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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: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

2. 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.   Choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers. Pick the lunch add-on for a delicious buffet lunch, or take home ten polaroids to remember your trip. Select the premium or private options for additional add-ons. Enrich your Instagram with photos taken and edited by a photographer, watch yourself from above with 3-4 minutes of drone footage sent to you 24 hours after your tour, or simply unwind with a relaxing massage.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

3. 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.

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

4. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

5. From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat, and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses, and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.

Ubud: 2-Hour Riverside Spa Treatment

6. Ubud: 2-Hour Riverside Spa Treatment

Be pampered by professional therapist and feel your worries fade away. Soak in a spa treatment outdoors next to the river and facing the waterfall. Starting with a 10-minute foot bath ritual, a stress-fix step to prepare yourself for the rest of the treatment. Followed by 60 minutes of a revitalizing body massage using frangipani oil that will take your mind deep into the jungle of Bali. This massage also applies a gentle massage and pressure to meridians along the body, restores energy level, uplifts mood and spirit. For a gentle exfoliating body scrub, choose between green tea scrub, frangipani or milk scrub to suit your needs and enjoy a relaxing 30-minute that will put your mind and body at ease. After the body wash, you will take a nourishing milk bath to maximize body and skin revitalisation, then head to the sauna to complete the treatment. Towels and showers are provided in each spa room. At the end of the treatment, complimentary ginger tea will be served for your full relaxing experience.

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

7. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung. Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains. Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools.  Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali. After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih.  Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

8. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Try out white water rafting in Ayung River with a guide, while soaking up the gorgeous surroundings. Opt for a hotel pickup and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the rafting point. Change into rafting clothes and equipment and set off on your exhilarating adventure. Recharge with a delicious buffet meal. Start at a traditional wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, this lobby is your first stop of the day. Get briefed by your guide to set off on a safe and fun rafting trip. Start your rafting adventure on Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali. Navigate class 2 rapids that sometimes rise to class 4 during the rainy season. Experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali along the way. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ayung Valley.

Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

9. Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

Explore Bali's Mount Batur volcano on a day trip in a comfortable VW Jeep. Traverse dense forests to the edge of a deep caldera, soak in a natural hot spring, and visit a local coffee plantation. Be picked you up in a classic VW all-terrain jeep for a day of adventure at Bali’s Mount Batur volcano. Take the scenic route through Bali’s rice terraces and lush vegetation. Stop at Penelokan and head to the rim of a huge caldera for a breathtaking view of Mount Batur. Continue your safari via the truck route into the old crater, where you will encounter huge lava flows which have covered most of the vegetation. On the edge of the caldera, look out for monkeys that live in the towering trees. Climb up a lava dune for views of the mountain and see the black lava. Hear about how these landscapes evolved over thirty million years from your guide. After an adventurous drive around the mountain, stop to meet the local farmers on your way to the natural hot springs. Soothe away all your aches and pains at the natural hot springs of Batur. Then, tuck into a buffet lunch before continuing to a coffee plantation. Here, learn all about the production of coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

10. Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

Take part in a combination program of spiritual healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul temple. This 8-hour spiritual journey begins at your hotel in the morning, where you will be picked up and transferred to the temple to meet one of the best Balinese Shamans from Puri Negari. Healing by Balinese Shaman combines Yagna, Yatra, and Mantra healing practices. Yagna healing is performed to remove negative factors in your life, and to help you find peace and happiness. Mantra healing, performed by reciting mantras, clears lower vibrations from your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds forming a nucleus of spiritual energy that attracts high spiritual vibrations, leading to spiritual awakening and empowerment. Yatra healing is designed to remove afflictions that might be preventing you from obtaining a particular result. This can involve removing blockages in your career and bad intentions of your enemies, protecting you from negative forces, and aura healing and chakra balancing. This overall process is known as melukat by the locals and is carried out to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be done at any place considered holy by the Balinese, although the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing.

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What people are saying about Ubud

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19,606 reviews

Fantastic package which was inclusive of ATV and Rafting. Recommended to opt for this package if you’re looking for a full day of adventure. Our driver, Mr Artaguna is the best in Bali. Ensures we are comfortable and goes the extra mile in stopping by for short breaks and mart visits. Do look for him if you are planning for a driver here in Bali.

Great day out. Our guide Bello, was knowledgeable and helpful. He offered us a couple of additional stops for cultural experiences. He made sure we were happy during the day and answered our questions. Highly recommend this guide and tour. Thank you

Amore was the perfect driver. He adjusted what I proposed and created a great full day’s tour and experience. His knowledge was really really guide and he provided string history and background

We had a great time during our sunrise hike. Our guides DIB and Pande were really good very caring and considerate making sure we’re ok. They told us loads of information and helped us so much.

My wife and I had a great time during the tour. Putu, our tour guide was really great at explaining the local traditions and made the overall experience really great.