I offer full day, half-day, overnight or extended tours. I can recommended places for lunch and I can be very flexible with destinations and sightseeing along the way. If you decide to book, I can send you lists of things to do and see in Bali, so we can customise tours to suit your interests.
You will always be my only guests and will receive personal attention at all times.
Full day tour (8 -10 hour): IDR 700,000 – Including car, petrol, parking fees and driver. Extra 50,000 for longer trips from South to North Bali
Half day tour (4 hours): IDR 500,000 – Including car, petrol, parking fees and driver.
- Airport transfers available
- Baby car seats and child booster seats available at no extra charge (please advise if needed)
- Stroller available at no extra charge (please advise if needed)
Sarongs for temple visits available at no charge.
See menu for tour suggestions (All tours include pickup and drop off at your Hotel) (Note: tours are flexible and can be tailored to your needs.)
Special Interests (Ask me to include this in your tour)
Taman Nusa opened in July 2013 and is already receiving excellent reviews from tourists. It is a cultural park located near Ubud and covers the history of Indonesia and Bali from the prehistoric era to modern times. There is a restaurant and seven cafeterias on site and two performing stages. With over 60 dwellings showing life through the ages, you will also see traditional dancing, arts and crafts.
Taman National Park
Virgin forest on the slopes of the mountain this is the most important conservation in Bali.
1-2 hours or 7 hour hikes available, but taking a guide is compulsory.
This important day is the Balinese Lunar New Year called “Saka” New Year. It is a day of total silent through the island. No physical activity is allowed, no flights, there can no be traffic at all on the roads, no fire may be lit and no amusement held all day long until next morning. Great purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before Nyepi so as to exorcise evil spirits from every corner of the village. Nyepi falls usually in March to early April.
It is preceeded by months of preparation as each village constructs their own Ogoh Ogoh statues to frighten the evil spirits. The roads of Bali are lined with these amazing structures and evidence of celebration is everywhere. In the days preceeding Nyepi there are many ceremonies where you will be welcome. The day before Nyepi (New Years Eve) there are fabulous street parades of the Ogoh Ogoh and I can take you to the best vantage points.
This special time in Bali is not well known outside of our Island but many tourists experiencing Nyepi and the preceeding celebrations say it is their favourite time in Bali. It is best to experience Nyepi in the North where tradition and friendship are the way of life.
Bali Buffalo Races
After the rice harvest the Buffalo the buffalos race along a 4 km track every second and third Sunday in September and October. There is a colorful parade for spectators where jockeys and bulls show their outfits. The bulls pull a cart and can reach quite high speeds.
The race is always between two clubs and is organised by the local government.
Galungan and Kuningan
Galungan is the most important holiday. This symbolizes the victory of virtue (dharma) over evil (adharma). On Galungan every family puts a “Penjor” a tall bamboo pole, placed on the right side of the entrance to the house compound. Each Penjor is decorated with a woven coconut leaves, fruit, cakes, flowers and other the gifts of nature. People attire themselves in their finest traditional clothing and jewels to wear to their temple and over thanks.
Kuningan holiday takes place ten day after Galungan, bringing the holyday period to a close. On this day, special ritual ceremonies are held for the ancestral spirits.
Trunyan is a Bali Aga village inhabited by the original Balinese at the base of the Kintamani volcano. Unlike other Balinese these villages do not bury their dead but place them under bamboo structures on top of the ground. Skulls and bones are placed around the area . There is no odour, as the huge Taru menyan tree perfumes the area. You can visit the village and the cemetary, which is only accessible by boat.
Menjangan Island, off the north coast of Bali, has the best diving and snorkelling in Bali. With almost no currents it is suitable for all ages and ability. There is a wreck, reefs and beautiful tropical fish and corals. The water clarity is excellent and suitable all year round. Visibility can be up to 50 metres and the water is around 28-30 degrees Celsius.
Bali Kissing Ritual
Held in Sesetan Village in Denpasar this ceremony welcomes in the New Year when the single boys and girls kiss and hug with lots of laughing and fun.
Perang Pandan War Dance
This age old tradition is found in Tenganan in East Bali. This mass coming of age is dedicated to the Hindu God of War and sees friendly duels between young male villagers armed with rattan shields and pandas leaves. It is held once a year on different dates.