Want a bit of the best of everything Bali has to offer? This is your chance. There’s a waterfall, a temple, Bali’s best rice terraces, a visit to a Balinese home and more.
If you’re having trouble deciding which tour to do wile you’re in Bali, this is probably a pretty good place to start because it takes in a bit of everything. You’ll start with a visit to one of our friend’s homes to learn a bit about traditional Bali life. Next stop is one of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls, and importantly, it’s one that’s a bit more out of the way so it’s usually crowd-free. Then it’s on to Pure Ulun Danu Bratan – the lake temple in Bedugul, 1500m above sea level in the mountains. From there we’ll have some lunch before stopping at the twin lakes of Buyan and Tamblingan to check out the view, on our way to Jatiluwih – the UNESCO recognised rice terraces. The rice terraces near Ubud may be the most popular because they’re so close to Ubud, but this area is larger and more awesome. The short hike through here is also quite flat so is a lot easier!
(There’s an InstaFamous Balinese gateway on the way as well, so if you’re looking for a good photo opportunity we can stop there for you as well.)
Adventure Level: Mild, but awesome.
This tour gives you a bit of everything without too much energy required. The waterfall has quite a few steps, but if you take your time you’ll be fine. The walk around the rice fields is very mild and mostly flat.
- Private transport for the entire day.
- Awesome, English speaking guide.
- Entry to waterfall and rice terraces.
- Canoe ride
- Buffet style lunch.
- Drinking water
- Tips not included. Tips are not mandatory but are customary. If you are happy with your tour a minimum $5 tip per person to your guide is suggested. More if you think they’ve been awesome.
7:00am – We’ll pick you up from your hotel.
9:00am – We’ll visit a Balinese home and learn a bit about traditional Balinese life.
10:30am – Time to chase waterfalls as we take you to see one of the best local ones without too many people.
12:00pm – We’ll avoid the crowds at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan water temple, (Bedugul), by taking a traditional Balinese wooden canoe to see it from the water.
1:00pm – Lunch. (Food included, drinks at your own expense.)
2:30pm – A quick stop at the Twin Lakes of Buyan and Tamblingam to check out the view, with the opportunity to take a photo at one of the most InstaFamous gates in Bali along the way.
4:00pm – Take a short trek around Bali’s most beautiful rice terraces at Jatiluwih.
5:00pm – Head home. It’s about a 2-3 hour drive back to Kuta/Ubud/Nusa Dua/Sanur depending on traffic so we’ll have you back around 7pm.
- Good walking shoes. Flip flops/slides are OK.
- Extra snacks if you want them.
- Your camera.
- A bag or backpack to carry your water.
- A cap.
- Bathers for the waterfall if you’d like to go for a swim.
Sputnik is an Australian, but please don’t hold that against him. He’s an outdoor guy who writes for outdoor magazines, blogs for outdoor sites, hosts adventure tours, and has run multiple trail runs and trail ultra marathons. He’s been coming to Bali for a few decades now and in recent times created what he refers to as the ‘Bali AdventureTrail’ – a series of the Best Bali Adventures so that people without much time or aren’t sure what to do, can use that as a starting point for their Bali Adventure. Even if you don’t end up using our company, you can at least get some tips on where to go and what to do. Just don’t be expecting any tips on where to go drinking fancy cocktails, eat expensive food, or stay in designer hotels of villas. Sputnik is strictly an outdoor guy, who doesn’t drink, is happy with street food, and will sleep just about anywhere – with air conditioning.
Widi is Balinese and has been working as a guide in Bali for many years now, and before that he worked on cruise ships internationally. As a result, he’s especially awesome as he speaks awesome English, an awesome knowledge of Bali, and knows how to deliver an awesome tour. What he doesn’t know about Bali probably isn’t worth knowing. He also happens to be pretty hilarious. He’ll likely start the tour as your guide, but finish as your friend. Widi lives near Denpasar with his wife and three kids, and all profits from these tours go directly to his family. His parents and extended family live up north near Singaraja and on certain tours, he’ll take you for a visit and a home cooked meal which will almost certainly be the highlight of your time in Bali. (His mom is an awesome cook!)
From relatively mild, to high adventure, there’s something here to suit pretty much everyone. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll see what we can come up with.
We keep our tours small and personal. No massive groups, no crowded buses, just an awesome experience from start to finish.
From lakes and rivers to waterfalls, volcanoes, temples, jungle, rice fields, beaches and coral reefs, come explore some of Bali’s most awesome places with us.
We don’t support animal tourism, but we do offer some awesome snorkeling tours where you’ll see some spectacular sea life in all its natural glory.
Still not sure which company to go with? We don’t blame you, there’s so many to choose from, we know it can be pretty confusing, so if you have any questions or just want to say hi, please feel free to contact us any time.
NOTE: Our tours are guaranteed female-friendly.
AUD$80 (Per person, minimum two people)
Does not include:
- Extra drinks.
- Tips – which are not mandatory, but appreciated if you think your guide has done an awesome job.