TOUR 1 – KINTAMANI ~ BARONG ~ UBUD
Duration: Approx 8 Hours
Rate: 1-3 Persons US$ 50 • 4-6 Persons US$ 55
We will see the numerous aspects of Balinese life, such as: Barong and Kris Dance performance at Batubulan, gold and silver works at Celuk, fine Woodcarvings at Mas and Balinese Painting at Ubud. A visit to a local family compound will give us a new perspective on the way of life of these friendly people. The mountain road passes through coffee and tangerine plantations before arriving at Kintamani, a mountain village at 1400 meters above sea level. There are breathtaking views to the still active volcano and the Lake Batur from the rim edge village. Afterward, our route will pass by supers views of the terraced rice fields in Tegal Lalang.
Batubulan is in the west part of Gianyar regency of Bali. Batubulan has been famous both in Indonesia and world-wide for the artistic blessing Barong dance (Bali Barong Dance and Bali Keris dance) and Bali stone carving.
CELUK VILLAGE FOR GOLD AND SILVER
Next stop is visiting the beautiful gold and silver at Celuk Village. Its famous for the incredible gold and silver handicrafts which are available around this area for very low prices. In the past, the dwellers of Celuk Village were mostly farmers. Rumors have it that there were only three families who belonged to the caste of Pande that pioneered this industry. In the past, the dwellers of Celuk Village were mostly farmers.
MAS WOOD CARVING VILLAGE
Mas is famous in Bali as being one of the main arts and crafts villages on the island. Where Ubud is the village of the painters, Mas is the village of the carvers where some of the most incredible woodcarvings are produced and have been produced for hundreds of years. Carvings range from very small pieces that can be perfect gives up to larger ornaments and furniture and on to incredible elaborate pieces that can be as large as 25 square meters and even more such as murals ad great door arches that are traditionally reserved for temples and stately homes of the Balinese Royalty and wealthy. Then the Royal Balinese families moved into Ubud and those who seeked work with them tried to offer to sell them goods. The royals then only started to buy and do business with the very best carvers from Mas and the best painters of Ubud and soon all of the islands best craftsmen moved to their prospective villages creating subcultures orientated around there talents. The carvings themselves differ between representations of the Balinese people often as farmers and in situations that the average Balinese worker can relate to, to amazing decorative carvings for the rich and then also some legends, myths representations of aspects of the Balinese religions and the stories that they entail.
UBUD VILLAGE FOR PAINTING
A famous Balinese Artwork / Balinese paintings and as such a famous Bali tourism destinations, it is popular with center of Bali painting arts. Third stop on Ubud Tour is visit Batuan Village for beautiful Fine Art. They ilustrated many stories about religion and bali life. Ussually it is a pieces of paintings that tell a stories. The material used also traditional material from mineral and vegetables or plant resources. Batuan village wasn’t influenced by the western as they were in Ubud. The Batuan paintings were often dark, crowded representations of either legendary scenes or themes from daily life, freakish animal monsters, and witches accosted people.
WHERE TO SHOP AND WHAT TO BUY IN UBUD
Shopping in and around the perimeters of the Ubud village promises an exciting adventure that will add to a memorable holiday experience. The whole area is dotted with different shops and galleries suitable for a free-roaming spree. Quieter, interconnecting footpaths and roads compared to the island’s southern region, makes for an enjoyable shopping tour.
Kintamani Village is a name of countryside located in the hill and the beautiful panorama surround it. We can see beautiful panorama from Kintamani Village to overview the active volcano of Batur Mount and wide Lake of Batur in a valley. It is situated in the plateau area with cool weather surround it. When we stand up at Kintamani, we will be able to see the rural area which is close to the lake. Kintamani is the object of mountain tourism is very unique and stunning, with cool air condition in the daytime and cold at night. We can watch stunning natural scenery of Penelokan, a combination of Mount Batur and the expanse of black rock with Lake Batur and on a blue caldera.
TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE
Bali Tegalalang Rice Terrace located on the north side of Ubud around 20 minutes drive. This area is famous tourist attraction for beautiful rice terraces, many tourists who travel to and from Kintamani stopped at this place to witness the beauty of the verdant terraced rice field scenery or having lunch at the restaurant while enjoying the beautiful scenery of terraced rice fields. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the tourist icon in Ubud Bali.
The rice terrace is designed very beautiful with exquisite hollowing rice field and precisely located on the hill bank. In this place, you will see the Balinese farmer do their rice field in oblique area complete with its system irrigation. You will enjoy the beautiful panorama of valley with rice terrace and coconut trees ornament it.