10 Things To Do Alone In Bali - Updated 2024

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Arakita Rimbayana
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Arakita Rimbayana

Bali is an island in Indonesia that is famous for its lush volcanoes, iconic rice terraces, beaches and marine life, religious sites, vibrant nightlife, and colorful culture. If you’re planning to travel alone, this place is accommodating, friendly, and has a lot of tourists and foreigners who decided to live on the island due to the destination’s laidback standard of living. A dollar will go a long way here, that’s how cheap Bali is. In case you decide to visit the island of the gods, we have compiled a list of things to do alone in Bali, to help you plan that perfect holiday. Scroll down to find out more.

1. Enjoy a seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay, with a Kecak show (from USD 82.0)

This tour is exclusive for six persons only for a more personalized experience. You will be visiting the Uluwatu Temple which is atop a coastal cliff, which provides a magnificent view of the sunset. From there, you also get to watch a Kecak performance, which is a traditional dance in Bali. To conclude the tour, you will head to Jimbaran to have dinner under the stars.

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Sunset at Jimbaran seafood restaurant Seafood feast in Jimbaran

I have tried many seafood dishes in Indonesia, yet Jimbaran seafood is just like no other. My favorite is the grilled oysters, with special seasoning which distinguishes their taste. This area is so popular and always packed with tourists. If you want to dine at the beach area, you should come as early as 4 p.m. to save a spot, that is if the restaurant is not fully booked by an arranged tour. Even so, the taste of Jimbaran seafood itself is worth a visit.

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Uluwatu Temple Night Tour with Seafood Dinner and Kecak Show

Duration: 4 hours

44 reviews

2. Bali cycling eco tour with buffet lunch (from USD 76.0)

There’s no better way to get to know a place but by mingling with the locals, trying their local cuisine, and exploring it leisurely. This Bali cycling eco tour will make sure that you experience most of what Bali has to offer. You will learn about the traditional villages, the culture, the locals’ way of life, and the hard work artists put into their crafts, as you pedal your way through this tropical wonderland. The tour also includes a lunch buffet that includes the island’s traditional dishes, including Chicken Satay, sautéed water spinach, yellow rice, sautéed string beans, and more. If you’re curious about the recipe and how they cook those dishes, don’t worry for you will help prepare the buffet, just like in a cooking class.

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Rujak Bulung

Balinese food is nothing like any other cuisine in Indonesia. I highly recommend tasting homemade traditional Balinese dishes. The water spinach-based dish is one of my favorites. Think of it as salad, but with a unique taste of Bali. Ask if they have "Bulung" which is similar to the water spinach salad but it is made of seaweed-like plants. This dish is usually savory and spicy, but a great appetizer or snack for the locals.

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Bali Eco Cycling Tour

Duration: 6 hours

28 reviews

3. Half-day white river rafting activity (from USD 26.0)

This tour is not for the faint-hearted. If you want to be a little adventurous and explore everything the island has to offer, then, by all means, join this half-day white river rafting activity and have a memorable holiday in Bali. You will be paddling your way through the river of Ayung, learn about the native fauna and flora, and be mesmerized with the hidden waterfalls. The tour will end with a buffet at a local restaurant with a spectacular jungle setting.

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Ubud White-Water Rafting Tour Options with Lunch

Duration: 5 to 6 hours

304 reviews

4. Bali sunset dinner cruise (from USD 98.0)

Many say that cruises are for the romantics and best enjoyed when you’re with your someone special. But it can also be a good activity even when you’re alone, for you will be able to concentrate more on the experience, the food, and the scenery. This Bali sunset dinner cruise offers spectacular views of the Benoa coast and harbor with the sunset as its backdrop. It also serves a well-traveled buffet of local cuisines and international specialties. There will also be a traditional Batak singer and a cabaret show to entertain you during the whole trip.

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Bali Hai Sunset Dinner Cruise

Duration: 3 hours

100 reviews

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Toni Kenpachi

Hello my name is Toni and I live in Jakarta- Indonesia, I've been working as a Tour Guide since 2008, I have licensed from Jakarta City Government Tourism Office, I choose to be a Tourist guide due to my background education because I graduated from Tourism Academy, I'll be glad to assist your trip in Indonesia especially in Jakarta and surrounding areas also if you would like to do overland t... Read more

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Dori Januhari

I am a legal and licensed tourist guide from Indonesia. I have been guiding for 20 years. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia, but I have traveled to many places in the country. My guiding areas are Java, Bali, and Lombok Island. I obtained my license from the Indonesia Tourism Ministry. On days when there is no tour, I work as an English and German private teacher, teaching mathematics and science ph... Read more

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5. Tour Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot (from USD 65.0)

If you want a mixture of activities and not just go on a sightseeing tour, then you will enjoy this Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple, and Tanah Lot afternoon tour. During this tour, you will have real-time interaction with the playful and mischievous monkeys under the care of Sacred Monkey Forest. If you’re into arts, you’ll surely love the Mengwi Temple with its beautiful shrines, intricate carvings, and protective moats. And lastly, you cannot leave Bali without visiting Tanah Lot and see its famous sunset temple.

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Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour

Duration: 6 hours

123 reviews

6. Bali Kecak Dance, Fire Dance and Sanghyang Dance evening tour (from USD 47.0)

Are you done partying in Seminyak and want a change in the scenario? Then, you have to join an evening tour that will let you learn about their traditions and culture while being entertained. Bali Kecak Dance, Fire Dance, and Sanghyang Dance evening tour will surely be a hit with its colorful costume, captivating rhythms, and unique music. After the shows, you will surely have a background and insight into their ancient tribal culture and artistic traditions.

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An Evening of Bali Traditional Dance

Duration: 4 hours

44 reviews

7. Bali canyon tubing adventure (from USD 108.0)

For the adrenaline junkie, this Bali canyon tubing adventure is a must-try activity. You will float through the idyllic stream hidden in a secret canyon and marvel at the numerous rare birds, mischievous monkeys, and exotic flowers that live in the riverbank. You’ll also encounter Flying Fox zip line halfway through your tubing experience. At the end of the tour, a sumptuous buffet awaits you.

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Bali Canyon Tubing Adventure

Duration: 7 hours

18 reviews

8. Full-day Bali island tour (from USD 66.0)

If you want to experience the culture of Bali, you should visit the town of Ubud. It is known for its rice paddies, beautiful temples, and its colorful and very vibrant culture. This full-day Bali Island tour will take you to the island’s must-visit attractions, including the beautiful Mt. Batur volcano, the exciting Monkey Forest, the Tirta Empul Temple which is famous for its sacred spring, and more. Aside from these beautiful attractions, you will also be visiting a community which makes the most expensive coffee in the world. You will be learning about the Luwak coffee beans, which is digested by Civet cats. After a long day, the tour will end with a popular Balinese spa treatment.

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Bali Tour: Mt Batur, Sacred Monkey Forest, Spa Treatment

Duration: 11 hours

113 reviews

9. Tour Bali Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple (from USD 60.0)

It is another tour that is only exclusive to six members and will be headed by an experienced guide telling you fun facts about the place. If you’re tired of the beach and the water activities, then you have to join this countryside tour of Bali. You will explore traditional villages to learn about their way of life and visit Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple and be amazed by its magnificent architecture. You will also learn about the agriculture side of the island, for it is also famous for its beautiful rice paddies.

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Jatiluwih Batukaru Mountain Nature's Best Tour

Duration: 8 hours

31 reviews

10. Mt Batur sunrise hiking and coffee plantation tour (from USD 65.0)

If you’re dreaming of experiencing the sea of clouds, then this activity will make that childhood wish come true. This Mt. Batur hiking tour will start before dawn so you can watch the beautiful sunrise atop an active volcano - Kintamani. You’ll surely enjoy the spectacular scenery, hiking the entire crater, and learning about Bali’s most sacred mountain. You will also experience eating a hard-boiled egg cooked with the steam of the volcano. Additionally, the tour also has a side trip to the Luwak coffee plantation, where you can find and taste the most expensive coffee in the world.

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Sunrise in Bali: Mount Batur Hiking and Coffee Plantation Tour

Duration: 10 hours

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Bali is an island that you won’t run out of things to do even if you’re traveling alone. There are water activities, sightseeing tours, cooking classes, cultural shows, hiking trips, and more. For your guide, check out our list of things to do alone in Bali.

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Surfing in Canggu Beach
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