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Rural Charm of Bali Tour

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Badung Regency, Indonesia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Discover a different side of Bali as you journey to the island's lush interior on a 4-hour visit to idyllic Gulingan Village and traditional Balinese demo with lunch. Stroll through the iconic rice terraces near this unspoiled Balinese hamlet, enjoying typical countryside activities like pond fishing or walking through the fields of coffee, vanilla and cloves. Then watch a cooking demonstration in a traditional kitchen, learning how prepare tasty Balinese dishes before enjoying the meal in a beautiful pavilion set among the rice fields. This village visit and cooking demonstration also includes round-trip transport from Bali hotels and a guide.
  • Visit the scenic and tranquil Gulingan Village
  • Enjoy a traditional Balinese Cooking Demonstration
  • Feast on the authentic Balinese cuisine for lunch
  • Take a walk through coconut palms, coffee, vanilla and cloves plantations
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Professional guide
Balinese Cooking Demonstration
Lunch
Pickup and drop-off service from major hotels in Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua area
Gratuities

Departure Point

Gulingan, Mengwi, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
See a different side of Bali, away from the beaches and souvenir stands, as you journey to a traditional village situated among the terraced rice fields and mist-shrouded mountains of the island's interior for a range of fun activities and a cooking lesson. This 4-hour experience is the perfect chance to get an up-close-and-personal taste of everyday Balinese life for the island's rural residents.

Start your village excursion with a pickup from your hotel between 30 minutes and one hour before 9am. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed by the tour operator. Then head out into the verdant green farm fields of Bali's interior, the landscape dotted with distant mountains and palm trees silhouetted on the horizon, as you head to the village of Gulingan.

Arrive in this typical island village, enjoying the beautiful surroundings and trying out traditional Balinese activities. Fly a classic Balinese kite, try playing the Gamelan (a typical bamboo instrument used in religious ceremonies), go fishing in one of the local ponds, or take a stroll through the nearby farm fields of coffee, rice, cloves and vanilla. Then head to a kitchen in the village to begin a demonstration of Bali's mouth-watering cuisine.

Watch as a typical blend of local spices, herbs are ground and mixed for your meal by the village's expert chefs, who prepare the Balinese dishes of Tum Wrapping, Yellow Rice and Fresh Vegetables before your eyes. Then enjoy your meal in a customary thatched pavilion, set among the jaw-droppingly beautiful landscape of this lovely island. After finishing your lunch, climb aboard you transport for the return trip to your hotel.

Please note: There is some walking involved through rural villages and rice fields, so bring along good walking shoes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Traditional Village Market Mengwi
Return to the village to learn the art of Balinese Cooking in a traditional kitchen. A fabulous demonstration in cooking delicious meals. Grind, mix and prepare the abundant herbs and spices which add the unique texture and flavor to Balinese dishes. Your lunch is ready to enjoy. Traditional Balinese Cooking Demonstration. The best way to experience a new culture is through their traditional cuisine. Indonesia holds such a variety of delicious delights. Allow the experts to introduce you the island of Bali through its aromatic array of cuisine. Welcome to the beautiful village of Gulingan. Hospitable locals invite you to their lovely outdoor setting among picturesque terraced rice paddies. They shall guide you in preparing Authentic Balinese Recipes and learn how to grind, mix and prepare the abundant herbs and spices which add the unique texture and flavor to Balinese dishes. Prepare Balinese dishes of Tum Wrapping, Yellow rice and Fresh Vegetables. Enjoy your meals in the traditional thatched pavilion. Amazing flavors and tastes to experience. Relax here enjoying such splendid views. You can also fly a traditional kite and learn to play the traditional Gamelan Bamboo instrument. A memorable experience which shall stay with you forever. Please note: There is some walking involved through rural villages and rice fields, so bring along good walking shoes.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Mon-Fri: 0800 - 1700 hrs -> Sat/Sun/Public Holiday: 0800 - 1700 hrs: Tel. +62 361 237782
  • Out Of Office Number (Emergency Call): Tel. +62 81 238 14202
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Indonesia

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Rural Charm of Bali Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Rural Charm of Bali Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Rural Charm of Bali Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Rural Charm of Bali Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Rural Charm of Bali Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Loved this tour. Our third time with...
Sandra C
, Jan 2018
Loved this tour. Our third time with different friends again and not disappointed.
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Far more than cooking! But the...
Lee-Ane K
, Feb 2015
Far more than cooking! But the cooking was a great experience. Delicious food cooked in traditional ways.
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As were the only ones in the tour...
Tezza
, Dec 2014
As were the only ones in the tour the guide included a visit to batik factory, art gallery, coffee plantation. Had a great time
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Our guide, Gus, was great. We really...
Susan B
, Aug 2014
Our guide, Gus, was great. We really enjoyed our tour.
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As the title suggests, it is only a...
Phillip B
, Apr 2014
As the title suggests, it is only a demonstration. There is some hands on but most of cooking is done for you. We were fortunate to have only the 3 of us in the group, so we contributed to each step. The food cooked was traditional and very tasty. The venue was beautiful set in the rice fields. On the way we stopped at a Batik and silver manufacturer. Prices were so over the top. Our guide was brilliant. He allowed us to stop wherever we liked to take photos and he was a wealth of knowledge. Would I do it again? Yes.
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Excellent. ladies demonstrating...
Bevan W H
, Mar 2014
Excellent. ladies demonstrating lunch were charming. Lovely setting in the rice field. Food very good. Again only couple on the tour, so a very special experience . Our guide on the day we travelled was superb and very informative. The best of the three tours we arranged.
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The cooking was absolutely amazing...
Kathryn B
, Apr 2013
The cooking was absolutely amazing and tasted BEAUTIFUL. Possibly the best food I've eaten. The ladies were beautiful and it was a real hands on experience. Our tour guide (guy who picked us up from our hotel) was kinda scary, pushy and kept pressuring us to book more tours with him. I was just with my Mum so felt a little vulnerable.
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The cooking demonstration was good...
Vicki S
, Apr 2013
The cooking demonstration was good but there was no need to be picked up so early and didn't appreciate being dragged off to other places. Also it would have been nice to know that we were going to be treked throught rice fields before hand. Not a good thing if you have a bad knee and this only made it worse! The view and surroundings where the demonstration occurred was great. Overall, the demonstration was great but the rest was very disappointing.
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Great experience being able to watch...
Allan S
, Jan 2013
Great experience being able to watch and try indonesian cooking. the cooking demonstration was the best part of the tour.
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Enter your review here. Great...
David P
, Aug 2012
Enter your review here. Great tour. Our driver and guide were fantastic, we received lots of information about the areas. the Cooking demo was fantastic, the best food we had in Bali. Would recommend the tour.
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