Welcome to East Bali


Temples, palaces and whimsically designed water gardens are dotted throughout the landscape. Two of the temples – Pura Besakih and Pura Lempuyang – are among Bali's most important pilgrimage sites and evocative reminders of the island's royal dynasties can be found in Klungkung (Semarapura), in Amlapura and at Tirta Gangga.

Up on the northeast coast, Amed and Tulamben are laid-back beach destinations for those keen to escape the crowds on the south coast. Diving, snorkelling, enjoying yoga and lazing by swimming pools are the priorities up here, and can be enjoyed by travellers on every budget.


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$61.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

East Bali Highlights Private Full-Day Tour Including Lunch

Take an enthralling, in-depth look at East Bali’s multitude of wonders during this East Bali day tour. Set off for the East Bali day tour to the flanks of Mount Agung to visit Besakih temple. Commonly referred to as ‘the mother temple’, this is the island’s largest and most sacred site. Listen as the guide explains the intriguing history of this terraced temple and watch as local devotees donate offerings to the gods.Continue with a visit to the regions sacred water palace, Tirta Gangga. Be captivated by the peaceful surroundings which includes decorative pools, lush plant life and fountains. The guide will explain how water plays a prominent role in the belief systems of Bali’s Hindu people making sites such as this important pilgrimage destinations.A traditional Balinese lunch is served in a countryside restaurant nearby.With a boost of energy following lunch, it is time to hit the trails for a soft two-hour trek. Pass through pristine landscapes, enjoying sweeping views of rice paddies, small villages and rolling hills. Stop often for photos or to chat with locals encountered along the way. At the end of the trail reach Tenganan, a village inhabited by the Bali Aga people. Take a stroll around the village to learn about the ways of life of these people who are direct descendants of Bali’s first inhabitants. See skilled artisans making baskets and weaving ikat textiles, appreciating the island’s deeply-rooted cultural traditions.Commence the drive back to the hotel, this time traveling along the scenic eastern coastal road. Soak up the views of this charming corner of Bali as the day tour comes to a close.

$23 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Experience East Bali

Your tour will take you to the most popular destination in East Bali. You will start by visiting a traditional Balinese house at Batuan, Ubud. See the local gold and silversmith at Celuk Village. Visit the elephant cave Goa Gajah, the holy spring temple of Tirta Empul, Tampaksiring. You will also be able to admire the stunning views of Ceking rice terrace at Tegalalang.  On the way to each area you will be able to see the Bali countryside including farming areas, local markets and the traditional Balinese way of life. Your tour begins when you are picked up from your hotel at 8am. Your driver will take you to the Batuan traditional house which takes around a 45 minute drive. Experience the charming concept of a Balinese house consisting of several buildings made for different purposes related to the Hindu religion and Balinese custom. At 10 am you will arrive at Celuk Village which is Bali’s home of fine gold and silver handmade items. You will see some of the creative work including jewellery, animal figures and more.  The Elephant cave "Goa Gajah" is your next visit after Celuk Village. The main attraction on this site is a seven meter deep cave with a “T” letter shape. The cave was carved on the solid stone hill on the river valley and has the amazing entrance of Balinese holistic animal figures. After Goa Gajah you can have lunch (not included) before continuing onto your next destination. After lunch around 1pm you will continue your journey to Tirta Empul Temple, Tampaksiring. The temple is very important to the Balinese people as this is where they come to purify their soul by ritual bathing. There are several water fountains which come from a large springs inside the temple. This is where you can try the ritual bath if you wish. Your Last destination is the beautiful Ceking rice terrace, Tegalalang Village which you will get to at around 3pm. Make sure you bring you camera because you will see one of the most beautiful, spectacular rice terraces in Bali. You are welcome to explore more by walking through the field to get better views. The tour ends when you get back to your hotel at 3:30pm.

$89 Outdoor Activities

Bali Extreme ATV ( Tandem )

Your morning pick up will commence approx at 08:00 AM from your accommodation in Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak or Nusa Dua and taken to East Bali to Unique and beautiful village called Yeh Poh. The journey will takes approximately 90 Minutes, a long the way you can see beautiful rice paddies, beach and also pass by the Bat Cave temple. This challenging trip is not recommended for person indicated having heart problem and high blood pressure, This activity is safe for people over 18 years, women and men up to age 60 and still have a valid driving license from your own country. Tours will be matched with the ability of the rider. Arrive at the start point, you will be greet by coffee, tea and local Balinese cake while you have to filled in an insurance form. Here you will also be brief about the ATV ride, how to operate the ATV unit then you will have a chance to do a test drive in a miniature trek. In this tour you will be escorted by 2 guide, 1 guide at the front and the other one at the back, there will be two type of trek that you are going to pass which is dry trek and muddy trek. After the test drive completed and you are able to operate the unit, your amazing experience riding on a four wheel bike ( quad ) will start in this village, you will be exploring the natural jungles, rivers, with picturesque panorama and traditional village. A long and chalenging trek is waiting for you, Don't miss this challengfull activity. Pamper your adrenaline with us. You might be very sweaty in the end of the activity, so you are suggested to bring changing clothes. Reach the finish point, your lunch will be waiting for you, you will be served Indonesian food with Orange Juice and mineral water.  After lunch completed you will be driven back to your hotel.

$58 Walking & Biking Tours

Half-Day East Bali Village Cycling Tour with Lunch or Dinner

Your tour begins with a 7am or 1pm pickup (depending on the departure time chosen) from your Sanur, Seminyak, Kuta or Nusa Dua hotel and a transfer by minibus to Yeh Poh Village in East Bali. After meeting your guide and being paired with a suitable bike, it's time to set off on a leisurely cycling tour around East Bali. Follow your guide on a scenic route, passing rural villages, fruit and vegetable plantations, and tiered rice paddies, and admiring the views as you wind along riverside trails and climb into the hills. Along the way, get a glimpse of local life and learn more about the island's unique culture and traditions from your guide. On return to Yeh Poh Village, re-fuel with a delicious Balinese-style lunch or dinner.Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel at around 12pm or 6pm (depending on the departure time chosen).

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

Best of East Bali Tour

Our driver will meet and greet you at your hotel lobby by 9 am. first trip we will visit Taman ujung water palace. Taman Ujung ‘water palace’, with its complete and official designation of Taman Sukasada Ujung, is located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency. It is the sister site of Tirta Gangga, also built by the late raja of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline.  Then we continue the trip to Lempuyang temple or well known as gate of heaven. Lempuyang Temple, locally referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples. It is also believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island. Definitely a highlight on any travel itinerary for the fit and adventurous, the main temple lies at 1,175m above sea level, up on the peak of the namesake Mount Lempuyang in East Bali. But the gate that people like to take picture is around 10 minutes walk from the parking area.  Trip will continue to visit Tirta Gangga. Tirta Gangga literally means  water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverance for the Hindu Balinese. Strictly, the name refers to the water palace built here from the late 1940's to the 1950's by Gusti Gede Djelantik, heir to the former Kingdom of Karangasem. It is widely used, though, to refer to the general area which includes the water palace and some particularly stunning rural areas around. if you need to have some lunch break during the trip, Our driver would be happy to drive to some restaurants around the trip and alo he will be happy to stop at other spot to take some nice pictures for your memory.

$63 Outdoor Activities

Tour & Camping With Amazing Sea View

First day your driver as your guide will pick you up in your hotel at 10:00 a.m. On the way to the campsite, your driver as your guide will take you to visit interesting places, one of which is Kanto Lampo Waterfall. There you can swim and shower under waterfall. The local guide will take your pics during your activities at waterfall. Next Place is Natural Salt Maker, here you can see how local people make salt in traditional way. You can also try how to take salt that is ready to be harvested. After this you will visit Taman Ujung the water place. Taman Ujung is a beautiful place. Build in 1909 Taman Ujung is the resting place of the King in east Bali. The building architecture this garden mix between Balinese and European. During the reign of the Dutch East Indies this building was known as Water Paleis. Next you driver will take you to campsite. There you will stay in the large tent, one tent with two bed soft and comfortable mattress. Your Guide already prepare everything for the activities like bonfire, singing with a guitar, grilling activities, eating events and drinking.Your guide also will prepare you for vegetarian and vegan food and ingredients for those of you who are vegetarian or vegan. Next Day in the morning your driver as your guide will bring you food for breakfast according to your previous order. And at 09:00 you will start tour. First You will visit Tirta Ganga the water place. Tirtagangga is also the water park of East Bali King. The water and atmosphere here is very clean fresh, there are so many beautiful fish and you free to feed them. Second place is Lempuyang temple the Gate of Heaven. On the way to Lempuyan you will see spectacular views of rice fields and green mountains. Lempuyang Temple is the most popular place visitied by International Tourist in 2018. Here you will see magnificent temple buildings and taking picture between the gate with the background of Great Mt ( Agung Volcano ) and the blue sky. After This your driver will take you to Amed Village for snorkiling ( if you don't want snorkling you can skip this and choose another place ). This Village is very famous village in Bali. The village with the great sea views, very beautiful coral, hill views, people are friendly, very quite village even there are lot of tourist here. Amed Village is your last destination and your driver as your guide will drop you to your hotel in East, Middle or sout Bali area.  Itinerary : 10:00 a.m  : Pick up time from your Hotel 04:00 p.m : Arrival at Virgin Beach 04:30 p.m : Arrival at Campsite 06:30 p.m : Camp Activities ( Griling, bonfire, eating ect ) 08:00 a.m : Breakfast 09:00 a.m : Start Tour 02:00 p.m : Snorkling 03:00 or 05:00p.m :drop to your Hotel  Feel free to tell your driver if you want to go to a place other than the one mentioned above or other thing you need. Happy Tour and Camp. Enjoy your day with great experience with your Driver as your Guide.

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