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Get off the beaten path as you visit the "real" Bali on this 8-hour small-group excursion to the island's lush interior, where you'll enjoy hiking, visits to remote rural villages and a stop at the magnificent Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple. During the course of your day you'll have the chance to learn about Balinese agriculture as you admire the area's intricate rice terraces and then explore one of the island's holiest Hindu temples. This small-group excursion, limited to just 6 participants, also includes a guide, all entrance fees and round-trip transport from your hotel.


  • Get off the 'beaten track' to experience the real Bali
  • Visit remote temples
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Small Group Tour with personalized service
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

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Bali Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple and Cultural Small Group Tour

Bali Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple and Cultural Small Group Tour

Escape from the beaches of Bali for the island's culturally rich interior, as you explore the island's small village life, learning about Balinese religious and cultural traditions along the way. If you're hoping to explore a different side of Bali beyond the surf and the sand, this personalized, small-group visit is a perfect chance to discover a different side of life in this Indonesian paradise.

Start your excursion with a pickup from your hotel around 30 to 60 minutes before the tour start time at 8:30am, continuing north past the busy urban area of Denpasar. Watch as the city life recedes behind you, transitioning to lush green farm fields, swaying palm trees and distant mountains. 

Arrive in the Balinese foothills of the Batukaru Mountains, where you'll first have the chance to learn about the island's one-of-a-kind farming practices. The area's fertile volcanic soil nourishes a variety of crops, including spices, vegetables, flowers and tropical fruits. Perhaps most interesting are the intricately-terraced rice paddies, which the local community of Jatiluwih have carved into the area's hillsides. These striking agricultural sites are both pleasing to the eye and useful to the community, which lives off the food and income they provide. 

Continue your exploration of Bali's interior with a short walk through the dense forest near Mount Batukaru, heading towards the Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple. This beautiful temple complex is among the holiest of sites on the island for Bali's Hindu population. Take time to wander this unique monument with your guide, stopping to absorb the quiet energy of its beautiful setting and unique architecture.

Before returning you'll have time to stop by a local restaurant for a rest stop, where you can purchase food and drinks at your own expense. Then finish your excursion with drop-off back at your Bali hotel.

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Customer Reviews

Lisa T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was so much fun! We learned so much and Darta was an amazing guide! I recommend it for a nice day outing to see Bali


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The Bali Pura Luhur temple has a very rich history. Witha great tour guide, he was able to make history come alive and interesting

Bruce G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

The temple was, well just like the other 20000 temples in Bali but much larger than most. Stopping off at arts and crafts manufacturers was good. The Luwak coffe and local coffee sampling was great. Rp 50000 for a cup of the worlds best coffee was a bargain for the coffee conesur.

Chris Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

We had a wonderful day. Recommend it to anyone. Certainly worth the money and we were really looked after.

Lucy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Tour was fantastic and our extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommend

Samantha Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great half day tour. On our trip we were the only couple so had our own private tour. It was great to learn about the culture from a local and expand our knowledge. Gus was a great tour guide and the locations visited were stunning.

Lilliane R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

What a great tour! We were six friends traveling together and Rody our guide was incredible!!! We went to the temple and the rice fields - we even had time to stop and meditate in the Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple - any time we wanted to stop and take pictures he was so accommodating. He took us to a really nice restaurant overlooking the rice fields and we thoroughly enjoyed out day. I would absolutely recommend Viator and this tour.

Brendan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014



5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This quite an amazing tour. Bali is so beautiful. The tour guide was great, Radiawan is his name. He is such a pleasing person. He was on time at the hotel. The ride to the temple was beautiful. We saw all the rice terraces. The vegetation is so green and lively. We went to the temple Pura Luhur from the 11th century.
This temple is in the middle of the jungle. Not many toursit visit the temple, so you have a very peaceful tour.
There was only two other groups, so we had the temple for ourselves. You could listen the birds sing and it was full of butterflies. It was a very memorable tour. The tour guide, let us meditate and sit on the altar for 15 minutes. It was wonderful. Radi went out of his way to please us. It was such a rewarding experience. It is a beautiful ride

Catherine P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The tour guide Rodney and the driver Su were very helpful. This was probably the best tour of my long Asia Asia trip. The temple was unique in that the visit was all about the temple ( no hawking of.many trinkets by local vendors), meditation, enchanting history along with side trips to beautiful rice fields, fine lunch across the street from a major rice field, visiting an actively habitated lovely compound, visit to a batik factory and shop. Wonderful local flavor.

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