Kintamani and Volcano Tour, a scenic excursion

Amongst Indonesia’s tourist attractions Bali takes a prominent place with its lovely beaches, cultural attractions and hospitable residents. Despite its popular status it is still possible to find peace and serenity at this delightful location. No visit to the scenic and culturally rich island of Bali is complete without a Kintamani Volcano Tour. One of the most popular and renowned Bali tours, this exciting adventure takes participants on an unforgettable journey through the highlights of the area.
The Kintamani Volcano is still in active condition although major eruptions are not expected. A picturesque and tranquil site, the environs of the volcano are always a delightful location in which to unwind and relax. The nearby Lake Batur is the largest lake in Bali and has functioned as the major source of irrigation for the farmers of the locale.
The Kintamani Volcano Tour also presents performances of the traditional Keris and Barong dances which always inspire the imagination of the beholder. At Celuk Village you will also visit master gold and silversmiths, while at Kemenuh Village you will get the opportunity to observe a woodcarving artiste at work.
Another fascinating attraction on the tour is the 11th century Elephant Caves Temple which was formerly a meditation retreat for Hindu and Buddhist monks. Age-old stone idols and beautiful reliefs may be seen here. Not to be missed is the intriguing Holy Spring Water Temple which features a large extent of water at its centre. Locals believe the temple’s clear and clean water to be sacred, with the power to cure diseases.
The tour will also take you to Tampak Siring village where the visitor will be able to explore its appealing spice garden. On the journey back, the traveller will be fortunate enough to cross some picturesque rice fields and will also be able to take a stroll through the Ubud Monkey Forest with its playful residents. The final stop on the journey is a renowned painting gallery where visitors may admire and gain an understanding of traditional Balinese painting with its rich history.
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