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Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

1. 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!

Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Private Tour

2. Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Jimbaran Private Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel at around 10:00, and then head to the royal temple of Taman Ayun. Dating from the days of the Mengwi Empire, the temple and garden complex of Pura Taman Ayun is well known from the TV program "Around the World in 80 Gardens." Continue to Tanah Lot Temple perched on a rock formation overlooking the Indian Ocean, and enjoy lunch before going for a walk on the white sand beach at Padang Padang. Next, visit Uluwatu Temple, where you can watch the majestic kecak dance while the sun sets in the background. End with a grilled seafood sunset dinner at Jimbaran Bay, before getting dropped off at your hotel at around 20:30. 

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

3. 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.  

Bali: Ubud Highlights Tour & Uluwatu Temple with Kecak Dance

4. 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: 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.

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What people are saying about Uluwatu

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 512 reviews

The kecak dance was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Bali - the role of hanuman was so well played. Seafood at Jimbaran was irresistible and to top it all off Putu, our driver, was extremely friendly, helpful and took amazing photos of us as well. All in all, trip was well worth it!

Roka is the best guide I’ve ever had. So knowledgeable and interesting. He kept the day fun and entertaining. The sites and scenery were phenomenal and Roka took great photos for me. He went above and beyond to make the day perfect. I loved everything about it.

What a great tour. Glad that our guide Edi warned us about the mean monkeys in Uluwatu so we were prepared! The Kecak Fire dance is outstanding and it was nice to have the guides expertise and insight to local Bali culture while we explored the temple.

I had a great time! The Temple is beautiful and seeing it at sunset was fantastic. I loved the show as well! It felt very authentic and engaging. My guide was really nice and an absolute pleasure to be with. Definitely recommend!

Suker was a really great guide and very knowledgeable on the Balinese culture. He answered all my questions and was very pleasant to talk to. Would definitely go on another tour with him!