Unique things to do in Bali
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Even hearing the word “Bali,” your mind instantly drifts away to aquamarine waters, hidden temples, and verdant landscapes, relaxing you as you think of all the tranquil things to do. For locals, this is everyday life, and one best experienced on hikes to Mount Batur, in fresh vegetable-forward dishes in Ubud, and through indigenous art and history in villages like Bali Aga. Go beyond traditional tours and activities for a local’s perspective of Bali with Airbnb Experiences.
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Take a cooking class on Balinese cuisine
Fresh is first in any dish you eat in Bali, whether it’s a hearty, indigenous recipe or a more modern take at a restaurant in Ubud. For the epicurious, be sure to take a cooking class, where you could pick out ingredients at local markets or farms, or do a street food tour through a night market in the capital Denpasar City.
Go wine tasting
Discover local wines by visiting a winery to learn about the production methods used in a tropical environment. After a tour through the facilities, sit down for a tasting with local experts.
Make your own Batik art
Learn traditional methods of this art form, where wax and dye are applied to a textile canvas. You can get hands-on training from artists in local studios like Keliki Village.
Go surfing at Legian and Seminyak beaches
Whether you’re a lifelong surfer or just beginning, be sure to check out the surf. For those who want to learn, go out with local Indonesian guides who are more than excited to help you get up on a board and ride the waves.
What are the best day tours in Bali?
With so much to see and do, you might want to mix things up here. From snapping beautiful photos of UNESCO World Heritage sites to visiting Ubud Monkey Forest, you can put together a day trip that suits your interests. Consider customizing your own day tour with a local with some ideas to get you started.
Ubud countryside day tour
For outdoor lovers consider an Ubud countryside tour to see the Tukad Cepung Waterfall and Tibumana Waterfall, among other hidden waterfalls. You can also visit beautiful temples, a coffee plantation, and Ubud Monkey Forest. Choose the handful of places that interest you most and find a local who can help design the perfect route to maximize your time there.
Do the best outdoor activities on a day tour
For those who want to customize an outing do some of the best outdoor activities in Bali, create a tour to do it in one day. Snorkeling, ATV rides, and a sunrise trek to Mount Batur are just some ways to do it.
Iconic Bali Instagram day tour
For those who want the best photos of the classic and local gems of Bali, head out with an expert guide who can get you the best angles for photos in front of places such as the stunning Lempuyang Temple.