Sukawati, Indonesia
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Overview

See the best of Bali on this private shore excursion with a driver. You’ll discover a variety of Balinese attractions during your time in port, from a temple to a waterfall, from lush rice fields to luwak coffee. Plus check out the local arts and crafts scene in the popular area of Ubud. Enjoy a personalized experience with a private tour.
  • Private Bali shore excursion
  • Visit a Hindu temple and Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Admire the scenery of green rice paddies
  • Learn about Balinese art in the villages around Ubud
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
Your private day tour of Bali starts with pickup at the Benoa cruise terminal after your ship docks. With your private driver, head to your first stop, a Hindu temple located in the Batuan countryside.
Admire the ornamentation of the temple, which is maintained by local residents, before continuing to the 50-foot-high (15-meter) Tegenungan Waterfall, one of the few waterfalls in Bali that isn’t located in the mountains or highlands. Take in the lush setting and heavy flow of water, and go swimming, if you wish (you must pay for the insurance to do so).
Pass through the Tegalalang rice paddies, which involve subak, a traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system. Enjoy the view of sloping green terraces, and then head to a coffee, cocoa and tea plantation near Ubud, where you’ll learn about luwak coffee, the famous Bali coffee made from coffee berries that have been eaten, partially digested and released by the Asian palm civet, a native animal. The still-intact coffee beans are collected by farmers and cleaned and roasted. At the plantation, learn about this process, and enjoy a tasting of coffee, tea and cocoa drinks (luwak coffee can be purchased, if you want to try it).
Next, head to the villages around Ubud, a town popular for its art scene and tranquil environment. Learn about Balinese painting and other art produced here as you visit Mas, a village dedicated to wood carving, Tohpati, a village known for Batik weaving, and Celuk, a village renowned for gold and silver jewelry. Watch artists at work and admire the beautiful things they are creating.
Your shore excursion ends with return to the cruise terminal for your ship’s departure.
Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Bali Benoa port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Reviews

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J
, Mar 2018

Our driver was informative and attentive, punctual and pleasant. We had a wonderful day and got to see many of the artisans techniques in this area. I would highly recommend this tour for its sights and value. Dianne Kuzminski

J
, Mar 2018

I would say 4.5- 5- I wouldn't change anything as it was a great overall experience. Luhur, our driver, waited patiently for us outside the cruise terminal in the main taxi car park with a board with our names on it. even though our cruise tender was probably 1 1/2 hour late

He spoke good english and was very polite.

We visited traditional workshops and sights and can highly recommend this trip, our guide Luhur and his company.

B
, Mar 2018

Excellent value and very accomodating guide. He was able to give various options as we were concerned about making it back to boat on time, owing to tendering.we were really pleased there were only two of us on the trip. We enjoyed the sacred monkey forest, which we went on his recommendation. It was good to get out in the green countryside, away from the traffic of the towns.

a
, Feb 2018

Our driver/guide was a very pleasant young man with poor English. Our time was very limited a we visited very few locations. His recommendation for lunchhe got a free meal from the restaurant....was excellent. Overall it was the best way to get a taste of Bali.

r
, Feb 2018

Unlike other tours with Viator, this was not as good. Itinerary was good but the places we were taken were not unique but touristy with large numbers of big buses and crowds. The shops were tourist traps and not at all unique. We stayed in town and the coffee plantation was a neighborhood little garden. For the 2 of us and the driver, I expected to go to better examples of Batik and silver shops. I feel we were taken to his friends businesses. Even finishing about 2 hours earlier, nothing was offered to show us more of this culture. He also was on his phone a bit more than I feel was polite when working.

p
, Nov 2017

Oka from Bali Sun Tours was our driver for the day and he was waiting for us when our cruise ship docked. We discussed what we wanted to see he took us to a wonderful wood carving place and a Batik shop where we got to see the cloth being made. We also went to a temple where we had to wear sarongs. While we were not too excited about the coffee operation he suggested we visit, we finally agreed. It was actually quite interesting and not like any coffee plantation we had ever seen or been to. We sampled many, many different types of tea and coffee and actually bought some for holiday gifts. As we are both seniors, my brother and I really just wanted to spend a couple of hours seeing some of the sights and not the entire day being out and about. Oka was very attentive and drove very well as we traversed the highways. It was interesting seeing the Balinese culture and also discussing many of the facts about the country and culture. Oka's command of English was excellent! All in all, the excursion was excellent and certainly offered more flexibility than the ship tours at a considerable cost savings!

K
, Oct 2017

Great tour guide, comfortable airconditioned vehicle, all round great experience

R
, Apr 2017

Absolutely excellent trip with Nyoman from Bali Sun Tours - as we left the ship he was ready and waiting to meet us at the port gate.
He was so knowledgable and friendly, explaining all about his culture and life in Bali and pointed out so many interesting places on route.
Firstly we went to a wonderful Hindu temple not visited by the large tour buses, then on to the Tegenungan waterfall, walked through the Tegalalang rice fields, then the monkey forest, as we had already been to a coffee plantation we actually skipped this part of the tour. Lastly we visited Ubud before returning to the ship.
This tour is excellent value for money, would thoroughly recommend to any cruise passenger.

m
, Apr 2017

When we had got ashore, we were met at the dockside by our friendly guide. After a brief discussion on what it was possible to see in one day, we decided to follow the guides pre-planned itinery.
We first went to the easy-to-remember Pura Desa Adat Cila Murti Batuan temple, which was very grand and impressive, with attractive gardens. The only down side was having to wear a matching sarong with my wife.
Next we went to the waterfall at Tegenungan, which again was very impressive, although hard work if you wanted to walk down to get a closer look, and then back up the steep hill.
On then to the rice terraces at Tegalalang, where the workers were out in the fields, and some even posing for photographs. The scenery was beautiful, and nearby were numerous shops and cafes.
We then drove through Ubud, where you could see mile upon mile of shops selling stone and wooden carvings. We turned down the offer of visiting a wood carvers, and instead carried on to a coffee plantation. Here we had an explanation of how coffee beans are farmed, and then tried samples of various coffees, teas and cocoas.
We then went to a Gold and silver Jewellery factory, with an explanation of how it is made.
We were then ahead of schedule for our return to the cruise ship, so we then spent an hour or so at the beach resort of Sanur. Here was a long golden sandy beach, with numerous bars and markets stalls along the promenade.
Our driver was excellent throughout, giving explanations and offering advice, as well as stopping for us to take photos., or get a drink. The whole trip was an excellent insight into the culture and Bali way of life, as well as seeing some of the islands natural beauty.

S
, Mar 2017

Good private tour of Bali. The driver's commentary was good but a little difficult to understand. We enjoyed the tour.


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