Your private day tour of Bali starts with pickup at the Benoa cruise terminal after your ship docks. With your private driver, head to your first stop, a Hindu temple located in the Batuan countryside.
Admire the ornamentation of the temple, which is maintained by local residents, before continuing to the 50-foot-high (15-meter) Tegenungan Waterfall, one of the few waterfalls in Bali that isn’t located in the mountains or highlands. Take in the lush setting and heavy flow of water, and go swimming, if you wish (you must pay for the insurance to do so).
Pass through the Tegalalang rice paddies, which involve subak, a traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system. Enjoy the view of sloping green terraces, and then head to a coffee, cocoa and tea plantation near Ubud, where you’ll learn about luwak coffee, the famous Bali coffee made from coffee berries that have been eaten, partially digested and released by the Asian palm civet, a native animal. The still-intact coffee beans are collected by farmers and cleaned and roasted. At the plantation, learn about this process, and enjoy a tasting of coffee, tea and cocoa drinks (luwak coffee can be purchased, if you want to try it).
Next, head to the villages around Ubud, a town popular for its art scene and tranquil environment. Learn about Balinese painting and other art produced here as you visit Mas, a village dedicated to wood carving, Tohpati, a village known for Batik weaving, and Celuk, a village renowned for gold and silver jewelry. Watch artists at work and admire the beautiful things they are creating.
Your shore excursion ends with return to the cruise terminal for your ship’s departure.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Bali Benoa port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.