Take a short 1hr flight to the old Indonesian capital of Yogyakarta on this tour of Indonesian world heritage sites. The tour group is taken to the ancient temple of Borobudur, now recognized as the largest Buddhist temple in the world, and then on to the historic ruins of the Prambanan Hindu temple complex. This tour is mainly for travelers who would like to use the opportunity to spend a little extra time to explore while staying in Bali.
If you are planning to use a taxi, we recommend this car charter service based on price, safety, and customer convenience. You will never be asked to share a ride with another party. An English-speaking tour guide will be provided so your destinations are flexible up until the day of departure. English-language consultation about services and destinations is also available prior to booking.
Explore the history and culture of Bali on a tour of the Balinese capital. The central areas of Denpasar, where much of the tour time is spent, are lively centers of activity, crowded with everyone from local businessmen to enthusiastic shoppers haggling over goods. Visitors are guided to the museum, art center, traditional open-air food market (called ‘pasar’), and finally to a Batik fabric art studio. Lunch will be served at an ethnic Indonesian restaurant.
Walk through the gate into the Bali Bird Park, known for its extensive collection including the large, blue-necked southern cassowary, the critically endangered, white-plumed Bali starline, and various exquisite birds of paradise. Visitors are also invited to observe the over 600 types of plants, the park’s peaceful, water-lily-filled pond. After the bird park, you will be invited to an Ubud art gallery, terraced green rice fields, and the sacred monkey forest.
Wander around the intricate stone architecture and towering spires of Tamun Ayun Temple in Mengwi, regarded as one of the most beautiful religious sites in Bali. Then, travel with the group to the famous Tanah Lot Temple, built on a small rock outcropping on the West coast. Above all, Tanah Lot is beloved by visitors for its truly spectacular sunsets. After night has fallen, the tour moves on to dinner for a Balinese style Rjisttafel.
Visit theBesakih Temple, the holiest of the Hindu temples in Bali, located in the ancient regency of klungkung. Besakih temple is a temple complex that consists from around 30 temples accompanied by layered towers known as mel towers, some has up to 11 layers. The group will then stop by Klungkung regency, the old base of the Gelgel Empire, before heading out to a delicious Indonesian lunch. The ethnic restaurant boasts a stunning view of terraced green rice fields.
Tenganan is one of the few remaining indigenous Balinese communities, famous for its Ikat weaving, fabric dying techniques and the high quality Ata baskets. After the village, the group are welcomed to stroll along the beautiful Candidasa Beach, dine at an Indonesian restaurant, trek to the Goa Lawah Temple (also known as Bat Temple), and finish off the day in the coastal village of Kusamba. Locally produced salt, from the numerous salt-drying fields of Kusamba, make a perfect gift to bring home with you from your travels.
Feast on Indonesian food, while watching traditional Balinese dance performances—all for only $25. The type of dance will change depending on the day, such as the Welcome dance, Baris dance and Oleg Tambulilingan. Since the location is in the easy accessible Sanur area, this tour is recommended for visitors whose time in Bali is limited, but still wish to experience Balinese cuisine and culture.
Come hold a baby lion and an orangutan, or ride an elephant or a camel! The Bali Safari & Marine Park is an animal sanctuary that spans 47ha wide. It houses over 70 species of animals that will bring visitors closer to the wilder, natural side of Bali. The park also has an amusement park, swimming pool, and a popular restaurant where customers may watch lions basking in the sunlight (through a thick glass barrier, of course) as they eat.
Enjoy a performance of the old, powerful Kecak dance, accompanied by an Indonesian gamelan music ensemble. Apart from the aesthetic appeal of Kecak, visitors often find a great interest in its storytelling element. It is based on a reenactment of the ancient Hindu Ramanyana epic, and reflects the profound influence of Hindu tradition on native Balinese culture. Following the performance, visitors are taken out to a delicious lobster dinner.