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Today is a relaxing day as you will be walking through the quaint surroundings of Ubud, the trail will lead you through idyllic rice paddies, small villages and lush green fields. Which walking your guide will explain the process it takes to cultivate, plant, harvest and process the rice so that it’s ready for public consumption. You will want to bring your camera as this trek will offer many incredible photo opportunities. After a day of immaculate views and news, it’s back to the hotel in the afternoon.
One can learn a lot about the culture when visiting a Balinese family compound. This
Balinese dinner can be combined with a visit to a small shrine carved in the rocks dating back to the 11th century.
Before dinner, you will get a guided tour through the family compound by your host. You will learn that there are more than one family living within the compound. When a son of the family marries, his wife usually moves into this compound, so a compound is a place for extended families, each with their own sleeping quarters, but otherwise sharing the facilities. The compound is surrounded by a wall. Different buildings within the compound are laid out according to Balinese architecture where directions are defined by the location of the Gunung Agung, Holy Mountain. The family shrine is the most sacred area of the compound, and the host will explain what kind of offerings are placed at which shrine. You will be served dinner while sitting on the floor, and you can choose to eat with your hands just like the Balinese.
Family members drop in to enjoy the food but will find their place to eat anywhere in the compound. So do not expect to be seated on a table with the family around, as this is not the Balinese style. Food is freshly cooked in the family kitchen, where together with rice the menu is soup, vegetables, soybean, corn fritter and a chicken dish. Selamat Makan.
Today you will see the spiritual sight of Bali in depth. The tour will start by going to Tirta Empul temple. You will be dressed in the proper Balinese temple attire by your guide. Your guide will explain about the offering and the way of making the prayer before you will have the opportunity to take the holy bath to purify yourself. From here you will go to Gunung Kawi you will see the beautiful rice fields and the carved facade dating back to the 11th century.
They are called the King's tombs, commemorating the Udayana Kingdom. The guide will lead you on small rice field paths surrounding the complex. Back to the Foundation, you will be taught how to create an offering, called Canang in Bali. This offering will be brought to the temples to ask permission of the gods to enter the temple. If you want to do the Balinese praying, your guide will bring you to their house temple, and teach you how to do the praying.
You will be served lunch at the garden of the foundation amidst the rice fields. After lunch, you will be brought back to the accommodation. By booking this excursion you will not only gain great insight into the Bali Hindu religion but you support also the foundation Widya Guna, taking care of children that need special care.
Today you will go from Ubud to Pemuteran. On the way you will make stop at Jatiluwih, Ulundanu Temple, and Munduk Waterfall.
Jatiluwih is a favorite tourist destination in Bali and is famous with the beautiful rice terrace unfolding from the foot of the mountain until the coastal side. Surrounded by cool atmosphere due to the elevation about sea level of 700. It is one of the places to visit in Bali for its intrinsic beauty is captivating, which is not a surprise as the name literally means “Really Beautiful” Jati, and luwih, where Jati means really and Luwih means beautiful. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located at Candi Kuning countryside, Baturiti sub district and Tabanan regency. It is set at lakeside of Beratan and is covered by cool weather with beautiful lake view and hills around.
Munduk waterfall sits below several coffee plantations where ethically sourced Kopi Luwat can be found. The walk down to the falls goes past a quaint little jungle and features a nice path that is easy to traverse. Once at the falls be sure to enjoy the powerful mist that comes from the falling water as it will not only cleanse you physically but spiritually as well.
Today you will have an exciting 2D1N camp in Menjangan. After lunch time you will depart from Pemuteran harbor and strait to Island of Menjangan to do snorkeling. When most people leave this island, you will stay! You can enjoy the crystal water by yourself, beautiful coral, parrot fish, nemo and other tropical fish. We will continue to set up the tent, making fire workshop and cooking together with the staff. Enjoy your dinner with coconut and the thousand stars.
After camping, you will return back to Pemuteran where you will rest for the night in the comfort of your hotel room.
Today you will go from Pemuteran to Munduk via Banjar Hotspring and Sekumpul Waterfall.
Banjar Hot Spring are set in the midst of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden. It consists of three public and one private pool. Banjar Hot Spring is a nature hot wellspring from the ground and believed that it is able to heal diseases. Banjar Hot Water is located in Banjar Countryside, Banjar sub district and Singaraja Regency. It is about 1.5 km from Banjar or 24 km from Singaraja Town/Harbour.
Sekumpul Waterfall is regarded to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls on Bali. What makes it even more unique is that it’s hidden and cannot be easily found nor reached compared to most touristic destinations on the island. In order to reach the waterfall, there are a set of stairs and a river that need to be traversed to get to the seven famed falls of Sekumpul.
In the morning after breakfast (around 09.00), your guide will pick you up at the hotel. You will walk through rice paddies and most of the times you will see the local farmers doing their daily routine. You will pass by the local housed. Here you can enjoy the local tea/ coffee. While you enjoying your drink, the guide will explain you about the local life. After finishing your drink, the guide will bring you through plantation and will explain about some plants you see along the way. After the long walks, you will end up at Tamblingan lake. Time to feel the lake breeze. You'll walk back to your hotel.
Today driver will pick you up and take you to visit Besakih, Tirtagangga and Taman Ujung.
Pura Besakih is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali,and one of a series of Balinese temples. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. The temple is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. The entrance is marked by a candid bentar (split gateway), and beyond it the Kori Agung is the gateway to the second courtyard.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace is a royal bathing complex located near to Mount Agung. It has nice garden, pools and a good landscape. Around the area you will found so many statue and carp fish in the pools. Outside the area you will find rice terrace and mountain view.
Taman Sukasada (Suksada Park) laid out in a unique and beautiful fashion that is reminiscent to the Dutch colonial period due to the architecture prominent throughout the park. When visiting the park expect harmony between architecture and nature both preserved in a way that complements one another to create a pretty picture on a beautiful island.
This cooking class starts at Bali Asli 10.30 with morning tea looking over the rice fields to Mount Agung Volcano, then we will teach you guests how to make traditional Balinese offerings, and introduce them to all the Balinese ingredients, before we cook our Balinese lunch. The class finishes at 2:00pm.
Today you will be snorkeling around the Gili islands: Gili Air, Gili Meno and Gili Trawangan. You will be swimming alongside hundreds of tropical fish and stunning coral, so get ready to explore a whole new world full of beauty, wonder and life. After the tour, you will bring it back to the hotel.
3 Island BBQ Sunset Cruise Daily departures at 14:30 – Sunset: Snorkel at the famed underwater statues at Gili Meno, Turtle Point where you have the chance to swim with the local friendly sea turtles, Explore the reefs in Gili Air home to a huge variety of colorful tropical fish, enjoy the delicious BBQ cooked fresh on board, We make our way back to Gili Trawangan while watching the sun fall into the ocean over Bali.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Seminyak and will be transferred to Ngurah Rai International Airport for departure.
The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.