09 May The Best Luxury Tours in Bali
Bali is one of those destinations that truly deserves to be seen. If you’d rather get your heart racing than lounge on the beach all day, this list is for you. We pulled together our favorite luxury Bali tours, including surf lessons, helicopter tours, a Balinese culinary experience, and more. Check them all out below.
Learn to Surf in Kuta
Bali is the perfect destination to learn how to surf. The Level 1 Beach Surfer program with Rip Curl School of Surf in in Kuta, Bali is a great place to start if you’ve never ridden a wave. In set of 5 2-hour courses, you’ll learn theory in the classroom and then hit the waves for actual lessons. The course focuses on basic surfing technique, paddling, popping-up and wave riding stance in addition to ocean knowledge and safety. After taking this course you’ll be surfing beach break waves, feeling comfortable in the ocean and know the correct surfing etiquette.
Prices start at $293 per person and includes transfers from your hotel and back, all surfing equipment including a rash shirt and leggings or board shorts, and water, coffee, tea, and fresh fruit each day.
See the Uluwatu Temple by Helicopter
Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali’s most iconic temples, located atop a limestone cliff towering over the Indian Ocean. The tour lasts a total of 25 minutes and departs from Benoa Heliport in Kuta. During the tour, you’ll soar over “The Bukit”, which is what they call the large limestone peninsula where Uluwatu Temple sits. You’ll fly along Jimbaran Bay which is famous for its dramatic white sandy beach, then head to the main attraction: The Temple. On the way back you’ll fly over Bali’s secret beach for a relaxing end to a fab tour.
Prices start at $426 per person.
Capture Unforgettable Memories with a Private Vacation Photo Shoot
A professional photo shoot is a great choice for those visiting Bali on their honeymoon or for their wedding. It is a great way to capture an amazing family vacation as well. With this tour, a professional vacation photographer will take you to 3 or 4 locations in a 3 hour time span. There are also options for a shorter time frame and fewer locations. Ask your Enchanted Travel agent about booking a professional photographer for your next trip to Bali.
Prices start at $900 for two people for the 3-hour shoot.
Enjoy a Balinese and Javanese Culinary Experience
For a truly immersive experience, ask your Enchanted Travel luxury travel expert about the Balinese and Javanese Culinary Exploration tour. This is a 5 day tour that includes your stay at a 4-star resort. During this tour you’ll uncover the ceremony, ritual and healing that is a part of the preparation of food in Indonesia.
A sample itinerary looks like this:
Day 1: Arrive at resort
Day 2: North Bali Food Adventure: for breakfast and lunch, you’ll collect your own natural food ingredients and learn to cook traditional cuisines directly from a cultural leader who also just so happens to be one of Bali’s most famed chefs. You’ll have lunch at his beautiful traditional house and get to experience authentic local living. On this day you will have free time for the rest of the afternoon and evening.
Day 3: First you will have breakfast at the hotel, then you will visit a Balinese traditional market. After that you will visit an Indonesian coffee cupping workshop where you will have lunch. For dinner, you’ll head to Yogyakarta to experience their street food culture.
Day 4: On the fourth day you will catch the sunrise at Borobudur Temple and then have a traditional Javanese breakfast. After, you’ll have time to explore Keraton to learn about Javenese culture first hand. You will also have the Royal lunch experience today, served at a Javenese prince’s home.
Day 5: On the last day you will have breakfast at the hotel and then partake in a traditional Javanese Jamu workshop. Finally you will have your last traditional Javanese lunch and transfer back to the airport or your next hotel.
Prices start $1,239 per person, and includes your 4 night stay at 4 star hotel, breakfast and lunch for 4 days and 1 dinner. It also includes an economy class flight from Denpasar to Yogyakarta with Garuda Indonesia, airport transfers, and transfers from your activities. This is a small group experience and limited to 8 people per guide.
See all that Bali has to offer with the Balinese 9 in 9 Adventure
If you are looking for a fully immersive and comprehensive guided tour of Bali, look no further. The Balinese 9×9 Adventure is an 8 night/9 day experience where you’ll explore the Balinese Sea-Mountains and culture with local experts.
The full itinerary includes everything you could possibly want to see in Bali. Noteworthy sites include Bali Provincial State Museum, Elephant Cave Ubud (pictured above), Toya Devasya Resort & Spa, Mount Batur, Besakih Temple, Tenganan Ancient Village, Brahma Vihara Arama Buddhist Monastary, Lovina Beach, Gitgit Waterfall, Tanah Lot Temple, and Kuta Beach. A full itinerary can be found here.
Prices start at $2,663 per person. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day except for your departure day. This price also includes accommodations for 8 nights and entry fees for all sites visited.