Silversea Luxury Cruises To Celukan Bawang, Bali

Celukan Bawang, Bali

If Indonesia is considered to be the Emerald of the Equator then surely Bali would be the crown jewels. An island of paradise, Bali is a thought, a feeling, a way of life … Mystical, musical and magical, it is impossible not to fall in love with the utopian smiles and hospitality of Bali.Situated 55 miles/90 kilometres away from the busy tourist spots of Ubud and Kuta lies Celukan Bawang. View more

The port is a typical Balinese dichotomy between ancient and modern, with high-prowed Bugis schooners floating elegantly beside brand new cruise ships and age-old architecture sitting next to modern, streamline buildings. But within minutes of stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the industrial port, you are transported into a living postcard. The black sand beaches of the north exude exoticness, the white sand beaches of the south are a playground for the adventurous. Monkey jungles and rich, cultural heritage are just some of the ingredients that make up this wondrous, multi-faceted isle.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Excursions in Celukan Bawang, Bali

Cultural Heritage and Peaceful Monastery

Experience the rich cultural heritage and natural splendour of North Bali during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Singaraja, Royal Palace and Gedong Kirtya Library

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Singaraja, the former capital city of Bali Province during the Dutch occupation of the island. Upon arrival, visit the Royal Palace of Singaraja. This historical palace, often referred as the 'Puri Agung Gede', was built in 1604. Following a guided walking tour of the palace, walk to the adjacent Gedong Kirtya Library. This wonderful library houses about 3,000 lontar books and Balinese manuscripts.


Ling Gwan Kiong Buddhist Temple

Your last stop is at the sacred Ling Gwan Kiong Buddhist Temple. Built in 1873, this beautifully constructed, red- and gold-coloured 'klentang' is accessible via a water bridge over a pond filled with pink and white lotus flowers. Gold Buddha statues and ornamentally decorated textiles are found everywhere. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 219 yards (about 200 metres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and eight steps at the Royal Palace of Singaraja, 10 steps at the Gedong Kirtya Library, and 12 steps at the Buddhist Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour.

Discovering North – Bali Cultural Heritage

Experience the rich cultural heritage and natural splendour of North Bali during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Singaraja, Royal Palace and Gedong Kirtya Library

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Singaraja, the former capital city of Bali Province during the Dutch occupation of the island. Upon arrival, visit the Royal Palace of Singaraja. This historical palace, often referred as the 'Puri Agung Gede', was built in 1604. Following a guided walking tour of the palace, walk to the adjacent Gedong Kirtya Library. This wonderful library houses about 3,000 lontar books and Balinese manuscripts.


Sangsit and Beji Temple

Next, re-board the coach for a short, scenic drive to the small village of Sangsit. Here, a visit is made to the 10th-century Beji Temple. This beautiful temple is filled with ornate sculptures featuring gates and walls redolent with highly-detailed carvings of North Bali.


Lovina, Lunch and Balinese Dancers

Your tour continues with a drive to nearby Lovina, which consists of a string of coastal villages with popular beach resorts and volcanic, black-sand beaches. Proceed to a local restaurant for a buffet lunch accompanied by a traditional Balinese dance performance. After lunch, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for approximately 273 yards (about 250 metres), at times over uneven and cobblestone surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and eight steps at the Royal Palace of Singaraja, 10 steps at the Gedong Kirtya Library, and 12 steps at the Beji Temple. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Guests must be at least six years old to participate on this tour.

Balinese Cooking Class

Experience a unique opportunity to learn the secrets to preparing Balinese cuisine during this interactive, full-day cooking excursion.


Singaraja and Banyuasri Market

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 75-minute drive to Singaraja, the former capital city of Bali Province during the Dutch occupation of the island. Upon arrival, proceed to the Banyuasri Market. During your guided visit, see abundant tropical fruit, vegetables and spices, and learn about the ingredients to be purchased and utilised for cooking Balinese dishes.


Lovina, Puri Bagus Resort and Cooking Class

Leaving the market, re-board your coach and drive to nearby Lovina, which consists of a string of coastal villages with popular beach resorts and volcanic, black-sand beaches. Upon arrival, proceed to the Puri Bagus Resort - Lovina, meet your chef and begin your interactive Balinese cooking class. Learn about and participate in the process of preparing a wide array of Balinese dishes, including tuna salad, chicken soup, fried rice or noodles, and black rice pudding.


Lunch and Recipes

Your Balinese cooking class is followed by a lunch consisting of the meals you've helped to create. You are also presented with recipes so you can duplicate the dishes in your own kitchen, and rekindle fond memories of your time in Bali. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking for approximately 164 yards (about 150 metres), with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, four steps at the Banyuasri Market and 30 steps at the Puri Bagus Resort. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended.