2N/3D EXPLORE THE CHARM OF EAST BALI
(Explore and experience the hidden beauty of nature and the unique culture of East Bali)
After your breakfast we start to explore the east Bali in the morning with the first insteresting stop to visit a traditional Balinese house – its a very good introduction before you explore more deeper about the Balinese unique culture. The tour guide will give you the orientation about the concept and architecture of the traditional Balinese house which is actually the implementation of their philosophy of life and belief. We then proceed to visit a prehistoric remain dating back to the 11th century Goa Gajah “Elephant Cave” an mystical ancient sanctuary for the monks doing their meditation and pray. As we drive to the eastern part of Bali we then visit Tihingan Village – well known as the center of home industry where the traditional music instruments ‘Balinese gamelan”, we will visit one of the house and see how the gamelan music instrument is made still using a very traditional tools and equipments. We visit Kerta Gosa “Ancient Court of Justice” and then also visit one of most sacred temples in Bali where the hundreds of bats living in the sacred cave in the inner courtyard of the temple. Just a cross the road from the temple by the black sand beach we will visit some local family who live from their salt panning; processing the sea waters into salt cristal in a very simple and traditional way before we drive to a village for your lunch stop. After having your lunch a fun adventure on east Bali nature awaits. Your need to ride a quad bike to explore a part of hiden beauty of nature of east Bali. Cruising the countrysides, rainforest, rice fields, by the river side and on a hilly area. After an hour of your exciting adventure your last stop is to visit Tenganan – a village of the Bali origin. The village is very uniquely set up – all the housing complex and other paublic facilities such as metting hall and other things is surrounded by wall so when you enter the complex is just like one huge compound. Their religious practice is very much different than the other Balinese as well as their tradition too is very unique and still very strongly well kept and respected; inter merriage in their community and if somebody married to an outsider than they are no longer allowed to live in the complex (not being exciled), No one in the village are allowed to cut a tree in their forest until the tree itself is broken or dead alreay. We are allowed to strall and see their complex and see their daily life.
Overnight at Candi Beach Cottage or Similar
Breakfast at hotel
This tour firstly stops at the local market at Amlapura – for a bit of fun, lose yourself in side of Pasar Amlapura. As the mostly tradition in Bali the shopkeepers tightly packed home as rise above the narrow shops. The eastern mostly selling ready-made flower offerings, the northern section of the market display t-shirts and pants, arrangement of under wear, sewing kits and flip plops. After that we drive to the beach ward at Ujung village to stop at the remnants of the first water castle by the last king of Karangasem. Then you will amaze in the scenic drive along the eastern edge of the island of Bali as it circles around on the slope of Mt. Seraya – the left side of the road you will see villages and countryside where they expect waters only from the rain and palm wines or some time have to go down to the beach for bathing while along the right side of the road you will see the dramatic view of the cost below with the back ground of the Indian Ocean. Up to Amed the fishing village now there are many of small bungalows and restaurants along the coast and we will stop at the fisherman village to see the traditional salt panning. We continue to drive through panoramic landscape where the condition is very in contradiction with the previous. Lush fertilise hills, rice fields and countryside up to Tirta Gangga – the holy water garden. En-route back to the hotel we drive through Budakeling village, Bebandem and Bungaya – beautiful countryside a wait along the way back.
Note: Lunch is not included – will take you having lunch in a small local restaurant by the beach in Amed in which you can spend time on the beach there after lunch; sun bed is provided by the restaurant. Snorkelling is also a fun as that is Amed famous for. Snorkelling is just few meters off shore. Be ready with your swim suite, snorkelling equipment is extra charge.
(This trip is a wonderful photographic opportunity – a stop for lunch can be done at a restaurant on the way)
Overnight at Candi Beach Cottage or Similar
After breakfast, check out from the hotel
Your last day of your exploration we will take you to explore more culture and the beautiful nature of the eastern Bali – we encourage you to do hikes around Sibetan Village in the foot of Mt. Agung. Takes about 30 minutes from Candidasa area up to the lush and green hills dominated by Salak fruit or “snake skin fruits”. The local tour guide will take you to have about 3 hours trek exploring the panoramic view of rice fields, rainforest, hills and valleys. The trekking will end up at the local house and you will be served a delicious local lunch. Take part in their simple daily activity; making simple offerings and enjoy coffee and tea before leaving this beautiful lush and green village. We will drop you at your respected hotel in Sanur/Nusa Dua/Kuta Area or Jimbaran.
End Of The Trip
- All accommodation at your choice
- Private tours for whole itinerary with air conditioned mini-van including patrol
- English speaking guide and driver
- All entrance fees in each places mentioned in the itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Meal as mentioned in the itinerary
- Mineral waters on the tours
- Personal cost and other expenses which is not included in the itinerary
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