Yes: Yani will take you wherever you may want to go. Alternately he can organise our local transport guys who can also take you anywhere you may want to go. Keep in mind that Yani has lived here his entire life and knows the local area intimately.
Medewi Manor promotes a community driven ethic that provides employment opportunities to selected locals in our thriving community. Below you will find a couple of maps of the Jembrana Regency and beyond allowing you to familiarise yourself with the area. That said please don’t set off exploring the sightseeing options yourself, as the roads can be increasingly demanding of your attention and it is easy to get lost.
Ideally it is a much safer and enjoyable option to simply allow Yani – with your input – to plan and execute a great outing for the day. The overall costs involved in taking these tours are extremely reasonable. The cost varies depending on the tour you undertake. All of the tours below are guided tours that Yani has undertaken with many guests from Medewi Manor and range in price from Rp 300,000 ($30 AUD) through to Rp 900,000 ($90 AUD). For an average cost of $50 AUD you will experience a comprehensive tour of the region and be left with insights into the historical and contemporary North Western Balinese culture and lifestyle.
We recommend the tour to Menjangan island, Lovina and the Ubud monkey forest as a great way to acquaint yourself with a selection of Balinese regions. However below you will find more of a selection of day trips that you can organise.
Always keep in mind that we are here to provide you with whatever tour you may wish to undertake. Yani is an extremely safe driver who understands and speaks English proficiently so don’t hesitate to ask detailed questions relating to a destination, the North Western Balinese culture and or the history of the Jembrana Regency. Also don’t hesitate to ask him to pull into a local warong – small shop – for food and or drinks at anytime.
The topography of Bali is formed by a mountain chain that stretches from West to East splitting the island into two parts. Some of the volcanic peaks are active, including Mount Agung – the tallest point above sea level at 3,142m – and mount Batur which lays 1,717m above sea level. Whilst Yani is prepared to guide you throughout any region of Bali at an agreed price, the following maps are representative of the North Western through to the North, North Eastern regions only.
The Ubud monkey forest is situated in Padang Tegal village and has become a Hindu area of conservation. It spans 27 acres and celebrates its diversity of tree species of which there are more than one hundred. There are also several Hindu Temples in the area with the most famous being Pura Dalem Agung. The area includes many facilities that all visitors are welcome to use.
Is a sacred Hindu tree believed to be inhabited by the spirit of two tigers.
A Hindu area of conservation, it is situated in Padang Tegal village.
This beautifully refreshing waterfall is a must see if you’re visiting Jembrana.
Juwuk Manis is situated near Manggissari Village and is a great place to cool off and relax amongst the forested surrounds. Be aware that there are approximately 1,000 steps down and of course back up from the waterfall.
The Lovina Beach Dolphin Watching is an experience of a lifetime. Departing early from Medewi Manor you arrive at Lovina in time for sunrise. Yani will drop you off at a pre-arranged boat that you hire. He will make – with your input – all necessary arrangements. Sit back and enjoy the serenity of the many dolphins that inhabit this region of the Indian ocean.
The Handara Golf Resort is world class. It is a challenging golf course set in the cooler mountainous regions of Bali near Bedugal. Surrounded by rain forested terrain Handara have professional staff and informative caddy’s with course tips that will improve your score.
This gem of Bali offers an abundance of tropical fish and turquoise clear water.
These races have become a huge event throughout the Jembrana Regency.
As soon as the sun begins to rise you will see these majestic creatures appear.
Is a challenging course for enthusiasts, surrounded by tropical gardens.
The festival is a cultural treat for lucky visitors who are in Bali until mid July.
Is a Hindu temple complex developed over years, worshiping the god of agriculture.
Bunut Bolong is a scared tree believed to be inhabited by the spirit of two tigers. Pujangga Sakti Temple that accompanies this sacred tree has been established to pay tribute to a great sage – Dang Hyang Sidhi Mantra – who passed this area hundreds years ago.
The Bali Arts Festival traditionally starts on the second Saturday of June and runs through the month of July. It is the perfect moment to witness Bali’s wealth of performing arts together with various cultural highlights from other islands in Indonesia.
Pura Rambut Siwi is one of the most beautiful Hindu temple complex’s in the Jembrana Regency, covering 1 hectare. The views from the front of this temple are stunning, providing a panorama that spans from the Indian ocean toward the numerous rice paddies and back toward the Jembrana hinterland.
The Makepung Buffalo Races. Sunday’s are race days with the schedule for the 2018 Makepung buffalo races as follows:
July 15: Delodberawah Village Circuit.
July 29: Sanghyang Cerik, Tuwed Village Circuit.
August 12: Mertasari Loloan Timur Circuit.
August 26: Awen, Lelateng Circuit.
September 9: Delodberawah Village Circuit.
September 23: Kaliakah Village Circuit.
October 7: Mertasari Loloan Timur Circuit.
October 21: Pangkung Dalem, Kaliakah Village Circuit.
November 4: Delodberawah Village Circuit.
November 18: Sanghyang Cerik, Tuwed Village Circuit.
Yani can take you to any race and on the way back drop in to visit places of your choice. Talk with Yani about your options. These dates are apt to change however you can contact the Jembrana government tourism office to check or simply ask Yani. In 1984 the Makepung tradition of Jembrana inspired the creation of a Balinese dance of the same name. Performed by seven to nine male and female participants, and depicting riders and buffaloes, it has become a unique dance that is accompanied by a Jegog bamboo orchestra.
Snorkeling at Menjangan is something that really shouldn’t be missed. All the snorkeling gear is available at Medewi Manor. It is recommended that your trip to Menjangan is booked at least 48hrs in advance. Yani can take care of every detail for you. However be aware that there are access fees to Taman National Park of around Rp 200,000 per person and approximately Rp 800,000 per boat to get to this paradisical island for a day of delight in the turquoise waters surrounding Menjangan.
Air Panas Banjar is a spectacular historical site which is included in the Lovina beach circuit.
Set in the hills behind Lovina beach, Brahma Vihara Arama is a Buddhist meditation center.
Indonesia is a wonderland of forested waterfalls. Refresh at Munduk behind Lovina Beach.
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