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11 Amazing Trip Ideas for Your Holiday in Bali

 

One of the most popular destinations in the world, the gorgeous tropical island of Bali is blessed with an abundance of must-visit attractions. Bali can be reached easily via various domestic and international flights landing at the Ngurah Rai International Airport or via ferry/boat rides from Java and Lombok.

When it comes to fun activities, Bali is a storehouse of surprises that will make you go Bali-stic. Here are 11 terrific Bali trip ideas to pep up your holiday:

 

1 | Take Pictures at Pura Luhur Lempuyang That Will Go Viral

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Visit Pura Luhur Lempuyang, a marvelous Instagrammable spot in Bali, and capture creative photos to rock your Instagram account. Snag some shots of the famous Gates of Heaven framing the ethereal beauty of Mount Agung shrouded in clouds.

2 | Hike the Campuhan Ridge Walk

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Take a refreshing nature hike and admire all that green surrounding the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Flanked by a river, dense forests, and small valleys, this ridge is a nature lover’s paradise.

3 | Admire the Magical Rainbow at Sekumpul Waterfalls

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Tucked away in a lush tropical forest, the fantastical Sekumpul Waterfalls is a group of seven waterfalls surrounded by verdant cliffs. Trek to the base to swim in the freshwater and admire the colorful rainbow created in the mist or hike to the top to take in the scenic views from above.

4 | Walkthrough the Tegalalang Rice Terrace

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The Tegalalang Rice Terrace is another fabulous tourism spot in Bali. The scenic views of the terraced layout of the rice paddies across a lush valley make it a favorite Instagrammable spot. Chat with the local farmers to get an insight into the traditional irrigation system of these terraces.

5 | Savor the Mesmerizing View of Diamond Beach

 

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Look down from the towering cliffs of Diamond Beach and admire the dazzling views of this hidden gem. Make your way down the limestone staircase that takes you to the pristine white-sand beach with diamond-shaped rocks lying in the shallows of the turquoise water.

6 | Go Club-Hopping Around the Seminyak Area

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Party to your heart’s content at the exotic beach clubs and happening night clubs or simply chill at the cool jazz clubs in Seminyak. The Potato Head and Ku De Ta are some of the favorites among clubbers.

7 | Challenge Yourself by the Swings

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Have a swinging time on your Bali tour. Soar high above Bali’s scenic landscape and fuel your sense of adventure on Bali’s famous swings. With so many lovely swings scattered across the island, you would be hard-pressed to experience more than just one and grab some highly sought-after photo opportunities.

8 | Ayam Betutu

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Betutu is a Balinese dish of steamed or roasted chicken or duck enriched in Betutu spice mix. This highly seasoned and spiced dish is very popular in Bali and Lombok. The spice mixtures of Betutu consist of shallots, garlic, turmeric, ginger, wild ginger, galangal, candlenuts, chili peppers, shrimp paste, and peanuts, all finely ground using mortar and pestle. The mixture is then sautéed and applied to poultry. The Betutu’s tastes and ways of cooking are different according to regions in Bali.

9 | Watch Kecak Dance by the Sunset in Uluwatu

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Feel the vibe up top.  Watch the awe-inspiring Kecak Dance performance that adds to the sweeping cliff-top panorama of Uluwatu Temple. As the sun takes a dip into the Indian Ocean in the background, the rhythmic chanting of the performers makes the moment all the more enthralling.

10 | Shop and Haggle in Sukawati Art Market

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Add a little retail therapy to your Bali itinerary. Check out Sukawati Art Market and you won’t be disappointed with the abundance of local art items it has to offer: handicrafts, textiles, paintings, household items, jewelry, and much more. Pick out a souvenir and haggle for the best prices.

11 | Underwater Restaurant

Wouldn’t it be fun to experience dining below Bali’s water world? Head to Nusa Dua and visit Koral: an underwater restaurant inside Kempinski Hotel Bali with classic Balinese interior design infused with the ancient style of the old Majapahit empire. The large aquarium around the restaurant will provide an extraordinarily laid-back dining experience while you will also be served with a delicious authentic seafood menu.

Besides these top 11 picks, there are tons of other awesome things to see and do in Bali. And the best part is that being a year-round destination, Bali can be visited at any time of the year. So come soon and have a ball in Bali.