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Bali: Full-Day Trip to Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest

1. Bali: Full-Day Trip to Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest

On the way to Penglipuran village, stop at the Batuan Temple, which is looked after by the local residents. Penglipuran village is surrounded by traditional Balinese countryside and has been left untouched by modernization. After visiting the village, take a walk through the bamboo forest.  Then, spend a few hours at the hidden Tibumana Waterfall exploring the surrounding rainforests and swimming in the natural rock pools. After, head to the village of Temen to visit a coffee plantation, learn about the coffee-making process, and sample a few varieties. Stop at the sacred Tirta Empul Temple, where the Balinese bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual benefits. Finally, check out the Tegalalang rice terrace near Ubud.

Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

2. Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

Not keen on the swarming crowds at Bali's main temples? Visit temples that are just as beautiful off the beaten track, meaning fewer tourists, more charm, and the tranquility you seek on this magical island.  Begin at the Kerta Gosa Pavilion in Klung Kung. The intact justice court building formerly used by the high king of Bali will give you some idea of the power and grandeur of the Balinese monarchs before the Dutch arrived. Goa Lawah Temple is up next. Also known as Bat Cave, its complex is built over a hilly outcrop home to thousands of bats and a giant snake king per local legend. Make a stop at Bukit Jambul, known for its panoramic views of the rice terraces. As you must be peckish by now, your guide will slow the pace down for a lunch overlooking Mt. Agung.  Continue your tour to Besakih Temple, Bali's thousand-year-old Mother Temple, perched 1,000 meters high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. It is meant to be the island's largest holy site divided into three main complexes, each dedicated to the Hindu trinity. The last of the temples, Kehen Temple, is a multi-level temple on a hill home to a great Banyan Tree. An untouched gem, it requires a bit of a hike to get to the well-preserved natural sanctuary. Finally, the trip ends with a visit to Penglipuran Traditional Village, a traditional countryside community in the highlands.

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4.5 / 5

based on 6 reviews

This experience was absolutely outstanding, but not why you would think. Yes, the tour is pretty cool and the places you get to see are stunning, but what made this tour special was my AMAZING tour guide Sarbuja. For some reason, no one else booked this tour, so I got a private tour with Sarbuja and let me tell you, he went above and beyond to make it special. He accommodated every single request I did, including stops for coffee and bathroom (he even showed me his favorite coffee shop in the village) and an absolutely amazing lunch in a really local restaurant with no tourists but me. He also bought me the best corn on the cob of my life (and I'm Mexican) and showed me his family's temple, which was an extremely nice touch. We ended by stopping by in a rice terrace, with some amazing views and did a small walk. I enjoyed every single conversation I had with him, and he taught me a lot about Balines culture and religion. If you're planning on taking this tour, request Sarbuja!! 10/10

The driver spoke English very well, was very nice and told a lot about the surroundings. He was right on time and the trip was as long as listed. If you're near canggu expect a longer ride home tho (about 1h). He was well prepared for the bad weather (with a raincoat) and even tho it was quite wet, we still got to visit all the places listed. Nice places, just a bit sad about the weather but unfortunately the driver can't control that. Sidenote that if you dislike spicy food, please don't drink the ginger tea at the coffee farm. All good, would recommend.

Trip was well planned and made even better by our entertaining tour guide, Komang Putra! He was very knowledgeable about the different places we visited and helped us alot with conversing with the locals during our trip. Btw, hit him up if you want a solid karaoke session throughout your trip ◡̈

we had amazing day. village is beautiful and temples breath taking. our guides Komang Putra and Komang Rapi were fantastic! very friendly, informative and happy to help with pictures and very patient so we could take out time with tour. thank you so much for that experience

My guide Nata was excellent! Had a great time showing me all around and explained to me what I saw when we went to the temple. And payed to feed the fish at the temple ☺️ Took stunning photos of me☺️ Thank you Nata