Bali Travel Guide

Head to the southernmost point of the to the island’s Bukit Peninsula for the views from one of Bali’s most sacred temples, Pura Luhur Uluwatu, which commands a cliff above the surf.

More than 250 bird species—including hornbills, scarlet macaws, cassowaries, peacocks, and various birds of prey—are housed in more than 60 walk-in aviaries at this park.

Waka’s Land Rover tours (led by charismatic, knowledgeable, Indiana Jones-esque guides), allow guests to explore some of Bali’s most far-flung and magical places.

A visit here is more than a shopping trip, it is a visual experience. Goldsmiths, both Balinese and international, sell their one-of-a-kind modern designs, which incorporate traditional jewelry-making techniques.

One of the best spots on the island to find Balinese art and sculpture. Shelves are filled with vibrant textiles from across Java.

Balinese Barong on Rangda dance performances take place at Pura Taman Saraswati (Ubud Water Palace). It's the hub of Ubud, and surrounded by crafts stalls.

Steeped in mystery, this extraordinary 11th-century monument—just northeast of Ubud—is a true don’t-miss. The parking lot is crammed with hawkers, but don’t despair; a set of stone steps leads you down into an Edenic valley of sunlit waterfalls and palm-studded rice terraces.

George Clooney, Liz Hurley, and Richard Branson have all shipped furniture home from this two-tiered showroom in Seminyak.

Tanah Lot, Bali's most dramatically situated temple, poised on a rocky headland that becomes an island at high tide.

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A two-hour white-water rafting tour on the rushing Ayung is easily the most exciting way to see Bali’s inland jungles and waterscapes.

This beautifully maintained stable just outside Seminyak offers guided horseback rides twice a day—in the morning and at sunsest—on Seminyak Beach.

Designed to resemble a traditional Javanese house, this renowned home furnishings store is located in Kerobokan, about seven miles north of Kuta. Meaning “heritage” in Indonesian, Warisan showcases the handiwork of hundreds of regional craftsmen.

Known for its modern, affordable ceramics.  Pick up stylish tableware at this Bali standout.