Take a tour that is the perfect introduction to Bali’s fascinating culture and handicrafts. It offers picturesque rice fields and villages, and the spectacular lake and volcano as the tour highlights, on a full-day trip you will be hard-pressed to forget!
Your first stop is the stone carving village of Batubulanto where you'll see the colorful and exciting Barong Dance. After the performance, drive with your group to the village of Celuk, famous for its gold and silver works. You can watch skilled artisans creating exquisite pieces from these precious metals.
Continue onward to the Balinese countryside village of Tomas, famous for its impressive woodcarvings. Here you'll see these local artisans chipping and carving intricate designs from blocks of wood.
The next visit is to the mysterious Goa Gajah (elephant cave), which dates back to the 3rd century. Made out of rocks, the cave entrance is fantastically carved and depicts entangled leaves, animals, ocean waves, and demonic human shapes.
Your route takes you further inland through terraced rice fields and up into the mountains, where the vegetation changes from small rice and vegetable plots to bamboo forests, clove, and citrus fruit trees. There will also be a visit to local village en route.
On arrival at Kintamani, enjoy the spectacular views of Mount Batur, with ribbons of black lava running down from its peak in the valley below. The crater is holy and a sanctuary at the top is dedicated to a fertility goddess. Next to Mount Batur, Lake Batur shimmers like a sheet of blue glass.
The route back to your hotel takes you to one Bali’s holy springs. The waters are believed to have magic curative powers and people journey from all over Bali to purify themselves in the clear bathing pools. In Ubud, the artistic heart of Bali, visit one of the many art galleries and watch the artists at work.
Starting time: 08:00am
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