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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.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

4. 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.

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

5. 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.

Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

6. 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.

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

7. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, turtles, and - in certain areas - manta rays. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, Manta Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective.

From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

8. 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. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Ubud area and 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.

Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

9. 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.

Ubud: ATV Quad Biking Adventure Guided Tour

10. Ubud: ATV Quad Biking Adventure Guided Tour

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 move 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 at 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.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6,051 reviews

It was a wonderful and memorable experience! I had a lot of fun and great moments even if I was travelling alone. Special thanks to Erli and Ketut for making this experience even more enjoyable! Erli come pick up me at my hotel perfectly on time, we got in touch via WhatsApp just few moments after my booking to arrange our meeting point and time. Along the way we get the opportunity to talk and exchange and it was really great to talk with Erli the 1 hour driving to Batur passed very quickly! Ketut, he was our guide and a great leader! I was in a group with 2 guys from the UK and a girl from Germany. Ketut was with us along the way up, guiding us and making sure that everyone and everything was OK until we get up and in our way down too! I had a unique experience seeing the sunrise and getting a generous breakfast at the top of Batur Volcano . To conclude, I can say that I definitely recommend this tour and experience! Thanks guys!

Wayan was an amazing guide. He was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and taught us a great deal about Balinese culture. We had really great conversations. I also started to feel sick in the morning possibly from food I ate the night before and he took us to a pharmacy nearby to help my tummy. That was really kind of him and he was so nice and helpful the entire trip. I would definitely recommend Wayan and this tour.

My sister and I really enjoyed visiting Made's home and the village. He was very open to answering detailed questions about the culture. It was also really wonderful to see the fireflies, we saw countless numbers of them by the end of the evening. Wonderful, calm and interesting way to spend an evening.

It was a wonderful day. Ours drier Froggy and his dad and brother were so good

Great experience! Ascent with the starry sky then sunrise, just magnificent!