Things to Do in Bali

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A literal Bali High ensues when you see the island from up above. Air Bali’s aircraft (a Bell 206 helicopter seating four, and a Piper Cheyenne... Read More

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. You&rsquo... Read More

More than 250 bird species—including hornbills, scarlet macaws, cassowaries, peacocks, and various birds of prey—are housed in more than 60... Read More

Organic café selling indigenous foodstuffs, including local Big Tree Farms' sea salt and spices. Read More

Years as agent: 36. Specialties: Indonesia. Consulting fee: Varies. Read More

Set right on the grounds of an elephant sanctuary 30 minutes north of Ubud, the Elephant Safari Park Lodge—opened in March 2008—allows... Read More

A tented safari-style picnic may sound more Out of Africa than Balinese, but an excursion with Esprite Nomade in the hills outside Ubud is one of the... Read More

American owner (and art historian) Susi Johnston and her Italian partner Bruno Piazza make regular treasure-hunting trips through the Southeast Asian... Read More

Set deep in the Petanu River valley, Goa Gajah—better known as “The Elephant Cave”— houses an ancient (circa 11th-century)... Read More

Public tours of the 23-acre campus are held on Mondays and Wednesdays. Read More

Steeped in mystery, this extraordinary 11th-century monument—just northeast of Ubud—is a true don’t-miss. The parking lot is crammed... Read More

Nightclubs in Bali tend to open and close like wind-beaten shutters, but this all-in-one restaurant/bar/party venue has stayed popular for years, mostly... Read More

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

Years as agent: 27. Specialties: Middle East, India, Bali, Asia. Consulting fee: None. Read More

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

American husband-and-wife team Katherine and Rally Dupps create bold geometric patterns for their cheery line of pillows, table linens, and wall hangings. Read More

Dance on this Hindu island is, in itself, a religion and supplication to the gods. Accordingly, Balinese dances are as varied and intricate as the... Read More

Many tourists make a quick, guided daytrip to see this 5,000-foot, still-active volcano near the northwestern village of Kintamani—but it’s... Read More

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... Read More

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. Read More

The Sayan Valley, along the Ayung River, is one of the island's most stunningly beautiful places - perfect for a quiet walk. Read More

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

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