Rice Terraces & Paradise Beaches – Bali & the Gilis

2-Week Bali and Gili Islands Holiday Itinerary - Indonesia

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Duration14 days / 13 nights (flexible)


ItineraryUbud - Munduk - Tirtagangga - Candidasa - Gilis - Sanur

Suitable for families

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Amble between Bali’s rice paddies, take a traditional cooking class and laze on tiny castaway islands. This itinerary is a brilliant mix of ancient culture, gorgeous scenery and pure relaxation, giving you a glimpse of the real Bali before ending up on the dreamy beaches of the Gili Islands. Wander through the rice paddies in Ubud, explore the sleepy, authentic east coast and set course for the white sands of the Gilis, where strictly no cars and no worries are allowed.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described below
  • Excursions as described below

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Tumbling Rice Paddies of Ubud

Ubud is the bohemian centre of Bali, an atmospheric world of small artist studios, yoga schools, restaurants and cafes. Spend two nights ambling amongst the rice terraces that flow down the hills and into the valleys like rich green waterfalls. Watch daily life unfold in authentic villages, learn about coffee production and soak up the inspiring spirit of the place.

green rice paddies in indonesia ubud

Munduk and the Temple Lake

Discover a breezy highland world of misty mountains, forest waterfalls and serene temple lakes in Munduk, a hilltop retreat with heaps of local character. Trek through the valleys and orchards, soak up the gorgeous views and suck in the cool mountain air. Follow scenic trails through vanilla, coffee and clove plantations to glimmering lakes and visit island temples in the hills.

an oddly shaped building on a small island surrounded by water

Bali Homestay in the Hills

Take a glimpse into the real Bali with a homestay tucked away in the hills. Meet the villagers, taste home-cooked meals and trek through the rich green valleys. It’s a wonderful, warm-hearted way to get a feel for daily life in Bali, where the views are beautiful and the people even more so. You’ll spend two nights amidst some of Bali’s most stunning scenery.

a man and lady with three children sitting on a step in front of a building

Bali's Secret Spices

Cook up a classic Balinese storm on the laid-back beaches of the east. Snorkel through coral gardens and whip up tasty traditional dishes in an open-air kitchen. While the beach at Candidasa has mostly been swallowed by the sea, the atmosphere is deliciously drowsy and the food is to die for. You’ll take an authentic cooking class complete with sea views, learning how to create some local favourites.

beach at candidasa

White Sands of the Gilis

Visit a laid-back barefoot escape with swaying coconut palms and an underwater world begging to be explored. Snooze in the sunshine, take barefoot strolls, feast on sizzling seafood and snorkel with sea turtles. The Gili Islands are a castaway sensation. The sand is white, the water is unbelievably clear, and the atmosphere is completely carefree. It’s the perfect place to end an active adventure.

Gili Air beach

Beaches of Southern Bali

Snooze on the sand, stroll on the beach, indulge in a spa treatment (or two) and soak up the tropical sunshine in Sanur, a southern beach with a village feel and a deliciously drowsy vibe. It’s a great place to end a busy trip to Bali, with narrow beaches, spa treatments and seafood by the bucket-load. Stretch out by the pool, take a leisurely walk along the beach and grab a cocktail at sunset. Simple.

beach in Bali at sunset

Speak to our Indonesia specialist, Miles

“From the moment I first stepped off the plane, I was swept away by Indonesia’s charm and beauty- so much so, that I’ve since lost count of how many times I’ve been! It’s got beaches, cultural wonders, wildlife & warm weather. What’s not to love?”

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