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We invite you to the sacred Bali journeys and witness the holy places where the Balinese people have been using them for centuries in their religious life. Temples are not only buildings for worship, but also places to experience peacefulness. Discover the intricate art of temple sculptures, gates, shrines and enjoy their natural setting and beauty.

 

 

The 11th Century Great Temples Journey (Full day Trip)

 

This trip presents temples dating back to the 11th century when Bali ruled by the King of Udayana. Lies in the southern part of the famous Sanur tourist resort is the ancient of first ever discovered writing remnant in Bali. This is the first stop of our day. Then continue to visit Batuan village temple with its beautiful gates and well kept shrines. Next visit is the “Goa Gajah”- elephant cave temple, the place to worship God of Ganesa and Trinity of Brahma, Wisnu and Siwa God which are believed to be the God of Creator, Maintainer and Destroyer. Enjoy “little” spicy Indonesian food lunch at Talisman restaurant overlooking to Petanu river valley. A short drive after lunch will take us to Samuan Tiga temple, a place where the meeting was held to unite Balinese towards “Tri Murti”concept. Proceed to the next stop is Gunung Kawi temple. Enjoy the scenic walk down Pakerisan river and discover the shrines carved on the bank river. Step in to the meditation room of Udayana king (not to enter the cave) and listen to mystical sounds of the dripping waters. And last but not least is the Tirta Empul holy water spring temple.

Tour Code: BT1

 

Rate: US$ 60 net/person - min 2 people

Inclusive:

Entrance fee at all mentioned tourist destinations

Experienced officially registered English Speaking tour guide. Other language is subject to availability with extra charge.

Air-conditioning car

Set Menu Indonesian Food Lunch

Refreshment (cold towel, mineral water and soft drink)

 

 

The 16th Century Great Temples Journey

 

The journey starts from the South coast Bali drive to Braban coastal village to get Tanah Lot Temple. The temple is located right on the beach and the main shrines lie on the black lava volcanic  rock off shore Indian Ocean, as if floating during the high tide, dedicated to Baruna the Sea God. Scenic drive coast to mountain will pass through traditional villages with their own uniqueness such as local house gates, market, tropical trees, rice fields and their daily life activites. Enter the sacred forest slope of Mount Batukaru and discover the ancient tranquil 16th century temple of Batukaru dedicated to Mahadewa, the God of prosperity. Take a deep breath of the sacred forest and the flows of holy spring water flows down to the misty pond in the middle of rainforest. Continue the scenic drive to Jatiluwih village. Enjoy the inspiring open wide rice terraces of the village on the slope of volcanic mountains back ground. Next temple is the lake temple of Bratan, dedicated to the Goddess of the lake Dewi Danu. This volcanic lake is situated at about 1000 m above sea level with a very pleasant temperature. Witness the harmonious life of different religious followers  of  Hindu, Moslem, Christian and Budhist surround the area. Walk through the very well kept tropical garden with many kind of flowers. Indonesian food lunch is served at the local restaurant right on the lake side. Our last stop is the Royal Family temple of Taman Ayun, dedicated to the spirit of royal family ancestors. Surrounded by beautiful moat the temple is divided into three parts which are the out court yard, middle and inner ones. There are Wantilan hall, wooden bell tower, gates and tiered roof of Meru shrines.

 

Tour Code: BT2

Rate: US$ 60 net/person - min 2 people

Inclusive:

- Entrance fee at all mentioned tourist destinations

- Experienced officially registered English Speaking tour guide.

--Other language is subject to availability with extra charge.

- Air-conditioning car

- Indonesian Food Lunch

- Refreshment (cold towel, mineral water and soft drink)

 

 

Journey to The Mother Temple of Bali

 

Experience an insight one day journey like the Balinese people do when a set of ceremonies has been successfully accomplished. This journey starts by visiting a Balinese house compound where you can find a family temple. Try to greet the family with some Balinese words and feel the sincere hospitality of the family members. Take your time to browse the compound and learn the unique “ Tri Hita Karana” concept building structure. After that the journey continued to visit Puseh and Desa village temple of Batuan which is dedicated to the God of Brahma and Wisnu. Coastline drive takes you to the amazing bat cave temple of Goa Lawah dedicated to Baruna, the sea God. After this visit the journey is proceeded to the slope of mount the highest mountain in Bali named Agung one. There lies the largest temple of Besakih, the mother temple. Indonesian buffet lunch is served at local restaurant with stunning rice field view.

 

Tour Code: BT3


Rate: US$ 60 net/person - min 2 people

Inclusive:

- Entrance fee at all mentioned tourist destinations

- Experienced officially registered English Speaking tour guide.

--Other language is subject to availability with extra charge.

- Air-conditioning car

- Indonesian Food Buffet Lunch

- Refreshment (cold towel, mineral water and soft drink)

 

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Tips for Women Travellers in Bali

Sexual harassment and rape are not too common in Bali, as far as foreigners are concerned. Many foreign women come to Bali looking for a holiday romance. Nothing wrong with that, just saying there is a well worn path, and many Bali beach boys, especially in the Kuta area, are actively trying to get together with foreign women, for the financial benefits. If this does not include you, don’t stress, be polite and say you are married. Many solo women travelers wear a ring, to indicate marriage. Ignore the pettier kinds of behavior (whistling, shouting, etc.), but make a scene if you are ever pressured into doing things against your will, or are being moved from one location to another. If you are raped / attacked, call the Bali Police, (0361) 224111, and contact your consulate.
-Dress code in Bali : Bali in a Hindu island and therefore enjoys relaxed attitudes to things of a sexual nature. Hindu art and Balinese dances, often contain deliberately suggestive material. On the beach you can go topless, without too much to worry about, though nude bathing is not cool.
Out at night you can wear pants, a dress, a skirt, or shorts, no worries. Indonesian women out late in the party scene often wear skimpy outfits, so you can enjoy the tropical climate, and not feel you have to cover up.
One place where you should cover up, is a Balinese temple. You’ll need a long sleeve, non-revealing shirt, sarong & sash (which you can often rent). You may not enter a Balinese temple during menstruation, as the Balinese consider you ‘sebel‘ (ritually unclean).
-Tampons, medicines and the Pill are available at local apoteks (pharmacies), but it’s more convenient to bring supplies from home. If you’re on the Pill, bring enough to last your entire trip (and remember that severe vomiting or diaorrhea can render it ineffective).
-Health care and pregnancy: Private healthcare in Bali is okay; if you find you’re pregnant during your trip, go to a nearby private doctor or hospital for advice. SOS International or BIMC are good clinics, both in the Kuta area. Most large hotel / resorts will have a doctor on call.
-Hospitals & Clinics in Bali.
Abortion is illegal in Indonesia, however, I know 2 people who have gone to a clinic in Bali, and had one, so ask around if you need one.
-Travelling in the rest of Indonesia:
The rest of Indonesia, with the exception of Jakarta, has way less foreigners. You will find yourself in the extreme minority, when traveling through Lombok, Java, Sumatra etc. While not generally dangerous, there are certain places that offer a higher degree of personal risk than others, including Papua, Aceh, Central Sulawesi. You should research your trip and talk to locals, for the latest news about your next destination.
The rest of Indonesia is either Muslim, Christian, or some variety of animist religion. When travelling in Muslim areas, its good for women to wear a non-revealing top, and long pants, definitely no sexy wear. Now, here’s the flip-side. In Jakarta you’ll find nightlclubs galore, that’s different. All across Indonesia there are whore houses galore, that still doesn’t mean its a good idea for you to wear sexy clothing. Locals will wonder why you are traveling in a foreign land without your ‘husband’, so you want to give them the impression you are just another traveler, so as not to draw attention. In general you will not have any major problems travelling as a female in Indonesia.