DESTINATIONS

Here’s some of the most important place I can drive you to. You choose the destination,  I’ll find the way.

You can decide to visit every single spot or to rely on one of my tours, which cover three areas in the north of the Island. Check the price in this page !

 


TOUR #1  :

Gitgit Waterfall, Lake Beratan, Luwak Coffee Plantations, Jati Luwih


Gitgit Waterfall

It is located on the north of the island, not too far from Lovina and the old island capital Singaraja. The falls are a popular tourist destination in Bali for the bridge walkway and cool water. The falls are located in Gitgit Village, Sukasada District, and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Singaraja Town, or about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from Denpasar.

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Lake Beratan

Beratan Lake is a shallow lake with the high caldera about 1231 meters above sea level and it is located at Bedugul, the famous tourist destination in Bali. This lake have wide 3,8 km2 and also its deepness is up to 22 meters. The water volume in this lake is about 0,049 km3, so Beratan Lake is the closed lake. Tourist can access the Beratan Lake through the dock which have been provided or desist around Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. In this place, the visitor can do various activities like doing recreation to look around in dock or do the other outdoor activities. The various water recreation activities can also be conducted here, for example riding the boat motorize to circle the lake, parasailing, canoeing with the traditional boat, banana boating, water skiing, and others. Fishing activities are also available in this places for who one love fishing in the lake.


Luwak Coffee Plantations

This little Kopi Luwak plantation in a relaxing setting about 20 minutes south of Bali is an enjoyable way to spend an hour or so. This site is more like a showroom featuring how their coffee is produced in a larger farm in the hills. Nonetheless it’s an enjoyable walk through the garden and a chance to learn about growing techniques. Our hose spoke reasonable English and was happy to answer my questions about production, price, quantity and so on.


Jati Luwih

Jati Luwih rice terrace is 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. It is one of recommended places to visit in Bali with the beautiful view as according to its name from Jati and Luwih, where Jati mean really and Luwih meaning especial, good, and beautiful or the equivalent. The local paddies are planted in this place look typically of the high relative size plant compared with other pre-eminent paddy planted by most farmers in Bali. In line to this, the place is 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.

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TOUR #2  :

Banjar Hot Springs, Brahma Arama Vihara Temple, Munduk Waterfall, Buyan & Tamblingan twin Lakes

Banjar Hot Springs

The sacred hot springs of Banjar are set in the middle of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, close to Lovina Beach, and it consist of three public and one private pool.

The sulphuric water is of volcanic origin and has an agreeable warm temperature of 37 degrees Celcius, ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases.


Brahma Arama Vihara Buddhist Temple

It is a Buddhist temple and monastery in northern Bali, and the largest of the island. It’s more than just a “tourist attraction”. It is still in use, and you can meditate here and stay in the Ashram (community and meeting place).

The Buddhist temple is not touristy, the entrance is free, but donations are welcome. The Buddhist temple is located in the hills and offers a nice view.

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Munduk Waterfall

Munduk lies on the altitude of about 800 meters above sea level is offering such a fresh mountain air and far out of pollution. Amongst a number of waterfalls in Bali, Munduk would offer you a chance to really enjoy its beauty as it is not being so commercial yet.

To reach this waterfall, its not that much of a trek, just about 10 minutes walk from the side of the main road.


Buyan & Tamblingan twin lakes

Tamblingan Lake is a beautiful lake located on the north slope of Mount Mortar, Munduk, Buleleng, Bali. This lake is one of the three twin lakes that formed in a large caldera. To the east there is a row of Lake Buyan and Lake Beratan. On the edge of the Tamblingan Lake there is a Gubug Temple. As Lake Tamblingan lies 1,000 meters above sea level, the climate here is cool. The early morning mist that hangs over the waters strangely enhances its mystical appeal. By Lake Tamblingan near Lake Buyan along the south-north highway live a host of monkeys. These multiply so fast, that they are often called the teeming monkeys of the jungle.

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TOUR #3  :

Singaraja, Beji Temple, Maduwe Karang Temple, Sekumpul Waterfall


Singaraja City Tour

A tour across the old capital of the Island, still the most important city in the north.


Beji Temple

The Pura Beji is located in Sangsit village. It is located about 8 km in the east of Singaraja. The location and size of this temple can be considered ordinary since the temple is located not far away from the settlements. What makes this temple special is the carvings that decorate almost all the parts of the temple.

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Maduwe Karang Temple

This temple is dedicated to Batara Meduwe Karang (the lord possessing the land); it ensures divine protection for crops grown on dry land, such as coconuts, maize and ground nuts.

It’s built on spectacular scale, with well-maintained grounds and frangipani tree galore.
Maduwe Karang has been visited by tourist since before the Second World War. It is divided into three courtyards, or levels. Jaba Pura, the outer court, is approached by two step which are adorned with series of thirtyfour statues, representing the various characters from Ramayana epic stories.

 


Sekumpul Waterfall

Sekumpul Waterfall is touted as the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It is fairly close to Lemukih Waterfalls, only about 2 km away. To see the waterfall, it takes a bit of effort and struggle. From the parking lot, you have to walk quite far away, down a dirt road, down the hundreds of stairs, and across the river. When you ride a motorcycle, you can still ride from the parking lot (near the ticket window), to the end of the road paving.

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Other Destinations


Lovina

Placed on the northwestern side of the island, Lovina’s coastal strip stretches from 5 km west of the city of Singaraja to 15 km west. The Lovina area contains the small villages (from east to west) of Pemaron, Tukad Mungga, Anturan, Banyualit, Kalibukbuk, Kaliasem and Temukus. It is becoming more popular with tourists but remains far quieter than the tourist hotspots of the island’s south side.

Popular activities for visitors include diving, snorkeling, and early-morning boat trips off the coast to see dolphins. These dolphin siting trips usually last about two hours.


Ubud

Ubud is considered in many ways Bali’s cultural heart. Located in the cool mountains, just one hour’s drive north of the airport and the resorts of southern Bali, this traditional country town is home of one of Bali’s royal families. Ubud is also a flourishing crafts centre. Around Ubud the surrounding villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan and Batuan specialise in crafts and woodcarving which are sold all over the island. There are hundreds of shops selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewellery as well as some of the best art museums in the country, dozens of art studios, an excellent local craft market and galleries.

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Seminyak

Seminyak is Bali’s most fashionable beach, home to among the island’s luxurious resorts and host to a number of fine restaurants and boutiques. Fashion stores and top dining spots with international chefs cooking up world-class cuisine line the streets, from Jalan Petitenget to Jalan Kayu Aya. Seminyak’s Petitenget Beach offers a more secluded ambiance compared to its sister strands of Kuta and Legian to the south. However, after sunset a livelier nightlife scene takes over. Chic hotels such as the W Retreat & Spa, or premier dining and entertainment venues such as Ku De Ta and the Potato Head Beach Club, have all garnered an international following.


Gili Islands

The islands are a popular destination for tourists looking for a remote island experience. Each island has several small resorts, usually consisting of a collection of huts for tourists, a small pool and restaurant. Most local inhabitants live on Trawangan in a township stretching along its east side just inland (which is also where most recent development is taking place). Automobiles and motorised traffic are prohibited on the islands by local ordinance, so the preferred method of transportation is by foot and bicycle or the horse-drawn carriage called a cidomo Diving in and around the Gilis is also popular due to the abundance of marine life and attractive coral formations.

 

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Menjangan Island

Menjangan is small island, located 5 miles to the north-west of Bali island and is part of the Indonesian archipelago. “Menjangan” in Indonesian means “Deer”. The name was given by the local population observing wild deer herds swimming to the island every spring and covering a distance of approx 1.2 miles.

The island is considered to be an important part of the local tourism industry, because its marine fauna incorporates one of the best-preserved coral reefs in the area. All scuba-diving shops arrange daily trips to the island.


 

Mt. Batur

Batur is the most active volcano in Bali and it’s last eruption was recorded in 2000. The peak sits at 1717 meters (5,633 ft.) above sea level and offers breathtaking views of Lake Batur, black lava from the last explosion, and surrounding mountains. Whether you love photography or just want to have the best possible experience, the best way to enjoy this hike is by getting up bright and early for the sunrise hike. Oh and don’t forget to pack some water!

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Sources : Wikipedia.org – Balistarisland.com – Tripadvisor.com – Balitourism.nl – Baliskytour – Adventurousbali.com – Balitravelo.com – Balisuta.com – Bali-indonesia.com
Pictures : NigelPh – Schristia – Putu Bali Tour Guide – Bali Hello Travel – Mizzkazza Travel – Beji Tours –