Treat yourself to a slice of heaven in Bali with Vantage. From your inland hideaway at a 5-star resort, you’ll discover the hospitality, spirituality, and lush surroundings that have made Ubud one of the most cultured towns and popular expatriate communities. Relaxation, mindfulness, and artistry underscore local life, which you’ll discover daily in cooking and painting classes, in museums, and at stunning natural settings such as the iconic Tegalalang rice terrace. We’ve compiled Ubud’s major highlights to give you the most eye-opening experience — come see why Ubud is simply magical.
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Fly to Bali
Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Bali.
Cross the International Date Line
You’ll cross the International Date Line today and arrive in Bali on Day 3.
Arrival in Ubud
You’re finally in Bali! If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, a representative will meet you at the airport and assist with the transfer to your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to acclimate; tonight, dinner is included at our stunning 5-star resort.
Learn the secrets of traditional Balinese food
After breakfast today, we’ll delve right into Balinese cooking with a special cooking class at Café Wayan, which opened in 1986 and went on to be featured in Elizabeth Gilbert’s now-classic memoir, Eat Pray Love. After learning to cook local specialties, we’ll eat them, of course! Next, we’ll visit a craft workshop to meet a local kite maker and a puppet master, and learn more about Bali’s rich craft traditions. We’ll return to the hotel this afternoon for more leisure time before dinner.
Visit the mysterious Goa Gajah elephant cave
Today, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before a captivating performance of a Barong and Keris dance, which tells a story about the fight between good and evil spirits. After lunch at a local restaurant, venture to the banks of the Elephant River, where a mysterious cave — known as the elephant cave for its proximity to the river — will welcome us into its lair with relics, ancient lore, and a stone entrance that looks like a menacing face. Legend holds that the stone faces, found throughout, are meant to ward off evil spirits. The cave’s true name is Goa Gajah, which is a significant Hindu site, and it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list in 1995.
Explore Balinese artistic tradition with a painting lesson, then view the ARMA Museum’s collections
We’ll go deeper inside Balinese artistic tradition today with a morning painting lesson that teaches us traditional Balinese techniques. After, we’ll have lunch on our own before we begin a panoramic tour of Bali, which includes a visit to the Agung Rai Museum of Art, otherwise known as the ARMA Museum. Its collection ranges from traditional to contemporary, including classical Kamasan painting on tree bark, masterpieces by Batuan artists of the 1930s and 1940s, and the only works to be seen on the island of Bali by 19th century Javanese artist Raden Saleh Syarif Bustaman. Dinner is at our hotel tonight.
Transfer to Jimbaran to begin your base tour
After breakfast, you’ll transfer to Jimbaran, enjoying lush sightseeing en route and even a stop at the Tegalalang rice terrace. You’ll likely recognize these staggered, verdant rice fields from photographs — this is truly an iconic Balinese experience!
Transfer from Jimbaran to Ubud
After breakfast, you’ll transfer from Jimbaran to Ubud, enjoying lush sightseeing en route and even a stop at the Tegalalang rice terrace. You’ll likely recognize these staggered, verdant rice fields from photographs — this is truly an iconic Balinese setting and a great way to begin your extension!
We’ll go deeper inside Balinese artistic tradition today with a morning painting lesson that teaches us traditional Balinese techniques. After, we’ll have lunch on our own before we begin a panoramic tour of Bali, which includes a visit to the Agung Rai Museum of Art, otherwise known as the ARMA Museum. Its collection ranges from traditional to contemporary, including classical Kamasan painting on tree bark, masterpieces by Batuan artists of the 1930s and 1940s, and the only works to be seen on the island of Bali by 19th century Javanese artist Raden Saleh and Syarif Bustaman. Our Farewell Dinner is at the hotel tonight.
Head to the Bali airport for your return flight home today.
Please note: Arrive to your destination rested and refreshed! Convenient gateway city stopover options mean you can break up longer flights easily — just ask our Flight Experts for assistance.
Maximize your time in Southeast Asia with this immersive Cambodian extension that unveils dazzling Angkor Wat — one of the world’s largest temple complexes. You’ll fly to Siem Reap, the gateway city to this sprawling UNESCO-listed compound, where you’ll discover the former seat of the Khmer kingdom on a two-day exploration. Plus, get a feel for local life with visits to a local dance school and silk farm, and even learn traditional skills such as palm weaving when you interact with local villagers. Don’t miss your chance to discover one of Southeast Asia’s most important temples on this compact extension filled with cultural marvels, both ancient and contemporary.
Fly from Singapore to Siem Reap
Arrive in Siem Reap today. You'll have a day completely at leisure, with dinner at the hotel tonight.
Tour the Angkor Wat complex, and delve into local life with visits to a dance school and silk farm
Embark on a tour of the Angkor complex today, spending half a day meandering through the centuries-old terraces, pathways, and temples of this sprawling complex. Lunch is included in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, get a glimpse into local life during visits to a Cambodian dance school and silk farm. Then, enjoy a traditional Angkor dance performance during a sumptuous buffet dinner.
Get your camera ready: What a day for taking photos: You’ll not only get up close and personal with one of the world’s most famous monuments — where you can snap shots of the startlingly well-preserved and intricately carved bas reliefs — you’ll also get to capture the smiling faces and impressive skills of Cambodian dancers.
Explore Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm
Get a second chance to explore the immense majesty of the Angkor Wat complex today. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom and the Ta Prohm temple, too. Enjoy an evening at leisure with dinner on your own.
Siem Reap village walking tour
Today, travel to a rural village for a guided walking tour that sheds light on local life and will immerse you in the day-to-day goings-on here. Cultural Discovery: You’ll interact with local villagers, learning their traditional skills, such as palm leaf weaving, and more. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner, and toast to the expedition discoveries ahead.
Transfer to Siem Reap's airport for your return flight home.