Classic Singapore and Bali
- Duration9 Nights
- StylePrivate Tour
- When to GoMar - Nov
- Price GuideFrom $4,398 Per Person
At a Glance
- Private arrival & departure transfers between Singapore Changi Airport and your downtown hotel
- Private walking tour of Singapore’s colonial center
- Private Michelin guide street food tour
- 2-hour regional flight from Singapore to Bali Denpasar
- Fast track arrival service in Denpasar Airport and private transfer to Ubud
- Full-day private tour in and around Ubud including Tegallalang rice terraces, Tirta Empul Palace, Gunung Kawi Temple, and the Museum of Masks and Puppets
- Day at leisure to enjoy central Ubud and your hotel’s pool and spa
- Transfer to Sanur with a private tour of Jatiluwih rice terraces and Tanah Lot temple en route
- Two days at leisure on Seminyak beach to relax or arrange further boat tours or cultural activities locally
- Private departure transfer to Denpasar Airport
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- 9 nights in 4-star boutique hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- 3x further lunches during mentioned tours and activities
- Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Singapore
- Private arrival and departure airport transfer in Bali, including fast track airport assistance on arrival
- Private tours in Singapore using with local guides using public transport
- All mentioned tour, transfers, and sightseeing in Bali on a private basis with private driver and English-speaking local guides
- Regional flight from Singapore to Bali in economy class
- Entrance fees for any mentioned sightseeing, permits, local taxes, etc
- Comprehensive final itinerary and travel app
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
- Flexible, personalized itinerary based on your interests
What's not Included
- International flights from your country of origin
- Tourist visa for Indonesia, which can be obtained on arrival. Your consultant will advise on how to obtain this
- Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, hotel staff
- Any meals, tours, or activities other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary
- Incidental local expenses - souvenirs, laundry, taxis, etc
- Travel insurance - we strongly recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as you have booked your trip.
Day by Day Itinerary
- Day 1
Singapore: Arrive into Singapore Changi and transfer to your hotel
You’ll be met in the arrivals hall of Singapore Changi Airport by a private driver, who will then lead you to a private vehicle and transfer you to your downtown hotel.
The Lion City’s cityscape is a mix of sci-fi skyscrapers and heritage shophouses, proudly showing the exotic mix of Chinese, British, Tamil, and Malay influences that made the city. Once you arrive at the hotel you have the remainder of the day to recuperate after your flight. You might want to relax with a drink in one of the rooftop restaurants overlooking the Singapore River or walk in one of the city’s heritage neighborhoods; when it comes time to dine, the incredible cuisine reflects the melding of cultures, with a wide range of delicious options.
- Day 2
Singapore: Walking tour of the Lion City
This morning you’ll meet a local guide for a half-day tour of downtown Singapore. Begin with a walk through the ‘Civic District’, which calls back to colonial Singapore, with its elegant Cricket Club, Supreme Court, old Parliament House, and City Hall. From here it’s a few steps down to the Singapore River and a photo stop at Merlion Park, which looks back to Clarke Quay on one side and across to futuristic Marina Bay on the other.
You’ll then sample the collision of old and new Singapore in Chinatown, where you’ll see atmospheric shophouses sitting in the shadow of soaring skyscrapers. Sample the city’s eclectic diversity as you browse carpets and batiks, exotic perfumes, and rattan baskets, and sample Teh Halia, a ginger tea. Finish the tour with a visit to the National Orchid Garden, set within the excellent Singapore Botanic Gardens, where you’ll find our 60,000 orchid plants, including Singapore’s national flower the Vanda Miss Joaquim.
Your guide will leave you at this point, with the rest of the day yours to continue exploring independently.
- Day 3
Singapore: Michelin Guide Street Food Tour
This morning you’ll meet with the guide for a day of Michelin Guide street food discovery at Singapore’s popular hawker centers. You’ll start at the Chinatown Food Complex, a multi-story market that is popular among locals and foreigners alike, for a breakfast of kopi tarik or teh tarik the famous pulled coffee or tea, and thick kaya toast (a typical everyday breakfast for the locals).
After learning all about hawker culture in Singapore, you’ll take a walk past the famous Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, towards the Singapore City Gallery, which tells the story of the city’s physical transformation. Next, you’ll take a short walk up Ann Siang Hill, through the park and arrive at Amoy Street Food Centre, a slightly more modest food center, situated among office buildings for a taste of J2 Famous Crispy Curry Puff (a ubiquitous Malay snack) washed down with a sugarcane juice or soya bean milk.
Finally, you’ll take a short ride on the MRT to Little India – the heartland of the Indian communities (passing by Singapore’s oldest Chinese Temple, Thian Hock Keng Temple on the way). After arriving in Little India, try out Bismillah Briyani, which are famous for its Dum Briyani, and complete your culinary experience with a typical sweet pistachio dessert.
- Day 4
Ubud: Fly to Bali and transfer up to Ubud
This morning you’ll be transferred privately from your hotel back to Singapore Changi Airport, from where you’ll board a 3-hour flight across to Bali. You’ll be met on arrival at Denpasar International Airport by a private guide and driver, who’ll then transfer you from the south coast city up into the hill town of Ubud. This will be a drive of around 1hr15m. Once you arrive at your hotel you’ll check in and have the rest of the day at leisure to recuperate after your long flight.
Once a small and very traditional village, then later considered the heart of Bali’s hippy scene, Ubud has now grown into one of Indonesia’s top destinations. The sprawling town has seen a surge in interest in recent years in part to the book and film ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, but its appeal hasn’t yet been spoiled, with tranquil temples, impressive Hindu architecture, and green rice terraces found around every corner. These sit alongside trendy cafes and boutique shops selling the island’s famous craftsmanship and local artists’ works. There are plenty of museums and cultural performances to enjoy, particularly unique traditional Balinese dances.
Today is kept free of any arrangements, allowing you time to relax in comfort amongst your tropical surroundings. You’ll find your hotel centrally located ideal for taking a gentle introductory potter around the surrounding markets and dipping into Ubud’s famed galleries, boutiques, and cafes.
- Day 5
Ubud: Full day tour of Ubud’s art & culture
After breakfast, you will meet your private guide and driver and then set off for a full-day tour in and around Ubud. Begin with a drive north of Ubud and through the beautiful village of Tegalallang, known for its cascading rice terraces, where you will stop for a short walk. Continue to Tirta Empul Palace, known for its holy spring water temple, at which you can join the locals in a purifying dip.
You’ll then drive through more scenery of lush rice terraces in Tampak Siring village and to the Gunung Kawi temple which dates back to the 11th century Udayana dynasty and comprises 10 rock-cut ‘candi’ (shrines), each of which stands seven meters tall and is carved into the sheer cliff face. Finish at the House of Masks and Puppets, a fascinating museum housing cultural items from all across the Indonesian archipelago. Arrive back at your hotel late afternoon.
- Day 6
Ubud: Day at leisure
Today is kept free of any arrangements, allowing you time to relax in comfort amongst your tropical surroundings. The famous Monkey Forest Sanctuary is also just around the corner, and perfect for a gentle introduction to Bali’s alluring temples and natural scenery. Staying onsite, relax around the pool, or indulge in a Balinese massage at the spa. If you’re feeling adventurous, organize a hike or mountain-biking trip locally, or more immersive activities such as photography tours, art classes, or village walks.
- Day 7
Seminyak: Transfer to Seminyak via Jatiluwih & Tanah Lot
Leave Ubud behind today, heading out of central Bali’s hills and down to the alluring southern coast beach of Seminyak. Along the way you’ll first stop at the UNESCO-listed rice terraces of Jatiluwih, which spread over 600 hectares and seemingly pan all the way to the horizon, capped by views of Mount Batukau and Mount Batur in the distance.
You’ll then cross down to the coast, arriving at the iconic 15th-century temple of Tanah Lot, which sits on an offshore rock formation above the crashing ocean waves. After a short tour continue back down the southwestern coast, arriving in Seminyak to spend the rest of the day at leisure.
A 5km strip of white sand, Seminyak beach is similarly hedonistic but it’s a classier affair with more luxurious hotels and swanky see-and-be-seen bars. Seminyak is definitely our pick for those who want the best accommodation and nightlife to match.
- Days 8 - 9
Seminyak: Days at leisure on the beach
These days are left totally free to relax at the hotel and reflect on your many adventures over the last few days. Seminyak has much to offer for leisure time: aside from all the great shopping, dining, and nightlife on offer, you can also use the resort as a base from which to organize diving or snorkeling trips, or as a jumping-off point for surfing or horseback riding further up Bali’s southwest coast. Aid your relaxation with quiet time at one of Seminyak’s yoga studios or coffee shops, or take on a livelier experience at one of the resort’s famous beach bars.
- Day 10
Seminyak: Departure day
Sadly your adventures in Bali have come to an end. At the appropriate time, you’ll be picked up from the hotel and transferred by road back to Bali Denpasar International Airport, a drive of around 20 minutes. Arrive in good time to check in for your onward flight.
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