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Pura Luhur Batukaru -- This ancient temple is set against the magnificent backdrop of Batukaru mountain, at the very end of the road to the mountain. The enchanting site is often shrouded in mist. A beautiful water pavilion is reached by a floating platoon connected by hand-pulled ropes. As this is such a remote temple, swathed in outstanding and peaceful beauty, only the most determined fellow travelers will have shared your journey.

Waka Land Cruises -- Waka Experience (tel. 0361/484085; www.wakaexperience.com; adults US$82, children ages 5 -- 10 US$42) runs tours of Jatiluwih and its surrounds in a Land Rover. The route traverses rice fields and rainforest and stops off at a traditional farmhouse, a hot spring, and an ancient quarry where the stone is still cut by traditional methods to build temples and shrines all over the island. An Indonesian and Balinese lunch is served in their restaurant in the mountains with your choice of red and white wine and even a cognac.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.