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Are you planning your holiday and looking for the best tours in Bali? We’ve got your back. 

If you’ve been thinking of traveling to Asia, Bali has probably crossed your mind. The largest island in Indonesia is now one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet. It’s easy to see why – Bali is full of culture, nature, and relaxation. With all of this going on, you may not know where to start!

With an amazing Bali tour, you can be certain to get everything you need out of your Bali holiday.

What do we look for when recommending a tour in Bali? For us, personally, we aren’t huge fans of group tours. We tend to prefer the freedom of exploring on our own. However, the right tour at the right place can be an amazing experience. With that in mind we usually only recommend tours that provide a truly unique experience, or ones that help you develop skills and talents. 

With that in mind here are eight of the best tours in Bali!

The Best Tours in Bali – Improve Your Bali Holiday

Tackle the Waves with Surfing, Freediving, and Yoga

A man walking to catch some surf during a sunset at a beach in Bali

  • Nights: 5
  • Meals: breakfast (vegetarian) and one buffet dinner
  • Price: from $579

When you feel like escaping the bustling tourist season of Bali, look no further than Nusa Lembongan. With this tour, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken on a speedboat ride to paradise. On the tranquil island of Nusa Lembongan, you’ll be immersed in white sand beaches and crystal clear water. Surrounded by palm trees and solace, this is a dream getaway!

There are various classes to participate in which are included on this awesome Bali tour. There’s yoga and meditation for ultimate relaxation. Ride the waves with surfing classes and brave the big blue with a free-diving course. Finally, you can snorkel with the beautiful manta rays. This paradise retreat is surely the ultimate escape-from-Bali tour!

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Center your Mind with Yoga and Wellness

yoga and meditation during golden hour in bali tours indonesia

  • Nights: 7
  • Meals: vegetarian, organic
  • Price: from $323

Bali has a strong culture of spirituality. It is also known as “Island of the Gods”. It’s no wonder then, that there are many yoga classes and retreats available across the island. For those looking to really immerse themselves in yoga, this Bali tour may just be perfect for you.

Taking place in an ashram in a rice paddy, see the beautiful fireflies and practice your yoga skills. On this tour, you’ll get a more local view of Bali. You’ll be treated to a tour of a local elementary school, and local temples.

There are daily yoga classes with a skilled instructor. Other classes on the tour include astronomy and cooking. You’ll also be treated to a massage! This Bali tour is the perfect way to balance the mind, body, and spirit.

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Become a Yoga Master

  • Nights: 22
  • Meals: all, vegetarian and vegan
  • Price: from $2300

If you’ve got time to spare and want to make yoga into a career, there’s a Bali holiday just for you! After this Bali tour, you’ll have a 200 hour certification from YogaAlliance, and a letter of recommendation. What better place to study the art of yoga than beautiful Bali?

The course covers all of the topics you need – from anatomy to philosophy. You’ll study positions in-depth, and learn all the necessary skills to become a great yoga teacher. Start the day with meditation, before attending classes, lectures, and workshops.

Away from all the traffic and noise of Ubud, you’ll refine your skills, and in your off-time, you can experience the local rainforest.

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Experience Balinese Culture and Food

street food in bali

  • Nights: 4
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, one dinner (this tour is not recommended for vegetarians)
  • Price: from $2336

We all know that the best part of traveling is the food. After a day of hiking, surfing, or exploring, there’s nothing better than spending time sampling all of the local delights. Balinese cuisine is mostly from the indigenous people of Indonesia. It mixes meat, fish, and fresh vegetables with a variety of spices to get maximum flavor.

Mouth already watering? Excellent! Plan your Bali tour to maximize your culinary experience! The tour gives you the chance to not only try the amazing food of Bali and Java but to cook it too! On the first day of the tour, you’ll head to the local market to collect all the ingredients you need to cook a great Balinese meal! The food experience offered on this amazing tour ranges from street food to fine dining in the prince’s house!

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Experience Bali’s Waterfalls

a lush small waterfall in Bali, Indonesia

  • Nights: 2
  • Meals: breakfast
  • Price: from $179

There’s something really magical about being at a waterfall. A day at a waterfall can leave you feeling calm and stress-free. Waterfalls are beautiful natural wonders, and luckily Bali has many! There’s a wonderful Bali holiday just for the waterfall chasers out there!

Combining the restoring powers of waterfalls with yoga, this three-day tour will leave you feeling cleansed. You’ll start the Bali tour with some rejuvenating yoga and an exploration of Ubud. On the second day, you’ll take a trip to swim in five waterfalls. This is an amazing way to relax, meditate, and experience beautiful nature.

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Boost your Yoga Skills and Go Hiking

man and woman looking ove rlush green fields during a sunset in Bali, Indonesia

  • Nights: 6
  • Meals: all, and non-alcoholic drinks! (they will cater to dietary needs on request)
  • Price: from $790

Bali is full of stunning mountains just begging to be explored. Mount Batur is an active volcano in Bali. It overlooks the beautiful caldera lake. Hiking to the top for the sunrise is one of the most beautiful experiences in Bali! Batur isn’t the only volcano on the Island of Gods. Ijen is a group of volcanoes that make for amazing trekking. In the center, you’ll find the Ijen crater, which offers a chance at bathing in hot springs. 

You can see all this and more with a fantastic Bali tour. Plus, you can do yoga to relax your muscles after all that hiking! You’ll also have spa treatments, so definitely no soreness for you! As well as yoga and hiking, this Bali holiday offers plenty of cultural activities, and of course a dolphin tour!

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Dirt Bike over Volcanoes

  • Meals: food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Price: from $369
  • Nights: 1

If you want to see the volcanoes at a faster pace, then grab a dirt bike! This adrenaline-fuelled adventure will let you see the scenery in style! These motorcycle tours are guided, so you can be sure to get the best scenery in Bali!

On a dirt-bike tour, you will cover all kinds of terrain. Whether it’s tropical rainforests, rugged coastline, or volcanic lava sand, experience the nature of Bali like nobody else. The mountain bike Bali tour includes bike rental and all the gear you need.

You will see two mountains. Mount Batur, and Mount Agung. Get some of the best off-roading of your life with the lava sandhills on Mount Batur! On day two, you’ll ride the slopes of Mount Agung, the highest mountain in Bali.

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See the Dolphins from a Quiet Resort

aerial view of dolphins swimming off the coast of Bali

  • Nights: 4
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Price: from $679

Dolphins are awesome animals. They are intelligent and graceful. What’s more, the North coast of Bali is full of them! Dolphins love to play in the surf around boats, so with a dolphin watching tour, you’ll be amazed at what you’re able to see.

The dolphin watching Bali holiday brings you to a quiet resort away from the tourist crowds. Every morning, you’ll get up bright and early to catch a glimpse of the dolphins. When you’re done, head back to the resort and enjoy the beautiful nature. The beach is peaceful, with clear water, so get your swimming and sunbathing done! There’s also plenty of hikes leading straight from the resort.

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With that, finish our round-up of the top ten Bali tours. We hope that you found something that you like! If you take on of these tours, let us know how it was in the comments! Safe and happy travels!

Written by Michael Miszczak

Michael has been traveling the world while writing, photographing, and sharing his stories and travel tips since 2010.

He is originally from New York City, and currently lives in Prague.


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