East Bali Guided Tours
East Bali guided tours help you to explore the beauty and diversity of East Bali and its people. Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. Balinese people maintain their culture and traditions. The dominant Hindu religion with its temples and ceremonies made Bali also known as “The island of gods”
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Guided sightseeing tours to the highlights of East Bali
East Bali landscape is dominated by Bali’s largest Volcano – Mt. Agung. Balinese live is dominated by a very tolerant Hindu Religion, temples and ceremonies. The island is home to many religious sites. Besakih Temple (Bali’s Mother Temple) is the most important, the largest and holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali.
We can arrange your unforgettable East Bali guided tours & trips to natural beauty and cultural places of interest. Our tours are conducted with an air-conditioned minibus.
The scenic route around the eastern tip of Bali
(Ujung Water palace, Amlapura market and palace, Tirtagangga water palace, Abang rice terraces)
We start our tour at Hotel Uyah Amed and Spa Resort and head south-east along the coastline. The winding road goes up and down the hills and offers gorgeous views. Our first stop will be close to Gili Selang, the most eastern tip of Bali. Here we enjoy a stunning view on Gili Selang and where the Pacific Ocean meets the Indian Ocean!
With some luck we may see some Dolphins swimming below us in the sea. After that we follow the road south east and will come through a thick Bamboo forest until we reach Ujung water palace. Ujung water palace was built by the last king of Karenggasem and destroyed during the eruption of Mt. Agung in 1963. With the help of international donors it has been partly rebuilt and is a place to relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of the water palace and its surroundings.
From Ujung we head into Amlapura the capital of Karengasem province. Here we visit the local market and feel the hustle and bustle of traders and buyers. We have a quick look at the palace before we head up the mountain to Tirtagangga water palace. Tirtagangga water palace was also built by the last king of Karengasem and you may want to swim in the chilly water. After that we head back to Amed with a photo stop at the spectacular rice terraces on our way down to the beach.
Ujung Water palace
Tirtagangga Water palace
The temple tour and Bali aga village (Tengganan)
Actually we should start with one of the oldest temples in Bali Island, the Pura Lempuyang, but will leave this visit to our very sportive guest due to the required climb of more than 1400 steps to the peak of Mt. Lempuyang (see below).
Despite the rather unpleasant treatment of the local “guides” at BESAKIH we will head to Bali’s mother temple situated on the slope of Mt. Agung. We will take the scenic route via Abang and Ababi through the Salak (Snake fruit) plantations of Sibetan and will reach BESAKIH after approx 2 hours ride. To enter the temple area please be properly dressed in sarong, long skirt or long trousers to avoid are being ripped off for rental cloth. We walk up the way to the temple and look around this huge temple consisting of about 60 single temples or place of worship. Please note that our tour fee does not include fees for local guides, photo– or film– cameras! After this experience we head away from this attraction and take our lunch at more relaxing place. Fit for the next temple we carry on to Goa Lawah or Bats Cave, which is located at the beach. We have a look at the cave of thousands of bats hanging in it. The smell is not exactly a pleasure but the view of these funny animals is great. We will carry on to Tenganan, one of the two remaining Bali Aga villages. The Bali Aga villages are said to be “original Balinese” and the inhabitants live according to their old traditions pretty much separated from the rest of Bali’s population. Keeping their traditions obviously still allows these people to produce baskets and placemats for tourists. Anyway we get an impression of the life in Tenganan and can enjoy a walk through a car-and motorbike free village. Now it will be time to return to Amed via Candidasa and the beautiful paddy fields around Tirta Gangga.
Bali Aga Village Tenganan
Bali Aga Village Tenganan
The sportive trip to Pura lempuyang and Tirtagangga water palace
This East Bali guided tour starts at Hotel Uyah Amed & Spa Resort we head south into the mountains. After about 10 km we arrive at Pura Luhur, where we have to park the car. From here it is time to walk and we hike up the stairway (about 1400 steps) up through the forest for about 1 ½ hours to reach Pura Lempuyang on Mt. Seraya. Here you can enjoy a stunning view over Bali and towards Mt. Agung. After we hiked down again to the waiting vehicle we head to Tirta Gangga water palace. Tirta Gangga water palace was built by the last king of Karengasem and you may want to swim in the chilly water and relax after the exhausting climb. After that we had back to Amed with a photo stop at the spectacular rice terraces on our way down to the beach.
Tirtagangga water palace
Tirtagangga water palace
The volcano trip
(Yeh Mampeh waterfall – Kubutambahan – Kintamani lake – Batur – Besakih temple – Mt. Agung – salak plantations)
From Amed we start in the morning and head north along the coastline. We pass through Tulamben and have our first stop at Les from where we hike for about 20 minutes through the rice fields to arrive at the Yeh Mampeh waterfall. After a refreshing break we head back to the waiting vehicle and continue our journey along the coastline until we reach Kubutambahan. Here we turn left into the mountains and follow the scenic road to Kintamani on the rim of the Batur volcano. We have lunch with a marvellous look into the crater with its lake and may quite well see some smoke rising from the rather dormant volcano. After lunch we follow the road on the crater rim and head towards Bali’s mother temple Besakih on the slope of Mt. Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano (3142 m). If you wish you may visit the temple (please bring suitable cloth). From Besakih we had south until we turn left (east) at Rendang to follow the scenic road through the mountains where we pass trough the famous Bali Salak (snakefruit) plantations. If there is still time we may stop at a silversmith in Budakeling and then head back to Amed with a photo stop at the spectacular rice terraces on our way down to the beach.
Climb Mt. Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano (3142 m)
If you wish to climb Mt. Agung, Bali’s tallest volcano at 3142 m, you should do that during dry season (usually between June and November). Please ask our staff for advise on the weather conditions! We start this tour at Hotel Uyah Amed and Spa Resort at around midnight. First we drive towards the starting point of the climb close to Besakih Temple on the slope of Mt. Agung. A guide will take you from there to hike up the mountain with the aim to reach the summit at sunrise (about 4-5 hours). On top of Bali we can take a breath and enjoy the stunning view over Bali – the island of gods! We then hike down again and will have breakfast to get some needed energy back into our bodies. After that we return to Amed where we arrive around noon.
Mt. Agung had several smaller eruptions in 2017 and 2018 but has calmed down since that. However, it is strongly advised to check with local guides before any attempt to climb this volcano!