Waka Land Cruise Itinerary, Bali Adventures
1. TEGAL JADI VILLAGE
Approximate Time: 10.00 – 10.45 AM
You will visit an amazing stone quarry where seems to have stood still for centuries. The people from Tegal Jadi cut the stone, known as ‘Paras’, out of the cliff, the same way they have done for centuries, using traditional methods and techniques handed down for generations. The stone is rectangular shaped and weighs about five kilograms (0.80 stone) each. They are used to build the temples and shrines of the island.
2. TAJEN SEDAHAN – MALGUNUNG VILLAGE
Approximate Time: 11.00 – 11.45 AM
At this stop, you will be in typical family-run farmhouse. It is a very good example of the Balinese architectural concept which has buildings positioned in a courtyard accordingly to the family temple. Note the kitchen wall made out of bamboo and rendered with a mixture of mud and rice husk.
You will take a short walk around the garden to discover some of the fruit and vegetables. You can find banana, mango, rambutan, salak, jackfruit, pineapple, tapioca and more. But also look for vanilla, cloves, as well as coffee and cacao. From our kitchens tea, coffee and biscuits have been brought in the baskets on top of your car and will be served to you in the courtyard.
3. RAINFOREST CAMP HIGH ON THE SLOPES OF THE SACRED MOUNT BATUKARU
Approximate Time: 13.00 – 14.30 PM
Your vehicle climbs to over 900 meters and you are above the rice bowl of Jatiluwih. The mountain air is cooler and the scenery becomes different. You are now entering the rain forest where giant bamboos and fern trees abound. Sacred mount Batukaru reveals its splendor and a short stroll leads you to our rainforest camp. Built out of bamboo, cut and assembled by local craftsmen, it sits in the middle of nowhere.
You will be served a delicious Balinese lunch with red or white wine. Some of the produce is straight out of the rainforest. Taste the famous Bali Mountain Coffee but the Cognac remains French though! Small shrines to the divinities that inhabit the rainforest of the sacred mount Batukaru, pure spring water running in the suspended bamboo, but most of all tremendous quietness and a great sense of peace; you are in THE SECRET SOUL OF BALI.
4. BALI HOT SPRING AT BANJAR BELULANG
Approximate Time: 15.00 – 15.30 PM
Situated in the rice fields is a sacred hot spring where local people have always come to bath. The spring bubbles up at a temperature of approximately 30°C or 86°F. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of manicured terraced paddy fields that continue to function efficiently on an age-old. Unique irrigation system.
Approximate return to Hotel: 16.30 – 17.00 PM