20 Amazing Things to Do in Bali for less than $35

Being on a holiday is a luxury; you have saved up for a vacation for a long while and now the time is finally there to spend this money. But how do you get the most out of it by not spending it all at once? No matter if you are backpacking, on a budget holiday or just looking for something fun to do for a decent price, we have selected for you 20 fun cheap things to do in Bali.

We all have different tastes, some people like to lie on a beach devouring books while others like to get on the road to sightsee or be active in the hills. In Bali there is just about everything to do, all on one island! Think about something and Bali will have it on offer at only a short drive away.

Enjoy a fresh drink or an easy surf ride at Berawa beach
Enjoy a fresh drink or an easy surf ride at Berawa beach – one of the best deal in Bali

1. Surfing lesson – $25 for 2 hours class

Bali is enveloped by some of the world’s most beautiful waters, what’s more they are blessed by amazing waves and surf spots.

What better place for learning how to surf than in this surfing paradise for beginners in Kuta? For $25 USD per person you will learn the basics of surfing during a two-hours lesson. Fun (and muscle pain) guaranteed!

Sunset in Kuta after a reasonably priced surf lesson
Sunset in Kuta after a reasonably priced surf lesson

2. Snorkel in Bali’s pristine waters for less than $5 a day

Located in the Coral Triangle Region, Bali is one of the most special places in the world where you can find incredible marine life. Make sure you witness this! Rent a mask and snorkel and head straight for the clear blue waters (no boat ride required) in Amed or Pemuteran. A low cost and unique activity to do.

Get your snorkelling mask in Amed and jump straight in the water!
Get your snorkelling mask in Amed and jump straight in the water!

3. Treetop park access – $29 per person

Feel like a monkey in the trees at this treetop adventure in the Botanical Garden of Bedugul. You will find 7 adventure circuits from one tree to another with 72 challenges for all levels and ages. 2,5 Hours of fun for the whole family (minimum age 4 years) or a group.

Bali Treetop Adventure in Bedugul - low budget and fun!
Bali Treetop Adventure in Bedugul – low budget and fun!

 USE DISCOUNT CODE “CHEAP” for a USD 10 Discount!

 

 

4. Waterbom Park – entrance ticket for only $35

Set in a lush tropical garden, the aquatic Waterbom Park offers 101 ways of thrilling activities on land and in the water! A whole day of fun and entertainment for the young and the young at heart for only USD $35. Book your Waterbom ticket here at the lowest price.

Cheap ticket for the Waterbom Park, Bali
Cheap ticket for the Waterbom Park, Bali

 USE DISCOUNT CODE “CHEAP” for a USD 10 Discount!

5. Trampoline at Bounce Bali – only $7

Bounce Bali Trampoline Center is located at the Canggu Club and has been designed and created for only one purpose: to have FUN! Bounce your head off and go crazy!

Trampoline at Bounce Bali - Kids love it! And it's cheap!
Trampoline at Bounce Bali – Kids love it! And it’s cheap!

6. Bali Zoo – entrance fee $19 

Do you want to meet animals from Indonesia and outside Indonesia? Visiting Bali Zoo is a great day out for a couple or when traveling with children.

Elephants from Bali Zoo having intimate encounter with a family
Elephants from Bali Zoo having intimate encounter with a family

7. Yoga class – from $10 per class

Known as a yoga haven, Bali proposes different types of yoga classes. Doing yoga in Bali is a must experience and you will definitely find a yoga course that is suitable to your liking. We recommend you the Yoga Barn in Ubud, Samadi Yoga in Canggu, Prana Spa in Seminyak, Desa Seni in Canggu all the way to this yoga class at Sanur Beach to experience the feel of real relaxation. Probably one of the best place in Asia to experience amazing yoga at a cheap rate!

Yoga at Prana Spa, Seminyak - Photo from thehoneycombers
Yoga at Prana Spa, Seminyak – Photo from thehoneycombers

8. Half Day Balinese Cooking class – from $21 

Enjoy an Indonesian cooking class in Ubud only using local products. You will visit a local market first, after which you will learn to cook the products you bought. If this is not yet enough, watch a fruit carving presentation and Balinese traditional medicine presentation that are also included in this half-day culinary experience for USD $21 per person. Bali, and especially Ubud are famous for their creative cooking classes, prices are relatively more affordable than in other touristic destinations of Asia.

See more cooking classes options right here.

One of the best deal you can find in Ubud - a $21 cooking class & cultural experience
One of the best deal you can find in Ubud – a $21 cooking class & cultural experience

9. Picnic by the beach – only $21 per person

Bali is speckled with beautiful beaches that are ideal for a memorable picnic with your family. Sanur is the most family friendly beach with its calm waters, and would be the perfect picnic spot for a family or group of friends.

The famous South Peninsula beaches also offer stunning sceneries with beaches hidden by the cliffs, for this intimate occasion we’d recommend you to head towards Balangan. Or if you prefer more quiet scenery, you could just head towards the East Coast of Bali and find a quiet beach, away from the crowds.

However, if you don’t feel organising anything on your own, we invite you to join this picnic on a private beach near Uluwatu, it will cost you only $21 per person and even a waiter will attend you. One of the best deal you’ll find around Uluwatu beach!

Intimate beach picnic in Uluwatu, Bali
Intimate beach picnic in Uluwatu, Bali

10. Boat trip to Nusa Lembongan island – return ticket for $25

If you are looking for a beach-day out or few days excursions around Nusa Lembongan, Ceningan, or Penida. You can just take the ferry from Serangan harbour (near Sanur) and venture some of Bali’s most beautiful beaches. The cost of this cheap ferry ticket is USD $25 per person. Book your ferry tickets to Nusa Lembongan right here.

Cheap ferry ticket to Nusa Lembongan - Photo Credit to Gilibookings
Cheap ferry ticket to Nusa Lembongan – Photo Credit to Gilibookings

11. Walking tour – On your own or guided tour for $25

Enjoy this half-day walking tour in Ubud to learn about the Balinese culture while enjoying the stunning scenery of rice fields and waterfalls. The expert guide will be happy to explain you about all your encounters along the way, from growing rice to the irrigation system in this area. The cost of this tour is $25 USD per person. However, if you decide take this tour on your own we recommend you exploring Campuhan Walk and Ubud’s surroundings.

Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud - Photo Credit to vilondo.com
Campuhan Ridge Walk in Ubud – Photo Credit to vilondo.com

12. Rent a motorbike or bicycle & explore Bali countryside – from $3 

Travelling by motorbike or bicycle is a great way to explore Bali and witness its countryside. Rent one for about IDR 50.000 per day and enjoy riding around Ubud’s rice fields with its amazing views. You may prefer to book a downhill cycling tour for USD $18 to experience a fascinating tour through Bali’s quiet back roads including a visit to a woodcarving workshop, temples and coffee plantation.

Mountain Bike Tour from Bedugul - on eOasia.com
Mountain Bike Tour from Bedugul – on eOasia.com

 

 

13. Kecak Dance – entrance ticket for $8 

Having rented that motorbike, make sure you get to see the Kecak dance on the way, just bring with you IDR 100,000 for the entrance fee and you can witness the spectacular ceremony. If you prefer, book a guided tour for $43 USD with a late afternoon transfer to the beautiful Uluwatu Temple, perched 30 meters above the cliff facing the Indian Ocean. The impressive Kecak dance tells the love story of Rama and Shinta with the setting sun as background in this extraordinary location.

Guided Tour to Kecak Dance, Uluwatu, Bali
Guided Tour to Kecak Dance, Uluwatu, Bali

14. Silver workshop – from $32

You can choose to buy a souvenir in a shop, or you can make your own souvenir! At this silver workshop in Ubud you will learn Balinese silver smithing techniques and create your own jewellery for USD $32 per person. Children of over 8 years of age are welcome to join.

Create your own souvenir from Bali during this silver workshop
Create a cheap souvenir and have a fun time during this silver workshop in Ubud!

15. Batik Workshop – from $28

Another unique local activity in Ubud is this Batik workshop, a 3-hour fascinating introduction to Balinese Batik techniques, tools and dyes. Produce your own design or try to master the detail of a traditional one and bring your self-made souvenir home with you.

A beautiful and not so expensive souvenir, a Batik painting!
A beautiful and not so expensive souvenir, a Batik painting!

16. Homemade beauty product workshop – a unique experience for $35

Discover Balinese healing traditions and learn how to make beauty products with homegrown herbs from the garden in Ubud. Aditionally you will get a one-hour organic facial treatment.

Get immersed into a new universe during this home-made beauty product workshop, a must do in Ubud!
Get immersed into a new universe during this home-made beauty product workshop, a must do in Ubud!

 

17. Coffee workshop – from $25

Are you a coffee-lover and do you see coffee as the black gold? Time to learn more about it! Choose one or more of these interesting workshops like a roasting demo (a journey from green bean to the roasting process), a home brewing course (learn how to become a home barista), espresso-mastering or milk & latte art. Each workshop costs USD $25 per person.

Here is a complete list of workshops in Bali, coffee but not only!

The best coffee workshop you'll find in Ubud, Bali.
The best coffee workshop you’ll find in Ubud, Bali.

18. Sip a cocktail in a beach club – from $8

The real feel of holiday kicks in with a cocktail in your hands, feet in the sand and looking at the ocean. There are many places to enjoy this feeling in Bali, we recommend you among them Potato Head Beach Club in Seminyak, Rock Bar in Jimbaran or Finns Beach Club in Uluwatu (Ungasan). A cocktail should cost you about USD $8-15 but you can always go for a fresh Bintang, this holiday feeling will be the same 🙂

El Kabron beach club - Photo Credit to Doitbalistyle
El Kabron beach club – Photo Credit to Doitbalistyle

19. Taste the famous Balinese traditional dish : Babi Guling – from $4

You can’t say that you have been to Bali if you haven’t tasted Babi Guling or suckling pig, one of Bali’s most popular dishes. The pig is stuffed and infused with a spicy concoction and traditionally spit-roasted.

All around Bali you can find this delicious meal for $4 – 10 USD, of which Ibu Oka in Ubud is best known. Other restaurants worth a try are Warung Babi Guling in Sanur or Sari Kembar in Seminyak.

Babi Guling at Ibu Oka in Ubud
Babi Guling at Ibu Oka in Ubud

20. Learn how to make your own kite and fly it like a local – $30

Flying a kite is part of the Balinese culture. The kites they use here are not just a usual kite, they all have the shape of a creature and are as big as a human body! During this workshop you will understand the meaning of these flying creatures and learn how to create your own kite. More info here about this fun activity.
Flying kite made by Made, in Sanur, Bali
Flying kite made by Made, in Sanur, Bali

 

No matter where you are on this beautiful island, Bali has a lot to offer. Water & beach activities, traditional workshops, sightseeing tours, adventure & fun things to do for the whole family. And from now on you don’t have to spend too much money anymore.

We hope you enjoy our selection of cheap things to do in Bali, feel free to share with us your feedbacks and tips to enjoy Bali at its best.

By Inge

 

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8 thoughts on “20 Amazing Things to Do in Bali for less than $35

  1. Nice deals. Spend the day in Lembongan to do snorkeling with family is great. The treetop park is great to do with kids, but a bit far away if you are staying South Bali.

  2. We had a laugh at Bali 3D museum in Seminyak for $11AUS each.
    Treetops is next on our family bucket list – thank you!

  3. If you’re a guy, check out Bali Barber for a classic cut throat shave and haircut. It’s incredibly relaxing and you’ll leave looking and feeling like a million bucks for twenty bucks, a fraction of what this would cost back home and twice the experience. They’re also the only shop on the island with a ” featuring a real sports massage for ~ twenty bucks too.

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