Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

From US$ 82.12 per person

Take a private tour and snap magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang as the majestic Mount Agung sits in the background.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or accommodation in Bali.


  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while overlooking the river, mountain and rice field
Full description

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung.

Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains.

Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture.

Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. 

Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali.

After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. 

Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Icebox filled with soft drinks (if premium option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Long pants

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
    • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
    • Add-on a photographer to your tour and receive all of your photo files instantly in your device and also 10 edited photos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 467 reviews

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    Our driver Adi was A1 amazing and literally saved the day. My daughter was sick at the Gates of Heaven and there's no way we could have waited in line for the perfect photo so he suggested he take some "on the side" in the foreground of the gates (which hides the people having their proper photo taken in between the gates themselves in the background). He was also anxious to stop at a chemist to get her some travel sick tabs. A very caring man who accommodated us in our situation very well, putting us all at ease! The Luwak Coffee stop was great and we tried that coffee and the amazing array of teas too. Then we went to the Royal Water Palace and fed the coi standing on the ancient stepping stones - the fish are huge! Then we went to the Mother Temple and that is massive - so many temples other than the main one and we were lucky to witness a prayer ceremony! Adi stopped to get us cold water, was very informative and his air conditioned car was very comfortable & loved the 80s music.

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    September 28, 2022

    I had such a great day being taken around on this tour. Strawberry made my trip so comfortable and I loved all the information he gave me. I was so well looked after and he even arranged for me to pray at the Besakih temple. I would highly recommend this tour and Strawberry

    September 23, 2022

    It was a long, great day with our guide Rahdi and our photographer Madi. We have been to many places and have seen a lot. The waiting time for Heaven's Gate was four hours and Rahdi suggested another way to pass the time, which was a very good idea. He is very knowledgeable and incredibly friendly. He told us a lot about the traditions and religion of Bali and shared a lot of his knowledge. Plus he takes really good photos!

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    September 23, 2022

    Product ID: 158951