Bali sensations in small group

Trip description

Are you alone or with friends and would like to join a group?  Here is the essential exclusive small group programme to discover Bali with other travel companions who share the same passions.

This programme, written by our Platinum agency and approved by many travellers, brings together all the elements for a successful stay in Bali. You are alone or friends and you wish to share your favourites, you like small groups for their conviviality and the idea of meeting new people seduces you, you like to move, sensations, to live experiences that appeal to all 5 senses? The small group programme is made for you!

Long hikes off the beaten track, mountain bike rides, snorkeling in a protected reserve, rafting, authentic encounters with locals, volcano climbing, swimming in hot springs, crossing the lake in a traditional pirogue without forgetting the charming hotels and relaxing moments by the beach.

Please note that this programme is offered on fixed dates and only a limited number of times during the year, so don't miss the next edition!


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12 days

From : €1,190*

Day 1: Arrival in Bali

Day 2: Temple of Tanah Lot - Stroll between Belimbing and Jatiluwih

Day 3: Walk in the jungle of Tambligan - Cooking lessons

Day 4: Sightseeing in the Sekumpul region

Day 5: Snorkeling and Balinese massages (Optional)

Day 6: Free day or discovery of the dolphins of Lovina (optional)

Day 7: Tirta Gangga - Stroll between Kastala and Tenganan

Day 8: Rafting trip and discovery of the traditional market of Ubud

Day 9: Ascent of Mount Batur - Free afternoon

Day 10: Mountain bike ride in the region of Ubud

Day 11: Free day in Seminyak

Day 12: Departure from Bali

Day 1 : Arrival in Bali

Plage de Sanur. ©Eloïse BOLLACK

You have finally arrived at Bali's Denpasar airport. After picking up your luggage and just outside, you will be greeted by a French-speaking member of our team, with a sign with your name on it, and we will leave together for Sanur.

There you will find modern shops, souvenir shops and high-end restaurants with typical Balinese warungs. In the evenings, you can visit Sanur's Night Market, which closes at 9pm, where you can eat local specialities such as nasi goreng, gado-gado and Ayam (chicken) skewers.

Night in Sanur

Day 2 : Temple of Tanah Lot - Stroll between Belimbing and Jatiluwih

Pura Tanah Loth est un des temples les plus visités de Bali. ©Author's Image

This morning we leave for the North. We will make a diversion to visit one of Bali's must-see temples. The temple of Tanah Lot is said to have been built by Nirartha, a priest of the 10th century. A site certainly tourist, but which remains an important place of pilgrimage for the Balinese.

We then leave for a long walk of more than 3 hours in the heart of the Balinese nature, between the village of Belimbing and Jatiluwih. This region is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. In the middle of this incredible landscape, immerse yourself by imagining the first explorers discovering the same panorama a few centuries earlier, preserved by the will of the population. More than a walk, we offer you a journey through time.

You will walk through magnificent rice fields, clove fields and your guide will take the opportunity to reveal to you all the secrets of rice, this plant which plays a leading role in the economy, gastronomy, but also in Balinese culture.

Night in Tabanan

Day 3 : Walk in the jungle of Tambligan - Cooking lessons

Testez les pirogues locales. ©Tom Pepeira - Iconotec

Today, we leave mid-morning to discover the region with a walk in the heart of the primary forest bordering Lake Tamblingan. This site is not only protected by the Indonesian government, but also sacred to locals who believe the lake is inhabited by spirits.

During this 3 hour walk, you will come across huge banyan trees several hundred years old, giant ferns, wild ginger and other spices. On the way back, you will cross the sacred waters of Lake Tamblingan in a traditional pirogue. An authentic adventure!

After this Balinese adventure, we will go to a traditional organic warung where we offer you a traditional cooking class. The chef will share his culinary secrets with us. Dishes concocted with rice, tofu and vegetables such as nasi kuning or gado gado (vegetarian dish). All the ingredients come from local agriculture.

Night in Tabanan

Day 4 : Sightseeing in the Sekumpul region

Lovina Beach, une plage que vous apprécierez surement ©Léa Smith - Iconotec

Situated in the heart of northern Bali, you will discover the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in Bali: Sekumpul Falls. This magnificent set of 7 majestic, vertiginous waterfalls, located in the centre of the jungle, remains a rather confidential site which will require about 3/4 hours of walking to reach the foot of these impressive water columns.

This walk will also give you the opportunity to swim in natural streams and pools, to take sometimes barely marked paths and trails that cross rivers in a lush tropical forest.

In the middle of the day, it will be time to go back to civilization and reach the village of Lovina.

Night in Lovina

Day 5 : Snorkeling and Balinese massages (Optional)

Plongée Bali ©Orlando Florin Rosu - Fotolia

Bordered by fine black sandy beaches, Lovina is a seaside resort in northern Bali that brings together seven villages into one city. Lovina offers you the opportunity to stay by the sea, with easy access to the mountains.

This morning we set out to sea with a traditional boat. Equipped with masks, flippers and snorkels, you will be able to snorkel in this beautiful marine garden, protected for its biodiversity, composed of corals and sandbanks conducive to the multiplication of fish of all shapes and colours.

At the end of the day, and as an option, we offer you the chance to discover the real Balinese massage, a know-how passed down from generation to generation. This ancestral practice allowing to reconnect the body to energy points is above all a social link which is part of the daily life of the Balinese people.

Night in Lovina

Day 6 : Free day or discovery of the dolphins of Lovina (optional)

Dauphins dans les eaux de Bali ©borchee -

Bali is also about taking the time to rest, to take care of your senses, to meet new people, to enjoy the seabed once again or to go into lazy mode by the pool. Renowned for its peaceful atmosphere, Lovina is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy the traditional rhythm of life:

Today is a free day where everything is possible...

As an option and if you wish, we suggest you to discover the famous Dolphins of Lovina as this area also offers you the possibility to observe them in total freedom. Very early in the morning (around 5 am) you will take a seat on board a small local boat. Heading out to sea for your rendezvous with wild dolphins... They come off Lovina every morning (or almost every morning) to feed.

Night in Lovina

Day 7 : Tirta Gangga - Stroll between Kastala and Tenganan

Le Water Palace de Tirta Gangga ©Eloïse BOLLACK

Today your guide will take you, as a first step, to discover the treasures of the kingdom of Karangasem. You will discover Tirta Gangga, meaning "holy water of the Ganges" in Balinese. This architectural ensemble, built in 1948 by the Raja of Karangasem, curiously combines Balinese and Chinese styles. The water garden, which covers an area of 1.2 hectares, consists of three areas. The first, situated below, houses two basins and a water tower. The second level has swimming pools where you can bathe. The royal residences, on the upper level, dominate the complex.

Just a few kilometres from Tirta Gangga, it is time to head to the Sidemen region for one of the most beautiful walks in Bali. We leave the village of Kastala for about 3 hours of immersion in the middle of the rice terraces, through small paths and improbable paths to reach the village of Tenganan.

Night at Candi Dasa

Day 8 : Rafting trip and discovery of the traditional market of Ubud

Rafting ©Sir Pengallan - Iconotec

In the early morning, we leave for Sedimen, a region of Bali protected by several local associations which have managed to preserve the wild landscapes, the millenary rice fields and the jungle sheltering an ecosystem of giant ficus, bamboo forests and exotic plants.

It is in this cradle of nature that we offer you a new and unusual discovery, a rafting descent in the gorges of the Balinese torrents, great sensations in the middle of a preserved nature!

On arrival, a buffet with a wide choice of Indonesian dishes will be offered to you.

After this activity we will go to the oldest market of Ubud, this maze of small streets and balconies allows you to find local handicrafts and original souvenirs.

Night in Ubud

Day 9 : Ascent of Mount Batur - Free afternoon

Lac et volcan Batur. ©Author's Image

Departure well before dawn to conquer Mount Batur, the second highest active volcano on the island, which rises to over 1,700 m. Far from being a simple volcano, Mount Batur is the object of intense veneration by the Balinese. During your ascent, you can observe your guide's stops, offerings and prayers for the volcano.
It will take you about 2.5 hours to walk to the summit and enjoy a magnificent sunrise. The whole western part of Bali will appear before your eyes, you will see the fog dissipating over the fields, the horizon stretching to the Bukit peninsula, and if the sky is clear, you can even see the island of Nusa Penida.
After admiring this natural spectacle, take a short walk around the crater, and after breakfast, you will go back down. On the way, you will cross a lava field, the remains of the last eruption of the volcano, which in 1917 destroyed more than 65,000 houses.

We will return to the hotel for a free afternoon. You can enjoy the hotel, massages or go for a walk in Ubud.

Overnight in Ubud

Day 10 : Mountain bike ride in the region of Ubud

Jatiluwih, village situé à proximité du mont Batukau ©Author's Image

Leaving the hotel at 09:00, a great mountain bike ride awaits you in one of the most unspoilt areas of Bali, just a few kilometres from Ubud.

Magnificent landscapes as far as the eye can see, Balinese rice paddies, jungle lined with thousand-year-old trees, long road that crosses the hills, small improbable paths... We are not in the tourist route but in a discovery of an authentic Bali, in the very middle of the local life. It's a very beautiful walk in the heart of Bali that you will experience!

For lunch, we propose you a picnic in the middle of nature.

The rest of the day will be free, allowing you to indulge in a Balinese massage, a few laps in the hotel's swimming pool or take a restorative nap.

Overnight in Seminyak

Day 11 : Free day in Seminyak

Pirogue sur la plage de Kuta. ©Léa Smith - Iconotec

We end this programme with a free day at Seminyak, a stronghold of the French expatriate community. With its luxury shops and French restaurants, Seminyak has a false air of Saint Tropez...

Let yourself be tempted by a last massage, a last stroll along the beach. This can also be an opportunity to spend an afternoon in the nearby seaside resorts. The bustling Kuta, with its endless beach, ideal for surfing, countless shops and a nightlife that attracts people from all over the world. So let yourself go to the rhythm of Bali.

Overnight in Seminyak

Day 12 : Departure from Bali

Paysage dans la région de Kuta. ©Eloïse BOLLACK

It is now time to leave the island of the Gods and reach Bali's Denpasar airport with wonderful memories in your luggage and in your mind and most certainly thousands of photos. The entire Amanaska team is at your disposal if you have any questions regarding your return or transfer.

We count on average 3 hours before the time of your flight.

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