Bali Culinary & nightlife

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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 Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

2. Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple to the sea gods with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Part of a series of temples built to protect the island from evil spirits, today its cliffside location is home to a family of friendly monkeys. Once night falls and you have seen the colors of the sunset, experience one of the island's most famous cultural performances at a "kecak" fire dance. Watch the locals act out a scene from the Ramayana with a mesmerizing trance chant, exciting performances of fire dances, and intricate costumes. Then, get the option to enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant serving delicious barbecue food in Jimbaran Bay. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day!

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

3. 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.

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

4. 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: Ayung River White Water Rafting & Ubud Jungle Swing

5. Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting & Ubud Jungle Swing

This combo trip is perfect for adventures. From white water rafting to the Ubud jungle swing, you'll enjoy a day full of adrenaline and beautiful scenery. Qualified and friendly guides will keep you informed of what's coming next. The first stop will be 2.5 hours of white water rafting through the beautiful jungle scenery. You will pass river cliffs, rice fields, green vegetation, waterfalls, and challenging rocks. At the end of the rafting, enjoy a local buffet lunch.  Next, head to Kumulilir, home to Bali's famous jungle swing. Soar high over the jungle valley on the swing and snap some perfect pictures for your social media feeds. The last stop will be the Tegallalang rice terraces. Enjoy free time to walk along the green terraces and soak up the scenery. Customize your experience with add-on options of coffee tastings to traditional massage. Not all add-ons are available for all options.

From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

6. From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients. Journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class. Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class. Regular Menu: Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert. Vegetarian Menu: Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

Ubud: Floating Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Experience

7. Ubud: Floating Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Experience

Begin your day in paradise with a breakfast served in an infinity pool at one of the most prestigious resorts in Ubud. The floating breakfast comes on a beautifully designed wooden boat decked out with your favourite treats complete with a bottle of sparkling wine. This is the ultimate indulgence if you are a honeymooner or part of a couple celebrating the spirit of love. All you have to do is slip into your swimwear to enjoy your floating breakfast in a setting overlooking the breathtaking beauty of Ubud’s terraced landscape. Based on a la carte choice, you will have plenty of selections ranging from fresh juices, tea and coffee selections, smoothies, a fruit platter, cereals, or muesli. You can also select to have either Indonesian breakfast such as noodles, martabak or suit yourself with Western-style breakfast ranging from scrambled egg, omelette, egg benedicts, bacon, sausages, or pancakes. You will also enjoy a bottle of local sparkling wine to complete your celebration with your loved one. Your ultimate morning will then continue by experiencing Bali's first and only hot air balloon experience. See a spectacular display from above, from the lush tropical forests of Ubud to the holy Mount Agung on the eastern horizon. This experience is a one-of-a-kind adventure to go up in the air by 23-metre hot air balloon, fitted for travellers with a cosy wicker basket. Each flight climbs a thrilling 50 metres over rice fields and floats at the end of a tether.

Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

8. Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

The evening begins with pickup from your accommodation in Ubud and heads to a luxurious 5-star resort where your romantic adventure awaits. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the venue to your private tree deck for the evening. Feel immersed in the beauty of the Balinese wilderness as you marvel at the luscious trees that surround you, and listen to the delightful sound of birdsong. As the evening draws in upon the jungle, take a seat at the table on your private deck, and begin your six course meal. Seymour the rich flavors of your meal, with a variety of menu selections including beef, seafood, halal and vegetarians. Dine on delicious pan seared duck breast, Tasmanian salmon, crispy tempura mussels, and sticky rice noodles, then for dessert, crepes and tiramisu ice cream.  While you eat, admire the breathtaking tropical forest that envelops you and marvel at the twinkling stars that light up the night sky. This is a truly unforgettable night of romance, that will give you memories to cherish forever.

Bali: ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour

9. Bali: ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Tour

Discover the nightly food markets where locals go when the sun goes down on a guided tour. Join a local guide as you explore the culinary the culture and atmosphere of Bali, with several tastings of local dishes included. Start your foodie adventure at a local food market, where your guide will take you in and out of the small alleyways highlighting some of the foods you will taste later on Eat Street. Then, visit a warung (café) famous for its babi guling (rotisserie-cooked suckling pig). Your guide will order for you a shared dish for two people and explain all that appears on the plate. From there, drive to "Eat Street", popular with locals in Bali and tucked just behind the major tourist area. Start at the top of the street, where your expert guide will escort you through the numerous small warungs and stalls, picking out things for you to eat as you go. Your guide will explain to you the food and traditions of what is on offer. One must-try is the very yummy soto ayam (chicken noodle soup). This is one of Indonesia’s most famous national dishes. Walking along the main street, learn about all the different culinary influences on offer: Javanese, Sumatran, Sulawesi, Japanese, and Thai/Indonesian fusion. If you need an energy boost, try an energy-filled dessert, Indonesian-style. You’ll see “Joss Milk” sold all over the country, which is an Indonesian energy powder you mix with milk. Then, enjoy a dessert made from a crumpet-style batter cooked in an earthenware pot over hot coals. Choose from the top 10 list or design your own design. The prices are cheap all along Eat Street, so if you decide you want to buy some more treats, you can pick up some extras for about USD$1-2. Your guide will assist you with finding a taxi for your trip back to your hotel (or to the next stop for your day out).

Bali: Finns Beach Club Day Pass

10. Bali: Finns Beach Club Day Pass

Enjoy entrance to 2 of Bali's premier venues, Finns Recreation Club and Finns Beach Club. You will have the option to start your day at the fitness center, where you will be free to use the equipment and receive a class. If you would prefer to use a tennis court, make sure to ask the receptionist for assistance in checking the availability. Following this, prepare to get wet and have fun at Splash Water Park by trying all the world-class water slides. Later, finish your day at Finns Beach Club at sunset, where a valet team will drop you at the venue. Once there, simply present your ticket, after which you can enjoy the sunset by relaxing on a day bed.

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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!

Great trip, driver was friendly to and from the destination and the guides were all excellent, once they clocked we were from London we were laughing all the way to the top as they practiced their best cockney accents. Incredible views even though it was a little cloudy at the summit.

Amazing experience to climb the volcano in the early morning and see the sun rising and the clouds moving around quickly. Magical atmosphere!

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

I loved it so much! Thank you for the cooking class, it was fun and tasty:)