The Secrets of Stunning Bali

The Secrets of Stunning Bali

Located afar from its beaches with ample opportunities to wine and dine the day away lies another Bali:
a Bali that tends to stay hidden from the trodden paths. A full day with a 4WD enters the rural,
charming and laid-back side of this tropical paradise.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Endless examples of boundless authenticity on Bali often require special transportation as residents turning into the unofficial ambassadors of their region and guiding you through cherished cultural aspects that have withstood the test of time.

The gateway to the traditional side of western Bali is the gateway to family-honoured craftsmanship, plantations and quaint villages, welcoming every stranger as a new friend.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Secrets of Stunning Bali

07:00 - 17:00

With transportation waiting in front of your hotel early in the morning, your English-speaking guide for the day welcomes you for a day out and about through the rural western region of your Indonesian holiday destination. As soon as we leave the main road, you will enter a totally different world from what you may know. Our first stop will be Pejaten Village, where almost half of its residents make their living in making roof tiles the old-fashioned way. The village is recognized as one of Bali’s best-known places for top-quality ceramics.

Where families work and live, markets are an essential part of getting fresh produce for the daily needs; the one of Kerambitan, albeit small, forms a visual example of how local trading thrives. We enter the plantation district where particularly the cocoa plantations near Pesagi Village are giving visitors a good insight in the labour needed to get to the final product. It will be time for a coffee break at the Dalem Gadungan Temple. It is here where your guide will get into the details of how Balinese see life after death and explain the cremation procedures.

You may see now why we require using 4WD vehicles on this day trip. Little villages with often badly-maintained roads form no match for these cars as we move on along villages where children play, without a trouble in the world, and use every square meter of their playing grounds to have a good time. Moving further, the horizon will turn slightly more hilly where ample rice fields turn your view from the car to the horizon in a sea of green (season depending). Before enjoying lunch at the home of a local family, the historical Tamba Waras Temple will end this morning in the Balinese country.

We thank the family for their efforts in preparing a local lunch as we move back to our vehicle and making our way slowly back to your overnight address. It will become clear that the ‘island of the gods’ is a patchwork of mountains, hills, bordered from the sea by rugged coastlines where laid-back villages still keep traditions maintained with pride.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day joint 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 by 4-wheeled drive with professional driver.
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Refreshments en route
  • Lunch at a local family home is included (food only)
  • Local Indonesian 3rd party insurance

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 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 lunch address at a family home.
  • 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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