Ubud and Tanah Lot Artistic and Spiritual Tour
Ubud and Tanah Lot
Artistic and Spiritual Tour
Embrace the artistic and spiritual side of Bali. Explore highly revered temples including
Pura Taman Ayun and the famous sea temple, Tanah Lot. In Ubud, view exquisite
artworks in the museum and shop for local handicrafts in the market.
WHY THIS TOUR?
The town of Ubud, surrounded by rainforest and terraced rice paddies dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, is a thriving centre for traditional and contemporary arts and crafts. From museums filled with intricate Indonesian paintings to markets selling traditional handicrafts, this is the go-to place for art lovers.
The island is also filled with spiritual sites boasting magnificent, centuries-old architecture. Many of the ancient temples are set against exotic backdrops – looming volcanoes, emerald rice paddies and spectacular coastline. Each temple is unique and every single one is magical. They all play an important part in Balinese life and offer an insight into local culture and beliefs.
09:00 - 17:30
Your day of artistic and spiritual exploration starts in the highlands of Bali. In the town of Ubud visit Neka Art Museum. Drawing inspiration from the traditional family compound, a local art lover built a series of beautiful Balinese buildings, now home to a collection of paintings and sculptures by both Indonesian and international artists.
A visit to Ubud Market gives you the chance to buy local handicrafts, many of which have been made in the surrounding villages. Choose from wood carvings, silk scarves, woven bags, baskets, statues and many other hand-crafted items.
Explore the expansive royal water temple of Pura Taman Ayun. Built in the 17th century, this was the main temple of the Mengwi Kingdom. Wander through the courtyards and expansive gardens to take in the traditional architectural features of the beautiful multi-tiered shrines.
Last, and by no means least – head to the coastline to see the famous Tanah Lot Temple. For the Balinese, this sea temple is highly revered. The ancient Hindu temple is perched on an offshore rock that has been carved into strange shapes over the years by the crashing waves of the surrounding sea. It is probably the most photographed place in Bali.
At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel.