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Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Site Private Tour

1. Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Site Private Tour

Start your day early with pickup from your hotel and visit some of Bali's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites with your private driver-guide. Learn about Balinese history and culture as you make your way to your first stop, the 17th-century Taman Ayun Temple. Next, stop at a coffee plantation to learn about coffee making and then enjoy a coffee tasting. Visit the iconic Lake Beratan with its majestic temple which sits on an island in the middle of the lake and is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the lake. Enjoy a quick stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not include) before visiting the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, which offers beautiful views of the rice terraces which local farmers still work today. Visit Tanah Lot Temple, an ancient Hindu shrine, perched on a rock in the the middle of the sea. Watch the sun set over the horizon and the waves crash around you before returning to your hotel.

Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

2. Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

The tour begins with pickup from selected Bali locations and heads to the stunning Tanah Lot Temple, located about 20 km north of Densapar. Upon arrival, admire the imposing rock formation that the temple sits upon, which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves beneath it. Tanah Lot is one of 7 ocean temples in Bali and has been a center of mythology for centuries. This Hindu temple, which is 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 loves by visitors to the island. Spend some time exploring the temple, as well as its dramatic surroundings, and learn about the rich history of Tanah Lot and the religious beliefs surrounding it. There’s also time to wander around the many local market stalls that surround the temple, offering handmade trinkets, Balinese instruments, textiles and more. After a spot of shopping, head back to the temple, which boasts incredible sunset views thanks to its Southwesterly location. Find the perfect place to relax and admire the skies change color against the backdrop of the ocean, with Tanah Lot standing proudly at the forefront. Once the sun has set, hop back on the bus for the return journey to your accommodation.

Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

3. 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. 

Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Private Tour

4. Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel at around 10:00, and then head to the royal temple of Taman Ayun. Dating from the days of the Mengwi Empire, the temple and garden complex of Pura Taman Ayun is well known from the TV program "Around the World in 80 Gardens." Continue to Tanah Lot Temple perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean, and enjoy lunch before going for a walk on the white sand beach at Padang Padang. Next, visit Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch the majestic kecak dance while the sun sets in the background. End with a grilled seafood sunset dinner at Jimbaran Bay, before getting dropped off at your hotel at around 20:30. 

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

5. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel at 8:30 AM, and then head to your first stop at a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located 15 kilometers from Denpasar, in the Gianyar regency. You will visit one of the houses where the local people live in and spend their daily life every day. The form of this compound is typical of Balinese architecture — it comprises of several buildings, with the east building being used to make offerings, and the south building used as a kitchen. The west building is commonly used for the parent’s room, and the north building is the children rooms, or used as the place of the offerings. However, Hindu people in Bali build their family temple in the northeast area of the house, and they make offerings there everyday. You then journey to the rice fields of Ubud. Located at Tegallalang, the area is famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. At approximately 11:30 AM, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee, made from the beans of coffee berries part digested by Asian palm and other civets. Learn how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast and grind them just like other coffees. Investigate the full process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea and cocoa drinks. Purchase some of the unique luwak coffee to try at your leisure. Next, journey to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and gaze in wonder at one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in a traditional Balinese style, the palace was built during the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823) and has been well preserved by his heirs. Marvel at the beautiful gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Continue to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in the forest of Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  Complete your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and as a place to see the sunset at the end of the day. Look in wonder at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel you back to your hotel or accommodation.

Bali: Vintage VW Jeep Countryside Safari

6. Bali: Vintage VW Jeep Countryside Safari

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation at 7:00 AM with the Volkswagen jeep and you will go to the first stop, Tanah Lot Temple. This thousand years old temple is famed for its unique offshore setting perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves. Head next to the Pejaten Village, famous for its pottery and ceramics, made by the local craftsman from the village. You will be able to see how they make artistic ceramics. Continue your journey on board a Jeep to visit a local Balinese house where you will have lunch. During lunch, you will learn about their daily life, culture and also architecture where it is based on Hindu Dharma principle where every objects in the universe must be correctly aligned at all times achieving harmony. After lunch, continue to Riang Darma village where you can take a walk in the rice fields and interact with the local farmers before going back to your accommodation.

Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

7. 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.

Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

8. Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

Discover the home of over 500 longtail macaques with a visit to the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest. Marvel as they roam free in their natural environment, and then take a scenic drive to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces.  Get some time for lunch at a recommended restaurant in Ubud, where delicious choices include authentic satay, suckling pig, grilled fish and local vegetables.  Continue in the afternoon with a visit to the royal temples and garden complex of Pura Taman Ayun, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. End the day at Tanah Lot Temple and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

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

9. 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.

Bali: Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot Temple Sunset Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Temple Tanah Lot

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,189 reviews

Beautiful places and a fantastic journey from Nioman. It drives very safely and efficiently in an air-conditioned and well-kept car. Nioman also took beautiful photos of us. The driver made sure not to overpay at stops and for food. In addition, you can spend time calmly and at your own time wherever you want. I highly recommend !!!

Tour guide Edi was super knowledgeable and helpful. Car was comfortable and he made sure I got enough time to enjoy everything at each of our stops. Beautiful first Tour experience in Bali and the rice terrace was particularly picturesque.

Suker was a really great guide and very knowledgeable on the Balinese culture. He answered all my questions and was very pleasant to talk to. Would definitely go on another tour with him!

My guide Astika is very friendly and knowledgeable. He is able to explain Baliness culture and Hinduism very well. Definitely enjoyed the tour by him.

Nioman is the best guide we could meet in Bali. Sympathetic with a great sense of humor. A great time. I highly recommend it and give it 10 stars