Sanda Plantation Hideaway

Activities

There is plenty to do in the area, although it’s also perfect to simply do nothing and enjoy the serenity and peacefulness of the plantation and surroundings!

Coffee & Waterfall Tour

Pupuan is famous for its high quality coffee, which is grown throughout the region.

Go on an organized private tour by open-air jeep and explore the coffee plantations on the slopes of Mount Batukaru, and visit a traditional coffee roasting facility. Taste for yourself what Pupuan coffee is all about!

On the way back you can visit a nearby waterfall along the way.

This tour takes about 3 hours and needs to be booked in advance.

IDR 450,000 / jeep (maximum 4 people).

Coffee & Waterfall Tour

Pupuan is famous for its high quality coffee, which is grown throughout the region.

Go on an organized private tour by open-air jeep and explore the coffee plantations on the slopes of Mount Batukaru, and visit a traditional coffee roasting facility. Taste for yourself what Pupuan coffee is all about!

On the way back you can visit a nearby waterfall along the way.

This tour takes about 3 hours and needs to be booked in advance.

IDR 450,000 / jeep (maximum 4 people).

Walk Around

Sanda and the larger Pupuan area offers some of Bali’s most spectacular and authentic rural scenery and is a hiker’s paradise.

Direct from our plantation you can walk as long as you want, following the quiet plantation roads and trails. You will enjoy great views over the rice fields, plantations, valleys and Mount Batukaru. And what about taking a dip in the river below, or a nearby waterfall?

If you plan to go off the concrete trails deeper into the plantations you better use good hiking shoes, as it may get slippery.

Walk Around

Sanda and the larger Pupuan area offers some of Bali’s most spectacular and authentic rural scenery and is a hiker’s paradise.

Direct from our plantation you can walk as long as you want, following the quiet plantation roads and trails. You will enjoy great views over the rice fields, plantations, valleys and Mount Batukaru. And what about taking a dip in the river below, or a nearby waterfall?

If you plan to go off the concrete trails deeper into the plantations you better use good hiking shoes, as it may get slippery.

 

Join the Locals

If you would like to experience authentic Balinese rural lifestyle, join the locals! To their rice fields, plantation or farm, and discover authentic rural life of the local farmers.

Learn more about the plantations and many different fruit trees, or learn more about growing rice.

Help with planting, harvesting or maintenance and experience Balinese farmer life. An unforgettable experience for young and old!

Join the Locals

If you would like to experience authentic Balinese rural lifestyle, join the locals! To their rice fields, plantation or farm, and discover authentic rural life of the local farmers.

Learn more about the plantations and many different fruit trees, or learn more about growing rice.

Help with planting, harvesting or maintenance and experience Balinese farmer life. An unforgettable experience for young and old!

Climb Mount Batukaru

Mount Batukaru is an ancient volcano and Bali’s second highest mountain, at 2,276 meters. For the locals it’s more sacred than Mount Agung. The mountain is still covered with Bali’s last remaining undisturbed rain forest and is home to a large variety of flora and fauna, hard to find elsewhere in Bali.

A few good trails lead to the fairly flat and open summit, where you’ll also find a small sacred temple. On clear days the summit offers spectacular 360 degrees views across Bali, and sometimes even neighboring Java and Lombok can be seen as well.

We can organize a guide to accompany you. The climb to the summit takes about 3-4 hours, depending on your fitness. A guide needs to be booked in advance.

IDR 350,000 / guide (maximum 3 people per guide).

Climb Mount Batukaru

Mount Batukaru is an ancient volcano and Bali’s second highest mountain, at 2,276 meters. For the locals it’s more sacred than Mount Agung. The mountain is still covered with Bali’s last remaining undisturbed rain forest and is home to a large variety of flora and fauna, hard to find elsewhere in Bali.

A few good trails lead to the fairly flat and open summit, where you’ll also find a small sacred temple. On clear days the summit offers spectacular 360 degrees views across Bali, and sometimes even neighboring Java and Lombok can be seen as well.

We can organize a guide to accompany you. The climb to the summit takes about 3-4 hours, depending on your fitness. A guide needs to be booked in advance.

IDR 350,000 / guide (maximum 3 people per guide).

Waterfalls

Bali is covered with spectacular waterfalls in all sorts of shapes, heights and of course popularity. We have several waterfalls nearby, ranging from some of Bali’s most popular, to those completely unknown…

One of the most beautiful  ones is the Blamantung waterfall, just 10 kilometers from us.

Note: there are actually 2 waterfalls with almost an identical name. The one to visit is the one north-east of Pujungan (not the one north-west).

Waterfalls

Bali is covered with spectacular waterfalls in all sorts of shapes, heights and of course popularity. We have several waterfalls nearby, ranging from some of Bali’s most popular, to those completely unknown…

One of the most beautiful  ones is the Blamantung waterfall, just 10 kilometers from us.

Note: there are actually 2 waterfalls with almost an identical name. The one to visit is the one north-east of Pujungan (not the one north-west).

Lakes

Visit the lakes of Bali’s central highlands, Lake Tamblingan, Buyan and Beratan, and perhaps stop by at some waterfalls along the way.

You can do this either with your own transport, car or motorbike, or organized by us in an open-air jeep.

Pictured is Lake Tamblingan, my personal favorite lake. It’s only 20 kilometers from here, along a very scenic road!

Lakes

Visit the lakes of Bali’s central highlands, Lake Tamblingan, Buyan and Beratan, and perhaps stop by at some waterfalls along the way.

You can do this either with your own transport, car or motorbike, or organized by us in an open-air jeep.

Pictured is Lake Tamblingan, my personal favorite lake. It’s only 20 kilometers from here, along a very scenic road!

Sokha Beach

Soka Beach has a beautiful natural scenery and is a great place for sunsets. It is a popular beach for the locals, who like to visit it in the afternoon during weekends or on public holidays.

Local legend says that on this beach lies a large pot of rock and an old kitchen, which belonged to Kebo Iwa, meaning Buffalo Uncle, a giant and mighty hero from some of Bali’s folk stories.

Sokha Beach

Soka Beach has a beautiful natural scenery and is a great place for sunsets. It is a popular beach for the locals, who like to visit it in the afternoon during weekends or on public holidays.

According to some of Bali’s folk stories on this beach lies a large pot of rock and an old kitchen, which belonged to Kebo Iwa, meaning Buffalo Uncle, a giant and mighty hero.

Vihara Dharma Giri

Vihara Dharma Giri is a beautiful Buddhist temple in the nearby village of Pupuan. The temple is best known for its large, white sleeping Buddha statue.

The temple features a peaceful and pleasantly quiet ambiance, a place to really find a sense of zen.

The temple grounds offer great views over the surrounding plantations and rice fields.

Vihara Dharma Giri

Vihara Dharma Giri is a beautiful Buddhist temple in the nearby village of Pupuan. The temple is best known for its large, white sleeping Buddha statue.

The temple features a peaceful and pleasantly quiet ambiance, a place to really find a sense of zen.

The temple grounds offer great views over the surrounding plantations and rice fields.

Bird Watching

The diverse scenery around Sanda and the rest of Pupuan means diversity in ecosystems as well and the area is still fairly rich in bird life. We hear and see Green Jungle Fowl almost every day, and for instance the beautiful Javan Banded Pitta is also very common, particularly during the mating season.

Ecosystems include open (rice) fields, dense plantations, natural river valleys and of course Bali’s most intact forest, on the slope of Mount Batukaru. Also the south and north coast are nearby and an easy day-trip.

In our plantation we see Green Jungle Fowl almost every day, and for instance the beautiful Javan Banded Pitta is also very common, particularly during the mating season.

Click below for some of my bird photography, all taken in and around the plantation.

Bird Watching

The diverse scenery around Sanda and the rest of Pupuan means diversity in ecosystems as well and the area is still fairly rich in bird life. We hear and see Green Jungle Fowl almost every day, and for instance the beautiful Javan Banded Pitta is also very common, particularly during the mating season.

Ecosystems include open (rice) fields, dense plantations, natural river valleys and of course Bali’s most intact forest, on the slope of Mount Batukaru. Also the south and north coast are nearby and an easy day-trip.

In our plantation we see Green Jungle Fowl almost every day, and for instance the beautiful Javan Banded Pitta is also very common, particularly during the mating season.

Click below for some of my bird photography, all taken in and around the plantation.

Explore local Night Life

When the sun sets a new world awakens, sometimes loud and clear, sometimes in almost complete silence and only visible for some trained eyes.

Owls, bats, frogs, nocturnal snakes and even porcupine and civets appear on the scene, usually in search for food. Not to mention often spectacular insects and other smaller critters. Perhaps not everybody’s cup of tea, but not less memorable.

Photography

Our plantation and surroundings is the perfect place for landscape and night-scape photography. The scenery is spectacular and at night there is very little light pollution. On clear nights the Milky Way is easy to see!

As a fairly serious photographer myself I am happy to give you some tips and advice.

Click below for some of my photography taken in and around the plantation.

Explore local Night Life

When the sun sets a new world awakens, sometimes loud and clear, sometimes in almost complete silence and only visible for some trained eyes.

Owls, bats, frogs, nocturnal snakes and even porcupine and civets appear on the scene, usually in search for food. Not to mention often spectacular insects and other smaller critters. Perhaps not everybody’s cup of tea, but not less memorable.

Photography

Our plantation and surroundings is the perfect place for landscape and night-scape photography. The scenery is spectacular and at night there is very little light pollution. On clear nights the Milky Way is easy to see!

As a fairly serious photographer myself I am happy to give you some tips and advice.

Click below for some of my photography taken in and around the plantation.

Wani Tent

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Wani Tent

Size: 30 square meter wooden deck and 11 square meter canvas tent.

Bedding: Queen size double bed with quality King Koil mattress and high quality linen and pillows. 

Maximum number of guests: 2 adults.

Facilities: a covered wooden terrace with 2 comfy bean bags and dining table, minibar, water-heater, coffee & tea making facilities, bottled water, universal power plugs and USB chargers, wardrobe, slippers, umbrellas, “sarongs”.

Coffee making facilities include an espresso machine, coffee grinder, French Press coffee maker, filtered coffee drip and other amenities to make sure you can enjoy the famous local Pupuan coffee at your liking!

Bathroom: A unique semi-open air bathroom made from wood and a lot of bamboo, with toilet and spacious walk-in hot shower. The bathroom is accessible via a wooden stair-case from the tent’s deck and offers probably THE best bathroom views in entire Bali, and beyond! We provide 100% natural and biodegradable soaps and shampoo, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo tissue and toilet paper, and much more…! 

Plantation Villa

Size: 50 square meter.

Bedding: Queen size double bed with quality King Koil mattress and high quality linen and pillows. 

An elevated extension, for kids only due to its height of only 140 cm, provides space for up to 3 extra mattresses.

Maximum number of guests: 2 adults & 3 children maximum 140 cm tall (to avoid bumped heads)!

Facilities: in-room dining table, covered wooden terrace with lounge chairs / bean bags and a private plantation garden, minibar, water-heater, coffee & tea making facilities, bottled water, universal power plugs and USB chargers, wardrobe, slippers, umbrellas, “sarong”.

Coffee making facilities include an espresso machine, coffee grinder, French Press coffee maker, filtered coffee drip and other amenities to make sure you can enjoy the famous local Pupuan coffee at your liking!

Bathroom: Semi-open air, with separate toilet and spacious walk-in hot shower. We provide 100% natural and biodegradable soaps and shampoo, bamboo toothbrushes, bamboo tissue and toilet paper, and much more…!