Would you dare to climb an active volcano? Do you fancy yourself propelling down 100 foot canyons with just the help of a rope? How does dangling over a rough sea and ziplining between two cliffs sound?

For the daredevil in you, here are 10 of the coolest adventures in Bali which will make you scream out of excitement and squeal out of happiness.

1. Race the massive waves of the Balinese coast by surfing over them

Surfing in Bali

Bali is an ideal place to learn to ride the waves regardless of your experience. With year round swell, great weather and the right water temperature, Bali is a favorite place for surfers.

The Bukit peninsula has world-famous surfing spots like Balangan, Dreamland, Bingin, Impossibles, Padang-Padang, and Uluwatu in the peninsula’s west. Beginners can try at Kuta beach, where many surf schools have sprung up.  Anybody can surf here, so just take your surfboard and ride out into the ocean!!!

Where: Bukit Peninsula, Kuta
Cost: Surfboard hire per Hour: INR 240/ 4 USD

2. Dangle over crashing waves and zipline over the ocean between two rocky cliffs 

Abyss Ziplining

How does the thought of dangling over crashing waves of the sea sound? If your heart skips a beats reading this, then you should definitely try the Abyss Zipline. It’s a one of a kind zipline, where you zoom from the one rocky cliff to another while being suspended high over the ocean. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, you also get to cool off in an infinity pool while overlooking the bay you flew over.

Where:  Nusa Ceningan
Cost: INR 450/ USD 7

3. Paddle through wild rapids and jump over massive drops while rafting on the Ayung river

Ayung White Water Rafting

Experience the thrill of rafting in the foaming and frothing waters of the Ayung River. Rafting here became popular after it was featured in the Julia Roberts starrer ‘Eat, Pray and Love.

The rapids are wild and the river has a 5 foot drop that is sure to make everyone on the raft scream. Not just that, the river meanders around lush green jungles and the views are so good that you will forget that you are in the middle of an adventure.

Where: Ubud
Cost: INR 1600/ USD 25

4. Discover a hidden waterfall by taking an adventurous hike over 400 steps above the ocean

Peguyangan Waterfall hike

Peguyangan waterfall is not your ordinary gushing waterfall, but a series of small cascading springs falling over narrow ledges. They form natural pools which eventually trickle down into the ocean. The real adventure lies in getting to the waterfall.

It’s a thrilling descent over 460 steps hugging rocky cliffs with a massive drop to the ocean on one side.  As you almost the reach the falls, you walk over wooden steps with huge waves crashing on the rocks just a few feet below you. At the end you are rewarded with shallow pools where you can enjoy a natural spa in complete solitude.

Where: Nusa Penida
Cost: Free

5. Fly over white sand beaches, rocky cliffs and the deep blue sea by Paragliding along Timbis beach

Paragliding in Bali

Soar above rocky cliffs and over turquoise waters of the ocean by Paragliding along Timbis beach. It’s a 12 km ride in the sky all the way from Nusa Dua to Uluwatu. Take the leap of a cliff and get a bird’s eye view of cliff side resorts, white sand beaches and crashing waves. Don’t forget to capture the flight. Makes for a cool video to show off later.

Where:  Nusa Dua
Cost: INR 7100/ USD 110

6. Rappel down 100 feet canyons under the relentless onslaught of flowing water

Canyoning in Bali

Canyoning essentially involves hiking, swimming and majorly abseiling through deep cracks. Some of these cracks can be more than 100 feet deep and as you rappel down to its belly, you end up in azure blue pools. You can even cliff dive into these amazing natural pools taking your adventure to the next level.

The activity starts with you venturing into the jungles and staying the night. After learning how to abseil properly, it’s just continuously rappelling through 20-30 gorges. An adrenaline pumping day indeed!!!

Where: Gitgit, north of Bali
Cost: INR 7127 / USD 110

7. Witness the most beautiful sunrise in Bali from the summit of Mount Batur

Mount Batur Trek

Mount Batur is an active volcano rising to a height of 1717 metres. Yes you heard us right, it is an active volcano, but don’t worry, it’s not going to erupt anytime soon!!!

If you want to witness an extraordinary sunrise, then it can be experienced from the crater’s rim. The trek starts in the dead of the night and takes close to 3 hours to reach the top. It can be a bit challenging as volcanoes are steep. But the view of the sun rising over a sea of clouds on a chilly morning is every bit worth the effort.

Where:  Kintamani
Cost: INR 1900/ USD 30
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8. Zoom through lush green jungles, charming villages and rugged tracks on a quad bike

Quad Biking Bali

Bali has a beautiful countryside and there’s no better way to explore it than on Quad bikes.  Roam through scenic plantations, lush green jungles, bamboo forests, charming local villages by riding your ATV at full throttle. Splashing through muddy trails is going to leave you all dirty, so remember to carry change of clothes.

Where:  Ubud
Cost: INR 6400/USD 99

9. Feel the rush of jumping into the cold waters of the ocean from over 30 feet

Cliff Jump Mahana Point

Want to earn some serious bragging rights? Then cliff jump off a 10 meter platform into the blue waters of the ocean at Mahana Bar. If the 10 meter jump seems too high for you, then try the 5 meter one.

With massive waves crashing over the rocks, the jump is going to be a heart-pumping one no matter where you jump from. If you are too afraid, then time to stock up on some liquid courage from the nearby bar.

Where:  Mahana Bar, Nusa Ceningan
Cost: Free

10. Experience a thrilling ride on fast flowing waters through a lush green rainforest in an inflatable raft

Canyon Tubing Bali

Want the rafting experience but without the effort of paddling? Then try Canyon Tubing – a thrilling ride down a narrow stream through the rainforest in your very own inflatable raft. Strapped with a helmet and life vest, drift 4 kms downstream and admire the lush greenery, watch monkeys jump over treetops and kingfishers swooping into the waters. A few rocky plunges along the route make it all the more exciting.

Where:  Ubud
Cost: INR 5760/ USD 89


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