Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider:Bali Private Tours
Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider:Bali Private Tours

From US$ 58.90 per person


Take a private tour and snap magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang as the majestic Mount Agung sits in the background.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean, Indonesian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available in Ubud, Jalan Nusa Dua, Sanur, Kuta, Jimbaran, Canggu, Seminyak, and Kintamani. Your exact pickup time will be communicated via WhatsApp as needed to plan with other groups. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy an optional buffet lunch while overlooking Mt Agung, river and rice fields
  • Enhance and customize the experience by a list of optional add-ons
Full description

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung.

Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains.

Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture.

Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. 

Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali.

After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch (with optional add-on) overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. 

Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from professional, coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for private tours). Select the private tour options to enjoy the highest degree of flexibility, intimacy and customized experiences, or join the small group tour to enjoy the tour in an affordable way.
  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Icebox filled with soft drinks (if premium option selected)
  • Buffet lunch (If add-on selected)
  • Jungle swing and coffee (if add-on selected)
  • Full-body traditional massage 1/2H (if add-on selected)
  • Polaroid camera (10 Photos) (if add-on selected)
  • Professional photographer (if add-on selected)
  • Luwak coffee tasting (if add-on selected)
  • Female guide (if add-on selected)
  • German/Japanese/Korean speaking Guide (if add-on selected)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Long pants

Know before you go

  • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
  • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
  • Some add-ons are only available for private tours
  • Exact pickup time for the shared-group option will be communicated by WhatsApp as needed to arrange the pickup route
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 727 reviews

Review summary

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It was AMAZING. Tawan, our guide was the kindest, smart and greatest photographer!! Since the day before he wrote and give me some recommendations, we fulfilled the itinerary perfectly and it was simply wonderful. Please find Artawan Iwayan for this experience!

May 27, 2023

Our guide was super. Just the right amount of information. He also had a very good sense of humour. Two temples are excellent and quite different. The gates of heaven are quite disappointing. A very long wait for a few picture to be taken is not worth the drive. Please be aware instagrammers have built this up to be a spectacular place. No 1, it isn’t in the real temple. No 2, the mountain is often in a lot of cloud. The pictures you see online are made with the use of a mirror. No3 the real temple is inaccessible by car or road and is a very long walk away. Nevertheless, it was great to see the Bali landscape. The water temple is beautiful and the lunching booked is a buffet and is very good. If you are veggie like me there is plenty of choice.

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May 24, 2023

Day trip was amazing. Unfortunately my other guest did not want to wait for the heaven’s gate, that was disappointing. But Sandy the guide made up for that. He gave good explanations about Bali, very friendly and extremely helpful with taking pictures and carrying my bag. Amazing guide!!!!

May 24, 2023

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