Bali Island Escape
35+ - 40's -
50's and 60's Singles Vacations
August 16 - August 25,
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Bali, famous for its wonderful beaches, paintings, woodcarving, handicrafts, and beautiful formed
rice terraces, has an estimated 20,000 temples and shrines, and is known as the "Island of a Thousand Temples".
Visit local villages and temples; ride the rapids and an elephant; relax at the beach and swim in the ocean as you
escape to the Island of Bali singles vacation.
Bali Island Escape Singles
Vacation Daily Itinerary
Vacation Day 1: Welcome to
Arrival at Denpasar Bali, Indonesia - Ngurah Rai (DPS) international Airport in Bali. Our
local representative will welcome you outside of the arrival hall and drive you to the group's hotel in Ubud.
Check-in, relax and discover the stunning surroundings of our hotel. Try a soothing Balinese massage to get over
your jet-leg and recover some energy. Today is the first step to get in touch with the balanced Balinese way of
Vacation Day2: Bali Temples
After breakfast, we visit one of the oldest temples in Bali, Gunung
Kawi Temple, built in the 11th century. Have a chance to meditate, listen and experience the mystery of these
historical remains built into the side of a small mountain and surrounded by lush green tropical rice fields.
The temple includes a bit of a climb down steps, and back again.
Then we continue to Tegallalang for a perfect Bali photo opportunity with dramatic views. The vista sprawls down
and away to the rice terraces on the slopes across the valley. Some tines, the farmer who owns the land invites
visitors to sample his green coconut drink, as well as to purchase woven hats that he makes from coconut leaves as
well as posing with them for a small fee.
Then on to Yeh Pulu, an ancient complex of rock carvings containing some of the
most mysterious and important sculptures from the 14th century. Afterwards we continue to Goa Gajah, the
Elephant Cave, which is carved into a cliff face and dates back to the 11 century. The entrance to the cave is
richly carved in the face of a demon and we enter the cave through the demon's gaping mouth. The site is
thought to have been partially destroyed by a natural disaster and lay undetected before it was rediscovered
in 1923. Many feel an overwhelming sense of stepping back in time upon visiting Goa Gajah.
Lunch will be provided at the Talisman Restaurant near the Elephant Cave before we drive back to Ubud.
Welcome Dinner will be hosted at Café Wayan Ubud with Balinese traditional performance
Vacation Day 3: White Water Rafting and Elephant Safari or Explore
Experience Bali’s most popular and exciting tour combination today as we go white
water rafting on Ayung River followed by a visit to Elephant Safari Ride Park. The action starts when we
launch into a 5 mile river stretch, navigating through class II and III rapids set to a backdrop of wild
unspoiled rainforest, towering gorges and magnificent rice paddy terraces. Professionally trained guides pilot
safety-equipped rafts through the best river runs, dramatic drops and spectacular waterfalls to make our Bali
rafting ride a fun and awesome experience.
After rafting have a nice buffet lunch followed by a short drive to the Elephant Safari Park.
The Park at Taro has Bali's largest herd of 27 Elephants including 2 baby
elephants that can be hand fed. Get up close and personal with these incredible animals in a beautiful
tropical park setting. The experience of sitting high a top an elephant in a teak wood chair, through the cool
jungle of Taro, is an experience you'll never forget. The Elephant Safari Park in Taro is the ONLY complete
elephant experience in the world - making it truly unique.
Not into adventure then stay in Ubud and shop, visit the monkey forest or relax at our wonderful
Vacation Day 4: Rural Village Tour by Land
A 4-wheel drive adventure to experience the mystical heart and soul of this
amazing island, hidden far away from the bustle and the crowd of the world. Travel in a legendary land Rover,
on tiny country roads and tracks, through terraces rice fields and untouched rainforest to the real heart of
Bali. Exploring the island by Land Rover lets us infiltrate the areas around Mount Batukaru, which is still
natural with muddy fields.
Visit the unusual and traditional, see the Balinese people as they work, pray and play. Traverse the spectacular
country side, slowly with plenty of photo stops along the way. Explore an ancient quarry where stones are still cut
by ancestral methods to build the temples and shrines of the island. Pass temples, small forgotten villages and
shrines and always the mountains are in the distance - getting closer.
Vacation Day 5: Ubud, Cooking Class
Today we learn the secrets of Balinese organic cooking at a traditional village near Ubud. Embark on a culinary
adventure to unlock the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation
methods in a fully equipped community kitchen. A total experience - starting with a trip to the market, a walk
through the rice paddies with explanations on how the whole system works, then a trip around the village, then the
cooking class. We will be lead by wonderful hosts and guides, being in a village house, and learning more about how
Vacation Day 6: Bali Bird Park - Sanur Beach
After our last breakfast in Ubud, we move to the southern part of Bali, the “place to go, the place to be” at the
moment – not a transfer, a journey through wood and stone carving villages.
On our way we visit the Bali Bird Park. Witness the largest and finest
collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa & South America. Encompassing
five acres of botanical landscape, the park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species
in their natural habitats & in large walk in Aviaries. The bird park has an amazing display of flora with
more then 2000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms alone and attracts numerous butterflies.
We continue to a nearby Batik Factory and then a late afternoon check in at the Sanur Beach Hotel, located on the
sandy beach of Sanur and is surrounded by 16 acres of tropical gardens with mature trees and coconut palms.
Vacation Day 7: Fun on the Beach
Have the whole day to enjoy the ammenities of our beach hotel. Relax at the pool or the beach. Do an
activity like parasailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, jet ski, ocean kayak, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving and
tours with a glass bottom boat. Visit the Odiseus Spa in a tranquil garden at the beach front.
Vacation Day 8: East Bali Explorer
Today we explore the eastern part of Bali island, beginning with a visit to the royal city of Klungkung. The famous
ancient royal court hall. Kerta Gosa is beautifully carved and decorated, the underside of the roof is
covered with frescoes depicting the punishments awaiting the wrongdoer in hell. The
court hall was built on high stone platforms so that the trials were visible to all.
A drive up the hills leads to the old weaving village of Sidemen, located in the middle of beautiful rice terraces.
Visit a weaving family's private home to see how cloths are made in the traditional centuries-old way. Lunch in a
local restaurant before we reach the most important and sacred temple for all Balinese, the Besakih Temple, also
called the Mother Temple. Located on the slopes of the holy mountain Gunung Agung at 3278 feet, Besakih is actually
a complex of twenty-two temples that sit on parallel ridges, with stepped terraces and flights of stairs ascending
to a number of courtyards and brick gateways that lead up to the main spire Meru structure, called Pura Penataran
Agung. All this is aligned along a single axis and designed to lead the spiritual upward and closer to the mountain
Gunung Agung which is considered sacred.
The way back to our hotel leads us through picturesque villages, stunning scenery, forests, rice fields and
terraces, volcanoes, all linked to fast flowing rivers and deep ravines.
Vacation Day 9: Uluwatu Temple
Morning to relax and enjoy the beach and hotel.
In the afternoon we will ride along the hills of Bali’s southern peninsula, known as Bukit Bukit offers a landscape
and topography unequalled by any other region of the island. Visit the highly venerated Uluwatu temple, one of the
oldest temples in Bali and built on the most southern cliffs facing the Indian Ocean. Free living and curious monkeys will be our new friends as we visit the
The evening ends with our Farewell Dinner at dinner at Purawisata Temple.
The stories which are carved on the Prambanan's reliefs come alive during the Ramayana
Ballet. Walmiki's epic is created into an enchanting performance, mixed with a variety of elements from
the art or dance, music, drama, lyrics and song, make-up, costumes which are selected, stage and lighting that become arts performance.
Vacation Day 10: Time to say Good-Bye
Relax at our hotel before being transfered to the airport and your flight home. It is now time to say
good-by to Bali and all your new single travel friends.
Bali Singles Vacation
August 16 - August
* 9 Nights of
* Breakfast Daily
* 5 Lunches - 3 Dinners
* Guided Tours per itinerary
* English Speaking Travel Leader
* Airport/Hotel Transfers on Tour Dates
* All Taxes and Surcharges
*The price per person is for a double room. Best Single Travel
provides roommate matching on all our vacaions, so there is never a need to pay a "single
supplement". If you wish to room alone it is an additional $995
* International Airfare
* Visa on Arrival ($25 per person)
* Tips $100 - collected on first day
* Pre-Night Hotel w/Transfer - $150
Due July 10, 2013