First time and veteran visitors alike come to Bali to experience and be a part of:
- Processions and purifications
- Temple festivals and timeless rituals to deities and spirits
- Trance dances of the Gods
- Mountainous offerings of fruit, incense and holy water
- The gotong royong - the mutual cooperation that occurs in village communal life
- The splendor of the dance and music, intricate paintings and woodcarvings
- The Balinese sense of balance as manifested in their temple, village and house compound structure
- Tranquil spots in nature filled with serenity
- The beauty of terraced rice fields and majestic volcanoes
Over the last decade, tourism in Bali has grown tremendously. This has had some positive impacts so you can find Western conveniences in the Urban town centers like Ubud, Seminyak, Denpasar and Kuta. However, it has also made getting to see the real Bali a little bit more challenging.
The small and authentic jungle adventures with just you and the locals aren’t as readily accessible nowadays. If they do not use large scale advertising and often they won’t have a website, they are still there, just harder to find. You will have to ask around and connect with a few locals to find the smaller off the beaten track tours.
The Balinese love to put on a show, especially when it involves sharing their country and traditions, and if you make a local friend or two while you’re in Bali, you’ll be guided exactly to where you wanted to go (intentionally or unintentionally!).
Below we have connected you with our favorite local guides and Bali tours that will lead you on an incredibly intimate and unforgettable Bali experience.
Sepeda Bali -
Sepeda means “bike” in Balinese, and local twins Wayan and Ketut Kembar will take on you the biking tour of your dreams!
Guided by their warm smiles and cheeky personalities, the Kembar twins offer you a unique cultural experience through their full day cycling excursion. The twins cycle you along a little known bike path that winds through exotic jungle rarely seen by tourists, extensive rice fields, and incredible views of Mt. Batur. Along the way, you will stop for sampling of local fruits fresh from the tree, views of Balinese herbs and coffee plantations. For lunch, you will make a stop at the Twin’s family compound in Klungkung village where you will be served a traditional Balinese gourmet meal. And you’ll end your trip together with a stop at the white sand beach for swimming just before going back to your hotel.
Sepeda Tour Packages:
1. Kampung Bali Adventure
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Rice Terrace
- Herb and Coffee Testing
- Volcanic Mt. Batur
- Village Ride
- Lunch at Balinese Family Compound
- White Sand Beach
- Off to Home
Price : IDR 600,000/pax (admission fees, drinks, lunch, well-maintained bike, gloves, helmet, and DVD of your cycling tour included)
2. Secret Jungle Adventure (advanced fitness required)
- Herb and Coffee Testing
- Visit & Pray at The Temple
- Jungle Ride
- Lunch & Swim at the White Sand Beach
- Off to Home
Price : IDR 800,000/pax (admission fees, drinks, lunch, well-maintained bike, gloves, helmet, and DVD of your cycling tour included)
Discounts are available for group of 4 or more.
Sepeda’s Project Cycling Recycling:
In addition to hosting incredible tours, Sepeda Bali has a non-profit project called Cycling Recycling. The twins use the profits from their Bali tours to give back to the beautiful mother-earth they tour every day. They devote themselves to collecting and recycling items along their treks, villages, and the beach. By taking a cycling tour, you help the Twins educate the local villagers (from youngsters to elders) and contribute to cleaner Bali.
If you are interested in joining for a Cycling Recycling trek, pick-up Areas & Times are listed below:
- Nusa Dua, Bukit : 7:00 AM
- Kuta,Seminyak, Changgu : 7:00 AM
- Sanur : 7:30 AM
- Ubud: 8:00 AM
To book your tour:
Email : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 081236783259 / 0818566743
Skype : wayan.kembar
Website : www.sepedabali.com