East Bali and the area around us have many secrets just waiting to be unravelled during your stay with us. Hathmawan and Budi are two interesting personalities who craft your Alila Experiences and introduce the secrets of East Bali.
Pura Pasar Agung
Just a 30-minute journey from Villa Idanna, behold Pasar Agung, a magnificent temple that lies off the beaten track, three quarters of the way up majestic Mount Agung. This breathtaking temple complex serves as the sacred meeting place of Bali’s most ancient deities – the ancestors of the Gods of Besakih – hence the name Pasar Agung (the supreme market place.) Spared in the last eruption in 1963, it was restored to new glory in 1993. As a monument, it is staggering and rivals the Mayan temples of Central America. Overlooking the entire island, it is surrounded by a forest of towering ferns and pine trees and remains the most dramatic setting and pilgrimage site in Bali. The stunning panorama even stretches as far as Lombok and Java, whose volcanoes can be seen brewing on the distant horizon.
IDR 1,150,000++ per person
Tour de Manggis - Mountain to Sea
Set off from Sogra on a Scenic Bike Ride down the forested slopes of Mount Agung, winding through local villages along the way, soaking up the fresh air and spellbinding views. Visit the salak (snake fruit) plantations at Banjar Sari and Parang home industries producing traditional local snacks. Pedal on to Kalang Anyar market and take photos of the stunning mountain vistas from Sibetan village before reaching Pasir Putih beach, where you can cool off in the sea and refresh with a picnic lunch. This adventure is suitable for both beginner and experienced cyclists.
42km | 4 hours | IDR 1,050,000++ per person
Cooking in The Organic Garden - 9.30am to 2.00pm
Gain a new sense of taste as you rediscover the wholesome, nurturing flavours of unprocessed ingredients grow your awareness of sustainable farming which is sure to stimulate your appetite for a healthier, balanced lifestyle after breakfast, head to our organic garden just 10 minutes from the hotel, hidden below the foothills of Mount Agung overlooking the sea. Our gardeners will reveal the agricultural practices of Balinese farmers. Then, armed with boots and a rice hat, join in the action in the garden, collecting seasonal ingredients, scaring the birds or simply waiting for the rice to grow from the shelter of a "kubukubu" - a small hut built in the rice fields. Begin your organic cooking lesson with tastings from the garden followed by the Balinese lunch that you have cooked in a traditional Balinese pavilion.
Half Day | IDR 1,050,000++ per person
Minimum 2 persons, Single supplement supplies.
Mount Agung Trek
For the truly adventurous, consider a challenging 8-hour climb up the slopes of Mount Agung - reaching the top just in time for the spectacular sunrise. Depart from the hotel at 1.00am to ensure you reach the top by 7.00am. Two days' notice is required.
Note: This trek is recommended for those who are in good physical condition and are seeking a challenge. You must also possess suitable attire - hiking boots (or good trainers and a backpack) and warm clothing as it is rather chilly once you get close to the summit. (Advanced level trek)
2-hour return car transfer | 7-hour trek | IDR 1,400,000++ per person
Rates and details of Alila Experiences are subject to change and discussed prior to your confirmation.
For reservations and enquiries, please contact us at: +62 (363) 410 11 OR email: manggis[at]alilahotels.com