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Get acquainted with the playful monkeys that reside in the sacred Monkey Forest on this half-day excursion from Bali. Explore the beautiful Balinese countryside in search of the monumental Royal Temple of Mengwi, a structure thronged with shrines, intricate carvings and protective moats. Gain fascinating insight into Indonesia’s heritage with a knowledgeable guide and marvel at the breathtaking Sunset Temple as you gaze at the offshore structure. Convenient round-trip transportation for your hotel is included on this tour.


  • Visit the village of Gulingan and the Royal Temple of Mengwi (Pura Taman Ayun)
  • Sample traditional fried tapioca and sweet potato cultivated in unique Balinese style
  • Surround yourself around hundreds of native monkeys in the Monkey Forest
  • Take yourself back to the 16th century with a visit to the village of Tanah Lot and its famous sunset temple
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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What You Can Expect

Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

Depart from your Bali hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and absorb the scenic splendor of the countryside. Take a short stop to capture terraced rice paddies on camera and hear about the unique agricultural methods that create the scenic fields. Arrive at the quaint village of Gulingan to stroll amid the region’s exotic flora, and then relax in a traditional Indonesian pavilion, sampling a delectable fried sweet potato and tapioca snack accompanied by a refreshing beverage.

Depart from the picturesque village then travel to the Royal Temple of Mengwi (Pura Taman Ayun) to relish the astounding architecture of the complex; see protective moats and an array of sacred shrines beside intricately carved wooden gates. 

Next proceed to the sacred Monkey Forest to become acquainted with its mischievous residents; stand beneath the cluster of towering trees home to hundreds of monkeys. Finally, arrive at Tanah Lot, affectionately termed the Sunset Temple due the magnificence of the sunsets there. Admire the black lava towers of the 16th-century temple then return to the coach for the relaxing journey back to your Bali hotel.

Customer Reviews

Lisa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Had a wonderful experience on this tour! the tour guide was knowledgeable, spoke good English, and was flexible with the itinerary. would definitely recommend!

Elyce M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our guide was out of this world fantastic. We went on a sunday, which we didn't realize wasn't the best day for the guides as there are religious obligations in the morning. That said, we were the only ones on the tour and i don't know if our guide took us at all off the beaten path, but we thought he may have taken us to some extra spots. It was an absolute blast. First stop was a local thread factory, where you have time to shop although this will be the priciest shopping probably in all of Bali, then a jewelry village also very expensive but you can negotiate to an extent. After that it was a bit of a longer drive to Mengwi Temple, which is just gorgeous. Then a local rice farm/coffee shop before Tanah Lot. if you don't want to get stuck in hours of traffic, ask your guide to time it right where you see the sun beginning to set at Tanah lot but don't stay for the whole duration as it is insanely crowded. I definitely recommend this day! The scenery even during the drive was amazing. It was a fun-filled day completely full of culture. Highly recommend!

Debra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Everything was fabulous especially our wonderful guide Putra!

Philip G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic guide, took us to many places along the way to the monkey temple. Beautiful sunset at Tanah lot


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An excellent trip and great tour guide with good knowledge. will recommend to anyone who to see sunset. Tanah Lot is a very beautiful temple seen from a far!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Well spent afternoon.

Julie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great afternoon out. This trip is a must see. It's a long afternoon as the traffic in Bali keeps you on the road the sights and sounds of Bali are just so beautiful it's not a hindrance. Tanah lot is very busy with hundreds of people there but it is worth going to see...a once in lifetime experience for sure. Thank you!

Caroline U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Tanah Lot id breathtaking. It is a must see when you visit Bali.

Nathan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Very informative tour guide. I thoroughly enjoyed it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It was nice to walk through monkeys and feed them. Make sure to grab bananas and apples before you get there ;)

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