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Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

1. Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

Take part in a combination program of spiritual healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul temple. This 8-hour spiritual journey begins at your hotel at 08:00, where you will be picked up and transferred to the temple to meet healer Cokorada Rai from Puri Negari. Healing by Cokorda Rai combines Yagna, Yatra and Mantra healing practices. Yagna healing is performed to remove negative factors in your life, and to help you find peace and happiness. Mantra healing, performed by reciting mantras, clears lower vibrations from your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds that forms a nucleus of spiritual energy attracting high spiritual vibrations, leading to spiritual awakening, empowerment and assistance. Yatra healing is designed to remove afflictions that might be preventing you from obtaining a particular result. This can involve removing blockages in your career and bad intentions of your enemies, protecting you from negative forces, and aura healing and chakra balancing. This overall process is known as melukat by the locals and is carried out to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be done at any place considered holy by the Balinese, although the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing.

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Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

2. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

Embrace the opportunity to don your swimwear, go barefoot, jump, trek and swim deep into the heart of a hidden Balinese canyon. Travel by air-conditioned minibus to Tegenungan Waterfall, just a stone’s throw from popular Ubud. It will take you over 100 steps to get up close and personal to the waterfalls. Spend a busy afternoon exploring some of Bali’s best-loved temples. Start off at Goa Gajah, otherwise known as the Elephant Temple. In true Hindi style, this temple is elaborately decorated with otherworldly carvings and taken over by sprawling tree roots akin to Angkor Wat. Next, visit one of the few places in Bali that can compete at the Gunung Kawi Temple. Learn about how it's one of the island’s oldest monuments, a must to experience the history and culture of Indonesia. To get there, pass through the beautiful terraced rice fields that Bali is so famous for. Return to your accommodation with an all-around feel for the island’s nature, cuisine, and architecture.

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Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields

3. Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields

Following a morning pick-up from your hotel at 08:00, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Tegenungan Waterfall. Admire the lush green surroundings and enjoy the refreshing spray from the waterfall. Take a swim if you wish. Next, arrive in the village of Kemenuh at 10:30 and discover some of Bali's finest woodcarvers. Influenced by Hindu religions, the talented artists work on creative designs in woods, such as ebony, hibiscus and teak. Learn about their craft techniques. Then, go to Elephant Cave, also known as Goa Gajah. See the 7-meter tall cave built on the cliff. Admire the entrance figure of a Balinese holistic animal known as "Boma." Look at the beautiful Hindu temples and surrounding plantations and see some of the cave's artifacts. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at approximately 12:00. Continue after lunch to the Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. Experience the holy atmosphere of the site. Admire the great Balinese architecture around the temples before a transfer to Ceking Rice Terrace in the village of Tegalalang. See how the rice field has been beautifully designed using plantation and coconut trees as ornaments. Take a pleasant walk around the rice field if you wish, before the return to your hotel at around 16:00.

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Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

4. Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

This 5-6 hours semi-customized private tour takes you to experience the scenic part of Ubud and the surrounding area. Tailor make your half day tour to visit Ubud landmarks with other interesting its things to and its must have pictures. Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring, located in the uplands of Bali and is a completely different atmosphere to brash and busy areas like Kuta or Seminyak. With scenic a landscape, lively art scene, rich cultural atmosphere, and countless lifestyle attractions, there are no limits to the things you can do in this charming town. From the famous Ubud Monkey Forest to shopping, discover the top things to see in Ubud. List of Ubud top things to do and must have pictures 1. Explore Ubud Monkey Forest 2. Walk trough the iconic Tegalalang Rice Terrace 3. Go shopping at Ubud Market 4. Admire the Botanic Garden Ubud 5. Visit Holy Spring Temple Tirta Empul 6. Visit Goa Gajah Temple 7. Sample the delights at Gianyar Night Market 8. Visit and sample the famous and unique Luwak Coffee making process 9. Visit the Ancient Gunung Kawi Royal Monument 10. Chase one of the unique Kamto Lampo Waterfall or Tegenungan Waterfall. 11. Visit Ubud Palace 12. Admire Sarawasti Temple 13. Visit one of Ubud Artisan Villages (Celuk for Silver Smith Village or Visit Mas Village for wood carving village) On the day of the activity you can simply choose up to 4 of the places mentioned above that you would like to visit. Your lovely guide will be very more than happy to adjust your itinerary to include or exclude anything you'd like in Ubud. The usual policy is to dive deeper into your itinerary when we pick you up from your hotel so everyone is happy with the plan for the day. Drawing on a wealth of experience heading to all the major sightseeing spots of Ubud will ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible.

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Bali: Scenic Ubud & Kintamani Volcano Private Full-Day Tour

5. Bali: Scenic Ubud & Kintamani Volcano Private Full-Day Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel at around 08:30, journey to the village of Batubulan by air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival, watch traditional Barong and Keris cultural dance shows. Then, go to the villages of Celuk and Mas, famous for their silver and wood carving crafts.   In the late morning, choose between a visit to the Holy Water Temple or Elephant Cave (Goa Gajah) before enjoying stunning views of Mt. Batur volcano and its scenic lake. Continue with a visit to a local coffee and spice plantation in the afternoon. Taste some of the legendary coffee made using coffee cherries part digested by palm civets. Next, go to Tegalalang Rice Terrace for views of the lush landscape. Take in the highlights of the Ubud area, such as the sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace and local market. Return to your hotel at around 18:30 for the end of your fully customizable tour. You can adjust the itinerary to see and do what you want for a more personal experience.

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Bali: Three Day Island Tour

6. Bali: Three Day Island Tour

The tour begins at Tanah Lot temple, one of the most important and iconic sea temples on the island. Tanah Lot translates to “land in the sea" and sits on top of a rock in the sea and it is only approachable during low tide. From here, you will visit the rice paddy sceneries Jatiluwih, a place of stunning beauty and very iconic to the island. The paddy fields of Jatiluwih spread out across 300 hectares, and they are located at an altitude of 850 meters above sea level at the foot of the southern slope of Mount Batukaru. In 2012, Jatiluwih was recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Next, you drive to Lake Beratan to see the enchanting water temple Pura Ulun Danu Beratan. This temple is one of the most important temples for the Balinese people and all the ceremonies and rituals that take place here are dedicated to the goddess of water and fertility, Dewi Danu. The next stop will be at the local fruit market and a strawberry plantation where you can munch on all kinds of fruit, fresh from the plantation farms in these highlands of Bali. From there, you drive directly to the gorgeous waterfall of Munduk, surrounded by lush tropical jungle and coffee plantations. The final destination of this wonderful day is the observation deck, offering a magnificent view of the two mountain lakes Buyan and Tamblingan. Then, your tour guide will take you to the hotel where you will be spending the night. The second day of this 3-days trip starts in the morning with a trip to the Buddhist temple of Brahmavihara-Arama, the largest active Buddhist temple in Bali. The temple is found on a hill surrounded by unspoiled nature and picturesque vineyards. From here, you will go to the observation deck of Batur where the wind is cool and the views of Mount Batur and its crater lake are stunningly beautiful. You can enjoy a meal to these views at one of the restaurants or visit the thermal hot springs located at the foot of Batur in the Caldera of an ancient volcano. Next, you will go to the mother of all temples on this mystical island of Gods and Demons, the Besakih temple. The Besakih temple complex has survived two eruptions of Mount Agung, located at the foot this giant volcano and Besakih is considered to be the most important temple on the island of Bali. Next, you will visit the water palace Tirta Gangga, built in 1946 by king Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut. This beautiful water palace features sprawling gardens with ponds and fountains where you can take gorgeous photos. Of course, you cannot visit the Karangasem regency of Bali without seeing the famous white sand beach where you can swim, sunbathe and munch on some freshly grilled fish at one of the beach cafes. The perfect end of another wonderful day on a paradise island. Take a good rest at your hotel on the beach for tomorrow you are in for another lovely day. First thing in the morning on day 3, you will visit the Tegenungan waterfall, one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Bali. You can freshen up in the cool water and charge yourself up for the whole day ahead of you. From the waterfall, you will drive towards the cultural town of Ubud where you can stroll around in the famous Sacred Monkey Forest, and feed the monkeys. Continue the trip, walking along the incredibly picturesque artists' trail. Next, you will visit the elephant cave Goa Gajah and a coffee and cocoa plantation where you get to taste an array of local teas and coffees. You will also learn and see how the most expensive coffee in the world, coffee Luwak, is produced and will get the chance to try it, too. From here, you will visit the temple of Batuan and today’s journey with a visit to the famous artisan villages surrounding Ubud: Celuk, Mas and Tohpati, home to batik artists, wood carvers, silversmiths and painters, passing on their trades, skills and traditions generation after generation from father to son.

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Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

7. Bali: Alternative Temples Small Group Tour

Not keen on the swarming crowds at Bali's main temples? Visit temples that are just as beautiful off the beaten track, meaning fewer tourists, more charm, and the tranquility you seek on this magical island.  Begin at the Kerta Gosa Pavilion in Klung Kung. The intact justice court building formerly used by the high king of Bali will give you some idea of the power and grandeur of the Balinese monarchs before the Dutch arrived. Goa Lawah Temple is up next. Also known as Bat Cave, its complex is built over a hilly outcrop home to thousands of bats and a giant snake king per local legend. Make a stop at Bukit Jambul, known for its panoramic views of the rice terraces. As you must be peckish by now, your guide will slow the pace down for a lunch overlooking Mt. Agung.  Continue your tour to Besakih Temple, Bali's thousand-year-old Mother Temple, perched 1,000 meters high on the southwestern slopes of Mount Agung. It is meant to be the island's largest holy site divided into three main complexes, each dedicated to the Hindu trinity. The last of the temples, Kehen Temple, is a multi-level temple on a hill home to a great Banyan Tree. An untouched gem, it requires a bit of a hike to get to the well-preserved natural sanctuary. Finally, the trip ends with a visit to Penglipuran Traditional Village, a traditional countryside community in the highlands.

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What people are saying about Elephant Cave

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 675 reviews

I loved the day. I had an amazing tour guide. He was punctual, respectful and an over joy to be with throughout the day. I had the opportunity to visit two healers - one in the morning and one in the evening, visit fountains where I cleansed myself and then break for lunch. Dwipa - tour guide took me to the best place I have ever had lunch. The view was spectacular. I had lunch on a bridge in a forest. Dwipa (tour guide) let me change my afternoon plan so I could go see a second healer and then visit a beautiful rice field. I even had the opportunity to go on the famous swing in the rice field. All together a fabulous day. Dwipa was the best tour guide I have encountered. I do travel extensively.

We were completely immersed in Balinese culture and spirituality. Karma, our guide, took us to a temple where there was no tourist and showed us all the stages of purification and meditation of the Balinese. The meeting with the Shaman was very interesting and beyond our expectations. This day was perfect. A huge thank you to our guide, Karma, who displayed a big smile throughout the day and shared with us his big knowledge of Balinese culture. He answered all of our questions and made many recommendations to us. He is really the best guide we have ever known. Thanks to Karma and GetYourGuide for this experience!

Simply beautiful!! My guide was Tude and he made this experience something very special. His knowledge about life is vast. I think he understands perfectly why people go on this tour. I am very grateful to you for all your attention. All the temples visited are beautiful and mystical And the shamans are very friendly. Fully recommended

Wonderful tour with very impressive moments. Our guide Dharma was wonderful and very kind. He explained, translated and made this tour a great day out. Again any time!

Dharma was an exceptional guide, I was on the tour on my own and he made me feel comfortable and was very knowledgeable and professional.