In terms of tourism, Bali continues to excel among Indonesia’s more than 17,000 islands. There are several other tropical places, but this interesting island is the favorite of millions of tourists each year. Bali boasts practically every form of natural beauty, from breathtaking beaches to enchanting temples. The island’s beauty includes beautiful hilly areas with lush foliage, picturesque lakes, magnificent waterfalls, renowned rice fields, flower gardens, gushing sacred rivers, and secret gorges.
The finest thing is that you may participate in exhilarating activities while being surrounded by natural beauty. In Bali, there is an activity for every level of adventurer, from advanced to beginner. Bali should be at the top of your trip list if you want to unwind, de-stress, and immerse yourself in nature. Without further ado, here are 5 activities in Bali that you should not miss.
White Water Rafting
Adrenaline seekers will not want to miss a high-octane rafting excursion down the Telaga Waja River, Bali’s longest rafting course, equipped with all necessary safety equipment and a professional rafting guide. Your day consists of door-to-door round-trip hotel transportation, lunch, and a hot shower with a towel, in addition to an exciting white-water adventure through ageless rural settings.
White water rafting is a physically demanding sport that provides an amazing break from everyday life. White-water rafting involves guiding and paddling a raft through whitewater, or rapids on a river. Navigating through choppy seas, down slopes, and hard splashes of water will be a blast. White water rafting is unquestionably one of the most thrilling and adventurous activities available in Bali.
Bali island hopping is the ideal method to get the most out of your vacation because to the incredible range of terrain, culture, environment, and architecture found on the islands of Bali, Lombok, Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and the Gili Islands.
Nusa Lembongan – A beautiful blend of Balinese culture and a small-island vibe. There are no automobiles; the only mode of transportation is scooters (which may be rented anywhere; however, wear closed shoes and be careful cornering since there are many potholes and loose gravel!). Lembongan provides fantastic diving with Manta Rays and Mola Mola sunfish, as well as a large range of snorkeling excursions and the distinctive natural elements of Devil’s Tear cliffs and the luscious Lembongan Mangrove, which are a must-see!
Gili Gede (South Lombok) – This rarely discovered island has only a few tiny resorts and offers the kind of laid-back and unspoiled vibe that the northern Gili islands were once known for. The hotel’s proximity to the Lombok mainland makes it an ideal starting point for trips to the gorgeous Selong Belanak beach or the secluded Belongas bay in south Lombok.
The Gili Islands – When you go to the Gili Islands, you’ll be surprised at how many places to stay, eat, and drink there are for such little islands. Gili Trawangan is the most developed of the three islands, having a vibrant nightlife all week. Gili Meno is a honeymooners’ dream come true, as it is calm and unspoiled. Gili Air strikes an excellent balance between a laid-back vibe and lots to see and do. Best of all, none of the Gili islands have motorized traffic!
These three stunning islands are well-known for their breathtaking views of the natural world. If you’ve had enough of the endless skyscrapers and want to reconnect with nature, island hopping is the activity for you.
Incorporating a buggy tour into your itinerary will undoubtedly enhance your Bali experience, as it is one of the most strenuous things you will ever undertake in the wild. This is the one for you if you prefer adrenaline-pumping activities in the great outdoors.
Munduk Wilderness is Bali’s first and only adventure company to use the Fin Komodo, an Indonesian-built off-road vehicle. This tough two-seater utility vehicle can maneuver across even the most challenging terrain. Combined with off-road mountain bikes, a 4WD Land Rover makes the formerly inaccessible hinterlands accessible and ready to be explored! Their “Camp” is in Munduk, a little welcoming community high in the highlands with spectacular views, surrounded by waterfalls, clove, cocoa, and coffee plantations, and beautiful rice fields.
Whether you’re a beginner wanting to try wave-riding with your first surf lesson, a proficient surfer hoping to get barreled at one of Bali’s famed locations, or a pro looking to put your tube-riding expertise and airs to the test while riding some of the world’s most perfect waves, Bali should be on everyone’s bucket list. For decades, surfing has been one of Bali’s most popular activities. Beginners can easily enroll in their day classes and practice surfing on lesser waves before progressing.
There are several amazing sites, like Uluwatu, which has the most spectacular vista for surfing. Suluban Beach is one of the beaches with simpler access. It’s a small yet lovely rocky beach with a fantastic sunset view. The Peak, Bombie, Temple, Racetracks, and The Outside Corner are the names of five renowned waves. These are the surfer hotspots that should not be missed while visiting Bali.
Rural Bali’s untamed jungle trails, bamboo woods, and rice paddies are a world away from the coastal beach resorts, and all-terrain vehicles are the most exciting way to experience them. Navigate your own ATV off-road to explore a different side of Bali on this quad bike tour, passing stunning views and traditional villages along the route.
If you go on an ATV Adventure, be sure to not wear your nicest clothes since you’ll be going on an exciting adventure through the rain forest and muddy jungle, speeding past tiered rice terraces and beautiful plantations. Expect to splash over rivers, negotiate tough off-road portions, and glide through a bamboo forest, pausing along the way to take photos or catch a peek of country life.