- Tour Overview
Bali Half Day Tour Ubud Village
Ubud – Balinese Dance – Waterfall – Rice Terrace – Lunch / Dinner
Bali Half Day Tour Ubud Village start to visit the art talented artist round Ubud area such as : Tohpati (batik hand weaving), Celuk village (gold and silver smith), Batuan Village (local painter and house compund) and Mas village (central wood carving). Next trip to Tegallalang rice terrace, Tegenungan waterfall, Ubud palace. Visit Batubulan to see Balinese dance (Barong & Kris Dance for morning trip and Kecak fire dance for Afternoon trip). Lunch in Ubud for morning trip and we serve dinner in Kuta / Jimbaran for afternoon trip.
BALI HALF DAY TOUR UBUD VILLAGE – CELUK VILLAGE
The silver and goldsmiths of Celuk , long famed for their delicate work, are in the midst of a great bustle of production, as orders for export of contemporary jewellery have more than quadrupled in the past few years. The skills of the celuk artisans are such that they can move effortlessly from their traditional art of highly decorative filigree ornamentation to the streamlined geometrical shapes of today, creating contemporary places that are popular the word over.
The cottage industry has spread through the entire village, far beyond the rows of ornate artshop buildings that front the main road, to the family compounds, where children work beside their elders, learning the skill of the art from a very young age.
BALI HALF DAY TOUR UBUD VILLAGE – MAS VILLAGE
About 2 miles beyond Batuan, at thirty-three-foot stone statue an exceptionally well-fed baby Buddha, the main road takes a sharp turn to the right, while a smaller one continues straight up the hill toward Ubud, passing first through the prosperous village of Mas. While Ubud and Batuan were attaining fame in the 1930’s as centers of painting. Mas was firmly staking it’s claim to become Bali’s preeminent center of modern woodcarving.
Long before reaching the village itself, the first shops begin to appear, offering anything from crude mass-produced carvings in local soft woods which can be bought for less than a dollar, to the works of recognized master in fine-grained ebony, jackfruit , or sandalwood that can set one back many thousands of dollars, particularly if accompanied by a guide whose very healthy commission must be passed on to the customer.
The skill of Mas did not descend out of the blue but evolved over many generations, woodcarving was traditionally the exclusive domain of the powerful clan of Brahmana, the high-priest caste which, as in Batuan, is exceptionally well represented in Mas. Until this century, these craftsmen confined their activities to producing ritual objects, musical instruments, dance mask, and sacred statues, but then a few of the younger members discovered that producing carvings for export could be a profitable business. Several of the Brahmana artists still find time between fulfilling export orders to carve sacred art objects for the temple.
TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACE
Tegallalang rice terrace is one Bali’s most famous tourist attractions. Located north of Ubud at 600m above sea level. Tegallalang Rice Terrace is one of the best spots when we visit Ubud because we will see terraces with beautiful views and very sloping layers. Although the size of the terraces is not as wide as the terraces in Jatiluwih, this terracing is the pride of the Balinese people.
UBUD PALACE / PURI SAREN UBUD
One of the most respected dance groups in Bali perform several nights a week in the outer courtyard of the principal palace, at the northeast corner of the central crossroad. Their backdrop is a grand gate, kori agung, built bu Ubud’s most famous artists, I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. It separates the outer courtyard from the inner sanctum of the palace where the current ruling Cokorda lives. The Puri Saren was demolished by the great eartquake of 1917, so the maze of courtyards, pavilion, and elaborate gates extending far behind the Kori Agung were mostly built soon thereafter.
Merajan Agung. The towering gate above a steep flight of steps immediately north of main palace is one of the finest of its kind, with a striking pyramid of Boma faces rising above its door. This is the main entrance to the Merajan Agung, the private palace temple of the Royal Family within which are housed the palace’s most revered heirlooms. This palace is included on our bali tour package.
BARONG & KRISS DANCE
Batubulan others great claim to fame is trance – every morning at 9.30 sharp. Here you can witness the eternal conflict between Ratu Barong, the faithful guardian of community, who looks like an overdressed cross between a lion and a Pekinese dog, and the pendulous-breasted Rangda, denomic mistress of the graveyard. At the height of the drama, Barong’s entranced acolytes turn their serpentine-bladed krises upon themselves, ussully with no ill effect.
Even the Balinese, who find a trance state easy to slip into, draw the line at trancing every day, so they have invented more mundane tricks to avoid being wounded by their sharp blades. The Barong dance, as the perfomance has recently been renamed for accuracy, is nonetheless an impressive spectacle, and it is not unusual for one or teo of the players to unexpectedly drop into a gunuine trance. Three very professional groups perform the Barong Dance each morning. Barong and kris dance is included in the bali tour package that we offered to you.
Price included :
- 21% goverment tax and service charge,
- entrance fee at all tourist destinations,
- Meal ( Dinner ),
- english speaking driver or tour guide,
- private full AC car, and
- minimum 2 person.
What to Bring
- Modest cloth,
- money, and
Trip Schedule :
Operated every day.