Recreation, whether in the form of leisure, educational or cultural activities, is an integral part of the Zen experience. Here are some of North Bali’s charms and wonders that await you.
Visit Air Banjar Hot Springs and the Vihara Temple
Located East of Zen Resort Bali, Air Banjar is an enchanting hot springs with stone carved mouths gushing water among a lush garden setting. There is also a nature walk through an eco-forest under the guidance of the resort’s expert on indigenous herbal, medicinal plants and vegetation, an excellent ecological introduction to the local environment. Go on to visit the Vihara Temple, Bali's oldest Buddhist temple dating back to the 6th Century.
Trek in Munduk
The Munduk area, with its unique nature and cooler temperatures, is a haven for walking, rice field hiking, jungle trekking, bird spotting and traditional cultural site-seeing. Experience traditional village life, visit coffee, avocado and spice plantations, all with a professional guide.
Experience a Sunrise with Dolphins
A beautiful way to start your day! Just before dawn, take a traditional Balinese boat from the beach and sail out into the Bali Sea. View the morning Sun as it rises rising over Mount Badur, sail along the North Bali coastline taking in the landscape, witness the breathtaking horizon appear with the Sun's first rays, find the dolphins and watch them play in the morning Sun.
Take a Tour of Singaraja
Visit the Royal Palace in Singaraja City and The Pura Beji / Beji Temple. This temple was built in the 15th Century, during the highlight of the Majapahit and is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Bali. Visit the Dalem Jagaraga Temple, a shrine to worship the God of Destruction and a trek to see the Sekumpul waterfalls.
Play Golf with a Mountain View
Designed by Pete Thompson, the golf course at Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club is considered to be one of the top 5 courses in Asia. It is a 18-hole course, located inside the crater of an extinct volcano, at an altitude of over 1,100 meters. The course has incredible views of mountains, crater lakes and a rain forest, creating a dramatic backdrop for golfing.
Witness the Mount Batur Volcano
The villages of Kintamani, Batur and Penelokan sit on the rim of Mount Batur crater, approxinately 1,500m above sea level and offer dramatic views of the active volcano Mount Batur and the serene Lake Batur. In addition to Mount Batur and Lake Batur, visit the Batubulan Village to see Barong dance, Celuk Village for silver works, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Bali Coffee Agrotourism, Goa Gajah Temple and Mas Village.