9 Unmissable Things To Do In Bali During Your First Trip

With so many things to do in Bali, we know it can get overwhelming especially when planning for your first trip there. Fret not, we got you covered with our top picks, all covered by the Bali Pass!

1. Bali Swing 

Brace yourself for the swing of a lifetime!
Brace yourself for the swing of a lifetime!

Kickoff your trip in full swing by heading over to Bali’s most Instagrammable spot, the Bali Swing! This iconic attraction will take you to new heights as you dangle from 10 meters, 20 meters, and 78 meters above the Indonesian jungle. This one’s not for the scaredy cat! But if you manage to face your fear—trust us, the spectacular views of the Indonesian Jungle and Tegenungan Waterfall are worth it! 

If you aren’t a fan of heights, better take your photos at the many “hanging nests” scattered around the playground. 

2. Nusa Penida

Get a breathtaking view of the entire island from the Rumah Pohon Tree House. 
Get a breathtaking view of the entire island from the Rumah Pohon Tree House. 

Another gem you can hit up using your Bali Pass is the idyllic island of Nusa Penida. Where giant manta rays love to hang and pearly white sands decorate the shores, this piece of paradise is simply jaw-dropping. Enjoy plenty of fun things to do on Bali’s most magical island as you explore gorgeous beaches, discover hidden lagoons, swim with the rays, and even hike down Kelingking’s famous T-Rex-shaped cliffs.

3. Bali Zoo

Meet your favorite animals at Bali Zoo!
Meet your favorite animals at Bali Zoo!

Raise your hands if you love animals! Yours better be up because this time we’re on our way to the Bali Zoo, home to over 5,000 creatures, 600 species, and plenty of animal-friendly fun! Grab the chance to meet the ferocious Bengal Tiger, get down and dirty with the Sumatran Elephants, and dine with the orangutans. Yes. You read that right! 

4. Garuda Wisnu Kencana 

Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) Cultural Park
To cross off your “Bali things to do” list: visit the fourth largest and highest statue in the world!

It’s only travelers who’ve been to Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) can say they’ve experienced the true Bali spirit. This cultural landmark is the main hub for historical walks, cultural performances, and a truckload of Instagrammable spots on the island. Get inspired by Hindu mythology as you flit from temples to theatres. Along the way, you’ll bump into some interesting characters, such as Vishnu standing 75 meters tall and Wisna guarding the plaza.

5. Waterbom Bali

Waterbom Bali Lazy River
After riding the thrilling slides, wind down with a relaxing float at the Lazy River.

Take a break from Bali sightseeing tours with a jam-packed day of slipping and sliding at the largest waterpark in town, Waterbom Bali! Slosh through the longest waterslide in the world, the Constrictor, or brave the Climax, the fastest ride in the park. Whatever it is, it’s sure to get your heart pumping! 

6. Ayung White Water Rafting 

Ayung River White Water Rafting
Feel the rush as you go rafting at the island’s longest river

Feeling the heat in Bali? You can always cool off as you paddle down Ayung River’s rapid white waters. The best part is you don’t need to be an expert to enjoy this Bali Pass activity! Whether it’s your first or hundredth time going water rafting, Ayung River’s 11km trail offers a moderate cruise at the heart of Bali’s lush rainforests. 

7. Tanjung Benoa Bali

Tanjung Benoa Bali jet ski ride
Ride in style and zip around the waters with an exciting jet ski ride!

Thrill-seekers can try out extreme watersports at Tanjung Benoa. Aside from water parks and white water rafting, your Bali experience wouldn’t be complete without spending a fantastic day at Tanjung Benoa Beach jet-skiing, banana boat riding, wakeboarding, and scuba diving! 

8. Emi ATV Ride in Ubud

Bali Ubud ATV Ride
Rove over the lush forests of Bali with friends. (Klook review photo by Quan Winnie)

Google “things to do in Bali” and we’re sure that ATV rides come up at the top of the list. There’s nothing like exploring the Bali jungle with a cool ride! This Bali Pass activity will challenge you with slippery slopes, steep climbs, and bumpy terrains. As a reward, you’ll get spoiled by the spectacular landscapes of the Balinese rice fields, hidden caves, and local villages.

9. Lluvia Spa

Lluvia Spa Seminyak Spa Treatment
One thing you HAVE to do in Bali: pamper yourself at the spa

Feeling a bit beaten down? After an action-packed day of adventure, it’s finally time to slow down, switch off, and unwind at Lluvia Spa. Treat your muscles to a traditional hot stone massage and aromatherapy! This 2-hour pamper sesh, which is part of the Bali Pass activities that you can choose from, will have you leaving all your worries behind!

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