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The Wanderer

Destination Guide 06/12/2019

Beaches, History & Culture: Your 7-Day Bali Itinerary


Having Bali dreams? Bali is the perfect destination for those seeking adventure and for lovers of history, art and architure. Here is a 7-day itinerary to make all your Bali dreams come true! Day 1 – Relax on Seminyak Beach Begin your stay in Seminyak and take the day to relax and unwind at...

Beaches, History & Culture: Your 7-Day Bali Itinerary

Having Bali dreams? Bali is the perfect destination for those seeking adventure and for lovers of history, art and architure. Here is a 7-day itinerary to make all your Bali dreams come true!

Day 1 – Relax on Seminyak Beach

Begin your stay in Seminyak and take the day to relax and unwind at the beautiful Seminyak Beach. This popular spot is located on the west coast of the south of Bali and is a long stretch of white sand. Although it is a favourite spot, it is typically quiet and is the perfect location to spend the day with your spouse or friends before you explore all that Bali offers. At this beach you can even learn to surf which would be a fun way to kick start your vacation.

Day 2 – Learn About Bali’s History at Petitenget Temple

Known as “Pura Petitenget” by the locals, this sea temple is centuries old. The temple is known as one of the sea temples which guards Bali. The beautiful architecture of the structure is made of red and black sandstone. Once inside, persons are able to view may shrines and pavilions that have been perfectly preserved. After this peaceful tour, you can cross the street to visit Petitenget Beach. The sunsets here are especially spectacular!

Day 3 – Learn How to Cook Like a Local

If you’re a foodie and love trying new foods or simply diving into new cultures, this is the ideal experience! The traditional food of Bali is spicy but with the right amount of sweet and tangy to make it mouthwatering. These cooking classes allow persons to get their hands dirty as they learn to prepare local dishes and learn about special techniques such as the use of the mortar and pestle for grinding ingredients. There are many classes to choose from including Chef Dean’s Cooking Class. It is sure to be an enjoyable and unforgettable experience.

Day 4 – Visit Pura Taman Saraswati

After spending three days in Seminyak, the adventure continues in Ubud at Pura Taman Sarawati. This is otherwise known as the water palace, this temple is devoted to the Hindu goddess Dewi Saraswati who is the goddess of learning, literature and art. Breathtaking carvings of the goddess can be found throughout the artistic buildings and fountains in the centre which run into a lotus pond. Persons often bathe or drink the water of the pond to attain some of the power of Saraswati. Evening dance performances are also entertaining and make wonderful cultural experiences in Bali.

Day 5 – Explore Monkey Forest

One of the most popular experiences in Ubud is the Monkey Forest. This comprises of three temples from as far back as the 14th century which are situated in a nature reserve which has been converted into a conservation area. These cute monkeys are said to guard the temples and can be seen in their numbers as you take a stroll along the reserve. You can even get up close with the primates by feeding them bananas. These monkeys can be naughty so you should guard your belongings, or you might risk losing your sunglasses or hat!

Day 6 – Walk Through Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Many visitors consider this experience the highlight of their entire trip. Here you can walk around the terraces which were formed as a result of an irrigation system called “subak” which actually creates the steps. During your tour you can walk around the picturesque terraces and you can even participate in the planting and harvesting of rice.

Day 7 – Visit Goa Gajah

Before you leave Bali, visit one of Bali’s top attractions – Goa Gajah which means “Elephant Cave”. This is accessible by walking down a flight of stairs which leads to a unique entrance which is said to have been made in the 11th century. Many breathtaking paintings and a meditation shrine can be found inside the cave, while a Hindu temple is located on the outside with a magnificent pool and fountains. It’s the perfect experience to end off a wonderful week in Bali.

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