Bali Beach & Culture Tour

A perfect holiday to embrace the unique Balinese culture and traditions, Beach and Island vibes, and enough time to relax and take it all in.

Why we love this tour and why you should too!!

StoryScape Travel is unique and proudly focuses on small intimate Ladies’ Tours. No low-budget travel tour buses where you are just a surname on a long list.

Nita joins the trips and her priority is to make sure you are taken care of, that you enjoy the experience, and that you have fun and leave a little piece of your heart behind in Bali

Feeling safe and creating the best memories could be challenging if you’re alone. What is a holiday in Bali if you can’t experience it with others?

Our tours are ideal for ladies who do not have a companion to share the experience with.

Join on your own, with friends, or book your own group.

The itinerary is well-balanced, with just enough of everything to understand and experience Bali. We have added free days so you can take it all in at your own pace, perhaps even do your own special day tour or activity from your bucket list

The hotels that we have chosen are extremely comfortable and typically Balinese in style, located within walking distance of restaurants, Markets, and shops.

Fast Facts

Duration: 11 Days
Group Size: Max 10 including Nita
Destination: Bali, Indonesia, accommodation at Sanur Beach strip and Ubud.

 

 

Includes:
11 days / 10-nights’ accommodation, comfortable and chosen for the location( 5 nights Sanur Beach strip accommodation)
Your StoryScape Female Companion
Tour plan with activities
Transport with the itinerary
Local Tour guide/driver
Planned meals of 10 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunches , 3 x Dinners
Excludes:
All Flights, travel insurance, tourism tax, and Visa fees are excluded and to be purchased separately.
Drinks, soft and alcoholic.
Gratuities
Any private transportation and activities not stated on the itinerary

Day 1

Check into accommodation at Sanur

 

  • We recommend that you arrive one day earlier. Nita will advise on booking.
  • Pick up by our driver at 13h00 & drop off at the hotel in Sanur Hotel and check-in.  We will be staying in beautiful Sanur, one of Bali’s most favorite relaxed yet vibey destinations.
  • 18h00 – Informal Orientation session at the hotel and dinner at a local restaurant
  • (Optional) Join Nita and take a walk to the local supermarket where you can stock up on local holiday outfits, drinks, toiletries, and everything you need to make your stay comfortable

Sanur Accommodation / Breakfast and dinner

Day 2

Free Morning with evening spent at Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Fire Dance.

 

  • 05h45 am. Optional, but highly recommended. Rise and shine and enjoy one of the best sunrises you will find in Bali.
  • 07h00 -10h00 Breakfast
  • Free morning
  • 15h00 Pick up. Drive to the South Side of Bali to the Word Famous Uluwatu Temple followed by the sunset Kecak Fire dance. Visiting the Uluwatu Temple is a must and one of the highlights on the island. Get to see the locals put on an enchanting show with traditional and hypnotic Kecak dances with swirling flames and vibrant cultural outfits, all while enjoying the sublime sunset.
  • Head back to the hotel.
  • 20h30 Arrival back at the hotel,

      Sanur Accommodation / Breakfast

 

Day 3

Free day in Sanur

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  • 07h00 – Breakfast at the hotel with a free day to follow
  • Optional and at your own accord. Go for a Bicycle ride on the Sanur Beach Strip. Bicycle hire will be for the day or for an hour, so take your time to explore the beaches or Sanur main strip. The well-known Sanur coastline is filled with amazing experiences for people of all ages with the likes of cafes, restaurants, and resorts as well.  You can dip into the ocean on your ride along the boardwalk. Free day and evening

     Sanur Accommodation / Breakfast

Day 4

Check-in at Ubud with shopping and interesting stops onroute.

 

  • 07h00 – Breakfast
  • Check out and settle your bills at the hotel.
  • 10h00 Collection from the hotel with stops and check-in at Ubud.
  • Stop at the traditional Batik workshop where you can watch the old tradition of weaving, including a shop to purchase high-quality goods.
  • Visit the village of Mas and experience traditional woodcarving with a shop to purchase wood carvings, masks, and related items
  • Lunch at Wedja Bali Restaurant ( Drinks at own cost)
  • Check into the hotel in Ubud. Expect to spend time in the car as we travel between destinations
  • Enjoy the evening at your own leisure.

Check out Sanur, check-in at Ubud hotel /        Included Breakfast and lunch

 

 

Day 5

A day of purification and tradition

 

  • Casual breakfast at the hotel at your own leisure or skip breakfast for the purification activity
  • 7.30 am pickup. Please let Nita know ahead of time if you would like to skip this activity. We will get a taxi to the Tirta Empul Temple for the water purification ceremony.
  • Highly recommended and a highlight on our itinerary.
  • The temple is a Hindu Balinese Water Temple compound consisting of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy water where locals visit for their clearing ceremonies. Built in the 10th-century, Tirta Empul temple is a Hindu Balinese water temple, and is considered sacred by the community. Worshippers take part in ancient cleansing rituals here and visitors are welcome to join.
  • Return to Ubud
  • 13.15 pm  Pick up. Traditional Balinese Dance Class. This a two- hour session where we will visit our teachers family house.
  • Return to Ubud around 5 pm
  • Free evening

     Ubud Accomodation / Included Breakfast

 

Day 6

Free Day in Ubud

 

  • 07h00- 10h00 Breakfast at the hotel
  • Free morning and afternoon to plan to do your own tour or activities, perhaps hire a scooter taxi to ride through the streets of Ubud.
  • Alternatively, spend time next to the pool for some rest and relaxation.
  • 16h30 (Optional) Join Nita for the sunset Ubud Rice field walk. Meet us at the destination or leave from the hotel by taxi. We will stroll through the rice paddies, with the urban sounds of the locals passing by on scooter. This is a beautiful time of the day so bring your camera with to capture the moments. We will stop for a drink while watching the sunset. Walk back home or grab a cab.

     Ubud Accomodation / Included Breakfast

 

Day 7

Cooking in Ubud

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • 14h00 Afternoon pickup for your cooking class. A hands- on cooking class with Ketut and his family. You will be preparing your own dinner which consists from curries, to Nasi Goreng, to a delicious banana dessert.
  • Drop off at the hotel will be around 19h00.

Ubud  Accomodation /Incl Breakfast and  Dinner 

Day 8

Jungles and waterfalls

 

  • Early Morning Breakfast
  • 8h00 Pickup Depart to Sidemen for the day.
  • Sidemen, which is pronounced see-da-men, is the name of the local village in the area of East Bali. It’s quite a small village with no major facilities and not visited often. A true reflection of old Bali. Our first stop is the Gembleng waterfall. Still pretty undiscovered by tourist and a little hidden treasure. The waterfall consist of natural pools with a jungle view of palm trees and rice paddies
  • From there we drive to The Monkey Bar which is a beautiful restaurant perched on the cliffs overlooking the jungle and the coastline. We will spend a few hours here lounging, swimming, and having lunch next to the infinity pool
  • Depart back to Ubud around 2 pm. This is about a 2 hour drive so bring your book along or enjoy the scenery

Ubud Accomodation / Incl. Breakfast and lunch

 

Day 9

Swings and Ricefields

 

  • Breakfast
  • Check out and finalize all bills at the hotel.
  • Collection at 8h30 am with all your luggage. Alas Harum swing and Tegalalang Rice Field activity Alas Harum Bali, green lush tropical rice terraces is located in the heart of Tegalalang. The world-famous swings are one of our favorite activities on the itinerary. As part of the package, you get to experience one swing session (Dress hire optional at your own cost)
  • Spend some time walking in the rice fields or perhaps take part in one of the other optional swing activities (Tickets can be bought at the entrance). Bring your costume along as you can swim in the infinity pool if you order anything. Take note, seating areas like the loungers and tables can only be used when purchasing meals.
  • We will then depart to our accommodation in Sanur at 12 pm latest. A perfect time to catch up on your reading, a nap, or just to take in the scenery. It is about a two- hour drive. We will have an early farewell dinner. Nita will take your order ahead of time

Check out Ubud Hotel- Check into Sanur Village accommodation. Breakfast and dinner included

Day 10  and 11

Free day back in Sanur

DAY  TEN

  • Breakfast at the hotel Free day to relax and to do as you wish.

DAY ELEVEN

  • 07h00 – 10h00 Breakfast
  • Free day
  • Check Out AT 12.00, book an additional half-day stay depending on your flight schedule, or relax at the pool until 15h00 departure to the airport

    Sanur Accommodation /Included Breakfast

 

REVIEWS

Testimonial By Heather Groves

 

I had an unforgettable time exploring the island of the gods with StoryScape in Bali
The stunning hotels we stayed in were so glamorous that we felt like celebrities. We were living our best life with infinity pools overlooking the ocean, gourmet cuisine that made our taste buds sing, and plush bedding that made you feel like you were sleeping on clouds.
The sightseeing; from the iconic rice paddies (with the big swing) that are so picturesque, they should be on postcards to the temples that are so serene they make you feel at peace with the world. We hiked down to view and swim in the amazing waterfalls, took tons of photos and selfies that we’ll have as memories.
Our amazing itinerary. I can only imagine the amount of thought and planning that went into making our Bali trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We were given the chance to do all the things we never thought we’d ever try. We got to meet locals and learn about their culture. We had time to relax and just take in the beauty of our surroundings.
Last but not least, our fabulous tour guides. StoryScape’s Nita is a gem. She always made sure that we were comfortable and informed. Our Balinese guides were so knowledgeable about Bali’s history and traditions. They made us laugh and feel like we were traveling with a friend. They helped us navigate the island with ease and made sure we were always safe and comfortable. A great tour guide can make all the difference, and Nita is the best.
All in all, it was such a fabulous trip, worth every cent (Rand) that was spent. It was such good value for money too with the exchange rate.
I can’t wait to do another tour with StoryScape and Nita

Reviews

Testimonial By Merril Stainton

    Dearest Nita,

    Where do I begin. I cannot describe my recent trip to Bali as nothing but magical.

    The Balanise people are the kindest, loving, humble and strive to please at every level. I have definitely experienced a whole different kind of humanity with these extraordinary people.

    The food was outstanding. The preparation and love that goes into every meal is tangible. Every meal was so beautifully presented and one could taste the different spices as we traveled through the different regions.

    The places we visited just kept getting better. Not only were the views and attractions spectacular, there were many times my heart felt the beauty of Bali, and I had to catch my breath at it’s magnificence. There is no boubt I have brought a piece of Bali back home with me, and left a piece of my heart in beautiful Bali.

    The hotels of choice were perfect. We were certainly treated like royalty at every hotel we encountered. I must congratulate all involved for the research and planning that made Bali far more than I expected

    Our Tour Operator, Nita Payne, pulled out all the stops to accommodate everyone of us. She was kind, thoughtful and extremely professional.

     

    I would never have experienced Bali in all its glory if it wasn’t for Nita. If there is one place in the whole world I would return to its beautiful, magical Bali.

    Once again Nita, thank you for an experience of a lifetime.

    I wish you many more exciting adventures.

    Sending lots of love, appreciation, and gratitude 💚🙏💚

    Merril