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BALI - The Ultimate Budget Trip

10 May - 16 May, 2020 | INR 22500 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 will simply leave you hungry for more. 


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 6-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 hardpartying 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! 


MEAL INCLUDED: None


Day 02 | Ubud & Around 


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.


MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast


Day 03 | North Bali 


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 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.


MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast


Day 04 | Sunrise Trek to Mt.Batur 


Make this trip in Bali even more memorable with a trek to the top of Mount Batur! Setting off at 02:00AM in the morning, we’ll trek in the dark alongside an experienced guide and be rewarded with a magnificent sunrise view from the top of the active volcano. (Difficulty: Moderate, takes about 3 hours to climb). Take in panoramic views of the volcanic valley, Lake Batur, Mount Abang, and Mount Agung in the distance before having a simple yet delicious breakfast to recharge your energy. 


We then return to Ubud, check-out from our hotel and head to Kuta. It’s free time in the afternoon. You’re free to do some souvenir shopping! Or simply hit the Kuta Beach and party! 


NOTE: If you’re not in favor of this sunrise trek, you can take an easy ridge walk which is a well-kept secret.


MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast


Day 05 | Day Trip to Nusa Penida Island

  

Early morning, we leave Kuta to get the speed-boat to Nusa Penida Island, an unexplored gem of Bali. Expect white-sand beaches with silky blue waters, 200 meter high coastal cliff drops and absolutely untouched nature. It’s really surprising!!! How this little wonderland in spite of being just about 30-40 minute boat ride from Bali managed to elude the tourist radar. 


We explore the beautiful island covering Angel’s Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking and Crystal Bay. Each of these places are worth million clicks. We conclude the day trip and take our return boat to Sanur and then to Kuta.


MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast 

  

Day 06 | Beach Hopping 


It’s beach time! The lengthy coastline, breezy beaches and bright skies are inviting enough to try the water sport of your choice. Take time to relax at the beach for more fun in the sun, try a traditional Balinese massage or do some souvenir shopping. 


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


MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast


Day 06 | Bid Adieu!


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!


MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast


  

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: May 10, 2020 (Sunday) 

End Date: May 16, 2020 (Saturday)


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 10:00AM on the Day 01 (Airport Pick-up @ 11AM) and book your return flight ticket after 3:00PM on Day 07. (Airport Drop @ 12PM).


If your flight timings are different from the specified arrival / departure timings, you may have to pay surcharge for your pick-up / drop.

Trip Cost

INR 22500 per person (Early-Bird Offer price for limited period)


  • These rates are for Indian Nationals only.
  • The trip will have a maximum of 18 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 6 nights / 7 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. 
  • Guided trek to Mt.Batur for sunrise
  • Speed Boat cruise to Nusa Penida Island
  • 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