05:00 - Pick up from hotel

Lempuyang Temple, trekking to see the sun rise, assist by local guide (IDR 400k/group + donation)

Tirta Gangga, Karangasem Royal Water Park (IDR 20k/person)

Lunch at local area

Ujung, Karangasem Royal Water Park (IDR 10k/person)

Candidasa Village

Bali Luwak Coffee Garden and Plantation (free)

Tenganan Village, the native traditional village (Donation only)
Goa Lawah Temple / Bat Cave Temple (IDR 20k/person)

Back to hotel

Tour Price Rp 800.000 / car (2 - 7 persons)

Included   Full AC Private Car + Gasoline + Balinese English speaking driver 

Excluded  : Entrance Fee, Guide, Snack, Soft drink, Water, Lunch

Duration   : 10 - 12 hours

Overtime  : Rp 50.000 / hour for extra hour (30 minutes = 1 hour)


East Bali Tour is a Bali Full Day Tour is to Visit places of interest in eastern part of Bali Islands with professional Balinese Tours Driver as your guide. East Bali Tour will visit tourist destination like Goa Lawah Temple is a Balinese Hindu cave temple where thousands of bats have a nest inside of this cave, Tenganan Village Is a traditional Balinese country side with unique cultures and social life. It is a Private Bali Tours offering you a memorable experience of the local region along with our professional who is always providing our best service. East Bali Tour will more enjoyable with our Bali Tours Driver and full air-conditioning car transfer. The delicious set lunch will be served at local restaurant at Candidasa area to complete your East Bali Tour with a memorable one. Below is short description places of interest will be visit during East Bali Tour.

Places of Interest will be visit during East Bali Tour

Salt Making at Kusamba Village

Making salt from sea water is a traditional livelihood in the Kusamba area. Nowadays only a couple small communities, namely at Amed village and Jemeluk, still make salt. There, out on the beach, you can see large open areas full of rows and rows of wooden trays filled with slowly evaporating sea water transforming into salt, as well as strange large conical structures and plots of square ‘fields’ of dark soil, all resting under the lovely gaze of Mt. Agung, Bali’s sacred mountain.

Several generations ago the beaches at Lipah, Tulamben and other villages were also filled with these salt making structures. Nowadays those beachside properties sport low-key boutique resorts. Many local families have given up the tedious, low-income salt making profession.

salt-making trays at Amed beach with Mt. Agung in background

But a few poor families continue with their salt-making tradition. For outsiders it’s quite an interesting sight- the rows and rows of wooden trays lining the beach. Whenever I pass them, I always think, “Wow, look at that unusual sight! I wonder how they go about making salt?!” And so, one day I stopped by to find out. Turned out the process is considerably more complicated and time-consuming than I’d guessed. In all, it takes about 8-10 days to turn sea water into salt here in Kusamba. This is how it goes:

carrying sea water to the salt-making fields

Step 1: Take sea water from the sea and pour it into prepared soil fields. Workers carry the water in double-bucket shoulder poles.

Step 2: Smooth the soil in fields to allow even drying. Allow salt water to dry/ evaporate for three days.

Step 4: Rake the dried, salty soil paddies to break them up.

Step 5: Put broken up soil into the cones.

Step 6: Stamp down soil inside the cones.

Step 7: Collect more sea water and pour it over soil in the cones.

Step 8: Allow sea water to seep down through the soil.

Step 9: Gather the filtered salty water from below the cones. Step 10: Pour this water into the drying trays.

Step 11: Allow to dry and evaporate for 3-4 days. Now they have salt!

Step 12: Collect fresh salt in baskets for sale.

preparing the cones for salt-making

Quite unfortunately for salt makers, they have no outside market for their salt. Not even cities in Bali like nearby Amlapura or the capital, Denpassar, let alone to Jakarta. Their salt is all sold locally to Amed area families. It only fetches 1000- 1500 rp/ kilo. (about 10- 15 cents/ kilo). A salt maker can make about 70-100 kilos/ week. If all sold, he can make 70,000- 100,000 rp/ week. (about $8- $11) Half of that goes to land rental. With the remaining profit he can feed his family for about a week. So it seems he can just about make ends meet for his labor.

breaking up the salt-laden earth

On a bright note, according to an article I read recently on the Amed salt, some restaurants and even big resorts in south Bali have begun to order and use Amed salt for cooking. Let’s hope its popularity with big-scale restaurants continues to grow. Perhaps the local salt-makers could get a better price for their efforts?

salt fields, cone and the Bali Sea at Amed

In the meantime, a local man has opened Cafe Garam (‘garam’ means ‘salt’ ) with the hope of promoting Amed’s salt-making. To this end, the Cafe has a display desk with pictures and step by step descriptions of the salt making process. Any of the staff will eagerly explain the process in more detail to any curious visitors.  One of the large cones and a row of the drying tray also stand in the center of the cafe. Cafe Garam sells Amed salt in various decorative boxes and bags, of course at prices much higher than the 1000rp/kg local rate. The cafe itself is an open-aired circular restaurant made of wood. It’s very relaxing and cosy. Beyond the cafe, out towards the beach sit salt-making trays, cones and fields. It’s just a stroll outside to take a look firsthand at all the curious structures. And, if you get up super early, or luck out midday, you’ll also get to watch salt-makers in action. It’s a cool place to stop by for a visit while staying in Amed.

Tenganan Village

Tenganan is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one example of Bali Aga Village cultures (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other countryside in plain of Bali. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come.

Tenganan Village presenting the unique traditional culture

The specification of tourism object at Tenganan Village is consisted of:
  • Countrified pattern of rural having the character of Linear
  • The structure of bilateral society orientation at seniority collective
  • Special Ritual System in high frequency by serving the religion solidarity, artistically and social mechanical solidarity
  • The tradition of Mekare-Kare on every June is a faith tradition as the screw pine in ritual context, religion value, spirit of struggle and test of physical delaying accompanied by traditional gamelan of Selonding
  • The Art Crafting Weave of cloth fastens which is famous called by Ikat Pangringsingan that is designed and arranged by the typical color.

Bali Luwak Coffee

Candidasa Beach

Goa Lawah / Bat Cave Temple

Gua Lawah or Bat Cave is one of favorite places of interest in Bali and it is located near of hilly bank so it is called reef of Middle hill. This cave is located in Pasinggahan countryside, Dawan sub district, Klungkung Regency, east part of Bali and about 1,5 hours from Denpasar Town. There is a nature cave dwelt by thousands of tail bat located at north side from Jeroan/center of Gua Lawah Temple. Meanwhile the main road from Klungkung to Amlapura is just in front of the temple. This cave is apposite to the beautiful beach with black sand along the coastal area.

Function of Goa Lawah Temple :
  • Based on Papyrus of Kusuma Dewa, it is Giha Lawah, a palace from Basuki god
  • Based on Papyrus of Padma Bhuwana is explaining that in accordance to holy letter title Pentameter Aksara
  • The structure of Gua Lawah Temple building is based on the temple building from Ista Dewata in particular of Padmasana which is located in front of Siwa Cave as power of entire universe potency
  • Based on Lontar Babad Dalem is implying that Gua Lawah Temple as a good place to execute the Tirtha Yatra or Nyegara Gunung (meditation), because in this place there are nature potency of solidarity that is mount, the sea, goad an watu or petrify
Temple Festival