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Explore the ‘Island of the Gods’ with our tailor-made tours, guided by our experienced and passionate Butlers, showcasing the best Bali has to offer. Below our all-time favourites, consider them a source of inspiration for your very own island discovery.
Butler guided tours are charged at 240,000 IDR per hour, subject to 21% service charge and taxes
Rate includes customized itinerary, private tour, mineral water and cold towels.
Length of tours is for reference only, advance bookings required.
The Essence of Bali
Besakih & Kintamani (8 hours)
Begin your day by exploring Tukad Cepung; a one of a kind waterfall hidden in a cave and its “endless rainbows”. Your next stop will take you to Pura Besakih, also known as the Mother Temple of Bali. This grand complex on the slopes of Mount Agung offers spectacular countryside views from its elevated location. After soaking in the atmosphere at Besakih, it’s time to immerse yourself in nature at the Pine Forest and witness the mist rising through the towering trees. Head for a well-deserved lunch in one of the lake view restaurants and soak in the amazing panorama. On your way back South, stop at a coffee plantation to witness the traditional roasting process and sample Kopi Bali and other tropical infusions.
The Northern Highlands
Kintamani (8 hours)
Start your day with a visit to Batuan village, cradle of the Balinese art scene and famous for its unique painting style. Continue to Kintamani and enjoy the spectacular views of the crater lake and Batur volcano, the sacred mountain, or plan a stop at a local cafe to enjoy the panoramic vistas and sample the local coffee. Commence the descent towards Panglipuran, a Balinese village renown for its preservation of traditional architecture and culture, visit its temple and admire the impressive bamboo forest. For those seeking some more adventure, explore the nearby waterfalls in Bangli regency before returning to Sanur.
The Enchanted South
Uluwatu Sunset & Kecak dance (5 - 7 hours)
Discover the magic of the Bukit peninsula, renown for being one of the world’s top surfing destinations, with a visit to one of Bali’s most iconic temples. Soaring on a cliff high above the southern coastline, Uluwatu faces straight out to the Indian Ocean with views to behold. For a one-of-a-kind cultural performance, head to the open-air amphitheatre next to the temple to enjoy a traditional Kecak performance, also known as fire dance, against the dramatic sunset backdrop. End the evening with a “feet in the sand” Seafood BBQ on Jimbaran beach.
The Creative Heart
Ubud (5 hours)
This is the perfect tour for all those that want to mix culture, nature and a healthy dose of retail therapy. Your journey takes you through the artsy centers of Celuk (jewelry), Mas (wood carving) and Batubulan (stone carving), before reaching the cultural heart of the island. The idyllic village of Ubud offers something for every taste: tropical wildlife at the Sacred Monkey Forrest, enchanting history at the Royal Palace, plentiful of trinkets at its traditional market and a myriad of galleries and boutiques selling Balinese arts & crafts. To complete your day, visit the iconic Tegallalang rice terraces or plan a stop at the “secret village” on your way back.
The Spiritual West
TANAH LOT (6 - 8 hours)
Your discovery starts with a visit to Taman Ayun, in the village of Mengwi. True to its name, the “Garden Temple” boasts traditional architectural features, set against a beautifully manicured landscape with water features filled with lotus flowers. Continue your trip West to Tanah Lot, one of the island’s cardinal temples. An ancient Hindu shrine perched on top of a rock amidst constantly crashing waves, this is one of Bali’s most iconic landmarks, famed for its unique offshore setting and spectacular sunset views.
The Northern Lakes
Bedugul & Munduk (8 hours)
Discover Bali’s natural beauty as you head North to reach its verdant lake district On your way you can stop at the “Garden Temple” Taman Ayun, or discover Leke Leke waterfall, immersed in the tropical rainforest. As you reach the summit, stop at the traditional fresh market of Candi Kuning, with its wealth of tropical fruits, flowers and spices. Continue to Ulun Danu Beratan temple, dedicated to the goddess of water. The reflective surface of the surrounding lake creates a unique floating impression, with the Bedugul mountain range in the background. Take a scenic drive along the panoramic road to Munduk to admire Bali’s twin lakes, before making your way back through the verdant farmland of Plaga.
The Scenic West
Batu Karu & Jatiluwih (6 hours)
This is the ultimate trip for all nature lovers. Enjoy the drive through traditional villages stuck in time as you make your way to Batu Karu temple. This sacred site is located at an altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level and surrounded by century old forest. Continue your trip to the Jatiluwih rice terraces, one of the island’s must-see panoramas and a UNESCO world heritage site. The breathtaking scenery of the rice ridges at the foot of Mount Batu Karu makes for wonderful photo opportunities and the chance to learn about the Subak, Bali’s traditional irrigation system. After all the exploration it’s time to relax at one of the panoramic restaurants before starting your journey back East, with a special stop at the giant Kayu Putih tree at Desa Tua.
The Wild East
Goa Lawah & Tirta Gangga (8 hours)
Start your tour with a visit to the mystic cave temple of Goa Lawah, populated by thousands of bats. Continue your tour to Tenganan Village, home to Bali’s indigenous people. The Bali Aga still follow a traditional rural lifestyle, unchanged by the passing of time, and cherish their unique traditions and heritage. Enjoy lunch in the tranquil coastal town of Candidasa, before making your way to the water gardens of Tirta Gangga. The royal palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by lush gardens filled with carvings and statues. Your way back to The Pavilions will take you through traditional snake fruit plantations and the terraced hills of the Sidemen valley.