Private Tour: Bali Cultural Experience with Lunch
After pickup in the morning by your private guide, watch a traditional Barong and kris dance, which represents the battle between good and evil. Then visit Kertha Gosa Pavilion, an example of Balinese art and architecture located in the town of Klungkung. Check out the pavilion's most fascinating feature, the painted ceiling that symbolizes the afterlife.
A little after midday, visit Besakih Temple. Considered to be the most important, largest, and holiest temple of the Hindu religion in Bali, Besakih is built on six levels that terrace upward. Then head to Kintamani Volcano for lunch, which may include dishes such as babi guling (suckling pig), ayam betutu (spicy chicken), or nasi campur (mixed rice). While you sit around Lake Batur, enjoy views of Mt. Batur.
After lunch, visit a coffee and spice plantation to try the most expensive coffee in world, luwak, which is produced after an animal known as the Asian palm civet digests and excretes the coffee berries. Then continue your day trip to Penglipuran Traditional Village, which provides insight into Balinese way of life and its unique village culture through the original ceremonies and rules of ancient Balinese people that still hold true here today. During your visit, take in the village layout and architecture, plus enjoy the chance to explore the bamboo rainforest.
Next make your way to Kehen Temple, a beautiful Hindu temple in the foothills of the southern Bangli Regency. Inside, see the Panyimpenan temple building that features three inscriptions about the temple contents and existence.
You will be returned to your accommodation in the evening to end your private tour.
- Buffet lunch and local food
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
- Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Use of sarong when entering temple
- Entry/Admission - Kehen Temple
- Entry/Admission - Besakih Temple
- Entry/Admission - Taman Wisata Kertha Gosa
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Took tours of various temples. A couple of the tours required a long hike up almost 200 steps which was tiring in the heat of the day. Another temple tour was down into a valley requiring almost 125 steps back up which was very tiring in the heat. The temple tours were impressive and worth the effort.
We had an amazing experience on this tour. Kadek Tosa was an extremely safe driver, and was very knowledgeable about the places we were visiting. He was such a kind and helpful person, always willing to take our picture and we truly appreciated his guidance and expertise. The temples were beautiful and the coffee plantation with the samples was one of our favorite things about our trip! 5 stars all the way around!!!
The tour involved three temples. One would have been enough. It would have been good to know beforehand that a donation for Restoration is expected at a Temple. other aspects of the tour were interesting however the itinerary advertised was amended on the day.