A popular tour for a tourist in Bali is the Kintamani Volcano tour, where the curious traveller is taken to the village of Kintamani which has a breath-taking view of an active volcano, and exposed to the culture and traditions of Bali. Many of Bali luxury villas has this tour as a part of their hotel itinerary, so all you need is ask.
Considered as the ideal introduction to the unique culture and customs of Bali, the Kintamani Volcano tour is a journey through Bali’s traditional paddy fields, villages that have preserved their inheritance and a picturesque lake and an active volcano – an opportunity that is sure to make your visit memorable. A key stop in the tour is Batubulan, where not only will you be treated to an array of stone carvings and ornate temples, but also provided with a glimpse into the traditions of Bali through an exciting Barong dance. Barong dance is a traditional dance that incorporates many elements of Balinese culture and portrays the timeless struggle between good and evil, the religious and profane, through dance and music. You will also witness the artisans creating wonders out of plain-looking wood blocks in the village of Mas, a famous woodcarving village. Passing Goa Gajah – an 11th century Elephant Cave – you will arrive at the cool shades of mountain Kintamani. This is the most picturesque location of the tour, as on one side you will have the darkened streaks of lava routes extending from the peak of Mount Batur while the glittering waters of Lake Batur will greet you from another.
You can enjoy your lunch here – clarify with your tour guides in advance if lunch is provided or is at your own expense; while some tours such as the one by Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort includes lunch, others do not. It is best to clarify before departure – before setting back to your accommodation of choice in the beautiful land of Bali, through winding paths that speak tales of both historic and natural wonders.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+