Sure, with beautiful beaches, gorgeous private villas with glittering pools and spas galore, Bali may be the ideal place to do some serious R&R. But not all of us are into navel gazing in a hammock or sipping cocktails by the pool. For those of you looking for a bit more excitement and stimulation, we give you our top picks for adrenaline-pumping activities on Bali for adventure junkies.
Canyoning with Adventure & Spirit
Join the professionally certified guides and instructors at Adventure & Spirit and set off into the jungles to do some trekking, wading, climbing, sliding, jumping and swimming through some of Bali’s most pristine waterways and canyons. The programs here are designed for all levels of canyoneers, from light treks through rivers for beginners to extreme canyoning in caves, gorges and ravines. Whether you’re just starting out or an experienced pro, this is a great opportunity to see pristine nature and get the heart racing.
Paragliding with the Bali Paragliders Club
Ever wondered what it would be like to soar over beaches, cliffs and mountains like a bird? Well, wonder no more, because now you too can fly through the air on one of Bali Paragliders Club’s exhilarating flights. On the Paragliding Tandem Flights you fly with a fully qualified pilot who will explain all the ins and outs of flying with you, take you on amazing journeys over Bali’s incredible landscapes and even let you control the glider if weather permits. For those looking to fly solo, the club also offers Student Pilot and Beginner Pilot multi-day courses.
Whitewater Rafting with Sobek
If torrents and twisting turns down rushing whitewater rapids are your thing, then Sobek won’t disappoint. This highly respected adventure tour company offers thrilling trips down the Ayung River and the Telaga Waja through Class I and II rapids, past soaring cliffs, tropical jungles, ancient trees and Hindu shrines. Each tour includes an industry-standard trained guide who helps man the boat, a water-resistant bag to protect your valuables and hot showers and lunch at the Sobek headquarters after your journey.
Hunt Down Rivals at Bali Paintball Arena
Grab some friends and family, don your protective combat gear, develop a strategy, and hunt down and defeat your enemies in an epic battle through natural undergrowth, man made bunkers and challenging obstacles at the Bali Paintball Arena. The team here starts your session with target and training practice with their state-of-the-art paintball guns, so you can learn the ropes before you head out onto one of the three playing fields to run, duck, take cover and aim to outwit and take down your enemies.
Swing From the Trees at the Bali Treetop Adventure Park
Looking to conquer that fear of heights? If so, head to the Bali Treetop Adventure Park, where you can cross shaky suspension bridges from tree to tree, leap through the air on Tarzan jumps, and swish through the canopy from one platform to another on flying fox lines. This open-air environment has 72 challenges spread out over 7 adventure circuits, so no matter what level or age you are, you will find something to get the heart racing and adrenaline pumping here.