Cultural Leisures

If you want to experience the true society and customs of Bali, take a cultural tour of the area. Offered by several different tour groups, these sightseeing trips can show you traditional homes, religious buildings and even the day-to-day lives of the citizens of Bali. Usually this kind of package tour already include the transportation and the accomodation.

If you want to make an arrangement for this kind of package tours, please contact our tour desk located at the lobby.

Barong Dance

Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil.

In traditional Barong dance performance, he is portrayed in his struggles against Rangda, it is the popular part of Balinese culture. The mythical creature would dance along the street to the calon arang dance. A priest would throw holy water at it.


Ngaben, or Cremation Ceremony, is the ritual performed in Bali to send the deceased to the next life. The body of the deceased will be placed as if sleeping, and the family will continue to treat the deceased as sleeping. No tears are shed, because the deceased is only temporarily not present and will reincarnate or find his final rest in Moksha (freeing from the reincarnation and death cycle).