Bali is among the most popular destinations in the far east. Indonesia’s top draw when it comes to tourism, Bali attracts holidaymakers all round the year mainly for its superb beaches,
interesting culture, beautiful temples, and a wide assortment of natural treasures. Here are some of the less spoilt attractions in Bali if you would like to go off the beaten path when holidaying here.
For one of the best sunrises of your life, a trek to the top of Mount Batur, a 1,717 meters tall active volcano is highly suggested. A two hour trek to the top usually begins in the wee hours. Once you get there you will find the amazing views of the serene Lake Batur, magnificent Mount Agung, and the mesmerizing landscape to be truly worth the hike. There are two starting points for the trek and you can hire a guide to help you make your way up.
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls
Having been discovered recently, these stunning waterfalls in north Bali near the Munduk village have become quite popular among tourists visiting this part of the island. Your entry ticket to this waterfall actually provides you access to a couple of other beautiful waterfalls that are great for swimming as well as photography. There are several attractions to explore in North Bali and Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls in the farther north would be an ideal addition to your itinerary for some great adventure in Bali.
Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Around half an hour drive from Ubud, the mighty Kanto Lampo is one of the most scenic waterfalls in Bali. Hidden in the midst of lush forest with clear water gushing down the beautifully cascaded rocks, Kanto Lampo is a great place for an escape to nature. A five minutes descent from the parking lot leads you to the waterfall but not before it has taken you through the beautiful rice terraces and a trek of rocky steps. Try to reach the waterfall as early as possible, because the place starts to get quite busy around noon.
Hidden Canyon, Beji Guwang
A natural wonder of Bali, the Hidden Canyon of Beji Guwang is a sacred and extremely mystic canyon that features spectacular rocks carved by the Beji river that flows through this canyon. The place is 15 km from Ubud and 14 km from Denpasar city. It is recommended for first timers to hire a guide for the moderately difficult trek through the canyon. Do not forget to bring trekking sandals or water shoes, swim wear, and a dry bag.
Angel’s Billabong, one of the most photographed spots in Bali is located on the charming Nusa Penida island. It is a natural infinity pool with crystal clear water through which you can see the amazing rock formations at the bed of the pool. The hues of the pool change throughout the day with the changing position of the Sun and it’s always a sight you would admire. Just make sure that you are visiting the pool during low tide.