For those wishing to sweat it out on dry land, the following pages outline some of the most exciting land-based activities and sports on offer on Bali.
BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK
Experience the riches of wildlife at Bali Safari & Marine Park with an exciting Safari Journey that takes you through the natural habitats of Indonesia,
India and Africa. There is also cultural performance Bali Agung, which is a spectacular theatrical performance celebrating the traditions of the island’s unique Hindu heritage, and leisure facilities including Tsavo Lion Restaurant, Mara River Safari Lodge and a Water Park and Fun Zone.
NIGHT SAFARI AT BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK
Satisfy your senses with the unforgettable experience of a night time adventure in the wilderness. A specially designed caged tram will take you on a journey through the African Savannah where you will get to see and hand feed animals at close range. This magical evening also includes a delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ at Nkuchiro Bar & Grill. Tel. +62361 950 000
It takes about 3-6hours to climb Mt. Agung, Bali’s highest mountain (see Bali Road Map - *N5) and it takes a day (return trip) to reach the summit of
Mt. Batukaru (see Bali Road Map - *I5). Guides are a must! For a more adventurous climb, try Mt. Rinjani in Lombok (ascent and descent - 3 days).
Not advisable during the rainy season (Nov-March).
Cycling is a fantastic way to see Bali ‘off the beaten track’. Most pedal-pushers can find their own way around but there are also adventure companies
offering guided excursions on bikes through mountain trails.
Golfers in Bali have a choice of 4 world-class golf courses. On Bali’s South West coast, close to the famous Tanah Lot temple is the spectacular Nirwana Bali Golf Club, which has been repeatedly voted as Asia’s top golf venue. In Nusa Dua, you can tee off at the Bali Golf and Country Club. The Grand Bali Beach in Sanur offers a 9-hole golf course, whereas the award-winning Handara Golf Resort Bali, located at the beautiful and cool Bedugul countryside in Bali's central lake district is an impressive 18-hole golf resort and nature retreat that's perfect for families. Don't forget to try your swing at the beautiful New Kuta Golf, voted as Indonesia’s leading golf resort 2010-2011.
ELEPHANT SAFARI PARK
Always thought of yourself as a ‘big animal lover’? Start your day awaking among the Sumatran elephants at Elephant Safari Park in Taro. Watch these humble big fellas from your very own lodge balcony. Ride the ‘Elephant Taxis’ to the restaurant feeling like royalty sprung from Scheherazade 1001 Arabian night tales. It’s said elephants never forget. Neither will you after mingling among those trunks.
Tel. +62361 721 480.
OFF ROAD TOURS
Get off the beaten track and discover the natural beauty of Bali with Bali Quad & Bali Buggy tours. Great fun for the whole family! The central part of
Bali offer adventurous journeys awaiting to be explored. You may also try and land cruise tour with big four-wheeled jeep to marvel the wonderful rice
field terraces of Jatiluwih or wildlife watching at the West Bali National Park.
As it is easy getting lost while trekking in Bali (parts of the jungle can look identical and paths often lead to nowhere), using a guide is advisable. The
Eco Tour Trek is a pleasant trek through forests, plantations and rural hamlets, complete with picnics by the lake. This unique tour introduces the uninitiated to a seldom-seen side of Bali.
Paintball has many different game formats – though typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play “capture the flag.” The number
of players on each team can vary from one or two, five or seven or ten or even up to a 100 players. Games run from 20 to 45 minutes.www.paintballbali.com
High Flyers Bali trapeze school located at the Bali Dynasty Resort in Tuban, South Kuta is the only flying trapeze school open to the public. As well as offering a lot of fun, High Flyers Trapeze school with the motto “I Believe I Can Fly!” facilitates the development of participants, building greater self confidence through a challenging and fun experience, within a safe and controlled environment. HighFlyers Bali is open to everyone from the age or 5 to 65, whether you are just visiting Bali or live here permanently. Trapeze is a great way as a workout to tone and develop core strength. Available for
Team building, After School Club, Saturday Trapeze Club and Birthday Parties, the High Flyers is a sure way to have amemorable experience in Bali.
Special discount programmes operate for longer stay visitors enabling them to develop more skills including theexhilarating “Catch” ! For more information on rates, packages and operating hours either visit
call +62361 752403.
There are many gyms available on the island, within the better hotels, resorts and even villas as well as freestanding with daily, weekly and monthly
passes. Of these, Canggu Club has a great gym, Canggu and on the By Pass in Seminyak, Bali Sentosa Bodyku with Komang Arnawa or Hammer Head for men on Jl. Nakula Legian and on the By Pass in Seminyak – all with daily classes and trainers.