Discover the highlights of Ubud, Bali’s cultural and artistic capital, and the stunning scenery of Kintamani.
Barong and Keris Dance Show
This tour starts with the ancient Balinese Barong and Keris dance show, one of Bali’s most famous dances.
The dance is about the The Barong, who is a compassionate spirit in beast form and must protect a kingdom against the vengeful wrath of the widow and witch queen, Rangda.
Two male dancers will work with the Barong costume and it is resonant of the Chinese lion dance. Supporting dancing monkeys, priests and village men add to the drama and atmosphere of the show. It’s an an ancient demonstration of the Bali customs you simply must see.
Tohpati Weaving Villages
Bali’s Tohpati Weaving Village is where we will go next to see the ancient skill of weaving ‘Batik’, the traditional form of painted fabric. Witness the intricate skills of the local village women weave their work. A skill handed down over centuries from mother sot daughters. You can watch the entire Batik making process from the designing, waxing, coloring and drying of the materials.
Celuk Silver Villages
The celuk silver villages are Bali’s major center for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The local craftsmen create beautiful jewelry of the finest quality and unique and elaborate designs. Almost all households in this village are part of the industry that has been producing these fine items for centuries
The gold and silver items they produce include souvenirs and mass export items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, studs, broaches and many other Balinese ceremonial accessories and adornments. Many items are on showcase and available for purchase to mark the memories of your Bali holiday.
Kintamani for Mount and Lake Batur View
Lake Batur is the largest lake in Bali and serves to function irrigation to all surrounding farmers and many parts of Bali. Again you will witness the beauty of Bali and take in the surrounding nature and perspective of Mount Batur from a distance.
The lake is surrounded by the high walls of the ancient crater and gives perspective to the wilderness of many areas of Bali’s ‘off the beaten track’.
Lunch – A traditional Indonesian family-style buffet
No visit to Bali is complete without trying a taste the famous dishes and flavours of Indonesia. The archipelago boasts some of the world’s most distinct spices and sauces. Share a family-style meal of traditional satays, rices, rendang (coconut curry beef) vegetables, grilled tofus, and more. For the faint of heart, go easy on the sambal!
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is the most famous of all of Bali’s elevated rice fields and one you have most probably scene in many travel books.
The Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a tourist icon and you will soon see why as you take in the beauty of the intricate workmanship that it has taken to shape the natural slopes involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system). The Tegallalang rice terraces alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley.
The Coffee plantation area is set in the tranquility of local Balinese villages surrounded by the green lush tropical gardens, where tropical trees including cacao plantations thrives. From here the locals make the famous Lawak Balinese Coffee.
Luwak Coffee is produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by the local “Luwak”, which is described as a ‘ringed cat’. It is considered to be the most expensive coffee in the world due to the different nature in which it is produced. Enjoy a coffee and watching the process and see the local Luwak
Ubud market offers many attractive souvenirs made by local Balinese such as handmade bags, statues, kites, silk scarves, and many other handcraft goods. Refine your bartering skills in this market as you can sharpen the price on almost anything you see. This is the perfect spot in Bali for great price and range of local wears and memorabilia of your Bali holiday
Ubud Royal Palace
The palace was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud. The Ubud Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud and was built back in the early 1800’s allowing you to see and experience Balinese architecture centuries old. The palace is surround buy beautiful gardens and is considered one of the most adored buildings in Bali by locals.
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Duration: 10 hours (from 9am to 7pm)
– 08:00 : Pick up from the Hotel
– 09:00 : Watch Barong and Kris Dance Show
– 10:30 : Visit Tohpati Weaving Village
– 12:00 : Visit Celuk Silver Smith Village
– 13:30 : Lunch while enjoy Mount and Lake Batur views
– 15:30 : Visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces
– 16:00 : Visit Bali Coffee Plantation
– 16:30 : Visit Ubud Market and Royal Palace
– 18:00 : Arrive at the Hotel