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tygerbright 47 posts

Hey JaneDoe

We had a wonderful family trip to Bali last Summer – flew in and out of Singapore using 2 x companion vouchers as opposed to KL. We don’t have status in hotels so went for well rated boutique locations that we liked the look (and price!) of:

To give you a feel of activities and areas … we covered a fair bit with lots of variety but found time to relax as well

Our itinerary was:

day 1 – travel day, flew to SIN and then straight onto DPS

day 2- travel day, spent a bit of time at the Jewel (was here for sunset and was great), then flew on to DPS, arrive late eve and taxi to Sanur hotel for 3 nights

day 3 – acclimatise and chilled

day 4 – up early to experience a lovely beach sunrise and rode bikes along the boardwalk and mooched around in Sanur village

day 5 – chilled in the morning and then after lunch we met our driver for travel to Ubud. We took the road via Batubulan which was fantastic – it’s a small district south of Ubud where stone carvings are made and stopped often to seem then … the size and detail of some were mind-blowing. Visiting a butterfly park and Tegenungan waterfalls further along the way. Found the waterfall a bit of a letdown personally. Checked into hotel for 7 nights

day 6 – Ubud central sight seeing, shopping, walking around and soaking it in.

day 7 – Early start and took a trip to North Bali. First stop at the Unesco Jatiluwih rice terraces – larger and less busy than the Ceking rice terrace near Ubud, then a drive further North to the Ulun Danu temple. On the way back South, we stopped at a very lovely small waterfall called Leke Leke – it was def worth a break in the journey for this. Finally a quick stop at Lumbungsari coffee farm for a coffee tasting experience.

day 8 – Ubud central – relaxed and easy day in Ubud central, visited the Pura Dalem temple which is right in Ubud itself

day 9 – a fun morning doing white water rafting. It was beautiful to get down to the river level and was top a time all round and a pleasant change to our actvities to date

day 10 – Super early alarm (4.30am) and a drive up to Kintamani district – North East Baki. Drove to an incredible viewing point to see the sunrise over Mt. Batur. We were almost the only ones there and it was a magical moment to see the light change over the little town of Pinggan below. Google ‘Sukawana sunrise spot’ for the location. A relaxed drive back and we stopped for coffee at Grand Puck Sari for a well deserved brunch. The crisp air and lake and mountain scenery made us feel we were in the Alps and not Bali. A final stop on the way to our hotel was another Unesco site – the Pura Gunan Kawi temple.

day 11 – early start and drive to Ubud to then spend 3 nights in Singapore before the trip back to London

– Sanur: Klumpu Bali Resort
– Ubud: Dwaraka Royal Villas

Any questions – let me know!

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