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Bali Culinary Adventure

Ubud I Jimbaran I Seminyak I Uluwatu I Canggu, Bali

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Highlights

This Bali Culinary Adventure is a gastronomist's dream come true. Set for food enthusiasts all around the world who eager to try various flavors from traditional to modern recipes of local as well as International cuisine. In this seven-day culinary tour, you'll encounter tastes that are just as complex and challenging but absolutely delicious and unique!

Start your Bali food tour in Ubud; we will take you to Michelin star restaurants which serve you a blend of western cuisines and local ingredients for exclusive dinners; partake in a Balinese cooking class, and savor local cuisines from 'Bebek Goreng' to Bali-style 'Babi Guling' (roast suckling pig) at Ubud’s legendary local restaurant that has established for a half of century! For coffee lovers, a visit to Luwak coffee farm and best coffee shop in Ubud will reveal about the world’s most expensive coffee and the method of coffee making. As for the wine aficionado, there is wine tasting masterclass with the wine master and the like-minded wine lovers! Plus, you will enjoy sunset cocktails at one of the globe's most popular sunset spots in Jimbaran. This culinary tour is not an ordinary tour as you will also enjoy some half day tour around Ubud and Uluwatu, surrounding the local’s highlights including ancient temples discovery and watch legendary Kecak Fire Dance Performance that sets dramatically at Uluwatu Cliff during a magical sunset. There is still more to be discovered here – and this Bali Culinary Adventure is just on fleek!

Itinerary
DAY 1
ARRIVAL DENPASAR - UBUD

Rahajeng Rauh! Welcome to the capital city of Bali, Denpasar. Upon your arrival, our guide will greet you at Ngurah Rai Airport and transfer you to your hotel in Ubud – Bali’s art and cultural center. After check-in, you may spend the rest of the day at leisure and savor a delicious welcome dinner with innovative European cuisine using quality local ingredients. This is not a typical dinner; someone needs to book the restaurant at least two weeks before the dinner. No wonder since it is one of Michelin star restaurants plus one of Asia’s best 50 restaurants 2018. Would be such a stupendous night! Meals included: Dinner.

DAY 2
UBUD

Breakfast with style! This morning you will enjoy a floating breakfast from the best infinity pool in Bali. The cuisine served at the resort celebrates honest flavors with a distinct emphasis on fresh produce and seasonal delicacies. Afterward, Ubud City Tour begins. You will start by visiting the most scenic rice field in Bali, Tegallalang Rice Terrace and the most renowned temple: Tirta Empul, where you can join ritual bathing that believed can purify the soul of those who bath here. Take a break by having lunch in the best local and Indonesian restaurant in Ubud to try their signature Indonesian cuisine ‘Bebek Goreng’ or crispy duck with different spices. You will find out how Indonesian food is potent with herbs and spices. Afterward, we will continue our Ubud City Tour to spot a Balinese long-tailed monkey called Macaque at Monkey Forest, visit the most beautiful temple in Bali at Saraswati Temple, watch Balinese traditional dance Barong and Legong at Ubud Palace, and stroll around at Ubud Art Market. After a day of city tour, reenergize your stamina with a special dinner where you will also partake in a wine tasting masterclass. Our wine master will share his vast knowledge about wine, and you have the opportunity to make exciting discoveries, get insights, taste notes, and food pairing ideas. Above all, here you can mingle and share the most interesting as well as entertaining 60 minutes with the like-minded wine lovers! Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 3
UBUD

After a hearty breakfast in the hotel, make an early start for a cooking class in the village of Mas. Start by heading over to the local market; you will handpick your ingredients for the class accompanied by a professional chef. Back to the kitchen, you will learn the basic tips and tricks of traditional Balinese cooking before shown how to light a wood-fire stove. You will then try your hand at crafting these specialties from scratch as you prepare a delicious feast made up of traditional Indonesian flavors and have lunch. Afterward, this tour takes you to Luwak coffee farm to reveal a lot about the luxury of the coffee. For your information, Luwak is the world’s most expensive coffee; hence, it would be an honor to know every nitty-gritty of the coffee, right? In the evening, an exceptional dinner awaits to savor in a Michelin Star as well as an award-winning restaurant tuck away in a quieter part of Ubud. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 4
UBUD - SEMINYAK

This morning you will check out from the hotel and be ready for a visit to the best coffee shop in Ubud. This is the right place for coffee lovers where you can find out about the art of coffee making along with its methods, such as brewing from Pour-Over, Chemex Aeropress, Syphon, French Press, Bialetti and Moka Pot. All of them learned with experienced baristas means you'll not just learn the tricks of the trade but also gain a greater understanding of the coffee. Enjoy a local lunch, try the Bali-style Babi Guling (Pig Roast) at Ubud’s legendary local restaurant that has established for a half of century. The restaurant only opens until 4 PM, and due to the high demand, we need to hurry to be a partaker of the lucky consumer! The tour then continues to the floating temple, Ulun Danu Beratan which surrounded by the second largest lake in Bali, Beratan Lake. A visit to UNESCO heritage site, Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is included in our itinerary today where you can explore the rice paddies by an electric bike while learning about its unique subak irrigation system. Next up, we will transfer you to Seminyak, and you will be treated to dinner tonight at another Michelin restaurants in Bali which serves an excellent interpretation of classic French cuisines with a Mediterranean twist. An award-winning restaurant combines a classical fine dining concept with lush tropical beauty in an elegant establishment. Bon appétit! Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 5
SEMINYAK - ULUWATU

Feel free to enjoy breakfast and spend leisurely time with selection activities: Spa & Massage, Yoga & Meditation Class, or relax at your hotel. At 4 PM, a royal treatment, classic traditional tea experience in an old-world luxury at St. Regis Nusa Dua will treat you nice before a visit to Uluwatu Temple. Here you may enjoy the panoramic cliff views and watch the legendary Kecak ‘Fire Dance’ performance – one of Bali’s most iconic art performances, famous for its dominant use of human vocals in place of gamelan instruments to accompany the dance-drama at its core. For dinner, you will unwind another special dinner that feeds your appetite. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 6
SEMINYAK - JIMBARAN

Today, the best breakfast in town will begin your day! A favorite catch up spot for the island’s in-crowds and traveling foodies that serves an all-day breakfast, brunch, and lunch menu alongside a wide range of coffees, cakes, and pastries. Afterward, you can enjoy a free program. We have some optional activities which can be your inspiration to fulfill your free time here: Try Bali’s best street food, spend the day at Canggu/Uluwatu best beach or pool clubs, or visit Seminyak unique themed cafes and restaurants for another culinary experience, en bloc, taking pictures for your Instagram feeds! At 4 PM, enjoy sunset cocktails and chill out at one of the globe's most popular sunset spots in Jimbaran. Finally, it’s time for a romantic seafood dinner adorned with sunset backdrop at Jimbaran Bay. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

DAY 7
DEPARTURE

This morning after breakfast, you are free to enjoy Seminyak. If you want to bring some mementos, you can explore Seminyak Street to discover the best local and international fashion boutiques, galleries, and art shop. Now that you are fully sated, our guide will transfer you to the airport for your departure. We hope you enjoy your Bali Culinary Adventure tour! We will be glad to see you again in another remarkable place in Indonesia! Meals included: Breakfast.

Include
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary, except for alcoholic drinks.
  • Private tours, transfers, and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Service of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all the mentioned sights.
  • Professional English speaking guides.
  • Personal travel insurance (domestic insurance).
  • Service charges and goverment VAT tax.
Exclude
  • International airfares to and from our start and end points + departure taxes if applicable (Notes: The price of this tour does not include any international airfares to and from our start and end points; however, our reservations specialists are more than happy to help arrange international flights on your behalf and advise on scheduling. We book hundreds of flights each year on behalf of our guests, and we know the best routes to take to ensure you arrive on time. We only book with IATA-approved airlines that have met with international standards of safety and dependability).
  • Personal expenses (mini bar, laundry, room services, additional food & drink at the hotel/restaurant, etc).
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tipping to guides and drivers (Notes: on the final day of your tour, you will have an opportunity to contribute in giving tip fund discretionarily. We believe that between US$ 5-10 per day is an appropriate amount. However, this is just a suggestion and remains entirely up to the judgment and discretion of the guests. We do ask that you kindly refrain from offering tips to guides or drivers at any time, except during cases of exceptional service, when it should be arranged through the office. Tipping of your travel specialists for their hard work is also welcome, and is at your discretion).
Price & Additional Information
  • Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons traveling together, sharing a double or twin room. Each tour price can be adjusted depending on budgets, activities included, and standards of accommodation desired.
  • Tour prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.
  • You, your holiday and booking direct: Adventure Archipelago is on the ground year-round in Indonesia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by our travel specialists and local experts who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.
     

WHAT TO BRING

  • Clothing - The tropical climate means you can safely leave all of your warm weather gear at home. Bring cool pieces of cotton, T-shirts, and shorts. Likewise, a lightweight fleece could be useful for pre-dawn trekking or if there is a cold wind on the mountain  – even if you don’t need it, it will be helpful for the plane. Adventure Archipelago is respectful of the local cultures and customs; bring clothes that cover your shoulders and knees for villages or temples visits. Finally, you might want to bring at least one smart-casual outfit for sunset cocktails and evening meals. Ladies: beach throw-overs, kaftans and sarongs are always useful; choose fabrics that dry easily. Also, bring a lightweight sundress or two – several destinations offers an excellent setting for a photo shoot, live it up.
  • Bags - A day backpack is essential on day hikes to carry things such as your water bottle, camera, binoculars, and rain jacket. A waterproof wet/dry bag is a good idea for your phone, camera, etc.
  • Footwear - Pack comfortable trainers, trekking sandals, sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots for hikes and walks. Bring socks to wear inside your walking shoes to avoid getting blisters. Many travelers appreciate the added stability of a walking stick or hiking pole; lightweight telescopic poles are easy to pack. You might also want waterproof sandals or reef shoes for wet landings and water activities. Flip-flops are great for the beach. Note: Standard practice is to go barefoot on the boat.
  • Sun Protection - You’ll be spending plenty of time out in the scorching tropical sun, so be sure to pack sunscreen with a high enough SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays, which are stronger in the water, and some sun-protective clothing as well. Cover-ups, sarongs, sun shirts, and other such clothing will ensure that you come back from your trip with just happy memories and photographs – and not sunburn. A good hat is essential; a wide-brimmed hat or cap will keep the strong equatorial sun off your face and neck. Sunglasses keep your eyes protected and add a little glam to your photos. A strap to hold your glasses can be a good idea on more active adventures. Just in case you fail to avoid getting sunburnt, bring an aloe-based lotion to soothe burned skin.
  • Swimwear - Don’t forget your swimsuit/bikini/shorts/trunks/Speedos —and preferably more than just one swimsuit, so that one or two can be drying while you are wearing another. Luckily, swimsuits and/or swim trunks don’t take up too much space in your luggage. The water is warm but a rash guard (or a wetsuit) will protect you from the sun, abrasions and stings.
  • Skin & Hair Protection - Ladies, it’s important that you take good care of your skin and hair. The sun, seawater, and salty air may be beautiful to experience but it can be tough on your body and will wreak havoc on your locks. Bring moisturizing lotion to soothe skin parched by the sun and the saltwater; bring a leave-in conditioner to de-tangle your hair with ease because the water, mask, and hair-ties will leave it in knots. Also consider bringing a scarf or headband to hold back unruly hair, or hair-ties/pins to keep your hair off your face and therefore prevent water seeping into your mask.
  • Camera Equipment - If you are a photo enthusiast, bring all of the camera and video equipment that you will use as you can expect exceptional opportunities for photography. If you prefer the ease of a point and shoot, bring that. If you want to take underwater photos, you might want to invest in a waterproof camera/GoPro or waterproof housing to capture pictures of the incredible marine life. It’s also a good idea to bring a spare memory card.

Unforgettable experiences you’ll get:

  • Showcase the best of culinary landscape of Bali around Ubud, Seminyak, & Jimbaran, featuring some of the unique and highly recommended venues from Michelin star restaurants to popular local heritage eateries.
  • Partake in Balinese cooking class for immersive exploration to local ingredients, join wine masterclass with like-minded wine lovers, learn about the world’s most expensive coffee and coffee making workshop along with its methods.
  • Ubud & Uluwatu City Tour, surrounding the city’s highlights, including ancient temple discoveries, spot a Balinese long-tailed macaque, and shopping in the local art market.
  • A journey into Bali's natural beauty of terrace rice fields - Jatiluwih, and floating temple of Ulun Danu Beratan.
  • Enjoy panoramic cliff views in Pura Luhur Uluwatu and witness the reliving of Hindu epic, the Ramayana through dances and colorful ceremonial parades, Kecak 'Fire Dance' performance.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Ubud I Jimbaran I Seminyak I Uluwatu I Canggu, Bali

Food & Culinary

7 Days 6 Nights

start from $1,675 per person

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