Behind The Scenes
Intimate and carefully curated day programs that enhance the travel experience.
Listen out for our sound bites at the Travel Insights section of each program, where a short narration by our experts provide additional, personal observations.
Although we recommend to spend a night or two in Sidemen to truly appreciate the region, this day experience provides an opportunity for those short on time that wish to get a snap shot as to local life in one of Bali’s most beautiful villages.
An exploration of the quaint villages of Sidemen
This program strikes a perfect balance of introducing guests to the city’s culture, historical past, and cuisine. And what is even better is we are able to ditch the car for a day and explore by foot.
A walking tour of some of the famous sights and flavoursome tastes of Java’s cultural capital.
This sustainable tour enables guests to impact the lives of the local women, encouraging positive social change in a part of the country which is deeply entrenched in patriarchal values.
A half day walk exploring the foothills of the Rinjani volcano and its national park - supporting social change with the Sasak Women
Driving the scenic roads in an open-top Kublewagon enables uninterrupted views of the beautiful coastline of the Bukit Peninsula,. The day is completed with an unforgettable clifftop spa & dinner experience overlooking the Indian ocean.
An exploration of the hidden beaches and view points of Bali’s Bukit Peninsular by vintage VW Kublewagon.
A journey to discover the spiritual side of Bali. From ancient traditions to new age healing, guests will gain an insight into the various methods and beliefs of the people who call Bali home.
Discover the spiritual side of Bali, from ancient traditions to new age healing
Sewu Temple & Ratu Boko are often ignored with visitors focusing on just Prambanan and Borobudur. Including a visit to these sites enables our guests with a deeper understanding of Java’s colourful past.
An afternoon discovering Prambanan, Sewu Temple & Ratu Boko
Tanah Lot is an impressive temple but unfortunately due to the large tourist numbers which visit here daily the experience is often underwhelming. Visiting at sunrise enables our guests to have the temple in solitude with a private breakfast.
An experience of Tanah Lot without the crowds incl a private breakfast
Visit the volcano at twilight when there are few fewer visitors. How many people can claim to have enjoyed a cocktail on an active volcano?
A hike up Mount Batur with private sunset drinks
This introductory program of our favourite Seminyak beach clubs is the perfect way to suss out which beach club is to you liking, before deciding to spend a full day relaxing at one of these luxurious venues.
An evening cycling tour along the beach from Kuta to Seminyak
Embark on an adventure as you trek through the Balinese countryside to uncover some hidden waterfalls which are yet to discovered by mas tourism.
A journey to the hidden waterfalls of Gianyar Regency
This day program is ideal for those who want to experience the beauty of these islands, but do not have the time to dedicate two or three nights of their trip to a stay in Lombok and wish to remain in their luxury Bali resort.
A private boat journey to the Gili Islands with water activities
The program includes visits to main attractions such as Tirta Empul, Tegallalang, Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace & Ubud Market. It also includes some hidden gems such as Garuda Village & Suwat Waterfall. Two sights you won’t find on your average Ubud program.
A rich cultural program in and around the hills of Ubud.
To be able to visit when the palace is not yet open to the public is a real treat and one that not many are able to achieve, making for a truly unique and special experience. To top it off, it’s not often you can say that you have enjoyed a breakfast inside a palace garden!.
Explore Tirta Gangga Water Palace before it opens to the general public and enjoy breakfast overlooking its spectacular gardens without the crowds.
A hands on experience for all the family to enjoy. The children will love the arts and crafts side to this tour, and for the parents it’s an educational insight into one of Indonesias most sacred and oldest art forms.
A hands on experience with a local master in the art form of Wayang kulit (shadow puppetry)
You are likely to encounter Gamelan music on numerous occasions throughout a journey through Bali. To get a hands on experience and learn the history of this ancient art form will further enhance a visit to the island of gods.
A sustainable gamelan & traditional dance workshop
This home hosted visit and lunch is a great way to enjoy a casual encounter with an artist to gather a deeper understanding not only about their own work but about the history and importance of the Bali art scene.
A personal home based art experience with Yan Suryanna
This enjoyable day out is not only informative due to the cultural significants but is a wonderful way to bond with the kids and enjoy some quality arts & craft time, Balinese style.
A hands on experience and introduction to the art of kite making.
Sulawesi is home to some incredible landscapes and despite its World Heritage status the limestone karsts and rural setting of Rammang-Rammang is uncommercial and visually stunning.
An excursion to one of the largest karst mountain landscapes in the world by boat and foot
We avoid others by commencing our bicycle excursion from Batukaru Temple, allowing us the opportunity to explore this impressive temple and to experience the beautiful countryside and great panoramic views as our guests cycle along the countryside paths to Jatiluwih.
A cycling journey from Batukaru Temple to the UNESCO heritage Jatiluwih rice terraces.
Escape the modern skylines of Jakarta by exploring Batavia. Here guests are transported back in time to learn about the cities colourful past as a major shipping hub as past of the colonial spice route. The morning concludes with breakfast at the renowned Cafe Batavia
A mornings walk through Old Batavia, observing the local life of its people and streets lined with historical buildings.