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Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

1. 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.

Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

2. 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 All Inclusive: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples & Volcano

3. Bali All Inclusive: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples & Volcano

Venture into the picturesque landscapes of central Bali on a full-day tour of the rice terraces, temples and active volcano of the island’s scenic center. Enjoy an Indonesian lunch, and more. Following a pick-up from your hotel by a driver who will provide outstanding satisfaction, transfer by air-conditioned car to Batubulan village to see the center of handmade Batik weaving. Continue to the village of Celuk to see gold and silversmiths at work. Next, go to the home of Bali’s wood carving crafts at Mas, and learn how to recognize and work with good wood. Next, transfer to the artists village of Batuan Ubud, before admiring the wood carvings at Batuan Trinity Temple. Proceed to the holy temple of Sebatu and the holy spring water temple of Gunung Kawi. Enjoy lunch in Kintamani, with panoramic views of Mt. Batur and its lake. Next, visit Tegalalang village to taste some Balinese Luwak coffee and ginger tea. Marvel at the spice gardens and rice terraces before afternoon tea. Finally, go to the sacred Monkey Forest that serves to protect the Balinese long-tail monkey (aka crab-eating macaques). Wander around the market at Ubud, and see the King’s (Royal) Palace.

Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

4. Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

Raft the unspoiled Ayung River and ride the ATV through rice fields, bamboo forest, and lush tropical landscapes of Bali. Begin with pickup from your Bali hotel and transfer to the departure point by air-conditioned car. On arrival in Singakerta Village in Ubud, have some time to practice driving your ATV before starting. Discover jungle trails, rural villages, and plantations of Bali, following your guide off-road through the rain forest and rice paddies. After working up an appetite, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the Ayung River for the second activity of the day. Cruise along the thrilling rapids and see the waterfalls and scenic gorges of the Ayung River on a white water rafting excursion. End with a return transfer to your hotel.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

5. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Start at a traditional Balinese wantilan design Lobby. Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, the lobby is a lounge fully equipped with desk, rafting equipment and a photo display of safety procedures. It is also equipped with a television and separate male and female toilets. It is here the your guide will brief you to have a fun and safe rafting trip, using English/Korean/Mandarin, or Indonesian.  Your rafting adventure then will be on Ayung River, the biggest and longest river in Bali. The Ayung River is class II and may rise to class IV during rainy season. For approximately 2 hours you will experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali. A buffet lunch is then served in a restaurant with stunning Ayung Valley views, helping you feel relaxed after your adventure. The restaurant has all amenities, including WiFi. 

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

6. 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.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

7. 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 you choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup and drone footage, to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers.

Ubud: Spectacular Waterfalls Tour

8. Ubud: Spectacular Waterfalls Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey into the lush green jungles surrounding Ubud. Stop for a refreshing swim in the mountain spring waters at Tibumana Waterfall and stroll along the scenic paths and nature trails over a wooden bridge. Discover the hidden Tukad Cepung Waterfall, where you can walk through the jungle to take the stairs to admire at the cascades from a different perspective. Stop for lunch in a small warung or café to taste some authentic food from Bali. End with a visit to Tegenungan Waterfall, where you can walk up close to the cascades and step over the top rock to get amazing views of the surrounding jungle. Upgrade your tour to include the option to add stops at the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and experience the jungle swing after the visiting the waterfalls. Please note that children must be a minimum of 10 years old to go on the jungle swing.

Ubud: ATV Quad Bike Adventure

9. 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 safely back at your hotel to enjoy the rest of your day.

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

10. 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.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 17,303 reviews

Our driver Budi (from Tour Bali Driver) is a lovely, friendly and tactful person. He gave information to us and answered every question we had...and drove carefully. We visited different tourist attractions like the Hindu temple „Pura Puseh Desa Batuan“, Ubud monkey forest, Tegallalang Rice Terrace and the Tegenungan Waterfall. We also had a beautiful view on the vulcano „Gunung Batur“ and the lake. The included lunch was rich and tasty. There was a large buffet…with vegetarian food, too. It was fun to had a walk through the little coffee and spice plantation. We tried a different types of included tea and coffee in a very nice atmosphere. And we tasted also the Luwak coffee by surcharge. It was a special experience. The tour included more feasible sightseeing points (like goldsmith), but we skipped it out, because we wanted to have more time at the other tourist attractions. We saw a lot of different places of Bali….and the tour was not that expensive. We recommend Budis tour! ⭐️

We did the trip today with Antik as our guide and had a lovely day. It was a really easy way to get a good feel of Bali in such a short space of time. Antik gave us as much time as we required in at each stop and we never felt rushed or hurried in any way. At each stop there is essentially ‘add-ons’ which you can choose to do such as shops at the craft demonstrations or swings/zip lines at the rice terraces. These are all optional but can be a good place to pick up some presents should you choose. The lunch was nice but the view really makes it.

I had an amazing day with Edi! He drove me around to the most famous spots on the island. I got to go snorkeling, check out a beautiful waterfall, trekked through canyons and ate lunch in the rice fields! Can’t thank Edi enough for making it such a wonderful experience!

This was an amazing tour. Our guide Joe was so helpful and informative the whole time. He even took photos for us. I would definitely recommend booking this experience and hopefully you also get Joe!

The rafting was so much fun! What an amazing way to see Bali. Our guide Yan was amazing, so friendly and helpful, couldn’t recommend more highly!