This tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking views in Bali. Sign up to ensure you get some of the best views in Indonesia as backdrops for your vacation photos. The tour begins at 8:30 AM, which gives you plenty of time to fit all the sights in. Make sure to have eaten breakfast before you set out and be ready for a full morning and afternoon.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
Your first stop is the Gunung Kawi Royal Monument – 10 shrines that overlook a river valley called Tampak Siring. These shrines are called candi in Balinese, and the sheltered grottos have memorials to Bali royalty that date all the way back to the 11th century. Because of the age of these memorials, we're not sure exactly who they commemorate, but the date of their construction makes their massive size especially inspiring.
Then, you’ll continue to Kintamini, a village that offers a view of Mount Batur and its concentric crater lakes. You’ll get to hike to the rim of the crater, and then stop for lunch at a local restaurant. The stunning views continue with a visit to Penelokan Hill, where you’ll get to survey the rich rice fields of Tegalalang.
This tour also includes a few stops to appreciate the local artisan culture. Right outside of Ubud city, you can visit the village of Kemenuh and wood carvings. Finally, you’ll stop off at Ubud market to browse a greater variety of handicrafts, and perhaps pick out a few to take home with you.
Find one of the most spectacular sunrise locations in Bali at the summit of this active volcano. Mount Batur is also known as Gunung Batur and is about 7.5 miles (12 km) east of Kintamani, a mountainous region known for its tree-climbing dogs. The volcano is a UNESCO Heritage site as well as home to one of the largest and most impressive calderas in the world. Spectacular views (and a decent leg workout) are the highlights of this climbing adventure.
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Gunung Kawi is filled with a sense of ancient majesty and mystery — no one is sure of its original purpose. One of the oldest archaeological sites in Bali, it has candi (shrines) carved into 8-m high niches on the riverside cliff. This pre-Hindu construction dates back to 11th-century Balinese kings. A walk through spectacular rice fields leads to a path descending into the Pakerisan River Valley, where the monuments rest on the banks of the holy river. They are accompanied by Pura Gunung Kawi, a modern-day Balinese Hindu water temple. Located in Tampaksiring in north-central Gianyar Regency, a half hour north of Ubud, this complex looks and feels like the setting of an Indiana Jones film.
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What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, and money for tips and personal expenses.
Entrance fee, guide, simple buffet lunch at the local restaurant overlooking the volcano caldera, water, and round-trip transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle.
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On this tour, you’ll visit the ancient elephant temple called Goa Gajah, which is one of Bali’s oldest sacred spaces. Your guide will talk you through the complexities of Balinese culture. This ancient temple is surrounded with beautiful rice fields and small streams that lead to the Petanu River – another natural site intertwined with local legends. Enjoy a stroll through the temple and the neighboring rice fields and jungle. After this you will visit a Balinese compound and will be introduced a well-known priest to take a part in an astrology session and purification ceremony.
Discover the beauty of Bali, Indonesia on both a natural and artistic level when you go on this fun and engaging tour. Explore traditional painting methods and wood carving. Then visit a turtle conservation center; the island and her animals are such an inspiration that they must be preserved. Learn about traditional artistry in Ubud and take more than a memory back with you — purchase an original piece from a studio or workshop!