Chance to take part in traditional encounters of rural Bali
Easy-going trek through the working rice paddy fields
Flavours & aromas in a cooking class with sambal recipe
Engaging with a variety of activities in daily village life
Besakih Temple, the largest & holiest Hindu temple in Bali
What's included, what's not
Private guided tour of Sidemen village
Activities including cooking class and making crafts
Roundtrip transport to and from your Bali hotel
Live tour commentary provided in English
Know before you book
Children aged 1 and younger are complimentary.
Maximum group size is 6 people.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.
Hotel pick-up is available from most Bali hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
What you can expect
Engage with the culture and vibrancy of daily life in rural Bali on this tour to villages in the island’s beautiful countryside. By trekking through paddy fields, trying farming methods, cooking local dishes and visiting the famous Besakih Temple, you get the full spectrum of Balinese life.
Begin by heading to the quiet village of Sidemen, well-known for its network of rice paddy fields very important to the local economy. Here, explore the pastoral landscape on a trek to discover how the land is farmed – the path's length and level of exertion is really up to you. Meet workers in the fields and perhaps try your hand at a task as you get insight into how tough it is to work in the rice pastures.
Back in the village, try other aspects of daily life. A cooking class offers the chance to learn about how to balance the aromatic spices of Indonesian dishes such as sambal, satay lilit and laklak. Make crafts to offer at temples, brew arak (local rice wine), observe a blacksmith and discover how to harvest coconuts.
Continue to Besakih Temple, the island’s largest and holiest Hindu place of worship. Located on the slopes of the active volcano of Gunung Agung, this dramatic spot is befitting of such a striking monument.