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Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

1. 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.

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Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

2. 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. It will take you 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.

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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.

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Bali: Two Day East Island Tour

4. Bali: Two Day East Island Tour

Go on a two-day trip to East Bali with its stunning sceneries to the backdrop of mighty and mystical Agung volcano. You will see stunning black sand beaches and the magnificent water palaces built by the ancient kings of Karangasem. You will visit Charlie's Chocolate Factory with its heavenly swings and you will get to see one of the most beautiful and important temples in Bali– Luhur Lempuyang. You will spend the night in a hotel with ocean views where you will be able to see the sunrise and explore the rich underwater marine life of Amed and the surrounding coastal villages. Your journey will start at Pantai Kusamba. You can take beautiful, Instagram-worthy photos on this black volcanic beach and if you're lucky, you also get to see the ancient trades of sea salt farming. Then, for the contrast, you will also be taken to a stunning white sand beach: Pantai Bias Tugel. Here, you can swim in the ocean and enjoy some freshly caught and grilled fish at one of the beach cafes. Next stop is at Charlie’s Chocolate Factory where you can try all kinds of chocolate flavors, buy some gifts and souvenirs such as handmade soap, and take photos on the famous beach swing. Then, it is time to visit the water Palace Taman Ujung, built by King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut. According to the legend, the king personally participated in the construction of the Palace along with his workers. That’s it for today - now it’s time to relax in your hotel and enjoy the stunning ocean views. If you are an early bird, you will love waking up to the breathtaking island sunrise that enchants you and gives you energy for the whole day to come. After breakfast, today’s exciting journey begins at a beautiful Balinese temple surrounded by clouds, Luhur Lempuyang. This temple is also known as the 'gateway to heaven' or 'road to the clouds' and you can take the most stunning photos at the top of the very long stairs that leads you to the temple. Luhur Lempuyang is truly an incredible, most magical place! Next, you will visit the water palace Tirta Gangga, built in 1946 by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut, featuring sprawling gardens with ponds, fountains and bathing pools. From here, you will head to Keramas Aero Park, a unique restaurant in Bali where you can dine on board an aircraft or beneath one of its wings. Quite a unique experience and you can take some cool unusual photos, too.

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Bali: Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance Sunset Small-Group Tour

5. Bali: Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance Sunset Small-Group Tour

Get whisked away on this evening tour of Uluwatu. Prepare yourself for jaw-dropping sunset views on the cliffs.  At 70 meters above sea level, Uluwatu Temple is a must-see for history and architecture lovers. Learn about the how the site is considered one of the six key temples in Bali and a spiritual pillar of the island. Your local guide will teach you about its historical and religious significance. Wander the grounds and snap photos of the temple’s scenic surroundings.  Before leaving the sacred temple site, head to the open-air amphitheater to catch the Kecak and Fire Dance. The well-loved cultural performance revolves around traditional Balinese song, dance, and storytelling accompanied by a choir. Watch talented performers with the majestic sunset as the backdrop.

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Bali: Archeological Museum & UNESCO Temples Private Tour

6. Bali: Archeological Museum & UNESCO Temples Private Tour

Head north from Ubud on this private full-day trip to Tukad Pakerisan in Tampak Siring, listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city was the former capital of the Ancient Bali Kingdom. Visit Gunung Kawi, a pre-Hindu temple complex still breathing the atmosphere of ancient legends. Hear long-lost tales of forgotten Balinese kings who lived in an obscure but important period of Balinese history. The temples are believed to be constructed in the 11th century. Next head south to Yeh Pulu, one of several fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit in the central Bali highland village of Bedulu. Admire an impressive 25m-long display of carvings etched into a rock face, depicting mythological characters, Hindu gods, as well as people going about normal village life. Continue to Pura Samuan Tiga, a 10th century temple in the village of Bedulu in Gianyar. The temple dates back to the Warmadewa dynasty. The old temple is a great place to see ancient Balinese temple architecture up close. It features ornate sandstone carvings and majestic temple gates. The visit ends at the Bali Gedong Arca, or Bali Archeological Museum, which is an archaeological museum located in Tampak Siring Village. Tour the museum's collection of heritage objects collected over the centuries.

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Ubud: 3-Hour Walking Tour with Lunch

7. Ubud: 3-Hour Walking Tour with Lunch

Get a feel for Bali on foot on a carefully selected 3-hour walking tour through the charming villages, rural landscapes and typical rice fields of Ubud. Receive a special blessing during an authentic morning ceremony conducted by a Brahman priest at a traditional griya family compound. Then, start your walk with an expert guide. Stop at a local temple or more to admire the fascinating family compounds typical of the region. Drop in at a traditional craftsman's workshop and visit a beautiful waterfall or waterfalls to get in touch with nature. Journey through the rice paddies so characteristic of the area; if you’re lucky, you may even see a couple of cattle trudging through the mud pulling a primitive plow.  Your guide will be happy to explain about rural life in Bali, including the famous subak irrigation system and the time-honored way of growing rice on the island. Get some historical background to the island and sites visited if you wish, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. End with a tasty lunch in the home of a local and experience a more authentic side to Bali.

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 276 reviews

This trip was just amazing, we were just me and my boyfriend for the day and our excellent driver and guide Susila. Even if we were here during the wet season, our eyes were just amazed about what we saw and experienced today. We hardly recommend Susila, very sweet, friendly and helpful, he also does take very good pictures. He gave us really good advice and explained well the Balinese culture. Recommendation for the trip : - be in good physical condition, the hidden canyon can be difficult sometimes, even if you are with a guide. (you will climb and walk in a slippery environment) - take your swimsuit and other clothes, you will get wet for sure! Enjoyyyy

Another amazing day and tour with our favourite guide KOMANG! :) We were so happy to see him again in this new tour. Tour itself is really nice, with amazing visit to Royal palace and Temple in the North. Nature mixed with cultural points is just stunning! After this we went to Jatiluwih - rice fields and we have never seen something like this. It is unreal!! It really looks like from the postcard.... Finally we have reached Tanah Lot which was beautiful too. Maybe a bit more of driving during whole day, but it was worth it. Thanks to Komang once again we felt very happy, satisfied and comfortable! N&M

A brilliant one day tour giving a good taste of temples, waterfalls, canyoning and sampling coffee for a very good price. Yogi our guide was exceptionally good and very informative . There is quite a lot of time spent in transportation and the canyoning can be quite challenging on your bare feet .

It was a very great trip. The guide Agus was very friendly and helpful. He told us everything about the history of Tanah Lot. the Sunset and the View was amazing. We would do it one more time.

Beautiful sites and Tanah Lot skipped on our request. Seen mountains and rice fields outside mass tourism