The East Side of Bali by VW Cabrio
The East Side of Bali
by VW Cabrio
Whatever you know of Bali’s beauty, nothing beats this full day aboard a restored VW Kuebelwagen
heading eastbound where an abundance of natural, cultural, and historic places are
waiting for you to be explored in depth. Don’t forget your camera, please!
WHY THIS TOUR?
The fun already starts when your vintage cabriolet VW Kuebelwagen arrived in the morning at your resort. A testimony to German durability and now completely restored in its former glory is one of the main points of attraction to head out with your guide and driver into the adventurous east of Bali.
Perhaps its nickname ‘The Thing’ does not sound all too tempting but once you settle comfortably in the back seat with the rooftop down, you will feel like royalty from beginning to end.
08:00 - 18:00
As soon as we can, we turn away from the main roads and get onto local roads that are ideal for this four-wheeled motorized representation of history. The landscape will change right before your eyes when villages and fields as far as the eye can see, make way from your home away from home.
The morning starts as we stop at Bangli where the stunning Pura Kehen temple is located. Following a staircase of 38 steps, the mystery and photo-genetic layout of this ancient, religious complex will be enhanced once your guide for the day explains the ins and outs of this temple, dedicated to the three Hindu Gods Brahma, Wisnu and Shiwa. Back in the car, passing the slopes of Mount Agung (the highest mountain/volcano on Bali), and the world-famous rice fields of this island slowly appear. With the cabriolet rooftop down, you enjoy unobstructed views over these rice paddy fields and nearby Salak (snake fruit) plantations.
Our goal, however, will be the Tirta Gangga, the former bathing pools of Balinese royalty; water still is obtained from local springs and said to believe in having healing powers. Before we enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, we admire the barren landscape of Mount Seraya that provides a huge contrast against the deep blue sea. On clear days, one even can see Lombok on the horizon, one of the smaller islands but grow in popularity as a tourism destination.
After leaving our lunch address with amazing views over the Lombok Strait, we drive further into a southern direction, known for its black lava, sandy beaches. Places such as Ujung and Candidasa will pass the revue as important places that have shaped the history and cultural heritage that are still the backbone of what makes Bali such a much sought-after destination in Indonesia. Sadly, this also brings us to the end of our day, and we will say goodbye to your driver and guide when the entrance of your hotel comes up at around 6 pm.