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Despite the modest size of the island (5,780 sq km), the differences in topography, flora, weather and cultural landmarks are surprisingly varied making it ideal for short excursions or extended day trips via car or motorbike even with limited time.  If using Southern Bali as a hub, driving distances to the many wonderful areas of the island are well within reason:  1 hour to Bedugul in central Bali, 2 hours to Amed ... Read more
A mile north of Ubud is the small village of
Petulu whose only claim to fame are the flocks of thous
Petulu

A mile north of Ubud is the small village of Petulu whose only claim to fame are the flocks of thousands of Java pond herons and white cattle, little and short-billed egrets that arrive in flying V-formation just before dusk to roost in the tress of Petulu. The birds mysteriously began appearing in 1965 and are believed to be the souls of the Balin...

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The cool, hilly village of Sibetan is proclaimed to be the area
with the best salak fruit (the
sweet
Sibetan And Surrounds

The cool, hilly village of Sibetan is proclaimed to be the area with the best salak fruit (the sweet-sour snakeskin fruit) in the entire country, having been harvested in Bali for over 450 years.  Take a hike among the plantation valleys here but be mindful of the thorny salak trees.  If returning via the village of Bebandem, make a stop ...

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One could easily spend an entire day exploring the vast complex
of temples that make up Bali’s
Sideman

One could easily spend an entire day exploring the vast complex of temples that make up Bali’s mother temple, Pura Besakih, but if you have time on the way take the approach via the foothills of the Sideman valley in Karengasem.  Easily one of the most beautiful drives on the island, this entire area is also historically significant as t...

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Located due north of the five-star Nusa Dua hotel complex, the
finger like extension that dips into
Tanjung Benoa

Located due north of the five-star Nusa Dua hotel complex, the finger like extension that dips into Benoa Harbor is known for its recreational marine activities.  The tiny fishing village of Desa Tanjung Benoa is the essential day trip for families looking for the complete array of fun-filled water diversions ranging from glass-bottom boat rid...

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Running from the southern slope of Mount Abang, the second
longest river in Bali translates roug
Telaga Waja River

Running from the southern slope of Mount Abang, the second longest river in Bali translates roughly to ‘metal pool’ and is located in Muncan Village, Karengasem. The main attraction here is white water rafting along the longest track that flows along an expanse of green fields, hills, valleys, cliffs and waterfalls for around 15km w...

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