Bali Highlights Tour

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Overview

Head to the mountains of Kintamani to view the volcano of Mt Batur and its beautiful surroundings. Youll get to know some of Balis best cultural sites and natural landscapes on a full-day tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Observe how the instruments of a gamelan are made, find sarcophagi on display at the Archeological Museum and take in the vista of glimmering Lake Batur. Learn about local customs as you visit several villages, including Sri Batu and Penglipuran. Round-trip hotel transport plus afternoon tea are included.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour

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Meet your professional guide upon pickup at your hotel for your full-day sightseeing tour of Bali. Hop aboard your comfortable coach, which stops at each site for approximately 30-45 minutes.

Your first stop is the village of Blahbatuh, home to Bali’s only surviving gong-smith, who is an expert at casting bronze to make Balinese musical instruments. At a factory, watch the fascinating process of creating an entire gamelan orchestra — from large gongs to tiny bells. Your guide will describe the ancient method of casting metal components of the xylophone-like instruments for each gamelan.

Next, your guide will take you on a tour of the Archaeological Museum, also known as the Gedung Arca Museum. Located in Bedulu Village, approximately 4 miles (7 km) from Ubud and 18 miles (30 km) from Denpasar, the museum displays historical and pre-historical collections dating back to the Stone Age. You’ll see bronze bells used as religious tools in the 15th century and view huge stone sarcophagi — ancient royal coffins dating back to 500 BC.

Continue to the plantation village of Sri Batu and explore the garden on foot. Your guide points out various plants being harvested and explains their culinary or medicinal uses. Here, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a range of eastern spices, cloves, coffee and tropical fruit.

In the cool mountains of Kintamani, take in the views of Mt Batur. Black lava runs from the peak of this active volcano to the valley floor, where the shimmering Lake Batur — Bali’s widest lake — lies at its base. Stop here for a delicious lunch (own expense), served in a local restaurant offering an Indonesian buffet and magnificent vistas. Marvel at the crescent-shaped lake, surrounded by the steep walls of the crater rim where the original Mt Batur erupted tens of thousands of years ago.

After lunch, make your way to the traditional village of Penglipuran. Wander with your guide through a bamboo plantation, and learn about the ancient beliefs and unique customs the locals maintain. Finally, head to Bukit Jati, located in Gulingan village, where you’ll partake in afternoon tea and coffee, served as you enjoy views of the rice fields and the blue sea beyond.

Inclusions for Bali Highlights Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Afternoon tea or coffee

Exclusions for Bali Highlights Tour

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Wadee was good guide. You get to see a lot of Bali. Good to do first few days. Coffee place was nice and seeing the workplaces near Ubud was cool. u have to pay for lunch, but the place Wadee took me (Panca Yoga Restaurant) was a buffet and they asked for 125k. I only had 100k and they accept. Food ok

  • This tour was AMAZING !! Rich of culture and the tour guide was friendly

  • Our guide Windra was kind enough to rearrange his itinerary, to leave out places we had already been and to add things we hadn't seen the previous day on our similar Highlights tour. Started out with the Barong Dance Show -- very enjoyable! Then lunch at a place called Rapuan Cili -- very good food, good prices, and a lovely view of green fields and a blue swimming pool below. Then we visited a traditional village called Penglipuran. We were allowed to go into a family's home and see their humble circumstances and backyard garden. From there we saw the community temple, then walked beyond the town, to see the bamboo forest. After that, we were supposed to go to a scenic lookout to view the terraced rice fields however, we were taken to a non-tourist overlook that was overgrown and smelly. Then we got dropped off at a huge jewelry store, when we were expecting to see jewelry-making craftspeople. The day was great for the most part, but the last 2 stops were very unnecessary -- we would rather have gone back to our hotel early..

  • Saw and learned a lot about the island's culture and sight. Tour guide was very professional and knowledgeable. Would recommend to get an in-depth learning experience.

  • We were hoping to get a real experience of seeing Bali and some of this tour fulfilled it. There were several stops at places where the locals did arts like textiles, painting and wooden sculptures, describing how they made the artifacts and we had to basically walk through these places in hopes of buying something. Some of these places were interesting in terms of seeing how they made their products but other places like the place with paintings and making of silver jewellery was a waste of time and was clearly just a stop to shop. The coffee plantation and village we stopped at was very informative and great because they were not typical touristy stops and the village really gives a true authentic glimpse of the Balinese village life. The stop at the volcano and the lunch was also a nice visit. Some of this tour was really educational but some of it seemed too much of a shopping trip and it could have been shorter were it not for a few of these stops. Overall, its worth going on.

  • lots of tourist in Bali but few are taking tours . I was the only one on this tour . This should have presented opportunities to customize. Instead rushed through and dropped off at the airport 2 hours early. As DPS does not permit checking in until 3 hours prior to flight time I had a long wait at the airport. There is no seating in the precheckin area. People just sit on metal rails or lie down on the tile floor.

  • I found this trip very disappointing. It seemed for 3 hours of the trip I was taken to many places with an expection of buying, silver, paintings, wood carvings, coffee and clothing/handbags. As a tourist I do understand there is a need for us to visit places for 5 different places in one day is too many and the time could have been used taking me to see the sights. I did enjoy the volcano view and also the coffee/tea tasting but I don't think this trip was value for money and then other trips we did were better. I wouldn't recommend this trip

  • I found this trip very disappointing. It seemed for 3 hours of the trip I was taken to many places with an expection of buying, silver, paintings, wood carvings, coffee and clothing/handbags. As a tourist I do understand there is a need for us to visit places for 5 different places in one day is too many and the time could have been used taking me to see the sights. I did enjoy the volcano view and also the coffee/tea tasting but I don't think this trip was value for money and then other trips we did were better. I wouldn't recommend this trip

  • The tour guide was great! He asked about my interests and managed to get around so many places over the day. I saw the batik, jewellery, wood carving all being made at different places. The mount Batur view was absolutely beautiful but my real highlight was the coffee tasting!! Thank you !!

  • The tour was very interesting but a really long day from 8:30am til 7pm due to traffic back into Bali is terrible.

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