Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour: Puri Agung Karangasem, Sebetan Village And Tirta Gangga Water Palace

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Overview

Discover the royal heritage of the Karangasem kingdom on a full-day tour! Visit several fascinating sites in East Bali, starting with the regal Karangasem Palace. Explore Taman Sukasada (Sukasada Park), Sebetan Village and the Tirta Gangga water palace with an expert local guide. Youll learn about historical influences on the regions architectural design and take in many scenic landscapes along the way. Round-trip hotel transport by comfortable coach is 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
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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After hotel pickup in the morning, drive eastward by comfortable coach toward the Karangasem region of Bali to visit Karangasem Palace (Puri Agung Karangasem). Built in the 19th century by Anak Agung Gede Ketlantik—the area's first king—the palace is a showcase for unique architecture, which combines Balinese, Chinese and European designs.

Your guide will enlighten you about the kingdom and Bali’s historical relations with the Dutch before leaving the royal palace. Head east to visit the beautiful gardens of Sukasada Park. Your guide will point out the old Karangasem Empire heritage building, set in the middle of a large fishpond. Designed in a European style that reflects various cultural designs, the building was used by the Karangasem king for relaxation and to host important guests. Inside, you’ll find a collection of Karangasem artifacts including photos of family kings, royal furniture and other objects.

Admire panoramic views of the lovely pond and Mt Agung on the north side before your guide transports you to the Sebetan village, well known for growing salak—commonly called snake fruit for its reddish-brown scaly skin. A stroll along the town road offers breathtaking vistas of mountains, palm trees and villages and in the distance, against a scenic backdrop of the blue ocean.

Before your last destination at Tirta Gangga, make a lunch stop at a nearby restaurant that serves Indonesian fare (own expense). Then explore the water palace of Tirta Gangga, built in 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak. Here, tiered water fountains with stone sculptures of mythical creatures spout water into bathing pools of the former royal palace. Spend some time enjoying great photo ops amid the park’s tranquil gardens before your guide transports you back to your hotel.

Inclusions for Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour: Puri Agung Karangasem, Sebetan Village And Tirta Gangga Water Palace

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

Exclusions for Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour: Puri Agung Karangasem, Sebetan Village And Tirta Gangga Water Palace

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

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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29 reviews by the users

  • Nice tour. The visit to the big giant figures of the Ramayan were the best parts for me

  • My favorite tour in Bali! Our guide was so friendly and happy to have us with him for the day. The Water Palace was more interesting and beautiful in person than the pictures. So happy we did this tour!

  • It was a great one day tour. We had a wonderful guide and experienced driver, received a lot of interesting information around the places, culture and traditions in general. Don't hesitate to ask questions.

  • Excellent

  • THE TOUR WAS AMAZING ! The guide and driver were both sweet and friendly
    I'd definitely suggest this tour to anyone searching for a trusted, knowledgeable tour

  • It was quite a long drive from our Bali hotel but it was worth it. This tour is recommended for you to absorb the royal historical part of Bali. My husband and I were the only people on the trip that day so we had the tour guide all to ourselves. He was very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Along the way to our first destination, we stopped at a nice place which sells souvenirs and have clean toilets.
    The Tirta Gangga Water Palace is a lovely place with natural spring water fountains and swimming pool. The Karangasem palace and its water palace is also quite a nice historical site to visit. We just passed by the Sebetan Village as the fruits are not much in season. The return journey was a long winding route. A day well spent in Bali.

  • This was rhe first time of doing this tour. The guide was extremely informative and would thoroughly recommend this tour .

  • The tour guide is very knowledge and friendly, which makes this trip enjoyable.

  • What we loved: visiting Sukasada Park and Tirta Gangga Water Palace. These two places made the trip for us as they are both utterly beautiful and well worth seeing - we also had the best nasi goring we ever had at a café outside the Water Palace!
    Unfortunately there wasn't much to see at Puri Agung Karangasem, it was like a smaller less impressive version of the other two, and our guide only gave us a very basic history. I also don't think we really saw much of any picturesque villages, though we did stop to take in a great view.
    Before all of this we were taken around a silverworks, wood carving, batik processing and art gallery. The silverworks was briefly interesting before we were taken to the shop largest in Bali, no cheaper than UK. The wood carving was actually just a large shop, no process to show. The batik was a 5min brief overview before we were taken to the shop, and even more brief with the gallery. Appreciate they need the business, but being rushed through or not getting the interesting part to be followed around the shop was not great.
    Unfortunately our guide didn't give much information about the history of Bali, and even wanted to rush us through Sukasada Park. We tried to get more detail from him, but his English wasn't great and he didn't seem too interested we got more from the leaflets and activity description!.
    We would recommend the trip, but actually if you can visit those two places separately you might be better off. Having said that, a decent guide would have made all the difference.

  • The places we went were nice but our tour guide couldn't speak English so we read about the history of the places we saw on the internet, in the evening because the tour guide gave almost no info. He was pushing us to do shopping, he was snoozing in the car, playing on his mobile phone...

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