Kintamani Tour ~ Ubud Art & Craft Tour
Kintamani Tour is a very versatile, extremely memorable tour. You will observe art, dance, culture and nature. We start at the Barong Dance a famous Hindu story. We visit craftsmen, and painters at work. We see the spectacle of nature. It is a perfect example of the wonderful different aspects of the world’s favorite island holiday destination in Bali.
Place to Visit : Batubulan, Barong dance, Celuk & Mas, Ubud, Ceking Rice Terrace at Tegalalalang, Kintamani (Batur Volcano), Holy Spring at Tirta Empul.
Tour Itinerary :
Barong Dance at Batubulan Village
The Kintamani Tour will start in the village of Batubulan, known for its soft stone carvings of demons, garden temples, statues, Buddhas and ornamental plaques of Balinese scenes. You will attend the famous Barong Dance. One of the most famous of the Balinese dances. It is a drama/comedy featuring a witch, a monster, a princess and her servants, laughter, suspense and a rousing, dramatic, climactic ending.
The Barong is probably the most well known dance of Bali. It is a dance which is based on the fight between good and evil. This is an example of the Balinese arts acting out mythology to mimic reality. Rangda, the mother of Erlangga, the King of Bali in the tenth century, practiced black magic. She summons the evil spirits and demons of the jungle, to attack her son Erlangga. Fighting ensues and Erlangga asks the spirit Barong for help. The Barong joins with Erlangga’s soldiers. Rangda casts a spell that makes Erlangga soldiers attempt to kill themselves with their poison tipped keris into their chests. Barong casts a spell that repels the sharp keris. In the end the Barong wins and Rangda escapes. There are servants for comedy, a princess for romance and a witch for danger.
Silver Handicraft at Celuk Sukawati
Then it’s time to observe the ancient craft of silver jewelry making in Celuk. Many traditional pieces of simple earrings, bracelets, and necklaces are showcased. Then there are filigreed pieces with work so delicate they are reminiscent of silk lace or spider webs. Recently some of the younger silversmiths have created some striking modernistic designs that are sure to catch the eye. It’s a beautiful blend of traditional skill combined with neo-artistic vision.
Woodcarving at Mas Village
To fully appreciate the wood carvings seen in shops and stalls all over Bali one must visit Mas. Here you se the true scope of the craft of woodcarving. You will see life size woodcarvings of fishermen with nets full of fish, deer, dolphin, monkeys, horses, and many sizes and styles of masks. You will be amazed by the three dimensional scenic carvings of village life, ceremonies, and wildlife. These carvings much too large and intricate for normal shops and have to be seen here.
Ubud – Village of Art
Then we will see some of the paintings, sculptures, and modern art of Bali in world famous artists colony of Ubud. In the 8th century a Javanese priest named Rsi Markendya founded the Gunung Lebah Temple at the meeting of two rivers, a very auspicious place for Hindus, in Campuan, Ubud. The town was originally a source of medicinal herbs and plants. Ubud gets it name from the Balinese word ubad or medicine.
In the late nineteenth century, Ubud became the seat Gianyar, at one time the most powerful of Bali’s southern states. Ubud is the village where the traditional Balinese painters of Batubulan and Ubud, studied with visiting European artists in the 1930’s and 1940’s. They created a style of painting new to both art worlds. There are traditional village and forest scenes as well as paintings reflecting surfers, cars, buses, as well as modern villas and buildings in the present.
In Ubud you will see Puri Saren Agung, a large palace located at the intersection of Monkey Forest and Ubud Street. Dance performances are held in its courtyard.
Tegalalang, Tirta Empul, Kintamani
Later on You will then see an ancient temple and garden. The Holy Springs at Tampak Siring is surrounded by a pool of water that is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and is believed to have the power to heal various diseases, injuries and ailments. Every day it is visited by many Hindu people to perform rituals and purify them selves. It is a favorite destination for tourists and local Balinese alike.
- Be sure and plan your tour. Bring shoes with arch support. Light sandals are not designed for walking on uneven ground. You may have slight hills or uneven steps to deal with. Some of the markets and villages are built on slopped land and good arch and ankle support will be very, very beneficial. Be sure and wear socks.
- Be sure and bring sunscreen or a hat and don’t forget your sunglasses. In many of the mountain villages temples and attractions, you will be in the shade, so a light sweater or sweatshirt may come in handy.
- Many spots that you find yourself will have snacks and beverages, but a bottle of water and a small candy bar or dried fruit might come in handy.
- Have the correct film or memory chip for your cameras.
» Full Day Kintamani Tour Approx. 10 Hours
» Hotel Pick Up at 8.30 PM
|No. of Pax||1 Pax||2 – 3 Pax||4 – 6 Pax||7 – 10 Pax||11 – 15 Pax|
|Rate / Pax||USD 81.00||USD 54.00||USD 41.00||USD 39.00||USD 37.00|
|Include : Private Driver, Entrance Fee, Driving Services Fee, Car Parking Fee, Toll Fees, Lunch, English Speaking Driver, Licensed Cars for Tourism, Hotel Pick Up with Air-Conditioned Cars, Petrol, 10 Hours Tour Duration, Flexible stoping time, Insurance Cover.
Exclude : Personal Expenses, Tipping.
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