JOURNEY TO KOMODO & FLORES
EAST NUSA TENGGARA INDONESIA
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PARADISE OF KOMODO ISLAND
3 Day / 2 Night
01 : FULL DAY VOLCANO TOUR (approx. 8 hours) (B-L)
Started from the hotel around 08.30 am to Kesiman Village watching one of the most famous Balinese Dance " BARONG ", visiting the center of Balinese Batik Handycraft in Batubulan Village and visiting the most famous Wood Carving Village " MAS”
Visiting an old meditation cave " GOA GAJAH " found in eleventh century. The area around the cave is considered the oldest Buddhist site with some old remains found around the place. A Hindu Temple was built there with special holy spring fountains.
Driving up to a nice and cool mountain side with its breath-taking view of 1717 meters volcano called " MOUNT BATUR " surrounded by lake and black lava remains from its twice main eruptions in 1917 and 1927. Great lunch is served in the best restaurant overlooking the beautiful view.
Driving back down to the country side visiting a beautiful Hindu Temple in Sebatu Village with its holy spring. Sebatu Temple is one of the Three Most Important Temples own by every villages in Bali dedicated to the Hindu Thrinity. This temple is dedicated to the God of Creator "BRAHMA".
A Beautiful rice terraces view in Tegalalang Village will make your trip memorable. The next stop will be in Ubud to visit the center of Painting and Celuk Village, the home of Gold & Silver Smiths. Then driving back to the hotel.
02 : FULL DAY BESAKIH - TENGANAN TOUR (approx. 8 hours) (B-L)
Kerta Gosa is a traditional religious court hall built in 1622 in Klungkung. This hall is absolutely unique and different from any other building in Bali. Its ceiling is fully decorated with typical Kamasan Painting Style representing cause and effect between life in the world and after death. Next the Kerta Gosa court hall, there is a beautiful floating pavilion surrounded by water full of water lilies and lotuses.
Its ceiling is also fully decorated with Kamasan motifs. A beautiful and special museum is also built on this complex. The museum contains many old remains from Stone Age, Bronze Age and many old traditional artifacts. This place is located in the heart of Semarapura City across the great city monument.
Besakih is the holiest Hindu Temple among all built by a high priest named Mpu Markandeya in 11th century. The temple is located in the slope of Mount Agung and considered to be the mother temple of Hindu in Bali and beyond. In Besakih Temple Complex, there are some clan temple centers belong to groups of Balinese from the same ancient. The biggest ceremony on this temple is held every 100 years called " Eka Dasa Ludra " to purify the entire world or macro cosmos. Here is where the Almighty, the Supreme God, with all his manifestations is worshipped by all Hindu followers.
Tenganan is a very special Bali Aga Village which is isolated by hills around beautiful and peaceful valley. The most special thing people can find on this village is a double ikat called " Gringsing " which means " Not Sick ". There are 3 places in the world where this kind of woven textile can be found. The other two places are in India and Japan. In Tenganan Village, the gringsing is considered a holy magic part of the traditional dress used in special ceremony as an amulet to protect the user from the evil spirit influence. Besides Gringsing, this village is also popular for its ATA art and craft. ATA is a strong palm grass grown in the hillside around this village.
A human blood sacrifice is held yearly here. When the ceremony called " Makere-Kere " or " Mageret Pandan " is held, many old, adult and young couples of fighters fight by beating each other with sharp thorny pandanus leaves till the body scratched and bleeding while the young girls are watching the show wearing gringsing.
Goa Lawah means " Bat Cave ", a holy Hindu Temple located in a rocky cliff cave. Thousands of long nose fruit bats live on this cave and holy python snake as well. A holy high priest, Mpu Markandeya, arrived here around 1007 and built a shrine to worship the God of Siwa and the spirit of the mythical dragon, Basuki. In the front of this cave is a beautiful soft black sand beach where people make salt in traditional way.
03 : FULL DAY BALI COUNTRY SIDE TOUR (approx. 8 hours) (B-L)
Tanah Lot means " the land of ocean " is a wonderful Hindu Temple built on a piece of cliff in Indian Ocean shore. This temple is dedicated to the God of Ocean " Baruna " built by a high Hindu Priest name Dang Hyang Dwijendra in the 16th century. In high tide, the cliff is surrounded by water that the temple is like floating. In the bottom part of the cliff there is a fresh water holy spring while on the beach cave there are some holy snakes that guard the temple. In the South and North part of the temple is absolutely beautiful view.
Mengwi village. This village is really the most beautiful country side with its breathtaking view of rice terraces with mountain background and palm trees as well as rivers. A scenic route driving a long the quiet country road passing small villages, coffee and spices plantation will make the eyes always open to enjoy and of course with many stops to take pictures.
Beratan is a name of the Lake and Village.This place is very famous for its beautiful park setting consisting of many kinds of flowers and trees. Its spectacular floating temple called " Ulun Danu Temple "dedicated to the Goddess of the lake is absolutely unforgettable place to take a picture. It is so nice and cool and beautiful as well. People can hire a traditional paddle boat or speed boat to go around the lake or enjoy the jet sky and parasailing from the other corner of the lake.
Taman Ayun means " a beautiful park", the biggest and the most beautiful royal family temple built in 14th century. This temple is surrounded by moat and has a beautiful park setting. The yard is big and it has absolutely amazing carving in the main entrance and its shrines. This temple is located in Mengwi village.