- Surrender to the charm of Taman Ayun multiple roofs.
- Discover the spectacular scenery of Ulun Danu Bratan temple.
- Relax while facing the impressive Gitgit waterfall.
- Set your own pace and freely manage your time.
- Private vehicle, experienced and attentive driver.
- Lunch non-included: eat where you desire!
Follow Made, your private driver, to the discovery of two jewels of the Balinese heritage and of Gitgit huge waterfall in the north of Bali. He will pick you up at your accommodation at 8 a.m. (or 9 a.m. if you are staying in Ubud) to drive you along the different steps of your day trip (each are distant from each other by a 30 to 70 minutes drive). You can count on his soft driving and his perfect knowledge of the island to choose roads bordered with authentic villages and gorgeous landscapes.
You will begin your day with Taman Ayun, a magnificent and iconic temple whose well-known sanctuaries are built with numerous roofs. Afterwards, you will reach the majestic Ulun Danu Bratan hindo-buddhist temple, erected on shores of a lake, which was formed on a volcanic crater.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to relax at the base of the impressive Gitgit waterfall, which is nearly 60 metres high and accessible by a track punctuated by stairs.
You will be back at your accommodation late in the afternoon or early in the evening depending on its location, the traffic conditions and the time spent on each step of the tour.
(Indonesian way to say Hello)
“My name is Made and I'll be
your driver on this tour.”
Native from Bali, Made lives with his wife and his two kids in Denpasar. He offers high quality services based on the respect and the thoughtful attention he pays to his clients. His obsession: to hand you down his knowledge on Bali and facilitate your travels making them more pleasant each time thanks to his soft driving and the many services he offers on board.
Foreign languages: English (fluent), French (elementary).
Vehicle and on-board services: Toyota Avanza with air conditioning, mobile phone charger, fresh water bottles, fresh towels, sarongs for the visits and tissues.
Refreshing and easily accessible.
Gitgit waterfall, nearly 60 metres high, is a good compromise if you do not have enough time to visit the spectacular Sekumpul waterfalls. It has the added benefit of being easily accessible after a short stroll on a path of several steps in the middle of a tropical forest made of coffee and clove trees. Small concession: the numerous souvenir vendors will often solicit you.
Will you dare bathing on the cool water of the small pond at the bottom of the waterfall or will you rather bask in the warmth of the sunny rocks?
Recommended visit duration: 60 to 90 minutes.
Elegant and extremely photogenic.
Built in 1634, Taman Ayun was used as state temple for the Kingdom of Mengwi before falling into the arms of the neighbouring kingdoms in 1891.
The visit starts with a short stroll in the meticulously maintained gardens. You will particularly appreciate then the extreme fineness of the inner courtyard and its multiple roofs sanctuaries – called “meru”- from the protective wall that surrounds it. This specificity has the benefit of allowing a very pleasant visit despite the crowd, and the chance to take splendid pictures.
Recommended visit duration: 45 minutes.
Ulun Danu Bratan
Built 1,200 metres above sea level, this hindu-buddhist temple is of great significance for the Balinese. It is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the water goddess, admired by all the inhabitants who come to implore her in order to beneficiate from optimal irrigation. It is one of the 9 temples that aim at protecting the island from evil spirits.
You will be amazed by its spectacular environment: the temple was erected on the banks of a lake that lies on Bratan volcano’s crater, with a misty mountains background. Spectacular, the site will please photographers, especially when the lake’s water level is sufficiently high so that the temple seems to be floating on water.
Recommended visit duration: 45 minutes.