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Half-Day Uluwatu Tour: Explore Bali’s Cultural Heritage

Jimbaran

Duration

6 Hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Uluwatu Half Day Tour is interesting tour to cover best site seeing in south side of Bali Island. First will visit Uluwatu Temple or most known as cliff Temple because the Temple located on the high cliff of Uluwatu. It has amazing Indian ocean view with the beautiful sunset point, and at this Temple has a huge forest and a lot of monkeys. So many visitors come to this place everyday to spend Their holiday. Still in the same area of Uluwatu Temple You will enjoying the Kecak and Fire Dance performance at 18.00 (Sunset Time) in  the open stage which is the located just view meters from the temple and has Amazing Ocean view as a background of the Stage.

What makes this dance particularly unique is that the drama uses no artificial backdrop, involving no musical instrument. The focus is entirely on the concentric circles of about 50-60 men, bare-chested, wearing only distinct Balinese sarongs sitting cross-legged around a set of torches in the center.  Kecak is simply accompanied by the chanting of the chorus of men representing an army of monkeys continuously intoning “Cak! Cak! Cak!” or “Keh-Chak” in polyrhythmic sounds during almost the entire performance.

In the end of the trip will visit Jimbaran Bay for seafood dinner, Jimbaran Bay open Restaurant along the beach with candle light every night by offer special Seafood Menu.  Seafood cafes from the beach – wooden tables with parasols down to the tide’s edge and some with attractive palm leaf decorations. Drop off from the main entrance and you’ll see grills and live seafood displays under signboards of each cafe that show different stock and ‘catches of the day’.

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Itinerary

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16.00 - Pick-Up at the Hotel

Meet your tour driver at the hotel lobby.

17.00 - Visit Uluwatu Temple
17.00 - Visit Uluwatu Temple

Uluwatu Temple is one of Bali's most famous temples, located on the southwestern tip of the island. The temple is perched high on a cliff, overlooking the Indian Ocean and providing stunning views of the surrounding coastline. Here are some interesting facts about Uluwatu Temple:

1. History - The temple dates back to the 11th century and is believed to have been built by a Javanese Hindu priest named Empu Kuturan.

2. Balinese Architecture - Uluwatu Temple is an example of classic Balinese architecture, featuring a split gate entrance, meru shrines, and intricate carvings.

3. Monkey Population - The temple is also home to a large population of monkeys, who are believed to protect the temple from evil spirits.

4. Traditional Dance Performances - Uluwatu Temple is also famous for its traditional Balinese dance performances, held at sunset every evening. The performances are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra and tell stories from Hindu mythology.

5. Stunning Sunset Views - The temple's location on the cliff provides stunning views of the sunset over the Indian Ocean, making it a popular spot for tourists to watch the sunset.

6. Conservation Efforts - The temple and surrounding area are part of the Uluwatu Temple Area Cultural Landscape, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is also a protected marine reserve, home to a variety of marine life, including sea turtles and manta rays.

7. Surfing - The area surrounding Uluwatu Temple is also a popular destination for surfing, with some of the best waves in Bali attracting surfers from around the world.

Uluwatu Temple is not only a religious site but also a cultural and natural attraction that offers visitors a unique insight into Balinese history and traditions, as well as stunning views of the ocean and surrounding landscape.

18.00 - Watching Kecak and Fire Dance
18.00 - Watching Kecak and Fire Dance

Uluwatu Kecak Dance is a popular traditional Balinese dance performance that takes place at Uluwatu Temple, a famous Hindu temple located on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean in the southern part of Bali. Here are some interesting facts about the Uluwatu Kecak Dance:

1. History - The Uluwatu Kecak Dance was first performed in the 1930s by a Balinese artist named Wayan Limbak and a German artist named Walter Spies. The dance is a combination of traditional Balinese music, chanting, and dance, and is based on the Hindu epic, Ramayana.

2. Performance - The Uluwatu Kecak Dance is performed by a group of male dancers who sit in a circle and chant "cak, cak, cak" rhythmically, while telling the story of Ramayana through dance. The dancers wear traditional Balinese costumes and use dramatic gestures and facial expressions to convey the emotions of the story.

3. Sunset views - The Uluwatu Temple is a popular spot to watch the sunset, and the Kecak Dance performance usually starts just before sunset, making it a popular activity for tourists.

4. Location - The Uluwatu Temple is located in the southern part of Bali, about 30 minutes from Kuta or Seminyak. The temple is perched on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean, offering breathtaking views.

5. Admission - Admission to the Uluwatu Kecak Dance performance is not included in the entrance fee to the temple, and tickets need to be purchased separately. It is advisable to book in advance as the performance can be quite popular.

6. Dress code - Visitors are required to dress modestly when visiting the temple, covering their shoulders and knees. Sarongs and sashes can be rented at the entrance if needed.

7. Photography - Photography is allowed during the performance, but visitors are asked to be respectful and not use flash photography.

Overall, the Uluwatu Kecak Dance is a unique and fascinating cultural experience that should not be missed when visiting Bali, especially for those who are interested in traditional Balinese dance and Hindu mythology.

20.00 - Visit Jimbaran Bay
20.00 - Visit Jimbaran Bay

Dinner at Jimbaran Bay is one of the most popular dining experiences in Bali, especially for seafood lovers. Here are some interesting things to know about having dinner at Jimbaran Bay:

1. Fresh seafood - Jimbaran Bay is home to a traditional fishing village, so the seafood served here is usually fresh and of high quality. The most popular seafood dishes include grilled fish, prawns, calamari, and clams.

2. Romantic setting - Jimbaran Bay is known for its beautiful sunset views and soft sandy beaches, which provide a romantic setting for a dinner date or a special occasion.

3. Open-air dining - Many restaurants in Jimbaran Bay offer open-air dining on the beach, with tables and chairs set up on the sand. This gives visitors a chance to enjoy the sea breeze and the sound of the waves while dining.

4. Live music - Some restaurants offer live music performances during dinner, usually featuring traditional Balinese music or international covers.

5. Variety of dining options - Jimbaran Bay has a variety of dining options to choose from, ranging from traditional warungs (local food stalls) to upscale restaurants.

6. Freshly cooked - Many of the restaurants in Jimbaran Bay have open kitchens where visitors can see their food being prepared and cooked on the grill, ensuring that their meal is fresh and hot.

7. Affordable prices - Despite its popularity, dinner at Jimbaran Bay is relatively affordable, with prices ranging from IDR 100,000 to IDR 300,000 per person depending on the restaurant and the dishes ordered.

Overall, dining at Jimbaran Bay is an enjoyable and memorable experience, with fresh seafood, a beautiful setting, and a relaxed atmosphere. It is a must-try for anyone visiting Bali, especially seafood lovers looking for a unique and romantic dining experience.

21.00 - Back To The Hotel

22.00 - Arrive at the Hotel

Included/Excluded

  • Private car with air conditioned
  • English speaking driver
  • Patrol/Gasoline
  • Parking fee
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch

Tour's Location

Jimbaran

Notes


  • The tour price does not include lunch and entrance fee

  • Private Tours means no other participants will be sharing the car/minibus, just you and your companion

  • The Tour will assisted by English Speaking Tours Driver

  • Please let us know if you need a private tour guide

  • The price already includes 21% Government tax and services

  • Payment in cash can be made when you start, or at the end of the trip each day to our driver

  • Bank transfer/credit card payment must be done in advance

  • Payment with other currencies will be converted based on daily exchange rate

Area Covered For Pick-Up


  • Ngurah Rai Airport, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Nusadua, Benoa, Sanur, Denpasar.

  • Please contact us, if you stay in different area covered for pick up

How To Book Our Tour


  • Please fill up the Tour Inquiry form provided

  • We will reply as soon as possible after receiving your Tour Inquiry

  • If there is a problem with our booking system, we provide alternative contact for reservations or bookings to our email at info@balitourvoyage.com or WhatsApp Us : +6281805671909

IDR 400,000 /car

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