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Cooking Classes in Ubud, Bali

When you stay at the Mara River Safari Lodge there are a lot of cool activities to do in the surrounding area, including joining different cooking classes in Ubud. The traditional Balinese cuisine is famous for its use of banana leaves and spices. There are several options to attend a cooking class and learn all about traditional Balinese food. Most ...

November 16, 2018 Activities, Bali Style

Top 3 Beaches Around Gianyar, Bali

Located in central Bali, Gianyar is one of the most populated areas after Denpasar and Badung. Although most people would be more familiar with the picturesque rice terraces at Ubud (Gianyar), there are also a number of beaches worth a visit when you are in Gianyar. Keramas Beach Surfers will love this beach! This beautiful black sandy beach is no ...

November 9, 2018 Activities, Bali Culture, Travel

Conservation – Help Save the Rhinos

Did you know that there are less than 80 Sumatran rhinos living in Indonesia? These animals can weigh up to 1,000kg and are classified as critically endangered, almost reaching extinction. In Indonesia, there is only a population of Javan rhino left, while species from Vietnam have, sadly, already become extinct. Currently, there are 5 different species of the rhinoceros – ...

November 8, 2018 Animal, Animals, Nature

Tegenungan Waterfall – Everything You Need to Know

When people think of Ubud, they think of culture and nature. In addition to Ubud’s famous rice fields, there are also a number of waterfalls worth a visit. Of all the waterfalls in the area, Tegenungan waterfall should be your first pick. This popular site is located just 10 kilometre away from Ubud and only requires around 30 minutes to ...

October 19, 2018 Nature, Travel

Ngaben – The Cremation Ceremony in Bali

Ngaben, a Balinese sacred ceremonial ritual, is one of the most important cultural events. It’s a cremation ceremony where families send off the deceased known to enter the “next” life. In Hindu, ngaben means to separate the soul from the body, which is done in this ritual through cremation. Before the main ceremony begins, family members of the deceased prepare ...

October 5, 2018 Activities, Bali Culture, Bali Style, Culture

Things To Do In East Bali

Sick of all the noise and traffic in South Bali? If you’re someone looking for a little bit of quiet, culture and tradition, then head towards East Bali for some luxurious tranquility. Here are some of the things you can do while exploring East Bali. Gunung Agung Even if you’re not into mountain climbing, seeing Gunung Agung “up-close” from the ...

September 28, 2018 Activities, Bali Culture, Tips, Travel

Wild animals seen from Mara River Safari Lodge

The next time you’re staying at Mara River and Safari Lodge, you’ll have plenty of wonderful opportunities to come up close to a myriad of wild animals as they roam free in their respective habitats. Here are some of the favourites. Elephants Our friendly pachyderms are everyone’s favourite! You can meet our gentle giants, feed them with fruits and vegetables ...

September 21, 2018 Activities, Animal, Tips

Award Winning Park and Hotel in Bali

The 3rd of August was a special day for Bali Safari Park and Mara River Safari Lodge. It was the day the Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards (ITTA) held an Awarding Gala Dinner Night in Inaya Putri Bali, Nusa Dua Bali - awarding the winners of the 3rd Bali Tourism Awards. Bali Safari Park and Mara River Safari Lodge have ...

September 10, 2018 Accommodation, Hotel