6 years ago, the Renaud family from Switzerland stayed with us for a long time, very happy to discover this wild part of Bali and especially our rice farming activity. What a surprise for us to welcome them again this year! They not only came to stay with us, but also rebooked the same rice farming tour, which they say left them with so many good memories, especially for the children. They also brought photos from their first rice farming experience and they shared them with the farmers. They even took photos with the same poses as they did in the past. The two little children have now grown into strong and handsome teenagers. Enjoy your stay dear friends!
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Traditional weaving in West Bali, close to Dajuma, is another asset of this preserved part of the island. Skilled artisans in this region use traditional looms and techniques to create beautiful textiles, showcasing intricate patterns and vibrant colors. Recently open in Negara is the Sentra Tenun Jembrana, an initiative of the local regency aimed at supporting the local weawers by showcasing their handmade textiles which not only helps sustain their livelihoods but also promotes the preservation of this traditional art form. This is what our guests Ida and Corrina, shown on the picture, discovered last week. They were particularly impressed by the weaving process which involves meticulous attention to detail, with each thread being carefully woven by hand to produce beautiful fabrics.
These textiles play a significant role in Balinese ceremonies and rituals, as well as being used for everyday clothing and home decor.
The art of traditional weaving is not only a means of creating functional items but also a form of artistic expression, reflecting the cultural identity and heritage of the Balinese people.
Next time you decide to visit us, we will be more than happy to take you to this new weawing center where you will witness the weaving process firsthand, and see weawers at work as many workshops and studios offer demonstrations and workshops for those interested in learning more.
With a fishing village a Dajuma stone throw, it is natural to want to fish during your stay with us. This is what happened last week for our loyal customers, the Greg family (George and his son Ben). Starting at 6 am on a traditional Praho with our beach supervisor Jupri, they returned a few hours later with 2 beautiful fish called Diamond Trevally or Mirror Fish as shown in the photo. They said that was the beginner’s luck. They gave one of the fish to Jupry and for the other one, they asked our chief to cook him for their dinner. Well done guys for this beautiful fishing!
Last week we were happy to introduce in our Tours’ Catalog a new interesting excursion which is definitively “off the beaten tracks”. Take a look: you leave Dajuma around 9 a.m. in the direction of Gilimanuk, the extreme western tip of the Bali national park which is also the port of embarkation for Java. After an hour’s drive, you discover a small cove bordering the Gilimanuk mangroves where a traditional fishing boat awaits you for a trip of about 2 hours. You learn how mangrove trees can survive in salt water, and how the mangrove is also a paradise for birds. Then you are invited to snorkel above untouched corals. It will bent be time to return to the starting point where a seafood lunch prepared by the local waurung awaits you. On the way back to Dajuma you will be offered several stops: visit the famous starling bird endemic to Bali, very rare, and another in Negara at the weaving museum.
The battle for the environment has very seriously resumed in Bali, after 2 and a half years of pandemic without customers and therefore without means. This is how Dajuma was able to offer 6 bins to the temple of Rambut Siwi to collect and recycle as much as possible of the waste left by the many visitors. Rambut Siwi Temple is indeed very sacred in Bali and visited by thousands of devotees every year. Its exceptional location on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea also makes it a tourist hotspot, particularly appreciated for its sunsets. A must visit during your next stay in Dajuma!
Holidays are not always synonymous with idleness. This is particularly true in Bali when you visit the island as a tourist, where you are constantly encouraged to discover something new that delights you, be it cultural, artistic or sporting. This is the case of Dajuma whose site lends itself particularly well to all kinds of activities as shown in the photo with badminton, a very popular sport in Indonesia which has several of the best players in the world. A small overview of these on-site activities is given here: https://www.dajuma.com/e-library/#activities–tours. Enjoy!
Who has never dreamed, as a child, of learning how to make magnificent wood carvings? This is what Dajuma offers its customers, once a week. Under the guidance of a master sculptor who graduated from the Tabanan sculpture school, children and parents alike are welcome to learn the precise gestures of this ancestral Balinese art. The smile of our young guest in the photo says a lot about the pleasure he had in transforming an ordinary piece of wood into a beautiful sculpture. Other workshops of the same type are offered to our customers, among others, floral decorations, cooking lessons, learning the art of Balinese dance, massages, yoga (https://www.dajuma.com/e-library/#activities–tours).
If you haven’t seen this incredible show yet, be sure to do so the next time you visit us, because it’s so worth it. 25 km from Dajuma, in a verdant setting of rice paddies by the sea at Delod Berawah, imagine a gathering of specially bred – one should rather say pampered – buffaloes ready to compete in a race led by fearless jockeys encouraged by a joyful and colorful crowd. It is this typical tradition of West Bali that our clients Henning and Inez have chosen to discover this last Sunday. A nice souvenir of holidays to immortalize in unforgettable photos.
Part of the Merapi Mountains in East Java is the fascinating Kawah Ijen Volcano towering 2769m above sea level. It is particularly famous because many television channels have popularized its miners who directly extract sulfur from the bottom of the volcano and transport it with 50 to 70 kg on their shoulders through steep paths. Moreover, its crater lake is the largest acidic lake in the world with a strange milky turquoise color. A very interesting place easy to visit from Dajuma if you are not afraid to wake up early in the morning. Because the discovery of the breathing of the earth at sunrise, with its blue flames is just incredible. This excursion also gives us the opportunity, for those who wish, to help materially by a donation the families of miners whose life expectancy does not exceed 40 to 50 years. That’s what our hosts, the Lippay family, did a few days ago. A wonderful souvenir to bring back to Europe!
With its 3142 meters above sea level, the sacred Mount Agung is one of the very active volcanoes of Indonesia with 5 eruptions recorded since 2017. Indonesia thus has 77 active volcanoes of type A (i.e. with a recent history of eruptions) out of 130 in total. Climbing Mount Agung is a real challenge because its ascent from Besakhi temple requires 6 to 7 hours of sustained physical effort on difficult trails. However, this is what our client Heiko from Germany has chosen to do this week, a trek that is particularly close to his heart. Well done Heiko!