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Coral Triangle Treasures: Bali to Darwin - 2023

Jimbaran Bay, Bali • 11-night cruise with Gili Islands, Badas, Rinca/Komodo, Sumba, Sawu, Ende, Lembata, Kalabahi, Kisar • Darwin
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    DISCOVER THE CORAL TRIANGLE ON THE INAUGURAL SEASON OF THE 5-STAR OCEAN ODYSSEY
  • EXPLORE THIS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN SEARCH OF THE FEARSOME KOMODO DRAGON AND SPLASH IN THE WATERS OF THE FABLED PINK BEACH
  • UNCOVER DARWIN ON A HISTORICAL CITY TOUR AND A SUNSET PHOTOGRAPHY WALK ALONG THE SCENIC COASTLINE
  • TAKE IN STUNNING SUNSETS FROM THE WHITE-SAND BEACHES AND CALM WATERS OF JIMBARAN BAY IN BALI
  • WITNESS THE THREE SPECTACULAR COLOR-CHANGING CRATER LAKES OF MOUNT KELIMUTU AND LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND THIS PHENOMENON
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Ubud, Bali (PRE)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $279 PER DAY

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.

Your Price Includes:

  • 4 nights’ accommodations at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa (or similar)
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 8 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including a Balinese cooking class and a painting lesson
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Program Manager
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Bali

Today you’ll board an overnight flight to Bali.

DAY 2:

Cross the International Date Line

You’ll cross the International Date Line today and arrive in Bali on Day 3.

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.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 4:

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.

Included Feature:

  • Balinese cooking class at Café Wayan

Cultural Discovery:

  • Sample Balinese cuisine that you help prepare
  • Meet Balinese craftspeople at a local workshop

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 5:

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.

Included Feature:

  • Visit the Goa Gajah elephant cave

Cultural Discovery:

  • Traditional Barong and Keris dance performance

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 6:

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.

Included Feature:

  • ARMA Museum visit

Cultural Discoveries:

  • Balinese painting lesson

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 7:

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!

Included Feature:

  • Explore the Tegalalang rice terrace

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Sydney, Australia (PRE)

FROM $1,799 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $359 PER DAY

With its iconic skyline, ebullient people, and dynamic culture, it’s no wonder Sydney often ranks among the most livable cities in the world. Experience a slice of life here as you tour the Sydney Opera House, cruise the Sydney Harbor, stroll along the historic yet hip precinct of The Rocks, and bask in the brilliant blues of sea and sky at Bondi Beach. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore the city’s museums and parks, along with the region's exceptional biodiversity and jaw-dropping beauty. Since you’ve traveled all the way to the Land Down Under, don’t miss this opportunity to explore this spectacular harbor city!

Your Price Includes:

  • Transfer between Sydney and Darwin
  • 4 nights’ accommodations at the Shangri-la Sydney (or similar)
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 4 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including a tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Harbor cruise
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Vantage City Host and Program Manager
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Sydney, Australia

Today you’ll board an overnight flight from the U.S. to Sydney.

DAY 2:

Cross the International Date Line

You’ll cross the International Date Line today and arrive in Sydney on Day 3.

DAY 3:

Arrive in Sydney, one of the world’s most iconic cities

Welcome to Sydney, the free-wheeling and cosmopolitan state capital of New South Wales! Upon arrival, we transfer to our deluxe hotel near the harbor and the soaring "sails" of the Sydney Opera House. You'll have a free afternoon to explore your new neighborhood before meeting back at the hotel for dinner.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 4:

Discover Sydney’s charms

Get acquainted with beautiful Sydney on our morning excursion. We begin at the Altmann + Cherny showroom to learn about opal, Australia’s national gemstone, before heading to the world-famous Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, a tour of the city’s highlights takes you to the peninsula of Mrs. Macquarie’s Point, where a chair carved for the first governor’s wife overlooks the harbor. Continue to the mid-19th-century Garrison Church, Dawes Point, The Rocks district, Market City, and Chinatown. Your morning ends along the southern shores of Sydney Harbor, at iconic Bondi Beach. The rest of the afternoon is free, with lunch on your own. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in bustling Circular Quay.

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic tour of Sydney

Cultural Discovery:

  • Opal demonstration

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

A day at leisure in Sydney 

Explore Sydney on your own today, perhaps returning to some of the sights we saw yesterday, visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens, or having a picnic on the green parklands of The Domain. 

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 6:

Cruise Sydney Harbor and explore The Rocks

This morning will be an invigorating one, as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbor! This is your opportunity to view the gorgeous homes and capture fabulous shots of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Following the cruise, our Program Manager guides a walk of The Rocks and the Sydney Harbor area, pointing out some little-known sites and sharing local stories and lore. You’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner is at your leisure this evening.

Included Feature:

  • Sydney Harbor cruise

Cultural Discovery:

  • Orientation walk of The Rocks and Sydney Harbor

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 7:

Transfer to Darwin and begin your base tour

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll fly from Sydney to Darwin and begin Day 3 of your base program.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Ubud, Bali (POST)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $280 PER DAY

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.

Your Price Includes:

  • 4 nights’ accommodations at the Maya Ubud Resort & Spa (or similar)
  • 9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • 8 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including a Balinese cooking class and a painting lesson
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Program Manager
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com

 

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DAY 18:

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!

Included Feature:

  • Explore the Tegalalang rice terrace

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 19:

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.

Included Feature:

  • Balinese cooking class at Café Wayan

Cultural Discovery:

  • Sample Balinese cuisine that you help prepare
  • Meet Balinese craftspeople at a local workshop

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner

DAY 20:

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.

Included Feature:

  • Visit the Goa Gajah elephant cave

Cultural Discovery:

  • Traditional Barong and Keris dance performance

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 25:

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 and Syarif Bustaman. Our Farewell Dinner is at the hotel tonight.

Included Feature:

  • ARMA Museum visit

Cultural Discovery:

  • Balinese painting lesson

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 22:

Fly home

Head to the Ubud 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.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Sydney, Australia (POST)

FROM $1,799 PER PERSON | 5 DAYS | $360 PER DAY

With its iconic skyline, ebullient people, and dynamic culture, it’s no wonder Sydney often ranks among the most livable cities in the world. Experience a slice of life here as you tour the Sydney Opera House, cruise the Sydney Harbor, stroll along the historic yet hip precinct of The Rocks, and bask in the brilliant blues of sea and sky at Bondi Beach. You’ll have plenty of free time to explore the city’s museums and parks, along with the region's exceptional biodiversity and jaw-dropping beauty. Since you’ve traveled all the way to the Land Down Under, don’t miss this opportunity to explore this spectacular harbor city!

Your Price Includes:

  • Transfer between Sydney and Darwin
  • 4 nights’ accommodations at the Shangri-la Sydney (or similar)
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
  • 4 included features and Cultural Discoveries, including a tour of the Sydney Opera House and a Sydney Harbor cruise
  • All transportation while on tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a Vantage City Host and Program Manager
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 18:

Arrive in Sydney, one of the world’s most iconic cities

Following breakfast, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to Sydney. Upon arrival, we transfer to our deluxe hotel near the harbor and the soaring "sails" of the Sydney Opera House. You'll have a free afternoon to explore your new neighborhood before meeting back at the hotel for dinner.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 19:

Discover Sydney’s charms

Get acquainted with beautiful Sydney on our morning excursion. We begin at the Altmann + Cherny showroom to learn about opal, Australia’s national gemstone, before heading to the world-famous Sydney Opera House for a guided tour of this breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, tour of the city’s highlights takes you to the peninsula of Mrs. Macquarie’s Point, where a chair carved for the first governor’s wife overlooks the harbor. Continue to the mid-19th-century Garrison Church, Dawes Point, The Rocks district, Market City, and Chinatown. Your morning ends along the southern shores of Sydney Harbor, at iconic Bondi Beach. The rest of the afternoon is free, with lunch on your own. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in bustling Circular Quay.

Included Feature:

  • Panoramic tour of Sydney

Cultural Discovery:

  • Opal demonstration

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 20:

A day at leisure in Sydney 

Explore Sydney on your own today, perhaps returning to some of the sights we saw yesterday, visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens, or having a picnic on the green parklands of The Domain. 

Included meals:

Breakfast

DAY 21:

Cruise Sydney Harbor and explore The Rocks

This morning will be an invigorating one, as you enjoy a sightseeing cruise on Sydney Harbor! This is your opportunity to view the gorgeous homes and capture fabulous shots of the Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Following the cruise, our Program Manager guides a walk of The Rocks and the Sydney Harbor area, pointing out some little-known sites and sharing local stories and lore. You’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner is at your leisure this evening.

Included Feature:

  • Sydney Harbor cruise

Cultural Discovery:

  • Orientation walk of The Rocks and Sydney Harbor

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 22:

Fly home

After breakfast, you’ll transfer to the Sydney airport for your return flight home.

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.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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