Discover a rich tapestry of landscapes, religion, people, customs, traditions and the unique Balinese way of life on the 'Island of Paradise'. Local culinary delicacies, traditional dances, amazing architectural style, the most revered Hindu temple and treasured cultural heritage awaits you!.
DAY 1 - BENOA
After you have finished with all entry procedures, you are met by the local Silversea representative and transferred to your hotel. Nestled in lush tropical gardens, along a stretch of white sand beach, the InterContinental Bali is the perfect place to re-charge your energy after a long flight. Meals today are on your own account.
Overnight at the InterContinental Bali Resort
DAY 2 - BENOA / UBUD
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel this morning. Then, check-out and meet your guide for a full day of exploring this wondrous island.
Admire the scenery as you make your way to the small village of Singapadu to visit a typical Balinese house compound. In contrast to most western style houses, traditional Balinese houses are enclosed by walls to form a compound. Several separate structures are found within the compound.
Continue on to the mountainous village of Kintamani. The high mountain district of Kintamani takes its name from the ancient market village at the west end of the Batur crater. Mount Batur is a volcano within a crater, the original caldera offers the occasional wisp of smoke, but the volcano remains quiet. Lunch is served at one of the local restaurants as you take in the tranquil scenery.
After lunch, your journey continues with the drive toward the village of Tampak Siring to visit Tirtha Empul Temple, also known as Tampak Siring Temple. Here you find a spring believed to have magic curative powers, surrounded by a large temple complex, and fronted by public bathing pools. This holy spring was sanctified in the year 962 A.D when it was given the name Tirtha Empul.
At the end of your visit, your final stop will be for check-in at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa. The balance of the evening is at your leisure. Dinner this evening is served in the hotel's restaurant.
Overnight at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
DAY 3 - UBUD
Breakfast is served at the hotel again this morning. Then it's time to meet your guide for another full day of discovery.
Your first destination this morning is the village of Batubulan to observe traditional Balinese dances popularly called Barong and Kris dances. Depicting the eternal fighting between good and evil, this timeless story endures in every culture around the world. Afterward, proceed for a visit to the village of Celuk, known for its gold and silver workshop.
As you leave Celuk village, your journey continues to the small town of Klungkung to visit Kertha Gosa, an ancient Royal Court of Justice. It serves as a reminder of the power and glory of the former Kingdom and dates from the 18th century. The fantastic ceiling murals, in the traditional " wayang " style of painting, depict the punishments in hell for wrong doers, as well as the rewards in heaven for those who are good and honest in their lifetime. It shows a highly evocative view of the Balinese belief in " karmapala " where every action bears fruit, be it good or bad.
Continue on from here to a local restaurant located at the small village of Rendang and its gorgeous scenery of rice terraces. After lunch, proceed toward the slope of Mount Agung to visit Besakih Temple, revered by all Balinese as the " Mother Temple " of Bali. This site originated as a shrine for the worship and pacification of the gods of great Mount Agung, Bali's highest volcano. It has developed over the centuries to its present complex which contains nearly 30 full temples complex.
At the conclusion of your visit, head in the direction of Ubud for dinner at a local restaurant before finally returning to your hotel after a very busy day.
Overnight at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
DAY 4 - UBUD / BENOA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting your guide for the return trip to Benoa.
Before you leave this area, however, make a stop at the well-known Neka Museum in Ubud. Opened in 1982, it is named after a Balinese teacher, Mr. Suteja Neka, who collected paintings as a means of artistic documentation. Nowadays the museum has a great selection of works from many famous Balinese artists and experts who have lived here and influenced local artists.
At the conclusion of your visit, continue with the drive directly to the ship at Benoa Harbor, where the Silversea staff and crew are looking forward to welcoming you aboard. Bon voyage!
For rates and availability please contact Silversea Cruises
- One night stay at the InterContinental Bali - Singaraja Room
- Two nights stay at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa - Deluxe Pool Villa
- Included Meals: Breakfast daily, two buffet lunches and two set-menu dinners
- Transfers between airport, hotel and pier in air-conditioned vehicles (subject to availability)
- Please note that order of visits may differ.
Please pack one small bag to take with you to Ubud. The remainder of your luggage can be stored at the hotel in Benoa and transferred to the ship.
It is the responsibility of the guest to insure that proper documentation is arranged in advance of travel.
This tour is recommended for the physically fit only. It requires quite a bit of walking, some of which may be strenuous. Therefore, it is not recommended to guests who require wheelchairs or other mechanical assistance.
Consult your physician for information regarding vaccinations or medications which may be appropriate for your state of health.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, weather or other factors may affect the program.
Camera fees, required visas, gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.