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Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour

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Amlapura, Indonesia

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Learn about the royal history of Bali’s Karangasem kingdom during this 8-hour visit to some of its most important shrines and palaces. Head to East Bali, where you’ll explore the kingdom’s Karangasem Palace, along with the fountains of the Tirta Gangga Water Palace, the heritage building of Sukasada Park, and the agricultural haven of Sebetan Village. During your trip you’ll have a chance to learn new insights into Balinese architecture and enjoy incredible scenery as well. Your day trip visit to Bali’s Karagasem kingdom includes entrance fees, a guide and round-trip transport from your hotel.
  • Full-day royal Karangasem heritage tour
  • Visit Karangasem Palace (Puri Agung Karangasem), home to the region’s first king
  • Explore the garden and heritage building of Sukasada Park with your guide
  • Stroll through the picturesque farming village of Sebetan
  • Enjoy photo ops of statuesque fountains at Tirtagangga Water Palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua
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Pickup and drop-off service from major hotels in Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Jimbaran, and Nusa Dua area
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Departure Point

Amlapura, Karangasem, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and architecture of Bali’s Karangasem kingdo as you visit some of its most important shrines and palaces on this 8-hour day trip. This full-day experience is a great way to discover a different side to this culturally and historically unique island.

Start your trip with pickup from select hotels at 9am. Please note that pickups may commence between 30 to 60 minutes before this time. Your tour operator will confirm the schedule at the time of reconfirmation. Head east into the lush countryside of Bali as you journey to the Karagasem Palace for your first stop. This 19th century site, also known as Puri Agung Karangasem, was built by the region’s first king Anak Agung Gede Ketlantik. His efforts showcase a unique blend of Chinese, Balinese and European architecture. Before departing the palace, your guide will explain the kingdom’s historical relations with the Dutch.

Continue next to Sukasada Park, a Karangasem Empire heritage building set in the center of a large fishpond. Make sure to note the building’s architecture, which reflects a blend of a number of cultures, with strong European influences. It was often used by Karangasem’s king for relaxation and to host meetings with key dignitaries and guests. Within the structure you’ll find a range of artifacts like photos of the royal family, plus furniture and variety of other objects.

Take in one last view of the picturesque building and its ponds, set against the backdrop of soaring Mt. Agung in the distance, before heading to Sebetan village, a township known for its cultivation of salak (snake fruit), a fruit known for its scaly, reddish-brown skin. Enjoy a walk down the rustic streets of the area, admiring fantastic views of the nearby mountains, palm trees and blue ocean in your field of view.

Make a stop for lunch at a local eatery serving a variety of Indonesian fare (at your own expense), then head to the water palace of Tirta Gangga. This unique palace, constructed by the Karangasem king Anak in 1948, consists of a series of intricate water statues of mythical creatures, most of which flow into bathing pools below. Snap a few photos among the unique setting of this palace’s idyllic gardens before heading back for drop-off at your Bali hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Puri Agung Karangasem
After hotel pickup in the morning, drive eastward by comfortable coach toward the Karangasem region of Bali to visit Karangasem Palace (Puri Agung Karangasem). Built in the 19th century by Anak Agung Gede Ketlantik—the area's first king—the palace is a showcase for unique architecture, which combines Balinese, Chinese and European designs.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Royal Palace
Your guide will enlighten you about the kingdom and Bali’s historical relations with the Dutch before leaving the royal palace.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Ujung Water Palace
Head east to visit the beautiful gardens of Sukasada Park. Your guide will point out the old Karangasem Empire heritage building, set in the middle of a large fishpond. Designed in a European style that reflects various cultural designs, the building was used by the Karangasem king for relaxation and to host important guests. Inside, you’ll find a collection of Karangasem artifacts including photos of family kings, royal furniture and other objects. Admire panoramic views of the lovely pond and Mt Agung on the north side before your guide transports you to the Sebetan village, well known for growing salak—commonly called snake fruit for its reddish-brown scaly skin. A stroll along the town road offers breathtaking vistas of mountains, palm trees and villages and in the distance, against a scenic backdrop of the blue ocean.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tirta Gangga
Before your last destination at Tirta Gangga, make a lunch stop at a nearby restaurant that serves Indonesian fare (own expense). Then explore the water palace of Tirta Gangga, built in 1948 by the Karangasem King of Anak. Here, tiered water fountains with stone sculptures of mythical creature’s spout water into bathing pools of the former royal palace. Spend some time enjoying great photo ops amid the park’s tranquil gardens before your guide transports you back to your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Mon-Fri: 0800 - 1700 hrs -> Sat/Sun/Public Holiday: 0800 - 1700 hrs: Tel. +62 361 237782
  • Out Of Office Number (Emergency Call): Tel. +62 81 238 14202
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tour East Indonesia

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  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Royal Karangasem Heritage Tour.

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Lovely tour ! The water palaces makes...
Guilherme M
, Apr 2018
Lovely tour ! The water palaces makes it really worth it !
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Mr.Wayan the tour guide was very...
Shane S
, Jan 2018
Mr.Wayan the tour guide was very good,friendly and chatty. Never a boring moment during the tour. Highly recommended when you go to Bali.
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Nice tour. The visit to the big giant...
Dhiraj K
, Oct 2017
Nice tour. The visit to the big giant figures of the Ramayan were the best parts for me
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My favorite tour in Bali! Our guide...
Michelle W
, Oct 2017
My favorite tour in Bali! Our guide was so friendly and happy to have us with him for the day. The Water Palace was more interesting and beautiful in person than the pictures. So happy we did this tour!
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It was a great one day tour. We had...
Jevgeni T
, Oct 2017
It was a great one day tour. We had a wonderful guide and experienced driver, received a lot of interesting information around the places, culture and traditions in general. Don't hesitate to ask questions.
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THE TOUR WAS AMAZING ! The guide...
Lunik_jess
, Aug 2017
THE TOUR WAS AMAZING ! The guide and driver were both sweet and friendly I'd definitely suggest this tour to anyone searching for a trusted, knowledgeable tour
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It was quite a long drive from our...
ogie
, Mar 2017
It was quite a long drive from our Bali hotel but it was worth it. This tour is recommended for you to absorb the royal historical part of Bali. My husband and I were the only people on the trip that day so we had the tour guide all to ourselves. He was very friendly, knowledgable and helpful. Along the way to our first destination, we stopped at a nice place which sells souvenirs and have clean toilets. The Tirta Gangga Water Palace is a lovely place with natural spring water fountains and swimming pool. The Karangasem palace and its water palace is also quite a nice historical site to visit. We just passed by the Sebetan Village as the fruits are not much in season. The return journey was a long winding route. A day well spent in Bali.
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This was rhe first time of doing...
patduthie
, Nov 2016
This was rhe first time of doing this tour. The guide was extremely informative and would thoroughly recommend this tour .
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The tour guide is very knowledge and...
Hwangji L
, Nov 2016
The tour guide is very knowledge and friendly, which makes this trip enjoyable.
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What we loved: visiting Sukasada...
danjsmith86
, Sep 2016
What we loved: visiting Sukasada Park and Tirta Gangga Water Palace. These two places made the trip for us as they are both utterly beautiful and well worth seeing - we also had the best nasi goring we ever had at a café outside the Water Palace! Unfortunately there wasn't much to see at Puri Agung Karangasem, it was like a smaller less impressive version of the other two, and our guide only gave us a very basic history. I also don't think we really saw much of any picturesque villages, though we did stop to take in a great view. Before all of this we were taken around a silverworks, wood carving, batik processing and art gallery. The silverworks was briefly interesting before we were taken to the shop largest in Bali, no cheaper than UK. The wood carving was actually just a large shop, no process to show. The batik was a 5min brief overview before we were taken to the shop, and even more brief with the gallery. Appreciate they need the business, but being rushed through or not getting the interesting part to be followed around the shop was not great. Unfortunately our guide didn't give much information about the history of Bali, and even wanted to rush us through Sukasada Park. We tried to get more detail from him, but his English wasn't great and he didn't seem too interested we got more from the leaflets and activity description!. We would recommend the trip, but actually if you can visit those two places separately you might be better off. Having said that, a decent guide would have made all the difference.

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