Exclusive to Bali Adventure Tours, our trek takes visitors through Taro, one of the oldest Hindu villages in Central Bali dating back some 3000-4000 years. Taro is steeped in tradition and culture where rural life is seen as unchanged for a thousand years.
The isolated village boasts the oldest Temple structure on the island of Bali and is also home to the famed Sacred White Cows that are rare to the island. Trek through rice paddy fields, wander through a Bamboo Forest and see the timeless routine of planting and harvesting rice from the endless stretches of emerald green Rice Paddy fields unfolding before you. Trek guides introduce flora and fauna throughout the tour, including King & Queen palm trees, ferns, wild orchids, hanging liana and a variety of birds such as the Java Kingfisher, Black Bali Starling and even squirrels! The 2½ hour trek includes an exclusive passage through the spectacular Elephant Safari Park where majestic and endangered Sumatran elephants meander by within inches of your trail.
En route agricultural plantations of coffee, coconut, and palm can be seen, and tropical fruits such as salak, durian, jackfruit, papaya, oranges, mandarin, mangoes, mangostene, plus you can sample spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric direct from their natural source.
Lunch is served in the safari inspired coconut and teak wood open-air restaurant overlooking the bathing lake of the Elephant Safari Park followed by an Elephant Talent Show before a return drive south through the unspoiled Balinese countryside.