Mother Temple of Besakih
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Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 228 reviews

Enjoyable tour with friendly and helpful driver. Thanks Sandi!

Very enjoyable full day tour - Tirta Gangga and the views at the buffet lunch are some of the highlights for me! We got Sandi as our tour guide, who was trustworthy and helpful on the day. He arrived on time and was kind enough to wait for me and my friend to have breakfast before starting the tour. At Pura Penataran Agung (where people take the mirror effect photos), Sandi lent us sarongs and held a spot for us in the massive line of people, except we didn’t realise and kept climbing to the second and third temples - which definitely isn’t part of this tour itinerary! Simple misunderstanding for two Bali newbies and big thanks to Sandi for being right there when we descended, plus we got photos! Due to the time we spent climbing at Lempuyang, there wasn’t enough time to go to Besakih. Sandi was flexible and took us to the Tegenungan Waterfall as we requested an alternative attraction. All in all a full day, and we were happy with everything!

Wow! Wow! Wow! - brilliant guide and tour

From the moment we met our Guide, Putu the day got better and better. We didn't stop talking about Balinese culture and traditions for the whole 10 hours. First stop was the Heaven Gates (you need to be there before 9.00 to avoid the queues) - a really clever guy can then mirror the gates in a lake on your phone - now our photo of the holiday. Next up was the Water Palace - when we arrived a ceremony was going on and Putu explained all the various things happening. Then lunch was taken at a lovely restaurant with a stunning view. The Mother Temple was our next stop, again Putu explained about all the various temples and why they are there. Lots of photos were taken and Putu was more than happy to help. Our final stops included a wood working village demonstrating their amazing skill and for our final stop we visited the Butterfly Park. We must also praise our driver - showing great skill on the road . All in all a day to truly remember.

Great sights, absolutely amazing driver and tour guide!

Had a great day out - we wanted to do the temples given being landmarks in Bali. However, perhaps due to my own lack of research, we were surprised at how the gateway and mother temple had been so overrun with tourism, which let it down slightly, especially the local guide at the mother temple - he was quite rude. The Tirta Gangga was absolutely beautiful as was the lunch location - stunning! Perfect find. The highlight of the tour was our driver. He is by far the best guide or driver we have had during our time in Bali and he was so talkative and down to earth. He taught us so much about the culture and really embodies what we thought about Balinese people - he made the trip for us.

Wonderful hotspots to see, Iwayan as the best guide ever

Lempuyang was breathtaking because the photos you get there are amazing. Just very long queues to wait (at least 1,5 hours). our guide Iwayan was doing an excellent job. He knew for all of our questions an answer, explained his culture and religion very authentic and detailed and cared a lot about us. He took many great pictures of us and knew all the best photo spots and Iwayan spent a lot of time with us to took us around to Tirta Gangga which was so much fun to look at the koi carps and Pura Besakih was interesting and a great place to understand more about Bali and his people. Thank you for this great day!!

Amazing guides, fabulous place and beautiful memories.

Agung our guide made our day very special. If you are looking for a very personalised experience with the best local knowledge look no further! Lempuyang temple is a must see and has given us the best holiday photos. We especially enjoyed the buffet lunch overlooking the rice paddy’s. Would recommend this company to all our family and friends. Suksma Agung from Danny and Joanna.

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