- Stroll in Tegallalang stunning terraced rice fields.
- Observe the meticulous Balinese ritual of purification in Tirta Empul.
- Visit the region’s must-sees and so much more!
- Set your own pace and freely manage your time.
- Private car with an experienced and very caring driver.
- Lunch is not included: eat according to your desires!
Discover, with your driver Made, the numerous treasures of Ubud’s region, considered the cultural epicentre of Bali.
He will pick you up at 9 a.m. at your accommodation with his comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle to drive you along the different steps of your day (each are distant from each other by a 5 to 30 minutes drive). You can count on his soft driving and his expertise to choose beautiful roads bordered with authentic villages and gorgeous landscapes.
You will admire Tegallalang stunning terraced rice fields and feel the fascinating Balinese culture while discovering the must-see Tirta Empul holy springs as well as the most mysterious temples of the region. You will then explore Gunung Kawi with its huge sanctuaries carved into the cliff, the enigmatic Goa Gajah with its diabolical cave and the discrete Yeh Pulu, where you can try to guess the meaning of its bas-reliefs.
Along the way, you will even have the chance to discover the specificities of the very famous Luwak coffee, which is produced in Bali. Will you dare tasting it?
You will be back at your accommodation late in the afternoon or early in the evening depending on its location, the traffic conditions and the time spent on each place of interest.
(Indonesian way to say Hello)
“My name is Made and I'll be
your driver on this tour.”
Native from Bali, Made lives with his wife and his two kids in Denpasar. He offers high quality services based on the respect and the thoughtful attention he pays to his clients. His obsession: to hand you down his knowledge on Bali and facilitate your travels making them more pleasant each time thanks to his soft driving and the many services he offers on board.
Foreign languages: English (fluent), French (elementary).
Vehicle and on-board services: Toyota Avanza with air conditioning, mobile phone charger, fresh water bottles, fresh towels, sarongs for the visits and tissues.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Sumptuous and yet easily accessible!
Extremely photogenic, Tegallalang is without a doubt one of the most renowned sites to contemplate the ingenious terraced rice fields around Ubud.
Easily accessible thanks to the road close by, these rice fields were purposely adapted for strolls and you will have the chance to take a long or a short walk according to your preference.
In some places, rice growers may ask for a little donation for crossing their land.
Recommended visit duration: 45 to 75 minutes.
A deeply spiritual site.
Tirta Empul majestic holy springs are of the utmost significance to the Balinese, who attempt to visit them at least once a year for ritual purification. Their existence is estimated of over a thousand years and are said to have the fantastic property of healing the aches of the body.
By the purification pond, you can observe the meticulous ritual of the believers, who go from spring to spring, reciting prayers and perpetuating traditions.
For those of you wishing to take the time to be purified while respecting, as appropriate, the Balinese customs, the Balinese Purification in Tirta Sudamala is dedicated to this exceptional spiritual experience.
Recommended visit duration: 45 to 60 minutes.
A fascinating site surrounded by rice fields.
Gunung Kawi, with its 11th century monumental shrines, is one of Bali’s most captivating archaeological sites.
This Hindu temple is accessible via a path punctuated with around a hundred steps where it is possible to buy beverages and souvenirs, while contemplating the stunning neighbouring rice fields.
You will feel rather small facing the massive size of these rock-cut shrines. Each of them is dedicated to a member of the Balinese royal family who was reigning at the time. According to the legend, the giant Kebo Iwa carved them with his nails in only one night.
Recommended visit duration: 60 to 75 minutes.
This is one of Bali’s most mysterious temples. Its origin remains uncertain and its name arouses curiosity since there were no elephant in Bali during its construction in the 11th century. Dutch archaeologists discovered the natural cave in 1923 and it is only in 1954 that the nearby pond was revealed. According to one of many legends, the giant Kebo Iwa has sculpted the cave with its nails in only one night.
The site is surrounded by lush vegetation and is accessible via a path punctuated with some stairs. You will be amazed by the imposing diabolical facade of the cave as it seems the demon is eating you up while entering the cave.
Recommended visit duration: 30 minutes.
Will you perceive the signification of its carvings?
The stunning carvings of Yeh Pulu are hiding only a few minutes drive from Goa Gajah, deep inside a small Balinese village. These are sculpted upon a 25 m long cliff backed on a holy well.
To admire them you will have to follow a small path with a few steps and surrounded by rice fields. The place is very peaceful, still little known, and beneficiates from a lush environment that invites to relaxation and is favourable to the comprehension of the temple’s bas-reliefs whose meaning still remains undefined.
Recommended visit duration: 30 minutes.
Tasting of Balinese drinks
Would you taste the most atypical of all coffees?
The visit of this farm is the opportunity to have a closer look at some plantations (cacao, coffee, vanilla and even tropical fruits) which we often consume without wondering how they grow!
There, you will have the chance to taste a wide range of teas and coffees in a lush setting, while discovering the particularly famous Luwak coffee‘s disconcerting production process. This coffee, among the rarest and most expensive coffees in the world is made in Bali and reputed for its light bitterness, its fullness, and its dark chocolate and grilled nuts undertones. Coffee lovers: this is an absolute must try!
Recommended duration: 45 minutes.