Where volcanic beaches & swaying palms dot the coast

White sand beaches, hidden paradise-like coves, a relaxed sea-side ambience, quaint pockets of fishing villages, deliciously fresh seafood straight off the boats – the East Bali villages of Candidasa and Padang Bai offers plentiful options for peaceful affinity and a genuine Balinese experience.

Away from the chaotic tourist-traps and maddening crowds of Kuta & South Bali, these lovely towns are easily accessible by road only 1.5 hours away from Denpasar and South Bali. Candidasa and Padangbai has long been a popular destination for diving activities in Bali, but yet the towns have barely a trace of modernity – you will be amidst like-minded, active individuals and families seeking an authentic Bali experience.

Scuba diving and snorkeling activities here are extraordinary, as Bali’s location in the Coral Triangle hosts some of the most bio-diverse marine life in the world. Each dive site is stunning, distinct and significantly unforgettable. This, coupled with the richness of Balinese culture, arts, dining and shopping, makes Bali consistently one of the most popular vacation islands in the world.

Bali is renowned for its spectacularly sophisticated diversity of art forms – dance, painting, sculpture, woodcarving, crafting and performing arts. Most of the population of Bali adheres to Balinese Hinduism – a unique composite blend of Hindu god worship alongside the sacred mythology, theology and philosophy of Buddhism. Fascinating ritualistic practices and prayers fill everyday traditional Balinese life, and the abundance of ancient temples make Bali known as the ‘Island of the Gods’.

With Candidasa and Padangbai’s close proximity to some of the oldest temples on the island, and certainly home to some of the island’s most beautiful beaches, there are multiple reasons why smart travelers choose the tranquil East Bali as the location for their stay. If you’re ready to be impressed by the Balinese way of life – where inexpensive luxuries exist alongside phenomenal ocean views – book a visit to  East Bali now.

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HIKING MOUNT AGUNG

Hiking is very popular here in Bali especially the astonishing Mount Agung. Two different routes are available: one that will lead You approx. 100m below the Agung summit.  It is less demanding it will take about a total of 8 hours between hiking and descending and the other one, considered quite extreme due to the last hour of hike that takes you to the 3142m Agung summit for a grand total of 12 hours between hiking and descending.

SUNRISE HIKE MOUNT BATUR + HOT SPRINGS

Want to hike but You like it relaxing? Here there is the hike for You! Mt. Batur Sunrise Trekking & Natural Hot Spring is an exciting package combination between hike up the volcano & enjoyment of  the natural hot spring nearby in one day. 2 hours trekking allows you to walk across the Black Sandy & Lava deposited by eruption hundreds year ago giving You amazing landscape to photograph.

See the amazing view of Lake Batur at the sunrise time. Guide will serve you breakfast on top of mount Batur. And after breakfast You will enjoy the natural hot spring that will ease the tight muscles after the climbing!

PROGRAMME

  • 02:30-03:00 AM: Pick up from your hotel in Candidasa.
  • 04:00 AM: Begin our trek to Mount Batur Bali.
  • 06:15 AM: Arrival at the summit of the crater, where we witness the spectacular view and sunrise.
  • 08:00 AM: Begin our descent to Toya Bungkah Village.
  • 09:00 AM: Arrival at Toya Bungkah Village (finishing point).
  • 09:10 AM: Relax & take bath at the Natural hot spring.
  • 10:30 AM: Depart to Candidasa.
  • 12:15 PM: Arrival at your hotel.

SERVICES

  • Pick up and return to your hotel by private air-conditioned car
  • Experienced trekking guides English speaking
  • Entrance Fee to Kintamani Area
  • Natural hot spring fee
  • Drinking water & Breakfast
  • Flashlights

WHAT TO BRING

  • Hiking shoes or sport shoes.
  • Warm jacket & Long pants.
  • Swimsuit & Camera

Full Day excursion - Ubud region

We start our Ubud region trip at 8:30 by picking you up from the hotel. Excursion lasts around 8 hours, but all depends of the traffic. The program of this trip is planned to minimize the driving distances, and let you admire the beautiful scenery. Price includes all the entrance fees, taxes, buffet lunch with the view to Batur Lake.  We provide air-conditioned mini bus with English speaking driver and guide.

Points of interest :

  • Villages of different craftsmanship, batik, silver and wood
  • Seekan Village – coffee Luwak plantation and spices
  • Batur and Kintamani – view to the volcano lake and the volcano
  • Gunnung Kawi Temple
  • Tegallalang – spectacular rice fields

Craftsmen villages

At the beginning of the 14th century, a resolution made by the ruling king of Bali has changed the way villages and its inhabitants used to live and work. By his order specialized centers/villages producing sculptures in wood, stone, gold, silver, and Batik fabric were created. Every village had to specialize in one type of craft, and could not compete. To this day these villages cultivate ancient traditions and are proud of great specialists in their fields. During our trip, we will visit some of this villages through a guided tour and we will be able to buy some souvenirs directly from the artists.

Kintamani

In the north-east region of Bali, deep in its interior majestically emerges Gunnung Batur crater. It is 1717 meters high, 11 km in diameter and has a depth of 180 meters. The volcano is still active, its last activity was registered in 1994. In 1917 as a result of a violent outbreak more than 1000 people lost their lives, around 65 thousand households and 2500 temples where destructed. The lava flow has totally covered a village lying just at the foot of the volcano but miraculously has stopped just in front of its temple. Villagers took it as a good omen and have rebuild the village in the same place. Eight years later another massive eruption has completely ruined the village, sparing just one building, the sanctuary dedicated to a goddess of the neighboring lake.

Sekaan Village

The village is situated at a stunning location, where coffee, tea, salak fruit and numerous oriental Balinese spices are grown. Visiting this village, we will have a chance to look at the methods of cultivation and taste the most expensive and rarest of coffee – Coffee Luwak.

Tegellalan

Not far away from the Town of Ubud we encounter some of the most magnificent race terraces in Bali. Between the ever-green rice fields carved out of the hills, winds majestically the river valley.

Pura Gnnung Kawi

Gunung Kawi is a complex of temples clustered around the royal tombs carved into the stone cliffs in the 11th century. It is surrounded by scenic rice terraces about 30 minutes from Ubud. Access to the temple is a bit challenging and consists of more than 300 steps.

Half day tour in the Karangasem area

This half day trip can be organized as an additional activity after the diving day in Candidasa or as an almost full day trip if started morning time with an add on lunch break on the virgin beach. In both cases sightseeing part of this trip would last around 4 hours. The price of the tours are included entrance tickets. We advise you to bring swimwear, water in the pools of Tirta Gangga is crystal clear. We provide air-conditioned mini -bus with a driver and English-speaking guide.

Tour highlights

Main points of interest:

  • Ujung Palace – summer palace for the Karangasem royal familly
  • Tirta Gangga – royal swimming pools and botanical gardens
  • Tenganan Aga Village – one of the few remaining villages with Balinese Aga tribe.

Uung Palace

The palace was built in 1919 by the late king of Karangasem, I Gusti Bagus Jelantik , who ruled  Karangasem in the years 1909-1945 . As a result of the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963, the palace suffered serious damage. Renovation works took over 10 years. Enormous efforts local community has put in its reconstruction were dashed in 1979 when a strong earthquake struck the island of Bali and completely destroyed the palace and its surroundings. A few years later, the government renovated the palace and its surroundings. Today, we can enjoy this wonderful example of Balinese architecture just 25 min away from Candidasa.

Tirta Gangga

Stone hand cut pools are surrounded by beautiful gardens and numerous stone carvings. The complex was built from the order of the late King of Karangasem in 1946. However, a massive Agung volcano eruption and subsequent earthquakes almost completely ruined monument, as well as other facilities in the area. The complex, luckily has been rebuilt and restored in the later years by Indonesian government. Now, frequently visited by tourists, it shows us the atmosphere of Balinese splendor. Pools are fed by spring water, which according to local legend , has a therapeutic effect.

Tenganan

It is a small village situated near Candidasa . Back in the 70s Tenganan was known to anthropologists as one of the most isolated from settlements in the Indonesian archipelago. The changes introduced in the 1970 by Indonesian government focusing mainly on opening the region to tourism, only slightly changed the image of the village. What is most interesting is the architecture, local rituals, believes, crafts, art and culture which remained almost unchanged.

RIVER RAFTING

Time to discover the OTHER Bali! River rafting is one of the many adventures Bali can offer. Departure in the morning You will experience the wild side of Bali and the longest river rafting the island has! 2.5 hours of great landscape following your captain-instructor orders.

PROGRAMME

  • Pick up at 9.00 a.m. in airconditioned transport
  • Arrive at TelagaWaja River where safe-approved Rafting equipment will distribute to the team
  • Meeting Your Professional River guide and Your team
  • Experience your Rafting skills and enjoy the wilderness
  • Shower and change clothes
  • Enjoy the great buffet lunch looking at an amazing landscape in Tangkup Village
  • Trip back to Benthos –around 3.00 p.m/4 p.m.

SERVICES

  • Pick up and return to your hotel by private air-conditioned car
  • Drinking water
  • Towels for shower and Toilets facilities
  • Changing Rooms

WHAT TO BRING

  • Sunscreen
  • Change of Clothes
  • Money for personal expenses

The River Rafting Experience

River rafting in Telaga Waja River offer the longest rafting experience here in Bali. All together 16 km ride that include 2nd level, 3rd level as well as the level 4 for those who love a bit more of an adrenaline! Each raft will host a team of 5 including or 3 including your Captain-Instructor. It is a unique experience in which team work has an absolute priority. The spring-fed Telaga Waja River flows through wild tropical jungle past towering trees and vines. The water is extremely clear, and flows around numerous hairpin curves along the 16-km course. Enjoy navigating numerous rapids and steering clear of the rocks. Paddle right under a natural waterfall shower, and discover all the thrills and action that this dynamic rafting course offer.