Ubud & Tanah Lot Temple – Bali Full Day Tour
UBUD AND TANAH LOT FULL DAY TOUR
One of most popular Full Day Tours that allows you to visit two of Bali’s must-see spots. The tours will be start at 08.30 am, heading to Batu Bulan village for Barong and Keris Cultural Dance Show. After the show the trip continue to Traditional art village, Celuk and Mas, famous for silversmithing and wood carving and Take the opportunity to visit a Traditional Art Center in Ubud, known as an artistic hub. Learn from different masters about traditional painting techniques and also some modern methods of artistic Balinese expression. Next destination, Tegalalang Rice Terrace and Scenic lunch overlooking the rice paddies.
Take a short trek to a typical sight in Bali, rice paddies on a slope and surrounded by fields of lush plantation. The sight truly captures the simplicity of life in the countryside. The trip continues to Ubud monkey forest, This nature reserve is also an important Hindu Complex and is visited by many tourists on a regular basis. The area is populated by a local species of macaques and has been a part of the locals' daily life. Explore the forest and see these friendly monkeys freely roam around the area. Your next stop is at a coffee plantation where the world's most expensive coffee, kopi luwak, is produced. It is made by harvesting coffee beans digested by a civet, a mammal native to tropical areas such as Asia and Africa. Our last destination, Tanah Lot Temple for a perfect view of the magnificent sunset. The temple itself is located on a rock formation by the sea and offers a magnificent view of the horizon as the sun sets. Tanah Lot is not only a popular tourist destination, it is also an important part of Balinese mythology.
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.
UBUD MONKEY FOREST
A preserved rain forest in the heart of Ubud Bali dwelt by a group of monkeys and other tropical animals.Monkey Forests in Balinese language called Wanara Wana and Ubud Monkey Forest plays an important role in conservation of the monkey habitat in Bali. Sorrounding resident will look after the forest very well for the animals to live in harmony.
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.
TANAH LOT TEMPLE
Tanah Lot Temple is an ancient Balinese shrine perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves and one of the Bali’s icons that should not be missed for it’s dramatic sunset view.It is said that Pura Tanah Lot has been built on the recommendation of an important Hindu priest Danghyang Nirartha in the 16th century, who has shaped Bali's Hinduism and religious architecture for the centuries to come.
Located in Beraban Village, Tabanan regency, Tanah Lot is a very important site for pilgrimages and plays an important role in Balinese spiritualism and mythology. This is an extremely popular tourist destination and the whole area is often busy, especially in the late afternoons before the sunset. The area between the car park and the beach adjacent to the temple is amaze of souvenir shops selling just about every Balinese trinket imaginable.
Once you have fought your way through the souvenir vendors to the beach, you will see the magnificent temple perched on a rock just a few meters offshore. There is a footpath to the raised cliff area just to the south from where the views of the temple and the sunset behind it are outstanding. Most people stay around one hour. During high tide, the rock is completely surrounded by water. Best time to visit is during low tide (afternoon / evening) which allows you to get very near, watch the holy snake in the cave of rock base and take some amazing pictures at the shore and from the coastline.
Tour Itinerary :
08:00 – Pick up at the hotel
09.30 – Batubulan Village – Barong and Keris Cultural Dance show
10.45 – Traditional Art Village - Visit Celuk, Mas and Batuan
12.00 – Rice Terrace Tour and Scenic lunch overlooking the rice paddies
13.30 – Ubud Monkey Forest
15.00 – Coffee Plantation Visit
17.30 – Tanah Lot Temple
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)5
IDR. 2.500.000/bus ( 1 till 30 person included)
Inclusion : Private AC Coach / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver
Exclude : Lunch and entrance tickets
Inclusive lunch and entrance fee:
IDR. 730.000/person ( minimum 2 person )
Inclusion : Private AC Coach / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver + Entrance tickets + 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.