Classic Bali

8 Days / 7 Nights

A classic itinerary to capture the essence of Bali. Ideal for nature lovers to explore beautiful Balinese scenery and for those with an interest in Responsible Tourism.

Ubud – Candidasa – Sanur


Trip Highlights

  • Help the community to promote organic farming and sustainable life by visiting Discova Responsible Tourism project in Manggis Village
  • Gain insights into Balinese tattoo culture
  • Explore the wonderful Candidasa countryside on a natural sightseeing tour
  • Participate in preparations for an ancient Hindu ceremony in Sanur


  • Accommodation 7 nights
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals: 7B 2L
  • English speaking guides
  • Tattoo half-day walking tour
  • Experiential day farming in Manggis
  • Sanur offering making tour
  • Temple sightseeing tour
  • Domestic transfers

Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival in Bali

The guide greets visitors on arrival and accompanies them to the hotel.

Day 2: Tattoo tour

Enjoy the morning in the glorious surroundings of Ubud, either relaxing in the hotel or choosing one of our optional tours. In the afternoon, discover traditional Indonesian tattoo culture on a half-day walking tour. Gain a deeper understanding through encounters with a shaman and a tattoo artist. Learn about the spiritual aspect of Balinese tattooing and the ancient techniques still practised. Along the way, stop at an edgy yet humble, farm-to-table café in the heart of Ubud.

Day 3: Free day in Ubud with optional tours

Enjoy a day of leisure at your own pace. The accommodation features wide-varied facilities; an infinity pool, exceptional spa, and a shuttle service to Ubud centre. We offer a range of additional experiences to perfectly complement this itinerary.

Day 4: A day in Manggis

Enjoy a day getting to grips with the daily life of an organic farming community. Learn about the organic farming process and how this village commits to more sustainable methods that coincide with Balinese beliefs on protecting nature. It’s not all theory; visitors will get involved with some hands-on activities. Also, explore the surrounding countryside on a trek along farming trails while getting to know the locals – your guides – as you go. Split the day with a wonderful locally-sourced lunch.

Day 5: Free Day in Candidasa with optional tours

Explore the beach nearby or visit the town landmarks such as the lotus pond. We recommend adding  our optional snorkelling tour at nearby Amed – famed for its excellent conditions and marine life.

Day 6: Sightseeing Transfer to Sanur

An early morning start for the transfer to Sanur, but on the way, we will divert to some magnificent sites for photo opportunities. First up is Besakih Temple – the largest and holiest Hindu Temple in Bali. It is comprised of 23 separate temples, perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Mount Agung. Next, the tour moves on to Tirta Gangga water temple, where visitors admire the romantic gardens with their beautiful fountains, sculptures, and ponds.

Day 7: Making Offerings in Sanur

Learn more about canang sari, the daily offerings of gratitude and prayer made by Hindu Balinese worshippers, in a workshop led by a local woman. The project owner will share her story and explain her commitment to helping disadvantaged people participate in this ancient Hindu ritual. Get dressed up in local Balinese clothing before getting hands-on with an activity to make your very own canang sari. Saris can be kept as a souvenir or offered to the family temple.

Day 8: Departure

Free time until airport transfer for departure flight.

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