Bali’s Village Life & Traditional Farming

Bali’s Village Life &
Traditional Farming

The simple life. A statement that still bears a sense of truth in western Bali. An interactive
way to show you how traditional life still can be. Where communities are holding onto
generation-old farming techniques and keeping old cultural aspects alive.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Generations long, Balinese residents have lived off what Mother Earth has given, and larger parts of the inner heart of this popular tourist destination continue to keep this tradition.

Customers who seek out the chance to walk among plantations and farms that uphold authentic means to land cultivation have found the perfect excursion. Join the villagers in their daily activities and make a responsible contrition to their traditional way of life that benefits more than just one family.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Bali’s Village Life & Traditional Farming

08:00 - 15:00

As soon as we head off to our meeting point in a rural part in western Bali, you will see the landscape changes. It is the start of a full-day introduction to Balinese daily life. Tunjuk is one of these local communities that keep its traditions as much alive as possible. Like with other communities, the compound concept is also represented here – all the buildings in the village are constructed carefully in line with age-old traditions. Measurements and guidelines such as the length of a priest’s arm or the positioning versus the location of the sacred Mount Agung may seem strange for outsiders but for these residents; this is of the greatest importance to keep the evil spirits out.

Before lunch is served at a Balinese house, there will be ample time to wander around Tunjuk, see how local life moves on at a leisurely pace, and accept a friendly welcome for a mingle with the locals. It is not uncommon to see the children of this traditional village play at the communal compound. The fun really starts when you respectfully take part in their games. We follow a small path into the rice paddy fields and arrive at a communal farm to learn various stages of rice cultivation and join the people in rice planting. This fun activity is giving an interactive insight into what goes on in rice planting and all this with a spectacular view over Mount Agung.

After cleaning up of improving your rice planting techniques, a short walk through what has been our playing ground brings you to the acrobats of the region. Skilled, lean locals have perfected the art of coconut harvesting by climbing effortlessly into trees to pluck these for consumption. There is nothing better than the taste of a young coconut. Demonstrations in preparing cassava are completed with a lunch at our base before your driver will transfer you back to your hotel in southern Bali and Ubud, where you expect to arrive at around 3 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Joint tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • A local lunch at a Balinese house is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Supplements for transfers other than Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Canggu, Ubud, Uluwatu, Tanjung Benoa, and Legian
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated both on private basis as well as on joint / Seat-In-Coach basis.
  • A private guide will accompany the customers yet will join other guests during the actual tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along South Bali (Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Legian and Seminyak) and Ubud. Transfers outside these areas, including any harbour and Bali’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • This tour is not operational during Nyepi Day, Bali’s Day of Silence. The date of this spiritual day changes annually
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local restaurant
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour
  • Due to the absence of ATM machines and credit cards payment portals, particularly on islands and inside nature reserves, we highly recommend to bring sufficient cash with you
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions

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