Going to Bali feels like going on a never-ending adventure. Bali is a magical and fascinating island. Bali offers a fantastic mixture of tribal culture, traditions, volcanoes, picturesque beaches...A trip to Bali will be one of the best travelling experiences of your life.
Bali is one of the most visited destinations in the world. Between tradition and modernity, Bali keeps its special charm and spiritual side. So even if a lot of tourists visit the island each year, the traditions and culture of Bali are untouchable. And all this is what makes Bali so different from other islands of Indonesia and the world.
Balinese culture is a mix of Balinese Hindu-Buddhist religion and Balinese customs. One of the loveliest aspects of visiting Bali is the flower offerings you see everywhere. They are called Canang sari and are made by women. Flower offerings are a daily act of nature-based devotion; a Thank-You to the gods and a way to placate demons; a selfless act in a selfie-obsessed universe . These offerings can be seen in the Balinese temples (pura), on small shrines in houses, and on the ground or as a part of a larger offering.
Bali is also renowned for its bright and richly cultural ceremonies and family rituals as birth celebrations, tooth filing ceremonies, weddings and cremations. If you spend on the island a few days or if you stay for a longer period of time, without any doubt you will see these festivals and assist to them. Balinese are very welcoming!
This is why we all love Bali! We find the most ancient traditions and a fascinanting culture mixed with modern influences. Bali is an invisible universe full of spirits, Gods, ceremonies, festivals and traditions.
The culture and traditions of Bali are one of the main reasons why you should visit the island. But Bali is also full of beauty: temples, ricefields, volcanoes and tropical beaches...
MOST BEAUTIFUL TEMPLES OF BALI
What are the best temples in Bali to visit ? Amont the most popular ones, we can find Besakih Temple. This temple is located on the inclines of Bali’s largest volcano – Mount Agung, lies a collection of more than eighty temples that make up the country’s largest and most prominent temple complex. Also are important Ulun Danau, Tirta Empul,Tanah Lot temple or Pura Uluwatu Temple...The list of the must-see temples in Bali can be longer, of course!
But we would really like to mention Pura Gunung Kawi Temple. These beautiful temples are some of the most fascinating in Bali. Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funerary complex in Tampaksiring and is spread across either side of the Pakerisan river. It comprises 10 rock-cut candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7-metre-high (23 ft) sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face. These funeral monuments are thought to be dedicated to King Anak Wungsu of the Udayana dynasty and his favourite queens. On the east side there are five temples that are dedicated, according to one theory, to King Udayana, his queen Mahendradatta, and their sons Airlangga, Anak Wungsu, and Marakata. The temples on the west side are dedicated, according to the same theory, to the king’s minor queens or concubines. What makes special this temple is the location and views. The views as you walk through ageless tiered rice fields, especially at sunrise, are as fine as any on Bali. Strongly recommended!
THE BEST WATERFALLS IN BALI
Which are the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali? The answer is difficult and the list can be quite long...What is sure is that all of them are beautiful! All of these waterfalls will allow you to connect with nature, soak in the calmness of your surroundings and fuel a unique sense of adventure.
Amont the most beautiful waterfalls we can find:
-Nung Nung Waterfall
-Tukad Cepung Waterfall
BEST BALI RICE TERRACES
What are the most Popular Places to See Rice Paddies in Bali ? The best Bali rice terraces offer outstanding landscapes that can fill entire memory cards with stunning snaps. One of Bali’s top examples is Jatiluwih, recognised by UNESCO in its world cultural landscapes list. Tegallalang is a smaller valley than Jatiluwih, but it’s very popular and more accessible. But everywhere in Bali the rice terraces are just amazing...for example on the way to the hotel Suara Air Luxury Villa, just a short drive up from Ubud, you will enjoy stunning views over the rice fields. Or the rice terraces in Canggu..
THE MOST SPECTACULAR BALI VOLCANOES HIKE
The best volcanoes of Indonesia are not located in Bali. But of course we can find and climb some challening volcanoes. Bali has two active volcanoes, Mount Agung and Mount Batur. The Mount Batur is the easiest Bali volcano hike and provides spectacular views of Lake Batur and the ocean. Nice experience.
Mount Agung is the Bali’s Highest Point. The trek usually starts at around 2.30 in the morning at the stairs of the temple. After about three hours walking you will reach the summit and what would really surprise you is the color of the sky orange as the sun starts. It’s a coulour festival on the top of the sacred mountain.
And if you are looking for a less popuar volcano but not less impressive you should climb Mount Batukaru! Mount Batukaru is 2,275 meters above sea level and It is the second highest mountain in Bali after Mount Agung. As an off volcano, its landscape is the most unique rainforest mountain trek experience in Bali. Its hard, so you need to be fit!
THE BEST BEACHES IN BALI
Everybody wants to know which are Bali’s more beautiful beaches... For us, one of the best place to enjoy the beach in Bali is Bukit Peninsula. Rocky cliffs, palm trees, white sand and stunning sunsets!
Northern Bali beaches are also nice. This area is famous for black sand beaches and good underwater world. So if you love diving or snorkelling it’s a good option! Candidasa is also very calm, quite and peaceful. Perfect to disconnect from the world!
And of course, we can not forget Nusa Penida.Nusa Penida has become one of the most popular places to visit near Bali in recent years . Among the best Nusa Penida Beaches we recommend you Atuh Beach, Broken Beach and Kelingking Beach. It’s true that Kelingking beach has become very popular due to Instagram...
BALI WITH KIDS
Needless to say that Bali is one of the most family-friendly destinations in the world. Bali is an incredibly peaceful and spiritual place with stunning scenery and such diverse landscape perfect to visit with the family. Many families will ask themselves: what are the best things to do in Bali with Kids? You can ride bikes, do yoga with kids, visit a local family...the optons are endless and you can do a different activity each day! We, as a local travel agency in Indonesia, can plan your perfect family holidays in Bali.
A trip to Bali is always a good decision! We will be pleased to make you discover the hidden gems in Bali!