Bali Ancient Hindu Temple Tour

visiting the ancient temple with its own uniqueness and characteristics, a very complete one-day tour where you will get to know more about the history of the island of Bali in terms of beliefs. This tour is perfect for those of you who like ancient history and want to know more about the development of Hinduism in Bali by visiting a very famous temple that has been around for a long time. First we will pick you up at the hotel where you stay in the morning and go directly to the first site, namely Kehen Temple where we will see a very ancient temple with the uniqueness of Kurung Temple which is located in front and also this temple is known as the Temple of Fire, continued visit Besakih Temple is the biggest temple and also the Mother temple of all temples in Bali, here we will go around and see the beauty of the biggest temple in Bali, proceed to a restaurant to enjoy lunch with delicious Indonesian food, finish lunch trip proceed to Tirta Empul Temple to see ancient temples that are often used as a place to purify themselves and their souls, continue to Gunung Kawi Temple to see ancient temples that used to be this place as tombs of ancient kings, here we will see carvings on stone this beautiful pad. After that we will return to the hotel with a very impressive experience in this one-day Bali Temple Tour, accompanied by a very friendly and experienced tour driver that will make the trip even more enjoyable.

Dedicated Balinese Support

Our tour consultant will confirm your booking & assist you through phone, email & messaging apps before & after the trip.

Private air-conditioned car

Brand-new car driven by our English-speaking local guide (not to be shared with other guests).

Pay by cash on the day

We accept direct payment upfront to our driver on the day trip itself.

All-inclusive benefits

Just bring your personal equipments as recommended in the notes below.

US$ 46,68

(IDR 700,000)

per person (2 minimum)

Things we'll do

1. Pura Kehen Temple was the main temple of the Bangli Regency. Bangli Regency was formerly the center of a kingdom known under the same name. The Bangli Kingdom was one of the nine kingdoms of Bali.

The name Bangli derives from bang giri, meaning “red forest” or “red mountain”. The Regency of Bangli was founded by the Gelgel Kingdom of the Majapahit dynasty.[1]

Pura Kehen was mentioned three times in three copper inscriptions dated from the late 9th century, the early 11th century, and the 13th century. The copper inscriptions mentioned the temple under different names. In the late 9th-century inscription, the temple was mentioned as Hyang Api (“god of fire) by the Brahmans who maintain the temple. In the second inscription dating to the early 11th-century, the temple was named Hyang Kehen; the word Kehen is derived from the Balinese word keren which means “flame”. In this period, the Pura Hyang Kehen was the official temple where oath ceremonies took place for royal officials. In such ceremonies, those who are proven unfaithful will be subjected to the terrible sapata (“curse”) to him, his families, and his descendants. The oath ceremony was performed in front of the figure of Hyang Api or Hyang Kehen, the god of fire Agni.[2] A vessel known as bejana sarpantaka was used for such performance; this vessel, which is decorated with four serpents winding around the vessel, was kept in an enclosed pavilion to the east of the main shrine of Pura Kehen.

The temple was named Pura Kehen in the 13th-century inscription.[1] All inscriptions mentioned the association of Pura Kehen with the village of Bangli.[3]

2. Pura Besakih: The Revered Mother Temple of Bali

Rising majestically on the western slopes of Mount Agung, and referred to as the Mother Temple of Hindu Bali, is Pura Besakih, or the Besakih temple, covering a vast area that offers breathtaking mountain scenery surrounding this beautiful and artistic temple complex.

Facing Mt. Agung’s highest peak, believed to be the abode of the gods, and located at an altitude of 900 meters, Pura Besakih is built in the village of Besakih, in the eastern part of Bali. The name Besakih comes from the word “Basuki”, derived from the word “Wasuki” which means Salvation in the classical Sanskrit language. Whereas, in the Samudramanthana mythology, the same name “Besuki” in fact refers to the Dragon-God “Naga Besukian”, who inhabited Gunung Agung, the main volcano in Bali.

This grand temple complex has been revered as a holy place since ancient times. The first recorded mention of its existence comes from an inscription dating back to 1007 AD. It is known that since the 15th century Besakih was regarded as the central temple of Hinduism in Bali.

Pura Penataran Agung, or the “Great Temple of State” is the center of the temple complex and is is Bali’s main place of worship, a complex comprising twenty-two temples on six rising terraces set on parallel ridges.

3. The Holy Springs of Tirta Empul : Bali’s Sacred Water Temple

One of the busiest water temples in Indonesia, Tirta Empul is a temple considered sacred by Balinese Hindu community. The temple has several holy springs which are said to have been created by The God Indra and believed to be blessed water that could purify those who bathe there. 

Tirta Empul is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of water. In the Balinese language, Tirta Empul loosely translated means water gushing from the earth, which for this reason Tirta Empul is regarded as a holy spring. The Tirta Empul Temple includes shrines to Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, as well as one for Indra and Mount Batur. It is considered one of the five most holy temples in all of Bali and is considered one of the holiest water sources in Bali. You can also find other holy water temples in Bali such as Pura Ulun Danu at Lake Beratan, Pura Tirta Tawar at Gianyar, Pura Tirta Harum at Bangli, Pura Tirta Taman Mumbul at Badung, and many more.

4. Gunung Kawi Temple Bali Valley of Kings

At the bottom of a lush river valley running through the little town of Tampaksiring just northeast of Ubud, lies one of Bali‘s largest ancient temple complexes, the Candi Gunung Kawi. Comprising a collection of ancient ‘Candi’ or shrine reliefs carved directly into the face of a rock cliff, this is definitely one of the most stunningly unique archeological sites besides being an important sacred place for the Balinese.

Gunung Kawi was also on the 44th US President Obama’s itinerary when he and his family holidayed in Bali in late June 2017.

Overlooking the sacred Pakerisan River, which also flows by the Tirta Empul sacred Water Temple a kilometer up north, the main complex consists of 10 shrines – memorials cut out of the rock cliff face in imitation of actual buildings. They stand in awe-inspiring 8m-high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face.They take their general form from the free-standing ancient temples or Candis of East Java, which show very similar architectural forms and decorations. There are four shrines on the west side and another five on the eastern side of the river, while to the south across the valley hides another.Evidences suggest that these Candis were probably once protected between two massive rock-hewn cloisters.


Please take a note that apart from the pickup time, the timetable below is an estimation only and may vary in the actual trip.

Before you go

Benefits and other important notes you need to know



What to bring

Area Covered for Pickup & dropoff :

Available for accommodation in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Airport, Jimbaran, Pecatu, Benoa Harbour, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, and Sanur . Please contact us if you are staying in remote area.

Note :

  • The price already include with 21% Government tax and Services
  • The tour is Private Tours, means there is no other participant, just only you and your companion
  • The Tour will assist by English Speaking Tours Driver
  • Time and Tourism site is subject to change based on your request.
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Terms Payment

  • Payment is Cash Payment
  • Payment is on the day itself with our driver
  • Payment with other currency will convert based on daily exchange rate


  • Cancellation fee to 50% of the TOTAL payment will be charged if a confirmed booking is cancelled within one day prior to clients pick up
  • No-Show will be charge of 100% of the TOTAL payment

"Amazing time in Bali"

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Ary is the most friendly, hard-working and brst tour driver in Bali e had 2 of the most beautiful days. He took us to all kinds of temples, waterfalls, ricefields and dinner spots. He was taking pictures of us all the time and joined us on every hike down to the waterfalls to assist us and take pictures. We learned about local fruit and plants from him as he often bought some samples for us to taste from locals when he saw them.Some tour guides stay in the car or relax when you visit a waterfall. Ary didn’t, he made the expierence for us so much better!I strongly recommend choosing balitripdriver and especially Ary.He was even taking pictures and helping other people at the waterfalls when we were swimming, it’s not about the money for him. It’s about happy tourists.
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We spent 4 wonderful days in Ubud with my mum and we headed then to Munduk, touring the magical waterfalls: our driver Mr. Yoga was extremely kind and helpful. I would recommend him with no hesitation as well as Bali trip Driver: the service is super professional and efficient.

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