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Drifting On A Headwind

By Jim Harlan

Adventures in travel!

Experience the wild adventures of the author as he travels in remote corners of the world. Read more...

Experts in travel to remote corners of the world

Bali – Ubud Resorts

> Asia > Indonesia

Features: Ubud, which lies one hour from the coastal resorts, is the artistic heart of Bali and provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the downtown beach areas.

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Located in the cooler hills, it affords stunning views of terraced rice fields and the Ayung River and Gorge. Balinese culture is alive and well here with some of the finest workings in wood, stone and silver on display in galleries, studios and handicraft shops. There are many Balinese boutique resorts and spas set in the rice fields with beautiful views.

Ibah Luxury Villas

Blending modern and traditional Balinese design, Ibah is located on the banks of the Campuhan River within easy walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants. Ten spacious villas offer superb views over the Campuhan valley. Facilities within the villas include individually controlled air-conditioning, satellite TV, sound system including CD player and a private dining area. There is a swimming pool and a spa center offering traditional Balinese massages.

Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

This secluded hideaway is nestled in the central highlands of Bali, overlooking the lush green terraced rice fields rising from the Ayung River. Luxury villas are set among meandering paths, each with a private plunge pool and secluded outdoor shower. The 46 well-appointed guest accommodations are built along 17 acres of terraced hillside and use indigenous materials in an innovative Balinese design, exquisitely combining old and new.


Situated at the edge of the hills on the Tjampuhan River valley, Pitamaha consist of 24 villas which resemble a traditional Balinese Village. This luxury resort has private terraces overlooking the river valley, a swimming pool, satellite TV, authentic Balinese massage and a health spa.

Bali Spirit Hotel & Spa

A secluded and peaceful hideaway on the side of a valley overlooking the Campuhan River, the Bali Spirit provides guests with traditionally furnished rooms and stunning views. All rooms are air-conditioned (except River Villas) with overhead fans, mini bar, refrigerator, IDD telephone and a balcony. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, room service, spring fed swimming pool and massage service.

The above is an example of Lodging and Activities. Uncommon Adventures specializes in custom itineraries to suit your specific desires and needs as well. Please feel free to consult us to design an adventure of your own.


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Photography courtesy of Randy Harwood Photography.