A luxurious & culturally comprehensive seven day encounter with ‘Old Bali’. Soaking up the spiritual heartland of Ubud & the quiet eastern shores of Manggis

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  • Personalised journeys from start to finish

  • Every trip helps support Conservation

  • Every detail taken care of

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Itinerary highlights

  • Enjoy a Ubud cycling tour
  • Visit the Mother Temple of Bali
  • Enjoy a traditional Bali massage
  • Take part in a cooking class in Manggis

What's included

  • Completely private tours in Ubud and Manggis
  • Meet and greet airport service
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
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At a glance

The perfect trip for those looking for an easy yet culturally immersive Bali escape, combining quiet beaches, peaceful countryside, private ‘in-depth’ tours and first class hotels throughout.

Ubud and Manggis are both considered the heartlands of the ‘Old Bali’. We want you to experience these in style, comfort and exclusive authenticity such as bicycling through the scenery of rice paddies and terraces, visiting local artisans, touring the local countryside and traditional temples in a Volkswagen Beetle driven by your expert guide. To cooking classes, beach relaxation and spa treatments.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-4


Flights & transfers


Private transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel in Ubud

Accommodation in Ubud

Three days exploring Ubud Three days exploring Ubud

Spend time in the cultural heart of Bali witnessing traditional art, sculpture and dance. See the famous rice paddies and raft the Ayung River. Jacada Travel can arrange a guide for the bustling night market to explain the fresh, local delicacies on offer.

Private half day Ubud cycling tour with lunch Private half day Ubud cycling tour with lunch

A wonderful way to take in the peaceful pastoral scenes of rural Bali and Ubud, your guide will collect you from your hotel and ride with you on an expert trail that let's see the best of this countryside with lunch at the end.

Traditional Massage Traditional Massage

Enjoy an afternoon spa treatment and traditional Bali massage.

Ubud Cultural Morning Tour Ubud Cultural Morning Tour

Start the day with a morning tour of the traditional Ubud Market. This is the best time to see the market as it is full of fresh produce from all over the island. Next learn the art of making unique Balinese offerings, or ‘canang sari’, an integral part of Balinese culture that permeates daily life. At Pura Dalem Agung, learn about the Hindu spiritual significance the temple and present your offering.

Take lunch in a local restaurant a small village surrounded by terracing rice fields and away from the crowds followed by a soft one hour trek through the rice fields where you guide will explain the ‘subak’ systems of rice irrigation that is common to Bali. Finally, bath in a refreshing pool of holy water at Pura Tirta Empul; a popular local Balinese temple where your guide will explain the importance of the water and cleansing ceremonies in Hindu culture. 

Days 4-7


Flights & transfers


Private transfer to your hotel in Manggis

Accommodation in Manggis

Three days enjoying Manggis Three days enjoying Manggis

Spectacularly located between the striking Mount Agung and the serene Lombok Strait, Manggis offers a slower, more traditional stride on Bali’s eastern shores. Not to mention some spectacular and secluded beaches. Spend you days exploring the cultural attractions such as the Hindu temples and shrines, the active adventures available around Mount Agung to simply kicking back on the beach. Speak to your personal travel designer about how you wish to spend you time here.

Full Day Tour of Besakih Temple and Tirta Gangga in a Classic VW Full Day Tour of Besakih Temple and Tirta Gangga in a Classic VW

Today visit the Mother Temple of Bali; Besakih Temple of Bali on the slope of Mount Agung is the largest Hindu site in Bali and offers visitors dramatic views. Enroute spend time at the Tirta Gannga Water Palace, a hectare of pools and fountains in lush manicured gardens with stone carvings and statues.

Besakih Temple Besakih Temple

The most important Hindu temple in Bali and set 100m above sea level on the slope of Mount Agung, Besakih Temple commands the most spectacular views across the Balianese countryside. The Mother Temple of Bali dates back to the 17th Century and is an extensive complex with 23 separate temples over 6 levels. A must visit whilst in Bali, Jacada Travel will arrange your visit as part of your bespoke Indonesia itinerary.

Tirta Gangga Tirta Gangga

The Grand Water Palace is set in a hectare of pools, fountains, lush gardens and intricate stone carvings. Tirta Gangga literally translates to ‘Water of the Ganges’ as the waters of the holy spring was previously been praised by the island healers for its healing properties. Tirta Gangga is of a great spiritual importance for Balinese Hindu’s.

Cooking Class in Manggis Cooking Class in Manggis

This morning you will travel to an organic garden found at the base of Mount Agung which overlooks the sea. Here you will discover a new sense of taste with wholesome, pure flavours and learn about sustainable farming as the gardeners explain local farming techniques. Dressed in boots and a rice hat, collect seasonal produce for your organic cooking lesson which will take place in an authentic Balinese pavilion. In the lesson you will create a typical Balinese meal which you will then enjoy for lunch.

Flights & transfers


Private Transfer from Manggis to Denpasar Airport

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