Bali Kintamani - Volcano – Bali Full Day Tour
FULL DAY KINTAMANI TOUR
Experience the panoramic views of lake and the volcano of Mt. Batur. View the process of making jewelry and taste the famous coffee made using the coffee cherries part digested by civets.
Following pick-up from your hotel at around 08:00 after your breakfast in the hotel, the trip to the village of Batubulan by air-conditioned vehicle to watch traditional Barong and Keris cultural dance show. Then the tour continue to visit Celuk village well-known for it’s gold and silver smith.Next, heading to Batuan village to view traditional painting art. The tour proceed Kintamani to explore stunning views of Mount Batur and it’s scenic lake. You will have your lunch at a restaurant in Kintamani with dramatic volcano view. After lunch, continue with a visit to local coffee and spice plantation to taste some of the legendary coffee made using coffee beans part digested by palm civets. The journey continue to visit sacred holy spring Tirta Empul Temple in Tampak siring village. The last is to take in the highlights of an ancient Goa Gajah Temple or known as elephant cave temple. Return to your hotel at about 18.30 for the end of your fully customizable tour, you can adjust the itinerary to see and do what you interest for a more personal experience.
The Barong and Kris dance is a classical tale of good versus evil and Calonarang serves as the backdrop for the performance. Barong described as a benevolent spirit in beast form has to protect the kingdom against the vengeful wrath Rangda. Due to lack of narration, a flyer containing the synopses will be handed out at the ticket booth before the show begin to ease the audiences to follow the story. The climac of the scene is when the guards are in trance, turning on themselves by stabbing their chests fiercely by their keris weapon but no harm at all due to the black magic. A priest comes to sprinkle holy water around to fully revive the kingdom.Those with a keen interest in arts and culture will appreciate the performances the most. Shows are locally managed and dances performed by villagers, the live gamelan orchestra accompanies during the show.
The distance from Denpasar city approximately 10 km, Celuk village located near Ubud in the Gianyer Regency popular for it’s gold and silversmith. In the past, most Celuk villagers were farmers but they switched to become gold and silversmiths as the growing up of the tourism industry. They left their farm uncultivated and followed suit the three families of Pande caste who pioneered in this industry. The descendant of Pande are known for their skill in creating all metals equipment such knifes, sword etc as well as jewelry for accesorries. You can find many gold and silver creative designs of rings, necklaces, bracelets etc from Balinese traditional to modern ones.You may also order the gold and silver on your own designs and send to your country safely.
Well-known for its traditional Balinese arts and paintings, Batuan located about 10 km south of central Ubud. There is a complex of temple laid out within about 65 acres of land, well-preserved of traditional Balinese temple architecture is its main selling point. Visitors start their visit from the wantilan, a large communal hall located across the temple complex, it is filled with villager displaying handicrafts, batiks, statuettes to framed painting made by local artists and craftsmen. A compulsory sash and cloth around the waist for visitors who wish to enter the main temple grounds. When there is major temple ceremony on, villagers occupy the temple complex with gebogan (towering fruit ) and flower offerings, a visit to any temple in Bali is best during piodalan or temple celebration.
Kintamani is comprising of three main villages eg; Penelokan, Batur and Kintamani. Penelokan is the most popular stopover, It serves as the best site to enjoy the magnificient mount Batur volcano. Mount Batur is also popular for climbing, climbers can observe the sunrise from the ridges of the volcano on early morning treks. Be sure to check the volcanic activity levels before planning a trek because mount Batur is active. Toya Bungkah hot springs known for it’s curative water is usually preferred choice amongst climbers to spend the night before hiking up to watch the sunrise. Lake Batur on the southeastern of the volcano is popular for fishing spot. An old Balinese village of Trunyan known for it’s ancient burial traditions at an open graveyard located at western part adjacent to Mount Abang. Because of it’s fertality, Kintamani area is known as top producer of fruit and vegetables as well as the largest bamboo producer in Bali.
What makes coffee luwak so special is that it's defecated, not decaffeinated. The Palm civet have an important role in producing this unusual product.The civets eat the fleshy pulp of the bright red coffee berries. The beans remain inside their stomach for a while – fermenting, before being passed – undigested. Then they are collected, washed, sun-dried, lightly roasted, and crushed into fine coffee grounds .The biological theory is that proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans while they are fermenting, making shorter peptides and free amino acids. The emerging beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness for drinking pleasure.They are efficient mass-production machines judging by the constant stream of beans falling onto the cage floor.You can participate in the coffee making process, you roast a crucible of beans over an open fireplace on the earthen floor, as the beans turn black and it’s done after six minutes. An unforgetable experince in your lifetime. Bali coffee extraordinaire is an interesting experience to sample the unusual beverage. This is what travel is all about.
Tirta Empul is an important temple complex and holy mountain spring, located in the village of Tampak siring, serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil.
In a Usana Bali manuscript, the myth behind the curative and purifying spring said that a Balinese king Mayadenawa, who is depicted to have defied the influence of Hinduism and denied his subjects religious prayers and practices. This eventually angered the gods, and god Indra sought Mayadenawa’s subdual. through his magical powers Mayadenawa created a poisoned spring from which Indra’s exhausted troops drank and surrendered. Indra noticed the fall of his troops, and soon thrust his staff into the ground where a holy purifying spring spurted out, to cure the troops and to even bring some of them back to life. This adventure became the legendary background to the holy spring of Tirta Empul.
The name "Tirta Empul" signifies a crystal clear stream which is used as the holy water for various religious ceremony. As very common with Balinese temples, the Tirta Empul Temple complex has three key divisions, namely a front, secondary and inner courtyard. Visitors are allowed only up to the main courtyard. From here, one could enjoy the twin shrines and split gate. Inside the inner sanctum, there are a number of bathing pools for the Hindus.The Tirta Empul Temple includes the traditional Balinese split gate along with shrines to Shiva, Vishnu, Braham, Mt. Batur, and Indra. There is also a large open pavilion in the main courtyard, useful for relaxing in the shade.But the main attraction at Tirta Empul Temple is a long rectangular pool carved of stone, filled with fish and fed by the sacred spring via 13 fountains. Worshippers first make an offering at the temple, then climb into the main pool to bathe and pray. Pilgrimages bring the holy water in bottles to take home.
GOA GAJAH (ELEPHANT CAVE)
Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave is an archaeological site and it has significant historical value that makes it a worth to visit. Goa Gajah was built as a spiritual place for meditation. Located on the western edge of Bedulu Village, around six kilometres from central Ubud.
The main grounds are down from the roadside and parking area, which is lined with many art and souvenir shops. Upon reaching the base you will come across a large ‘wantilan’ meeting hall and an assortment of large old stone carvings. The pool features five statues depicting Hindu angels holding vases that act as waterspouts. Various structures reveal Hindu influences and some relics feature elements of Buddhism. The cave is shallow; there are three stone statues wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths.
some sources said that the ‘Gajah’ or elephant aspect came from the stone figure inside the cave depicting the Hindu lord Ganesh, who is characterised by an elephant’s head. The cave’s entrance shows a threatening giant face with its wide open mouth as the door. Various motifs depicting the forest and animals are carved out of the outer rock face. The giant face was considered to be that of an elephant’s.
KINTAMANI TOUR ITINERARY
08:00 – Pick up at the hotel
09.30 – Watching Barong and Keris Dance
11.00 – Visit Celuk Village for Traditional Gold and Silver art
11.30 – Visit Batuan Village for Traditional Painting
13.00 – Visit Kintamani to dramatic view of Mount Batur Volcano and Lake Batur View
13.30 – Lunch at Kintamani with view Mount Batur Volcano and Lake Batur View
14.30 – Visit Local Coffee plantation
15.30 – Visit Tirta Empul Temple
16.30 – Visit Goa Gajah Temple (Elephant Cave Temple)
17.30 – Back to Hotel
IDR. 650.000/car ( 1 till 6 person included)
IDR. 1.000.000/minibus ( 1 till 12 person included)
IDR. 1.300.000/minibus ( 1 till 17 person included)
IDR. 2.300.000/bus ( 1 till 30 person included)
Inclusion : Private Car / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver
Note : Entrance fee and Lunch is not include in the price
Inclusive lunch and entrance fee:
IDR. 700.000/person ( minimum 2 person )
Inclusion : Private AC Coach / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver + Entrance Fee + Lunch Indonesian Food + Mineral Water
Area Covered for Pick Up :
Legian, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Canggu, Benoa Harbour, Airport.
- The price inclusive of Government tax
- The tour is Private Tours, not sharing with other participants.
- The Tour will be guided by English Speaking Driver
- Tour Guide is available upon request with additional guide fee.