Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Bali Kecak Dance, Fire Dance and Sanghyang Dance Evening Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Great food and show.....must see.....worth paying for great service....
This tour lets you glimpse Bali's spirit. The Kecak ("Ke-chak") dance is beautiful and moving, danced not to music but to the sound of 100 men's voices. The effect is breathtaking. The Sanghyang dance is done by two young girls, and the Fire dance is certainly something to experience. It started to rain during the Kecak dance - they just stopped at a good spot, picked up and moved everyone to the inside stage and area, and continued! Priceless!
This was a great evening. Our guide collected us early from our resort and showed us some nice little "extra" places of interest. Well worth the effort.
My husband and I were the only ones booked on this tour and our guide had us at the venue early so as to secure front row seating for us!! The dances gave us an insight into the culture and religious stories of the people of Bali and the performers were obviously loving what they were doing. Very entertaining and enjoyable night out.
I didn't end up going on this tour. I cancelled because my daughter and I were exhausted plus we had experienced a number of traditional dance performances at other venues during our holiday. I would have liked to see the fire dance but it was not to be this time. I would recommend it to others though because I believe it would be worthwhile and enjoyable.
Guide on the drive to the venue was rather boring. Also, he allowed 2 and a half hours to get to the location, which surprise surprise, gave us enough time to stop off at a shopping centre where he was well known, so this is clearly a hidden part of the trip. Similarly on the way back, he offered to drop us at a restuarant he knew. Show itself was quite good, especially the fire dance, although the Kecak dance did drag a bit; atmosphere wasn't quite as expected as there was only just over 30 participants on stage, and not the large choir as advertised, and most of them looked as if they were having a laugh with each other as opposed to performing.
Picked up on time and before dancing was taken to jewellery making place that sold silver for half an hour, which was a bit salesy, and then to a wood carving and batik shop that was even more salesy, which spoilt it a bit! Guide also salesy. I suppose that's Bali for you though. Got to the dance 45 minutes before the start, so was hanging around. When it did start, though, it was pretty good, if a bit lengthy. Lots of kids crying and moaning by then, which spoilt it. Lot of people left early. Best bit was the guy jumping into hot coals! Good to know the story of Rama.