One of Indonesia’s premier resorts, The Oberoi Bali, is offering guests a blissful experience exploring the ‘Island of the Gods’. Secluded in a cluster of 60 luxury lanai rooms and 14 striking villas, this refined hideaway invites guests to discover Bali’s heart with an exclusive guided tour, the 10-hour Central Bali Nature Tour. In the company of an English-speaking guide, guests cross the central chain of volcanic mountains, visiting one of the oldest temples in the Mengwi district, the 11-tiered Pura Sada. Passing some of the island’s most beautiful scenery, adventurers will also stop for a delicious gourmet picnic in the Belimbing village in Tabanan, just in time to refuel for the rest of the day’s epic journey.
The journey continues as guests find themselves driving through velvet-like mountain slopes to visit Lake Bratan, known as the Lake of the Holy Mountain, and the 17th century temple Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, built in 1663. Continuing the drive, guests will stop at Eka Karya Botanical Garden, first opened in 1959 by Indonesia’s first President, Sukarno. The garden is in the Bedugul area, full of lush tropical rainforest boasting beautiful flowers and exotic plants.