Bali Family Time
Enjoy new adventures and embrace an exotic culture with a Bali family holiday. Explore volcanic crater lakes and tropical rainforests, spend time in a local village and witness traditional ceremonies. Snorkel with colourful fish and catch a wave at the beach on a memorable journey the whole family will enjoy.
PriceFrom $15,981.00 per family of four based on based on 2 adults & 2 children under 12
Best time to go
The drier months of May to September, and the warmer weather fits in perfectly with the European school holidays over the summer, making it a great family destination.
- Explore local village life
- Trek in Munduk’s highlands
- Take a treetop ropes course
- Learn to surf at Kuta Beach
- Watch a lively ‘fire’ dance
Day 1: UK Departure
Depart London Heathrow on your overnight flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Day 2: Sanur
On arrival in Kuala Lumpur, connect with your onward flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar where you will be greeted by a local guide and driver for a private transfer to Sanur.
After checking into the Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali, take some time to relax and freshen up, or do a bit of exploring independently. Dinner at leisure.
Day 3: Sanur – Balinese Kite Making (B,L)
After a breakfast in the morning, be picked up by the driver and tour guide for the short transfer to visit the house of Balinese kite maker Mr. Made Dika and learn how to make a kite from materials such as bamboo, strings and cloth. Owl and butterfly-shaped kites can easily be knocked down and reassembled back home. Learn all about the science behind the shapes and flying capability from Mr. Dika. Listen to the stories about kites from Sanur village and the history of the anticipated festival of the kite-making community.
Once the kite is assembled and stable, leave the house and continue on a short drive to the beach. Mr. Dika will assist in launching the kite on the beautiful shoreline.
Once done with kite flying, it is time for a delicious meal. Walk along the small pedestrian promenade to a little eatery with a view of the sea with colourful outriggers lining the shoreline.
Following lunch, return to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at the Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Day 4: Cruise to Nusa Lembongan (B,L)
In the morning, be picked up from the hotel around and transfer to Benoa Harbour.
Arrive at the harbour where a motor catamaran awaits and depart for a fun day trip to the nearby islet of Nusa Lembongan.
On the way to the island, enjoy light snacks and beverages while taking in spectacular views of the sea and surrounding island before arriving at Nusa Lembongan, an island oasis of white beaches and clear waters. The rest of the time on Nusa Lembongan is free to spend as desired. For those with a love for the sea, there are activities such as snorkelling and a glass-bottom boat riding that provide spectacular views of the area’s abundant marine life. There’s also a mangrove tour with a small boat as an option. Alternatively, visit one of the island’s village for a glimpse into the unique local lifestyles on the island and a look at an underground house (actually dug out by hand) or visit one of the island’s seaweed farms.
For those looking to relax, there’s also plenty of opportunities to sit around on the beach and just relax, either in the sun, in the shade or at the beach club.
A barbecue buffet lunch will be served midday with a glass of wine or beer.
In the late afternoon, the boat will depart for the journey back to Benoa Harbour. Light snacks and drinks will be served on board. Upon reaching the shores of Bali, receive a transfer back to the hotel. Dinner is spent at leisure.
Overnight at the Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali
Day 5: Sanur – Kintamani – Tampak Siring – Gunung Kawi – Ubud (B,L)
After breakfast, check-out and be picked up by the driver and tour guide for some interesting sightseeing en route to Ubud.
The route to the volcanic Batur Lake and the small village of Kintamani on the rim of the caldera leads via small scenic roads offering amazing panoramas over the beautiful rice fields and landscape.
About two hours into the journey, arrive at Kintamani where the still active Mount Batur stands with breath-taking views. Adjacent to the volcano is the large crescent-shaped Batur Lake, all surrounded by the high walls of the crater rim. Stop for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant here, with all-encompassing views over Lake Batur and the jaw-dropping scenery.
After lunch, continue into the large caldera and at the edge of the lava field climb aboard on one of the custom-made 4WD tour vehicles then drive along the lava field of Mt Batur which is something that most visitors don’t get the chance to experience.
Get back on normal vehicle and drive to Ubud before arriving in Ubud, visit the holy spring temple of Tirta Empul for a look at ponds with sacred cleansing water. The Balinese visit this spring for ritual purification, which guests are encouraged to do as well!
Overnight at the Komaneka At Bisma
Day 6: Ubud (B)
Breakfast at hotel and enjoy today at leisure.
Overnight at the Komaneka At Bisma.
Day 7: Ubud – Rumah Desa – Munduk (B,L)
After breakfast, get a taste of authentic local culture with an insightful Bali village tour. Transfer to Marga, a typical rural village in the Tabanan Regency. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, this is the perfect place to experience an authentic countryside lifestyles.
Be welcomed with a healthy drink in a family’s compound. The hosts will introduce themselves and explain about their daily activities on the farm. Learn about their traditional herbal remedies, see remarkable inscribed palm leaves and discover other aspects of typical Balinese life.
After exploring the family compound, join a farmer for an easy trek through the surroundings. Learn about the Balinese Subak irrigation system, a unique and effective method used by generations of local farmers. Pass through vibrant rice fields where, depending on the time of year, there may be a chance to assist the local farmers. Loop back to the house compound in time for a delicious, family-style lunch.
After lunch continue to Kayuputih Village in Munduk via Belimbing. Check in to the Sanak Retreat.
Day 8: Munduk – Bali Treetop – Luwus (B,L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel depart with the guide and driver to Bali Treetop Adventure nearby and get ready to climb and swing. A professional guide will explain how the circuit works, how to use the equipment, and will provide all safety instructions.
Go on any of the circuits of Bali Treetop Adventure Park. It is recommended to start with the lowest category, Green Discovery Circuit, before trying the higher circuits. There is a variety of activities including: high-flying swings, rope ladders, breath-taking jumps and a 160-metre long zip line (also called ‘Flying Fox’). Some ‘lower ropes’ activities also include ladders and short swings.
Participants will be attached to a life-line support throughout the entire course. Patrol guides will also stand-by along the circuit, ready to advise and assist as needed, giving support from above and below. All circuit platforms are held in place using an innovative compression system to protect trees from any damage. Protective half logs are used to prevent cables from cutting into trees and minimize tree trunk degradation.
After the exhilarating activity, proceed to Luwus village to have lunch and visit secret garden village which is tucked away in a less touristy area. The complex was built to promote educational tourism where visitors are able to explore the beautiful heritage museum, factory and coffee museum. Old tools and methods are used in producing traditional medicine, beauty products, and roasting the coffee. After exploring the museum, take a chance to learn how to make espresso and basic latte art at Black Eye & Roastery.
Return to the hotel. Dinner tonight will be served at the hotel’s restaurant.
Overnight at the Sanak Retreat.
Day 9: Munduk – Bedugul –Taman Ayun – Seminyak (B)
After breakfast at hotel, checkout and depart with the guide and driver.
Proceed to Bedugul, an area of the central highlands that is famous for its stunning natural beauty and three lakes. Ascend further to the north into the hills for a visit to the famous Ulun Danu Temple. Set on an island on the peaceful waters of Lake Bratan, this temple is one of Bali’s most iconic and photogenic sites.
Proceed to your next hotel The Samaya in South Bali stopping en route at Mengwi to visit Taman Ayun Temple.
Day 10: Family Surfing Lesson in Kuta Beach (B)
Be picked up from the hotel around 08:30 and transfer to Kuta Beach.
Be welcomed by a personal surf instructor and receive rash guards to protect against the sun while receiving a safety briefing. After this, the teacher will demonstrate and explain some techniques. The well-trained instructors show and teach the basics of surfing, how to balance, how to paddle, etc. - first in a pool and after, once the basic skills of surfing are handled, head out with the instructors to the beach and try out some of the surfing techniques in the ocean.
The entire session lasts about 2.5 hours and is fully accompanied by an instructor.
There is 2 hours free time after the session to wander the Kuta area before returning to the hotel for the evening. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight at the Samaya.
Day 11: Seminyak – Uluwatu – Kecak Dance – Jimbaran – Seminyak (B,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning is free at leisure and, in the afternoon, depart at 16:00 to visit Uluwatu, a beautiful temple set on steep cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean with a big sacred monkey population. There, witness a traditional ‘kecak’ dance, a Balinese “fire” dance, which is certainly one of the islands most spectacular things to see. Watch the story of the legendary Ramayana while the sun sets over the Indian Ocean.
Following this spectacular start to the evening, head to Jimbaran and enjoy a scrumptious seafood barbecue dinner on the beach.
Return to the hotel after dinner.
Overnight at the Samaya.
Day 12: Departure
The morning is spent free at leisure until pick up time for a transfer to the airport for a your return overnight flight home to London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur.
Day 13: UK Arrival
Early morning arrival into London Heathrow
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