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Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

1. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung. Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains. Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools.  Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali. After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch (with optional add-on) overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih.  Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from professional, coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for private tours). Select the private tour options to enjoy the highest degree of flexibility, intimacy and customized experiences, or join the small group tour to enjoy the tour in an affordable way.

From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

2. From Bali: Private 3-Day Gili Islands Tour with Snorkeling

In between Bali and Lombok, 3 idyllic islands can be found: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. These little coral islands have a real laid-back tropical island feel and make perfectly placed hideouts from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. With no traffic and nothing but fresh ocean breeze, this 3-day 2-night tour takes you to see two of these islands for an excursion full of relaxation, and special moments to remember for a lifetime. Your first day starts with an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali, which will take you to the harbor to a speedboat that will arrive at Gili Trawangan in just a few hours’ time. On the way, catch breathtaking views of Mount Agung and the deep blue sea. Once on the island, spend the day relaxing at a beautiful tropical island resort – lounge by the pool, dive in the sea or hop on a bicycle to explore the coastline. Don’t miss the sunset at one of the beach clubs – it’s a true spectacle of nature you don’t want to miss out on! Your second day features a private snorkeling tour on Gili Trawangan’s quieter but equally beautiful sister island, Gili Air. The 3-hour snorkeling tour takes you to see several amazing spots, beautiful coral reefs and colorful marine life. You’ll also get to swim with giant sea turtles, a magical experience! Spend the rest of the day as you like at another tropical resort – sipping cocktails, swimming, sunbathing – before another magnificent island sunset kicks in. If you’re an early bird, start day 3 early to catch the awe-inspiring sunrise of Gili Air. Otherwise, snoozing in bed to the sound of the sea is a lovely way to spend the first hours of your last morning on the Gili Islands. Enjoy one more swim in the turquoise sea, sit down for breakfast and say goodbye to these gorgeous islands. The speedboat will bring you back to the mainland of Bali where you will be transported to your hotel by shuttle bus.

Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast

3. Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast

Indulge your spirit of adventure on an early morning hike to Bali's highest point, and ascend Mount Agung to watch the sunrise from the top. Experience the most challenging, yet most beautiful trek on the island. Start the night before with a hotel pick-up between 23:00 and 00:00 (depending on the location of your accommodation). Then, journey to Pasar Agung Temple near Selat to start your hike at 01:45. Located in the Karangasem Regency, Mount Agung is Bali's highest and holiest mountain. Be guided through the jungle of the sacred site by an English-speaking local guide. Believed by the locals to be the home of the gods, Mount Agung reaches an altitude of over 3,000 meters at its highest point. It can be a challenge for some people to climb, but the rewards for the brave - and reasonably fit - are stunning views and a sunrise like none you've ever seen before! Once at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the breathtaking views. Cast your eyes over the lush landscape of east Bali as far as the eye can see. Then, climb back down the mountain to return to your starting point.

Bali: Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking Experience

4. Bali: Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking Experience

There are two common hiking routes up the mountain, which you will need to choose between.  Mount Agung Hike via Besakih Temple (from the West) The most challenging yet rewarding route for hiking up Mount Agung. The hike starts near the Besakih Temple, also called the Mother Temple of Bali. You'll be hiking through the dense jungle of Besakih. The ascent will take approximatively 6 to 7 hours, and ends at the very highest point of the mountain. The final hour or so is exceptionally demanding, often requiring climbing up the mountain on all fours. The hike starts at about 11.00 PM, so that you arrive at the top before dawn. From here, you are able to witness the stunning sunrise overlooking Mount Rinjani in Lombok. You will also have a masjestic view of the giant crater of Caldera Batur, and Lake Batur. Mount Agung Hike via Pasar Agung Temple (from the South) This is an easier, 3-4 hour hike in which you will ascend about 2,000 meters. It's not as challenging as the Besakih Temple route. The hike ends about 100 meters below the actual summit, but the views are still excellent in all directions, as well as down into the crater. The starting time will be about 2:00 AM, with the aim of reaching the peak just before dawn.

Bali: Tulamben Bay and the USAT Liberty Wreck Dive

5. Bali: Tulamben Bay and the USAT Liberty Wreck Dive

Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to the village of Tulamben on the north-east coast of Bali, best known for its black beach covered with smooth, fist-size rocks. Upon arrival, head to Tulamben Bay to take part in a wreck dive and get close to the World War II cargo ship, the USAT Liberty. Located just 30 meters from the beach, the wreck measures an impressive 120 meters on a steeply sloping sandy bottom, with its top just 3 meters below the water surface. Sunk by torpedoes on January 11, 1942, the USAT Liberty was carrying rubber and railroad parts for war service across the Lombok Strait. The damage was critical, but 2 destroyers hitched her up and tried to tow her to the port at Singaraja. She was taking too much water, so the crew decided to run her up on the beach at Tulamben. The volcanic explosion of Gunung Agung in 1963 rolled her off the beach to the present location, breaking her in pieces along the way. Now completely covered with corals and home to hundreds of species of fish, the wreck is submerged to a maximum depth of 29 meters. Considered one of the best beach entry dive sites in Bali, the wreck of the USAT Liberty is just for starters! A 15-minute journey further east takes you to the Alamanda Reef and Batu Kelebit Reef. Travel by car 10 minutes west from Tulamben and you reach the village of Kubu, where access to the pristine Kubu Reef is easy. Night diving is especially popular, with an average visibility of 15 to 20 meters and water temperatures around 28 to 29 degrees Celsius. Join this diving adventure for a fantastic day in a unique area and get up close to the magnificent marine life along the way! Please note, this tour is only available to certified divers. 

From Bali: Manta Tour in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

6. From Bali: Manta Tour in Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

Discover the tropical scenery of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands on a guided tour from Bali. Enjoy a car and boat transfer from your hotel to the islands, go snorkeling with fascinating manta rays, and explore the area's natural landmarks. After being picked up from your accommodation in Bali, hop on a boat for a 40-minute trip to Nusa Lembongan. Once on the island, take a smaller boat to the famous Manta Bay on Nusa Penida. Go swimming or snorkeling among magnificent manta rays in their natural habitat. On the way back to Nusa Lembongan, stop at a famous snorkeling spot between both islands. Gaze at beautiful coral reefs with colorful fish. Take a break for lunch and enjoy your meal as you admire incredible sea views. Finally, explore the highlights of Nusa Lembongan. Gaze at Jungutbatu village and the striking Mount Agung from a panoramic viewpoint. Visit the famous Devil’s Tears at high tide and marvel at the waves crashing onto the cove. Head over to Dream Beach, boasting a sprawling white-sand shoreline. Relax as you make your way back to Bali.

North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

7. North Lombok: Sendang Gile Waterfall & Senaru Village Tour

Spend a day exploring Lombok's northern part, visiting pristine natural landscapes and learning about the history and culture of the local. In the morning, first make your way out to Malimbu, a lookout point. From here you can see the nearby Gili Islands and Bali's Mount Agung. Continue to Sendang Gile Waterfall, on the foot and slope of Mount Rinjani. The cool, fresh air and calm hill will provide a comfortable resting point, and you may choose to "freeze" yourself in the inviting cold falling water. Then visit Senaru, a traditional village where mountain tribal life and the civilization of past centuries still exist. Finally, visit Bayan Old Mosque, one of the inestimable historical Islamic heritage sites in Lombok which is believed to have been built upon the Islamic people's arrival in the 16th century.

Bali: Two Day East Island Tour

8. Bali: Two Day East Island Tour

Go on a two-day trip to East Bali with its stunning sceneries to the backdrop of mighty and mystical Agung volcano. You will see stunning black sand beaches and the magnificent water palaces built by the ancient kings of Karangasem. You will visit Charlie's Chocolate Factory with its heavenly swings and you will get to see one of the most beautiful and important temples in Bali– Luhur Lempuyang. You will spend the night in a hotel with ocean views where you will be able to see the sunrise and explore the rich underwater marine life of Amed and the surrounding coastal villages. Your journey will start at Pantai Kusamba. You can take beautiful, Instagram-worthy photos on this black volcanic beach and if you're lucky, you also get to see the ancient trades of sea salt farming. Then, for the contrast, you will also be taken to a stunning white sand beach: Pantai Bias Tugel. Here, you can swim in the ocean and enjoy some freshly caught and grilled fish at one of the beach cafes. Next stop is at Charlie’s Chocolate Factory where you can try all kinds of chocolate flavors, buy some gifts and souvenirs such as handmade soap, and take photos on the famous beach swing. Then, it is time to visit the water Palace Taman Ujung, built by King Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut. According to the legend, the king personally participated in the construction of the Palace along with his workers. That’s it for today - now it’s time to relax in your hotel and enjoy the stunning ocean views. If you are an early bird, you will love waking up to the breathtaking island sunrise that enchants you and gives you energy for the whole day to come. After breakfast, today’s exciting journey begins at a beautiful Balinese temple surrounded by clouds, Luhur Lempuyang. This temple is also known as the 'gateway to heaven' or 'road to the clouds' and you can take the most stunning photos at the top of the very long stairs that leads you to the temple. Luhur Lempuyang is truly an incredible, most magical place! Next, you will visit the water palace Tirta Gangga, built in 1946 by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut, featuring sprawling gardens with ponds, fountains and bathing pools. From here, you will head to Keramas Aero Park, a unique restaurant in Bali where you can dine on board an aircraft or beneath one of its wings. Quite a unique experience and you can take some cool unusual photos, too.

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What people are saying about Mount Agung

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 493 reviews

We had the most amazing time on this tour! Rahdi was a fantastic guide to have with us. He is one of the best photographer/videographers I have ever seen. He took photos and videos for us that are professional quality and we were speechless at how talented he is! He is so knowledgeable about the history of the sites and the stories behind the statues and the incarnations of the gods. We were so impressed! He also planned the tour perfectly so we hit quite a few sites and seemed to always beat the crowds. I recommend this tour and would take it again because the sites are so gorgeous it would be amazing to go again.

Suba was the best tour guide you could wish for. Very patient, very helpful, very pleasant attitude and very knowledgable about history, religion and Balinese culture. He was also very happy to explain further if you had any questions. The tour itself was also very good. The places you visit are beautiful, we really recommend it to everybody. It’s absolutely worth it. We’re not surprised that this tour has so many great reviews. Thank you, Suba!

My guide putu was very knowledgeable, friendly and did not rush. Very happy for the day spent with him, an experience of its own. Saw all the itenary, helped with pics. 5 stars

It was absolutely magical. Jungles, lotus flowers, temples and the Gates of Heaven. Can’t recommend it highly enough

Juli, our guide was awesome, so knowledge! Highly recommended!