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Escape to Northern Bali

Private Tour

Starting from $559 pp

Overview

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Lovina and the surrounding areas offer visitors a variety of different activities and things to do. The main word to describe Lovina is ‘relaxing’ as the town is pretty sleepy, however it does offer enough for a short break. There are some pretty good restaurants, bars as well as live music on offer.

 

On this break you’ll travel north pausing for a night in Ubud before continuing to Lovina Beach. Pura Bratan (The famous temple on the lake), the twin lakes Buyan and Tamblingan and the hot springs of the Panas Banjar are some of the highlights of this trip. Known primarily for its dolphins, the areas is also blessed with incredible terraced rice fields, waterfalls as well as the nearby island of Menjanan which is perfect for a snorkelling day tour.

ITINERARY DETAILS

Day 1: Arrive Bali & travel to Ubud

On arrival Bali Denpasar International Airport, you will be met by an Asia for Expats representative who will then transfer you to Ubud.

Day 2: Ubud to Lovina Beach

Today you will enjoy a beautiful drive to Lovina stopping along the way for lunch on top of a hillside with views of the North coast. You will also stop at a coffee plantation, Pura Bratan (The famous temple on the lake), the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, as well as the beautiful rice fields at Menduk. You can then take a dip in the hot springs of the Panas Banjar, your last stop before arriving in Lovina Beach.

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Day 3: Dolphins, Rice Terraces & Waterfalls

This morning you will board a local boat early enough to watch the dolphins in the waters just off the Lovina’s coast. Once the dolphins come out to play you are able to follow them close by as they dance around in the water. After breakfast you will travel to the hillside village of Sekumpul where you can enjoy a walking tour through magical terraced rice fields as well as a swim in the cool waters under some stunning waterfalls. Your day finishes with a couple temples on the way back to Lovina.

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Day 4: Lovina Beach

Today you are free to relax and enjoy the beach and your hotel. Alternatively, you can enjoy snorkelling day trip to the beautiful nearby Menjanan Island.

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Day 5: Lovina Beach to Depart Bali

Today you will transfer back to Denpasar International Airport in plenty of time for your departing flight home.

*Please see our list of activities to add to your holidays

Activities

Dolphin Watching

Dolphin Watching
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: 2 hours
Rising early before dawn you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the beach to board your catamaran where you will be served a local snack and coffee before heading out to the waters off shore. Once the sun comes out the dolphins come out to play and you can follow them and let them follow you.

Rice Terraces & Waterfall walkRice Terraces & Waterfall walk
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 6 hours
Explore the village of Sekumpul where your local guide will take you for a walk through terraced rice fields and amazing waterfalls. After spending some time swimming and stopping for lunch you’ll visit a couple of fascinating temples and learn about the battle between the Dutch and the local Indonesians.

Snorkelling day trip to Menjangan IslandSnorkelling day trip to Menjangan Island
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: 8 hours
Start in Lovina boarding a speedboat out to Menjangan island. When you arrive you can relax on the beach, swim or snorkel in the clear waters. There are some great coral reefs as well as a wreck that you can explore. We’ll set up a picnic lunch on the beach for you before spending some time on the other side of the island.#

A local fish supper with your guideA local fish supper with your guide
Minimum Number:
1 Person
Duration: from 1 hour
Join your guide for a local fish supper overlooking the sea. Once you arrive you will sit in a little open air private booth after choosing the fish you want to eat. Take your time as in the background you will see the amazing BBQ fish chefs that will cook your fish to absolute perfection. Just watch out for the chili sauce, it will blow you hat off!

Panas Banjar Hot SpringsPanas Banjar Hot Springs
Minimum Number: 1 Person
Duration: from 3 hour
These local baths are very popular with the locals and for a small fee you are able to relax in the warm waters. There are three pools to choose from set in a beautiful garden setting. The pools are tiered with the hottest pool at the top and the coolest at the bottom. It is a great way to spend a relaxing morning.

Expat tips

Top Expat Tips

  • If you are staying longer then we recommend hiring a moto and do some exploring yourself
  • A must is to enjoy a local fish supper at the beach side Tanjung Alam Ikan Bakar
  • Enjoy a round of golf at the picturesque Bali Handara Golf and Country club which used to be on the list of the 100 best courses in the world
  • Take a half day trip to the Hatten Winery for lunch stopping along the way at the famous monkey temple

Challenges:

  • Explore the coral reefs either snorkelling or diving
  • Go on a fishing trip and see if you can catch your dinner.

For Families:

  • Both the wild dolphins’ tour and snorkeling are kids-friendly. Make sure your children wear suitable gear such as goggles and arm floats. All the necessary equipment can be rented in the island..
Information

Tour Includes:

  • Land transportation within Indonesia by private vehicles.
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation listed
  • Breakfasts each morning on the tour
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • All admission fees at activities mentioned in the itinerary, temples and attractions.
  • All taxes

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights to/from Asia. (Our team can help you arrange flights if requested)
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Meals, unless otherwise mentioned
  • Beverages and personal expenses
  • Other excursions and entrance fees
  • Travel insurance (cover against all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation and evacuation in the event of accident of illness).
  • All other services not listed in “Tour Includes”.

Flights

We will arrange all flights and transportation within the country as mentioned in the itinerary. Our team can arrange bonded ATOL flights to/from Asia upon request. Please complete the enquiry form with the necessary information to issue a quote for your international flights.

Visa

A visa is required to enter Indonesia. Our team will happily advise you on visa requirements.

Passport

Please ensure your passport has a validity of at least six months beyond stay. Also at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting and 4 passport-size photos are needed.

Insurance

Please make sure you have comprehensive travel insurance adequate for your holidays and the activities you want to undertake. Your insurance must cover medical costs related to hospitalisation, repatriation and emergency travel.

Vaccinations

Please consult your doctor, clinic or your national Department of Health for recommended vaccinations and medication when travelling to Southeast Asia. It is important to arrange the necessary appointments well in advance of your trip.

Currency

US Dollars (USD) are accepted in some places in Indonesia. You can exchange US Dollars for the local currency Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) once you arrive. For currency conversion please click here.

How to Book

Only once you are fully happy with your tailor-made itinerary you will receive an invoice. In order to secure availability for your booking, tour, activities and accommodation we require a 20% deposit.

Responsible Travel

Asia for Expats is committed to promote tourism that creates better places to live in and better places to visit. As expatriates living in Asia we care about the people and regions where we travel. Please read our Responsible Travel section to find more.

Please note: 

Our prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are subject to changes and can only be confirmed after receiving an enquiry.

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