So you want to fill up the Gram in a single day with Bali’s most iconic and photogenic attractions? This is for you. This tour takes in sunrise at Lempuyang Temple, followed by Tirta Gangga (the Water Palace), Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Tegallalang Rice terraces and the famous Bali Swing.
It’s important to understand just how far this tour will take you – it’s around 195km round trip, and you won’t have time to mess around. This is designed to get you there, experience the attractions, get your photos and move on to the next one. If you want a more leisurely tour where you can take your time I recommend the other Lempuyang Sunrise Tour or other personalised day tours.
Is this a private tour?
Yes – all my tours are with a private car and driver. I have personally vetted all the drivers I work with. They text me when they pick you up and again when you have been dropped off at the end of the day. I also email your driver’s name, profile photo, vehicle photo and phone number beforehand to ensure your safety and provide confidence.
What time does the Instagram Tour leave?
You need to get up early for this one. My recommended times are in the booking form below and is between 3:30 AM – 5:00 AM depending on your pickup location.
What is and isn’t included?
The Instagram Sunrise Tour includes being picked up from your hotel or villa by an English-speaking, trustworthy and knowledgable driver with an immaculately maintained 6-seater air-conditioned SUV. Fuel, applicable taxes and 12 hours allocated time from pick up to drop off are all included.
The seating configuration is 1 in the front passenger seat, 3 in the rear and 2 more in the rear-most fold-down seats. If you prefer more room you can upgrade to a Toyota Innova, which is slightly larger and roomier, and far more comfortable for 5 or 6 passengers.
Also includes tickets for the shuttle bus from Lempuyang Temple car park and temple entrance fees.
Not included: Food and beverages or entrance fees for all the other attractions including Tirta Gangga, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Tegallalang Rice Terraces or Bali Swing.
Watching the sunrise over Lempuyang Temple is often the highlight of any trip to Bali.
Tirta Gangga – The Water Palace
I love Tirta Gangga. It’s one of my favourite Balinese temples, quite unique in design and the roads around this area overlook some truly beautiful valleys and ricefields.
Tirta Gangga is the former royal palace of the Kingdom of Karangasem located in Eastern Bali. The one-hectare complex was built in 1946 by the late King of Karangasem but was almost completely destroyed by the eruption of Mount Agung in 1963, having since been rebuilt and restored.
One of the unique features of this beautiful temple complex is the stepping stones across the fish pond. The ticket booth sells fish food which can be used to entice the Koi up to the edge of the steps laid out across the main fish pond allowing for spectacular photos.
You can read more about Tirta Gangga including day tours, location and entrance fees.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung is quite unique among the waterfalls in Bali. It’s formed by water running down the cliffs, rather than flowing into rivers or streams. From the top the waterfall can’t be seen – you need to walk down the stairs and approach from the bottom to get the amazing view of looking up at the waterfall with the skyline in the background.
Tukad Cepung was relatively unknown for a long time, and as recently as 2016 didn’t have that many visitors. Even many local drivers didn’t know where it was. But with the rise of Instagram increasing numbers of tourists have been flocking to this stunning waterfall and the unique way the sunlight shines down through the clifftop onto the falling water.
Tukad Cepung is one of the 4 destinations on the Best Waterfalls Near Seminyak Tour.
Read more about Tukad Cepung Waterfall including day tours, location and entrance fees.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The Tegalalang Rice Terraces is one of the most accessible and beautiful rice terraces in Bali. Lining the main road in the small village of Tegalalang are a number of hillside cafes where you can relax, try the local Luwak coffee and get some Instagram-worthy photos.
If you’re feeling physically fit and adventurous you can descend the steep incline and walk up through the valley to the other side. There are several well-trodden paths around the terraces although the going can be tough.
Trekking down the very steep slopes and through the rice terraces to get there is half the adventure. Be careful though, as when it’s raining the slopes are very slippery and shouldn’t be attempted unless you are physically fit with decent footwear. The wet slopes are responsible for a lot of sprained ankles.
You can read more about Tegallalang Rice Terraces.
Instagram Sunrise Tour Itinerary
4:00 am – Pickup from Hotel or Villa
If you want to see the sunrise, you need to leave at 4 am.
6:00 am – Lempuyang Temple
90 km from Seminyak, around 2 hours.
9:30 am – Tirta Gangga
10 km from Lempuyang Temple, around 30 minutes.
11:30 am – Tukad Cepung Waterfall
40 km from Tirta Gangga, around 1.5 hours.
1:00 pm – Tegallalang Rice Terraces
28 km from Tukad Cepung, around 1 hour.
1:30 pm – Bali Swing
4:00 pm – Drop-off at Hotel or Villa
It’s a 195 km round trip from Seminyak.
Instagram Sunrise Tour Map
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