THE SURVIVALIST – OVERNIGHT
When most people imagine the Island of Gods, images of majestic waterfalls, lush tropical rainforest and endless green rice paddy fields are just a few of the visions that come to mind. But what did the indigenous people do before Bali was introduced to western influences and became the popular tourist destination it is today? In this unique tour we will explore the deep rainforest gullies of Central Bali in this survivalist’s guidebook style itinerary.
Min. 3 Pilots
2 Day / 1 Night
Mount Up & Rideout
After a quick safety briefing and light breakfast we begin our day by warming our engines and setting out from our home base in Canggu. As we weave our way through bustling villages we can observe the early morning routines of the local residents and the exciting frenzy of traditional markets.
Through the Fields
There is certainly no shortage of scenic landscapes along our route and we will keep a slow and steady pace as we explore the intricate network of Southern Tabanan’s narrow farmland tracks. Here we’ll take a moment to soak up the spectacular views of terraced paddy fields for as far as the eye can see.
A Spirited Estate
By mid-day we will arrive at our lunch location, a grand estate situated on the forested slopes of Batu Karu. Here we have the opportunity to tour the facilities and discover that it surprisingly houses a world class craft distillery and produces a very high quality local artisan spirit. Before heading off we are also welcomed to have a quick taster of a few of their local products which include organic honey, cacao and cashew butter
Soak in the Nature
By late afternoon we’ll arrive at our at our rustic mountain resort where we’ll be greeted with cool towelettes and welcome drinks. Here we’ll have a well deserved rest for our feet from the day’s activities and some free time to relax and unwind. We highly recommend enjoying a warm soak in the jungle jacuzzi or steam in the Scandinavian sauna to sooth our weary joints and muscles.
Camp Fit for Kings
As the sun sets into the evening sky and the sounds of the forest begin their evening’s symphony, we will gather for a group dinner and to share our adventure stories. Afterwards simply relax by the fire or ascend to the top deck with a warm blanket where (if we’re lucky) we will have front row seats for some truly impressive stargazing. Finally we will retire to the royal comforts of our glamping tents for a good nights rest.
Rise and shine! On day two we’ll be up at the crack of dawn to sip in the sunrise and warm our engines before we make our way down to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jatiluwih. At this early time of day we will have this entire beautiful landscape all to ourselves and we will spend our time here exploring the farm tracks with majestic paddy field views as far as the eye can see
Welcome to the Jungle
After returning from our early morning adventure we’ll once again park our rides and enjoy a healthy breakfast with a tree-top view. Once feeling recharged and ready we will finally boot up for our long awaited descent into the rainforest. The shade provided by the old growth canopy will be the perfect relief from the mid day sun, and if that’s not enough perhaps a brisk dip into a natural jungle plunge pool will do the trick. Along the way we will discover the regions natural resources and learn about the many practical uses of the local flora.
Survival Camp & Lunch
As we trek further down the forest path the smell of the camp fire should let us know that we’re close to our destination and when we arrive lunch preperations will be well underway. Here we can learn about the traditional cooking techniques using bamboo and steam. But before we finally sit down to enjoy our gourmet jungle feast we’ll first try to refine our supreme widdling skills as we carve our own cutlery and cups.
The Final Stretch
After surviving our exciting jungle adventures and feeling well fed, we’ll return to camp and ready ourselves to once again mount up on our trusty steeds. From here we will ride back down through the foothills of Batu Karu and Tabanan, enjoying the gentle roller coaster of twists and turns and scenic farmland views along the way.
In order to comply with local regulations and meet our activity’s safety standards, all of our pilots must meet our minimum on-road requirements and carry valid documentation at all times. Please see below for a list of what you’ll need and feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions before booking your tour.