What To Expect
At approximately 8:00 AM, a driver from Bali tours transportation company will arrive at your hotel/villa. Please wait for the driver at your hotel's reception area or near the villa.
At 9:30, accompanied by an English-speaking driver, you will head to the first stop on the route - the mystical abandoned cliffside temple of Tegallinggah. The path to the temple involves a staircase that overlooks ponds filled with fish and lotus flowers. Covered in moss, these steps tower above the ancient stone structures, adorned with cascading vines and tranquil pools of lotuses – an Asian wonder hidden away, known only to the most curious adventurers.
Here, you will witness a rare sight for these parts – a rock-carved temple complex adorned with intricate carvings. Today, this place fascinates many explorers and historians, all drawn to uncover the mysteries of a structure that holds over 800 years of history.
11:30 - After experiencing the rich cultural heritage of Bali, get ready to explore the island's stunning natural beauty. You will discover Gembleng waterfall with its natural pool offering a breathtaking view of the jungle scenery. The waterfall tucked away from the usual tourist spots.
13:30 - The next stop is a hidden gem known to few tourists - the Samsara Museum, dedicated to the local way of life and traditions. A knowledgeable local guide will delve into the importance of Balinese rituals, explaining the customs and lifecycle - from birth rituals and child-rearing practices to funeral ceremonies.
15:00 - After an exciting morning, it's time for lunch at a restaurant that overlooks the ocean (lunch not included). Amidst the sound of the waves, delicious seafood or local cuisine dishes await you.
16:00 - The final destination of your Eastern journey - the authentic village of Tenganan, known for its residents and their traditional way of life. Here, things are different from the usual Balinese norms - local hierarchy and rituals have their unique style. The society here is quite closed and has only recently become accessible to tourists. Local craftsmanship takes center stage here. At Tenganan, witness the making of traditional textile treasures like vibrant batiks, sarongs, and the extraordinary double ikat, found nowhere else in the world. These beautiful creations made by skilled artisans are available for purchase, making for meaningful souvenirs of your visit.
Around 18:00, you will be back at your hotel or villa. The exact arrival time might vary depending on traffic conditions and the distance of your accommodation from the drop-off point.
During the rainy season, the steps to the Tegalinggan Temple can be very slippery, be careful when descending. If it is not possible to get to the temple due to weather conditions, then the guide has the right to change the visit to the temple in the program to an alternative location.