Bali is a beautiful, relaxing paradise and the perfect island getaway. It is however, an island with so much more to offer than just beaches, pools and sunbeds. Take your well earned break, get a nice massage and relax, but don’t allow all of Bali’s incredible experiences and stunning locations to pass you by. Drag yourself off that beach for a few hours and do something truly memorable!
Bedugul and Ubud Cultural Day Trip
Take a trip into central Bali, beginning with a visit to a serene Balinese Hindu temple, the Pura Taman Ayun, literally meaning, “Temple Beautiful Garden”. Located in Mengwi, Taman Ayun temple is inside a beautiful garden (hence the name) with trees and ponds. The temple itself was first built in 1634 and is bordered on all sides by canals with a bridge as the only way in. Wander the the temple grounds and admire the fascinating architecture of the Pura structures.
Moving north to the mountain lake resort village of Bedugul now, which enjoys a refreshing cooler climate due to the mountainous altitude. A highlight of this area is undoubtedly the picturesque Lake Beratan, take a peaceful stroll around or rent a boat and take a leisurely row. On the western edges of Lake Beratan is Pura Ulun Danu, an extraordinary, and seemingly floating, water temple blessed with the stunning surroundings of the lake and mountains.
After a stop for lunch, it’s time to finally move down to the ancient and cultural city of Ubud. Located between rice paddies and rainforests it’s time to visit the famous Ubud Traditional Art Market. The island of Bali and especially Ubud is well known for it’s traditional crafts and it’s artists, potters, carpenters and craftsmen who create them. Browsing the market is a highlight on it’s own and when you do inevitably spot something of interest don’t be afraid to haggle with the shopkeeper for a better deal.
Telaga Waja White Water Rafting
Spend half a day on an adrenaline fueled trip to the Telaga Waja River and go white water rafting! The Telaga River White Water Rafting experience is not only exciting, it will take you along a absolutely beautiful scenic course past rice paddies, rainforest, hanging trees and waterfalls. The rafting is so much fun and there is even a 4 meter high drop over a waterfall. Don’t be nervous though, the instructors are first class and pride themselves on safety.
There is even a safety lesson before the rafting begins to make sure everyone is fully prepared for the trip ahead. After finishing the course you may choose to purchase photos taken of your rafting experience, and then it’s time to finish with a tasty buffet lunch included in the package.
Bali’s Big Adventure
The Bali Big Adventure Day Trip includes pickup and drop off from your hotel before being whisked off for a thrilling outing, conquering water, air and land! After a training session the adventure begins with rafting down a river on a one-man rubber ring, float past waterfalls and see if you can spot any tropical birds or even monkeys in the lush forests. From there, release your inner Tarzan and zoom through the tropical rainforests and along the treetops on an exhilarating zipline course.
The next step in this action hero trial is to jump on a vehicle, choices include one or two seater buggys or quad bikes. Start your engine and power off into Bali’s beautiful forests, open landscapes and past local villages. All that adventuring is hungry work so head back to base camp for an all included buffet lunch, bringing a perfect ending to an exciting, unforgettable day.