Besakih Temple Tour
Besakih Temple Tour is one of the best-selling day trip in Bali. Take you on journeys to experience and discover the biggest and holiest of the island's, Besakih Temple known as Pura Besakih or Bali’s ‘Mother Temple’ for over 1,000 years, and sits 1,000 meters high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung, in the eastern part of Bali.
Pura Besakih or Besakih Temple is a complex made up of twenty-three temples that sit on parallel ridges. It has stepped terraces and flights of stairs which ascend to a number of courtyards and brick gateways that in turn lead up to the main spire or Meru structure, which is called Pura Penataran Agung. All this is aligned along a single axis and designed to lead the spiritual person upward and closer to the mountain which is considered sacred.
Besakih Temple Tour itinerary are covered some of the most popular tourist places, like; Bali's Art Villages, Tegenungan Waterfall, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Coffee Plantations, Kintamani Volcano of Mount Batur, and the ancient royal court justice of Kertha Gosa.
The Besakih Temple Tour price is included of all the entrance fees, lunch, goverment tax, and comfortable air-conditioned car transfer with a knowledgeable Balinese driver/guide.
❀ Besakih Temple Tour Itinerary
Pick up time 09.00 AM | Duration 10 hours
The trip begins with a ride from your hotel to the artistic wonders of Ubud—Bali’s cultural heart, and your first stop at Tohpati village is widely known as the center of handmade Balinese Batik weaving. As you come over this site, you will learn many things on how locals express their mind through the pattern of beautiful batik starting from making design, waxing, giving colour and drying the batik after it undergo the long process.
Next stop is Celuk village famous for producing high-grade gold and silver handicrafts. The village located in Gianyar Regency has the uniqueness and excellent in production of gold and silver handicrafts. Almost all the families and villagers are Balinese who professional, skilled and art soul to develop the creative design and variety of products related to the gold and silvers.
This craft village with long historical has been producing gold and silvers that penetrating the local, national and international markets. Various type of jewellery, either as souvenirs or export commodities are produced in this village includes variation type of rings, necklaces, earrings, hairpins, brooch and others. Don't miss the opportunity to purchase stunning handmade bracelets, rings, necklaces, and many other glimmering mementos.
Continue trip to Mas Village, one of the many artists villages surrounding Ubud, is the best place on the island to find high-quality Balinese woodcarvings, considered some of the best woodcarvings in the world. Visitors to Mas Village will find a style of woodcarving characterised by a synergy between humanism and naturalism. Balinese masks, as well as carvings inspired by Buddhist and Hindu mythologies, are among the more popular items. Even if you don’t plan to buy, it’s worth visiting Mas Village to watch the masters at work and to see some of the large and very impressive carvings.
Head next to Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the most famous waterfall in Bali, that located in the south of Ubud. You can pose for photos or even take a dip in the clean, freshwater pool constantly supplied by the gushing fall. There is a small wooden bridge across the stream that gives visitors access to more stairs if they desire to climb up to the top of the falls and peek over the edge.
After that we will take you to Tegalalang Rice Terraces is the most beautiful scenes of rice paddies in Bali, that located in the north side of Ubud. Meet local farmers planting and harvesting and then learn about Subak, a traditional and ecologically sustainable irrigation system that combines the realms of spirits, humans, and nature. While here, enjoy your lunch its served at local restaurant.
Head to the village of Temen and join a walking tour into the local Coffee farm. Stroll past fragrant coffee, vanilla, fruits, spices, and clove plantations and learn about the uses and medicinal benefits of the herbs. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the roasting process, and savor the chance to taste dark cups of coffee made from freshly ground beans.
While you here you will have a chance to see the making process of Luwak Coffee. This coffee made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids.
Next, your guide takes you into the highlands of Kintamani for a panoramic view of the forested ridges around the volcanic caldera of Mount Batur. Relax in the cold mountain breeze, and then enjoy your buffet lunch, that served at a delightful restaurant, which direct by the view of the volcano and it's crater lake.
After lunch, continute trip to Besakih Temple known the biggest and holiest temple in Bali, as "Bali’s Mother Temple" for over 1,000 years, and sits 1,000 metres high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung.
This is an artistic and unique complex that comprises at least 86 temples which include the main Pura Penataran Agung (the Great Temple of State) and is surrounded by breathtaking and scenic rice paddies, hills, mountains, streams, and much more.
At the end of the day head to Kertha Gosa is known locally as ‘Taman Gili Kertha Gosa’, is an historical landmark in Semarapura, the main town of the Klungkung regency in East Bali.
Kertha Gosa forms part of the Puri Semarapura royal palace complex and features two main structures – a grand hall or the namesake Bale Kertha Gosa with ceilings filled with Kamasan or wayang-style paintings, and the Bale Kambang ‘floating' hall or pavillion that's surrounded by a moat. Snap a few priceless photos before you are conveniently returned to your hotel.
❀ Besakih Temple Tour Highlights
- Opportunity to see and explore the biggest and holiest temple in Bali
- Chance to see traditional crafts at a local art villages
- Demonstration of traditional woodcarving process
- Views the breathtaking Tegenungan waterfall
- Panoramic view of Tegalalang rice terraces
- A chance to see the Luwak Coffee making proccess
- Enjoy delicious lunch with a magnificent volcano view of Mount Batur
- See elegant architecture & intricate paintings at Kertha Gosa, Learn story painting along Hall of Justice's wall
US $ 50
- Comfortable air-conditioned car or minivan during the tour on private basis
- English speaking guide and driver
- Entrance fees and tickets
- Buffet Lunch
- Government tax
- Above price quoted per person in US dollar
- A minimum of 2 (two) adult per booking is required
- Child; 4 - 11 years old at 50% off
- Child below 4 years old are complimentary
- The tour are in private, that mean there is no other participant, just only you and your companion
- The payment can be made in cash either US $, AS $, MYR, EURO, Rupiah or other currencies based on the latest exchange rates
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