Sunset and Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple

Sunset and Kecak Fire
Dance at Uluwatu Temple

Watch the sunset from the spectacular cliff-hanging temple of Uluwatu, perched above
the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy a dramatic Kecak fire dance performed
against the backdrop of this sacred sea temple and the atmospheric evening sky.


Perched precipitously on the top of a sheer cliff, approximately 70 metres above the crashing waves of the Indian Ocean, is the Uluwatu Temple. Also known as Pura Luhur Uluwatu, this was built in the 11th century. It is one of the nine directional temples of Bali and is believed to protect the island from evil spirits.

In the old Balinese language, the word luhur means ‘something of divine origin’, ulu means the ‘land’s end’ and watu means ‘rock. The name describes perfectly what this spectacular sea temple represents. The captivating Kecak fire dance, one of Bali’s most iconic performances, is held most evenings at sunset at the nearby amphitheatre.


Sunset and Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple

16:30 - 19:30

The guide and driver will collect you from the hotel and take you to the famous cliff-hanging temple at Uluwatu. As you approach the temple, you may pass by large numbers of mischievous monkeys that roam the pathways. There are two entrances to the temple decorated with sculptures and statues. Within the gates you will find courtyards and more statues of Hindu gods. The views over the sparkling Indian Ocean and Bali’s top surfing spots are endless.

In the inviting amphitheatre, take your seat for the dramatic Kecak fire dance. As the sun sets and the sky dims, watch the story of the famous epic Hindu story of the Ramayana unfold on the sunken stage in the centre. Wearing traditional checked cloth around their waists, the male dancers chant in unison and shake their hands while depicting a battle from the Ramayana epic. For added drama, human vocals are used in place of gamelan instruments. The use of fire torches adds to the excitement as the performance gradually builds to a sensational fire-related climax.

At the end of the show, the driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along South Bali (Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Legian and Seminyak) and Ubud. Transfers outside these areas, including any harbour and Bali’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • This tour is not operational during Nyepi Day, Bali’s Day of Silence. The date of this spiritual day changes annually
  • We regret that we cannot guarantee in any way, confirmed pre-seating for this show. The final seating arrangement will be determined on spot
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Customers are allowed to take pictures at the mentioned site freely.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sun’s rays are still very powerful.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This excursion is only operated in the afternoon.
  • The performance itself takes approximately one hour
  • The total duration of the tour is 3 hours and includes transfers from and to your booked accommodation within the designated pick-up regions on the island.


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