White Water Rafting
White water rafting is a popular activity for tourists to Bali especially if you enjoy water sports. It is a fun activity for the whole family and highly recommended to enjoy the scenic route along the Ayung River which you wouldn't otherwise get to see. Most tourists book the Ayung River Rafting excursion offered by Bali Adventure Tours. On this rafting activity, you will wind through deep valleys, pass Balinese Hindu shrines, see monkeys playing, or even catch the odd farmer walking his cow to the river for some water. For the more adventurous, you might like to go on the Telaga Waja river adventure. This rafting trip takes you to the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung where you will navigate down the Telaga Waja river through torrents, twists and tight turns on a heart stopping adventure.
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There is more than one way to travel down one on Bali's famous water ways though. Canyon tubing in Bali is a little more laid back and good fun for the family. This is an activity where you drift down a canyon in an inflatable tube. The location for this is north of Ubud town in Payangan, a little known area where tourists to Bali rarely tread. Over there, the Siap Stream opens up a whole new world of fun and adventure allowing visitors to float down a narrow canyon passing through thick forested areas.
Do you like more action and doing things out of the ordinary? Extreme sports are for the fit and daring adventurers who are looking for the adrenaline rush. Combine heart-stopping bungee jumping with an exhilarating tandem paragliding flight or learn kitesurfing at a Kitesurfing school. Or learn to surf with the Rip Curl School of Surf.
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Elephant Ride & Elephant Park Tours
Did you know that Bali is home to a world famous Elephant Safari Park? Yes, that's right. The Elephant Safari Park in Taro
is home to a group of about 28 Sumatran elephants. Here you can sit atop an elephant on an elephant safari ride
through the cool forest of Taro, watch an entertaining elephant show, and discover interesting facts about elephants in an elephant museum at the park. It is definitely an excursion out for the whole family and lots of fun for the kids. There is even a safari style lodge to allow you to spend more time with these gentle animals. This will be a good place to stay if you plan to book one of the combo tours, combining cycling, rafting or trekking with an elephant ride. Or you may prefer the Elephant Night Safari
If you are staying in the South of Bali, you might like to go on a camel ride in Nusa Dua
especially if you haven't sat on a camel before! You will have lots of fun and laughs riding a camel. Enjoy the ocean breeze on a sunny day. The 1 hour ride starts in front of the 5 star Nikko Resort & Spa and takes you along the pristine white sand beaches of Nusa Dua. You will be able to enjoy the surrounding nature and temples along the way.
Horse riding near Canggu
along the black sand beaches is another way you can explore Bali. Ride along the lush green padi fields in the Canggu beach area, through ancient villages and experience Bali in a way that few tourists know about. How about an evening ride? The sunset from Canggu is beautiful and this could be a very romantic moment too ! Or you can also go horseriding in the rice fields
for half an hour.
Off Road Adventures
A relatively unknown activity in Bali is Quad or Buggy driving
. These are all terrain vehicles that you will be able to drive yourself with some basic instructions. Quad driving
in done in the little known area of Payangan, a mountain village where few tourists visit. The route you drive will take you along the village tracks, climbing hills and across streams right into the heartland of Bali. Very young children will be able to sit in the same buggy with a parent who will do the driving so you can still take your whole family along to have fun together on this adventure.
One very popular activity is cooking classes. To learn anything and remember it, you will always have to do it yourself. So a hands-on cooking class is what you will be looking for. The Bumbu Bali Cooking School
offers hands on full day classes hosted by well known chef and author Heinz on Holzen. If you join the morning class, you will start the day with a trip to the vegetable and fish markets to select the freshest ingredients for the class. Then you will proceed back to the school for breakfast before starting the fun and informative class. Notes and recipes are provided for you to take home and practice.