Start with a visit to the 1000 year old village temple of Batuan with its beautiful carvings. The temple is an extraordinary example of classic architecture and is a Pura Desa(village temple) and Pura Puseh(ancestors temple) at the same time.
Drive on to the famous artist village of Ubud and continue – taking backroads-to the beautiful holy springs of Gunung Kawi Sebatu. The waters of the spring are used for ceremonies and also for irrigating the rice fields in the area.
Afterwards it is all uphill until you reach Kintamani with its spectacular prehistoric Batur volcano. A gigantic exposion about 28000 Years ago created a caldera with a size of 12 kilometers. The deepest part is filled with Balis largest sweetwater lake and later eruptions gave rise to Mout Batur 1700 meters high. The Batur area was recently included by UNESCO as a geo parek and world heritage site.
The highlight of the tour is a drive into the old Batur caldera with its black lava fields. Walk around bizarre lava formations and learn about the amazing geology of the place.
Back up at the rim enjoy a Balinese lunch buffet with unforgettable views of the area.
In the afternoon drive through quiet and unspoiled villages and visit a spice plantation where different flavoured coffees and teas are served.
Departure: private tour every day
Kuta, Legia, Seminyak : 7:15 AM
Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Tanjung: 7:00 AM
Sanur, 7:30, Ubud 8:00
- Tour in VW 181 with driver and English speaking guide
- All entrance fees and donations
- Lunch at local restaurant, Insurance