Itinerary in brief:
- 2 nights Darwin
- 2 nights Top End small group tour
- 3 nights Darwin
- 3 nights Ubud
- 4 nights Sanur
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
Included: International flight
Day 2: Arrive Darwin
On arrival into Darwin you’ll be greeted and taken by private transfer to your hotel in central Darwin where you will check in for a 2 night stay.
The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the city, why not head to Smith Street Mall and check out the shops, there are several Aboriginal art galleries to explore here as well as plenty of pearl stores, pearling takes place off the coast of Darwin and in the nearby regions, so this will be a perfect souvenir of your trip to the Top End!
Included: Private arrival transfer, hotel & breakfast
Day 3: Darwin
Today you have the full day at leisure.
Why not head to Crocosaurus Cove on Mitchell Street to learn more about these pre-historic creatures. If you’re feeling particularly brave you could take part in the ‘Cage of Death’ where you get to swim in the tank with the crocodiles, protected only by a perspex cage, a truly once in a lifetime experience.
Included: Hotel & breakfast
Day 4: Darwin to Litchfield National Park
You will be collected from your hotel early and taken on the short journey to Litchfield National Park, the morning will be spent swimming in waterfalls, exploring sandstone escarpments and examining giant termite mounds!
After lunch you will head to your private campsite in the Mary River region where you will be greeted by the local wallaby population. A cruise follows, with a chance to see saltwater crocodiles, birds and buffalo up close as you float down the river, before heading back to camp for the evening.
Included: Breakfast, transport, all activities, meals and overnight in permanent tents with beds
Day 5: Litchfield National Park to Kakadu National Park
It’s an early rise this morning and a journey into Kakadu National Park. A 4wd track, boat ride and short hike later you will arrive at Twin Falls Gorge, the perfect spot to relax and take in the magnificent view of the falls.
Next stop is Jim Jim Falls, a walk through monsoon forest and over boulders takes you to the waterfall and plunge pool, surrounded by 150m cliffs. This is where you will spend the rest of afternoon, swimming, relaxing and taking in these unique surroundings. You will spend overnight in a private campsite in Cooinda.
Included: Transport, all activities, meals and overnight in permanent tents with beds
Day 6: Kakadu National Park to Darwin
After breakfast at the camp you will head to Ubirr located within the East Alligator Region of the park where you will have ancient Aboriginal art interpreted for you by a local guide. Lookouts provide panoramic views across the floodplain and beyond to Arnhem Land.
Barramundi Gorge is next and a dip in the clear plunge pool is a great way to cool off after a hike through monsoon forest before putting your feet up and relaxing on the journey back to Darwin,
Included: Transport, all activities, breakfast, lunch & hotel
Day 7 & 8: Darwin
Spend the next couple of days at leisure in Darwin.
Head down to the beach and check out the Mindil sunset markets (running on a Thursday & Sunday in dry season) browse boutique craft stalls, dine on delicious street food and watch the sun go down with a cold beer in hand, a perfect end to your trip to the ‘top end’.
Day 9: Darwin to Bali
A driver will collect you this morning and take you to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Bali.
On arrival you will be greeted and taken by private car to your hotel in Ubud where you will check in for a 3 night stay.
Included: Private departure transfer, private arrival transfer & hotel
Day 10 & 11: Ubud
Ubud, centrally located in Bali, is the cultural hub of the island, home to fine arts, dance and music with a bohemian vibe and surrounded by scenic rice fields, small villages and ancient temples. Ubud is a fantastic base to explore the island from the mountains to the beaches.
Why not add a ‘Balinese Daily Life’ programme into your trip, you will visit a Balinese village where you will learn from the locals how to plough with cows, plant rice in the fields and cook local cuisine, a real insight into day to day life here in Bali and an experience to treasure.
Included: Hotel & breakfast
Day 12: Ubud to Sanur
After breakfast you will be collected by your private driver/guide for a full days touring of Ubud, visiting museums, palaces and local markets.
You will enjoy lunch perched on a ridge above the Sungai Cerik Valley overlooking breath-taking views of hills, rivers and rice terraces before ending your day at the local market where you can witness vendors buying and selling food as well as handicrafts & textiles.
You will be dropped off at your hotel in Sanur, the evening is as leisure.
Included: Breakfast, services of a driver/guide & hotel
Day 13-15: Sanur
Sanur, located along an east facing coastline, is situated on a sandy beach and is a perfect blend of quiet relaxation and buzzing nightlife with plenty of locally owned bars and restaurants to keep you entertained and a chilled out vibe that can be difficult to find on the west of the island.
So sit back and relax or go exploring on a day trip of Bali’s lakes and hills, explore traditional local markets and visit Ulun Danu temple, one of Bali’s most iconic and photogenic sites.
Included: Hotel & breakfast
Day 16: Depart Bali
You will be collected after breakfast and taken to the airport by private car to connect with your international flight back to the UK.
Included: Private departure transfer & international
Day 17: Arrive UK