I just came back from a trip to Bali, where I found the most incredible places in all of Bali. I’m going to share them today with you for the top seven places to visit in Bali in 2019. Bali is an incredible place to meet new people, and everyone in this blog I met for the first time this week. I met Chris and Rachael through
Instagram because they were also in Bali, and asked if I wanted to join them for a day to explore Ubud. Which leads me to how I found the seventh place on this list today.
#7 Aloha Ubud.
This park is the newer second version of the famous Bali swing. At the time of filming this January 2019 it was in a soft open, which means they were still polishing it up, but as we were there we got to experience it with almost no one there. We’re the only ones here, it seems like, right now. Early in the morning, and it’s a giant like swing park. They’ve got a lot of other things, too, here, but there’s swings everywhere and we’re about to go on a couple of these. Look at, look at this view right here.
#6 Ubud Monkey Forest
Next on the list is the Ubud Monkey Forest, which is near the last one. So you can do both in the same day. Well the forest is a tourist attraction, if you want to see nicer monkeys up close, this is where you should go. I mean, this is like the safest spot for the monkeys. It’s the best place to come and they’re all like our driver said a few days ago. They’re all like fed by medicine. So every month, I think. Once a month they’re injected something, and if you miss. He couldn’t get in, I’m guessing he couldn’t get in, because of, like, this is the top one, yeah. It’s monkey proof. That’s what they sold me on. I feel like I’m bait.
#5 Tukad Cepung Waterfall.
Number five on the list is Tukad Cepung Waterfall. This beautiful waterfall inside a cave is about an hour drive to the north east of the Monkey Forest, and varies in the amount of people there all the time. We arrived at around 10 A.M. as we were there we saw it go from 15 people to just us to then 30 people, all in about an hour. It seems like we might have missed the light rays, or the sun just wasn’t coming through, but there is a bit of a line here to take a picture at the waterfall.
Well you may have to wait a couple minutes to get a picture. It was completely worth seeing this cave waterfall. It is now currently 4:15 in the morning. I probably got about four hours of sleep, but we’re gonna hop on the bikes right now. and we’re gonna drive all the way up to the north of Bali for this beautiful sunrise, hopefully, at Handara Golf Course Resort. and that is where they have these beautiful beautiful gates and I think it’s going to be really cool for sunrise. We’ve got about an hour and a half drive. So, we’re gonna head out now on the bikes. This is one of the most famous gates in Bali, but because of how far north it is, there wasn’t nearly as many people as I thought.
#4 Handara Golf & Resort Bali
A very chilly hour and a half later, we have made it to the Handara Golf Course Resort entrance? It’s like, we’re at the entrance of a golf course for this early morning sunrise mission. We have Chris here. Chris, what’s up man? How you doing? It’s so cool. I can’t feel myself.
For the hour that we were there, we saw just two locals taking pictures, and had to pay about 50 cents each to a guard. This is one location I highly recommend coming for sunrise, because it was incredible.
#3 Tegalang Rice Terraces
Today we have come out to these rice terraces, about 30 minutes north of Ubud, and it is a beautiful morning. Really hoping for some sky, the sky to clear up, we’re hoping for, and some sunrise to come through the trees. If that’ll happen. I don’t really know, but fingers crossed. It’s beautiful, but where’s the sun? It’s so picturesque. Look at that little swan or whatever dove flying through. The white bird. Wow, this is amazing. This is beautiful.
So we’re going to go over this way, and my man here says this is the best picture. I mean, he lives here, so he probably knows. We’re gonna head over this way. Thank you, man.
And we have found the best rice terrace in all of Bali. And it’s just us. But how do we get over there? So guys, yesterday when we were up north, and the norther part of Bal. And we have Jess in the beautiful white, and we’re trying to get her down without falling in the rice or getting muddy.
#2 Sekumpul Waterfall
My second favorite spot in Bali, has to go to Sekumpul Waterfall. It’s a little bit of a trek to get down here. It’s, like, way up hill, way down hill. All these zig-zags, and then everyone’s gonna tell you that they have a parking lot, and that you have to take the tour if you go in their parking lot. So, that’s like the hardest thing. You have to, like, go all the way there, and park at Sekumpul, like, the very bottom, and then just tell them you don’t want the tour ( They said it couldn’t be done without a guide, but we did it. I want you to prove them wrong)
Oh, we’ve got a casualty. Probably one of the best waterfalls in all of Bali, and there is absolutely, well there’s two people here. There’s two people in the best waterfall in Bali. Which is pretty amazing because it is super high up north, but, you know, it wasn’t extremely hard to get to.
We’re just gonna stop here at this waterfall. There’s actually another waterfall just over here. It’s called Lemukih Village. And it’s the only triple waterfall in all of Bali. So there’s three waterfalls. We’re going to that one, and then we’re gonna head back up, but this waterfall, I have to say, is one of my favorites that I’ve ever seen. This is like, top three in the world that I’ve seen so far. It’s just something about being here. It’s magical. Like the mist, it’s like everything. It creates this atmosphere. I’m gonna head to the next one.
Just a short five minute walk will take you to the Three Figi Waterfalls. What are your thoughts on the FigiWaterfall? This is where they bottle Figi water, so. I am so glad I was able to share this experience with you, because this is something that has to be shared. It is incredible. This waterfall. There’s three of them. That’s why I brought all three of you guys. And then I was the photographer, for like.
We each get a waterfall. I gotta say, this might be more impressive than the other waterfall, but if you come to one you get to see all four of these waterfalls here, and it just opens up to this vastness. It’s kind of like you’re inJurassic World. And we’re gonna head out of here now, because it’s kind of getting dark and cold, but we’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in a short amount of time. So, I highly suggest that if you’re in Bali, you come to this waterfall, because it’s guaranteed the best time you’ll have.
#1 Mount Batur.
And finally my number one top place to visit in Bali is Mount Batur. Mount Batur is a volcano on the far east side of Bali, and to go up it you have to hire a local guide to take you up to the top in the morning before the sun rises. It’s an early one. But the tour guide is typically arranged if you book it through a tour company. I paid about 70 US dollars for the whole day, and that included food, the tour guide, and the pick up and drop off from my hotel, which is two and a half hours away at 1:30 A.M.. It’s been a great set this morning. But look at this. We got flash lights, and we’re heading up so early in the morning. I felt like I only had a slight nap last night. So, I feel like crap but we made it up to the top, two hours later. We have made it all the way up here to the top of Mount Batur before sunrise. We’re actually, I think when I look at, it looks pretty beautiful out there. It looks unreal.
So, we made it all the way up to the top.We’ve already eaten a whole packet of Oreos and sour cream and onion Pringles. So, it’s been a good breakfast of legends, and soon, hopefully the sun keeps coming up and it’s gonna get bright. It’s gonna get beautiful up here. And we’re gonna climb around these different mountain tops here. Getting different pictures. I even brought up the drone. It killed me, but I brought it up. Worth it. This is amazing. We have hot chocolate for a sunrise.Which is at the top of a mountain. Ridiculous.This is a picture perfect scenery right now. I’ve never been up a mountain before sunrise. This is the first one I’ve ever done. So this is pretty, pretty cool to be up here. It was, you know, extreme, getting up at one A.M. to come here, but it was well worth it.
We’ve come down to the kitchen of the volcano. This is where all of the little holes are that everyone cooks the eggs at. Look, look, they’re all steaming. So all these little holes right here. They throw some eggs in, and then they cook for about 20 minutes in all these different holes. So this is the kitchen. It’s real hot. This top one, you can cook an egg in 15 there. It looks like Japan. With those trees there.
Thank you guys, so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed that blog.
Until next time, explore the world by visiting Lombok Island at https://www.lomboktourservice.com/