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Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

1. Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple to the sea gods with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Part of a series of temples built to protect the island from evil spirits, today its cliffside location is home to a family of friendly monkeys. Once night falls and you have seen the colors of the sunset, experience one of the island's most famous cultural performances at a "kecak" fire dance. Watch the locals act out a scene from the Ramayana with a mesmerizing trance chant, exciting performances of fire dances, and intricate costumes. Then, get the option to enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant serving delicious barbecue food in Jimbaran Bay. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day!

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

2. Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Discover the best of Bali's southern coast on this day tour around the island. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness an optional traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose from lunch, massage, and photography add-ons. Benefit from pickup at your hotel with the private tour or pickup from centrally located meeting points on the group tour, and then head to your first stop, Tanah Lot Temple, which is perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stop for lunch at the renowned restaurant street (own expense) before heading to Suluban Beach at Blue Point. Enjoy a stroll on the beach's white sands and take in the breathtaking stones and caves. Next, if you have selected the Kecak option, head to Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch Bali's famous kecak (an ancient ritual and fire dance) while the sun sets in the background.  Finish the day with a grilled seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay (if add-on selected). For private options, you'll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. With the group option, you can make your own way back to your hotel from Jimbaran.

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

3. 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.

Bali: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour

4. Bali: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour

Grab your swimming costume and hop aboard a private vehicle to discover the most beautiful beaches of Bali. Go to Nusa Dua to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Visit nearby Tanjung Benoa Beach, where you can dive, jet ski, fly-board or rent a banana boat at your own expense. Then, make you way to Uluwatu Temple to watch the sunset at the end of the day. Stop at Padang Padang Beach, famous from the blockbuster movie, "Eat, Pray, Love." Get magnificent views of Uluwatu perched high on the cliffs as the sun sets over the coast. Watch a traditional Balinese dance show in front of the temple. End with a delicious seafood barbecue at a romantic restaurant in Jimbaran Bay.  

Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

5. Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

Join a jam-packed tour that visits popular sightseeing spots in Ubud and the Uluwatu Temple all in one day. It is recommended for first-time visitors to Bali, or people in Bali for a short amount of time.  Start with a visit to Goa Gajah Cave, famous as one of Ubud's most mysterious spots. Next stop is the Tegallalang rice terraces. If you are on the Japanese tour, you will have lunch at a restaurant with a spectacular view of the terraces. If you are on the English tour, you will enjoy free time for lunch.  After lunch, you will go shopping in Ubud and visit Uluwatu Temple. At the Uluwatu Temple, you will experience a magical sunset from the temple area, whilst watching a traditional Kecak fire dance show. The last stop will be Jimbaran Beach, best known for its seafood restaurants.

Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

6. Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

Discover some of the best of Bali including beautiful beaches and age-old temples. With a visit to a cultural park and a vibrant dance show thrown in for good measure, see the "real Bali" as you travel with an experienced local guide. Make your way to Tanjung Benoa Beach nestled in the southeast of Bali. This strip of seaside resorts features a reef-protected beach with gentle waves, perfect for watersports like parasailing or wakeboarding. Next, travel to Nusa Dua, home to one of the island’s best resorts. While here, see a rare, natural phenomenon known as the "Water Blow". Watch as white-tipped waves crash against limestone cliffs, creating spectacular sprays that drench those who stand too close. Explore the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, where you learn more about Balinese culture and religion. Flanked by a giant statue of the Hindu god, Vishnu, this is the ideal place to see some local dance and music, with various fun activities available.  Relax on Padang Padang Surf Beach, with its white sand, clear blue sky and great surf all year round. Finish the day with a visit to Uluwatu Temple. Watch the sun set on the horizon from an 11th-century rock temple. Learn about the myths and legends of this mystical place from your guide. Then, enjoy a vibrant celebration of local culture with a Kecak Balinese traditional dance. Talented performers will tell myths of Bali through song and dance as you end the day.

Canggu: Private Car Hire and Driver

7. Canggu: Private Car Hire and Driver

Travel from Canggu in a private air-conditioned vehicle and benefit from free guidance to help plan your itinerary. Spend 4-8-12 hours discovering Bali things to do with a professional driver or guide . The driver is more than happy to adjust your itinerary to include or exclude anything you'd like. The driver will dive deeper into your itinerary when you get picked up from your hotel so everyone is happy with the plan for the day. With our wealth of experience heading to all the major sightseeing spots on the island, we will ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible. Visit Ubud for Bali thrilling adventure from the famous jungle swing, ATV Ride, White Water Rafting, to explore the famous Monkey Sanctuary at Ubud Padang Tegal. Go east of Bali for major temples of Bali including the famous Besakih temple of Bali known also known as the mother temple of Bali, Pura Penataran Lempuyang for its iconic gate of heaven perfect for snapping your picture for your social media feeds. Visit north of Bali for tasting the most unique Cat Poo Chino also known as Luwak Coffee while enjoying the view of an active of Volcano with panoramic view of Lake Batur. Alternatively explore South of Bali for its white sandy beaches, Uluwatu Temple famous for its Kecak Fire Dance, and its Sunset Dinner at a beach while enjoying the famous sea food of Bali.

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What people are saying about Uluwatu Temple

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 822 reviews

Our guide Atta was on time and provided us a wonderful insight into Balinese culture throughout our drive, and during our time at the Temple. He took wonderful photos and protected us from the monkeys! Atta recommended a great place for dinner as we were not keen on only seafood options. It was delicious! Overall, a well organised trip.

Very nice experience with Juni (our driver). He is very good at indonesian history, we have learned a lot (many thanks :) ) and for anybody who would like to book this tour, Juni takes the best pictures ! ☺️ ( we are so satisfied and have many memories to keep). Juni, thank you very much for the day we spent together, see you soon !

it was a great experience. our driver Putu was really an interesting person to go along with and we had a great time with him. He is a friendly and helpful person, who's eager to communicate and connect with his clients.

i had a private tour with karba John and it was an amazing experience. He knows everything about bali and it will help you through this amazing journey

Great tour guide/driver, fun filled day. Would highly recommend