Get picked up from your hotel in Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, or Ubud. Then board your private vehicle, a convertible classic Volkswagen Kuebelwagen, and prepare to motor down Bali's small but accessible roads. You'll cover a contrast of terrain: a combination of less-trodden paths and must-see sights.
If the weather cooperates, put the rooftop down for a leisurely ride down rural backroads past the verdant rice terraces around Ubud. Continue the scenic route past Kenderan and Manuaba en route to Pura Megening, a significant temple in Sebatu. Make a brief stop at this center where locals offer prayers and perform a Balinese purification ritual called puja manta.
After your visit, follow the road up to Penelokan and the rim of a large caldera measuring 8 miles (14 km) across. Savor the views of Mt. Batur and its 5,633-foot-high (1,717-meter) peak. From here, you'll follow a supply road downhill into the old crater where vegetation and trees with wild primates surround the former lava flows. Park here and climb up one of the small lava dunes for optimal views over the surroundings. You'll go around the mountain and reach Bali’s biggest lake, Lake Batur, which is still a source of water for many southern Balinese communities.
On the return drive, have lunch at a local restaurant then stop at fruit plantations where you may see local farmers tending to their crops. End the day with a walk through the village of Desa Petulu before heading back to your hotel.