7 Amazing Underwater Sculptures and Sunken Gardens in Bali
These amazing sunken gardens and surprising underwater sights in Bali are often the highlight of many visitors' diving adventures. The waters off Bali offer much in terms of natural marine biodiversity, with sightings of some of the world’s most peculiar sea creatures, from ‘mola-mola’ oceanic sunfish to magnificent whale sharks. However, these great manmade attractions offer something unique and different for your next snorkelling or dive trips. Some of these great Bali dive sites feature underwater sculptures such as temples and statues, which were carefully designed and built on dry land using materials that enable coral growth. After being carefully boated out and submerged at specific spots, the resulting ‘sunken gardens’ provide new playgrounds and reef ecosystems teeming with colourful tropical marine life. They’re great for out-of-this-world holiday photos, too! The map pointers below are approximate locations, but local diving companies will know exactly where to find them.
1. Karang Lestari Bio-Rock Reef Project Pemuteran
The Bio-Rock Reef Project of the Karang Lestari Foundation is perhaps among the world’s most successful reef restoration efforts, outshining similar projects in the Pacific and Caribbean. These artificial reefs are off the shores of Pemuteran Bay in Bali’s northwest, which is home to the largest area of shallow coral reefs (measuring 2 hectares) thanks to year-round calm waves. It’s a marine protected area with over a dozen coral nurseries on sunken metal structures, which are fed with low electrical currents that help stimulate coral growth. Structures throughout the site include giant domes, blossoming lotuses, bicycles and statues of Buddha and Hindu deities. You can also ‘adopt’ a coral, and even have your name sculpted and sunk, to become a new home for fish.
2. Jemeluk Bay Underwater Gallery Amed
Amed – better known among locals as Jemeluk Bay – is one of East Bali’s pioneering dive sites, renowned for its calm waters and amazing biodiversity that thrives along its coral walls. The dive site has a new highlight of manmade underwater galleries, comprising of sculptures from The Marine Foundation, a UK-based ‘eco art’ group, as well as several other environmental NGOs. Among the sculptures are the works of Indonesian artists Wayan Winten and Eddi Prabandono, ranging from a giant baby head, beautiful Apsara Hindu water nymphs, mermaids, treasure chests, a Balinese barong and many others in its unique series of ‘living sea sculptures’. A longstanding underwater feature here is a working mailbox. You can purchase waterproof postcards from local shops, then dive and find this box to post it in.
3. Underwater Buddhas and Stupas Ceningan Island
Ceningan – one of the three Nusa Islands just off Bali’s coast – features a remarkable underwater site filled with a 2.4-metre-tall Buddha surrounded by smaller statues and Buddhist temple stupas akin to Borobudur. Marine sport activity operator Bali Underwater Scooter is one that regularly takes guests to discover this spot, setting off on an early morning boat transfer from the port at Serangan towards the Ceningan channel, where it is located. You can also stumble upon this site on your regular snorkelling around the channel, as the water here is fairly shallow.
4. Boga Shipwreck Tulamben
The dive site of Tulamben, off the coast of East Bali, is famous for the USS Liberty shipwreck from World War II. However, another large cargo vessel was deliberately sunk in 2011, just five minutes away from the Liberty, and has gradually attracted algae and coral growth, as well as divers. At an impressive 85-metre-long and just 25 metres underwater, it is an excellent choice for those new to wreck diving. The ship’s intact steering wheel is a favourite photo-op among free-divers, while a range of statues and a classic Volkswagen 181 are among the other weird items also sunk here, adding to the visual variety of this fun and optional dive site.
5. Suci Place Underwater Statues Tulamben
There’s a great diving reef right off the shores of the Matahari Tulamben Resort Dive & Spa and, in 2013, the resort created a new diving highlight consisting of curious artefacts, including Hindu gods and Buddha statues, at the depth of around 9 to 17 metres. Various other structures, such as temples, Buddhist stupas and a complete range of Hindu gods and goddesses have gradually been submerged at the site ever since, adding to the variety of the objects you can discover and ultimately pose with. They have served as a new home for plenty of tropical fish, and even mola-mola and eagle rays have also been sighted in the waters here.
6. Badung Underwater Cultural Park Nusa Dua
In 2012, the Nusa Dua Reef Foundation launched the Bali Underwater Cultural Park around 500 metres off the shores of Samuh Beach, just north of the Nusa Dua’s peninsula islands. Roughly in front of The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, the underwater park comprises a collection of 26 Bali culture-themed artificial reef sculptures at a depth of around 11 metres, such as Kecak dancers and the dance’s central characters, Rama and Shita, from the Hindu epic Ramayana. While it’s a little deep for snorkelers, they can easily view the site from the surface on clear days.
7. Deus Bio-rock Gili Trawangan
Surfer, skater and petrol-head lifestyle brand Deus Ex Machina collaborated with The Marine Foundation to create this bio-rock feature off the coast of Gili Trawangan. It comprises a motorbike, in keeping with the brand’s custom culture, and which offers divers and snorkelers a totally rad underwater holiday photo op. You can call it a bike, a sculpture or a bio reef, or what the Deus guys like to call, bio-rock ‘n’ roll. The site is some 50 metres off the shore of the Café Gili, at a depth of around 6-7 metres.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/amazing-underwater-sculptures.htm
Wednesday 04 October 2017
7 Spiritual Tours in Bali
Bali’s spiritual side is almost impossible to miss. Puffs of incense rise from small offerings of flowers in front of homes and business morning and night, centuries-old temples are found scattered throughout urban environments and stunning natural settings, and cultural celebrations are almost always imbued with Hindu practices. Dip into this Indonesian paradise’s spiritual side during your stay for an authentic dose of Balinese living.
1. Private Balinese Blessing & Batuan Temple
This private tour offers a celebration of local Balinese lifestyles as you engage with spiritual and artistic culture. Receive a blessing from a Hindu high priest, visit a striking temple in Batuan, and see wonderful examples of local artwork as you engage with village life.
Begin with a visit to the village of Mas, known for the elaborate woodcarvings produced by its craftsmen. Take some time to stroll around and admire the hundreds of delightful pieces on display. You can also meet a pedanda, a Hindu high priest and highly respected member of the local community, and ask to have a blessing bestowed upon you.
Afterward, an astrologer uses time-honored methods to interpret your destiny before your tour moves on. In the nearby village of Batuan, visit a striking temple featuring traditional Balinese architecture. Admire the ornate designs and the roof constructed from black palm-tree fiber, a technique used in many Balinese temples.
Before your tour ends, visit the home and studio of a local artist and marvel at an exhibition of their work, which features delicate and complex depictions of both mythical and historically accurate scenes of daily life.
2. Discover the Spirit of Bali Private Tour
Delve into an enlightening spiritual practice and discover the inner health and cleansing of your body. Meet with a local shaman and visit a sacred temple to get a sense of the island's religions and philosophies.
Begin your excursion with a visit to Pura Desa Brahma temple and then meet with a local shaman, Pak Ketut at the Mas village. Learn to make traditional Balinese offerings, Canang Sariand listen as your guide explains the importance of this act. Once you are done, humbly bring your offering to the family temple and conduct a short prayer.
During a private consultation with the shaman, get valuable advice and insight into techniques associated with spiritual healing—including chakra opening and palm reading. Relax your mind as the shaman performs a purification ritual using coconut water to neutralize the negative aura in your body and balance your energy. After a beverage, stop at a restaurant for a traditional Balinese lunch and organic juice before returning to your hotel.
3. Private Day Trip Mount Batur, Hot Springs & Monkey Forest
Circle the crater of a massive volcano, take a dip in hot springs fueled by its geothermal core, and stop off at a coffee plantation with a specialty you won't find at your local cafe. Snap photos of crab-eating macaques in a sacred forest, visit Mount Batur, and check out a centuries-old temple.
Start your morning with convenient pickup at your hotel, settling into a comfortable seat in the air-conditioned bus as you head toward the Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. Take part in a spiritual cleansing ritual called melukat and set up postcard-worthy shots of Mount Batur from nearby viewpoints. Hear about this active volcano's last eruption as you continue on to natural hot springs kept bubbling by Mount Batur's geothermal vents. Throw on your swimsuit, take a dip, and then dry off before heading to a coffee plantation at Bali Pulina.
Order up one of the most expensive cups of coffee in the world and find out what unique process earns it such a steep price. Named coffee luwak, this unique beverage is created from beans that have been digested—and left behind—by adorable Asian palm civet. Caffeinated and ready to keep moving, ride through the terraced rice fields of Tegalalang and then round out your day feeding crab-eating macaques in the Ubud Monkey Forest, home to hundreds of species of protected trees, dozens of weather-worn temples, and—of course—lots and lots of curious
4. A Spiritual Journey Experience
Take a journey awaken your spirituality with the help of a shaman and temple guardian. Free your mind and allow your energy points to open up before visiting a temple with a healing waterfall. Then have a delicious lunch in Ubud and practice yoga with locals.
In the morning meet with a Balinese shaman, who opens your spiritual chakra (energy points along the central meridian of the body). In total, there are 7 chakra points, although some systems include 1 or 2 extra.
Afterward, join a blessing and purification ceremony at Dalem Pingit Temple, a small Balinese temple near the river at Sebatu village. Walk down the steps toward the river to find the temple located near a bathhouse with a waterfall. According to the story, the waterfall has been there forever and is believed to cure various diseases (both of medical illness or diseases due to magic). The guardian of the temple accompanies you to present an offering at the main temple.
Next, visit Gunung Kawi Temple located at Tampak Siring village situated on the Pakerisan River, an archeological complex carved out of the living rock and dating back to the 11th century. Walk down over 300 steps to reach the temple, passing lush jungle and rice terraces along the way. Here, with the permission of the temple guardian, you relax and enjoy a meditation in one of the caves.
A traditional lunch is served at a local restaurant in Ubud. Then you visit an ashram near Ubud, set in a beautiful garden with ponds and trees overlooking the rice field. You may have the opportunity to do a yoga session here or join chanting with others for meditation.
5. Private Eat, Pray, Love Tour with Dinner
With the Julia Roberts' film Eat, Pray, Love as your inspiration, discover the best food in Bali as you experience a spiritual journey through the romance of the gorgeous Indonesian scenery. Visit a traditional village, taste delicious babi guling, and walk through the sacred Monkey Forest.
Your tour begins when your guide picks you up at your hotel and transports you to the village of Ubud, where rice paddies and steep ravines abound in the central foothills. Make your way to Ketut Liyer's house, where he welcomes you into his abode and tells your fortune. During this spiritual session, Ketut reveals the basic Balinese concepts of life that can lead to a happier existence.
At Ibu Oka, savor the tastes of babi guling, a dish of roast pig served with rice and vegetables, before exploring the Ubud market for souvenirs. In the evening, head to the north side of the village, passing by a valley covered with rice paddies. From here, embark on a trek up Campuhan Hill for a view over the lush green countryside.
Your last stop is the sacred Monkey Forest, a wooded area whose tiered treetops are home to more than 500 friendly monkeys. Before returning to your hotel, end your tour with a dinner stop at the Bebek Bengil Restaurant and try the delicious crispy duck with Balinese sauce.
6 Tenganan Native Balinese Village Trekkig
Dive into the culture, heritage, and traditions of one of the most well-preserved communities on Bali. Explore Tenganan Pegringsingan with an experienced local guide on this intriguing excursion. Taste palm wine, check out tranquil farms, and end your day on the golden sands of Virgin Beach.
Catch a lift directly from your Bali hotel and ride to Kastala, where you can meet up with your guide and get a few tips on proper etiquette for visiting the secluded village of Tenganan Pegringsingan. Begin your trek as you cross over a river on a bamboo bridge and wind past rice paddies brimming with water. Learn about the Bali Subak system of irrigation as you walk, and then reach the entrance of Tenganan Pegringsingan.
Head inside this frozen-in-time community to chat with residents about their way of life, try a few strong sips of homemade palm wine, and scope out quaint homes made of bamboo and other natural materials. After your visit, head back down the trail and hop in a comfortable shuttle to ride toward Virgin Beach. Take the rest of the afternoon to swim or simply relax on this unspoiled strip of sand before heading back to your Bali hotel.
7. Private 10-Day Bali Eco-Harmony Tour with Luxury Overnight Accommodations
Spend 10 full days soaking up the natural beauty, spiritual landmarks, and traditional lifestyles of Bali. Stay overnight in luxurious, eco-friendly resorts, spend your days adventuring outdoors, and have plenty of time at your leisure to relax and explore on your own.
Arrive at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar and meet your guide, who transports you to a luxurious eco lodge high on the eastern slops of Mt. Bakaru, Bali's second highest volcano. Spend the day at your leisure, exploring the village, settling in, and finding a place for dinner on your own.
After breakfast, hop on a bike for a leisurely ride through traditional villages, passing plantations and lush valleys. Arrive at the Yeh Panas Hot Springs for a picnic followed by time to soak in the mineral waters. Afterward, a driver takes you to the UNESCO-listed rice terraces of Jatiluwih and the temple of Batukaru.
Spend 3 or 4 hours in the morning hiking in the Batukaru Nature Reserve, absorbing the beauty of a protected mountain rainforest and keeping your eyes peeled for colorful butterflies and monkeys. Have lunch back at the lodge, and then ride toward the black sand beaches of the western coast, arriving in time to catch the sunset.
Leave Pekutatan, stopping at the Rambut Siwi sea temple on your way to the Perancak Estuary. Visit a turtle conservation project, and check out colorful phinisi ships in a nearby port. Have a late lunch at the Menjangan, and then take a 2-hour kayak ride through the mangroves of West Bali National Park.
In the morning, take a boat ride to Menjangan Island to snorkel among colorful corals and vibrant fish and enjoy a picnic lunch on the shore.
Ride along the north coast to Seririt and Banjar, stopping off at the Buddhist monastery of Bhrama Arama Vihara on your way to Munduk for lunch in a local restaurant. From there, continue to various viewpoints overlooking Lake Tamblingan and Buyan and visit the stunning Ulun Danu Temple, which appears to float on the calm waters of Lake Bratan. Scope out fresh produce at the local market before riding to your hotel.
Set out for an unforgettable trek among the Sekumpul waterfalls. Eat fresh coconut, enjoy a picnic lunch, snap photos of the falls, and swim in natural pools.
Ride to the village of Kiadan to visit a coffee plantation set amid high-elevation foliage in the cool mountain climate. Sip organic coffee and learn about the process of making coffee, from bean to cup, with a local farmer. Have lunch in the home of a local family before heading to your next hotel in the Sidemen Valley, stopping along the way to see Mt. Batur and the crescent-shaped Batur Lake.
Learn all about traditional Balinese daily life in Sidemen, walking through the rice fields, joining farmers in their chores, and cooling off with fresh coconut juice. Take a cooking class, learn about palm leaf decoration, see arak being distilled, and watch iron workers. After lunch, ride to Bali's most important temple at Besakih, on the slopes of Mt. Agung.
After breakfast, spend the day at your leisure until it's time to head to the airport or to your South Bali beach resort.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
5 Best Art Markets in Bali
Bali art markets offer the most unique shopping experiences, where you can discover a treasure trove of artworks and handicrafts by talented local craftsmen, all at bargain prices! Most of the art markets in Bali comprise a sprawling scene of small kiosks arranged within a semi-open air complex; others like the Kumbasari Art Market in Denpasar feature a neatly arranged layout within a dedicated building, while some others offer a combination such as the famous Ubud Art Market that is always crowded with domestic and international shoppers looking for a great deal, from unique motif batiks, intricate Balinese carvings to the most iconic knick-knacks you won’t find outside the island. Here we present you with our short list of the best Bali art markets that are special shopping destinations you can find in the island’s major areas, so you can get going on your Bali shopping adventures. Even if you aren’t in for the haggling or buying anything, a visit to any of these art markets provides you with a glimpse into the wonderful artistry and creativity of the island’s craftsmen.
1. Ubud Art Market
The Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as 'Pasar Seni Ubud' is famous as the most visited art market in Bali. The market forms one of Ubud’s central landmarks, located just across the main Jalan Raya Ubud road from the Puri Saren Royal Palace. The market plays a central role in Ubud’s social and economic life, and is actually comprised of two sections: the eastside part serves as the main traditional morning market where locals shop for daily groceries and household items, while at the art market, you will find unique items from colourful silk scarves, tropical design shirts, handmade woven and cotton bags, baskets or straw hats; statues, kites and many other hand-crafted items. The art market is open every day except on ‘Nyepi’ or the Saka New Year, when the whole island literally shuts down for a whole day.
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00
Location: Jalan Raya Ubud main road, opposite the Puri Saren Ubud palace.
2. Sukawati Art Market Near Ubud
Sukawati Art Market, also known by its local name 'Pasar Seni Sukawati', is the most longstanding art market in Bali, and regarded as the island’s mother of art markets. Named after the village where it resides (famous for its communities of traditional artists, comprising sculptors, painters and dancers) Sukawati is often a highlighted tour itinerary and the first that comes to mind for a myriad of souvenir choices at great bargain prices. The art market comprises a main two-storey building that is filled with many different stalls, some specialising in garuda sculptures and Kamasan-style paintings, while many others feature similar items – making your bargaining effort for the best price much easier. With sufficient time on your hands, it is best to patiently browse through and ask for comparison before finally striking a deal. Sukawati Art Market is located on the main Jalan Raya Sukawati Road in the Gianyar Regency, approximately two hour’s transfer from Kuta and Denpasar.
Opening Hours: 08:00 – 19:00
Location: Jalan Raya Sukawati, Gianyar
3. Guwang Art Market Near Ubud
Guwang Art Market, locally referred to as ‘Pasar Seni Guwang’, is often considered the sister art market of Sukawati, due to its considerable size and similar offerings, and poses as a great alternative to the usually crowded Sukawati. is the main arts and souvenir shopping destination within the Guwang village community in Gianyar regency, a closer option for those coming from the island’s south who wish to do their souvenir shopping stopovers along common tour itineraries to East Bali. The main market building that houses different kiosks as centrepiece, you can also find many different bargains around the perimeter, including traditional warungs that serve Balinese cuisine, snacks and refreshments. Guwang itself is regarded as an art village, and along the Jalan Raya Guwang main road you will see rows of sculptors’ workshops, art shops and mini galleries, which you can also drop in for a brief look, or a surprising deal.
Location: Banjar Cemenggaon, Desa Guwang, Sukawati, Gianyar
4. Kumbasari Art Market Denpasar
Kumbasari Art Market (or Pasar Kumbasari), is Denpasar’s longstanding art market that forms the central landmark and the city’s main traditional market complex, together with the Badung Traditional Market. The art market is located on the western side of the Badung River, opposite Badung Market, and features two storeys laid out with small art kiosks, textile and electronics shops. The locals also source their daily household necessities and temple ritual items from several shops here, from silk parasols, temple attire, to silver holy water vessels. The art market is open around the clock, however each kiosk within varies. The second level features a large hall where you can find a huge variety of souvenir items and art pieces, from silverware and mini sculptures, Balinese batiks and weaves in their raw form or shirts and ornamental cloths, many paintings, and others. Some apply fixed prices, but with most shops expect to bargain heavily.
Location: Jalan Gajah Mada
5. Kuta Art Market Kuta Beach
Kuta Art Market saw its heyday before the rapid development of this famous Beach resort area, and now is physically outshone by the modern Kuta Square arcade that is lined with international designer brands, surf shops and fashion boutiques. However, it remains an important part of Kuta’s history, and still plays a major role as one of Kuta’s landmarks and the longstanding traditional art market in the area. Locally referred to as Pasar Seni Kuta, the art market is located right at the junction of Jalan Bakung Sari and Jalan Kartika Plaza. You can easily access the rows of kiosks from the street side adjacent Kuta Square or from the beach side south from the Balawista lifeguard watchtower. The kiosks showcase varieties of souvenirs and locally crafted goods that are produced elsewhere (most likely in the workshops within the Gianyar regency), but it is convenient for shopping sprees on short stays in Kuta. Prices can be high, so always bargain your way out.
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 22:00
Location: Jalan Bakung Sari, Kuta
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/magazine/top5-bali-art-markets.htm
Saturday 23 September 2017
9 Adrenaline Pumping Tours in Bali Bali Activities
Bali’s sun-drenched beaches and serene mountain towns are the perfect place for those looking to slow life down a bit, but that’s not to say that this island paradise is without a little adventure. Between spa treatments and sunset dinners, explore Bali’s wild side with experienced guides ready to take you on a heart-pounding journey. From whitewater rafting excursions and high-octane jet ski rides to dizzying zipline courses and thrilling amusement parks, there are plenty of adventure tours in Bali to keep your adrenaline pumping when you’re not sipping cocktails on sandy beaches or exploring cultural legacies at centuries-old temples.
1. Off-Road Adventure
Hop into the seat of a rugged ATV or buggy for a ride deep into the Payangan rainforest with Tour East Indonesia. Cruise down jungle-bordered paths, pass by the still waters of terraced rice fields, and stop off at a stunning viewpoint to snap panoramic shots of Bali’s rolling hills and volcanic landscapes. At the end of your ride, trade your tires for a tube and head back down the mountain in the foaming rapids of a surging river.
2. Jet Ski,Banana Boat & Parasailing Combo
Why limit yourself to just one aquatic adventure per day? With help from baliKU Tours & Travel, you can check off some of Bali’s best water activities with expert efficiency. Start with a full-throttle cruise on a powerful jet ski, then hop on an inflatable banana boat for a grip-testing ride, and finish out your day high above the beach on a parasailing flight sure to give you unforgettable views of wave-washed coastline.
3. Flyboard Fun
Strapping into a Flyboard is about as close as you can come to having real superhero abilities. Like a jetpack for your feet, Flyboards use powerful jets of water to propel you up into the air, where daring flips and dizzying corkscrews are just a few of the aerial maneuvers you can try out. With tips and pointers doled out by expert instructors, you’ll be out of the water and into the air in no time.
4. Whitewater Kayaking
The Ayung River surges through narrow canyons and dense jungle as it winds down from Bali’s volcanic peaks just outside of Ubud, offering the ultimate thrill ride for those daring enough to take on its rapids. With a river guide from Bali Adventure Tours to lead you around steep drops and boulder-strewn passageways, paddle your way down the Ayung in an inflatable kayak. At the end, reward your mettle with a buffet lunch of Indonesian specialties and relive your adventure captured on video.
5. Kite Surfing
The same gentle breeze that keeps you cool while lounging in a sun chair on the beach is also your ticket to an adrenaline-packed kite surfing experience. The island’s calm, shallow waters and consistent winds make it the ideal place to learn how to catch a kite-powered ride. Grab a board and an instructor from the Rip Curl School of Surf and spend an hour practicing your kitesurfing skills, whether you’re an experienced pro looking to test your balance in a new environment or a complete rookie ready to try something new.
6. High-Flying Zipline
Test your vertigo at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, where you can blur through the forest’s green canopy on an exhilarating zipline. Leap from lofty platforms, take on rope bridges, and net climbing challenges, and stroll between the branches of towering trees on bouncy suspension bridges. If you need something to help lower your heart rate by the end of the day, your guides have just the thing: a buffet lunch served waterside at Lake Bratan with views of a tranquil water temple.
7. Waterbom Bali
Families looking to satisfy thrill seekers of all ages will find plenty to entertain them at Waterbom Bali, where lazy rivers keep little adventurers active and towering water slides prove to be plenty of excitement for daring older riders. Swirl around the rapids of the Superbowl, hit high speeds on the Race Track, and drop 65 feet (20 m) down the slides at the Boomerang before you splash into an open pool ready to do it all over again.
8. Kalimudah Canyoning
Head into the heart of waterfalls and natural slides as you explore Kalimudah with an experienced guide from Adventure & Spirit. Don a wetsuit, helmet, and harness, and follow in the footsteps of a river as it cascades over steep cliffs and slippery rock faces. Tackle 26-foot (8-m) drops, climb around on massive boulders, and relax in warm hot springs before concluding your Indiana Jones-style adventure with a tasty picnic lunch.
9. Flying Trapeze Class
Unleash your inner circus performer with a flying trapeze class at High Flyers Bali. With seasoned performers to guide you between each graceful swing, learn to grip the trapeze bar with your legs and soar upside down like a pro. Practice aerial maneuvers and tricks when you’ve mastered a few basic trapeze skills and consider adding on extra lessons to take your big top act to the next level.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/tours/adrenaline-pumping.htm
Wednesday 20 September 2017
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Wednesday 13 September 2017
Top 10 Best Tours in Bali
These are the best tours in Bali, with something for pretty much any type of visitor. Exciting excursions and unique sightseeing opportunities are plentiful on Bali, from the cultural to the action-packed. Adrenaline junkies can cruise down challenging rapids and immerse themselves in the scenic rural countryside of Bali’s interiors, while those into history and cultural discovery can admire the collection of majestic temples through full day tours. The most popular tours in Bali cover various highlights across the island’s eight different regencies, from the cool uplands down to the coastal waters. Here, we’ve narrowed them down to help you decide on the best options available so you can plan your stay in Bali ahead with a half or full day out to experience the very best of Bali’s sights and sensations.
1. Tanah Lot, a pilgrimage site and temple set dramatically on a rock in the sea. Watch the surf crash around the base of the temple as the sun sets on this picture-perfect scene.
2. Kedaton Monkey Forest and Sanctuary, where hundreds of gray macaques swing from the treetops and approach visitors.
3. UNESCO-listed cultural site of Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) and wonder at the detailed sculptures of mythological creatures carved into the cave entrance.
4. Batubulan Village, famed for its stone statues and sculptures. While there, watch the lively Barong dance, a piece of Balinese mythology with ornate costumes, traditional dancing, and unique musical instruments.
5. Combine a wonderful cruise on the magnificent Bali coastline with a delicious dinner aboard the Bali Hai Cruise. Absorb the scenery around Bali and see your surroundings set against the backdrop of a spectacular sunset.
6. Splash down the rapids of the Ayung River, paddling along with your expert guide as they lead you between lazy pools perfect for swimming and Class III falls sure to get your heart pumping. Afterward, warm up with a hot shower and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with stunning valley views.
7. In a dramatic location on the slopes of an active volcano, Mount Agung, sits the one of the most sacred Hindu temples of Bali—Mother Temple of Besakih.
8. Kintamani, where you can admire the lush panoramic sight of Mount Batur and the glistening volcanic crater lake of Danau Batur. At lunchtime, find a local restaurant with magnificent views of the volcano.
9. Lembongan Island, the boat anchors by a private pontoon where you can enjoy a buffet lunch and try any number of unforgettable experiences. Take to the sea in a kayak or banana boat, dive in for some snorkeling, or don a diving helmet to take a walk with the colorful fish.
10. Enjoy a high-speed cruise out to Nusa Dua and Uluwatu's coastline for a magical encounter with native dolphins. See dolphins swim and jump in synchronizing harmony and listen to their unique way of communicating with each other via the boat's high-quality underwater sound transmitter.
Source : http://www.bali-indonesia.com/tours/top-ten.htm
Monday 21 August 2017
New Management of Bali Cosy Villa
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Wednesday 21 June 2017