See a different side of Bali, away from the beaches and souvenir stands, as you journey to a traditional village situated among the terraced rice fields and mist-shrouded mountains of the island's interior for a range of fun activities and a cooking lesson. This 4-hour experience is the perfect chance to get an up-close-and-personal taste of everyday Balinese life for the island's rural residents.
Start your village excursion with a pickup from your hotel between 30 minutes and one hour before 9am. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed by the tour operator. Then head out into the verdant green farm fields of Bali's interior, the landscape dotted with distant mountains and palm trees silhouetted on the horizon, as you head to the village of Gulingan.
Arrive in this typical island village, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and trying out traditional Balinese activities. Fly a classic Balinese kite, try playing the Gamelan (a typical bamboo instrument used in religious ceremonies), go fishing in one of the local ponds, or take a stroll through the nearby farm fields of coffee, rice, cloves and vanilla. Then head to a kitchen in the village to begin a demonstration of Bali's mouth-watering cuisine.
Watch as a typical blend of local spices, herbs are ground and mixed for your meal by the village's expert chefs, who prepare the Balinese dishes of Tum Wrapping, Yellow Rice and Fresh Vegetables before your eyes. Then enjoy your meal in a customary thatched pavilion, set among the jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape of this lovely island. After finishing your lunch, climb aboard you transport for the return trip to your hotel.
Please note: There is some walking involved through rural villages and rice fields, so bring along good walking shoes.