WATERSPORT and ULUWATU TEMPLE TOUR
10:30 - Pick up at hotel
Water Sport Activities (Parasailing, Jet Sky, Fly Fish, Turtle Island, Scuba Diving, Sea Walker etc)
Lunch at Nusa Dua area
Padang Padang Beach
Kecak and Fire Dance start at 6 pm
Jimbaran Bay for Romantic Seafood Diner Cafe
Back to hotel
Tour Price : Rp 450.000 / car (2 - 4 persons)
: Rp 500.000 / car (5 - 7 persons)
Included : Full AC Private Car + Gasoline + Balinese English speaking driver
Excluded : Entrance Fee, Snack, Softdrink, Water, Lunch
Duration : 8 - 10 hours
Overtime : Rp 30.000 / hour for extra hour (30 minutes = 1 hour)
Tours is an Bali One Day Tour Package to Visit Uluwatu Temple with sunset view
facing to the Indian ocean and watching the beautiful Kecak and Fire Dance
Performance near the temple. This Uluwatu Tours will start to visit Tanjung Benoa Beach to enjoy some watersport game/activities such as jetsky, parasailing, fish fly, banana boat, turtle island, snorkeling, diving, sea walker etc. on the ocean, then after watersport for sure you will feel hungry so we take a break at local restaurant near Nusa Dua, then visit Beautiful Padang - Padang
Beach that is one of the best white sand beaches, then we continue to visit the main
site is Uluwatu Temple is amazing temple sits on 70 meter protuding cliff with
some group monkey nearby, then the tour will continue to watching Kecak and
Fire Dance Performance near the uluwatu temple, is a Balinese dance takes story
from fragment Ramayana, and then the last site during Uluwatu tours is visit
Jimbaran beach to enjoy the delicious seafood dinner on the beach at local
restaurant. The Uluwatu Tours will bring you to the wonderful memory with three
different experiences as the feature of this Full day tour package. Our
professional Bali Tours Driver is always outstanding offer our best services to
keep your convenience trip along with private full air-conditioning car
transfer to complete your enjoyable on Uluwatu Tours.
of Interest will be visit during Uluwatu Tour
Water Sport Tanjung Benoa Ativities
Tanjung Benoa water sport center located on southeast of the island and very close to Nusa Dua. If you are coming from Ngurah Rai International airport, you will take 20 minutes to get Tanjung Benoa beach.
Water sports activities at Tanjung Benoa start from 08:00 – 12:00, after 12:00 noon the seawater at Tanjung Benoa will be low and not suitable for water sports activities. Safety and customers satisfactions are thing that become the main priority of each water sports company providers in Bali.
To make sure safety for customers, Tanjung Benoa water sports companies trained their staff to qualified and know about safety and emergency standard and procedure. Not only the staff, all the equipment must be approved by international standard of water sports safety. Insurance is must, because all rate that you pay is already include with life insurance.
We are water sports agent and provide Bali adventure activities in Tanjung Benoa and the activities that we provide you can see it on below table. To get more detail of each Tanjung Benoa water sports, please click the link and you will be a redirect to the page that you want. If you want to get Tanjung Benoa water sports price with less expensive, than you can choose Bali water sports package.
Padang - Padang Beach
Bali Padang-Padang Beach is located at Jalan Labuan Sait, in the village of Pecatu, Bali. Located not too far from the tourist area of Uluwatu. Arriving near the entrance of Uluwatu Travel, we take the road turn right. Follow the directions, to see that underneath the bridge looks the beach. Upon entering the area of Padang-Padang beach, we passed a temple. Interestingly, to get to this beach, we had to descend the stairs are made in the cliffs. After a few yards down the stairs we are greeted by the sun. It turns a dark alley behind the beach there is incredible beauty. The waves that roll, rock-breaking waves, and the sky is captivating. Towards dusk, we could see a beautiful sunset view, as if the sun is swallowed by the ocean.
Bali Padang Padang Beach is one of the best beaches in Bali in addition to dreamland, Kuta and Nusa Dua. White sandy beach stretching ahead of you, clear blue water and flat, perfect for swimming. Sand white color contrasts with the black rocks and blue sea exotic. The beach was clean, quiet atmosphere and crystal clear waters will make us feel at home after a long time to swim and sunbathe here. The more the light rays of the sun adds to the more exotic blue waters are shown. A bright blue sky and white clouds forming harmonization beautiful scenery. Visible in the distance the boulder clusters, this is so beautiful. Large boulders are scattered along the coast.
Around the stretch of sand beach, you can find some tents that sell food and drinks, and renting surfboards. The extent of Kuta beach area is not, but this is what makes this beach so special. If you enjoy the sunset at the beach with a few other visitors around you it will feel like a private beach. The scenery was almost similar to the views of the beaches in Thailand. Although the standard has a secluded beach for a shore facility from the shower, toilet, as well as lifeguard or lifeguards.
Padang Padang beach is popular starting around 1996's from the music group Michael Learns To Rock took this beach as one of the set of their video clips. Not long ago, actress Julia Roberts is also shooting at the beach for his new movie Eat, Pray and Love that has been released in 2010.
what to do :
beach hopping, surfing, snorkeling, sunbathing, massage, yoga, topless
Bali Uluwatu Temple is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta Sub-district, Badung District, Bali. The temple is 30 kilometers to the south of Denpasar. Uluwatu Temple, also called Luwur Temple, is one of the six Sad Kahyangan Temples, the main spiritual pillars in Bali Island.
History of Uluwatu Temple
There are two different opinions concerning the history of Uluwatu Temple.
- First Opinions, Some people believe that the temple was built by Empu Kuturan in 9th AD, during Marakata’s reign.
The Piodalan or ceremony commemorating the temple’s anniversary is held on Anggara Kasih day, in wuku Medangsia in Caka calendar. Usually the ceremony lasts for three days thronged by of thousands of Hindus. Uluwatu Temple sits on a 70-meter-high cliff protruding above Indonesian Ocean. Because of its unique location, visitors to the temple have to take a long stone stairway to reach it. The temple heads east, unlike other Balinese temples which face west or south. 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.
- Second Opinions, Other people claim that the temple was built by Dang Hyang Nirartha, a pedanda (Hindu monk) from Daha Kingdom (Kediri) in East Java. Dang Hyang Nirartha came to Bali in 1546 AD, during the reign of Dalem Waturenggong. The monk built Uluwatu Temple on Pecatu Hill. After completing a spiritual journey around Bali, the monk went back to Uluwatu Temple and died there. He moksa (died and his body vanished), leaving the Marcapada (worldly life) and entering Swargaloka (heaven).
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 flowery 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.
The Balinese Hindus believe that the three divine powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva become one here. That belief results in making Uluwatu Temple a place of worship of Siva Rudra, the Balinese Hindu deity of all elements and aspects of life in the universe. Uluwatu Temple is also dedicated to protect Bali from evil sea spirits.The inner court is an open space paved with stone floor. There is a wooden building near the north gate. To the west, across from the entrance path, there is a Paduraksa Gate that opens the path into the next inner court. Unlike the ones found outside, this stone gate is completed with roof. The door is an arch framed with an arrangement of stones.There is a sculpture of a giant head above the frame. The top of the gate looks like a crown and it is decorated with relief sculpture. The gaps between the gate and the walls are filled with a surface full of relief sculpture. There is a small rectangular court to the south that stretches out above the sea. There is a wooden construction at the end of the court that seems to be a place where people can sit and watch the ocean. Uluwatu Temple has undergone several restorations. In 1999, a lightning struck the temple and caused fire.
Every six months according to the Balinese 210-day Pawukon cycle, big temple anniversary celebrations are held at the temple. The temple's keeper, the royal family of Jro Kuta from Denpasar, are patrons for the event. Believers regard it as a manifestation of the divine power that protects Uluwatu Temple. Public facilities are available, but not in the temple area. Unlike some other tourist destinations in Bali, Pura Uluwatu area has limited amounts of hassling vendors.
Visitors must wear a sarong and a sash, as well as appropriate clothes common for temple visits. They can be hired here. The best time to visit is just before sunsetKecak & Fire Dance Perfomance is performed everyday at the adjacent cliff-top stage at 18:00 to 19:00. Visitors are charged a nominal fee, the ticket around USD 10/person. What makes it the most favourite venue to watch a Kecak dance is the sunset background of the performance.
There's no public transportation to get here and going back in to town will be difficult without any prearranged ride or taxi. A guide is not necessary, though helpful. The service offered is hassle-free at very minimum prices.
Kecak and Fire Dance Performance
Bali Kecak and Fire Dance Perfomance Not known exactly where Kecak dance originated and which was first developed, but there are some kind of agreement on the Balinese Kecak was first developed into a performing arts in the village of Bona, Gianyar, as additional knowledge Kecak was originally a song or music that is resultant from a combination sounds that make up melodies that are usually used to accompany the sacred dance Sanghyang. And can only be staged in the temple. Then in the early 1930s by artists from the village of Bona, Gianyar trying to develop a Kecak dance by taking the story of Ramayana who danced as a substitute for Sanghyang Dance so this dance could eventually be displayed in public as a performance art. Part of the Ramayana story in which the first is taken as Goddess Sita was abducted by King Ravana.
The development of Bali Kecak and Fire Dance in Bali
Kecak Dance in Bali continues to change and progress since the 1970's. Developments can be seen is in terms of story and staging. In terms of the story for staging not only sticking to one part of the Ramayana, but also other parts of the story of the Ramayana. Then in terms of staging also began to experience growth not only found in one place likes the Village Bona, Gianyar, but also other villages in Bali began to develop Kecak dance so all regions in Bali there are dozens of Kecak groups whose members are usually members of the Banjar. Activities such as Kecak dance festival is often held in Bali well by government or by a school of art in Bali. As well as from the amount of much dancers who ever performed in the Kecak dance was recorded in 1979 which involved 500 dancers. At that time kecak performed by taking the story from the Mahabharata. But this record was broken by Tabanan regency government that organizes colossal Kecak dance with 5000 dancers on September 29, 2006, at Tanah Lot, Tabanan, Bali.
Pattern of Bali Kecak and Fire Dance
As a Kecak dance performance is supported by some very important factor, and in the Kecak dance performance presents the dance as an introduction to the story, of course, vital music to accompany the dancers movements. But in the Kecak Dance, the music generated from a combination sounds of members "cak" which were about 50-70 people all of them will make music in akapela. A person will act as a leader who gives the tone early, someone else acting as a suppressor in charge of pressure high or low tone, someone else acting as a solo singer, and someone else will act as the mastermind behind that to deliver the story. the dancers in the Kecak dance motion should not follow the movement of dance accompanied with gamelan. So in the Kecak dancethis gestures of the dancer is more relaxed because the main priority is the storyline and the sound mix.
Bali Kecak and Fire Dance Performance StoryWhat makes the Kecak special is that the accompanying music is provided by the human voice, the gamelan suara, a choir of a hundred men or more sitting in concentric circles, swaying, standing up, lying prone as the story develops.Amongst the swaying masses the voices of the storytellers can be heard telling the unfolding tale.
The story is a fragment from the Ramayana, the Hindu epic which finds its expression in many forms, not only in dance, but also in painting and carving. Prince Rama, heir to the throne of the kingdom of Ayodya, and his wife Sita have been banished from the kingdom by King Dasarata as a result of trickery by Rama's stepmother. The story begins with the arrival of Rama and Sita accompanied by Rama's brother Laksmana in the forest of Dandaka.
The trio have been observed by the demon Rahwana, King of Alengka, who lusts after the beautiful Sita. Rahwana sends his prime minister Marica to try and isolate Sita so that Rahwana can kidnap her. Marica's magical powers turn him into a golden deer and he enters the forest and when the Sita sees the golden deer she is so enchanted by it that she asks Rama to capture it for her. Rama chases after the deer leaving his brother Laksamana behind with strict instuction to protec Sita. When Sita thinks she hears a cry for help from Rama she forces Laksamana to go after Rama by accusing him of cowardice and he goes off to help Rama with great reluctance after drawing a magic circle on the ground and telling Sita the she should not under any circumstance step out side the circle.
Sita, left alone in the forest becomes an easy prey to the trickery of Rahwana who has disguised himself has an old periest and bags Sita for some food as he is cold and hungry. Sita falls for for his trick, she steps outside the circle to give the old priest some food and rahwana grabs her and takes her to his palace.Once back in his palace in Alengka, Rahwana tries everything he can to seduce Sita without any luck.
In the palace of Alengka, Sita pours out her heart about her cruel fate to Rahwana's niece Trijata, when Hanoman appears telling her that hi is Rama's envoy and proving it by showing her Rama's ring. Sita gives Hanoman a hairpin to show she is still alive and sand him back to Rama with a massage to come to her rescue.
In the meantime Rama and Laksamana accompanied by Tualen are wandering in the forest looking for Sita when Meganada, Rahwana's son, appeares and engages Rama and Laksamana in Battle. Meganada uses his magic powers and shoots of an arrow which magically turns in to a dragon which overpowers Rama and Laksamana and they are trussed up in ropes.
The bird Garuda, King of all the bird, a good friend of King Dasarata, has observed trouble Rama is in from high up in the sky and comes to the rescue freeing the brothers from the ropes. Rama and Laksamana continue on their way to rescue Sita and are joined by Sugriwa, king of the monkeyes, and his monkeys army.
This fragmen of the Ramayana come to an end with the bittle between Sugriwa and his Monkeys Army and Meganada and his Demon Army which ends with the defeat of Meganada.
Seafood Dinner at Jimbaran Bay
Bali Jimbaran Bay Beach is located between airport and bukit pecatu with original villages of kedonganan and Jimbaran itself. These2 traditional villages lay on a stretch of around 2 kilometers barrow lowland between Bali mainland and the foot of south Bali. Jimbaran and Kedonganan are under the administration of perbekelan Jimbaran or Desa Jimbaran, while desa jimbaran is under wide administrative area of Kecamatan Kuta. Jimbaran and kedonganan villages have been known as the biggest supplier of salted fish for whole Bali, and until now. Kedongan is still the first collection agent of fish dropping or fisherman boats from Muncar, East Java. This collection agent is collection K.U.D. Jimbaran or Jimbaran desa level co-operation. This co-operation consist of fisherman members of both village of jimbaran and kedonganan. If we come to to the beach of kedonganan in the morning around 09.00 am we can see dozen of fisherman boat anchor going on the beach with various fishes is being disembarking and dropped to the beach. Big number of fresh fish wholesalers come from various area of Bali have already queuing at the office of the co-operation to buy fish from K.U.D.
Jimbaran Bay Beach has both lovely beach and the most exotic seafood in Indonesia. Seafood cafes aligning on jimbaran beach next to intercontinental hotel are indeed exceptional. Situated within a peaceful fisherman village, these cafes started out as huts which eventually grew in to an established industry. Jimbaran Bay Beach was always just a small fishing village, but in the 1980's developers moved in to exploit its glorious beaches. However it is still very much a fishing village and it is always pleasing to see when villagers have directly benefited from tourism. Jimbaran Bay Village, is the home to some of the best known international hotel names which straddle the bay and luxury villas are perched on the hillside with enviable views over the bay. The Jimbaran Bay Beach around the hotels are, as you would expect, stunning and it is a safe area for swimming. Around the village and fish market it is very much a working area for the fisherman tending their boats and nets and sorting their catch for market.
The Jimbaran Bay Beach takes on a whole new dimension as sunset approaches. They recently spread out to areas on the way to Ngurah Rai Airport. The flavor of their dishes is exquisite. Fresh seafood grilled on coconut charcoal served with flavorsome spices will undoubtedly stimulate you!! You can ick your favorite seafood prawns, lobsters, squids or fishes. Waiting on your food, you can sit around on soft white sands and watch the sunset in the evening. There are many restaurants come alive when they set up their candlelit tables down to the waters edge. The chefs fire up their outside kitchens and prepare their menus of seafood just as carloads of hungry mouths arrive to watch the sun setting whilst sipping cocktails before dinner.
Private Car (Full AC)
English Speaking Driver