The Charms of Bali & Gili- A Secret Retreats journey -
This journey has been personally designed by Bruno and Lilka, owners of Mathis Collection who have made Bali their home since 2004 and share their secrets about the Island of the gods.
Highlights of the Journey:
- the fashionable Southern coast of Seminyak and Canggu
- the spiritual arty center of Ubud
- the nature, rice fields and lakes of the North
- the Volcanoes of the North East and Amed
- the white sand beaches, coconut trees and coral reefs of Gili
The island of the gods has attracted number of artist, painters, poets, explorers, spiritual seekers for a century but despite the number of visitors coming every year, Bali has managed to keep a serene pace, where ceremonies rhythm daily life. The charm of the island lies in its thousands of temples, always decorated for ceremonies, the music of the gamelan, the green terraced rice fields, the lush forest and the sounds of the waves… Bali is tropical getaway, a romantic destination for couples… and for lazing on a nice white sandy beach with a coconut, for diving crystal clear waters, the tiny Gili islands are the best options to relax.
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Dinner at leisure, we can book a Secret Table in Seminyak, you can enjoy Tugu dishes or plenty options nearby.
After lunch, departure for a drive in a Safari Jeep, accompanied by your guide, and visit of the temples of Tanah Lot first then Taman Ayun. Return to the hotel around sunset.
For lunch, we will go to a traditional house, in Denpasar - a friendly way to enjoy a fresh and succulent cuisine, surrounded by the decorations of a traditional house very well maintained. Continuation to Ubud, considered as the cultural capital of the island, we stop to visit the Monkey Forest on the way before arriving at Mathis Retreat, (4 * charming hotel), offering a generous view over rice fields from its pool, spa and restaurant. Note: the hotel offers free shuttle to the center of Ubud.
Then we return to Ubud , the rest of the day is yours. While in Ubud, we recommend (booking long in advance recommended) to experience the tasting menu (vegetarian option available) at the Secret Tables and one of the Best Asia 50 restaurant Locavore.
When we reach the village of Munduk, we go for a walk to discover the lush vegetation: coffee, cloves, cocoa, wild orchids.
Check in at Sanak Retreat with its bungalows scattered around rice fields with views of volcanoes and plantations. Enjoy the evening!
You can ask the concierge to arrange a tour in the surrounding countryside, meet local villagers and approach the heart of Bali, or you can go for a trek by Tamblingan Lake with a guide and ride in a canoe, or simply pamper yourself with a 90-minute session massage at the Spa. Extra charges apply for these activities.
Or simply just enjoy sunbathing by the pool...
Arrival in the village of Amed, which stretches along the coast, it was once populated by fishermen, but nowadays mostly divers!
Check-in at Mathis Lodge, newly open 400m above the see, with a spectacular sun rise view over the sea. 20 bungalows share an exceptional environment, with restaurant and infinity pool of 30 m overlooking the sea.
In the evening: a candlelight romantic dinner will be served in a gazebo.
The Charms of Bali & Gili
based on 2 people sharing a room
The total price includes:
Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis
Some meals as indicated in the program
All transfers from/to airport and between destination and during excursions (private car and speed boat)
Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the program
The massage and all excursions and activities mentioned
Local English/French-speaking guide (other languages possible when required) for all tours mentioned in the program.
The total price does not include:
VISA – Most country do not need visa for Indonesia, but we recommend you to check when you issue airtickets. Please make sure your passport is valid for 6 months beyond your departure date.
Other meals that are not included in the program.
Drinks, personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
Options and other activities not included in the program.
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