1st highlight: Barong dance in Batubulan village
One of the special features of this place is the traditional Buntу Barong dance, which is dedicated to the Indian history of the struggle between good and evil. The exquisite costumes and elaborate masks of the dancers are definitely worth seeing. In addition, the village is famous for wooden handicrafts and sculptures.
On the way back we visit another small village of Celuk, which is known for its silver and gold jewelry. The art of painting is often passed down from generation to generation, so the beauty and accuracy of the masters' work is indeed to be admired!
2nd highlight: lunch break in Kintamani
Our lunch will take place in one of the local restaurants with a viewing platform, from where a breathtaking view of the majestic volcano Batur and its volcanic lake opens up. Enjoying the wonderful view, we can try various Balinese dishes at the buffet.
3rd highlight: Visit to the sacred cleaning pool "Tampak Siring Tirta Empul"
Tirta Empul (Temple of the Holy Water) is a large, incredibly beautiful temple complex with huge stone gates, statues of temple guards and idols carved in stone. For over a thousand years, Balinese Hindus have been drawn to the "Pura Tirta Empul" temple, whose sacred springs are said to have been created by the god Indra and have healing properties. This tradition has hardly changed to this day and people from all over the world come here all year round to see the beauty of the place and bathe in the refreshing, consecrated water.
4th highlight: stop at the rice terraces of Tegalalang
Our way back takes us through the island's green oasis - the famous rice terraces of Bali. They are architectural masterpieces, which are often called "heavenly stairs to the gods". Here we stop to enjoy the beauty of the infinitely green hinterland in the evening sun.
Overnight in Bali Seminyak Beach