A Journey to UNESCO Terraced Paddy Fields at Jatiluwih with Balinese Lunch at Bamboo Forest Restaurant
A day trip through authentic Balinese villages and some of the most picturesque parts of Bali, WakaLandCruise picks up guests in a Land Rover or Land Cruiser equipped with picnic baskets with refreshments. The journey leads you away from the main roads and busy highways on to back roads and through authentic villages.
First stop is a natural stone quarry where villagers have cut the stone out of a dry river bed for generations. From there the trip continues to an agricultural village where you will discover the fragrance of Balinese coffee being roasted and traditional Balinese snacks are freshly prepared for you. Learn to make “canang”, the most important element of Balinese temple offerings and take an optional 30 minutes soft trekking through the rice fields.
Your adventure continues with a drive high into the mountains through the UNESCO-recognized rice terraces of Jatiluwih. The next stop is for a sumptuous Balinese lunch, served in the Bamboo Forest Restaurant by WHM surrounded by giant bamboo in a rain forest on the slopes of Mount Batukaru. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer, tea or Balinese coffee in the glorious open-air canopy. You can try to play one of Balinese traditional musical instrument “rindik” or just leave it to the expert and simply enjoy the music.
After lunch, you will visit Batukaru temple, a unique sacred mountain sanctuary and royal temple of Tabanan dynasty. It was founded in 11th century by Empu Kuturan, a great Hindu Sage who established six main temples on the island of Bali. Here you can pray with the “canang” that you made, as an offering to the Gods.