West Bali Discovery by Convertible Volkswagen

West Bali Discovery by
Convertible Volkswagen

Go west in a beautifully restored, vintage Volkswagen Kübelwagen and discover a world
where nature and ancient cultures dominate. The inland region of Western Bali offers
cascading rice fields, looming volcanoes, traditional villages and hidden temples.


The west of Bali is more than just a stunning coastline and fabulous sunsets. Venture inland and discover an untouched, wilder side of Bali where nature dominates and villages as old as the island itself still exist. Located in this part of Bali is Mount Batukaru, an extinct volcano and the island’s second highest mountain, home to a unique and exotic landscape.

Exploration does not get better than travel in a vintage Volkswagen car. The classic Kübelwagen enables access along small roads and exploration of picturesque villages off the established tourist trail. Even better, the cover can be retracted to provide a 360-degree view of sprawling rice paddies, smouldering active volcanoes and quaint villages.


West Bali Discovery by Convertible Volkswagen

08:30 - 16:30

The fun already starts when your vintage Kübelwagen arrives to collect you from the hotel. Very soon, your driver will turn onto local roads and the landscape will start to change right before your eyes. Stop in the town of Tabanan to explore the market and see how trade carries on just as it did in days gone by.

Your driver will then head up the slopes of Mount Batukaru, passing traditional Balinese villages along the way. In the town of Tambuwaras, you get the rare chance to explore a beautiful temple located at the edge of the rainforest and rarely visited by tourists. Nearby are the famous UNESCO-listed emerald rice terraces of Jatiluwih that cascade down the mountain side. Stop here to take in the stunning landscape and snap plenty of photos.

Carrying on to Desa Tegallinggah, there will be a stop for lunch in a local restaurant, offering breathtaking views over the surrounding rice fields.

Back in the car, continue to Desa Apuan, a local settlement of traditional Balinese compounds, where you will gain an insight into the philosophy and culture of this ancient community. The village of Desa Tua is another village that keeps western influences at bay. Take a stroll through the village and learn about the production of rice – from the grain to the final product.

The tour concludes with a transfer back to your hotel.




  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by VW Kübelwagen (no air-conditioning) with professional driver.
  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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
  • Transportation during this tour is by a convertible VW Kuebelwagen. An authentic convertible with space for maximum 2 clients per vehicle. Note that these vehicles do not have air-conditioning.
  • 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 regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We will always make the effort 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 pick-up 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 sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • 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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