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Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

1. 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. 

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

2. 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.

Discover Central Bali with Driver as Guide

3. Discover Central Bali with Driver as Guide

Following pickup at your hotel lobby or accommodation in the morning, meet your driver, who will be your private guide for the day. Hop in a private air-conditioned vehicle and head to your first stop along the tour. Your first stop is the Tibumana Waterfall, enjoy beautiful scenery, cool breeze atmosphere, the cliffs surrounding the waterfall are overgrown with greenery and moss, which enhances the splendor of Tibumana Waterfall. Grab your flip-flops for the Tukad Krisik Waterfall, whose name comes from “babbling water,” because the waterfall’s flow is gentle. Walk through the jungle and river to reach the hidden waterfall that will never dry up because it comes from a natural spring. Enjoy some time to dip your toes in the water and enjoy the fresh air and lush greenery. Stop for lunch, a local restaurant where you can taste Bali cuisine while enjoying the views of Mount Agung and expanse of rice paddies (personal expense). After lunch, pay a visit to Penglipuran Village for a look at local life. Stroll through this stunning highland settlement and check out its manicured gardens and traditional architecture. Get dropped off back at your hotel at the end of your tour. Then, visit a coffee plantation learn about coffee processing and join a coffee tasting. Take advantage of the unique experience to immerse all your senses in authentic Bali coffee. Before the end of the trip, visit Tirta Empul Temple, the temple pond has a spring which gives out fresh water regularly, which Balinese Hindus consider to be holy or amritha where Balinese Hindus go to for ritual purification to cleanse their souls and ward off evil.

Bali: Best Sunrise Spots & Ubud Monkey Forest Private Tour

4. Bali: Best Sunrise Spots & Ubud Monkey Forest Private Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up and drive to the village of Pinggan to watch the sunrise with the summit of Mount Batur covered in mist. Then head to the temple complex of Tirta Empul from the days of the ancient Warmadewa Dynasty and see the holy mountain spring in the village of Manukaya. Continue to the amazing Tegallalang Rice Terraces on the outskirts of Ubud before seeing the resident long-tailed macaques at the sacred Ubud Monkey Forest in Padangtegal. Watch the playful monkeys in their natural environment on a walk along the paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. Marvel at the beautiful temples guarded by statues covered in moss.

Bali: Tirta Empul and Pura Besakih Tour with Transfer

5. Bali: Tirta Empul and Pura Besakih Tour with Transfer

Visit Tirta Empul Temple to learn the history of the temple's formation and take a bath with holy water that comes directly from the ground, to cleanse your mind and invisible impurities so that you become more relaxed and ready to face your tough day. Followed by learning how to make Balinese-style coffee directly from the coffee garden and being able to taste warm coffee or tea which will be very suitable after a cold soak. Swinging high in the middle of the forest with views of the river and hills before we continue our journey. The last place is the largest temple in Bali and the center of Balinese history is Pura Besakih, accompanied by a local guide who will explain every detail of the history of Besakih Temple in detail.

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What people are saying about Tirta Empul

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 311 reviews

Beautiful places and a fantastic journey from Nioman. It drives very safely and efficiently in an air-conditioned and well-kept car. Nioman also took beautiful photos of us. The driver made sure not to overpay at stops and for food. In addition, you can spend time calmly and at your own time wherever you want. I highly recommend !!!

I had a really nice time on the tour! My guide told me about each place and explained all the different parts of the temples and other places as well. Sadly it did rain toward the end, so lI msised the rice fields, but everything was very fun to see and experience. My guide was very helpful and kind. Thanks so much!

My guide Astika is very friendly and knowledgeable. He is able to explain Baliness culture and Hinduism very well. Definitely enjoyed the tour by him.

Nioman is the best guide we could meet in Bali. Sympathetic with a great sense of humor. A great time. I highly recommend it and give it 10 stars

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