Things to do in Tenganan

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East Bali: Lempuyang Gates, Tenganan, & Water Palaces Tour

1. East Bali: Lempuyang Gates, Tenganan, & Water Palaces Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel by private driver/guide, discover an untouched part of East Bali on a full-day tour of Goa Lawah, Tenganan and the spectacular water palaces of Tirta Gangga ("Water of the Ganges") and Taman Ujung. Journey by air-conditioned vehicle through the lush landscape as you head towards East Bali and the legendary bat cave of Goa Lawah. Upon arrival, explore one of Bali's most important temples, built around a cave complex where hordes of bats live. Look for pythons at this incredible site before moving on to the village of Tenganan. Encounter the indigenous Aga people of Bali, who lived here long before the Majapahit Empire arrived from Java to colonize the island. Explore the small village on foot with your guide for a closer look at the strictly maintained and distinctive traditions of weaving and batik textiles. Then, go to the sacred Tirta Gangga Water Palace and admire the decorative ponds, statues, plants and fountains that surround the palace. Take in the stunning views of the ocean and rice paddies. Continue to the must-see Taman Ujung Water Palace in Karangasem Regency and explore the ponds, bridges and picturesque pathways of the complex at the base of Mount Agung. Learn about its intricate Balinese architectural style before traveling back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Tenganan

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 78 reviews

I thought the tour was very nice, but you have to wait a long time at the Gate of Heaven for the famous photo, but you can also just take great photos of the gate from the other side, then with the stairs, which I personally found even nicer! The only point of criticism is that the tickets cost significantly more than 150,000, almost twice as much. That should be better changed in the description or even better an all-inclusive ticket should be offered. Otherwise very nice, informative and took a lot of great photos!

Excellent tour and excellent driver

Our driver today for the East Bali Tour, Gede Susila was amazing. He made us feel so safe and had a great knowledge of all areas visited. He also went out of his way to allow me to have a coffee and took us to a lovely restaurant for food. He remained so polite and respectful the entire time and had such patience with traffic and queues. Would definitely recommend you having Gede as a driver any tour. :)

Visited the gates to see the wonder very busy to be fair make sure you have sensible shoes and a bottle of water and spare change for the toilets and there is food and drink on the way … Best to take a descent camera for those shots and there is a photographer who take the photos but it’s a long morning or afternoon so Beware

Nata was a great guide. He helped me find an atm as I had only recently arrived in Bali, he explained the significance of everywhere we went, and made sure my time wasn't wasted by arriving early to Lempuyang. The trip was seamless and relaxing. Thank you!

Nata was our guide today. It was nice to go to all these places with a great guide. I would really recommend you to go on this trip and if you get Nata as your guide you will get a wonderful day