Blend into traditional Balinese daily life on this day trip (Bali Village Life & Tanah Lot Temple) and practice the daily activities of the locals. In this excursion we will learn to live like another Balinese in a traditional town. We will end our day admiring the fascinating Tanah Lot Temple built in the sea west of Bali and from where we will see one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island of the Gods.
At 08.00 a.m we pick you up at your hotel and start our trip to Tunjuk Village in Tabanan regency. Upon arrival you will be welcomed with open arms with warm smiles from the locals you meet on the way. You will gather in the outer courtyard of the village temple and meet your local guides.
Throughout the walk you will meet people from the village involved in tasks that occupy them day in and day out. You can choose to observe or actually participate to get an even better understanding of village life. The powerful water buffalo is still used to pull the plow through the muddy paddies to prepare the earth for planting. Maybe you would like to ride on one of these patient creatures. Or perhaps you wish to help with the planting or harvesting, depending upon the time of year.
When you complete the paddy tour, you will follow your guide on a path through lush gardens where villagers are engaged in everyday tasks. There are women pounding rice with heavy mallets to remove the hulls. Another group is making offerings, and one woman bakes lak-lak, the delicious Balinese sweet cakes drizzled with palm sugar syrup.
You will also learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes and are encouraged to actively help prepare the Food that will then be enjoyed. After lunch we leave Tunjuk Village and continue our trip to visit Tanah Lot Temple.
Tanah Lot is built on a rock formation and has been part of Balinese mythology for centuries. It owns a magnificent view in particular at the sunset time where the sun slows down to the earth stomach. Every visitor who is paying a visit to this place will be marveled to see the beauty panorama of Tanah Lot. After that we returned back to Hotel.
Our favourite time for travel in Bali is between April to October, although Bali is a great year-round destination, offering memorable experiences for all kinds of adventures. July to August are the peak summer months. In West to Central part of the weather is delightfully warm and it’s a popular time for travellers to visit for holidays, whilst if you wish to travel from October to April, the Eastern part Indonesia, like Banda and Raja Ampat, would be the best option.
If you wish to have a relaxing journey in Bali with less crowds, the shoulder months of April to June and September to October are ideal and slightly more economic. If you must travel in ‘high season’ but want to avoid the crowd, worry not, there are numbered of unbeaten track in Indonesia ready to be explored.
The tropics is a warm and often sweaty place, especially if you have Borneo or Sulawesi included in your travel. Check out our suggestion on What to Wear:
Depends on the type of travel, you may also need these in your What to Bring list:
Landtour and Trekking:
The gateway to enter Bali by a flight route is through the Ngurah Rai International Airport. International and national flights are available around the clock, to take the visitor to the Island of The Gods.
The airport is scheduled to close once a year during the Balinese Nyepi ceremony, for 24 hours. At Nyepi, every corner of Bali is performing the sacred rituals which made the island ceased any activities outside of these rituals for one whole day.
Public transport to Bali is available through travel companies and busses. If you opt to experience a road trip, be sure that you are equipped and ready for the long hours.
Bali is accessible by ferry ride from an island of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara. In Lombok, you can explore the beauty of Mount Rinjani and pristine beaches on the Gili islands.
From Java Island, you can get to Bali by taking a ferry from Banyuwangi. The city with the slogan of The Sunrise of Java is where you can embark to experience the adventurous path to Ijen Crater and its mesmerizing Blue Fire.
We have classified our tours in 3 different classes. Always check which one suitable for your condition. If you have any doubt, you may consult to our travel expert.
Easy: Suitable for most people in good health. These trips can include short walk for days with around 2–3 hours in good paths and at low altitudes.
Medium: A reasonable level of fitness or technique is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels as the trip may include longer days of approximately 5-6 hours of activity or/and in higher altitudes, or snorkelling in strong current.
Hard: These trips are physically demanding and best suited for people with a high endurance level, good level of fitness and exercise regularly. Days can be long around 7-8 hours of activity, often at high altitudes, in remote regions and sometimes without a support vehicle nearby. Travellers may be required to carry their backpack, trip with trekking overnights without access to normal toilets or accommodations.
3 nights in Ubud
3 Nights stay in Gili Trawangan
2 nights in Candidasa
Travel with transfers included
Island of the Gods