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Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

1. 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: Soul Retreat and Aura Cleansing Experience

2. Bali: Soul Retreat and Aura Cleansing Experience

Bring yourself to consciousness on a simply beautiful combination of a silent natural walk, a morning jungle meditation, and an aura-cleansing experience in Bali. Enrich your life and improve your health at this unique retreat, and move from abundance to balance from the morning to the afternoon in a holding and nurturing environment. After pickup from your accommodation, start the morning with a silent walk in the lush jungle of Bukit Penulisan. Be kind to yourself and welcome the morning sunshine by sitting in a circle to meditate and relax the mind and body, remove stress, and find an inner balance. Train the mind to achieve an elevated consciousness in order to heal the body, enrich the soul, and find spiritual awareness. Continue the trip with a jungle smudging ritual, where incense smoke clears away energies from the outside world and removes unwanted influences and negative emotions. It purifies and is linked to healing, cleansing, and improved mood. Transform your personal energy and start working with your aura to heal and improve your life. Both are essential in your spiritual growth, and in working with the aura, you combine meditation and prayer into what are essentially meditative prayers. Complete the day with a holy bathing ritual known as Melukat at one of Bali's holy spring temples. Cleanse your aura and heal yourself mentally before concluding your enlightening retreat with drop-off back at your hotel.

Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

3. 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.

Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

4. 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 UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

5. Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

Take a private, full-day guided tour of Bali's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the iconic temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan on the shores of Lake Beratan. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation, journey to the garden and temple of Taman Ayun, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 and famous for its majestic pagoda-like shrines of the meru towers. Continue to Lake Beratan and stop at the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a stunning temple built in the middle of the water as a place to worship the water goddess of prosperity, Dewi Danu. Next, go to one of the most popular restaurants in the area, located on the side of Mount Batukaru, overlooking the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. Relax in the cool climate of the highlands of Bali Subak, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 for its traditional subak irrigation system. Complete your tour at Handara Gate, where you'll get breathtaking views of Bedugul Caldera's lush green scenery and beautiful traditional Balinese gate.

Bali: Jatiluwih Rice Terraces 1-Hour Electric Bike Tour

6. Bali: Jatiluwih Rice Terraces 1-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces on an easy to use electric bike, and experience the stunning beauty of Bali's lush vegetation and dense jungle from a different perspective. Surrounded by more than 300 hectares of beautiful nature, fertile rice fields and tropical vegetation, the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces cover the region of the namesake upland village in West Bali and are famous for their traditional subak irrigation system. Escape the crowds and cycle with guides happy to share their knowledge of this amazing place they call home. They will be with you throughout the tour and will answer any questions you might have. Then, continue with your day, or stay in the area and soak up its authentic landscapes and peace and quiet.

Jatiluwih (UNESCO Site) 2-Hour E-Bike Cycling Tour

7. Jatiluwih (UNESCO Site) 2-Hour E-Bike Cycling Tour

This 2-hour e-bike tour begins near the Batukaru Temple and takes you past stunning landscapes to Jatiluwih, where you’ll ride to the center of the site. Led by an experienced local cycling guide, you’ll enjoy knowledgeable commentary about this UNESCO-protected area. The road from Batukaru to Jatiluwih features some beautiful scenery, but is very different from the central Jatiluwih area. Ride the easy-to-use e-bike past dense jungle, giant bamboo forests, local villages, rice terraces and vast valleys. Jatiluwih itself comprises over 300 hectares of lush tropical vegetation and vividly green rice terraces. Following your morning cycling trip you’ll enjoy a tasty authentic Indonesian lunch at a nearby restaurant, or if you opt for the afternoon tour, an extensive Balinese afternoon tea will follow your excursion.

Bali: Three Day Island Tour

8. 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: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

9. Bali: Photo Shoot with a Private Vacation Photographer

Your tour provider will organize the locations for your photo shoot based on your own unique requirements, whether it be a family getaway, a romantic trip, or a livelier trip with friends.  Once the details are organized, you will receive confirmation of all the details you need, leaving you to simply meet the photographer on location in Bali, and let them work their magic as they capture your travels in a contemporary and candid style of photography. Your highly experienced Bali vacation photographers are hand-picked local experts, who will share their knowledge of the city with you like an old friend. When your photo tour has finished, you will receive a link to your own personal online gallery (password protected) within 5 working days, containing your professionally edited images, all free to download. Create mementos that will last a lifetime, and look back over your travels with fond memories after capturing your memories with this experience.

Bali: Nature, Art, History and Culture Small Group Tour

10. Bali: Nature, Art, History and Culture Small Group Tour

Find out why Bali is world-renowned for its highly developed arts on this enriching full-day cultural tour for small groups of up to 5 people. Explore one of Asia's most distinct forces in the realms of architecture, dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalwork and music. After pickup from your accommodation, travel inland from the coast to discover Bali's ancient traditions, which go back as far as the 1st century AD. Begin by watching a performance of the Barong and Keris Dance at Batubulan Village, a revue of local legends accompanied by the enchanting sounds of the Gamelan orchestra. Next, visit one of Bali’s most colorful hubs: the traditional Balinese Celuk art village, with its unforgettable walls and intricately designed sculptures. After that, admire the unique landscapes of the Tegalalang rice terraces and the Kintamani Geopark, home to some of Bali’s most beautiful mountain villages with spectacular views of the sacred Mount Batur volcano and lake. Finally, a cultural education in Balinese customs is not complete without witnessing the religious bathing rituals at Tirta Empul Temple, also known as a temple of purification. See the followers of Balinese Hindu tradition come and bathe in the bubbling springs all around the temple. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation.

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4.7 / 5

based on 239 reviews

THIS IS SUCH A VALUE FOR MONEY DAY OUT AT $150 FOR 4. FOR SIMILAR ALL DAY TOURS IN BALI UBUD & GATES OF HEAVEN etc I PAID 4X THAT AMOUNT. The 2 water temples (one on a picturesque lake) were simply beautiful and Tanah Lot was amazing but disappointingly you cannot climb the steps up to the temple, so you can only admire it from around the base, at sea level. There is a holy water spring at the base also. The views on the approach from the car park are unreal. The Rice Terraces were really extensive and the lunch spot was very nice overlooking them - we paid about $50 Aus for 4 of us as lunch was not included. Our guide Senegal was very friendly and informative but he was a smoker and his car did smell strongly of cigarettes so that's a consideration (esp if you suffer from asthma). Still, he was an excellent driver & took us everywhere safely & confidently in crazy traffic. He also took many amazing photos for us and was a pleasure to be around. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Made was an excellent guide: fun, always with a smile and ready to explain the details of each location as well as sharing interesting sides of the culture. We were a very small, quiet group. The day was a bit rainy and throughout all the location distances it became a bit long, but thanks to our guide I really enjoyed every place and the possibility to see them all together in one day.

Picked up from hotel in Legian/Kuta area by friendly guide with complimentary bottle of water. Knowledgeable guide was on hand to capture great images and creative videos on your phones. Temple is stunning and a must see. Holy water blessing available for a donation. Variety of options for spots to watch the sunset. We opted for cocktails on the cliff top.

Booked the tour and was the only one on the tour. Received a private tour with Justi who told me all about the temples and Balinese culture. The weather cleared just in time to see the sunset.

We spent great time. The guide told us a lot about the culture and the sites.