Bottle-green rice terraces, stacked up in curvaceous shelves as far as the eye can see; lazy tides on black sandy beaches; birdsong and the smell of incense floating on the breeze. This full-day tour will take you back to nature and show you Bali’s scenery in all its glory. The north of Bali is home to national parks, serene coastline and mountain ranges that hides holy lakes, springs and waterfalls. This is the garden of Bali, where traditional farming techniques have created some spectacular and picturesque views.
On this full-day tour you will see the beautiful Balinese rice terraces, Ulun Danu floating temple, a flower and fruit market as well as Buyan, Tamblingan and Bratan lakes.
First you will be taken to the most scenic areas of Pupuan and Antosari, where the morning sunlight is ideal for taking pictures of the unique rice terraces. After driving through the highlands where coffee, cacao and lots of different fruits are also grown, you will travel to the north coast. Lovina Beach, the quiet and nice black sand beach area is the next stop. Here you will have an opportunity for lunch.
After a relaxation break you will continue on the 230 kilometer route, winding up the mountain with magnificent views along the way until you reach about 1,200 meters above sea level where a striking panorama is spread before you.
Passing by Lake Buyan and Tamblingan allows you to view an area which is the habitat of many species of birds, trees and flowers unseen anywhere else on the island. You will then stop at Bedugul to visit Lake Bratan, the “Lake of Holy Mountain”, and its floating temple called Ulun Danu. This holy site is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of water.
Further on, you will have a stop at the local flower and fruit market for the opportunity to buy fresh and natural tropical fruits directly from the farmers. It’s a long day driving across Bali, but it is well worth it to discover the heart of Bali’s impressive natural beauty.