Bali Lake and Hills
Breakfast at hotel.
Today you’ll be driven through small villages and incredible landscapes, stopping for pictures and learning about the islands’ culture, flora and fauna. Our specially-designed routes are timed so you arrive at the major sights before the crowds get there and meet local people at markets and traditional village compounds.
First stop at the UNESCO Heritage listed, Taman Ayun temple. It was built in 1634 to serve as the Royal family temple of the Mengwi dynasty. The temple is a truly stunning piece of historic architecture, surrounded by a moat with multi–roofted meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates.
After visiting Taman Ayun, continue through the beautiful countryside and little villages with an uphill drive to Bratan Lake which is located at 1200m above sea level. This volcanic lake is surrounded by some of the most spectacular views on offer before you'll take a walk to the water to the famous Ulun Danu Temple which sits on a small island on the far shores of the lake.
Explore the colourful market of Candikuning. Afterwards we drive you through some of the most beautiful rice terraces in all of Bali before you enjoy lunch at Bamboo Forest Restaurant, a fabulous restaurant located the middle of a tranquil rainforest at slopes of Batukaru Mountain. This is a relaxing setting for a traditional Balinese lunch.
Cap off your meal with a locally-grown mountain coffee with cognac before your departure for a light trekking in the Jatiluwih rice terrace. Listed as a UNESCO Heritage site, your guide will explain the incredible irrigation systems that allow the people to harvest rice up to four times a year.
Finally you will visit Bali’s most famous sight, the sea temple of Tanah Lot. Located on a barren volcanic rock in the ocean, the temple is sometimes pounded by huge waves: a magical setting.
The drive continues to your hotel.
Overnight in Seminyak.
Superior: The Seminyak (Beach Wing Room)
Deluxe: The Samaya Seminyak (Pool Villa)