We’ll stay at Ekas Homestay today, but have already booked for a night at the Sandat Homestay – as nice as the garden is here, all those roosters waking me up at 4 in the morning is quite annoying.
We get up early and walk to the market to wait for the tour-minivan to pick us up. There is no proper guide for the tours from the official tourist center, more some kind of an organized ride, with a driver hired for it. There are two girls from the Netherlands also going with us today. So we are just 4 people. The van doesn’t get that crowded as I expected at fist.
Sangeh Monkey Forest –
Our first stop is at the Sangeh Monkey Forest. The other 2 girls don’t seem that excited about visiting the apes, so they decide to stay in the car. Well then… If you compare this forest here to the Monkey Forest directly at Ubud, it is way less visited and the monkeys seem to be quite chill – you can easily feed them with sweet potatos, peanuts and bananas. As “thanks” you’ll get deloused . It is quite interesting, that the guide following us (yet giving us lots of free space) seems to know every monkey, the hierarchical position and the kind of personatily they have .