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Bali: Rice Terraces Guided Hiking Experience2 Reviews
Think of Bali, and you probably think of rice terraces cascading down the hillsides. Come see these gorgeous fields on a shared or private tour that’ll teach you the ins and outs of local agriculture.
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- Learn about the biodiversity of the rice fields and their importance to Bali
- Find out about the ancient irrigation system of subak that’s still used today
- Get to see a subak agricultural temple not typically visited by tourists
- Refresh after your hike with a coconut water or coffee in a small café
- Join a carbon neutral tour organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
DescriptionGet off the beaten tourist track for a glimpse into real local life on a guided hike through the rice terraces of Kerobokan. Marvel at the stunning emerald terraces first planted by Hindu priests when they arrived in Bali in the 9th century, then enjoy some refreshing coconut water or coffee after. Choose between a shared tour with other travelers or a private tour for just you and your group. Whichever you select, begin your tour at the meeting point, then set off to the serene rice fields, far removed from the bustling beaches of Bali's tourist zones. Upon arrival, your guide will explain how the ancient 'subak' irrigation system works, first introduced to Bali over 1,200 years ago but still in use today. More than simply watering plants, the subak system is central to the local culture and creates ecosystems for new life. Get a greater understanding of the importance of subak to the local community by visiting a local subak temple, a gathering place for farmers. Find out about water priests that honor the relationship between humans, the Earth, and the gods at these community temples. Next, walk from here into the expansive rice fields of Kerobokan and begin a trek of about two to three kilometers through the terraces, using the tops of the walls as a pathway. Cross over rivers, carefully treading over the farmers’ bamboo bridges from one rice field to the next. Hear how the local farmers don’t just grow rice, but also tomatoes, beans, bananas, eggplant, chilies, corn, sugar cane, and water snails. Find out about the aquatic species — including frogs, fish, crabs, and snails — that call the rice fields home, and learn how this ecosystem all works together. After the trek, stop off at a small café and drink some fresh coconut water or coffee with some light snacks. Also enjoy a gift of an udeng for men or sash for women during the tour. The tour concludes with a return to the starting point.
IncludesLocal English-speaking guide Mineral water Coconut water or coffee Light snacks A gift of udeng for men or a sash for women Rice field donation
- This tour is carbon neutral, operated by a B Corp certified company committed to using travel as a force for good.