Tenganan Village Tours

The village of Tenganan undoubtedly belongs to one of the rarest sights in Bali. Unlike the rest of the island, Tenganan is not inhabited by Hindus, but by the Bali Aga, a small part of the population who has kept their pre-Hinduistic faith and traditions. They have no caste system and they also reject other Hindu customs, such as cremation and choose to bury their dead instead. Thus, Tenganan has always been strictly isolated from the outside world and even weddings are only permitted within the village community. Those who don’t adhere to the rule are expelled and it doesn’t come as a surprise, that the population is dwindling and today, only about 500 people live in the town. 

The village with its rectangular center and checkered floor plan consists of only two parallel roads and is surrounded by a long boundary wall. The simple houses with their thatched roofs look like Polynesian long houses, mixed in are some shrines and pavilions and roosters, dogs and cows roam the streets. Apart from a couple modern power poles, the architecture remains largely authentic. Since the Bali Aga see themselves as artists and guardians of their religion, they not only have this unique building style, but also practice very distinct dances, cultural expressions and one famous craft: weaving the valuable double ikat fabrics. These textiles as well as typical Balinese maps hand drawn with macadamia ink on bamboo leaves can be purchased in the stalls. Nothing is mass produced and instead, is handmade in long and intricate processes, which of course, comes with a price.

Practical Info

Tenganan is located about 65 kilometers from Denpasar in the Manggis District. It’s easy to get there with either public or private transport via the coastal town Candidasa, which is well served by local busses. Tenganan Village can be found only 4 kilometers inland from Candidasa. 
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Address: Tenganan, Bali, Indonesia, Indonesia
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Full-Day Fascinating East Bali Tour

See the highlights of East Bali on this full-day tour from Ubud. Start with a visit to Kerta Gosa, aka the Hall of Justice, located in the Klungkung Regency. After a look at the exquisite ceiling murals, you'll continue on through the fishing village of Kusamba and follow a coastal route to the bat caves of Pura Goa Lawah. After lunch, marvel at the sacred water palace of Taman Tirta Gangga. You have the option to upgrade for a private tour with commentary by your own personal guide.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$38.80 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Car Charter to Eastern Bali

Relish the freedom to explore east Bali according to your own itinerary on a full-day trip with a private driver. Inform your private driver of your preferred itinerary and choose to visit popular attractions like Pura Goa Lawah — famed for its plethora of bats — and Tenganan, a remote village shrouded in cultural heritage. Opt to sample Balinese specialities such as ‘nasi goreng’ (fried rice) and witness a mesmerizing Balinese dance performance. The tour’s price includes your private transport and driver — all fees for recommended activities are paid on the day.  
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$75.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Tenganan Village Rice Field Trekking Tour

Embark on a 4-hour hike through the terraced rice fields of East Bali, starting from Kastala village and continuing to Tenganan village in Karangasem Regency. This day trip with an informative guide includes rest stops along the way and free time for swimming at Virgin Beach, a strip of sandy paradise near Candidasa. Get a glimpse of local community life and quintessential Bali landscapes.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$40.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Full-Day Tour: Bali Gate of Heaven

Go beyond the beach during this Bali private tour, offering an intimate investigation of the island’s startlingly rich cultural and religious heritage. Learn about Balinese religion at Lempuyang Temple and observe traditional island village life in the indigenous village of Tenganan. Then admire the Tirta Gangga Water Palace.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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$35.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 to 12 hours
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Private Tour: East Bali Highlights

Explore the eastern side of Bali with a private guide on a full-day tour that takes in the natural beauty and cultural riches of the island. Your knowledgeable local guide shows you highlights including Tirta Gangga Water Palace, the seaside town of Candidasa and the traditional village of Tenganan, home of the Bali Aga people, the island's original inhabitants. Get away from the crowds and admire rolling emerald hills, lush rice paddies, stunning architecture and ancient traditions. Includes lunch, a comfortable private vehicle and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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East Bali Royal Palace Tours

This full day tour gives you the opportunity to explore the art and heritage of Bali by visiting artisans and historic landmarks that are important parts of Balinese culture. You will have the chance to see the palace and water garden of Tirta Gangga, a traditional village at Tengenan, and the water palace of Taman Ujung.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Eastern Bali Day Trip

Explore the Hindu temples, ancient villages and unique landscapes of east Bali on this private day trip to Karangasem Regency. Your personal guide offers insight into daily life in the villages of Tenganan and Kusamba. Tour highlights include major points of interest such as the bat cave at Goa Lawah Temple, Karangasem Palace (Puri Agung Karangasem), Sukasada Park (Ujung Water Palace) and Tirtagangga Water Palace. Enjoy lunch in Candidasa and private transport from your South Bali hotel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$61.14 USD
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East Bali Cultural and Tradition Tour

Lose yourself in Bali’s rich cultural tapestry on an enriching full-day tour of East Bali from Klungkung. After convenient hotel pickup, you’ll travel to Kerta Gosa and Goa Lawah Temple to discover the history behind the ancient buildings. Visit a traditional salt production factory to see primitive tools in use; immerse yourself in the indigenous culture of Tengana Village, one of Bali’s most unique communities; and absorb the botanical beauty of Tirta Gangga, a park replete with water features and exotic flowers. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to five people.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$59.00 USD
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Bali Trekking Tour Including Tirta Gangga and Virgin Beach

Bali trekking Tenganan Village - Kastala Rice Terrace is exciting activity tour packages to trekking in rain forest of Tenganan Village to Kastala Village. This Trekking adventure will takes you to explore the original of Bali nature to penetrating forest jungle and then enjoy a beautiful rice terrace and rice field while working to the point destination. You will also see directly the life of all farmers in the rice field with their activities. Your Trekking Guide will guide you to the impressive adventure just step by step to complete your trekking experience in Bali. Not only trekking, this tour also will take you to Visit Tirta Gangga Water Palace continuing to Beautiful Virgin Beach for relax and sunbath in the end of the tour. The tour will be very comfortable with the private air-conditioning car and professional tour driver is always outstanding service with the information you need and to keep your convenience and enjoyable journey during the tour.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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East Bali Tour

East Bali Tour is one of the most popular Bali Full Day Tours Packages to visit interesting places in eastern part of Bali Island that we designed to fulfill your experience.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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