BALI – WHERE THE GODS DWELL?
- When: all year
- How long: 8hrs
- Group size: min 2
- Price from: 80 USD/pax
- MOTHER TEMPLE – PURA BESAKIH
- KINTAMANI – BIGGEST VOLCANIC CRATER IN SOUTH EAST ASIA
- LUNCH VITH THE CRATER VIEW
- TIRTA EMPUL HOLLY SPRINGS TEMPLE
- GUNUNG KAWI BURRIAL SITE
- CULTURAL HEART OF BALI – UBUD
An island filled with this much history and culture requires a must-see excursion to the most important and sacred places in Bali. This journey through Bali begins with a one-hour drive to the Mother Temple of Besakih – the biggest and the most important complex of temples in Bali. It’s located on the slope of Agung which is the highest volcano of the island, believed to be replica of Mt. Meru – a mythical residence of the Hindu God of Shiva.
Exploding next on the tour is Kintamani – the biggest volcanic crater in South East Asia, created by an eruption thousands of years ago. Inside this ancient crater arose yet another volcano – Gunung Batur, which is still active today. There are some restaurants just on the edge of the crater where you can have lunch admiring the awe inspiring view of the volcano.
After lunch, a short jaunt to Tirta Empul, a temple built with holy springs and baths flowing continuously throughout the complex. Brahmins and locals from all over the island use this water to perform ceremonies year round. The Balinese believe in the water’s curative and rejuvenating power and, as consequence, take ritual baths here along with prayer.
The next destination is Gunung Kawi, home to thousand-year-old royal tombs and remains of one of the first Buddhist monasteries on Bali. An exceptionally beautiful place situated in a ravine surrounded by green rice fields, Gunung Kawi is the perfect spot for the ideal photography session.
Depending on time we can still visit area of Ubud, which is respected as the artistic and cultural capital of Bali and home to the famous Monkey Forest. Stroll through the local handicraft market or venture along the many shops and boutiques as finding something that catches your eye is fairly easy to do. Upon late evening it’s time to head back to the hotel after a long day through Bali.
INCLUDED: all entrance fees, tickets, transfers, English speaking guide, lunch at Kintamani.