Welcome to Denpasar

Sprawling, hectic and ever-growing, Bali's capital has been the focus of a lot of the island's growth and wealth over the last five decades. It can seem a daunting and chaotic place, but spend a little time on its tree-lined streets in the relatively affluent government and business district of Renon and you'll discover a more genteel side.Denpasar might not be a tropical paradise, but it's as much a part of 'the... Read More

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$18 Transfers & Ground Transport

Denpasar Departure Transfer: Hotel to Airport

Travel from Kuta, Sanur or Nusa Dua, Legian and Seminyak to Denpasar Airport. Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a shared vehicle transfer. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Don't forget to book your Airport to Hotel transfer!

$53 Day Trips & Excursions

Bali Highlights Tour

Meet your professional guide upon pickup at your hotel for your full-day sightseeing tour of Bali. Hop aboard your comfortable coach, which stops at each site for approximately 30-45 minutes.Your first stop is the village of Blahbatuh, home to Bali’s only surviving gong-smith, who is an expert at casting bronze to make Balinese musical instruments. At a factory, watch the fascinating process of creating an entire gamelan orchestra — from large gongs to tiny bells. Your guide will describe the ancient method of casting metal components of the xylophone-like instruments for each gamelan.Next, your guide will take you on a tour of the Archaeological Museum, also known as the Gedung Arca Museum. Located in Bedulu Village, approximately 4 miles (7 km) from Ubud and 18 miles (30 km) from Denpasar, the museum displays historical and pre-historical collections dating back to the Stone Age. You’ll see bronze bells used as religious tools in the 15th century and view huge stone sarcophagi — ancient royal coffins dating back to 500 BC. Continue to the plantation village of Sri Batu and explore the garden on foot. Your guide points out various plants being harvested and explains their culinary or medicinal uses. Here, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a range of eastern spices, cloves, coffee and tropical fruit. In the cool mountains of Kintamani, take in the views of Mt Batur. Black lava runs from the peak of this active volcano to the valley floor, where the shimmering Lake Batur — Bali’s widest lake — lies at its base. Stop here for a delicious lunch (own expense), served in a local restaurant offering an Indonesian buffet and magnificent vistas. Marvel at the crescent-shaped lake, surrounded by the steep walls of the crater rim where the original Mt Batur erupted tens of thousands of years ago.After lunch, make your way to the traditional village of Penglipuran. Wander with your guide through a bamboo plantation, and learn about the ancient beliefs and unique customs the locals maintain. Finally, head to Bukit Jati, located in Gulingan village, where you’ll partake in afternoon tea and coffee, served as you enjoy views of the rice fields and the blue sea beyond.

$20 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Bali Airport

Book a private airport transfer from your Bali hotel to the Denpasar International Airport and enjoy a hassle-free way to end your vacation! Your professional driver will meet you at your hotel and assist you with your luggage. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your private air-conditioned vehicle and leave the traffic to the driver, who will deliver you straight to the airport. This transfer service operates to all hotels, resorts and villas in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Uluwatu, Ubud, Canggu and Candidasa.When making a booking for this private departure transfer from your Bali hotel to the Denpasar airport, you will need to advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on 3 to 6 adults per car/vehicle.

$43 Tours & Sightseeing

Denpasar City Sightseeing Tour

Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel in Denpasar. Begin your half-day sightseeing tour at Puputan Square, an attractive open square located in the city center. This classic urban park draws many locals and is a great place to learn about Bali’s colonial history. You’ll find a monument depicting a heroic Balinese family in the square, which commemorates the suicidal battle of the rajas of Badung against the invading Dutch militia in 1906. Next, head to the Bali Museum, located near the former royal palace of Denpasar. Spend 30-40 minutes exploring its collection that ranges from prehistoric finds to early 20th-century art. Four main buildings inside the museum showcases Indonesia’s rich history and cultural heritage. View displays of theatrical masks, musical instruments, sculptures, paintings and textiles. You’ll see scale models depicting ritualistic Balinese tooth filling, marriage and cremation ceremonies, which your guide will explain. A visit to Denpasar isn’t complete without experiencing the colorful pasar (Indonesian for ‘market’), where locals sell their products and haggle over prices. Pasar Badung is Bali’s largest food market and features fruits, spices and other edible goods sourced from the entire island. After an opportunity to browse and bargain, spend approximately 1.5 hours at one of the new supermarkets—the equivalent of a department store—where food is available for purchase (own expense). Your last stop is the Bali Art Center, a traditional Balinese building with a permanent exhibition of modern paintings and woodcarvings. Also known as Taman Budaya (Bali Culture Park), the vast complex also demonstrates traditional Balinese architecture. Your half-day tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

$17 Transfers & Ground Transport

Ngurah Rai International Airport Private Arrival Transfer

Airport to Nusa Dua area approximately 15 km will take around 40 minute.Airport to Uluwatu area approximately 18 km will take around 45 minute.Airport to Jimbaran and Legian around 25 minute.Airport to Seminyak,kerobokan and sanur around 30 minute - 50 minute.Airport to Denpasar city approximately 1 hour in the day time.

$75 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Denpasar City Tour with Sunset Barbecue Dinner at Jimbaran Bay

Itinerary.11:00am - 12:00pm: Hotel pickup12:00pm - 12:30pm: Bajra Sandhi MonumentBajra Sandhi Monument is a monument to admire Balinese people struggle from time to time. The monument is located in a public open space and has very stunning view. From the top of the monument, you can see the city of Denpasar with a 360 view.1:00pm - 1:30pm: Museum BaliA museum of art and history. The museum was built in 1931 by architect P.J. Moojen, near the location of the former royal palace of Denpasar, which had been burnt to the ground during the Dutch intervention in Bali (1906), and used it as a model for its outside walls and courtyards.1:50pm - 2:20pm: Badung MarketThe biggest traditional market of Bali. It is divided into two different market. West building is handicraft and art market and east building is space for daily grocery market. Almost any kind of products can be found here. From food to textile are available with affordable price. Don't forget to bargain if you are entering and shopping into a traditional market in Bali.3:20pm - 4:00pm: Water BlowGreat view of soaring sea water, splashing and shaping the sea rock walls. Water Blow is a place where the rock that stands firmly on the beach of Nusa Dua with a beautiful shape swept by the large waves. Because the waves crashing into the walls of the reefs would eventually make the water-sea water is soaring into the air.5:00pm - 7:00pm: Uluwatu Temple and Kecak DanceThis cliff-top temple is one of the most important temple of Bali, dedicated for the God of Rudra. Uluwatu is perfect place for viewing the sunset. Please be aware of the monkeys, sometime they are smart enough to grab your hat or sunglasses and attempt to barter for your food.A kecak and fire dance performed next to the temple during the sunset time. The dance is the most spectacular dance. The story of the dance is taken from Ramayana story. In general it is a romantic dance of Rama and Sita. A brave and patriotic dance of Hanoman, a loyal white monkey to his adoration, Rama. 7:40pm - 8:40pm: Jimbaran Barbecue DinnerEnjoy the magical barbecue dinner in an open space while sitting at a table on the beach with your toes in the sand or have a seat on the roofed sea terrace overlooking Jimbaran Bay, colorful fishing boats in front. Sip a cocktail, enjoy the delicious seafood or try Balinese specialties freshly prepared for you.8:40pm - 9:30pm: Back to your hotel