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Central Bali Sightseeing Tour with Driver as Guide

1. Central Bali Sightseeing Tour with Driver as Guide

Visit some of Bali's cultural and natural attractions on a guided day tour from Ubud. See the Krisik Waterfall and the traditional village of Penglipuran. Stop to take in the views at a rice terrace and learn about coffee at a plantation. Get picked up at your hotel in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran in the morning to start your tour. Enjoy a scenic ride to your first destination. Take a short walk through the jungle on your first stop at Krisik Waterfall. Admire this natural wonder amid a backdrop of lush jungle scenery. Next, pay a visit to Penglipuran Village for a look at local life. Stroll through this stunning highland settlement and check out its manicured gardens and traditional architecture. Stop for lunch at a restaurant (not included). After lunch, go to a coffee plantation and learn about the process that goes into making this popular drink. When you're finished touring the grounds, sample some of the coffees. Stroll through the Tegalalang Rice Terrace on your next stop, enjoying the pleasant views of cascading emerald fields worked by local farmers. Admire the rice paddies, watered using the traditional "subak" irrigation system. If you'd like, stop at the Bali Jungle Swing to take a ride (not included). Feel the wind in your hair as you fly over the jungle. Finally, visit the Tirta Empul water temple and its holy spring. See the sacred place where Balinese Hindus go for ritual purification to cleanse their souls and ward off evil. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tour.

Bali: Full-Day Trip to Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest

2. Bali: Full-Day Trip to Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest

On the way to Penglipuran village, stop at the Batuan Temple, which is looked after by the local residents. Penglipuran village is surrounded by traditional Balinese countryside and has been left untouched by modernization. After visiting the village, take a walk through the bamboo forest.  Then, spend a few hours at the hidden Tibumana Waterfall exploring the surrounding rainforests and swimming in the natural rock pools. After, head to the village of Temen to visit a coffee plantation, learn about the coffee-making process, and sample a few varieties. Stop at the sacred Tirta Empul Temple, where the Balinese bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual benefits. Finally, check out the Tegalalang rice terrace near Ubud.

Bali: Private Balinese Cooking Class in a Family Home

3. Bali: Private Balinese Cooking Class in a Family Home

Learn how to prepare and cook a traditional Balinese authentic meal during a fun and interactive 4-hour cooking class in a traditional Balinese home. Discover all the authentic smells and flavors of Balinese food as you awaken your culinary creativity, visit a local market, and enjoy lots of tasty Balinese food along the way. Each hands-on class consists of 5-6 delicious recipes, prepared in a fully-equipped workspace. Get expert tuition from a patient and experienced chef. Courses are available in the morning or afternoon, each including 2 breaks to sample fresh Bali tropical fruit and Loloh Cem Cem one of the famous homemade health herbal drinks. Whether you choose the morning or afternoon tour, you will be taken to explore a local market to select the best quality ingredients. Head back to the cooking school for a welcome drink and cookery demonstration. The instructor will prepare the dishes, while you observe. Then it’s time to move to the stoves and get cooking. Create your dishes, with lots of assistance and tips to ensure that your Balinese cuisine is just as it should be. Next, move to the dining area and enjoy the dishes you prepared in an informal atmosphere. What you will be cooking: Standard Non-Vegetarian Menu: - Basic Yellow Sauce and Peanut Sauce with Vegetable - Sate Lilit Bawi (Charcoal Grilled Pork Sticks) - Pepes Ikan (Fish Cooked in Banana Leaves with Herbs and Spices) - Chicken Kare (Balinese Fried Chicken) - Lawar Bali (Mixture of Vegetables, Coconut, Meat, Herbs and Spices) - Mie Goreng (Fried Noodle) - Kolak Pisang (Braised banana saba in palm sugar gravy) Vegetarian Menu: - Basic Yellow Sauce and Peanut Sauce with Vegetable - Balinese Vegetables Soup (Balinese Green Curry ) - Pepes Tempeh (Tempeh Cooked in Banana Leafs with Herbs and Spices) - Tempeh Manis (Stir-Fried Tempeh with Sweet Soy Sauce) - Gado Gado (Vegetable Salad with Peanut Dressing) - Kolak Pisang (Braised banana saba in palm sugar gravy)

Ubud: Jungle Swing Private Tour

4. Ubud: Jungle Swing Private Tour

If you choose to join the complete tour, you will start your day by visiting Tukad Cepung waterfall. Admire the stunning sun rays shining straight through the top of the falls, creating natural beams across the canyon. You will also have a chance to swim in the waterfall.  Continue by visiting Pengelipuran Village, known as one of the world's cleanest villages. Take a look at the daily activities inside the homes and imagine how living in such natural village would feel. You will then visit Kintamani for lunch, and admire the amazing views of Lake Batur and the volcano.  After lunch, you will fly over the jungle and experience incredible views on a jungle swing. Challenge yourself with around 30 meters of string and swing above the valley or jungle. There will be the opportunity for lots of pictures! If you choose to join the jungle swing only option, you will first visit Tegallalang rice field where you can trek into beautiful rice paddies before you hop on the swing. After that you may have the option to visit the nearby coffee plantation to taste some Balinese Luwak coffee before going back to your hotel.

Pengelipuran Village: "Be a Balinese For a Day" Private Tour

5. Pengelipuran Village: "Be a Balinese For a Day" Private Tour

Become a member of a Balinese family for a day and experience this unique way of life. Start your day just like any other Balinese local by visiting a food market. Here you will get your hands on the freshest ingredients for your cooking experience. Stop over at Tegalallang to see beautiful rice fields and learn about rice growing from your guide. During harvest season, you can see how the locals are harvest their paddy here and even try it out. Head out next to Wayan Sumiarse at Pengelipuran Village and meet your local host. Discover a delightful, well-kept village composed of wide, brick roads, lined with rows of charming,  traditional houses interspersed with neatly manicured gardens. As you head to your guide's house, you will learn about their day to day life, their unique beliefs and rituals and have a chance to make a Balinese offering. If you wish, you can also put on Balinese dress provided by the family.  Explore the village and have a chance to visit the temples and meet other local people. Stop over at the elementary school to say hello to Balinese children there. Returning to the house, start to cook with your guide before enjoying your deliscou meal together. 

Mt. Batur Sunrise Hike with 1-Night Stay in Kintamani

6. Mt. Batur Sunrise Hike with 1-Night Stay in Kintamani

Experience a spectacular sunrise on top of Mount Batur in a more comfortable way. By joining this tour, you will have more time to rest because you will stay overnight in Kintamani which is only 30 minutes away from the mountain. Instead of waking up at midnight, you will wake up at 3:30 AM. After the hike, you can come back to your accommodation to rest a little bit more with an exclusive guaranteed check out time at 2:00 PM. You will be picked up from your accommodation anywhere in Bali at your check out time. On the way to Kintamani, stop at Tukad Cepung waterfall and admire the sun rays shining straight through the top of the falls, creating natural beams across the canyon. Here, you have the chance to swim in the waterfall. Then, stop at Pengelipuran Village and meet the village locals and learn about their way of life. Then, check in to your accommodation in Kintamani and have a good rest before your hike starts the next day. Wake up at 3:30 AM, fuelled with breakfast and then head to Mount Batur. During the ascent, you’ll trek along a 3-kilometer long trail. The trail is of moderate difficulty and passes through lush tropical jungles. On reaching the top, enjoy breakfast cooked by steam from the volcano and sip hot tea or coffee at your leisure while watching the magical sunrise. After descending the mountain, you have a chance to dip in the relaxing natural hot springs and soothe your sore muscles. After the hot spring experience, you have time to rest a little bit more at the accommodation with a guaranteed late check out at 2:00 PM.

Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

7. Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

Not keen on the swarming crowds at Bali's main temples? Visit temples that are just as beautiful off the beaten track, meaning fewer tourists, more charm, and the tranquility you seek on this magical island.  Begin at the Kerta Gosa Pavilion in Klung Kung. The intact justice court building formerly used by the high king of Bali will give you some idea of the power and grandeur of the Balinese monarchs before the Dutch arrived. Goa Lawah Temple is up next. Also known as Bat Cave, its complex is built over a hilly outcrop home to thousands of bats and a giant snake king per local legend. Make a stop at Bukit Jambul, known for its panoramic views of the rice terraces. As you must be peckish by now, your guide will slow the pace down for a lunch overlooking Mt. Agung.  Continue your tour to Besakih Temple, Bali's thousand-year-old Mother Temple, perched 1,000 meters high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. It is meant to be the island's largest holy site divided into three main complexes, each dedicated to the Hindu trinity. The last of the temples, Kehen Temple, is a multi-level temple on a hill home to a great Banyan Tree. An untouched gem, it requires a bit of a hike to get to the well-preserved natural sanctuary. Finally, the trip ends with a visit to Penglipuran Traditional Village, a traditional countryside community in the highlands.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 418 reviews

Pak Agung is very generous to accommodating to our requests. He has a wonderful personality along with a vast knowledge on the history and culture of Bali. He took very aesthetically pleasing and Instagram worthy pictures of us. He timed the spots on the tour very strategically such that we were always ahead of the crowd and didn’t have to queue. The car was always kept in such pristine condition and he drove very smoothly and safely. My family and I had such a great time with Pak Agung and we hope to have more tours with him in the future.

My driver Agung picked me up from my hostel in Kuta in a clean air conditioned 7-seater car and was very poliet and helpful throughout the day. This trip is lovely as it coveres a traditional village and a Bamboo forest which was very cool in hot n humid Bali. The driver kept explaining everything about each place and it helped that he could speak fluent English. He also took me to a beautiful coffee plantation.

We had Tirta who provided amazing service and was an excellent guide! Went above and beyond to make our day memorable. Unfortunately, we only come across him at the end of our holiday, otherwise we would have booked more tours with him. Great English, great local knowledge! I would highly recommend booking a tour through this company.

I had a really nice time on the tour! My guide told me about each place and explained all the different parts of the temples and other places as well. Sadly it did rain toward the end, so lI msised the rice fields, but everything was very fun to see and experience. My guide was very helpful and kind. Thanks so much!

We really enjoyed everything we did on our tour. Sarwa was really good in asking us about our own request in the day and explained just enough at every spot/answered our questions and so! We saw everything we wanted to and would like to go on a tour again with get your guide!