WHAT TO DO IN BALI? (ACTIVITIES TO DO IN BALI) || Places to check out, activities to try, your natural guide in planning for your Bali Itinerary.

Hello Bali | from Tegalallan Rice Terrace

So, you decided to book for a flight to Bali. Before you even finally plan your itinerary you think of the activities that may interest you, the places you may wanted to see and explore and food you may want to taste to!

This blog is based from my Bali Travel Guide Blog 7D/6N you may read it thruBali Travel Guide for 7D/6N : Detailed Itinerary, Budget & Tips

Planning for the entire itinerary to a foreign country always takes a lot of patience and research, it’s a matter of looking about the places you’d want and discovering new ones.

In this list, I’m sharing you some activities I tried myself during my 1 week stay in this beautiful country. Feel free to comment down below your own experiences as well. And tell me more activities I could check out next time, as I’d probably be back to this country one way or another.

Kelingking Beach | Nusa Penida

So read on, 

  1. Try Coffee Tasting in Ubud

    • Alas Arum Agro Tourism
    • Luwak Coffee Tasting

Luwak Coffee or civet coffee, is coffee that includes partially digested coffee cherries, eaten and defecated by the Asian palm civet. Luwak Coffee is widely available in Bali.  In Alas agro-tourism, they provide a short explanation as to the process of Luwak Coffee making for FREE!

Free coffee and tea tasting from Ubud

What’s best about it, you get to try all the available Coffee and Tea as well, overlooking a beautiful rice terraces view in front of you. You have the option to try a cup of Luwak Coffee for IDR 50.000 and they give you a cup of Bali Coffee as well for you to try.

Here’s to trying the Luwak Coffee – IDR 50.000 per cup

2. Go on Temple Hopping

  • Pura Lempuyang
  • Ulun Danu temple
  • Ubud Temple
  • Saraswati Temple

If you are into temple run – like literally, Bali is very much rich with its beautiful structures and Temples around, common into this temple would be gigantic gates and entrances that is definitely stunning and worth to look at.

3. Take a lot of photos thru this famous Instagrammable spots

  • Handara Gate
  • Wanagiri Hidden Hill
  • Tegalallang Rice Terrace
  • Motel Mexicola
  • W Bali Hotel
  • Sea Circus
  • Kynd Community
  • Eat Lah!
Handara Gate

If you are after a perfect Instagram feed – Bali is definitely a place to be. The giant gate everyone is talking about, the bird’s nest, the Bali swing, those lighted neon bar place, the colorful perfect resto site and everything in between.

If you would actually just roam around Seminyak area, most of the restaurants have very nice interior, instagrammable areas and details you would surely fall in love with.

4. Try feeding the fish at Tirta Gangga

I enjoyed this activity where big and gigantic school of fishes can be seen. You may buy a fish pellet for IDR 5.000 for 3 small packs already and start the fish feeding.

The total view of the place added to its total experience which is surely you’d love as well.

Tirta Gangga

5. Spend a day in the Island / Beach Bum

  • Nusa Penida
  • La Plancha Seminyak
  • Padang – padang Beach (Uluwatu)
  • Dreamland Beach
Broken Beach | Nusa Penida

If you are a beach person like me (*hihi!! So guilty of this) spending a day or two in an island is a no-brainer to include in your itinerary. You do not only enjoy the beautiful view of each site, but you get to enjoy the sun, the sand and sound of the waves.

Nusa Penida is such a perfect getaway for a day, seeing different beaches in a day was superb and truly enchanting.

La Plancha Beach in Seminyak is a perfect spot for that beach bumming activity, chillin’ over the colorful bean bags with a beer over your hand as you all gaze and watch for the sunset, same with Dreamland Beach with its white sand beach escapade.

Padang-padang Beach is a place for surfing, as it has big waves to begin with. You may hire a surfing board and an instructor for this.

6. Have a taste of Bali Culture & Tradition

  • Kecak Sunset Uluwatu Dance
  • Tirta Empul

If you are an enthusiasts of a country’s Culture and Tradition, a quick experience in Uluwatu with the Kecak Sunset Dance where almost 70 men were all chanting for a Balinese Dance Tradition, this is literally over the Uluwatu Cliff over the sunset which is truly amazing!!!

Uluwatu Kecak Dance

On the other hand, learning a glimpse of Balinese religion thru its prayer ritual at Tirta Empul was also one of best experience I had!! I am so in love learning new things about its practices which is truly informational.

Holy Spring Water Activity

7. Experience an Extreme Activity

  • Super Extreme Bali Swing (Tegalallang Rice Terrace)

If you are an adventure junkie and would want to try extreme activities. Don’t forget to try the Super Extreme Bali Swing adventure for IDR 200.000 for almost 15 swings, this is way beyond that 28m above the ground fronting the beautiful rice terrace.

Super Extreme Swing at Tegalallang Rice Terrace

8. Staycation over the Bali Villas

  • Airbnb
  • Hotels

Villas and nice interiors over airbnb’s, hotels and the likes are everywhere in BALI!! Like literally everywhere, with its cheap prices around, swimming pools and superb view, having a staycation over your villa is a must try to chill for a while.

Also read : Where to stay in Bali, Indonesia? (Accommodation Options)

Staycation in our Villa

9. Try out Balinese delicacy towards Warung

  • Mie Goreng
  • Nasi Kamih
  • Nasi Goreng

Warung is a cheap food place you may try as well, this is literally over the streets, some warung even have exceptional view to begin with. Food hopping with all the Balinese delicacy you should try!

A piece of advise – just always ask for the best seller of every restaurant and try it!


10. Enjoy Nightlife

  • Motel Mexicola
  • La Favela

A vacation wouldn’t be complete without a day or two for a nightlife of partying! Mingle with other people, enjoy and dance to the music with its picture perfect vibe as well.

11. Shop till you drop!

  • Ubud Night Market
  • Tirta Empul
Ubud Market finds!

Rattan bags is what Bali is very much famous of, everyone wanted to have one shopping in Bali would help you score cheaper deals as you haggle for prices you all want to.

I said this over my previous blog that the cheapest rattan bags can be bought from Tirta Empul market – it is just right outside the place near the parking and shop all you want!!!!

12. Catch the sunset

  • La Plancha Beach
  • Ulun Danu Temple
  • Uluwatu Cliff

Wherever you are, catching the sunset is always a must do! Be it over the beach, or thru the temples or just thru a random road trip.

Last notes : 

So there, these are just some and a glimpse of Bali activities you may want to consider over your trip. There are still much more to do in Bali, it just always depends on your preference, budget and kind of adrenaline you are after. I have my detailed budget and itinerary on my previous blog, make sure to check it out as well.

 RELATED : Bali Travel Guide for 7D/6N : Detailed Itinerary, Budget & Tips

Let me know your Eat,pray,love escapade next time?

If you wanted to see the actual places I’ve been, check out my IG story highlight @nathaliecsalcedo || all my Bali discoveries are there!!

See what best interests you and plan your itinerary well!!!

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*All photos are all original from the blogger @nathaliecsalcedo


Hola! Nathalie is your typical city girl who loves the island life, beach, travels, food and adventures. She’ll rather jump off cliffs than watch horror movies, go over beaches than hiking mountains, and never travels without a pashmina. An OC traveler keeping her research and spreadsheets every time she travels and would never say NO to new adventures. Follow her daily escapade @nathaliecsalcedo

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