This is an active tour with program to one of Bali Aga villages, Trunyan.
First stop is at Pejeng, once the center of a great kingdom from Bedulu Dynasty. Stop at the village market to see the activity of local people.
Just nearby is the Penataran Sasih Temple, where we will visit the Moon of Pejeng. According to the Balinese legend, the Pejeng Moon was a wheel of the chariot that pulled the real moon through the night sky. It is considered highly sacred by the local people and it is thought to be a relic of early rice cultivation rituals.
Then visit Gunung Kawi, a Hindu Temple complex from the stone era. The complex comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) carved into the cliff face. Carved out of a sheer rock face and standing some 7 meters high, the 11th century memorials of Gunung Kawi pay homage to ancient Balinese royalty. Said to have been carved one night by the giant Kebo Iwa’s fingers, Gunung Kawi also contains several large caves once used as a monatery.
Leaving behind the lush-green, next destination is the enourmous Batur caldera in Kintamani. A steep ascent takes us into swirling mists and on the reaching the massive crater rim you will feel as you have been transported back to prehistoric times. Perched on the rim is the village of Penelokan from where you will encounter one of Bali’s most stunning views.
By a traditional Balinese boat crossing Lake Batur, we will visit one of traditional Balinese Village, Trunyan. Trunyan has a unique custom where dead bodies or corpses are neither cremated or buried but just laid down on the ground under ‘kemenyan’ tree, a tree that produce fragrant smell. So its principal attraction is its graveyard.
On the way back, a stop is made at Tegallalang. Take your best photo shoot with the rice terrace scenery as background.
Duration: Approx. 08:00-17:30