Ubud regarded as the cultural capital of Bali is cocooned in lush green hills, rice paddy terraces and verdant forests. The place is loved for its vivid display of arts and crafts that will prove to be a treat to any culture buff. As for rice field trekking that is simply the icing on the cake to your holistic journey in Ubud.
What is Rice Field Trekking – An Experience of Nature
A rice field trek will include visits to ancient temples, treks through misty mountains and rolling paddy fields as well as time for a refreshing plunge in the natural pools located around the area.
Allures of a Rice Field Trek
Starting at a rustic north Ubud village the trek offers one a taste of the nation’s traditions and culture. You will visit Taman Sari Temple one of the oldest in the area home to a natural spring. Continue along the backroads across olden villages and stumble upon famous Bukit Temple. Along the way your guide will point out local plants such as cocoa, tamarin, soursop and coffee.
Rice Fields and Traditions
Your trek across the paddy fields promise to be quite a thrill. Watch as local farmers tend to the crops using traditional methods. The fields are made up of sloping terraces cut into the hills that exude quite a stunning effect. You will love the salubrious climes inundated with the trill of birds, refreshing breezes and breath-taking views.
After your trek to the paddy terraces you get a refreshing break and drink of sweet coconut water; right within the paddy fields. After which the trek continues to the valley where you cross the Wos River bridge to meet your pickup. This fabulous and soothing tour aimed at revitalising mind body and soul is offered by COMO Shambhala as one of the wellness activities practised in and around the holistic confines of Ubud.
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