The island of Bali is so abundant in diverse opportunities for adventure, cultural immersion, shopping, and personal growth that it is a challenge to know what to do or how to squeeze it all in. The best way to make the most out of your trip to Bali is to join a pre-organized tour that combines multiple activities. This sort of Bali day trip allows you to maximize your experience and minimize your stress, for all you need to do is sit back and enjoy! We have compiled some of the best day trips in Bali that offer a unique array or experience and will make unforgettable memories for your Bali holiday.
1. The Secret Underwater World of Amed
A Day Tour to the Secret Underwater World of Amed will guide you to the less known snorkeling spots of the charming coastal village of Amed, opening your eyes to a magical and diverse underwater world. In Lipah Bay, you will swim by a historic Japanese shipwreck, which is now home to colorful tropical reefs and vividly colored fish. The tour revolves around two primary dive sites: Lipah Bay and Pondok Vienna Beach. Available to both certified scuba divers and snorkelers, this tour leaves every Sunday and is the perfect way to discover the vibrant underwater world of Bali’s best snorkeling.
2. North Bali Appreciation Tour: Sunrise Trek and Secret Waterfall
A Sunrise Trek and visit to a Secret Waterfall in Northern Bali enables you to experience hiking, a majestic sunrise, and the famous rice paddies all in one day. The journey begins with sunrise at Kintamani, a mountain village on the western edge of Gunung Batur’s caldera walls, one of Bali’s most impressive and well-known volcanoes. Pinkish clouds often encircle the summit and present an impressive backdrop for dawn’s golden rays of light. Next you will descend to a warmer climate to explore Singaraja’s lush rice fields, a perfect opportunity to converse with local farmers who still plough the land with buffalo. You might also treat yourself with the rejuvenating waters of a fresh coconut! Even more refreshing is your next destination, a swim in majestic waters of the little known Sekumpul waterfall, which boasts not just one but 7 cascading falls. This tour is a unique combination of culture and astounding natural beauty not to be missed!
3. Photography Tour: Agung Sunrise, Balinese Life, and More
The best way to share the magic with your friends back home is to join a photography tour including sunrise at Mount Agung, Balinese Life, and more. Often snapshots underestimate the power and magnificence of experience but with the help of a professional photographer and true Indonesian insider, you can truly capture the famed sights of the towering Mount Agung, the lush rice paddies, Balinese ceremonies, ancient temples, lively markets, and the natural beauties of rivers and waterfalls. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of Balinese life and will expose you to the ‘other’ side of Bali, one that is hidden from the well-trodden tourist track.
4. Lembongan Island Catamaran Tour
Bali is surrounded by some of the most beautiful seascapes and what better way to experience them than by boat? A Lembongan Island Cruise by Catamaran will whisk you away to Lembongan Island to snorkel at remarkably beautiful and vibrant underwater worlds. The tour departs from Benoa Harbor and includes non-alcoholic drinks on the cruise as well as a complimentary cocktail as you sail back to land at sunset. If snorkeling is not your style, you may also experience the reef from the comfort of a glass bottom boat and discover cultural interests such as a village tour of seaweed farms and the famous underground house. This tour includes a lunch buffet at the beach club, free use of the pool, and departs every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
5. A Day in the Life of a Balinese Fisherman
Traditional fishing methods are a long standing cultural tradition in Bali. Immerse yourself in A Day in the Life of a Balinese Fisherman and learn to fish like a local and cook your catch! Voyaging aboard a traditional Juking outrigger Balinese fishing boat, you will see the majestic Mount Agung from a new perspective. Exploring the crystal clear waters off Pasir Putih beach, dotted with colorful sailing boats, is both an opportunity for cultural discovery and memorable photographs. Plus you can put your new found skills to use back home and charm your friends with a ocean feast Balinese style!
These rich and diverse day tours offer an intriguing mix of experience, be it traditional farming with buffalo, fishing and cooking Balinese style, learning to capture island life in an authentic way through intimate photography, a trip to lesser known waterfalls, or delving into the underwater world of Bali’s colorful reefs, you can’t go wrong!