Minggu, 17 April 2011

Touch Tour

Do you ever exploring Bali more deeply?
seeing the Balinese daily activity?
here TOUCH TOUR that would give a change to know about Bali in such different way!
The tour take a part in many places; Gel-gel temple, Kamasan village, Sidemen, Bukit selat, and the end, at Kusamba. sound busy trip dint you?
YES!! First we are going to gel-gel Temple. why this temple?
The temple is such of historical of Hinduism in Bali. Most of Balinese people are refugee which came from Majapahit kingdom in Java. When dissemination of  Moslem concept being popular, then Java kingdoms changed, people who's disagreed departed to Bali and made a new one Kingdom called Gel-gel which dominated Bali from perhaps the early 16th century to 1686.There are no traces left today of the old royal palace and The temple were remnant of it. here you will see an architecture, and similar layout of temple in Javanese past kingdom concept which 3 side layout from ahead until end of temple. 
you will looking a twin Beringin trees in entry side, bale-bale on medium side called 'madya' and the main side which balinese people getting pray and give offering called 'Utama'.

Then we going to Kamasan village, about 30 minute north from gel-gel. The various 'traditional' styles of painting on modern Bali are derived from the Kamasan style, which in turn takes it patterns from ancient Java.  Historically, artists from Kamasan were used by the many King courts that existed on Bali up to the early twentieth century.  

Sidemen village located at the valley, surround of many hill and most of the area is a paddy fields that irrigate by Subak, the Balinese traditional water system for rice field. on this spot, we are going to see process of making famous drinking of Bali ' ARAK'. It come from steam coconut tree essence which boiled for about 8 hours. And also we can see process of making Balinese cloth with old or traditional ways.Then having lunch while seeing terace of rice field. 

having lunch

on Bukit Selat you will see a greatest view of Bali over sea. 

and if we were lucky, we can see Balinese dance by Gek Dayu which living in Bukit selat neighborhood.and the last spot of trips, we will see the beach to observe the making process of salt at Kusamba. and might on out of plan, we gonna see Balinese ceremonial while moving of the trip spot.  

Bali is exposes of mystery thing surrounded, lets enjoy it with us, found your Balinese side by your own!! 

Price; $78/ Pax, Child (5-11) $50/pax
Rate including; Lunch& drink, donation for temple  

Rabu, 13 April 2011

sunrise at Lempuyang and kastala rice trekking

on 12 April'2011 we had trips to seen sunrise and also Kastala rice trekking.
see sunrise at lempuyang

and also mount agung
Lempuyang mount is located Karangasem regency. The meaning behind Lempuyang comes from “Lempu” meaning the light, “Yang” which comes from the name of a very famous God Sang Hyang Widi. Together it means that the very famous God Sang Hyang Widi’s halo is shinning down on the place or the word the “Light of God”.  The trips take started early in the morning, we would see Balinese people activity, beautiful sunrise and also great view with in mountain and sea balancing . while seen the sunrise, you can overlay landscape of  Rinjani and Agung Mount, then Bali strait from a distance. This trip show you the main of meaning of Lempuyang named as telled above.The balancing of nature and human very lovely to fill and help to reload your power by the energy of Sunrise. With coffee and snack this trip sound wonderful. lets try by your own style, we will show you the truly sun power of Bali!
After seen the sunrise, we are going to Lempuyang temple.get pray and asking for blessing of heart and earth. Lempuyang is one of the six major Temple in Bali besides Andakasa Temple, Uluwatu Temple, Watukaru Temple, Ulun Danu Batur Temple and Besakih Temple. In Balinese cosmogony, Lempuyang Luhur is considered temple of the East, the abode of god Iswara, keeper of the peace.
Compare to other six major temple of Bali, Lempuyang Luhur is quite small and has only few shrines which are a padmasana or the shrine of God, two shrines which are similar to padmasana and share single foundation, dedicated to Hyang Gnijaya, the founder of Lempuyang Luhur temple and his sons.
get pray

door of god

Kastala rice trekking is our new product. this trip take a start from a village called 'Tenganan' located in Karangasem regency also. The trekking takes time for about an hour and will show you some daily Balinese activity, specially the farmer. you would pass away a village with smiling people, seen what are they doing as a farmer in rice field than the sound of water that through away round the field. The village surrounding are full of rice field, you can see on video above;

kastala rice field

Senin, 11 April 2011

Goalawah temple, Tenganan village, and bloon langoon snorkling

in April 10' 2011, we had trip to Goalawah temple, Tenganan village and snorkeling to Bloo Langoon.
the cave
Gua Lawah or Bat cave is one of favorite places of interest in Bali and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/center of Goa Lawah temple Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area.Pursuant to the papyrus of Dwi Jendra Tattwa, the Gua Lawah's name is Gua Lelawah, the name which is given by Danghyang Nirartha (a priest overspread the Hindu teaching in Bali) when he stop in this place on his Tirtha Yatra trips. when you enter to this tample you have to used special sheets cloth called 'kamen' to show our respect for God and balinese.
using 'kamen'

Tenganan, northwest of Candidasa, is situated about 5km from the main road. Tenganan is a symmetrically laid out Bali Aga village with a walled homes and unique crafts. Bali Aga was the original inhabitant of Bali, before the arrival of Hindu Javanese. Tenganan retains its ancient pre-Hindu customs through a strong code of non-fraternization with outsiders, further enforced by the protection of its surrounding walls. you can see a Balinese heritage called 'gedong' that used for place of ceremonial and people announcement.
the end of this trips are snorkeling at Bloo langoon. its located besides of Padang Bai harbor and Silayukti temple.Just beyond the temple lies the Blue Lagoon which is actually a small bay, drive or outrigger in our Bloo Lagoon Jukung from Padangbai . The white sand bottom slopes gradually to 22M, has scattered rocks, soft corals and a huge area of Staghorn Coral. The fish life is amazing! There is a large Napoleon Wrasse that lives here, several kinds of unusual reef shark, stonefish, moray and blue ribbon eels, nudibranches, rays, squid and octopus, stargazers and Leaf Scorpionfish in every hue. While the Blue Lagoon is easy diving, used for Open Water Courses and popular with snorkellers, experienced divers and photographers also thoroughly enjoy the site.
So, if you interest our trip, just send your booking to our email; info.ojitours@gmail.com. we are glad to join you for our trip!! :)

Jumat, 08 April 2011

Lembongan Today

Lembongan island
Do you ever hear about Lembongan? where lembongan is? what you can do there? and how it is look like?
white sand beach
If you are love to do traveling, surfing, snorkeling, diving, and also looking for white sand beach. here the best place that ever can we recomend for you. Actually, Lembongan is part of Bali islands, called 'Nusa penida'. its can be reach on 45 minute from Sanur beach by speed boat. On the way to Lembongan, you will see a beautiful background view of mount Agung from the sea. This island is very different form in many way from other island.
mangrove tour
 Lembongan belong to lime land from such of big coral that become an island. Some part of the island is mangrove forest. you can explore and learn about the ecology of fish and nature here. mangrove is kind of plant that can live in salty water, and also give life to other organism around him. why it can be?it a amazing plant! you have to join our trip and see it by yourself.

all around of Lembongan are coral. you can do snorkeling here, and also diving.
many kind of fish can you see direct to your eyes. you can touch and try to catch the fish by your hand -although its going hard way cause the fish will running- and take of photos.
seaweed farmer
people of Lembongan live by selling seaweed. they were smiling nice people. try to say 'hai' to them! the seaweed will proceed become cosmetic. there was green, red, and white. its tasted so nice. 

Rabu, 06 April 2011

Lembongan Adventure

Lembongan Island is located 40 minutes away from Sanur and can be accessed by Speed Boat. This island is very different in many ways compared to the main island of Bali. However, Lembongan is part of the island of Nusa Penida which includes into Klungkung regency. The traditional fisher mans life style is still very common amongst of people on the island. 
Lembongan Adventure trip will take you through Mangrove forest by traditional wood boat. The ecology of mangrove is unlike other plants. Perhaps, you think “mangrove” is the name of tree. Actually, the mangrove is the name of the forest growing in the tropical salty-wetland. There are over 100 kinds of trees called mangrove. The tree on left picture is “Bruguiera gymmorrhiza.” It has cute pink flower. We can see Other kind of “Rhizophoraceae,” tooThey can live inside sea water where as other plants cannot because of the salty water. We will explain in depth on how and why mangroves live on sea.
After finishing the tour in Mangrove Forest, we will move on to snorkeling. Many beautiful corals as well as tropical fishes will be awaiting you! An explanation of the corals and the global warming will be given throughout the activity.

We hope by the end of this whole tour many of you will go home with the understanding of Mangrove forest and coral and how important they are to our lives and to our Earth. 
 Lunch will be served after the snorkeling. While waiting for lunch to be served the guest may enjoy swimming in the pool and enjoy the beautiful view of Lembongan Island. We will depart from Lembongan Island around 15:00.
Price $98/pax,Child(7~11) $60/pax (8hours trip)
Rate including: Snorkeling equipment, wet suite, lunch (including: 1 drink), mineral water
What to bring: swimwear,sandals,changed clothing,towel