Bali’s traditional meals can be enjoyed as street food or fine dining, and you can learn how to cook them yourself by taking part in a culinary masterclass in Ubud as part of Culture Trip’s immersive small-group Bali tour.
Captivating cultural scene
The Balinese hold many ceremonies and celebrations throughout the year, lots of which can be enjoyed by curious tourists, from the Omed-Omedan kissing festival to the monster parade before the day of silence (Nyepi). Tourists can also enjoy Bali’s culture through music, dance and architecture.
The Balinese are spiritual people, predominantly Hindus, and their houses are furnished with a small temple, at which they pray every day. Temple tours are particularly popular among tourists, not only for the religious value but also for cultural insights and aesthetic pleasure.
The unending list of stunning beaches is probably the most obvious reason to visit this tropical paradise in the Indonesian archipelago. Each beach has its own charm, from soft white sand and limestone cliffs to extreme water sports and diving. From the mainstream Kuta and luxurious Nusa Dua neighbourhoods to hidden, remote beaches away from the crowds, there’s a beach for everyone, every need and every mood.
There’s an activity for every adventurous soul in Bali. Catch the surf breaks at Bali’s most popular surfing spots or rent a board and start learning to ride the waves. Descend into the sea inside a submarine, dive by yourself or experience walking on the seabed. You name it, Bali has it.