Make your own free website on Tripod.com
Bali story for you
About Bali, Bali travel,Bali hotel, Bali accommodation,Bali holiday, Bali villa,Bali product,Bali forum and Bali culture complete information this is the best site to view
Bali Community
In Brief
Bali at a Glance
Search this site


 
Bali Travel
Cities of Bali
Our partner site
Important Links

 

BALI - KINTAMANI

Kintamani is great for day trips, trekking or simply for getting away from it all for a few days. At Penelokan you can view the panorama of Mount Batur set in a huge volcanic crater basin. Stop here on the way to Singaraja to climb to peaceful Pura Tegeh Kuripan. Try to arrive at Kintamani in the morning, as it's often overcast in the afternoon, especially during the rainy season.
Prices in US dollars. Telephone code is 0366.

Getting to know Kintamani

There are two possible options for staying near Lake Batur: up on the ridge or down inside the crater. The villages within the crater tend to have a rather unpleasant atmosphere with a lot of people hassling you. The views, however, are stunning. The main reason to spend the night in the crater is to climb Mt. Batur at dawn.

There are several attractions from Penelokan, starting with the view from the crater rim toward Lake Batur. Rim temples include Pura Ulun Danu Batur and Pura Tegeh Kuripan, both on the main road. A visit to the crater might include a boat trip to the traditional village of Trunyan, the lava fields, the hot spring at Toya Bungkah, or climbing Mt. Batur.

The best way to visit the crater is with your own transportation or chartered minibus. Walking is possible, but distances are long and the descent into the crater is very steep. You might want to finish your visit with a dip in the lake.

Penelokan and the crater villages are rather "un-Balinese" with vendors hassling you and people approaching you in the street to book accommodations.

There's a local authority charge of Rp550 per person for any car with tourists crossing into the region, plus Rp250 for the car. A similar fee is charged in Toya Bungkah.

How to get to Kintamani

Kintamani is the end-point of several tour itineraries heading up from the lower rice plain in the south. Most buses come up the good, scenic road via Tampaksiring, with stops on the way at Goa Gajah, Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul, then going back down through Bangli and Pura Kehen. But there are other interesting routes. One leads from Peliatan in the Ubud area through the wood-carvers' villages of Tegallalang, Pujung and Sebatu. The views along the way are superb. Other roads from Ubud to

Kintamani run through Payangan or from Denpasar through the Sangeh monkey forest, Plaga and Lampu, arriving to the north of Kintamani.

Bemos to Kintamani are available from Ubud via Sakah (notable for its huge "Baby" statue). They also run via Tampaksiring and Bangli.

From Denpasar bemos leave for Kintamani from the Batubulan terminal until late afternoon. The normal fare from Batubulan is Rp2,000 and from Singaraja Rp4,000. Rent a motorbike or car if you want to explore the great back roads in the Kintamani area.

Shuttle buses which run between Ubud and Singaraja stop in Penelokan. From Ubud $4.50-$7, from Singaraja $9-$11.

Alternatively, you can also join a day tour and ride up in air conditioned comfort, lunch included. On such tours, however, you will only see the view of Penelokan and then return, missing the caldera and the lake down the Kedisan road.

Charter bemos from Penelokan to Kedisan cost Rp5,000; Kedisan to Toya Bungkah Rp. 1,000 by bemo or Rp.20,000-Rp.25,000 for charter bemo, depending on your bargaining skills.

To Trunyan from Kedisan

Down inside the caldera you can cross to the lake village of Trunyan either from Kedisan or from Toya Bungkah. Be warned that the people here can be quite aggressive and the government has long advised tour operators not to send tourists to Trunyan.

In Toya Bungkah, the normal "tourist" price is $16 (including insurance) for the round trip for a ful I boat of seven. Don't expect to pay the local price. In Kedisan, the round trip costs about $20 per boat, with a price per person decreasing to $3 per person is the boat is full. If you are tired of bargaining hassles, simply hike around the crater to Trunyan.

Kintamani Accommodations

You have the choice here of being down by the lake in Toya Bungkah or up on the rim of the crater in either Penelokan or Kintamani. Take a sweater, a blanket and sheet if you're staying in a budget losmen.

Hotel Name's
Room Type
No
Rates
Remark
Segara Hotel & Restaurant. Turn left before Kedisan coming from Penelokan. 40 rooms with private bathrooms. Pleasant open-air restaurant with a varied menu, minibus with EngjIsh-speaking driver for rent. Best room has hot water and TV Standard
9
18

air port transfer to hotel one way US$ 35 per 2 persons

Inquiry | Reservation

Superior
4
21
Deluxe
12
24
Lakeview Restaurant & Hotel Penelokan. 17 rooms. A popular but basic place with a lovely view. Very good food at the restaurant. All rooms with private bath, hot water.
Superior
8
35

air port transfer to hotel one way US$ 35 per 2 persons

Inquiry | Reservation

Puri Bening. 32 rooms, 4 bungalows. Incongruous block of modem hotel rooms in the shadow of the volcano.
Bungalow
4
30

air port transfer to hotel one way US$ 35 per 2 persons

Inquiry | Reservation

Standard
2
60
Deluxe
28
90
Jero Wijaya Lakeside Cottages 8 rooms. New home stay; the only one right on the lake. You can swim right there. More expensive rooms have hot water and TV and overlook the lake. They have an extensive trekking service to all points in Bali
Standard
2
15

air port transfer to hotel one way US$ 35 per 2 persons

Inquiry | Reservation

Superior I
4
41
Superior II
3
30
Surya Hotel and Restaurant Kedisan. 22 bungalows on the hill. Spacious and clean rooms, Balinese-style decorations. Fanciest room has bathtub and TV. Free pick-up from Ubud, Gianyar, Bangli. They will pick-up from airport, Denpasar or Kuta for $13, rooms $11-$15 including breakfast and tax.
Standard
7
13

air port transfer to hotel one way US$ 35 per 2 persons

Inquiry | Reservation

Bungalow
10
18
Deluxe
11
24
For more cheap accommodations list or Cheap hotel list in these area please
click here

we have many more offers for you

 

 

Eating out In Kintamani


The better places are attached to the hotels in Penelokan up on the calderas and down in Toya Bungkah by the hot springs. Penelokan has choices ranging from very simple and cheap places with good local food to big fancy restaurants, which cater to tour groups from the expensive hotels on the coast.

The local lake fish is a tasty variety called be mujahir, available fried or grilled. It's best fried crisp-more of the fish is edible.

A good place for lunch (and one of the few on the rim open for evening meals) is the Lakeview. Prices here are moderate, but they are geared up for tour group buffet lunches.

The Batur Garden Restaurant has an interesting menu of Chinese and Indonesian dishes, as well as Western bar drinks. Friendly and reasonably priced. Lunch only.

Gunawan Restaurant is very popular with a great view on the edge of the crater. There are many other giant, palatial restaurants on the other side of the street, but most overlook South Bali. Buffet or menu. Great mujahir soup. Approx. Rp 7000 per entree; buffet $4.50, plus 21% tax.

Down in the crater at Toya Bungkah, most losmen have small restaurants (warung), and new eating places are springing up all the time. Our recommendation is Nyoman Mawa's Under The Volcano. His lake fish with homemade sambal matah is worth the trip to the mountains alone.

Kintamani Activities
Check out our Activities & holiday Page

If you've always wanted to walk around inside the crater of an active volcano, here's your chance. Mt. Batur is 1,717 m high, but the upper cone itself is only several hundred meters above the level of the lake and can be climbed and descended in a few hours. At the top, there's a warm crust of ground over the cauldron. Be sure to hire a guide, as it can be dangerous.

Each home stay can recommend a guide. Under the Volcano has guides for $2 per person; other home stays charge $8-$9.

It's best to start very early in the morning, around 4 am: it's cool and you're likely to see a wonderful sunrise. Your guide will probably find you before you find him. Choose someone friendly who is not charging a ridiculous amount of money: $4-5 is a fair price. Gede at Gede's Trekking near Kintamani market is a helpful contact. Another professional trekking guide service is Panorama Tourist Services, located near the Toya Bungkah Hot Spring. They also organize other trekking trips in the area.

There are several well-marked approaches to Batur. From Pura Jati, near Kedisan (where a large sign announces "Klim Prom Here-Please Polow, Wite Plag"), and from Toya Bungkah where the climb up and back takes about three hours. The latter route is notably easier.

Wear high-top shoes: the slopes are covered with fine dust. Other necessary supplies are drinking water and a snack or two. On reaching the summit your guide will boil some eggs (in the sand) and make coffee. If you're fortunate, a great view stretching all the way to Lombok will be revealed as the sun rises.

Going down is much easier than climbing up and it's possible to take another route down, via the hot spring at Toya Bungkah. Ask your guide to have a car ready to bring you back to the original starting point once you get down. The spring, set in a concrete pool, is not overly spectacular. Entrance is $1
This trip is not recommended during the rainy season (November-April).

There's a good new road that circles the volcano rim from Penulisan east to Pinggan and Blandingan, where it comes to a dead end. Another route is to drive past Toya Bungkah to Songan and follow the sign west to Air Mampeh. The road leads to Penelokan through the caldera behind Batur. It is sometimes difficult to pass because of volcanic sand and stones

 

Please click the below links for more Bali related activites and sight seeing tours:

Bali holidays - tours,diving,rafting,sailing,cruising,snorkelling,clycling,trekking,horse riding,golf and SPA for more information

 

HOT SPRINGS

The public bathing spot at the Toya Bungkah Hot Springs is free and frequented mostly by Indonesians. There is now a large swimming facility, Tirta Sanjiwani, set in a lovely garden just above the lake. Two hot spring pools plus a huge regular swimming pool. You can take a personal spa for $25, including a massage in your own little spa and bale. $10 adults, $7.50 children.

.

 

 

Home
Front Index Page - Bali

Bali Holidays Activities
Bali holidays - Sight Seeing Tour, Bali Mystic Tour, Bali temple tour and more
Bali Diving-Dive in Bali | Bali golf-Golfing In Bali | Bali Cruise-Bali sailing | Bali Fishing
Bali Marine Sport | Bali horse-elephant riding | Bali cycling | Bali Trekking | Bali Rafting|Bali Spa
Bali 5 Star hotels

| Bali Hyatt hotel | Sanur Aerowisata hotel | The Grand Bali Beach | Amandari
| Four Season resort Sayan | | Amankila Bali | Lemeridien Nirwana Bali |
Bali Imperial hotel | The Oberoi Bali | Bali Padma | Ramada bintang Bali |
| Four Season Resort | Kartika Plaza hotel | Pertamina Cottages Bali| Nikko Bali hotel
| The Ritz Carlton Bali | | Bali Intercontinental | Aston Bali Resort | Kuta Paradiso |
Amanusa Bali
| Bali Hilton international | Grand Hyatt Bali | Melia Bali hotel |
Nuda dua beach hotel
| Putri Bali hotel |Bali Sheraton Lagoon | Bali Sheraton Nusa indah |
Bali 4 Star Hotels
| Radisson Bali hotel | Raddin Sanur Bali hotel | Lorin Hotel saba Bali | Bali Candi Beach Cottages |
Santika Bali hotel | Bali dynasty | Bali garden (rachman Bali) | Holiday inn Bali hai | Intan Bali hotel |
| Bali Alam kulkul Resort | White Rose hotel | Bali Legian beach hotel | Natour Kuta beach hotel |
| Sahid raya Bali hotel | Grand Mirage | Hard rock hotel Bali | Mimpi Resort Menjangan |
Bali 3 Star Hotels
| Natour's Bali hotel | Segara village | Natour's Sindhu | Tanjungsari hotel Bali |
Kupu-Kupu barong Bali | Chedi payangan | Begawan Giri Bali | Rama Candi Dasa Bali| Serai Bali|
Hai tide huts |Pacung Asri hotel | Bali rani hotel | Legian paradiso hotel | | vila rumah manis |
Bali intan Cottages
| Bali Mandira hotel |Club Mediteranie | Sol Lovina |Puri Bagus Lovina |
Bali Hotels by Area
Ubud Hotels | Kuta Hotels | Sanur hotels | Nusa Dua hotels | Kintamani hotels | Bedugul hotels|
Candidasa Hotels | Tabanan Hotels | Lovina Hotels | Jimbaran Hotels | Karangasem Hotels |
Indonesian Hotels
Jakarta Hotels| Yogyakarta Hotels | Lombok Hotels| Cheap Bali hotels | Indonesia Hotels

Bali Hotel List
Complete Bali hotels and resorts

Bali Map
Bali weddings




Please contact me for more information at Lisa@baliforyou.com

   

Developed & Maintained by:
Lisa P.A Zimmerman,PhD. Albert Zimmerman,MA. Putu Agung,M.Eng. Kirsten Parson,M.Eng. Joost MK,M.Eng. Brian Widjaja,SKom, Lhukie Ridwan,SKom & Friends
contact us at: lisa@baliforyou.com

http://www.geocities.com/bali_info_4u/
The most complete information about Bali,Bali hotels and accommodation,Bali holidays,Bali weddings,Bali villas and Bali travel site