Karangasem, Indonesia
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Discover the wealth of unexpected cultural and archaeological attractions of East Bali's Karangasem region during this private guided 7-hour day trip with lunch. Explore the holiest Hindu site in Bali at the Mother Temple of Besakih, situated on the slopes of the island's tallest volcano, Mount Agung. You'll also visit two rural villages, Penglipuran and Klungkung, which will give you a taste for the island's beautiful tropical plant life, majestic mountain scenery and the unique culture. This private guided excursion also includes round-trip transport from your hotel and all entrance fees.
  • Private day trip to Karangasem
  • Walk around the rural villages of Penglipuran and Klungklung with a private guide
  • Visit Bali’s holiest Hindu site, the Mother Temple of Besakih
  • Marvel at Mt Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch
  • Round-trip hotel transport by private car included
Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, beautiful religious traditions and idyllic villages of East Bali's Karangasem region on this private guided day trip. This intimate East Bali tour is a great way to escape the tourist hordes of the island's southern regions as you discover the centuries-old culture of this unique Indonesian island.
Start your private guided excursion with a pickup around 9am from your hotel. Check with your tour provider for exact schedule. Continue north into the island's vast interior, making your first stop at the village of Penglipuran, passing through the town's traditional Balinese entrance gate. Spend time with your guide exploring this idyllic town, listening as your guide explain's the area's unique architectural history.
Head next on a 2.5-hour drive to the Mother Temple of Besakih, the largest and most holy of all Hindu sites in Bali. This sublime religious center is situated 3,280 feet (1,000m) high on the slopes of Mount Agung, the tallest volcano on the island. Spend your time at the site wandering through its 23 different temples and many plazas spread across six different levels.
After your temple visit take a break for lunch at Mahagiri restaurant, an eatery perfectly located above the picturesque Balinese rice terraces with a view of distant Mount Agung. While you're digesting your lunch, continue to Sidemen, a rural area known for its weaving, to take a quick stroll. Your walk will provide views of the village's beautiful setting and its nearby salak farm, which cultivates the island's famous snake fruit.
Make your final visit of the day at Klungkung, offering a chance to explore a village market before venturing over to the Kerta Gosa, also known as the former Royal Courts of Justice. Check out the intricate paintings of the building's interior, designed using the Wayang style, depicting a battle between good and evil.
Finish your day trip with a drop-off back at your hotel.


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, Jan 2018

Thank you for making it a very useful enjoyable trip

, Dec 2017

MUST DO! I would say this was one of the last tours we booked and I wasnt really looking forward to it but wow I was wrong! This was by far our favorite day in Bali!!! Chica was a wonderful guide and really wanted to teach us about the culture of Bali. He answered all our questions and taught us so much about the people and history. I felt like this tour really shows you the heart of Bali. Our stop at the village was lovely and I even bought some goodies from the locals. We really enjoyed Temple of Besakih, there is so much to take in. And the lunch views, wow!!!! Like a post card! Absolutely put this tour on your must do in Bali! I cant believe all we got to do for the money!

, May 2017

Excellent tour. Mother Temple and a local village! Kerta Gosa very interesting as well.

, Aug 2015

We had a blast with our great guide

, Feb 2015

Absolut super, wir wurden rundum betreut und die Tempelanlage und das Restaurant, wo unser Mittagessen einen konnten, bot uns ein Blick auf die Reisterrassen, einfach ein Traum. Nochmals Danke.

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