BALI Bali became a generic icon of paradise in the South Seas, with every image of tropical island life rolled into one. Even Nehru, first prime minister of India, and hero of the newlyemerging ‘post-colonial’ globe, participated in this branding of Bali when, as he was guided around the island by his host, Indonesian nationalist President Sukarno, he called it ‘the morning of the world’.
SELAMAT DATANG ! WELCOME TO BALI Famous for its picturesque landscape and culture, Bali offers travellers the ultimate Indonesian holiday experience. From rice paddies and volcanoes to lush forests and tropical beaches, Bali’s natural beauty is a spectacular sight. Some of the must-see sights in Bali include Kuta Beach, famous for its surf and sunsets; Ubud, a great base from which to travel and see Bali’s scenic rice fields, small villages, ancient temples and palaces; Nusa Lembongan, one of the regions most popular day trips, boasting pristine sandy beaches, aquamarine bays and a myriad of colourful sea life, is perfect for diving or snorkelling. Bali’s natural beauty is enhanced by the rich culture and spiritual life of the local Balinese population, so take note of the festivals and religious events held throughout the year.
ABOUT THIS BROCHURE
This brochure contains itinerary and highlights of what will become your memorable experience, Lost in Bali in 7 Days and 6 Nights.
ITINERARY The itinerary provides a guide as to our intended itinerary, though of course the adventurous nature of our trips means that things can change and the itinerary and inclusions can vary from day to day.
HOTELS The hotels used for this tour are of 3 star standard. All are modern, clean and comfortable and offer friendly service. All rooms have private facilities; most are airconditioned.
MEALS Meals a r e indicated by B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner. Included meals are indicated in the itinerary. The typical meal while out is simple but adequate, and hygienically prepared; a vegetarian option is always available. It is possible to eat cheaply in Bali, but if you choose to eat in expensive restaurants, you should allow a little more. Your local tour leader will be on hand to make personal recommendations. We recommend you drink plenty of bottled water.
Welcome to Bali
Bali in Brief
7 Days 6 Nights Itinerary
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ABOUT BALI MOUNTAINS
Range of towering volcanic mountains divides the island into northern and southern portions. For the Balinese these mountains are the homes of the gods.
The temple is the most important institution on Bali and the center of religious activities. Though Bali is renowned as the "Land of Ten Thousand Temples," there are actually at least 50,000 scattered over the island.
The range includes four primary sacred mountains: Agung, Batur, Batukaru and Abang. Of these, Gunung Agung, Bali's highest mountain at 10,308 feet (3142 meters), is the most sacred to the island's Hindus, while Gunung Batur is considered most holy by the aboriginal people living in the remote jungles around Lake Batur. Mt. Agung is the abode of Batara Gunung Agung, also identified as Mahadewa, the supreme manifestation of Shiva. Mt. Batur and Lake Batur are sacred to Dewi Danu, the Goddess of the Lake. Also called Ida Ratu Ayu Dalem Pingit, this goddess is regarded as the provider of irrigation water in the form of bubbling natural springs that issue all over the lower slopes of Mt. Batur. An enormous fresh-water lake of 4240 acres, sacred Lake Batur is considered by farmers and priests to be the ultimate source of the springs and rivers that provide irrigation water for the whole of central Bali.
Large or small, simple or elaborately carved, they're everywhere-in houses, courtyards, marketplaces, cemeteries, a n d rice paddies; on beaches, barren rocks offshore, deserted hilltops, and mountain heights; deep inside caves; within the tangled roots of banyan trees. At most intersections and other dangerous places temples are erected to prevent mishaps. Each village has its own shrines for community worship, and public temples may be used by anyone to pray to Sanghyang Widhi or any of his manifestations. There are mountain temples (pura bukit), sea temples (pura segara), genealogical temples, temples for the deities of markets and seeds (pura melanting), lake temples, cave temples, hospital temples, bathing temples, temples dedicated to spirits in springs, lakes, trees, and rocks.
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