Best of Bali & Thailand
This comprehensive luxury tour combines cultural highlights of Bali and Thailand. Stay at an exclusive Amankila resort in Candidasa and the Four Seasons Resort at Sayan near Ubud. Explore artisan villages, ancient temples and relax on fine sand beaches. In Thailand, experience cultural sights before flying to the North and stay at the Four Seasons Resort at Chiang Mai, one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: ON THIS 12-DAY PRIVATE LUXURY TOUR OF BALI AND THAILAND.
Begin in Bali, also known as the 'Island of the Gods’. Stay for three nights at an exclusive Amankila resort perched on a cliff high above the ocean near Candidasa. Enjoy free time on the soft sand beaches, go surfing or take a colourful ‘jukung’ fishing boat, it is a perfect place to holiday. During flexible private touring, visit revered temples, royal palaces, and Balinese villages known for their high-quality weavings, silk and traditional architecture. Relax by the resort's spectacular tiered infinity pool overlooking the ocean, and dine on superb Balinese cuisine. The luxurious Amankila resort is ideal for anyone looking to combine cultural touring with water activities such as sailing, diving and snorkelling, or simply relaxing at the private beach club or by the spectacular tiered infinity pool.
Transfer to Ubud, the cultural heart of Bali, where the spirit and culture of the island are most accessible. For more than a century, it has been the island's preeminent centre for fine arts, dance and music. Once a haven for scruffy backpackers, cosmic seekers, artists and bohemians; Ubud is now a hot spot for literati, glitterati, art collectors and connoisseurs. Request for flexible touring oflush rice terraces, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples and palaces or try one of the many spas, yoga and meditation centres that are big news here, particularly after the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love.
Next, fly to Bangkok, Thailand, a fascinating city with glistening temples, colourful markets and superb restaurants. With your private guide explore Bangkok’s most unusual Buddhist temples, the Chedis of the Kings and the invaluable golden Buddha weighing over 5 tons. Learn about Buddhist practices and influences on daily life. Enjoy a fascinating, private long-tail boat tour through Bangkok's canals, the colourful markets and shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work. When not sightseeing, enjoy time at the world’s leading spa, swim, play tennis, shop for exquisite Thai silks and art work, and dine on some of Southeast Asia’s best cuisine.
Continue to Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Stay at one of Asia’s most luxurious and atmospheric resorts, surrounded by mountains and lush fields of terraced rice paddies. With your private guide explore the city of Chiang Mai, with a wealth of beautiful and historic Buddhist wats (temples) and the royal family’s Winter Palace. You will have enough time at leisure to browse craft markets or enjoy the resort's spa, cooking school, golf, or pool.
Best Bali & Thailand Explore Bali’s artisan villages, temples & fine sand beaches, also Chiang Mai in North Thailand.
(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Bali, Bangkok, Chiang Mai
Day 1 – Arrive Denpasar
Candidasa Meet and greet airport assistance on arrival.
Private arrival transfer to the Amankila for 3 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Candidasa Morning private tour of local villages and temples.
Day 3 – Tour
Candidasa At leisure.
Day 4 – Transfer
Ubud Private transfer to hotel for 3 nights, with touring en route.
Day 5 – Tour
Ubud Morning private tour.
Day 6 – Rest
Ubud At leisure.
Day 7 – Transfer
Bangkok, Thailand Private transfer to airport for flight to Bangkok.
Meet and greet airport assistance on arrival.
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights.
Day 8 – Tour
Bangkok Full-day private city tour, including private longtail boat ride.
Day 9 – Tour
Bangkok Half-day private city tour or half-day excursion to train and lunar floating markets.
Day 10 – Transfer
Chiang Mai Private transfer to airport for flight to Chiang Mai.
Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights.
Day 11 – Tour
Chiang Mai Full-day private tour of town, temples and craft districts.
Private round-trip transfer to night market.
Day 12 – Experience
Chiang Mai Option for sunrise alms-giving.
Half-day private tour with option for city touring or excursion to elephant camp.
Day 13 – Depart
Thailand Private airport transfer for flight to Bangkok.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
When to go In general, Bali and Lombok have similar weather, though Lombok is dried and receives less rain than Bali. The hot and sticky rainy season lasts October to March with the worst falling between December and February. From June to August, the temperature drops slightly and there is usually a refreshing cool breeze in the air. The best time to travel is the dry season, from April to September. It is also when humidity is at its lowest. Be warned that prices will rise between July and September.
Getting There There are a number of International airlines that offer direct flights to Bali. From Jakarta, Garuda Indonesia and Sempati Air have around a dozen departure times to Bali. Internationally, Garuda also has direct flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, and a number of Australian cities; as well as flights from Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and other European cities.
Qantas Airlines of Australia provides direct flights from a number of Australian cities as well as a number of European cities (e.g. London). Air New Zealand will also take you from Auckland to Bali. KLM of the Netherlands is one of the first international airlines to have an international flight to Bali, and it will take you from many cities in Europe, notably Amsterdam, to Bali. Lauda Air, Lufthansa Airlines and Air France can also assist you to escape from Europe.
From Asia, direct flights from Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong are readily available from Garuda Indonesia, Thai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysia Airlines. Airasia has made a big impact on how people travel through this region. Flights are cheap and overall service is simple, straightforward and efficient.
Airport Transfers: In Bali (just as in Jakarta) taxis are divided into two types - Bluebird taxis, and everyone else. Bluebird taxis have earned a reputation for being honest dealers in the often-corrupt taxi industry. Non-Bluebird taxis, on the other hand, are known for dirty tricks - not using their meter and taking roundabout routes, among other things. Bluebird taxis are light blue, with a bird logo enclosed in a rounded diamond, and "Bali Taxi" emblazoned on the side.
At the airport, taxis are pre-paid at the taxi counter in front, with rates ranging from IDR 45,000 (US$4.50) for Kuta, to IDR 195,000 (US$19.50) for fares to Ubud. When leaving the arrivals gate, turn right at the exit door to find the taxi counter