Kintamani and Besakih as a combined Bali tour make for a day packed with breathtaking scenic vistas, a hauntingly spiritual atmosphere, and a taste of Balinese culture. Mount Batur cradles the spiritually significant Kintamani. And Besakih, the ‘mother’ temple of Bali, is nestled on the slopes of Mount Agung, the spiritual home of Bali. So the Kintamani & Besakih tour is a window into Bali’s soul and ancient culture.
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EXPLORE… the scenic mountainous regions of Kintamani and Besakih with Bali Tour Magic and be entranced. Follow a route through rolling green hills, lush tropical forest, picturesque rice paddies and quaint villages, before immersing yourself in the beauty and spirituality of Kintamani and Besakih.
ENJOY…a traditional Barong dance at Batubulan en route to Kintamani for a taste of Balinese culture expressed through dance. Symbolic of the eternal struggle between good and evil, the Barong dance is an insight into the importance of balance and karma in Balinese Hindu culture. And after the show the ornately costumed dancers are happy to pose with visitors for photos.
ENJOY…a leisurely lunch with a tantalising choice of restaurants set around the Kintamani crater and overlooking Lake Batur. Viewed from Penelokan village, 1500m above sea level, the vast volcanic caldera known as Kintamani, and its majestic crater lake, Lake Batur. are a photographer’s dream!
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.
DISCOVER…Besakih Temple and soak up the tranquil ambience and breathtaking scenery of this extraordinary place. Situated on the southern side of Mount Agung, Bali’s largest temple complex (a sprawling mass of 22 sanctuaries containing a befuddling array of over 60 temples and 200 distinct structures) is a journey into an ancient culture, where every building has its own meaning and purpose according to Hindu beliefs, and which every Balinese Hindu must visit at least once in their lives. Besahki is Bali’s ‘mother’ temple and a sight not to be missed.
SAMPLE…Bali’s silver and gold hub in Celuk on the return journey from your Kintamani and Besakih tour. If you’re in a shopping frame of mind, we can take you a little off the worn tourist trek to lower prices with equal quality and range – because we’re not commission seeking!
CREATE…your perfect day. The Kintamani and Besakih tour requires a considerable amount of driving time, so the above itinerary packs in as many popular highlights as is comfortably possible in a day. However, stops are necessarily brief. If this doesn’t suit, we can put together any Kintamani and Besakih tour you want. For instance, you might prefer to cut out all en-route stops to give you more time at Kintamani and Besakih.
You might like to check out our things to do in Bali page first. You’ll find heaps of information and ideas about Kintamani and Besakih under the ‘North Bali’ and ‘East Bali’ tabs. After discovering the many attractions of both regions, you may decide to visit Kintamani and Besakih in two separate day tours, or combine them with an overnight stay in the area.
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 Kintamani and Besakih tour, or customise a Kintamani and Besakih tour to suit your preferred pace and interests. Our expertise and experience are at your disposal to ensure your experience of Kintamani is a magical one.