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$38.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Full-Day Fascinating East Bali Tour

After pick up from your hotel, you are heading east to see the Kerta Gosa, or Hall of Justice, built in the 18th century in Klungkung. It is beautifully laid out within a moat and provides an exquisite example of the Klungkung style of painting and architecture which can be seen in their ceiling murals. Continue on to Kusamba, a fisherman village that also engages in salt making where you will also see colorful outrigger lined up along the black sand shores. The coastal road with full view to Nusa Penida will lead us to Goa Lawah (Bat Cave). This cave, whose walls vibrate with thousands of bats, is considered holy and a temple and surrounding shrines protect the entrance. After lunch we go to Taman Tirta Gangga (Water Palace) whose swimming pools and ornamental ponds serve as a fascinating reminder of the Balinese rajah's old days. Your last stop will be Tenganan Aga, an original Balinese village, a stronghold of ancient traditions. You can see the local women weave the famous "flaming" cloth, kamben geringsing, which supposedly has the power of immunize the wearer against evil.Sit back and relax on your transfer back to hotel.

$31.97 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Best of East Bali

After being picked up at your hotel (select resort areas only), your private day trip starts with your first stop at the ancient court palace of Bali: Kertha Gosa, about a 1-hour drive. Wander around this pavilion, where you'll learn about ancient court rituals, and take a look inside the building to admire the unique paintings on its enormous ceiling. After this introduction to a bit of Balinese culture, continue to the white-sand beach of Kusamba to meet the last remaining salt-farming community on Bali. If you're curious about local life on the island and want to learn more about traditional ways of farming, this is your chance. Your private guide will tell you about this old community and introduce you to some of the locals. Next, head to Ujung Water Palace, followed by the village of Tenganan, known for its beautiful traditional clothing worn by locals. Between these two visits, you'll stop at a restaurant for lunch (own expense). Your day trip ends after leaving Tenganan for the drive back to your hotel.

$62.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Besakih Temple and Karangasem East Coast Mountain Tour

This tour takes you to Besakih Temple at the foot of Mount Agung, through rice field terraces and on to Bali’s scenic East Coast. First stop is Kerta Gosa, the hall of justice, in Klungkung, which dates from the 18th century.You trip continues up into the mountains, stopping to admire the view from Bukit Jambul over rice terraces with the sea glistening in the distance. Then it’s into Besakih Temple, almost 1,000m above sea level. Besakih is the “Mother Temple” of Bali and probably originated as a prehistoric sanctuary where offerings were made to the god of Mount Agung.Back at sea level, we visit Tenganan – one of the original Bali “Aga” villages where traditions have changed little over the centuries. Our drive continues through the beach resort of Candi Dasa to Kusamba, a small fishing village, followed by Goa Lawah (Bat Cave) where the walls of the cave literally vibrate with thousands of Bats. The cave is considered to be holy, with shrines and a temple protecting to entrance

$69 Private & Custom Tours

Visit to Chocolate House and Gate of Heaven Temple Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Be Balinese Tour, Ubud, Gianyar Regency, BaliWe pick up our customer at 08.30 from Hotel in Ubud, Sanur, Canggu, Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Jimbaran, Uluwatu and Nusa Dua area. If you stay outside of those places please kindly inform us so we can arrange an earlier pick up.Stop At: Jasri Beach, Subagan, Karangasem, BaliCharly’s Chocolate Factory is a unique sightseeing spot on Jasri Beach East Bali. The chocolate factory is a privately-owned homemade chocolate production facility where you can visit and tour its shady coconut groves and hobbit-like houses where most of the products are made and displayed. The houses are built of layered bamboo and shaped like huts with pointy roofs, and with round windows that swivel in the center to let in fresh air.Admission ticket is Idr 20,000 per person.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ujung Water Palace, Karangasem, BaliTaman 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 latest King of Karangasem. The complex consists of various large pools and historic structures set against a backdrop of Mount Agung and the eastern shoreline.Admission ticket is Idr 30,000 per person.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tirta Gangga, Karangasem, BaliThe Tirta Gangga royal water garden is a favorite retreat in the regency of Karangasem, east Bali. It was built in 1946 during the reign of the latest King of Karangasem, Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (1887 - 1966). Tirta Gangga saw a series of restorations following the destructive hot showers of volcanic ash from the 1963 Mount Agung eruption.Admission ticket is at Idr 30,000 per person.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Lempuyang Temple, Abang, BaliPura Lempuyang, locally referred to as Pura Lempuyang Luhur, is one of Bali’s oldest and most highly regarded temples, on par with Besakih. 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.Donation is between Idr 20,000-30,000 per person. Duration: 45 minutes

$30 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Gate of Heaven: Private Full-Day East Bali Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lempuyang Temple, Abang, BaliLempuyang Temple is 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. The heights are reachable via a steep staircase of over 1,700 steps, with attractions along the way including several other temples and hordes of grey long-tailed macaques that inhabit the surrounding cool mountain forests.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Tirta Gangga, Karangasem, BaliTirta Gangga Water Palace is one of the most popular Bali Places of Interest designed and constructed in 1948 by Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (1887 - 1966), who was the last king of Karangasem. He was a remarkable man to say the least, not only because he was the architect of the water gardens but also because he helped with the construction of the gardens. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ujung Water Palace, Karangasem, BaliTaman Ujung Sukasada is one of the most popular Bali Places of Interest located in the village of Seraya in Karangasem regency, its 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. The site suffered near devastation by showers of hot ash following the eruption of nearby Mount Agung in 1963 and also weathered an earthquake in 1979. Restoration efforts throughout the decades made way to its current splendor and it continues to appeal to both locals and visitors.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Goa Lawah Temple, BaliGoa Lawah Temple is one of the most popular Bali Places of Interest, its beautiful sea temple and features a complex built around a cave opening that is inhabited by hordes of bats and its name translates to Bat Cave. This temple was established in the 11th century by Mpu Kuturan, one of early priests who laid the foundations of Hinduism on the island. Goa Lawah is located in the village of Pesinggahan, Dawan district, bordering the Klungkung and Karangasem regencies. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kusamba Traditional Salt Mining, Manggis, BaliSalt farming in Kusamba, Bali is a centuries-old tradition where farmers use traditional technique to produce 100% natural salt by sun and wind evaporation. Located on a volcanic black-sand beach in East Bali, Kusamba is about an hour’s drive east from Sanur. The village earned its reputation as a traditional fishing village and natural salt production in Bali. Despite the intensive process of sea salt making, Kusamba’s salt farmers live in modest huts on the beach with shiny-black and mineral-rich sand. There are about 30 group of local people who earn their livings as salt farmers in Kusamba.Duration: 1 hour

$61.14 Day Trips & Excursions

Eastern Bali Day Trip

Our guide will pick you up at approx. 8:30am at your hotel in South Bali with drive to the north east to Karangasem regency. First stop is at Kusamba, a local fishing village to see the local people mining salt the traditional way. Next visit Goa Lawah temple, the bat cave that dates back to the 11th century.Then drive to Tenganan village, one of Bali’s most ancient villages that existed before the arrival of Hinduism. The village is famous for its unique textile with intricate motifs. Lunch is at a local restaurant in Candi Dasa.After lunch continue to visit Karangasem Royal Palace (Puri Karangasem) which was built by the 1st King of Karangasem by the end of 19th century. And then drive to Taman Ujung Sukasada, which used to be a resting place, as well as a guesthouse for noble families and foreign official guests of the Karangasem Kingdom. Last stop is the old royal bathing palace of Tirtagangga with its water gardens. Drive back to your hotel.

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