Sidemen Adventures was established in 2008 with the intention of creating tours that offered a unique and rewarding experience to Bali visitors. By taking them away from the tourist ghettoes and showing them the Bali they wanted to see – the “Real Bali”, not just the beautiful scenery, but giving them a hands on experience of typical Balinese daily life and a feel for the “magic” and “spirit” of this stunning island, it’s beautiful people and it’s vibrant culture.
Rice Fields and Crafts of Sidemen Village The scenic and traditional Sidemen Village is between the Klungkung and Besakih Temple route. It’s usually an included stop on sightseeing journeys to the East Bali region. From Ubud, it’s roughly a one hour drive. The main highlights are its expanses of rice fields, with many available tours offering nature and paddy treks, Cycling, Farming, cooking class, Swing, Blessing These offer you an immersive experience, often traversing local plantations and crossing rivers. You can also enjoy a leisurely bicycle tour through the relatively downhill routes of the village. Sidemen village is also known among Balinese locals as the top producer of traditional palm toddy called ‘tuak’. The product is also often further refined into ‘arak’ palm wine. Cottage industries producing the beverage are widespread throughout the village. A great souvenir to take home from Sidemen is the villagers’ traditional dye weavings. These are known as ‘songket’ and ‘endek’. The heritage textiles are praised for their intricate motifs and use of colourful hand-loomed cotton or silk threads.