This tour highlights what Balinese are so proud of – their beautiful rice terraces, which are mostly found in the mid-western part of the island. For the majority of Balinese, agriculture is their livelihood. Villages are mainly found centered around or near the rice fields and every farmer who owns one or more rice plots or sawahs, is compelled to join a subak, an agricultural association that controls the distribution of irrigation water to its members. As you travel through these farming communities, you'll no doubt agree that theses cascading terraces are the most striking features of the landscape.
Starting off from the pier, a leisurely drive takes you into the countryside to Baha Village, which is a traditional farming community, with rice fields. The uniformity of the typical entrance gates of the family compounds combined with the traditional housing structure present a charming appearance. You’ll proceed to Bedugul, which enjoys mild mountain weather due to its location at an altitude of about 1,500 meters (4,900 ft) above the sea level.
Major sites here include the Ulun Danu Temple, a major Shivaite and water temple in Bali. Water temples serve the entire region in the outflow area - downstream there are many smaller water temples that are specific to each irrigation association. Lake Bratan is known as the Lake of Holy Mountain due to the fertility of this area. As you head back to the pier, your route will take you through the towns of Batunye, Carang-sari and Luk-Luk, where there will be additional photo stops made.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes a moderate amount of walking and a few steps to negotiate. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, a hat, comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella are recommended.
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.