The Best East Bali Tours ( a full day tours )
The quest to the east part of Bali Island brings certain pleasure and new experience anyone will certainly love. Kerta Gosa is the first destination, bringing you to behold the magnificent Klungkung Kingdom’s heritage. Then you will visit Goa Lawah or internationally popular as Bat Cave, where thousands of bats are visible giving you the most unique and scenic sights. The next route will take you to Tenganan Village, an ancient village with the most natural and authentic Balinese culture. After that, lunch at the local restaurant in Candidasa gives you direct wonderful view to Lombok Strait. Finally, Puri Karangasem and Taman Sukasada Ujung will be visited as the last destinations.
Start at 9:00am
08.30 – 09.00 : pick up you from your hotel
09.00 - 10.30 : visit Kerta Gosa
10.45 – 12.30 : Pura Goa Lawah ( Bat Cave)
12.45 – 02.00pm : lunch at candidasa-local restaurant
02.30 – 03.30pm: visit tenganan village ( the bali age village )
04.00 – 05.30pm : back to your hotel
Kerta Gosa is located in Semarapura town at the heart of Klungkung regency, only 1 hour from Denpasar city. The entire clusters area was originally named Taman Gili and Kerta Gosa was the name given to two Bale buildings, Bale Kerta Gosa and Bale Kambang. Somehow, Kerta Gosa is more famous than Taman Gili. The uniqueness of Kerta Gosa can be recognized from ornamented ceiling illustrating popular artwork conveying good against the evil painted with the 2-dimension puppet style that the Kamasan village in Klungkung regency is renowned for. As the worthy heritage of Semarapura ancient kingdom, Kerta Gosa and Bale Kembang are now utilized as a sacred place for some Hinduism ceremonies such. As historical complex, here the visitors can also find the ancient and history items such as some pictures of Klungkung King Family and its kinfolk.
Pura Goa Lawah ( Bat Cave)
Pura Goa Lawah or Goa Lawah Temple is one of the most prominent and historical temples in Bali named “Dang Kahyangan”, situated at Dawan district, 9 kilometers from Klungkung regency. Inside the temple you will discover a cave where thousands of bats are living and occupying the entire spot. Further, a giant dragon-snake is said living in the cave as well. Goa Lawah temple was constructed by Empu Kunturan in 1006 Caka years. The original name was “Giha Lawah”, meaning the cave. Balinese or worshippers often come here to worship through the Balinese ceremonies. Out of the cave you will be displayed the load of salt makers along the beach in front of the blue ocean temple.
Tenganan Village (The Bali Age Village)
Tenganan Village is located in Manggis district, only 5 kilometers from the main road of Candidasa. Here, the visitors can find genuine traditional Balinese environment. Some of notable events are also conducted periodically such as ceremony dances and gladiator performance. The local people of Tenganan are famous for their thoughtful skills in making ‘double ikat’ cloth and tied woven named “Gringsing” with applying the unique weaving techniques. The houses in Tenganan Village are built in rows, one-of-a-kind, and they seem like related one to another. In front of the house, the native display the homemade products. What distinguishes this village with the other places is the existence of “Mekare-kare”, a Balinese ritual performing warrior dance of young teenagers. The ritual is aimed as indication that a young man has passed the requirements to be part of the village.
Lunch at Candidasa (local restaurant)
Lunch at Candidasa is awesome, in the midst of beautiful surroundings while enjoying the beautiful landscape, favorable marine activities such as sailing and diving. Candidasa is a small and serene village on the northeastern coast of Bali, located 50 kilometers from Denpasar. In the midway between Amlapura and Denpasar you will find this tranquil village, a tranquil coastal to see the best view of Lombok Strait. If you see a large pond near the main road, then you have arrived at Candidasa village. From here, you can easily reach the other tourist spots such as Besakih Mother Temple, Tenganan Village, and Lombok Strait. Since the village is relative quiet, here your senses will be ultimately relaxed.
Tour price :
Min 2 person traveling together = USD 52/person [book now]
AC Transport, tour guide, entrance ticket, lunch .
Barong Dance & Kintamani Volcano Tours ( a full day tours )
This tour package takes you to the northeast part of Bali. Joining the Barong Dance & Kintamani Volcano Tours with Lunch opens the gateway to discover the real Bali and more. Kintamani which belongs to Bangli regency situated about 68 kilometers from Denpasar city. This cool and appealing place has been long popular for its beautiful sights of Batur Lake as well as the well-regarded Mount Batur. But that’s not all, Kintamani is also renowned for its art and culture as you can see many group artists do exist such as Gamelan orchestra, youth dances, warrior dances, and sacred dances.
Tour with Lunch, start at 8:30AM
08.00 – 08.30 : pick up you from your hotel, than continues the a full day tour.
09.30 – 10.30 : watching barong dance performance.
11.00 – 11.30 : visit celuk village for see gold and silver smith.
12.00 – 01.00 PM : visit Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)
01.15 – 02.00 : visit kintamani and buffet lunch at local restaurant.
03.15 – 04.30 : visit Tampaksiring temple
05.00 – 06.30 : finish of tours and back to your hotel.
Watch Barong Dance at Batubulan
Batubulan can be visited both in the morning and in the evening. Every day many tourists enjoy the Barong dance performance which is usually held from 9am to 10.30am and 6pm to 7pm. The Barong dance itself is performed at five different stages, illustrating the balance of goodness and badness side in everyday’s bustle and hustle of life. The Barong dance is sometimes performed like musical comedy involving humor aspects in it. The overall performance is entertaining and amusing, certainly something all visitors should see.
Celuk (Gold/Silver smith)
Within one hour drive from Kuta area, or about 5 kilometers from Denpasar you can reach Celuk Village. Here, all Balinese silver crafters are creating the beautiful items which are able to attract not only domestic market but also the international gold and silver enthusiasts. The gold and silver jewelry products have been being favorites for many jewelry admirers all around the globe. All the accessories are truly one-of-a-kind and blending the Balinese elegant taste with international favorite style jewelries. The travelers looking for gold and silver souvenirs to bring home are strongly recommended to visit Celuk Village to discover the appealing items as well as the Balinese goldsmiths and silversmiths.
Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave)
Situated in calm village called Bedulu, Goa Gajah or the Elephant Cave is about 26 kilometers from Denpasar city. The entire place is soothing, surrounded by the beautiful terrace rice fields and Petanu river valley panorama. As one of the enchanting historical sites, Goa Gajah attracts more visitor both local and international coming for sightseeing, worship, or contemplation. Goa Gajah name was derived from ‘Lwa Gajah’ meaning elephant waters and it was the authentic name of Petanu River. Here, we can find the very old Budha statue, three-branching stupa, fountain statues, and many more. The facilities around the site are sufficient to accommodate visitor, such as the parking lot, electricity, telephone, and load of souvenir shops.
Kintamani Volcano and Lunch at Local Restaurant
Kintamani is a serene district with 5 volcanoes situated on a hill 1,460 meters above sea level; three of them are Mount Agung, Mount Kintamani, and Mount Batur. Mount Batur is the only one which is still active. In addition, there is a wide Lake of Batur in a valley making the entire sight truly contentment. With the plateau surrounding the area, it’s needless to say that in Kintamani the weather is always cool and chilly particularly in the morning and at the mid night. Everyday, load of tourists both local and international visit the site to chill out in the cool breezes while pampering the eyes with the most captivating sights imaginable.
Tampak Siring (Tirta Empul Temple)
Another place of interest in the island of gods is Tampak Siring. This striking site is also named the Tirta Empul Temple where in the middle we can see the big, sacred, and clean water source. Local people believe the water can cure any illness. Tampak Siring is also a place where the first President built the Palace of Indonesia State. The Palace looks elegant and majestic; we can see the hill wraps the entire neighborhood. At the Tirta Empul Temple, many water sources can be found which are often used by the people both for showering and worship intentions.
Tour price :
Min 2 person traveling together = USD 45/person [book now]
AC Transport, tour guide, entrance ticket, lunch .
All above tours, inclusive : deluxe transport services, English speaking tours guide, entrance ticket, meals as perprogram, mineral water on tours.
Excluded on tours:
Personal expenses, tipping for tour guide and driver, extra bill at restaurant if any.