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TWO VOLCANOS – UBUD – BESAKIH “MOTHER TEMPLE” TOUR

TWO VOLCANOS – UBUD – BESAKIH “MOTHER TEMPLE” TOUR

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This full day tour is a perfect tour to see Bali’s culture an country side.
And Best day trip in Bali is the combination Bali volcano and the biggest Besakih Mother Temple Tour

  • Departure from your hotel at 8.30 AM
  • Batubulan village to watch Barong and fire dance
  • Celuk centre Gold and silver smith, Batuan village centre of the painting, Mas village wood carving
  • Visit the king palace of Puri Saren and Local Market
  • Taste of the finest coffee ( Coffee plantation )
  • Kintamani volcano and take lunch while see the amazing volcano view of Mount Batur an Lake
  • Next to Besakih “ Mother temple” the biggest temple in Bali an see the view of Mount Agung
  • Bukit Jambul the beautiful view of Indian Ocean
  • Kertagosa the old court and justice

Price : US$55 /car (Max Pax )
Duration : 11 hours
Pick up time : 8.30AM
Including : nice private car full AC, petrol, English speaking driver, Parking fee

THREE LAKES – HIGHEST WATERFALL – NORTH BALI

THREE LAKES – HIGHEST WATERFALL – NORTH BALI

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The tranquil rural countryside awaits you as you travel the whole width of Bali
Your visit to the area is not complete before taking the time to visit Bedugul tour , Ulun Danu Beratan Lake at the edge of a very unique.

Depart from your hotel at 09.00AM

north bali tour Bedugul area to visit Bali’s Botanical Garden with large collection of plants from all over the world
Ulundanu temple on the bank of Beratan Lake,
Gobleg hill to see the beautiful twin lakes view of Buyan and Tamblingan
Git git the highest waterfall of the island
Stop at Lovina beach to have lunch
Banjar hot spring water , you will have change to take a bath in the hot mineral spring pool
Munduk to see the picturesque rice fields views

 

 

Price: US$55 /car (max 7pax)
Duration: 11 hours
Pick up time: 08.30AM
Including : nice private car full AC, petrol, English speaking driver, Parking fee

Bali World Heritage States

Bali Word Heritage States 

Taman Ayun Temple

This day will allow you to visit some of Bali’s most important and scenic temples as well as marvel at the stunning UNESCO-recognized rice terraces of Jatiluwih

  • Depart from hotel at 10.00AM
  • Taman Ayun Temple – a royal Temple of the Mengwi empire
  • Lake Beratan and its beautiful lake temple with a breathtaking mountain backdrop
  • Visit Candi Kuning Market – a traditional fruit and flower market
  • Lunch at Pacung restaurant with magnificent rice terrace views
  • Jatiluwih rice terraces (a UNISCO World Heritage Site)
  • Tanah Lot temple for sunset

Price : US$ 50 /car (Max 7 Pax)
Duration : 10 hours
Pick up time : 10.00AM
Including : nice private car full AC, petrol, English speaking driver, Parking fee

 

Bali Sunset tour : Uluwatu & Tanah Lot tour

Bali Sunset tour : Uluwatu & Tanah Lot tour

uluwatu sunset tour

This bali sunset tour is comprehensive tour of Bali’s south coast to visit two of its most iconic temples – Tanah Lot and Uluwatu tour , famous for its dramatic Cliffside setting. We also stop by one of Bali’s most beautiful white sand beaches and driver you to a delicious seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay after sunset

  • Depart from your hotel at 10.00AM
  • Taman Ayun Temple – a royal temple of the mengwi empire
  • Tanah Lot Temple – bali’s famous temple on a rock. Stop for lunch nearby after this visit
  • Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park – See the famous GWK statue & panoramic views
  • Padang – Padang beach, a beautiful white sand beach
  • Uluwatu temple witness the majestic kecak dance with a magical sunset backdrop
  • Grilled Seafood Sunset Dinner at Jimbaran Bay

Price: US$60 /car (max 7 pax)
Duration: 10 hours
Pick up time: 10.00AM
Including : nice private car full AC, petrol, English speaking driver, Parking fee

Galungan and Kuningan day

Galungan and Kuningan
Galungan is a Balinese holiday celebrating the victory of dharma over adharma
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galungan day, bali driverThe word ” Galungan ” derives from the Old Javanese language , which means win or fight . Galungan also synonymous with Dungulan , which also means victory . Therefore, in Java , the eleventh wuku called Wuku Galungan , while in Bali eleventh wuku called Wuku Dungulan . Name is different , but the meaning is the same. As in Java in the details there as Legi pancawara while in Bali called Umanis , which means the same : sweet .

Somewhat difficult to ascertain how the origin of this Galungan . When actually celebrated Galungan first in Indonesia, particularly in Java and in other areas, especially in Bali . Drs . I Gusti Agung Gede Putra ( former Director General of the Department of Guidance Hindu and Buddhist Religious Affairs ) estimates , has long celebrated Galungan Hindus in Indonesia before the feast was celebrated on the popular island of Bali . This allegation is based on the Old Javanese language manuscripts named Song of Panji Amalat Rasmi . However, exactly when Galungan is celebrated outside Bali and whether the same name Galungan , still unanswered, for sure .

pray with bali driverIn Bali Galungan festivities were identical with penjor the roadside, road decorate natural nuance. In this modern era, especially as the purpose of tourism, the island of Bali often highlighted as a beautiful island at once religious. (Penjor is decorated bamboo such a way appropriate local Balinese traditions).

This ceremonial days come once in 210 days ( 6 months on Balinese calender ) in the Balinese calendar system. Galungan & Kuningan are two peak days from a series of ceremonial days which started 25 days before Galungan and finished 25 days after Kuningan (Galungan and Kuningan itself has a difference of 10 days, so it makes this series become 60 ceremonial days) started from:

Tumpek Wariga : This day starting the whole series of ceremonial days and come on Saniscara Kliwon Wuku Wariga (25 days before Galungan). This day is known as the balinese  “Earth Day”, where people communicating with the nature, especially the plants. People pray to Bhatara Sangkara and give offering to the plants in hope for prosperity of the plants that will affect people itself. This day also known as Tumpek Uduh, Tumpek Bubuh or Tumpek Pengatag.

Sugihan jawa & Sugihan Bali : These days come consecutively on sixth and fifth days before Galungan. Both days are celebrated as the day to pray for the universe (macrocosmos) and ourself as the symbol of the small universe (microcosmos)

Penyekeban, Penyajaan, Penampahan : These days also come consecutively on third day (Penyekeban), second day (Penyajaan) and one day (Penampahan) before galungan. The Penyekeban day is when Sang Bhuta Galungan come to the world to disturb people to do “Adharma” (bad behavior like war or fight with other person). “Galung” (from the word Galungan) itself mean war in sanskrit language. visually symbolized by making fermented glutinous rice or casava. Penyajaan comes in the second day before Galungan and it is a day when Sang Bhuta Dungulan come to the world and disturb people to do even worse behavior like conquering other people. people must defense their self from the disturbances made by Sang Bhuta Dungulan. visually symbolized by making “jaje” (balinese traditional snack). One day before Galungan is Penampahan Galungan, this is the day where Sang Bhuta Amangkurat come to the world and disturbing pgalungan with info bali drivereople to do “Adharma”. from the three disturbances, Sang Bhuta Amangkurat is the most powerful one, and people must depend itself from the disturbances.. Also pray to Bhatara Siwa to conquer it all. Visually symbolized by “Nampah Celeng” (killing the pig). Pig is the symbol of laziness, so killing the pig also meaning to kill the laziness, meanwhile “nampa” from the word “Nampah” mean preparation to accept blessing from Sanghyang Dharma. Late in the afternoon people install the “penjor” (pole made from a high and curving bamboo stick) decorated with coconut leaves decorations. penjor is a symbol of thank you for all the gifts from Sang Hyang Widi in manifestation as Hyang Maha Meru, symbolized with all the fruits, “jaje”, tubers given by Him.

Galungan : The Independence Day for Hindus people especially in Bali.. This day is the day when Dharma (good things) win against Adharma (bad things). People go to Pura to pray to Sang Hyang Widhi for all His blessings.

Umanis Galungan : One day after Galungan is called Umanis Galungan.. in this day, people often go to relative’s house to meet their relatives.

Pemacekan Agung : Five days after Galungan, people give offering (caru) to Bhuta Kala so they will not disturb people during the time they waiting for Kuningan Day

Penampahan Kuningan : Nine days after Galungan, people are ready to welcome Kuningan day. They prepare the offerings for tomorrow morning ceremony and at night they pray to Sanghyang Tri Purusha (Siwa, Sada Siwa, Parama Siwa)

Kuningan Day : Early in the morning people have already come to Pura or Merajan to pray to Sang Hyang Widhi. This is because Sang Hyang Widi and all gods are coming from heaven just about half the day during Kuningan ceremony. Symbolically people make the “Nasi Kuning” offering as a symbol to tell to their youngsters to follow them to celebrate the Kuningan Day (Kuningan comes from word “uning” that has the meaning notification). People also make “Tamiang” to be put on “pelinggih” as a symbol of the shield against Adharma

Pegat Uwakan : The last day of Galungan and Kuningan ceremonial days. This day comes 25 days after Kuningan (or 35 days after Galungan Day). “Pegat” means separate, while “uwak” means careless, so the meaning of Pegat Uwakan is to remind people not to forget to perform Dharma in days after Galungan and Kuningan ceremonies.

Ogoh Ogoh Bali

Ogoh Ogoh Bali on Nyepi day 

Bali is very thick with cultural nuances that makes the island paradise is becoming one of the world’s tourist destination.

OGOH OGOH BALI …. what is that.

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Ogoh Ogoh Bali, If you vacation in Bali on March exatly on this year is on March 11th, 2013, May be you can see about this tradition, and you can see the Ogoh Ogoh bali parade in almost all the village in Bali with Bali Driver

Ogoh Ogoh bali “is a masterpiece sculpture depicting Balinese culture personality” Bhuta Kala “and has become an icon in the tradition of ritual that is very important in the welcome Nyepi Day or New Year Saka. Entire Hindu Dharma will be happy to welcome the new year with procession paraded “ogoh-ogoh” that coincided with an idea of what has happened and has been done so far. At the time “Pangrupukan” or a day before Nyepi (Silent day), the events and the procession every year is the same on each Banjar (smaller then village) Bali will compete in terms of making “ogoh-ogoh” as interesting as possible. When making more artistic merit, complicated, and more recently, the “ogoh-ogoh” that is expected to raise the dignity of Banjar made.

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The main function “ogoh-ogoh” Bhuta Kala is a representation made before the celebration of Nyepi (Silent) Day , where “ogoh-ogoh” will be paraded around the rollicking banjar or village at dusk the day before Nyepi (Pangrupukan). According to scholars and practitioners of Hindu Dharma, this procession symbolizes the conviction of the power of human beings and the universe a mighty powerful. That power includes the power “Bhuana Agung” (the Earth) and “Bhuana Alit” (human). In view of philosophy (tattwa), it can deliver power in the universe of living things, especially humans can achieve happiness or destruction. It all depends on the intention noble man, as a creature of God’s most noble in keeping himself and the rest of the world. We are info bali driver will be pleasure if you use our service to accompany you and your Family or friends to see this parade.

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In the teachings of Hindu Dharma, Bhuta Kala symbolizes the power of the universe (bhu) and time (kala) the immeasurable and undeniable. In the embodiment of the statue in question, “Bhuta Kala” was described as being a big scary and generally a giant form (rakshasa). Giant meat-eating is the nation’s human or sometimes as a nation of cannibals and described in “Yakshagana”, a popular art of “Karnataka”. According to Hindu mythology and Buddhist states, the word “rakshasa” has the meaning of “cruelty”, which is the opposite of the word “Raksha” means “peace”. But not all have such cruel giants, such Wibisana, Hiranyaksa, and Hiranyakasipu, who got the blessing of the gods because they worship the god Brahma. According to the Ramayana book outlines, the giant was created from the feet of Brahma. Meanwhile, according to another story, they are derived from a figure Pulastya, Khasa, Nirriti, and Nirrita.

 

In the presence of the procession “Ogoh-Ogoh” which has become a tradition that adds to the appeal is both foreign tourists and the archipelago. Because in addition has a beautiful tourist spots, Bali also has a rich culture which is the mainstay of tourism. Feeling incomplete when tourists visit not see the procession “Ogoh-Ogoh” to welcome Nyepi Day or Bali New Year

More Picture of Ogoh Ogoh

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Nyepi Day in Bali

Balinese New Year 2013
Silent day in Bali

Nyepi Day will fall on March 12, 2013 starting from 06:00 AM till 06:00 AM on March 13, 2013.

However, the celebrations start on the night of March 11, 2013 and, by contrast, that day is called ‘noisy day’ – and for good reason!

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For weeks the Balinese youth have been making giant ‘Ogoh Ogoh’ out of bamboo frames covered in paper mache and then decorated to look like incredibly evil monsters called ‘Ogoh Ogoh’ (actually these pics are from last year).
Many noisy young men then parade the Ogoh Ogoh through the streets, from the palace to the football field, on bamboo poles, to the accompaniment of traditional music. The carnival atmosphere is complete with the firing of bamboo canons, the loud beating of drums and a colorful firework display in the evening.

Then, in the dark the night of March 11, the Ogoh Ogoh are carried to the cemetery, which might be in the middle of the forest, and burnt. The burning is a symbolic gesture to neutralise the evil spirits contained within the Ogoh Ogoh and it heralds in Nyepi, the Balinese New Year.

But on the same places there’s has parade of Ogoh Ogoh, Info Bali driver team could accompany for the see Ogoh Ogoh performance. After finish for the parade the team will be back and put it back to the each Village and some of this possible for the sale if interested to buy you could contact infobalidriver.com then we’ll accompany you.

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Bali’s Holy Day of Nyepi is ultimately the quietest day in terms of human activity. Like New Year that follows in a lunar year sequence, this Balinese Hindu observation marks Bali’s own lunar new year based on the Saka calendar which is 77-78 years behind the Gregorian calendar.

And on the March 12′ 2013 is Nyepi Day. It is silence day when the Balinese Hindues just to concentrate themselves to purify of their soul from the evil spirits and the sins from their last year life. On this day the Balinese Hindus do 4 of prohibitions, they are:

  • No light or fire: this means the Balinese will not lit the fire and turn on the light. This is signify to control of the emotion.
  • No work: The Balinese will stop any activities just to keep themselves to do the doctrine of the region.
  • No Travelling: The Balinese just stay at home.
  • No Pleasure: There will be no recreation and pleasure.

To respect and honor this day the local government will do:

  • Close all of the harbors in Bali.
  • Denpasar airport will close for the flights to pick up and drop passengers at Denpasar airport.
  • The flights activities will be allowed at Denpasar airport: landing and medical evacuation.
  • For the transit flight crews and passengers will stay at the airport.
  • No transportation is allowed, no light, so Bali will be dark.
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At 06:00 PM on March 12, the lights will be dimmed. Guests are requested to respect this Nyepi day to close their room curtain to minimize the light, not to go to the beach, and not leaving the hotel or bali Villas 

Bali Rich of Tradition

Bali Rich of Tradition such as Ritual and Ceremony

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Bali is the land of a thousand temples and a thousand art festivals, where religious adherence to a large number of rituals are an integral part of everyday life. A combination of traditional Hinduism and local indigenous beliefs, Balinese Hinduism has a rich tradition of both small and large ceremonies that commemorate everything from the loss of a tooth to the warding off of evil spirits. There are five distinct Hindu Balinese rituals such as the Dewa Yadnya, temple festivals that deal with the worship and reverence of the gods; and Buta Yadnya, which involves ritual sacrifice to allay demonic spirits. Others include Rsi Yadnya, rites honouring preists; Pitra Yadnya, rites relating to death; and Manusa Yadnya, rites to cleanse the inner soul of sin.

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Among the major festivals in Bali are the Galungan, a major feast celebrating the annual descent of all the Gods to the earthly realm, followed ten days later by the Kuningan ceremony. Other big festivals are the Nyepi, an annual day of silence on the Hindu-Balinese New Year; Saraswati, a day devoted to Dewi Saraswati, Goddess of knowledge and literature; and the temple festival of Odalan, an annual ceremony of the construction of a temple based on the 210 day Balinese calendar – due the the huge number of temples in Bali there are several Odalan festivals taking place throughout the the island on any given day.

Another important ritual in Balinese culture is the cremation of the departed. An integral part of Balinese life, cremation is a cheerful and communal affair where an entire village comes together in an elaborate ritual whose ultimate goal is placing the ashes of the departed in the sea. This act signals the final separation of soul (roh) from earthly body.

Many visitors to Bali have fallen in love with various ceremonies that celebrate creation both on a grand cosmic scale and on a more intimate personal scale. Some visitors have even opted to remain in Bali, a faraway island paradise where people take the time to celebrate the gods in heaven and the cycle of everyday life on earth – something lacking in today’s fast paced, spiritually bereft world. If you are looking for a much needed change of pace in your life, then consider making a permanent move to Bali by investing in the international property market there.

Bali driver team very often accompany the guest for tour to have a look variant ceremony such us cremation, temple ceremony, etc

 

Kecak Dance

Kecak Dance
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Music and dance are so entrenched in Bali that it is regrettable if a visit does not include at least one dance performance, not only for the cultural enrichment but also because whatever money the dancers earn goes back to the Banjar (village community).

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The Kecak is one of the most exhilarating and unique as it is not accompanied by musical instruments but by the voice of a large group of bare chested men. They chant what sounds like the chatter of monkeys (“Kechak, kechak”) but with a variety of rhythms and tones. They represent the monkey army which helps the hero of the Ramayana Epic, Rama, to vanquish the evil Rahwana and rescue Sita. Kecak’s origins lie in traditional Sanghyang (trance) dances which were modified in the 1930s to include part of the Ramayana.

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Kecak is often followed by the Sanghyang Dedari dance by young girls who dance legong – style as if in a dream. The Sanghyang Jaran dance if performed by an entranced boy who dances around and on burning coconut husks. If you miss seeing the kecak in Ubud, Batubulan, Pemogan which has performance in a covered auditorium.

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Bali Golf

Let’s play Golf to magnificent playgrounds in Bali

Golfers come from all over the world to play on Bali’s three top class 18-hole championship golf courses, which are set in contrasting coastal and mountain locations (one is even inside a dormant volcano!). These magnificent playgrounds are open to non-members.

Here some location the magnificent play grounds in Bali :

  • Nirwana Bali Golf Club Tanah Lot, Designed by Greg Norman, the 18-hole, par 72, championship standard. Located on the coastline at Tanah Lot, this beautiful course is bordered by ocean and rice fields, and features dramatic, strategically positioned white sand bunkers, freshwater creeks and mature trees, making it one of the mos visually spectacular course in Asia (Asian Golf Monthly).
  • Bali Golf and Country club Nusa Dua, Located within the deluxe resort area of Nusa Dua and voted one of Asia’s to five golf-courses, the exquisite 18-hole, par-72 course at Bali Golf & Country Club was designed by renowned golf course architects Rodney Wright and Robin Nelson of Hawaii. It is multiple tees facilitate play for both novices and professionals alike; each hole is unique, and the views of Nusa Dua, the Indian Ocean, and the mighty volcano, Gunung Agung, provide plenty of contrast.
  • New Kuta Golf Club Jimbaran, The unveiling of natural master piece, located at jimbaran, an 18-hole, par-72 championship course designed by Ronald W Fream.
  • Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club Bedugul, Created in 1974 by course designer and internationally acclaimed golfer Peter Thompson and Michael Wolveridge and Associates, the 18-hole, par-72 Bali Handara Kosaido country Club near Bedugul boasts a challengin, championship golf courses that is a masterpiece of natural beauty. It lays claim to being the only course in the world that is nestled inside the caldera of an ancient volcano, it is also gazetted among the world’s top 50 most beautiful courses, and is a “must see” even for non-golfers.

The cost for each above places are as below :

  • Nirwana Bali Golf Club Tanah Lot, US$ 195/pax for Weekday and US$ 205/pax for Weekend.
  • Bali Golf and Country Club Nusa Dua, US$ 175/pax for Weekday and US$ 185/pax for Weekend.
  • New Kuta Golf Club Jimbaran, US$ 170/pax for Weekday and US$ 180/pax for Weekend.
  • Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club Bedugul, US$ 160/pax for Weekday and US$ 170/pax for Weekend.

The cost inclusive of : green fee, caddy, golf cart and return transport from your hotel.

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