On Bali, you'll tour Ubud, the island's spiritual and cultural capital, where you can visit temples and watch religious ceremonies and performances like shadow puppet plays and masked dances. Then you'll travel to more remote parts of the island to view wildlife and climb to the top of Mt. Batur, an active volcano. You'll also have free time to take part in optional adventures or indulge in a treatment at one of Bali's affordable spas.
Later you'll take a ferry to Lombok and embark on a multi-day trek to the rim of the Gunung Rinjani volcano. "We hike through mountain forest and emerge on to the moonscape slopes of the ancient volcanic cone—the view is breathtaking and worth the climb," says G.A.P's Communications & Marketing Manager Kira Zack. After this strenuous hike, you'll end your trip with a relaxing few days on Gili Islands. Says Zack, "[The Gili Islands] are three tiny, yet beautiful islands ... home to the best snorkeling and scuba diving in Lombok. There are no cars on the island and life moves at a very slow pace."
Trip planningThis trip departs monthly except during April. Prices include accommodations, ground and boat transportation, daily breakfasts and one dinner and lunch, guides, and some sightseeing and excursions. Most lunches and dinners, optional activities, and airfare are extra. Round-trip February flights from Los Angeles to Bali's Denpasar airport start at $1,174, including taxes and fees, through CheapTickets.
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