Your tour begins with pickup from your Southern Bali or Ubud hotel in time for a 6am departure. After meeting your guide and small group of up to 10 people, set out on the around 2- (from Ubud) or 2.5-hour (from South Bali) drive to Muntigunung, a small village located on the slopes of the Gunung Agung (Mount Agung) volcano, the island’s highest peak.
Along the way, listen as your guide explains how the village is one of the least developed in all of Bali, with issues including limited rainfall, lack of proper sanitary facilities and few schools. Learn how the non-profit foundation ‘Future for Children’, a charity run by Swiss and Balinese volunteers, have been helping to improve their living conditions, bring families out of poverty, and offer education opportunities to the children.
You’ll get chance to witness this work for yourself when you arrive in the village, as well as contributing to one of the most important areas of sustainable development - tourism. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, meet the villagers and enjoy a trek around the village and the surrounding farmlands, enjoying spectacular views of Mount Agung. Watch demonstrations of basket weaving and other handicrafts that provide income for the residents, and perhaps purchase some as a unique souvenir of your visit. During the day, you’ll also stop for lunch (included) at a local restaurant and sample some traditional Balinese foods.
Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 4pm.
Please note: profits from this excursion go to ‘Future for Children’ to help fund future projects.