Uluwatu Temple – Bali Half Day Tour
ULUWATU HALF DAY TOUR
An exciting short trip to experience the magnificient sunset view on a visit to Uluwatu Temple at southern part of Bali and one of the Bali’s icons that should not be missed during your Bali holiday. Once the night falls, the tour continue to watch Kecak and fire dance, one of the island most famous cultural performance at an open stage nearby. See the local artists act out a scene from the Ramayana with a mesmerizing trance chant, punctuated by exciting fire dances by performers in intricate costumes. Proceed to enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant serving delicious barbecue food in Jimbaran Bay. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day! Our professional driver will always be of your services with private comfortable air-conditioned coach during your Uluwatu half day tour.
Pura Luhur Uluwatu or Uluwatu Temple is a famous Balinese sea temple. Located in southern part of Bali, Uluwatu Temple is one of the nine directional temples meant to protect Bali from evil spirits. This spectacular temple is perched at the edge of the rock overlooking the Indian Ocean. Uluwatu Temple sits on a 80-meter-high cliff protruding above the Ocean. Because of its unique location, visitors to the temple have to take a long stone step to reach the temple ground. There are hundreds of monkeys roaming along the path outside the temple. Although the monkeys look tame, visitors find them a nuisance as they often grab food off a visitor’s hand and snatch visitors’ belongings. There are two doors at the end of the path, the north door and the south one, through which visitors enter the temple complex.
The entrance doors take the shape of stone Bentar gates. Standing across from each gate, there are two statues of elephant-headed men. The front part of the gate is decorated with fine relief sculpture picturing leaves and flower patterns. Behind the gate, there are stone steps that lead to the inner court. Along the steps, trees are grown to provide shade.
A small forest lies at the front and hundreds of monkeys dwell here. They are believed to guard the temple from bad influences. The serpentine pathway to the temple is fortified by concrete walls on the cliff side. It takes about an hour to get from one end to another as there are several fenced points along the way to stop. The views from the bottom of the water surging up against rocks and the ocean horizon are remarkable.
Kecak is the most unique of all the Balinese dances for a couple of reason. First, Rather than being accompanied by a gamelan orchestra – as most Balinese forms of dance are – the Rhythm is provided by a chanting 'monkey' chorus. The polyrhythmic sound of the chanting provides “cak” while waving their armd and hands. It is believed that this derives from an old ritual called “sanghyang,” a trance dance whose purpose was to communicate with gods or ancestors. Traditionally, this dance and the accompanied chanting was meant to maintain the health and well-being of a village.
The story line for the Kecak is taken from the Ramayana. Prince Rama goes hunting for a golden deer and his beautiful wife is kidnapped by the evil Rawana. Story is secondary in this performance, though. If you want to see the story of the Ramayana, you should see a Ramayana performance. The Kecak is a triumph of style and mood, rather than story. Watch the faces of audience members. More than any other Balinese dance, the Kecak turns every viewer into a child, wide-eyed and transfixed.
The fifty man chorus gathers in a ring around a flame to create a stage. They also act as various monkey armies in the story and become an undulating snake in one of the pivotal scenes. With only the flame as lighting, this performance takes on a primeval feel, especially when staged outside of a hotel setting. Secondly, the kecak is one of the only dances that performed for tourists.
JIMBARAN SEAFOOD DINNER
Jimbaran Bay is also known by Kedonganan beach is serving delicious seafood barberque right on the sand of the beach entertained by live singers. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day!
15.00 – Pick up at the hotel
16.30 – Visit Uluwatu Temple
17.45 – Watching Kecak Fire Dance
20.00 – Enjoy Seafood Dinner at Jimbaran Bay
21.30 – Back to hotel
Tour Price :
IDR.. 500.000/car ( 1 till 6 person included)
IDR. 900.000/minibus ( 1 till 12 person included)
IDR. 1.200.000/minibus ( 1 till 17 person included)
IDR. 2.200.000/bus ( 1 till 30 person included)
Inclusion : Private Car / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver
Exclude : Seafood Dinner and entrance fee
Inclusive Seafood dinner package and entrance fee:
IDR. 750.000/person ( minimum 2 person )
Inclusion : Private AC Coach / Minibus / Bus + Petrol + English Speaking Driver + Entrance Fee + Seafood dinner package + Mineral Water
Area Covered for Pick Up :
Legian, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Canggu, Benoa Harbour, Airport.
- The price inclusive of Government tax
- The tour is Private Tours, not sharing with other participants.
- The Tour will be guided by English Speaking Driver
- Tour Guide is available upon request with additional guide fee.