If you are planning to visit the island of Bali, you definitely made a good choice on that, as Bali has something that you cannot find in most other tourist destinations. Despite having welcomed foreign people from all over the world for over a century, the island and its people haven’t changed their way of living, their habits, their culture. Of course you will find influences brought in by people from other continents, mostly noticed in the south and most developed part of the island, where most tourists stay. In places like Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua you will find all ingredients for a perfect relaxing holiday, as there are beautiful beaches, restaurants that serve dishes from all over the world, bars, shops and sport facilities.
Meet the friendly people
But of course Bali has much more than that, and for the people who want to experience what Bali is really like, we from Bali Quad Discovery Tours have developed some unique off road adventure tours with quad bikes (ATV’s) four wheel drive motorcycles through a very authentic part of the island. Our tours combine a great experience of driving your own powerful off road 4-wheel motorcycle (or enjoying the ride while comfortably sitting on the back of the bike) with the opportunity to learn about the way the local people live. You will follow our experienced guides by driving between beautiful rice fields, pass the rainforest, drive up the mountain and cross some riverbeds. It doesn’t matter if you have ever driven a quad bike before, as the bikes are user friendly, and everybody will get a detailed instruction and practice on the spot before we start our tours.
Bali Quad Discovery Tour is located near Payangan, one of the oldest mountain villages of Bali. Only 15 km south of Kintamani, on the slopes of the mount Batur, and next to the Ayung river valley, it offers some views beyond description of emerald green rice fields on the steep Ayung slopes. This part of Bali is probably one of the most preserved parts of the island.
Only one hour driving from all main tourist destinations, but yet so pure and authentic, and not yet touched by the influence of tourism. In the area one can find some of the most beautiful sawah (ricefields) on the island, without the presence of many tourists, as you will find in other parts of the island. The area here is famous for its salak fruit, or the so called “snake fruit” (this as the skin resembles the skin of a snake). Snakefruit can only be found in a few places in the world, besides in Indonesia also in Malaysia and Thailand. Afficionados of the salak claim that those grown in Bali are the best found anywhere in Asia. The flavour of a ripe salak is intriguing, neither sweet nor sour, faintly nutty, with an excellent crisp texture. Also many palm trees can be found in the area around Payangan. The cocos palm is being used for lots of different purposes. The strong wood serves as a construction material, the leaves are used for doormats and baskets, and furthermore the cocospalm delivers cocosmilk and cocos oil.
Besides this vegetation, a wide selection of different fruits and vegetables grow without difficulty in the fertile lava soil, and are mainly used for own purpose by the local people, or traded on the local market. While driving through the forest, our Quad Discovery Tour makes a stop at a traditional house, where the people live without any modern comfort, but all different kinds of fruits and vegetables, as well as herbs and plants for medical purpose, grow richly around the house. The people are completely self supplying. Our guests can see all different kinds of plants and trees, like rambutan, papaya, jack fruit, coffee, avocado etc. etc, and taste local coffee, prepared on a fire (with aqua) and salak fruit.
During the tour, our guests will pass various temples, that truly contribute to the saying “island of thousand temples”, as temples can be found everywhere in this area.
The length of the tour is approx. 18km, driven in 2 hours. After the tour, an extended lunch buffet is served in our restaurant.
2 in 1 adventure and rafting
2 in 1 adventure Some of our guests just want more and more. For them we developed some bigger challenges.
If you are really planning for a full day of unforgettable activities in Bali, and you’re not afraid of lots of water, you should join us on this top of the line tour. In the morning* (or afternoon depending on the schedule) you will join our exclusive quad tour, while driving your own 4-wheel motorcycle. At noon we serve you an extensive hot lunch buffet in our restaurant.
There upon we bring you to the Ayung river** (Telaga Waja river on request) for your second adventure. The river, that twists through the landscape like a snake, shows us some astonishing views. Our professionally trained guides take care of your safety while you explore the beauty of the island of Bali in a trilling 2 hours of descending the river After arrival at our ending point, after taking a refreshing shower, have some relaxing time in our hill restaurant, while enjoying your second lunch buffet of the day (all included).
|Nusa Dua & Kuta area
|7.00 – 7.15 am
7.30 – 7.45 am
8.00 – 8.15 am
|9.30 – 9.45 am
10.00 – 10.15 am
10.30 – 10.45 am
|12.00 – 12.15 pm
12.30 – 12.45 pm
13.00 – 13.15 pm
Hotel Pick-up Time for 2 in 1 Adventure
|From||Early Birds Q-R||Morning Q-R|
|Nusa Dua & Kuta area
|7.00 – 7.15 am
7.30 – 7.45 am
8.00 – 8.15 am
|9.00 – 9.15 am
9.30 – 9.45 am
9.45 – 10.00 am
Buggy/Quad Prices (Valid until 31 March 2012)
|Programs||Adult Pilot||Adult Tandem||Child (7 – 15 Years)|
|Buggy Driving||US$ 86||US$ 136||US$ 126|
|Quad Driving||US$ 86||US$ 136||US$ 126|
|Buggy + Rafting||US$ 146||US$ 246||US$ 226|
|Quad + Rafting||US$ 146||US$ 246||US$ 226|
|Buggy + Quad Driving(1+1hour)||US$ 86||US$ 136||US$ 126|
|Quad Driving + Elephant Safari||US$ 156||US$ 266||US$ 246|
|Buggy Driving + Elephant Safari||US$ 156||US$ 266||US$ 246|
|Quad Driving 1 hour**||US$ 58||TBA||TBA|
|Buggy Driving 1 hour**||US$ 58||TBA||TBA|
* this prices already includes 2 activities for 2 persons, base on 1 buggy/quad with 2 person
** no lunch, own transport. Includes, coffee/tea/snack/drink/insurance
Our Standard Programs* contain the following:
- Air conditioned transport with mini van
- Instruction lesson
- Welcome drink
- Coffee, tea and snack
- Hot lunch buffet
- Soft drink
- Shower Facilities (towel are provided
- US$ 35,000 personal accident insurance
What to bring
F or the quad tours you need solid shoes, a pair of extra clothes, sun screen and sun glasses. Safety equipment will be provided by us.
For the rafting adventure we recommend shorts or swimming suit, T-shirt, sport- or river shoes (no heels). We provide water-resistant bags for valuables on rafting trips
US$ Cash, JPY Cash, Rp. Cash, VISA (+3%), Master (+3%)
- All rates are inclusive 21% Goverment tax & service charge and valid until 31 March 2009
- The rate is subject to change without prior notice