Are you currently planning a vacation to Bali and want to visit famous tourist attractions in Bali, one of which is the Kintamani tourist attraction? If you answer yes, then on this page, you will get complete information about the Kintamani Bali travel guide. The information you will get such as;
- Kintamani general information.
- The Kintamani attraction.
- Kintamani location.
- Transportation options.
- The best place to visit.
- Price of admission.
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List Of Kintamani Bali Travel Guide
Before I wrote about the Kintamani Bali travel guide, as well as the best place to visit in Kintamani. It will be better if you know the general information about Kintamani Bali.
Kintamani General Information
The Kintamani tourism area located in the northeastern part of Bali island and its location under the Mount Batur caldera. Mount Batur is one of the second most active volcanoes in Bali. Beside active Volcano, the Kintamani visitors also able to see the view of Lake Batur.
Within the Kintamani area, there are several villages. Such as Penelokan village, Abung village, Songan village, Toya Bungkah village, Batur village, Kedisan village, and Kintamani village which fall under the Bangli regency government. Most visitors who vacation to one of the communities mentioned above known the area as Kintamani, even though there are visiting Penelokan village or other villages.
Three Famous Villages
There are three famous villages as the best location to see the Mount Batur and Lake Batur views. Namely Penelokan village, Batur village, and Kintamani village, because of the village’s position on highlands. Besides seeing the natural scenery of the mountains and lakes, travelers who have vacationed at Kintamani Bali also love soaking in natural hot tubs in the village of Toya Bungkah.
In addition to natural attractions, in the Kintamani area, there are also temple attractions, namely Ulun Danu Batur temple. For your information, Ulun Danu Batur temple and Ulun Danu Beratan temple, are two different Balinese Hindu temples, because of Ulun Danu Beratan temple located in the middle of Lake Bratan Bedugul tourism area.
The indigenous people of Kintamani are amiable, and most of the population work as farmers. Due to this area is very potential for agricultural land that supported by the cool environment and fertile soil, popular agrarian products from Kintamani Bali such as, oranges, tomatoes, cauliflower, and shallots. In addition to agriculture, the Kintamani area is also renowned as a place to look for petite and dense pet dogs, call Kintamani dog.
Kintamani Main Attraction
Tourism facilities in Kintamani Bali are adequate. There are many inns, hotels, restaurants and food stalls at various prices. At the Kintamani tourist area, the air environment is very fresh, with frigid temperatures ranging from 21 degrees Celsius during the daytime. The air temperature in Kintamani is almost the same as the air temperature in the Bedugul tourist attraction.
There are three main attraction of the Kintamani that makes travelers interested in visiting, namely;
- Mount Batur view and Lake Batur view which visitor able to see from the Penelokan village.
- Natural hot springs in the Toya Bungkah village commonly call as Batur Natural Hot Spring Kintamani.
- The cold climate and fresh mountainous air.
The most popular thing that visitors do during a vacation to Kintamani is enjoying buffet lunch while watching the beautiful scenery of Mount Batur and Lake Batur. Most of the restaurants in Kintamani serve buffet lunch, and visitors able to enjoy the meal as much as they like.
Kintamani Bali Location
Kintamani area located in Kintamani District, Bangli Regency. If you are heading to Kintamani from south Bali such as Kuta Beach, it will take 2,5 hours drive or about 76 kilometers. However, if you choose your hotel in Ubud, heading to Kintamani will be shorter which is around a 1-hour drive.
There are many routes to get the Kintamani tourist area. However, vacationists who want to have a vacation to Kintamani are usually through the Ubud tourism area. To get it easier for you to find the Kintamani tourism area, please use the map below!
Most travelers who have a vacation on the island of Bali will choose a place to stay in southern Bali. Like Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, or Ungasan. There are several travelers who also love to choose a place to stay at one of the hotels in the Ubud area.
Due to the above location as a favorite place to stay located far from the Kintamani area, then travelers will need transportation. There are many choices of vacation transportation on the island of Bali, and below are the options that I have sorted according to the criteria of visitors who are having a vacation to Bali for the first time.
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1. Book the Kintamani Tour Package
For those of you who are the first time to have a holiday to Bali and want to visit the attractions in Kintamani, the best way is to book a Kintamani tour package. There are many Kintamani tour package service providers on the island of Bali. There is a choice of Kintamani tour packages including hotels, and there is also a choice of tour packages to Kintamani Bali without hotels. Several reasons make me suggest you order a Kintamani tour package, because;
- The vacation itinerary with an efficient route, therefore you will speed more vacation time at the place you want to visit instead of the car.
- Also, you do not have to bother taking care of the holiday itinerary because the tour package providers in Bali will create it for you.
- The tour package includes transportation (driver, cars, fuel), and car parking fees. So you don’t need to take care of looking for Bali rental car services with a driver.
- The tour package price includes meals and entrance tickets to tourist attractions in Bali that covered on your holiday itinerary.
Kintamani Tour Itinerary Example
Examples of Kintamani tour holiday itinerary if you stay in Ubud Bali tourist area.
- Seeing the Tegalalang rice fields Ubud.
- A holiday to Tirta Empul temple Tampak Siring.
- Have a visit to the royal palace of Ubud.
- Visiting Ubud art markets.
- Have a visit to Penelokan village of Kintamani.
For those of you who stay in the southern part of Bali, below is an example of a Kintamani tour itinerary;
- Watch a Barong dance in the Batubulan village.
- Have a visit to the Batik Galuh craft center.
- A vacation to the silver craft center in Celuk village.
- A vacation to Goa Gajah temple.
- Tour to Kintamani, while dining at the Grand Puncak Sari restaurant.
- A vacation to the Tirta Empul Temple In Tampak Siring Gianyar.
- Jimbaran beach seafood dinner.
2. Rent a Car in Bali with driver
If you are not familiar with the tourist attractions area in Bali and have the possibility of making sudden itinerary changes while in Bali, so the best way to have a vacation to the Kintamani area is to use a Bali car rental service with a driver. Also, by using a car rental in Bali with a driver, finding a car park is your driver’s job. Therefore, you can immediately stop at the attraction entrance gate.
On the island of Bali, there are many car rentals with driver providers. The car rental choice such as the Toyota Avanza, Toyota Innova, Microbus Isuzu Elf, Microbus Toyota Hiace, and tour buses. For example, the price of a Toyota Avanza car rental in Bali with a driver includes fuel, IDR 500,000 / 12 hours. With the 12 hours car rental duration in one day, you will be able to visit many attractions on the island of Bali.
3. Rent a Motorcycle
Finding motorbike rental services in Bali is very easy. Besides that, motorbike rental prices in Bali are meager with a rental price of IDR 100,000 – IDR 200,000. Using a motorcycle while on vacation in Bali is usually chosen by tourists who want to save on transportation expenses, and familiar with the Bali roads. For your information, road traffic in Bali is quite messy, so if you decide to use a motorbike, you need to be right on riding a motorcycle.
List of Best Place To Visit In Kintamani and Its Surroundings
Kintamani tourism area had several exciting tourist attractions and located close to each other. Therefore, the Kintamani tourist attraction is one of the favorite tourist destinations when vacationing in Bali. Because it is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Bali, many travel agents offer tour packages in Bali with holidays itinerary to Kintamani Bali. Then what is the list of tourist attractions in Kintamani and surrounding areas that worth to have a visit?
1. Penelokan Village Kintamani
One of the places most visited by tourists while on vacation to Kintamani is Penelokan Village. Due to Penelokan village, Kintamani offers fresh air, and there are many buffet restaurants with direct access to Mount Batur view and Lake Batur view from a height.
Penelokan Village Kintamani one of the best places to see Batur Lake and Mount Batur scenery. Most tourists while visiting the Penelokan village Kintamani will do photo activities, with mountain scenery and Batur Lake backdrop. The best time to visit Penelokan village Kintamani is in the morning around 09:00 am. Because at noon after 12:30, clouds began to cover the mountainous area.
2. Lake Batur
From the mount Batur south-east side, you will find the largest Bali freshwater lake called Batur lake. Batur lake has 6,5 kilometer long and 1,6 kilometers wide. The location of Lake Batur is on the slopes of Mount Batur with a crescent-shaped lake if viewed from a height. Also, Lake Batur referred to as the most beautiful caldera in the world by most foreign sightseers.
Most tourists who visit Kintamani choose to see the view of Lake Batur from the restaurant in Penelokan village. However, there are also tourists who want to get around in the middle of Lake Batur by renting a speedboat.
3. Mount Batur / Kintamani Volcano
One of the active volcanoes on the island of Bali is Mount Batur. Due to Mount Batur location is at Kintamani; therefore visitor calls it the Kintamani volcano. Mount Batur is also the second-highest volcano, after Mount Agung which located in the tourist area of Besakih Karangasem regency. An expanse of black rocks from the eruption of Mount Batur was lovely as a location for engagement photoshoots.
Mount Batur offers breathtaking beauty of volcano scenery. Also, if you love outdoor adventure, the Mount Batur embraces people who love volcano trekking with an exceptional sunrise from the peak of Mount Batur. Once you get to the top Mount Batur, all you need to do is to wait for the dawn. Before you pick to do Mount Batur trekking, there are things that you need to keep in mind. Get a professional mount Batur trekking tour guide, wear comfortable clothing due to its cold. Also, wear shoes suitable for trekking with a good grip, and don’t forget to bring your camera, DSLR with a wide lens and tripods are recommended.
4. Kintamani Hot Springs
At the Lake Batur edge, precisely in the Toya Bungkah village Kintamani, there is a hot spring bath. Toya Bungkah Kintamani hot spring comes from spring near Mount Batur. So it’s natural hot water, not an artificial hot tub and the hot water containing sulfur. Because it contains sulfur, hot water baths are believed by locals to cure common skin disorders.
There are two popular hot spring in Kintamani, namely;
- Batur Natural Hot Spring Kintamani.
- Toya Devasya Hot Spring Kintamani.
5. Ulun Danu Batur Temple
From Penelokan Village Kintamani, heading to the northwest, you will find a Balinese Hindu temple, called Ulun Danu Batur Temple. Ulun Danu Batur temple is one of the essential temples for the Balinese Hindu. Ulun Danu Batur temple previously destroyed due to Mount Batur eruption and the temple rebuilt in 1926. The entrance fee to enter Ulun Danu Batur temple is IDR 10,000 / person.
Ulun Danu Batur temple commonly calls by Balinese as Batur temple. Batur temple located around 900 meters above sea level. The Batur temple faces to the west with a background of the black lava covered and Mount Batur peak.
Kintamani Bali Shopping Activities
At Kintamani, there are many places for those of you who want to shop for Balinese souvenirs. However, to get reasonable Bali souvenirs price in the Kintamani area, you have to be an expert in bargaining. In addition to Balinese souvenirs, Kintamani also famous for producing fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. The most famous fruit in the Kintamani area is orange.
Kintamani Entrance Fee
To be able to enter the Kintamani Bali tourist area, visitors charged an entrance fee of IDR 30,000 / 1 person. You need to keep the Kintamani entrance ticket that you get after paying because the entrance ticket is valid for several tourist attractions in Kintamani. Also, there is a possibility that you will be asked to show the entrance ticket. For more information about the entrance fee to Kintamani tourist attractions in Bali, please click the link below!
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