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North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

1. North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

Immerse yourself in the wilderness of northern Bali as you trek to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls, where you can wade in the rock pools. Take a small group tour for up to 5 people to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls in Bali's northern wilderness. Immerse yourself in the picturesque natural surroundings, then explore the Ulun Danu and Taman Ayun Water Temples with your English-speaking guide. After pickup from your accommodation in Bali, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to begin your trek to Sekumpul Waterfalls, whose name means “grouped together” in Bahasa. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls. Once there, wade in the rock pools and admire the up to 80-meter (262-foot) high cascades nestled in the heart of the lush jungle. Before lunch, stop by the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, which form part of the island’s volcanic landscape. Then, enjoy the cooler weather over buffet lunch at the famous Lake Beratan, 1,231 meters (4,039 feet) above sea level. Once you've replenished your energy, pay a visit to the iconic Ulun Danu Temple that sits on the edge of this mountain scenery. Commonly featured in postcards of Bali, you can't mistake these picturesque shrines by the water. Finally, make your last stop at another famous UNESCO Heritage Site, the Taman Ayun Water Temple. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at our accommodation in Bali.

Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

2. 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.

Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour

3. Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel at 07:00, journey to a coffee plantation in the lush landscapes of Bali and learn how the local kopi luwak is produced. Known for its high price due to the unusual method of using beans digested by the Indonesian civet (a cat-like mammal), the result is often referred to as "cat poop coffee." Taste some of the curious brew, along with tea products produced in the region. All tastings are complimentary, except for the luwak coffee, which is at your own expense (around US$5 per cup). Then, head to the start point of your trek at approximately 10:30. Walk down a small path with hundreds of steps and get stunning views of the lush green jungle surroundings. Admire a waterfall in the distance as it falls through the dense forest in 6 cascades. Walk up to the waterfall to see the fresh water tumbling from heights of 260 feet (80 meters). Then, recharge over lunch at a local restaurant at the end of your trek. Continue to Ulun Danu Temple (Pura Ulun Danu Beratan) to see the reflections of the sacred Hindu monument, dedicated to Shiva, shimmering in the waters of Lake Beratan. Return to your hotel at around 16:00 and get dropped off at the end of the tour services. 

Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

4. 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.

Bali: Ulun Danu Temple, Waterfall and Secret Garden Tour

5. 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: Twin Lakes, Handara Gates, and Forest Trekking Tour

6. 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. After tucking into a well-deserved breakfast, 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.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 538 reviews

We had a great tour with our guide, karma, who took us through the unesco heritage sites of Bali. Our guide Karma also took us to a traditional marketplace after the tour as we were interested in local fruits that we are unable to get at home. We greatly appreciated the chats in the car on the way to the various locations as Karma shared his experiences and knowledge of local culture as well as social and political structures which provided a much needed glimpse into the daily life of the Balinese from a multi-faceted perspective that you usually don’t get as a tourist. 10/10!

The tour was very nice. Our guide Gede Susila was very friendly and caring. We could see the dolphins and also the temple and the waterfall were very beautiful. The transportation was very pleasant.

Was a great customized tour with a very entertaining and experienced guide named Yoga (Yogibearwithouthair) who made the day unforgettable for us

Nice tour with impressive places to visit, with excellent company Ketut Artawa, very professional and excellent driver Recommended

It was beautiful! Also a very nice driver called Norman. Recommended