Make a personalized exploration of the fascinating traditions and beautiful scenery of Bali on this 8-hour private guided tour. Along the way you'll get to experience a side of the island largely untouched by modernity as you explore its idyllic villages, discover Bali's incredible history and admire some of its most beautiful natural attractions.
Start your private excursion at 8am with a pickup from select hotels in Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua or Sanur. Check with your guide for exact start time, as your pickup may occur prior to this time. Continue first to Blahbatu village, a hamlet celebrated for its history of artisan traditions. Watch the town's craftsmen as they shape typical Balinese instruments like the gamelan, a percussion-based device used in many religious ceremonies and events. Travel next to the island's archaeological museum, where you'll have the chance to peruse artifacts spanning the Bronze and Stone Age periods, along with funeral totems that belong to Bali's royal family and history exhibits on the island's Dutch settlers and Indian merchants.
Proceed next to the Sri Batu, an agricultural village where farmers cultivate fruit, spices like cloves and Eastern coffee. Then move on to the stunning mountain area of Kintamani, home to Mount Batur, an active volcano. Keep your eyes peeled for the streams of lava that frequently run down from the mountain's peak. Just below Mount Batur is the stunning Lake Batur, the largest body of water on the island of Bali. Take a break here to enjoy the sublime views as you stop for lunch at a local eatery (at your own expense).
Following lunch, continue to Penglipuran, a typical Balinese village that offers a wealth of culture and history. Situated in a stunning location in the island's interior, the village remains largely untouched by the modern world. Take a stroll through the thick bamboo forest near the village, and stop to observe the village carvers as they craft bamboo goods ranging from wind chimes to everyday household goods.
Finish your private tour at Buki Jali, where you'll sample some afternoon tea while taking in fantastic views of the surrounding landscape and the ocean, visible in the distance. After tea, make the return trip to your hotel to end your trip.