Our most recommended things to do in Indonesia
1. Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour
Your local host has spent years dishing out authentic Indonesian cuisine in the best Indonesian restaurant in Tokyo, but then decided to return to their roots in beautiful, rural Sidemen in East Bali to teach travellers from all over the world the beauty of this cuisine through organic ingredients and age-old recipes. Following pick-up from your hotel, you will visit Klungkung Market, the second biggest market in Bali where you will experience local Balinese shopping. Trek through Sidemen's rice paddies with amazing views and hand pick your own vegetables from the organic farm before you start your cooking class. There will be no use of electricity and gas, which all adds to the incredible experience. You will also have a chance to swim in the river afterwards! Learn about the Balinese way of life and culture, and learn how to get maximum flavour and a large variety of dishes from very...
An impressive tour, one of the best we have ever been to! We managed to completely immerse ourselves in the Balinese cuisine , where everything is done manually , and also to discover new tastes and aromas. First, we managed to visit the local market, where the guide (the chef) told us a lot of interesting things about spices, vegetables and fruits. Then we managed to discover where the Balinese people get their food, yeah! We got to the real field surrounded mountains, where in traditional cone-shaped hats we picked up some ingredients:) Was very interesting to find out how Balinese people skillfully use all the gifts that nature gave them! Next, we were lucky to cook in an atmospheric Balinese kitchen in the mountains, under the guidance of an outgoing, cheerful, and friendly chef! We finished everything with a meal in nature, that we have made together ! Thank you a lot!!!:)
2. Ubud: Romantic Spa and Floating Breakfast in Petal Pool
Start your day off in the most delightful way with a romantic morning ritual at a 5-star resort in Ubud that sits among thriving rice fields as far as the eye can see. Begin your relaxing morning break with a welcome drink followed by a soothing foot polish, then unwind and awaken your senses with a relaxing, 90-minute ancient Balinese massage at your private spa suite terrace overlooking the infinite rice paddy fields. Continue your morning ritual with an iconic breakfast served on a wooden tray boat floating on a vibrant and photo-worthy pool decorated with flower petals, as seen on Instagram. Celebrate your special occasion with your loved one, whether it's a honeymoon or anniversary, and discover a secret gate to the tranquil paddy fields.
3. Ubud: ATV Quad Bike Adventure
Explore this tropical paradise as you discover its varied landscapes, lush rice paddies, overgrown jungles, and rushing rivers on an ATV Quad bike adventure. Experience a convenient pickup at your accommodation by your English-speaking guide and head to the starting point in Ubud. You will be given a thorough safety briefing and all the equipment needed for a safe journey. Choose to either ride in tandem with a companion or drive your own ATV. Be treated to the spectacular sight of Bali's natural beauty as you drive through and around the extensive track. If you're up for a bit more thrill, just let your guide know and they'll take you to a more technical terrain where you can make your way up steep hills on full speed or slide down slopes as you please. After an exciting ride, freshen up with a relaxing shower before feasting on a buffet meal of scrumptious food. Be dropped off safel...
4. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour
Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots. All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram. You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens. Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip. After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings. The best thing about this day trip is that yo...
The activity itself was interesting but unfortunately all the temples were closed that day
5. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour
Embrace the opportunity to don your swimwear, go barefoot, jump, trek and swim deep into the heart of a hidden Balinese canyon. Travel by air-conditioned minibus to Tegenungan Waterfall, just a stone’s throw from popular Ubud. It will take you over 100 steps to get up close and personal to the waterfalls. Spend a busy afternoon exploring some of Bali’s best-loved temples. Start off at Goa Gajah, otherwise known as the Elephant Temple. In true Hindi style, this temple is elaborately decorated with otherworldly carvings and taken over by sprawling tree roots akin to Angkor Wat. Next, visit one of the few places in Bali that can compete at the Gunung Kawi Temple. Learn about how it's one of the island’s oldest monuments, a must to experience the history and culture of Indonesia. To get there, pass through the beautiful terraced rice fields that Bali is so famous for. Return to your accom...
A brilliant one day tour giving a good taste of temples, waterfalls, canyoning and sampling coffee for a very good price. Yogi our guide was exceptionally good and very informative . There is quite a lot of time spent in transportation and the canyoning can be quite challenging on your bare feet .
6. Bali: Swim with Sharks & Dreamland Beach
Swim next to black-tip and white-tip sharks underneath the waves. Start your trip with a scenic transfer to the Bali Shark Rescue and, after a briefing, get ready to swim with the black-tip shark, a species of shark from the family Carcharhinidaea and easily identified by the black fin tips. These are some of the most abundant sharks in the tropical coral reefs. White-tip reef sharks are known for using their slender bodies to maneuver through caves and crevices throughout their coral reef habitats. These species generally reach a length of about two meters. They are active predators of small bonefish, cephalopods, and crustaceans, and are also known to feed on marine snakes and seabirds. After swimming with and learning about the sharks, board your boat for the return transfer to the Serangan Port and continue the journey to visit Dreamland Beach, one of the iconic beaches in South Ba...
7. Ubud: Wellness Retreat with Massage, Yoga Class, and Lunch
Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, head to Ubud Mengening Holy Water Temple for a self-cleansing ritual. Known by the locals as a Melukat ceremony, allow yourself to be led by a local guide as you go through the steps of prayer and medication to purify body, mind, and soul. Continue to Bebek Tepi Sawah, an iconic Ubud restaurant where you will enjoy an organic lunch complete with healthy juice. After lunch, lie back and unwind with a 1-hour Balinese massage session to relax your body and mind. Complete this day of rejuvenation with a yoga session. Embrace the calming sounds of the surrounding jungle as you undertake a calming yoga class, suitable for all skill levels.
8. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring
Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 01:30 and 02:30 (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children! Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then...
We had a great Trip with the Team. Putu, Patra and Koma were so kind and professional drivers/guides. Patra took us up Mt Batur, and he was always making sure we were doing well, he knows the area perfectly and was able to give us a lot of information. He definitely made our sunrise hike a success :)
9. Best of Central Bali: Waterfall, Elephant Cave & Rice Fields
Following a morning pick-up from your hotel at 08:00, travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Tegenungan Waterfall. Admire the lush green surroundings and enjoy the refreshing spray from the waterfall. Take a swim if you wish. Next, arrive in the village of Kemenuh at 10:30 and discover some of Bali's finest woodcarvers. Influenced by Hindu religions, the talented artists work on creative designs in woods, such as ebony, hibiscus and teak. Learn about their craft techniques. Then, go to Elephant Cave, also known as Goa Gajah. See the 7-meter tall cave built on the cliff. Admire the entrance figure of a Balinese holistic animal known as "Boma." Look at the beautiful Hindu temples and surrounding plantations and see some of the cave's artifacts. Enjoy lunch (own expense) at approximately 12:00. Continue after lunch to the Tirta Empul Temple at Tampaksiring. Experience the holy atmosphere o...
Waterfall was amazing as there was heavy rain at night, rise fields were just harvested so looked miserable. There was also a visit to coffee farm which I liked and a restaurant with a view which I liked even more. While every attraction was really nice I didn’t have anything “wow” that’s why 4 stars. Maybe taking part in temple ceremony would have given me some spiritual experience. Driver was very helpful.
10. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast
Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards. With all entrance tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views. Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit. On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake. You’ll also have the opportunity to stop...
Our sunrise hike up Mount Batur was amazing. Special thanks to our driver Eri who made our experience even better.
For overall look at Indonesia take "The Magnificent Java Bali Overland Tour" from Jakarta. This affordable journey begins in a lush Botanical Garden with its lotus ponds, towering palms and orchid houses. Visit local villages to experience the music from bamboo instruments. Pass through plantations to visit thousand-year-old temples and a colonial town. Visit the famed island of Bali to see why so many are swayed by its charms.
Enjoy a few days on the "Fascinating Bromo" tour where you ride a horse to the foot and Mt. Bromo and ascend the steps to see the smoking crater of the Bromo Caldera volcano. The adventure keeps going overland in a 4WD jeep to the rim of the volcano of Mt. Ijen and continues with a crossing by ferry to Bali.
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