Sacred Ceremonies at the Water Palace

4-Day Family Cultural Experience in Amed - Bali

Prices from £275 pp

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Duration4 days / 3 nights (flexible)

LocationBali - Amed - Tirtagangga

Suitable for families

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Immerse your family in Balinese traditions and rituals in unspoilt Amed. Visit the gardens of Tirtagangga water palace as your children learn about incense-offerings and how to practice these in a Balinese temple. You'll dress in traditional clothing, leaving you to all feel like royalty as you join in the rituals. Your hotel is on the doorstep of coral reef beaches - so grab your snorkel and flippers and just a few steps later you'll be seeing the underwater life yourself.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Water Palace Tour
  • Transport

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Arrive in Amed

On winding roads around the highest mountain in Bali, Moun Angung, you’ll reach Amed. You’ll sleep in a cosy hotel right by the beach, accessible from the hotels’ lush gardens. The beach here is not the most pristine or beautiful in Bali, but with a great snorkelling spot and lush coral reef right at your doorstep – you can’t go wrong.

Swimming pool with palm trees

The Water Palace

Tirtigangga is a 20th-century water palace, surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and green rice terraces. Today your family will get a real insight into the different cultures here. You will all learn to make your own sacrifices and can participate in a real temple ritual. On arriving at the palace, you’ll be welcomed with sarong clothing for the girls and a headdress for the boys. Once dressed and looking the part, you’ll get creative using palm leaves and other brightly coloured flowers, rice and fragrant herbs to make your baskets.

Feeding the Koi at Tirta Gangga

Your local guide will educate you and your family on the offerings, rituals and traditional practices here in the water palace. You’ll take a seat in the temple and if your family are up for it, say the prayer together with your guide, swinging the fragrant incense sticks in the air, followed by a sip of holy water. The tour here also includes a delicious lunch, after which you’ll be brought back to your hotel.

Family making flower offerings

Free Time

Today is free for you to do as you all please. You can spend the day chilling by the pool at your hotel, or head to the lava sand beach where you can walk straight into the water and see who can spot the colourful parrotfish first. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset behind the palm trees with a cocktail (or mocktail!) in your hands.

Kids snorkelling in the sea


After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to royal life. You’ll leave the rural charm of the east coast behind and head onto your next destination.

Young boy waving hands on water palace

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