Best Safari Tours In Bali, Indonesia - Updated 2021

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Bali is an exotic island in Indonesia, renowned for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs and volcanic mountains covered in forests. Its landscape is also known for its rice paddies, quaint towns, and beach resorts and historic temples. Of particular interest is Uluwatu Temple, an ancient Hindu temple located on a hillside with sweeping sea views. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a fascinating temple complex where many monkeys reside. Bali is also known for peaceful yoga and meditation retreats and wellness vacations. Those looking for a lively nightlife will appreciate Kuta, a town on the beach with many bars. Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Seminyak are other popular resorts on the island with beautiful beaches and plenty of shopping. The island is also popular for some of the best safari tours in Bali, Indonesia.

1. Meet an elephant and give him a wash (from USD 79.0)

The Mason Elephant Park & Lodge is home to 31 endangered Sumatran elephants, waiting to meet you. This is a fun option for the whole family, as well as an important lesson in caring for elephants in captivity. On this safari tour, you get to hose down and wash an elephant, while taking photos with them and getting to know them. You will also hand feed the elephant while learning about their ancestry. There is an on-site visit to the museum, which contains many interesting exhibits, including the only mammoth skeleton in South East Asia. You can then relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens while eating a gourmet lunch at the Park Restaurant with views over the lake.

Jumbo Wash Experience at Mason Elephant Park in Bali

Duration: 7 Hrs Duration

12 reviews

2. Experience a night safari (from USD 74.24)

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Get a real feeling of Africa at the Bali Safari and Marine Water Park. The park hosts 50 different animal species, including zebra and lion, and rare and endangered species such as the Komodo dragon, orang-utan and the Bali mynah. The night safari is an enchanting way to walk around the park and then enjoy a safari across the savanna. Get up close and personal with the animals at the animal encounter point. Besides meeting the animals, you will get to enjoy “Afrika! Rhythm of Fire,” a puppet show featuring African music and fire dancing. The evening ends with a delicious barbeque dinner at Nkuchiro Bar.

Bali Safari and Marine Park: Night Safari Ticket

Duration: 3 hour

28 reviews

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3. Go on a private volcano safari (from USD 68.2)

safari in bali | go on a private volcano safari

Hop into a Volkswagen Jeep for an exciting day out at the Mount Batur volcano in Bali. On the way, view the beautiful rice terraces and surrounding lush vegetation, then head up to Penelokan and the rim of the large caldera. The caldera is 14 km (8.7 mi) across and offers a scenic view of Mount Batur. In the surroundings, you will see large trees inhabited by wild monkeys and will then begin the climb up to a lava dune offering a spectacular mountain view. Along the way, you will learn the 30 million years of history behind the volcano and its landscape. After meeting some local farmers along your way you will head to some natural hot springs, where you can rest and soak away the stress of daily life.

Mount Batur: Private Volkswagen Jeep Volcano Safari

Duration: 8 hour

272 reviews

4. Enjoy a Volkswagen classic car tour (from USD 65.0)

Hop into a bright red or yellow Volkswagen safari jeep to visit Uluwatu, a spectacular cliff temple in the south of Bali. Along the way, travel the back roads through quaint villages and past the green rice terraces. Meet some of the local friendly people as they work. Then head to Garuda Wisnu Kencana Culture Park, Uluwatu Temple, Dreamland Beach, and Suluban Beach. Enjoy a beautiful Kecak dance performance on the way. Your professional driver is always there to answer any questions you may have.

Uluwatu VW Safari Bali Tour - Volkswagen Classic Car Tours

Duration: 11 hours

5. Ride a Cabrio Jeep to the untouched West Bali (from USD 67.96)

ride a cabrio jeep to the untouched west bali

This fun tour takes you through the south of Bali to Uluwatu in a classic Volkswagen jeep. Along the way, you will visit Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park, which is located on a limestone plateau on the Bukit Peninsula. Here you will enjoy panoramic views over Kuta and Jimbaran Bay to one side, and Tanjung Benoa and Sanu to the other. On the horizon, you will gaze at Mount Batur and Mount Agung. Another sight of interest in the park is the Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue, which, at 126 m (413 ft), is taller than the Statue of Liberty in New York City. At the end of the tour enjoy a Kecak and Fire Dance at a local temple.

West Bali: Discover the Untouched by VW Cabrio Jeep

Duration: 6 hour

2 reviews

6. Discover East Bali on a military-style Jeep (from USD 115.0)

discover east bali on a military-style jeep

This adventurous tour takes you in a Volkswagen Type 181 military-style safari jeep, as either the driver or passenger down the back roads of East Bali. You will travel through constantly changing landscapes, visiting remote villages and meeting the locals. The tour also takes you to some of the best attractions of the area, including Mt. Agung, Pura Kehen, and Tirta Gangga. You will also see the beautiful, black-sand beaches close to Candidasa and Ujung villages. Take a break to enjoy a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant with views over the Lombok Strait.

East Bali Discovery Tour by VW Safari

Duration: 8 hours

Have fun exploring hidden Bali

These enjoyable safari tours take you down the backroads of Bali, surrounded by glorious vistas. Visit the quaint and traditional villages, meet the friendly locals, view beautiful empty beaches and fascinating attractions, while enjoying delicious meals along the way. This is the best way to get to know all the wonders of the island, while participating in some of the best safari tours in Bali, Indonesia.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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