Your morning will start with a Hatha Yoga lesson followed by a healthy breakfast.
Then, after check out, you will be driven to the south and stopping for a visit at Tirtagangga Water Palace, a veritable water playground designed by a prince in the Royal Family of Karangasem as a resting place.
After a nice Balinese lunch with view on Agung Mountain, the trip continue to the ancient village of Tenganan. In late afternoon, you will arrive at your hotel in Sanur area.
Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Located at Ababi village, Abang distric, East Bali, Tirtagangga lies less than 100km fromthe capital city Denpasar. This water garden was built in 1948 by the King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem, blending Balinese and Chinese styles.
In the late forties of the last century, this was a playful weekend retreat for one of the last raja`s of Bali. There are enough water basins, fountains and bizarre statues to charm you, while the surroundings are pretty and quiet. The water comes from one of the nearby natural springs. The place has always been regarded as holy. Tirta means blessed water, gangga cames from Ganges, the holy river in India. The holy water is required for ceremonies of the temples in the surrounding as far as Tirtagangga.
The springs have a huge output of pure water. The water is first led to a reservoir where it is divided in two parts. One third provides drinking water for the town Amlapura. The remainder goes into the upper swimming pool through an underground pipe. The overflow of water goes into the lower swimming pool, the other ponds and finally into the rice fields.
Tenganan is one of ancient home villages of the original inhabitants of Bali, scattered in the mountains of the eastern part of the island. They call themselves `Bali Aga`. A high wal laround their village, adds to the self-chosen isolation of this community, adhering to strict principles. This place is world famous for its ikat, the result of a very complicated form of weaving. While ikat may be common in East Indonesia, it was raised to perfection in Tenganan. Lombok, Sumba and Flores have similar products, but the intricate cloth of Tenganan is attributed with mystical powers. The Bali Aga are convinced that old cloth or gringsing will protect its owner from disease.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tandjung Sari Hotel – Village Bungalow