Boasting a captivating blend of culture, nature, culinary delights, nightlife, and lavish accommodation, Bali is one of the world’s most enticing tourist destinations.
The idyllic island paradise in the Indonesian archipelago draws large numbers of visitors every year, many of whom choose to embark on at least one organised day trip during their stay. If you’re planning to come to Bali and would like some inspiration for things to see and do during your stay, we’ve looked at all of the options and picked out 7 of the best full-day guided tours currently on offer.
South Coast Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Jimbaran Day Trip
Discover the best of Bali’s southern coast on this day tour around the island. Available as either a group or private excursion, you’ll get to visit the iconic Tanah Lot rock temple, kick back and relax on the sands of Suluban Beach in Uluwatu, and witness a traditional Kecak (Balinese fire dance). You can also choose optional extras including lunch, dinner massage, photography, and an authentic Balinese “kecak” dance show. The private tour option includes pick-up and drop-off at a centrally located meeting point. From $37 per person.
Tulamben Bay and the USAT Liberty Wreck Dive
Explore some of the best dive sites off the north-east coast of Bali with an experienced instructor and encounter the marine life and coral gardens along the way on this full-day tour. Over the course of the trip, you’ll get up close to the wreck of the USAT Liberty on a captivating dive experience at Tulamben Bay, experience the best beach entry scuba diving in Bali, see the corals and marine life of the Rugged Wall, Batu Kelebit Reef, and more. This tour is only available to certified divers. Hotel pick-up and drop-off is included in the price, as well as all dive equipment. From $99 per person.
Full-Day Bali Island Tour Including Mt Batur the Sacred Monkey Forest & Spa Treatment
Start this tour by climbing Mount Batur, before heading to the rice terraces and Monkey Forest in Ubud. Guests will visit the Tirta Empul water temple and Luwak coffee plantation: here the unique production process uses civet cats, the Luwaks, to digest the coffee beans creating a product that is one of the most expensive in the world. After a busy day, this tour features a complimentary two-hour spa treatment: offering either a Balinese massage or Javanese body scrub. A minimum of two adults must be booked, with tours hosting a maximum of 15 people to ensure a personal experience. From $67 per person.
Uluwatu: Beach Club and Cliffside Private Bar Hopping Tour
For a more sedate Bali experience, how about spending your day at some of the island’s very best beach clubs and bars? Kickin back beside a white sand beach with a designer cocktail in hand and your toes touching a glittering infinity pool, or enjoy a glamorous sunset vibe and after-dark ambience from a cliffside bar. There’ll also be the chance to explore the crystal clear lagoon and scattered rock pools, as well as sit down to a fresh seafood dinner at Jimbaran Bay. The tour price includes hotel transfers, your private tour guide, one beer and one tapas dish. From $59 per person.
Full-Day Traditional Village Sightseeing Trip
Experience authentic Balinese culture with a day exploring Ubud and the artisan villages that surround it. The tour will travel to the Trinity Temple and visit the Holy Springs. Break for lunch at Kintamani to experience views of Mount Batur, before a visit to the village of Tegalalang, which includes a tasting of Bali Luwak coffee and ginger tea. Follow your guide through the village’s spice garden and rice terrace. The tour will then move on to Ubud Village, where guests will meet local monkeys at the Monkey Forest as well as taking in sights including the Hindu temple complex, the local market and Ubud Palace. The day will finish in the relaxing surrounding of the Tegunungan Waterfall. From $69 per person.
Customized Private Tour with a Female Guide
Some women like to travel with other women, and this private female-only tour caters for this very preference. In the company of a female guide who understands your needs and knows the country inside out, you’ll explore Bali’s top sights, volcano, the local markets, and plenty more. Guests can even tailor the tour to your interests and enjoy the full freedom to create the itinerary that best meets your desires. There’s also the chance to pick from several optional add-ons, such as a traditional massage, coffee tasing, and a traditional Kecak dance. Hotel pick-up and drop-off, plus a buffet lunch, are included in the tour price. From $27 per person.
Mount Batur Volcano – Sunrise Trekking Tour
For those embarking on this tour, you’re advised to head to bed early as you’ll be leaving your hotel in the small hours of the morning. The reward for this early morning is the spectacular views from Mount Batur. Trek 1.5 hours, climbing over black sand and lava formed hills, exploring the UNESCO-recognised crater, to reach the highest point of the volcanic mass by sunrise. On reaching the peak, enjoy breakfast with panoramic views of the surroundings, lit by the morning sunrise. Returning down the crater, there is the opportunity to visit a Balinese coffee plantation before taking your transport back to your accommodation. From $46 per person.