This day spent discovering the fascinating and vibrant culture of Bali begins with a picturesque drive to Tohpati Village for a demonstration of Batik cloth processing. Along the way, you'll stop and enjoy a Barong dance performance. This well-known and theatrical Balinese dance tells a story of the fight of good vs. evil via a colorful performance. Arriving at the village you'll have a unique opportunity to observe skilled artisans at work as they use the different methods of applying the colors and printing to the fabric.
Continuing on, you'll travel to a Traditional Balinese house compound. The Balinese home is often viewed as a living organism. Much like a human being, it has a head (the ancestral shrine), arms (the sleeping quarters and living room) and legs and feet (the kitchen and rice granaries.) This up-close look allows you a glimpse into conventional Balinese life.
Your next stop is at the Singapadu Temple or Pura Puseh. Built in the 17th century and guarded by four statues of Wisnu that rest on carved pedestals, the temple continues to be used by the local village community for religious ceremonies.
Your final tour stop is at the Bird Park. This amazing attraction is where you'll find the largest collection of Indonesian birds in the world, as well as many varieties from Africa and South America. Covering nearly 5 acres of botanical landscape, the Park provides sanctuary to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species. Taking an innovative approach, the birds are showcased not only in their natural habitats and large walk-in aviaries, but also as free range throughout the Park. Adding to the Park's appeal is a remarkable display of tropical plants and trees which also serve to attract a significant butterfly population. This tranquil and relaxing setting is where you'll be treated to a lunch of local Balinese favorites.
Following your time at the Bird Park, you'll re-board your coach for the relaxing drive back to the pier in Benoa.
Please note: This tour includes limited walking and steps; however, the sites are not wheelchair accessible and therefore it is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Lightweight clothing, a hat, comfortable walking shoes and an umbrella are recommended.