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Tirta Empul

Founded in 926AD, the Tirta Empul temple is built around a natural spring, which is considered holy by Balinese. Hindus go to the temple for ritual purification to cleanse and ward off evil. The spring comes from beneath the ground and is constantly drained, so it is very clean and refreshing, along with being spiritually rewarding. 

There is a fee of R50,000 to enter the temple and this includes a sarong rental which is mandatory. Make sure you bring a change of clothes and, ideally, another sarong. Menstruating women are not meant to enter the temple.

For anyone staying in Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta or further south, you will need to do a full day trip as the temple is at least 2 hours' drive.

  • Pickup from hotel / villa
    We pick you up nice and early from your accomodation in Sanur, Canggu, Nusa Dua or elsewhere. We are heading north of Ubud so we should get away nice and early. If you don't have time for breakfast, we can stop at the morning markets for a snack. Don't forgot to bring your swimsuit and towel!
  • Jatiluwih
    These are the only Unesco Heritage rice fields in the world. The technology used in the rice terraces is more than 2000 years old, and you can still see little locks and bamboo pipes keeping the water levels equal across the terraces. You can do a small part of the easy walk, or take the whole 2 hour hike here.
  • Handara Split Gate
    You might like to get a pic in front of this iconic split gate. We could also stop for a round of golf, but the gate is beautiful and if you're lucky you will have a nice misty morning with not too many tourists to fight off. Note that there is a Rp30,000 fee for a picture here which h elps maintain the gate and manage the tourist queues so everyone gets a chance to take a picture. We will stop around here for lunch and, if in season, you might be able to buy some local strawberries to snack on or picked up strawberries by yourself.
  • Pura Ulun Danu Beratan
    The iconic temple is in a unique complex on the edge of Beratan lake, and was built in 1633. There is an entrance fee of Rp75,000 to enter the ground where you can wander through lovely gardens.
  • Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
    Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall is one of the best hidden gems in north Bali, where the hills are still loaded with crowd-free waterfalls just waiting to be discovered. This spot has no less than 4 fantastic falls just a short distance apart, including the picturesque Bhuana Sari waterfall. The jungles you get to walk through are part of the fun too. Along the way, you’ll see lots of exotic plants and trees, including banana trees and coffee trees. It’s an awesome environment that makes the place that much more enjoyable. Plan to spend a couple hours here if you want to see all of the waterfalls. You’ll want to take lots of pictures and maybe go for a swim!
  • Visit a coffee plantation
    Coffee grows well on the wet and cool sides of the central Balinese mountains. The plantations have nice tasting trays of the different coffees and teas they make, and there will be a gift shop where you can buy coffee and other treats. Unfortunately most plantations also have caged luwak (civet cats). This is an unpleasant outcome of the commercialisation of luwak coffee and we encourage you not to show interest in the caged wild animals, or buy luwak coffee, as the process is quite cruel. The plantations are lovely to visit, however, employ lots of local people and there are many nice things to buy.
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