Ubud - Kintamani Tours
In this tour we will visit North side of Bali where the air there is very cool and far from pollution. Our tour starts from Goa Gajah Temple, an ancient temple located on the banks of the river Petanu in Bedulu village about 20 minutes from the center of Ubud. Continued eastward to Penglipuran Village located in Bangli regency, Penglipuran village is very unique where all entrances to people's houses have the same architectural and form, this village is one of the cleanest villages in the world, the air here is cool. A little to the north we will go to Kintamani, this place is very famous for the scenery Mount Batur and the cool air, there are also many restaurants if you want to enjoy lunch there. After enjoy the natural beauty of Kintamani we will visit the coffee plantation (civet coffee), see how the traditional coffee processing and there you can try some variants of coffee and tea, there is also a shop and you can buy some coffee for souvenir. After relaxing to enjoy coffee, we will visit Pura Tirta Empul, a holy spring water temple, where the water comes from underground and there are also many sacred showers to do purification, after look around in Tirta Empul, our journey to Ceking Rice Terrace, where the area of this rice field has a terraced shape and good view, sometimes we can see the farmer plowing the field. More information click titles below :
Goa Gajah is the name of a place with the archeological heritage in form of a cave ornamented by the beautiful relief on the outside wall of cave. This place is formerly as a park, a place of retreat for Shiva Priest and Buddhist monks. Goa Gajah is located in the west side of Bedulu Village, Blahbatuh District and Gianyar Regency which is about 27 km from Denpasar City. This cave is built on the brink of a meeting between two small rivers those are called by Kali Pangkung then it water mixing with Petanu River flows under it. The meeting area of two rivers is called by Campuhan/mixed which is deemed to have a magical power based on concept of Rwabhinedha (two difference) Based on this concept seems Goa Gajah is intentionally built in two rivers.
Kehen Temple is a Balinese Hindu Temple located in Cempaga village, Bangli Regency. Thetemple is seton the foot of a wooded hill, about 2 kilometer north of the town center, Pura Kehen was the royal temple of Bangli Kingdom, now the regency of Bangli.Kehen temple was the main temple of Bangli Regency. The Bangli Kingdom was one of the nine kingdoms of Bali.The name Bangli derives from “bang giri”, meaning ‘red forest’ or red mountain. Pura Kehen was mentioned three times in three copper inscription dated from the late 9th-century, the early 11th-century and the 13th-century. The copper inscriptions mentioned the temple under different names. In the late 9th-century inscription, the temple was mentioned as Hyang Api (God of fire) by the Brahma who maintain the temple. In the second inscription 11th-century, the temple was name Hyang Kehen, the word Kehen is derived from the Balinese word ‘keren’ which means ‘flame’. In this period, the Pura Hyang Kehen was the official temple where oath ceremonies took place for royal officials. In such ceremonies, those who are proven unfaithful will be subjected to the terrible ‘sapata’ (curse) to him, his families and his descendants. The oath ceremony was performed in front of the figure of Hyang Api or Hyang Kehen, the God of fire. A vessel known as bejana sarpantaka was used for such performance, this vessel, which is decorated with four serpents winding around the vessel, was kept in an enclosed pavilion to the east of the main shrine of Kehen temple. The temple was named Pura Kehen in 13th-century.
Penglipuran is a traditional village that has its own characteristic existing in Kelurahan Kubu, Bangli district and Bangli regency. The beauty of this village with its surrounding where indicated that the Penglipuran village is very little of modernization influence. It is supported by the cool temperature because it is situated on 700 meters above sea level which gives comfortable to the local residence and for those who visit the village. The name of Pengelipuran village according to the elder villager is taken from the word 'Pengeling Pura' which that means remember to the ancestors. This story is attributed to the pilgrimage of ancestral communities in the region of Bayung Gede village located in Kintamani area to the Penglipuran village. To remember the prayers of their ancestors, they build a place for praying equal with the altar existing at Bayung Gede village. Their praying place is called by Bale Agung Temple, Puseh Temple, Dalem Temple and Dukuh Temple. The fourth temples are nowadays still supported by Penglipuran villagers. Sense being aware of or remember their ancestral homeland of Bayung Gede village is the real meaning of the construction of those temples.
Penelokan is one of area which has beautiful scenery and super exotic in Bali in Kintamani area. Different tourist attractions in Bangli its location is called Penelokan. The villages of Kintamani and Penelokan provide a great view of Mount Batur and its fantastic lake. Seven miles in diameter and sixty feet deep, Batur caldera is simply astounding. From Penelokan, take the road Kedisan on the shores of the lake where boats can be rented to cross over to Trunyan. The spectacular mountainous region around Kintamani with its deep Crater Lake and bubbling hot springs, make this region a must to visit.
The charm of beautiful nature create the impression of a peaceful, overlay view of the valley is also Batur Lake is the largest lake in Bali and Mount Batur one volcano is still active, standing in the middle of the caldera make this area into one of the most favorite tourist destinations, as well as demand. The distance taken into this region is approximately 2 hours’ drive from Denpasar . Lined along Penelokan restaurant offers the advantages of natural beauty of the valley and mountains, proved to be very attractive, while relaxing enjoying lunch, visitors are treated to stunning natural panorama. Kintamani is really great for day trips, trekking or simply for getting away from it all for a few days.
Occupying the middle of mountains and highlands of Bali Island, the air temperature of Kintamani, Bangli is pretty cool, even in very cold at night to Kintamani region, the land is relatively fertile, lemon trees, coffee and chocolate can develop optimally, so it is not surprising citrus production is highest in Kintamani. This area in the off-season is usually rainy season, will be accompanied by the decline in fog. Kintamani is located in Bangli regency. Bangli is a county located in the midst of island, one of the districts that do not have a coastline, located at an altitude of 400 meters above sea level, causing the area is very cool, plants can grow and flourish.
Here we will visit coffee plantation, especially Kopi luwak or civet coffee, is coffee that includes part-digested coffee cherries eaten and defecatedby the Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus). Fermentation occurs as the cherries pass through a civet's intestines, and after being defecated with other fecal matter, they are collected.
Producers of the coffee beans argue that the process may improve coffee through two mechanisms, selection – civets choosing to eat only certain cherries – and digestion – biological or chemical mechanisms in the animal's digestive tract altering the composition of the coffee cherries.
The traditional method of collecting feces from wild civets has given way to intensive farming methods in which civets in battery cagesystems are force-fed the cherries. This method of production has raised ethical concerns about the treatment of civets due to "horrific conditions" including isolation, poor diet, small cages and a high mortality rate.
Although kopi luwak is a form of processing rather than a variety of coffee, it has been called one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Kopi luwak is produced mainly on the islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali and Sulawesi in the Indonesian Archipelago.
Tirta empul is one of Hindu Balinese holy spring water temple; it’s located in Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency, more less 30 minutes from Ubud. Tirta Empul means Holy Spring in Balinese. The temple compound consists of a petirtaan or bathing structure, famous for its holy spring water, where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification. The temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regulary, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha. Tirta Empul temple was founded around a large water spring in 962 A.D. during the Warmadewa Disnasty (10th -14th centuries). The name of the temple comes from the ground water source named “Tirta Empul”. The spring is the source of Pakerisan river. The temple is divided into three sections: Jaba pura (front yard), Jaba tengah (central yard) and Jeroan (inner yard). Jaba tengah contains 2 pools with 30 showers which are name accordingly: Penglukatan, Pembersihan, Sudamala and Pancuran cetik (poison). The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, another Hindu Godname for the supeme consciousness Narayana.
Ceking rice terrace is a tourist attraction with a dominant rice fields staircase steps, hilly terraced rice fields so that the system is used with a system of terracing makes Tegalalang has its own uniqueness. Ceking is name of village in location of rice terrace,but famous name is Tegalalang rice terrace. Anyone guaranteed to linger in Ceking Rice Terrace for its natural beauty, stunning also the cool air. Away from the bustle of big cities and air pollution. Here you will see the Balinese farmer plowing and maintain their rice fields in the hills sloping complete with irrigation systems that continue to drain the water from the mountains. Ceking Rice Terrace has become a natural attraction quite popular with tourists, especially those coming from the big cities. In every day they come to just calm down, observing the beauty of nature, or get closer to nature. Terrace skinny estimated to have existed since the 9th century and maintained by village farmers have until now. With Ceking Rice Terrace serve as a tourist attraction, the villagers of Ceking together with local village officials to provide facilities for tourists who come, like many souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants along the way this Ceking village. In addition many of the hawkers offering Balinese accessories.
Itinerary Tour :
08.00 AM Pick Up at hotel
09.00 AM Goa Gajah temple
10.30 AM Kehen Temple
11.00 AM Penglipuran
12.30 PM Kintamani
14.00 PM Coffe plantation (civet coffe)
15.00 PM Tirta Empul temple
16.00 PM Rice Terrace ceking
16.30 PM Back to hotel
|Pick up time|
|Ubud Area||08.00 am|
|Kuta Area||07.30 am|
|Nusa Dua Area||07.30 am|
|Uluwatu Area||07.00 am|
|1-5 persons||IDR 700.000/car|
Tour Include :
English speaking driver
Lunch or dinner
Payment is cash payment on the day itself with our tour driver upon pick up
Payment with other currency will convert based on daily exchange rate and no need deposit
Tour condition :
The tour is private tour and that means there is no other participant
Infant under 4 years did is free of charge
Flexible time arrangement and subject to change based on you request during in one package