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Secret Classic Bali

Duration: 8 Days

Overview

Culture vultures, this one's for you! From ancient temples and age-old rituals, to traditional recipes and local flea markets - this is the best of Bali's culture 

The Balinese believe that their ancestors return to earth for 10 full days to spend time with their loved ones. Imagine if your ancestors were popping home for a visit, what would you do? Make the place look spic and span, of course! So for days on end, the Balinese have been tirelessly decorating their homes, temples and even the streets with traditional offerings and “penjor”, to welcome ancestors back to the island.

From ancient and epic works of art, architecture and cuisine, to the mesmerizing spirituality and religion on the island, we’ve put together all of the fab things to see and do in this tropical paradise that’ll give you some insight into the day-to-day life of the Balinese. Whether you want to dig a little deeper into Bali’s wonderful history, values and beliefs, or you want to learn a thing or two about Balinese food, dance and art – culture vultures, this one’s for you… Welcome to the Island of the Gods!. With its wild, wonderful and otherworldly traditions, Balinese culture might seem a little daunting to a first-timer. So to ease you into this magical world, get a taster of Balinese culture at a Cultural Evening, where music, art, food and dance collide.

Highlights

  • Visit to Ulutawu Temple; Being one of the oldest temples in the south of Bali, Indonesia, the Uluwatu Temple is located on a majestic cliff overlooking the Java Sea. This is a beautiful poetic temple with white clouds and ocean waves day and night. The Uluwatu temple, called Pura Luhur Uluwatu, was built in the 10th century, about 50 km from the central town of Kuta
  • Drive to the beautiful Jimbaran Bay for Seafood BBQ Dinner; Located on the Bali archipelago, Jimbaran Bay is easily accessible in front of you with a more beautiful view than ever. Here, this is also the unique "spice" that you can only feel when going to Jimbaran Bay.
  • Heading to Kintamani Plateau ; Kintamani Plateau still retains its almost unspoiled beauty, becoming a natural symbol that any visitor would want to visit upon arriving in this vibrant Bali island.
  • Tirta Empul Temple, also known as the “Holy Stream Temple,” plays a very important role in the spiritual life of the local people, which is considered to be the place to dissolve the negative effects in life and to purify mind, human soul
  • It is the forest of the village of Padangtegal - which nourishes the spiritual world for the villagers. Pura Dalem, Pura Beji and Pura Prajapari are three ancient temples built around the 14th century in the village forest. The monkeys here have a small physique, gentle face, friendly and eyes full of emotions.
  • Proceed to Jatiluwih Rice Paddies UNESCO Heritage site ,then Candi Kuning, where have Bedugul Botanical Gardens and Ulun Danu Temple.
  • Bedugul is a large tropical garden located on the Bedugul plateau, Bali, where there is cool air with rich flora, especially with a collection of 320 orchids from different parts of Indonesia.
  • In the garden there is Beratan Lake - a shallow lake of crater about 1231m above sea level. Lake Beratan is the second largest lake in Bali, but the main reservoir provides water for terraced fields.
  • King Mengwi built the Ulun Danu Temple in 1633 to worship the goddess Dewi Danu. Ulun Danu brings the cold air of the mountains with characteristic temperate flowering plants.
  • We visit Buyan and Tamblingan Lakes, set apart by the hills covered by rainforests creating stunning views of the volcanic center. Buyan is the second largest lake after Batur Lake in Bali.
  • Munduk is a mountain village in the highlands of Central Bali. Munduk and the nearby villages of Kayuputih and Banyuatis are dotted along the scenic drive of twists and turns between Lake Buyan at the west of Bedugul to Seririt on Bali's northern coast.
  • Drive to Sanda Village, Pupuan along such a scenic road for lunch, then descend to the western coast of Bali, passing by the small town of Sandaa. The landscapes alternates between jungle covered by mountain and amazing rice terraces.
  • Participate in an exciting cooking class. It’s time to learn some of the techniques behind the dishes you’ve tasted throughout your adventure.
  • This is one of Bali’s most important landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and sunset backdrops. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves; Tanah Lot Temple is simply among Bali’s not-to-be-missed icons

Itinerary

More Information

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