A full day exploring Bali's essential highlights awaits you on this comprehensive excursion. Often referred to as the Island of Gods, you'll spend your day discovering elaborate temples and observing some of Bali's enchanting dances, all the while enjoying the island's outstanding natural beauty. Boarding your coach at the pier, you'll first be transported to Batuan Temple, which for over a thousand years has been the place of legends and mysterious tales. This colorful Hindu temple is considered one of the finest and oldest temples in Bali and with its stunning design and intricate ornaments, is a treat for photographers. You’ll then travel to a nearby village, for a special performance of the delicate Barong dance.
After lunch at a local restaurant, your tour continues to the Kemenuh village, well-known for its wood-carvings. Here, local craftsmen turn slabs of teak or ebony wood into intricate statues and masks. Of special interest here are the huge carved statues that depict mythical figures, such as the Garuda. During your visit, you will be able to admire some of these delicate works of art. You will also have the opportunity to glimpse at one of the local houses. The Balinese home is often viewed as a living organism. Much like a human being, it has a head (the ancestral shrine), arms (the sleeping quarters and living room) and legs and feet (the kitchen and rice granaries.)
Before returning to the pier, a final stop is made in the capital of Semarapura, to visit Kerta Gosa, the ancient Court of Justice. This historical landmark, of traditional Balinese architecture, features exquisitely painted ceilings.
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.