At the peak of Mount Lempuyang in Bali, there is one of the oldest worship places in this Island of Gods called Lempuyang Temple. The locals give a nickname to this place as The Gate of Heaven. By hearing the nickname, you must already be able to guess why this holy place is called so. Lempuyang Temple has a spectacular view of the highest mountain in Bali, Mount Agung, as its background. In this full day tour, your private driver will drive you to this holy temple, before visiting other interesting destinations near Karangasem such as temples and beaches.
What Will Do
· Lempuyang Temple
Your friendly private driver will pick you up at your hotel at 8 in the morning. Then, you will get a quick briefing first before you start this full day tour. Do not be worried about whether you will understand the briefing or not because your private driver is fluent in English. The first tourist destination that you will visit is the holy Penataran Agung Lempuyang Temple. This is the place where you will witness the Gate of Heaven. It will take around 2.5 hours driving to reach this holy temple from your hotel. Located in the slope of Mount Lempuyang, which is at 1.175 meters above the sea level, making this temple as one of the highest temples in Bali as well as interesting hiking destination for hikers.
Actually, Lempuyang Luhur consists of 7 clusters of temples. Around 10 minutes before you arrive at the area, the route will be a little bit rough because you need to go up to the mountain slope. Fortunately, you do not have to hike because cars are allowed to directly go to the Lempuyang Luhur area. Do not get bothered about the entrance ticket, donations, and anything. Because your private driver will handle that. You just have to sit in the car and wait to visit Lempuyang Temple. The most photogenic temple, Lempuyang Temple, is located in the highest place in the area. So that in order to witness the famous and popular Gate of Heaven, you have to climb up 1.700 stairs.
During your trip to reach the Gate of Heaven, you will see the other 6 temples. So, your trip will not get boring. Moreover, once you arrive at Lempuyang Luhur Temple, all of your fatigue will be swiped away by the breathtaking view. With Mount Agung panorama background and tropical trees surrounding, the natural view of Lempuyang Luhur Temple will leave you in awe. Here, you will be able to enjoy real natural purity. The best time to visit the Gate of Heaven is before sunset or sunrise. But if you visit it during the day, you will have clear skies as your photo background.
· Tirta Gangga Water Palace
After you have enjoyed exploring the Gate of Heaven, this full day tour will bring you to the next stop, which is Tirta Gangga Water Palace. It will take around 20 minutes driving to reach this water palace from Lempuyang Luhur Temple. Tirta Gangga Water Palace is an ancient and historical tourist destination that came from Karangasem Kingdom era. For you who love historical spots and enjoying the architecture building, you will love this water palace. The view and architectural building of Tirta Gangga Water Palace is really pretty that will drag you back to the past. The main attraction of this water palace is the presence of an ancient pool there. In this pool, you can see various pretty fishes. In this place, you can also find a water spring which comes from under the tree. The locals believe that this water spring is holy water which has magical effects.
Another interesting thing about Tirta Gangga Water Palace is the swimming pool facility. This swimming pool called Air Sanin Pool. Here, you will be able to get relaxed while enjoying the typical cool weather of Karangasem. Tirta Gangga also has a beautiful spot in the middle. There are 2 small pools around the bigger pool which has gods statues. Beside it, a gorgeous water fountain named Nawa Sanga becomes the attraction in this place. You will have around 40 minutes to explore and enjoy this historical water palace before continuing the tour.
· Virgin Beach
The next and last place you will visit in this private full day tour is Virgin Beach. On the way to this white sand beach, your private driver will stop the car for 15 minutes in order to show you Bukit Asah Bugbug. Here, you will be able to see the beautiful landscape of a small island which is separated from the main island. Once you have enjoyed the beautiful landscape, it will take only 5 minutes and you will arrive at Virgin Beach. The panorama combined with white sands at this Virgin Beach will leave you breathless. Moreover, this beach is not really crowded. Squeezed by 2 high cliffs, making Virgin Beach feels like a private beach. The comfort and silence on this beach are perfect to relieve stress and end the private full day tour.
The natural beauty owned by Virgin Beach makes it becomes one of the best beaches in the world. In this white sand beach, you can enjoy sunbathing or just sit down there to get relaxed and enjoy the view and weather. For kids, playing and building a sand castle with the white sands will definitely be fun. Moreover, the white sands in Virgin Beach are very soft. If the weather is so clear, you are able to snorkel in its clear water. It is best to visit Virgin Beach at the end of the tour. Because during the evening, you can enjoy the outstanding sunset view. There are small cafes near the beach. So that you can enjoy hanging out while enjoying the beach atmosphere.
Once you have enjoyed the Virgin Beach in Bali, your private driver will drive you back to your hotel. So, are you interested to join this private full day tour and explore those attractive tourist spots in Bali.
· Adult 12 - 70 years : $58 per pax ( 2 - 4 people per booking )
: $39 per pax ( 5 - 8 people per booking )
: $34 per pax ( 9 - 15 people per booking )
· Kids 2 - 11 years : $35 per pax
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