Bali River Rafting Combination 1 Package is the combination of rafting and sight seeing at Ubud center area. In Ubud center are we will visit Ubud Palace and Monkey Forest. Rafting at Ayung is taking place around Ubud area. The activity will have professional instructor and equipment to explore the water stream. The intention of the activity is to enjoy the natural environment and fill up your holiday with adventurous activity. Fresh river water is flowing hard and it will make the day fun. The location of Ayung River is only 10 minutes from Ubud area. And you also visit Ubud Palace and Ubud Monkey Forest after the activity is finished.
Bali River Rafting Combination 1 Package
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Bali River Rafting Combination 1 Package Itinerary
- Hotel pick up around 7.00 – 8.00 am by our team driver (based on your hotel location)
- Arrived at Rafting Company Office
- Rafting equipment installation
- Depart to start point
- Short technical introduction by instructor
- Start the activity
- Finished the activity and back to company office
- Clothes changing
- Buffet lunch
- Coffee break at Luwak Coffee Plantation (BONUS)
- Visit Ubud Palace
- Visit Ubud Monkey Forest
- Heading back to Hotel
Bali River Rafting Combination 1 Package Itinerary Details
Rafting combination 1 package itinerary starts with pick up from your hotel by our Bali tour driver. And you will NOT sharing pick up service with other guest in the vehicle. It will take around 1.5 – 2 hours driving from Kuta, Seminyak, or Nusa Dua area. When we reach the rafting company office, we need to do some registration for the insurance cover. After that we have to wear a proper equipment. Such as life jacket, helmet, and paddle provided by rafting company to make sure your safety during the activity. When you are ready, you will be depart with the group of rafting to the start point. Before start to do the rafting, the instructor will give a short technical instruction for the activity.
Now it is time for the river exploration! After finish the activity we will heading back to the company office and changing your wet clothes. Buffet lunch was ready waiting for you after finish the activity and it is time for lunch. Having coffee break will be the next itinerary to do. Tasting local Balinese spices especially the famous Luwak Coffee will refresh us before continue to explore other interesting sites nearby. We also will have some explanation and introduction of the local plantation at the farm. After that we are going to visit Ubud center area where the Royal Family Ubud Palace located to have a look at the traditional style of our building. Then followed by having interaction with the monkeys at Ubud Monkey Forest will be the last stop for the day. After all finish, we are going back to your Hotel.
Sites we are going to visit after Bali River Rafting:
You can find coffee plantation all over Bali. They will give a short farm tour about our local plantation, spices products, especially famous Luwak Coffee. Luwak Coffee produced from coffee beans found inside Luwak’s poop. It is because the Luwak animal has a great sense of choosing coffee bean. And also will only eat the best quality ones. The process inside the Luwak stomach won’t damage the coffee bean but reducing the level of caffeine in the coffee. The process also change the taste of coffee produced later on. Other than Luwak coffee, you might also tasting other local spices. Such as lemongrass tea, ginger tea, mangosteen tea, Robusta coffee, Arabica coffee, and etc.
Ubud Center Area
Ubud Monkey Forest is a jungle as the living place of Balinese Long Tailed monkeys or Macaca fascicularis. Due to its popularity, the forest has more than 10,000 tourists a month. So the monkeys are familiar to have contact with people. You may buy bunch of bananas inside which the favorite food and feed the monkeys. They are ignore people who are not intend to feed them and very friendly most the time. There are several things you need to avoid with them. Such as direct eye contact, touch them, and reach their babies. It may leads them to become aggressive and dangerous.
Ubud Palace located exactly in the center of the area and there is a traditional market in front of it. The traditional market location in the past should be located near by the royal family palace. So the royal family that manage the government system in the past can control the economy activities. Nowadays in Indonesia, government system is using Presidential system. So the Royal Family is no longer taking care of the government system. But for the local people, the royal family still have power in their cultural aspect. Such as ceremony of the village, social activities, and etc. Tourists that come here can visit some parts of the palace. They come to see our unique and authentic architecture of Balinese building.
Other sites around Rafting you may visit:
Batik making at Tohpati Village is popular as the best Batik production is the island. Names of Batik comes from word “tik” that means “dot” or “spot” on the fabric. We call it Batik because of the making process is putting some dots on the fabric to make a certain design. The process of handmade Batik is quite long to finish.
First of all, they start with making the design layout using a pencil on the fabric. Then put wax on the design and left only some area that will have color. After the first coloring done and dried completely, they will remove the wax by wash it with hot water. To do the second coloring, the will cover the parts that has color with wax. And also the area that will not having the second color. The will repeat the steps over and over depends on how many color they are using for each product. Due to its uniqueness and complicated steps, UNESCO awards Batik as “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” on October 2009.
Celuk Village is the center of Silver and Gold Jewelry production in Bali. Most of the jewelry made in Bali was coming from this village. Local villagers here mostly become Silversmith and Goldsmith and they have been doing this business for centuries. As the main business of the village, you may see jewelry galleries and workshop along the way. And the interesting part is they allow the tourist to watch the local silversmith and goldsmith making their products in the workshop.
Balinese Paintings has its own uniqueness compared with other styles of painting in the world. Most of the traditional Balinese paintings are taking background of legendary stories of Hindu. Because Hindu is the main local people’s religion in Bali, our daily traditional ritual, and daily activities of local. A fine art painting will have their own certificate of originality from its painter. And only painter with skillful and well famous popularity can publish the certificate of originality.
Wood Carving is the type of arts that combined with things which has important use in our daily life. Local people love to have traditional house, wooden home furniture, and building of the temple. Even the royal family palace here will having traditional carving style and we are very proud of it. No place better than Mas Village to find out the way of the wood carver crafting their masterpiece.