Nature, Culture, Temples and Adventure Excursions: Forest Immunity, Hot-springs Bathing, Sunrise Dolphin Sail, Rice-field Trekking, Waterfalls, Volcano Hiking, Local Markets, Snorkelling, Harmony Scuba and Free Diving, Golf and Zen offers customized excursions as required
ZEN SHINRIN YUKO FOREST IMMUNITY
At Zen we recommend you take the opportunity to spend at least an hour daily visiting our on-site Shinrin Yuko Forest Therapy facility stretching over some 7 Hectares. This will strengthen your immunity, as well enhancing your vitality to rejuvenate and de-stress. The facility comprises ancient trees to hug, free flow natural mineral water ponds to rejuvenate in, strolling through our Organic Regenerative farm, Hiking through Rice field, Vineyard, Mango-Coconut-Cocoa Plantation and Natural forest, all alive with birds, bees and butterflies to be admired from a number of traditional treetop observation posts and a Bamboo Forest Yoga-Meditation Platform, over-looking rice fields and the Sea of Bali beyond.
AIR BANJAR HOTSPRINGS AND VIHARA BUDDHIST TEMPLE
Located East of Zen Resort Bali, Air Banjar is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water among a lush garden setting. There is also a nature walk through an eco-forest under the guidance of the resort’s expert on indigenous herbal, medicinal plants and vegetation, an excellent ecological introduction to the local environment. Go on to visit the Vihara Temple, Bali’s oldest Buddhist temple dating back to the 6th Century.
RICEFIELD TREKKING AND MUNDUK WATERFALLS
The Munduk area, with its unique nature and cooler temperatures, is a heaven for walking, rice field hiking, jungle trekking, bird spotting and traditional cultural site-seeing. Experience traditional village life, visit coffee, avocado and spice plantations, all with a professional guide. Visit the enchanting Munduk Waterfalls.
SUNRISE WITH DOLPHINS
A beautiful way to start your day! Just before dawn, take a traditional Balinese boat from the beach and sail out into the Bali Sea. Sail along the North Bali coastline taking in the landscape, witness the breath-taking horizon appear with the Sun’s first rays, find the dolphins and watch them play in the morning Sun, whilst you sip Ginger Tea.
MOUNT BATUR VOLCANO
The villages of Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan sit on the rim of Mount Batur crater, approximately 1,500m above sea level and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and the serene Lake Batur. In addition to Mount Batur and Lake Batur, visit the Batubulan Village to see Barong dance, Celuk Village for silver works, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali Coffee Agrotourism, Goa Gajah Temple and Mas Village.
TOUR OF SINGARAJA AND LOCAL MARKET
Visit the Royal Palace in Singaraja City and The Pura Beji / Beji Temple. This temple was built in the 15th Century, during the highlight of the Majapahit and is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Bali. Visit the Dalem Jagaraga Temple, a shrine to worship the God of Destruction and a trek to see the Sekumpul waterfalls and visit Local Market
MENJANGAN ISLAND SNORKELLING
Snorkelling at Menjangan Island is a ‘must do’ among our guests. The fine and preserved corals, abundant tropical fish, turquoise clear water and calm sea make Menjangan a snorkelling paradise for both beginners and more advanced snorkelers. Menjangan Island, a unique and unforgettable experience, ranks 3rd on Discovery Channel’s list of The World’s 10 Best Spots for Snorkelling.
ZEN HARMONY DIVING
Zen Harmony Scuba Diving integrates Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama, and Ayurveda with scuba diving enhancing your health and fitness whilst discovering the amazing beauty and diversity of marine life. The five famous dive sites in North Bali, suited for everyone and all experience levels, are all accessible from Zen Resort, namely Puri Jati and Zen Reef – well known for seahorses, cuttlefish eggs, frog fish and the unique mimic octopus, Menjangan Island, famous for its cliff wall diving, soft and hard coral and a wide variety of tropical fish and unique marine plants, Secret Bay, home to interesting and rare creatures, including juvenile fish and crustaceans, Pemuteran, the home of Biorock, the biggest coral reef nursery and restoration project in the world, has an underwater temple located at 30 meters, with healthy hard and soft coral, sponges and gorgonian sea fans and a many reef fish and Tulamben, famous for the USS Liberty Ship Wreck as well as Coral Garden, the Drop off, Seraya, Emerald and Batu Belah dive sites.
PLAY GOLF WITH A MOUNTAIN VIEW AND VISIT ULUN DANU TEMPLE, BEDUGUL
Designed by Pete Thompson, the golf course at Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is considered to be one of the top 5 courses in Asia. It is a 18-hole course, located inside the crater of an extinct volcano, at an altitude of over 1,100 meters. The course has incredible views of mountains, crater lakes and a rain forest, creating a dramatic backdrop for golfing.
Resting peacefully on the shores of Lake Bratan, the holy temple of Ulun Dalu is not only extraordinarily beautiful; its sight evokes the immense feelings of romance and mystic. The temple was built in the 17th century to worship the Hindu trinity (Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva) and the lake goddess, Dewi Danu. The misty Bedugul mountain range surrounding the lake complements the temple’s scenic backdrop.The smooth reflective surface of the lake surrounding most of the temple’s base creates a unique floating impression.