Bali Tropical Safaris Itinerary

By | July 25, 2012

Bali Tropical Safaris Itinerary

Hotel picks up between 08.15 – 8.30 am.

We start the Bali Tropical Safaris Itinerary from picking you up at the hotel. A day with Bali Tropical Safaris is an adventure back in time. We take you right off the beaten track and literally, by four wheels drive, to the parts of Bali normally never reached.

The Safaris provide thrilling off-road excitement as the trek through the muddy, step terrain’s remote territory, Local culture and religion are observed at temples, small villages, traditional ceremonies, riverside stops, and spice and fruit plantations. So, you can find this story through Bali Tropical Safaris Itinerary below.

Like all the old Balinese realms, Tabanan has a mountain to-the sea axis –an ordering of the physical landscape that mirrors the ordering of the cosmos, with major points marked by temples and the wealthy regency in Bali. Several villages located to the southwest of Tabanan regency are especially rich in rice-field wide areas

Bali Tropical Safaris | Four Wheel Drive
Bali Tropical Safaris | Four Wheel Drive

Belalang Village

From Nusa Dua to the first stop is Belalang village around one hour. It is 18 km from west Denpasar or 33 km from Nusa Dua. The first stop to open the canvas ceiling, enable one to stand-up whilst driving through. Desa Belalang is the first unspoiled village one finds on the tour. Like the other villages, there are always split-gates (Candi Bentar) that have the function of both the border and as welcoming gates. From there on we drive from a place to another, still within natural places in Bali. While driving through, the standing-up guest could witness the traditional house compounds and the villagers’ way of life.

Pejaten Village

About 5 minutes, or 3 km after Belalang, we arrive at the village of Pejaten. It is famous for its pottery. Moreover, 77% of the villagers live from making traditional roof tiles and ceramics. Nowadays, the tiles are painted in bright reds and greens, to replicas of glazed Chinese ceramics.

The latter is the result of an initiative taken by Dutch potters during the 1980s. Since the 1970’s a Chinese painter from Tabanan, the late Kay it, introduced the production of terracotta tiles decorated with figures of gods, goddesses and wayang heroes in relief. These were mainly used for interior decoration of restaurants and shops in the tourist areas of South Bali.

After passing this tiles village, we will encounter two unique and beautiful temples. One is a sacred temple set under a river bridge with a source of holy water. Meanwhile, the local people use it for purification rites. Here we can stop for 5 minutes. Another one is a big, well-carved and decorated village temples. The inner courtyard perch two Merus (Balinese pagoda). One of them with 11 tiers. So, it is a good place to stop for taking pictures. The temple is dedicated to Lord of Brahma and Wisnu.

Kerambitan Village

The village of Kerambitan where we passed 15 minutes after the temple is in particular, noted for its Tektekan performances. In fact, not a dance, but a precession of men with giant wooden cowbells. It is huge clappers around their necks and bamboo split drums. They traditionally marched around the village during an epidemic or great drought to chase away the evil spirits. And also, they believe that it can bring fertility to the area. Prior arrival at Gadungan Village, we stop our tour for 15 minutes to visit the primary school at Meliling Village. Here, you can interaction take a photo with the student.

Gadungan Village

From the village of Kerambitan, the tour proceeds the trip trough the village of Gadungan. We will take a coffee break for about 25minutes to enjoy coffee or tea with homemade Balinese pastry. We will serve it at a traditional house compound, feel the real Bali in the village seen the original lifestyles.

The Gadungan village its located southern part of BatukaruMountainarea offers fine views. About halfway, we will see Mount Batukaru with an altitude of 2,276 meters from Dalang Village. Also, we will find a tower to commemorate the Balinese hero, Lieutenant Colonel I Gusti Ngurah Rai. He was a commander of the national forces who had fought against the Dutch colonialists. However, he died with 94 of his troops on 20 November 1946. They fought till death. And also, the government has appointed his name for the international airport of Bali

Gempinis Village

Finish coffee break we proceed the trip passed the village of Gempinis through the muddy trek in the middle of the tropical cocoa garden,  there is a tiny road goes down leading across steep rice terrace and small villages heading to Beraban passing Gunung Salak village, where you can enjoy the beautiful view of rice terraces.

Dalang Village

After passing the muddy trek of the tropical cocoa garden and a magnificent view of the rice terrace of Dalang village the tour continues and passed the Meagati village crossed the main street trough thevillageofSerampingan, where you’ll continue to see the wide rice field.

Beraban Village

Arrive at Beraban the modern Balinese farmer grows two crops of rice each year in irrigated, terraced rice fields, which for many are the definitive feature of the Balinese landscape. Meanwhile, Subak as one of the social organizations in Bali regulates the water system for rice fields in this village. Water sources in the mountains flow directly into the rice fields with complicated channels.

Each mini watershed has its own Subak council, made up of neighboring farmers who are a party to this common water supply together they are responsible for the equable distribution of water to all irrigated rice fields within their purview.

Just 20 meters of the Beraban beach, the journey will stop with beautiful and enchanting rice terrace and magnificent blue ocean surrounding for 1- 1.5hours here the delicious Indonesian traditional lunch will be served at the Bali Tropical Safaris traditional compound build by local craftsmen. At the Beach of Beraban may you can walk around for couple minutes prior to the tour return back to the hotel, upon back to the hotel the tour reaches the last destination at the village of Kerambitan for a traditional market for 5-10 minutes then continue to hotel direction.

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