The landscape of Indonesia is such that it makes way for a number of active volcanoes right in its midst. One of the most exciting things to do in Bali is of course, to trek to the peak of Mount Batur, an active volcano and watch the sunrise. The degree of the trek ranges from moderate to difficult. Trekking often starts a couple of hours before daybreak and after an arduous climb, rewards you with unmatched view of the sunrise from the peak.
An iconic spot on the skyline of Bali, the Potato Head Beach Club is more than just a bar or a party spot. It has become the subject of quite a few instagram posts. The 18th century window shutters, the infinity pool, the crashing waves and the upbeat ambience are sure to steal your heart away. Moreover, you can keep your spirits up and dance till 2 AM! What more does one need!
Is there anything more refreshing than standing under a gushing natural waterfall or just dipping your feet into its cool and clear water streams? The landscape of Bali is as diverse as it is enchanting. The north-central region is especially beautiful with waterfalls such as Git-git and Tukad Cepung gushing through its rocky crevices.
Experience the allure of nature on a jungle trek through jungles a little farther north of Ubud. Here you can spend time hiking through and exploring the wildlife at the twin lakes of Tamblingan and Buyan. The untouched rainforest landscapes are sure to give you a taste of the wild!
Be fascinated by the local lore and hear the everyday stories of togetherness, joy and community living. The Tegalalang Rice Fields are built in such a way that they conserve water and facilitate efficient farming by the locals. The picture perfect landscapes make for an interesting photo op.
The Kecak dance performed in Bali is an interesting amalgamation of the Hindu and Balinese cultures. It is an integral part of the culture of Bali and often depicts the tales of the Hindu epic Ramayana. It is said that some types of Kecak dances also have the power of inducing a trance like state as it is in the tradition of the Sanghyang that Kecak dance finds its origins.
The waves and surf at Kuta, although crowded, is really worth trying out. There are numerous operators, trainers and even surfing schools that can help you with the same. However, if you are in the mood to try out surfing at one of the less populated beaches - head to Seminyak or Canggu and rent a surfboard. It would be remiss not to try out surfing at Bali after having come all the way here.
Easily one of the most instagrammable spots in the world, Bali swing gives you the feeling of floating high above the world. As the unmatched landscapes flow beneath your feet the endless sky stretches endlessly above you. What’s interesting is that there is not just one place where you can experience this thrilling activity - you can also feel the thrill at places such as the rice fields, a temple, the forest, and even a waterfall.