Silver Making & Waterfalls – Bali, Indonesia

Today we took yet another custom tour with Bali Customized Tours. Today our tour included Silver Making, lunch at Genius Cafe Gianyar, Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang, and Tegenungan Waterfall.

We had another delicious breakfast prepared by the staff at Hideout Bali, paid our tab for our stay, and checked out. Ambara was there again to pick us up.

First stop was at Yasana’s Gold & Silver, where we spent 3 hours making our own custom rings. My ring has 18 grams of Silver. Something neat that I learned is that you don’t want 100% pure silver, because it’s too soft, so a small portion of copper is added. You start out with a bunch of silver and copper balls, melt them, pour them into a mold, hammer until you get the width you want, roll it until you get the thickness you want, mold it to your finger size, and then solder it together. We decided to do a beaten metal look, and I think they turned out great!

After finishing our rings we had lunch at Genius Cafe Gianyar. I had a delicious chicken burger with a black bun, and a fizzy slushing drink of some sort.

After lunch we went on an adventure in Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang. Here a local guide takes you about a kilometer up a carved out canyon, where you climb, scramble, swing, and swim. In the middle you can cool off under a waterfall, and towards the end you can go through some caves. At the very end you walk back through beautiful rice paddies, and pepper plants. It was such an amazing experience!

The final stop on the day was Tegenungan Waterfall. It is one of the few waterfalls that is not situated in highlands or mountainous territory.

After that Ambara dropped us off at Uma Dawa Hotel in Ubud. After checking into our hotel we walked into Ubud, rented a scooter, and rode to Naughty Nuri BBQ. The food there was absolutely incredible! Unfortunately while I was there I lost one of Julie’s earrings when I was taking off her helmet.