View Bali’s iconic emerald rice terraces with your very own eyes and trek through them before heading to Eat Street to satisfy your hunger with various Balinese delicacies!
If you have seen the emerald tiered terraces of Bali in pictures and found them gorgeous, seeing them in real life will leave you even more awestruck. This beautiful architecture of nature was created by Hindu priests who first arrived on the island of Bali in the 9th century. Learn about the ancient subak irrigation system that creates a harmonious and sustainable ecosystem between man and nature. Subak has shaped the landscape for the past thousand years and is an integral part of Balinese way of life, reflecting the philosophy of Tri Hita Karana, a self-described relationship between humans, the earth and the gods.
Your mode of transportation through these beautiful hills, valleys and terraces is a VW Kombi limousine, a classic car from the past. Upon arriving at the terraces, disembark from the vehicle and take a 2 to 3-kilometre trek through the verdant plantations. While paddy is the main cultivation here, you will also find tomatoes, beans, bananas, eggplant, chillies, corn and sugar can being cultivated here. To cool down after your trek, gulp down a beer or a soft drink that’s provided. The trek must have invoked your hunger by this point, so commence with your evening tour to the largest Eat Street in Bali.
Stroll through the streets and check out the array of roadside stalls and warung (small family-owned businesses) to sample various culinary delights. One dish that Bali is popular for and that you must absolutely try is Babi Guling, a spit-roasted pig that has been stuffed with or marinated in various spices and herbs. The result of such a recipe is tender pork that carries notes of herbs and spice, making for a mouth-watering experience.
Soto Ayam is another dish you should not miss out on as it is a delicious chicken noodle soup dish and you will be brought to an eatery that serves the best version in Eat Street. This dish is a national favourite, and once you’ve had a taste of it you’ll know exactly why it is so. If you feel up for it, take on a five-tiered chilli challenge of the world’s hottest chillies at a Japanese fusion restaurant and try your best to emerge victorious. You will also get to sample a local dessert on this guided culinary tour of Bali’s Eat Street before you end your night.