10 Adventurous Activities to Do in Bali
Bali is a small Indonesian island that sits in between Java and Lombok. It has a large population of almost four million people which are predominantly Hindu.
This small island is a popular tourist destination due to the many interesting sites, traditional and modern dance and art and fun filled adventurous things to do. Tourism is the primary source of income for this region and is therefore a very important part of this regions daily culture. A trip to Bali promises an interesting and fun filled vacation destination that will not soon be forgotten.
If you are looking for a great deal on a Bali vacation consider checking into the Bali holiday deals that are offered by many travel agencies in your area. These package deals will usually include your flights, hotel or resort, meals, tours and international travel insurance.
Looking for Adventure?
If you are looking for adventure there are plenty of adventurous activities to be found in Bali, including:
1. Scuba Diving
Some of the most popular dive sites in Bali are located in Amed, Nusa Lembongan, West Bali National Park, Gili Selang, and more. Whatever you do, don’t miss the USAT Liberty at Tulamben!
Like to surf? Head down to the beach in Kuta. You’ll surely find every surfer and their brother, brother in law, sister, aunts, hangin’ ten. If you’re looking to learn how to surf, you won’t need to look far before you’re approached by some gnarly dudes offering to let you rent the surfboards from underneath their arms. They’ll also teach you how to surf for the right price. As usual, haggle and never take the first price. Shop around if you need to, these dudes are everywhere!
3. Dolphin Watching
One of the most popular things to do in Bali is Dolphin watching at sunrise with almost every boat trip spotting multiple dolphins. Dolphin watching can be done in Nusa Dua (all day) and only during sunset/sunrise in Lovina.
4. Mandala Wisata Wanera Wana
The Mandala Wisata Wanera Wana is another popular tourist adventure that allows you to tour the dense jungle, visit holy temples and interact with the long tailed Balinese Macaques who eagerly greet tourists looking for treats.
Warning: As you probably already know, monkeys can be very temperamental. They’re known to attack spontaneously and they will rob you blind! Trust me, I’ve seen it with my own eyes.
Looking for a place to stay near the Monkey Forest? Check out my review of Merthayasa Bungalows.
Snorkeling is a popular choice and can be found at the bounty pontoons where scuba/snorkel gear is readily available to rent. For great snorkeling, check out Nusa Lembongan.
6. Bungee Jumping
Bungee jumping is available in four separate locations around Bali and is for the most adventurous travelers. Make sure you go with a repuatable company like AJ Hackett.
Parasailing is available at the beaches of Nusa Dui and many other beaches as well. Parasailing in Bali offers tourists the option to fly above the island while experiencing the beauty of the island from a new perspective.
8. Helicopter Rides
Helicopter rides allow tourist to view Bali’s beauty from above. Prices start at $990 for 30 minutes (4 passengers). Yikes!
9. Camel Riding
Camel riding is an activity that is suitable for adults and children alike. Sure, camels are disgusting but maybe you’ll enjoy the view from the hump?
Hiking and mountain climbing is available during the months of April through October and can take up to 6 hours to successfully complete. Sometimes longer! Check out Mount Batur, Mount Batukaru, and Mount Agung if you’re looking for challenging hikes.