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                                   Essence of Bali
                    Low Season Program (Minimum 6 passengers per group)
                       This Program scheduled for 1 June to 14 June 2010
        Same Program can be scheduled throughout the year (Seasonality Surcharges Apply)
           Tuesday outbound from Australian Ports and Monday inbound from Bali Port

Day 1 - Gianyar
Morning departure from Melbourne or Sydney arriving into Bali with Garuda
Indonesia early afternoon, then to be taken to your hotel with private van transfers.
After check in, the afternoon is at your leisure to relax and enjoy what the property
has to offer. Hotel: Mara River Safari Lodge. Dinner is at own expense. Arrival into
Bali with Garuda Indonesia from SYD or MEL
Day 2 - Gianyar
After breakfast, a full day of activities at your own leisure utilising all the property
has to offer with their animals housed and accommodated there. Most activities are
free of charge and other intense ones are at a charge. The Mara River Safari Lodge
has so much to showcase so prepare yourself for the best time of your life, the
activities are countless and endless. Hotel: Mara River Safari Lodge, breakfast
included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Day 3 – Gianyar to Ubud
After breakfast, finalise your last minute must do’s before meeting in the lobby after
check out. The private van transfer will be ready to take you to your next destination
Ubud and to your hotel. Upon arrival, you will check in and at your own leisure
explore the extensive grounds of the property which will invigorate you intensely to
then either indulge in an afternoon spa treatment or a splash in the natural spring
water pool, whichever tickles your senses to excitement. For the evening the group
can make last minute arrangements to experience the main centre of ubud with its
night life of bars and cafes to settle for Dinner at one. You may remain for dinner at
the hotel to relax from the long days events of getting there and exploring around.
Hotel: Hotel Tjampuhan, buffet breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Day 4 - Ubud
After breakfast, your time is your own spending the day to explore the artistic and
cultural capital of Bali. Here you can capture the real essence of Bali in the galleries
and workshops that dot the area. In Ubud you will find world class wood and stone
carvings, paintings and silverwork. You will live like the Balinese do, amongst
tropical gardens and terraced paddy fields in traditional-styled accommodation. Ubud
is for those seeking to experience something beyond the sun, sand and surf. It has an
artistic spirituality, charm and charisma so close to nature and is now all uncommon
in the real world. Arrangements can be made to have a local shuttle with it’s driver as
the tour guide to take the group here and there at a very small and affordable price
bartered in agreement paid directly to them. Bartering is traditional, it is part of the
fun in Bali, you want a buy and they want a sale, so give it ago in Ubud and at every
opportunity when making your own purchases of memories wherever you are.
Hotel: Hotel Tjampuhan, buffet breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Day 5 – Ubud to Candi Dasa
After an early morning rise for breakfast, you have a full day tour of Kintamani, a
view of Lake Batur and the active Mt Batur. Along the way, the tour will visit the

silver and gold works in Celuk, a village of woodcarvers with exhibits showcasing
their finest woodworks in Mas and then to the arts of painters and their paintings.
During the trip you will experience the many beautiful breathtaking attractions which
highlight Bali’s beauty. Upon ending the tour arriving back to collect luggage and
transfer to your hotel in Candi Dasa all ready for Dinner at your own leisure until
retiring for the night. Hotel: Puri Bagus Candi Dasa, American breakfast included.
Lunch in restaurant at the top of Kintamani and Dinner are at own expense
Day 6 – Candi Dasa
After breakfast, if you are feeling energetic there are hillside trails which offer
sensational views across the headland and out to Nusa Peneeda. On the return a
cooking class of your choice could work up your appetite for a late lunch or afternoon
snack. The cooking classes range from Food for Skin, Traditional Balinese Style,
Organic Cooking or Catch and Cook. Later you can unwind with a swim and drinks
around the pool at your own leisure around the resort before working your self up for
Dinner then relaxing the night away. Hotel: Puri Bagus Candi Dasa, American
breakfast. Lunch will come with one of the cooking classes chosen and Dinner is at
own expense.
Day 7 – Candi Dasa
After breakfast, spend the day at your own leisure exploring around Candi Dasa with
a little bit of local shopping and self pampering or just relax enjoying the facilities and
amenities of the hotel on offer. Hotel: Puri Bagus Candi Dasa, American breakfast
included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Day 8 – Candi Dasa to Tanjung Benoa
After breakfast, the tour to Talamben in East Bali, home to the US Liberty, a World
War II wreck lying just off the beach, will take in the sights and attractions along the
way. Tulamben is a favourite Diving and Snorkelling spot. The itinerary takes in
this tour giving an opportunity for those that would like to experience Diving or
Snorkelling. Awaiting your arrival back at the hotel is your private transfer to
Tanjung Benoe. After check in the afternoon is at your own leisure by the pool or
beach or by the bar working up your appetite for Dinner. Hotel: Aston Bali Beach
Resort and Spa, buffet breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Day 09 – Tanjung Benoa
Another day to sleep in, enjoy breakfast and how about taking advantage of the free
shuttle to Kuta Square for shopping, but make sure you leave enough time to dolly
yourself up for a Sunset Dinner Cruise. Transfers, welcome drink, buffet dinner with
a variety of entertainment options on the Cruise will leave you wanting more when
the Cruise comes to an end. Back at the hotel either continue on with drinks relaxing
or retire to your room. Hotel: Aston Bali Beach Resort and Spa, buffet breakfast
included. Lunch at own expense

Day 10 – Tanjung Benoa
A start with a longer sleep-in, a slower breakfast and relax at your own leisure
enjoying the beachfront hotel. In-house facilities will entertain you lazily as you
begin to work up your appetite for Dinner at Jimbaran Beach “A Must Do”. Between
the tourist end and the local end of seafood restaurant service providers, it is said “go
to the locals section” for the best seafood at the best local prices. You order before

taken to your tables and seated then only to find you are serenaded by local musician
on the beach. As you sit waiting for your meal, enjoy the sunset, the cool evening
breeze and the seductive tunes, you will be placed in the position of no return. Your
ordered dinner arrives and it’s the perfect evening and the perfect atmosphere. A
memorable moment for the rest of your life! Hotel: Aston Bali Beach Resort and Spa,
buffet breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense
Day 11 – Tanjung Benoa to Tuban
After breakfast, prepare for check out to arrive at your hotel in Tuban. Immediately
after check in return to lobby to meet with the Sunset Tanah Lot Tour On the tour
you will visit Tanah Lot Temple, which is immersed in water by the cliffs of Tanah
Lot, then as the afternoon grows into lateness you will see the beautiful sunset. The
highlight of this tour! The evening is at your own leisure. Hotel: Kupu Kupu Barong
Beach Resort, American breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense.
Day 12 and 13 – Tuban
Tuban is central to shopping, self pampering, many activities and the beach. Spend
the last 2 days at your own leisure and experience all that you can that is at arms reach.
Tuban has countless activities to fill your senses. Hotel: Kupu Kupu Barong Beach
Resort. American breakfast included. Lunch and Dinner at own expense.
Day 14 – Tuban to Airport
Take the day in your stride. Sleep in, enjoy breakfast, have a swim, have a few
drinks unwind. Spend the afternoon with a Spa Package Treatment 1 and a buffet
lunch. Your holiday comes to an end, check out and make your way to your Private
Transfer to the airport. American breakfast included. Lunch included with the Spa
Package Treatment 1. Dinner is at own expense. Departure with Garuda Indonesia
back to SYD or MEL

      Private Van Transfers throughout
      Accommodation as outlined in Program
      Inclusions as outlined in the Hotel Description for 1-14 June ’10
      Note: Inclusions part of the accommodation may change with different dates
      and specials offered for different dates.
      Breakfast as mentioned in the itinerary
      Tours as mentioned in the itinerary
      One Cooking Class of your choice held at The Alila Manggis, Candi Dasa

Not Included:
       Own personal purchases
       Meals unless specified by itinerary
       Transfers to/from to Cooking Classes (Make own arrangements)
       All beverages except what is offered at breakfast with your accommodation
       Anything not mentioned within the Program/Itinerary specifications

IMPORTANT: Seasonality will affect both air and land pricing, prices are per person and will be
identified by the words “Single Share, Twin Share or Triple Share” prices. Hotel Inclusions,
which means what the hotel is offering as bonuses, specials and inclusions which form part of the

hotel accommodation booked for a specific date period, may or may not change and changes
remain at the discretion of the Property Service Providers. Tour inclusions may or may not
change with different date periods and remain at the discretion of the Tour Operators Service
Quote prices are not firm until booked and finalised with no further amendments made
thereafter. Amendments made at any time will affect prices affected by Daily Currency
Fluctuations, which are outside our control, acting as your Travel Agents and the Wholesalers
control. Prices will remain subject to currency fluctuation, which will affect prices for all
products purchased, which form part of the itinerary. Currency fluctuation will affect airfares,
taxes, hotels, accommodation, breakfast, transfers, tours and anything else that is a purchased
product within the Itinerary/Program. Money, such as deposits and final payments for a
Booking, remain the property of the Service Providers, which have their own Terms and
Conditions attached, which we as Travel Agents must abide by and act on your behalf for all
your travel details within your Program/Itinerary. Separate Terms and Conditions Apply for
Wholesalers and Travel Agents. Conditions Apply. Single Supplements Apply. Seasonality

Products and Services which form the inclusions of the itinerary:

Private Van Transfers throughout the whole itinerary
(Private Vans accommodate 3-9 persons and prices provided are based on 6 persons)

Check in 1 June and check out 3 June 2010
2 Nights Mara River Safari Lodge – GIARNYAR (Deluxe)
On a 40 hectare of land, Bali Safari and Marine Park is nestled within the rich
Balinese culture and breathtaking natural surroundings. The park is conveniently
located 17 kilometres from Denpasar and 30 minutes from world famous Kuta Beach.
One of the many highlights of the park is a Wildlife Safari, where visitors’ board
specialised tour vehicles called “trucks” driven through various wildlife ecosystems
from around the world. Animals seen close up are the Indonesian babi rusa,
orangutans and Sumatran tigers. From sub-continent India, the Himalayan bears,
black bucks and nilgais. Animals from Africa include cheetahs, zebras, giraffes,
white rhinos, baboons and wildebeest.
Accommodation type and description: The 38sqm Swala Deluxe Rooms are
located on ground level and enveloped by indigenous long grass and foliage to
recreate the sensation of communing with nature. Swala is a unique suite for quality
time out to unwind and seek personal rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit.
Inclusions: Welcome tropical fruit basket on arrival, free entrance to Bali Safari and
Marine Park, 1 x complimentary Safari Journey and Elephant Show
Check in 3 June and check out 5 June 2010
2 Nights Hotel Tjampuhan – UBUD (First Class)
Situated in a beautiful, tranquil location in the green hills overlooking the Oost River
and surrounded by lotus ponds and fascinating temples. The Hotel Tjampuahn is a
place where you can discover traditional Bali. This first class hotel was once artists’
colony headed by famous German artist Walter Spies.
Accommodation type and description: The Raja Rooms are air-conditioned. The
simple Balinese-style bungalows have a veranda and are set amongst tropical gardens.
It has 2 pools with one being a natural spring water pool and the delightful spa is
uniquely situation in a grotto overlooking the valley.

Check in 5 June and check out 8 June 2010
3 Nights Puri Bagus Candi Dasa – CANDI DASA (First Class/Beachfront)

The resort boasts 45 traditional villas tastefully furnished with natural timbers and
Balinese décor. Garden and beach views through large private windows provide
natural lighting inside and the bathrooms feature outdoor showers in an enclosed
private courtyard. The beachfront swimming pool is surrouned by colourful tropical
blossoms and palm trees. Some other activities are scuba diving, cycling and village
Accommodation type and description: Superior Villas are 5.5 x 4 m in size with
wide terrace and garden views. Villas have been repainted and new furniture is
Inclusions: Stay a minimum of 2 consecutive nights and receive 1 x 30 minute head
and shoulder massage at Jaya Spa.

Check in 8 June and check out 11 June 2010
3 Nights Aston Bali Beach Resort and Spa – TANGUNG BENOA
Aston Bali is a gorgeous Hotel with its own private beach and you can relax while
enjoying all of the facilities it has to offer. It is close to activities such as watersports,
sightseeing and shopping. It offers total relaxation in both Balinese and Western
comfort and the beach to complete your stay.
Accommodation type and description: Deluxe Garden Rooms are 42sqm with
parquetry floor, marble bathrooms with separate shower and bath tub. All rooms in
this category have balconies.
Inclusions: Aston Campaign from 1 April ’10 to 31 March ’11 and includes:
Breakfast daily, free late checkout until 6pm (subject to availability & not valid 1 July
to 31 August ’10 and 25 December ’10 to 5 January ’11), free shuttle to Kuta (per
hotel schedule) and Bali Collection shopping centre every hour, 25% discount for
laundry and dry cleaning, Stay 7 consectuive nights and receive 1 x 60min massage
for 2, Stay 8 consecutive nights and receive 1 x dinner for 2

Check in 11 June and check out 14 June 2010
3 Nights Kupu Kupu Barong Beach Resort (formerly the Sandi Phala) – TUBAN
(Luxury/Adjacent to the beach)
This property offers luxurious escape for those seeing the very best. The ten Suites
including 4 with private plunge pool are luxuriously appointed and merge traditional
décor with modern amenities such as cable TV, DVD player and internet hotspot. One
of many assets of this property is the resorts restaurant “Ma Jolly” is a well known
and much liked establishment for the discerning travellers.
Accommodation type and description: A Deluxe Suite with Pool has a separate
living room and bedroom with private balcony or terrace featuring a private plunge
pool. The luxury bathroom with spacious bathtub and separate shower, with 2
terrazzo wash basins and the facilities in the room are TV, DVD/CD player with CD
collections, individually controlled air conditioning, in-room safe, mini-bar, IDD
telephone, hotspot, tea and coffee facilities and 24 hour GPA service.
Inclusions: Guest Benefits: Return airport transfers, welcome drink on arrival, fruit
basket on arrival, daily American breakfast at MA Joy Restaurant or Guest’s Suite, 24
hours Guest personal assistant services, daily afternoon tea from 3pm to 430pm, daily
chocolate and cookies upon turn down, Free mini-bar service (2 x Bintang beers, 2 x
soft drinks and 2 x juices), 24 hours Free internet access at the Library, Internet
wireless connection in Suites, Free drop off service to Kuta area


Kintamani Tour – Open dated voucher. Must call provider at least 24 hours prior to
book and place on this tour

Sunset Dinner Cruise – Return hotel/harbour transfers from southern resort areas,
welcome cocktail and floral lei, international buffet dinner, disco/karaoke and live
cabaret show.
Tour excludes: drinks/beverages.
Description: Cruise departs daily from Benoa Harbour at 5.45pm and returns 8.45pm.
This tour is an open dated voucher so you will need to contact supplier well in
advance of and no later than 24 hours prior to book and confirm your place for your
preferred date and will remain subject to availability. This tour is extremely popular,
therefore space and availability is very limited. Book and confirm well in advance of
72 hours and more if you can help it.

Tulamben Full Day Tour – Includes private car/van sightseeing tour with pick up
and drop off from your hotel in southern resort area, sightseeing as per clients request
with recommendations from English Speaking Guide.
Tour excludes: Lunch/Refreshments and entry fees.

Tanah Lot Sunset Tour – This tour is a romantic afternoon half day tour and visits
Bali’s most beautiful temple, Pura Taman Ayun, located at Mengwi. From there you
travel over to the sacred monkey forest of Kedaton giving you the opportunity of
seeing hundreds of monkeys in their natural habitate. Your last stop on this trip is at
another one of Bali’s famous scenic wonders, the remarkable temple of Tanah Lot,
which is set apart from mainland suspended by huge offshore rock. As the sun sets,
the temple emerges as a striking silhouette against the simmering evening sky giving
the most romantic and indescribable view for eyes and your camera. Take your
Tour includes: Seat in Coach Transfers to and from southern resorts in Bali
Tour excludes: Refreshments, meals, personal expenses and gratuities
Departs Wednesday and Saturdays only and is an open dated tour. You must call the
service provider at least 24 hours prior to book your place on the tour.
Schedule: Sanur 1pm, Nusa Dua/Tanjung Benoa 130pm,
Kuta/Tuban/Legian/Seminyak 2pm and duration is 5 hours

Spa Package Treatment 1 – Indulge in a 4 hour treatment that includes service
providers own signature WILD YUM skin nourishing 60 minute body massage, body
exfoliation, body mask and hydro therapy spa bath open over looking the elephants
and parklands. This luxurious treatment is followed by a deep hair moisturizing
treatment using natural avocado, aloe vera or ginseng with a relaxing scalp and nexk
massage. Choose either a royal pedicure or manicure as a pampering final before
enjoying a Park restaurant buffet lunch and range of Park facilities.
Tour includes: Air conditioned vehicle return transfer, Spa Treatment and buffet
Tour excludes: Nothing advised.
Tour conditions: Open dated voucher. Pick up from your hotel. Exact pick up time
will be advised to you when you contact the tour operator. You must contact them at

least 24 hours prior to confirm your place for this tour. Children Policy: Minimum 10
years of age.

Choose one cooking class of your choice included in the program.
       Cooking Classes are held at The Alila Manggis and the cooking classes belong to them.
       Transfers are not included. Own arrangements to/from your hotel

Alila Organic Garden Adventure Cooking Class
Half Day Tour – gain a new sense of taste as you rediscover the wholesome
nurturing flavours of unprocessed ingredients. Grow your awareness of sustainable
farming which is sure to stimulate your appetite for a more healthy and balanced
lifestyle. After breakfast, head to our organic garden just 10 minutes from the hotel,
hidden below the foothills of Mt Agung and overlooking the sea. Our gardener
Bapak Sugit will reveal the technique and agricultural practices of Balinese farmers,
from the famed Subak (water irrigation) system to the rotation of crops in the rice
fields. Armed with boots and a rice hat, join the action in the garden collecting
seasonal ingredients, walking the ducks, scaring the birds or simply waiting for the
rice to grow from the shelter of a “Kubu Kubu” a small hut built in the rice fields.
Begin your organic cooking lesson with tastings from the garden followed by lunch in
traditional Balinese pavilion
Tour includes: All recipes and notes, all excursions and related refreshments
Tour excludes Transfers to/from Alila, additional meals, alcoholic beverages and
incidental expenses.
Conditions: Minimum 2 participants required

Catch and Cook – A seafood adventure
Full day tour – Ready for some action? Pick up the skill of the Balinese fisherman as
you try your hand at relling in your own dinner. Be a part of the whole adventure
from catching to cooking. Join our team of fisherman aboard our jukung, a traditional
style fishing boat. At 730am, you will venture out with the colourful local fleet of
fishing boats to catch a fish for your dinner. The cooking class will start at 5pm in
our garden by the sea. You will learn how to prepare a local fish and prawn curry,
Bumbu Bali and pepes ikan (fish wrapped in banana leaves) and will be served a
sumptuous seafood megibung featuring the food you cooked during your class and
your very own catch of the day.
Tour includes: All recipes and notes, all excursions and related refreshments
Tour excludes: Transfers to/from Alila, additional meals, alcoholic beverages and
incidental expenses.
Conditions: Minimum 2 participants required
Food and Skin Cooking Class
Full Day Tour – Bali has a rich history of traditional medicinal recipes for maintaing
health and beauty. Discover the healing qualities of natural ingredients found all
around us and used in Alila’s cuisine naturalle and rejuvenating spa treatments. A
Balinese breakfast in our organic garden is a wonderful start to the day, prepared by
our head gardener Bapak Sugita using a Jalian or traditional wood-fired stove. Then
explore the hargen, picking herbs, roots and fruits that hold the secrets to staying
healthy used by the Balinese people. Learn how to make coconut oil that you can use

to prepare your own skin treatments. Create a facial treatment using local fruits and
organic bath sea salts, as well as a herbal body scrub made from an age old recipe
handed down throughout the generations. Discover the life giving qualities of jamu as
you blend a traditional recipe called beras kencur. Following a healthy lunch served
in the bale, enjoy time for reflection before returning to the hotel for a returning a
soothing spa treatment using traditional Balinese oils.
Tour includes: All recipes and notes, all excersions and related refreshments
Tour excludes: Transfers to/from Alila, additional meals, alcoholic beverages and
incidental expenses.
Conditions: Minimum 2 participants required
Introduction to Traditional Balinese Cooking
Half Day Tour – From the growing and harvesting process to the marketing and
preparation of ingredients, understand how the cycle of daily life translates to the
plate in traditional Balinese dishes. After an early morning breakfast visit Klungkung
market and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of one of the busiest
village markets in East Bali. Return to the hotel to learn how to use the ubiquitous
Ulekan (traditional Balinese mortar and pestle) to make the embodiment of Balinese
cuisine – Bumbu Bali (Balinese curry paste) and Bumbu Kacang (peanut sauce) – and
prepare Balinese style nasi goreng (friend rice) in a wok and sate ayan (grilled
chicken skewers). Then savour the morning’s handiwork over a leisurely lunch in the
Tour includes: All recipes and notes, all excursions and related refreshments
Tour excludes: Transfers to/from Alila, additional meals, alcoholic beverages and
incidental expenses
Conditions: Minimum 2 participants required
Price per person for LAND CONTENT – please add the airfare below
$3251 pp Single Share
$1909 pp Twin Share
$1690 pp Triple Share

Garuda Special – Sale ends 18 February 2010
$670 pp excludes departure taxes from Sydney or Melbourne

All Year Round Airfare with Garuda Indonesia
$926 pp excludes departure taxes from Sydney or Melbourne

Departure Taxes from Australia – Taxes are subject to change until ticketed.
$110 pp Ex Sydney
$92 pp Ex Melbourne

Domestic connections
At an additional cost we can connect you domestically with your international flights
hassle free or you have the option of purchasing domestic flights yourself and you
will have full responsibility of your domestic flights to connect you internationally.
Domestic flight prices are available upon request.


Important Websites to visit before departure – register your travel details before departure

Visa to Indonesia
A 30 day Tourist Visitor Visa is purchasable on arrival for US25 or AUD30 with the
option to extend for another 30 day for the same Visa type.
Current changes: The 7 day Tourist Visitor Visa does not exist anymore

Additional Options and are not included in your per person Program Price.
A $50 per person Concierge Service on arrival, must pre-book before departure.
The service includes: Concierge Representative will be waiting for you with a sign as
you come off the aircraft, you are then whisked off to the Concierge Lounge with
coffee, tea and entertainment facilities while the Concierge Representative takes your
Passport, your Visa money and will then return with your Visa and luggage and they
will escort you out to your transfer service provider booked in your itinerary
A $10 per person Backpack Bag, must pre-book before finalising your booking.

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