9 Day Photographic Expedition to Bali May 7, 2022 to May 15, 2022

Guided by a National Geographic Photographer along with the TV Travel Host & Director of the TV Travel Show Great Escapes, Kevin Michael Schmitz, along with an expert on the ground local photographer guide in Bali.  In fact, Kevin has just completed a 20 Hour Travel Photography Webinar Tutorial that was filmed on location in Bali, along with locations such as the Maldives, Bora Bora, Le Taha'a, Rangiroa, Tahiti, Whitsundays of Australia, Maui, Kauai, along with Hurawalhi, Mirihi, Kuredu, Ayada, and Conrad Maldives.  

Let the rhythmic pace of life in the land of lush jungles, pristine beaches, golden temples and abundant wildlife seduce your senses as you fall into the gentle embrace of serene islands of Bali and Lombok.
Designed with the picturesque in mind, this 2 island adventure combines the luxury of 5 star hotels with the serene wildlife of one of the world'd most intricate countries. From mountain-top look-outs, to submarine encounters, and everything in between, this tour will leave you with lasting memories to match the photos you create!

Day 1: Sat, May 07, 2022 - Denpasar (Bali), Ubud (Bali)

For your added comfort, your guide will be waiting for you outside the customs area with a sign with your name on it. Your guide will assist you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

Transfer from the airport to Ubud with a private vehicle and English speaking guide. Transfer time is approximately 1 hour and 7 minutes.

Let the rhythmic pace of life in the land of lush jungles, pristine beaches, golden temples and abundant wildlife seduce your senses as you fall into the gentle embrace of serene islands of Kalimantan, Lombok, Bali, and Flores.

Accommodation: Uma by COMO (5*)

Day 2: Sun, May 08, 2022 - Ubud (Bali)

Start today's tour with a drive in a convertible VW Kuebelwagen (VW 181) that offers the opportunity to discover Bali’s amazing scenery away from the usual tourist routes.  Start driving through small back-roads via Desa, Munggu and Kaba-Kaba, to Tabanan City with a market visit. The tour continues by driving up the slope of Mount Batukaru passing Rejasa, to Tambuwaras. Visit a beautiful temple at the edge of the rainforest which is normally locked. To reach Jatiluwih, you’ll pass Desa Tegallinggah. Lunch will be at a local restaurant with a beautiful view over the rice fields. On the way back, you’ll take small roads, Desa Apuan, where you’ll make a stop at a Balinese compound. Afterwards, via Desa Tua and other small villages, return to the hotel. 

Accommodation: Uma by COMO (5*)

Day 3: Mon, May 09, 2022 - Ubud (Bali)

Start this afternoon trip with a visit at one of the most beautiful temples in South Bali, the Pura Taman Ayun. The temple was built in the 17th century by Prince I Gusti Anom. Literally translated the meaning is “Floating Flower Garden”, because the temple is situated in the middle of an artificial lake. Take a short walk through the complex and admire the impressive surrounding. Your last stop and highlight of this tour waits at the coast. The famous Tanah Lot Temple is one of the most important temples in Bali. Built on a small island in the sea it is a perfect place to enjoy an amazing sunset in a breathtaking environment.

Accommodation: Uma by COMO (5*)

Day 4: Tue, May 10, 2022
 - Ubud (Bali)

Explore a nearly untouched part of the island of the Gods, enjoy breathtaking views and learn about the sustainable development of rural, poor villages in northern Bali. High up in the mountain villages of Muntigunung on the slopes of holy Gunung Agung, you will be touched by people that live a much less privileged life than most. You will feel fortunate to have found a way to support poor local families generate income by taking visitors on this beautiful trek.         

Accommodation: Uma by COMO (5*)

Day 5: Wed, May 11, 2022 - Ubud (Bali), Lombok

Transfer from your hotel in Bali to Padang Bai Harbor with a private vehicle and driver. From there you will take a Speed Boat to Gili and Lombok. Transfer time by vehicle is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes followed by a 1 hour and 30 minutes boat ride.

Meet your driver for a pier transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Oberoi Lombok (5*)

Day 6: Thu, May 12, 2022
 - Lombok

The highlight of this tour is the deserted island of Gili Nanggu, with its beautiful beaches and clear turquoise water. On the way you will have the opportunity to view the daily life of the local Sasak people. Visit the morning market at Kediri and stop at the village of Banyumulek to see the Sasak women producing earthenware pottery, as they have done for generations. Continue on to sacred Mt. Pengsong and the Hindu temple, which is inhabited by hundreds of holy monkeys. Sail from Lembar by a traditional motorized outrigger for the 30 minute trip to Gili Nanggu. When you arrive there will be time to relax and swim on this pristine island. Lunch will be provided.

Accommodation: Oberoi Lombok (5*)

Day 7: Fri, May 13, 2022 - Lombok

Visit the village of Tetebatu and Loyok, popularly known as a peaceful and tranquil village. You will do some soft trekking to the local forest inhabited by the wild black monkeys (pitu), mahogony trees, and clove plantations while enjoying the simple and natural way of life of the locals. You will also visit Lingsar temple, which symbolizes the harmony of Muslim and Hindu and Taman Narmada, a kingly garden which is also the replica of Lake Segara Anak in Mount Rinjani. Lunch will be provided along the way.

Accommodation: Oberoi Lombok (5*)

Day 8: Sat, May 14 2022 - Lombok

Photograph throughout the spectacular vistas of Lombok with a National Geographic Photographer with incredible locales. Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Oberoi Lombok (5*)

Day 9: Sun, May 15 2022 - Lombok

Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Fly from Lombok to Denpasar (Bali). Flight time is approximately 30 minutes.  You will depart on your international flight from Denpasar International Airport from Bali.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

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