The Art and Nature of Diverse Bali

The Art and Nature
of Diverse Bali

Art and nature aficionados will love this full-day tour as the perfect escape of the beaches.
The perfect day out to get a closer look into the art and handicraft villages, combined
with what Bali makes such a fantastic nature and culture destination.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The outer corners of Bali’s natural and artistic landscape are explored during this day. There is no shortage in what lies ahead when you are interested in the various arts and performance as well as seeing some of the island’s phenomenal natural beauty, away from its sugar-sandy beaches.From the moment we leave the premises of your resort, you will enter a world where nature and art dominate the scenery.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Art and Nature of Diverse Bali

08:30 - 17:00

We commence the day to a local theatre to witness a performance of the famous Barong and Kris dance show. The Barong is a character in the Bali mythology, depicted as the king of the spirits and the leader of the hosts of good.  The dance describes the eternal struggle between good (Barong) and evil (Rangda) spirit, accompanied by a Gamelan orchestra, playing the traditional music of Bali. After the dance, we will proceed to Celuk, the centre of gold and silversmiths. The gold and silver items are of high quality and feature unique designs as the craftsmen are known for their skills and industriousness.

Next, the town of Mas is on the agenda. This village of art has always been the centre of wood carving. All the small stores and factories have an open working area where you can see the skilled craftsmen making wood products like masks, tables, chairs or statues. The craftsmen work with a different kind of wood such as banyan or palm.  The holy spring of Tirta Empul will be the next stop with its large shrine to honour God Indra. The bathing pools are believed to have strong curative powers, and one still can find devout believer bathing for good fortune and washing away the sins.

We reach the top of Kintamani with breathtaking views over the caldera lake of Danau Batur. Here, a local lunch will be served where you will have ample time to enjoy the view over the natural beauty of the Island of Gods. Via a scenic road down, we will pass the Tegallalang region, famous for its rice paddy fields as far as the eye can see, mixed with coconut trees. The heart of the art, of course, cannot be skipped – Ubud’s vast collection of galleries that both focus on the traditional as well on the contemporary always will have something of interest for any visitor. Finally, an art tour is not complete with seeing the fine art of batik; Tohpati village is where you can see a demonstration of the batik process from ground material to result.

We end the day by bringing you back in comfort to your hotel in either southern Bali or Ubud.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide from selective beaches and regions only (Southern Bali and Ubud only). Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Supplements for transfers other than Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Ubud and customers from any harbour or the International Airport on the island
  • 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 on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • 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 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.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • 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.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • 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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