Exciting excursions and unique sightseeing opportunities are plentiful around Karangasem. Adrenaline junkies can cruise down challenging rapids and immerse themselves in the scenic rural countryside, while those into history and cultural discovery can admire the collection of majestic temples throughout the day.
Be aware of wildlife
There are some incredible creatures to be found on Bali, from elephants and monkeys, to exotic birds, but as with many wild animals, obey the signs and keep your wits about you.When walking in rural areas or at night, it’s a good idea to always wear appropriate closed in footwear, just in case you come across some of the less pleasant fauna.
Respect the culture
On temple visits you must wear a sarong, usually with sash (waistband) around your waist. Temples are generally very cheap or free to visit. However, most keepers will show visitors to a 'donation box', or offer sarongs at the entrance (don't worry if you didn't bring one). Always use right hand for gesturing; never left hand or feet.
Respect rules and tradition
There are a few surprising laws and customs in Bali that some foreigners will not be aware of. Public affection is frowned upon and public nudity, including topless sunbathing, is considered unacceptable behaviour. The local culture is very respectful and disrespect against officials or elderly are considered very rude.
We love being able to visit a country and communicate, even just a little bit, in the local language. And Bali is no exception. Whilst the vast majority will speak enough English to communicate with you (albeit sometimes only the basics), even being able to say 'hello', 'thank you', and 'please' will be really appreciated here!