The Other Side of Bali – The North
The Other Side of
Bali - The North
Undeniably, Northern Bali’s landscape with mountain ranges and laid-back atmosphere has surprised
visitors when touring around. From the hot springs of Banjar village to the ‘floating’
Pura Ulun Danu Bratan temple, an unforgettable full-day awaits you.
WHY THIS TOUR?
From north to south, east to west, Bali’s variety in landscapes, rural escapes and religious sites that are accessible for anyone has made it one of these total tourism destinations in Southeast Asia.
The majority of the island’s international visitors tend to be drawn to its sugar-white beaches and lively atmosphere in the south. Yet, on the other side of the island of gods, true local Balinese life is destined to be explored, as the untrodden face of Bali emerges. A long but day filled with natural wonders, temples and getting the more relaxed vibe of what life entails in northern Bali is what lies ahead.
08:30 - 17:30
An early morning pick-up is essential to see what needs to be seen without skipping anything of the jaw-dropping beauty of the north After a scenic drive, guests will arrive at the Bedugul market where buying and selling fresh produce of the region (such as strawberries and wild orchids) continues to be done traditionally.
The region is also known as a peaceful mountain retreat. After soaking in the atmosphere of this market and perhaps trying out something that is for sale, you drive on to Lake Bratan, home to floating Pura Ulun Danu Bratan. One of the holiest temples, built entirely on small islands and dedicated to Dewi Danu, the water goddess, has yet to find a match in terms of charm. Guests will quickly notice that the climate around this temple is a bit cooler compared to the seaside areas of the south; this has to do with its location above sea level.
You cross the mountains over a serpentine road until you have a stunning view of the Bali Sea in Buleleng where we follow the coastline in the direction of Lovina. The beaches of Lovina are covered with black sand, and it is right here where lunch will be served. Moving along to the town of Banjar, home of the hot springs with, as they say, healing properties. The high concentration of sulphur content of the water has proven to have nourishing effects on your skin. A second pool is smaller and warmer, fed consistently by the water emerging from the mouths of stone dragons and barongs. We give you the chance to enjoy a healthy dip here before we head back in the direction of southern Bali and your hotel.