Dukuh Sibetan Village - Great Grandmother of the snakeskin fruit.
Tucked away high in the mountains, peace settles like a gossamer shroud on visitors to Dukuh Sibetan. A stone’s throw from the majestic volcano Mt Agung, snakeskin fruit is one of the few crops to have survived the 1963 eruption. Over years of meticulous seed-saving, the villagers are now bona fide snakeskin fruit specialists, and even turn this odd little fruit into Bali’s only snakeskin fruit wine.
Set on the foothills of the mountain, the village enjoys beautiful vistas over thick forest, neighboring communities and the ocean, making it a paradise for trekking and photography. The forest is full of stories. You will find warmth and hospitality in the home stay.
- Organic Salak (snakeskin fruit Farming)
- Forrest Garden
- Authentic homemade cuisine
- Breathtaking view of Pemukuran
As all our trips are tailor made – this is a typical itinerary only. Please let JED know at the time of booking what your specific interests are so that your tour can be personalized.
- Pick up from your hotel by JED’s driver and guide in your air conditioned vehicle.
- The trip to Sibetan is a chance to see some of Bali’s incredible scenery – lush green rice paddies, ocean views, majestic mountains and small villages.
- On arrival at Sibetan, you will be able to try some local snacks and fruit over a cup of freshly brewed Balinese coffee while talking to some of the local residents about their daily life. This will often include the cultural head of the village.
- A walk through the Salak plantation will allow you to see and taste some of the 14 varieties of snake fruit – there is even one that tastes like a pineapple!
- Stroll down with your guide to see where the Salak is processed into wine. This is also a chance to learn about some of the other crops and fruit that are grown in Sibetan including plants and flowers that are used in the local cuisine.
- The trip to Sibetan is very much a culinary journey and the lunch is sure to be a highlight of any trip to Bali. A Balinese feast at one of the local homes will include some of the local specialities of Sibetan as well as some more familiar dishes. This is also a great chance to get an insight into the life of a typical Balinese family.
- A trek through the nearby valleys to a natural spring that is sacred to the local people will help you work off some of your lunch and immerse you in the amazing natural environment. There will also be a chance to learn about the plants that are used for herbal medicines and their importance to the local community. Sibetan was actually first developed as a centre of healing.
- Free time at your home stay to relax, freshen up and experience Balinese traditional life.
- Wake up to the sounds of roosters and start the day with a typical Balinese breakfast, a coffee and fresh fruit.
- This is an opportunity to stroll around the village which could include seeing some basket weavers in action or a visit to the local temple or school.
- Visit Pemukuran from where you can view the picturesque southern coastline of Bali and nearby islands. You may even meet some local children flying their kites from this breathtaking spot before returning to your accommodation.
- Arrive back at accommodation with fond memories of the people and cuisine of Sibetan.
- Please bring towel, hat, sunscreen and insect repellent and wear comfortable clothes and shoes such as runners or hiking boots.
- The accommodation is clean but basic with a Balinese style bathroom and shower (mandi). Hot water can be provided on request
- As JED is owned by the four communities all profits are returned to the local communities. Your visit not only helps generate local employment, but also provides financial support for local environmental, social and historical conservation activities.
Approximately 2 days & 1 night. Leave 9:00 am / Come back 11:00am on the following day
*Pick up and drop off time vary based on your hotel location. Please make sure your pick up time which will be written in the booking confirmation from JED
- Government tax & service charge
- English speaking guide (Other language speaking guide is subject on availability and must be reserved in advance)
- Private full air-conditioned car with gasoline and experience driver
- Coffee & local delicacies
- 1 (one) x lunch at the village
- 1 (one) x dinner at the village
- 1 (one) x breakfast at the village
- 1 (one) x bottle mineral water and can be refilled with clean drinking water at the village
- Home stay at the family share
Price DOES NOT Includes
- Personal Expenses
- Travel Insurance
Please make sure that you have a valid travel insurance
- 50% cancellation fee will be charged if the cancellation is made within 1 (one) day prior to booked date/departure date.
- 100% cancellation fee will be charged if the cancellation is made on the day of departure date and for no show cases.
*Sudden schedule change may occur due to Balinese religious events etc.