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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Adventure Activities in Bali

Adventures in Bali

  • A.T.V Touring - For Bali's latest in excitement, take the off-road journey through rice paddies, mountain streams and tropical rain forests on your own A.T.V short for "All Terrain Vehicles". These top-of-the-line vehicles are like a motorbike with four wheels and come in 250cc and 350cc sizes. You will be transferred from your hotel to the "Lumbung Restaurant", located in the Batu Karo region close to Jatiluwih. From here take their 2 hour circular course then lunch at the restaurant. You can go by yourself or take a friend. Helmets are provided and USD30,000 insurance coverage included.

  • BALINESE MUSIC AND DANCE CLASSES - The YAYASAN POLOS SENI (Foundation for Pure Art) in Ubud, offers Balinese music and dance classes for students who wish to become fully involved with the music & dance culture of Bali. There are 2-week courses to learn playing the Gamelan at the MUSEUM SENI KLASSIK in Klungkung which is open for all levels of experience. Beginners as well as "non-musicians" are welcome.

  • BOWLING & BILLIARDS - Bali's newest addition - Paradiso Bowling and Billiard centre has recently opened at the Kuta Centre located in Tuban. Spend a fun filled night with the family. There are 18 bowling lanes with shoe hire available along with 38 pool tables. The centre is open daily from 10am till 2am.

  • BULL RACES - Ask your local guide for the program on the next bull races in Negara.

  • BUNGY JUMPING - For the very brave! There are four bungee / bunjee / bungy companies offering this adrenalin rush!

  • CAMPING - Camping in Bali is now possible.

  • Cinema - Bali has two cinema's. There is one in the Galleria Shopping Mall in Kuta and Wisata in Denpasar. The cinema in Kuta is located 10 minutes from most major hotels so has easier access. Metered taxi's are available at the entrance.

  • CLIMBING - Not advisable during the rainy season (November to March). Bali's highest mountain, Gunung Agung, can take between 3 to 6 hours to climb. It takes one day to reach the summit of Gunung Batukaru and return. Guides are recommended. For rock climbers there is a state-of-the-art, 110sq meter climbing wall in The Adrenalin Park.

  • COOKING SCHOOL - The Casa Luna Cooking School classes not only teach about foods, cooking and culinary myths, but also the role of food in Balinese society; its ceremonial use and religious importance. Learn about exotic herbs and spices
    and help prepare the lavish Balinese feast, which you can then enjoy with a glass of local rice wine or homemade hibiscus tea. Notes and recipes are provided

  • CRUISING - Moggy Bali Yacht Charters - The Moggy is a 46ft high-powered sailing catamaran, fast and stable. We have been operating from Bali since 1993. Should it be Full-Day, Half-Day, Sunset or Extended sails, Fishing, Diving, Surfing, seeing the Komodo Dragons, or just a Day of Fun, we are the one.

  • CYCLING - Most pedal-pushers can find their own way around, however there are some river-rafting companies offering day trips on mountain bikes, which are well worth taking until you get your bearings! Cycling is a great way to see Bali "off the beaten track".

    • Check out Bali International Diving Professionals Bali has some of the most spectacular dive sites in Indonesia, making you want to stay that little bit longer or go that bit deeper... Now you can, with BIDP's EANx equipment ! Some sites simply offer much more when diving with NITROX. You can stay longer underwater to further explore the Liberty wreck at Tulamben or dive deeper to see some unusual underwater life at Nusa Penida.

    • Experience an exhilarating early morning high speed cruise along the coastline of Nusa Dua to Uluwatu to view the dolphins.
    • Lovina in the North of Bali is famous for Dolphin watching.

  • FISHING - Should it be deep-sea fishing for the day or extended fishing charters, the MOGGY is the one. Catch wahoo, several species of tuna, striped mackrel, an occasional small black or striped marlin, dorado, rainbow runners, giant travelly and more. We've caught'em all. Your captain has over 45 years of marine and fishing experience.

  • GO-KARTS - A fun way for you, or your children, to test those driving skills. The Grand Prix International Kuta Circuit offers some real rubber-burning fun. Located in Kuta.

  • GOLF - Top of the list, and a must for the serious golfer, is the Bali Handara Kosaido Country Club. Set in the beautiful countryside of Mount Batur (2098m above sea level), this 18-hole course is a world silver-medal golf resort. On the south-east coast you can choose between the Bali Golf & Country Club, an 18-hole course in Nusa Dua which hosted the 1994 Alfred Dunhill Asian Masters. Golf equipment available at all courses.


    Air Bali - Air Bali welcomes you to a truly remarkable part of the world. A western managed company, Air Bali is the only helicopter operator in Bali. We pride ourselves in professionalism, and our clientele rank under the who's who of the corporate and entertainment world. We are also contracted by oil and mining companies operating in Indonesia. Whether it's majestic volcano's, scenic beaches, private picnics, helicopter weddings, hotel transfers or getting to the golf course in time, Air Bali is your answer. We take you to great heights at the world's most beautiful archipelago.

    A panoramic flight of the west and south coasts of Bali that highlights the beaches of Kuta and Legian, the mysterious Tanah Lot temple and remarkable rice terraces is just one of the tours offered by Air Bali.
    Save driving hours and let us transfer you direct to your hotel in just a few minutes. This is the preferred option of hundreds of our guests, because not only do you safe time in traffic, you can also see the beauty of Bali from the air. Each of our helicopters is luxuriously upholstered with leather seats and plush carpeting with big side windows for a panoramic view. Fly in comfort and style in our sky limousines.

  • HORSEBACK / PONY RIDING - Some of the most amazing scenery can be seen this way, riding through the parts of Bali that only the Balinese get to see. The Umalas Equestrian Resort has horseback lessons and beach tours to suit any level rider.

  • LAND CRUISE - See the "mystical heart and soul" of Bali, Land Rovers take you cross-country to experience terraced rice fields and untouched rainforests, high in the mountains.

  • LAWN BOWLS - Experience a great day out for the family at the Bali International Lawn Bowles Club Nusa Dua.

  • PARASAILING - Parasailing is available for hire at the beaches of Nusa Dua. For those of you who don't like the salt, it is also available at Lake Bratan.

  • PARAGLIDING - Ever imagined yourself flying?

    • Check out Bali Bird Park
    • Check out Elephant Safari Park
    • Check out Bali Reptile Park

  • RAFTING - Several professionally-run companies operate on the Ayung River, north-west of Ubud and on the Unda River, north of Klungkung. Recommended for all ages.

    • The Hash House Harriers hold regular runs every Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 4.30pm. Further information can be found at GLORY restaurant in Legian, LIPS Country & Western Bar and BALI BAKERY in Kuta, ALAS ARUM supermarket, ARRI'S CAFE and KOKI'S restaurant in Sanur, and at NAUGHTY NURI'S bar in Ubud.

    • Bali Marathon

  • SAFARI - GO TOPLESS WITH V.W SAFARI - Open-top VW classic cars pick you up from your hotel for a ride through the back roads of Canggu and the tile making area of Pejaten, then it’s up to the mountains and the Hot Springs of Yeh Panas, and through the panoramic rice fields of Jatiluwih, an area renowned as having the most spectacular rice paddy views in Bali. At the top enjoy a snack before returning through small village roads and back to your hotel.

    • Moggy Bali Yacht Charters - The Moggy is a 46ft high-powered sailing catamaran, fast and stable. We have been operating from Bali since 1993. Should it be Full-Day, Half-Day, Sunset or Extended sails, Fishing, Diving, Surfing, seeing the Komodo Dragons, or just a Day of Fun, we are the one.

    • Moggy Bali Yacht Charters - The Moggy is a 46ft high-powered sailing catamaran, fast and stable. We have been operating from Bali since 1993. Should it be Full-Day, Half-Day, Sunset or Extended sails, Fishing, Diving, Surfing, seeing the Komodo Dragons, or just a Day of Fun, we are the one.

  • SURFING & BODY BOARDING - Padang Padang, Nusa Lembongan & Uluwatu for the Pro's, Kuta & Legian Beach good for beginners, Medewi Beach for amateurs, Nusa Dua for experienced surfers. Best times are from September to March. Canggu for experienced surfers. Popular with the locals.
    • Bali Learn to Surf - Have you ever wanted to surf? Well here's your chance to do it now. Experience the thrill of surfing taught by qualified professional instructors on Kuta Beach Bali. The surf on this island is renowned throughout the world surfing community, for it's long rolling waves that are magic to ride.

  • TEAM BUILDING - Team Building and personal growth programs by Outward Bound - now available in Bali!

  • TENNIS - Check out the nearest five star hotel in your area. Do remember to drink loads of water and if you play in the sun, wear a hat and put on sunscreen. Best times to play are early mornings or late afternoons.

  • TIME ZONE - Situated in Matahari Department Stores on Jl Legian and Kuta Square. Great place for the kids while mum and dad do some more shopping.

  • TREKKING - Using local guides is advisable, as it is easy to get lost trekking in Bali. One part of the jungle can look very much like another and many paths lead to nowhere. A number of adventure companies provide village and mountain treks and can also organize specialized group walks.

  • WAKEBOARDING - Experience the thrill of being pulled behind a speed boat off the waters of Nusa Dua.

  • WATERBOM BALI - Twist, bounce, spin, plunge, freefall! This is where you'll have the workout of the year-all under the ever watchful eyes of Australian-trained lifeguards! Exciting water slide slice through 3.5 hectares of landscaped tropical parks providing hours of fun and entertainment for the young and young at heart! With a choice of dining outlets and a swim-up bar for tropical drinks, Waterbom Bali is the one-stop leisure capital of Bali!

  • WATER SKIING & JET SKI - Jet skis, boats and water-skis are available for hire at the beaches of Sanur & Nusa Dua. For those of you who don't like the salt, these sports are also available at Lake Bratan.

  • WINDSURFING - Sanur Beach and some of the Nusa Dua Resort hotels rent boards and provide tutoring.

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