Bali Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Bali Outdoor activities

Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. 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 entry 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 off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

2. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. 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 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (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 soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

3. From Bali: Swim with Manta Rays in Nusa Penida

Head for the island of Nusa Penida and embark on a snorkeling adventure. Take advantage of 3 different stops to swim with Manta Rays, enjoy lunch on the beach, then spend the afternoon exploring the mangrove forest. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in selected areas of Bali, and then journey to Nusa Penida, located 20 kilometers off the southeast coast. The largest of Bali's 3 sister islands (Nusa Lembongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan), Nusa Penida is much less developed and remains home to abundant and pristine nature. Marvel at the dramatic landscape and steep cliffs along the coast as you make your way to some of the island's best snorkel sites. Upon arrival at the protected bay of Manta Bay, discover an ocean rich with plankton that attracts beautiful reef manta rays that can sometimes measure up to an impressive 4 or 5 meters in wing span. Go to 3 of the best snorkel sites on the island, including popular spots (depending on conditions) such as Crystal Bay, Toyapakeh, and Gamat Bay. As the strong swells of the Indian Ocean can impact conditions, the situation will be carefully monitored to take you to where it is safe to swim with the rays less than 1.5 meters from the surface of the sea. If conditions are not suitable, your snorkeling itinerary will be adjusted accordingly, as your safety is always the number one priority. Following your magical snorkeling adventure, break for a delicious beachside lunch at Paradise Beach on Nusa Lembongan. The lunch is served as an Indonesian food buffet. Then, get the chance to explore the mangrove forest in the afternoon by kayak, stand-up paddle board, or private gondola.  

Bali: 1-Day Instant Entry Ticket to Waterbom Bali

4. Bali: 1-Day Instant Entry Ticket to Waterbom Bali

Enter Waterbom Bali and notice as the ambient temperature drop by more than 10 degrees, providing some relief from the heat of the rest of the island. With your day pass, experience a range of slides suitable for all ages from extreme thrillseekers to the kiddy slides, all designed, constructed, and maintained by international consultants. Beyond the slides, discover a range of activities and services including the FlowRider stationary wave and extensive day spa offerings for a bit of indulgence. If you’re feeling hungry or thirsty, try one of the many restaurants or quality vendors stationed throughout the park. Stroll through Waterbom’s lush gardens and relax in the shade of a gazebo to enjoy a more leisurely day. Enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings of the park which is comprised of more than 50 percent green space, incorporating a number of endangered native species.

Mount Batur: Sunrise Jeep Tour & Natural Hot Spring

5. Mount Batur: Sunrise Jeep Tour & Natural Hot Spring

Meet your own private tour guide, a trained 4WD specialist, and climb aboard a custom-built, four-wheel drive vehicle.  Your private guide is also a certified member of the Mount Batur Guide Association, so expect great stories about the history of the region, interesting information about the features of the landscape, all with a great sense of humor. You are in safe hands on this off-road adventure. See the sunrise from the sunrise drop area at Mount Batur, with a lake view and sunrise point view for a memorable trip when exploring Mount Batur. The second stop is the volcanic lava flow of 1964. How did it happen? Your tour guide has the answer. As the guide navigates the four-wheel drive vehicle through the lava fields to get there, you will witness the local farmers working in their small fields and vegetable gardens.  Be surrounded by world famous black Lava formations and witness the extraordinary view of an active volcano in the distance. Incredible photo opportunities await. To complete your day, enjoy a long soak in the healing waters of Batur Natural Hot Spring. Enjoy the photographic panorama of beautiful Lake Batur from a completely different angle. Enjoy your local brunch at Kintamani Restaurant before heading back to the hotel.

Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

6. Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

Embark on a guided sunrise trek to the Mount Batur volcano on a full-day trip from Bali. Ascend this famous volcano which stands at 5,633 ft above sea level. Take in the views overlooking the crater lake while you enjoy breakfast at the summit. Get up early to begin their trek in time for the break of dawn. Enjoy a transfer from your hotel in Bali and arrive at the starting point at 3:40 AM for a short briefing and to receive your trekking gear. The trek to the summit of Mount Batur takes 1.5-2 hours, across 3.5 km. The total distance of the trail is approximately 11 km over 4 hours. Begin your hike before light, walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna. Watch out for the tall grass with purple bloom and encounter mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way.

Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

7. Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Take a private surf lesson or bond with your friends and family as you conquer the waves together. Enjoy the convenience of being transferred via motorbike from your hotel in Canggu to the black sand beach of Batu Bolong. Once on the beach, listen to a brief 20-minute land lesson and safety tutorial. Afterwards, grab your surfboard and catch some waves. Choose between either a beginner or intermediate lesson. If it’s your first time, your teacher will lead you through the basics so you’ll quickly feel confident enough to take on your first wave.  Learn how to keep your surfboard under control, and how to do a pop-up on your surfboard, and how to ride the waves. Get tips for your paddling technique and surf stance. Discover how to time your take off and how to catch your first wave. Be amazed by how easy and enjoyable it is to surf. If you already have some experience, choose the intermediate option and you’ll receive personalized instruction on how to improve your technique. 

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek With Guide and Breakfast

8. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek With Guide and Breakfast

Following the area pick-up time from your hotel, head to the Kintamani region to hike your way up Mount Batur. This iconic, extremely-active volcano draws many visitors from around the world with its beauty and promise of adventure. From the top, experience a scenic sunrise view and the green caldera around the volcano. Witness a thick blanket of darkness be replaced by glistening orange and gold rays, bursting from the silhouette of Mount Agung with the glassy untouched sheen of Lake Batur. As your descent begins, explore three younger craters while taking in the amazing volcanic landscape. Have an option to visit a coffee plantation site to enjoy a delicious cup of local Luwak coffee before heading back to your hotel.

Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast

9. Mount Agung: Private Sunrise Hike with Summit Breakfast

Indulge your spirit of adventure on an early morning hike to Bali's highest point, and ascend Mount Agung to watch the sunrise from the top. Experience the most challenging, yet most beautiful trek on the island. Start the night before with a hotel pick-up between 23:00 and 00:00 (depending on the location of your accommodation). Then, journey to Pasar Agung Temple near Selat to start your hike at 01:45. Located in the Karangasem Regency, Mount Agung is Bali's highest and holiest mountain. Be guided through the jungle of the sacred site by an English-speaking local guide. Believed by the locals to be the home of the gods, Mount Agung reaches an altitude of over 3,000 meters at its highest point. It can be a challenge for some people to climb, but the rewards for the brave - and reasonably fit - are stunning views and a sunrise like none you've ever seen before! Once at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the breathtaking views. Cast your eyes over the lush landscape of east Bali as far as the eye can see. Then, climb back down the mountain to return to your starting point.

Nusa Penida: Private Car Hire with Driver

10. Nusa Penida: Private Car Hire with Driver

Spend a day discovering Nusa Penida with a professional driver. Tailor the trip to your interests, and travel between the island's top sights in a private air-conditioned vehicle. Benefit from free guidance to help plan your itinerary. Get picked up at the port or your hotel then start exploring right away. Head to the scenic Kelingking Beach, visit the famous tree house, admire Goa Giri Putri Temple, and more. At the end of the experience you’ll be dropped back at the port or your hotel.

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What people are saying about Bali

What a hike! We got picked up by Agus exactly on the time he said. He was very nice and we talked a bit but as we had a short night he let us just enjoy the drive in the dark. Our guide was Nova. Such a great guy! He let us rest when we needed, was running up and down between us and the 2 other girls making sure everybody is ok on the way up. We got lucky with the weather and saw the sun coming up, even got some cool pics. The breakfast was ok for most people, I’m not fan of banana but honestly you’ll survive that few hours on biscuits too. The hike was tough both up and down, but doable. Make sure to have proper hiking/trail shoes for good grip. And it’s definitely cold, especially after sweating 2 hours. Overall it was a great experience!

What an amazing trip! Got to see so much and still had the whole day to explore Ubud. The trek was super well organized, the hot spring had great views and so nice to soak after the hike. The coffee plantation host was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver Mira was fantastic! He was super quick at responding to messages, very friend and kind. Our trekking guide Pande was amazing, so full of energy, funny, and took unreal photos for us. Can’t thank both of these guides enough, they both really made the tour!

This was a great way to enjoy uluwatu's spectacular beach clubs. It was our first day in Bali so was a great introduction.

Kuya Etok was really nice and acommodating. He was on time. Very helpful and took care of us. Very safe driver too!

Beautiful sunrise but quite a difficult hike, worth it all in the end. Tour guide was exceptional.