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Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

1. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

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 (with optional add-on) 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. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from professional, coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for private tours). Select the private tour options to enjoy the highest degree of flexibility, intimacy and customized experiences, or join the small group tour to enjoy the tour in an affordable way.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

2. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots.  All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram.  You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens.  Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip.  After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings.   Choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers. Pick the lunch add-on for a delicious buffet lunch, or take home ten polaroids to remember your trip. Select the premium or private options for additional add-ons. Enrich your Instagram with photos taken and edited by a photographer, watch yourself from above with 3-4 minutes of drone footage sent to you 24 hours after your tour, or simply unwind with a relaxing massage.

Bali & Nusa Penida 2-Day Flexi Combo Instagram Private Tour

3. Bali & Nusa Penida 2-Day Flexi Combo Instagram Private Tour

Day 1: Bali On your first day, make your first stop at the Gates of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple. Take in the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Let your guide snap cool shots for you and explain the history of the ancient temple, the Balinese people, and their culture. Visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Move on to Tukad Cepung waterfall. Admire the sun rays shining through the top of the falls, creating natural beams across the canyon, and have a chance to swim in the waterfall. Make a journey to Ubud to walk in a beautiful rice field among the coconut plants. Last but not least, fly over the jungle and experience incredible views on a jungle swing. Challenge yourself with around 30 meters of rope and swing above the valley or jungle. Day 2: Nusa Penida On the second day of your choice, climb aboard a fast boat at Sanur Beach and cross the sea to Toyapakeh on the small island of Nusa Penida. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Snap magical pictures at Batu Molenteng Tree House, marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and swim at the natural pool of Angel's Billabong.  Customize your experience with add-ons, such as a buffet lunch, polaroid camera photographs, traditional massages, a Luwak coffee tasting, drone footage, a professional photographer, or a German or Korean-speaking guide (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Lempuyang Gate of Heaven: Day Trip with a Photographer

4. Lempuyang Gate of Heaven: Day Trip with a Photographer

Visit the most popular photo spots in Bali: Lempuyang Temple, Tirta Gangga Water, and Tukad Cepung waterfalls. Benefit from a driver who is also your personal photographer and will accompany and pick up your best pose when you arrive at the destination. Get picked up and leave early to avoid traffic. Make your way to visit one of the most iconic destinations in Bali called the Lempuyang temple (Gate of Heaven). Spend some time and take some photos while enjoying the royal water garden of the Karangasem Empire called Tirta Gangga. Enjoy lunch at your own expense at d’Yoni/ d’Alas before walking through the jungle, river, and cave to visit the  Cepung waterfall. Your last stop will be at a coffee plantation to learn about coffee processing before transfer back to the hotel.

Bali: Two Day East Island Tour

5. Bali: Two Day East Island Tour

Go on a two-day trip to East Bali with its stunning sceneries to the backdrop of mighty and mystical Agung volcano. You will see stunning black sand beaches and the magnificent water palaces built by the ancient kings of Karangasem. You will visit Charlie's Chocolate Factory with its heavenly swings and you will get to see one of the most beautiful and important temples in Bali– Luhur Lempuyang. You will spend the night in a hotel with ocean views where you will be able to see the sunrise and explore the rich underwater marine life of Amed and the surrounding coastal villages. Your journey will start at Pantai Kusamba. You can take beautiful, Instagram-worthy photos on this black volcanic beach and if you're lucky, you also get to see the ancient trades of sea salt farming. Then, for the contrast, you will also be taken to a stunning white sand beach: Pantai Bias Tugel. Here, you can swim in the ocean and enjoy some freshly caught and grilled fish at one of the beach cafes. Next stop is at Charlie’s Chocolate Factory where you can try all kinds of chocolate flavors, buy some gifts and souvenirs such as handmade soap, and take photos on the famous beach swing. Then, it is time to visit the water Palace Taman Ujung, built by King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut. According to the legend, the king personally participated in the construction of the Palace along with his workers. That’s it for today - now it’s time to relax in your hotel and enjoy the stunning ocean views. If you are an early bird, you will love waking up to the breathtaking island sunrise that enchants you and gives you energy for the whole day to come. After breakfast, today’s exciting journey begins at a beautiful Balinese temple surrounded by clouds, Luhur Lempuyang. This temple is also known as the 'gateway to heaven' or 'road to the clouds' and you can take the most stunning photos at the top of the very long stairs that leads you to the temple. Luhur Lempuyang is truly an incredible, most magical place! Next, you will visit the water palace Tirta Gangga, built in 1946 by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut, featuring sprawling gardens with ponds, fountains and bathing pools. From here, you will head to Keramas Aero Park, a unique restaurant in Bali where you can dine on board an aircraft or beneath one of its wings. Quite a unique experience and you can take some cool unusual photos, too.

Must-Do Tours in Bali: Mt. Batur, Nusa Penida & Instagram

6. Must-Do Tours in Bali: Mt. Batur, Nusa Penida & Instagram

On day one, experience the amazing Mount Batur. Upon arrival, you'll get a short introduction and safety briefing from your guide. All the guides are locals with experience in climbing Mount Batur since they were children! Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. At the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches at a natural hot spring. On day two, your first stop will be the Gates of Heaven at Lempuyang Temple. Take in the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Let your guide snap cool shots for you and explain the history of the ancient temple, the Balinese people, and their culture. Visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Move on to Tukad Cepung waterfall where you can admire the sun's rays shining through the top of the falls, creating natural beams across the canyon, and have a chance to swim in the waterfall. Then, take the journey to Ubud to walk in a beautiful rice field among the coconut plants. Last but not least, fly over the jungle and experience incredible views on a jungle swing. Challenge yourself with around 30 meters of rope and swing above the valley or jungle. On the third day, take part in an Instagram tour that is sure to send you away with some amazing shots. Climb aboard a speedboat at Sanur Beach and cross the sea to Toyapakeh on the small island of Nusa Penida. Visit the famous Kelingking Beach for the chance to take photos of the most beautiful spot on the island. Snap magical pictures at Batu Molenteng Tree House, marvel at the cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean, and then continue to Pasih Uug (Broken Beach) and swim at the natural pool of Angel's Billabong. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from add-on listings: coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

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What people are saying about Lempuyang Temple

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 3,661 reviews

Karba John - totally made the experience even better! If booking you defo want him as your tour guided. From the moment he what’s app introduced himself to dropping off was fantastic next to nothing service. But the places we visited was amazing great tour to see everything you need to at Bali

Dek Wink, our driver, tour guide and photographer is the best. He was punctual, drove safely, friendly, takes amazing pictures and made sure we had a good time by going above and beyond. We are very happy and will book again next time. Thank you for an amazing experience.

I really recommend this trip! You will see the most highlights of Ubud, just in one day! Also our tour guide was so lovely, he called me the day before just to confirm the pickup place and time. And he showed us a lot! So a big thanks to Putu Sandie!

Eddy Strawberry was a wonderful and knowledgeable guide and the sites were definitely worth seeing in Bali. Eddy’s photography and video skills are so good! Had a fun, awe-inspiring day.

It was absolutely magical. Jungles, lotus flowers, temples and the Gates of Heaven. Can’t recommend it highly enough