- Local English-speaking guide
- transportation from the meeting point to the rice fields
- mineral water
- cold towel
- rice field donation
- small group of 10 people
- Food and drinks
- souvenirs and personal items
- tips/gratuities for your guide.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Escape the crowds and come explore a new side of beautiful Bali!
Come with us as we go off the tourist trail on one of the world’s most amazing islands. We’ll show you a peaceful side of Bali that not many foreigners get to see. The iconic rice terraces are known all over the world and you’ll soon see why. Forget about the touristy beaches - this is what Bali is truly about!
On the tour, you’ll learn about Bali’s fascinating farming culture and experience the country’s stunning natural beauty. As you walk through Kerobokan’s rice fields, your tour guide will introduce you to real local life.
Prepare to be amazed - this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Explore the city
Before we head out into the rice fields, we’ll explore the city of Kerobokan. Our first stop on this awesome adventure is a large antiques warehouse full of interesting knick-knacks. This is the perfect spot to pick up some original souvenirs, so keep your eyes and ears open!
Next up is the local market which is always full of people, colours, and exotic smells. Your tour guide will tell you about how local businesses operate while you stroll through the alleys. Remember to bring your camera, because there will be heaps of great photo opportunities!
Learn about Balinese farming culture
Once we’re done in the city, we’ll jump on our bus and head out to the famous rice terraces. This area has been the heart of the country’s agricultural industry for centuries and we’re pretty sure you’re going to love it.
The rice terraces were first planted in the 9th century by Hindu priests. They’ve amazed both tourists and locals with their stunning beauty ever since. As the seasons change, you’ll see the terraces take on different looks. However, one thing that doesn’t change is the peacefulness of this fantastic place. It’s truly amazing and will leave you without words.
On the tour, your guide will tell you about a local irrigation system called Subak. It’s more than 1,200 years old and is a fascinating peek into Bali’s rich agricultural history.
Visit a Subak temple
As you begin to understand how Subak works, you’ll see that it’s much more than a watering system. It creates ecosystems for new life and is closely connected to the local communities’ temples. You’ll learn much more about this interesting aspect when we visit a local Subak temple. Here, water priests honour the relationship between humans, the Earth, and the gods. Farmers from the local rice fields have gathered in this temple for generations and it holds great cultural significance.
Walk through the rice fields
After all this learning about Balinese culture, it’s time to stretch our legs! From the temple, we’ll go on an absolutely breathtaking 2-3 km trek through Kerobokan’s rice terraces. We’ll use the tops of walls as a pathway as we go on an amazing journey deep into Bali’s natural beauty. On the way, we’ll cross rivers by walking on the local farmers’ bamboo bridges. This is an experience you’ll never forget - you might even get sweaty hands! As we explore the terraces, you’ll realise that rice isn’t the only crop that the farmers grow here. All around you, you’ll see tomatoes, beans, bananas, eggplants, chillies, corn, sugar canes, and water snails. If you look carefully at the rice fields themselves, you’ll also see aquatic species like frogs, fish, and crabs.
After our amazing trek in this natural paradise, our driver will then take us back to the Bali Urban Adventures office. We recommend ending this awesome tour by asking your local tour guide for the best places to go for lunch in the city. There’s nothing better than Balinese food when you want to relax!
What to bring
- Comfortable clothes and walking shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy or wet
- A sense of adventure
- Your camera of course!
Our awesome tour starts and ends at our Bali Urban Adventures office on Jl Raya Kedampang, Kerobokan. The tour runs at 8.30 am and 3.30 pm.
From Jl Kerobokan heading north, turn right at the lights known as LIO corner (J l. Petitenget is on your left). You’ll now be travelling toward Denpasar on Jl. Tekumar. Turn left at the next lights onto Jl. Mertasari. Continue on this road for 3-4 km and you’ll arrive right at our doorstep.
Oh, and our office is very easy to find - it’s in a shipping container behind Seminyak! We also have a giant VW Kombi facing the street.
We want you to have a both fun and informative experience on our tour. That’s why we have a maximum of 10 people per tour group. You’ll get plenty of time to ask your guide questions and of course talk to your lovely group.
Children between 6-11 years of age are welcome on the tour and pay children’s ticket prices. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted.
If you prefer your tour in another language than English, we also provide tours in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. This option is available on request at an extra cost to private tours or group tours with more than 5 people.