General

Social Entrepreneurship Experience – Munduk & Pemuteran, Northern Bali (5D/4N)

Beyond the crowded beaches of Bali and away from the bustling streets of Kuta lies the true nature of the Island of Gods. The pristine forests and quiet villages of Northern Bali are the perfect background for travellers who search for an experience that is more real and meaningful.

The local community of Munduk has done amazing work on enhancing the livelihood of their people, alleviating poverty through sustainable farming and coffee planting, and using their natural resources to engage in responsible tourism activities. Preserved in an almost pristine condition and largely untouched by mass tourism, the people of Munduk are at an advantage as they have the opportunity to enhance their livelihood through sustainable tourism that is respectful to the local culture and is friendly to the environment.

As you discover more about the social entrepreneurship initiatives in Munduk, you would also get to enjoy its beautiful surrounding. The areas around the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan offer visitors the opportunity to take a leisurely walk on the gentle hill slopes and through farming areas. You may even get invited into homes of the farmers and partake in coffee or tea for a true Bali hospitality. The cool climate and the adoption of organic coffee farming by the locals that saw the use of shadow trees has resulted in an increasing number of bird life. So, do not forget to bring a binocular to catch a glimpse of kingfisher, spider hunters, swallow and red jungle fowl, among others.

In Pemuteran, extraordinary effort by the locals has seen a wonderful transformation of a damaged marine environment. It was an area that was nearly devoid of corals and fishes because of global warming and destructive fishing practices. Realizing the danger of over exploitation, the villagers at the fishing village of Pemuteran established a village-run marine protected area to safeguard the coral reefs and fishing resources. Locals, called the ‘Pencalang Laut’ or ‘Sea Guardians’, are appointed to enforce village laws. With funds collected within the community, locals are trained to be the worlds’ first professional reef gardeners, growing corals and caring for them. What visitors can see now is a clean beach and healthy coral life that provides the villagers with a crucial source of income through low-impact tourism activities.

Learning about the amazing effort of the local communities in Pemuteran to reinvigorate the marine life, visitors would surely appreciate even more the abundance of sea creatures and corals during the snorkeling or sailing experience on the third day. The clear and conscious work to promote sustainable tourism in Pemuteran, alleviate poverty and enhance the livelihood of the villages is an extraordinary example of what social entrepreneurship can achieve.

Escape the craziness of Kuta and leave the tranquility of Ubud for Munduk and Pemuteran, and an experience that is unique and even life changing. It is all about giving back to the community and acknowledging the ongoing work to encourage the adoption of social entrepreneurship among the future generations of the Balinese.

Package includes:
Local transport to and fro Ngurah Rai Airport, and throughout the experience.
Shared accommodation at Don Biyu Guest House where guests enjoy spacious rooms overlooking the mountain – the best view in town!
Inclusive of meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner

Rates:
USD485 per pax – Minimum 2 pax-to-go (shared accommodation)
USD385 per pax – Minimum 6 pax and above
Please enquire for special group rate of 20 or more

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Bali. Pickup at Ngurah Rai International Airport and travel to Munduk Village (travel time is approx.3 hours).
Check-in at Don Biyu Guest House.
Rest and relax.
Welcome dinner at Don Biyu Café. Enjoy a delicious selection of both traditional and Western food.

Day 2
Breakfast at Don Biyu Café, an outdoor cafe by the cliff with the best view in Munduk.
Start the local experience with a leisurely walk around the village of Munduk.
Then, it is time to visit the twin lakes of Tamblingan and Buyan, where guests can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Lunch at Don Biyu Café.
After lunch, guests will visit a local coffee plantation and coffee processing centre in Munduk (optional, depends on season).
Dinner at Don Biyu Café.

Note: During the day, a ‘Tour Facilitator’, who will tell them all about the exciting development of social entrepreneurship in Munduk, will accompany the guests. They will discover how community is the key to empowerment in Munduk; learn more about the successful implementation of the farming and tourism initiatives by the local people helped to alleviate poverty, and the preservation of culture and environment.

Day 3
Breakfast at Don Biyu Café.
Drive to Pemuteran Beach, further north of Bali (approx. 1 hour from Munduk).
Enjoy snorkeling or sail on a glass boat to marvel at the rich marine life.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, take a walk on the beach and meet up for a conversation with a representative from Yayasan Karang Lestari (Karang Lestari Foundation) that belongs to the local community.
Drive back to Don Biyu.
Dinner at Don Biyu Café.

Note: Guests will spend the day with the ‘Tour Facilitator’ learning about the amazing effort by the local community at Pemuteran Beach that has successfully restored their damaged marine environment and turn it into a popular tourist destination with clean beach and healthy coral. In the process, they have alleviated themselves from severe poverty with many locals working in the tourism industry. Just like Munduk, the story of Pemuteran Beach is one of legendary examples of the power of people empowerment.

Day 4

Breakfast at Don Biyu Café.
Spend the day mountain trekking and a visit to the waterfall in one of the most beautiful part of Munduk to cool off.
Lunch by the waterfall.
Drive back to Don Biyu in the late afternoon.
Enjoy your farewell dinner.

Day 5

Breakfast at Don Biyu Café.
Check out and drive back to Ngurah Rai International Airport or the next destination.
Guests will stop at several souvenir shops that belong to the local communities for some last minute shopping.

Farewell.

Duration

5D4N Only

Available departures

This experience requires a minimum of TWO persons per booking.
We require full payment upon booking.
Booking should be confirmed at least 2 weeks before check-in.
For urgent assistance, please email us at booking@tetamoo.com.

This tour is repeated every week on a Monday.

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Group Booking

Please enquire for special group rate of 20 or more.
Email us at booking@tetamoo.com for assistance.

Location

Northern Bali, Indonesia

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