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Tirta Empul: Our most recommended tours and activities

Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

1. Bali: Sacred Temples and Sunset Private Tour

Begin your full day tour with a private vehicle pick-up from your hotel at 9:00 AM and depart for Goa Gajah Temple, also called the Elephant Cave Temple, where you can admire its unique stone structure and layout. Visit Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple, an 11th century temple and funerary complex spread across either side of the Pakerisan River. Afterwards, visit the Tirta Empul Temple or Holy Spring Temple, where you can receive a holy blessing for purification. You will be provided with a Sarong to enter the temple and for receiving the blessing. The next stop is Taman Ayun Temple, the Royal Family Temple, located in Mengwi. Learn about how this temple was built in 1634 by the king of the Mengwi dynasty on  small island surrounded by a handmade lake. At the end of the tour, you will discover Bali's most photographed temple; Tanah Lot. Situated on a little rocky islet that is not accessable during high tides, the temple is usually where people can experience the most dramatic sunsets in Bali. After this amazing finish, be dropped off back at your hotel. 

Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

2. Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

Take part in a combination program of spiritual healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul temple. This spiritual journey begins at your hotel in the morning, where you will be picked up and transferred to the temple to meet one of the best Balinese Shamans from Puri Negari. Healing by Balinese Shaman combines Yagna, Yatra, and Mantra healing practices. Yagna healing is performed to remove negative factors in your life and to help you find peace and happiness. Mantra healing, performed by reciting mantras, clears lower vibrations from your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds forming a nucleus of spiritual energy that attracts high spiritual vibrations, leading to spiritual awakening and empowerment. Yatra healing is designed to remove afflictions that might be preventing you from obtaining a particular result. This can involve removing blockages in your career and bad intentions of your enemies, protecting you from negative forces, and aura healing and chakra balancing. This overall process is known as melukat by the locals and is carried out to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be done at any place considered holy by the Balinese, although the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing. You can also enjoy an optional Luwak coffee tasting or a traditional massage.

Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields

3. Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields

Following a morning pick-up from your hotel at 08:00, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Tegenungan Waterfall. Admire the lush green surroundings and enjoy the refreshing spray from the waterfall. Take a swim if you wish. Next, arrive in the village of Kemenuh at 10:30 and discover some of Bali's finest woodcarvers. Influenced by Hindu religions, the talented artists work on creative designs in woods, such as ebony, hibiscus and teak. Learn about their craft techniques. Then, go to Elephant Cave, also known as Goa Gajah. See the 7-meter tall cave built on the cliff. Admire the entrance figure of a Balinese holistic animal known as "Boma." Look at the beautiful Hindu temples and surrounding plantations and see some of the cave's artifacts. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at approximately 12:00. Continue after lunch to the Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. Experience the holy atmosphere of the site. Admire the great Balinese architecture around the temples before a transfer to Ceking Rice Terrace in the village of Tegalalang. See how the rice field has been beautifully designed using plantation and coconut trees as ornaments. Take a pleasant walk around the rice field if you wish, before the return to your hotel at around 16:00.

Bali: Full-Day Trip to Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest

4. Bali: Full-Day Trip to Penglipuran Village and Bamboo Forest

On the way to Penglipuran village, stop at the Batuan Temple, which is looked after by the local residents. Penglipuran village is surrounded by traditional Balinese countryside and has been left untouched by modernization. After visiting the village, take a walk through the bamboo forest.  Then, spend a few hours at the hidden Tibumana Waterfall exploring the surrounding rainforests and swimming in the natural rock pools. After, head to the village of Temen to visit a coffee plantation, learn about the coffee-making process, and sample a few varieties. Stop at the sacred Tirta Empul Temple, where the Balinese bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual benefits. Finally, check out the Tegalalang rice terrace near Ubud.

Best of Ubud : All Inslusive Tour with Optional Lunch

5. Best of Ubud : All Inslusive Tour with Optional Lunch

Take a day tour around Ubud are and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture of Ubudian as you spend the day visiting a selection of top Bali’s attraction including a stop at Ceking for Tegalalang Rice Terrace , Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Sanctuary, art market where you can hunt for your Bali souvenir, and Tirta Empul Temple known for its blessing holy spring temple. Begin your trip by visiting Ubud Monkey Forest, It is home for over 600 long tail macaques roaming around in their natural habitat. Take a famous selfie with monkey at Ubud monkey sanctuary with the assistance of the local staff. Next, head north to Ubud Palace (as known as Puri Saren) and Ubud Market across the main Ubud street. Perfect to learn the Ubud culture and wonderful location to get you some Bali Souvenir home. Continue to Tegalalang famous for its stunning natural landscape of Ceking Rice Terrace where you can learn its ancient Subak irrigation system. Stroll through the ridges and learn how Tri Hita Karana is a guidance for the Balinese way of life. Find out how it works for the Subak system in Bali, and take the chance to snap pictures with tropical landscape as the background. Stop at D’Alas Restaurant or other alternative restaurant you have in your list for your lunch of the day. It is available to purchase as add-ons. Perfect Indonesian style restaurant with fabulous scenery of the lust jungle of Ubud. Then, head east to Tampak Siring for an ancient temple called Tirta Empul Temple where you can witness how Balinese doing their spiritual cleansing before praying at its Utama Mandala of the temple. Completed the trip to Tegenungan waterfall with a beautiful green surrounding make the area very fresh. Take a short walk to get closer to the waterfall and snaps some photos for your social media feed of the day.

Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

6. Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

Bali has a deep-seated and singular sense of spirituality that is instantly palpable to all who arrive here. On this special adventure, experience Bali from the eyes of Elizabeth Gilbert, who came to the island at the end of a year-long journey to search for balance and love in her life. Your journey starts with a walk through some of Ubud's tranquil and scenic rice paddy fields with your tour guide. This walk will let you enjoy the cool fresh air and the most gorgeous hillside views in the region. Then visit Intuitive Flow, one of the most beautiful yoga studios with a breathtaking view of the mountains and trees, here take a 1.5-hour yoga class. See the sun rising above Mt Agung in the morning classes and feeling it burn while saluting it, is pure magic. The class is also limited to a small group of 20 participants, giving you a more relaxing and peaceful feeling. Visit one of Bali's most sacred spots and bathe in the holy waters at Tirta Empul. Here, be guided through a spiritual cleansing ceremony by your experienced guide. After finishing the cleansing ritual, visit one of the most famous Ubud-based fortune tellers to complete your spiritual experience and have your life's questions answered. Your journey will not be complete without experiencing the wonderful life of plant-based wonders. There is no better place to have all this healthy, hearty and simply delicious raw and vegan comfort food in Bali. If you happen to take this tour on Sunday, you will also have a chance to visit Ubud Organic Market where you can meet the organic farmers that showcase their finest products ranging from vegetables, fruits jams, soy milks, nuts and chemical free beauty products. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, massages, Luwak coffee tasting, jungle swings, rafting, ATV rentals, and a buffet.

Bali: Ubud Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Legong Dance Show

7. Bali: Ubud Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Legong Dance Show

Join a tour to visit the famous world heritage sites and most scenic spots in and around Ubud. This tour covers not only Ubud's main attractions, but also hidden gems like cute cafes, small souvenir shops, and the famous jungle swing. After being picked up from your hotel, the first stop of the day will be Goa Gajah, which translates as Elephant Cave. It was built in the 9th century as a sanctuary and is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the Tirta Empul Temple. Marvel at its beauty and bathe in its refreshing blessed water. The Tegalalang rice terrace is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali and one location not to be missed. Take in the awe-inspiring sight of the beautiful green rice paddies stretch on for miles on flat terraces built into the hills.  Continue to the Royal Palace to watch a traditional Legong dance performance. Legong is one of Bali’s most visually alluring royal court performances, and requires a significant level of flexibility. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Denpasar: Tarot, Oracle Reading, and Temple Cleanse Day Trip

8. Denpasar: Tarot, Oracle Reading, and Temple Cleanse Day Trip

Generate positive energy, joy, and happiness through a spiritual cleansing and tarot reading session in the garden of a holy spring temple, Tirta Empul Temple, on this guided day trip from Denpasar.  Get picked up from your accommodation and head to Tirta Empul, where you'll get comfortable in the garden. Then, it's time to experience a relaxing, gentle, spiritual cleansing and healing and embrace a positive, happier mind, body, and spirit.  Use a tool combining guidance and spirituality to remove physical or emotional blocks that prevent you from living your most authentic life or from realizing your biggest dreams and goals. After your spiritual cleansing is completed, participate in a tarot and shamanic oracle reading and gain more insight into your life. Set off on the path of joy and happiness with these intuitive cards, which offer a map to help navigate you through life.  The garden setting will help you to clear energy blockages in your body, gain clarity about your emotions, and clarify the next step to take in your life. Feeling refreshed from the spiritual experience, you will be dropped off back at your accommodation in Denpasar.  Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from add-on listings: coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Bali: Best Sunrise Spots & Ubud Monkey Forest Private Tour

9. Bali: Best Sunrise Spots & Ubud Monkey Forest Private Tour

Benefit from hotel pick-up and drive to the village of Pinggan to watch the sunrise with the summit of Mount Batur covered in mist. Then head to the temple complex of Tirta Empul from the days of the ancient Warmadewa Dynasty and see the holy mountain spring in the village of Manukaya. Continue to the amazing Tegallalang Rice Terraces on the outskirts of Ubud before seeing the resident long-tailed macaques at the sacred Ubud Monkey Forest in Padangtegal. Watch the playful monkeys in their natural environment on a walk along the paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest. Marvel at the beautiful temples guarded by statues covered in moss.

Kintamani: Nature, Art, History and Culture Small Group Tour

10. Kintamani: Nature, Art, History and Culture Small Group Tour

Find out why Bali is world-renowned for its highly developed arts on this enriching full-day cultural tour for small groups of up to 5 people. Explore one of Asia's most distinct forces in the realms of architecture, dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalwork and music. After pickup from your accommodation, travel inland from the coast to discover Bali's ancient traditions, which go back as far as the 1st century AD. Begin by watching a performance of the Barong and Keris Dance at Batubulan Village, a revue of local legends accompanied by the enchanting sounds of the Gamelan orchestra. Next, visit one of Bali’s most colorful hubs: the traditional Balinese Celuk art village, with its unforgettable walls and intricately designed sculptures. After that, admire the unique landscapes of the Tegalalang rice terraces and the Kintamani Geopark, home to some of Bali’s most beautiful mountain villages with spectacular views of the sacred Mount Batur volcano and lake. Finally, a cultural education in Balinese customs is not complete without witnessing the religious bathing rituals at Tirta Empul Temple, also known as a temple of purification. See the followers of Balinese Hindu tradition come and bathe in the bubbling springs all around the temple. The tour concludes with drop-off back at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Tirta Empul

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based on 974 reviews

I booked a private tour, and I'm so glad I did. Pasek was amazing!!! from the time he picked me up, he had a warm smile and took his time to explain the history of each site we visited. I was made to feel extremely comfortable, which is a bonus when travelling solo.. The day was amazing, and I enjoyed every part of the trip, including the amazing photos he was able to capture. I would highly recommend this company, and if you can request Pasek as your tour guide, we then you should. He's the best!

Sakur and Adrian were fantastic guides - explaining everything I wanted to learn and helping to translate with locals when needed. I am a solo female traveler, so they made sure I felt safe and comfortable with them (even warning me about some of the aggressive vendors I may encounter and how to react to them). They were eager to make sure I had the best day in Bali with them, and I highly recommend them to any visitors coming to Bali.

The tour guide Nata communicated with us one day prior and arrived on time for tour. Places we saw on this tour are very beautiful. Rice field is all greenery and swings for photos. Tirta empule is great holy place.

A fantastic tour that I highly recommend. Our guide was incredibly generous in sharing all of his knowledge and we learnt so much about Balinese history, culture, and Hinduism. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

Guide was very knowledgeable of all sites visited, very helpful and accomodating to our needs and was very handy with his camera skills.