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"We spent 3 days in Bali with Eka and we really loved It... He took us to Amazing places (some really famous and some more hidden). You Can decide where You prefer to go or let him decide."
"We had a very pleasant day with Eka from Amed to Ubud stopping at Tirtagangga water palace. He is polite and professional, he answered all our questions and with a very good English (it is not always the case, and we felt really happy when we could finally have a good conversation with a true Balinese about their life and culture). Highly recommended!"
Halo! my name is Eka, not such a long name for you to remember, i am native Balinese, i have been becoming a tour guide driver since the year of 2000 in the island of the last paradise, Bali, i love my job very much, because i can meet peoples from all over the world, to share knowledge and fun is fantastic, i am a father of three little boys, and a husband of beautiful lady, my mission is to work hard for my family future, as well as to tell peoples that Bali is beautiful with rich of cultures, history, tradition, and religious life of Bali's people. i will serve you with the friendliness, honesty and professionalism.
i have the qualification as tour guide with tour guide license, that can permit me to escort tourist to enter all of the tourist attraction in all over Indonesia, as a member of the Tour Guide Association of Indonesia (HPI) i have passed all the qualification needs, such as: knowledgeable in Bali's culture, tradition, and historical site, the hospitality, attitude, etc. As a driver i am licensed as Public driving licensed that permit me to drive for the public/tourist specifically.
I do hope that you can choose my service to driver and guide you around Bali, feel save and fun together for the ultimate experiences. you are in good hand where quality and reliability comes first. "this life is a journey...to be save in each step of the way...yesterday is a history...tomorrow is a mystery...today is a gift...May all be in peace.
Hidden paradise in Bali
Sekumpul waterfall This 97 meter high waterfall are situated at Sekumpul village, Singaraja, Bali, but it also can be accessed from Lemukih village. Drive approximately 2,5 hours from Seminyak to the north, follow all the way to Singaraja accross the mountain. Just after you see the sign of Git git village on the left slows down your vehicle you will reach a small street to the right, turn to the right and ride all the way down till you reach Lemukih village where locals will ask you to pay IDR. 15,000/person for the admition tickets, take a local guide to escort and show you the right and save way to reach the waterfall, (IDR. 250,000/ one guide). Walk for about an hour down hill from the parking area, with a very steep steps in some of the way (300 stairs), not recommended for the senior citizen. After a long walk it will totaly worth. Ok guyss prepare your self.
the tour is designed very flexible, it will give you chance to enjoy more at the place that you like the most, or even just to make a little stop for something interesting on the way, there is also time to eat or taste any kind of local foods, drinks, or fruits. we make sure that the journey is yours.
our car is comfortable, full air conditioned, new and clean. it fit for 5 passengers up to maximum 7 passengers.
holy spring temple
Tirta empul holy spring water temple Tirta Empul Temple is located in Tampak Siring village. For more than a thousand years, Balinese worshipers have been drawn to Tirta Empul Temple whose sacred spring is said to have been created by Indra and to have curative properties. The tradition continues almost unchanged at the temple today.Over 1000 years old, the temple and its two bathing places have been used by the people for good health and purification. Tirta Empul Temple It is a myth described on a manuscript called Usana Bali says that a Balinese arrogant king named Maya Denawa did not believe in god, and objected the people to worship god. Later the punishment for the king came. The warior of Bhatara Indra arrived to attack Maya Denawa and put him away from the throne. But Maya Denawa used chemical weapons causing all the warriors of Bhatara Indra were poisoned to dead. Seeing this Bhatara Indra than planted his pole to the earth, and sprang water. This water was used to spray the dead warriors, and they alive back. So this water source until now is believed to be the source of life and prosperity. It is especially correct if we associate this water spring with the irrigation system around the area, as it gives hundreds of hectares of rice field from Tampaksiring until Pejeng areas. The inscription mentions in 960 AD this place was a Holy Water Garden by the king Chandrabhaya Singha Warmadewa, until it is become a Hindu Sivaistic temple during the golden age of Hinduism in about 11th century, this is evidenced by the existence of the Lingga Yoni, the remnant of Sivaistic Hinduism.
Jatiluih rice terrace
JATILUIH Bali Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a favorite tourist destination in Bali famous with the beautiful rice terrace unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side. It is one of places to visit in Bali with the beautiful view as according to its name from Jati and luwih, where Jati mean really and Luwih meaning especial, good, and beautiful or the equivalent. The local paddies are planted in this place look typically of the high relative size plant if it is compared with other pre-eminent paddy planted by most farmers in Bali . Despitefully, Jatiluwih also famous with its organic agriculture system due to the location is located in the in the plateau of Watukaru Mount which is suitable for the agriculture development. Jatiluwih is one of the place of interest in the area of Penebel, Tabanan. Jatiluwih famous for its natural beauty with terraced rice fields which neatly. in this place also in the beautiful mountain scenery named Batukaru mountain, because the location of this Jatiluwih right at the foot of the Batukaru mountain. Jatiluwih rice cultivation has an area of approximately 636 ha. And this Jatiluwih rice field located at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level. This area is a suitable place to visit for the one who missed the Mountain fresh air and the natural panorama as a place to soothe the mind, because of the beautiful place that is still natural with fresh air. Jatiluwih is surrounded by cool atmosphere because it is located in the height of 700 meters above sea level. Besides its nature potency, Jatiluwih is also saving the cultural potency, especially history of the Petali Temple existence that is related to the power of Ida Dalem Waturenggong King in Keraton Gelgel (1460 - 1552). The distance from Denpasar to Jatiluwih is about 48 km and it is situated in upstate of Tabanan town (28 Km). The road to this place has been progressively improved so that motor vehicle can enter from east side through Pacung Village and go to Jatiluwih and also from the west side from Watukaru Temple pass to Jatiluwih. Jatiluwih is many visited by tourist from local and foreign countries who want to enjoy the cold atmosphere and beautiful panorama of rice terrace. Jatiluwih as a nature tourist destination in Bali which has been recognized since Dutch colonial build the Security Headquarter and until now the local residents conceives with the Dutch Tangs. Indonesian government has assigned the Jatiluwih to be a Tourist Destination Village because of this potency.
Taman Ayun temple
TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE Bali Taman Ayun Temple is situated in Mengwi Village of Badung District, around 18 km to the west of Denpasar. It is a very beautiful temple, as the name tells (Taman Ayun means temple in a beautiful garden). In addition to its beauty, Taman Ayun Temple is also considered to have historical values, it has been list as the living site of world herritage by UNESCO. Taman Ayun Temple is a Mother Temple (Paibon) to Mengwi Kingdom. This temple was built by Mengwi King, I Gusti Agung Putu, in the Javanese year of 1556 (1634 AD). Initially, I Gusti Agung Putu built a temple to the north of Mengwi village to the worship of his ancestors. The temple was named Genter Park. When Mengwi grew into a big kingdom, I Gusti Agung Putu moved Genter Park eastward and expand the compound. The expanded temple was officially declared Taman Ayun Temple has gone through a number of restoration works. Large scale restoration was implemented in 1937. In 1949, restoration work was done to the kori agung (the grand room), Bentar temple. A big wantilan was also constructed during the time. The third restoration was implemented in 1972, followed by the final restoration in 1976. Taman Ayun Temple complex is 100 meters in length and 250 meters in width. The complex comprises an outer court and three inner courts. The inner courts, sided with stone fences, have different elevations, and the inner most is the highest one. The outer court Taman Ayun Temple, also known as Jaba, is situated at the outer side of the pool. There is a bridge over the pool to connect the outer court to the inner ones. At the end of the bridge, on the inner court side, there is a Bentar gate followed by a pathway leading to the inner courts. There are two giant statues at each end of the bridge. At the left side of the pathway Taman Ayun Temple, near the gate, there is some sort of a small guardhouse. Here, at the first inner court, there is a Wantilan (a sort of hall) at which some ceremonies usually take place, including a cockfight, which is also part the ritual ceremonies at the temple. There is a pathway lying across the first inner court and dividing it into two parts, connecting the gate into the first inner court to the one into the second inner court. To the southwest, there is a round gazebo at which one can have a rest and enjoy the beauty of the temple. There is a pond near the gazebo covered with water lilies. Right at the center of the pond, there is a small post that sprinkles water to nine different directions. To the east, there is a cluster of small temples called Luhuring Purnama Temples. There is a gate at the end of the pathway Taman Ayun Temple dividing the first inner court into two. The gate leads to the second inner court, which is situated on a higher ground than the first one. Across from the gate, on the second inner court, there is a building functioning as a partition. The partition Taman Ayun Temple decorated with relief sculpture depicting nine guardian gods of compass points. To the east, there is a small temple called Dalem Bekak Temple. To the west, around the corner, there is a balai Kulkul with its roof rising high. The third inner court, which is also the inner most and the highest one, is the most sacred area. Its main door, which is called pintu gelung, is placed right in the middle and it is opened only during ceremonies. The main door, however,Taman Ayun Temple is flanked by two gates through which people can access the court to do daily routines at Taman Ayun Temple.
beautiful Bali temple
Bali Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is a temple dedicated to the goddess of the lake is Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu. The dominant shrines are Meru’s (pagodas) the representation of the mountai. The temple was built in the 17th century in worship of the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, as well as the lake goddess, Dewi Danu. The sight and cool atmosphere of the Bali uplands have made the lake and this temple a favoUrite sightseeing and recreational spot as well as a frequently photographed site. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, literally ‘the source temple of Lake Beratan’, is easily the island’s most iconic sanctuary sharing the scenic qualities with the seaside temples of Uluwatu Temple and Tanah Lot Temple. The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region encircling the lake provides the temple with a scenic backdrop. Ulun Danu Beratan Temple mostly called as a Ulun Danu Temple lies by the western banks of Lake Bratan in the Bedugul Highlands at a level of 1239m, is one of the most picturesque and most photographed temples in Bali. Ulun Danu is inside the caldera of the now extinct volcano Gunung Catur. It is one of the main sources of irrigation in the Balinese highlands, and so the temple is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the lake goddess. Ulun Danu temple can be traced back to the rise of the Mengwi kingdom. The name of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple is taken from the lake where the temple is built at Beratan Lake. The name of Beratan Lake is inseparable with the Beratan Mount as Deity and Goddess as fertility source, prosperity to keep the prosperity in life and society life. In Papyrus Chronicle of the Mengwi is elaborated by the history of Ulun Danu Beratan Temple founding together with existence of the Mengwi Empire. Therefore its status is pertained with the secondhand of Temple Empire what is usually pertained as Dang Kahyangan. It is the same to the description in papyrus of Usana Bali and Padma Bhuwana, hence Puncak Mangu Temple where the Panyawangan (representative place to worship) is the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. So it is called by entire Balinese residents as Kahyangan Jagat (The Biggest Group of Hindu Temple in Bali ) The ‘floating’ temple complex is comprised of four groups of shrines, including the prominent Lingga Petak shrine to its east. There are four gates facing each of the four points of the compass.
beautiful Bali temple
TANAH LOT TEMPLE Bali Tanah Lot Temple is located in coastal side of Beraban countryside, Kediri sub district and Tabanan Regency. It is situated in 30 Km in west side of Denpasar town and about 11 Km in south side of Tabanan town. The temple was built in 16th century on the rock with 3 acre size and reachable in a few minute by walk, because it is just 20 meters from the coastal lip. This temple is very famous among tourist destinations in Bali with spectacular view of sunset. At some nooks of coral reef around Tanah Lot Temple. The word of Tanah Lot is consisted of two words that are Tanah word interpreted as a reef looking like gili or isle. Lot or Lod word has meaning the sea. So Tanah Lot is meaning the small island floating on the sea.
Kintamani village and Batur volcano Kintamani is mountains village, it is located about 1500 meters above sea level, makes the temperature fresh and cool during the day and cold at the night time. theKintamani village are situated on he rim of old caldera of mount Panulisan, an ancient mountain which has several explosive erruption, according to the history said that in about 30,000 years ago mount Panulisan errupted explosively and destroyed half of the mountain, then followed by the second most explosive erruption in about 20,000 years ago, it is predicted the globe stuck for a few second when it errupted and created the climate change, its remains also huge caldera which the deepest part becames the lake Batur. Since then the Panulisan mountain stay calm until the new Volcano gradually arise in the middle of the old caldera known as Mt.Batur.The name Batur literally come from the word Batu means stones and its became the name of the lake. The mount Batur becomes the most active volcano in Bali, its first erruption was in 1917 and followed by bigger erruption in 1926 which killed thousand of peoples who reside on slope of mountain. It errupted again in 1963 and keep active until the recent erruption was in the year of 2000 in peaceful action. The Kintamani village offers the visitors a magnificent view of Mt. Batur and Lake Batur, it is now becomes one of the most popular stopping point for the tourist to take picture as well as place to have lunch.
Barong and Keris Dance Performence Barong dance is traditional sacred dancing of Bali, it is normally performed during temple festival, used to convey a message to the audience about the philosophy of the endless battle between good spirit represented by the Barong figure againts the bad spirit represented by the Rangda figure. The Barong figure is mhytical lion, the Rangda figure is frightening evil with long fangs and tongue comes from the witch transformation. Both figure usually worshiped in the Bali’s village temple as protector, during the Galungan and Kuninangan festivals, the Barong wanders from door to door purifying the territory of evil influences. Nowdays the Barong dance are also performed for the tourist entertainment daily at Batubulan village.
beautiful Bali temple
BESAKIH TEMPLE Pura besakih is a temple complex in the village of Besakih, on the slopes of Mount Agung in eastern Bali. It is the largest temple and also considered as the oldest temple by Hindu Balinese, perched nearly 1000 meters up the side of mount Agung, it is an extensive complex of 23 seperate but related temple with the largest and most important being Pura Penataran Agung for Siva, Kiduling Kreteg for Brahma, and the Batu Madeg for Visnu. According to the old script mention that the history of Besakih temple began when there was Indian Hindu monk named Rsi Markandeya, on his meditation on Mount Hyang ( Diyeng ) found a spiritual messege to find a new dwelling for his peoples, then he did an expedition to Bali with 8000 of his followers, once the expedition reached a place which was considered as a good place then he asked his followers to start cutting down trees, but during this time many of his people were ill and died and even eaten by wild animals because the expedition was not complated by rituals, then he decide to stop the expedition and return back to one of his former monastry for some period, the Gunung Raung in East Java, to find out what was happened. One day when he consider there was a good day, he was accompanied by 4000 of his followers, to do the second expedition back to Bali, he was also escorted by many priests, his peoples brought the farming equipment as well as seed of plants for the new dwelling, soon after they reached the place then he and other priests did a meditation and did the ritual for God and for the Nature, Rsi Markendeya buried clay bowl and the five elements (those are : Gold, Silver, Bronze, copper and gemstone) at palce where they started cut down the trees, and named it Basuki which means “Save” because on this expedition every one was save and did not face any obstacles, and gradually they built a small shrine there which turned into a temple and named the Basukian. Many peoples said that the Basukian temple was firstly built on the 2nd century, and followed by other temples was built there during the bigger Hinduism influences on Bali, which was in 8 century, Hindu Balinese believe that the Besakih temple is a Mother Temple of all temples, amongs these 23 deferent temples there are also clan temples and functional temples
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PADANG PADANG BEACH Padang Padang beach, locally referred to as Pantai Labuan Sait, is one of Bali’s most famous surf spots, located on the north western coast of the island’s Bukit peninsula, and just a kilometre southwest of the Anantara Bali Uluwatu. This beach features an exotic setting; a simply stunning one hundred meter-long stretch of sand that is accessible down a flight of stairs through a unique hollow rock entrance. The surf has a steady set of barrels during good weather, attracting wave riders from around the world. Part of the group of world-class surf spots that line the coast of the southern paninsula, Padang Padang Beach lies several kilometres in between Bingin and Uluwatu, among which surfers usually hop to interchangeably for a different set of challenges and another thrill for the day. this beach is also a regular spot for international surfing events, the Rip Curl Padang Padang being the most frequent. Padang Padang Beach was featured as a romantic setting in the 2010 big-screen adaption of ‘Eat, Pray,Love’. once you reach the bottom of the stairs, you are greeted by a gorgeous sight: a fringed beach with fine, white sand, blue waters and a distant horizon. There are board rentals here provided by the locals if you don’t have your own but would like to try to surf, but not good for bigginers. The shore is great for family fun and leasure, and the are local warungs on Padang Padang Beach serving light meals and refreshment. Sand castles, sunbathing, lying down with a good read under a parasol, or simply sitting back to enjoy the exotic views...all are welcome.
The Animal Coffee
COFFEE PLANTATION Bali Coffee Plantation or known with popular name Bali Agrotourism, is a place to see various Tropical plantations such as coffee robusta, pineapple, Balinese snake fruite(salak), plain Balinese potatoes, fruit stars, cacao, jack fruit, durian tree and many more, experience to see how to make Balinese coffee in very traditional ways, and taste the fresh of Balinese coffee or ginger tea with green view river valley and also They sell variety of theirs original Balinese coffee products, herb oil and etc and see the civet cat the most expensive coffee maker, well known as Luwak , its produce "Coffee Luwak" No Entrance Fee Coffee Luwak has a unique history behind the legend. In the early 18th century the Dutch established coffee plantations on the volcanic islands of the Dutch East Indies. This Coffee Luwak Arabica coffee hails from the mystical island of Bali. During the early years Dutch Coffe Plantation owners forbade the local natives from harvesting and brewing the coffee beans for their own consumption. The indigenous people, being resourceful, soon discovered that the asian palm civet, favored eating coffee beans. These Luwak beans were collected, washed, sun dried and then roasted to produce a coffee with a deep richness, minus the acidity. The process of the bean passing through the digestive tract of the civet chemically alters the proteins in the Kopi Luwak coffee bean to yield more complex and smooth flavors, not found in conventional coffees. The resulting coffee is said to be like no other in the world (literally). It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel and/or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, musty and exotic. The body can be syrupy and it's the smoothest coffee you will ever have.