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Overview

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Bali as you discover the fascinating history and many attractions of island’s interior on this full-day, 8-hour excursion. Stop by some of Bali’s most famous natural sites as you explore Mount Batur, Lake Batur and the mountains of Kintamani, then watch craftsmen building ‘gamelans’ (a typical Indonesian musical instrument), explore the island’s Archaeological Museum and visit typical villages such as Blahbatuh and Sri Batu. This day-long Bali highlights exploration also includes a guide, entrance fees, afternoon tea or coffee and round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Full-day Bali sightseeing tour
  • Visit the villages of Blahbatuh and Sri Batu
  • See how musical instruments are cast for a gamelan orchestra
  • Explore the mountains of Kintamani and view the Mt Batur volcano
  • Wander through a bamboo plantation in Penglipuran village
  • Enjoy afternoon coffee and tea at Bukit Jati
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Journey into the lush interior of Bali as you explore the island’s rich cultural and historical heritage on this day trip covering some of its top attractions. Whether you’re in search of stunning natural scenery, a taste of local customs or a chance to learn about Balinese culture, this excursion is for you.

Start your day with a pickup from your Bali hotel between 30 and 60 minutes before 9am. Your exact time will be verified at the time your tour is reconfirmed. Then begin your trip by comfortable coach on an exploration of a variety of sites, with each stop lasting between 30 and 45 minutes.

Head first to the village of Blahbatuh, where the island’s last surviving gong-maker plies his trade creating Balinese musical instruments. Check out the village factory where you’ll watch the production of a whole gamelan orchestra, an instrument composed of small bells and larger gongs. You’ll also hear about the process of how island residents forge the metal pieces for these intricate instruments.

Proceed to Bali’s Archaelogical Museum, also called Gedung Arca, situated 4 miles (7km) from Ubud and 18 miles (30km) from Denpasar. The museum’s collections contain a wealth of historical and pre-historical artifacts dating back to the Stone Age. Check out bronze bells from the 15th century and admire giant stone sarcophagi, dating back to 500BC, that once held members of the island’s royal class. 

Continue next to the plantation at Sri Batu, where you’ll investigate the various plants being cultivated and learn about their many medicinal and culinary uses from your guide. You can also purchase a food souvenir during your visit from the plantation’s offerings of coffee, cloves, tropical fruit and spices. 

Your excursion then moves on to the cooler mountains of Kintamani, where you’ll have a chance to observe the dramatic Mount Batur. You may be able to see black lava descending from the crater of this active volcano, descending down toward the sparkling waters of Lake Batur, which lies at the mountain’s base. Grab lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant along the shores of this amazing lake, taking time to enjoy its crescent shape and stunning steep crater walls that surround it.

After lunch, continue to Penglipuran, where you’ll have time to explore a nearby bamboo plantation. Learn about the rich customs of Balinese village life during your village visit, then proceed to your final stop at Bukit Jati for afternoon tea or coffee served among the area’s lush rice fields and views of the ocean beyond.

Reviews

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P
, Nov 2017

This tour was amazing!

Y
, Sep 2017

Wadee was good guide. You get to see a lot of Bali. Good to do first few days. Coffee place was nice and seeing the workplaces near Ubud was cool. u have to pay for lunch, but the place Wadee took me (Panca Yoga Restaurant) was a buffet and they asked for 125k. I only had 100k and they accept. Food ok

L
, Aug 2017

This tour was AMAZING !! Rich of culture and the tour guide was friendly

S
, Jun 2017

Our guide Windra was kind enough to rearrange his itinerary, to leave out places we had already been and to add things we hadn't seen the previous day on our similar Highlights tour. Started out with the Barong Dance Show -- very enjoyable! Then lunch at a place called Rapuan Cili -- very good food, good prices, and a lovely view of green fields and a blue swimming pool below. Then we visited a traditional village called Penglipuran. We were allowed to go into a family's home and see their humble circumstances and backyard garden. From there we saw the community temple, then walked beyond the town, to see the bamboo forest. After that, we were supposed to go to a scenic lookout to view the terraced rice fields however, we were taken to a non-tourist overlook that was overgrown and smelly. Then we got dropped off at a huge jewelry store, when we were expecting to see jewelry-making craftspeople. The day was great for the most part, but the last 2 stops were very unnecessary -- we would rather have gone back to our hotel early..

T
, May 2017

Saw and learned a lot about the island's culture and sight. Tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable. Would recommend to get an in-depth learning experience.

g
, Jan 2017

We were hoping to get a real experience of seeing Bali and some of this tour fulfilled it. There were several stops at places where the locals did arts like textiles, painting and wooden sculptures, describing how they made the artifacts and we had to basically walk through these places in hopes of buying something. Some of these places were interesting in terms of seeing how they made their products but other places like the place with paintings and making of silver jewellery was a waste of time and was clearly just a stop to shop. The coffee plantation and village we stopped at was very informative and great because they were not typical touristy stops and the village really gives a true authentic glimpse of the Balinese village life. The stop at the volcano and the lunch was also a nice visit. Some of this tour was really educational but some of it seemed too much of a shopping trip and it could have been shorter were it not for a few of these stops. Overall, its worth going on.

b
, Jan 2017

lots of tourist in Bali but few are taking tours . I was the only one on this tour . This should have presented opportunities to customize. Instead rushed through and dropped off at the airport 2 hours early. As DPS does not permit checking in until 3 hours prior to flight time I had a long wait at the airport. There is no seating in the precheckin area. People just sit on metal rails or lie down on the tile floor.

M
, Oct 2016

I found this trip very disappointing. It seemed for 3 hours of the trip I was taken to many places with an expection of buying, silver, paintings, wood carvings, coffee and clothing/handbags. As a tourist I do understand there is a need for us to visit places for 5 different places in one day is too many and the time could have been used taking me to see the sights. I did enjoy the volcano view and also the coffee/tea tasting but I don't think this trip was value for money and then other trips we did were better. I wouldn't recommend this trip

M
, Oct 2016

I found this trip very disappointing. It seemed for 3 hours of the trip I was taken to many places with an expection of buying, silver, paintings, wood carvings, coffee and clothing/handbags. As a tourist I do understand there is a need for us to visit places for 5 different places in one day is too many and the time could have been used taking me to see the sights. I did enjoy the volcano view and also the coffee/tea tasting but I don't think this trip was value for money and then other trips we did were better. I wouldn't recommend this trip

J
, Oct 2016

The tour guide was great! He asked about my interests and managed to get around so many places over the day. I saw the batik, jewellery, wood carving all being made at different places. The mount Batur view was absolutely beautiful but my real highlight was the coffee tasting!! Thank you !!


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