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Learn about the royal history of Bali’s Karangasem kingdom during this 8-hour visit to some of its most important shrines and palaces. Head to East Bali, where you’ll explore the kingdom’s Karangasem Palace, along with the fountains of the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, the heritage building of Sukasada Park, and the agricultural haven of Sebetan Village. During your trip you’ll have a chance to learn new insights into Balinese architecture and enjoy incredible scenery as well. Your day trip visit to Bali’s Karagasem kingdom includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip transport from your hotel.

Highlights

  • Full-day royal Karangasem heritage tour
  • Visit Karangasem Palace (Puri Agung Karangasem), home to the region’s first king
  • Explore the garden and heritage building of Sukasada Park with your guide
  • Stroll through the picturesque farming village of Sebetan
  • Enjoy photo ops of statuesque fountains at Tirtagangga Water Palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua

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What You Can Expect

Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour: Puri Agung Karangasem, Sebetan Village and Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Royal Karangasem Heritage and Village Tour including Tirtagangga Water Palace

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and architecture of Bali’s Karangasem kingdo as you visit some of its most important shrines and palaces on this 8-hour day trip. This full-day experience is a great way to discover a different side to this culturally and historically unique island.

Start your trip with pickup from select hotels at 9am. Please note that pickups may commence between 30 to 60 minutes before this time. Your tour operator will confirm the schedule at the time of reconfirmation. Head east into the lush countryside of Bali as you journey to the Karagasem Palace for your first stop. This 19th century site, also known as Puri Agung Karangasem, was built by the region’s first king Anak Agung Gede Ketlantik. His efforts showcase a unique blend of Chinese, Balinese and European architecture. Before departing the palace, your guide will explain the kingdom’s historical relations with the Dutch.

Continue next to Sukasada Park, a Karangasem Empire heritage building set in the center of a large fishpond. Make sure to note the building’s architecture, which reflects a blend of a number of cultures, with strong European influences. It was often used by Karangasem’s king for relaxation and to host meetings with key dignitaries and guests. Within the structure you’ll find a range of artifacts like photos of the royal family, plus furniture and variety of other objects.

Take in one last view of the picturesque building and its ponds, set against the backdrop of soaring Mt. Agung in the distance, before heading to Sebetan village, a township known for its cultivation of salak (snake fruit), a fruit known for its scaly, reddish-brown skin. Enjoy a walk down the rustic streets of the area, admiring fantastic views of the nearby mountains, palm trees and blue ocean in your field of view.

Make a stop for lunch at a local eatery serving a variety of Indonesian fare (at your own expense), then head to the water palace of Tirta Gangga. This unique palace, constructed by the Karangasem king Anak in 1948, consists of a series of intricate water statues of mythical creatures, most of which flow into bathing pools below. Snap a few photos among the unique setting of this palace’s idyllic gardens before heading back for drop-off at your Bali hotel.

Customer Reviews

Hwangji L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour guide is very knowledge and friendly, which makes this trip enjoyable.

Doni J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highly recommended for those wanting to know more about history of Bali, it and #39;s kings, their reign etc. Putra, our guide was extremely informative with knowledge about everything that we saw on the tour and on the way.

pnogueraruiz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Very good tour. Wonderful views from restaurant. Excellent food.

Yiorgos C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and tour guide

Brian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Peaceful and tranquil as not on the tourist trail and therefore not thronging with tourists and hawkers. Transport could have been more comfortable but as we were the only ones on this tour we were able to spread out. However some of the roads desperately need maintenance and I felt each bump in my back
The venue for lunch was stunning but the food was ordinary and overpriced

Maritess B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Our guide Radi was immensely knowledgeable about the island. And this tour highlights the magnificence of the Balinese culture and history.

Nigar S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent visit with a very knowledgeable guide

Graziella M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The tour was amazing and the tour guide was very friendly and very funny

satish chandra India

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Must-see tour.well-structured itinerary taking us through the exciting scenic landscape of lush green rice fields and snake-fruit forests..so you dont feel the long journey time to the prescribed tour spot. mr.Vyas,the local guide,is knowledgeable and accommodative.He should have introduced the various craft- villages and picturesque sites on the way and interacted more with the tourists than the driver during the journey time.A comfortable small group of Six is yet another advantage of maintaining the schedule in time.The eye-catching Karangasem palace with its well designed grandeur and exquisite tropical garden-Tirta Ganga Water palace brought us a very relaxing,memorable day.Special thanks to Viator for providing such a well sculpted tour..

Prana77

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Excellent trip. Highly recommended. The guide spoke very good English and was very accommodating to my needs.

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