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Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

1. Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

Your own private driver will pick you up bright and early in your classic VW all terrain jeep for a day of adventure at Bali’s Mount Batur volcano. Drive through the scenic beauty of Bali’s rice terraces and lush vegetation. Stop at Penelokan, where you will reach the rim of a huge caldera, 14 kilometers across, with a breathtaking view of Mount Batur. Continue your safari via the truck route into the old crater, where you will encounter huge lava flows which have covered most of the vegetation. On the edge of the caldera there are big trees which are inhabited by wild monkeys. From here you will climb up a lava dune with a beautiful view of the mountain and the black lava. Your guide will explain about the thirty million years of history that formed this area and surroundings. After an adventurous drive around the mountain, you will stop to meet the local famers on your way to the natural hot springs. Soothe away all your aches and pains at the natural hot springs of Batur. You will have a buffet lunch before continuing the trip. Follow the road to a coffee plantation, where you will learn all about the production of coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

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Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

2. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards.  With all entry tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views.  Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

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Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

3. 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

4. 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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East Bali: Lempuyang Gates, Tenganan, & Water Palaces Tour

5. East Bali: Lempuyang Gates, Tenganan, & Water Palaces Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel by private driver/guide, discover an untouched part of East Bali on a full-day tour of Goa Lawah, Tenganan and the spectacular water palaces of Tirta Gangga ("Water of the Ganges") and Taman Ujung. Journey by air-conditioned vehicle through the lush landscape as you head towards East Bali and the legendary bat cave of Goa Lawah. Upon arrival, explore one of Bali's most important temples, built around a cave complex where hordes of bats live. Look for pythons at this incredible site before moving on to the village of Tenganan. Encounter the indigenous Aga people of Bali, who lived here long before the Majapahit Empire arrived from Java to colonize the island. Explore the small village on foot with your guide for a closer look at the strictly maintained and distinctive traditions of weaving and batik textiles. Then, go to the sacred Tirta Gangga Water Palace and admire the decorative ponds, statues, plants and fountains that surround the palace. Take in the stunning views of the ocean and rice paddies. Continue to the must-see Taman Ujung Water Palace in Karangasem Regency and explore the ponds, bridges and picturesque pathways of the complex at the base of Mount Agung. Learn about its intricate Balinese architectural style before traveling back to your hotel.

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Mount Batur: Sunrise Trekking Tour

6. Mount Batur: Sunrise Trekking Tour

The sunrise trek to Mount Batur volcano is considered an essential Bali experience. The famous volcano stands at 1,717 m (5,633 ft) above sea level, overlooking spectacular scenery with views of the crater lake, black lava landscape, and the massive peak of Gunung Agung, Bali’s holiest mountain and the highest point on the island. It takes around 2 hours to reach the summit (1.5 if you're fast); the total hiking duration is usually 4 hours. Before light, you will be walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, you will witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, you will head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna (watch out for the tall grass with purple blooms), encountering mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way. You must be up and early to begin their trek to make it in time for the break of dawn. You will arrive at the starting point at 3:30am and will begin with a short briefing. Arriving at the top of Mt. Batur takes 1.5-2 hours (3.5km); the total distance of the trail is around 11km.

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Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

7. 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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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.

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Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 672 reviews

This was an amazing trip. The sunset view is incredible beautiful and my expectations have been exceeded many times. Thank you! The hospitality of the team is superb. Everything, from the punctual pick up the to the ascent and back was well managed. Arta, the driver, knows the island like his pocket vest and was like my guide on Mt Batu, Patra, are very welcoming and helpful at any point in time. Both speak fluently english. I can warmly recommend this tour to everyone who is visiting Bali - this is definitely as a must see in your bucket list.

The tour was well managed. Pak Putu, our driver and our guide also was a helpful person. He knows a lot about Bali and could answer our questions well. We did enjoy our trip so much. One of our memorable trip. The caldera is really amazing,, and nice hot spring pool, the food was good and the restaurant also has great view. We are amazed by the car. Everything is so smooth. Love it..

A superb discovery at sunrise. Our guide, Wayan, was very attentive and really friendly. The ascent is not difficult but still requires to be in good physical shape.

Great activity, would highly recommend. It was a fun and interesting trip. Our driver Rata was excellent.

All the team pak Patra, Putu etc amazing and v helpful !