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Spices Of Indonesia

Ubud & Komodo Islands
August 15 - 23, 2022 | 8 Nights
Starting at $5,287 /person

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2 Home bases
3 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert






Our two chefs turned hosts and best friends on this 9-day journey are excited to welcome you to Bali, which both have discovered and fallen in love with.
On this journey, we focus on the cuisine of the Balinese people as well as the introduction to spices into their lives, and culture. An excellent mix of culinary, cultural, and adventurous experiences throughout the region of Ubud, and the Komodo islands. We have designed (often from scratch) the perfect cooking classes along the way, as well as privately guided experiences to the heart of the Indonesian culture, their traditions, and their way of life. We are not forgetting downtime by introducing optional tours and activities appealing to the various personal interests of all our guests.
Our hosts and local partners will make sure you leave Indonesia, and Bali in particular, wanting to come back for more.

Your Hosts

Chef Jennifer McIlvaine
Chef Jennifer McIlvaine
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo

Nights

5 nights in Bali

3 nights in the Komodo National Park

Meals

8 breakfasts

8 dinners

8 lunches

Activities

5 massages

Cooking & Mixology classes throughout

Hiking, Biking, and White water rafting

Foodie and cultural guided tours

Snorkeling

Full day boating tour in Komodo

All the complementary activities in Komodo (paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, etc..)

And More

Travel Insurance (standard - CFAR option available)

Round trip domestic flight from Bali to Komodo Islands

Luxury air-conditioned transportation throughout

Snacks and open bar at the property in Ubud (local/non-import)

Services of two incredible Chefs as journey hosts

Complimentary shuttle at the property in Ubud

Highlights

Spices & Herbs for a great health

In additional to the spiritual ways of Bali, you will discover the incredible properties of hundreds of difference spices and herbs available in Indonesia. Our local chefs will teach you their use and their properties, while you will get to enjoy hands-on cooking and farming experiences.

Pampering & Rejuvenation

Incredible culinary experience would not be complete without the rejuvenating powers of Balinese massages and meditation. We have created a well balance itinerary to incorporate these elements which complement the incredible benefits of local and traditional foods.

Incredible culture & traditions

In Bali, experience a culture where outright anger leads to a loss of respect from the community, where life rotates around religious ceremonies, dances and temples and where upholding traditions is very much part of their upbringing and entrenched in society. Discover a way of life where taking the time to enjoy the moment is very much at the forefront.

Cherish new friendships

Attending a small curated journey by Art In Voyage is always a chance to grow your circle of friends. But in Bali, you will find that circle quickly expand to the friendly and outgoing locals, always eager to welcome you into their hearts, and into their homes.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Bali & Ubud

Welcome to Bali & Ubud

Day 1

After a private transfer from the airport, you are greeted at your home for the next 5 nights, and treated to a massage and pampering afternoon. Tonight, our Balinese chef has prepared an authentic and traditional dinner for us.

Markets, cooking and mixology

Markets, cooking and mixology

Day 2

This morning, we make our way to a local market where our local chef introduces us to an incredible variety of spices, vegetables and fruits that will be used on today's cooking class. On arrival at Alila Ubud, we are set-up in their vegetable garden where we hold a fun and interactive class. As we uncover the secrets of spices, their professional bartender introduces us to Mixology using these very same spices. Upon returning at the property, a massage await.
Tonight, dinner is served at the property and prepared by our local chef.

Ubud & its rice terraces

Ubud & its rice terraces

Day 3

Today, we live the life of a rice farmer. We first make our way to paddies and fields where we gear up to plan and harvest rice. A true and authentic experience, this is also a great way to learn about this sometimes tedious task. After a picnic lunch overlooking incredible paddies, we make our way to a Luwak coffee production facility where we learn about the most expensive coffee in the world.
We get home where a relaxing massage awaits, before heading out to a Michelin Star level eatery in the heart of Ubud. There, we enjoy an 8-course tasting dinner in their private kitchen.

Day at leisure

Day at leisure

Day 4

Bali offers so many incredible activities, and today we want you to have a chance to step away from the culinary vibe to enjoy them. Today, choose from biking, volcano hiking or white water rafting, all included. Or simply wander the local artisan markets of Ubud. Interested in meditation and spirituality? let us set up a special experience complete with water purification.
Tonight, we hold a cooking class at our property before dinner is served.

Hot air balloon, organic farm and street food

Hot air balloon, organic farm and street food

Day 5

On our last morning in Ubud, we begin our day in paradise with a breakfast served in an infinity pool at one of the most prestigious resorts. The floating breakfast comes on a beautifully designed wooden boat decked out with your favorite treats complete with a bottle of sparkling wine. We then board a hot air balloon for a scenic flight over the jungle and the river. After getting back on solid ground, we make our way to an organic farm where we hold another cooking class and lunch. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Komodo Islands

Komodo Islands

Day 6

This morning, we make our way to the airport where we catch a one-hour flight for the Komodo Islands, our next destination, set to be beach and water oriented. We make our grand entrance on our very own private island by private boat. A light lunch is followed by a massage. Rest of your day at leisure.
Tonight, dinner is at your leisure (yet included) at the property.

Komodo Islands

Komodo Islands

Day 7

Today, we have packed fun adventures and encounters. We first start with a hike to Manta Point for incredible views. We continue with a ranger-led trek to meet the local "dragons" and learn about their habitat. It is followed by a picnic on the pink sand beach and an afternoon snorkeling the rich waters of the surrounding islands.
Dinner is served at the restaurant where we are introduced to some of the local sea foods through a tasting dinner overlooking the bay.

Komodo Islands

Komodo Islands

Day 8

On this last day in Indonesia, enjoy some of the complimentary activities at the resort (including some incredible snorkeling off the beach), have one of your complimentary massages or allow our concierge to schedule scuba diving, cruising, hiking and much more. Late afternoon, we hold one last cooking class overlooking the crystal clear waters of the lagoon.
We then enjoy our farewell dinner on the beach, barefoot in the white sand, which turns into an incredible star gazing experience.

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Take the opportunity to extend your stay

Day 9

You will likely have a whole extra day to enjoy the amenities at the property. Mid- to late afternoon, you are escorted by private boat to the airport where you catch a flight to Jakarta or Bali, and continue onto your international journey. Eager to extend your stay in Indonesia or beyond? Let us assist.

Accommodations

Hartland Estate

Hartland Estate

Ubud, Indonesia

Carefully crafted around its natural environs high on the jungle-clad Sayan Ridge, Hartland Estate is a breathtaking 5-bedroom villa just outside Bali’s cultural capital of Ubud. Each aspect of the villa was designed to integrate seamlessly with its spectacular surroundings from the traditional Javanese-style suites constructed from reclaimed teak wood to the salt water infinity pool fed from a natural spring, and the vast decks offering incredible views of rice paddies, the river valley, and distant mountain peaks. This is a true hidden gem for those looking to immerse themselves in Bali’s beauty. Much thought went into designing the property,...

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Sudamala Resort – Seraya/Komodo

Sudamala Resort – Seraya/Komodo

Seraya, Indonesia

An authentic definition of a tropical barefoot luxury at its finest, Sudamala Resort, Seraya offers a glimpse of paradise on earth in its island resort situated on an idyllic Seraya Kecil island – or Pulau Seraya Kecil in Indonesian – in Flores, Indonesia.
Laze away with a cocktail on hand at the resort’s private beach or the beachfront saltwater pool. Soak your feet onto the soft powder of white sands and bask into the torrent of endless tropical sunshine.
Or venture off with the complimentary kayak, a stand-up paddle board or don the snorkeling gear before hoping into the...

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Beach bungalow | Komodo

Your Choices

Deluxe Room | Ubud
Deluxe Room | Ubud
Beach bungalow | Komodo
Beach bungalow | Komodo

Deluxe Rooms Throughout

$5,287 /person
Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $2,999
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Master Suite | Ubud
Master Suite | Ubud
Beach bungalow | Komodo
Beach bungalow | Komodo

With Master Suite At The Villa

$5,873 /person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $2,999
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

5 nights in Bali

3 nights in the Komodo National Park

Meals

8 breakfasts

8 dinners

8 lunches

Activities

5 massages

Cooking & Mixology classes throughout

Hiking, Biking, and White water rafting

Foodie and cultural guided tours

Snorkeling

Full day boating tour in Komodo

All the complementary activities in Komodo (paddle boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, etc..)

And More

Travel Insurance (standard - CFAR option available)

Round trip domestic flight from Bali to Komodo Islands

Luxury air-conditioned transportation throughout

Snacks and open bar at the property in Ubud (local/non-import)

Services of two incredible Chefs as journey hosts

Complimentary shuttle at the property in Ubud

Add-Ons and Extension

Dubai City & Desert package

$999 /person
Sold out
Extend to Dubai with a night in the city and a night in the desert. Explore, be "wowed" by the grand design of this city, and discover incredible peace on a desert safari (The price is "from" and per person)

What other guests have said

SPICES OF INDONESIA
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Ken & Suz

We just returned from Bali…our 3rd journey with Mikael and the Art In Voyage team. As usual, they delivered yet another fantastic experience filled with cooking, culture, adventure, and much required rest/relaxation! We are already looking forward to our next trip…which Mikael is already in the process of planning 🙂

April 2018
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Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flights to and from Indonesia may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with ALLIANZ and several highly rated insurance companies)

Price is based on double occupancy. We charge a small single supplement.

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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