Wander down any busy road in Bali and you’ll immediately notice the islands unique culture. Offerings are of incense and flowers are left at the entrance of hotels and restaurants. Processions of men and women wearing crisp white robes walk up and down the main roads of Ubud playing instruments as the sunsets. It’s an enchanting experience and part of the reason why so many tourists fall in love with the island.

If you want to explore the culture of Bali and experience what makes the island so special then I’ve got the perfect day tours available for you. Each tour has been carefully created to offer you a special experience on your holiday.  Here are a few day trips around the temples of Bali that will enchant you. Let’s get started.

Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple is a 30-minute drive outside of Ubud.

Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple is a 30-minute drive outside of Ubud.

Two Temples and a Hidden Waterfall

Ubud is one of my favorite places in Indonesia. The city has a lot to offer tourists, but the surrounding countryside has even more. One of my favourite one day tours begins at the little known Gunung Kawi Sebatu. Based in a small village, this water temple is the perfect escape from the crowds. After exploring Gunung Kawi Sebatu it’s off to Kawi Sebatu temple, which is famous for its impressive rock funeral carvings that are over eight meters high. The day ends at the refreshing Tegenungan Waterfall, where you can take a refreshing swim in the cold pool.

Tirta Gangga Bali Indonesia

It’s easy to fall in love with Tirta Gangga water palace. The setting is so beautiful.

Candidasa and Karangasam Day Trip

The Candidasa and Karangasam day trip offers a mixture of childish excitement and beauty. The first destination is Charlie’s Chocolate Factory. The setting is beautiful with tall palm trees overlooking the sea. There’s a swing here, which you can try and some really funky looking buildings. Then it’s off to Tirta Gangga water palace for a cold swim and some magical views. On the way back you can stop off at a small café for a drink and some food while appreciating some of the best views of rice paddy fields anywhere in Bali.

Ulun Danu is located in the highlands of Bali. The temple is one of the most photographed on the island.

Ulun Danu is located in the highlands of Bali. The temple is one of the most photographed on the island.

The Floating Temple and Tumbling Waterfalls

Ulun Danu Bratan is one of the most iconic temples of Bali. The temple is located in a deep valley next to Lake Beratan. The best time to come here is early in the morning for sunrise while the mist hangs on the lake. After exploring the temple it’s time to go deeper in the highlands to find Sekumpul waterfall. This waterfall is in my opinion one of the best in Bali. You have to go down 400’ish steps to reach the bottom of the falls, but it’s definitely worth it.