Amandari

Amandari duplex pool

Amandari duplex pool

Amandari duplex pool

Amandari Bar

Amandari Bar

Amandari Bar

Amandari Dining Bale

Amandari Dining Bale

Amandari Dining Bale

Amandari duplex interior

Amandari duplex interior

Amandari duplex interior

Amandari Library

Amandari Library

Amandari Library

Amandari Music Pavillion

Amandari Music Pavillion

Amandari Music Pavillion

Amandari Pool

Amandari Pool

Amandari Pool

Amandari Pool Bale view

Amandari Pool Bale view

Amandari Pool Bale view

Amandari Restaurant

Amandari Restaurant

Amandari Restaurant

Amandari Spa

Amandari Spa

Amandari Spa

Amandari suite Interior

Amandari suite Interior

Amandari suite Interior

Amandari Suite Pool

Amandari Suite Pool

Amandari Suite Pool

Amandari suite sunken bath

Amandari suite sunken bath

Amandari suite sunken bath

Amandari Villa Pool

Amandari Villa Pool

Amandari Villa Pool

 

Priced From US$ 850 + 21% tax per night
Location: Sayan Terrace Ubud
Bedrooms: this is a luxury 30 suite resort
Guests: This is a luxury resort with just 30 suites

 

Transfer Cost: included in cost depending on package
Land Size: resort based in Ubud
Beach Access: resort in Ubud under 10 mins to the market
Mins to Seminyak: 60 mins
Pool: there is a main pool plus 12 suites with pools
Breakfast: included in packages
Staff: fully staffed luxury resort

 

 

Found at the heart of the Indonesian archipelago Bali is just two kilometres off the eastern tip of Java. Its north coast faces the Bali Sea, while the southern coast is lapped by the Indian Ocean. For all its cultural richness, Bali is a relatively small island, less than 150km from east to west and only about 80km north to south. Aman resorts has three properties for guests to explore Bali, Amankila in East Bali, Amanusa near Nusa Dua and Amandari located in Ubud.

By Bali’s arts and culture capital of Ubud high above the Ayung River gorge, Amandari (‘peaceful spirits’) is a tranquil retreat for cultural excursions and exploration of Bali’s lush countryside.

Styled as a walled Balinese village with river-stone walkways, shrines and Balinese-style gateway
entries, 30 spacious suites feature a large, sunken marble bath in an outdoor garden setting,
marble flooring, three wall-sized sliding glass doors that open onto gardens, and in 11 suites,
private pools.

The Asmara and Ayung Suites are duplex suites with large private swimming pools
and rice terrace and valley views. The Amandari Suite offers one or two detached bedrooms with
a separate living room pavilion while the Amandari Villa includes five separate pavilions and a
two-tiered swimming pool.

Each evening gamelan players perform from a music pavilion set just behind the 32 metre pool,
overlooking the Ayung gorge and the sweep of surrounding rice-terraces. Balinese beauty and
massage services are available at the fully-equipped health and fitness centre, in two open-air
massage bales set beside a lotus pond.

Reflecting the influential artistic and spiritual traditions of Bali’s verdant central highlands, Amandari is an ideal base for hiking, biking, touring and discovery of Ubud’s extensive arts scene.

Location

UBUD, BALI is a highly artistic community in the centre of Bali. It is quintessential, classic Bali.
Ubud offers a wealth of arts and crafts with a myriad of small shops, art galleries, museums, painters’ studios and the colourful Pasar Seni market which trades in a wide range of clothing, sarongs and gift items. Explore the presence that inspired artists and travellers to name Bali, “the Island of the Gods”.

Designed as a Balinese village, Amandari (peaceful spirits) overlooks the verdant Ayung River gorge from its location in the village of Kedewatan, Ubud.
Unfolding as a serene, earth-toned settlement overlooking the panoramic sweep of valley rainforest and terraced rice paddies.

<p>Amandari Pricing 2012/2013

< p>Accommodation – room only ( Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Village Suite $ 950
Valley Suite $ 1150
Pool Suite $ 1400
Ayung Suite / Asmara Suite $ 1900
Amandari Suite – 1 Bedroom $ 2250
Amandari Suite – 2 Bedrooms $ 3200
Amandari Villa -3 Bedrooms $ 4100

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

<p>Amandari “Classic Bali” 3 night package (Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Village Suite $ 2850
Valley Suite $ 3450
Pool Suite $ 4200
*prices are USD$ per room per 3 nights and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Extra Night Rate Village Suite $ 950
Extra Night Rate Valley Suite $ 1150
Extra Night Rate Pool Suite $ 1400
Extra Bed $ 100
*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amandari “Classical Bali” 3 night package Inclusions:

• Minimum three nights’ accommodation
• Airport transfers
• Daily breakfast for two persons daily
• Upgrade subject to availability upon arrival
• Choice of one activity per day:
• Ayung River Trek or a flat rice terrace trek with breakfast picnic
• Balinese cooking class – buy ingredients in a local food market and then cook in a traditional
Balinese home
• “Get healed” by one of Bali’s top healers
• Relax with a one hour Amandari Balinese massage
• Drive to visit Bali’s craft villages (wood and stone carving; silver) or John Hardy’s silver atelier (3
hours)
*3rd occupant will be charged at US$100++ per night and shall be entitled to above inclusion under

<p>Aman Bali Break (Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Village Suite $ 2700
Valley Suite $3300
Pool Suite $4050
*prices are USD$ per room per 3 night package and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Extra Night Village Suite 900
Extra Night Valley Suite 1100
Extra Night Pool Suite 1350
Extra Bed $100
*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Aman Bali Break Inclusions:

• Three nights accommodation at Amandari, Amanusa or Amankila
• Airport transfers
• Daily breakfast for two per day
• Choice of one activity per person per stay
Example activities include:-
Amankila Activity Selection:• Morning Cruise• East Bali Trek or cycling Tour• East Bali Tour.
Amandari Activity Selection:• Rice terrace trek with picnic breakfast in a hillside bale • Experience
Bali’s craft villages (wood and stone carving; silver) or John Hardy’s
silver atelier (3 hours)• Visit traditional morning food market followed
by a Balinese breakfast
Amanusa Activity Selection:• Beach bale breakfast • Uluwatu sunset tour• 1 round of golf per person.

<p>Aman Bali Experience 6 night package (Validity: 1 May 2012 to 30 April 2013)

Village Suite $ 5100
Valley Suite $ 6300
Pool Suite $7800
*prices are USD$ per room per 6 nights and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Extra Night Village Suite $ 850
Extra Night Valley Suite $1050
Extra Night Pool Suite $1300

Aman Bali Experience Inclusions:
• Minimum six night accommodation at Amandari, Amankila or Amanusa (at least two resorts)
• Return airport transfers
• Daily breakfast for two
• One activity per person, per resort per stay

<p>Aman Bali and Beyond (Valid 01 May- 30 April 2013)
7 nights minimum packages (must include either Amanjiwo or Amanwana)

Amandari- Ubud Bali

Village Suite $800
Valley Suite $1000
Pool Suite $1250
Ayung Suite / Asmara Suite $1750
Amandari Suite – 1 Bedroom $2100
Amandari Suite – 2 Bedroom $3050
Amandari Suite – 3 Bedroom $3950

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amankila- Candi Dasa Bali

Garden Suite 800 plus 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge
Ocean Suite 1000
Pool Suite 1250
Kilasari Suite 1650
Indrakila Suite 2050
Amankila Suite – 2 Bedroom 2950
*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amanusa Nusa Dua Bali

Garden Suite $ 800
Deluxe Suite $ 1000
Pool Suite $ 1250
Amanusa Suite $ 1650

*prices are USD$ per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amanwana Moyo Island Indonesia

Jungle tent $ 800
Ocean Tent $ 950

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Amanjiwo Yojakarta Indonesia

Garden Suite $ 800
Borobudur Suite $ 900
Garden Pool Suite $ 1000
Borobudur Pool Suite $ 1100
Dalem Jiwo Suite – 2 Bedrooms $2950

*prices are USD$ per room per night and are subject to 11 % Tax & 10% surcharge

Aman Bali and Beyond Inclusions:
• Minimum seven nights accommodation at a combination of resorts which must include either
Amanjiwo or Amanwana
• Daily breakfast
• Airport or inter-resort car transfers (flights between Bali to Amanjiwo and Amanwana are
Not included)
• At Amanwana, there is be a compulsory board of US$67.50++ per person per day and it
includes all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, laundry, all shorts treks and non-motorized water
sports.
• Choice of one activity per person- see below on this page for examples.

<p>Resort Overview

Amandari encapsulates and embraces Balinese timeless traditions. The spacious open-air lobby with towering posts of coconut wood on a cool honey-toned floor sectioned in smooth Javanese marble and volcanic stone is designed after a wantilan, or village meeting place. Local teak and coconut wood are used throughout the 30 free-standing suites and the Amandari Villa. True to local village design, the resort has river-stone walkways between authentically charming thatched-roofed suites, each one fronted with a Balinese-style gateway.

Suites- accommodation

All suites offer a garden courtyard, living area and wall-sized sliding glass doors that open on three sides to the lush surroundings. The bathroom features twin vanities and dressing areas, a separate shower and toilet. Walled but entirely open to the sky, the sunken marble bath is framed by large stone planters of ferns and heliconia.

Suites come either as a single-storey or two-level duplex. The duplexes have a queen-size four-poster bed on a mezzanine level while the single-storey suites offer a king-size bed.

The main accommodation is divided into Village, Valley and Pool Suites. They have varying views of the Ayung River gorge and surrounding paddy fields and 11 feature private pools.

The Asmara and Ayung Suite are both duplex suites with large private swimming pools and sweeping views of the adjacent rice terraces and valley.

The Amandari Suite offers one or two detached bedrooms along with a separate living room pavilion. There is also a private swimming pool and an outdoor bale of teak and bamboo with outstanding views of the Ayung Gorge.
The Amandari Villa overlooks the verdant Ayung River gorge and includes five pavilions – three detached terrace-style bedrooms, a separate living room walled entirely with windows, and a fully fitted kitchen. The villa’s thatched-roof dining bale is reached by crossing stones set like a pathway over a reed reflection pool. With marble flooring and coconut-wood posts, the bale comes with a round table and rattan chairs for six to enjoy alfresco dining. A garden and landscaped deck embrace the two-tiered swimming pool. The villa is a short walk and less than a minute’s drive from Amandari.

Village Suite

The suites are either single-story suites with a king bed and high ceilings or a double-story suite
with a queen bed upstairs and two large lounging beds downstairs. All suites have large sliding glass
doors which when fully opened offer a unique open-air atmosphere to the suite. The bathrooms,
which are constructed out of teak wood and Javanese marble, feature an outdoor oversize sunken
bathtub, double wash-basin vanities, shower and ample closet space. These suites all look onto their
own tropical gardens.

Valley Suite

The suites are also either single-story suites with a king bed and high ceilings or a double-story suite
with a queen bed upstairs and two large lounging beds downstairs. All suites have large sliding glass
doors which when fully opened offer a unique open-air atmosphere to the suite. The bathrooms,
which are constructed out of teak wood and Javanese marble, feature an outdoor oversize sunken
bathtub, double wash-basin vanities, shower and ample closet space. The difference between the
village and valley suites is that these suites have beautiful and verdant views of either the rice fields
or the tropical forest in the Ayung valley.

Pool Suite
Again, the suites are either single-story suites with a king bed and high ceilings or a double-story
suite with a queen bed upstairs and two large lounging beds downstairs. All suites have large sliding
glass doors which when fully opened offer a unique open-air atmosphere to the suite. The bathrooms,
which are constructed out of teak wood and Javanese marble, feature an outdoor oversize sunken
bathtub, double wash-basin vanities, shower and ample closet space. These suites have large private
pools (30 to 40 square meters) and look onto either the green rice fields or to the tropical forest and
the Ayung valley.

Ayung Suite

This specialty suite has a lovely swimming pool with spectacular views of the forest and Ayung
valley. It is a double-story suite with a queen bed upstairs and two large lounging beds downstairs.
The Suite has large sliding glass doors which when fully opened offer a unique open-air atmosphere
to the suite. The bathrooms, which are constructed out of teak wood and Javanese marble, feature an
outdoor oversize sunken bathtub, double wash-basin vanities, shower and ample closet space. This
was Amandari’s first suite.

Asmara Suite

This Suite looks out on the rice fields, coconut and banana trees; and the Ayung valley beyond. It
features a large private pool. It is a double-story suite with a queen bed upstairs and two large
lounging beds downstairs, measuring 130 square meters of indoor space. The Suite has large sliding
glass doors which when fully opened offer a unique open-air atmosphere to the suite. The bathrooms,
which are constructed out of teak wood and Javanese marble, feature an outdoor oversize sunken
bathtub, double wash-basin vanities, shower and ample closet space. Looking onto two sides, this
suite is very open and really captures the spirit of Bali with the verdant rice-fields below.

Amandari Suite
This Suite is equipped with a large infinity swimming pool and terrace and outdoor dining area, the
Bale, with spectacular views of the Ayung valley. It comprises a separate bedroom and living
pavilion. The single-story bedroom suite has a king bed and high ceilings and can be expanded to a
two-bedroom suite through the utilization of an exterior Balinese door connected to an adjacent
Valley Suite. The suite has large sliding glass doors which when fully opened offer a unique open-air
atmosphere to the suite. The bathrooms, which are constructed out of teak wood and Javanese
marble, feature an outdoor oversize sunken bathtub, double wash-basin vanities, shower and ample
closet space.
The living room has two large day-beds, sofas, a TV and desk. A separate bathroom is attached so
this room can also accommodate children travelling with their parents.

Amandari Villa

The 1,500-square-meter, Balinese-style compound includes five pavilions: three detached, terrace style
bedrooms with double balconies; a separate living room walled entirely in windows and sliding glass
doors; and a fully fitted kitchen complete with staff quarters. A butler and housekeeper are on
24/7, and available to take care of all guests. This Villa is ideal for families or friends travelling
together and offers a great deal of privacy.
Designed by Peter Muller, the Australian architect behind Amandari, the villa is crafted largely of
coconut wood and teak. Its bamboo-frame roofs are layered in alang alang thatching. Interior design
and furnishings are in classic Amandari style. An outdoor dining bale is set among reflection ponds.
A garden and a landscaped deck embrace the expansive, two-tiered swimming pool, finished in pale green tiles to match the surrounding paddy fields

Dining

The Restaurant, open to the breezes and crafted largely of teak wood, overlooks Amandari’s swimming pool and the valley. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and specialises in Western and local Indonesian cuisine. The Bar, with its terrace seating, features a wide selection of drinks.

Media and Entertainment

INTERNET is provided through wireless broadband connections in all suites and public areas

Swimming Pool & Relaxing Bale’s

THE SWIMMING POOL lies close to the lip of the gorge and is designed to blend in with the surrounding verdant rice terraces below. It is 32m in length and is lined with emerald-green tiles.

AMANDARI’S BALES offer wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. The bales are privately located, below the main pool and across the valley, offering ideal locations for breakfast and lunch, or a romantic dinner.

Reading and shopping

THE LIBRARY has a broad selection of books, newspapers, CDs, DVDs and games. Internet and email access is available.

THE BOUTIQUE has a wide variety of Indonesian handicrafts, including baskets, silk, pottery and silverware.

Spa , Yoga, Gym & Tennis

THE SPA is located at the end of a winding river stone path and offers two open-air bales, a beauty room, sauna and marble steam room. A selection of body and beauty treatments are available in the Spa, the privacy of guests’ suites or the bale overlooking the Ayung Valley. Body treatments include massage and scrubs using traditional, natural Balinese ingredients chosen for their soothing, healing properties. Facials, manicures, pedicures and reflexology are also available.

YOGA classes are private and are held in a scenic outdoor setting with Amandari’s Yoga teacher. These aim to improve physical fitness, mental clarity and general well-being.

THE GYM is fully equipped and has cardiovascular machines. It looks out onto the surrounding lotus pond.

TENNIS can be played on a hard court which is floodlit for night play. Balls, rackets and tennis shoes are complimentary. Playing partners can also be arranged.

Services

TOURS AND GUIDES from Amandari provide intimate knowledge of the area and locations not on the main tourist trail. Guests can enjoy the lively arts community of Ubud only steps away. A number of well-known artists’ villages are nearby including Mas, celebrated for woodcarving, Celuk for gold and silver jewellery and Batuan for painting.

TREKKING & BICYCLING are a scenic way to appreciate the beauty of Bali. Hiking and cycle rides venture into the mountainous backcountry areas to parts of Bali that are less crowded, more peaceful and all the more rewarding for it. Biking is an easy way of getting close to the culture. It’s not unusual to encounter at least one village festival or temple ceremony along the way. Amandari keeps available a number of mountain bikes, and countryside tours can be arranged for both leisure day riders and for keen cyclists. There are many day trips available including Lake Batur, Mount Agung and Ceking, famed for its steeply stacked rice terraces.

WHITE WATER RAFTING down the Ayung River is a scenic excursion as well as bracing sport for beginners and experienced rafters alike. It’s also a novel way of seeing, close up the exotic flora and fauna of Bali and the journey draws to a close near to Amandari.

GOLF on the island can be enjoyed at Bali’s three notable golf courses. The Nirwana Bali Golf Club on the island’s west coast is the closest to Amandari, it is a ¾ hour drive from the resort.

Amandari Activities

If Bali is “the morning of the world” as Pandit Nehru, first prime minister of India, once called the fabled
island it is no less the world’s afternoon and its evening, too. Here, on an island less than 150 kilometres wide and only 80 kilometres from north to south, day to day life is layered in ceremony and festival, a parade of activities rooted in the island’s three-and-a-half million inhabitants. The joy of Bali is that daily life is just as memorable for it’s visitors. The island’s complex and endlessly renewing culture offers experience from morning to evening; from temple ceremony to gamelan performance, village festival to palace theatre. Located in the cultural heart of Bali, Amandari is able to guide guests into the island’s
soul.
Amandari staff are, of course, equally pleased to show you the beguiling face of Bali. On an island of rivers and volcanic mountains, tropical forest, terraced rice, sea vistas and more, there are no shortage of activities, of ways of getting close to the land, its people and their culture

Amandari Activities
Amandari can arrange personal guided excursions to any part of Bali. Our guides have a thorough knowledge of the island and are able to develop a tour tailored to meet your needs. Please discuss and reserve your excursion with one of our Guest Assistants. Do remember that it is not possible to see all of what Bali has to offer in one or two days. A few of the island’s general options include: scenic drives (mountains, volcanoes, rice terraces), cultural excursions (temples, palaces and other historic sites), craft shopping (painting, wood carving, stone sculpture, silver and gold jewellery, furniture, textiles, etc.) and recreational activities (trekking, mountain biking, elephant safaris, white water rafting, golf and more).
Although your guide will be happy to show you Bali’s most popular attractions, you may also want to visit locations that have yet to be on the main tourist trail, pieces of Bali that are less crowded, more peaceful and all the more rewarding for it.
All Amandari tours include complimentary ice box with water, soft drinks and beer. If you would like other
beverages or a picnic breakfast or lunch, please advise the Guest Assistant when booking your excursion.

Additional beverages and food will be charged to your personal account.

All tariffs for activities and transportation can be found on the last page of this guide.

BALINESE FOOD AND MARKETS

Cooking class – with Amandari in the Village.

With shopping list and a few Rupiah in hand, your day starts early at the local market. Your haggling and
bargaining skills will quickly be tested as you work your way through the labyrinth of fresh produce, coffee, fish, chickens, assorted meats and a variety of trinkets, knives of all sorts, coconut husk mats and a crazy selection of women’s undergarments. Your guide, a bargaining assistant will be close by to help close the deals as you gather your mise en place.

From the market, a short ride takes you to the traditional village compound of Pak I Wayan Sutana
Bawa in Kedewatan Village. This family of 14 has resided here for 5 generations and some parts of the compound itself dates to the late 1800’s. Bawa is the youngest of four brothers – each brother has built separate living quarters “behind” the main house on the road.

On arrival in any local home you are served with a drink and something to eat. Here is no different as a delicious cup of sweet Bali Kopi (strong Balinese coffee) and Pisang Goreng (fried bananas) will be offered.

Now to work – the Balinese family kitchen where your feast preparation begins is a simple affair with an open charcoal stove for cooking. Following a quick lesson in the production of coconut oil, the spices, herbs, chopped vegetables and fruits are pounded then blended in the mortar to produce fragrant Sambals and cooking pastes.
Meats are tenderised with local fruits and simmered with a variety of leaves, roots and warm spices. And if you so choose, a babi guling, or whole roast suckling pig, will be turning ever so slowly over a charcoal fire.
As the food simmers and the flavours steep, the compound matriarch will ask for your assistance to prepare the temple offerings with an explanation of the ritual behind the decorative flowers, food and banana leaf vessel. Together you will make the offerings at the family temple appeasing
the compounds gods and spirits.
Then take a visit of the main old home – discover the family temple and fruit trees. Once the blessing is
complete your labours will be justly rewarded with the sumptuous feast you have prepared.
Selamat Makan!

This experience should be reserved 24 hours in advance.
Additional persons can join lunch even if they do not wish to cook.

Ubud Morning Markets
There are several morning markets, all beginning very early, within a 20 minute drive of Amandari. You should get there well before 8:00 a.m. and best before 7:00 a.m., if you can. The crowds will tell you that you’ve arrived. So, too, will the spreading Banyan Tree, and modest shrine, found at the centre of most Balinese markets. While sprawling roofs of corrugated iron or tile cover much of the market, sellers and their wares also spread out along the roadside that fronts it.

The buyers and the sellers are mostly women. Indeed, the Balinese market has been called “the ladies club of Balinese society”. As for the market fare, it’s a colourful cornucopia of the expected and the exotic. Meat, fish and vegetables are displayed in great abundance. So, too, are
the Belut the small eels that thrive in flooded rice fields. Sea salt sits in bamboo baskets, coconut oil in plastic pails. Ground Balinese coffee sells by the gram. Pale green duck eggs are piled high. Squeeze past stalls for seaweed and tapioca sticks, tiny toes of ginger, bright red peppers the size of small Balinese lizards, bananas gone black and sold as food for cows or for shrine and temple offerings. If you get hungry, try some glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaf or roasted rice mixed with palm sugar. If that’s not to your liking, there’s no shortage of fruit.
You can also combine a market visit with a biking trip or a hike into the countryside.
Ask one of the Guest Assistants For suggestions.

TEMPLES & ANTIQUITIES
Our drivers are wonderful guides, and have a wealth of information up their sleeves, as well as many secret favourites of their own.
As always at Amandari, we can tailor make any tour to suit you. Ask our Guest Assistants for information regarding places and times of ceremonies.

Many of these temples can be incorporated into a bigger trip- on your way to Sidemen, Or let us create a visit that will give you a taste of life in Bali – for example, a two to three hour visit could include
Lungsiakan village, Tegalalang- famous for rice fields, followed by the temples of Gunung Kawi Sebatu and Telega Waja Kapitu.

Alternatively, add a visit to the amazing mountains of the north- Mt Batur for what would be a four to five hour visit.

Temple attire- a sarong and sash are needed for all temple visits (provided in your suite). Ladies with
their period are expected not to enter temple ground.

Pura Gunung Raung, Taro One of the oldest temples on the Island where Rsi Markandya settled in the 8th century, after moving from Mount Raung in East Java.
The beautiful Bale Agung is one of the longest in Bali- supported by one very very long piece of wood. The huge Kul-kul- village alarm sounder- is housed in its own pavilion in the temple compound. Taro
is famous for its Albino cattle herd. These used to be slaughtered for ceremonies, but now they merely make an appearance and return to the temple grounds.

45 minutes from Amandari find Pura Samuan Tiga, Bedulu One of the oldest temples on the island, it was set up by the 3 highest priests at the start of the Trimurti Hindu belief. The Balinese come from far and wide to make offerings and prayers to help them in their business
ventures.
East of Ubud- 25 minutes from Amandari Telaga Waja, Kapitu An ancient meditation site at the confluence of 2 rivers, in a cool leafy valley, this temple is fed by holy spring feeds 2 beautiful crystal clear pools. A small temple to Wisnu, the water god is sited on the sacred ground surrounding the
pools, with stone meditation niches. The villagers still bathe here, and make offerings.
Telaga Waja is at the bottom of a steep staircase.

25 minutes north of Amandari. Pura Griya Sakti, Manuaba Hidden from the tourist trail, this is one of the most popular temples for the local community. The founder of the temple Pedanda Sakti Wawu Rauh, ‘the supernatural priest who is just coming’ came to Bali in the 15th century from East Java. The locals visit for all manner of blessings, and to gather holy water to bless new cars! On ceremonial days the atmosphere is wonderful- a performance pavilion and a serious cock fighting ‘stadium’ draw large crowds.

North of Ubud-25 minutes from Amandari Gunung Kawi, Tampaksiring 11th century ‘memorials’ set in a beautiful valley, and worth fighting through the hawkers to see, these huge memorial shrines are to the King Anak Wungsu, his wives and concubines. The extraordinary living quarters are hewn out of the rock face and give an amazing view on the lives of their ancient residents. As you head out of the complex, through the stone arch, don’t miss the small path to left across the rice paddies. This leads to another part of the complex-‘Bukit Gundul’ or the tenth tomb. This is offthe beaten tourist path- and often is completely deserted.

North of Ubud- 30 minutes from Amandari Gunung Kawi, Sebatu Nearby, is another temple with the same name. However, the crowds are far fewer and Sebatu is known for its creative woodcarvers. It is said that the King Mayadenawa arrived here and slipped on the stone – Sebatu literally means slipping foot. The temple houses several water fountain complexed within and outside the temple which makes it a popular bathing place.

Northeast of Ubud- 35 minutes from Amandari Pura Penataran Sasih, Pejeng The Moon temple is home to the sacred pre-historic Dong Son style Moon Drum that is housed high up in its own pavilion. This richly decorated bronze drum is over 2 metres high, the largest of its type. The Balinese believe that it is the moon itself or a wheel of the chariot of Candra, the goddess of the moon, that fell from the sky and landed in a coconut tree in Pejeng.

East of Ubud- 20 minutes Pura Gunung Lebah, Tjampuhan In the valley on the way into Ubud, this is one of the ancient sites in Bali. Markandya, the founder of Taro, came here around the 8th century. He found many medicinal plants- Ubad in Balinese, and decided to stay and founded the village of Ubud. The temple was restored recently, and has beautifully decorated pavilions.

TREKKING
A walk in the country: there’s no more exhilarating or scenic way to appreciate the beauty of Bali.
Amandari’s trained guides can offer guests a variety of hiking experiences, ranging from an hour to four
hours or more. While there are hills to navigate, there are occasional rice terraces to scale and streams
to cross. Let the guides know how much time you have and how much exercise you can manage. Early
morning starts, before the sun gets too strong, or late afternoon when the shadows get longer and the light is golden are the best times to go. In some cases, you can begin on foot right from the resort. For the most part, however, you and your guide will be driven to astarting point not far from Amandari.

Treks further from the resort can also be arranged; the Rendang /Sidemen area in East Bali is particularly scenic.

Wear light clothing and a sun hat. You may also want to bring sun-protection cream, mosquito
repellent and sunglasses. Good walking or running shoes are advised – we can also provide shoes, since
the ground can be uneven and sometimes muddy.
Bottled water is provided. Trekking sticks are available in your suite.

The Ayung Valley

A must walk for anyone staying at Amandari, this lovely, guided wander into the wilds of the Ayung
Valley is best done early in the morning for one very good reason: you’ll want to take your breakfast at
Amandari’s Bale, the end point in this endlessly scenic, one to two-hour hike.

It begins with a walk along the rice paddies beneath Amandari’s villas. On your way down to the Ayung
River, you’ll pass the sacred springs and their shrines and stone statues that for centuries have lured
Balinese from the surrounding villages. The natural ridge pathway just up from the river snakes past rice
terraces and sweet potato plots, past mango, coffee, papaya and clove trees. Follow the bridge until the
other side of the gorge. At Bongkasa village, relax in the shade of what may well be the oldest banyan tree in Bali.
Continue along the narrow village road towards the end of your trek. Enjoy breakfast at one of Amandari’s special Bales and soak in the spectacular views.

A special picnic breakfast can be arranged at Amandari’s Bale offering magnificent views overlooking the river gorge and rice terraces.

Alternatively you can return to Amandari and order an a la carte breakfast – perhaps from one of our
bales below the main pool.

From the Morning Market

Combine a country walk with a visit to one of the island’s indispensable institutions: the morning
market.

An Amandari driver takes you to a market town not far from Amandari, where you’re free to soak up the sights, the colours and the fresh morning air. Then, with your guide, it’s on into the countryside, through rice fields and villages and back to the resort.

Additional Country Walks
• Kelabang Moding – Sari Organic Gentle flat walk through rice fields 1hour
• Keliki- Flat paths through villages and rice fields 1½ – 2 hours
• Amandari – Monkey Forest, Ubud-Flat paths through Rice fields 2- 2½ hours
• Blahkiuh Market – Amandari Start at the market and then Lovely trek through rice field & villages 2 – 2½ hours

BICYCLE TOURS
While Bali’s roads are rarely quiet, there are some lovely out-of the way tours for bikers and nature lovers. Biking is also an easy way of getting close to the culture. It’s a rare trip that a guest doesn’t encounter at least one village festival or temple ceremony along the way.

You can either go off on your own or have one of Amandari’s guides accompany you on a planned tour.

However you decide to go, dress for the sun, carry sufficient drinking water and lock your bike when leaving it for any length of time. For safety on the road, helmets are available, and advised. If you have a bicycle breakdown, please call Amandari for assistance or arrange for a taxi to bring you and your bicycle back to the resort.

Amandari will cover the cost. Should you decide, somewhere along the road, that you’ve had enough
exercise, call Amandari and a driver will pick you and your bicycle up.

Bicycles are available free of charge for any rides not requiring Amandari transportation. Amandari offers
several bicycle tours.

We will be pleased to personalize a trip to suit your needs and your physical condition.

Kintamani to Bongkasa

Almost all downhill, this 3 to 4 hour, 30 kilometre tour is highly recommended as an ideal way to savour the beauty and the diversity of Bali, while enjoying the morning air.

You’re driven north of Amandari following a side tarred road that sees only modest traffic. Groves of mandarin orange trees spread out along side of the road as you begin your downhill trek. The oranges eventually give way to bamboo and elephant grass, to a deep valley full with clove trees and banana and jackfruit, too. Children in their school uniforms wave as you pass. Around Taro, the roadside fills with sacks of river stone: small stone work is evident everywhere, the paras-stone bird baths and water
jugs and flower pots lining the roadway. Then the rice takes over- as far as your eyes can see, field after field of green grain waving in the wind.

Bedugul to Bongkasa

This is similar to Kintamani route down to Bongkasa, except that it takes you from Bedugul to the Ayung River Valley. The route here runs through areas rarely visited by anyone other then Balinese.

If you start near Bedugul and take on all the steep valleys, you will have a challenging ride. Alternately, you can skip some of the valley’s and let our guide suggest a more gentle starting spot.
You will end across from Amandari where a car can return you to Amandari, hence avoiding the busier small roads.

Amandari to Monkey Forest

This exhilarating bicycle ride combines both up and down trails. You will be taken through several rice
fields and villages. The ride starts at Amandari then continues through the neighbouring villages of
Sayan, Bindu, Sedang, ending at the Monkey Forrest in Ubud.

You can either return to Amandari by bicycle or car.

The Amandari car will stay with you for the duration of your outing.

BIRD WALKS

Breakfast with The Birds
Amandari offers several invigorating morning hikes of varying lengths, to the Taman Burung Bali Bird Park.

There, in surroundings of tropical splendour, enjoy breakfast with the birds.

The various hikes to the Bali Bird Park share the simple romance of rice fields in all their colours of stages; green nursery seedlings through golden harvest and the charred stubble that follows. Walk through fields made theatrical with scarecrows, some no more than bobbing bamboo poles or tin-can windmills turning in the morning breeze. Climb ordered green terraces, following narrow ridges past black-sandstone shrines to the rice goddess. Wander past flooded fields thick with glossy-black-backed
ducks. Beyond rice, the countryside here is radiant with fields of coloured blossoms. Sent to market, the flowers help satisfy the Balinese need for daily offerings. Breakfast is served at the Bali Bird Park, a comfortable end to your morning walk in the country.

Taman Burung Bali Bird Park

The Bali Bird Park is home to more than a thousand birds from some 250 tropical avian species from around the world. It is set in two hectares of tropical gardens. As well as the Cassowaries, Hornbills and the extraordinary Birds of Paradise there are Komodo Dragons amongst the Parks residents.

The park’s stone path way is lined with exotic species of plants, bushes and trees, many of them labelled.
There’s also a 3,000 square meter, walk in aviary, where birds wing past your cheek in colours as bright as the tropics.
The park also makes the perfect end to a morning walk in the country.

The Birds of Ubud

This leisurely morning walk in the Ubud area takes you into open rice fields, where birds can always be found in abundance, no matter how many scarecrows the farmers may put up.

From Java kingfishers and bar winged prinias to black winged starlings and scarlet-headed flower peckers, there are more than a hundred species of birds in the Ubud area.
A resident ornithologist, or his assistant, will guide you on this three-to-four-hour walk.
Depart Amandari at 8.45 a.m.

CROSS TRAINING- CYCLING AND TREKKING

Juwet to Bongkasa

For a truly unique and stunning way to experience traditional Balinese villages and natural areas this cross training adventure is the ultimate tour.

Combining cycling and trekking, our experienced guides will take you on an adventure from the rice field of Juwet back to the Ayung River Gorge and Amandari.

The trip is up and down but can be adjusted to meet the abilities of all our guests.

Depart Amandari in the morning and drive twenty minutes to Juwet, on the other side of the Ayung Valley. Alight your mountain bike for a leisurely 1 hour bike tour to Carangsari Village. Along the way you will pass some small river gorges, traditional Balinese villages and some of the most productive and fertile agricultural lands the island has to offer.

Upon arrival in Carangsari village you leave your mountain bikes and begin your 1 hour trek around
Getasan. Here you will enjoy stunning green scenery – fields and fields being cultivated. Look for all the rice goddess shrines. Follow the trails to where the mountain bikes will be waiting for you.

Alight your mountain bikes once again for the exhilarating ride to Bongkasa Village. Along the way you will pass through traditional villages and verdant rice paddies that make up the west side of the Ayung River Gorge.

Upon arrival in Bongkasa a sumptuous brunch can be set up.

To finish off your day of adventure you can ride back to Amandari in one of our cars (20min) or make the final push across the gorge by foot (30min). An Amandari car will accompany you the entire way except for the trekking section.

PRICE LIST – GUEST ACTIVITIES
Cooking with Amandari in the village
Cooking class Rp. 1,750,000 per person
Cooking class Rp. 2,750,000 per couple
Additional whole suckling pig Rp. 1,800,000
Joining lunch only Rp. 675,000
Morning markets
Based on hourly rate Rp. 300,000
Trekking
The Ayung River/ Morning Market Trek Rp. 350,000 per person
With breakfast Rp. 625,000 per person
Additional walks
Kelabang Moding to Sari Organic/ Rp. 350,000
Keliki/Amandari to Monkey Forest/
Blahkiuh Market to Amandari
With breakfast Rp.625,000 per person
Bird walks adult child
Bali Bird Park (inclusive of trek and entrance fee) USD 67.00 33.00
The birds of Ubud USD 37.00 25.00
Bicycle tours
Kintamani to Bongkasa/Bedugul to Bongkasa/ Rp. 525,000 per person
Amandari to Monkey Forest
Cross training — cycling and trekking
Juwet to Bongkasa Rp. 650,000 per person

Aman Bali and Beyond example activities
Aman Bali Experience activities examples(only valid Bali properties)

Amankila
- Morning Cruise on Aman XII
- Amankila Massage
- East Bali trek / cycle tour / tour

Amandari
- Amandari massage
- Ayung River trek / Campuhan trek / Rice terrace trek
- Cycling from Amandari to Ubud
- Guided tour of a local market
- Private Balinese dance class
- Afternoon tea at Sunset Point

Amanusa
- Balinese massage
- Beach bale breakfast
- Uluwatu temple tour
- Souffle cooking class

Amanjiwo
- Borobodur intellectual tour with guide after 6am
- Javanese massage
- Sunset martinis in the rice fields
- Hike to Menoreh Hills
- Meditation in Mendut temple
- Village tour by Andong

Amanwana
- Waterfall Excursion
- one hours massage
- Dive on Amanwana Sea wall