Best active activities in Bali!

You can come to Bali and spend your entire vacation lounging on the beach or relaxing in beautiful Balinese spas. However, if you are full of energy and eager for adventures, on the island and beyond, there are activities to suit every taste!
Here's a selection of the most interesting active entertainments in Bali! 🪂🤸🏻‍♂️
🏄‍♂️ Conquering the waves on a surfboard
🚁 Soaring into the clouds on a paraglider or helicopter
🌋 Hiking on Balinese and Javanese volcanoes
🤿 Diving into the depths of the sea
🚣🏻‍♂️ White-water rafting
💦 Water parks
🤸🏻‍♀️ Cliff diving from dizzying heights
🧗🏻 Exciting canyon walks
🚵🏼‍♀️ Extreme quad or motorcycle rides
🐠 Underwater walks
Attention! Everything from the list above and even more can be organized for you by — the best tour and excursion service in Bali! 👌🏻


Undoubtedly, Bali is a mecca for surfers of all levels! Favorable conditions prevail almost year-round, with numerous schools offering surfing lessons, warm oceans, and picturesque coastlines. It's impossible to come to Bali and not try surfing! This is precisely why enthusiasts from around the world strive to come here. Additionally, international competitions in this sport are held in Bali.
You can take 1-3 lessons to grasp the basics of surfing and try standing on the board :) Or you can take six lessons or more to learn how to ride the waves. Most surf schools are located in Kuta, and some even offer accommodations. Beginners or those at an intermediate level can also enjoy surfing in Seminyak and Canggu. More experienced surfers catch waves in Uluwatu.
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An attraction that allows you to see the beauty of Bali from the height of a bird's flight and experience a bit of excitement. A unique entertainment option is paragliding and parasailing flights over the island and the ocean!
The aircraft is operated by an experienced pilot, and everything is absolutely secure and safe. All you have to do is enjoy the flight and marvel at the breathtaking views. This is the only opportunity to see Bali with your own eyes from such a perspective! 😍 Usually, flights take place over the picturesque beaches of Nyang Nyang Cliff Beach Uluwatu or Sawangan Cliff Nusa Dua.
- Find out about prices, conditions, and book a flight that will be remembered for a long time.

Helicopter flights

Want to go even higher, even more exclusive? You can take a helicopter flight, piloted by an experienced Australian pilot. Head to the famous Uluwatu Temple or take a peek into the caldera of Mount Batur volcano.
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Climbing Bali volcanoes

Indonesia is located in the so-called "Ring of Fire" - a zone with high seismic activity and a large number of volcanoes, including active ones. In Southeast Asia, there is no such adventure as climbing an active volcano!
In Bali, there are two main volcanoes for trekking - Batur and Agung.
The ascent to Mount Batur, with a height of 1717 meters, does not require special preparation. Conquering this "fire mountain" is within reach even for children and the elderly. Witnessing the sunrise at the volcano's summit, looking at the clouds from below to above, is an extraordinary experience! After the ascent, you can have breakfast at the top and then relax in the hot radon springs overlooking the volcanic lake.
The ascent to Mount Agung is a challenging feat even for individuals with excellent physical fitness. You will need to climb a steep, rocky slope at a 45-degree angle. The ascent takes from 4 to 6 hours, and the descent is the same. But believe me, it's worth it!
Attention! It is essential to undertake such a trek with an experienced guide!
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— Find out about prices, conditions and book an ascent to Batur or Agung volcano.

A trip to active volcanoes on the neighboring island of Java!

Impressed by Bali's volcanoes but craving for more? If you have the time, you must embark on an adventure to the neighboring island of Java!
There, you'll encounter landscapes of cosmic beauty found nowhere else in the world! You'll hear the rumbling from the depths of the earth, witness smoke billowing, observe vast sulfur chunks, and behold the world's largest acid lake in an unbelievable turquoise hue. Moreover, you'll witness a true marvel – the unique natural phenomenon of "blue flames." All these treasures are guarded by the volcanoes Ijen and Bromo! During your trip to the main Indonesian island, you can also visit the incredibly beautiful Madakaripura Waterfall, the tallest waterfall in Java and the second-highest in Indonesia.
What to read on the topic:
— Find out about prices, conditions and book an ascent to the mystical Ijen or both volcanoes at once on the MyBaliTrips website.


Snorkeling is a simple and inexpensive way to enjoy the beauty of the underwater world. All you need is a mask with a snorkel, and perhaps a rash guard or a t-shirt to protect yourself from the sun. Suitable snorkeling spots on the east coast of Bali are in Amed and Tulamben, where a sunken American ship can be explored. You can dive right from the shore, and you can rent a mask and fins on the beach or at the hotel!
Also, in order to snorkel and fins, you can go to the islands of Gili, Nusa Penida and Lembongan and Menjangan.
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Snorkeling with a shark

Snorkeling in Bali not impressive enough? You can head to the island of Sumbawa and dive with sharks there! It's entirely safe—whale sharks are not predatory animals and are absolutely harmless to humans. To swim alongside these giants, there's no need to dive deep or use scuba diving equipment; you can do it right on the water's surface near the boat.

Diving and freediving

For those who want to delve even deeper into the depths of the ocean, witness rare marine creatures, including the legendary Mola-Mola sunfish, and explore the secrets hidden in underwater caves, there's scuba diving.
If you've never dived before, it's the perfect time to try diving in Bali! Anyone, even an untrained person, can dive. Certified instructors at diving schools will provide detailed instructions and ensure your safety throughout the dive.
And if you want to explore underwater without special equipment, you can learn freediving in just a few days – diving on breath-hold.
Bali offers numerous interesting dive sites. The best ones are located on the east coast of Bali in Tulamben, on the islands of Nusa Penida and Lembongan, and in Menjangan.

Rafting on the Telaga and Ayung rivers

On Bali, there are several rafting routes available for those who want to enjoy a calm river ride and admire the beauty of nature, as well as for those seeking an adrenaline-pumping experience maneuvering through mountain rivers. 🚣🏽‍♀️
The main routes take you along the Ayung and Telaga Waja rivers. Both options are safe, and there will be a specialist in the boat with you to guide you on when and how to paddle, when to duck, and when you can relax and enjoy the scenery.
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— Or you can book a rafting trip right away.

Water parks

Excellent entertainment for both children and adults! Waterbom in Kuta is considered the best in Southeast Asia and one of the best water parks in the world!
On its grounds, there are attractions for every taste - slides with breathtaking drops and ascents, lazy rivers, an artificial wave for surfing, a volleyball court, pools, cafes, and restaurants. You can confidently plan to spend a whole day there! Towels can be rented or brought with you. Besides Waterbom in Kuta, there are several other water parks on Bali that are simpler and more budget-friendly.

Cliff diving

Jumping into the water from cliffs is a quite popular activity at many seaside resorts, and Bali is no exception. Besides ocean cliff jumps, waterfall jumps are also popular here!
At Aling-Aling Waterfall, there are four jumping points ranging from two to 15 meters and two water slides ranging from two to five meters in height. You can't jump independently; you'll need to hire a guide who will provide instructions.
You can also jump from a high cliff directly into the foaming ocean waves on Nusa Ceningan Island. It is here that a small bar called Mahana Point is located on a high cliff overlooking the ocean. Next to it, there is a platform for jumps that you can use for a symbolic fee.
In Bali, you can also practice cliff diving. There is a suitable cliff about 4.5 meters high in Jimbaran on Tegal Wangi Beach. There are no lifeguards, so the jump is at your own risk. However, this location doesn't have strong currents, making it safe even for less experienced cliff divers.
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This is an extreme sports activity that involves traversing a route along a riverbed. Canyoning includes various descent methods: jumping from waterfalls of different heights, sliding through stone chutes, rappelling – when you need to relax your hands and float on a safety rope, and "rock climbing" descent using ropes and carabiners. During such a challenging journey, you are accompanied by an experienced instructor.
In Bali, there are several canyoning routes, including those at the Git-Git and Aling-Aling waterfalls. There is also the hidden Beji Guwang canyon near Sanur and a small canyon near the Taman Beji waterfall near Ubud, where you can take a walk even with children.
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— You can book a canyoning tour from MyBaliTrips, which will provide special clothing, equipment and an instructor. There are several routes to choose from depending on your physical fitness.

Ride through the jungle on an ATV!

A journey through dense jungles and challenging trails on a quad bike will leave no one indifferent! The scent of the tropical forest, the adrenaline of speed, and the powerful machine create an indescribable experience! You can embark on a one-hour track through the jungles, along rice terraces, and small rivers.

Motocross bike tours

Zooming on a bike at high speed off-road, feeling like a hero in an adventure movie! A thrilling descent from the island's center through the jungles to the ocean awaits you, several kilometers on a deserted beach at breakneck speed, sharp turns on slippery road sections, uphill on volcanic rock: mud, water, sand, gravel, unforgettable emotions, real adventures, and the joy of triumph over all challenges. An activity suitable for both beginners and experienced riders!
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— We recommend booking a trip accompanied by an instructor from MyBaliTrips. The price includes bike rental and equipment.

Biking through the jungle and rice fields

There are several companies that organize bike rides in Bali on trails through jungles and rice fields. An excellent way to see Bali from an unusual perspective and get a good workout!
We have one of the combined tracking options on our forum.

Take a walk underwater

A very interesting entertainment is a walk underwater in a spacesuit. Few have tried this, it's called Seawalker.
There are several places in Bali where you can walk like this. For example, there is a great place in Nusa Dua. Organized by Water Sport Bali.
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