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Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards.  With all entry tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views.  Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

2. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots.  All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram.  You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens.  Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip.  After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings.   The best thing about this day trip is that you choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup and drone footage, to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

3. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children. Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

4. From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

5. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

6. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Try out white water rafting in Ayung River with a guide, while soaking up the gorgeous surroundings. Opt for a hotel pickup and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the rafting point. Change into rafting clothes and equipment and set off on your exhilarating adventure. Recharge with a delicious buffet meal. Start at a traditional wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, this lobby is your first stop of the day. Get briefed by your guide to set off on a safe and fun rafting trip. Start your rafting adventure on Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali. Navigate class 2 rapids that sometimes rise to class 4 during the rainy season. Experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali along the way. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ayung Valley.

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

7. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung. Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains. Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but also will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools. Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali. After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih.  Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963.

From Ubud: Downhill Bike Tour with Rice Terraces and Meal

8. From Ubud: Downhill Bike Tour with Rice Terraces and Meal

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the starting point of your amazing downhill bike ride. Arrive high on the slopes of Kintamani volcano and get kitted out with a suitable bike to suit your needs. Feel the tropical breeze on your face as you follow your guide on an exciting bike ride down through the lush rainforest. Stop to visit an organic plantation and go for a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces. Learn about the pioneering subak irrigation system that made the rice paddies famous. Cycle through the handicrafts villages of Ubud, where artisans use traditional methods to create wood-carved souvenirs, silver jewelry and colorful woven textiles. End with a delicious meal in a local restaurant in Ubud before getting dropped off at your hotel.

Ubud: Hot Air Balloon Experience

9. Ubud: Hot Air Balloon Experience

Ubud is legendary for its brilliant array of nature’s most vibrant shades, especially Tanah Gajah area. Now see this spectacular display from above, with the Island of the Gods’ first and only ballooning opportunity. This experience is one-of-a-kind adventure goes up in the air by 23-metre hot air balloon, fitted for travellers with a cosy wicker basket. Each flight climbs a thrilling 50 metres over rice fields and floats at the end of a tether. Truly awe-inspiring panoramas extend from the lush tropical forests of Ubud to holy Mount Agung on the eastern horizon. To enhance this mesmerising experience, morning passengers will enjoy breakfast before or after their balloon adventure, while tea and treats is included in the afternoon flights and dinner for our evening adventurers. An experience that you should not definitely missed when you are in Bali with your beloved ones. Menu: Sunrise Breakfast: Based on A la Carte with choices of Fresh Juices, Smoothies, Fruit Platter, Cereals, Muesli, Indonesian Food (Noodles, Martabak, etc), Western Food (Scrambled Egg, Omelette, Egg Benedicts, Bacon, Sausage, Pancakes, etc), Bakery Basket, Beverages (Cappuccino, Latte, Espresso, Black Coffee, Tea, etc) Sunset Afternoon Tea: Premium tea and coffee selection is accompanied by our favourite savouries from East to West: Balinese-spiced tuna satay, chicken curry puffs and finger sandwiches and as well as sweet treats such as Valrhona chocolate cake, mixed fruit tarts, jackfruit fritters and tiramisu Evening Dinner: Based on 3-courses Indonesian/ Balinese Set Menu. The dinner are food only which mean guest have to pay extra charge for all the beverages unless house pour water only consumed.

Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

10. Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

Looking for another way to experience the vibrant culture of Bali? Let a Balisene master introduce you to the ancient art of wood carving during this 3-hour creative class. Your instructors will skillfully guide all novice woodcarvers to find the mask, the animal, or the shape that is "hiding" inside each block of wood. Bali’s wood carvers are known throughout the world for their intricate and nuanced wood creations that adorn nearly every home on the island. This skill is inherited from one family generation to the next. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary craft while on the island. Stretch your creative muscle while vacationing in paradise, and then you can take home what you have helped to create as a souvenir you can't buy at any markets. Families and kids are welcome for a memorable cultural experience.

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What people are saying about Ubud

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Words can’t describe how amazing Bello was! From start to finish he was so attentive, enthusiastic and helpful - giving us information and historical facts about everything around Ubud! My friends and I would definitely recommend Bello to any future travellers! Such a great day and it exceeded our expectations!

It was a really good trip with our guide Pakis, he was very kind and helpful, we could adjust our trip depending on our interests. He brought us to the nicest place, we fully recommend this trip !

The tour guide was knowledgeable with the places where we went, very polite and respectful and also have a good sense of humour. He also give tips when buying some souvenirs, well recommended.

Great trip to explore Bali's top attractions! Our tour guide was friendly and shared many aspects about Balinese culture. Definitely recommend it!

Great customizable tour. We wanted to see certain areas and head to a bar after (highly recommend Penida Colada) and Bello was very accommodating.