Top Ten Bali Adventures

Top Ten Bali Adventures
Travel to magical Bali and enjoy spectacular scenery, fascinating culture and exotic adventures. Trek up a sacred volcano, surf one of the world's best breaks or cycle through the rice paddies and bamboo forests. Try one---or all---of Bali's many adventures.

Surf Adventure in Bali

Bali is one of the world's premiere surfing spots. Thanks to Bali's small size, it is easy to visit various surf spots and find optimal surf conditions for all levels, from beginners to pros. Bali's location in the southern Indian Ocean allows for excellent swells year round. For a change of pace, stay at a surf camp and catch waves to your heart's content.

G-Land Surf Camp HQ
Poppies Lane II
2nd Floor Kuta
Bali, Indonesia 80361
011 (+62) 361 750 320

Ayung Trekking Adventure

Trek into the lush rain forest near Bedugul for an introduction to Bali's native flora and fauna and explore the pristine ecosystem with a native guide. Continue your adventure as you paddle a traditional Balinese canoe across lake Denau Beratan. Enjoy this unique adventure in the heart of upcountry Bali.

Ayung Trekking Adventure
Ayung River Rafting Company
001 (+62) 813 3788 8700

Volcano Cycling Trip

Take an exhilarating cycling trip originating upcountry with views of active volcano Mount Batur at Kintamani. Wind downhill through 10 miles of lush rice paddies, Balinese villages and ancient temples. Continue the journey through a soaring bamboo forest, ending at Bali's Elephant Safari Park.

Mountain Cycling
001 (+62) 813 3788 8700

Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Take a day trip to Nusa Lembongan, a small island off the southeast coast of Bali. Explore the beaches, the quiet coves and the seaweed farms. Swim in the calm waters, or rent a bike and circle the picturesque island. Drive across the suspension bridge, or take a short boat ride to get to Nusa Lembongan.

Ayung River Rafting Adventure

Take an exhilarating white water rafting trip down the beautiful Ayung River. Navigate class II and III rapids amidst the rain forest and terraced rice paddies. The Ayung River trip features lush tropical scenery, misty waterfalls and narrow gorges. SOBEK Bali Adventures guarantees experienced native guides and has led rafting trips since 1989.

SOBEK Bali Adventures
001 (+62) 813 3788 8700

Elephant Safari

Visit Bali's Elephant Safari Park and get up close and personal with the pachyderms. Climb aboard a Sumatran Elephant for a safari ride through the jungle. Afterwords, feed and interact with the elephants, and, if you would like, swim with them at their local watering hole.

Elephant Safari Park

Jl. Elephant Park
Taro, Ubud, 80111
001 (+62) 36 172 1480

Mt. Batur and Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking Tour

Rise before dawn and trek to the 5633-foot summit of Mt. Batur, Bali's only active volcano. Hike to three separate craters, including the most recent eruption site in 2000. If bagging the summit is not your thing, Bali Trekking Tours also offers a black lava field hike.

Bali Trekking Tours
P.O. Box1006
Kintamani, Bali
011 (+62) 366 513 78

Kayaking on the Ayung River

Experience the excitement of kayaking down the Ayung River in a two-person inflatable kayak. This guided kayaking expedition takes kayakers through 27 sets of fun class II and III rapids. Guides provide a training clinic before the adventure to assist beginners with kayaking basics. For experts, guides are available to assist solo kayakers.

River Kayaking
001 (+62) 36 172 1480

East Coast Islands Diving Adventure

Bali offers some of the best novice and expert diving in the South Pacific, according to Diving Bali. Suit up to dive the East Coast Islands off Bali for an excellent chance of seeing sharks. See white tip reef sharks, lots of big ocean fish, great corrals and barrel sponges. Bali Scuba offers a variety of exciting diving excursions for all abilities.

Bali Scuba
Jl. Danau Poso 40
Bali 80228
011 (+62) 361 288 610

Horseback Riding at the Umalas Equestrian Resort

Splash through the waves on a three hour horseback ride at the Umalas Equestrian Resort in Bali. Umalas provides experienced instructors equipped to work with riders of all skill levels. Enjoy riding on the beach, near local villages and along lush, green rice paddies. Visit Umalas Equestrian Resort for a single ride or splurge on a package, stay for a few days, and experience the best of Bali on horseback.

The Umalas Equestrian Resort Bali
Jalan Lestari 9x
Banjar Umalas Kauh
Kerobokan, Kuta, Bali 80228
011 (+62) 361 731 402

Article Written By Katiana Zimmerman

Katiana Zimmerman is a writer, composer, and singer. She has written children's musicals, including the Emmy Award-winning HBO film Autism: The Musical. Kat has received two ASCAP awards. She holds a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Kat studied nutrition for disease prevention at the McDougall Institute, the Pritikin Institute, and FitPath in British Columbia.

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