9 Adventurous Things to do in Bali, Indonesia

9 Adventurous Things To Do in Bali

The adventurous things to do in Bali will get you out in the sand, sea, and jungles of this tropical paradise. For a small island, Bali has very diverse terrain – beaches, mountains, waterfalls, rivers, and jungles. They make an incredibly gorgeous and exciting playground for your thrills.

Here are 9 great things to do in Bali for the sporty and adventurousClick To Tweet

Hobiecat Sailing in Sanur – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 1

Hobiecat Sailing in Sanur - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 1

If you’re new to Hobiecats, they are small catamaran sailboats. Hobiecats are one of the best ways to experience the irresistible waters of the Indian Ocean. They are real sailboats and can travel far distances at fast speeds. But they are easy to handle and a great for a first sailing lesson with East Bali Surf and Sail.

Flyboarding in Nusa Dua – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 2

Flyboarding in Nusa Dua - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 2

Strap on a pair of rocket boots and soar above the water like Ironman. Flyboarding is a truly amazing adventure. It’s challenging at first, but when you get the hang of it, you really feel like a superhero with Flyboard Bali.

Kayaking along Pandawa Beach- Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 3

Kayaking along Pandawa Beach- Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 3

Explore Pandawa Beach, the gorgeous cliffs of the southern coast, and even a few caves with Bali Sea Kayak.

Canyoning in North Bali – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 4

Canyoning in North Bali - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 4

Don’t just admire those waterfalls. Splash in, climb up, rappel down, and leap off them in Bali’s wild north. Adventure and Spirit offers several different canyoning tours for all skill and fitness levels.

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ATV Ride near Ubud – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 5

ATV Ride near Ubud - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 5

Explore Bali’s jungle, countryside, rice fields, and villages on an ATV with Taro Adventure Tours. There are several different ATV tours around Bali. This one is the most wet and wild. The tour begins in Taro, a village near Ubud, then it takes you on a thrilling ride through some of Bali’s best scenery.

Scuba Dive at Nusa Penida – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 6

Scuba Dive at Nusa Penida - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 6

Bali has so many spectacular Bali Diving sites like the wreck site of Tulamben or the coral reef at Penjor. But a real standout is Manta Point near Nusa Penida because of the Giant Manta Rays that patrol the area. 

Paragliding at Sunset off Timbis Hill – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 7

Paragliding at Sunset off Timbis Hill - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 7

Imagine paragliding at sunset off the southernmost coast of Bali. Even novices can have this amazing experience with Bali Paragliding. They offer tandem flights with qualified instructors or full courses so you can learn to fly yourself.

Rafting on the Ayung – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 8

Rafting on the Ayung - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 8

The Ayung river is near Ubud and flows through wild jungle, deep gorges, and picturesque rice paddies. The Ayung is also perfect for white water rafting with Bali Adventure Tours. In addition to all the gorgeous scenery, it has 33 class II and III rapids to get your adrenaline pumping.

Climb a Volcano at Mt. Batur – Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 9

Climb a Volcano at Mt. Batur - Adventurous Things to do in Bali # 9

Mt. Batur is an active volcano, but it’s safe to climb with Bali Hiking. The early-bird sunrise hike is the most common climb, but you can also camp on the summit overnight. With these tours, you climb in the afternoon and watch the sunset. Then you spent the evening around a fire and sleep atop the mountain. In the morning, you witness Bali’s most famous sunrise.

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  • Taiss TogetherInThailand
    Posted at 03:53h, 16 January

    So many fun things and so adventurous! We lived in Bali for two months and I can’t believe we didn’t do any of these. I think I would have really liked ATVing in Ubud. We did see the volcano from afar, but the most adventure we had was riding around the island on scooter and visiting temples 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:00h, 16 January

    Hi TogetherinThailand. Bali is great for many things, culture, romance, adventure, parties, shopping, food and more. It tough to fit it all in. We always try to find time for romance and adventure and culture, but we usually miss out on the partying and shopping. It’s all a trade off I guess.

  • Josie
    Posted at 04:28h, 16 January

    I was in Bali quite a few years ago. I don’t think they had this much to do then. Or at least I didn’t see it. Maybe it’s time to go back again!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:30h, 16 January

    Hi Josie. Sounds good to us. We plan on visiting Bali again this year too. It’s an cheap and easy flight from where we live in Vietnam.

  • Shari
    Posted at 07:59h, 16 January

    Bali looks stunning! How much does it cost per day to be in Bali – in a guest house plus food (street food)
    Is it a good place to travel with kids (8-12)

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:00h, 16 January

    Hi Shari. Bali has a very wide price range to accommodate almost anyone. You can get a nice room in a hotel for $20-30 USD, but there are even more budget friendly options. Street food is very cheap. We had several delicious meals for less than $1. Even in nicer restaurants the prices can be very affordable. OF course, the big chain restaurants or fancy restaurants in tourist hot spots can be very overpriced. So $20/day for a basic room and $10/person for food will get you by. Tours and transportation will be additional and vary depending on your tastes. To be safe budget $50 per person per day, but with some online deals and on the spot haggling you can pay even less. Of course, Bali can also be very luxurious if and when you want to splurge.

  • Stacey
    Posted at 08:42h, 16 January

    I enjoyed a very laid back week in Bali. Next time, maybe we’ll add a little adventure to our lives.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:44h, 16 January

    Hi Stacey. The great thing about Bali is how diverse the place is in terms of a travellers needs and wants. It’s as great for relaxation as it is adventure.

  • Cruise Writer
    Posted at 11:02h, 16 January

    Bali has been on my list for many years. Looks like there are lots of adventures. I assume if diving is good that snorkeling is also good. Is that true? Thanks for sharing these activities.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:11h, 16 January

    Hi Cruise Writer. Hey there is good snorkelling. Much of the best is not on Bali per se but on nearby islands that are easy accessible on various tours based on Bali.

  • Hra
    Posted at 11:58h, 16 January

    I am an adventurous travel too… and this list is amazing!! I would love to go in Bali <3 Lovely photos, thanks for sharing with us

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:00h, 16 January

    Hey Hra. Hope you get to Bali and have some adventures. It’s a blast.

  • Kat
    Posted at 12:06h, 16 January

    Such a lovely place! I would love to try scuba-diving and kayaking. I don’t think I would decide for climbing a volcano, that looks scary!:)

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:11h, 16 January

    Hi Kat. Good choices. The water is irresistible and gorgeous and great for diving and kayaking.

  • Ashlea
    Posted at 13:26h, 16 January

    This looks like tons of fun. I have to visit there one day. My husband and I would have a blast.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:33h, 16 January

    Hello Ashlea. Hope you two get a chance to visit. Bali is wonderful.

  • Nomadic Foot
    Posted at 13:46h, 16 January

    OMG i never know about so many options of adventure sports in Bali. recently i came to know all these are adventure quite cheap in Bali compare to other countries. i got more reasons to visit Bali Thanks.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:55h, 16 January

    Hello Nomadic Foot. That’s true. Bali is cheaper for these than on many comparable places.

  • Yvonne
    Posted at 16:22h, 16 January

    You make my life look so tame!! I have never been to Bali but it looks amazing!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:33h, 16 January

    Hey Yvonne. Bali is amazing. Hope you can visit. There’s more to it than adventure sports.

  • jaycie
    Posted at 16:42h, 16 January

    Looks like you guys had such a blast!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:44h, 16 January

    Hey Jaycie. We did have a blast. Thanks.

  • Nellwyn
    Posted at 16:46h, 16 January

    Paragliding at sunset sounds amazing and I’d love to climb a volcano! I’ll have to put Bali on my bucket list.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:47h, 16 January

    Hi Nellwyn. Bali really deserves to be many bucket lists.

  • Author Brandi Kennedy
    Posted at 16:48h, 16 January

    Flyboarding and canyoning both look completely terrifying! I could see myself doing any of the other suggested activities though – especially rafting! I’ve never been rafting but I’ve always wanted to!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:49h, 16 January

    Hi Brandi. Rafting is so much fun. There are many great places to do it, but why not in a gorgeous tropical paradise?

  • Lydia@LifeUntraveled
    Posted at 17:07h, 16 January

    So many options for all the adventure lovers out there! Flyboarding looks like a lot of fun but I think I would stick to kayaking and do some volcano hiking. 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 17:11h, 16 January

    Hey Lydia. Those are great choices that really take advantage of Bali’s beauty.

  • Steven Goodwin @ MyFamilyOnABudget
    Posted at 18:20h, 16 January

    That looks like a lot of fun! I would especially like to try those “rocket boots” and try to stay on top of that!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 18:22h, 16 January

    Hello Steven. The rocket boots were amazing. Tricky at first, but once we got the hang, we were flying. I literally just got goosebumps writing that, remembering the moment.

  • amer
    Posted at 19:15h, 16 January

    oh wow! I’m so jealous. When we went to Bali, we sat on the beach all week, my fault though too lazy.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 19:17h, 16 January

    Hi Amer. Well, Bali is also great for a relaxing beach getaway too. If you enjoyed yourself, it was the best holiday for you. We have those ourselves sometime too. We did lots of relaxing on Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam.

  • Amber Myers
    Posted at 19:23h, 16 January

    Oo I want to do all these things. They look like so much fun.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 19:25h, 16 January

    Hello Amber. You should do all those things, then. They are wildly fun.

  • mira pstr
    Posted at 20:28h, 16 January

    woow SO many things to do, so lucky , maybe it will be our next destination ..thank you for sharing

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 20:33h, 16 January

    Hi Mira. Bali is a great destination, maybe it should be your next?

  • Caitlin
    Posted at 22:02h, 16 January

    What amazing adventures you’ve had! Bali looks like a wonderful place to take a holiday.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 22:11h, 16 January

    Hey Caitlin. Bali is wonderful for all types of holidays too, not just adventure. You can mix in lots of romance, nature loving, and culture.

  • Krysten
    Posted at 00:14h, 17 January

    I’ve never been to Bali before, but you make it look so much fun. I want to go flyboarding now, even though I had no idea what that was 10 minutes ago!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 00:22h, 17 January

    Hi Krysten. Flyboarding is awesome. Definitely give it a try. Often, women learn faster because they don’t try to muscle it. Relaxing and balancing it the whole secret.

  • markandkate8
    Posted at 03:33h, 17 January

    I love Bali. I’ve always had my eye on the place but unfortunately, I haven’t had the chance to go there yet. Maybe this year will be the year.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 03:34h, 17 January

    Hi Mark and Kate. Hope you can make it to Bali this year. It’s lots of fun.

  • Wanderlust Vegans
    Posted at 05:34h, 17 January

    Bali seems like the perfect place to go for adventurous activities. Climbing Mt Batur looks pretty amazing but then again so does flyboarding.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:01h, 17 January

    Hi Wanderlust Vegans. Thanks, those activities were amazing.

  • Anna nuttall
    Posted at 07:15h, 17 January

    Very awesome advice. I would love to visit Bali and try out those rocket boots. xx

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 07:16h, 17 January

    Hi Anna. You would absolutely love Bali especially in Rocket boots! 😉

  • ROSHNI RAY
    Posted at 11:31h, 17 January

    I love to try out new adventurous activities and your list is definitely very comprehensive. Thanks

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:32h, 17 January

    Hi Roshni Ray. Thank you for your kind words. Hope you get to try out the activities soon.

  • Emanuel @ The Adventure Crowd
    Posted at 13:28h, 17 January

    Nice write up on adventure in Bali! I love Ubud and have always favored this cultural gem over the more exploited coastal areas. Any more ideas and thoughts on more adventures for inland Bali? Cheers!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 13:29h, 17 January

    Thank you Emanuel. Ubud is indeed a cultural gem. There is SO much to do! May need to do another post specifically for inland Bali.

  • Elizabeth O.
    Posted at 14:22h, 17 January

    There’s just so much to explore in Bali! I think it’s the perfect place for people who have a thirst for adventure! The places look so lovely as well.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 14:23h, 17 January

    Hi Elizabeth. You’re absolutely right! There is SO much to do and is perfect for all – cultural, adventure, romance, relaxation, etc. It’s indeed paradise.

  • Kaitlyn
    Posted at 16:29h, 17 January

    So jealous of your life! This looks incredible. I am a sucker for clear, blue water!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:30h, 17 January

    Hi Kaitlyn. Bali is definitely incredible! Hope you get the chance to visit in the near future.

  • Robin Rue
    Posted at 16:53h, 17 January

    Bali seems like it is full of fun things to do! I would love to be able to experience all of this one day.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 16:54h, 17 January

    Hi Robin. Bali is perfect for everyone! Whether you’re an adventurer, a romantic, a foodie, a shopper, a cultural enthusiast or just want to relax the entire time – there is something for you. Hope you get to visit someday soon.

  • Jill Conyers
    Posted at 19:54h, 17 January

    I wanted to go to Bali even before I saw your pictures. Now I want to go even more.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 19:55h, 17 January

    Hi Jill. Bali is an incredible place. Hope you can visit soon!

  • deb
    Posted at 23:11h, 17 January

    I’m so dying to visit Bali!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 23:12h, 17 January

    Hi Deb. You will absolutely fall in love with Bali!

  • Mike
    Posted at 02:55h, 18 January

    A dream list of things I hope to do. I may potentially visit later this year so this is super helpful. Thanks very much.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 03:07h, 18 January

    Hi Mike. How exciting!! I hope you do get to visit this year. So glad we could help.

  • Sondra Barker
    Posted at 05:07h, 18 January

    Wow, there’s so many amazing things to do in Bali! If I had to choose between them all, I’d say canyoning and flyboarding look like so much fun!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:08h, 18 January

    Hi Sondra. Yes, Bali is indeed an amazing place! Canyoning and flyboarding were an absolute blast!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 05:09h, 18 January

    Every now and then, I’ll see a post about fun things to do in Bali…and it makes me want to go!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:10h, 18 January

    Hi Lauren. Bali is indeed a fascinating place. Hope you get to visit someday in the near future.

  • James Smith
    Posted at 11:24h, 18 January

    Wow, you guys do the exciting stuff, I guess that’s why you are the travel ninjas! For me I’d love to climb mount Batur. The ATVs looked pretty cool too. You guys got a great photo on those.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:25h, 18 January

    Hi James. Thanks for your kind words. We really enjoy the excitement! 🙂 The ATV’s were a blast.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 11:57h, 18 January

    I have always wanted to visit Bali! You’re more adventurous than I would ever be though. 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:58h, 18 January

    Hi Amanda. Bali is definitely paradise! Hope you get the chance to visit in the near future.

  • Carol Cassara
    Posted at 14:04h, 18 January

    Bali is definitely for the people who are looking for adventure. I like that there are so many activities that will allow you to enjoy Bali’s waters!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 14:05h, 18 January

    Hi Carol. There is SO much to do in Bali even if you don’t seek adventure. 🙂 Be sure to also check out our post on Cultural Things to Do in Bali and Romantic Things to Do in Bali.

  • Kait
    Posted at 20:20h, 18 January

    Oh my gosh I would love to visit some day! These look like such fun activities!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 20:21h, 18 January

    Hi Kait. We really hope that you get the chance to visit someday soon. You will absolutely love it!

  • Claire
    Posted at 20:26h, 18 January

    Ooh I think paragliding, ATVing and flyboarding would all be on my list! I’m not great with water though so I would be terrified flyboarding I think but it looks so cool! I’ll keep these in mind when I finally make it to Bali!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 20:28h, 18 January

    Hi Claire. Those are all a blast! I hope you get to visit Bali soon.

  • Sandy N Vyjay
    Posted at 00:25h, 19 January

    Wow! Bali has so many amazing and fun activities to do.
    I would love to try all these adventurous activities , specially The flyboarding.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 00:26h, 19 January

    Hi Sandy. You would absolutely love them all! I hope you get the chance to do them soon.

  • Neni
    Posted at 04:52h, 19 January

    I just watched a video on flyboarding. Never heard of it before and now it seems to be everywhere. It looks like so much fun. I have to try it 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 04:55h, 19 January

    Hi Neni. Yes, you must try it. It is an absolute blast!

  • Karlyn Flores
    Posted at 15:25h, 19 January

    Sounds like so much fun and I really love this adventure. I’m so excited for spring season

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 15:33h, 19 January

    Hi Karlyn. Bali is amazing! Hope you get the chance to visit soon.

  • neha
    Posted at 08:30h, 20 January

    Everytime I read a new post on Bali, my list of things to do there is increasing. But seriously, I had no idea there was an option of so many adventures in Bali. That river rafting, kayaking and scuba diving sound so cool.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 08:33h, 20 January

    Hi Neha. Yes Bali has so much to offer. It get some bad press for being only a superficial beach party island, but there is so much more.

  • Punita Malhotra
    Posted at 11:46h, 20 January

    Adventures unlimited….I know of two people who will just love to follow your league, and am going to mention these activities to them when we meet next. As for me, I’m too boring to take these kinds of risks 🙂

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 11:47h, 20 January

    Hey Punita. Thanks we’d really appreciate it if you share this post with others.

  • Ami
    Posted at 00:08h, 21 January

    Scuba diving, canoeing and rappelling are on top of my list as well. I missed the scuba when I was in Bali. Did not know about the Canyoning. I hope to go back again and do them all.

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 05:26h, 21 January

    Hey Ami. Yes Bali has so so much. Have fun on your next visit.

  • Anita
    Posted at 14:27h, 22 January

    It looks like you have had a real fun in Bali. I love tandem paragliding and kayaking. It’s great to know that Bali offers that. Thanks for sharing!

  • Harsh Gupta
    Posted at 12:20h, 24 January

    Visiting Bali in Feb and am so excited already. but these activities have peaked my interest so much!

  • The Travel Ninjas
    Posted at 12:25h, 24 January

    Hi Harsh. We’re SO excited for you! You are going to LOVE Bali. <3 Make sure to read our other articles on Bali such as Romantic Things to Do in Bali and Cultural Things to Do in Bali for even more ideas to include during your time there. 🙂

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