Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

From US$ 56.18 per person

Take a private tour and snap magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang as the majestic Mount Agung sits in the background.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean, Indonesian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available in Ubud, Jalan Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran, Canggu, Seminyak, and Kintamani. Your exact pickup time will be communicated via WhatsApp as needed to plan with other groups. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy an optional buffet lunch while overlooking Mt Agung, river and rice fields
  • Enhance and customize the experience by a list of optional add-ons
Full description

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung.

Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains.

Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture.

Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. 

Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali.

After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch (with optional add-on) overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. 

Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from professional, coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for private tours). Select the private tour options to enjoy the highest degree of flexibility, intimacy and customized experiences, or join the small group tour to enjoy the tour in an affordable way.
  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Icebox filled with soft drinks (if premium option selected)
  • Buffet lunch (If add-on selected)
  • Jungle swing and coffee (if add-on selected)
  • Full-body traditional massage 1/2H (if add-on selected)
  • Polaroid camera (10 Photos) (if add-on selected)
  • Professional photographer (if add-on selected)
  • Luwak coffee tasting (if add-on selected)
  • Female guide (if add-on selected)
  • German/Japanese/Korean speaking Guide (if add-on selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Long pants

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
    • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
    • Some add-ons are only available for private tours
    • Exact pickup time for the shared-group option will be communicated by WhatsApp as needed to arrange the pickup route
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 527 reviews

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    One of the best tours we had in Bali ! I Highly recommend this tour and our guide named Bonito, He prepared everything beforehand so we could have the best experience. We’ve learned a lot about the Balinese culture and traditions during our visit to the Mother temple, amazing photos at the water palace, and even the famous photo at the gate of heaven that we thought we wouldn’t be able to do because of the long waiting time our guide had already prepared for us and we did not have to wait too long.

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    November 30, 2022

    We were pleasantly surprised by the day. We loved everything we saw. There can be a long wait at the Heavenly Gate if you want to wait your turn for pictures, but our guide knew how to position us to block out the people in the background (between the gates) . Our guide was amazing (I Wayan Kar), safe driver, knowledge, shared interesting tidbits about the culture and things we saw without it being too much. And he took great photos for us!!

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    November 25, 2022

    Agung was a great guide! He was very informative about all the sites and about any places we saw along the way. He ensured we leave early to avoid the long queues at lempuyang temple. He also took lots of pictures and videos for me. He also provided a traditional balienese outfit so that we can enter the prayer areas at Besakih temple which was a really special experience!

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    November 24, 2022

    Product ID: 158951