Kintamani Besakih – Full Day Tour
KINTAMANI BESAKIH TOUR
Kintamani Besakih Tour enroute will visit some places like watching Barong and Kris Dance Performance in Batubulan, the most popular stage. Continuing to visit Celuk Village to see beautiful gold and silver art, to visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace a perfect Bali photo opportunity for it’s dramatic view, then visit Kintamani Volcano View to enjoy the large and beautiful Batur caldera to its northwest. Proceed to visit Besakih Temple, an artistic and unique temple complex that comprises more than 80 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung. Below are short description places of interest will be visited during Bali Kintamani Besakih Tour.
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.
Famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (Balinese irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a priest named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Tegallalang rice terraces offer a perfect Bali photo opportunity with its dramatic views. At a small village of Pakudui, craftsman’s dominion located in tegallalang, visitors will find variety of ornamental woodwork and carvings. Garuda, one particular mytical Balinese figure is the major creation of villagers amongst other briliant forms of creativity. Pakudui can be reached after a right turn up from the Tegallalang rice terrace and beautiful carvings and wooden art forms line up along the small village road.
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.
Besakih is known as the Mother Temple of Bali and the most important temple for Hindus of the island. It's actually more like a complex of temples in one very large compound and its known and loved for is its dramatic location on the southern slopes of Sacred Mount Agung. It is known and accepted as Bali’s Mother Temple for more than a thousand years. Besakih is quite unique as it basically consists of more than 80 individual temples. Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) the largest temple in the complex, has different areas representing seven layers of the universe, each with their own temples.
A stone at Pura Batu Madeg indicates Pura Besakih was already regarded a holy place since ancient times. In the 8th century, a Hindu monk had revelations to build homes for people during his isolation. Throughout the process, many of his followers died due to illness and accidents. On its completion it was called ‘Basuki’, referring to the dragon deity ‘Naga Basukian’, believed to inhabit Mount Agung. The name eventually evolved into ‘Besakih’.
To the Balinese, visiting the temple sanctuaries is a special pilgrimage. Mount Agung’s high location gives it an almost mystical quality. Many stairs lead up to the sacred mountain, leading to the many temples that vary according to types, status, and functions. Pura Besakih features three temples dedicated to the Hindu trinity. Pura Penataran Agung in the centre has white banners for Shiva, the destroyer; Pura Kiduling Kreteg on the right side is with red banners for Brahma, the creator; and Pura Batu Madeg represents Wishnu, the preserver, with its black banners. .
A compulsory for visitors who wish to enter the temple complex to use cloth and sash around the waist, they are available for rent. Sarongs, sashes and other souvenirs also available for purchase at souvenir shops outside. Women on their period are strictly forbidden to enter.
Kintamani Besakih Tour itinerary :
08.00 – Pick up at Hotel
09.00 – Visit Barong Dance show
11.00 – Visit Celuk Village
12.00 – Visit Batuan Village
13.00 – Visit Tegallalang Rice Terrace
14.00 – Visit Kintamani and Lunch with volcano view
16.00 – Visit Besakih Temple
17.30 – Return to Hotel
18.30 – Arrive Hotel
Tour Price :
IDR.. 700.000/car ( 1 till 6 person included)
IDR. 1.100.000/minibus ( 1 till 12 person included)
IDR. 1.500.000/minibus ( 1 till 17 person included)
IDR. 2.500.000/bus ( 1 till 30 person included)
Inclusion : Private AC Coach / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver
Exclude : Lunch and entrance fee
Inclusive lunch and entrance fee:
IDR. 730.000/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.