Bat Cave – Kusamba – Kertha Gosa
First stop at Goa Lawah, a temple inhabited by thousands of sacred bats and almost always ceremonies taking place. We continue to the nearby traditional salt production at the black sand beach of Kusamba, and visit the small harbour town Padangbai for lunch. On our way back we stop at Kertha Gosa court complex with its famous old ceiling paintings.
Farmer’s walk in Muncan
Experience first-hand the tropical countryside and life in Bali on our walk with Suar the farmer and temple guard and his wife Subita. They will meet you in the small village of Muncan to east and guide you through their countryside to a little temple, where local snacks are waiting for you.
Turtles, Uluwatu and Sunset at Seminyak beach
Visit the turtle rescue center on the half-island Serangan in the south of Denpasar and see the great work of the rescue team. From there, continue to Uluwatu, a temple on a cliff overseeing the Indian Ocean, in the very south of Bali. Enjoy an unforgetable sunset at the west coast of Bali (Jimbaran, Kuta or Seminyak).
This trip can be booked with a beach wheelchair for the sunset!
Tirta Empul, Kintamani and Tegalalang Rice Terraces
After a photo stop at the beautiful Tegalalang rice terraces, visit Tirta Empul, a temple of sacred springs, still very much used for cleansing by the local people. Optionally, if time allows, continue to Kintamani at edge of the Batur crater. Enjoy the view into the large crater with mount Batur and the Batur lake.
Taman Ayun, Jatiluwih and the Sangeh monkeys
Take a trip northwards to Taman Ayun, a temple with famously high Meru tower and part of the UNESCO heritage irrigation system in Bali – as are the rice terraces at Jatiluwih, which is our next stop. On the way back, if time allows, say ‘hello’ to the friendly monkeys in Sangeh, a forest with 40 meter high nutmeg trees!
Art and Dance
This trip is centered around traditional art in Bali! Visit the workshops of wood carvers, silver smiths and painters around Ubud, the Mask and Puppet museum in its beautiful garden, and in the early evening witness a Kecak Firedance performance in on the famous Batubulan stage!
Ulun Danu Temple and Tanah Lot
A trip into the northern mountains. Visit Ulun Danu temple, which sits in a mountain lake as if ‘floating’. Continue to the Twin Lake viewpoint and enjoy the cool air. Optionally a stop at the Candikuning traditional market. We then turn south again to visit Bali’s landmark, Tanah Lot, a temple on a rock in the ocean.