This day trip combine some sightseeing with main interest visiting coffee plantation where you will be shown the traditional process of making coffee and also learn about the famous Luwak coffee. In addition to visiting coffee plantation, you will also visit an amazing rice terrace, have lunch overlooking the volcano and lake Batur and also visit a beautiful waterfall.
First stop of the journey will be visiting a beautiful rice terrace in Tegallalang. The emerald-green rice terraces in the river gorge north of Tegallalang village in central Bali are generally considered to offer travelers the best photo opportunity.
Heading north for another few minutes we will arrive at the coffee plantation where you will be able to sample local blends. These included the prized Kopi Luwak, or beans that have been eaten by the civet cat, not-really-digested, then pooped out, collected up, cleaned, roasted and ground for our drinking pleasure.
These cats eat the coffee berries for the flesh, but leave the beans inside undigested. These are passed and then collected, thoroughly washed, sun-dried, roasted and then ground into coffee powder.
Different physical state of coffee bean during the processing; from raw coffee, cleaned+dried and roasted which is ready to grind and then shifted to get the coffee powder.
You can even try the process by yourself. Don't forget to take some picture ;)
Finally, you will get an opportunity to try a delicious array of hot beverages (including some variant of coffee and tea) along with fried cassava or sweet potato to clear your palate, at no charge. Some drinks available to test are: Lemon tea, Ginger tea, Ginger coffee, Ginseng coffee, Chocolate coffee, Pure chocolate, Vanilla coffee and also Bali coffee.
For those who highly curious and want to try the Luwak coffee, you will be charged IDR50,000 per cup (US$ 5). It only requires one tea spoon of the finely ground beans and so for a one-time taste test.
Luwak coffee is not going to change your life, but it is a delicious and aromatic coffee. You may not believe if the coffee was made from cat poop because it smells exactly the opposite of how you would imagine. When you compare it with regular Bali coffee side by side, it wasn’t even close (in terms of aroma or taste). It’s smooth, dark and slightly sweet. If you aren’t a coffee fan, you may not even notice the difference.
After visiting the coffee plantation, we will drive you up to Kintamani for lunch overlooking the volcano and lake Batur. From there you have a spectacular view of lake Batur and also the view of active volcano of Mt. Batur while enjoying your lunch.
Final stop of this trip is visiting a hidden waterfall. This waterfall is relatively new so you can expect the site is not crowded by tourists. To get to the waterfall you will need to walk down some steps until you reach the edge of the cliff. Special steps have been built to easily reach the river bank.
On the way to the waterfalls, you will be amazed by the surroundings view of the green jungle, valley and the river's canyon. The setting is so wonderful that will remind you of the Disney Land. Continue walking through the river bank and the waterfall is at the end of the trekk. You can swim at the bottom of the waterfall or at the river stream nearby. Dont't forget to bring extra clothes.
Nearby the waterfall, there is holy water springs used by local people for purification rituals and ceremonies. The water is so fresh and clean even during rainy season.
There is also another nice waterfall nearby the river with beautiful stream flows through the canyon. You can walk down a little bit to get to the base of the waterfall, another great spot for selfie and getting a nice view of the river.
On the way back to your hotel, you can also visit another places of interest that we will pass along the way (if time is available). You can discuss it further with your tour driver/guide on the day.
~ Please note that this tour is NOT a bicycle tour ~
(Booking minimum: 2 participants, special price is available for group booking)
(US$ 60 for solo traveller)
4 - 6 people = US$ 35/pax
> 6 people = US$ 25/pax
For group booking and details information, please contact us!