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Bali: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples and Volcano Day Trip

1. Bali: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples and Volcano Day Trip

Venture into the picturesque landscapes of central Bali on a full-day tour of the rice terraces, temples, and active volcano of the island’s scenic center. Enjoy an Indonesian lunch, and more. Following a pickup from your hotel by a driver who will provide outstanding satisfaction, transfer by an air-conditioned car to Batubulan village to see the center of handmade Batik weaving. Continue to the village of Celuk to see gold and silversmiths at work. Next, go to the home of Bali’s wood carving crafts at Mas, and learn how to recognize and work with good wood. Next, transfer to the artists' village of Batuan Ubud, before admiring the wood carvings at Batuan Trinity Temple. Proceed to the holy temple of Sebatu and the holy spring water temple of Gunung Kawi. Enjoy lunch in Kintamani, with panoramic views of Mt. Batur and its lake. Then, visit Tegalalang village to taste some Balinese Luwak coffee and ginger tea. Marvel at the spice gardens and rice terraces before afternoon tea. Finally, go to the Sacred Monkey Forest which serves to protect the Balinese long-tail monkey (aka crab-eating macaques). Wander around the market at Ubud, and see the King’s (Royal) Palace.

Bali Downhill Cultural Cycling Tour

2. Bali Downhill Cultural Cycling Tour

This is an easy pedaled downhill cycling tour which will bring you closer to a part of Bali that is rarely visited by tourists. More than just a fun cycling day out, it is an experience of cultural exploration, which will help you to understand Balinese culture and admire the truth of the beauty of the island. While cycling you have a chance to visit a local school for charity program, organic farm with free coffee tasting, local priest compound visit and many unique activities are inserted, simple but will definitely leave a deep impression of your Bali holiday experience. Enjoy a hotel pick up and then drive to the hilly Kintamani volcano area of Bali. On your way, you stop off at the local Village School for you to meet and experience a typical rural Bali school. The supplier donates a portion of your tour cost to purchase essential School work items to the children of the School, which will be distributed to the children during your visit. If you like, you can also bring along some extra items to personally give to the children when you visit the School. You then enjoy a light breakfast, whilst admiring the magnificent view of Lake Batur. After breakfast, you cycle downhill from Kintamani to Ubud, which is duration of approx. 3.5 hours cycle. During the cycle, you experience the rural panoramic areas of Bali while your local, trained guide will explain the culture, traditions and realities of Balinese life and culture. You then take a visit to a local family compound where you interact with the locals. There will be a local priest who companies you with a cup of coffee while having a genuine conversation with the guide as the translator. This is a great opportunity to learn about Balinese family and rural life. At the finish point later you all have Balinese lunch in the Padi Organic restaurant in the village of Laplapan, which is surrounded by Rice paddies. Free return transfers to your hotel is then included.

Bali's Rice Fields & Volcanoes in a Vintage VW Cabriolet

3. Bali's Rice Fields & Volcanoes in a Vintage VW Cabriolet

The tour starts from Ubud as you head out on small country roads and towards the mountains. The scenery is beautiful: groves of palm trees and rice fields. There is a hilly landscape with rice fields that are literally thousands of years old. A leisurely easy trek keeps you going for 40 minutes and you will get introduced to a very sophisticated natural irrigation system and a lot of tropical plants and fruits along the way. After the trek ends, the safari jeep will pick you up and drive you to a 900 year old meditation cave, mostly unknown to tourists. From there you set out to discover the mysterious world of Bali's volcanoes. Drive into the 28000 year old caldera of Kintamani, and cross the wild extraordinary lava fields at the slope of Mt Batur. There are photo stops and walks along the way. Later you can have a delicious lunch buffet on the rim of the caldera with amazing vistas. The way back to Ubud is just as beautiful and you will pass old Balinese villages and incredible scenery. If time allows, you finally visit a plantation with many kinds of spices and tropical fruits at the end of your jeep tour.

Mount Batur: Black Lava Cycling Tour w/ Natural Hot Spring

4. Mount Batur: Black Lava Cycling Tour w/ Natural Hot Spring

Head away from the regular tourist itinerary and get off the beaten track on this 2-hour cycling tour through the black lava stones of Mount Batur. Ride for 11 kilometers (almost 7 miles) along a track surrounded by fantastic views of both the ocean and mountains. Experience the altogether different thrill of cycling around this sacred volcano's rim, whether you've already hiked up it or not. Following pickup from your accommodation, enjoy breakfast at a restaurant before the transfer to Bungklambu on the west of the largest lake in Bali, Lake Batur. Pass by the recent volcanic area on the way then hop on to your mountain bike to begin your cycling tour. Ride through rocky black lava left over from past eruptions on the most challenging track that Mount Batur can offer. Follow your local guide through Batur UNESCO Global Geopark, unique for being a “caldera within a caldera”. The two craters present a complete volcanic landscape with walls, cones, geothermal phenomena, a lake, lava flows, and more. Stop at one of the hot springs that fall under this unique terrain to soothe your muscles after the adventure. Next, make your way to Toya Bungkah Village and enjoy the beauty and fresh air of the mountain and the lake. Conclude this journey at a natural hot spring where you can just relax and admire the clear blue water of the spring.

Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

5. Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

Go deeper into your yoga and meditation practice with the guidance of a Balinese shaman in this workshop. Discover indigenous rituals for aura cleansing through yoga, meditation, and spiritual cleansing. Enjoy pickup from Jimbaran, Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta Selatan, Kuta, Kintamani, or Denpasar. After getting picked up from your hotel with either a private or shared transfer, start the day with a morning yoga practice including pranayama, classical Hatha yoga asanas, sun salutations, and other dynamic movements with synchronized breathing and deep relaxation exercises.  Next, release any stress or tension that might have built up in your system with a guided meditation in the sacred Penulisan Temple. Continue to Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu Holy Spring Temple for a Melukat (traditional Balinese aura cleansing) ceremony to wash away any bad karma.  You may choose to upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest, where you can get up close and personal with the Balinese long-tailed macaque. Alternatively, you can choose to soar on the Bali jungle swing.  Other upgrades available at check-out include an Ayurvedic spa visit, a 1-hour massage, and a professional photographer to accompany you throughout the day. Alternatively, you can purchase 10 Polaroid photos to immortalize your day of healing. Finish the workshop with drop-off back at your hotel. 

Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

6. Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

Experience the magic of Bali with a morning spiritual experience. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from accommodations in Ubud, Kintamani, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Candi Dasa, Kerobokan, or Sanur. Drive to Kintamani near Mount Batur.  The elements of earth, wind, fire, air, and spirit come together in this area, creating an aura of healing. Meet your guide, an experienced Balinese priestess. Take a nourishing walk through the stunning woodlands near Mt. Abang which surround a volcanic crater basin. Reconnect with your inner peace during yoga and meditation. Take a part in an earth ritual in which you will give back to mother nature and create a compassionate relationship with the environment. Afterward, enjoy a healthy breakfast as you take in a gorgeous view of Mount Batur. End your journey with a water cleansing ceremony at one of Tampaksiring’s ancient temples. This cleansing ritual is performed in order to purify your body mind and soul. Connect with your emotions and intuition through the element of water. Gain a deeper understanding of Bali and yourself.

Kuta: Kintamani Culture and Nature Guided Cycling Tour

7. Kuta: Kintamani Culture and Nature Guided Cycling Tour

The tour begins with pickup at your hotel, from where you will drive to the starting point in Abuan Kintamani village. Quick safety standard explanation from the guides before riding the bike. The route is very interesting as it takes us through some villages, gardens, and rice fields around 22 km mostly gentle downhill. On the way, there are several stops that will allow us to learn and see local people's routines in their real life. The first stop is in the Balinese hose where the guide will explain some information about the Balinese compound, the second one is in the palm tree garden to have a coffee break with Balinese cake. The third is in front of the historical Gunung Raung temple in Taro village and the last is in Bresela village, where the most stunning rice field view is located. The tour ends by having lunch in Greenkubu cafe situated in the middle of a rice field.

Bali: Mount Batur Mountain Biking Adventure with Lunch

8. Bali: Mount Batur Mountain Biking Adventure with Lunch

Challenge yourself to an adventurous day in Bali on this mountain cycling activity. Enjoy a good workout while on vacation, and get to see a different side of the island at the same time. Embark on a journey off the beaten track, through some of Bali’s most scenic highland landscapes. Start your ride near the renowned Mount Batur Volcano, overlooking Kintamani Lake, and cycle through 30kms of forest trails, ancient temples, villages, rice fields, and plantations.  Everything you need will be provided, from modern mountain bikes to a complete set of protective equipment, so you can have a worry-free time. After the bike ride, enjoy a lunch with your fellow bikers to regain your strength before heading home.

Batur UNESCO Geopark Network: Trekking Tour to Caldera Batur

9. Batur UNESCO Geopark Network: Trekking Tour to Caldera Batur

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Bali life and take an alternative hike to the eastern rim of Caldera Batur. Go on an all-inclusive trek that offers one of the best sunrise experiences of Bali.  Enjoy an early morning pickup and head towards Pura Hulundanu at Songan Village where you will start your hike. Meet your local host to get a simple briefing before setting out on the short trek to the Caldera rim. Upon arrival at the top of the Caldera, enjoy a light breakfast, including hot tea and coffee while watching the spectacular sunrise over Caldera Batur and Batur Lake combined with the stunning view of Mount Agung. Be inspired by the highest point of Bali and Mount Rinjani which is the highest point of Lombok Island.  Continue along the crater rim passing through one of the most rural villages of Bali and learn from your guide the way of life of the locals there. Descend down to the lake where the boat will be waiting for you to cross the lake. Take in the impressive views of the sacred volcano and Goddess Danu as you cruise to the opposite shore.  Be dropped off at your accommodation after an action-packed morning.

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Beautiful tour and very nice well educated guide. Guide has good English communication and can even speak some Dutch. Very friendly, knowledgeable and made sure that everyone was satisfied. I was more experienced with bikes and didn't have a photographer so one of the other guides offered to join me so I could go quicker / a bit longer. While the main guide stayed with the others. The other guide wasn't great at English, but was able to use google translate to answer some of my questions. I was almost put off by there not being any reviews but was glad that I did it anyways. Apparently they have just started with getyourguide, so I guess I'm the first review here. Good way to see bali in a non touristy way and to get to know more about the life and culture. Thanks for the tour

Don't think twice about booking. This tour was outstanding and totally exceeded all expectations. My 16 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect from the coffee tasting, to the school visit, to the 20km down hill gliding and village tour. Our guides were friendly and full of knowledge and information. We would do this tour again and highly recommend it to others.

Our guide Antik was really patient and gentle. He provided the itinerary to us when we first met, and is knowledgeable. Although the actual itinerary is a bit different to the descriptions here, we had a very good look around the Ubud area, and was not tired by the end of the day.

The Ubud trip was fantastic, we enjoyed the rice terraces, luwak coffee and monkey forest. Antik was our guide and he was very hospitable and made our day trip fun and comfortable. Antik answered lots of our temple questions.

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Amazing places to visit, experience and hear about their culture. We had an amazing tour guide, Pakis, who was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely recommended.