TOUR 5: DOLPHIN WATCHING & RICE TERRACES
Departure Time: 3:00am (Full Day Tour)
Duration: Approx 11 Hours
Rate: 1-3 Persons US$ 65 • 4-6 Persons US$ 70
We will travel through the center of Bali to Lovina Beach. A boat will take you out to see the friendly dolphins that frequent the area. After having breakfast, you’ll visit the Brahma Arama Buddhist Convent, then on to relax in the Banjar Hot Springs. You’ll see the prime coffee, cacao and clove plantation areas all around Pupuan. Then on to the famous rice terraces of Antosari and Belimbing.
LOVINA BEACH & DOLPHIN WATCHING
Lovina Beach is one of the famous tourist destination in northern part of Bali which own beautiful of calm sea water, blackish chromatic sand and the sea with its dolphin. One of the favorite fascinations in Lovina is dolphin watching tour. Hundreds of dolphins can be seen in the morning time around 1 km offshore. We can see the dolphin attractions in this place like jumping. It is not fail to draw if the tourist has the time to see the sunset here.
BRAHMA VIHARA ASHMARA
Brahma Vihara Ashmara is a Buddhist temple and monastery in northern Bali, near Lovina. 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 Brahma Vihara Ashmara is the largest Buddhist temple in Bali. The Buddhist temple is not touristy, the entrance is free, but donations are welcome. Even sarongs, you need to enter the temple, are free. The Buddhist temple is located in the hills and offers a nice view. It is believed that Buddhist monks in the 6th century settled in the north of Bali. So the Buddhist influence on the Hindu religion of Bali is noticeable. The terraced complex has a few meditation rooms with golden Buddhas, and there are a number of Buddha statues in the garden. On the highest terrace of the complex is a stupa, which is a small version of the Borobudur in Java. In the temple you will find references to Borobudur.
BANJA HOT SPRING
Banjar Hot Spring is a nature hot wellspring from the ground and it is believed can heal the disease. Its water is accommodated at one small swimming pool encircled by unique rural nature. This hot wellspring source is predictably built since of hundreds of year ago and since the Japanese colonize the Indonesia, this place has developed into three pools to relocate the water for taking a bath. The Japanese had also developed its military officer resort close to this area. Having bathing in the heat water containing the brimstone, it will be able to heal the skin disease. Now this place is opened for tourist who can use this bathing place to swim in hot pool and also enjoy the waterfall. Enjoying the hot water fall, we can feel like squeezing, especially at pool equipped by the shower that can make the body refresh and relaxed.
BEAUTIFUL RICE FIELDS
Rice Field in Ubud at Antosari and Belimbing is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system), which according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. This view alone has an outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice terraces on the slopes across the valley. The high roadside location is cool and breezy and it is a well-known spot for tourists to stop and take photos.