Bali: Explore The Splendid Island with Excursion2India
Bali is a diverse island with a lot to offer – from beautiful beaches to lush jungles, active volcanoes, coffee plantation, unique temples, waterfalls and vibrant cultural experiences.
Here is a possible Bali itinerary for anyone looking forward to visit this magnificent place. Please note all itineraries can be customized as per your requirements.
No. of Days: 7nights/8days
Places Covered: Seminyak (2nights) – Ubud (1night) – Kintamani (1night) – Sanur (2nights) – Nusa Penida (1night)
Detailed Bali Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Bali
Arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport, the main airport in Bali. Check into your accommodation in Seminyak.
There are various kinds of accommodation available in Seminyak. Relax and unwind by the beach, enjoy a beautiful sunset, and explore the local nightlife, if you are interested in that.
Overnight at your accommodation in Seminyak, Bali.
Day 2: Beach Day in Seminyak
Get us to leisurely morning. Enjoy your breakfast. Go on to spend a very relaxing day. Visit Seminyak Beach. Explore the trendy boutiques, beach clubs, and cafes in Seminyak.
Towards evening, go on to enjoy a beautiful sunset. Enjoy your dinner at a beachfront restaurant. Overnight at your accommodation in Seminyak, Bali.
Day 3: Explore Ubud
After a nice hearty breakfast at your accommodation, go on to explore Ubud, Bali’s cultural and artistic heart.
Visit the Ubud Monkey Forest and explore the local market. Check out the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. Enjoy a traditional Balinese dance performance in the evening.
Have a nice dinner at a local restaurant overlooking sea, maybe in Seminyak. Overnight at your accommodation in Seminyak, Bali.
Day 4: Ubud – Temples and Waterfalls – Kintamani
Have a nice breakfast and check out from your accommodation. Go on to explore some more of Ubud.
Explore Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and the Tirta Empul Temple. Visit the beautiful Tegenungan Waterfall.
Later, go on to explore the Ubud Palace and the Saraswati Temple. Taking a leisurely walk through the Ubud rice fields is an amazing experience.
You can choose to have a nice lunch at one of the restaurants with a view of Ceking Rice terrace cultivation.
After lunch, leave for Kintamani, the place close to Mount Batur. On the way to Kintamani, visit Kumulilir traditional coffee plantation. This grows the popular animal poo Luvak coffee, supposed to be one of the costliest and the best coffee. You are free to buy some coffee and other products of the plantation.
Check into your accommodation on arriving in Kintamani. You may choose to go for evening stroll in Kintamani around Lake Batur, a volcanic crater lake. Enjoy your dinner and try to sleep early as you have to get up very around 3am for your trek to Mount Batur.
Day 5: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek – Transfer to Sanur
Wake up at 3am in the morning. Get your breakfast packed and leave by 3:30am to trek Mount Batur. The trek is up hill and is 3 kilometer long one.
The trek is moderate difficult in most parts. Those not used to ascent hills will find it a little more difficult.
The trail passes through lush tropical jungles. On reaching the top, enjoy breakfast cooked by steam from the volcano and sip hot tea or coffee at your leisure while watching the magical sunrise. After descending the mountain, you will have a chance to dip in the relaxing natural hot springs in Toya Bungkah and soothe your sore muscles.
Rest a little more on reaching the accommodation. Check out from there around 2pm.
Head to Sanur, a drive of around two hours. Check into an accommodation on reaching there.
Day 6: Sanur – Nusa Penida
Get up to a relaxed morning. Have your breakfast at your accommodation. Later, go on to catch a ferry to Nusa Penida, an island separated from mainland of Bali by Badung Strait.
The ferry duration can range between 30 minutes and 45 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.
Go on to check in at your accommodation in Nusa Penida. Venture out to explore the beautiful island.
Start with Diamond beach. This is located close to other scenic beach Atuh Beach and Thousand Island Viewpoint. All three spots are located on the east side of Nusa Penida. You can go for snorkeling with Manta Rays at Manta Point.
Visit Kelingking Beach and take in the breathtaking views. Explore Broken Beach and Angel’s Billabong.
Overnight in Nusa Penida.
Day 7: Nusa Penida – Sanur
Visit Thousand Island Viewpoint for sunrise. You may choose to visit other close by beaches Diamond beach and Atuh Beach one last time. Return to the hotel, enjoy your breakfast and check out from the hotel.
Take the return ferry and reach Sanur. Check into a hotel in Sanur.
Enjoy your last day in Sanur. Explore Sanur Beach and Sindhu Beach. Go on to explore Pura Tirta Empul temple complex in Central Bali. This is home to a holy spring water pool that Balinese Hindus use for ceremonial purifications, such as melasti and melukat. The temple is a national cultural heritage site and is popular with tourists.
You can also visit The Bali Orchid Garden, another prominent attraction in Sanur. The park teems with beautiful orchids.
Enjoy a sunset at one of the beaches. Have a nice dinner at one of the restaurants.
Overnight in Sanur.
Day 8: Departure
Get up to a relaxed morning. If interested, you can go on to enjoy the sunrise. Have your breakfast at your accommodation. Get ready and check out from the hotel as per your flight timing.
If you have time left in the day, you can go and enjoy local markets and do some souvenir shopping.
Head to the Ngurah Rai International Airport for your onward journey.
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