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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.

Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

2. Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

Your own private driver will pick you up bright and early in your classic VW all terrain jeep for a day of adventure at Bali’s Mount Batur volcano. Drive through the scenic beauty of Bali’s rice terraces and lush vegetation. Stop at Penelokan, where you will reach the rim of a huge caldera, 14 kilometers across, with 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 there are big trees which are inhabited by wild monkeys. From here you will climb up a lava dune with a beautiful view of the mountain and the black lava. Your guide will explain about the thirty million years of history that formed this area and surroundings. After an adventurous drive around the mountain, you will stop to meet the local famers on your way to the natural hot springs. Soothe away all your aches and pains at the natural hot springs of Batur. You will have a buffet lunch before continuing the trip. Follow the road to a coffee plantation, where you will learn all about the production of coffee. At the end of the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

East Bali: Lempuyang Gates, Tenganan, & Water Palaces Tour

3. East Bali: Lempuyang Gates, Tenganan, & Water Palaces Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel by private driver/guide, discover an untouched part of East Bali on a full-day tour of Goa Lawah, Tenganan and the spectacular water palaces of Tirta Gangga ("Water of the Ganges") and Taman Ujung. Journey by air-conditioned vehicle through the lush landscape as you head towards East Bali and the legendary bat cave of Goa Lawah. Upon arrival, explore one of Bali's most important temples, built around a cave complex where hordes of bats live. Look for pythons at this incredible site before moving on to the village of Tenganan. Encounter the indigenous Aga people of Bali, who lived here long before the Majapahit Empire arrived from Java to colonize the island. Explore the small village on foot with your guide for a closer look at the strictly maintained and distinctive traditions of weaving and batik textiles. Then, go to the sacred Tirta Gangga Water Palace and admire the decorative ponds, statues, plants and fountains that surround the palace. Take in the stunning views of the ocean and rice paddies. Continue to the must-see Taman Ujung Water Palace in Karangasem Regency and explore the ponds, bridges and picturesque pathways of the complex at the base of Mount Agung. Learn about its intricate Balinese architectural style before traveling back to your hotel.

North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

4. North Bali: Sekumpul Waterfalls and Ulun Danu Temple Tour

Immerse yourself in the wilderness of northern Bali as you trek to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls, where you can wade in the rock pools. Take a small group tour for up to 5 people to the majestic Sekumpul Waterfalls in Bali's northern wilderness. Immerse yourself in the picturesque natural surroundings, then explore the Ulun Danu and Taman Ayun Water Temples with your English-speaking guide. After pickup from your accommodation in Bali, transfer by air-conditioned vehicle to begin your trek to Sekumpul Waterfalls, whose name means “grouped together” in Bahasa. Discover local flora and fauna such as cacao, lemongrass, and coffee on your way to the bottom of the falls. Once there, wade in the rock pools and admire the up to 80-meter (262-foot) high cascades nestled in the heart of the lush jungle. Before lunch, stop by the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan, which form part of the island’s volcanic landscape. Then, enjoy the cooler weather over buffet lunch at the famous Lake Beratan, 1,231 meters (4,039 feet) above sea level. Once you've replenished your energy, pay a visit to the iconic Ulun Danu Temple that sits on the edge of this mountain scenery. Commonly featured in postcards of Bali, you can't mistake these picturesque shrines by the water. Finally, make your last stop at another famous UNESCO Heritage Site, the Taman Ayun Water Temple. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at our accommodation in Bali.

Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

5. Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

Embark on a sunrise trek to the Mount Batur volcano. The famous volcano stands at 1,717 m (5,633 ft) above sea level, overlooking spectacular scenery with views of the crater lake, black lava landscape, and the massive peak of Gunung Agung, Bali’s holiest mountain and the highest point on the island. Get up early to begin their trek in time for the break of dawn. Enjoy a transfer from your hotel in Bali and arrive at the starting point at 3:40 AM for a short briefing and to receive your trekking gear. The trek to the summit of Mount Batur takes 1.5-2 hours, across 3.5 km. The total distance of the trail is approximately 11 km over 4 hours. Begin your hike before light, walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna. Watch out for the tall grass with purple bloom and encounter mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way.

From Ubud: Downhill Bike Tour with Rice Terraces and Meal

6. From Ubud: Downhill Bike Tour with Rice Terraces and Meal

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the starting point of your amazing downhill bike ride. Arrive high on the slopes of Kintamani volcano and get kitted out with a suitable bike to suit your needs. Feel the tropical breeze on your face as you follow your guide on an exciting bike ride down through the lush rainforest. Stop to visit an organic plantation and go for a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces. Learn about the pioneering subak irrigation system that made the rice paddies famous. Cycle through the handicrafts villages of Ubud, where artisans use traditional methods to create wood-carved souvenirs, silver jewelry and colorful woven textiles. End with a delicious meal in a local restaurant in Ubud before getting dropped off at your hotel.

Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Site Private Tour

7. Bali: UNESCO World Heritage Site Private Tour

Start your day early with pickup from your hotel and visit some of Bali's most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites with your private driver-guide. Learn about Balinese history and culture as you make your way to your first stop, the 17th-century Taman Ayun Temple. Next, stop at a coffee plantation to learn about coffee making and then enjoy a coffee tasting. Visit the iconic Lake Beratan with its majestic temple which sits on an island in the middle of the lake and is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of the lake. Enjoy a quick stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not include) before visiting the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, which offers beautiful views of the rice terraces which local farmers still work today. Visit Tanah Lot Temple, an ancient Hindu shrine, perched on a rock in the the middle of the sea. Watch the sun set over the horizon and the waves crash around you before returning to your hotel.

Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

8. Bali: Hidden Canyon, Waterfall & Temples Small Group Tour

Embrace the opportunity to don your swimwear, go barefoot, jump, trek and swim deep into the heart of a hidden Balinese canyon. Travel by air-conditioned minibus to Tegenungan Waterfall, just a stone’s throw from popular Ubud. It will take you over 100 steps to get up close and personal to the waterfalls. Spend a busy afternoon exploring some of Bali’s best-loved temples. Start off at Goa Gajah, otherwise known as the Elephant Temple. In true Hindi style, this temple is elaborately decorated with otherworldly carvings and taken over by sprawling tree roots akin to Angkor Wat. Next, visit one of the few places in Bali that can compete at the Gunung Kawi Temple. Learn about how it's one of the island’s oldest monuments, a must to experience the history and culture of Indonesia. To get there, pass through the beautiful terraced rice fields that Bali is so famous for. Return to your accommodation with an all-around feel for the island’s nature, cuisine, and architecture.

Ubud: Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Jungle Swing Private Tour

9. Ubud: Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Jungle Swing Private Tour

At the start of your tour, get picked up from your accommodation and drive through the Bali countryside. Make your first stop at the famous Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary, home to over 500 long tail macaques. See the monkeys roaming around in their natural habitat. From the monkey sanctuary, head north of Ubud to visit Kumulilir. Challenge yourself to ride the 20-meter Jungle Swing to the jungle valley or rice terraces. Enjoy the views and take instagrammable pictures during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After that, acuqaint yourself with Indonesia’s world-famous Luwak Coffee at its coffee plantation. Learn about the unusual method of producing the coffee, which involves the coffee beans being eaten and defecated by Asian palm civets, then collecting the partially-digested beans from the forest floor. After sampling the other coffees and teas made at the plantation, opt to taste a Luwak coffee, too. On the way back to Ubud, pass by the Ceking Rice Terrace at Tegalalang to marvel at the UNESCO-listed rice paddies, one of Bali’s most iconic sights. Learn about the pioneering subak system (the Balinese cooperative irrigation system) for which the terraces are known.  Finish your tour with being conveniently dropped off back at your accommodation in Ubud.

Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

10. Bali: Tanah Lot Temple Guided Sunset Tour

The tour begins with pickup from selected Bali locations and heads to the stunning Tanah Lot Temple, located about 20 km north of Densapar. Upon arrival, admire the imposing rock formation that the temple sits upon, which has been shaped over the years by the crashing waves beneath it. Tanah Lot is one of 7 ocean temples in Bali and has been a center of mythology for centuries. This Hindu temple, which is dedicated to the Gods of the sea and dates back to the 16th century, holds much significance for locals but is now just as well loves by visitors to the island. Spend some time exploring the temple, as well as its dramatic surroundings, and learn about the rich history of Tanah Lot and the religious beliefs surrounding it. There’s also time to wander around the many local market stalls that surround the temple, offering handmade trinkets, Balinese instruments, textiles and more. After a spot of shopping, head back to the temple, which boasts incredible sunset views thanks to its Southwesterly location. Find the perfect place to relax and admire the skies change color against the backdrop of the ocean, with Tanah Lot standing proudly at the forefront. Once the sun has set, hop back on the bus for the return journey to your accommodation.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 672 reviews

The tour was well organised, I was picked up at 2:30 from my hotel and we started hiking at 4:00. My guide Adi was amazing, he helped me through some of the difficult terrain and made sure I was ok. We took breaks when I needed it, and made it in time for the sunrise. We had enough time to take pictures at the top and enjoy our breakfast. The climb down was a little easier but still difficult in parts and Adi guided us down safely. I would highly recommend this tour, I had the best experience and it was one of the highlights of my time in Bali!

Exceptional and rewarding experience. Driver arrived on time even a little early, very good driving and pleasant company thank you Wayan. For the rise of the volcano once again a magical moment, very friendly and motivating guide, thank you Nova! An unforgettable moment.

Was a great customized tour with a very entertaining and experienced guide named Yoga (Yogibearwithouthair) who made the day unforgettable for us

Amazing experience! The guide and the driver are so nice and informative. For sure the best experience ever.

First person to have three monkeys climb over driver was awesome tour guide thank you very much