Where the chili grows

  • Endless rice terraces
  • Balinese house compounds 
  • Roosters and pigs

The neighborhood is surrounded by rice fields – the main source of income for these villagers. The fields literally start right from your doorstep. Families live in traditional balinese compounds with several families sharing a common front yard. Life here is quiet and still – you can think of it as a retreat. 

Many families have cattle, pigs and chicken in this neighborhood. Roosters take care of waking the family (and you!) up early in the morning. In the extensive garden plots you can find out how lychee, star fruit, chocolate and other exotic plants and fruit are grown. 

There are many famous destinations in the Tabanan area within easy reach from the village. Borrow or rent a motorbike to visit the temples, lakes, springs and waterfalls nearby. 

Like most of Bali, Gadungan is a deeply Hindu village. Most families have altars on their home yards for regular prayers and offerings.



PRICE of the stay IN GADUNGAN:

24 EUR / person / day*

24 EUR if you stay for 7+ days
26 EUR if you stay for 4–6 days
30 EUR if you stay for 2–3 days



  • homestay accommodation in a private room with a lock
  • shared toilet and washing room
  • electricity, fan, bedsheets and towels
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • possibility to join daily activities in the community

Things to do IN GADUnGAN:

  • Wander into the rice fields for some quiet time.
  • Take day trips to nearby waterfalls, springs and temples.
  • Learn about Hindu life and traditions by following your hosts’ daily rituals. 
  • Be a real farmer for a day and work at the field and vegetable garden. 
  • Feed and take care of the pigs, cows, ducks, fish and chicken. 
  • Learn how organic coconut oil is made.




"We spent two days with this local family in Gadungan, helping at their organic farm, teaching them English, and they showed us some incredible beautiful sights. We now have a second home, which is located at this family!"

TRAVEL VLOGGERS salt in our hair, NICK AND HANNAH, THE NETHERLANDS. VISITEd gadungan in may 2017


Getting around in Bali is definitely easiest if you rent a motorbike, but you can always also get a taxi to take you to Gadungan. Ask Adi for help in instructing your driver! From the airport it takes about 1,5h by car. 


Congratulations! You are one step closer to Gadungan.

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Elina from Duara is ready to answer your questions. Just send an email to elina@duaratravels.com.

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