This tour introduces you to Bali’s fascinating culture, picturesque rice paddy fields, traditional villages and a spectacular lake and active volcano. Other attractions to visit includes Tirtha Empul Holy Spring Temple and coffee plantation and a beautiful traditional village where the villagers still practice their tradition, here you can see Balinese compounds, architecture and family temple.
Places of interest to visit :
Artist villages ‣ Famous art villages in Gianyar regency are Tohpati – center of Batik art making, Celuk Village which is known as the “silver village”, Mas that is famous for beautiful wood carving and Batuan – village of Balinese classical style painting.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces ‣ Tegalalang rice terraces, an agricultural icon on the cliffs of a traditional Balinese village is an ideal place to spend the morning or evening while enjoying the natural tranquility of rural life. Many tours depart from Ubud or other places in southern Bali include visits to terraced rice fields in Tegalalalng.
Tirta Empul Temple ‣ The most popular holy spring in Bali, Pura Tirta Empul has been around for more than 1,000 years. Tourists from all over the world flock to this temple with its holy water pool to bathe in addition to many local visitors from all over Bali who come for purification ritual. This temple is located northeast of Ubud precisely in Tampaksiring Village, not far from Gunung Kawi Royal Tomb Temple.
Kintamani ‣ The cold mountain area of Kintamani is located 2 hours drive from Denpasar on the northeastern highlands of Bali. This village is located on the edge of the caldera of Mount Batur which has an altitude of 1,717 above sea level. Some villages namely Penelokan, Batur, and Kintamani have impressive views of Mount Batur. Mount Batur is an active volcano that is considered sacred, it last erupted in 2000.
Coffee Plantation ‣ Popular coffee plantation in Bali is where you can see, among other things, the most expensive coffee in the world, called Luwak Coffee. This is a coffee made from an animal that eats the bean and digests it in its stomach. In the morning, the coffee will still be intact in the animal’s feces and collected to be processed to make the coffee.
Kehen Temple ‣ This temple is a place of respect for Hindu God. Based on the inscriptions written in Sanskrit, Balinese and Javanese, the temple was built in the 11th century. This temple was a temple of the royal state of Bangli and is considered one of the best in the region. It is said to be a miniature version of the most important temple in Bali, Pura Besakih, only 21 kilometers away.
Pengelipuran Village ‣ Located 700 meters above sea level between bamboo forests and coffee plantations, tourists can find one of the most traditional villages in Bali. Penglipuran Village is one of the villages of Bali Aga, whose traditions are different from the habits of the majority of Balinese, besides Hinduism still practicing their very strong animistic beliefs. Therefore it can be likened to the time almost stopped at Penglipuran and even the name of the village itself roughly translates into “remembering ancestral lands.”