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Alila Manggis in Bali launches Grand Panoramic Trek Promotion

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The Alila Manggis in Bali has launched a Grand Panoramic Trek promotion. The adventure begins at the small village of Sidemen, surrounded by magnificent sweeping views of the largest rice paddy and farm area in East Bali. From there guests trek up to a secluded Hindu temple located at the top of Sangkan Mountain, where guests are treated to a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the valley below.

Those with an adventurous spirit can opt for a challenging walk along the mountain ridge, where the views are better still. For those who dont have the legs or the stomach for this, an easier alternative route is available.

Journey across narrow and unspoilt walkways, invisible to most, but seen by the expert eye of the local guide and Alila's leisure concierge, who eagerly share with you their vast knowledge of the areas natural resources, local insects and flowers.

Throughout the trek guests will experience moments of adrenaline, excitement and solitude, but overall, an appreciation for the luxury of time and space. What a joy to hear no sound of cars, electronic devices or people. In this meditative quiet, soak in the magical sight of Mount Agung which dominates the horizon, ruling the landscape of fresh vetiver grass, alang alang, coffee, cloves, gentle flowing rivers and abundant bird life.

Along the way, learn about the various types of local rice, including the rare Bali rice grown in this region. During the rice planting season, guests can even refresh themselves in the cool mountain waters that navigate through the farms.

Walking along the irrigation channels, guests pass by small hamlets, waving farmers and smiling children, and arrive at a sacred banyan tree. Beneath its shade, enjoy the cool breeze that whispers through the valley. Tune in to the splendorous sounds of nature. Savour the purity of the moment.

The final leg of the trek takes guests to the private villa of Italian-born author Ms. Idanna Pucci and her team for some real local hospitality.  Enjoy the mountain and valley views from her beautiful home in complete relaxation. Be sure to bring swim gear in case you feel like a dip in the villas freshwater pool. And feast on a wholesome traditional Balinese lunch before being driven back to the hotel, with heart and mind filled with memories of your unforgettable East Bali adventure.

The Grand Panoramic Trek by the Alila Manggis Bali costs just US$ 55++ per person.

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