Add a thrill to your vacation with a Bali adventure trip in the upcoming monsoon season including some basic to extreme outdoor activities. Bali is one of the most vibrant destinations in Indonesia and a trip to this beautiful island would be incomplete without getting involved in outdoor activities.
It does not matter with whom you are traveling, the adventure activities are must-include while you are planning a tour to Bali. Surrounded by mesmerizing landscapes, exotic beaches, and bustling islands, the Bali adventure may leave you satisfied but still asking for more. Let’s have look at some of the top 10 adventurous things to do in Bali.
Top 10 Bali Adventure Activities
1. River Rafting
River Rafting is one of the tourist favorites and the most exciting Bali Adventure that you must try at least once. The rivers in Bali offer the perfect atmosphere for experiencing plenty of water sports, river rafting is one of them. You will be accompanied by a professional guide who will take you on the most thrilling adventure you have ever experienced.
During this tour, a distance of 12 to 14 km will be covered in 2 to 2.5 hours. The distance usually depends on the river you are rafting into and the guiding tour you have applied for.
Best Time: September to April
Cost: 302,396 IDR or 1472 INR
Location: Ayung River or Telega Waja
Though the water in Bali may not be as clear as you may be looking for, still it is some of the ideal spots for snorkeling. The best place for snorkeling in Bali is Sanur inhabited by various unique fish species. Being one of the most popular adventures in Bali, Snorkeling lets allows you to explore some of the hidden wonders of water.
Cost: 900 IDR to 1,500 IDR
Location: Nusa Penida, Amed, Tulamben, and Padangbai
3. ATV Tour
If you are tired of getting involved in water sports, then what about going for a ride on ATV? The ATV tour is much more exhilarating and it becomes more exciting on challenging terrains. It is one of the best to explore the natural surroundings and breathtaking islands of Bali.
In case you are worried about safety, then don’t worry as you will be accompanied by a trained professional who will guide you throughout the 6-hour tour.
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Timing: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tour Duration: 1 to 2 hours
- Single Ride – 325.000 IDR
- Double – 250.000 IDR
Location: Denpasar, Taro, Seminyak and Ubud
4. Climb Mount Batur
One of the places for adventure in Bali is Mount Batur surrounded by indefinite natural beauty and scenic views. Consider going for a trek at Mount Batur which is home to a few active volcanoes which last erupted in the year 2022. It sits at the height of 1717 meters above sea level.
According to legends, Gunung Batur came into existence after a massive volcanic eruption that occurred around 28,000 years ago. During the monsoon, the mountain appears floating between clouds which makes itself fascinating to watch. Most of the visitors arrive here 1.5 to 2 hours before dawn to witness the sunrise.
Best Time To Visit: May to October
Timing: 3:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Cost: 470,000 IDR
Location: Gunung Batur, 1 hour drive away from Ubud.
Bali is also known as a paradise for surfers as it offers several spots that are ideal for surfing. There are more than 30 well-established spots in Bali for surfing. The surfing sports differ in the level of difficulty depending on the surfer’s expertise. If you are an expert, then don’t miss out on the spots with waves hitting the seashore.
Best Time To Visit: March to November
Timings: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Cost: 768,932 IDR
Location: Canggu, Kuta Beach, Uluwatu Beach and Bukit
6. Countryside Bike Tour
Explore the gorgeous countryside of Bali while on a bike tour. The island has numerous biking trails. Pedal uphill and discover the scenic beauty of Bali by crossing endless trails. The typical bike tour lasts up to 40 km which includes downhill biking. After getting tired, you can relax in one of the restaurants or cafes at the top of the mountain.
Not only this, while on a bike tour you can interact with the locals and artists of Bali village. Also, do visit the rice fields which are popular for their paddy fields and exceptional beauty.
Best Time For Bike Tour: June to September
Timings: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Location: Mount Batur, Tegallalang Rice Terrace
7. Kite Surfing
One of the most unique watersports on the Island, kite surfing is a must-try sport if you are willing to take your adrenaline rush to another level. Kite surfing is basically a combination of several watersports such as paragliding, snowboarding, surfing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding.
The sport is highly dependent on weather, the height of the waves, and the speed of the wind. Make sure, to choose the ideal location for kite surfing to have a memorable kite surfing tour.
Best Time For Kite Surfing: June to August
Timings: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: 300 IDR
Location: Nusa Dua beach, Seminyak Beach, Canggu, and Sanur
Parasailing is yet another Bali adventure after kite surfing that will surely add a thrill adventure trip. The experience you will have while flying high just above the sea with a beautiful ariel view of the sandy beach is truly engrossing. Parasailing is quite popular not only among the tourists but also among the locals.
It is one of those adventure sports in Bali that you will find on almost every island. The thrill starts when the boat speed ups and raises you above the waters at a height between 80 meters to 95 meters.
Timings: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Jimbara, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Legian, Kuta and Seminyak
Bali may not be as popular as Switzerland or other European countries for Canyoning, but the craze for this sport is rapidly growing on the island of paradise. Canyoning is possible mostly in northern varying in difficulty level and expertise. If you are done with Canyon tubing, then do try some hand on Canyoning.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: 650,000 IDR
Location: Wanagiri, Sambangan, Maya Dewa, Gitgit, and Kerenkali Canyon
10. Canyon Tubing
Try the greatest and the most unique adventure in Bali, the Canyon Tubing. The canyon tubing tour takes you within the lush green rain forests through a rushing river. There are no paddles required to use Canyon Tubing, you just have to carry a helmet, and life vest for your safety.
The instructors and tour organizers make sure all the safety measures are thoroughly followed, thus making it safe for people of all age groups.
Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: 650,000 IDR
Location: Denpasar, Sumerta Kelod, Gianyar, Gang Cengana Sari, and Seminyak