Ubud and Batur Volcano Tours
The tour begins to see the Barong and Keris Dance at Batubulan Village, the performance start at 9.30 a.m and finish at 10.30 am. The Barong performance represents an eternal fight between good and evil spirit. A Barong (a mythological animal) represents good spirit and Rangda (a mythological monster) represent evil one. Balinese people also believe that the Barong is a symbol of protector. There are many kind faces of Barong, but mostly Barong cat, Barong Landung, Barong Macan (tiger face) and Barong celeng (pig face) are being performed.
Second stop is the rice terraces at Tegallalang Village. The rice terraces have beautiful view with coconut trees and small river valley. Tegallalang Village is well known as the village of handicrafts whereas they produce and sell for wholesale and export. You can see a long of the road with a lot of shops. They sell variety of painted woodcarving made from a very lightwood and with colorful designed.
Third stop will be Gunung Kawi Temple; this complex temple was built in 11th century when Bali under ruled of Anak Wungsu the son of Udayana King. Gunung Kawi consists of 10 memorials temple rock cut, the rock cut has 2 groups, one group has 4 temples in western side for monuments Anak Wungsu's chief concubines and 5 groups in eastern side for monuments the King of Udanyana, his wife, Airlangga, Marakata and Anak Wungsu. One monument built a little bit far in south of the other complex; this monument was believed to be for the priest of the king.
Fourth stop is Batur Mount Volcano; this place is located in Kintamani District - Bangli Regency. The best area to view the Mount Batur and Lake Batur is Panelokan Village. Mount Batur has experienced eruption for several times already amd the biggest eruption was in 1926. It destroyed the Batur Village and surrounding. The black lava was the eruption in 1974. It is currently still active. There are many restaurants available surround the crater and available for lunch for visitors. This tour is the most famous trip for tourists who visit the island.
Fifth stop is Tirta Empul or Spring Water Temple, it's located in Tampaksiring region near Gunung Kawi Temple. The temple was built around the springs and special bathing-pools. In the inner courtyard there is clear slate-blue spring water bubbling up into its own enclosed rectangular pool through a sedimentary layer of black sand. In Balinese legend this spring water was created by Indra God when he fought the Mayadenawa King. This place now very crowded with people on a secret day for special ritual bath called melukat.
The last stop is Ubud Market and Ubud Palace, the market has two different parts, traditional market is located in the west side and it sells daily food and open at earlier hours. The arts market sells variety of handicrafts, arts and textiles. Next to Ubud market is Ubud Palace where is the Royal Family live, in evening the outside yard use by the local group dance performance to held Legong Dance, Barong Dance, Ramayana Ballet and Mahabrata Ballet. Beside of the palace there is Ibu Oka Warung famous with the suckling pig (Babi Guling).
- 2 – 4 pax : USD 65 /pax
- 5 – 8 pax : USD 55/pax
- 9 pax - UP : USD 45/px
- Include: Entrance fee/donation, English speaking guide, Air-conditioned car + driver
- Optional: Lunch: USD 10-15/pax, Dinner : USD 15 – 30/pax
- Nusa Dua & Turtle island is not include boat fee to the island.
Terms & Conditions:
- Rate is net; in US dollar and per person
- Group booking (13 above) will be quoted on ad-hoc basis
- Tour will be as per program, unless there are few factors such as bad weather or time, which not permitted for tour to continue. In this case no refund can be allowed. Therefore it is important to follow the tour guide instruction in time constraint to visit each places of interest.