A Hindu Statue of the god Ganesh at a temple in Bali, Indonesia

After my first venture into Asia by Singapore, I would then be moving into Bali, Indonesia. I was excited for Bali, I felt I had arranged a mix of both traditional activities to help me learn about Balinese culture, along with the nature and exploring activities I love so much.


First I would be travelling to Ubud, in the uplands of Bali. Ubud is known as a hotspot for traditional Balinese culture. I would be staying at Adiwana Arya Villas for four nights, and would be exploring night markets, rice fields, and sacred temples. If you plan on visiting Temples then check out my guide on Temple Etiquette before you visit so you know the rules. Ubud certainly turned into an adventure, with one morning being distured by a earthquake whilst I was here.

Link to a post n Temple etiquette in Bali Indonesia

I was told that during my visit to Bali had to include a stop at Ubud’s Monkey Forest. A sanctuary housing three temples and home to over six hundred Balinese Macaques. These monkeys are far from the cute wide eyed ones they put on the brochures though, with a tendency to bite and scratch the unwary tourist.


I would then be moving onto Seminyak, about a few hour’s drive away where I would be spending a further week. You can travel between the two if there are activities you don’t want to miss out on. but sometimes it can be a long drive in the middle of the night. In Seminyak I will be staying at the Legian Beach Hotel before flying home. My day’s activities include Quad biking through caves and across waterfalls, relaxing in beach clubs and of course more markets. 

I was most excited to explore Mount Batur, a volcano I would be adventuring up on a private tour. Originally the plane was for me to explire by 4×4. However I was convinced to walk instead so I could get higher and watch the sunrise here. There are a lot of tours around this area, I was fortunate to go on a private tour instead of one of the larger ones. Allowing my guide to educate me on the mountain, and he cooked me breakfast too which was a bonus. All of this whilst I enjoyed one of the best views in Bali.

Photo Ops

For photographers, creators, or just those who love to travel, Bali is a dream. With colour offerings lining every street, and the vibrancy of nature, you’d be wise to bring plenty of memory cards to store your memories. When visiting Bali many people opt to go to the rice fields. Not only do these fields offer breathtaking scenery, but they include picturesque swings for you to take photos on. Giving you something for instagram to make your friends jealous at home.

I will be writing about every activity I took part in. As well as writing everything you need to Know before you Go to Bali. If you like the sound of any of my activities I will as always include booking links. These are with Get Your Guide to help you on your own adventure. Using these links doesn’t cost you any extra but means I will get commission. Helping to support me whilst I continue bringing you new content from around the world. I will also be making and uploading a packing list which you can download and use for reference for your own trip.

Bali Travel Guides

Link to Seminyak Travel Guide
Link to the Ubud Travel Guide

Arranging your trip

Below I have attached links to popular booking sites like Get Your Guide and to make it easier for you to arrange your own Bali adventure. By booking through any of the links I may receive a commission which helps support the blog.

Booking activities in Bali


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Booking your flights