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Bali Full Day Tour - Bali Temple Tour

Bali is known as the island of a thousand temples and unique culture. On this tour we offer special tour to visit some temple are very famous and fantastic, and see the Balinese culture.

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$98

AUD

Duration

11 hours

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • entrance fee at all tourist destinations
    • Lunch
    • english speaking driver or tour guide
    • private full AC car
    • Entry/Admission - Barong & Kris Dance
    • Entry/Admission - Puseh Batuan Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Batur
    • Entry/Admission - Besakih Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Taman Kertha Gosa
    • Entry/Admission - Sahadewa Barong Dance & Fire Dance
    What's excluded :
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Barong & Kris Dance, Jambe Culture Village, Sukawati 80582 Indonesia

    Batubulan to see Barong ans Kris dance.

    Batubulan others great claim to fame is trance - every morning at 9.30 sharp. Here you can witness the eternal conflict between Ratu Barong, the faithful guardian of community, who looks like an overdressed cross between a lion and a Pekinese dog, and the pendulous-breasted Rangda, denomic mistress of the graveyard. At the height of the drama, Barong’s entranced acolytes turn their serpentine-bladed krises upon themselves, ussully with no ill effect. Even the Balinese, who find a trance state easy to slip into, draw the line at trancing every day, so they have invented more mundane tricks to avoid being wounded by their sharp blades. The Barong dance, as the perfomance has recently been renamed for accuracy, is nonetheless an impressive spectacle, and it is not unusual for one or teo of the players to unexpectedly drop into a gunuine trance. Three very professional groups perform the Barong Dance each morning. Barong and kris dance is included in the bali nature holiday package that we offered to you.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Puseh Batuan Temple, Batuan Village near Singapadu, Sukawati 80582 Indonesia

    Batuan Village as Trinity temple.

    Our bali nature holiday package will visit this temple because there is a healthy population here of every religious sect and caste, each requiring its own complete set of temples, Batuan boasts more iteresting temples than many far larger villages. Probably the most impressive among these is the Pura Puseh Batuan ( the Temple of origin, literally the “Navel Temple” ), a short distance down a secondary road heading west from the crossroad, where the main road takes a sharp right-angle turn to the north. Directly opposite a large meeting hall, the temple is difficult to miss as a pair of six-foot stone raksasa ( guardian giants ), standing either side of the road, guard the approach from both directions. Almost all the sculpture on this temple, whether dating from past centuries or made for the 1992 restoration, combine superb technical craftsmanship with imaginative personality. The newly rebuilt gedong rum, a three-tiered rectangular shrine on east side of the inner courtyard, and the meru alit, the shrine next to it, both with traditional murals of the gods beneath their eaves, are fine example of what is still possible in sacred Balinese architecture. The lively stone faces growing out of a floral scroll at the base of the meru alit are particularly striking. The earnest scholar can profit from the small signs which name each of the temple’s shrines in both Balinese and modern Indonesia text for benefit of worshipers who do not wish to misplace their offerings. A doorway through the west wall, flanked by two reclining rams, leads to an unusual water garden whose massive gate, reminiscent of Javanese Hindu temple, and pond have been freshly restored for the first time since their collapes in the eartquake of 1917. At the center of the pond is Bedawang, the cosmic turtle upon whom the universe rests. In a peaceful corner, an orderly array of broken statues and architectural details, casualities of the earthquake, await their turn to be incorporated in future restorations of the pavilions.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Elephant Cave, Jl. Raya Goa Gajah Desa Bedulu, Ubud 80581 Indonesia

    Goa Gajah Temple

    Our bali nature holiday package offer and will visit one of famous temple in Bali called Elephant Cave Temple. About a mile due east from southern Peliatan, the road crosses a stone bridge over the long-accursed Petanu River and reaches the vast bus-park and gauntlet of souvenir stalls which must be negotiated before climbing down to the great head hewn from living rock Goa Gajah. No one is sure what the figure represents, but the monstrous face, whose fanged mouth is the entrance to a man-made cave, appears to represent an earth spirit clawing its way out of the cosmical array of animals and phantoms. According to 14th-century Javanese scribes, this was one of Bali’s principal Buddhist santuaries. Yet in the dark tunnels of it’s cave we find Hindu linggas and a statue of Siwa’s son Ganesha, the elephant God of Hinduism. At every turn one is confronted with elements of both religions, ranging from the 8th to 14th centuries, suggesting that Bali’s religiuos syncretism goes back a very long way. To the left of the cave is small shrine housing a 1000-year-old statue of the Buddhist goddess Hariti, protector of children, surrounded by a brood of her young charges. Hariti had been a notorious baby-eating ogress until Buddhism changed her wicked ways. At the bottom of the ravine some unusual broken fragments of collapsed cliff have been found with very old and rare relief carvings of delicate stupas in the style of 8th-century Java. Farther on are two small Buddhas in the lotus position, also tentatively dated to the time of the great Javanese monument, Borobodur. Beyond the Buddhas lies the entrance to what may have been a hermit’s cave. So far, it has been excavated to a depth of only 30 feet; whatever lies beyond that remains a mystery.

    Elephant Cave
    In the 1920’s, the first Westerner seeing the head carved at Goa Gajah thought it was the face of an elephant. From this the site earned its name “Elephant Cave” , although the name Lwa Gajah meaning “Elephant Water” is far more ancient. Many Balinese insist the carving is a self-portrait of the giant, Kebo Iwa.

    Bathing Pool
    The top halves of several life-sized nymphs, clearly water spouts, once guarded the mouth of the Goa Gajah cave, but a 1954 excavation revealed the rest of their bodies some distance away in a large sunken bathing place that had been buried for centuries.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, Sebatu, Tegalalang 80511 Indonesia

    Gunung Kawi Sebatu.

    These 11th century tomb, carved out of the rock face of the gorge of the Pakerisan River, are approached by a step descent through breat-taking rice terrain scenery. Historically, the tomb probably have some connection with King Anak Wungsu. Across to the gorge are some more impressive tombs that were the resident meditation caves of the holy men who were the keeper of the tomb.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Batur, Kintamani 80652 Indonesia

    Kintamani to explore coffee plantation and Batur volcano.

    Kintamani and Batur Volcano
    This village will visit on our daily bali nature holiday package and Kintamani Village is Batur Volcano and creater lake.
    1500 meters high, the village of Kintamani has a cool, damp climate suited to growing oranges and passion fruite and on martket day, which falls every third day, the main street becomes a bustling chaos of vendors, some of whom have travelled from far away, carrying their wares on horseback.
    Batur
    In 1926, during the violent eruption of Mt.Batur, the original village of Batur, at the sourthern foot of the mountain, was totally destroyed. The villagers, unharmed but homeless, moved up into the high ridge overlooking their original home, and began the task of rebuilding their temple, Pura Ulun Danu. Work on this temple is still underway, and they are creating one of the most impressive temples on the island. It’s strark meru towers stand out againts the backdrop of the smoking volcano.

    Temen Village of Coffee Plantation
    The village of the best producer of bali coffee and the village is also a producer of Luwak coffee, firstly the civet in this village were hunted by residents to make satay because they were considered pests, and after they learned from laboratory tests that the coffee from civet droppings was the best coffee and beneficial to the health of the body, the civet is now preserved in Bali,
    The benefits of civet coffee are: Improve stamina, Lower cholesterol, Improved sexually, etc. Civet coffee is sold a little expensive, in Bali Rp 50,000 per glass is sold and for per kilogram is around Rp 1,000 000. In addition to civet coffee in the village, it is also produced in traditional ways such as: Coffee ginseng, Bali copy, Coconut coffee, Etc.
    The process of coffee in this village is still very traditional and guaranteed 100% without preservatives or other chemicals. We also enter the map on some of our tour schedules to look directly at this coffee garden and see the process, and introduce to you, in addition to seeing this beautiful coffee garden, you can also try all their home-made coffee for free. , if you want to try Luwak coffee you will be charged a fee of IDR 65,000 / cup.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Besakih Temple, Jl. Raya Besakih, Karangasem Indonesia

    Besakih of Mother temple or biggest temple in Bali,

    Bali’s largest and most famous temple, Pura Besakih, is situated high on the slopes of Mount Agung. Established around about 1007 A.D., it has been regarded as the major temple on the island of Bali, focal point of the Hindu religion, since the 15th Century. Each regency of Bali has its own sub-temple within the great Besakih complex, and all Balinese pay homage here. There are 18 separate sanctuaries, all belonging to different affiliations and caste groups. The three major temples are Pura Penataran Agung, once belonging to the royal family of Klungkung, dedicated to the Supreme God Sang Hyang Widi Wasa, Pura Kiduling Kreteg, dedicated to Brahma, and Pura Batu Medog, dedicated to Wisnu. Each of these temples has a reguler six-monthly anniversary celebration or odalan, and on the full moon of the tenth month, “Kedasa” , the entire temple celebrates a visitation of the gods. “Bhatara Turun Kabeh” , and roads are packed with busloads, bemoloads, and even truckloads of visiting worshippers bearing offerings from afar. The ceremonies last for ever a week. During this period the temple is filled with magnificent offerings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Taman Kertha Gosa, Jl. Kenanga No.11, Semarapura Kelod, Kec. Klungkung, Kabupaten Klungkung, Bali 80761, Indonesia

    Klungkung of Kertha Gosa and Taman Gili.

    The royal Court of Justice of Klungkung, are a reminder of the power and glory of this former kingdom. These two stately pavilions in their lotus pond gardens at the center of the town of Klungkung, were built in the 18th century, at which time they acted as the island’s highest court of law. Their fantastic ceilling murals in the traditional “wayang” style of painting depict the punishment in hell for wrong-doers, as well as the rewards in heaven for those who are good and honest in their lifetime, depecting a highly evocative view of the Balinese belief in “karmapala” every action bears fruit, be it good or bad. Judgements were made according to traditional law by three Brahmana high priests. During Dutch colonial rule the courts were still held here, pronouncing judgements on cases concerning custom and traditional law which could not be settled at the village level. Meeting were talso had during the full moon of every fourth month of the Balinese calender, attended by the regional kings throughout Bali, where in the high King of Klungkung gave his directives and decisions concerning the problem of the greater Kingdom of Bali. The hall of Kertha Gosa was also often used for audiences granted to guest and foreigners by the King. A tall gateway behind Kertha Gosa once led into Bali’s most splendid palace, which was destroyed in the Dutch bombardments of 1908 that resulted in the conquest of the island. A memorial to this terrible Puputan battle that ended 600 years of glorious rule in Bali by the descendants of Majapahit, has been erected on the eastern side of the Regent’s office, across the road from Kertha Gosa. At the western side of Kertha Gosa pavillion is Taman Gili, which was previously the head-quarters of the king’s guard. Restored during Dutch times, this pavillion is decorated in more recent “wayang” paintings, by the best of the Kamasan School of Artists. The ceilling of this moated pavilion describes the Balinese horo-scopes, as well as illustrating a number of folk tales from the literary classics.

    Bale Kambang
    This imposing rectangular pavilion appears to float above its lily-filled moat. Beneath its ironwood shingled roof, every square inch of ceiling is richly painted with traditional “Kamasan style” motifs, and it is only natural to assume that this must be Klungkung’s renowed Hall of Justice. Kertha Gosa is the little square pavilion in the corner of the garden. The Bale Kambang, in the days of the rajas, was headquarters for the royal guards. Later, in Dutch time, anxious relative of plaintiffs and transgressors waited there for judgements emanating from Kertha Gosa. They usually had plenty of time to study the myths and legends pictured on the painted panels overhead. The first of these eight layers of panels shows phases of the astrological calender, while the second tells the story of Pan Brayut and Men Brayut, an impoverished couple who were blessed with eighteen children and didn’t know what to do. All the other layers to the apex relate the adventure of Sutasoma, a semi-divine hero whose wisdom and subtle powers cause arrows and spears, even those hurled at him by the gods, to turn to flowers. He is a Balinese role model of non-aggressive strength. Although the Bale Kambang survived the razing of the palace in 1908, the building seen today is not old. It was completely rebuilt and enlarged in 1942 and, due to the ravages of the climate, some of its ceiling panels were probably replaced even more recently.

    Bale Kertha Gosa, the Hall of Justice
    The more famous painted ceiling of the Kertha Gosa has also gone through numerous changes this century. It had to be restored after the devastating eartquake of 1917 and was again repainted during the 1930’s by Pan Sekan, a master artist from nearby village of Kamasan. Thirty years later, Pan Sekan’s son, Pan Semaris, directed the total replacement of his father’s weather-eaten ceiling. With the exception of a fee panels added in the last decade, which stand out because of their crudity and the fact that acrylics instead of natural pigments were used, the ceiling is as Pan Semaris, directed it in 1960. In the small pavilion, you find yourself on the bronk of three worlds. Below you to one side is the noisy bustle of modern Bali while to the other lies the old-wordly calm of the water garden, and rising overhead in a pulsating pyramid of richly painted panels is the realm of gods and demonds. During the thirty years of Dutch rule, suspected criminals would be tried beneath these salutary paintings. The panels are arranged in nine layers, the lowest being a series of small panels telling five tales of the Tantri series. Most of the 267 panels relate episodes in the story of Bima Swarga in which Bima, the most unruly of the five semi-devine Pandawa brothers of Mahabharata, ventures into the underworld to rescue the lost souls of his earthly parents. The karmic fate of those who have transgressed is illustrated, while Bima battles with demonds and overtunes cauldrons in his quest. We follow Bima’s journey through the various stages of the heavens in quest of the elixir of immortality that will revive his parents. The entire epic is, in fact, an heroic journey of self-discovery. The astrological calender appears ib some panels, with particular emphasis on eartquakes and volcanic eruptions, which must have on everyone’s mind at the time.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Sahadewa Barong Dance & Fire Dance, Jl. SMKI no. 25, Ubud 80582 Indonesia

    The last trip is stop at Batubulan to see Kecak dance.

    The Kecak is one of the most populer shows amongst visitors to Bali. Performance start at dusk, with the lighting of flickering torches in a giant candelabra and the placing of offerings on the stage. Sudden shouts pierce the tranquility of the evening, and out of the darkness run a troupe of chanting men wearing black and white check sarong, chesta gleaming in the torchlight. They quickly arrange themselves in a series of concentric circles around the candelabra, where they sway and chant, one moment in unison, the next moment in syncopated counterpoint. A small group of dancers in full traditional costume perform an excerpt from the Ramayana in the midst of the waving sea of arms and bodies, dancing to the orchestrated voices. The “chak-chak-chak” of the chorus is adapted from the Sanghyang chant, and the entire performance has an ethereal quality enhanced by the flickering of the torchlight. The first Kecak was created by dancers in Bedulu, Gianyar, who were commissioned by the well-known expatriate painter, Walter Spies. The first simple version was an immediate success, and now Bali boats at least a dozen professional Kecak groups that perform regularly at the larger hotels and in special open stages built for purpose in their banjar.



    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up & Drop off is available from most popular areas either Denpasar, Kuta, Legian, Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran area, and Bali Cruise Port in Benoa.
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Bali Nature Holiday - Day Tours

Activity ID: V-167406P7

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