BTO-03: Kintamani – Besakih Tours

The trip begins with a visit to Batubulan Village to watch Barong and Keris Dance, then proceed to Celuk village to see the process of making gold and silver handicrafts. Next to Tampak Siring to visit Tirta Empul Temple.

The next destination is Kintamani, here would be more relaxing while enjoying lunch accompanied by the beautiful view of Mountain and Lake Batur. Later, tour continues to visit Bali Coffee Agrotourism and then proceed to Besakih, the largest and the mother of temple in Bali, and the tour concludes with a trip to Bukit Jambul, hilly area that has a beautiful view to the Ocean.

Tour Start: 08.30 AM

Places To Visit

Batubulan Village

Batubulan has been famous in Indonesia and all over the world which has been built based on an artistic blessing dance of Barong (Barong and Keris Dance).

Barong Dance is daily performed at five different stages in this countryside, like Puseh Temple Stage, Tegal Tamu Stage, Denjalan Stage, Sahadewa Stage and Sila Budaya Stage. The fascination of this Tourism Cultural Object is from variety of quality artistic potency. Batubulan Village is covering the dance art, artistic of Kerawitan, artistic of idol and article art.

As a tourism site and business of stone carving, this village has been many visited by domestic and foreign tourists since morning time, day time and evening. In the morning is a time for Barong Dance and at night is the Kecak Dance.

Celuk Village

The village of Celuk, located approximately 4km southwest of the Sukawati District, is also Bali’s major centre for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The main road of Jalan Raya Celuk is lined up with galleries and workshops. The silver and gold shops line the roads approximately 10km northeast from Denpasar. The village of Celuk is also a link between Bali’s Batubulan-Mas-Sukawati-Ubud ‘golden pentacle’ of artisans and craftsmen.

Various type of jewelry, either as souvenirs or export commodities are produced in this village includes variation type of rings, necklaces, earrings, hairpins, brooch and others. In addition to this, the artisans at Celuk Village are responding to the market demands and also produce the modern products such as medal, models and culture symbols.

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Tampak Siring

A holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency and it is about 39 km eastwards from Denpasar town. It is set in the dale and encircled by the hill. In the west side of this temple, there is an Indonesian President palace.

The holy spring which bubbles up in the inner courtyard of the Tirta Empul Temple in Tampaksiring is believed to have magic curative powers, and throngs of people visit the special bathing pools where clear cool water spouts from mossy walls. Legend has it that the God Indra created the spring, piercing the ground in search of holy water.

This place is very famous in Bali and many visited by local people and tourists every day since it has been appointed as one of the tourist destinations in Bali.

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Kintamani

One of the most scenic and interesting areas of Bali, Kintamani is a plateau area situated in north east part of Bali Island with amazing Batur Volcano and Lake. It is one of the famous tourist destinations in this paradise island offering beautiful panoramic view of active volcano, the line hill surrounded the area and cool temperatures. Beside of that, Kintamani is surrounded by six ancient villages around cauldron of Batur Lake which are often referred as Bali Age Village that own the unique cultures, form of houses and life style.

There are many lodges and hotels have been built including restaurants located at Kintamani and Penelokan Village. We arrange lunch in one of the best restaurant in Kintamani.

Bali Coffee Agrotourism

Coffee Agrotourism which is located in Kintamani has the best quality of coffee. This coffee plantation is a perfect place to stop by to see how the balinese traditional way to make coffee. Experience to see how to make Balinese coffee, try the best of Balinese coffee or ginger tea with green view river valley. They sell variety of theirs original Balinese coffee products, herb oil and etc.

You can sample their different varieties of coffee, tea, and cocoa; and also see the Luwak animal that eats the beans, which are then processed after the beans are digested to make one of the most expensive coffees in the world. As you enter, you can see a wide range of plants that are grown here, not just coffee, but many different herbs and spices. There is a gift shop where you can purchase their products.

Besakih Temple

The Mother Temple of Besakih, located in the village of Besakih on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali, Indonesia, is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali and one of a series of Balinese temples. Perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of Gunung Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 separate but related temples with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung. This is built on six levels, terraced up the slope. This entrance is an imposing Candi Bentar (split gateway), and beyond it the even more impressive Kori Agung is the gateway to the second courtyard.

Pura Pentataran Agung and other temples may be closed to tourists during special worship days. Pura Besakih is open from sunrise to dusk, however tour buses begin to pour in around 9 AM.

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Bukit Jambul

Bukit Jambul is the name of hill where there is a large banyan tree growing on the top of hill like crest so that the local people give it name as Bukit Jambul where Bukit is means hill, meanwhile Jambul is means crest. This place become famous because it was inspired by the most amazing scenery with rice terrace, winding road underneath and palm trees stretching to the sea. It is situated in the plateau area that is always covered by cool temperatures that make it as an ideal place for relaxation.

Many tourists over stop at this place and enjoy the beautiful panoramic view everyday in particular when they go to Besakih Temple for sightseeing. The tourist will be pampered by the beautiful scenery with amazing panorama including the fresh tropical atmosphere sweep the entire area.

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