Discover the magic of East Bali and explore the hidden gems in this quieter part of the island. Experience traditional dances, visit silver smiths at work, a coffee plantation, the serenely beautiful Tirta Ganggga and Ujung Water Palaces, as well as visiting the delightful Virgin Beach and magnificent Goa Lawah or Bat Temple.
Barong and Keris Dance Show
Start your day by watching oneo of Bali’s most famous traditional dances – the ancient Barong and Keris dance. The dance focuses on the Barong – a compassionate spirit in beast form tasks with protecting the kingdom the kingdom against the vengeful wrath of the widow Rangda the witch Queen. This is the perfect start to your day of Balinese cultural exploration.
Celuk Silver Villages
Bali is famous for it’s gold and siver smiths and Celuk villages remains to this day the centre of silver making on the island. Watch the local craftsmen make both stunningly intricate traditional and modern designs. There’s sure to be something that will catch your eye to take home as a souvenir – not only will it look great, it will also have a great story behind it for your to tell admirers.
Coffee Plantation Visit
Indonesia and Bali are world class producers of fantastic tasting coffee. Stop off at a coffee plantation and learn about the history of coffee plantation farming, learn about native plants and flowers and meet the farmers as they harvest and hand roast the beans before you sample the fruits of their labours.
An Indonesian Buffet Lunch
You’re bound to build up an appetite whilst exploring Bali, so what better way to satisfy for your hunger than by sampling the local cuisines with a sumptuous buffet lunch. Spicey rendang curries, stay chicken skewers, rice and vegetable varieties, it’s all there for you to enjoy. Enjoy Indonesian cuisine in its truest form at our hand picked authentic warungs.
Tirta Ganga Water Palace
A delightful place of serene calm, built by the Raja of Karangasem, the Tirta Gangga Water Palace is split into three separate complexes with their own ponds and swimming pools. The location high on a hill provides stunning views of the surround area beyond the well manicured gardens. Off all the ponds in this palace, perhaps the most famous, and certainly the most photographed can be found just as you enter: a series of stepping stones weave their way across the pond, as the large colorful koi fish swim between your feet.
Ujung Water Palace
Ujung water palace is perhaps a little less visited that Tirta Gangga, and perhaps as a result even more stunning. The complex sits around a large central lake, where bridges covered with ornately carved arches lead to the main complex. The rest of the grounds are full of mature and well cared for gardens, and a number of of other buildings; the steps to the top of the complex are steep but worth the view. Once there take time to relax and take in the view and the atmosphere.
In an area of Bali where the beaches tend to be black sand due to the volcanic nature of this part of the island, Virgin Beach stands apart as the white sand, picture perfect tropical beach. It’s a bumpy road to get there, and the facilities are a little basic, but that’s all part of the charm. It’s a great place to relax for a while, and take the views of this stunning slice of paradise.
Goa Gajah Temple (Elephant Cave)
Built in the 11th Century, the Goa Gojah temple is built into the rock face a place for meditation for Balinese Hindus. Inside this shallow cave, you’ll find three stone idols, wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths. Incense burning lines the walls with black soot, and indentations show where priests once sat. The façade of the cave shows a relief of menacing creatures and spirits. The main creature is believed to have originally been an elephant, hence the name Elephant Cave.
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Fullday 12 hours tour
– 08.00 : Pick up from the Hotel
– 09.30 : Barong and Keris Dance
– 10.45 : Visit Celuk Silver Smith Village
– 11.30 : Bali Coffee Plantation
-13.00 : Balinese Buffet Lunch at Mahagiri Panoramic Restaurant
– 14.00 : Tirta Gangga Water Palace
– 15.30 : Ujung Water Palace
– 16.00 : Virgin Beach
– 17.30 : Goa Lawah / Bath Cave Temple
– 20.00 : Arrive at the Hotel.