Friday, April 24, 2009

Bali 5 Days Soft Adventure Itinerary


Dear all, here's our simple itinerary when we were in Bali.
Basically we were trying to cover some areas outside of Kuta and mainly Ubud as we have stayed in Kuta the previous time when we were in Bali, so those looking for something out of the beach comfort zone, this might be a good guide for you! Below are really snippets of our trip. Will post more in detail later!

Accomodation:
we stayed @ PURI GARDEN Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia (nothing fancy but it's very affordable for a clean room and toilet facilities, also because we didnt manage to book Tegal Sari in advance. I highly recommend that you booked with them in advance!!! they are super hot!)
Approx. Price USD 52 nett (inclusive of taxes)

Itinerary (South Bali - Ubud - Ayung White Water Rafting - Mt Batur - Kuta- Pacung\ Katiluwih\ Uluwatu\ Jimbaran )


Day 1 (25 Apr 2009 Saturday)
Leave SIN ---BALI 1925 2200 GA 841
We arrive at the airport and there were lots of travel pamplets available for you to choose from. That's where we got our half day tours for the Mt Batur Climb and White water rafting.

Day 2 (26 Apr 2009 Sunday)
Ubud -Kuta
Book SPA and White Water Rafting tour
Visit Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave); ticket: $6,000 per pax
Visit Pura Taman Ayun; ticket: $3,000 per pax
Lunch at Kuta (Made Warungs; try their Nasi Camphur which is a local cuisine)
Quick retail therapy around Kuta area
Visit Tanah Lot (Sunset); ticket: $10,000 per pax
Dinner at Indus Restaurant
Back at Ubud

Day 3 (27 Apr 2009 Monday)
Ubud - Ayung White Water Rafting (rem to bring Ziploc for camera if you dun have a waterproof one!)
07:00 Breakfast at the hotel
08:30 An exhilarating 2 hours descent that covers 13 kilometers down the famous Ayung River. Paddle over 25 rapids, pass numerous waterfalls, fern filled canyons, sleepy grottoes, through narrow gorges and swift moving torrents. During the voyage you will see nature run wild; untouched tropical rainforest greets you on every side; the scenery is always changing, the rafting continuously fun.
1200 LUNCH (provided from the tour)
1400 Neka Museum in Campuhan; if you have the stomach, you can try baby back ribs at Naughty Nuris, just outside Neka Museum.
1600 Short walk to Muri Warung's to enjoy the 'treetop' view and the river.
1700 Dinner at Cafe Lotus (free show at 8pm when you dine there)

Day 4 (28 Apr 2009 Tuesday)
Ubud – Batur and Kintamani (Centre & Southeast Bali)
0200 Drive all the way north and along scenic crater rim road to enjoy the stunning vista of the active volcano GUNANG BATUR and crater lake below. Descend into the crater through lava fields to TOYA BUNGKAH where you can start your 4-5hrs trek up the volcano along well-marked trails
0300 Reach the foot of Mt Batur
0430 WE CLIMBED to the peak of MT BATUR!
1200 Lunch with a view towards Mt Abang + Mt Agung
1300 Dip in the hot springs.
1400 Back to hotel. Soaking in the swimming pool. Time to rest and relax after that monstrous morning climb!
1430 Late Tunch (lunch cum tea) at Ibu Oka Babi Gulings! (if you haven't been to this place to eat, then u haven't been to UBUD!)
1500 After that filling lunch, it's time to walk those fats off! Pasar Ubud, just around the corner!
1800 After all that shopping and haggling with the shopkeepers, time for dinner! Bebek Bengil was the place. Try: THe original crispy duck Rp 63,000 and we shared a ' Indonesian Favourite'.
2030 Sang spa
2200 Back to hotel. zzzzz...

Day 5 (29 Apr 2009 Wednesesday)
Ubud - Pacung - Jatiluwih - Kuta - Uluwatu - Jimbaran - Ubud
1000 Late breakfast
1200 Pacung (rice paddi fields)
1330 Jatiluwih ( more rice paddi fields)
1430 Kuta (shopping, check out Hardrock tees, lunch, bum at the beach)
1700 Uluwatu Temple with naughty cheeky monkeys (sunset view)
1900 Dinner at Jimbaran Bay; Menaga Cafe. Go for the set dinner for 2!)
2200 Back at hotel

Day 6 (30 Apr 2009 Thursday)
Our Rest and Relax day. (option: Balinese Cooking, which we skipped cos we wanted to bum.)
930 Breakfast
1000 Laze by the pool
1200 Walking around ubud. Lunch at Kafe, a non-profit organisation cafe that donates to charity. They have free wifi here.
1400 Pasar Ubud to finish up my souvenir buying for friends and family.
1600 Cakes at KahKiang bakery.
1900 Dinner at Casa Luna

Day 7 (1 May 2009 Friday)
0800 Breakfast at hotel. Last dip into the pool!
1200 Check out.
1400 Airport.
BALI---SIN 1600 1830 GA 840

Goodbye Bali and Home Sweet Home.

3 comments:

  1. Hi, just want to know if the hotspring is at the bottom of the volcano or have to climb up to the volcano then can see the hotspring?

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  2. do you think the hotspring is worth to go? I am trying to DIY my tour because we intend to hire a driver to bring us around.

    is sangspa good? the place beautiful?

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  3. I think it's worth the visit if you aren't tired from the mountain climb! It's enroute but if u have to make a detour just to go to the hotspring then i do not think it's worth the visit. Taipei and kyoto ones are much better!!!

    Sangspa is good value for money! The place is not beautiful and it's quite small, so don't expect much. The massage is good!

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