In the morning, a driver and guide will pick you up from your South Bali hotel by private vehicle. Your first stop is Penglipuran, a traditional countryside village known for its neat row of traditional Balinese entrance gates. During your visit, your guide will enlighten you about the unique architectural traditions of the village.
Afterward, depart for the Mother Temple of Besakih—Bali’s largest and most important Hindu temple. Relax during the approximate 2.5-hour drive to the temple, nestled 3,280 feet (1,000 meters) up the western slopes of Mt Agung, Bali’s highest volcano. When you reach the holy site, explore some of the 23 related temples and courtyards that comprise the extensive complex, which is built on six levels.
Enjoy a buffet lunch at Mahagiri restaurant, situated above terraced rice fields against a stunning backdrop of Mt Agung. Then, continue to Sidemen for a short village walk. This peaceful rural area is known for its beautiful landscapes and traditional weaving. Discover the rice paddies and the salak plantation, which grows the snake fruit famous for its scaly skin.
Your last stop is Klungkung, where you’ll visit a local market and the former Royal Courts of Justice known as Kerta Gosa. Your guide will bring your attention to the elaborately decorated ceiling that features the Wayang style of painting depicting the battle between good and evil.
At the end of your private full-day tour, your driver will transport you back to your hotel.