Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy nature trek, popular among repeat visitors to the central highland town of Ubud. The area provides a great retreat from the more hectic southern parts of the island, but this trail presents an even more pristine outback to escape from the contemporary boutique, guesthouse and restaurant-lined Jalan Raya Ubud. While the hike lets you enjoy cool fresh air and probably the most gorgeous hillside vista in the region, it also allows you to shed off some calories too with its nine-kilometre hill track. Your Bali tour driver usually suggest you to come here in the morning around 7am to avoid the heat from the sun.
Getting to the starting point is relatively easy. Those staying at the Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas and Spa have the best starting point to the Campuhan Ridge Walk, as the main access is a concrete path just down from this boutique hotel’s main entrance. Smaller letterings under the signage of the Warwick Ibah, bears “Going to The Hill” with an arrow pointing left, and as soon as you take on this path, the verdant surroundings of the Campuhan Valley immediately come to sight, lined by dense tropical foliage.
A small bridge over the revered Campuhan River leads to the majestic Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex. Signs before the temple clearly show the directions to follow along the route, which borders the eastern walls of the temple. These intricately carved walls and the towering ‘meru’ tiers of the shrines visible from the path provide an exotic and cultural touch to the beginning of this nature walk. You might meet a few fellow trekkers on their way back from their earlier jog, but most of the time you’ll have the path to your own.
A few hundred meters and up the slopes from the temple, the view widens to reveal the vast hills that make up the valley hinterland. The best time to enjoy the Campuhan Ridge Walk is early morning and late afternoon, when the temperature is cool and when the skies show their best hues during sunrise and sunset. Slopes as far as the eye can see are an undulating sea of green, covered in tall reed grass, which at times are harvested by the locals for thatched roofing that is typical in traditional Balinese architecture.
The Campuhan Ridge Walk spans an approximate nine kilometres in total, passing over the lush valley of the River. On clear mornings or afternoons, you can enjoy a breathtaking backdrop of Mount Agung and outlying small village houses girt by rice fields. Continuing north along the ridge the tall grass transforms into the paddies of the small village of Bangkiang Sidem. Karsa Café of the Bali Rice Terrace Villas resides here, providing a convenient pause for refreshments or a quick bite while admiring the view.
Leisure walkers may take the trek back to Ibah, while the more serious and curious trekkers can continue west towards the outskirts of Bangkiang Sidem, down to the Sungai Cerik River then climbing up towards the hills of Payogan in the village of Kedewatan.
Penglipuran village located around 6 kilometer from the closest city Bangli or 1 kilometer from Kubu village. Penglipuran village is a traditional village which has their own character, belong to the district Kubu, Sub district Kubu and Bangli regency. The beauty of the village and the surrounding act is untouchable village by the modernization era. Supported by the fresh air, give the comfortable for the villager and visitors.
The surrounded are Desa Khayan, Desa Gunaksa, Desa Kubu and Desa ceking. The village which is consists of one village and smaller village, administratively is very easy to adjust. The number of the village and the smaller village is the same. The name of the penglipuran village according to the mythology from the old people from Penglipuran village camed from “Pengeling Pura” (remember with the temple), it means that remember with the ancestor. This mythology is connected with the movement of their ancestor from Bayung Gede vilage at Kintamani Area to penglipuran village.
To respect their ancestor at bayung Gede that is why at this Village as well built the same kind of the temple such as : Pura Bale Agung, Pura Puseh, Pura Dalem and Pura Dukuh. The four temple until now is still respecting by the villagers. Their sense of belonging and their respecting to the ancestor is the meaning of the four temples they built.
You can contact your Bali tour photo to go to this place.
POD Chocolate factory located in Carangsari, Bali, Pod Chocolate supports local farmers who grow organic cocoa beans, to produce a selection of high quality single origin chocolates. Featured in Bali’s finest hotels, resorts and restaurants, Pod Chocolate is an iconic chocolate maker and one of the few places in the world where chocolate is made only minutes from where it is grown.
Join the Chocolate Tour and see how they create their delicious chocolate. Their tour begins with the cocoa trees, takes you through boutique factory and ends with making your own chocolate elephants to take home. You can see and take a picture with Sun bear in this area. Bali tour photo could help you to make a reservation for Chocolate tour.
La Laguna Bali is a cafe or restaurant located in the Brawa beach, Canggu Bali. If you ask your Bali tour driver to take you to this beautiful place, he will offer you to come to see sunset in here. When you enter this restaurant, first you will see this restaurant in a setup like vintage antique building with the concept of using the old decor items. Some relaxing chair also setup on the grass of the garden. You can contact Bali tour photo to take you to this place.