Are you travelling to Bali anytime soon or already venturing around the island of Gods? It’s the perfect place whether you need to relax, indulge in amazing food and drinks (which mostly are extremely photogenic!), visit beautiful beaches or dive into the nightlife.
And it doesn’t stop there – for those with an adventurous heart, there are many activities to fulfill your courageous spirit.
1. WATERFALLS, UBUD
The breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls in Ubud are a must go! Our favourite: Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Walk the 100 easily accessible steps down towards the river and you will encounter a waterfall so gorgeous, you only thought existed in your dreams!
TIP: Find yourself a driver to ease your stay in beautiful Ubud!
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2. VOLCANO TREKKING
Volcano trekking in Bali is a popular activity that you simply can’t miss out! You can choose between three different stages of severity – depending on how hard you were hitting the gym before your Bali holiday 😉
Make sure to bring proper hiking boots and clothes which are warm, water and windproof for this adventure as you will start your ascent during the night to experience a breathtaking sunrise from the summit!
Easy: Mount Batur, Bali
Enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of a sunrise trekking to the top of Mount Batur volcano for a glorious sunrise, as well as stunning morning views. Mount Batur encounter trekking is situated 1717 metres above sea level, which can be summited by physically fit hikers in around 2 hours. Make sure you experience the beauty of an active volcano!
Medium: Mount Agung, Bali
Mount Agung is considered Bali’s highest and holiest mountain, referred to and believed as the home of God. Mount Agung stands 3142 metres above sea level. Physically fit hikers are able to trek the mountain in about 3 to 4 hours from Pasar Agung Temple starting point and 5 to 7 hours from Besakih Temple starting point. The sunrise you will be experiencing from this mountain will be a form of beauty you’ve never experienced before!
Hard: Mount Rinjani, Lombok
Mount Rinjani is situated in the island called Lombok, which is east of Jakarta. Be prepared for a challenge that will last for 3 days! In most of the trekking packages you are offered food along the way. Imagine their special mountain waffles or pancakes while enjoying the sunrise after hours of intense trekking! Mount Rinjani rises to 3,726 metres over sea level, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia!
3. MANTA RAY SNORKELLING IN NUSA LEMBONGAN
Snorkelling with the majestic Manta rays in Nusa Lembongan is an absolute must and an experience of a lifetime! The waters of Nusa Lembongan are crowded with small pink, white and translucent jellyfish propelling themselves in jerky up and down motions. This plankton filled cove happens to be prime feeding ground for Indonesia’s great Manta rays and thus has become a major Balinese scuba diving destination!
4. WATERRAFTING IN UBUD
This has to be Bali’s most-loved adventure tour! Pay a visit to the most beautiful – and longest – river in Bali! Ayung River in Ubud is spectacular and you will venture down it in a raft while you enjoy the gorgeous and lush rainforest, in such a unique way! During your tour you will get to explore dramatic waterfalls, verdant rice paddies, high cliffs as well as the breathtaking gorges. Your guides will not only make sure you raft down the river safely but will enthusiastically point out the different species of wildlife and the exotic plants of the beautiful island.
5. RICEFIELD TREKKING IN UBUD
Enjoy trekking the majestic ricefields in Ubud, while experiencing the quiet village back roads, small jungles and majestic temples. You will get an insight to different kind of plants, such as cocoa, coffee, tamarin and soursoup. Make sure to head to the outskirts of Ubud, Tegalalang. You will see the most visited rice terrace in Bali, trek the river crossing on a stunning bamboo bridge and view the beautiful rice terrace from the other side.
6. DIVING UP NORTH/PADANG BAI MANTA RAYS
Padang Bai’s geographical location places it at an ideal position for diving! Make sure to keep your camera handy! Sharks, turtles, cuttle fish, frog fish, rhinopia, robust or ornate ghost pipe fish, scorpion fish, rays, octopus or moray eels are only a few of the many marine species Padang Bai has to offer. It also boasts stunning views with arched islands and steep hills. Most of the Dive Team crew members come from and live in Padang Bai. Like many Balinese, they enjoy a good joke, getting to know travellers and sharing tips about the best places to go.
7. SURFING – BEGINNERS AND EXPERTS
BEST BEGINNERS BREAKS
BEST WAVES FOR EXPERTS
Do you have any recommendations of what to do in Bali that didn’t make the list? We’d love to hear from you!
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