After breakfast, drive to Bedugul Regency (district), part of the island’s central highlands region renowned for its stunning beauty and three caldera lakes (Beratan, Buyan and Tamblingan). The first stop on today’s tour is
the market at Candi Kuning. Bali is famous for fresh fruits and exotic spices and there are plenty of seasonal varieties to discover at the market, together with stalls selling beautiful scented flowers used for ceremonies and offerings.
Heading further north, the iconic Ulun Danu Temple is the next destination. This important Hindu Shivaite water temple is located on a small jut of land within the calm waters of Lake Beratan. If the water level is high (normally only during the rainy season) it gives the illusion that this 17th century temple is ‘floating’ on the lake Continue your journey to the sacred hot springs at Banjar. The naturally heated water from the springs is believed to have healing properties and the nourishing effects on the skin mean that people from all over the island come here to soak in the pools. The series of pools are lined with beautifully carved stone nagas (serpent deities) and the largest, the main pool, is two meters deep.
After a refreshing soak, depart for the coastal town of Lovina where lunch is served at a beachside restaurant. After lunch, visit the former Dutch capital of Bali, Singaraja which means ‘Lion King’. The harbour town was
once a bustling commercial centre with wide boulevards and colonial residences, and architectural evidence of that period remains today.
On the return journey, make a final stop at the pretty Gitgit waterfall. Located in the jungle, with a drop of around 40 metres, this picturesque waterfall is very popular and is a highlight for many visitors to Bali.