8-Nights Bali Active Expedition 2017
Bali crept into people’s imagination, after a hiatus of over a hundred years or so, back in the 1970s and Butterfield & Robinson arrived shortly after with a trip that took us through jungle, across mountains and along sandy beaches. After an exile of over 20 years B&R is thrilled to be back, resurrecting the previous itinerary with the odd modification or two, and of course the inclusion of the island of Lombok to the "Island of Gods" itinerary.
8 nights from $8495 per person
Known as the "Island of the Gods," Bali is famous for its shimmering beauty and fascinating culture. Hundreds of Hindu temples, towering mountains and verdant rice terraces form a spectacular backdrop to the charm of the Balinese people. Here are mysterious volcanic lakes and jungle-shrouded volcanoes, wondrous ancient temples, fabulously creative painters and wood-carvers, and the legendary dancers who re-enact the stories of their Hindu deities.
Located strategically between Bali to the West, Komodo Island in the East, and Tanah Toraja to the nortwest, Lombok is an excellent starting point. Only 20 minutes flight from Bali or 3.5 hours by ferry you can see "New Heaven". White sand Senggigi beach, and three Gili Islands, often mentioned by visitor as "Hoping Islands", are worth visiting. The Sasak, Samawa and Mbojo cultures live in harmony on West Nusa Tenggara.
Hidden among the rice paddies, foothills, and steep ravines is Ubud, the cultural center of Bali renowned for its arts, dance and music. The town was an important source for medicinal herbs and plants wherein Balinese the word 'ubad' means medicine. It was a Javanese priest in the 8th century who discovered Ubud while meditating between two crossing rivers. Here, he discovered the Gunung Lebah Temple on the valley floor which today, remains a pilgrim destination. Tranquil, visitors can find serenity in nature and inspiration in its ancient temples and palaces. Make friends at the Ubud Monkey Forest, but hold on to your belongings. Meditate at Anand Ashram or hike through the rice paddies.
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Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. International airfare and gratuities for B&R guides additional. The activity level of this trip is Enthusiast. Hotels: Signature class - The premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay. Scheduled, 24/7 Guided tour. Departures on October 20, November 03, December 20, 2016 and November 2, 2017 are Guaranteed Departure. Limited Space/Waitlist departure applies. Holiday supplement applies. Private and Bespoke custom trips available; inquire for details. Rates may vary by date of travel and season.