Experience and explore the Islands of the Gods - naturally. This guidebook leads the traveller away from the busy beaches and tourist traps to exquisite rice paddies and pristine seashores. "The Natural Guide to Bali" is the first of a series of guide books dedicated to the appreciation and respect of nature and people. Brought to you by the Bumi Kita Foundation, the book is written by a team of ecologists and anthropologists with contributions by Balinese journalists, sociologists and artists who cast a loving but critical eye over their island. Discover the best of Bali's diving, surfing, sailing, hiking and bird watching. Read about treks to mysterious temples, hidden waterfalls and active volcanoes. Meet the people of Bali at work and play in their own villages. Learn the secrets of Balinese dancing, gong playing, painting and cooking. "The Natural Guide to Bali" is packed with stunning photos, maps and essays by some of the most well-known Bali insiders. This fascinating guidebook also includes accurate and detailed descriptions of over 300 boutique hotels, family homestays, eco-lodges and friendly cafes.
Endorsements: "A fun and useful guide for all Bali-Lovers and eco-travellers". (The International Ecotourism Society). "A travel book specifically for today's environmentally fragile world". ("Jakarta Post"). "We believe that this book will benefit the tourists and local communities alike. Besides helping the people by increasing the inflow of visitors, this book also provides education both for the tourists and the local people, while supporting environmental conservation efforts". (The Indonesian Ecotourism Network).