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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.   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.

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.

Bali: Ubud ATV and Padangbai Snorkeling Tour with Transfer

4. Bali: Ubud ATV and Padangbai Snorkeling Tour with Transfer

Embark on a day for An adventurous activity, a combination experience on land and water, with Quad Bike ATV Riding Adventures and snorkeling safaris on two of the most popular spots in the east sea of Bali. The adventure will start from pick up directly from your hotel and driven to the location of the ATV adventure in the village of Silakarang which is on the outskirts of Ubud. Enjoy 1,5 hours Sightseeing by driving a 4-wheel ATV with a 250 cc engine will add excitement to your adventure through Ubud village, rice fields, rivers, forests, and muddy track. Wash and clean up your body and enjoy delicious Indonesian Lunch. After Lunch, then followed by a snorkeling safari at the Blue lagoon beach and Tanjung Jepun which are very popular spot for snorkelers. Enjoy the beauty of the sea for 2 hours in both places. Integrated with calm wave you will able to have an chance to see the cattle fish, coral reefs on bottom volcanic sandy view and get the lucky chance by meeting a turtle on their habitat and finding a colorful fish as world popular name called Nemo hidden of seaweeds. At the end, be driven safely back to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day.

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

5. 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.

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.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

7. 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.

Great Bali Activity : Atv Quad Bike & Holy Water Temple

8. Great Bali Activity : Atv Quad Bike & Holy Water Temple

Test adrenaline and visit the temple with holy water as a place of purification in a day make your complete tour package, where you can find out about Bali and have fun riding an ATV. Visit while knowing the history of the temple with water flowing from the ground endlessly which is used as purification water for Balinese Hindus. Arriving at the activity of Atv place you will be greeted by friendly staff and a hot or cold drink. Before starting this activity the guide will briefly explain how to operate the ATV and will be directed to wear a helmet and safety jacket. First we will drive an ATV through various tracks, there are forests, rivers, caves, mud and rice fields. Finished with all the activities continued with lunch with very delicious local cuisine accompanied by a beautiful view of the rice fields.

Ubud: ATV Quad Bike Adventure with Lunch & Transfer

9. Ubud: ATV Quad Bike Adventure with Lunch & Transfer

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.

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

10. 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 also 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.

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What people are saying about Ubud

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Words can’t describe how amazing Bello was! From start to finish he was so attentive, enthusiastic and helpful - giving us information and historical facts about everything around Ubud! My friends and I would definitely recommend Bello to any future travellers! Such a great day and it exceeded our expectations!

It was a really good trip with our guide Pakis, he was very kind and helpful, we could adjust our trip depending on our interests. He brought us to the nicest place, we fully recommend this trip !

The tour guide was knowledgeable with the places where we went, very polite and respectful and also have a good sense of humour. He also give tips when buying some souvenirs, well recommended.

Great trip to explore Bali's top attractions! Our tour guide was friendly and shared many aspects about Balinese culture. Definitely recommend it!

Great customizable tour. We wanted to see certain areas and head to a bar after (highly recommend Penida Colada) and Bello was very accommodating.