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North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

1. North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

Immerse yourself in the wilderness of northern Bali as you trek to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls, where you can wade in the rock pools. Take a small group tour for up to 5 people to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls in Bali's northern wilderness. Immerse yourself in the picturesque natural surroundings, then explore the Ulun Danu and Taman Ayun Water Temples with your English-speaking guide. After pickup from your accommodation in Bali, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to begin your trek to Sekumpul Waterfalls, whose name means “grouped together” in Bahasa. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls. Once there, wade in the rock pools and admire the up to 80-meter (262-foot) high cascades nestled in the heart of the lush jungle. Before lunch, stop by the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, which form part of the island’s volcanic landscape. Then, enjoy the cooler weather over buffet lunch at the famous Lake Beratan, 1,231 meters (4,039 feet) above sea level. Once you've replenished your energy, pay a visit to the iconic Ulun Danu Temple that sits on the edge of this mountain scenery. Commonly featured in postcards of Bali, you can't mistake these picturesque shrines by the water. Finally, make your last stop at another famous UNESCO Heritage Site, the Taman Ayun Water Temple. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at our accommodation in Bali.

Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

2. Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Small Group Tour

After getting picked up at your hotel, begin your tour with a visit to the 18th-Century Royal Water Temple of Pura Taman Ayan - the largest and most impressive architectural edifice of its type on the island, according to UNESCO. Then head to the Water Temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan on the edge of Lake Bratan. Have your breath taken away by the marvelous views as you stand before the crater lake, regarded as the ultimate origin of every spring and river in Bali. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before moving on to the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, one of Bali’s oldest and best examples of terraced paddy landscapes. See first-hand how local communities still practice sustainable farming here and experience the resilience and vibrancy of Balinese culture. Finally, enjoy a fiery sunset at the dramatic Tanah Lot Temple, which means ‘land in the sea’ in the local tongue. Stand before the 16th-century edifice on the edge of the water and soak up the atmosphere of this temple where people have been worshipping the sea gods for centuries.

Bali: Twin Lakes, Handara Gates, and Forest Trekking Tour

3. Bali: Twin Lakes, Handara Gates, and Forest Trekking Tour

With its turquoise twin lakes separated by tropical rainforest and peppered with serene Hindu temples dating back centuries, this protected area in the northern mountains is a Bali must-see.  Rather than taking on the rugged terrain alone, allow your guide to whisk you there by comfy air-conditioned transport, in time for a magical sunrise. After departing from your accommodation promptly by 4 AM, head north and arrive at a spectacular sunrise viewing point just before 6 AM. After tucking into a well-deserved breakfast, begin the day’s trek towards the Twin Lakes. Both Buyan Lake and Tamblingan Lake are a sight to see, shrouded in rainforest and home to unique Balinese wildlife. Reach the real highlight of the day and cross the serene Lake Tamblingan by traditional canoe. Let your experienced guide do the arm work while sitting back and snapping photos of the majestic surroundings. Next, swing by Handara Gate, one of Bali’s most popular photo spots. Symbolizing a bridge between the real and spiritual realms, this photogenic stone arch is built in the typical Balinese style. Finish the day at Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist temple nestled on the banks of Lake Beratan. With 300 years of history and a feature on the 50,000 rupiah bank note, this is one of Bali’s most iconic destinations for visitors and locals alike. Learn about its history before heading back to your hotel.

Banyumala Waterfall Trek, Bedugul and Lake Beratan Tour

4. Banyumala Waterfall Trek, Bedugul and Lake Beratan Tour

Explore rural Bali on a journey across the island, and travel through the central mountains to the Banyumala Waterfall and enjoy the convenience of a private guide and car. Marvel as the landscape chanes from the vegetable farms of the low lands to the Alpine mosses and creepers at higher altitudes. Continue to the twin lake view from want giri before heading to Bali Handara Gate.  Stop at the fruit and flower market at Candi Kuning before making your way to Banyumala Waterfall to take a walk though the tropical rainforest. Get breathtaking views of the falling waters and cooling pools. Visit the attractive mountain resort of Bedugul, 850 meters above sea level. Experience the serene atmosphere of Lake Beratan before going to the rice terraces of Jatiluwih

Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

5. Bali UNESCO Sites: Private Guided Full-Day Tour

Take a private, full-day guided tour of Bali's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the iconic temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan on the shores of Lake Beratan. Following pickup from your hotel or accommodation, journey to the garden and temple of Taman Ayun, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 and famous for its majestic pagoda-like shrines of the meru towers. Continue to Lake Beratan and stop at the Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, a stunning temple built in the middle of the water as a place to worship the water goddess of prosperity, Dewi Danu. Next, go to one of the most popular restaurants in the area, located on the side of Mount Batukaru, overlooking the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace. Relax in the cool climate of the highlands of Bali Subak, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012 for its traditional subak irrigation system. Complete your tour at Handara Gate, where you'll get breathtaking views of Bedugul Caldera's lush green scenery and beautiful traditional Balinese gate.

Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour

6. Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel at 07:00, journey to a coffee plantation in the lush landscapes of Bali and learn how the local kopi luwak is produced. Known for its high price due to the unusual method of using beans digested by the Indonesian civet (a cat-like mammal), the result is often referred to as "cat poop coffee." Taste some of the curious brew, along with tea products produced in the region. All tastings are complimentary, except for the luwak coffee, which is at your own expense (around US$5 per cup). Then, head to the start point of your trek at approximately 10:30. Walk down a small path with hundreds of steps and get stunning views of the lush green jungle surroundings. Admire a waterfall in the distance as it falls through the dense forest in 6 cascades. Walk up to the waterfall to see the fresh water tumbling from heights of 260 feet (80 meters). Then, recharge over lunch at a local restaurant at the end of your trek. Continue to Ulun Danu Temple (Pura Ulun Danu Beratan) to see the reflections of the sacred Hindu monument, dedicated to Shiva, shimmering in the waters of Lake Beratan. Return to your hotel at around 16:00 and get dropped off at the end of the tour services. 

From Bali: Menjangan Island Private 3-Day Tour

7. From Bali: Menjangan Island Private 3-Day Tour

Menjangan Island is a small uninhabited island, part of the national park and it is famous for its amazing underwater world. It is a great place for snorkeling and deep-sea diving. During the trip, stay at the 4-star resort in the middle of West Bali National Park which is a unique nature reserve of great, unspoiled natural beauty. The park is home to more than 160 species of wild birds, including the famous Balinese Starling - a bird endemic to Bali Island, on the verge of extinction. The park is also home to monkeys, flying foxes, banteng, wild boars, sea turtles, and many more animals. On day 1 visit Jatiluwih rice terraces, a fruit market, Ulun Danu temple, Beratan Lake, Candi Handara Heaven Gates and NusaBay Menjangan Resort. You will be picked up from your hotel or villa in Bali at 08:00 AM by a professional guide. Explore the North part of Bali island and visit some most beautiful and remarkable sites, such as UNESCO-recognized rice terraces Jatiluwih and a major Shaivite water temple – Ulun Danu, built on Beratan lake, about 1200 meters above sea level. Also, make a stop at the local fruit market where you can buy some delicious exotic tropical fruits. The last place to visit is Heaven's Gate, one of the most beautiful photo locations in Bali. Next, proceed to the harbor from where the speedboat will deliver you to your hotel – NusaBay Menjangan Resort, the only hotel located in the West Bali National Park. On day 1, experience a private snorkeling/diving boat trip to Menjangan island or enjoy a free day in West Bali National Park. Wake up from a sound of singing birds, surrounded with the forest and wild deer around your bungalow. Enjoy your breakfast and prepare for a private snorkeling boat trip to Menjangan island, where you will explore the amazing and diverse marine life at one of the best snorkeling and diving spots on Bali island. Beneath the surface of the sea, there are 100 species of corals, inhabited by a variety of colorful, exotic fish. If you're lucky, you can see the Mandarin fish, reef sharks, fish surgeon, angelfish, and many other sea creatures. Then, enjoy a short trekking tour to Menjangan island and meet the wild deer. In the afternoon, head back to the hotel. There are no more activities planned for today, so you can just relax and enjoy the silence of nature or have the option to add-on a guided tour of the park. On day 3, visit Brahmavihara-Arama Buddhist Monastery and Munduk waterfall. Have a delicious breakfast and check-out from the hotel before your driver transfers you back to your hotel in South Bali. During this private transfer, visit 2 more wonderful places – the biggest Buddhist temple in Bali, Brahmavihara-Arama and in the gorgeous Munduk waterfall.

Bali: Ulun Danu Temple, Waterfall and Secret Garden Tour

8. Bali: Ulun Danu Temple, Waterfall and Secret Garden Tour

Enjoy a perfect Bali day-trip away from the crowds and discover some of the most beautiful places on the island. Start with early pickup, at approximately 6:00 AM, and journey through the mountains towards Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Also known as Pura Ulun Danu, this 400-year-old Hindu temple is dedicated to the goddess Dewi Danu and is featured on the 50,000 Rupiah banknote. Explore the sacred water temple surrounded by scenic mountains with a knowledgeable guide who will share plenty of interesting facts about the history of the site. After your dose of history and culture, get the adrenaline flowing with cliff jumping and swimming in the gorgeous and secluded Kembar Waterfall, a hidden gem unknown to most tourists. Enjoy two hours to swim, jump, and snap photos before tucking into a well-deserved lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Get in touch with nature and trek to the Secret Garden, a leafy region of Bali famous for hiking and natural blue and turquoise swimming holes. After a quick stop in Sambangan Village to learn about local life and to see the rolling rice terraces, return to your accommodation after a busy and rewarding day.

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What people are saying about Ulun Danu Bratan Temple

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 947 reviews

Although it was a small group tour, when our driver Tawan arrived it turned out that it was just us, which was excellent! Tawan was a very skilled driver who knew all the short cuts and had a great sense of humour. The sites we visited were beautiful, varied and very interesting. It is a long day with a lot of time spent in the car, but we felt well taken care of and it was definitely worth it.

This tour was great! Although I had seen other temples before, these two were the most impressive, mostly for the park area and Lake Bratan. The rice terraces are beautiful and provide an opportunity to stretch your feet. My guide Desa was able to give me some new insights.

Great trip, my guide Topan was the best, he knew where to stand to get the best views and the best camera shots. he knew so much about the region's history and his enjoyable conversation made the 1-2 hours travel between destinations speed by. Highly recommended.

The guide took me to great sight seeing spots and he was so kind taking pictures of everyone who were with us. Very bright, nice and helpful person.

Clearly the best waterfalls on Bali and the temples with great locations