We booked The Royal Lakes and Temples Tour through our Tui Representative at our hotel. The Tour Operator was Destination Services.
The cost of the all day tour was1,190,000 Rupiah each, roughly £70 each. It certainly was a private tour, as we had our own car, driver and guide.
Tuesday 10th September and we were collected from our hotel at 08.45 so not too early a start, there was time for breakfast.
Our driver Karnie and guide Wayan were waiting for us outside our hotel. We really pleased to have Wayan as our guide, he was our guide on a previous tour, really good.
Our first stop of the day was an unplanned stop at Pod Chocolate Factory*. An opportunity to see chocolate made and more importantly loads to taste.
We then moved on to visit the amazing Temples of Pura Batu Bolong* and Tanah Lot*. These Temples are nearby each other. There is also a smaller Temple there, Pura Jro Kandang, this has a tendency to be overlooked.
From there we drove to Bedugul, where we stopped at Puri Candikuning Retreat* for lunch. From there we took a small paddle boat along Lake Batan* to visit the Ullan Dan Temple* with its sprawling gardens.
Then on to Mengwi were revisited the Royal Temple, Taman Ayun Temple*. This UNESCO world heritage site was the final stop of the tour.
We returned to our hotel, Mantari Hotel* in Sanur at about 17.00, a long but most interesting and enjoyable tour. Our Guide, Wayan was yet again full of useful information and certainly enhanced our tour. It was really good value.
* denotes reviewed separately on TripAdvisor.