Must See Places of Bali in One Day

Center and West of Bali: Rice Terraces of Jatiluwih - Taman Ayun - Tanah Lot - Ulun Danu Bratan.
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  • Visit Bali’s most emblematic sites in one day.
  • Discover Jatiluwih and Ulun Danu Bratan sumptuous sceneries.
  • Contemplate the sunset at the magical Tanah Lot.
  • Set your own pace and freely manage your time.
  • Private car with an experienced and very caring driver.
  • Lunch is not included: eat according to your desires!
Full day trip by car with private driver

Comfortably seated inside the air-conditioned car of Made, your private driver, you will go to the discovery of Bali’s most beautiful rice fields and the most essential temples of the island. 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 45 to 80 minutes drive). You can count on his indulgent driving and his perfect knowledge of the island to drive you along roads passing by authentic and beautiful landscapes.

You will start your day trip with the majestic temple Taman Ayun whose iconic sanctuaries are made of multiple roofs. Afterwards, you will reach the splendid Ulun Danu Bratan hindo-buddhist temple, erected on shores of a lake, which was formed on a volcanic crater.

You will then admire the breath-taking panorama offered by Jatiluwih terraced rice fields, which is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage, along which you will have the chance to stroll around if you desire. In the end of the day, you will admire the sunset at the sumptuous Tanah Lot temple, nestled on a rock, which is beaten by the waves of Indian Ocean that surrounds it.

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.

Selamat Pagi!
(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.

Rice Terraces of Jatiluwih

Breath-taking panorama.

Jatiluwih centenarian rice fields are registered on the UNESCO world heritage for their beauty and their ingenious irrigation system called “subak” which exists from the 9th century as well as the traditions that surround it.

You will be dazzled by the splendid breath-taking panorama of rice fields that spreads until vanishing point with a large panel of colours that range from the emerald green to yellow ochre depending on the season and the time of the harvest of the different plots. If you wish to do so, you will have the chance to easily stroll around the rice fields using the marked paths.

Recommended visit duration: 30 to 60 minutes.

Taman Ayun

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.

Tanah Lot

Spectacular and enchanting.

Tanah Lot, meaning “earth” and “sea”, is nestled high up on a rock and beaten by the waves of the surrounding Indian Ocean. It is a very important pilgrimage site for Hindus and a very popular destination for travellers and photographers.

You will have the chance to get closer to the temple at low tide, without however having the possibility to enter (its access is reserved for believers only). In order to get a fabulous view on this wonder with impressive waves in the background, you will have to move away from the temple and position yourself on the surrounding cliffs.

Recommended visit duration: 60 to 90 minutes.

Ulun Danu Bratan

Postcard setting.

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.