Temple Wonders & Orchid Garden
Bali abounds with sacred temples, which are often set amid beautiful surroundings. Step aboard an air-conditioned motor coach for a visit to two well-known temples. A guided walk through a lovely orchid garden is an added treat.
DurationApproximately 5½-6 hours
Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.
Departing from the pier, relax and enjoy the scenery during your 45-minute drive. Along the way, a stop in the village of Tohpati will be made for a guided stroll through the orchid garden.
Following your delightful visit, proceed to the Batik Processing center. With your visit to a workshop, you will see how pieces of ordinary cloth go from blank canvas to gorgeous work of art using a wax–resist dying technique. Hues might include indigo, brown and white, with the colors and patterns often representing a person’s rank and association with a certain region. Depictions of animals and flowers illustrate scenes from daily life.
Continuing on, make your way to the royal temple complex of Pura Taman Ayun at Mengwi. Surrounded by a moat, this is the second–largest temple complex in Bali. It is also considered one of the island’s most beautiful.
Then, admire the lush scenery of the countryside as you travel to the coastal temple of Tanah Lot. Situated on an enormous rock just off the black volcanic sands of the beach, Tanah Lot is one of five temples built along the water’s edge to pay homage to the guardian spirits of the sea. The setting, which resembles a Chinese painting, offers breathtaking views and is one of the most photographed locations in Bali.
Pause for dinner at a local restaurant before returning to your Crystal ship.
As this excursion involves extensive walking and negotiating some steps throughout, it is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties It is recommended that guests dress in casual clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as wear flat, comfortable shoes. Guests should also bring raingear in case of inclement weather. A sarong and sash for your temple visit will be provided. The order of sights visited may vary. This excursion will operate in all weather conditions. A minimum number of bookings is required for this excursion to operate. Pre-reservation of this Crystal Adventures excursion is recommended.