On this tour you will take journey into the countryside by coach and make a stop to take a short walk (approx. 300 meters) through Scenic Terraced Rice Paddies. Cultivated in unique Balinese style, surrounded by coconut trees and tropical horticultural plants including sweet potatoes and tapioca. At the end of your stroll, relax in a Balinese pavilion and sample traditional Indonesian fried tapioca and sweet potato together with mineral water, tea or coffee.
After leaving the village of Gulingan, you will drive along to the Royal Temple of Mengwi - Pura Taman Ayun. Dating from 1634, this picturesque complex surrounded by a moat with multi-roofed meru shrines and intricately carved wooden gates.
You will then proceed to the sacred Monkey Forest, a cluster of towering trees which is home to hundreds of monkeys.
Last stop is Tanah Lot, famous in Bali as the Sunset Temple. Experience the sunset beyond the black lava towers of the sacred 16th century temple, built on a lava rock 200 meters off shore.
Taman Ayun Temple
Traveler pickup is offered
5 hours 30 minutes
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Great day out, although Tanah Lot is so very busy so we weary of that! But that's no reflection on the professionalism of the guides on the day
Great tour - but be aware that the ladies selling things at the end are kinda pushy
This tour was amazing!
If you like animals this was a fun tour. Bought bananas to feed the monkeys. Monkeys throughout the forest vying to be fed a banana. Great opportunities for photo taking. Temple was interesting.
Very long tour because of terrible traffic jams in Bali. The tour and travel took nearly 6 hours. The monkey forest was not really very worthwhile. The Messi Temple was worthwhile, but the Tanah Lot was spectacular. Unfortunately for us we got there in a wind and rain storm.
Was a good tour.
Enjoyed seeing the monkeys and temple. Tour guide too invasive.
We were picked up from the hotel then stopped first at a traditional Balinese farm for the fried tapioca and sweet potato. It was an opportunity to go to the toilet on what ended up being a lot of time spent on the road in a minibus. It was time that probably could have been better spent on the rest of the tour though as we must have been there for at least forty-five minutes. Mengwi Temple was beautiful but quite rushed. You had to chose between keeping up with the tour guide to hear what he had to say or taking photos, we opted for the latter. At the monkey forest and Tanah Lot you are left to your own devices to wander around and get a lot more time to explore. There are two monkey forests in the area and from what we heard the one we went to wasn't the better of the two. The monkeys are equally cute and mischievous. The swarms of flies were annoying. Bring lots of insect repellant. At the end of the tour there was a row of stalls and shops where it got awkward, with some particularly pushy hawkers. We got to watch the sun going down at Tanah Lot and it was beautiful, but be prepared for the fact that this is probably the most popular tourist spot on Bali and you will have to fight your way through huge crowds. Doing a guided tour in that kind of environment is impossible, so allowing people to do their own thing is the best approach. The tour guide spent most of the time talking on the minibus about local religious beliefs. I don't know if this was preplanned or because an American woman asked him a number of questions about it, but I would've liked to have learnt a bit more about the places we were visiting. Overall the trip was very light on historical detail. The driver and guide were friendly, but if you are picked up first expect to be dropped off last. By Western standards this was a cheap trip, but by Balinese it was overpriced. Make sure your bring plenty of your own water and small denomination notes to pay to use toilets. We managed to book the tour very last minute, so it was great in that regard, but if you have the time to find something a bit more personalised I'd recommend doing so.
Stroll through traditional Balinese countryside then relax with refreshments. On to the Royal Temple of Mengwi - Pura Taman Ayun - complete with moat, shrines and carved gates. Visit the sacred Monkey Forest, a cluster of towering trees, home to hundreds of monkeys and experience the famous 16th century "Sunset Temple" of Tanah Lot to marvel at this sacred spot 200 meters off shore.