East Bali Tour
PRICE PER PERSON:
1 person: € 62
2 people: € 36
3 people: € 27
4 people: € 23
5 people: € 20
Duration: Full day from 9.00am
Sacred Springs, Water Gardens and Palaces of the Kings of
Skirting the foothills of Mount Agung, we pass through shady snake fruit
plantations and markets, curling down towards the coast. We take a detour,
to dreamy Telaga Tista, a simple, peaceful temple in a sacred spring-fed lake
hidden outside a quiet village, beneath the grandeur of Gunung Agung.
along back roads to Karangasem’s secluded county town of Amlapura,
where we visit Puri Agung, part of the royal palace complex. Shops, banks,
and market are nearby.
A short drive takes us to the recently restored Ujung
Water Gardens laid out formally in a quiet site, just a stone’s
throw from the sea. From Ujung, we drive a few kilometres to Tirta
royal bathing springs and water gardens, where we have lunch.
It is possible
to swim in the clear fresh pool fed by holy water from the sacred spring.
The spring itself passes eerily through a small shrine in a temple complex
stretching up the hill shaded by enormous holy trees above the bathing pools.
We return through the traditional cultural
and spiritual centre of Budakeling, and a Pande, blacksmith village. (Full
day tour, departing at 9.00 and returning approximately, 17.00.)