Sunday, 15 July 2018 | 08.30 – 13.00
Depart for Tanjung Benoa, Bali is one a perfect place for water sports activities. Enjoy the water sport package; turtle island tour;. you will be taken to the sea as far as 300 – 500 meters offshore with glass bottom boa, enjoy the beautiful underwater scenery without having to join scuba dive. Coral reefs, a variety of ornamental fish, marine plants and other marine animals.
Parasailing activities ; a fantastic activity by hinging the body under airborne which is pulled by the speed boat to overview the amazing panorama of the coastal area. It will bring you to fly 95 meters above sea level and you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Tanjung Benoa and surrounding area. Jet ski activities; driving 700 cc motorize ski to explore the beautiful Tanjung Benoa Beach. This Bali marine sport is well equipped by life jacket and accompanied by the professional Jet Ski Guide to ensure your safety and security adventures. Banana boat; ride on the rubber boat in form of Banana and pulled by the speed boat. This adventure brings you to the fun situation along with partner or group which can give the memorable experience. Afterward, lunch will served at The Wacho restaurant with Indonesian food
Monday, 16 July 2018 | 08.00 – 13.00
We started the day with an early morning tour of the market. Which itself is eye-opening as you are familiarized through tropical herb, spices, fruits, vegetable, fish and meat used in Balinese cooking. You’ll also discover peculiar utensils, from stone mortars and pestles, basket steamers, to various earthenware. Enjoy an morning tea with traditional Balinese cake before start the lesson. Here, you will learn the techniques and become familiar with the fresh herbs, spices, and other ingredients that make Balinese food delightfully tasty as well as nutritious and cleansing.
Through demonstration and hands-on experience, we will prepare lunch on an assortment of exquisite dishes, from satay and grilled fish and curries to black rice pudding dessert. With the assistance of our professional cooking teachers, prepare a complete menu based on regional recipes- nine main dishes and dessert, followed by lunch based on the prepared dishes, accompanied by traditional drink (Hibiscus Tea and Balinese Rice Wine).
Tuesday, 17 July 2018 | 08.00 – 13.00
The first visit will be at Jenggala Ceramic which offers hand-painting of ceramics. Jenggala is a Bali based home ware destination producing unique ceramic tableware as well as a curated range of complimenting products.
Jenggala has pioneered unique organic design styles, colour combinations and glazes prevalent throughout its ceramic tableware collection. Unique Jenggala items are featured at many restaurants, resorts and hotels in Bali and worldwide. Afterward, lunch will be served at Jendela Bali restaurant at Garuda Wisnu Kencana, the best place to enjoy authentic Balinese cuisine while overlooking the stunning panorama of Bali Island.
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | 08.30 – 16.30
Leaving the traffic behind, you are soon winding your way through small villages surrounded by early morning Balinese Life, driving through traditional village, natural plantation, the best rice field in Bali and your target the mighty Mount Batukaru. Firstly, we will stop at Butterflies Park, a beautiful park where thousand of butterflies from the rarest species are bred and flying around the park, continuing to Batukaru Temple, the temple dedicated to the God of Mahadewa. Surrounding of the temple is forest with peaceful and very quit as the temple lied in slope of Batukaru mountain. The temple has some meru, a symbol of the mountain, eastern side build holy spring temple and small moat with some small fish. Located in the middle of tropical rainforest on the slop of Mount Batukaru with passes through coffee, cocoa, vanilla and clove plantation will lead you to Jatiluwih village; a famous tourist destination in west part of Bali featured by the breathtaking view of rice terrace unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side. It has been well appointed as one of UNESCO World Heritages since the site has been able to maintain the local culture heritage in form of water irrigation system managed traditionally called by SUBAK.
Jatiluwih also famous with its organic agriculture system due to the located in the in the plateau of Watukaru Mount which is suitable for the agriculture development. Bedugul fruit and vegetable market where local product are supplied, Ulun Danu Temple, and also known as the Floating Temple, is one of the most mesmerizing temples in Bali.This Hindu temple was built in the 17th century in honor of the lake goddess Dewi Danu, marking the significance of Lake Bratan as the main source of water in Bali. The scenery and cooler atmosphere of the uplands has made this temple and lake a frequently photographed attraction as well as a favourite recreation and sightseeing spot. It has long been assumed that the temple complex was already a consecrated site prior to the temple being built, as there is a megalithic stone tablet and sarcophagus contained within the complex.
Thursday, 19 July 2018 | 08.30 – 14.00
Art has always been an integral part of Balinese life and trip to Ubud is an excellent way to gain an understanding of the art and culture in Bali. First stop will be made at Batik Factory where you will have the opportunity to observe how the batik being processed and perhaps buy some lovely local-made Batik at its shop. Celuk village; the town of gold and silver smiths.
Afterward visit Puri Lukisan; a painting museum designed with Balinese traditional architecture that is integrated with pure nature and atmosphere of Ubud Village. Enjoy the art from the great artists such as I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, Ida Bagus Nyana, Anak Agung Gde Sobrat, I Gusti Made Deblog , Mr. Rudolf Bonnet, Walter Spies and others. Mas village; is the center of woodcarving in Bali where the Balinese turn logs of woods into a very intricate and living handicraft.
The guest will visit a gallery where there will be a demonstration of the carving. Ubud traditional market; is a traditional market offering beautiful and attractive souvenirs made by local Balinese people. It is not far different with other markets available in the tourism area where most of souvenirs are sold in the individual shops based on show owner design. It is an ideal place to place for tourists where they can experience at the great bargain art market in Ubud Bali.
Lunch will served at Bebek bengil restaurant Ubud; features spacious dining settings with good daytime views provided by its lush crafted gardens and landscaping inspired by its natural rice field surroundings.
Friday, 20 July 2018 | 08.30 – 16.30
Explore the art center of Bali by watching the Barong Dance at Batubulan Village. This dance symbolizes the everlasting struggle between good and evil spirits. Traditional Balinese house in Singapadu village. It is called a Balinese compound as it consists of several small different “buildings” i.e. kitchen, family room, bedroom, etc. visiting Elephant cave; this was an ancient monastery of Hindu and Budhist monks who used to meditate in the cave. Its face is elaborately carved, depicting a demon head splitting open the rock with its bare hand at the mouth of the cave. Gunung Kawi; This collection of candi is beautifully situated in a river valley surrounded by rice fields and jungle. Gunung Kawi Temple is a collection of ten candi, created to evoke the appearance of temple fronts and designed to provide residence for the souls of ancient kings. The candi are hewn into the valley walls on both sides of the Pekerisan River.. Tirta empul temple; This Hindu water temple known for its holy spring waters Founded around 962 AD, the temple was built alongside a natural spring that comes from the Pakerisan River and has been attracting Hindus and travelers for generations.The temple is divided into three distinct parts, The front yard (Jaba Pura), inner yard (Jeroan) and the central yard (Jaba Tengah). The latter contains two pools and 30 showers and serves as the focal point of this temple’s striking design. Another nearby and prominent site on top of a hill is the presidential palace, istana tampaksiring, build during the years of the nation’s first presiden Indonesia, Soekarno. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.