Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago with an incredible array of activities for travelers to indulge in amongst the islands. Bali and Lombok offer adventure in the lush tropical jungles and rice paddies or underwater in the flourishing coral reefs. Indonesia’s rich history also invites travelers to immerse themselves in perspective-shifting cultural and educational experiences. But if you’re most in need of rest and healing, you’ll find plenty of peaceful spots to kick back and enjoy health and wellness in yoga studios and spas that harmonize with the richness of the landscape. Taste the freshness of the landscape on culinary tours that bring you to award-winning restaurants, engaging cooking classes, and visits to bustling outdoor markets.
90 Things to Do in Indonesia
The Bali Safari and Marine Park covers 100 acres and serves as a home for many endangered species. You’ll get to take a safari through the grounds and get a good look at some of the park’s most famous species – elephants, Malayan tigers, Komodo dragons, and orangutans. You’ll get to see an abundance of marine wildlife in the freshwater aquarium before you visit the water park to cool off, so don’t forget your swimsuit!
8 hrsFrom $149
Just like the title suggests, this tour takes you to some of the most important cultural sights in all of Indonesia. You’ll get to see some of the oldest sacred monuments as well as some of the most well-known. These historic sites are situated in the stunning Balinese countryside, which is a national treasure all by itself. Your tour ends with a traditional Balinese blessing at a rural temple – here, you’ll be able to soak up the many centuries of Hindu and Buddhist tradition.
8 hrsFrom $125
It’s hard to sum up an ‘authentic Balinese experience’ in the span of one tour, but this adventure comes pretty close. Enjoy Balinese hospitality, cultural exchange, religious practices, an ancient temple, exploring breathtaking scenery, and healthy cuisine, all in one incredible tour! An outdoor excursion combined with introspection; feeding your soul and your body? If that’s not the total package, then we don’t know what is.
8 hrsFrom $108
From the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands, you can explore the warm and tranquil waters of Indonesia. This snorkeling adventure takes you on a magical underwater expedition that will allow you to see coral gardens, oceanic life, and if you’re lucky, generations of Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles from the nearby Gili Trawanga Turtle Hatchery will make an appearance.
6 hrsFrom $136
Take this trek to see some of the most stunning views in northern Bali. It also includes a stop at an ancient archeological site, where you’ll get to feel connected to a bit of Indonesia’s history, surrounded by the intense greenery that makes this rural area such a memorable place to visit.
6 hrsFrom $68
Peddle your way through the beautiful island of Bali Indonesia with this bicycle tour. Explore villages at your leisure with a cyclist guide, and get to see a side of Bali many travelers miss — all while having so much fun that you hardly notice you're getting exercise!
6 hrsFrom $53
Experience an incredible combination of culture and beautiful landscape on this tour to the Uluwatu Temple, which sits on a cliff 230 feet above the Indian Ocean. You’ll get to watch a Kecak dance performance in the warm glow of the setting sun.
6 hrsFrom $35
Canggu is off-the-beaten path for visitors, making it an ideal setting for getting to know what it’s really like to cook in an Indonesian kitchen. This cooking class includes a trip to a market, allowing you a window into a true Indonesian culinary experience.
6 hrsFrom $108
Get wet and wild with the pioneers of Bali’s adventure industry, and enjoy a thrilling and scenic journey along the enigmatic Ayung River in Ubud. Featuring Bali’s longest white water rafting trip and exclusively providing the only premium experience available on the island from start to finish; including the best facilities, equipment, safety, food and service. Bali’s Longest Raft Tour - 12kms Tour Duration approx. 3 - 4 hours
5 hrsFrom $68
On this tour, you’ll visit the ancient elephant temple called Goa Gajah, which is one of Bali’s oldest sacred spaces. Your guide will talk you through the complexities of Balinese culture. This ancient temple is surrounded with beautiful rice fields and small streams that lead to the Petanu River – another natural site intertwined with local legends. Enjoy a stroll through the temple and the neighboring rice fields and jungle. After this you will visit a Balinese compound and will be introduced a well-known priest to take a part in an astrology session and purification ceremony.
4 hrsFrom $150
Travel 30 minutes from Sanur to the island of Nusa Penida, where you’ll find the stunning underwater environments of Manta Point and Manta Bay. These are two of the best spots to admire the enormous wingspan of a manta ray. Manta rays come here especially to meet up with wrasse fish, fish that feed on the parasites that grow on the rays’ wings.
4 hrsFrom $210
Rip Curl School of Surf presents this awesome adventure. Start your morning off at the beach with this 08:30 a.m. surf lesson. You and your group will learn how to master the fundamentals of surfing. Throughout this 2 hour lesson, you’ll go from doing pop-ups on the sand to coasting in on your first wave. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf, then a getaway in paradise is no better time to learn.
2 hrsFrom $67
This tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking views in Bali. Sign up to ensure you get some of the best views in Indonesia as backdrops for your vacation photos. The tour begins at 8:30 AM, which gives you plenty of time to fit all the sights in. Make sure to have eaten breakfast before you set out and be ready for a full morning and afternoon.
8 hrsFrom $67
This tour is a sampler of the incredible sights you can find in Bali’s pastoral landscape. It includes stops at a waterfall, an ancient temple, a water palace, a rice field, and a swing in the jungle. Visitors who take this tour will have incredible photos of some of the most iconic attractions in Bali – your guides are pros and will help you find the best angles.
8 hrsFrom $63
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