See a different side of Bali far from the typical beaches and tourist markets on this 8-hour off-road adventure into the island's dramatic interior. It's the perfect opportunity to get a taste for the lush natural beauty and centuries-old traditions that characterize life for many Balinese residents.
Start your 4WD adventure around 8:30am with pickups from select hotels in Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua and Sanur. Check with the tour operator for exact schedule, as some pickups will commence prior to this time. The continue in your off-road vehicle out into the backroads of Bail.
Stop by a stone quarry, where you'll observe the large stones as they're chiseled from the nearby rock faces into the raw material used for the island's temples and shrines. Keep your eyes peeled as you travel through the island, as you're sure to observe numerous hand-carved deities strategically placed in locales throughout the drive. Observe the interesting mix of modern and traditional architecture used to construct buildings in the more remote villages. Then stop for a break at a farm, where you'll sip on tea as you take in the lush fields growing coffee, vanilla and cocoa.
Drive further into the nearby mountains, observing the shift in temperature and scenery that occurs with the climb in altitude. Continue through thick groves of bamboo as you make your way to the sacred Batukaru Mountain. Upon arrival, stop for a stroll to a nearby jungle camp, where you'll have lunch at its restaurant. Take in the incredible vistas from your lunch spot as you dine on Balinese cuisine along with your choice of tea, soft drinks, beer, wine and coffee.
Following lunch, stop by some of Bali's ancient hot mineral baths. Hear from your guide about the history and contemporary use of the baths, the popularity of which persists to this day. Finish your tour with a return trip and drop-off at your hotel.