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Bali's nightlife is legendary, with a range of clubs, bars, and beach parties that cater to all tastes. From the trendy Finns Beach Club in Canggu to the pulsing club Sky Garden in Kuta, there's always something going on after dark in Bali. World-class DJs world-class and international artists often play Bali’s biggest clubs, so check what’s on when you’re there.
11. Conquer the majestic Mount Agung
Experienced hikers looking for a challenge won’t want to miss the opportunity to reach Bali's highest peak, Mount Agung. This active volcano stands at 3,031 meters and offers stunning views of the island from its summit. But be warned, the trek can take between six and eight hours and it’s recommended to go with a local guide.
12. Get lost in the tranquil beauty of Bali Botanic Garden
Located in the cool mountain town of Bedugul, Bali Botanic Garden is a peaceful oasis that showcases the island's rich flora and fauna. Take your time to appreciate Bali’s display of wild orchids and the world’s biggest begonia collection, stroll through lush gardens, and zip-line through the Rasamala trees at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park.
13. Discover the exotic birds of Bali Bird Park
Bali Bird Park isn’t just a paradise for bird enthusiasts – children, parents and nature lovers alike will be in awe of the 250+ species of birds from all over the world. From the endangered Bali Starling and free-roaming peacocks to exotic Toucans and Crested Serpent Eagles, you'll be able get up close and learn more with these beautiful creatures.
14. Indulge your caffeine addiction with a visit to a coffee plantation
Calling all coffee lovers! Take your caffeine addiction to the next level with a visit to a coffee plantation in Bali. Sample locally-grown coffee and discover the fascinating process of making world-renowned “Luwak” coffee. Trust us: it's a sensory overload that you won't regret.
16. Visit Pura Taman Ayun
Take a trip back in time to the 17th century with a visit to Pura Taman Ayun. This Hindu temple complex in Mengwi village is not only a beautiful and peaceful attraction but also one of the most significant temples in Bali. Witness the breathtaking tiered tower architecture and immerse yourself in the religious ceremonies and rituals. Avoid peak Hindu festivals for a more serene experience.
17. Horseback ride on the beach
Saddle up and explore Bali's countryside on horseback, trotting through rice fields and quiet villages. Kuda P Stables will take you on a ride along beaches and rice fields – and there’s even a pony ride available for children under five. Or head to Ubud Horse Stables to to visit the nearby Tegallalang Rice Terrace from a truly unique perspective.
18. Day trip to Bedugul
Escape to the (literally) cool mountain town of Bedugul, home of the iconic Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Situated on the shores of Lake Bratan against the backdrop of the surrounding mountains,Ulu Danu Beratan is one of the most picturesque temples to visit in Bali. Round out your day with a trip to the botanical gardens or the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, and some strawberry picking if you’re there between May and September.
19. Wander through the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
The Jatiluwih Rice Terrace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali. The relatively quiet terraces span over 600 hectares and are surrounded by lush green forests and rolling hills and mountains, making it a photographer's paradise. Hike through the paddies or take a bike ride to see the scenery up close. Don’t forget to check out other iconic rice terraces include Rendang, Pererenan and Munduk.
20. Explore the water palace of Tirta Gangga
Built by the last king of Karangasem in 1946, the hindu palace known as Tirta Gangga (meaning ‘water of the Ganges’) is now one of Bali’s most popular tourist destinations. Just as tourists flock to the Trevi Fountain to throw in a gold coin, travellers to Bali journey to Tirta Gangga to submerge themselves in the holy water pools, believed to have healing properties. It’s a delightful location to walk around the scenic water gardens, observing statues and feeding the many enormous Koi fish while balancing on stepping stones. Bring sturdy shoes in case of rain, preferably ones you can easily slide off as you may need to remove them in certain areas.
21. Get cultured at the Museum Pasifika
More than just an immersion in Balinese art and culture, Museum Pasifika is a celebration and of art and artifacts from across the Asia-Pacific region. Located in Nusa Dua, the Museum Pasifika houses an impressive 600 artworks by artists of 25 nationalities, making it a fantastic stop to learn about the rich culture and diversity of the region. For some deeper insights, book a guided tour. More options for museums in Bali include Bali Museum, Museum Puri Lukisan and Neka Art Museum.
22. Take a cooking class