- Breath-taking view on Mount Batur, its volcano and its caldera.
- Get off the beaten track with the brilliant Kehen temple.
- Discover the organisation of a traditional village in Penglipuran.
- Set your own pace and freely manage your time.
- Private vehicle, experienced and attentive driver.
- Lunch is not included: eat according to your desires!
Discover a more intimate side of Bali, which still remains an essential must-see, with your private driver Made. He will come to your accommodation to pick you up at 9 a.m. 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 10 to 40 minutes drive). You can count on his safe driving and his perfect knowledge of the island to use beautiful roads bordered with gorgeous landscapes and authentic villages.
You will start your day tour with the village of Kintamani, where you will have the chance to contemplate the majestic Mount Batur, while beneficiating of a stunning view on this volcano, which is still active, its caldera and the lake bordering its base. If you wish, you will have the opportunity to enjoy this wonderful scenery from one of the café/restaurant with a sight on the caldera. You will then observe the unique organisation of the traditional village of Penglipuran whose inhabitants decided to preserve their former times lifestyle. Finally, you will be able to explore the amazing and impressive Kehen temple, still very little frequented by travellers despite its splendour.
You will be back at your accommodation late in the afternoon or early in the evening depending on its location, the time spent on each place of interest and the traffic conditions.
(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.
Mount Batur (Kintamani’s Village)
Spectacular and fascinating.
Mont Batur, proudly standing 1717 metres above sea level, is still an active volcano, which last eruption occurred back in 2000. It is bordered by an impressive caldera inside which new craters were formed and where a huge lake spreads over a distance of several kilometres.
From Kintamani’s village, located just off the caldera, you will benefit from a stunning panorama overlooking this magnificent site.
Recommended visit duration: 15 to 60 minutes.
The Besakih you are dreaming of.
Dedicated to Shiva, Kehen is one of Bali’s most remarkable Hindu temples with Besakih; both sharing some similarities. But unlike the latter, Kehen temple offers optimal visit conditions as it remains reserved to initiated persons and the solicitations are discrete.
The temple being built in terraces on a hillside, you will access it via a monumental stairway ornamented with impressive volcanic rock sculptures. In complete tranquillity, you will admire there a sanctuary with 11 roofs (“meru”), a hundred very elegant statues and a gigantic banian (a kind of ficus), which you will appreciate for its pleasant shade.
Recommended visit duration: 45 minutes.
Faithful to ancestral traditions
Penglipuran inhabitants decided to preserve their traditional way of life by forbidding several modern nuisances. In that aim, they established a certain number of rules such as prohibition of motorised vehicles, preservation of the traditional wooden houses and waste control for instance.
You will have the opportunity to thoroughly observe the organization of this admirably preserved village, while helping the inhabitants to pursue their efforts with your participation to the fixed entry contribution.
The place remains very little touristic, unlike Tenganan (east from Bali), which became too commercial due to rather insisting local handcraft sellers.
Recommended visit duration: 45 to 60 minutes.