Asia World Indonesia invites you to look at the lives of the Balinese from different sides. Visit an isolated Balinese tribe (Bali Aga) that is filled with traditions and all the rituals are still very well preserved, like the unusual funeral tradition, which is a tradition where they leave their dead unburied and where they will preserves their skulls. But you can also enjoy the scenery while crossing Lake Batur.
Your Hotel in South Bali
Approximately 08.00 am
A unique full-day experience of seeing the surroundings, the true local traditions, culture and the Balinese history.
The journey begins at approx. 08.00 am with a pick up from your hotel in South Bali and head straight to Kintamani. You will cross the beautiful Lake Batur. It will take you about 30 minutes to get to one of Bali’s most secluded Trunyan villages. The funeral tradition of leaving their dead to decompose under a banyan tree, and only covered with a simple cloth and bamboo cage is interesting to see. Once decomposed, skulls are collected and assembled on a special altar in an isolated location on Lake Batur. After you visit Trunyan, lunch will be served at a local restaurant with a fabulous view over the mount Batur.
Next, you will stop to take some pictures in Tegalalang Ubud which is famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies involving the subak (a traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system). Afterward you will visit Ubud Palace and its temple, Puri Saren Agung, share a space in the heart of Ubud. You can wander around most of the large compounds and explore the many traditional, though not always accessible, buildings. Continue to walk around the Ubud Market, where you can shop for art products at competitive prices before being transferred back to your hotel