Your day-by-day itinerary
Arrive in Amed
On winding roads around the highest mountain in Bali, Moun Angung, you’ll reach Amed. You’ll sleep in a cosy hotel right by the beach, accessible from the hotels’ lush gardens. The beach here is not the most pristine or beautiful in Bali, but with a great snorkelling spot and lush coral reef right at your doorstep – you can’t go wrong.
The Water Palace
Tirtigangga is a 20th-century water palace, surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and green rice terraces. Today your family will get a real insight into the different cultures here. You will all learn to make your own sacrifices and can participate in a real temple ritual. On arriving at the palace, you’ll be welcomed with sarong clothing for the girls and a headdress for the boys. Once dressed and looking the part, you’ll get creative using palm leaves and other brightly coloured flowers, rice and fragrant herbs to make your baskets.
Your local guide will educate you and your family on the offerings, rituals and traditional practices here in the water palace. You’ll take a seat in the temple and if your family are up for it, say the prayer together with your guide, swinging the fragrant incense sticks in the air, followed by a sip of holy water. The tour here also includes a delicious lunch, after which you’ll be brought back to your hotel.
Today is free for you to do as you all please. You can spend the day chilling by the pool at your hotel, or head to the lava sand beach where you can walk straight into the water and see who can spot the colourful parrotfish first. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset behind the palm trees with a cocktail (or mocktail!) in your hands.
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