Going to Amed from Sanur for 3 days looking for a itinary on way.
Maybe a different one on way back any advise would be great.
One the way up you could stop at the Bat Temple (Goa Lawah) and at Candi Dasa for lunch then again at Tirta Gangga (take your swimmers in and have a swim in the holy waters) on the way up to Amed.
On the way back you could take the drive through Selat and Sideman. This will be a different route for you and you will see some amazing scenery both ways.
There is also the Bali Aga village to visit (traditional village).
Thanks for posting that question RObWA. We want to hire a driver to do some sight seeing when we transfer from Amed to Sanur, so now we have an idea of places we can suggest to him so he can put together an interesting itinerary for us. Thanks for the suggestions Whinnie :-)
Kerta Gosa at Klungkung is also well worth visiting. The council chamber has amazing paintings of stories & fables on the ceiling & there is also a floating pavilion & a museum
I want to do the trip from Sanur to Amed as well. Does anybody know if Perama services this stretch?
Otherwise, what would you think of taking a Perama bus to Candidasa and then continue on to Amed by taxi? Will that save any money?
Personally whatsinaname, I would get a driver to do the whole trip for you...break at CD and then move onto Amed after a few days. Driver costs are really so low and it's not a huge distance, ie around 90 minutes to CD from Sanur and then another hour to Amed.
If you hire a driver, you can then either travel up the coast or inland roads to Amed and do the reverse on the trip back - both have so much to see along the way.....rice fields, temples, ocean views, gorgeous bays, forest...lubly.
I also recommend hiring a driver as it's 2 1/2 hrs plus drive to Amed without stopping. So if you do a tour enroute you can make a day of it, stop off at Candidasa or Padangbai for lunch.
The drive along the coast road from Ujung to Amed takes longer than the inland road through the mountains but the scenery is spectacular in places, you look down on bays, the ocean sparkles, often jukungs are lined up along some of the beaches, a wonderful photo opportunity.
There's also Budakelling village, near Tirtagangga where you can visit silversmiths.
the road from Ugung to Amed is well worth the extra time. Amazing scenery, we still look at the beautiful photos we took along the way. We too went from Sanur, we diverted and went to Celuk to buy some silver, headed to keramas beach to photograph the surfers and the black sand beach. there are some very nice villas in this area, onto candi dasa for lunch and stopped at various things along the way. ie goa lawah temple, kerta gosa.
It is worth hiring a driver for the entire trip. On the return journey we went inland , once again the view is spectacular and the rice paddies provide great photo opportunities. tirta gangga is amazing and you can swim here as well. Don't miss stopping here.
If you take the road from Ugung to Amed like we did where ever we stopped the young children would come up to the car and ask if we had any pencils or writing books for school. If you have a few dollars to spare, please stop at a place like Macro on the Sanur bypass (or another shop) and buy some supplies for them. These children are beautiful and a small gesture like this truly helps them. We always take a bag of small toys etc and hand out to the children in Bali.
there is a little cove just north of Candidasa called white sand beach or secret beach which is just gorgeous ~ look for the small sign on the side of the road going north. fabulous place to swim with loungers and cold drinks! probably the prettiest beach in bali!
The white sand beach near Candidasa is called Pasir Putih & it's near the village of Perasi. The beach is lovely, a long crescent of white sand fringed by coconut palms. Cliffs provide shade at one end. Take snorkelling gear or hire it there. There's a row of beach warungs & cafes where food is cheap.
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