- DAY 1: Tanah Lot temple - Jatiluwih rice terraces - Bratan lake - Ulun Danu temple - local fruit market - strawberry plantations - Munduk waterfall – lookout mountain lakes Buyan and Tamblingan - overnight in a hotel
- DAY 2: Buddhist temple Brahmavihara-Arama - volcano Batur - Besakih temple - Water Palace Tirta Gangga - White Sand Beach Bias Tugel - overnight in a hotel
- DAY 3: Tegenungan waterfall – Campuhan Ridgewalk - Monkey Forest - Goa Gajah cave - coffee and tea plantations – Batuan temple - artisan villages (silver, wood, batik)
- Entrance tickets
- Accommodation 2 nights, breakfast
- Professional guide
- Private air-conditioning car
- Coffee and tea tasting
- Mineral water
- Parking and toll fee
but can be ordered additionally:
- Bali Bird and Reptile park
- Batur Natural Hot Springs
One of the main advantages of this 3-day trip is that you won’t waste any time traveling back and forth to your hotel. Instead, you get to stay in the beautiful mountains village of Munduk and in a hotel on the beach in sleepy and stunning Candidasa on the east coast of the island.
DAY 1: Tanah Lot temple - rice terraces of Jatiluwih - lake Bratan - Ulun Danu temple - local fruit market - strawberry plantation - Munduk waterfall – lookout mountain lakes Buyan and Tamblingan - overnight at the hotel.
Our tour begins at Tanah Lot temple, one of the most important and iconic sea temples on the island. Tanah Lot translates to “land in the sea" and true to its name, this sacred temple sits on top of a rock in the sea and it is only approachable during low tide. From here, we will visit the rice paddy sceneries Jatiluwih - a place of stunning beauty, very iconic to the island, as well. The paddy fields of Jatiluwih spread out across 300 hectares, and they are located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level at the foot of the southern slope of Mount Batukaru. In 2012, Jatiluwih was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, we drive to Lake Beratan to see the enchanting water temple Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. This temple is one of the most important temples for the Balinese people and all the ceremonies and rituals that take place here are dedicated to the goddess of water and fertility, Dewi Danu. The next stop will be at the local fruit market and a strawberry plantation where you can munch on all kinds of fruit, fresh from the plantation farms in these highlands of Bali. From there, we drive directly to the gorgeous waterfall of Munduk, surrounded by lush tropical jungle and coffee plantations. The final destination of this wonderful day is the observation deck, offering a magnificent view of the two mountain lakes Buyan and Tamblingan. Then, your tour guide will take you to the hotel where you will be spending the night.
DAY 2: Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist temple - Batur volcano - Besakih temple - water Palace Tirta Gangga - white sand beach - night at the hotel.
The second day of this 3-days trip starts in the morning with a trip to the Buddhist temple of Brahmavihara-Arama - the largest active Buddhist temple in Bali. The temple is found on a hill surrounded by unspoiled nature and picturesque vineyards. Brahmavihara-Arama is an oasis of peacefulness and serenity. From here, we will go to the observation deck of Batur where the wind is cool and the views of Mount Batur and its crater lake are stunningly beautiful. You can enjoy a cheap and tasty meal to these views at one of the restaurants or visit the thermal hot springs located at the foot of Batur in the Caldera of an ancient volcano. Next, we will go to the mother of all temples on this mystical island of Gods and Demons – the Besakih temple. The Besakih temple complex has survived two eruptions of the almighty Mount Agung already, located at the foot this giant volcano and Besakih is considered to be the most important temple on the island of Bali. Next, you will visit the water palace Tirta Gangga, built in 1946 by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut, This beautiful water palace features sprawling gardens with ponds and fountains where you can take gorgeous photos. Of course, we cannot visit the Karangasem regency of Bali without seeing the famous white sand beach where you can swim, sunbathe and munch on some freshly grilled fish at one of the beach cafes. The perfect end of another wonderful day on a paradise island! Take a good rest at your hotel on the beach for tomorrow you are in for another lovely day.
DAY 3: Tegenungan waterfall – the trail of the artist - Monkey Forest - cave Goa Gajah - coffee and cocoa plantation farm – the temple of Batuan - artisan villages (silver, wood, batik).
What is the best place to start your day? That's right – visiting a waterfall. You are in luck, for today, first thing in the morning, we will take you to Tegenungan waterfall, one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Bali. You can freshen up in the cool water and charge yourself up for the whole day ahead of you. From the waterfall, we will drive towards the cultural town of Ubud where you can stroll around in the famous Sacred Monkey Forest. You can feed the monkeys with your hands and make funny photos. But be careful, these little monkeys love stealing your sunglasses, phones or anything they can get their hands on and it doesn’t go in a friendly way. We continue today’s trip, walking along the incredibly picturesque artists' trail. Next, you will visit the elephant cave Goa Gajah and a coffee and cocoa plantation where you get to taste an array of local teas and coffees. You will also learn and see how the most expensive coffee in the world, coffee Luwak, is produced and will get the chance to try it, too. From here, we will take you to see the temple of Batuan and we will end today’s journey with a visit to the famous artisan villages surrounding Ubud: Celuk, Mas and Tohpati, home to batik artists, wood carvers, silversmiths and painters, passing on their trades, skills and traditions generation after generation from father to son.