Temple Tanah Lot

Temple Tanah Lot: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

1. 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. 

Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

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

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

After a morning pickup at your hotel, head to your first stop, a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located in the Gianyar regency. Follow your guide to a typical local home. Admire Balinese architecture – a compound with several buildings – and learn the importance of each part. Then journey to the Tegallalang rice fields of Ubud, 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. Next, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee. Discover how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast, and grind them. Study the entire process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea, and cocoa drinks. Continue to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and see one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in traditional Balinese style, the palace has been well-preserved by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel's heirs. Marvel at the gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Afterward, make your way to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in 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.  End your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and sunset views. Look at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel back to your hotel or accommodation.

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

4. 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: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

5. 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: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

6. 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: Small-Group Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Tour

7. Bali: Small-Group Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Tour

To fit as much into a day as possible, this Ubud tour will visit the highlights of central Bali before heading west for a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot Temple. For your first activity of the day, you will watch the famous Barong and Keris Dance show. Here you will see talented Balinese performers will act out scenes from Hindu mythology, aided by incredible costumes and an Indonesian gamelan orchestra. Next up, you will visit Kanto Lampo Waterfall, a scenic cascade and shallow pool. After some swimming and selfies, you will stop for lunch at a local Balinese restaurant. For the afternoon’s activities, you will head to Ubud to meet some playful new companions at the Monkey Forest. This sacred woodland is the perfect place to feel the living magic of Bali, just make sure to watch your belongings! Of course, no trip to Ubud would be complete without a photographic stop at the Kumulilir Bali Swing. A professional instructor will safely strap you into the giant swing and push you out above a canopy of rainforest and rolling rice fields. Finally, you’ll jump back in the minivan and head west towards Tanah Lot for sunset. This UNESCO Heritage Hindu temple is visited from far and wide by tourists and locals alike. Dating back to the 12th century and translating as "Land in the sea", Tanah Lot is an important pilgrimage site, buzzing marketplace, and dramatic photo stop. You can simply grab a drink, set up camp on the shore, and watch the crashing waves and slowly-sinking sun.

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. Customize your experience with add-ons such as coffee tasting or a traditional massage.

Bali: Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot Temple Sunset Tour

9. 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: Vintage VW Jeep Countryside Safari

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Temple Tanah Lot

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Our guide Iwayan Kar was superb! He was quite knowledgeable about the sights and showed us a hidden side of Bali. We loved the waterfall, learning about the history of the monkey forest, as well as adventuring the jungle swing! Iwayan Kar kept us entertained throughout the day and provided us with useful insights about the Balinese culture. We absolutely loved the trip and would recommend Iwayan Kar as your tour guide !! Thank you very much

Joni was an amazing guide - he brought us to all the cool spots at Tanah Lot, Uluwatu and Jimbaran and even took some amazing photos of us at each location! He was also very pleasant to talk to and is very knowledgeable on Balinese culture and history. It was very fun and would definitely recommend this tour!

Nyoman was an amazing tour guide! He taught us about each place we went to and took many pictures. He made us feel so welcome in Ubud and answered any questions we had. I definitely recommend this sweet man as your next tour guide. I would give 10/5 stars if I could! Thank you Nyoman:)

Wonderful experience from start to finish Putu was my guide and I highly recommend him, he knew all the spots for great photo opportunities, explained the history, extremely polite and knowledgeable.

It’s was a cloudy afternoon so no sunset but regardless my driver took some amazing photos