4 Adventurous Things to Do in Bali
17 June 2022
These adventurous things to do in Bali can add more thrills to your holiday in Bali, particularly if you prefer the great outdoors over the confines of a hotel. There's a great variety of landscapes just waiting to be discovered: lush mountain valleys and scenic lakes, challenging whitewater rapids, and remote villages where ancient traditions thrive.
We’ve handpicked some activities that show you the beauty of Bali’s less-travelled areas, mostly well off the beaten tracks. Longer excursions allow you to enjoy the island’s natural beauty, from rice field treks for a closer view of Bali’s agricultural heritage to climbing some of the island’s taller peaks in time for the dramatic first light of day.
Full-day private Trunyan expedition
Trunyan is one of Bali’s earliest inhabited places and the lakeside village can evoke awe and wonder through its unique rituals and customs. The village is located on the eastern side of Lake Batur.
One of Trunyan’s most interesting features is its burial rites – deceased villagers are wrapped and brought by boat to a dedicated burial ground and laid out around a large old fragrant tree that is believed to only grow here. The tree’s fragrance miraculously neutralises any odour from the decomposing bodies. It's a truly unique (and macabre) spectacle but a totally adventurous site to explore! The tour takes about 8.5 hours.
You can enjoy challenging whitewater rafting on the Ayung River near Ubud. The river has Bali’s longest and largest rapids. The action and thrills start as soon as you board your rafts and start working together on paddling and steering through the Grade 2 and Grade 3 course. A team of professional rafting guides assist you and provide the necessary equipment.
Vortexes of swirling foamy water, natural ramps, cool waterfalls and sudden drops are all part of this rollercoaster of nature. After the wet joyride, you can then dry off and replenish with a delicious gourmet buffet lunch. Allow up to 5 hours to enjoy this adventure.
Antungan Village rice field trekking and Blangsinga waterfall tour
Both adventurous and accessible, this great Bali excursion packs a guided market tour, a nature trek and waterfall tour into a fun day out in central Bali. The tour takes place around the lush Balinese village of Blahbatuh in the Gianyar regency, with walks through the picturesque expanses of rice paddies in Antungan where you can refresh mid-journey with a fresh young coconut and a tasty local lunch.
The ensuing ascent up a narrow forest trail leads you to the waterfalls of Blangsinga for a cool dip while admiring the views. The excursion includes a stop at Kemenuh Butterfly Park where you can see a small sample of Bali's magnificent winged specimens. Allow up to 8 hours to enjoy this tour.
Private sunrise volcano hike with hot spring bath and kopi luwak coffee
A climb up Mount Batur allows you to fully take in the magical sunrise over the vast caldera lake. At the peak, enjoy a unique breakfast: egg and banana cooked over the hot steam emitted from the volcano itself. Your hike down the slope traverses local plantations where you'll see fresh local produce and taste many different coffee brews available, including the world-famous civet-cat coffee, known as kopi luwak.
Then, take a soothing dip in a hot spring at the western side of the lake, where the 40°C water makes for a warming respite to rejuvenate tired muscles. Allow up to 10 hours to enjoy the full adventure.
Source : Hotels.com