Around the Island
Bali is known as the Island of the Gods and there are countless temples and natural wonders to visit. Even if you are here for a short trip it is worth getting out for the day to see some of these fantastic sites that are dotted at various points around the island. Head up to Bali’s holiest temple of Besakih or the volcanic rock beaches of the northeast coasts. Stop at Tampak Siring, a natural spring that, according to local lore, was unleashed over 1,000 years ago by the god Indra following an epic battle over a renegade king. Or simply seek out Bali’s natural beauty by visiting the world heritage designated rice terraces at Jatiluwih. The possibilities are endless. Select one of the tours listed below or talk to our staff about building your own! We can arrange tours before you arrive, or on arrival at Alam Sari.
Visits: Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave), Gunung Kawi (Rock Temple), Tampak Siring (Holy Spring water), Bali Herb and Spice Garden, Lake Batur and Kintamani Volcano, Penglipuran Traditional Village, Ceking (Rice Terrace); tour will stop for lunch (not included in price)
Visits: Ceking (Rice Terrace), Suter (Village with View of Mount Batur), Temple of Besakih (The Mother Temple of Bali), Sibetan Salak Plantation, Candi Dasa (East Coast Town), Bali Aga Indigenous Village, Goa Gajah, Petulu (Heron Village); tour will stop for lunch (not included in price)
Visits: Pura Taman Ayun (Royal Temple of Mengwi), Pacung Rice Terrace, Lake Beratan and Candi Kuning Temple, Vegetables and Fruit Market in Candi Kuning, Alas Kedaton (Monkey Forrest), Tanah Lot Temple; tour will stop for lunch (not included in price)
Visits: Ulun Danu Beratan (Crater lake), Mayong (Rice terraces), Sawan Waterfall, Mount Batur
East Coast Tour
Visits: Gianyar Batik Ikat Production, Klungkung (Ancient Justice Hall of the Klungkung Kingdom), Bali Aga Indigenous Village, Candi Dasa (East Coast Town), Sibetan Salak Plantation
Village Crafts Tour
Visits: Keliki (Miniature Paintings), Celuk (Silver and Gold), Mas (Woodcarving and Mask-making), Sukawati (Art Market), Gianyar (Batik Ikat / Weaving), Tampak Siring (Traditional Spices, Coffee, Ginger and Spice Tea, Ubud Traditional Market, Kapal (Ceramics), Sidemen (Bali Cotton)
Biking around Keliki and Ubud is one of the best ways to cover a lot of ground and see a multitude of different views of the surrounding hills. Roads are generally smooth, but be ready for a few uphill climbs and downhill sprints.
We recommend the Kintamani bike tour from Gunung Batur down through Keliki and into Ubud that follows a downward slope most of the way.
Professionally trained and experienced guides pilot safety-equipped and Avon rafts through the best river runs, dramatic drops and spectacular waterfalls to make your Bali rafting ride a fun and awesome experience.
End the action packed 2 hour (approx) journey with hot showers, clean towels and changing rooms followed by a hot gourmet buffet feast at our private restaurant overlooking majestic mountains and rice fields.
Bali Coffee Agrotourism
Located near Kintamani, 40minutes north of Alam Sari, are a number of agrotourism sites. Kintamani grows the best quality coffee, and the coffee planations are a must visit while you are staying so close by. Here you will see various plantations of coffee arabica, coffee robusta, as well as pineapples, Balinese snake fruit(salak), cacao, jackfruit, durian, and many more local varieties of fruits.
Try the sampling of the best Balinese coffee or teas, including the famous luwak coffee, in this river valley area.
Tegalalang Handicraft Market is less than a kilometer from Alam Sari, and is the largest handicraft market in SE Asia. It stretches down the main road of Tegalalang, and is frequented by commercial buyers from abroad, as well as tourists seeking interesting and diverse local crafts.
The surrounding villages host many artists, and this area has earned a reputation as the artists’ colony of Bali. You can take a leisurely stroll down many small lanes and find artists at work inside their small roadside shops.