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Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

1. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel at 8:30 AM, and then head to your first stop at a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located 15 kilometers from Denpasar, in the Gianyar regency. You will visit one of the houses where the local people live in and spend their daily life every day. The form of this compound is typical of Balinese architecture — it comprises of several buildings, with the east building being used to make offerings, and the south building used as a kitchen. The west building is commonly used for the parent’s room, and the north building is the children rooms, or used as the place of the offerings. However, Hindu people in Bali build their family temple in the northeast area of the house, and they make offerings there everyday. You then journey to the rice fields of Ubud. Located at Tegallalang, the area is famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. At approximately 11:30 AM, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee, made from the beans of coffee berries part digested by Asian palm and other civets. Learn how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast and grind them just like other coffees. Investigate the full process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea and cocoa drinks. Purchase some of the unique luwak coffee to try at your leisure. Next, journey to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and gaze in wonder at one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in a traditional Balinese style, the palace was built during the reign of Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823) and has been well preserved by his heirs. Marvel at the beautiful gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Continue to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in the forest of Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  Complete your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and as a place to see the sunset at the end of the day. Look in wonder at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel you back to your hotel or accommodation.

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Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

2. Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

The tour begins with pickup from selected Bali locations and heads to the stunning Tanah Lot Temple, located about 20 km north of Densapar. Upon arrival, admire the imposing rock formation that the temple sits upon, which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves beneath it. Tanah Lot is one of 7 ocean temples in Bali and has been a center of mythology for centuries. This Hindu temple, which is dedicated to the Gods of the sea and dates back to the 16th century, holds much significance for locals but is now just as well loves by visitors to the island. Spend some time exploring the temple, as well as its dramatic surroundings, and learn about the rich history of Tanah Lot and the religious beliefs surrounding it. There’s also time to wander around the many local market stalls that surround the temple, offering handmade trinkets, Balinese instruments, textiles and more. After a spot of shopping, head back to the temple, which boasts incredible sunset views thanks to its Southwesterly location. Find the perfect place to relax and admire the skies change color against the backdrop of the ocean, with Tanah Lot standing proudly at the forefront. Once the sun has set, hop back on the bus for the return journey to your accommodation.

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Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Private Tour

3. Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel at around 10:00, and then head to the royal temple of Taman Ayun. Dating from the days of the Mengwi Empire, the temple and garden complex of Pura Taman Ayun is well known from the TV program "Around the World in 80 Gardens." Continue to Tanah Lot Temple perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean, and enjoy lunch before going for a walk on the white sand beach at Padang Padang. Next, visit Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch the majestic kecak dance while the sun sets in the background. End with a grilled seafood sunset dinner at Jimbaran Bay, before getting dropped off at your hotel at around 20:30. 

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Bali: Vintage VW Jeep Countryside Safari

4. Bali: Vintage VW Jeep Countryside Safari

Your guide will pick you up from your accommodation at 7:00 AM with the Volkswagen jeep and you will go to the first stop, Tanah Lot Temple. This thousand years old temple is famed for its unique offshore setting perched on top of an outcrop amidst constantly crashing waves. Head next to the Pejaten Village, famous for its pottery and ceramics, made by the local craftsman from the village. You will be able to see how they make artistic ceramics. Continue your journey on board a Jeep to visit a local Balinese house where you will have lunch. During lunch, you will learn about their daily life, culture and also architecture where it is based on Hindu Dharma principle where every objects in the universe must be correctly aligned at all times achieving harmony. After lunch, continue to Riang Darma village where you can take a walk in the rice fields and interact with the local farmers before going back to your accommodation.

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Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

5. Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

Discover the home of over 500 longtail macaques with a visit to the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest. Marvel as they roam free in their natural environment, and then take a scenic drive to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces.  Get some time for lunch at a recommended restaurant in Ubud, where delicious choices include authentic satay, suckling pig, grilled fish and local vegetables.  Continue in the afternoon with a visit to the royal temples and garden complex of Pura Taman Ayun, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. End the day at Tanah Lot Temple and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

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Bali: Small-Group Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Tour

6. Bali: Small-Group Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Tour

To fit as much into a day as possible, this Ubud tour will visit the highlights of central Bali before heading west for a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot Temple. For your first activity of the day, you will watch the famous Barong and Keris Dance show. Here you will see talented Balinese performers will act out scenes from Hindu mythology, aided by incredible costumes and an Indonesian gamelan orchestra. Next up, you will visit Kanto Lampo Waterfall, a scenic cascade and shallow pool. After some swimming and selfies, you will stop for lunch at a local Balinese restaurant. For the afternoon’s activities, you will head to Ubud to meet some playful new companions at the Monkey Forest. This sacred woodland is the perfect place to feel the living magic of Bali, just make sure to watch your belongings! Of course, no trip to Ubud would be complete without a photographic stop at the Kumulilir Bali Swing. A professional instructor will safely strap you into the giant swing and push you out above a canopy of rainforest and rolling rice fields. Finally, you’ll jump back in the minivan and head west towards Tanah Lot for sunset. This UNESCO Heritage Hindu temple is visited from far and wide by tourists and locals alike. Dating back to the 12th century and translating as "Land in the sea", Tanah Lot is an important pilgrimage site, buzzing marketplace, and dramatic photo stop. You can simply grab a drink, set up camp on the shore, and watch the crashing waves and slowly-sinking sun.

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Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

7. 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.

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Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

8. Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

Begin your full day tour with a private vehicle pick-up from your hotel at 9:00 AM and depart for Goa Gajah Temple, also called the Elephant Cave Temple, where you can admire its unique stone structure and layout. Visit Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple, an 11th century temple and funerary complex spread across either side of the Pakerisan River. Afterwards, visit the Tirta Empul Temple or Holy Spring Temple, where you can receive a holy blessing for purification. You will be provided with a Sarong to enter the temple and for receiving the blessing. The next stop is Taman Ayun Temple, the Royal Family Temple, located in Mengwi. Learn about how this temple was built in 1634 by the king of the Mengwi dynasty on  small island surrounded by a handmade lake. At the end of the tour, you will discover Bali's most photographed temple; Tanah Lot. Situated on a little rocky islet that is not accessable during high tides, the temple is usually where people can experience the most dramatic sunsets in Bali. After this amazing finish, be dropped off back at your hotel. 

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What people are saying about Temple Tanah Lot

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,189 reviews

The trip was excellent, I really enjoyed the tour. The car was at my hotel exactly at 8:00 and I came back at 17:50 – perfect timing! Many thanks to our driver and guide Tawan: he told us lots of interesting things, provided us free time in the places, he was just fantastic driver during stormy weather conditions. And I strongly recommend you to follow the guide's advice to visit Tanah Lot temple first, because in the morning there are much less people there, while in the evening it could be no sunset at all due to the rain season. All the places in tour are amazing, I was very happy that I had chosen this particular program. Perfect combination of nature and cultural sights.

Yogi was brilliant. He had a trainee, Cynthie, with him and between the 2 of them, they provided an excellent, educating experience. There were 3 of us booked on the tour and we all had a lot of fun, whilst travelling between the sites. Having a common interest in K Pop between the 5 of us made the tour even more fun. The sites themselves were very beautiful. I can highly recommend Yogi, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour, Trip Guru and Getyourguide. Excellent communication between all parties prior to pickup meant that we knew exactly when we were to be picked up.

Our guide Bisma was amazing. He was very knowledgable and took the time to explain everything and was also interested in us and was very keen to learn. His English was excellent. He went out if his way to make sure we had a great day and took us to p on aces away from the crowds which you wouldn’t know about

Agung was our guide for the day he was very accommodating and welcoming, we had a great day. Thank you

Excellent tour. Spent well all day. Guide Agung was friendly and answered all questions.