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Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

1. Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

Take part in a combination program of spiritual healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul temple. This 8-hour spiritual journey begins at your hotel in the morning, where you will be picked up and transferred to the temple to meet one of the best Balinese Shamans from Puri Negari. Healing by Balinese Shaman combines Yagna, Yatra, and Mantra healing practices. Yagna healing is performed to remove negative factors in your life, and to help you find peace and happiness. Mantra healing, performed by reciting mantras, clears lower vibrations from your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds forming a nucleus of spiritual energy that attracts high spiritual vibrations, leading to spiritual awakening and empowerment. Yatra healing is designed to remove afflictions that might be preventing you from obtaining a particular result. This can involve removing blockages in your career and bad intentions of your enemies, protecting you from negative forces, and aura healing and chakra balancing. This overall process is known as melukat by the locals and is carried out to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be done at any place considered holy by the Balinese, although the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing.

Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

2. Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

This 5-6 hours semi-customized private tour takes you to experience the scenic part of Ubud and the surrounding area. Tailor make your half day tour to visit Ubud landmarks with other interesting its things to and its must have pictures. Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring, located in the uplands of Bali and is a completely different atmosphere to brash and busy areas like Kuta or Seminyak. With scenic a landscape, lively art scene, rich cultural atmosphere, and countless lifestyle attractions, there are no limits to the things you can do in this charming town. From the famous Ubud Monkey Forest to shopping, discover the top things to see in Ubud. List of Ubud top things to do and must have pictures 1. Explore Ubud Monkey Forest 2. Walk trough the iconic Tegalalang Rice Terrace 3. Go shopping at Ubud Market 4. Admire the Botanic Garden Ubud 5. Visit Holy Spring Temple Tirta Empul 6. Visit Goa Gajah Temple 7. Sample the delights at Gianyar Night Market 8. Visit and sample the famous and unique Luwak Coffee making process 9. Visit the Ancient Gunung Kawi Royal Monument 10. Chase one of the unique Kamto Lampo Waterfall or Tegenungan Waterfall. 11. Visit Ubud Palace 12. Admire Sarawasti Temple 13. Visit one of Ubud Artisan Villages (Celuk for Silver Smith Village or Visit Mas Village for wood carving village) On the day of the activity you can simply choose up to 4 of the places mentioned above that you would like to visit. Your lovely guide will be very more than happy to adjust your itinerary to include or exclude anything you'd like in Ubud. The usual policy is to dive deeper into your itinerary when we pick you up from your hotel so everyone is happy with the plan for the day. Drawing on a wealth of experience heading to all the major sightseeing spots of Ubud will ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible.

Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

3. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

Embrace the opportunity to don your swimwear, go barefoot, jump, trek, and swim deep into the heart of a hidden Balinese canyon. Travel by air-conditioned minibus to Tegenungan Waterfall, just a stone’s throw from popular Ubud and walk over 100 steps to get up close and personal to the waterfalls. Spend a busy afternoon exploring some of Bali’s best-loved temples. Start off at Goa Gajah, otherwise known as the Elephant Temple. In true Hindi style, this temple is elaborately decorated with otherworldly carvings and taken over by sprawling tree roots akin to Angkor Wat. Next, visit one of the few places in Bali that can compete at the Gunung Kawi Temple. Learn about how it's one of the island’s oldest monuments, a must to experience the history and culture of Indonesia. To get there, pass through the beautiful terraced rice fields that Bali is so famous for. Return to your accommodation with an all-around feel for the island’s nature, cuisine, and architecture.

Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields

4. Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields

Following a morning pick-up from your hotel at 08:00, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Tegenungan Waterfall. Admire the lush green surroundings and enjoy the refreshing spray from the waterfall. Take a swim if you wish. Next, arrive in the village of Kemenuh at 10:30 and discover some of Bali's finest woodcarvers. Influenced by Hindu religions, the talented artists work on creative designs in woods, such as ebony, hibiscus and teak. Learn about their craft techniques. Then, go to Elephant Cave, also known as Goa Gajah. See the 7-meter tall cave built on the cliff. Admire the entrance figure of a Balinese holistic animal known as "Boma." Look at the beautiful Hindu temples and surrounding plantations and see some of the cave's artifacts. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at approximately 12:00. Continue after lunch to the Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. Experience the holy atmosphere of the site. Admire the great Balinese architecture around the temples before a transfer to Ceking Rice Terrace in the village of Tegalalang. See how the rice field has been beautifully designed using plantation and coconut trees as ornaments. Take a pleasant walk around the rice field if you wish, before the return to your hotel at around 16:00.

Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

5. 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.

Bali: Three Day Island Tour

6. Bali: Three Day Island Tour

The tour begins at Tanah Lot temple, one of the most important and iconic sea temples on the island. Tanah Lot translates to “land in the sea" and sits on top of a rock in the sea and it is only approachable during low tide. From here, you will visit the rice paddy sceneries Jatiluwih, a place of stunning beauty and very iconic to the island. The paddy fields of Jatiluwih spread out across 300 hectares, and they are located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level at the foot of the southern slope of Mount Batukaru. In 2012, Jatiluwih was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, you drive to Lake Beratan to see the enchanting water temple Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. This temple is one of the most important temples for the Balinese people and all the ceremonies and rituals that take place here are dedicated to the goddess of water and fertility, Dewi Danu. The next stop will be at the local fruit market and a strawberry plantation where you can munch on all kinds of fruit, fresh from the plantation farms in these highlands of Bali. From there, you drive directly to the gorgeous waterfall of Munduk, surrounded by lush tropical jungle and coffee plantations. The final destination of this wonderful day is the observation deck, offering a magnificent view of the two mountain lakes Buyan and Tamblingan. Then, your tour guide will take you to the hotel where you will be spending the night. The second day of this 3-days trip starts in the morning with a trip to the Buddhist temple of Brahmavihara-Arama, the largest active Buddhist temple in Bali. The temple is found on a hill surrounded by unspoiled nature and picturesque vineyards. From here, you will go to the observation deck of Batur where the wind is cool and the views of Mount Batur and its crater lake are stunningly beautiful. You can enjoy a meal to these views at one of the restaurants or visit the thermal hot springs located at the foot of Batur in the Caldera of an ancient volcano. Next, you will go to the mother of all temples on this mystical island of Gods and Demons, the Besakih temple. The Besakih temple complex has survived two eruptions of Mount Agung, located at the foot this giant volcano and Besakih is considered to be the most important temple on the island of Bali. Next, you will visit the water palace Tirta Gangga, built in 1946 by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut. This beautiful water palace features sprawling gardens with ponds and fountains where you can take gorgeous photos. Of course, you cannot visit the Karangasem regency of Bali without seeing the famous white sand beach where you can swim, sunbathe and munch on some freshly grilled fish at one of the beach cafes. The perfect end of another wonderful day on a paradise island. Take a good rest at your hotel on the beach for tomorrow you are in for another lovely day. First thing in the morning on day 3, you will visit the Tegenungan waterfall, one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Bali. You can freshen up in the cool water and charge yourself up for the whole day ahead of you. From the waterfall, you will drive towards the cultural town of Ubud where you can stroll around in the famous Sacred Monkey Forest, and feed the monkeys. Continue the trip, walking along the incredibly picturesque artists' trail. Next, you will visit the elephant cave Goa Gajah and a coffee and cocoa plantation where you get to taste an array of local teas and coffees. You will also learn and see how the most expensive coffee in the world, coffee Luwak, is produced and will get the chance to try it, too. From here, you will visit the temple of Batuan and today’s journey with a visit to the famous artisan villages surrounding Ubud: Celuk, Mas and Tohpati, home to batik artists, wood carvers, silversmiths and painters, passing on their trades, skills and traditions generation after generation from father to son.

Bali: Ubud Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Legong Dance Show

7. Bali: Ubud Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Legong Dance Show

Join a tour to visit the famous world heritage sites and most scenic spots in and around Ubud. This tour covers not only Ubud's main attractions, but also hidden gems like cute cafes, small souvenir shops, and the famous jungle swing. After being picked up from your hotel, the first stop of the day will be Goa Gajah, which translates as Elephant Cave. It was built in the 9th century as a sanctuary and is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the Tirta Empul Temple. Marvel at its beauty and bathe in its refreshing blessed water. The Tegalalang rice terrace is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali and one location not to be missed. Take in the awe-inspiring sight of the beautiful green rice paddies stretch on for miles on flat terraces built into the hills.  Continue to the Royal Palace to watch a traditional Legong dance performance. Legong is one of Bali’s most visually alluring royal court performances, and requires a significant level of flexibility. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Bali: Scenic Ubud & Kintamani Volcano Private Full-Day Tour

8. Bali: Scenic Ubud & Kintamani Volcano Private Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel at around 08:30, journey to the village of Batubulan by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, watch traditional Barong and Keris cultural dance shows. Then, go to the villages of Celuk and Mas, famous for their silver and wood carving crafts.   In the late morning, choose between a visit to the Holy Water Temple or Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) before enjoying stunning views of Mt. Batur volcano and its scenic lake. Continue with a visit to a local coffee and spice plantation in the afternoon. Taste some of the legendary coffee made using coffee cherries part digested by palm civets. Next, go to Tegalalang Rice Terrace for views of the lush landscape. Take in the highlights of the Ubud area, such as the sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace and local market. Return to your hotel at around 18:30 for the end of your fully customizable tour. You can adjust the itinerary to see and do what you want for a more personal experience.

Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

9. Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

Join a jam-packed tour that visits popular sightseeing spots in Ubud and the Uluwatu Temple all in one day. It is recommended for first-time visitors to Bali, or people in Bali for a short amount of time.  Start with a visit to Goa Gajah Cave, famous as one of Ubud's most mysterious spots. Next stop is the Tegallalang rice terraces. If you are on the Japanese tour, you will have lunch at a restaurant with a spectacular view of the terraces. If you are on the English tour, you will enjoy free time for lunch.  After lunch, you will go shopping in Ubud and visit Uluwatu Temple. At the Uluwatu Temple, you will experience a magical sunset from the temple area, whilst watching a traditional Kecak fire dance show. The last stop will be Jimbaran Beach, best known for its seafood restaurants.

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What people are saying about Elephant Cave

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4.8 / 5

based on 838 reviews

This experience was absolutely outstanding, but not why you would think. Yes, the tour is pretty cool and the places you get to see are stunning, but what made this tour special was my AMAZING tour guide Sarbuja. For some reason, no one else booked this tour, so I got a private tour with Sarbuja and let me tell you, he went above and beyond to make it special. He accommodated every single request I did, including stops for coffee and bathroom (he even showed me his favorite coffee shop in the village) and an absolutely amazing lunch in a really local restaurant with no tourists but me. He also bought me the best corn on the cob of my life (and I'm Mexican) and showed me his family's temple, which was an extremely nice touch. We ended by stopping by in a rice terrace, with some amazing views and did a small walk. I enjoyed every single conversation I had with him, and he taught me a lot about Balines culture and religion. If you're planning on taking this tour, request Sarbuja!! 10/10

Our guide was Sandy. Request him on your journey. We had an absolutely beautiful day with him. He was so knowledgeable and kind. We learned a lot about Balinese culture and their spirituality. We found we had so many things aligned. He was so sincere and open with us that we felt completely safe and comfortable with him to share about ourselves. That is important for a spiritual journey. We enjoyed the temples and lunch with him. We were able to meet a wonderful shaman and the things he said aligned exactly with what we needed to hear. What a truly special journey we had with Sandy. We hope to maintain connection to these wonderful souls.

We had a wonderful day experiencing Ubud with our thoughtful and helpful tour guide Wahyu Pinatih. Wahyu was very informative during the elephant cave tour, shown us a scenic restaurant for lunch, and guided us through the temple. The Kekak dance wqs amazing and is a must see event! We throughly enjoyed sight seeing and hopefully will be revisiting ubud to explore more! Thank you Wahyu !!

Thank you to our amazing guide Julie , she was so informative and flexible to our needs. We received a great service , we loved our experience with our healer , he used reiki and chakra balancing. The water cleansing is a must do . Great day in Bali , thank you

Very good, Not too rushed and we enjoyed the completely different places we were taken to. Driver was very helpful.