Exploring in & around

Candi Dasa
 

Exploring in and around candidasa

Because of it’s location on the coast and neighboring the mountains, activities such as hiking, snorkeling, diving, visiting local villages and exploring nearby areas are just some of the activities that can be added to your retreat.

Some of the best diving and snorkeling spots in Bali are within the area of Candidasa. You can organize a ride on a traditional fishing boat, either for sightseeing or picnic on a beach where you can enjoy the seclusion.

Just an hour away is Amed and Tulamben, which are well known spots for diving and snorkeling.

The drive between Candidasa and Amed along the coast, are one the most picturesque drives that one can experience in Bali.

 

Boat Ride & Day at the beach

This excursion is available to sun worshipers and mermaids staying in one of our selected properties on the east coast. Departure will take place in the morning and participants will leave from the beach.  Participants will then embark on a colorful traditional fishing boat known as a jukung, and ride along the coastal waters that lead to White beach with their local captain.

Lounge chairs and umbrellas will be available for guests. Lunch will be served at one of the local warungs at the beach.

Visiting Tirta Gangga and Taman Ujung

These two water palaces were built by the same king, Raja of Amlapura, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut  and used it as one of his many weekend retreats.  These gardens and the pools are worth a visit.  The gardens are full of flowers and decorated with statues, of which some represent Balinese demons and even pigs.

At Tirta Gangga you can take a swim in one of the royal pools.

Visiting the Bali Aga Village of Tenganan

This traditional village can be found 3 km inwards west from Candi Dasa on the slopes of surrounding mountains, rice fields and forest.

Visiting the Bali Aga Village of Tenganan

With a population of 300 villagers it is a great experience to see how a very traditional Balinese village lives.

Visiting the Bali Aga Village of Tenganan

You will be invited to visit the homes of these villagers where you can witness and purchase some of the handicrafts produced within their communal walls such as the ‘ikat weaving’.

TREKKING AROUND CANDI DASA

You may choose from 3 different wonderful Treks through the magnificent region surrounding Gunung Agung.

TREKKING AROUND CANDI DASA

Cross the river, walk in the jungle, pass through salak (a fruit) and coffee plantations, admire hidden temples, enjoy the lush green rice fields and visit a traditional Balinese village.

TREKKING AROUND CANDI DASA

Your guide will be pleased to show you the hidden treasures of Bali along the route. From your final destination,  we will provide transportation back to the hotel. For this 3-4 hours trek, an early departure is recommended.

TREKKING AROUND CANDI DASA

Areas to choose from include Kastala to Tenganan; Tenganan to Bugbug; and Siig to Bukitcatu.
Price includes Transportation, Guide Fee, Entrance Fees and the refreshment of young coconut.

SUNRISE TREK TO THE TEMPLE

This is a very special tour and you will need to get to bed early the evening before. Departure is from the hotel is around 4:30 am and you will then travel to the base of hill.

SUNRISE TREK TO THE TEMPLE

From here you will climb up to the temple using flashlights. Please wear comfortable sports shoes, a T-shirt, take a jacket, long trousers and a hat.

SUNRISE TREK TO THE TEMPLE

The excursions include Transportation, Guide Fee, offerings to be made & water. This activity lasts approximately 4 hours.

Bamboo Raw Chocolate and Soap Factory

Take a tour of this coastal factory built in bamboo, and that produces treats combined with raw chocolate. A tasting may be coordinated for groups that desire to learn about the ingredients for a healthier chocolate.

Bamboo Raw Chocolate and Soap Factory

They also produce organic coconut palm syrup which is taken 100% from the nectar of the local coconut trees and bottled on site.

Bamboo Raw Chocolate and Soap Factory

A demonstration on how to prepare soaps using natural ingredients may also be coordinated for groups. Items may be purchased on site and make great gifts to take home.  Make sure to take a ride with the breeze on the swing that is found amongst the coconut trees.

CYCLING TOUR


Taking a cycling tour around the area is a great way of  seeing the local farmers in Bali whie working in their gardens or rice field.  

A stop for lunch along the way may be included for groups.  

A transferred by car back to the hotel may be arranged if of preference.

Session with the Balinese Healer

The Balinese out of tradition, consult Balians which are their ‘doctors’ when they have an unbalance or illness in their body. Like in our culture, we may have a doctor that specializes in curing different parts of the body; the Balinese have a corresponding Balinese healer for various illnesses to assist them in recovery.

Session with the Balinese Healer

For this session, you will visit a Balian Usada who will consult you to see if you have any illnesses. He will apply a spiritual approach, drawing on intuition, visions, mantras and prayer to aid your healing process. This session may last up to an hour and is hosted privately in his home. Transportation and an English translator will be provided.

Trekking and a Purification Ceremony

Your group will depart early morning from the hotel and travel to Pasir Putih through the top of the hill surrounding the beach with amazing panoramic views atop of the hill. The duration of trekking will include the purification held by a Priest where participants will be purified with Holy Water.

Trekking and a Purification Ceremony

Guest will have the opportunity to witness the ritual amenities and a Balinese house. The ceremony will be followed by a trek lasting a minimum 1hour 30 minutes. During the Trekking cold mineral water will be included.

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