Now and then if you’re lucky, you stumble into a once-in-a-lifetime magical moment that makes you remember why you love being alive on this earth. The allure of Temuku Aya is more than the beauty of the rice fields and the grandeur of three mountain peaks rising purple against the horizon. It’s more than the walking sticks and conical woven hats provided to keep you balanced and shady, and the smiling villagers you meet along the way.
What is it then? Perhaps it’s the hospitality. The finest hotels in the world can’t match the level of service and gracious attention bestowed upon visitors to Temuku Aya. The guides speak impeccable English and patiently answer every question. The women are the people you want your mothers and grandmothers to be: strong, funny, sweet, kind. And the stroll through the rice fields is a profound experience. As one person said, “It’s like walking a prayer.”
Here you will see some of an activities
• Story Telling of Tajen Village
• Praying at Temuku Aya – Bedugul
• Daily Life of Tajen Village (Farming, Harvest, and more)
• Refreshment (young coconut)
• Village Chores
• How to make baskets to catch eels
• How to bakes lak – lak
• Pounding rice
• How to make offerings
• Cooking Class
Upon arrival you will be welcomed with open arms by our Balinese team, with warm smiles from the locals you meet on the way. (Guest expected arrive the latest by 15 minutes prior the trekking)
STORY TELLING OF TAJEN VILLAGE
You will gather in the outer courtyard of the village temple and meet your guides. The guide will tell you about story of Tajen village and one of the oldest Banyan tree in Bali. From there you will proceed along the irrigation waterways into the rice fields temple “Temuku Aya/Bedugul” while your guides explain and answer questions.
You will be provided equipment:
• Wooden Cane
• Traditional Farmer Hat
Praying at Temuku Aya/Bedugul
The Temple was built by the founder of Tajen. Temuku Aya Temple, located where the waters divide, your guide will explain the process involved in this ancient system of irrigation.A bit farther along is the Bedugul Temple, dedicated to the goddess Dewi Sri who protects the rice fields. We’ll do praying to give Thanks to the God and to receive blessing for the tour and for the Nature
Throughout the tour you will meet people from the village involved in tasks that occupy them day in and day out. You can choose to observe or actually participate to get an even better understanding of village life.
After that we will walk about 15 minutes longer to rest and you will be served a refreshing young coconut after a few minutes journey while enjoying the scenery of rice fields are fascinating. And we also provide the opportunity to take photos with a background of green scenery from our village
The powerful water buffalo is still used to pull the plow through the muddy paddies to prepare the earth for planting. Maybe you would like to ride on one of these patient creatures. Or perhaps you wish to help with the planting or harvesting, depending upon the time of year.
When you complete the paddy tour, you will follow your guide on a path through lush gardens where villagers are engaged in everyday tasks. There are women pounding rice with heavy mallets to remove the hulls. Another group is making offerings, and one woman bakes lak-lak, the delicious Balinese sweet cakes drizzled with palm sugar syrup. You will also see men weaving the baskets they use to catch eels, and all the while, the music of the rindik players fills the air.
Participants learn about the exotic herbs and spices used in ceremonial and everyday Balinese dishes and are encouraged to actively help prepare the Food that will then be enjoyed.
If you visit a Balinese family, you will be fed. We invite you to be our guest for a meal of signature dishes that are favorites of the people of Tajen village. You will be served on a covered terrace and entertained by the Tingklik Musicians. Also we served with a glass or two of the local water where prepared on the Clay Jug.
Gusti Made Bali Tours Deals with Temuku Aya:
IDR 650 K / Person – Adult
IDR 850 K / Person – Adult
– Trekking with transport Minimum 2 (two) pax
– Children under 12 years old on complimentary
– Wooden Cane
– Traditional Farmer Hat
– Cooking Class
– Four hour interactive rice field tour (Full Track)
– Viewing and participation in daily life activities (Full Track)
– Full Balinese meal with water, coffee, and dessert (Full Track)