2020 (Sunday) 

End Date: February 23, 2020 (Sunday)


Pick-up / Drop-off at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar, Bali. 


It is suggested to arrive a day before as most of the flights arrive late in the evening but not later than 9:00AM on the Day 01 (Airport Pick-up @ 10AM) and book your return flight ticket after 3:00PM on Day 08. (Airport Drop @ 12PM).   

Trip Cost

INR 28,500 per person (including the Booking Fee)


Early-Bird Offer: INR 26,500 per person for bookings made before 15th December 2019.


  • These rates are for Indian Nationals only.
  • The trip will have a maximum of 16 participants only. Please invite your family & friends to join.
  • Minimum of 6 participants required to conduct the trip. Please do check with us before booking your air tickets.
  • A facilitator / group lead will accompany if 8 or more participants sign-up.
  • Suitable for singles / solo travelers / small group of friends / couples
  • Suitable for members between the age group of 16-55 years. We do take members above 55 years too based on their physical fitness.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS

  

  • Accommodation on double / triple sharing basis depending on the room size in spic-and-span Air-conditioned Home-stays / Hotels / Guesthouses for 7 nights / 8 days. Married couples get a separate room.
  • Daily Breakfast (set menu) at our place of stay
  • Group airport transfer for arrival and departure in Denpasar airport. If your flight arrival is at a different time from the others, extra charges will be applicable.
  • Local sightseeing by an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. Not at disposal.
  • Boat cruise to Gili Island, return
  • Entry tickets to Kecak Fire Dance (subject to availability)
  • English speaking Guide, wherever required
  • Permits, Toll Taxes, Parking Charges
  • Service charges & Taxes


EXCLUSIONS

  

  • Air fare from / to Bali 
  • Visa arrangements
  • Overseas Insurance
  • Meals will be at actual cost (other than the breakfast which is included in the package). We’ll be eating at roadside restaurants which are generally inexpensive. A great way to experience the local cuisine.
  • Snacks, Beverages, Bottled water, etc.
  • Entry tickets to places of interest & Camera charges
  • Snorkeling & Water sports charges
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.
  • Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.

Booking Procedure

Please confirm your participation by paying INR 10000 (Non-refundable Booking Fee**) to book your seat. Rest to be paid 30 days before the tour start date.


Pls write to us at unusualescapes@gmail.com for our Bank Account Details to transfer the Booking Fee (or) pay via Google Pay at 9052220466. Your spot will be confirmed as soon as we receive your Booking Fee.


 

**If you can find anyone else to replace you, there’ll be NO cancellation charges. We will then refund your money in full including the non-refundable booking fee. 


Pls write to us for cancellation conditions & other queries

~ TRAVEL QUOTE ~

 “Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou