After breakfast, start the Best of Bali Tour today with a chance to explore the beautiful, little-visited province of Karangasem
. Start with a visit of Taman Ujung
, a beautifully restored water palace set in a pond and only reachable by bridge. Afterwards, head east through Amlapura to the Tirta Gangga
. Meaning “water of the Ganges” or “Water Palace”, this sacred water palace was built in the early twentieth century by the last king of Karangasem. It boasts many decorative ponds and fountains, lush plant life and natural bathing pools.
Here, settle down for a delicious Balinese lunch provided at a local restaurant with a view that stretches from the palace’s expansive grounds, across the ocean to Lombok. After lunch, there are two options for additional activities:
Have a relaxing afternoon on the tropical beach of Pasir Putih
, also known as “Virgin Beach”, near Candidasa. Here, relax and unwind on the beach, take dips in the gentle surf, or simply listen to the sound of the waves crashing on the sand. Hire snorkeling equipment or explore the coral reefs or if the mood strikes, rent a day bed for an afternoon siesta in the sun.Option 2:
Go on a one-hour soft trek through the rice paddies of Tenganan
, one of several ancient villages in Bali of the original Bali Aga people.
Return to the hotel in Candidasa late in the afternoon.
Overnight in Candidasa.