Day trip

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Activity provider: Bali Private Tours
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From £68.58 per person

Take a private tour and snap some magical shots of the Gates of Heaven at Pura Lempuyang with the clouds and the majestic Mount Agung in the background. Visit Pura Besakih, the island's biggest temple, known as the mother temple in Bali.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Korean
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel or accommodation in Bali.


  • Visit Besakih Temple, known as the mother temple of Bali
  • Admire the ancient Gateway to Heaven at Lempuyang Temple and snap some magical photos
  • Visit Tirta Gangga, the most beautiful former royal water palace in eastern Bali
  • Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch while overlooking the river, mountain and rice field
Full description

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung.

Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains.

Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but also will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali. After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih. 

Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

  • Private tour guide
  • Return hotel transfer
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Icebox filled with soft drinks (if premium option selected)
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Long pants

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to wear long pants or bring a sarong to cover your legs due to the temple visit
    • Good physical condition is required as the tour will involve walking and hiking up steps at the Lempuyang Temple
    • Add-on a photographer to your tour and receive all of your photo files instantly in your device and also 10 edited photos
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 397 reviews

    Review summary

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    Thanks to my excellent guide Rahdi for the great tour, for the guidance, the insights into the culture, religion and living; very detailed explanations in good English language skills. And thank you for the great pictures! It was a wonderful day, I really enjoyed all places we visited. My highlight was the Gate to heaven. I can only recommend the tour and Rahdi as your guide.

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    17 June 2022

    Good communication from the night before for pick up time, even though we were a few mins late wasn’t bothered. Ensured we knew the etiquette at the temples and was well knowledged. Buffet lunch was standard fair, but with some stunning views. Even stopped for us to buy a sarong as a shop out of the way from our hotel which was lovely. Driver was Sandi - absolutely brilliant

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    10 June 2022

    We had a wonderful time on this tour. The included sites are so beautiful. We particularly appreciated our guide Yoga @yogibearwithnohair. He did a fantastic job providing interesting information about the sites we visited as well as the ones we passed along the way in the car. He was extremely personable, friendly, and funny and went the extra mile to make sure we enjoyed the tour, including unscheduled stops at beautiful rice terraces and fruit stands to try durian and salak. He also takes fantastic photos. Highly recommend this experience and Yoga as a guide!

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    5 June 2022

    Product ID: 158951