Zip off in a safari vehicle for an eight-hour romp around the Balinese countryside, as you make canang offerings at Pura Luhur Batukaru temple, hike the Jatiluwih rice terraces, and lunch at Bamboo Forest Restaurant. Settle into your seat in a four-person Land Rover and head out across backroads that lead you past a village centered around a natural stone quarry. In a nearby farming-fueled community you’ll enjoy freshly roasted Balinese coffee and homemade snacks. Then learn how to create traditional canang, palm-leaf baskets used as Balinese Hindu religious offerings, while embracing the spiritual serenity emanating from Pura Luhur Batukaru temple. The bright-green hillsides of the Jatiluwih rice terraces were named a UNESCO site for good reason - and you can opt for a 30-minute trek through fields where locals have harvested rice since the 9th century. Then nestle into the natural environs of Bamboo Forest Restaurant, where not only will a buffet meal of Indonesian dishes be presented on the open-air patio, but also traditional rindik music to round out your unforgettable day in Bali.
• Bali: Enjoy an off-road journey in a Land Rover to rural villages for Balinese coffee and tasty snacks.
• Pura Luhur Batukaru: Partake in a ceremonial offering at an ancient temple situated on the slopes of volcanic Mount Batukaru.
• Jatiluwih: Walk across centuries-old rice paddies and savor Indonesian cuisine and music at a local restaurant surrounded by bamboo groves.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Local currency
• Sun protection
• Bottled water
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Guests must be able to walk approximately .2 miles over flat surfaces, with inclines and about 55 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Foreign currencies not accepted in many venues.
• The drive between pier and temple is approximately 2 hours.
• The drive between restaurant and pier is approximately 2 hours.
• Tour sequence may vary.