a cultural microcosmos

TENGANAN VILLAGE - A Cultural microcosms

Wander the street of this ancient fortress village with a local guide and learn how this place came to be so different from the rest of Bali – a difference strikingly evident the moment you step through the southern gate. The stone wall around the village encapsulates not only homestead, but unique customs, philosophies and craft, including the prized ‘geringsing’ weaving. You will quickly learn how strongly the theory of interconnected-ness rules here, from environmental management to gender relations, the layout and architecture of the village to patterns in the geringsing. Trekking through Tenganan’s diverse lands is also recommended

Tour Details

  • Ancient culture
  • Traditional clothing (Kain Gerringsing)
  • Authentic homemade cuisine
  • Ancient village temple
Sample Itinerary

    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. Enjoy the lush tropical scenery as you head along Bali’s beautiful eastern coast to Tenganan
  • Arrive at Tenangan through one of the four gates in the wall that encloses the entire village. Your local guide will share with you the unique way of life of the village dating back to at least the 11th century. This includes the system of rule such as equal land rights between women and men and the forbidding of marriage outside the village.
  • Walk along the paved roads to local homes where you can see cotton being spun in the traditional fashion and learn about the craft of weaving including Tenganan’s Geringsing double ikat weave using natural dyes painstakingly made from products collected from the forest.
  • On a forest trek you will be able to see sacred temples, some amazing scenery as well as learn about plants that are used for weaving, in local medicines and for cooking. You’ll also learn about local laws for the use of the trees - for example fruits such as
  • Enjoy a Balinese lunch in one of the traditional homes, each with exactly the same layout as the next. This will give you a chance to learn more about village life and experience some of the best food you will have in Bali.
  • A guided stroll around the village after lunch will enable you to experience daily life in the village and interact with the local people. You can also see some more of the skilled crafts people in action including intricate writings on palm leaves.
  • Depart the walled village of Tenganan before returning to your accommodation.
  • Arrive back at your accommodation with the memories of a way of life far removed from the frantic pace of the 21st century.
Additional Information
  • Please bring a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent and wear comfortable clothes and shoes such as runners or hiking boots.
  • 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 9 hours. Leave 8:00 am / Come back 5:00 pm

*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

Price Includes
  • 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 bottle mineral water and can be refilled with clean drinking water at the village
Price DOES NOT Includes
  • Tipping
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance
About Insurance

Please make sure that you have a valid travel insurance

About Cancellation
  • 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.
Payment Method

    One of the methods mentioned below.

  • Pay to the guide/driver directly upon pick-up on the day of your booking.
  • Bank transfer to JED (Jaringan Ekowisata Desa).
  • Prepayment via PayPal.

*Sudden schedule change may occur due to Balinese religious events etc.