One of the most famous places in Indonesia is the island of Bali, which is known for its beautiful landscape, sandy beaches, rich culture and the warmth and friendliness of the Balinese people. Bali is a well-liked travel and tourist destination for vacations, weddings and honeymoons. With the variety of natural resources, flora and wildlife, volcanoes and crater lakes, Bali holidays offer several unique and interesting tours catering for all types of people. You can enjoy day, night and eco tours with something to offer every traveler. Here are five to consider for you trip.
Kintamani Volcano Tour and Barong Dance
This tour offers tradition, nature, art, spirituality and scenery. It includes a visit to the Batubulan village where you will experience the traditional Barong and Kris Dances. At the mountainous village of Kintamani, you will see spectacular views of the active volcano at Mount Batur. Other stops on the trip include the popular villages of Mas, Ubud and Celuk where you will see artisans at work designing wood blocks and craft items, paintings and gold and silver items. The tour also includes a visit to the 11th century Goa Gajah, called the Elephant Cave.
Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Tour
On this trip you will experience some history, spiritual customs, food and architecture. The excursion into the countryside is well-liked by many tourists. It involves walking through the magnificently terraced rice fields and tasting a sampling of traditional Balinese food of sweet potato and fried tapioca. Other attractions include the beautiful 16th century Royal Taman Ayun Temple of Mengwi that is surrounded by a moat and the hallowed Monkey Forest where you will see hundreds of monkeys in their natural habitat. Visiting the picturesque Sunset Temple at the famous Tanah Lot off Bali’s west coast is also a treat.
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Ubud Arts & Crafts Tour
For sightseeing involving fine arts, prominent artists, art collectors and culture, a visit to three of Bali’s well-known artisan villages offers a treat of high-class arts, crafts and souvenirs. They are the Celuk Village that specializes in silver and gold jewellery, the Mas Village, which is known for its elaborate woodcarvings and the famous Ubud Village, known as Bali’s center for paintings. At Ubud you will find several galleries displaying and selling ancient and contemporary works of renowned local and European artists.
Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise & Show Tours
You can enjoy a relaxing and romantic evening touring the scenic Bali harbor on a dinner cruise. The trip includes live entertainment by some of Bali’s prominent singers and dancers as well as delectable international cuisine and dancing to music provided by the disco.
Elephant Safari Ride
For a fun and adventurous tour that offers good value for money, visit the Bali Elephant Safari Park and Lodge and enjoy live and exciting elephant shows and rides in the Taro forest. You can also feed the elephants, have your picture taken with them and walk through the park to experience the gardens and the sights and sounds of wildlife.
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