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More Than Just an Art Center, Ubud Is Also Your Headquarters for a Varied Indonesian Soft Adventure

Ubud. The thing we know about this Balinese town is its reputation as the island’s art and cultural center. Did you also know that the immediate area outside of Ubud is home to some great soft adventure excursions? That’s right. Along with bringing your camera and art appreciation hats to Ubud, don’t forget to pack in some outdoor shoes, clothes and of course your adventure spirit.

Over the course of four days you will raft, trek, bike and drive through the island’s interior discovering stunning landscapes and scenes of rural lifestyles. But first, let’s put on those art appreciation hats and discover Ubud with an orientation around town. Tons of art galleries are here, included are modern works, traditional pieces, western artwork and combinations of any or all these.

Off with the hat and on with the outdoor shoes! Let’s head to the foothills of Mount Agung and go whitewater rafting along the Telaga Waja River. With a paddling guide, you’ll pass over class II and III rapids as you make your way down this scenic river. A lot of fun! Now let’s dry off and vary the trip a little bit with a cultural excursion to Besakih Temple, one of the island’s most revered and scenic temples.

One of Bali’s most iconic scenes, acres upon acres of green rolling rice terraces is yours to admire through a light trek. Loosen up this evening by attending a traditional dance performance.

Relax a little bit and let a VW 181 convertible do the work this time! Hop on and admire the spectacular Balinese scenery! You’ll travel along secondary roads stopping at the spectacular Taman Ayun, three incredible volcanic lakes as well as the local village of Munduk. Again enjoy those glowing rice terraces and coffee plantations before looping back to Ubud.

Now let’s try the area out on two wheels. Enjoy Mount Batur and the downhill ride with time, of course to admire nature’s natural art. You’ll also meet local villagers with time to say hello before heading back to your headquarters. Enjoy that well earned massage at the end of the day and reflect on the adventure you just took.

Indonesia, as you may have guessed from a country with more than 17,000 islands, is home to a vast array of adventures and experiences. There certainly is something for everyone! Come and see if there is something for you in our tours page.

Enjoy Indonesian Heritage in Your Bali Holiday

Indonesia is country which rich unique culture & tradition. Such as the dances, traditional music, handcrafts, sculptures, houses, etc. Each region has their own specialties; some of unique houses are Jineng from Bali & Joglo from Yogyakarta. They have unique shapes and rich with ornaments & sculptures.

The first unique house is Jineng, It is a reice barn structures which usually used by ancient Balinese people to store their rice after the harvest. Now days, Jineng has been transform into unique & comfort resident or villa. One of this unique villa is Villa Raja, a unique villa that honour a bygone age which reflecting the owner’s passion to preserve, share & celebrate the heritage of Indonesia.

Nestled in Canggu, Villa Raja completed with the eclectic four bedrooms villa, 20 meters swimming pool, dedicated staffs and lush garden surrounded by a creek & rice terraces. The core of this villa is the stunning central “Jineng” constructed principally of iron wood which over than 500 years old. And to support the ecological responsibility, Villa Raja use fresh, drinkable water produced by a colloidal silver purification plant. This system has ensuring that water from all taps & showers are purified and safe to drink.

The master bedroom, furnished with antique carved bed head displaying classical Balinese cloth paintings. Complete with an open air rain shower, patterned with dazzling mosaic. The entrance made of huge doorframe of “fantastic mythological creature” which carved out of an ancient. At night, these softly -lit murals come to life, it is like spending the night in the magnificent art gallery. These villas also provide a fun treat for kids. They will love the eight meters waterslide created by the builders of Bali’s famous waterboom in the pool.

The second unique house is “Joglo” from Yogyakarta in central Java. “Joglo” is the traditional residence of the Indonesian aristocracy in central Java. Which proudly presented by Khayangan Estate, in these villa the joglos have been lovingly restored & refitted for comfort & luxury with solid recycled teak floors, glass trough walls, impressive antique doors and furniture’s which designed for soft contemporary furnishing & comfort. The joglos are arranged in a semi circle to emulate the feeling of a traditional Javanese village with feature ornate & ancient carved ceiling.

Khayangan Estate located adjacent to Bulgari Resort at Uluwatu, these boutique hotel set on the cliff front land with 100 meters absolute cliff front providing luxury accommodation in individual, fully air-conditioned suites, spa, 2 swimming pools overlooking to the crystal ocean, 24 hours driver, butler service, gym, tennis court, business centre, WiFi internet, white sandy beach, beautiful lawn & garden. The lawn itself is able to cater up to 200 peoples who are perfect for wedding, parties or any other event.

It is a great opportunity to experience the rich heritage of Indonesia and enjoy the luxury comfort while you are in Bali. Which represent by two unique villas above.