Kintamani Besakih Tour
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Ask Oka about his Kintamani Besakih Tour. From Ubud you’ll leave at 9:00 am and stop first at the famous 9th century Goa Gajah Elephant Cave Temple. Next, you’re off to the mountains of Tampaksiring, home of the renowned 10th century Tirta Empul (Holy Water) Temple. In this temple, dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, it’s common to see water purification ceremonies.

Not much farther into the mountains you’ll visit a community plantation where coffee, cocoa and Balinese spices are grown for sale in the cities to the south. Food and drinks are available at the plantation but guests often like to eat and refresh at the next stop: Kintamani, at the edge of Mount Batur’s massive volcanic crater. Ask Oka about stopping to eat at the incredible viewpoint at Lakeview Restaurant overlooking the crater; the food gets mixed reviews but the view is unbeatable!

Your tour turns back to the south, driving east downhill to the island’s cultural epicenter, the Mother Temple of Besakih, or Pura Besakih. Built on the southern flank of the holy Mt. Agung, this 23 temple complex is the largest and most holy in all of Bali. Take your time exploring this magnificent cultural showpiece, this is the best it gets in Bali!

Continuing your tour, you’ll pass through the picturesque rice terraces of Bukit Jambul, hidden among the lush foothills south of Mt. Agung as you near the eastern coast. The last stop on your tour is the 17th century Klungkung Palace, otherwise known as Puri Agung Semarapura. Inside the temple complex you’ll also want to see the Kertha Ghosa, the hall of justice of old Bali and court of the former high king of Bali.

Tour Details

Departure: 9:00am from Ubud
Length: 8 Hours
Price: 600,000 IDR per car
Includes: Petrol and parking fees
Minimum: 2 People