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.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The East Side of Bali by VW Cabrio

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.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
  • Transfers and tours by non-air conditioned VW Kuebelwagen (from Southern Bali and Ubud only)
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • 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 joint / Seat-In-Coach basis only with English-speaking guide.
  • 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 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.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • During this tour, we will enter religious sites where a dress code may be applicable. Please dress respectfully by wearing clothing that cover the knees and shoulders, avoid wearing clothing with bright, fluorescent colours of any kind, obscene prints or pictures, beach wear or strapless sandals / flip flops. Failure to comply may result in denying access into these sites.
  • 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.
  • This tour is operated only with a minimum of 2 guests.

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