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Discover the magic of Bali with us...

Our full-day and half-day excursions offer opportunities for exploration, historical insights, cultural pursuits and close-to-nature outdoor activities. Witness daily rural life, visit traditional villages, ancient temples and holy sites, waterfalls, forests and spectacular sculptured rice terraces. Barter in the fresh produce markets, relish some authentic Indonesian food, participate in a Balinese cooking class or a spiritual cleansing ritual. Meet a traditional healer, or watch thousands of herons flying into a tiny village to roost in the trees for the night. The history of Bali is as colourful as its culture and scenery, so make the most of an opportunity to explore the historical royal town of Klungkung. Meanwhile, the arts of Bali are inseparable from the cultural and religious life of the communities; art in every form is the masterpiece of the highly-valued culture: visit an art museum in Ubud or meet the Kamasan painters of East Bali.

Live The Local’s Life

Observe the layout of a Balinese house at Rumah Desa at Tabanan regency, with buildings positioned within an open courtyard in accordance with an ancient and complex set of rules. Take a walk through the rice fields and learn how irrigation is critical to the Balinese wet-rice agriculture due to the island’s long dry season. In fact, the substance of rural life is dependent on the accuracy of the water flow as it is diverted from the 150 rivers and streams that gush from Bali’s crater lakes. Later, enjoy an authentic Balinese lunch and meet the local potters in Pejaten Village. Watch the artisans at work as they handcraft clay porcelain pots in the traditional way.

Treasures from The East

Klungkung – meaning ‘happiness’ or ‘beauty’ – is the royal capital of Bali’s smallest regency, which goes by the same name. Explore Klungkung’s traditional market, an Aladdin’s cave for lovers of traditional textiles. Visit Kamasan Village, home to Balinese painters and continue to Tukad Cepung Waterfall for an alfresco picnic lunch. After that, we will take you to Penglipuran village, it is a beautiful highland village in the regency of Bangli in East Bali, best known for its well-preserved culture and village layout.

Ubud Surroundings

Ubud, Bali’s artistic and cultural hub, is surrounded by most of the attributes that entice people to this exceptionally beautiful island – traditional art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, emerald rice terraces, vertical river gorges, coconut palms and lush jungle. Knee-buckling views incorporating the distant volcanoes are among the most prized in the world, while quiet roads
and numerous trails offer memorable cycling tours and the opportunity to witness time-honoured methods of agriculture. To the north of Ubud, the sacred sites found at Tampaksiring are a reminder of just how picture-perfect magical this island is.

Spiritual Awakening

The temple or ‘Pura’ is the focus of the spiritual activity of every community in Bali. A specially-designed transient abode for the Gods to occupy whenever they are invited; open and unroofed for easy access between the worlds, the gates and walls serving only to keep impure and evil influences away. There are more temples than houses in Bali, most villages have at least three, and every home has a ‘merajan’ (shrine) or ‘sanggah kemulan’ (house temple). There are nine ‘kahyangan jagat’ or directional temples on the province, of major importance because they protect the entire island and its people. On this half-day trip, we invite you to delve into
the soul of the Balinese Hindu culture and religion by visiting one of the island’s most astonishing temples, and participating in a purification ritual at another.

Explore Badung

Bali’s Badung Regency is the fastest growing and most-visited region in Bali. It covers some of the island’s most popular tourist destinations, stretching from southern Nusa Dua, Uluwatu and Jimbaran to Seminyak and Canggu along the west coast, up to Mengwi and then Plaga in the northern part of the territory. On this half-day trip, we invite you to step away from the madding crowds to visit Badung’s largest and most beautiful garden temple, as well as a mysterious forest in the centre of the regency, which provides a magical backdrop for pre-wedding photo shoots of couples dressed like Rama and Sita – the main characters of the great
Hindu epic, The Ramayana.

A Truly Local Culinary Experience

Visit a traditional Balinese market where the local people do their shopping early each morning. Vibrant and colourful, everything sold in the market is either grown, crafted, or produced in Bali. Coffee beans, fruits, vegetables, garlic, shallots, hardware, textiles, baskets and bamboo crafts are all available somewhere amid the rich aromas, ripe smells and chaos of the heaped stalls. The narrow alleyways are crammed with vendors, buyers, and produce stretching in all directions. You’ll find weird and wonderful tropical fruits, vegetables and snacks include ‘krupuk’ (crispy crackers made from rice or sago flour mixed with shrimp paste, fish flakes or fruit). Your sense of sight and sense of smell will be bombarded with spices such as cardamom root, turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, vanilla, long cinnamon sticks, galangal and chilli.

Something for a Rainy Day

On the Hindu island of Bali, sickness is almost universally perceived as a state of disharmony between the sufferer and his surroundings – a “misfortune”, perhaps, resulting from an inappropriate action or deed. When stricken by one of these misfortunes, the Balinese will visit a special kind of doctor. Balians are the island’s traditional healers; consecrated practitioners who also perform many priestly functions and are highly esteemed by the Balinese; often referred to by the honorific title of ‘Jero’. Deriving their knowledge from the gods, they hold a special place in Balinese society and are consulted for a variety of purposes, including the determination of auspicious days for various activities and Hindu rituals.