A week in Bali: culture & beach

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Duration (in days): 8

From: Ubud

To: Sanur



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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This trip is an introduction to the Indonesian island of Bali, Balinese culture and the beaches. Starting in the cultural centre of Ubud you’ll visit temples, markets and villages surrounded by rice fields and mountain ranges. Finish your trip in the laidback resort of Sanur on Bali’s eastern coast – an ideal destination to relax at the end of your week in Indonesia.

This itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.


  • Live like a local in the cultural hub of Bali, Ubud by visiting temples and markets
  • With the help of an English-speaking guide, tour Ubud and the surrounding area
  • Dine in locally owned Indonesian restaurants in the coastal resort of Sanur
  • Relax on sandy beaches for the final days of your trip



Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Ubud
  • 4 nights Sanur


Day 1: Arrive Bali     

On arrival in Bali you will be greeted and taken by private car to your hotel in Ubud, where you will check in for a 3 night stay.

Days 2 & 3: Ubud

Centrally located in Bali, Ubud is the cultural hub of the island. It is home to fine arts, dance and music with a bohemian vibe and is surrounded by scenic rice fields, small villages and ancient temples. Ubud is a fantastic base from which to explore the island - from the mountains to the beaches.

Why not ask us about adding a ‘Balinese Daily Life’ programme into your trip? You could visit a Balinese village where you will learn from the locals how to plough with cows, plant rice and cook local cuisine – an authentic insight into daily life here in Bali and an experience to treasure.

Day 4: Ubud to Sanur          

After breakfast you will be collected by your private driver/guide for a full day’s touring around Ubud, visiting museums, palaces and local markets.

Enjoy lunch perched on a ridge above the Sungai Cerik Valley overlooking breath-taking views of hills, rivers and rice terraces. Your day will end at the local market where you can watch locals buying and selling food as well as handicrafts and textiles.

You will be dropped off at your hotel in Sanur, the evening is as leisure.

Days 5-7: Sanur        

To the easterly coast of Bali, Sanur is situated on a sandy stretch of beach. It offers a blend of quiet relaxation and buzzing nightlife with plenty of locally owned bars and restaurants. You’ll encounter a more chilled out vibe that can be difficult to find in Bali’s western coast resorts.

You could choose to relax here, or take a day trip to visit Bali’s lakes and hills, explore traditional local markets and visit Ulun Danu temple, one of Bali’s most iconic and photogenic sites.

Day 8: 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.



Dry season in Bali runs from April – September, although occasional rainfall can still be expected, and the resorts are busiest during this time.  During rainy season Bali becomes quieter although the sun still shines and temperatures remain relatively stable year round meaning Bali can be a great destination at any time of year.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion, and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you

What's included: 

  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Full day private guide on day 4
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • International flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities


 7 nights in 3/4* accommodation.

Hotels in this standard include:

  • Puri Sunia, Ubud

  • Puri Santrian, Sanur


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