This is an excursion to the northern coast of Bali. The trip includes a visit to the village of Badugul – a cool mountainous place with a tropical garden and a fruit and vegetable market, Lake Baratan, surrounded by mountain peaks, the Ulun Danu temple, built right on the lake, then you will see a mountain pass with numerous monkeys, a stop at the waterfall Git- Git, bathing in a hot mineral spring. Gitgit Waterfall is the highest waterfall on the island. You will have to work a little to get to it on the slope.
On the northernmost coast of the island of Bali, you will visit Hindu temples and the city of Singaraja, the old capital of Bali during the colonization of the island by the Dutch. According to Equzhou.net, the city is famous for the fact that on its territory there is a famous museum “Gedong Kirtya”, which contains hundreds of old books written on “Lontar” (palm leaves). Stop and lunch on the coast of Lovina with a beautiful view of the calm waters of the Java Sea and black sand beaches. On the way back to the hotel, be sure to visit the colorful Balinese market, where they sell dozens of types of exotic fruits, vegetables and spices that the island is famous for.
The duration of the tour is 9 hours.
Sightseeing tour of Bali
Going on this introductory tour of the island of Bali, you will visit the national village of Batubulan, where you will see a performance with the famous Barong dance, the idea of which is the eternal struggle between good and evil. Then you will go to the mountain resort of the Kintamani volcano, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the dormant volcano and the magical Lake Batur. Along the way, you will pass villages famous for their painting and handicrafts, Kehen Temple – one of the largest temples of the island, dating from the 13th century, Penglipuran village – one of the preserved ancient sights of the island, consisting of traditional houses, and a bamboo forest.
You will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with the local art of woodcarving, see with your own eyes the process of making jewelry from gold and silver, and of course, get acquainted with the national art of silk painting – batik. At the end of your acquaintance with the island, you will visit the Monkey Forest – a park inhabited by many primates of various breeds, in the center of which there is a unique temple, also dedicated to the monkey. On the way back to the hotel you will have a short stop at Tampaksiring where you will see the archeological site of Holy Spring temple dating from the 17th century.
The tour is designed for the whole day.
You will head northwest from Denpasar, through the village of Kapal (in Russian, Kapal means “ship”, although in reality this village has no access to the sea). In Mengwi you will visit the “Royal” (Royal Temple of Taman Ayun) surrounded by water with a central temple – a pagoda. Then, you will visit Alas Kedaton, the monkey forest. This is truly an amazing forest, where flocks of friendly monkeys live. Monkeys are always happy to have guests who treat them with nuts and dried fruits (these delicacies are also sold here by enterprising locals).
Not far from this place there is a jungle inhabited by bats, where you will see an ancient temple – Bukit Sari. The end point of this journey will be the impressive temple of Tana Lot, proudly rising among the ocean waves on a mountain platform. Here you will see the most beautiful sunset in Bali.
The duration of the tour is 7 hours.
This is one of the most amazing tours in Bali. It starts with a trip to the village of Bata Bulan, where you will stop to watch national Indonesian dances. Bali is traditionally called the theatrical state. Dance and drama have played a major role in the life of the Balinese since time immemorial. For an hour you will observe how the eternal theme of the struggle between good and evil has been reflected in the dance. Legong – a dance performed at rural temple festivals by two girls dressed in sparkling outfits with tiaras of red jasmine in their hair, as well as a Barong dance depicting the struggle between good and evil in the universe: the embodiment of good is the mythological creature Barong, and evil is the witch Rangda. One of the most popular spectacles for tourists is the Kechak dance. It features over a hundred dancers wearing loincloths. They depict an army of monkeys led by one of the heroes of the Ramayana epic, Hanuman. Next, you will pass the village of Seluk, where gold and silver craftsmen live, the village of Mas wood carvers and the village of Ubud artists. Next stop at Goya Goja (Elephant Cave), dating from the 11th century, at the Temple of the Sacred Spring (Tirta Empul) in Tampak Siring village, from where you will be taken to Kintamani – the main point of the tour, where you will have a great view of Batur volcano and the magical Lake Batur. Here you will be offered lunch. Last stop in Bangli city to visit the beautiful 13th century Kehen temple. On the way back you will pass through the places where the most picturesque rice terraces are located. The duration of the tour is 8 hours.
Jakarta – sightseeing tour
You can view this huge metropolis immediately from one point – from a 137-meter marble obelisk – the National Monument (Monas). A huge bronze torch shines above the observation platform, gilding of which took 33 kg of gold. This symbol of an independent state was built by the decision of the first President of Indonesia Sukarno in 1961.
On the territory of the historical core of the city (the northern part of Jakarta) there are canals, houses of the 17th-18th centuries, the Penang Gate (1671), the Portuguese Church (1695), old town hall (1710-1712).
The new districts of Greater Jakarta include buildings from the 19th and 20th centuries. in the spirit of Eastern and European architecture – the Palace of the President and Vice President, the Central Hospital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the old city square of Batavia, now called “Tamam-Fatahullah”, most of which no longer exists, there is an old cannon of Si Yago. Locals consider it a symbol of fertility. Traditionally, young married couples go to the cannon. Here, on the south side of the square, in the building of the former city hall, there is the Historical Museum. Once there was a prison and a place where executions were carried out, and now you can see objects of history and culture of the Hindu, Portuguese, Dutch period of the country.
The Chinese region of Glodak adjoins the old European part. Here is the oldest of more than 70 Chinese buildings Jine-Yuan Temple (XVII century). The remains of Buddhist, Taoist and other saints are buried there in special sarcophagi. The old port of Sunda Kelapa is very curious. It is believed that it was here that the settlement that became the capital of Indonesia was born 1500 years ago.
Today, many two-masted sailing ships (pinisi) moor here, sailing to Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sulawesi.
Both children and adults will be very interested in visiting the Jakarta Ragunan Zoo. This famous park is located in the southern part of Jakarta. Representatives of the rarest species of animals and birds live on the vast territory of this zoo – the famous Komodo dragon, tapir, tigers, the wild bull Banteng and birds of paradise striking with the brightness of their plumage. The park “Mini Indonesia” also deserves attention. Walking through the park, you can get to know the entire Indonesian archipelago. Here are 27 provinces with examples of the architecture of each of them, a special place is reserved for the orchid garden, where hundreds of species of orchids growing on different islands of Indonesia are presented. If you wish, you can look into the bird park, the unique cactus park and even the pharmacy park, where samples of medicinal plants used in both ancient and modern pharmaceutics are presented. National customs and traditional arts are presented in a separate part of the park. The tour is designed for the whole day.
Excursion to the main shrine of the island of Bali. The first stop is the village of Batubulan, where you will watch the Balinese barong dance. You will then head north, stopping at Cheluke to view the work of the local gold and silver craftsmen, Masa to view the woodcarvers, and Ubud to enjoy traditional and contemporary Bali art. At the foot of the sacred Mount Agung (Gunung Agung), the highest (3142 m) and revered volcano in Bali, is Besakih – this is the main Hindu temple of Bali, which is actually a temple complex dedicated to Indonesian deities. The temple is over a thousand years old. You will climb through the cleft gate to the main courtyard, where the tombs are located, wrapped in red, black and white fabrics and decorated with wreaths of flowers. Away from the temple – the foot of the mountains, where banners fly on holidays. On the way back you will visit Bukit Jambul to watch the sunset from the Bali mountains. You will also stop at Klunkur to see Quertagosa, the 18th century court site, and Goa Lavaje, the Bat Cave. On the way, you can see many unique monuments of the Baltic culture, as well as visit the most reserved corners of the island. Along the way – a panorama of terraced rice fields.
The duration of the tour is 8 hours.
This tour will bring a lot of pleasant emotions to both children and adults. In the morning, a bus will pick you up at the hotel and take you to an oasis located in the center of Kuta, where you will find a variety of water activities and a magnificent health center – the Balinese Spa, where you can pamper your body with various types of massages and seaweed wraps.
Nestled among 3.5 hectares of tropical gardens, this park is a wonderful getaway for the whole family. You can choose one of the activities, including the descent on the water slides at speeds up to 50 km/h. Or a walk along a quiet river, or a descent among tropical vegetation into the jungle of Rai and much more. In a special children’s park, children can swim in a special pond. There are two wonderful restaurants to choose from and a floating bar for you to enjoy refreshing drinks. You can take mineral baths where experienced massage therapists use a range of herbs and oils to help you relax. The park is open daily from 9:00 to 18:00. The tour is designed for the whole day.
Ubud and the world of elephants
This route is laid through the rural part of Ubud. You will walk along the paths overgrown with dense tropical greenery, see the villages of local residents, picturesque rice fields, bamboo groves. You will spend half a day visiting the village of Ubud, famous for its paintings and traditional Balinese art. On the way back, you will also stop at Masa, a wood carving village, and Cheluka, where local gold and silver craftsmen live. On the way back, you will also have a short halt for lunch in the open air. Never leave Bali without visiting the Elephant Safari Park, located in the cool thicket of Desa Taro, 20 minutes north of Ubud. In the park you will have a unique opportunity to feed, pet and communicate with these beautiful creatures in the atmosphere of an exotic landscape. You will be able to observe how elephants plunge into the cool water of a park lake or lazily bask in the sun. The staff of the park, responsible for receiving visitors, will acquaint you with its history, as well as tell you about the different types of these thick-skinned animals. In the park you can buy various souvenirs. You will not only be able to ride an elephant, but also give the same pleasure to your children, for whom there are special rides on small elephants.
The tour is for 4 hours.