Besakih Tour

  • Destination: East Bali

Besakih is Bali’s ‘Mother’ temple. A sprawling mass of 22 sanctuaries, containing a befuddling array of over 60 temples and 200 distinct structures, Besakih is Bali’s largest temple complex. Sited on the slopes of Mount Agung, Besakih is hauntingly beautiful and of extraordinary spiritual significance. Indeed, every Balinese Hindu must visit Besakih at least once in their lives, and if you want to visit any temples in Bali, we recommend you put a Besakih tour at the top of your list!

Duration 10 hrs
Departs approx 8am
Returns approx 6pm
Type Full Day – Scenic/Cultural


EXPLORE…Besakih Temple and soak up the tranquil ambience and breathtaking scenery of this extraordinary place. Situated on the southern side of Mount Agung, the Besakih tour offers stunning views in every direction – an experience not to be missed.

JOURNEY… into an ancient culture, where every building has its own meaning and purpose according to Hindu beliefs. Standing on the terraced site of Besakih, where prehistoric rites, ceremonies and feasts once took place, it is not difficult to imagine the site as home to the spirit of a great angry mountain which once took pagan sacrifices.

COMPARE…Kehen Temple en-route to Besakih. Often referred to as a miniature version of Besakih, Kehan Temple is nonetheless worth visiting for the views alone.

TANTALISE…your tastebuds with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant of your choosing – we’re happy to recommend the best available options in line with your tastes and budget.

CAPTURE…the beauty of Kerta Gosa, a stunning example of Balinese architecture, and still used for royal activities. Encircled by a ‘moat’ like fish pond, surrounded by tropical gardens, and highlighting a roof painted with ancient puppets depicting human life in eternity – your camera won’t know which way to turn!

EXPERIENCE…the quaint and idyllic village of Penglipuran, where the local inhabitants live entirely in accordance with ancient Hindu beliefs. Everything about this village reflects traditional life in Bali, untouched by modernisation, from street layout, to building design and architecture, to the tranquil, cool, clean air that refreshes mind and body. It is impossible to visit this place and be untouched by its serenity and spiritual feel.

CREATE…your perfect day.  The above itinerary packs in as many popular Besakih tour highlights as is comfortably possible in a day. But if this doesn’t suit, we can put together any Besakih tour you want.

You might like to check out our things to do in Bali page first. You’ll find heaps of information and ideas about Besakih and proximate attractions under the ‘East Bali’ tab.

Our simple and transparent pricing system and booking info is detailed on our Bali Tour Magic Services page.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to book this Besakih tour, or customise a Besakih tour to suit your preferred pace and interests. Our expertise and experience are at your disposal to ensure your experience of Besakih is a magical one.

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Besakih tour on the slopes of Mount Agung

Besakih tour on the slopes of Mount Agung

Besakih tour with stop at Kerta Gosa

Besakih tour, see ancient Kerta Gosa

Besakih tour, entrance to Besakih complex

Besakih tour, entrance to Besakih complex


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