Munduk ECO Experiential Walking Tours
History of MundukThe village of Munduk has a rich history. Legend tells that it was settled by the aboriginal people from the mountains who were escaping an invasion of ants. Then about 200-300 years ago, several clans from Klungkung came and Munduk was the passage through which the Majapahit Kingdom entered from East Java. Munduk was then established as a hill station by the Dutch colonists in the 1890’s and plantations of cocoa, coffee, vanilla and cloves were established above the rolling rice terraces. Today, Munduk has a population of 6,200 people and is an ECO-friendly mountain village with some spectacular panoramic views, 5 main waterfalls, historical and religious monuments and the remains of the old Dutch Colonial rest houses that have been converted into lovely guesthouses for today’s explorer. Locals live a fairly simple life with making offerings and attending their plantations of coffee, clove, coconut, fruit, cocoa and rice. On our exploration tours we will meet firsthand the local people take part in their daily farming lives and learn about the colonial times when both the Dutch and Japanese made retreats in this cool weather temperature region and converted the landscape into a productive crop producing area that is benefiting the locals of today.
DetailsGuide Nyoman will meet you at your guesthouse in the morning at the scheduled time. Please be ready in the front reception area. Bring a light rain jacket for sudden tropical rainfalls, and sunscreen for when it clears. Wear walking shoes and carry plenty of drinking water. If you are interested in dipping into the pools by the waterfalls, then bring along your swimming suit and towel. Together you will return to your hotel at end of tour where you can relax and ask any lingering questions with Nyoman. Maximum guests on our Munduk Exploratory Hands-on Tours are 12. If you want to have a private tour, please ask to reserve the booking (minimum pricing of 4 people is charged). Tours are available all year even in the rainy season! Please book 7 days or more in advance especially in peak tourist months from July-September.
$25/p children under 10 are freeMin: 4 persons / Max: 12 persons
- Guide Nyoman fees and expertise!
- Small offering to the Sacred Temple at the Giant Banyan Tree (TOUR #2)
- Donation to the village community project to help maintain cleanliness and waste removal service
- Local gift to take home