BALI BIRD PARK
Join us for an adventure that has no boundaries as we take you on a journey across the Indonesian archipelago, Latin America and South Africa.
The park is divided into regions that recreate the natural habitats of our birds, complete with indigenous plant life and traditional artefacts for authenticity.
Experience the original Jungle birds of Bali and encounter the world’s rarest bird, the Bali Starling.
Discover the exotic birds of Papua and one of the most comprehensive collections of Bird of Paradise in the whole world.
Travel to Far East Indonesia, home to an amazing array of birds as well as the extraordinary Komodo Dragon, a giant carnivorous lizard which is a direct descendant of the dinosaur and rarely seen in captivity.
See the fantastic Javan Hawk and Serpent Eagles – & listen to the sweet sounds of Java’s song birds echoing through the foliage.
Visit the deep jungle and misty mountain ranges of Sumatra for rare and strange endemic birds.
Venture to other tropical continents to view our collection of South American exotics such as the Scarlet Macaw and Toucan, witness the Congo Grey Parrot and other birds of the African Savannah.
See Cassowaries, Cranes, Storks & Pelicans and many more birds as they wander freely living and breeding uninhibited throughout the park.
BALI ZOO PARK
Our animals reside in hundreds of quality built eco-habitats and are well cared by our friendly staff of 170 who work as part of our extended zoo family. Bali Zoo offers a number of unique and one-of-a kind experiences during your visit with us. From our beautifully landscaped and shaded garden paths that lead you through our park to our various ‘hands on’ animal encounter sessions where you are allowed to feed, pet and take photos with number of our zoo inhabitants to our assorted family activities such as our Elephant Back Safari, Treewalk adventure and Village Trekking.
Bali cooking is a creative process that is simple and a lot of fun. You will learn the techniques and become familiar with the fresh herbs,spices,and other ingredients that make Balinese food delightfully tasty as well as nutritious and cleansing. Over the day we will explore different ways to blend and balance the varied flavors to create a stimulating of unique tastes.
Trough demonstration and hands-on experience, we will prepare and breakfast,lunch,afternoon tea or together on an assortment of exquisite dishes, from satay and grilled fish and curries to black rice pudding dessert ,and many more.
Class starting from 8 am- 7.30 am
One hour visit to Traditional Market
Breakfast -class Time-Lunch
Start 7 am to 1 pm, 1 hour Traditional Market tour, Breakfast, Class time, Lunch, Free Transport, Booklet, Certificate. Fee : US$ 75.-
++ 21% services charge & goverment tax
Start 3 pm to 8 pm, Afternoon tea, Class time, Dinner, Free transport, Booklet, Certificate. Fee : US$ 65.-
Our mission is to continue the development of an internationally-recognized surfing syllabus, to strive for excellence in teaching, and to offer the finest services to our students. We aim to be a vibrant and intellectually challenging place of learning, nurturing a community of surfers who share a passion for the search, the advancement of knowledge and respect for our oceans.
Beach Surfer – Level 1
We will have you ripping up the beach break in three simple courses. Learn the skills of board handling and board control, before mastering the same jump up* technique used by professional surfers in your first course. The second course focuses on understanding beach, wave and ocean conditions which, when combined with proper paddling skills, will guide you effortlessly through, over and under waves. The essential skills of the third course will have you racing along the waves with forehand* and backhand* turns designed to create valuable board speed, building your skill basis to progress you to the next level; Reef Surfing.
Price IDR 1,700,000 for 3 x 2.5 hr courses
Reef Surfer – Level 2
If you have surfed before but yet have to conquer a reef break wave, or you’re ready to graduate off the beach break; then this level is for you. Skills taught in these three courses include how to master taking the drop on an unbroken wave, the sweeping upper body transitional turn used to develop bottom turns* and cutback*. The Reef Surfer set of three courses develops these skills first with two days on the beach break, then for your third and graduating course you will be ready to test your new skills at Canggu Reef or travel on one of our school reef boats to a reef in Sanur.
Price IDR 1,700,000 for 3 x 2.5 hr courses
Power Surfer – Level 3
Be warned: These four courses will change your life! Bottom turns, top turns, cutbacks, duck dives and complete knowledge of reef geography, tidal effects and swell chart reading. All courses are held at a reef, with a duck dive course started in the lagoon or pool before heading into the waves. This program utilizes video coaching to fine tune skills and requires usage of Rip Curl fiberglass surfboards. All prospective Power Surfer students require minimum Reef Surfer certification level or a free evaluation session with a senior coach on the beach break.
Price IDR 2,500,000 for 4 x 2.5 hr courses
– Kuta Beach
– Dreamland Beach
– Bingin Beach
– Padang-padang Beach
– Uluwatu Beach
– Keramas Beach
– Canggu Beach
Shopping In Paradise
Shopping in Bali is not simply walking into a shop, picking something from a shelf and paying for it. Shopping is an art. In every traditional market and art shop around Bali bargaining is a must.
This traditional way makes shopping in Bali a fun time, where you can feel the warmth of human value in every transaction. Before you begin your shopping tour on this island, please obtain cash because most places do not accept credit cards.
Even if you are not a seasoned negotiator be prepared to enjoy the bargaining process. It is a fun activity and be patient and you will get the ‘best (and maybe even local) price’. In some places you can bargain until you get 50% off. Always go in at less than a third of the price (maybe even a quarter) and bargaining and even walk away, until you get the price you want. Then make sure you pay the right money.
I remember seeing a man negotiating for an umbrella on Kuta beach. He did well in the bargaining process and got the price to Rp5,000 and paid up with a Rp50,000 note. But he went away happy believing he had a bargain. Isn’t that the most important part of bargaining – to be happy with your purchase. So where can you go to spend your Rupiah?
As the capital of Bali, Denpasar is the center of “market” activity for local people. The biggest traditional market stands near Badung’s river, Kumbasari market. It can give you an insight into the traditional Indonesia market where local people do their daily shopping. Fruit, vegetables and meat can be found in the basement; on the second level is the place for spices and dried goods; while household wares, clothing, art and craft is on the third level. Here you can get a very good price if you’re smart in bargaining. In the northern part is Gajahmada Street, where you can find handicrafts and some shoe shops and restaurants. In the eastern part is Sulawesi Street, the place for all kind of fabrics on its both sides with some shops providing household ware in between. The area here is very colorful with all types of material from the traditional ‘songket’ (cloth woven with strands of gold or silver) to modern day stretchy and shiny material. Why not buy your cloth by the meter and have a suit or dress made up by a local tailor. In the southern part is Hasanudin Street where you can see gold shops, selling jewelry to local people but, of course, the visitor is welcome to buy but please bargain. On the west Side of the market is the place for people to buy coconut leaf and ceremony supplies.
As an international village almost all of the shops and restaurants here are for tourist market. You can find handicrafts, clothing, jewelry, CDs, furniture and leather crafts on each side of the road. But you can also see many street hawkers with their various offerings along the road. If you do not want to buy anything from them, do not make eye contact and do not ever look at their products, for if you do, they will follow you along the street and pester you to buy something.
The shopping center in Sanur is on Jalan Danau Tamblingan where the situation is almost the same as Kuta but with very few hawkers. Many products are on offer in the shops and nice restaurants.
The Bypass is the term for Ngurah Rai Street, perhaps the widest road in Bali. If you travel from Nusa Dua to Sanur you will see on the road has many antique, pottery, natural stone and furniture stores. You can get excellent pieces and prices if you look carefully and remember to bargain.
Batubulan, on the border of Denpasar and Gianyar, is the home of stone sculptures. You can find various kinds of style here, from traditional to modern, small to large. The craftsmen can make up your order and even arrange to ship it to your address back home.
On the way to Ubud you’ll pass Celuk, the place for gold and silver jewelry. The artisans in this area are well known for their quality and various designs. Huge art shops along the main road give you a chance to compare prices.
This area is popular because for its Art Market. If you ask Balinese where to find art and craft with the cheapest price, they will recommend Sukawati. Here you can find cloth, paintings and statue, jewelry and also Balinese ceremonial items.
This well-known village offers you fine arts with an international standard. Respected galleries such as Agung Rai, Sumertha, Rudana, Sika and Neka are recommended visiting as well as the big names of Hans Snel and Antonio Blanco.
Various woodcarvings can be found in this village and its neighbors. Very colorful carvings of flowers, animals and other designs are displayed along the road.
This village is the home of bamboo. The villagers create furniture and mats from bamboo; they also make some articles from lontar leaf.
This village in Klungkung is popular with its own style of painting called Kamasan where a drawing is made in black ink then colored by natural pigments.
Tenganan, the Bali Aga (the original Balinese people) village in Karangasem, is the only place in Bali that produces Geringsing fabric. All the material for Geringsing is taken from nature and its process is very traditional. No chemicals are used in the process. There is a legend that when dying the cloth red, human blood was used. Nowadays a vegetable dye is used. But the price of this fabric is expensive.