This full-day small group tour will take you deeper into the intricate, ancient and unique cultural heritage of Bali. The eastern corners of the island are not as developed as the south and there are many unexplored treasures to be found here. This tour takes you off the beaten tourist track and opens up another side to Bali; one of mysticism, magic and the spiritual heartland of the island. Taking in Bali’s most holy Hindu site, the former capital and a distinctive village that has remained culturally intact since the 16th century, this tour is a must for travelers who wish to delve deeper into the history of Hinduism and the beating heart of Bali.
On this full day tour you will receive a Batik painting demonstration, visit a traditional Bali Aga village, see Besakih “mother” temple, visit Klungkong’s historic capital and see astonishing landscapes.
In the village of Batu Bulan you will be introduced to the fine art of Batik painting. After this interesting visit, you will proceed to the eastern part of Bali, which is dominated by the towering Mount Agung (3,142 meters). It is Bali’s most sacred and highest volcano and its last eruption was in 1963. Built on one of the volcano’s slopes, the Besakih Temple Complex is the most important and sacred temple for the Balinese Hindu community. For this reason it is known as the “Mother Temple”.
At Bukit Jambul, you will stop for a refreshing view over the beautiful valley and the opportunity for lunch. On the way through the east of Bali you will discover the traditional village of Penglipuran. This village is unique for its different social community structure and layout, which dates back to the 16th century. On your return you will pay a visit to the Hall of Justice called “Kerta Gosa” in Klungkung, the former capital of Bali.