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Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

1. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

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 also 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 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.

Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast

2. Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast

Indulge your spirit of adventure on an early morning hike to Bali's highest point, and ascend Mount Agung to watch the sunrise from the top. Experience the most challenging, yet most beautiful trek on the island. Start the night before with a hotel pick-up between 23:00 and 00:00 (depending on the location of your accommodation). Then, journey to Pasar Agung Temple near Selat to start your hike at 01:45. Located in the Karangasem Regency, Mount Agung is Bali's highest and holiest mountain. Be guided through the jungle of the sacred site by an English-speaking local guide. Believed by the locals to be the home of the gods, Mount Agung reaches an altitude of over 3,000 meters at its highest point. It can be a challenge for some people to climb, but the rewards for the brave - and reasonably fit - are stunning views and a sunrise like none you've ever seen before! Once at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the breathtaking views. Cast your eyes over the lush landscape of east Bali as far as the eye can see. Then, climb back down the mountain to return to your starting point.

Bali: Tulamben Bay and the USAT Liberty Wreck Dive

3. Bali: Tulamben Bay and the USAT Liberty Wreck Dive

Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to the village of Tulamben on the north-east coast of Bali, best known for its black beach covered with smooth, fist-size rocks. Upon arrival, head to Tulamben Bay to take part in a wreck dive and get close to the World War II cargo ship, the USAT Liberty. Located just 30 meters from the beach, the wreck measures an impressive 120 meters on a steeply sloping sandy bottom, with its top just 3 meters below the water surface. Sunk by torpedoes on January 11, 1942, the USAT Liberty was carrying rubber and railroad parts for war service across the Lombok Strait. The damage was critical, but 2 destroyers hitched her up and tried to tow her to the port at Singaraja. She was taking too much water, so the crew decided to run her up on the beach at Tulamben. The volcanic explosion of Gunung Agung in 1963 rolled her off the beach to the present location, breaking her in pieces along the way. Now completely covered with corals and home to hundreds of species of fish, the wreck is submerged to a maximum depth of 29 meters. Considered one of the best beach entry dive sites in Bali, the wreck of the USAT Liberty is just for starters! A 15-minute journey further east takes you to the Alamanda Reef and Batu Kelebit Reef. Travel by car 10 minutes west from Tulamben and you reach the village of Kubu, where access to the pristine Kubu Reef is easy. Night diving is especially popular, with an average visibility of 15 to 20 meters and water temperatures around 28 to 29 degrees Celsius. Join this diving adventure for a fantastic day in a unique area and get up close to the magnificent marine life along the way! Please note, this tour is only available to certified divers. 

Bali: Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking Experience

4. Bali: Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking Experience

There are two common hiking routes up the mountain, which you will need to choose between.  Mount Agung Hike via Besakih Temple (from the West) The most challenging yet rewarding route for hiking up Mount Agung. The hike starts near the Besakih Temple, also called the Mother Temple of Bali. You'll be hiking through the dense jungle of Besakih. The ascent will take approximatively 6 to 7 hours, and ends at the very highest point of the mountain. The final hour or so is exceptionally demanding, often requiring climbing up the mountain on all fours. The hike starts at about 11.00 PM, so that you arrive at the top before dawn. From here, you are able to witness the stunning sunrise overlooking Mount Rinjani in Lombok. You will also have a masjestic view of the giant crater of Caldera Batur, and Lake Batur. Mount Agung Hike via Pasar Agung Temple (from the South) This is an easier, 3-4 hour hike in which you will ascend about 2,000 meters. It's not as challenging as the Besakih Temple route. The hike ends about 100 meters below the actual summit, but the views are still excellent in all directions, as well as down into the crater. The starting time will be about 2:00 AM, with the aim of reaching the peak just before dawn.

North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

5. North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

Spend a day exploring Lombok's northern part, visiting pristine natural landscapes and learning about the history and culture of the locals. In the morning, first make your way out to Malimbu, a lookout point. From here you can see the nearby Gili Islands and Bali's Mount Agung. Continue to Sendang Gile Waterfall, on the foot and slope of Mount Rinjani. The cool, fresh air and calm hill will provide a comfortable resting point, and you may choose to swim in the inviting waters. Then visit Senaru, a traditional village where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exist. Finally, visit Bayan Old Mosque, one of the inestimable historical Islamic heritage sites in Lombok which is believed to have been built upon the Islamic people's arrival in the 16th century.

Bali : Lempuyang Temple and Learn Honey Bees

6. Bali : Lempuyang Temple and Learn Honey Bees

Visit one of the temples in eastern Bali which is one of the most important temples for Hindus in Bali, the name is Lempuyang Temple with an architecture that is very made of white stone which is neatly carved with a gate with a very beautiful view of Mount Agung. Continue to visit the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, you will be greeted by big fish that are hungry and ready to eat the food provided of course while feeding you will take pictures with many fish as the background of your picture. Learn how to raise honey bees and how to make coffee step by step in the traditional way that still uses wood to make delicious coffee. You will be able to try their honey and coffee before returning to your place. Finally, we will visit one of the temples filled with bats hanging from the mouth of the temple cave, the name is Pura Goa Lawah.

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What people are saying about Mount Agung

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 411 reviews

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I want to spend 10 hours on the stair master, just for fun”? Have you dreamed of walking uphill in pitch blackness with the haunting gasps of breathing as your only companion? Have you ever wondered if purgatory is a literal place on earth? If so, then this hike is for you! Experience the beauty and grandeur of Mt Agung when you can’t even see it for half the time! This hike was fun. I consider myself to be in good shape but it IS just straight up the side of the mountain. There are no level spots. This is the shorter route to climbing Agung but it is by no means easier. Once at the top though, the views are spectacular! And you feel vindicated and like everything was worth it….until you look and realize you have to go back down. I highly recommend going with a guide because it’s very dark, the trail isn’t always a trail, and it’s always nice to have someone laugh at your feeble hiking attempts. Do the hike! And then book yourself 2 massages.

Our guide Agus took us to a number of religious and cultural sites. Agus was able to provide insightful information about Balinese history as well as religious practices which gave us a better understanding of the culture we were participating in during our stay in Bali. He was able to answer all of our questions and queries regarding Balinese hinduism and what the various gods, rituals, rites and offerings are for. Besides the tour itself we greatly enjoyed Agus ability to partake in conversations from a spiritual and philosophical perspective of the differences between western and eastern civilization and what life has been like in his country in the past as well as today. He was more like a spiritual guide and he speaks English fluently

Our guide Ardika was amazing and the Driver Mr Katun made us feel so safe as we travelled the East side of the island! Ardika’s knowledge of the Balinese culture that he was so kind to share is broad and fascinating. He is very professional and allowed us to move at our own pace while still making sure we saw all the best sites and took wonderful pictures for us as well. Highly recommend!

My favourite of all the tours we did in Bali was this one. Our driver/guide was Roca and he delighted us with in-depth info into the Hindu and Balinese culture and also became our personal photographer for which we ended up with amazing family photos.

We had a really good driver, Adi, who was very informative and helpful. He helped us with locals when they tried to make us buy offerings to the temples which we didn’t need. I would recommend this tour.