Bali is an island that should be on everyone’s bucket list. During your 3-week Bali Route, it is best to have a combination of hidden gems and great experiences. This is our list of 8 Things You Must Do in Bali.
1. Sekumpul Waterfalls
By far the most impressive waterfall we have seen in Bali. Dislocated from all other tourist attractions this waterfall is a real gem! Few tourists come here because of the location and the 40-min hike down to it. On the foot of the waterfall, you will experience its power and be rewarded with a fresh shower and, if the sun is there a beautiful rainbow. The number one on must does in Bali!
2. Tegalalang Rice Terraces
One of the most popular tourist attraction in Bali but still one of our top things to do. Tegalalang is a beautiful rice paddies valley located near Ubud. Experience sunrise or sunset which are the best times to visit Tegalalang.
3. Stay with a local family
Scary for most of the people but staying with a local family one of the best things you could do in Bali. Experience how the real Balinese people live their daily lives, help them do their work, taste the incredibly tasty food they eat. After these days you will leave a lot of new friends behind.
4. Visit the dinosaur head of Nusa Penida
Yes, the title is a little strange. Nusa Penida owns some mind-blowing views which the place on the photo is one of. The island is unknown but developing quickly when it comes to tourism. It started about a year ago when someone shares some photos which were suddenly all over the internet. Now, Nusa Penida is a must-visit on our round trip to Bali. Just a 40-minute boat ride from Sanur will get you to experience the most impressive views you will experience around Bali. Do you see the dinosaur head in the photo? 🙂
5. Get up with sunrise in Munduk
No matter if you’re a morning person or not, make sure to experience the sunrise in the Munduk area. Munduk is higher up north in Bali and the climate is more foggy and rainy, which makes it greener than near the coast. This photo is at Munduk Moding Plantation.
No matter if you are a surfer or not. Bali is made for surfing. Kuta is for all the beginners like us and loads of other spots like Uluwatu or some beach at Canggu for the more experienced surfers. For all the beginners out there: Grab a board and get an instructor on the beach and you are ready to go!
7. Taste the best foods in Canggu
Canggu is food lovers paradise! Local food, burgers, fusion, vegan and the best coffees and cakes. Compensate that with a little surf and you will be a full-time foodie when staying in Canggu!
8. Snorkel with turtles around Gili Air
Ok, the Gili islands aren’t officially part of Bali but loads of people visit these islands while following their 3-week Bali Route Guide. The Gilis are the kind of islands when you think of paradise. No concrete roads and horses and bikes as the only transportation. Snorkeling with turtles around Gili Air is popular. Turtles are pretty easy to find around this island. Grab a snorkel, dive in and explore!