Tour Overview & Includes
The Kecak fire dance is one of Bali’s most well-known traditional performances. It is a captivating spectacle that combines Balinese music, dance, and drama to tell the story of the Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic. Join us for a magical show that you will never forget. This show is one of the more authentic performances shown in Bali and a bit off the beaten track.
- Private Transportation (Pick-up and drop-off from your hotel or villa in AC car). Available only for guests staying at Canggu, Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud.)
- Ticket to Kecak Dance Show
If you wish to do some personal purchases please bring a little cash with you.
- 04:00 pm – Pick up from your Hotel (exact time depends on your location)
- 05.30 pm – Dance Performance in Batu Bulan
- 07:30 -08:00 pm Arrive back at Hotel depending on your location
You also can book an extra tour before visiting the Kecak show you’ll be picked up based on your requested time. Contact us to get a quotation based on your needs
Any Questions, special requests? Send Whatsapp or Email and contact Mr Wayan to help you define the best program for you to explore Bali.
Terms, Cancellation & Payment
Please book at least 24h before so the necessary arrangements can be made. After your booking through this website, the organizer will send you a paypal request or discuss with you deposit or payment at time of pick-up. If you have a BaliCard (sign-up here) you will get a 10% discount on all tours and packages.
Free Cancellation up to 24h before the tour (local time). Later than this no refund can be granted,
About the Kecak Dance
The Kecak fire dance is one of Bali’s most well-known traditional performances. It is a captivating spectacle that combines Balinese music, dance, and drama to tell the story of the Ramayana, an ancient Hindu epic.
The origins of the Kecak fire dance can be traced back to the 1930s, when a German artist named Walter Spies was invited to Bali and became enamored with the island’s rich culture and traditions. He collaborated with a Balinese artist named Wayan Limbak to create a new kind of performance that would showcase Bali’s unique music and dance styles. The result was the Kecak fire dance, which quickly became a favorite among tourists and locals alike.
The story of the Kecak fire dance centers around the character of Rama, a prince who is exiled from his kingdom along with his wife, Sita, and his brother, Laksamana. They are pursued by an evil demon king named Ravana, who kidnaps Sita and takes her to his fortress in Sri Lanka. Rama enlists the help of an army of monkeys and bears, led by the monkey god Hanuman, to rescue Sita and defeat Ravana.
The dance is performed by a group of men who sit in a circle and chant “cak” in unison, while other performers act out the various characters and scenes from the story. The dance culminates in a thrilling finale where performers jump over a burning pile of coconut husks, creating a stunning display of light and sound.
One of the reasons why the Kecak fire dance is so appealing to watch is the sheer energy and intensity of the performance. The chanting of the performers creates a mesmerizing rhythm that draws the audience in and creates a sense of excitement and anticipation. The intricate choreography and elaborate costumes also add to the visual spectacle of the performance.
But beyond its entertainment value, the Kecak fire dance is also a deeply spiritual and cultural tradition in Bali. It is performed as part of religious ceremonies and is believed to have the power to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck to those who witness it. For visitors to Bali, the Kecak fire dance offers a unique and unforgettable glimpse into the island’s rich cultural heritage.