Activities

What to do in Amed?

For the friends or family members who do not dive or for those who wish to take a day rest from diving, no need to worry, Amed and its surroundings offer numerous activities suitable for everybody. Do not hesitate to extend your stay in our beautiful area to enjoy all there is to discover: cruises, trekking, cultural tours and temples, sustainable fishing trips…

 

Sunset and Sunrise Cruise

 

With family, friends or as a couple, come and admire the wonderful sunsets and sunrises of Amed from the ocean. Sail on a traditional fishing boat called Jukung to watch the sun rises on the close by island of Lombok or sets behind the impressive volcanoes of Bali. Jukung are small traditional fishing boats which fishermen bring onto the beach every night. They are suitable for only 2 persons + a driver. If you are more than 2, you will need extra boats it can be arranged easily just let us know.

Sunrise cruise departure: 5am
Sunrise cruise return: 7 to 8am

Sunset cruise departure: 4pm
Sunset cruise return: 7pm

Price: IDR 350.000 (price per boat) includes pick up from and drop off to the hotel and boat trip.

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Fishing Trip

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Want to take the opportunity to fish some lunch or dinner while going on the sunrise or sunset cruise. No problems, fishing in Amed is very sustainable as local fishermen use mostly lines to catch open ocean fish such as Mahi-Mahi, Bonitoes or Mackerels. Go out on one of the traditional fishing boats, the jukung, and experience the life of a Balinese fisherman. Catch a couple of fish and savour them barbecued for dinner or lunch. Jukung are suitable for only 2 persons + a driver. If you are more than 2, you will need extra boats it can be arranged easily just let us know.

Price: IDR 350.000  includes pick up from and drop off to the hotel and boat trip.

Departure and return times depend on tide table and if you want to see sunset or sunrise while fishing. Local fishermen use fishing line only to catch fish so if you wish the comfort of a fishing rod, we can rent them for you (IDR 50.000 per fishing rod). Contact us for more details.

Hiking Mount Agung

Mount Agung is the holy mountain and the highest point of Bali. It is an active volcano which last erupted in 1963 and now culminates at over 3000m high. View from the summit is absolutely breath-taking and watching the rising sun will leave you with unforgettable memories. Be careful as it is not an easy walk, you need to come prepared.

Journey to the giant starts at midnight from Amed where a private car will take you on a 2 hour drive to Pasar Agung the highest temple in Bali. Your trek starts there, it is the shortest road to the summit. Torchlights and a guide are required for your safety and entering the holy mountain. After 4 hours you reach the top on time to watch the sun rising and get a look at Bali and the nearby volcanoes from 3000m high! Temperature on the volcano can drop to 6°C so have a look at the list of clothing items you need to bring. After a well-deserved breakfast it is time to go down before the heat starts. You will be back to Amed for lunch around 12pm or 1pm.

Departure: 12am
Return: 12pm to 1pm

Bring:
• Long pants
• Warm jacket and rain jacket
• Trekking shoes
• Camera

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Price: IDR 1.500.000 price for 2 person tour. Tour can be arranged for bigger group, additional cost will be charged according to the amount of persons in the group. Price includes private car, hotel pick up and drop off, trekking guide, water, breakfast at the summit and flashlight to climb up at night.

Local treks

If the Mount Agung is too much for you or if you need some additional training before you ascend it we also have local treks around the hills of Bunutan. Explore the nature, hills, and rice fields around Amed and what a better guide that one that grew up in those hills. You will follow the path that Balinese women take every day to reach their cultivated terraces or to collect firewood. Most of the year, the path will lead you to small waterfalls and streams where you can refresh.

Price: trek length can be tailored to your needs. Price will vary according to length. Contact us for more information.

Culture and scenery tours

Want to spend a day visiting the surroundings of Amed and getting a taste of the local life in Karangasem? No problems there are plenty to see and visit. Rent a motorbike and hit the road on your own or get the services of one of our drivers and explore the coast and mountains around Amed.

 

Tirta Gangga & the rice fields.

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Tirta Gangga used to be the royal bathing place before it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung. It was completely restored and is now open to public. It is a haven of peace and beauty where you can relax while admiring the ponds and statues that occupy the place. Avoid going there on the weekends and public holidays as it is a place Balinese families also love and that can get a bit crowded on those days.

The valley in front of Tirta Gangga is covered with rice terraces all the way to the ocean and offer great opportunity for pictures. You probably saw it quickly on your way to Amed. Take more time there and go down to the rice fields, discover small hidden temples, follow the water canals and relax at the foot of the old holy trees.

 

Eastern coastal road & Ujung Palace.

The Eastern coastal road that goes fron Amed & Bunutan all the way back to Amlapura allows you to get a look at the real & more traditional side of Bali. Time stops there… Villages and ways of life have barely changed. Villagers subsist from fishing or cultivating in terraces the barren hills that lie above the road. As you go higher through the hills, the view on the Eastern coast becomes more amazing. Cliffs alternate with small bays where the fishermen keep their colourful sailing boats.

At the end of the road stands the Water Palace of Ujung the residence of the last king of Karangasem. This palace is truly a wonder as it lays in between the volcano and the ocean and offer incredible views on both. The ponds and garden that surround the palace are full of pictures opportunities. Have a pause there and relax surrounding by tranquillity and breath-taking sceneries.

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Lempuyang temple.

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Lempuyang temple is located on the top of the Seraya Mountain and consists of a succession of 7 small temples across the hilltop. It will take you 2 to 3 hours to cover them all but trust us the view is worthy.

Some temples offer an incredible sight of the mount Agung, better you make it in the morning to enjoy this giant unclouded. Others survey Amed and Bunutan as well as the valleys that lay between them. You will be able to see all the way to Lombok, Lembongan and Penida on a clear day. The jungle that surrounds the temples are home to a colony of monkeys so watch out for those. 

Price: price will depend on how many sights you want to visit, contact us for more information.