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Discover Authentic Classic Bali

Duration: 14 Days

Overview

Bali has been named one of the world’s top destinations several times now, but along with the tourist influx comes modernization. Yet, amidst today’s modern Bali, where asphalted roads have taken over a good portion of rice fields, the sound of the traditional Gamelan music still echoes across the island, and the traditional sarong and sash as well as the women’s Kebaya are still in fashion. Fortunately, Bali has a strong survival system, the kind that shows how seriously and totally the Balinese people are dedicated to their culture. Culture runs through Bali’s rivers, forests, beaches, mountains, and is introduced and instilled to every Balinese person from an early age. Every person in a village is required to have a function; some as dancers and Gamelan players, others as carvers and even offering makers.

Highlights

  • Yoga and rice paddies trekking in Sidemen
  • Tenganan; one of the Balinese traditional village or Bali Aga village
  • Puri Agung Karangasem, Balinese monarcy in East Bali
  • Visit the magnificent sunrise from Lempuyang Gate of Heaven temple
  • Budakeling Village for astrology reading by the traditional priest and purification blessing
  • Traditional boat fishing trip surrounding Amed ocean
  • Sekumpul Waterfall, a series of seven narrow cascades
  • Dolphin tour by traditional boat of the Balinese fisherman
  • Take a walk in Munduk Organic Coffee Plantation
  • Visit Jatiluwih; UNESCO heritage site
  • Kintamani for lake and mount Batur view
  • Trunyan Bali aga village next to Lake Batur
  • Explore Bayung Gede Placenta cemetery to see the hanging newborn placentas

 

Itinerary

Arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and transfer to the hotel in Sidemen village.

Early morning we will have 1 hour yoga with instructor then after breakfast, we will continue with rice paddies and river trekking. Sidemen Trekking is a Bali trekking package designed for those people who really want to know about situation in sidemen. Sidemen is a village in east Bali become a tourist resort because of the beauty of this place, cool weather, unique that is develop as a tourist destination to stay. On the way of Sidemen trekking, we will pass through the hanging wooden bridge that is fit for motor bike and human being to go through .Then walk up to the rice paddy fields with no clear step on it. We just take direction toward the mount Agung then follow the irrigation way of the water coming from. During the way of trekking, you will be  passing also village and temple used for praying by the local villages. The trek is going up and down the river following the counter of the land .Here you can see also the people working at their field like to plow, cultivate, plant the seed to harvesting .The trekking  Sidemen  is very good trek for those who really want see the varieties of mixture plantation, people and the daily life of local people. We also have good opportunity to learn about irrigation system in this traditional Subak because we will pass the most popular Subak of Beteng. Then we will drive back to hotel for Balinese lunch . After lunch we will spend the day with 1Hour Balinese massage and Local children traditional activities inside the hotel.

Breakfast  at hotel. Drive East Bali for snorkeling at Blue Lagoon for 1 hour. Then we will stop at Tenganan; one of the Balinese traditional village or Bali Aga village, where you can see their traditional house and landscaping . Continue to Puri Agung Karangasem, Balinese monarcy in East Bali . Last visit we will visit Taman Ujung Palace King of Karangasem BALI. This place has a combination of Balinese, European and Chinese architecture with the three large pool which connected by a long bridges and beautiful pathways. Check in at your hotel in Tirta Gangga

Depart hotel early morning  to visit Lempuyang Temple . What a great moment to visit the magnificent Lempuyang Gate of Heaven, from this architecture  temple you can see the amazing Mount Batur from above. Not only mount Batur from this temple there is always a fog that will make this place into a gate to entering the heaven. Waw! That would be a eat experience in Bali , then we will visit Budakeling Village for astrology reading by the traditional priest and purification blessing. Budakeling is a small village south of Mount Agung, about 10 minutes to the west of Tirta Gangga, almost half way to Amed, the village is the center point of tourist destination point of East Bali. Budakeling is widely used though to refer to the Balinese Hindu community with Buddhist syncretism. We will drive to Amed for overnight

Wake up in the morning at 05.00 for traditional boat fishing trip takes you on the activity fishing area surrounding Amed ocean, or eastren part of Bali Island, in just 1 hour. You are going to troll for giant Tuna fish, Mackerel, Blue Marlin, and plenty of different types of deepwater game fishes. Additionally, we provide bottom angling that you have a great opportunity to catch such as snappers, scribbled filefish, blue crevally etc.

While fishing in Amed Ocean, get ready to enjoy gorgeous clear water surroundings through the fishing boat. Our professional captain carries you across the sacred area of Amed Ocean, or even the southern coast waters of Bali where you could see breathtaking sites, such as the ancient Agung mountain with Besakih temple then back to your hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast we drive to Tulamben beach for Snorkeling . Our snorkeling guide will take you to the left and in a very short time our snorkel guide will be pointing out the world famous USAT Liberty shipwreck. This really is a unique site where you can look 3 meters down and see substantial remains of the wreck that has been in the water for over 50 years. No snorkeler can fail to be impressed by the schooling jackfish that make the wreck home. Watching the fish swim in a huge circle that moves backwards and forward over the wreck is pretty awesome and a great photo opportunity. After lunch, we will drive back to Amed Beach for Snorkeling with guide ,  Amed is a small village clustered around a single road that circles the sheltered bay. This calm bay has little in the way of current and the snorkeling sites are reached directly from the beach. Amed or Jemeluk Bay is home to yet more of the incredibly diverse marine life that makes Bali snorkeling a real treat. Expect to find Parrot Fish, Angel Fish, Bat Fish, Moorish Idols, Snappers and so much more. You may even be lucky enough to see a Green Turtle or a Small Reef Shark.

Breakfast at Hotel. First stop will be at Julah Village is one of the Bali Mula villages that still maintain the traditions and culture that have been attached since time immemorial.While enjoying the beautiful surroundings, you can see how in the village there are no cheers or class divisions. The government system in this village that has existed since 923 AD is also unique because they adhere to the Hulu Apad system.If you want to see other uniqueness of Balinese Mula traditions and culture in Tua Julah Village, don’t forget to interact and mingle with the local community. Then continue visit Sekumpul Waterfall , Spilling down from dizzying heights of up to 260 feet (80 meters), Sekumpul Waterfall, a series of seven narrow cascades, is hidden away amid lush tropical foliage. Dirt paths lead to elevated viewpoints overlooking the falls and to rock pools at the foot, where visitors can cool off with a refreshing swim. Last before we take you for check in at hotel in Lovina Beach, we will visit eji Temple. Puri Beji Temple is located in Sangsit village, about 8 km in the east of Singaraja, built to honour the Goddess Sri, known as the goddess of rice. It is relatively a small temple compared to other touristic temples in South of Bali. Two dragons statues are standing as guards at the gate of the temples. The main attraction of this temple is the carvings that decorate almost all parts of the temple right from the main entrance, the second gate and to the main court. Bring along a bottle of water, sunblock and a hat as it can be really hot during the day here. Camera is a must. This temple is a must-visit if you are visiting Singaraja or Lovina, and especially if you have an interest in art and architecture.

Wake up early morning before breakfast for Dolphin tour by traditional boat of the Balinese fisherman . After breakfast we drive to visit Gedung Krtya. Gedong Kirtya was built in Singaraja by a Dutchman named L.J.J Caron who came to Bali to meet with kings and religious leaders to discuss the wealth of literary arts (lontar) that exist throughout Bali.

This museum started as a foundation called “Kirtya Lefrink – Van der Tuuk” whose job is to protect the literary arts. F.A Lefrink who was the Resident Assistant of the Dutch government in Bali at that time was very interested in Balinese Culture and many articles were written about Bali and Lombok. Dr. H.N Van der Tuuk, a historian who gave his land and buildings to be used as a museum which is now known as the Gedong Kirtya Museum.Then continue drive to Git Git Waterfall before we drive to Munduk for hotel check in.

Munduk village is one of the best destinations in Bali for waterfall lovers, with 3 of stunning waterfalls, such as; Laangan Melanting waterfall, Red Coral waterfall and Golden Valley/Munduk waterfall. Since the location of these waterfall is close each other hence the people only know this site as Munduk Waterfall. There are also hectares of clove, coffee plantations, and any other features that might lure travelers to stop to enjoy the stunning views there. Then we will visit Munduk Organic Coffee Plantation was established by a Balinese and European team working in partnership to bring back high quality coffee to Bali’s central hills region, thereby generating good incomes for farmers, protecting the environmental supporting the local Community while making exceptional coffees. Back to hotel for overnight

Check out from your hotel in Munduk, then we will drive to visit Ulun Danu Temple and Bedugul market for fresh fruit market direct from the farmer . Continue visit Jatiluwih; UNESCO heritage site and stop for lunch. After lunch visit Tanah Lot temple before we drive to Ubud for overnight.

Leave hotel and first stop will be Tegallalang for rice paddies then we continue to Kintamani for lake and mount Batur, here we will stop for lunch. Then we continue to visit Penglipuran ; one of traditional village in Bali. Last we will stop at Coffee plantation and Gunung Kawi temple before we back to hotel .

The first stop will be the village of Trunyan. The locals in this village live a very traditional life, quite different from that in the rest of Bali. The Trunyanese do not cremate their dead. After a cleansing ritual, the corpse is placed in a bamboo cage, known as ancak saji, which is placed under the Taru Menyan tree. Taru Menyan means pleasant-smelling tree and gives off a scent that neutralizes the smell of decaying bodies. It is from this tree that the name Trunyan derives. Only the bodies of married people are placed in the bamboo cages. Continue the tour and visit another ancient village called Bayung Gede which is believed to be the one from which all the ancient villages of Bali derive. Many people come here to see the hanging newborn placentas, unique to Bayung Gede. In Trunyan, the bodies of the dead are placed on the ground without burial, but here it is the placenta that is not buried. It is the only village in Indonesia to have this custom. Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to Kehen Temple, an important Hindu temple in Bali. It is located on the slope of Bukit Bangli. It is considered to be the original temple of Bangli. See the wonderful stairway to heaven and the unique wooden bell hanging from the old secret banyan tree.

Breakfast at hotel. Taman Anyar Balinese Experience is ordinary Balinese daily life, you will learn how to be Balinese people. start from farming process, learn about Balinese house and temple, make offering, cooking class, make coconut oil and enjoy lunch with dance performance. the best way to avoid touristic place and start with traditions. Transfer to your hotel for overnight in Sanur Beach area

Breakfast at hotel. Check out time at hotel at 12.00 noon .

Transfer to Airport for your flight home

More Information

  • Air-conditioned  private transportation during the program
  • Tour and meal program base on mentioned above
  • Mineral water during tour
  • 13 nights accommodation + Daily breakfast  during tour based on twin share
  • Entrance fees, parking fees as per program
  • Professional English speaking guide during the program
  • Other optional and meals not mentioned in program  
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned in program
  • Suggested tipping USD.5 per person(guest)  per day

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