We heard that the Obamas are visiting our favorite paradise island, Bali. The former US President Barack Obama is expected to spend a five-day summer vacation in Bali accompanied by his family. Bali offers countless extraordinary attractions and it can be daunting picking the ideal one for your family. We’ve selected the top of the crop to ensure you get to experience it all in just one week! Here are our top 5 things to do as a family over a 5-day stay in Bali.
Day 1 – Experiencing the local culture of perfume crafting and take a piece of it home with you
Traveling is all about seeing and learning new things, dive straight into the local culture on the first day at a perfume workshop in Jimbaran. Whether it’s Musky, sweet, floral, or woody, everyone has a fragrance that hits all the right notes for them. Take up this great perfume workshop that allows your family to bond and create beautiful fragrances under the guidance of skilled instructors. Head home with a 30ml bottle of a personalized souvenir that’s luxuriously packed leaving the joyful scent of your family trip in Bali.
Day 2 – Fuel the whole family with adrenalin of a canyoning adventure and go beyond action movies!
A family oriented discovery of canyoning, this journey allows you to experience wild canyons in an adventurous and safe way. Explore volcanic rock covered in vegetation, brave small leaps, slip down natural water slides, and embark on humble rappels. After all the action, you will end up in a natural and warm spring basin, the perfect thing to do in Bali to soothe your muscles and appreciate the Balinese jungle. Book here to discover the wonders of canyon exploring. After a day of exploration, relax and enjoy the must see sunset at the evening dinner cruise aboard a sailing catamaran
Day 3 – Bring out the curious explorers in your family and go sunrise trekking up Mount Batur
Enjoy an early dinner in Ubud, by taking an authentic cooking class in a traditional village around Ubud. Be sure to get an early night in preparation for your sunrise hike up the spectacular Mount Batur, a cornerstone to your journey across Bali! At 2:15 am, your hike will begin under a blanket of stars and unfold beneath the magic transition time to dawn. As the sun rises, the magic of the land around you will be revealed and the colors in the crisp air of altitude will be a display your family won’t forget. This tour will carry you into the morning, with a relaxing soak in natural hot springs and a delicious brunch at 11 AM. Book here to enjoy one of the best and most fun bonding activities for families Bali, hiking up Mount Batur.
Day 4 – Gallop off the beaten tracks and take a rainforest horse riding tour in Tamblingan Lake
Perched at high altitude, the mystical Lake Tamblingan is one of two twin lakes that formed in a large caldera of the extinct Bedugul volcano. In a traditional area in Bali’s central highlands, your family will discover water temples and wild rainforests by way of horseback. Birds, monkeys, and colourful wildlife awaits in this untamed non-touristy side of Bali. To gallop through tropical rainforests and the hillsides surrounding volcanic lake along side your family book here!
Day 5 – Become a seawalker without any previous experience and discover the diverse collection of species on the ocean floor
Many visitors experience the oceans of Bali through diving, snorkelling, or surfing, but not many walk the sea as an astronaut might walk the moon! Equipped with a helmet that looks ‘other-worldly’ you will experience the wonders of the underwater realm without the cumbersome respiratory gear involved in diving or snorkelling. It is a unique experience and makes for memorable pictures, both of your family and the marine world! Book yourself into an aqua ‘spacesuit’ here
Before leaving there is only one must do in Bali: indulge in a traditional famous Balinese massage. This is even possible whiles waiting for your (next) flight! The spa departure pack from Bali airport includes a foot bath & foot massage, body massage, face massage, body scrub, mask & lotion and ginger tea. A mixture of relaxation and detox before heading off home or to your next family adventure in Asia!
Looking for some more inspiration for family activities in Asia? Check out our Top 10 Best Things To Do with Kids in Bali post!