Last June 2017, Former United States President, Barrack Obama, together with his family, visited Bali, Indonesia to enjoy family vacation. Bali provides a lot of tourist activities, living up its reputation as one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world. In this article, we will give brief description about some of the activities you can do in the island based on the holiday of the Obama in Bali.
The list below will explain about interesting things to do in Bali according to the Obama’s activities in the island.
- First day: the Obama choose Four Season Resort as their accommodation. This luxurious resort is located in Ubud area, 35 km from Ngurah Rai International Airport and 15 minutes from the middle of Ubud. Ubud can be considered as the center of Bali’s nature and culture. It was used as filming location of “Eat, Pray, Love” movie starred by Julia Roberts. Surrounded by magnificent greeneries with over a thousand bird species living within it, you will surely be able to relieve your stress. The cost of Duplex suite is approximately 7.500.000 rupiah per night. It might be pretty expensive, but for all the money you pay, it is certainly worth it. This resort offers full privacy to its guest, so it is the right place for any public figure to stay.
- Second day: during the second day you can try trekking through wonderful Jatiluwih Rice Terrace situated in Tabanan, Gianyar. Make sure to wear the most comfortable outfit and sport shoes to enjoy the beautiful trip to the fullest. You have to drive at least an hour and fifteen minutes to reach the location via Batu Luwih Kawan Road. Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is approved by UNESCO as the World Intangible Cultural Heritages Sites, thus can be considered as one among the most stunning rice terrace in the world. After relaxing yourself at the rice terraces, you can visit Agung Rai Art Museum to learn about Balinese culture. In this museum you can enjoy music, dance, and theatre performance and observe various painting by international and domestic renowned painters.
- Third day: on the third day, rafting on Ayung River in Badung area is a great idea inspired by the Obamas vacation, especially for adventure enthusiast. Prepare your swimwear or spare clothes, and be ready to get wet! Make sure to arrive before noon to avoid the extreme sunlight. Some of the recommended rafting providers are Payung Rafting, Sobek Rafting Ubud, and Bali Adventure Tours Ubud Rafting. You need to pay around 250,000 to 555.000 rupiah per person, depends on the providers and the package you choose. It includes lunch, towels, and welcome drink. You do not have to worry because there will be a professional and experienced guides with safety equipment available to ensure your adventure will be safe and sound.
Those are some explanations about several recommended things to do in Bali based on the Obama’s holiday. Plan your budget and time beforehand to ensure your vacation will be the best vacation you ever experience in your life.