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Guide to Bali Outdoors

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and explore some of the stunning natural habitats that Bali has to offer, from coral reefs to volcanoes. Dive right in!

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Like a Local

7 Places

3 City Tips

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7 Places

Bali Bird Walks

Walking Tours

Campuhan Ridge Walk

Scenic Walking Areas

Mudi Goes To The Mountain

Walking Tours

Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan

Forests

Devil's Tears

Nature & Wildlife Areas

Greenbike Cycling Tour

Bike Tours

OK Divers

Scuba & Snorkeling

Stan L's City Tips

  • Bring a change of clothes — you might get dirty!
  • Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation with the local Balinese as you explore the outdoors. Many are more than happy to talk about local Bali life.
  • Some of the outdoor destinations listed are a little out of the way, so bring refreshments for your journey.
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    Bali Bird Walks
    Walking Tours
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    Stan L Says:

    A 3-hour leisurely guided bird walk will get you up close and personal with some of Bali's most beautiful resident birds. You will learn all there is to know about Bali's birds, as well as interesting facts about the insects and plants you encounter along the way.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • There are a couple pairs that you can rent, but it's first come, first served!
    • Check the website to see what days of the week walks are scheduled for.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 385 Tours in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Escape Ubud central for rural adventure 04/09/2017
    • This should be in your top five things to do in Ubud 24/08/2017
    • Bali Bird Walks
    Address:
    Tjampuhan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 361 975009
    Other:
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    Campuhan Ridge Walk
    Scenic Walking Areas
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    Stan L Says:

    This beautiful walk in Ubud takes very little advance planning, and can be done any day of the week! A nice place to escape the often very hectic Bali.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Don't pass on the opportunity to buy a refreshing young coconut from a farmer en-route.
    • Best done early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 134 things to do in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice walk, plan for a spa at Karsa 22/09/2017
    • Nice walk but getting absorbed into the tourist trail 22/09/2017
    • Campuhan Ridge Walk
    Address:
    Jl. Raya Campuhan
    Ubud 80571
    Indonesia
    Hours:
    Mon
    07:00 - 17:00
    Tue - Sun
    08:00 - 17:00
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    Mudi Goes To The Mountain
    Walking Tours
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    Stan L Says:

    Wake up early morning and see Bali the way only a few others get to see it. Mudi is a young man who knows these mountain tracks like the back of his hand, and a fun person to watch the unforgettable sunrise with!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Prepare for colder temperatures when you're at the peak.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 55 Tours in Karangasem
    • Only book through an expensive hotel to ensure good service 27/08/2017
    • Very friendly guy 17/06/2017
    • Mudi Goes To The Mountain
    Address:
    Buitan Manggis
    Karangasem 80871
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 813-3815-2991
    Other:
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    Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan
    Forests
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    Stan L Says:

    This mangrove forest makes for a serene and beautiful place to enjoy some quiet time, and immerse yourself completely in the sights and sounds of nature.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Find a boat captain who will paddle you around the mangroves. Prices vary so be ready for a friendly round of negotiating.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 23 things to do in Nusa Lembongan
    • Tourist activitiy 21/09/2017
    • Mangroves and more 16/09/2017
    • Mangrove Forest Nusa Lembongan
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
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    Devil's Tears
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Stan L Says:

    Definitely worth a visit! With waves crashing into the cliff face, with, there's so much thundering and splashing that you could easily think you're in the devil's lair. Prepare to get wet!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you can, arrive late afternoon/early evening to see the sun set behind the crashing waves.
    • Take good walking shoes or sturdy sandals as it might get slippery.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Nusa Lembongan
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun 22/09/2017
    • Best sunset I've ever seen 22/09/2017
    • Devil's Tears
    Address:
    Nusa Lembongan (A few minutes from Dream Beach)
    80771
    Indonesia
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
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    Greenbike Cycling Tour
    Bike Tours
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    Stan L Says:

    Exploring Bali on a bicycle has so many advantages! Riding independently on two-wheels allows you to pass through small villages, make impromptu stops to take pictures with the locals, and even pause to watch a Balinese ceremony or two go by. Plus, starting from the rim of the volcano, then following an easy and gentle downhill track, means that even less active travelers can 'get on their bike' here!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Leave your big camera at home and bring your small camera (or even cellphone) to take snapshots more easily along the way.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 182 Outdoor Activities in Ubud
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting, accommodating, unique experience in rural Bali 22/09/2017
    • The best way to experience Ubud! 21/09/2017
    • Greenbike Cycling Tour
    Phone:
    +62 851-0169-9692
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    OK Divers
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Stan L Says:

    Bali attracts hundreds of scuba divers to its shores each year due to its many excellent dive sites. These include the popular Liberty Ship Wreck in Tulamben, the macro fish life in the Padang Bai area and the Manta Rays and vibrant coral reefs at Nusa Penida. Go ahead, dive right in!

    Good for
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you're not a certified scuba diver, consider doing a scuba dive taster at one of Bali's shallow and easy-going dive sites.
    • If you visit between August and November, make sure to plan a day to see the illustrious moonfish.
    • Book your dive trips with a reputable dive center. Check reviews online before you book.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Padangbai
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Diving Experience 17/09/2017
    • Wonderful resort and dive centre 15/09/2017
    • OK Divers
    Address:
    Jl. Silayukti no. 6
    Padangbai 80872
    Indonesia
    Phone:
    +62 811-3858-830
    Other:
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