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Best of the Orient – Day 10 – Bali

Best of the Orient – Day 10 – Bali

Today, embark on a full-day tour of Bali to discover the wonders of the “Island of the Gods.” First, attend a performance of the famous Barong and Keris Dance. This traditional Balinese dance depicts the fight between good and evil and is a classic example of the way myth and history are blended into one reality. Continue to Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, locally referred to as Pura Tirta Dawa Gunung Kawi Sebatu. It is one of the least visited temple complexes on the island yet is one of the most beautiful sites to visit. It features verdant gardens around ponds filled with carp and blooming lotuses, and ancient shrines surrounded by crystal clear pools fed by natural springs. Proceed to Kintamani, set around the rim of the Gunung Batur crater. Look out over Bali’s most active volcano, Mount Batur, which soars over 1,800 meters into the sky. In the center is a beautiful turquoise-green lake, the largest lake of the island. After lunch (on your own), drive back to the south with a stop in Tegalalang to see Bali’s most iconic rice terraces. (B)