Cultural Tours in Indonesia

If you’re in search of a cultural experience, you can’t go past an exploration of Balinese Hinduism, with its peaceful Buddhist influences. The Balinese have a stunningly vibrant and kind way of living and welcome curious travelers into the fold. You can participate in ceremonies, learn traditional arts and crafts, or explore the history of Indonesia at a variety of cultural sites that you’ll find are home to both stunning architecture and hand carved stone deities.

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Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance, Indonesia
Uluwatu Temple and Kecak DanceUluwatu

Experience an incredible combination of culture and beautiful landscape on this tour to the Uluwatu Temple, which sits on a cliff 230 feet above the Indian Ocean. You’ll get to watch a Kecak dance performance in the warm glow of the setting sun.

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Brahman Blessing & Elephant Cave Tour, Indonesia
Brahman Blessing & Elephant Cave TourUbud

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.

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Amazing Bali, Indonesia
Amazing BaliUbud

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.

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Fascinating Ubud, Indonesia
Fascinating UbudUbud

Take a trekking tour through small, hidden paths through the rice paddies and coconut plantations. You’ll stop by the home of a local, where your host will serve you some fresh coconut and Balinese cakes.

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 Bali Midlands Tour, Indonesia
Bali Midlands TourUbud

Bali’s midlands are rich with natural beauty and fascinating ancient relics. You’ll get to visit the ancient capital of Mengwi, as well as the famous water temple of Pura Taman Ayun.

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East Bali Exploration, Indonesia
East Bali ExplorationAmlapura

When you think of a tropical island, you might think that the whole region has the same landscape, but in Bali's instance, nothing could be further from the truth. The East Bali Highlights tour helps you explore a very specific part of this Indonesian island. During your tour, you'll see both the everyday and the extraordinary. From traditional architecture to mountains and temples, this is your chance to discover the best of Eastern Bali.

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Balinese Culinary Experience, Indonesia
Balinese Culinary ExperienceNusa Dua

Discover the flavors of Bali with this immersive tour that’s part cultural exchange, part culinary delight. You’ll learn about the origins behind some of Bali, Indonesia’s most popular dishes; how local horticulture and agriculture influences cuisine; and how tradition merges with modern cooking techniques. The best part? Since you’ll be creating these dishes, you’ll be able to conjure up ‘a taste of Bali’ whenever the mood strikes, back home. Yes, you will get to sample the fruits of your labor.

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Tirtagangga and East Bali Trekking , Indonesia
Tirtagangga and East Bali Trekking Amlapura

Your day starts with a 2.5-hour downhill trek to the Tenganan Pagringsingan village. Your guide will show you around and explain how traditional life works. Only people born in the village can live here and be full members of the community, which has existed in this part of Bali dating back to at least the 13th century. Villagers follow a strict set of rules when it comes to the wildlife surrounding their village — for example, a member cannot chop down a tree without permission from the community. From the village, you’ll have tremendous view of the mountain and farmers working in the rice fields.

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Balinese Society Snapshot, Indonesia
Balinese Society SnapshotUbud

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!

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Skulls and Bones Tours, Indonesia
Skulls and Bones ToursKintamani

This half-day tour introduces you to one of the oldest cultures on Bali. Trunyan sits on the edge of Lake Batur and serves as home to the Bali Aga tribe, which has lived here since the 10th century. In addition to an up-close look at Balinese history, as well as a dramatic landscape.

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Tirta Gangga Water Palace Tour, Indonesia
Tirta Gangga Water Palace TourAmlapura

On this tour, you’ll see the three complexes that make up the mystical grounds of the Tirta Gangga Palace. Built in the 19th century, this historic palace blends Chinese and Balinese influences, in a series of pools, fountains, and statues that synthesize art and spirituality in one tranquil site.

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R.O.L.E Community Skills Center , Indonesia
R.O.L.E Community Skills Center Nusa Dua

Take a Think Global, Act Local interactive tour at the R.O.L.E. center. This tour looks to the future as its celebrates the past – while you’re here, you’ll learn about the center’s efforts to teach sustainable job skills to marginalized women, as well as some of the crafting traditions that they’re helping preserve.

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Morning Adventure at Tanah Lot, Indonesia
Morning Adventure at Tanah LotTabanan

The legend of this holy rock and its blessed water is intriguing. Let the beauty and magic of Bali surround you when you make your pilgrimage to Tanah Lot. Utterly breathtaking, and touted as one of Bali's most important, and most photographed, landmarks. Your visit to Indonesia is simply incomplete if you don't add this destination to your itinerary.

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Cultural Ubud, Indonesia
Cultural UbudUbud

This all-day tour takes you to some of the country’s most popular museums. You’ll learn a lot about the history of the country as well as taken in by breathtaking, colorful works of art, as well as archeological artifacts.

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Art Village Tour , Indonesia
Art Village Tour Ubud

Take this tour to get to get a sense of Balinese village life and local handicrafts. You’ll also stop by some of the highlights of Ubud, including the market and the monkey forest.

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Balinese Herb Class and Nature Walk, Indonesia
Balinese Herb Class and Nature WalkUbud

Take a 3-hour guided walk to learn more about the medicinal use of herbs in Balinese culture, followed by a lesson on how to make some of these concoctions yourself. Your guide will show you which herbs go into the local’s authentic beauty treatments and health-giving drinks.

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A Day in The Life of a Balinese Farmer, Indonesia
A Day in The Life of a Balinese FarmerUbud

Escape the everyday in Bali, Indonesia and live your best life in a big way. Experience both luxury and simplicity with one amazing tour. A Day in The Life of a Balinese Farmer provides you with guided walks, picnic breakfasts and lunches, interaction with local farmers, and spa treatments — all in the span of a single adventure. Because you'll be enjoying the expertise of the Four Seasons, you can rest assured that every element of your tour will be exceptional.

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Silver Workshop, Indonesia
Silver WorkshopUbud

At Balinese museums, you’ll see ancient examples of silver relief used to decorate temples, as well as sacred tools used in temple offerings. This 3-hour workshop introduces you to some of the intense techniques that make it possible to bend and pound silver into an intricate pattern. Come with a few ideas, as you’ll be making your own design.

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Wood Carving Class, Indonesia
Wood Carving ClassUbud

This hands-on tour introduces you to one of Bali’s oldest forms of craftsmanship: woodworking. You’ll see intricate carvings on Bali’s historic palaces and temples, and this tour will give you some idea of the labor and talent that goes into creating them.

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 Balinese Gamelan Music Lesson, Indonesia
Balinese Gamelan Music LessonUbud

If you’ve never been to Bali, then there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of gamelan. This refers to ensemble of bronze percussion instruments, including gongs and cymbals. On this tour, you’ll listen to a demonstration by master musicians and try your hand at making music as well!

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