21 Unusual Things To Do In Bali For First-Time Travelers

1. Jatiluwih Rice Terrace

Located in the green hillsides of Tabanan Regency (about one hour from central Bali.

2. Go snorkeling at Blue Lagoon

Among the most renowned things to do in Bali, oceanic activities top the list.

3. Mount Batur

Watch the sunrise during a hike up Mount Batur.

4. Find Pura Ulun Danu Batur built on a lake crater

Situated at the foothills of Mount Batur, stop by Pura Ulun Danu Batur en route to visit the volcanic mountain. 

5. Grab a board and go surfing

Spoilt for choice, the island is littered with incredible beaches, each one offering unique surf conditions. 

6. Monkey Forest Ubud

Say hello to 340 monkeys at Monkey Forest Ubu.

7. Sukawati Art Market

Balinese handicrafts can be recognized from a mile away for their carved woodworks, paintings and shellac art. 

8. Lempuyang Temple

Take photos 175 meters above sea level at the Gates of Heaven, i.e. Lempuyang Temple

9. Feel the thrills of river rafting

Looking to get your adrenaline racing? Try an adventurous river rafting expedition in Bali! 

10. Balinese cooking class

Recreate your own Indonesian dishes at home when you try a Balinese cooking class.

11. Experience a Volkswagen tour in Bali

Cruise through rice fields and take many scenic shots with an unending green background. 

12. Taman Ujung’s time

Wander through the different gates and pavilions created throughout Taman Ujung’s time.

13. Take part in a jewelry-making class

Take an epic jewelry-making class in Bali and learn how to design and construct your own statement piece.

14. Visit Tanah Lot

According to myth, the ocean god conjured up a poisonous snake to protect the rock formation on which the temple is built.

15. Book a romantic dinner

Bali is a hotspot for couples and honeymooners, so if you’re traveling with your beloved, enjoy a super special romantic dinner. 

16. USAT Liberty Wreck

Diving enthusiasts take note, the USAT Liberty Wreck is one of Bali’s most popular dive wrecks. 

17. Bali Safari and Marine Park

Find over 120 varying species, some animals live on land, and others in water. 

18. Instagram tour

There are different types of insta-tours available that all offer varying perspectives, depending on what suits your photography interests. 

19. Check out a quad tour

Hop onto an ATV bike and tour through jungle plains to waterfalls, trekking over muddy tracks and crossing streams. 

20. Re-center yourself with yoga

As one of the OG yoga studios on the island, book a class, workshop, or even a stay at The Yoga Barn in Ubud. 

21. Dolphin watching in Lovina

If you make your way to the north coast of the island you’ll come across the small seaside town, Lovina. 

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