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Ubud: Highlights Small Group Guided Tour

1. Ubud: Highlights Small Group Guided Tour

Zip through Ubud in a private car and meet other travelers on this small group tour of up to 5 people. Waste no time getting up close and personal with Bali’s lush rice terraces and rich historic heritage. Visit religious sites, explore the region's culture and history, and experience stunning landscapes. After pickup from your hotel, the first stop on your tour is at the scenic Tegenungan Waterfall. After some swimming and selfies, head to your next stop, the Monkey Forest. Meet some playful new companions and be entertained by their mischievous antics as you wander through the forest. Next, savor an authentic Balinese meal for lunch, giving you energy for the afternoon. Take a short hike through the beautiful rice terraces of Tegallalang and admire the beautiful scenery. End your tour with a visit to the temple complex and holy mountain spring of Tirta Empul, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

2. Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Explore Bali according to your own interests on a full-day customized tour. Rent a driver and new model vehicle (up to 4 passengers) for 10 to 11 hours, and discover Bali's beautiful sites in a day. From the Monkey Forest to beautiful temples, the surf beaches of Kuta and the crafts of Ubud, Bali has it all. An airport pick-up is provided if needed, or you can benefit from pick-up in Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa or Denpasar. The supplier will create a package to save you time and money. Their friendly team will customize your trip and ensure your safety and satisfaction at all times. Make your vacation a memorable one at a reasonable price.

Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

3. Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

Take a private, full-day guided tour of Bali's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the iconic temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan on the shores of Lake Beratan. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation, journey to the garden and temple of Taman Ayun, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 and famous for its majestic pagoda-like shrines of the meru towers. Continue to Lake Beratan and stop at the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a stunning temple built in the middle of the water as a place to worship the water goddess of prosperity, Dewi Danu. Next, go to one of the most popular restaurants in the area, located on the side of Mount Batukaru, overlooking the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. Relax in the cool climate of the highlands of Bali Subak, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 for its traditional subak irrigation system. Complete your tour at Handara Gate, where you'll get breathtaking views of Bedugul Caldera's lush green scenery and beautiful traditional Balinese gate.

Bali: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

4. Bali: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

Join a full-day yoga retreat in the beautiful landscapes northeast of Ubud. Visit a holy water temple and with guidance choose to take part in a traditional cleansing ritual with holy water. Take part in a guided healing yoga and meditation practice at a secluded villa. Enjoy free time at the villa to lounge, relax, and eat lunch. After an early pickup, head to Mengening Holy Water Temple, Pura Mengening, located in the village of Saraseda, Gianyar Regency. The temple is sacred as a place of melukat, a ritual in which locals perform self-cleaning or ablution with holy water. It’s also a site where the Balinese request tirtha – the holy water used for Hindu ceremonies. These springs have been derived from natural sources since the 11th century, and the pools’ bathing waters are cool and clear. Before going in, receive guidance on how to act in the ritual, especially how to present the canang sari flower offering with incense. The bathing rite is said to be both a physically and spiritually rejuvenating yet meditative experience. After, travel to Tepi Sawah Villa. Enjoy your delicious lunch with both vegan and vegetarian options here as well as some free time to lounge, take a swim in the pool, or explore the grounds.  Later, take part in a Bali healing yoga and meditation practice with Jero Priestess Luh Manis, who will guide you through a spiritual experience that reconnects with nature and the universal energy.

Bali: Customizable Half-Day Tour

5. Bali: Customizable Half-Day Tour

Your Balinese adventure begins with pickup from your hotel or accommodation. Meet your friendly driver for the day and discuss the sights and attractions that you’d like to visit during the trip. Listen to your driver’s tips and recommendations, then plan the day’s itinerary to suit your interests and preferences. Enjoy the freedom to visit and spend time at the landmarks and locations that appeal to you most. There’s plenty to see and do in Bali including a variety of traditional temples and vibrant marketplaces. Some of Bali’s highlights include Pura Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple, Ubud Monkey Forest, Tegallalang, Kuta Beach, and Seminyak. Throughout the tour, learn about Bali’s history, culture, and the sights themselves from your driver’s insightful commentary. At the end of a busy and exciting trip, your driver will drop you off at the same location you were picked up from.

Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

6. Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

Discover some of the best of Bali including beautiful beaches and age-old temples. With a visit to a cultural park and a vibrant dance show thrown in for good measure, see the "real Bali" as you travel with an experienced local guide. Make your way to Tanjung Benoa Beach nestled in the southeast of Bali. This strip of seaside resorts features a reef-protected beach with gentle waves, perfect for watersports like parasailing or wakeboarding. Next, travel to Nusa Dua, home to one of the island’s best resorts. While here, see a rare, natural phenomenon known as the "Water Blow". Watch as white-tipped waves crash against limestone cliffs, creating spectacular sprays that drench those who stand too close. Explore the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, where you learn more about Balinese culture and religion. Flanked by a giant statue of the Hindu god, Vishnu, this is the ideal place to see some local dance and music, with various fun activities available.  Relax on Padang Padang Surf Beach, with its white sand, clear blue sky and great surf all year round. Finish the day with a visit to Uluwatu Temple. Watch the sun set on the horizon from an 11th-century rock temple. Learn about the myths and legends of this mystical place from your guide. Then, enjoy a vibrant celebration of local culture with a Kecak Balinese traditional dance. Talented performers will tell myths of Bali through song and dance as you end the day.

Seminyak: Beginners Surf Private Lesson with GoPro Shot

7. Seminyak: Beginners Surf Private Lesson with GoPro Shot

The beaches of Bali have always been a favorite among sun worshipers. But if you want to make your vacation more exciting, why not join this surfing lesson at Legian Beach in Bali? Even if it’s your first time to surfing, your experienced private guide will help you conquer the waters of Bali on your own. On the beach, listen to a brief 30-minute land lesson to go over safety measures and procedures from your surf instructor. When you are ready, grab your surfboard and catch some waves! Learn how to keep your surf board under control and how to read the waves. Discover how to time your take off and how to catch your first wave. Be amazed by how easy and enjoyable it is to surf. This activity is a great bonding experience to do with your friends or family. No need to bring your own surfboards, as they will be provided by the surfing school. All you need to bring is your favorite swimsuit and you’re good to go.

Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

8. Kintamani: Sunrise Yoga, Meditation, Earth & Water Rituals

Experience the magic of Bali with a morning spiritual experience. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from accommodations in Ubud, Kintamani, Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Candi Dasa, Kerobokan, or Sanur. Drive to Kintamani near Mount Batur.  The elements of earth, wind, fire, air, and spirit come together in this area, creating an aura of healing. Meet your guide, an experienced Balinese priestess. Take a nourishing walk through the stunning woodlands near Mt. Abang which surround a volcanic crater basin. Reconnect with your inner peace during yoga and meditation. Take a part in an earth ritual in which you will give back to mother nature and create a compassionate relationship with the environment. Afterward, enjoy a healthy breakfast as you take in a gorgeous view of Mount Batur. End your journey with a water cleansing ceremony at one of Tampaksiring’s ancient temples. This cleansing ritual is performed in order to purify your body mind and soul. Connect with your emotions and intuition through the element of water. Gain a deeper understanding of Bali and yourself.

Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall, and Temples Private Day Tour

9. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall, and Temples Private Day Tour

Uncover the story of Balinese history and immerse yourself in local culture on this sight seeing tour in Bali. Swim in a hidden canyon and capture photos of Tegenungan waterfall. Go into the Elephant Cave Temple and try locally-produced coffee at a plantation. Be picked up in the morning from the comfort of your accommodation in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran. Sit back and relax on the drive to Hidden Canyon Beji Guwang. Explore the ravine which has been forged by thousands of years of powerful water produced during the rainy season. Take a refreshing swim in a picturesque natural pool and view stunning natural waterfalls. Next, head to Batuan temple. See its famous Balinese paintings, well-preserved sandstone bas motifs, and traditional Balinese temple architecture. Stop at a local restaurant where you can purchase some authentic Balinese food. Reach Tegenungan waterfall and take a walk along the banks of the Tukad Petanu river. Capture pictures of water plunging down into a deep pool next to a verdant cliff. See the blooming trees by the waterfall. Travel to the Elephant Cave Temple where you can see various structures with Hindu influences that date back to the 10th-century. View some Buddhist elements which date back to the 8th-century. Enter the cave to see 3 stone idols each wrapped in red, yellow and black cloths. Finish your tour with a visit to coffee plantation to learn about coffee production process. Taste some locally-grown coffee before heading back to your accommodation in Ubud, Sanur, Nusadua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Jimbaran.

Bali: Gitgit and Alingaling Waterfalls Small Group Tour

10. Bali: Gitgit and Alingaling Waterfalls Small Group Tour

If you have partied in Kuta and eaten acai bowls in Ubud, chances are you will want to ditch the tourist trail in pursuit of greener pastures. It doesn’t get much greener than Bali’s majestic waterfalls which slice through the luscious jungle and cliff faces of the island. After a journey in an air-conditioned minivan, you will arrive at Aling-Aling Waterfall in the north of the island. You will love not just the beauty of this 35-meter fall but the adrenaline of sliding down it into turquoise waters. The natural features of Bali do not peak there. After a tasty lunch, travel on to Gitgit Waterfall, often described as the most beautiful on the island. The final treat of the day will be a visit to Pura Taman Ayun Temple, where you will get a taste for Indonesia’s world-famous temple style. This serene spot is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and little wonder, it’s characterized by lotus blossoms and intricate carvings surrounded by a peaceful moat.

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4.7 / 5

based on 35 reviews

We had an absolutely fantastic day with our driver and guide, Jay. He was polite, funny, spoke excellent English and shared so much knowledge about Balinese culture, history and religion. He had wonderful recommendations for the best places to swim and sites to see. He is also a great photographer! Knew all the best photo opps. The car was comfortable, clean and had fantastic air-con. We can't recommend Jay more highly. We will definitely choose him as our guide for our next trip to Bali.

What a fantastic day!! Thanks to Jay we had a wonderful experience. Great guide and driver. We explored the main sights and he was very flexible in taking us to all the places we wanted. He answered all questions and also introduced us to the Balinese culture. Thank you Jay!

It was great, everything was perfect from start to finish, from the quality of the service providers to the excursion itself. A big thank-you

Mardi was excellent. His knowledge and hospitality was second to none.

Pick up was on time and the driver was friendly and accommodating.