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.
This tour takes you to Besakih Temple at the foot of Mouth 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 its 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
Children below 2 years old are free of charge.
Languages other than English are available on request. Please inquire.
This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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Pick-up from Select Hotels in the Resort Area of Bali
Historical Balinese Architecture
Your first stop is at Kerta Gosa, located in Klungkung, built by Dewa Agung Gusto Sideman and used as the Hall of Justice in the 18th century. Traditional intricate "wayang" paintings depicting visions of heaven and hell can be seen on the ceiling.
Take time to admire the view of carefully tended rice terraces with the sea glistening in the distance. Visit Besakih Temple, sitting at almost 1000 meters above sea level. It is considered the Mother Temple of Bali and is believed to be a site where offerings to the god of Mount Agung were made.
See how little traditions have changed within the confines of this village. Then, proceed to Kusamba through the Candi Dasa beach resort. Fishing and salt panning are this village's main source of income.
Journey into the real-life bat cave, where thousands of bats live within its dark halls. The sheer number of bats in the cave make the walls vibrate. Despite the dark and eerie atmosphere, it is considered to be a holy place by the locals. Shrines and a temple protect the cave's entrance.
Drop-off at Select Hotels in the Resort Area of Bali
Price & Options
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
A portion of the tour will be in a vehicle for a long period that may be uncomfortable for infants ages 0-1.
Infant seats are available but subject to availability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 08:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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