In this tour we will visit the attractions around Ubud, Ubud is very famous for its arts and traditions. Some places we will visit such as: Watching Barong Dance in Batubulan, this dance tells about the good against the devil. Visit Celuk village where this village is very famous for silver and gold craftsmen. Visit the famous Batuan village with traditional paintings and wood carvings. Next visit Pura Desa and Puseh Batuan, this temple has an ancient architecture with the arrangement of Rock that is in the chisel. Next to the east we will visit the waterfall Tegenungan it is located in Kemenuh village, there you can see the waterfall closely along the riverbank and there you can enjoy lunch while watching the scenery of the waterfall. Going to Ubud we will look around the monkey forest in Padang Tegal Ubud, there you can look closely at the lives of monkeys and take pictures with the monkeys. To central Ubud we will visit Museum Puri Lukisan, a place where you can see paintings from Ubud artists and last we will visit Puri Ubud, the residence of the previous king of Ubud and his descendants. More information click titles below :
Barong is probably the most well-known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality.
The story goes that Rangda, the mother of Erlangga, the King of Bali in the tenth century, was condemned by Erlangga's father because she practiced black magic. After she became a widow, she summoned all the evil spirits in the jungle, the leaks and the demons, to come after Erlangga. A fight occurred, but she and her black magic troops were too strong that Erlangga had to ask for the help of Barong. Barong came with Erlangga's soldiers, and fight ensued. Rangda casted a spell that made Erlangga soldiers all wanted to kill themselves, pointing their poisoned keris into their own stomachs and chests. Barong casted a spell that turned their body resistant to the sharp keris. At the end, Barong won, and Rangda ran away.
The masks of Barong and Rangda are considered sacred items, and before they are brought out, a priest must be present to offer blessings by sprinkling them with holy water taken from Mount Agung, and offerrings must be presented.
The village of Celuk, located approximately 4km southwest of the Sukawati District, is also Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops. The village is usually an included stopover on tour itineraries to the central and northern regions such as Ubud and Kintamani. The silver and gold shops line the roads approximately 10km northeast from Denpasar. The village of Celuk is also a link between Bali’s Batubulan-Mas-Sukawati-Ubud ‘golden pentacle’ of artisans and craftsmen.
The gold and silver items crafted here are of high quality and feature unique and elaborate designs as the craftsmen are known for their skills and their industriousness. Almost all of the households in the village are homes to jeweler families and each Celuk villager possesses artistic skills in developing and executing intricate designs and varying patterns. The gold and silver items they produce include souvenirs and mass export items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, studs, broaches and many other Balinese ceremonial accessories and adornments. As a tourism destination, Celuk welcomes visitors by the day who come to see the elaborate designing and production processes up close and witness a work of art in the making. Also, produce can be purchased directly here. Many of the households act as galleries, showcasing items in their front houses through glass displays and others are viewable in their workshops. Heading eastward along the Jalan Raya Celuk thoroughfare, immediately visible are the rows of galleries and art shops dealing with gold and silver. Several spots also feature items other than jewellery such as uniquely designed silverware; elephant motif spoons, floral design-rich forks, plates and trays and more is for sale here.
The many rows of art shops welcome not only prospective buyers, but also visitors who are merely interested in their design and production processes. Finished products are displayed in 360-degree viewing glass cases, enabling visitors to inspect the designs from all angles. Should you wish to inspect an item even closer, you may ask the gallery or shopkeeper to take them out for you, and they will be happy to explain the process of production and other interesting details behind the items.
Batuan village is a famous place of Balinese Artwork / Balinese paintings and as such a famous Bali tourism destinations, located about 7 kilometers north of Denpasar about and 10 kilometers south of Ubud, it is popular with center of Bali arts, and now it's known for its dancing, wood panel carving and Bali paintings Ubud. In Batuan village you'll see the beautiful paintings and they have Bali paintings for sale too.
Balinese traditional painting was restricted to ceremony aspect such as religious part, calendar and leather puppet (balinese: wayang). This periode was before 1920 and called as Kamasan or Wayang Style. Wayang itself is two dimensional drawing that characterized an hindu-buddhism epic such as Mahabarata and Ramayana. The paintings were used on temple or palace as ornament. They illustrated many stories about religion and bali life. Ussually it is a pieces of paintings that tell a stories. The name of kamasan style itself was taken from the village name where it originated. The material used in kamasan style is also traditional material from mineral and vegetables or plant resources. Also they use white bone, soot, or stone. Bamboo used as tool to painting and the media ( canvas ) ussually traditional canvas from wood, tree leaf, or cloth. In 1920, there are western artist visited bali. This has change the rule on balinese art painting. An introduce of new canvas from western material, inks and paint, has change the style into modern art painting. The year has start a new way of balinese modern art painting. More artists come to bali has influence traditional style that was restricted to ceremony aspect.
Batuan village wasn't influenced by the western as they were in Ubud. The Batuan paintings were often dark, crowded representations of either legendary scenes or themes from daily life, freakish animal monsters, and witches accosted people. The Batuan Village paintings were gradations of black to white ink washes laid over most of the surface, so as to create an atmosphere of darkness and gloom. In the later years, the designs covered the entire space, which often contributed to the crowded nature of these Balinese paintings.
The Batuan Village artisans Are known for their Balinese Artwork. Leading artists of the 1930s members of leading Brahman families, including Ida Bagus Made Togog, I Dewa Nyoman Mura (1877-1950) and I Dewa Putu Kebes (1874-1962), which were traditional Wayang-style Balinese painters for temples' ceremonial textiles.
Batuan Temple, referred to locally as ‘Pura Puseh lan Pura Desa Adat Batuan’, is a focal landmark in the namesake village of Batuan, well-known for its traditional Balinese arts and paintings. Within only a 10km transfer south from Ubud central, the site features a grand complex of shrines laid out within its 0.65Ha complex. Well preserved sandstone bas motifs and well-preserved traditional Balinese temple architecture are its main draws. This 11th century temple faces a separate large communal hall from where most visitors start their visit. When there’s no major temple ceremony on, which otherwise occupies this space with towering fruit and flower offerings, it is filled with local artists and craftsmen displaying their latest work, from batiks to framed paintings and statuettes. With a compulsory sash and cloth around your waist, you can cross over the road to enter the main temple grounds.
Up the five-tiered ‘candi bentar’ gate of Batuan Temple, you’ll come across various reliefs depicting mythical Balinese figures and floral themes, as well as statues depicting the Hindu trinity, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva further inside. A series of multi-tiered thatched-roof shrines within the temple’s inner courtyard are set in a layout that is typical of all large temple complexes in Bali. The temple pavilion’s wooden beams and ceilings are heavily engraved and gold gilded.
Tegenungan Waterfall it’s located in Kemenuh village, more less 20 minutes from Ubud. Around the waterfall has a pretty beautiful scenery with verdant trees. To reach the waterfall that is approximately 15 meters high, from the parking place, you have to down the dozens of well-arranged staircases. You also have to traverse the edge of the Petanu river to see the waterfall from a closer distance.
Mandala Suci Wenara Wana or well known as Monkey Forest Ubud is the sanctuary or natural habitat of long tailed Monkey, in scientific called Macaca fascicularis. It is located at Padangtegal Ubud, Bali. There are around 749 monkeys live in this sanctuary. They are divided into 6 groups, namely in front of main temple group, forest conservation group, central point group, eastern group, Michelin group, and cemeteries group. We also divided the monkey into age categorized are 63 adult male, 34 Subadult male, 219 Adult female, 29 Subadult female, 167 juveniles 1 (2-3 year), 118 juveniles 2 (1-2 year), 63 Infant old (5-12 month) dan 56 infant. Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud is the famous tourist attraction in Ubud. In every month there around 120.000 of visitor comes to Monkey Forest Ubud. The Monkey Forest Ubud has 186 species of the plan and tree in 14 hectares of the forest. The Monkey Forest Ubud has 3 temples inside namely Dalem Agung Padangtegal Temple, Holy Spring Temple and Prajapati Temple. In Monkey forest you can interact with monkey such as take a picture, you can ask the staff there to help you to take picture. The Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village.
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 Watch barong dance
10.30 AM Visit celuk village silver & gold smith
11.00 AM Visit Batuan village art painting
11.30 AM Batuan Temple
12.00 PM Tegenungan Waterfall
13.00 PM Monkey Forest
14.00 PM Rice terrace ceking
15.00 PM Kintamani
16.00 PM Tirta Empul Temple
16.30 PM Coffe plantation (civet coffe)
17.00 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