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Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Hidden Waterfall

1. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Hidden Waterfall

Embark on a day of adventure in Bali with this guided hike to Mount Batur. Start with an early morning pickup from your hotel in Bali, arriving in time to watch the sunrise from the summit. Enjoy breakfast and end the day with a dip under Tibumana Waterfall. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel). Then, journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival, receive a short introduction and safety briefing from your guide. As you embark on a 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali, benefit from your guide's extensive knowledge and passion for the region. When you reach the summit, marvel at the shifting colors and mists before the sun rises over the landscape. Then, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area as the day breaks. After sunrise, walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Finally, trek back down the mountain and stop at the hidden Tibumana Waterfall for a refreshing swim while admiring nature. End the tour with a convenient hotel drop-off.

Ubud: Spectacular Waterfalls Tour

2. Ubud: Spectacular Waterfalls Tour

Discover the beauty of Bali's waterfalls with this day trip to the Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan and Tibumana falls. Enjoy a delicious local lunch on your trip. Have the option to expand your tour with an exhilarating jungle swing experience and a visit to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then journey into the lush green jungles surrounding Ubud. Stop for a refreshing swim in the mountain spring waters at Tibumana Waterfall and stroll along the scenic paths and nature trails over a wooden bridge. Discover the hidden Tukad Cepung Waterfall, where you can walk through the jungle to take the stairs to admire the cascades from a different perspective.  Stop for lunch in a small warung or café to taste some authentic food from Bali. End with a visit to Tegenungan Waterfall, where you can walk up close to the cascades and step over the top rock to get amazing views of the surrounding jungle. Upgrade your tour to include the option to add stops at the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and experience the jungle swing after visiting the waterfalls. Please note that children must be a minimum of 10 years old to go on the jungle swing.

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

3. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

After a morning pickup at your hotel, head to your first stop, a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located in the Gianyar regency. Follow your guide to a typical local home. Admire Balinese architecture – a compound with several buildings – and learn the importance of each part. Then journey to the Tegallalang rice fields of Ubud, famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. Next, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee. Discover how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast, and grind them. Study the entire process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea, and cocoa drinks. Continue to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and see one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in traditional Balinese style, the palace has been well-preserved by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel's heirs. Marvel at the gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Afterward, make your way to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  End your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and sunset views. Look at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel back to your hotel or accommodation.

Mt. Batur: 2 Day Camping Trip, Summit Hike, and Hot Springs

4. Mt. Batur: 2 Day Camping Trip, Summit Hike, and Hot Springs

Sleep under the stars on a 2-day camping trip to Mt. Batur. Enjoy a relaxing transfer from your accommodation to the mountain, build a roaring campfire with your guide, and hike up to the top to see the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Begin your trip with a pickup from your hotel in the afternoon in an air-conditioned car. Head to the quiet village of Serongga at the base of Mount Batur. After arriving, wander around the town, meet the locals, and enjoy amazing views of the mountain. As the sun sets, help your guide grill some fish and prepare a Balinese dinner. After dinner, relax by a warm campfire before heading to bed. Feel and breathe in the fresh mountain air as you wake up to chase the sunrise. Begin your hike at around 4 A.M., after a short introduction and safety briefing from your guide. After a 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali, relax and marvel at the beautiful views of the sunrise and surrounding landscape. Before hiking back down, enjoy some free time to walk around the volcano's crater and cross 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 before returning to your hotel in Bali.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 986 reviews

Fantastic tour with a fantastic tour guide (astika) very informative of Balinese culture and answered any questions I had to ask, good value for the trip especially considering lots of travelling to different places which would cost a lot without the tour, great tour for a solo traveller and once again astika was is a very vibrate guy who made the day enjoyable. 5 star

My guide was Pande and he made this experience even better! He was super patient on the tough uphill and let us rest lots, he took great pictures of the most amazing sunrise. It was so worth the early start to see it. The downhill was great, Pande let us run and we found a way to be without the crowds! A really good trip and excellent value for money

The experience was seamless and very well organised. Really enjoyed our hike and our guide Lou was great - also in small groups and only had 4 of us. We were given two options for the waterfall and our driver was very knowledgeable on both. Would definitely recommend!

Badul was a fantastic guide and made the trek very enjoyable as well as being a great cameraman. The driver was polite and was ready whenever we were to head to the next destination.

Edi my guide was very personable and knowledgeable. got to see so much in one day!