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We explore all the significant temples in Bali and also the heritage village of Bali.
Trip Location: Ubud
One of the most famous Indonesia island- Bali is the best place for any tourist, who needs a break of absolute relaxation, delicious cuisines, scenic beauty, and a galore of culture and tradition. This Goa Gajah Tour with Penglipuran Village & Gunung Kawi Sebatu is planned to explore the Balinese attractions which reflect the history and traditions of Bali.
About the places covered in this tour:
Goa Gajah: Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave Temple is a historically significant archaeological site and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali. Explore the magnificent temple which shows the brilliance of Balinese art in the form of stone carvings and sculptors. This temple is one of the most visited places in Bali due to the stunning beauty it offers.
Gunung Kawi Sebatu: After the Elephant cave, the next destination is Sebatu Temple, which is yet another famous temple with mind-blowing carvings. Dated back to the 11th century, this temple has scintillating sculptures that were made as a memorial to the Royals of Bali. It is believed that all the carvings were done on a single moonlight, making it a must visit the place to explore.this is the next attraction, where you can see the temples, gardens, and shrines of this beautiful place.
Penglipuran: This will be the next place to the visit which is known for maintaining the traditional Balinese layout even in the era of modernization. You will be amused to see the beauty of houses in the village that have been made according to the older times. The similarity in the look of each house, roads, and gardens makes it an exciting place to see.
Lastly, you can pick some souvenirs from the Ubud market or local art shop. The beautiful handicrafts, cotton sarongs, and batiks are the best things to take along from Bali.
Highlights of Goa Gajah Tour with Penglipuran Village and Gunung Kawi Sebatu:
-Goa Gajah Tour with Penglipuran Village and Gunung Kawi Sebatu is a private tour of 8 hours, which takes you through the gorgeous attractions in Bali.
-The trip covers some of the most beautiful and significant temples in Bali which has a lot of historical value to unwind.
-The tour allows you to discover and explore the heritage village of Bali which boasts of preserving the traditional Balinese community layout.
-An English speaking driver/guide is provided for better communication
-Pickup and drop off services to and from your hotel is provided in the package
-The tour begins at 8:30 am when you board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for Goa Gaja (Elephant Cave).
-Following a 1.5-hour drive, you’ll arrive at the complex, which overlooks the Petanu River and features stone-carved statues of Buddhist and Hindu gods. Snap photographs of the cave mouth, which resembles an elephant, before you proceed to Gunung Kawi Sebatu.
-Here, you'll visit the 11th-century temple and funerary complex in the village and admire thousands of fish swimming in a lily pond.
-Travel back in time at Penglipuran, where rustic residences are surrounded by gorgeous mountain landscapes. Learn about ancient Balinese spiritual practices before your final stop, the souvenir markets of Ubud.
-Your tour concludes with a hotel drop-off at around 5:30 pm.
Time Duration: 8-9 Hours
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We explore all the significant temples in Bali and also the heritage village of Bali.
How to redeem this voucher?
In order to redeem the booking voucher, you may either carry a printed copy or even show it in your mobile. Keeping the voucher handy is important as you would need to show it before joining the group. It is valid only for the date specified in the voucher.
What are opening hours of Elephant Cave?
Goa Gajah or famously known as the Elephant Cave can be visited throughout the week. It is open from 8:00 in the morning till 4:00 in the evening for tourists. However, the worshippers can come to this place any time of the day. It is open 24 hours for worshipping.
Do they have sarong at temple?
Yes, sarongs are available outside the temple. Wearing sarong, both by men and women before entering the temple is a must. You can hire them from the entrance which comes at a minimal cost.
What is the entrance fee of Goa Gajah temple?
The updated entrance fee since November 2018 of this place is 50,000 IDR per adult and 25,000 IDR per child. Kids of age 2 or below can enter the temple free of cost. However, if you book the tour with us, all entrance fees are included in the package.
What to carry before going on this trip?
- Ensure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes
- Wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses
- Put on some insect repellent
- Carry a camera
- Carry some snacks especially if you are vegetarian. Getting veg options in Ubud can be a little difficult.
- Carry at least 2 litres of drinking water
Is there any dress code for entrance in the temple?
The temples in Bali are considered to an essential part of Balinese Culture which provides an enthralling insight of the local people and their way of life. The proper dress code has to be followed in order to respect the holy place and also, the sentiments of people. The dress code for entrance in the temple or any other temple in Bali is a sarong tied around the waist. Both men and women have to follow the dress code. The sarong or scarves are available at the entrance of the temple at a minimal cost.
Will there be any additional charge for this trip?
No additional charges will be applicable for this trip. Your package will include, pickup and drop off to and from the hotel. It includes an AC vehicle throughout the tour. A driver is provided who can communicate in English for better understanding of all the guests. He will guide you through all the attractions and explain everything in detail.
The trip package also includes all the entrance fees applicable at the tourist attractions and local taxes too. However, you need to buy meals when desired. Other personal expenses are also not included in your package.
What more places can you suggest as a small trip?
A small trip to Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Bali is yet another great choice to explore. It is a gorgeous emerald rice terrace which is considered to be one of the finest places to see in Bali. It is a heaven for the photographers as the natural beauty is sure to take your heart away. This beautiful landscape spreads throughout the slopes which gives it an unbelievable look. The cool breezy air, swanky landscape and the awe-inspiring beauty makes it a must visit place in Bali.
If you are a little adventurous, then swings at Ubud are just for you. Swaying in open from a great height is sure to give you, your kind of adventurous trip.
The same place allows you to taste the World’s Most Expensive Coffee- Kopi Luwak and see the entire process of making it. Watching the Asian Palm Civet in the process of making coffee is enthralling.
Another good place to visit in Bali is Mount Batur. It is an active volcano, standing amid the dazzling water bodies which looks beautiful.
You may opt to trek to Mount Batur or may even consider going in a car. The scenery of Mount Batur is breathtaking. The gigantic volcano standing amid the sea looking unbelievable. Spending some time at this place is immensely peaceful and satisfying. You may even buy souvenirs from the locals and enjoy corn and native fruits at the location.
How far is Penglipuran Village from Goa Gajah?
The Village is around 23 kilometres from the cave. The total time taken to reach the village is approximately 40-45 mins. Local taxi and scooter rentals are available easily and can be hired for a safe and comfortable drive. However, if you book your trip with us, AC accommodation will be provided throughout your day tour. It will ensure a comfortable journey, enjoying the beauty of Bali.
Is there any entry fees for the village also?
An admission fee is required to enter the Village Bangli area. 30000 IDR is chargeable for adults and 25000 IDR is chargeable for kids. However, all these charges are included in your package so, no overhead fee is taken from the guests.
Are Penglipuran and Gunung worthy of being visited?
Absolutely! These two places are amid the major attractions in Bali which should not be missed.
- Penglipuran Village takes you through the traditional Balinese Layout which stands strong even today when modernization is sweeping away the old customs. One unique thing that differentiates the Bangli Village from the other conventional centres is the uniformity of all the houses which looks almost similar.
The gates designed in terms of traditional Balinese architecture of each home in this village looks the same.
Further, the rural roads that connect each house are distinctively styled with stones that look exceptionally beautiful. Having the uniformity of each house in the Village is not an easy task, but the people living here ensure that the tradition is followed religiously. Other than the houses and roads, the garden areas inside and outside the house are also maintained beautiful and look exactly the same.
Also, begin at an altitude of 750 mts. above the sea level, Penglipurab Village offers a beautiful view and cool fresh air which is overwhelming and so satisfying. The overall beauty, the unique styled houses and the hard work is done by the villagers to upkeep the old Balinese tradition is remarkable and a must see the place.
- Gunung Kawi is Soaked in clandestine, this is an extraordinary monument of the 11th century which is simply a not to be missed attraction. The stone steps take you to the beautiful Valley of palm-studded rice terraces and sun-kissed waterfalls.
The dazzling Pakerisan River distributes the complex of Sebatu Temple which has rows of primaeval and majestic Tombs also called Candies. These lines the riverbanks which look exceptionally beautiful. As per the historians, each Candi at the temple is a commemorative to each member of the ancient Balinese Royalty.
It is said that all the memorials were carved on a single moonlight, which makes it even more exciting to see. The beauty of each attraction speaks a lot about the history and the magnificence of primaeval architectures which are strikingly attractive. In all, must visit places while touring to Bali.
What is entry ticket charge for Gunung temples?
The entrance fee for this temple is 50000 IDR for adult and 20000 IDR for children. One point that should be kept in mind while visiting the temple is that only cash is accepted as an entrance fee. However, if you take the tour package with us, then you do not have to pay anything here. The cost of entrance is included in your package and no further cost will be incurred. The temple is open throughout the week and the visiting hours are between 8 AM to 6 PM, local time.
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