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Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

After getting picked up at your hotel, begin your tour with a visit to the 18th-Century Royal Water Temple of Pura Taman Ayan - the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island, according to UNESCO. Then head to the Water Temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan on the edge of Lake Bratan. Have your breath taken away by the marvelous views as you stand before the crater lake, regarded as the ultimate origin of every spring and river in Bali. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before moving on to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, one of Bali’s oldest and best examples of terraced paddy landscapes. See first-hand how local communities still practice sustainable farming here and experience the resilience and vibrancy of Balinese culture. Finally, enjoy a fiery sunset at the dramatic Tanah Lot Temple, which means ‘land in the sea’ in the local tongue. Stand before the 16th-century edifice on the edge of the water and soak up the atmosphere of this temple where people have been worshipping the sea gods for centuries.

Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Tour

Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Tour

Marvel at the stunning Tanah Lot Temple, just north of Densapar, on a guided tour in Bali. Admire the imposing rock formation the temple sits upon and learn about its ancient history. Explore the sacred complex and discover the charming stalls around it. Tanah Lot is one of seven ocean temples in Bali and has been a center of mythology for centuries. This Hindu temple, dedicated to the Gods of the sea and dates back to the 16th century, holds much significance for locals but is now just as well loved by visitors to the island. It’s an ideal place to relax and admire the skies change color against the backdrop of the ocean, with Tanah Lot standing proudly at the forefront. So come and spend time exploring the temple and its dramatic surroundings, and learn about the rich history of Tanah Lot and its religious beliefs here. Many local market stalls also surround Tanah Lot temple. Wander around the area's nearby shops that offer handmade trinkets, Balinese instruments, textiles, and more.

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Discover the best of Bali's southern coast on this day tour around the island. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness an optional traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose from lunch, massage, and photography add-ons. Benefit from pickup at your hotel with the private tour or pickup from centrally located meeting points on the group tour, and then head to your first stop, Tanah Lot Temple, which is perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stop for lunch at the renowned restaurant street (own expense) before heading to Suluban Beach at Blue Point. Enjoy a stroll on the beach's white sands and take in the breathtaking stones and caves. Next, if you have selected the Kecak option, head to Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch Bali's famous kecak (an ancient ritual and fire dance) while the sun sets in the background.  Finish the day with a grilled seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay (if add-on selected). For private options, you'll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. With the group option, you can make your own way back to your hotel from Jimbaran.

Bali: Leke-Leke Waterfall, Monkey Forest & Jungle Swing Tour

Bali: Leke-Leke Waterfall, Monkey Forest & Jungle Swing Tour

Explore Bali and its stunning landmarks on a full-day tour of Leke-Leke Waterfall and the Ubud Monkey Forest. Then, swing over the Tegalalang Rice Terrace on an epic jungle swing. Start the day at your hotel or any place you ask for as a meeting point. The first stop is at the Leke Leke Watefall, one of the hidden gems in Tabanan, located about 15 km from Ubud and about 25 km from the famous town of Seminyak. The waterfall is surrounded by the most green and lush forestation, perfect to just sit back, relax, and admire the beauty of mother nature. Next, discover the Ubud Monkey Forest, home of over 400 long tail macaques roaming around in their natural habitat. These creatures are believed by the locals to be God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple. Watch out, as these long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  Before ending the day with the jungle swing with the scenic view of Tegalalang Rice Terrace, you will have time for lunch at a recommended restaurant in Ubud. With so many amazing restaurants in Ubud, from gourmet to gastro and expensive to cheap, the area is a foodie paradise. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from add-on listings: coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Bali: Blue Lagoon and Tanjung Jepun Snorkeling with Lunch

Bali: Blue Lagoon and Tanjung Jepun Snorkeling with Lunch

Begin your Bali snorkeling with a convenient pickup directly from your accommodation and make your way to the small coastal town of Padangbai. Meet your instructor and gather your gear before taking part in a short safety briefing. Then, hop aboard a water taxi and head to your first snorkeling destination, Tanjung Jepun Beach. Swim in shallow waters with average depths of two to three meters and discover the colorful fish that live here. See blue spotted sting rays, filefish, clownfish, blue tangs, and much more. After about an hour in the water, get back onto the boat and travel to Blue Lagoon Beach, one of the best snorkeling spots in Bali. Marvel at the colorful coral reef and look for lionfish, moray eels, pufferfish, longhorn cowfish, and more. You may even encounter a sea turtle or two if you're lucky. Take a quick shower back on land and sit down to a simple Indonesian lunch to refuel after your snorkeling adventure. After lunch, your driver will take you back to your accommodation, where your tour comes to an end. Alternatively, you can choose to extend your tour by adding an optional visit to the Tibumana Waterfall before heading back to your hotel. Discover this hidden gem tucked away in the lush Balinese landscape and capture photos of the cascading waters before being dropped off at your accommodation.

Bali: Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot Temple Sunset Tour

Bali: Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot Temple Sunset Tour

Covers the famous world heritage site of Taman Ayun Temple and Tanah Lot Temple on a half-day tour in Bali. If you need a break from fast-paced sightseeing or if you only have a little time before your flight from Bali, this is a relaxing tour that takes you to 2 of Bali's must-see spots. Admire the traditional architectural features of Taman Ayun Temple, one of the few World Heritage sites that are built of wood and have a beautiful thatched roof. Wander through the temple's expansive gardens with beautiful lotus-filled fish ponds. Next, visit Tanah Lot Temple at sunset. Watch the sun go down over the Indian Ocean and see the temple silhouetted against the horizon.

Bali: Tanah Lot, Jatiluwih Terrace, & Ulundanu Beratan Tour

Bali: Tanah Lot, Jatiluwih Terrace, & Ulundanu Beratan Tour

Indulge in a captivating day-long private guided tour that will take you on a memorable journey through the spiritual and historical heritage of Bali. Prepare to be mesmerized by the magnificent sights and cultural marvels that lie ahead. To start off, we will head to the iconic Tanah Lot, an awe-inspiring Hindu temple located on a solid sea rock. Standing in amazement at its impressive architectural beauty and stunning views of the coast, you will experience a deep sense of spirituality surrounding you. While leisurely strolling around the temple grounds, learn about its intriguing history and significance, and seize the opportunity to capture breathtaking photographs as a memento of your visit. Continuing our exploration, we will venture to the scenic Jatiluwih Green Land, a UNESCO World Heritage Site acclaimed for its breathtaking terraced rice fields. Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of this natural wonder as you wander through the lush tropical forest. Allow the gentle breeze to caress your skin while absorbing the tranquility and serenity that embraces you. Let the vibrant green surroundings and cascading rice terraces transport you to a state of pure happiness. At Jatiluwih, you will have the option to enjoy a delicious lunch, available as an add-on. Savor the flavors of Balinese cuisine while taking in the breathtaking views of the rice terraces. This will be a delightful break to rejuvenate and recharge before continuing our journey. As the day unfolds, you can also choose an additional add-on visit to either Handara Gate or Banyumala Waterfall. Handara Gate is a picturesque spot adorned with Balinese architecture and a beautiful gate, making it perfect for capturing Instagram-worthy photos. On the other hand, Banyumala Waterfall offers a refreshing and enchanting experience as you immerse yourself in the crystal clear waters surrounded by lush greenery. Finally, we will conclude our tour with a visit to the renowned Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, located peacefully on the shores of Lake Beratan. This Balinese Hindu temple is a sight to behold, with its exquisite architecture and intricate stone carvings that honor the goddess of the lake. Take a moment to soak in the peaceful atmosphere and contemplate the spiritual significance of this sacred place. And of course, do not miss the opportunity to capture the most memorable photos that will forever remind you of this extraordinary experience.

Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

Begin your full day tour with a private vehicle pick-up from your hotel at 9:00 AM and depart for Goa Gajah Temple, also called the Elephant Cave Temple, where you can admire its unique stone structure and layout. Visit Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple, an 11th century temple and funerary complex spread across either side of the Pakerisan River. Afterwards, visit the Tirta Empul Temple or Holy Spring Temple, where you can receive a holy blessing for purification. You will be provided with a Sarong to enter the temple and for receiving the blessing. The next stop is Taman Ayun Temple, the Royal Family Temple, located in Mengwi. Learn about how this temple was built in 1634 by the king of the Mengwi dynasty on  small island surrounded by a handmade lake. At the end of the tour, you will discover Bali's most photographed temple; Tanah Lot. Situated on a little rocky islet that is not accessable during high tides, the temple is usually where people can experience the most dramatic sunsets in Bali. After this amazing finish, be dropped off back at your hotel. 

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace, Water Temple & Waterfalls

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace, Water Temple & Waterfalls

Take an incredible journey through Ubud on this guided tour which offers a mix of adventure, nature, culture, and culinary delights. Start by getting picked up by a private driver in your personal minivan and visit the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Walk through the forest and interact with wild monkeys, capturing memorable moments with them (and maybe even a selfie or two). Next, take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque rice terraces of Tegallalang and get a glimpse into the traditional farming practices of the local community while absorbing the breathtaking views of the landscape. Here you can also choose from some adrenaline-pumping activities like the Flying Fox, Superman Zipline, Single Swing, Couple Swing, and more. These activities add an exciting twist to your visit, allowing you to enjoy natural beauty and adventure in one place. Explore the hidden Ulu Petanu Waterfall for a refreshing and serene experience after exploring the rice terraces. Take a dip in the cool, refreshing water, and emerge invigorated. Relax and rejuvenate amidst the natural beauty of Bali. After working up an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the scenic rice terraces ─ a perfect opportunity to savor delicious food while soaking in the stunning views. Continue the journey with a visit to the serene Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple which provides a tranquil setting to explore Bali's spiritual and cultural heritage. Discover its unique blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance to better understand why it is a compelling destination for travelers seeking to immerse themselves in Bali's rich cultural tapestry. Explore the temple grounds and soak in its serene ambiance. Visit a coffee plantation for a unique opportunity to learn about the intricate process of coffee and tea production firsthand. Take this chance to taste various blends, including the renowned Luwak coffee made from animal poo, for an intriguing twist to the experience. Complete the day with a scenic drive back to your hotel, allowing you to relax and reflect on the unforgettable experiences and beautiful sights encountered throughout the tour.

North Bali: Ulun Danu, Banyumala Waterfall, & Jatiluwih Tour

North Bali: Ulun Danu, Banyumala Waterfall, & Jatiluwih Tour

Begin your journey as your tour guide picks you up from your hotel, ensuring a comfortable experience right from the start. Throughout the day, all tickets are included, allowing you to focus solely on your tour. First on the itinerary is Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its breathtaking rice terraces. Marvel at the lush landscapes and intricate irrigation systems that define traditional Balinese agriculture. Venture to the Banyumala Waterfall, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the jungle. Visit a perfect spot for taking stunning photos with your loved one. After that, you can refresh yourself by swimming in the natural pool. Proceed to the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, situated on the shores of Lake Beratan. This sacred site is not only a testament to Bali's rich cultural heritage but also offers a stunning panorama with its iconic lake setting. Explore the temple's intricate architecture, learn about its spiritual significance. Receive the option to add-on a lunch buffet at the Ulun Danu restaurant, offering a selection of local food with lovely views of the lake and mountains. Continue to the Twin Lake viewpoint where you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan. Capture the beauty of the twin lakes and surrounding mountains. To enrich your cultural experience, the tour includes a visit to a local warung for a traditional Balinese coffee tasting. Immerse yourself in the island's coffee culture as you savor the rich flavors of Balinese coffee. This authentic tasting session adds a delightful touch to your exploration. As the day concludes, your driver ensures a safe and comfortable journey back to your hotel.

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(41 reviews)

Agus was my driver and he was amazing! Very safe and good driver and patient. He drove us 2 hours from our hotel and back which I know is included but is such a big drive and we are very grateful. The snorkeling was amazing, especially Tanpung. Better than the Blue Lagoon Beach in my opinion and the lunch provided we picked nasi goreng which was delicious!! Definitely recommend !!

The flexibility of our guide Gede and friendly suggestions and service made for a great and informative day in Bali allowing us to do activities we were interested in doing without having a set itinerary. Excellent 👍

Such a wonderful tour and absolutely worth it! Agus is an excellent guide and went out of his way to accommodate our wishes and plans. This was one of the highlights of our trip

The guide was wonderful. Very kind, thoughtful, and full of knowledge about what we were seeing.

Perfect excursion the driver and guide was very pleasant I recommend