Bali Sightseeing Tours

Made famous by the bestseller ‘Eat Pray Love’, Bali is has become a major crowd puller filled with culture, spiritualism and adventure. Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned vacationer in Bali, the enthralling tourist destination always leaves you craving for more. Ideal for solo backpackers, families and honeymooners alike, the best sightseeing tours in Bali offer an alluring natural beauty composed of mountains, valleys, lakes, white sandy beaches and warm blue waters of the Indian Ocean. The overwhelming natural beauty of Bali is accentuated by innumerable temples, historical sites and the marvelous creations of nature. Bali tour packages provide convenient options for exploring this paradise.

It has become a favorite destination for voyagers with a soothing ambience that let you escape from the humdrum affairs of life on the most serene holiday to remember for a lifetime. With a wealth of tourist attractions, Bali has become a bustling holiday destination for vacationers. Whether they are the spectacular beaches of Kuta, Nusa Dua and Seminyak or the vibrant culture of Ubud and its verdant rice terraced gardens, the coastal towns of north east or the Lombok Island awaiting discovery from explorers, Bali offers an unforgettable experience.

It is a place to enjoy the maddening chaos of cities or the surreal ambience of quaint villages. You can take a cool plunge in the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean or hike through the jungles to quasi active volcanoes in Bali. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa experience or cycle through the traditional villages embellished by lush green contours. Spirituality adds yet another layer to Bali's magnetism, and visiting the magnificent temples and sacred Hindu ceremonies are some of the most sought after experiences in Bali. Have a Bali honeymoon package vacation on the cards and wondering how to enjoy the best of everything, then we have the best sightseeing tours in Bali for you to have a truly enjoyable and memorable experience here.

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Bali Sightseeing FAQs

Which is the best time to visit Bali for sightseeing?

Though Bali is cool and comfortable across the year, the popular tourist’s season lies in the summer months – from April to October. This is the time of the year when the western coast of the Islands receives the best waves in the world, making it delightful. Whether you are just looking to see the magical ocean or get down and surf on it, this is the time. Other months in Bali sees rainfall and creates a different kind of experience. While this too attracts many tourists, it is also a deterrent if you want to put on your best dress and plan a romantic hike with your partner.

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Which all places are good for sightseeing in Bali?

It’s a magical island that offers natural and cultural treasures. In Bali, you will be able to hop between numerous kinds of adventures, be it island tours, surfing the waves or just spend some spiritual times in one of the exotic temples around. Your discovery of Bali can take a lifetime but here are some places you cannot miss on your first trip:

  • Tanah Lot
  • TempleTabanan
  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Uluwatu Besakih Temple
  • East Bali Tegallalang Rice Terraces
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Ubud Art Market
  • Mount Batur
  • Central Bali Bali Safari and Marine Park
  • Gianyar Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
  • Tabanan Goa Gajah
  • Gianyar

Which all things are must to do in Bali?

Bali is a magical adventure full of hidden adventures. There is something for every kind of traveler. Whether you want to explore the forest and get deep into the mysteries of nature or be among the people and get to know their culture, there’s so many ways you can do so. At Bali, here are some things that have been attracting tourists for a long time now:

  • Enjoy a luxurious spa in the backdrop of the blue ocean
  • Stay in a unique hotel. Perhaps Mara Safari Lodge would be something new!
  • An all boys party at ‘barbershop’
  • Find unique dining opportunities
  • Watch the Devdan Show – a theatrical
  • Some theme park fun with family
  • Experience infinity pools
  • Get your alcohol fix in the middle of the ocean!
  • Hug a honey bear at Pod Chocolate Factory and Café
  • Chill out in the beaches
  • Explore the half-submerged house in the middle of Lake Batur
  • Explore the hidden canyons and secret waterfalls
  • Watch the sunset at Uluwatu Sea Temple
  • Be a Balinese rice farmer for a day
  • Take a sea walk
  • Visit the pearl farm
  • Ghost hunting in weirdly abandoned places
  • Take a Balinese cooking class
  • Face the dead at Trunyan Islands
  • Fly board at Nusa Dua
  • Care for an elephant for a day at Bali Zoo
  • Night trek in the jungle
  • Make your own perfume at L’atelier Parfums et Creations
  • Adopt a turtle family
  • Pray underwater to the Pemuteran
  • Take a submarine ride
  • Watch hundreds of dolphins dance together at Lovina Beach
  • Climb the Mount Agung
  • Get into a mud bash
  • Lean sea weeds farming

How much time does it require for a Bali sightseeing trip?

The minimum number of days you should spend in Bali will depend on the kind of vacation you are looking for. If you just looking to get cozy with your partner with a little island hopping, cruises and exotic dinners and spas, a week would be enough. However, if you are planning to ad treks, water sports and other activities to the itinerary, the longer you stay, the better it is. At Bali, no amount of time spent would be enough. However, it’s your budget and trip needs that come first. We recommend a minimum stay of one week, excluding your flight from your home city. Having a good tour package is an added cherry to the cake! 

What should be the budget of sightseeing trip?

An epicenter of tourism, Bali receives tourists all round the year. The island is however larger than you would think and the more the budget you are planning, the better it is. Things are a little less expensive in northern Bali but you will be able to find budget deals everywhere. However, there would be a lot of search you will have to, sometimes asking around for accommodation when you should really be throwing your luggage in a room and head to the sea! It is best to look for a cheap deal on the internet before being a part of the Bali experience. It does save you the time and trouble of research.

What sort of flora and fauna I can experience in Bali?

Like any tropical island, the flora and fauna in Bali can easily take you by surprise. From huge banyan trees to mangroves and bamboo forests, there a huge diversity here. Several varieties of wild flowers occur across the islands and is a outdoor lover’s delight. When it comes to fauna, Bali offers several exotic species. Though, it no longer hosts wild species of tigers and elephants, you will be able to search several varieties of apes, lizards, reptiles, mammals, and more.

One of the most exotic birds found here is the Cendrawasih, the “Bird of Gods”.

Where is Ubud? What is special about it? How to reach there?

Sprawling for several kilometers, the town of Ubud is one of the most popular destination in Bali. Once you have entered Bali, you will be able to take a bemo (minivan) to get to Ubud in the cheapest way. You can also hire a taxi, an Uber, bus, or self drive to Ubud. The town of Ubud is centrally located and surrounded by villages and natural miracles all around.

Which all places are famous for sightseeing in Ubud?

  • Sacred Monkey Forest
  • Tegallalang Rice Terraces
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk
  • Saraswati Temple
  • Pura Gunung Kawi
  • Tirtha Empul
  • Water Temple
  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Goa Gajah
  • Blanco Renaissance Museum
  • Agung Rai
  • Museum of Art
  • Agung River

Where is Mount Batur? Is there an active volcano?

Mount Batur or Gunung Batur is located North West to Mount Agung in Bali on the southern side of the mountain is the Caldera Lake. Mount Batur hosts an active volcano and the eruption is visible across the year. In fact, it is one of the most forceful eruptions on this planet. Mount Batur is also believed to be one of the most sacred mountains by the locals and several adventure tourists take on the fairly physical Mount Batur trek. The peak is about 1000 meters above sea level and takes about two hours to reach on foot.

Where is Seminyak? How to reach there? What is special about it?

Seminyak is one of the fashionable beaches in Bali. Hosting several luxury resorts, fine restaurants and a number of high end boutiques, Seminyak is a popular haunt among luxury tourists and honeymooners. This is the place you would want to be if you are planning to bid adieu to golden sunsets and immediately be able to hop into a pumping night life! Some of the clubs in Seminyak has gathered international following. Seminyak is a beach town in Southern Bali and you can get there by public/private taxis, buses, shuttles, and even ride from the airport. From the Bali International Airport, it’s just 10 kilometers.

Which all places are famous for sightseeing in Seminyak?

  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • Pura Petitenget
  • Jatiluwih Paddy Fields
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Santo Mikael Church
  • SuperHero Factory Bali
  • Totem Room Escape Bali
  • Seminyak Beach
  • Potato Head Beach Club

Which all are some famous beaches in Seminyak?

  • Seminyak Beach
  • Double Six Beach
  • Petitenget Beach
  • Batu Belig Beach
  • Berawa Beach

Where is Uluwatu? How to reach there? What is special about it?

Located on the south western tip of Bali, Uluwatu is home to the famous Pura Luhur Uluwatu Temple and is also the fourth ranked surfing destination in the world. The closest airport to Uluwatu is the Bali International Airport in Denpasar, north of Uluwatu. Surfers from across the world visit Uluwatu across the year for the most challenging fun. from Denpasar, it’s just 30 kilometers to Uluwatu. You can get a range of options in transportation, from local shared taxis and public buses to private cabs.

Which all are famous sightseeing spots in Uluwatu?

  • Uluwatu Temple
  • Garuda Wisnu Temple
  • Kecak Fire Dance
  • Pedang Pedang Beach
  • Suluban Beach
  • Balangan Beach
  • Pandawa Beach
  • Dreamland Beach
  • Bingin Beach
  • New Kuta Golf
  • Waterbom Bali
  • Green Bowl Beach
  • Nyang Nyang Beach
  • Melasti Beach
  • Pura Luhur
  • Tegal Wangi Beach
  • Jimbaran Bay

Which all are some famous beaches of Uluwatu?

  • Pedang Pedang Beach
  • Suluban Beach
  • Balangan Beach
  • Pandawa Beach
  • Dreamland Beach
  • Bingin Beach
  • Green Bowl Beach
  • Nyang Nyang Beach
  • Melasti Beach
  • Tegal Wangi Beach

Where is Kintamani? How to reach there? What is special about it?

A village located on the western coast of Bali, along the Gunung Batur Mountains, Kintamani is known for its “Rites of Peace”, a 1000 year old belief and the Kintamani Dogs. It’s close to Mount Batur, the active volcanic mountain of Bali.

Which all are famous sightseeing spots in Kintamani?

  • Mount Batur
  • Toya Bungkah Hot Springs
  • Lake Batur
  • Trunyan Village (facing the dead)
  • Kehen Temple
  • Luwak Civet Coffee Farm
  • Ulun Danu Batur Temple
  • Tampak Siring
  • Penulisan Temple
  • Mount Abang

How can I reach Mount Abang? What can I do there?

Mount Abang in Kintamani offers amazing trekking and birding adventures. It’s a perfect hiking trail through forests, waterfalls and wilderness. It is the second highest peak in Bali and can be topped within 3 hours and is a must do for outdoor lovers.

Where is Nusa Dua? How to reach there? What is special about it?

A peninsula in southern Bali, Nusa Dua is particularly famous for its tranquil and private beaches. If you are looking for some lone and romantic time with your partner, head on to the Nusa Dua beach. Several facilities along the coast will ensure that you will not be too far from civilization too. 40 kilometers from Denpasar, Nusa Dua can be easily reached by private car and public transport. Uluwatu is 20 minutes from Nusa Dua while Jimbaran is 15 minutes.

Which all are famous sightseeing spots in Nusa Dua?

  • Pantai Geger
  • Water Blow
  • Pasifika Museum
  • Seangan Islands
  • Blue Point Beach
  • Pandawa Beach

Can I see the abandoned plane in Nusa Dua?

One of the most exciting things to do in Bali is paying a visit to all the weirdly abandoned places. While some will give the chills, some will just make you feel like that the world has come to an end and you are among the few survivors! One of such places in Nusa Dua is an abandoned plane that many wonder about. You will find a Boeing 737 abandoned right in the middle of the town of Kuta, wedged between houses and the image even appears on Google Maps! There are several rumors to how the plane came to the place but many believe that it was abandoned by its owner who had bought it to be turned into a home. Today, it is a highly popular tourist attraction.

Which all are the famous beaches of Nusa Dua?

  • Blue Point Beach
  • Pandawa Beach

Where is Jimbaran? What is special about it?

A small town in South Bali, Jimbaran was a tiny fishing village of the past but is now home to several high end beach resorts, restaurants, cafes ad massage centers. It’s a perfect place if you are looking for high end accommodations and luxury experience of Bali. A pleasant white beach, it’s a perfect opportunity for honeymooners.

What are the essential things to carry for a Bali sightseeing trip?

You won’t need to carry too much on your trip to Bali and even if you have forgotten something, you will most likely be able to buy it locally. Being one of the most frequented islands, you are never far from supplies, whatever it may be. This also gives you the advantage of being able to carry a lighter bag. Overall, your Bali packing should be about:
  • Clothing: light cotton clothing, quick dry garment, a lot of sleeveless and skirts/shorts, tees and anything comfortable and light. Even jeans can be heavy and uncomfortable on the Bali Islands.
  • Footwear: The standard is just a pair of flip-flop. However, you may carry another pair of running shoes/jogger and slippers. If you plan of hiking the Gunung Agung or the Mount Batur, carry good quality hiking shoes. Similarly, if you want to go clubbing, remember that most clubs won’t allow flip-flops and sandals.
  • First Aid Kit: Just carry the basic, any medication you are already on, a few ibuprofen (to get over bad handovers), anti diarrhea medicine and antimotility drugs.
  • Documents: Photo copies of your passport, paper of travel insurance, receipt of any traveler’s cheque, emergency contact numbers (hard copy), and a few passport size photographs.
  • Other essentials: small multi-utility knife, small padlock, hand sanitizers, ear plugs, mosquito repellant, flashlight/torch/headlight, plastic bags for waterproofing in rains.

What all meals I must try in Bali? Which are some famous restaurants I must visit?

  • Babi Guling (Sucking Pig) at Ibu Oka, Ubud
  • Bebek Goreng (Smoked/Fried Duck) at Bebek Bangil, Ubud
  • BBQ Seafood at Jimbaran Seafood Café, Jimbaran
  • Nasi Ayam & Nasi Campur (chicken rice) at most restaurants across Bali
  • Bebek and Ayam Batutu ay Bebek Bangil, Ubud
  • Pepes and Tum, Kuta Paradiso Hotel
  • Lawar at most restaurants
  • Nasi Goreng at The Kana, Kuta

Which all places are best for street shopping?

  • Kuta Beach Walk for international brands
  • Ubud Art Market for locally made products including textiles, bags, hats, statues and other hand crafted items
  • Mal Bali Galeria for souvenir shops and exhibitions
  • Discovery Shopping Mall for all kinds of branded products
  • Sukawati Art Market for handmade and traditional products
  • Bali Collection for mall experience
  • Celuk Village for hand made jewelry (gold, silver and junk)
  • Monkey Forest Road for upscale shopping
  • Kuta Square for international brands
  • Tegallalang ‘Handicrafts Village’ for handicrafts in wood, ceramic, bamboo, glass, shells and other locally procured materials.

Can I see Barong and Keris Dance Performance? Is it worth watching it?

If you are looking to be a part of the traditional Barong and Keris dance festival in Indonesia, Ubud is where you would want to go. The Barong dance again comes in several forms, one of the most popular being the Barong Ket. It’s a dance form wherein dancers dress like animals and decorate themselves from animal products. A glowing costume makes this dance even more special. Both Barong and Keris Dances are organized round the year and it is highly likely that one is happening in the evening you are at Bali.

Which all beaches are must visit in Bali?

  • Bali offers some of the best beaches in the world. Check out:
  • Nusa Dua Beach
  • Kuta Beach
  • Sanur Beach
  • Balangan Beach
  • Geger Beach
  • Bias Tugal Beach
  • Padang Padang Beach
  • Lovina Beach
  • Nyang Nyang Beach
  • Dream Beach, Nusa Dua

Which places are most enjoyable for kids?

  • Waterbom Bali
  • Rip Curl School of Surf
  • Bali Safari and Marine Park
  • Ayung River Rafting
  • Bali Wake Park
  • Kemenuh Butterfly Park
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Bounce Ball Trampoline Center
  • Dream Museum Zone Trick-Eye Gallery
  • Bali Treetop Adventure Park

Which all places a couple must visit in Bali for sightseeing?

  • Your nuptial journey to Uluwatu
  • Volcanic walks and rainforest restaurant at Batur
  • Romantic horse ride in the peaceful Canggu
  • Sailing to Crystal Bay on Penida Islands
  • Spa experience at Ayana Resorts
  • Discovering love at Tanah Lot Temple, Kuta
  • Evergreen villages at Ubud
  • Banjar Hot springs and Gitgit waterfalls
  • Kiss underwater at Menjangan
  • Watch the sunset at Pasir Putih beach in East Bali

Which all places are considered to be romantic?

Bali is one of the most sought-after romantic destinations across the globe. The weather is fairly cool and pleasant all round the year, making it even more popular among honeymooners and couples in love. When you are in Bali with your partner, you cannot miss a visit to:

  • Uluwatu – temple beaches and cliffs
  • Sanur – beautiful beaches and tranquil nature
  • Ubud – green rice fields, art, and passion
  • Batur – for the adventure loving couples
  • Gili Islands – the party island
  • Tegenungan Waterfall – in the middle of a jungle and in the lap of nature
  • Canggu – great sunsets, emerald waters, expansive rice fields.
  • Jimbaran Beach – good food, beautiful beached, good people and an inviting local culture
  • Pandawa Beach – for surf and that perfect moment with your partner
Bali packages for couples offer a retreat to gorgeous places with the most panoramic views on earth to keep you wishing for coming back again and again with your soulmate.

What sort of nightlife can I experience?

Bali has a very happening nightlife. There are several upscale clubs, ranging from sports bars to dance clubs and pubs. Once the sun sets on the golden beaches, the night destinations get loose and they become the hotspot after dark. A visit to a nightclub is mandatory if you want to come back with a complete Bali experience.

Which all stay options are available in Bali?

1. Hard Rock Hotel: Hard Rock Hotel located in Kabupaten Badung is one of the best places to stay in Bali. This hotel is known for its remarkable beauty and best-in-class amenities. The staff here is quite friendly and strives to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. Its theme is The Rock & Roll Theme and Live Band Performances makes this place quite unique and if you are an avid music lover, you will surely fall in love with this beautiful place.
2. Ini Vie Villa: Ini Vie Villa located in Kuta is yet another place where you can comfortably spend your vacation when in Bali. This is one of the most preferred places for honeymoon couples as this place houses some beautiful villas with private pools and jacuzzi. Ini Vie Villa is a perfect abode for those who are looking to relax amid nature, to laze around in the beautiful garden and spend their time in tranquility. 
3. Sun Island Suites: Sun Island Suites in Uluwatu, Bali is one of the most beautiful places to stay if you are planning to stay in rooms with the best ocean views. The rooms are beautifully designed and equipped with all the modern amenities required to make your stay perfect with the view of majesting Indian Ocean. Whether you are planning a holiday with friends or with your partner, this place offers the perfect ambiance for a wonderful stay.
4. Jendela Di Bali: Ubud is one of the most visited places in Bali having a lot of tourist attractions like Goa Gajah and things to do like Bali Swing. And hence, if you are planning to stay in this beautiful destination, Jendela Di Bali is the perfect choice. Set amidst beautiful lush greenery, these handcrafted villas depict Bali’s rich heritage and culture and are the perfect mix of art and architecture. Also, this place is known to offer the best services and amenities to its customers and hence tying here would be a great choice. 

Can I rent bike/car to do sightseeing in Bali?

Renting a bike or a car in Bali is the most advisable and popular means of traveling the islands. Rentals are available everywhere and you can also hope to strike a good bargain. The only thing you need is a valid driver’s licenses and a few copies of your photographs.

Are there any bus/taxi services which will help me with sightseeing?

Taxis are the most preferred option if you want to go hopping around the islands. Flagging one of them is easy and there are plenty rides available everywhere within the perimeter of the city. Starting fare for taxis are about IDR 7,500 and this can increase depending on the distance you travel. Typically, for every kilometer on road, you pay about IDR 5,000 (US$ 40 cents). Buses too can take you between places but finding one isn’t as easy. Buses run on strict schedules and will also be a problem for any traveler looking to cover the islands.

Can I do a helicopter/plane tour of Bali?

A helicopter tour will be an amazing way to check out the Balinese Islands. If you can, do it, because the view cannot get better! You can take in a bird’s eye view of the smoking volcanoes, stepped rice fields, long stretch of pristine beaches, enchanting lighthouses, cliffs, old temples, surf breaks and highland lakes. The price of joy tours that covers the Kuta and Legian beaches is about IDR 4,571,250 pr person. This is the basic package but you can always choose to customize your tour. The duration of a basic helicopter tour is about 60 minutes.

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