Your tour starts early, but not too early, we pick you up between 7 am and 7.30am depending on where you are staying, at least two hours since the Balinese have been up and preparing for the day ahead.Balinese culture has its own ‘time’ and rather than thinking about days in increments of hours ‘time’ is divided up between daily rituals, routines, temple prayers and family time.
At BABI GULING CHANDRA around 8 am you will have the opportunity to try two of the island’s traditional celebration dishes, Babi Guling and Betutu.
After which you will enter the world of the BALINESE HOME. With separate buildings for specific functions and a well tended family temple it is a marvel of intricate design and practical purpose.
Snacking is a favourite Indonesian pastime and by now it’s been awhile since breakfast and time to try out some savoury treats as we enter the MARKET AREA. Located currently in JALAN COKROAMINOTO after fire destroyed the main building of the Pasar Badung in 2015, the market serves as a wholesale clearing house for much of Bali’s produce.
With renewed energy you will be ready to explore the secrets of Bali’s capital, DENPASAR. Relocated from the north the capital is something of a secret, intentionally so, as it was designed to repel invasion and protect the rulers from both the Dutch and the Japanese.
Discover the still operating TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE SHOPS before heading into Jalan Sulewesi. JALAN SULEWESI is a street of colourful silks from across Asia are traded here.
Witness the colourful collision of religions across the region as Balinese attend the temples, PURA DESA and PURA PUSEH, Muslim women cover their faces in brilliant scarves.
Time for a true cup of Java at BHINEKA DJAJA. Established in 1935 it has been managed by three generations of Tjahjadi family and is a pioneer of the commercialization of Bali coffee.
At WARUNG WARDANI, you will have the chance to try the famed BALINESE NASI CAMPUR, a real Indonesian style meal, that many say is why the Balinese often return home despite opportunities abroad.
NASI CAMPUR is a dependable, delicious and sustaining meal that allows for the flavours of the archipelago to mingle, chicken, beef and prawn are served in traditional styles with rich sauces and fresh sambals accompanied by long green beans drizzled with a kalasan dressing.
Now as we wind down our activities there is one last treat for you, a short post lunch walk past the famed “SATE PLECING ARJUNA” to the bakery, but it is not, as you might imagine, full of heavy cakes or slices but instead you will discover the delicate pale green and snow white “JAJE LAKLAK”.
We hope you will enjoy experiencing your very own Jalan Jalan with us and we look forward to welcoming you to the many delights of Denpasar.