In this trekking trip in the rice fields with Nyoman you’ll be immersed in the green beauty of Sidemen. Natural and unspoiled and one of the great secrets of Bali, Sidemen has verdant rice terraces as far as the eye can see.
Nyoman is really laid back, has good English and his love of nature and community really shines through. There’s no hard sell, he grew up in this village and is a wealth of knowledge about the history and traditions.
On the walk through the rice terraces you’ll hear about traditional farming methods, planting and harvesting cycles, compost, and crop rotation and see farmers working in the fields.
You’ll see the variety of lush vegetation here, clove, mango, papaya trees, crops like peanuts, coffee, chilli, and sweet potato.
You’ll hear about water and irrigation and part of the journey passes the Undar river. With Mount Agung in view in the distance, you see lava in the landscape from the eruption in 1963 and how it’s been incorporated.
The walk from Amrita cafe takes you through the village initially, calling into Nyoman’s home to see his wife Komang Mustini weaving traditional beautiful songket.
The walk can last from 2-3 hours
Also email or drop in to book at Amrita Cafe.
75000 IDR per hour for 2 people. 225,000 IDR for 3 Hours for 2 people. Free for children under 10.
For questions see the voucher for contact information.
Be aware that sometimes the paths are uneven, so it’s best to wear good shoes . Though banana leaf umbrellas offer partial shade, wearing a hat is advised.