East Bali Tour
BALI DAY TOURS | Island Tours
- USD /pax, min 2pax
This East Bali Tour is an 8 hours Bali day tour takes you to visit the Besakih Temple at the foot of Mount Agung, through ricefields terraces and along to Bali’s scenic east coast.
The first stop in the East Bali trip is the majestic Kerta Gosa. Kertagosa is located in the town of Klungkung, once the center of Bali’s smallest but most important kingdom and a great artistic and cultural focal point. View the painted ceiling of the Kerta Gosa (Hall of Justice) depicting the punishments awaiting evil-doers in hell and the delights of the gods in heaven, is a superb example of architecture.
The trip continued into the mountains, stopping to admire the view from Bukit Jambul over rice terraces with the sea glistening in the distance. Then it’s on to Besakih Temple as the main destination in East Bali tour, almost 1,000 meters above sea level. Besakih is the “Mother Temple” of Bali and probably originated as a prehistoric sanctuary where offerings were made to the god of Mount Agung. From Besakih, drive down through spectacularly terraced rice fields to Putung with its panoramic views out over the sea.
In the afternoon, visit Tenganan village, one of Bali's truly untouched villages where traditions have changed little over the centuries. Ritual clothing is an indispensable part of the village’s sacred order, their double ikat fabrics, known as Geringsing, ranking among the masterpieces of traditional textile.
Drive through the beach resorts of Candidasa to Kusamba fishing village where fishing and salt panning are still the villagers’ main livelihood. See the black sand beaches and look out for colourfully painted outrigger canoes.
Last stop is the cavernous Goa Lawah bat cave. The cave itself is home to hundreds of thousands of bats and the temple has been built in front of the entrance. The combination of squeaking bats, crowds of kneeling devotees with colorful offerings, burning incense and priest’s prayers make a visit to Goa Lawah during a ceremony a fascinating experience. The cave is considered to be holy, with shrines and a temple protecting the entrance.