The Balinese Hindus believe that the incompatible things such as good:bad, life:death, holy:evil, up:below always exist at the same time. The traditional Balinese “Barong Dance” has turned this into a play. This course will take you to enjoy the Barong dance, followed by a visit to the silver smith’s village, souvenir shops, the highlands of Kintamani, Tampaksiring and lastly the Goa gajah. An Indonesian lunch will be served at a restaurant in the Kintamani area.
Stroll around the downtown coastal area of Kuta, bargain with vendors in the markets, and then relax at delicious Italian restaurant for dinner while watching the sunset.There is still no competition with the lively Kuta town, which draws the most visitors of any area on the island. It is here that one can find an interesting mixture of colorful social scene, and genuine island-time lifestyle.
The town of Ubud, in central Bali is known as the cultural center of the island, and is home to a flourishing community of painters, craftspeople, writers, yogis, and musicians. The tour leads visitors to the Ubud Art Village, art museums and also to the artist’s studios. Following, galleries, the monkey forest, a temple famous for a sacred spring, and finally the rice terraces. Visitors will be invited to sample authentic Indonesian cuisine for lunch in a hotel in Ubud.
Walk around the famous Uluwatu Temple, which stands loftily on the edge of a sheer cliff that plunges into the Indian Ocean. At sunset, visitors can relax and enjoy a performance of the traditional Balinese Kecak dance. Primarily performed by men, and involving both chanting and interpretive dance, it has its origins as a means of communicating with God or ancestors. After the performance, visitors are invited to a fresh seafood barbecue to finish off a satisfying day.