MEANDER THE MOUNTAINS – BALI BY VW CONVERTIBLE

Tour Bali in a convertible VW amphibious jeep. Drive to black lava fields, active volcanoes, local markets and ancient temples and discover life on a traditional Balinese compound

TOUR INTRODUCTION

3 Days, 2 Nights     FROM US$ 433 PER PERSON

Explore Bali in a convertible VW amphibious jeep. Drive to the black lava fields of Bali’s most active volcano. Visit Holy springs, local markets and ancient temples. See shrines carved into hillsides and discover family life on a traditional Balinese compound.

Set off on a three day adventure. Your driver will pick you up in your vehicle, a VW convertible amphibious jeep. Descend to the lava fields of the most active volcano and hear about volcanic activity as you walk along the black lava. See the beautiful Buddhist sanctuary of Brahma Aroma Vihara. Go to the hot springs of Banjar, where locals come to bathe in the warm sulfuric water.

Continue to the rim of a large caldera which gives amazing views of crater lakes. Trek for an hour through a valley with your guide, who will tell you about the uses of the plants that you see. Drive on to a traditional Balinese compound and meet the family, learning about their daily life and culture.

Last, but not least is the iconic sea temple of Tanah Lot: Bali’s most famous sight, set on a barren rock in the ocean.

 

Each of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and our destination based teams will start planning a unique and personalized trip.

The Backyard Travel Team,

THE BACKYARD TRAVEL DIFFERENCE

Tour Bali in a convertible amphibious VW Jeep.
Learn about volcanic activity as you walk along the lava field of Bali’s most active volcano.
Meet a family at a traditional Balinese compound and learn about life there.
Stay in a mountain resort just below the rainforest.



Daily Itinerary

Daily Itinerary

  • Start
  • Day 1: Explore Bali in a Jeep

    Set off on a three day adventure. Your driver will pick you up in your vehicle, a VW convertible amphibious jeep; perfect for driving along Bali’s smaller roads.

    Your first stop will be the unusual thousand year old rock carvings at Yeh Pulu. Next we take your jeep to the hillside of Gunung Kawi, where a complex of shrines and pavilions has been carved into the hillside in honor of the Raja Anak Wungsu and his wives.

    Your next destination is the most active volcano in Bali, Mt. Batur. Descend to the lava fields on an amazing trail in your jeep and hear more about volcanic activity from your guide as you walk along the black lava.

    Drive back to the crater rim and enjoy lunch overlooking Batur at Gunung Sari Restaurant. After lunch, we drive on to the Holy Springs of Sebatu, where locals bathe to purify themselves.

    A short drive takes us to Pura Batur and the temple of Dewi Danu, the Goddess of the Lakes. This is Bali’s second most important temple and sees dozens of devotees from all around the island every day.

    Drive downhill now, passing mountains and coffee plantations and following the road as it winds down towards the north coast. Stop to see the beautiful stone carvings of Pura Beji Temple, before arriving in Lovina in the late afternoon. Check in and go snorkeling, or relax by the pool.

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  • Day 2: Ulun Danu Temple

    Start your tour at the beautiful Buddhist sanctuary of Brahma Aroma Vihara. Next are the hot springs of Banjar, where locals come to bathe in the warm sulfuric water.

    Drive back into the mountains where you will see the processing of coffee and the clove plantations of Munduk village. Continue to the rim of a large caldera which gives amazing views of the crater lakes of Buyan and Tamblingam.

    Enjoy lunch at Ulun Danu Restaurant with a view of the pagodas of the Ulun Danu Temple.

    Drive to Bedugul’s famous fresh market next. Here, you can browse and buy a whole host of fruits, vegetables and spices; including vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper. Wind down the quiet roads and fabulous scenery of the Jatiluwih area next on the way to your mountain resort, located just below a rainforest. Once at the resort, the rest of your evening is free at leisure.

  • Day 3: Rice fields around Ubud

    Enjoy breakfast at your resort as you look out over rice fields.

    Take your jeep to the romantic Batukaru Temple, set amongst quiet rainforest with teak, mahogany, fern and cinnamon trees. Afterwards, trek for an hour through a valley with your guide, who will tell you about the uses of the plants that you see.

    After lunch, drive on to a traditional Balinese compound, designed like a traditional village. Here you will get a real feel for Balinese family life as you speak to the family and learn about their daily life and culture. Continue to the 18th century of Taman Ayun; one of the most beautiful temples in Bali.

    Last, but not least is the iconic sea temple of Tanah Lot, set out in the sea on a volcanic rock: Bali’s most famous sight.

    Afterwards, transfer to your chosen beach resort or to the airport for you onward flight.

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All of our Tours can be Tailored, Just Ask!

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Tour Details

All of our itineraries can be tailored to your requirements, allowing us to create the perfect holiday just for you. Contact us with your holiday ideas, no matter how big or small, and we’ll start planning your unique personalized trip!

Tour prices are a guideline only, and are based on two persons travelling together, sharing a double or twin room in luxury accommodation. Each tour price and can be adjusted depending on budget, activities included and standard of accommodation desired.

Tour and airfare prices include all applicable taxes and are subject to change without prior notice until services are booked.

You, your holiday and booking direct: Backyard Travel are on the ground year-round in Asia, which means you are booking direct with a local travel company, allowing you to save on the cost of your holiday. Our tailor-made tours are designed by local Travel Specialists who investigate every aspect of the trip themselves, giving you a unique view of each destination.

icon Included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
Service of English speaking guides in every location
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

icon Not included in this Backyard Travel tour:

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Early check-in and late check-out at hotels
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance
Visa fees (contact us for further information)

Why Backyard Travel?


Our experienced travel specialists possess years of local insider knowledge, because they live here.

We have offices in all of our destinations in asia, fully staffed and open all year-round.

With backyard travel you are booking direct, allowing you to save and benefit local residents.

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