The Indonesia Experience
Bali + Gili Islands
There aren’t very many places in the world where you can wander around majestic waterfalls and lush terraced rice fields, sip a drink where Julia Roberts did, and swim in turquoise blue waters. Indonesia is truly a fairy tale comes to life!
Join us on our 7-day upscale adventure (4 stars) to one of the most Instagram-worthy countries in the world, Indonesia. Dubbed “The Land of the Gods”, the country is bursting with vivid and intense colors, sundowners, and beautiful healing beaches. It’s time to do as the Indonesians do and enjoy the good things in life.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of the waves rolling in while you eat like a god, sip some delicious bubbly, dance and relax with an authentic Balinese massage in one of their exquisite with floral baths. The perfect setting for your visit to paradise.
And you didn’t come snatched for nothin’! The pics you will snap of your melanin poppin’ up all your black magic in front of the Gate of Heaven is quite honestly the most Instagrammable site you’ve seen.
Whether you are soaking it in on the beach, exploring the sites, or taking a swim in exotic turquoise waterfalls, the breathtaking scenery will make you feel blessed to experience the beauty of Bali and the Gili Islands.
Priceless moments with new friends, beautiful places, and pampered relaxation await on your Up in the Air Life journey through Indonesia.
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Here's your trip at a glance.
WHERE YOU'LL GO
From chilling on sandy beaches to exploring magical temples, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and selfie) opportunities for you to fall in love with. You will be able to check must-see sites like the Lempuyang Temple and the Gate of Heaven, The Tirta Gangga Water Palace, Pura Besakih Nungnung waterfall, and the Tanah Lot Temple off your bucket list.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
This trip is your chance to be classy, bougie, and a little ratchet. From dining on food created by the finest chefs in the region and refreshing yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear sea to kickin' it at the most lit parties this side of the equator, you'll experience the full spectrum of Indonesia's taste for the good life.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Our accommodations are so extra. After a long day exploring ancient sacred temples, chilling on beautiful sandy beaches, or soaking in the sights, you'll retreat to a beachfront resort, complete with rooftop pool bar or a beautiful Indonesian-style getaway nestled within tropical gardens and blissful spas, Only the best for Lifers!
Explore the day-by-day itinerary.
THIS TRIP IS FOR YOU, IF:
THIS TRIP IS NOT FOR YOU, IF:
Welcome to Indonesia!
Selamat datang! Welcome to Bali (DPS). The sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity leaves no doubt as to why Bali is called “The Land of the Gods”. It enchants everyone in its path.
After your arrival the day is yours to unwind and relax before our welcome reception on a beautiful sandy beach.
The soundtrack of the waves rolling in, while we eat, drink, relax and dance with the Indian Ocean in the backdrop is the perfect setting to your first evening in paradise.
After such a long journey… it’s only right that we let you sleep in.
Today we’ll take an adventure to the most instagrammable spot you’ve seen starting with the ‘Gate of Heaven’! Lempuyang Temple. With Mount Agung in the backdrop, Lempuyang Temple is considered one of the largest and most picturesque of the six temples that lie on top of this mountain. After you’ve taken multiple IG videos and exhausted every photo opp, we’ll move on to our next destination Tirta Gangga Water Palace.
There you’ll see breathtaking scenery in an open air pavilion, with lush rice paddies, ornamental gardens full of fountains, pools and stone statues. This picturesque landmark will have you looking as if you were walking over the water.
Rise and Shine!
After you enjoy the fresh breakfast at the hotel, it’s time to indulge in some pampering and self-care, Balinese style.
We’re treating you to an authentic Balinese massage and floral bath overlooking the rice paddy fields.
The rest of the day you are free to explore at your leisure.
We’ll provide specific recommendations for markets, restaurants, and temples that aim to please.
Today’s adventure takes you on a journey to one of Bali’s most spectacular waterfalls and a few more jaw dropping sights!
Next up, Ulun Danu Beratan temple. This iconic temple is floating on Lake Batran and without a doubt, is one of the most photographed images of the island.
Next, we’re off to Jatiluwih rice fields, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will take in the vivid, intense green colors and beauty of the rice terraces. But it doesn’t stop there! Our expert guide will take us south of the island to see one of the most awe-inspiring Bali temples, Tanah Lot Temple. Located on an islet, this temple is only accessible at low tide at dusk.
Climb aboard the fast boat and let’s head to the beautiful islands of Gili off the coast of Lombok.
After you check in at your hotel, you will be able to explore the white sandy beaches fringed by palm trees.
Soak up the sun and refresh yourself with a swim in the crystal-clear sea.
In the evening, we’ll gather for cocktails on the beach, as we watch the breathtaking sunset.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we head out on a snorkeling adventure, swimming through the reefs while catching glimpse of the colorful fish.
When the skies are midnight black and the stars are shining bright, we’ll head out into the darkness to explore the unique phenomenon of bioluminescent plankton.
You’ll see firsthand how beautiful this underwater light show can be.
It’s so hard to say goodbye, but all good things must come to an end sometime, right?
Let’s hop on the ferry back to the airport (DPS) and head for home… or onward to our next adventure.
Farewell and see you soon!
No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.
YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO:
Connect with amazing people.
We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.
and authentic hospitality.
Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers.
Be pampered with only the best.
There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.
Feel safe and secure.
Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.
Say "goodbye" to FOMO.
Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.
HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
The Indonesia Experience
What is included:
Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow up.
- Up In The Air Life Onsite Staff
- Shared Airport transfers
- 4 nights 4-star accommodations in Seminyak
- 2 nights Deluxe accommodations in Gili Trawangan
- Oceanside Welcome Dinner
- Round Trip Ferry to Gili Islands
- Visit to the Pedang Pedang Beach, popularized by the movie Eat, Pray, Love
- Visit to the incredible views of Mount Ayung through the ‘Gates of Heaven’
- Bali giant swing against a backdrop of the rainforest
- Sunset at Luhur Uluwatu Temple
- Traditional Kecak Show
- Visit to the Tirta Gangga Water Palace
- Visit to the Pura Besakih Temple
- Travel to the Nungnung Waterfall
- Floating temple of Ulun Danu Beratan
- Jatiluwih Rice Fields (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- The Awe inspiring Tanah Lot Temple
- Snorkeling Tour, includes snorkeling equipment
- Hauntingly Beautiful Underwater sculptures of Gili Meno
- Spa treatment
- Sunset Happy Hour
- Personalized hand-selected gifts on your Swag bag
What is not included:
We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!
- Round Trip international airfare to and from Denpasar International Airport, Indonesia (DPS)
- Passport/Visa Fees.
- Activities not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel medical insurance is required
- Tips and Gratuities
Can you envision yourself on this trip?
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