Walk into Paddy Fields and Water Palaces

East of Bali: Ujung - Tirta Gangga - Amlapura market - Trek into Kastala’s paddy fields.
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  • Discover the Balinese daily life at Amlapura market.
  • Trek through the paddy fields with the breathtaking Mount Agung as a backdrop.
  • Stroll around the splendid Tirta Gangga and Ujung water palaces.
  • Visit a richly cultured region alternating between strolls and car rides.
  • Private car with an experienced and very caring driver.
  • Lunch non-included: eat where and when you desire!
Discovering the local way of life

Discover the magnificent paddy fields with Nyoman, your local guide, and stroll around the cultural wonders of Eastern Bali.

He will pick you up at your accommodation at 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m. or 8.30 a.m., depending on its location. in a comfortable air-conditioned car, driven by his assistant chauffer to drive you along the different steps of your daytrip (each are distant from each other by a 10 to 25 minutes drive). You can count on a soft driving and their perfect knowledge of the island to choose roads bordered with gorgeous landscapes.

You will start your day tour with Amlapura market that offers exciting immersion in the Balinese daily life. Afterwards, you’ll have the pleasure to discover, during a 2 hour-long walk, the majestic panorama of the Kastala paddy fields with Mount Agung in the background. You will then enjoy strolling around the gorgeous gardens of the radiant Tirta Gangga Water Palace and the Ujung Floating Palace, a true haven of peace and of great beauty that still remains rather unrecognized.

You will be back at your accommodation in the middle or late afternoon depending on its location, the traffic conditions and the time spent on each place of interest.

Selamat Pagi!
(Indonesian way to say Hello)
My name is Nyoman and I'll be
your local guide for this activity.”

Nyoman lives in a little village near Candidasa, in the East of Bali, with his wife and their three children.

After spending several years doing guided tours for the guests of big hotels, he decided to become independent in order to offer activities and experiences relating to Balinese everyday life. This enables him to spread his passion for the sea, fishing, nature and his region.

Attentive, thorough and full of the joys of life, Nyoman will make your day of discovery an unforgettable one.

Foreign languages: English (fluent).


The second jewel of east Bali.

True wonder of the eastern Bali but still surprisingly very little visited by travellers, Ujung Floating Palace was built upon request of the king of Amlapura in 1921. Severely damaged during the hearth quake in 1979, this palace has since then undergone a sumptuous restoration and currently presents several gardens and lodges of relaxing harmony.

You will have the chance to relax in this very peaceful and remarkably maintained site (nothing sticks out!) and to contemplate the finely crafted relics of the original palace, henceforth surrounded by charming ponds and terraces.

Recommended visit duration: 45 to 60 minutes.

Tirta Gangga

An atypical palace in a charming setting.

Tirta Gangga is a truly not to be missed step of any travel in Bali. This “Water Palace” – built by the king of Amlapura in 1948 – is a splendid green haven of rare elegance and fineness.

You will inevitably enjoy strolling around its three carps and water lilies populated ponds, while admiring dozens of sculptures with expressive faces, finely-worked stone bridges and following the platforms as if you were walking on water!

You will also have the opportunity to refresh yourself next to the numerous water fountains and to relax in a pond that is dedicated to bathing.

Recommended visit duration: 45 to 60 minutes.

Amlapura market

Dive into the Balinese daily life.

Amlapura market is a fantastic and authentic setting. You will not find any products intended for tourists since the city is hardly on the travellers’ route. It is then an interesting open window that invites to the discovery of the habits and daily life of the Balinese.

You will mingle with the locals and stroll around this succession of stalls where, each morning, hundreds of Balinese from the eastern part of the island commute to get their supplies in fresh products such as fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and so on. It is also possible to find clothing, accessories, flowers and various items to prepare offerings.

Recommended visit duration: 45 minutes.

Trek into Kastala’s paddy fields

Paddy fields as far as the eye can see, at the foot of Mount Agung

Put on your walking shoes and follow your guide Nyoman to behold the magnificent rice fields of the Kastala region.

You will firstly cross a bamboo bridge after which you will reach an incredible panorama of the paddy fields with Mount Agung as a backdrop. You will be able to observe the Balinese rural life: locals working in the paddy fields and on the farmland, farmers taking care of their livestock, etc.

Throughout this pleasant 2 hour-long trek, you can count on Nyoman’s experience and stories to make this adventure a magical moment.