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Information about some of the areas of Bali our tours visit:

Ubud (pronounced ooh–bud) is a town in central and is famous as a centre of Balinese culture, dance, music, arts and crafts. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali - scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And it's central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns.  Far removed from the drunken bikini scene in Kuta, Ubud can be described as a magical, wonderful, cultural center. Above all, it is famous as an arts and crafts hub. Half (if not more) of the town and nearby villages seem to consist of artists' workshops and galleries, mostly retailing cheap reproductions for tourists. There are some remarkable architectural sights, artistic gems to be found, and a general feeling of well being to be enjoyed thanks to the spirit, surroundings and climate.   While Ubud seems to outsiders like one small town, it is in fact 14 villages, each run by its own banjar.  Due to its location 600 metres above sea level, Ubud enjoys somewhat cooler temperatures than the coast (sometimes necessary to bring a pullover for the evening), although the midday sun can still be scorching, and the humidity usually relentless.

Legian (prounounced le-ghee-ahn) Stretching north from Kuta, Legian offers the same easy access to shops and bars but a slightly more relaxed and less chaotic feeling. The northern area of Legian bordering Seminyak offers a bit of an escape from the crowds and is also a popular surf beach. Legian is crammed full of shops selling everything from the latest designer surfware to Balinese souvenirs to take home. This is a shopping destination. Covering the main shopping area in Legian will not take too long. Legian's beachfront restaurants are popular spots for sunset and people watching. The Legian area is very easy to explore on foot. The shops (and there are a lot of them) still tend to be simple family owned souvenir places (art and crafts, t-shirts and the like) where tenacious shoppers can find hidden treasures and bargaining is the rule.

Pemuteran (pronounced pa–moo–ta–rahn) situated to the west of Pulaki Temple, is an ideal place for  natural excursion activities such as trekking, swimming, snorkelling, and diving. This is a small laid-back village which has become increasingly popular with visitors in recent years. There are a number of waterfront resorts and its proximity to Lovina and West Bali National Park together with the extreme natural beauty of the area, has fuelled quite rapid growth in tourism infrastructure in the area. Pemuteran is home to the largest artificial Biorock reef project in the world and there is a real spirit of marine conservation effort in this area. The humidity is less relentless in this area but the mighty sun burns rapidly, sunscreen is a must.





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