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Bali: Twin Lakes, Handara Gates, and Forest Trekking Tour

1. Bali: Twin Lakes, Handara Gates, and Forest Trekking Tour

With its turquoise twin lakes separated by tropical rainforest and peppered with serene Hindu temples dating back centuries, this protected area in the northern mountains is a Bali must-see.  Rather than taking on the rugged terrain alone, allow your guide to whisk you there by comfy air-conditioned transport, in time for a magical sunrise. After departing from your accommodation promptly by 4 AM, head north and arrive at a spectacular sunrise viewing point just before 6 AM. Begin the day’s trek towards the Twin Lakes. Both Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are a sight to see, shrouded in rainforest and home to unique Balinese wildlife. Reach the real highlight of the day and cross the serene Lake Tamblingan by traditional canoe. Let your experienced guide do the arm work while sitting back and snapping photos of the majestic surroundings. Next, swing by Handara Gate, one of Bali’s most popular photo spots. Symbolizing a bridge between the real and spiritual realms, this photogenic stone arch is built in the typical Balinese style. Finish the day at Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple nestled on the banks of Lake Beratan. With 300 years of history and a feature on the 50,000 rupiah bank note, this is one of Bali’s most iconic destinations for visitors and locals alike. Learn about its history before heading back to your hotel.

Bali: Ulun Danu Temple, Waterfall and Secret Garden Tour

2. Bali: Ulun Danu Temple, Waterfall and Secret Garden Tour

Enjoy a perfect Bali day-trip away from the crowds and discover some of the most beautiful places on the island. Start with early pickup, at approximately 6:00 AM, and journey through the mountains towards Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Also known as Pura Ulun Danu, this 400-year-old Hindu temple is dedicated to the goddess Dewi Danu and is featured on the 50,000 Rupiah banknote. Explore the sacred water temple surrounded by scenic mountains with a knowledgeable guide who will share plenty of interesting facts about the history of the site. After your dose of history and culture, get the adrenaline flowing with cliff jumping and swimming in the gorgeous and secluded Kembar Waterfall, a hidden gem unknown to most tourists. Enjoy two hours to swim, jump, and snap photos before tucking into a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Get in touch with nature and trek to the Secret Garden, a leafy region of Bali famous for hiking and natural blue and turquoise swimming holes. After a quick stop in Sambangan Village to learn about local life and to see the rolling rice terraces, return to your accommodation after a busy and rewarding day.

Bali: Three Day Island Tour

3. 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.

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What people are saying about Sukasada

Great day! We started at 7:30am and it was easier to stay on track because the West side of the island is less congested than the East side. Our driver was kind, helpful, informative and answered all our questions. The waterfalls were beautiful and our guide there was amazing! He was so fun and took pictures of us with our phone as we swam in the blue pools of water and go down the waterfall water slide! Such amazing helpful and trustworthy people!

Thank you very much Komang. Great guy and great guide! Tour started with a sunrise viewing from a great spot between the twin lakes. Somehow we didn't get breakfast even though it says it's included (?!). Then we went on the hike through the jungle to one of the lakea. Very nice hike, not too difficult. After that part we were driven to Handara Gate and to Ulun Danu Bratan temple. All in all a tour we can recommend.

Had an awesome time with my guide/driver Komang. He was great and helped me take lot of pictures throughout the trip. He also shared lot of information on local culture and tradition. Really enjoyed his company. Also, special thanks to Gede, my guide to the Secret Garden. He was such a great company. I really had a great time. He was so energetic and took plenty of pictures. Overall had awesome time.

Very nice experience of walking in tropical garden (first time I saw cloves tree), swimming in pool lakes and sliding in waterfalls. The road itself is obviously exhausting.

I recommend this experience in the wild nature! Our driver Komang managed our time properly and is kind and well prepared! The naturalistic guide in the jungle is funny!