Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your Bali hotel by private vehicle. Admire the views on the drive to Taman Ayun Temple, a complex of tiered Hindu temples, set around beautiful gardens and canals.
After posing for photos in the temple gardens, continue to Ulun Danu Temple, another striking example of Balinese architecture. Learn how the water temple was built in the 17th century in honor of Dewi Danu, Goddess of water, and pause for lunch (own expense) at the restaurant overlooking the Beratan Lake.
After lunch, visit Gitgit Waterfall and follow your guide on a short walk through the gorge, before arriving at the magnificent 131-foot (40-meter) high falls. Continue through the countryside to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, the largest in Bali, and take a walk through the UNESCO-listed rice terraces, one of Bali’s most photographed sights. Along the way, learn about the pioneering ‘subak’ system – the Balinese cooperative irrigation system – for which the terraces are known, as you admire the views over the rice paddies.
There’s time for one more stop before returning to your hotel – a local coffee plantation, where you can discover Indonesia’s world famous Luwak coffee. Learn about the unusual method of producing the coffee, which involves the coffee berries being eaten and defecated by Asian palm civets, then collecting the part-digested beans from the forest floor. After sampling the other coffees and teas made at the plantation, perhaps opt to taste a Luwak coffee too (extra cost).