|Bali Village Ecotourism Network : Kiadan Pelaga Village Overnight Trips ( minimum 02 person )
Situated 1100 meters above sea level, southeast of Mt Mangu, cool and green Kiadan Pelaga is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal towns. The vegetation here is lush, and can be seen stretching away onto distant forested mountainsides. Closest to the village, however, the earth is devoted to the village’s ‘brown gold’- coffee.
Each trip to Kiadan Pelaga is different, depending on your interests and the activities of the villagers at the time of your booking. A tailor made plan will be made in consultation with you, prior to departure. Activities you may choose from in Kiadan Pelaga include:
Learning about, and helping with the coffee making process. Your village guide will bring you through each stage of the process, beginning from managing the plantation, picking the beans, drying, roasting and grinding. Along the way you’ll meet the farmers involved in each stage at that time, and learn the behind the scenes issues of staying afloat in the coffee business.
Strolling through the village with your guide. This is your opportunity to hear about the unique aspects of Kiadan Pelaga history and culture. You will also learn about the natural resource management issues in the village. Stop to explore the village temple and a local spring, both rich with local beliefs.
Trekking in the forest-gardens. Take to the mountains and enjoy the cool, earthy smells of the forest. Let your local guide tell you about the plants of the forest and the gardens and local conservation issues. You will reach a clear and clean river and hear the songs of native birds. You will be equipped with drinking water and a hiking stick as some of the slopes can be steep and slippery with lichen.
You will be greeted with a cup of organic Kiadan Pelaga coffee and Balinese snacks. A tasty Balinese lunch is provided on all day trips to Kiadan Pelaga. If you decide to stay in the village, dinner, breakfast and lunch (if appropriate) will be provided.
Kiadan organic coffee
Traditional coffee processing • Coffee plantations • Coffee house • Coffee cultivation • Subak abian (dry land farmer organization) • Original house of Kiadan ancestor • Raiforest • Mabong-bong • Bamboo • Kiadan territorial temple • Spring water • Rice terrace
Price includes ( valid till 31 March 2012 ):
2 guides (staff and local guide), Balinese snack, Balinese lunch, Balinese Dinner, Accommodation in the village, Light breakfast, Mineral water, Air condition vehicle trf, contribution to nature conservation.