Day Trips: a convenient way to see Bali!
Bali is a large island. Depending on where you stay, you can find beaches, cliffs, rice fields, volcanoes, temples, lakes, hot springs or waterfalls in your proximity. The many options can be overwhelming. By booking guided tours in Bali, you will be able to see different regions across the island without switching accommodation all the time.
Starting point: your hotel!
Most tourists stay in the South of Bali, relatively close to the airport. The Bali tours below can pick you up in your hotel in Canggu, Seminyak or Ubud and drop you back home at the end of the day. Some of the options listed below can start from Uluwatu as well, but Uluwatu is further south, resulting in a longer drive to most nature sights in North and Central Bali.
Private Tour or Group Tour: We’ve listed both group tours and private day trips below. On your honeymoon, you might prefer a private experience with your partner. However sometimes it might as well be fun to meet other travels. Group tours are more economical, as you share your guide and ride with fellow travelers. Private tours can often be customized a little bit if you ask nicely, allowing you to have a personalized experience.
Around $95 PP
Private Ubud Highlights TourNatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourHotel Pickup from Canggu, Seminyak or Ubud.
Easiest way to see the best Ubud has to offer in a day: the Sacred Monkey Forest, Tegallalang rice terraces, Tegenungan waterfall, a local cultural village and the famous Tirta Empul temple (UNESCO World Heritage). The tour is completely private, making it a perfect choice for a romantic holiday or honeymoon.
This is the highest-rated operator with over 900 reviews on Viator. You will be picked up at your hotel with an air-conditioned vehicle and dropped back at the end of the day. All admissions, lunch, and a romantic swing experience overlooking the rice fields are included.
You can start this tour in most of South Bali. As it's a completely private experience for you and your partner, the operator mentions that the tour can be slightly personalized to your preferences.
✓ Operator rated ★5/5 with 900+ reviews at Viator. →
Ayung River Rafting TourActiveNatureHotel Pickup from Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud and more.
Explore Bali from a river! A raft takes you down Ayung River, through rice fields and jungle in some of the greenest parts of Bali. You'll pass waterfalls and have the opportunity to swim in crystal clear waters. These are places that are not reachable any other way than by raft!
While there are definitely a few rougher parts, this is a beginner-friendly raft experience. A guide will join you on your boat and life vests are provided. Hotel pickup can be arranged, and a buffet lunch on the river banks is included in the price.
✓ Rated ★5 at Viator. →
Around $79 PP
Best of East Bali: Gate of Heaven & Blue LagoonNatureCultureDaytripPrivate tourHotel Pickup from Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud, Uluwatu.
East Bali is a beautiful region away from the crowds, under the shadows of the massive Agung Volcano. Here, you will find some of Bali's most beautiful Hindu Temple complexes. In addition, this tour includes a BOAT TRIP from the white-sand Blue Lagoon beach (watch out for the monkeys!) and the opportunity to snorkel around coral reefs.
This private tour is of great value. It will pick you up at your hotel in most areas of Bali, and make multiple stops: The Lempuyang temple with the picturesque Gate of Heaven is a great spot to take honeymoon pictures. You can discover more of Bali's rich Hindu culture at the Tirta Gangga Water Temple complex.
The highlight of the tour might be a visit to crystal bay, with a boat trip with a traditional fishing boat to snorkel around a beautiful sandy-bottomed coral reef. You might spot some colorful angel fish and moray eels.
✓ Operator rated ★5/5 at Viator. →
Around $78 PP
Day Trip to Nusa Penida IslandNatureBeachDaytripGroup tourHotel pickup from Canggu/Seminyak/Ubud.
Visit Nusa Penida in a day! Nusa Penida is a tranquil island with spectacular cliffs and beaches, located in the Lombok Strait off the West coast of Bali. Reaching the island takes one hour by fast ferry from Sanur Harbour.
This convenient organized tour will pick you up and drop you off at your Bali hotel. Two-way ferry tickets are included, as well as a tour past the most spectacular sights on the island.
Highlights include the famous cliff overlooking Kelingking Beach (see picture), the clear perfect swimming waters at Angel's Billabong and the picturesque Crystal Bay, where white cliffs meet the rough Indian Ocean.
✓ Hotel pickup and ferry included. ★5/5 at Viator. →
Around $75 PP
Mount Batur Sunrise Hike + Hot SpringsActiveNatureDaytripGroup tourPickup from Amed/Canggu/Lovina/Seminyak/Ubud/Uluwatu
Hike up to Mount Batur for a spectacular sunrise with breakfast, and enjoy a well-deserved hot spring swim after your climb. An early wake-up, but well worth it!
To make it to sunrise at Mount Batur, you will be picked up at your hotel a few hours after midnight (depending on your start location). After a one-hour relatively easy climb, helped by an experienced guide and a flashlight on the helmet provided to you, you will reach the top of the volcano. On the top, a spectacular sunrise awaits you: slowly the sun will rise and reveal a spectacular landscape overlooking the Batur crater, Mount Agung, the Lombok Sea, and (on clear days) even Lombok Island and Mount Rinjani. After the climb, enjoy a well-deserved relaxation at the natural hotsprings bordering Batur Lake.
The region Kintamani, where Mount Batur is located, is famous for it's coffee plantations. On the way back, the tour will make a stop at a coffee plantation before dropping you back to your hotel.
✓ Hotel Pickup + Guided Climb + Hotsprings ★5/5 at Viator. →
Around $50 PP
Private Uluwatu Sunset TourCulturePrivate tourHotel Pickup from Canggu, Seminyak, Ubud, Uluwatu
Convenient option with hotel pickup. A private driver will pick you up at your hotel with his air-conditioned car, and show you around Uluwatu Temple overlooking the Indian Ocean and the traditional Balinese Kecak fire dance show (performance tickets not included). The stage and temple are located on a beautiful cliff from where you will experience one of Bali's best sunsets.
After sunset, the guide will drive you to Jimbaran Beach, a beautiful beach next to the fishing village of Jimbaran. This place is known for the freshest and tastiest grilled fish on the island. You will have time for a romantic dinner on the beach, before the driver will return you back to your hotel.
✓ Operator ha ★5/5 and raving reviews at Viator.com. →
Plan your own tour with a private driverPrivate tourStart from anywhere in Bali.
Do you know exactly what you want to explore in Bali? Just hire a car with a private driver for a day and plan your own private tour. This is very easily arranged! Oki is a trusted driver with many 5-star reviews on Viator. He has a car with onboard WiFi and complimentary water.
You can choose a custom trip duration between 6, 8 and 10 hours. This will cost you between 40 to 60 USD for the entire group. This is an affordable option to explore the island. However, do note that while most guided tours are more expensive, these usually include amenities like entrance fees and lunch. When you plan your own tour, you will need to buy entrance tickets and lunch yourself!
TIP: This "tour" can start and end in any Bali location. You could even choose to start your day in one hotel, explore the island, and get dropped off at a new location, saving you additional taxi fees!
✓ Operator rated ★5/5 at Viator. →