Bali is a breathtakingly beautiful place that has some of the most scenic locations in the world. Its luxuriant jungles, lush green rice paddy fields, fascinating volcanic mountainsides and beautiful temples are just some of the things that make it a must-visit destination. Since most of these sites are spread out, it makes a lot of sense for visitors with limited time to opt for tours that combine convenience, value and comfort. With airconditioned vans, friendly knowledgeable guides, thoughtful itineraries, and personalised service, private tours from Viator are a great alternative if you are looking to make the best of your time in Bali. Here are 10 top Viator tours that best showcase the incredible beauty of Bali, Indonesia.
This is the perfect trip if you are short on time but want to experience the highlights of what Bali has to offer. Choc-a-bloc with several carefully-chosen activities, this nearly 10-hour private tour allows you to take in the scenic beauty of Bali as well as its cultural aspects. You get a close look at its creative arts like batik printing, visit ancient temples and enjoy gorgeous sights like the amazing Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Tours are conducted by seasoned guides who share their intimate understanding of Bali’s culture and heritage, and who are happy to adjust the tour to your interests. “This tour is awesome! The temples, the waterfall, the rice terrace and even the delicious lunch with a very nice view over mount Batur. Prepare to be delighted with such traditional amazing landscapes!” - Guilherme M
Bali Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip with Lunch
Duration: 10 hours
A tour that is tailor-made for adrenalin junkies! Experience Bali’s lush greenery at a close range by riding through two different adventure trek trails. Hop onto an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and go for a thrilling drive through jungle paths, rice fields, and riversides. The rides are suitable for all skill levels and to ensure safety you will be escorted by a professional quad bike ride guide. All arrangements including showers are made as a part of the tour.
Bali ATV Ride - Quad Bike Adventure
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of getting close to an active volcano! On this tour, you will trek up Mt Batur early morning to view the sunrise over the summit and enjoy a breakfast of eggs cooked by the volcano steam. This is followed by a hike around the Kintamani Volcano crater. Somewhat physically strenuous, the tour will reward you with views to die for, but be ready for a two-three hours’ trek. The trip ends with a visit to a coffee plantation which will include a tasting session of herbal tea, chocolate and coffee. “Amazing adventure from 1 am hotel pick up to the challenging hike and climb and the ultimately breathtaking sunrise view from the atop Mt Batur.” – Leonardo D
Sunrise in Bali: Mount Batur Hiking and Coffee Plantation Tour
Duration: 10 hours
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Make the best of your time in Bali with this tour that features some of the top sights of Ubud region. In the first stop, you will walk in the verdant forest in the company of wild monkeys and visit three temples located inside. Next, soar high on a 30 meters string swing present inside the second stop, a coffee plantation, giving you awesome views of the valley and jungle beneath. Other exciting activities included in the tour are a visit to the delightful rice terraces of Tegalalang village as well as a visit to Tirta Empul, a holy spring temple and the Tegenungan waterfall.
Best of Ubud Tour with Jungle Swing
Duration: 10 hours
A hot air balloon ride is like an experience no other. In this tour, get awe-inspiring views of Ubud’s breathtaking landscape. Glide at above 50 meters (164 feet) above lush fields in an early morning tour for panoramic sights of nearby Tanah Gajah area, the tropical forests, as well as the holy Mount Agung. The tour includes visits to the nearby Goa Gajah Temple, Ubud Palace and Ubud Market.
Ubud Hot Air Balloon Ride
Duration: 8 minutes
This trip is a great choice for those interested in spending more time on Bali’s rich heritage. In this guided private Viator tour, you will visit three of Bali’s most remarkable temples with unique settings. Temples covered include Ulun Danu Temple which is a floating temple on the beautiful lake of Beratan, Luhur Batukaru Temple which is located at the foothill of Mount Batukaru Bali’s second highest volcano and the 11th century Tanah Lot Temple which lies on the ocean and can be accessed only during low tides. In addition, you will have the chance to walk around the rice terraces of Jatiluwih Green Land, a UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about the country’s fascinating “subak” irrigation system.
Bali Full-Day Water Temples and UNESCO Rice Terraces Tour
Duration: 10 hours
This tour is ideal for the curious foodie who wants to experience authentic Indonesian cuisine. Riding on a motorbike you will visit three of Kuta’s most famous eating joints and taste local specialities like ‘tempe peynet’ (fermented soybeans). You’ll end your trip by paying your respects at the Bali Bombing Memorial.
Kuta Street Food Tour
Duration: 3 hours
A cooking class is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in a new culture. In this five-hour cooking class, you will have the opportunity to experience the local Balinese culture at close quarters. Held in Ubud, the class opens with buying ingredients at a local market and walking around Kelabang Moding Village. To guarantee a truly genuine experience, the class is conducted by an expert chef in a Bali home kitchen. Structured to be hands-on, you learn to make delicious traditional Balinese dishes in the class (that you can try out later), and pick up authentic recipes, tips and techniques. “This cooking class was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious, the cooking instructor was very entertaining and the level of instruction was well catered to all experience levels.” - Piotr G
Flavours of Bali Local Cooking Class from Ubud
Duration: 6 hours
This east coast tour of Bali will take you through some of the most picturesque sights of the region. Travelling through rice paddy fields and magnificent hill ranges for a whole day, you will visit the magical Tukad Cepung Waterfall, the beach resort of Candidasa, Tirta Gangga Water Palace and finally the Instagram-famous Gateway of Heaven located inside Lempuyang Temple.
Lempuyang Gates of Heaven Tour with Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
This half-day cycling tour is low on strain but high on fun. Offering a cool way to experience Bali’s gorgeous landscapes. In this tour, you simply pedal down the Kintamani volcano, then through the world-famous rice terraces and finally through Ubud villages that host Balinese traditional arts and crafts workshops. The tour ends with a delicious meal at a local restaurant in Ubud - a perfect finish indeed! Suitable for cyclists of all experience levels, you can pick either morning or afternoon departure for this tour. “Fantastic!! Best day ever for us in Bali. Knowledgable guides with excellent English and extremely respectful and kind. Great way to see village life, ride through villages, country roads and rice paddies.” - Anna T
Downhill Bali Hidden Cycling Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Enjoy the beauty of Bali in comfort
Whatever your interest, there are numerous tour options available to appreciate the splendour of Bali’s natural beauty. Be sure to go through the planned itinerary carefully so that the tour you are considering matches your expectations. And of course, don’t forget to read the reviews before making your decision!
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