Bali Arrival – Ubud
Welcome to Indonesia. On arrival today first obtain your Indonesian visa (refer to your Special Program Note), then clear Immigration and Customs formalities followed by luggage claim. On this side of the Arrival Hall, the less busy and congested side, you will meet your guide. He/she will be holding a sign with your names on it. You will then be transferred to Ubud and your charming, Balinese-style, open-air accommodation. Please note that clearing Immigrations and Customs can take a few hours at times.
The remainder of the day is free to explore independently.
Until late in the last century, Ubud was a minor principality subservient to the palaces of Peliatan and Gianyar. Through a series of well-chosen alliances and the colonial meddling of the Dutch, Ubud prospered and began attracting refugee painters, sculptors, dancers and architects who had fallen out of favor with the other kingdoms. Under the influence of Prince Agung Gede Sukawati, Ubud also attracted Western artists and scholars, such as Miguel and Rose Covarrubias, Margaret Mead and Walter Spies who helped secure Ubud as the cultural and spiritual nucleus of the island.
Barong Dance – Batuan Temple – Mask maker
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Batubulan Village to see Balinese dance is an important part of village life, performed to please the gods in temple festivals and to entertain family and friends. Music, dance, and drama combine to tell a story of good against bad. Today we enjoy a traditional Barong dance, in which the Barong, a mythical shaggy lion creature, leader of the hosts of good, protects the village against evil. Afterward then drive to Batuan Village to see Pura Puseh Desa Batuan. Pura Puseh Desa Batuan is a beautiful Hindu temple set in the middle of Batuan Village strategically located beside of the main road from Denpasar to Ubud. It is a local village temple and a part of three major temples in a village that is called Tri Khayangan. Batuan Temple is beautifully designed with Balinese architecture and antique Balinese ornaments décor entire temple building including the entrance gate. As usual temple in Bali, Batuan Temple is also featured by the three areas includes Nista Mandala (outside area) Madya Mandala (Middle area) and Utama Mandala (Main temple area). Then after visiting Batuan Village, then continou driver to Mas Village Continue drive to Mas village to visit home to the one of Bali's foremost mask-makers. View Mr. Muka private collection and learn about the role of these exquisite pieces in Balinese culture.
Baby Placenta at Kintamani – Tampak Siring
Breakfast at hotel. Then transfer to Taro a village which is located 6 Km in the north of Pujung, has magnificent rice terrace. Taro villagers main activity is agriculture. It shows from many plantation such as Orange, Aloe Vera, etc. In this village you also will see thousands of Sanggah/house shrine along the way. Sanggah is a holy place to venerate God for a family. Every Hindu in Bali has Sanggah in northheast corner of their house. The word Sanggah is from Sanggar which means holy place. Continue to Gunung Raung Temple in Taro Kaje Village.
Arrive in Bayung Gede Village where the baby’s placentas are hanging on the trees’ brances. My agent passed small alley that only fit for small car, but there is bigger road for big coaches such as Isuzu Elf minibus. The unique of this grave is the baby’s placentas are not buried but it is hung. The placentas are put inside of the coconut shell then hang in the Bungkak trees. Eventhough the placentas are only be hung, visitors will not smell the placenta or the blood scent. The scent of the coconut shell covers the fishy smell. Every placentas of the villager have to be put and hang in this place. For villager who already went outside Bali, they also have to hang their baby’s placenta there. It symbols for every villager who leave the village, they will always return to the village. The second uniqueness of this village is the similarity of several houses which arranged like in Penglipuran Village. In fact, Penglipuran’s villagers were from Bayung Gede. When the (Guerrilla) war at 1900, the armies from Bayung Gede were sent to Penglipuran. Since the distance from Bayung Gede and Penglipuran is far, they built a village with custom, building style and daily life like in Bayung Gede. There is a small building beside the placenta grave (isolate place). That building is for couple who married their own cousin or for mother who gives birth a male-female twin. The mother will stay in this building if She delivers her daughter first and the son is second. But, if She delivers the male baby first and female in second, She can stay in her own home.
After visit the hanging placenta, drive down to Tampak Siring, made a stop in Cantik Agro plantation. This Agro plantation is the right place to see many kind of organic plants such as cocoa, lemongrass, snake fruit, coffee and etc. See the process of making coffee from the beans, dry process, the beans are roasted, until it becomes coffee powder. Tourist can try several drinks such as Ginseng coffee, Lemongrass tea and Ginger tea. Afternoon drive back to hotel.(B,L)
Ubud - Kertha Gosha – Goa Gajah – Candidasa
Breakfast at hotel. Start the Bali round trip. Morning visit traditional market where the clients can see daily activities of Balinese people. Proceed to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), a Hindu meditation center dating back to the 11th Century. On to Klungkung to see the ancient Kertha Gosha Court House. Next drive to Kusamba to see and learn the process of making traditional salt. A side trip will be made to Goa Lawah (Bat Cave), a temple built in front of a cave inhabited by thousand of bats. Continue to Candidasa, Candidasa is located in the Samuh neigborhood of the Bugbug Village, 12 kilometres southwest of Amlapura, the main town and capital of the Karangasem regency. It was formerly known as Teluk Kehen (Kehen Bay), but since the tourism industry was introduced the name was changed to Candidasa.Only one thing is for sure, Candidasa is a tranquil coast offering varying accommodation, from basic to five-star resorts and few good restaurants in between. It is also a strategic place from where to explore the east of the island, which boasts exotic cultural highlights and a range of historical sites and exciting tours to enjoy. Overnight at Candidasa. (B)
Candidasa - Besakih - Tenganan (Ikat Weaving)
Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to visit the Mother Temple (Besakih Temple) on the slope of Mountain Agung. Besakih Temple is the biggest Hindu temple in Bali which the local people call Pura Besakih. It owns beautiful view from the top of temple area where we can see the wide nature panorama until to the ocean so that way this temple is many visited by tourists from all over the world. Besakih Temple is located in Besakih countryside, Rendang sub district, Karangasem regency, east part of the island. It is located in southwest side bevel of mount Agung, the biggest mounts in Bali. It is because pursuant to Agung Mount confidence is holiest and highest mount in Bali Island. Lunch at Local Restaurant, After lunch then drive to Tenganan Village, a living museum, one of the last remaining traditional villages (the name means original Balinese) with traditions and customs that date back several millennia. This sprawling village is known for its own adat, or customary laws which decide legal matters, marriage, and the ritual affairs of the village and even extends into art, dance and music. The village is one of three places in the world where double ikat, called geringsing, is produced. The skill requires that the weaver tie-dye both the weft and the warp threads in natural colors, which are then woven into a design. The textiles are produced for religious or ritual purposes such as for a ‘tooth filing’ or to cover the dead, or to protect the wearer against evil forces.
Within the village is palm leaf manuscript writers who preserve the literary and religious heritage of Bali on lontar palm leaf. Lontar was and is the medium for the transmission of knowledge both of sacred or mundane nature. As you walk up and down the quiet lanes studded with paving stones, you will meet artisans outside their houses etching scenes from the Hindu epic, Ramayana onto palm leafs. (B, L)
Candidasa – Kintamani – Lovina
Breakfast at hotel. Our guide will meet your clients then visit Kehen Temple is a beautiful Hindu temple located in foothills, south part of Bangli Regency. Inside of this temple are, there is Panyimpenan Temple building keep 3 inscriptions which is relating to its contents and temple existence. It is strategically located in the high land, so we can see the beautiful view. Then continue to Coffee plantation at Sribatu. You will see local peoples activities to processing the coffee and taste a cup of Bali Coffee. Then visit Penglipuran Village. Penglipuran village is a traditional village at the administrative of Kubu Village. The air is fresh because it is located at 700 meters above sea level. From historical point of view, according to the village elders, the word "Penglipuran" is drived from the word "Pengeling Pura" means a holy place for remembering their ancestors. Next on to Penelokan via Suter to view the magnificent Panorama of the still active Mt. Batur volcano and Lake Batur. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Continue drive to the north via scenic road with several stops made according to the local happenings. Visit Puri Beji then continue drive to Lovina for accommodation. Lovina is one of tourist places and destination in Bali, it is popular site for sunrise, snorkeling and dolphin-watching , below is the information.Lovina is the name a beach in Kalibukbuk village, 12 km to the west of Singaraja. Lovina is really a string of coastal villages to the west of Singaraja. Escape from the hustle and bustle of Kuta to Lovina Beach located in north Bali, about 100 kilometers from southern tourist hotspots. It is well known as an excellent site for sunset watching, snorkeling, and diving and famous for its early morning dolphin-watching boat trips. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping. It is not fail to draw if the tourist has the time to see the sunset here. Lovina area is also supported by the number of tourism fascination which is can be reached from this location. Darkly beautiful, Lovina offers quiet and calm, and is popular Asian tourists and those avoiding the hustle and bustle of the southern beaches. (B, L).
Lovina Dolphin Watching
Early morning dolphin watching excursion with "jukung" - a traditional boat around Lovina Beach. Please note that this is nature tour, I cannot guarantee whether clients will see dolphin. Boating back to hotel for breakfast. Rest of the day free at leisure. (B)
Lovina – Pemuteran
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Pemuteran which inclusion On the way pass through the district of Banjar and visit the Buddhist monastery of Brahma-Asram Vihara. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. Then drive to pemuteran, pemuteran is in the quiet north west of Bali. A small laid-back village which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. In the background of the bay are majestic mountain tops, the sea is free of current and perfect for swimming. (B)
Pemuteran – Menjangan Snorkeling
Breakfast at hotel. This morning, take a short boat trip to Pulau Menjangan (Menjangan Island is a peaceful retreat located in the heart of an unspoiled national park on the stunning north west coast of Bali.). This protected marine park offers Bali's best snorkeling with clear waters, vibrant corals and tropical fishes of all size and description. Enjoy the morning snorkeling—all gear and a snorkeling guide are included. After a picnic lunch on the island. Then drive to Hotel for overnight. (B, L)
Pemuteran – Munduk
Breakfast at Hotel. Then continue drive to Munduk, Munduk is a remote town in the north of Bali set on a ridge running down from the northwestern rim of the Bedugul caldera. The ridge tumbles steeply on either side into the valleys below, where distant paddy and spice plantations create a spectacular scene both to the north and the south. On the way visit Pulaki Temple with its monkeys Pulaki temple is one of the six most sacred temples of Bali counted. This temple is situated on the flat plateau with rocky hills as a backdrop. The grey rocks behind the temple rise up like a cliff. Just before the temple is a road that the Pulaki temple separates 25 meters from the blue sea. In the jungle behind the temple live many monkeys (macaques). It is said, that when Danghyang Nirartha settled here, the macaques escorted him into the jungle. Out of respect for him, they settled in the temple as a guard. Arrive at Munduk for accommodation. (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Trekking at Munduk Village is famous for beautiful scenery and a variety of fascinating walks and treks. Munduk is surrounded by tropical rainforest, rice terraces and farms producing traditional commodities. We will go down to the twin lake buyan and Tamblingan totrek few hours in this fresh tropical rain forest. This trekking program wills allow you to go deep in the nature of Bali and listen the sound of the tropical forest around. You can also viewing the green mountain summit around the lake and also the birds like eagle that you will never see in the southern Bali. Return to hotel. (B)
Munduk – Umabian
Breakfast at hotel. This morning you will be picked up from the hotel by your guide for a full-day exploration of the Tabanan Regency of Bali. Stop at Bedugul and Ulun Danu Lake. Bedugul is the name of place located in mountain area encircled by the cold temperature and natural environment with beautiful panorama of Beratan Lake. Continue drive to Jatiluwih. The valleys streaming down from the western mountains into the regency are among the most fertile in Bali. Enjoy a leisurely two-hour hike through the rice terraces of Jatiluwih - which means “supreme beauty of nature” overlooking a shimmering view of terraced rice fields, stretching in endless contours over hills and valleys. Lunch at local restaurant. Then drive to Umabian for accommodation. (B)
Umabian – Cooking Class
Breakfast at Hotel. In the afternoon starting for Cooking Class program at Hotel then enjoy your creation for Lunch. After cooking class program, enjoy and relax at your hotel. (B, L)
Umabian – Mengwi – Tanah Lot – Sanur
Breakfast at Hotel. Then trip to Mengwi to view the beautiful Taman Ayun Royal Temple and to the holy monkey forest at Kedaton - noted for its temples inhabited by colonies of friendly monkeys. Then, on to Tanah Lot temple built on a small, offshore island of barren-rock. Then drive to Sanur. Sanur is a beachside city that actually has quite a nice ocean to swim in, especially when the tide is in. (B)
Sanur - Free at Leisure
Breakfast at Hotel. Enjoy and relax at your hotel. (B)
Sanur - Out
Breakfast at Hotel. Then drive to the airport for your next destination. (B)