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Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

1. Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

The tour begins with pickup from selected Bali locations and heads to the stunning Tanah Lot Temple, located about 20 km north of Densapar. Upon arrival, admire the imposing rock formation that the temple sits upon, which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves beneath it. Tanah Lot is one of 7 ocean temples in Bali and has been a center of mythology for centuries. This Hindu temple, which is dedicated to the Gods of the sea and dates back to the 16th century, holds much significance for locals but is now just as well loves by visitors to the island. Spend some time exploring the temple, as well as its dramatic surroundings, and learn about the rich history of Tanah Lot and the religious beliefs surrounding it. There’s also time to wander around the many local market stalls that surround the temple, offering handmade trinkets, Balinese instruments, textiles and more. After a spot of shopping, head back to the temple, which boasts incredible sunset views thanks to its Southwesterly location. Find the perfect place to relax and admire the skies change color against the backdrop of the ocean, with Tanah Lot standing proudly at the forefront. Once the sun has set, hop back on the bus for the return journey to your accommodation.

Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

2. Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple to the sea gods with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Part of a series of temples built to protect the island from evil spirits, today its cliffside location is the permanent home to a family of friendly monkeys! Once night falls and you have seen the colors of the sunset, experience one of the island's most famous cultural performances at a "kecak" fire dance. Watch the locals act out a scene from the Ramayana with a mesmerizing trance chant, punctuated by exciting fire dances by performers in intricate costumes. Then, get the option to enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant serving delicious barbecue food in Jimbaran Bay. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day!

Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

3. Bali: South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip

Discover the best of Bali's southern coast on this day tour around the island. Visit the iconic Tanah Lot temple, relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness an optional traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose from lunch, massage, and photography add-ons. Benefit from pickup at your hotel with the private tour or pickup from centrally located meeting points on the group tour, and then head to your first stop, Tanah Lot Temple, which is perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean. Stop for lunch at the renowned restaurant street (own expense) before heading to Suluban Beach at Blue Point. Enjoy a stroll on the beach's white sands and take in the breathtaking stones and caves. Next, if you have selected the Kecak option, head to Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch Bali's famous kecak (an ancient ritual and fire dance) while the sun sets in the background.  Finish the day with a grilled seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay (if add-on selected). For private options, you'll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the day. With the group option, you can make your own way back to your hotel from Jimbaran.

Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour

4. Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour

If you haven’t sprawled out beside a white sand beach with a designer cocktail in hand and your toes touching a glittering infinity pool – did you even holiday in Bali? This tour will take you to the most happening and chillaxing beach clubs and bars in Uluwatu. Why not start your day by visiting Sundays Beach Club? Once you take the cliff-side escalator down to this hidden oasis, it’s magical beach hangs ’til the sun goes down, made even more blissful with top-notch drinks and an expert menu from acclaimed Aussie chef James Viles. Graze on scrumptious seaside-inspired bites and lose track of time in between snorkelling, kayaking and stand-up paddle-boarding. Visit one of the newest additions and the most highly anticipated lifestyle destinations on the island perched atop the stunning limestone cliffs of Uluwatu at Omnia Dayclub. It boasts infinity pools with a swim-up bar, an international DJ line-up for epic poolside beats and VIP cabanas that have their own glittering plunge pools. Make sure to take the most Insta-worthy shots at the iconic and showstopping giant crystal cube that sits on top of the main bar. For the best sunset view, head to Rock Bar, which is widely respected as one of the globe’s most popular sunset bars and consistently listed as one of the world’s best bars. Featuring glamorous cocktails and a seductive after-dark ambience, listen to premier international DJs as they heighten your experience from a custom DJ booth carved directly into the cliff face. After witnessing the sunset view, you will have the option to enjoy a seafood dinner at lively Jimbaran Bay before heading back to your hotel.

Bali: Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance Sunset Small-Group Tour

5. Bali: Uluwatu Temple and Kecak Dance Sunset Small-Group Tour

Get whisked away on this evening tour of Uluwatu. Prepare yourself for jaw-dropping sunset views on the cliffs.  At 70 meters above sea level, Uluwatu Temple is a must-see for history and architecture lovers. Learn about the how the site is considered one of the six key temples in Bali and a spiritual pillar of the island. Your local guide will teach you about its historical and religious significance. Wander the grounds and snap photos of the temple’s scenic surroundings.  Before leaving the sacred temple site, head to the open-air amphitheater to catch the Kecak and Fire Dance. The well-loved cultural performance revolves around traditional Balinese song, dance, and storytelling accompanied by a choir. Watch talented performers with the majestic sunset as the backdrop.

Bali: Customizable Half-Day Tour

6. 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.

Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

7. Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

Join a jam-packed tour that visits popular sightseeing spots in Ubud and the Uluwatu Temple all in one day. It is recommended for first-time visitors to Bali, or people in Bali for a short amount of time.  Start with a visit to Goa Gajah Cave, famous as one of Ubud's most mysterious spots. Next stop is the Tegallalang rice terraces. If you are on the Japanese tour, you will have lunch at a restaurant with a spectacular view of the terraces. If you are on the English tour, you will enjoy free time for lunch.  After lunch, you will go shopping in Ubud and visit Uluwatu Temple. At the Uluwatu Temple, you will experience a magical sunset from the temple area, whilst watching a traditional Kecak fire dance show. The last stop will be Jimbaran Beach, best known for its seafood restaurants.

Bali: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour

8. Bali: Full-Day Private White Sand Beaches and Sunset Tour

Grab your swimming costume and hop aboard a private vehicle to discover the most beautiful beaches of Bali. Go to Nusa Dua to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Visit nearby Tanjung Benoa Beach, where you can dive, jet ski, fly-board or rent a banana boat at your own expense. Then, make you way to Uluwatu Temple to watch the sunset at the end of the day. Stop at Padang Padang Beach, famous from the blockbuster movie, "Eat, Pray, Love." Get magnificent views of Uluwatu perched high on the cliffs as the sun sets over the coast. Watch a traditional Balinese dance show in front of the temple. End with a delicious seafood barbecue at a romantic restaurant in Jimbaran Bay.  

Uluwatu: GWK Cultural Park, Beaches & Uluwatu Temple Tour

9. 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.

Ubud: Private Sightseeing Transfer to Locations Across Bali

10. Ubud: Private Sightseeing Transfer to Locations Across Bali

Choose from 5 different transfer options and see Ubud and its surrounding areas at your own pace. With this private transfer, you can select your destination from 5 locations and enjoy a tailor-made half-day tour of Bali’s top tourist destinations. Depending on your group size, you will travel in a 5 or 12 seater air-conditioned van. The itinerary can be adjusted based on what you want to see and where you want to visit. Destination Available: 1. Transfer Between Ubud and South Bali. This is the best option to explore top things to do in Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Uluwatu, Nusa Dua and Dreamland Beach. 2. Transfer Between Ubud and North of Bali. This is the best option to explore Tirta Empul, Tegalalang Scenic Rice Terrace, Bali Coffee Tasting, Bali Jungle Swing, Mt. Batur, Ubud Monkey Forest, Kehen Temple. 3. Transfer between Ubud and East Bali. This is the best option to explore Besakih Temple/Mother Temple of Bali, Cepung Waterfall, Taman Ujung, Candidasa, Sidemen and Goa Lawah. 4. Transfer between Ubud and West Bali. This is the best option to explore the Jatiluwih UNESCO site, Taman Ayun, Handara Gate, Wanagiri Twin Hill, Banyumala Waterfall and Munduk Waterfall. 5. Transfer Between Ubud and Ngurah Rai International Airport. This is the best option to explore Goa Gajah Temple, Tegenungan Waterfall, Celuk Silver Smith, and Denpasar, Sanur.

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What people are saying about Uluwatu

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 903 reviews

Our tour guide / driver Wayan was on time to pick us up. Lovely clean car and very friendly. It was about an hours drive from Seminyak to the temple. The temple is beautiful. Be aware tho the monkeys are cheeky and will try to still your sunnies, phone or anything they can! Take water with you into the temple it’s not waiting for the sun to set and you can’t buy any in there. The show itself was fantastic!! About an hour and 15 long. Our driver there drove us to the restaurant called Ganesha. Incredible seafood with lots of choice. Good price and beautiful view of the ocean over dinner. We were then driven back to our hotel. Wayan was fantastic! Very knowledgable and passionate about the Bali culture! He answered all our questions and nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend this tour! Thank you Wayan

From start to finish this was an excellent day for us, the places we visited were beautiful and think what made it special for us was our tour guide Cynthia she is such a beautiful person inside and out, arrived on time to collect us from our hotel was chatty and very polite made the day so much better, we loved spending time with her and have done since, would definitely recommend choosing her as your tour guide if able to. The Sunday beach club had the wow factor and the rock cafe was superb for final destination only complaint was the omnion club was closed that day which I think get your guide need to update on the description for this. But Cynthia found us another fabulous beach club in its place.

Definitely recommend this tour. Our guide Nyoman was great and very knowledgeable. Gave us some good tips since it was our first time in Bali. Took us to grab some coffee before our tour, which we loved. Then took us to see the temple and watch some kecak dancing (very entertaining) as the sunset in Uluwatu. It was absolutely breathtaking! Afterwards stopped by to grab some Balinese dinner.

Superb trip. Guided by Fery, we were extremely well looked after, given lots of factual insight and local knowledge. The sights were spectacular and rounded off with a lovely sea front dinner arranged by Fery. Great personal touch, he produced a video piecing together the day. Highly recommend this trip and particularly Fery as the guide. Thanks

You think it's a touristy place but it was full of local people who also went to see the temple. A perfect weekend, the place is beautiful, you laugh with the monkeys and our driver / guide Fery was great with us (punctual, friendly, helpful, he helped us with everything and recommended a very nice place for dinner). a perfect service