Journey for a powerful impact on people, culture & the environment
Welcome to JED Bali’s only ecotourism network
Jaringan Ekowisata Desa – or ‘Village Ecotourism Network’– was grown from seeds planted by hands from four villages scattered across Bali. JED is an invitation to the world to meet Bali as the Balinese know and love it.
Take a break from the tourist routines, expand your travel horizons and give something back to Bali. From the lush, earthy aromas of the forest to the rush of garlic and chili in the kitchen… from floating silently above a seaweed farm to stepping through the gates of an ancient fortress… come and see what happens when tourism really is ‘by and for’ the people
JED was launched in 2002 in response to the problematic mass tourism trends in Bali. It was designed and is owned by the communities of four Balinese villages. They are: Kiadan Pelaga, Dukuh Sibetan, Tenganan Pegeringsingan and Ceningan Island – with the administrative help of the Wisnu Foundation, one of Bali’s oldest environmental NGOs.
Principles of JED
• JED is planned and managed by the community in each village. • Local of each village are employed for all guiding, cooking and accommodation provision in the villages. • The funds generated through JED tourism activities support community development and environmental conservation activities. • JED trips are designed to have minimal impact on the local environment. • JED aims to strengthen t...