DESA Atas Awan means the village above the clouds. The lodge is also in one of the most beautiful areas of Bali’s pristine highlands. The only 3 bungalows and 2 suites which are designed as Balinese cottages with thatched roofs of palm leaves, lies with the entire Valley in front of them.
Each bungalow is on 2 levels with a bedroom for the kids upstairs and to the adults downstairs. Here are the huge panoramic Windows, so that the marvelous nature accompanies all the way into the room.
It have a balcony on the first floor and lawn in front of your bungalow, where one is tempted to sit from morning to night to let your eyes glide over rice terraces, green gardens and the volcanoes in the distance. But, of course, must in addition also in the blazing nature.
HIKING AND CYCLING
The area is filled with hiking and biking trails, and the lodge offers several trips. All tours are inclusive. Guide, drinking water, fruit and nut snacks.
Walks start at. 8 in the morning, and they can be extended, if you want it.
BAMBOO HIKE, 2-3 HOURS
A hike up in the Highlands to the North through farmland and over a small river in Sandane village to the foot of the mountains. In coming to a bamboo forest and a vantage point from which you can look out over the whole of Bali on a clear day.
VILLAGE BAMBOO HIKE, 2-3 HOURS
Guided hike southwards through agricultural land, along the rice fields and small villages, where you get insight into the daily life of the authentic Bali.
At MOUNTAIN BIKE to JATILUWIH RICE TERRACES, 2-3 HOURS
Approximately 7 km from the lodge is Jatiluwih rice terraces, which are appointed to UNESCO Cultural landscape. Run there on mountain biking along a beautiful route, which here and there is a little uphill, but everyone can participate.
The whole mountain area is transformed into coherent rice terraces and incredibly beautiful.
Generation after generation of Balinese has created a water supply that is about much more than providing water for the plants and to cultivate rice, but about a community which also involves water temples and to worship gods and ancient traditions. It will your guide tell much more about.
In the area are also can be found a hot springs, Angseri Hot Springs, and the stay includes enter to this. You can go to here in 45 minutes, but can of course also contact the driver. The climate is mild and cooler than on the coast.
ENGAGEMENT OF LOCAL COMMUNITY
DESA Atas Awan is deeply involved in eco-tourism and the development of the local area. Staff are recruited in the nearby villages, benefiting from the job opportunities and the opportunity to learn English.
A regular part of guest’s payment for rooms is the property of a local school, Freedom School, and guests can even donate more to specific projects, if they will. No one is pressured to the School takes also with pleasure against. gifts in the form of everything from toothpaste to soccer equipment, clothing and toys.
Talk with the staff when you are at the lodge, if it will fit in with a visit when in there.
INCLUDED IN YOUR STAY
Healthy, non-alcoholic welcome drink
Coffee/tea making facilities
Entrance to the Angseri Hot Springs
Visit at Freedom school, if possible in relation to the school’s activities