15 Top Adventure Things To Do in Bali

Bali offers several places for adventure. Because of its varied landscape, you can expect a lot from this pristine island. From adventure rides in a zoo, trekking and hiking, to heavenly waterfalls, water sports – Bali tickles the adventure side of everyone. Here is my list of 15 adventure things to do in Bali.

Best Waterfall in Bali

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Waterfalls are definitely a romantic place that you can visit and set the fire of love to burn brightly. These heavenly waterfalls are scattered all around Bali and are one of the best attractions in Bali.

Reach the port town of Singaraja in Northern Bali, from where you can head to the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali: Sekumpul waterfall, Gitgit waterfall, Banyumala twin waterfall, Lemukih waterfall, Sambangan waterfall, and Colek Pamor waterfall.

If your waterfall appetite isn’t satiated yet, then you can go to Buleleng and visit the must-see Munduk Waterfall, Aling-Aling waterfall, Sing-Sing waterfall and Yeh Mempeh waterfall.

Pro Tip: Like most of the waterfalls, there is less water during the dry season. Mostly all the waterfalls in Bali are accessible only after a 15-20-minute light hiking. Also, bring your swimsuit to enjoy a soothing natural water around the waterfalls.

Campuhan Ridge Trekking

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Talking about light hiking, how about a trekking date with your loved one? Go for a trekking date around the Campuhan ridge in Ubud to enjoy the tropical greenery and hills. The trek is a 2-kilometre walk.

Visitors can either come in their running shoes or walking clothes if you plan to do a workout together. If you are a social media freak, then this place gives you an innumerable photoshoot for your social media albums.

Pro Tip: This place is best to visit in the early morning or very late afternoon because there is not enough shade to hide from the scorching sun.

Safari In Bali & Marine Park

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The Bali Safari and Marine Park is the place to be if you like the wilderness. The place offers night safari called the “African Savannah”. This 20-minute safari is also available in a safety cage to see the wild animals in the Bai and Marine Park safari. The park is an open zoo that has a variety of imported animals. The ticket is priced around US$ 55. If you love wildlife safari then this should be on your bucket list of adventure things to do in Bali.

Be a mahout for a Day: Bali Zoo

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If you want to live with the largest animal on land, then Bali can offer you that experience too! This one-of-a-kind experience is an eye opener that gives you a glimpse into what it is like to command a Sumatran elephant or how to take care of them.

All this can be done at the Bali Zoo’s signature Mahout For a Day program. This experience is only one available in Indonesia. Mahout is derived from the Hindi word mahaut, a person who rides, cares and handles an elephant.

These mahouts are professionals from Sumatra and show a day in the life of one of these huge creatures. This activity is priced at Price: IDR 7,425,000. It falls under one of the most unque adventure things to do in Bali.

Visit Pura Taman Ayun Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot

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Visit the ancient temple complex and gardens of Pura Taman Ayun, marvel the playful primates in the Kedaton Monkey Forest, and see an awesome sunset at Tanah Lot temple situated on a rocky outcrop in the sea.

Your journey will begin from your hotel through the Balinese countryside to Pura Taman Ayun. The temple complex is a UNESCO site that features lush greenery, water bodies and spectacular renovated structures. This moat-flanked water temple has grassy courtyards and lotus-dotted pools.
After this marvel, head to the Kedaton Monkey Forest and Sanctuary, where you can spot tons of gray macaques. Following a walk in the forest, head for Tirta Empul, a Hindu Balinese water temple recognized for its spring-fed pool.

Take a dip the holy waters and participate in the purification rituals. From there, visit the pilgrimage site of Tanah Lot. This temple is set on a rock in the sea.

Take a bike tour around the rice fields

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Rice fields are in abundance in Ubud and so are tour companies that offer bike tours in and around the island. You and your partner can work out on your date by taking this tour that is typically 40km downhill bike trip.

It also includes breakfast at the top of a mountain, a coffee farm visit and a sight of a traditional Balinese village on the way. A typical bike tour can cost you around IDR300,000-350,000.

Butterfly Park In Bali

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Unlike other national parks, this is a unique place. Take a trip to the Bali butterfly park and get a glimpse into how a butterfly is born. The place has a picturesque surrounding for animals along with a nursery where new butterflies hatch every day.

The park also features other insects, including the Rhinoceros beetle, huge walking sticks, leaf insects and little critter. The entry to the park costs IDR50,000.

Take A Stroll Through Tegalalang Rice Fields

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This activity is free of cost unlike the bike tour, but it is one of the most charming features of Bali. A stroll down the Tegalalang rice field is stepped along an entire mountain.

The other rice field, Jatiluwih, is also located in the same area and is a UNESCO site. The view is truly a treat to the eyes as you can see vast expanses of green rice paddies stepped from the mountain peak to its foot, which meets the sea.

Experience A Kecak Trance Ceremony

If you’d like to experience the culture and tradition of Bali, then you need to see a Kecak Trance ceremony. This activity is no less than an adventurous thing in Bali since it is an art form that is done with exotic masks and involves mythic storytelling. There are several dance performances to choose from, but Kecak is special. You can watch it in Ubud, but the one in Uluwatu is a lot prettier due to its scenic view.

Cost: USD 6.6

Take yoga classes for a week in Ubud

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A yoga retreat in Ubud is a great experience no matter if you are an experienced yogi or a curious newbie. The yoga retreat is the perfect way to refresh and rejuvenate, and the yoga classes are conducted in nature’s lap.

Imagine practising the plank pose in the backdrop of lush paddy fields to the sound of a flowing waterfall. For a week’s yoga class, you’ll have to shell out IDR 4,000,000 for a week.

Take surfing classes

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Bali is home to several stunning beaches and is one sought-after destination by surfers. The best time to enjoy the crashing waves is from May to September. During this time, surfers can enjoy huge waves crashing to the shore of the island. If you want to enjoy the ways without much crowd then you can visit the island from October to April.

You’ll enjoy the perfect waves for swimming, along with offshore winds, warm water and beautiful sun all year round. To rent surfing board, you’ll have to pay anywhere between IDR 85,000 and IDR 185,000 per day to board rental. If you are a watersport lover then surfing should top your list of adventure things to do in Bali.

Visit A Coffee Farm

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Like rice farms, adventure seekers can also visit a coffee farm for free. Ideal for coffee connoisseurs, this activity is must-do when travelling to Bali. Several tours across the island are organized, giving tourists a range of options to choose from.

A typical trip to coffee farm will include a guide explaining the process of the coffee and show you around. The tour concludes with free serving of tea and coffee. These tours are mostly free of cost.

Climb Mount Batur At Sunrise

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If you are feeling a bit too adventurous and are in good shape, then you can climb Mount Batur at Sunrise. Feeling adventurous and in good shape? Then hike Bali’s most active volcano at night and reach the summit in time to catch the sunrise. It’s a magnificent view from above the clouds.

Go river rafting

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If you and your partner want to do something really adventurous, then head straight to Ayung River for pristine water rafting in Bali. The river rafting is set to the backdrop of a natural jungle, huge gorges and beautiful rice terraces.

The river rafting tours generally last three to four hours and also has an option to take shower and have lunch. The cost for this adventure is between IDR850,000 and IDR970,000 ($70-80)

Attend a buffalo race in Negara

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A lot of tourists don’t know about this unique race, but on Sundays, there is a buffalo race in Negara. These accessorized water buffalos line up and pull jockeyed chariots around an oval course.

These races offer a unique taste of Bali and start at 7 am on every other Sunday between July and October). You can watch this race for free. It is definitely one of the craziest adventurous activity to do in Bali.

Do share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Do let us know what’s there on your list of adventure things to do in Bali.

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