Discover some of Bali’s most magnificent waterfalls including the captivating cave waterfall Tukad Cepung, as well as the picturesque Penglipuran Traditional Villages
Barong and Keris Dance Show
Start you day by watching the ancient Balinese Barong and Keris dance show. This is one of Bali’s most captivating and spectacular dances.
The dance centres around the The Barong, who is a compassionate spirit in beast form. His job is to protect a kingdom against the vengeful wrath of the widow and witch queen, Rangda.
The Barong costume is worked by two male dancers, and visitors often comment on the similarities with the Chinese Lion Dance seen at lunar new year. As well as the Barong, monkeys, priests and village men are also featured in the show.
Enjoy a pleasant drive to the Tegenungan Waterfalls along quiet country roads lined by rice paddies and traditional villages. A few minute’s walk down a trak is all it takes to reach these stunning waterfalls, where cascading water is surrounded by a panorama of green valley. This hidden treasure of a waterfall with clear water suitable for bathing is a trip worth making.
Lunch – A traditional Indonesian family-style buffet
Food is integral to Bali’s rich culture. Enjoy a traditional Balinese buffet lunch where you can sample the unique combinations of herbs and spices that add the distinctive tastes to their delicious cuisine.
Tibumana waterfall is a beautiful hidden paradise and just up the river from the much more touristic falls of Reng Reng. Mainly visited by locals, this waterfall is generally quiet as it is a 5 minute drive off the main road and then a 5-10 minute walk to the falls themselves. This little wonder of nature offers an untouched splendour and charm that has become a backpacking favourite among the profusion of Bali waterfalls. Commonly acknowledged as one of The Most Instagrammable Places In Bali, Tibumana waterfall will without question deliver you some of the best photos during your Bali backpacking adventures.
Tukad Cepung Waterfalls
A hidden treasure, and for many the highlight of the tour, Tukad Cepung waterfall really is a gem. Difficult to find without an experienced guide, you’ll head down stairs, a few hundred of them in the cliff side arriving at the valley floor, surrounded by circular cliffs, giving the impression of being in a cave, daylight shining in from high above, right where the waterfall emerges, providing the most captivating of views. It’s like a waterfall simply falling from the sky. The waterfall doesn’t flow into a river or a lake, the water simply continues to flow down the cliffs. Take your swimming costumes, because the temptation to stand in this magical waterfall will be strong.
This is an ancient Hindu temple, boasting intricate and unique architectural features. You’ll climb 38 stairs to reach the temple’s courtyard where you’ll see mythical animal and Balinese folklore figures carved from sandstone. Of further interest are the temple’s walls which are decorated with ornate Chinese plates – a tribute to the histroical connections between this area of Bali and China.
Penglipuran Traditional Villages
Located in the regency of Bangli, Penglipuran village is well known for it’s well preserved culture and village layout. Family compounds retain their traditional look for the benefit of visitors. This includes well manicured gardens and stone paved streets leading to the village temple. Houses are located along this this main street feature age-old arched entrance gates. The village has now become a community based tourism attraction. You will be welcomed into the houses by friendly residents who will explain the layout of their family compounds to you, based on traditional Balinese spatial and architectural rules.
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Duration 10 Hours (8.30am – 18.30pm)
– 08:30 : Pick up from the Hotel
– 09:30 : Watch Barong and Kris Dance Show
– 10:30 : Visit Tegenungan Waterfalls
– 11:30 : Lunch in Ubud
– 12:30 : Visit Tibumana Waterfalls
– 14:00 : Visit Panglipuran Village
– 15:00 : Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfalls
– 16:30 : Visit Kehen Temple
– 18:30 : Arrive at the Hotel