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Alas Harum Bali

A 1-stop-shop for Bali's most iconic tourist attractions. The upper level is a coffee plantation, specializing in Luwak coffee, where visitors can see the coffee-making process from plants to roasting to sampling a range of hot beverages.

The café area looks out over an Instagrammer's playground, with giant swings flying over traditional rice terraces, large stone sculptures, and even a zipline course.

Balinese Kopi Luwak (Luwak coffee) is world-famous for its unique, exotic taste, as well as for the interesting role of civet cats (luwaks) in the coffee-making process. The furry nocturnal creatures naturally feed on the fleshy fruit of coffee plants, discarding beans in their droppings.

Staff collect the droppings, wash of the beans then roast, grind, and brew them as Kopi Luwak. Non-luwak varieties of Bali Kopi are also available to taste and purchase, in addition to a range of flavored teas and hot chocolate.

Visitors are guided through the Alas Harum coffee plantation to see native fruit trees, civet cats, and various stages of coffee beans, finishing in the café with a hot drink. You can then pay a fee to make your way further down to explore the rice terraces or try a Bali swing.

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Price

Free

Time Spent

30-120minutes

Fitness level: Light effort

Hours

9am-6pm7 days

Look Around

Guide demonstrating Luwak coffee processGuide demonstrating Luwak coffee process
Luwak in a cage for easy collection of droppingsLuwak in a cage for easy collection of droppings
Luwak coffee beens before and after cleaningLuwak coffee beens before and after cleaning
Herbs and spices grown onsiteHerbs and spices grown onsite
MenuMenu
Luwak coffee process and cafe offerings
Complimentary sampling platter and Luwak & Bali coffeeComplimentary sampling platter and Luwak & Bali coffee
Flavored tea and coffeeFlavored tea and coffee
Glass-bottom observation deck near dining areaGlass-bottom observation deck near dining area
Home-grown fruit and vegetables near cafeHome-grown fruit and vegetables near cafe
Ain't that the truthAin't that the truth
Cafe dining area and surrounds
Traditional statue near suspension bridgeTraditional statue near suspension bridge
Photo spotsPhoto spots
Overlooking lower level from glass-bottom observation deck Overlooking lower level from glass-bottom observation deck
Bird nest optionsBird nest options
Rice terraces and activity optionsRice terraces and activity options
Bali swingBali swing
Lower level with activities and photo spots

Who Will Like Alas Harum Bali

Bucketlist Bandit

Tick a bunch of items of your Bali bucket list, starting with a cup of luwak coffee then take a ride on a Bali swing. Make the most of onsite photo spots, from 7 giant bird nests, to a suspension bridge, and a gorilla-shaped cave.

Photography Whiz

This place is a photographer's playground, quite literally. Choose between portraits framed by a wicker-clad heart-shaped structure, or bird's nest overlooking the rice field. There are winding paths, leading lines galore, and tiered greenery in every direction. And of course, Bali swings. You can't go wrong.

Fun Expert

Share a coffee and tea tasting platter with your family, then explore the rice terraces below, stopping for a ride on a swing or zipline, of course.

Food Connoisseur

Discover if luwak coffee is really worth all the hassle, and choose your favorite variety of Bali tea.

Thrill Seeker

Head straight for the "super extreme" swing which soars 25m above the ground, or have a go on the flying fox, or sky bike courses.

Culture Buff

See a range of fruiting trees that naturally grow in Bali, and learn the process behind the production of Kopi Luwak.

Insider Tips For Alas Harum Bali

  • Luwaks are kept in cages during the day for easy collection of their droppings. They are allowed out at night to feast on coffee plants within the grounds. If you are sensitive to caged animals, you may want to reconsider visiting.
  • 1 coffee and tea sampling platter is provided per group free of charge. Additional cups of luwak coffee or Bali coffee can be purchased.
  • Packaged Luwak coffee, Bali coffee, flavored tea, and chocolates can be purchased from the gift shop.
  • Some varieties of flavored tea and coffee already have milk and sugar added. Don't try those flavors if you eat dairy-free or sugar-free.
  • Each visitor is assigned a guide free of charge to explain the coffee-making process and lead them to the café area. Guides expect a small tip.
  • Activity prices range from Rp50,000 (USD$3.42) to Rp450,000 (USD$30.74) per person. Additional fees can be paid to skip the queue.
  • Swing prices start at Rp150,000 (USD$10.25) per person and include 15 pushes
  • Access to the lower area with rice terraces, caves, bird nests, bridge, and other photo spots costs Rp100,000 (USD$6.83) per person.
Activity price listActivity price list
ShopShop
Activity prices and gift shop

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Where Is It

Tegallalang, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561

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How To Get There

Motorbike

Large carpark with plenty of spots for motorbikes and scooters.

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Car

Free • Large public car park available. Private drivers wait in the large public carpark until you’re ready to leave.

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Taxi

Local taxis drop off and pick up in the carpark, near the main door.

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Entrance near main car park

What To Bring

Do:
  • Cash for activities.
  • Mosquito repellent if visiting the rice terraces.
  • Sun protection including hat and sunscreen.
  • Shoes that are comfortable and slip-proof.
  • Camera to photograph luwaks.

Tech & Photography

Wifi

Public wifi access: Free (works well)

Photography

Photography allowed: Yesflash is ok

Tripod allowed: Yes

Selfie sticks allowed: Yes

Best time to shoot: Early Morning & Late Afternoon

Tips: For action shots of swings, use "shutter priority" mode on your camera, enable continuous focus, with focus area set to a specific zone (where the swing will be at its peak) and use high-speed shutter release for a rapid succession of shots (if your camera supports it).

Drones

Drones allowed: Yes (subject to national/regional rules)

Bags

Backpacks allowed: Yes

Secured bag lockers available: No

Food & Drink

Bali and Luwak coffee, tea and hot chocolate varieties are available at the café. A handful of small warungs are located across the road and serve traditional Indonesian meals and snacks.

Backstory

Alas Harum was founded to promote agro-tourism in Bali and is located a 20-minute drive north of central Ubud, close to the popular Tegallalang Rice Terraces. The site educates tourists on Balinese coffee making methods, rice farming, and culture, and also provides opportunities for Instagram-worthy photos with dozens of photo spots around the complex.

The history of Luwak Coffee dates back to the 18th century when the Dutch East India Company imported Arabica seeds from Yemen to cultivate on their local plantations in Bali. As time went by, locals started brewing their own kind of coffee, made as a by-product of the digestive process of Luwak (civet cats). Amazed by its delightful aroma, the Dutch introduced a new kind of coffee to Europe and the acceptance of this new taste grew over time.

Today, the production of Luwak Coffee goes under new harvesting and production techniques, better branding and packaging, and more strict health and safety controls.

Etiquette

Do:
  • Respect the signed safety rules.
  • Share the tea and coffee samples among your group.
  • Leave a small tip for your guide.
Don't:
  • Disturb the animals especially while they are sleeping.

Scorecard

Best Parts:
  • Free guide to explain the process of making luwak coffee.
  • Complimentary tea and coffee tasting platter.
  • Availability of photo spots like bird nests and rice terraces in one location.
Could Be Better:
  • Cost of activities and entrance to lower area where photo spots are located.
  • Long wait for swing and zipline course.
  • Caged luwaks during the day.
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