Bali is an amazingly gorgeous place with so much culture and outdoor adventures, you just need to know where to find them! That's where I come in, summer 2016 I spent 2 weeks in Bali and had the adventure of a lifetime! Read on to find out all the amazing things waiting for you in Bali, Indonesia.
Outdoor Adventures in Ubud!
My journey in Bali started out in Ubud where I got the chance to hike the Mt. Batur volcano! This consisted of a 3 hour hike. Beware though you have to wake up at 2am in order to catch the sunrise at 5am, but regardless of the unwelcomed alarm clock, it was worth it! You will see a beautiful sunrise with views of mountains and hillsides that are incomparable to anything else you have ever seen.
When you are high up in the mountains you will also get a chance to see some monkeys in their natural habitat. Fair warning, if you have food, they will jump on you to get it!
Another must see in Ubud is the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and the Tegenungan Waterfall for an adventurous day outdoors (make sure you pack your mosquito repellent). The Tegalalang rice terrace is an epic sight to see. It is truly amazing how they can make a rice field so intricate!
The Tegenungan waterfall was my favorite activity of the trip! The water fall has an entrance fee of $2 or $3 and it is well worth the price! You have a 10 to 15 minute downhill walk before you reach the waterfall. You will see lots of people there taking in the waterfall and enjoying the scene. Some people bring food to picnic right by the water fall. If you are a big swimmer and climber this waterfall will be your dream day here in Bali!
Temples are another must see in Bali! One of my favorites was the Pura Tirta Empul temple. This is a Hindu water temple in Ubud. People come from all over the world to get into the cleansing water and purify their souls.
Make sure you pack an extra sarong with you for after, nothing worse than walking around with wet clothes on. After the temple you will see many little shops open for business. Some of my favorite clothing pieces were actually purchased in Bali, where you can buy wrap skirts and pants from 2 to 5 dollars!! it’s a definitely a steal for those bargain shoppers. If you like to bargain, well you just hit the jackpot my friend!